Tomomi Ichimiya

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The cDNA of lungfish Protopterus annectens myelin DM20 was cloned, and the complete amino acid sequence of Protopterusannectens DM20 was deduced. When five possible phylogenetic trees were tested for the DM20 sequences, the maximum likelihood method supported tree 1 [((tetrapods, lungfish), coelacanth), zebrafish, shark] or tree 5 [(tetrapods, lungfish),(More)
Maintenance of self-renewal and pluripotency in mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) is regulated by the balance between several extrinsic signaling pathways. Recently, we demonstrated that heparan sulfate (HS) chains play important roles in the maintenance and differentiation of mESCs by regulating extrinsic signaling. Sulfated HS structures are modified by(More)
Walker-Warburg syndrome, a progressive muscular dystrophy, is a severe disease with various kinds of symptoms such as muscle weakness and occasional seizures. The genes of protein O-mannosyltransferases 1 and 2 (POMT1 and POMT2), fukutin, and fukutin-related protein are responsible for this syndrome. In our previous study, we cloned Drosophila orthologs of(More)
Recently, we have identified two 3'-phosphoadenosine 5'-phosphosulfate (PAPS) transporters (PAPST1 and PAPST2), which contribute to PAPS transport into the Golgi, in both human and Drosophila. Mutation and RNA interference (RNAi) of the Drosophila PAPST have shown the importance of PAPST-dependent sulfation of carbohydrates and proteins during development.(More)
MOTIVATION It is well known influenza viruses recognize and bind terminal sialic acid (SA) on glycans that are found on the cell surface. In this work, we used a data mining technique to analyze the glycan array data of influenza viruses to find novel glycan structures other than SA that may be involved in viral infection. RESULTS In addition to SA(More)
Maintenance of self-renewal and pluripotency in mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) is regulated by the balance between several extrinsic signaling pathways. Recently, we demonstrated that heparan sulfate (HS) chains play important roles in the maintenance and differentiation of mESCs by regulating extrinsic signaling. Sulfated HS structures are modified by(More)
Honeybees (Apis mellifera) produce unique complex-type N-glycans bearing a Galβ1-3GalNAc (T-antigen) unit, and honeybee-specific N-glycans are linked to royal jelly glycoproteins. In this study, we identified two novel honeybee β1,3-galactosyltransferase (β1,3-GalT) genes responsible for biosynthesis of the T-antigen in insect N-glycans. The products of the(More)
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