Sonoko Yamagata

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The principal constituent of amyloid plaques found in the brains of individuals with Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a 39-42-amino-acid protein, amyloid beta protein (A beta). This study examined whether the measurement of A beta levels in CSF has diagnostic value. There were 108 subjects enrolled in this prospective study: AD (n = 39), non-AD controls(More)
Fifty to eighty-five percent of the ATPase activity in different preparations of cholinergic synaptic vesicles isolated from Torpedo electric organ was half-inhibited by 7 microM vanadate. This activity is due to a recently purified phosphointermediate, or P-type, ATPase, Acetylcholine (ACh) active transport by the vesicles was stimulated about 35% by(More)
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging using super-paramagnetic iron oxides (SPIOs) is a powerful tool to monitor transplanted cells in living animals. Since, however, SPIOs are negative contrast agents, positive agents have been explored. In this study, we examined the feasibility of FITC-labeled poly-L-lysine-CF3 (PLK-CF3) using glial cells. FITC-labeled PLK-CF3(More)
A glycoprotein ATPase in cholinergic synaptic vesicles of Torpedo electric organ was solubilized with octa-ethylene glycol dodecyl ether detergent. Study of potential stabilizing factors identified crude brain phosphatidylserine, glycerol, dithiothreitol, and protease inhibitors as of value in maintaining activity. The ATPase was purified from the(More)
The Torpedo californica electric organ synaptic vesicle glycoprotein ATPase was solubilized with octaethyleneglycoldodecyl ether and stabilized with phosphatidylserine. The complex was analyzed by size exclusion chromatography and band sedimentation velocity ultracentrifugation in water/glycerol and deuterium oxide/glycerol density gradients. The complex(More)
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