Yoshiyuki Nishimiya

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Cryopreservation methods using liquid nitrogen (LN(2)) for gametes and embryos are prevalent in mammalian artificial reproduction. However, the pregnancy rate from frozen embryos has not improved over the past two decades because freeze-thawing causes significant damage. The strict regulation of transportation of LN(2) containers by airlines also limits(More)
It is sometimes desirable to preserve mammalian cells by hypothermia rather than freezing during short term transplantation. Here we found an ability of hypothermic (+4°C) preservation of fish antifreeze protein (AFP) against rat insulinoma cells denoted as RIN-5F. The preservation ability was compared between type I-III AFPs and antifreeze glycoprotein(More)
A supersoluble 40-residue type I antifreeze protein (AFP) was discovered in a righteye flounder, the barfin plaice (bp). Unlike all other AFPs characterized to date, bpAFP transitions from moderately-active to hyperactive with increasing concentration. At sub-mM concentrations, bpAFP bound to pyramidal planes of ice to shape it into a bi-pyramidal hexagonal(More)
Antifreeze proteins (AFPs) are expressed in a variety of cold-hardy organisms to prevent or slow internal ice growth. AFPs bind to specific planes of ice through their ice-binding surfaces. Fluorescence-based ice plane affinity (FIPA) analysis is a modified technique used to determine the ice planes to which the AFPs bind. FIPA is based on the original(More)
Although the heavy and light chain domains of some antibody variable region fragments (Fvs) readily dissociate under physiological conditions, the Fvs are stable in the presence of antigen. This 'antigen-driven Fv stabilization mechanism' was applied to the selection of clones with specificity toward target antigens. The results can be summarized as(More)
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