Shunpei Murata

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Acidic oligosaccharides were separated by dialysis, ion-exchange, preparative paper and gel chromatography from caprine colostrum. Four sialyl trisaccharides were characterized by 1H-NMR spectrometry as follows: alpha-N-acetylneuraminyl-(2,6)-beta-D-galactopyranosyl-(1,4)-2-N-acetami do-2 -deoxy-D-glucopyranose (Neu5Ac alpha 2-6Gal beta 1-4GlcNAc),(More)
1. An oligosaccharide was isolated from extracts of crabeater seal milk by preparative paper chromatography. 2. The saccharide was identified as Fuc alpha 1-2Ga1 beta 1-4G1c by 1H-NMR spectroscopy. 3. This work represents the first identification of an oligosaccharide, other than lactose, in the milk of a pinniped.
High Mobility Group Box 1 (HMGB1) protein, a potential therapeutic target, binds bent DNAs structure-specifically. Here we report on a crucial structural feature of the bent DNA required for strong binding to HMGB1. NMR structures of two bent DNA oligomers, only one of which binds strongly to HMGB1, revealed that the presence of a pocket structure on the(More)
We describe the design and proof of concept of a pair of chemical probes for investigating DNA-protein interactions-specifically, the incorporation of 7-bromo-7-deazaadenine and 3-bromo-3-deazaadenine 2'-deoxynucleosides (Br(7)C(7)dA and Br(3)C(3)dA) into oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNs)-and their utility. Whereas the bromo substituent of the Br(7)C(7)dA unit(More)
We developed novel bent DNAs containing cyclic uridylate dimmer analogues (Figure 1, 1a-c), which possess an alkylene linkage with various length. These structural properties were revealed by fluorescence energy transfer (FRET) experiments, and their bending angles were found to be quite deep. This result suggests that our strategy can be applicable to(More)
A 2'-deoxyuridylate dimer cyclized via cross-linkage by ethylene (U(et)(p)U) or propylene (U(pr)(p)U) linker was incorporated in DNA oligomer. Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) experiment showed that they bent at a sharp angle of approximately 90 degree. HMGB1 A-box protein, which selectively binds to bent DNA, binds to the U(et)(p)U DNA(More)
A 2'-deoxyuridylate dimer cyclized via cross-linkage by an ethylene (U(et)(p)U) or a propylene (U(pr)(p)U) linker at the 5-position was incorporated into DNA oligomers. Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) experiments showed that they bent at approximately 90 degrees . We investigated binding abilities of U(et)(p)U and U(pr)(p)U DNA oligomers to(More)
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