Yuko Kumamoto-Yonezawa

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We succeeded in purifying a major glycolipid fraction from a green vegetable, spinach. This fraction consists mainly of three glycolipids: monogalactosyl diacylglycerol (MGDG), digalactosyl diacylglycerol (DGDG), and sulfoquinovosyl diacylglycerol (SQDG). In a previous study, we found that the glycolipid fraction inhibited DNA polymerase activity, cancer(More)
We previously found that conjugated eicosapentaenoic acid (cEPA) selectively inhibited the activities of mammalian DNA polymerases (pols), and suppressed human cancer cell growth. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of concurrent radiation with cEPA in a human colon carcinoma cell line, HCT 116. Furthermore, we examined the most(More)
BACKGROUND Conjugated eicosapentaenoic acid (cEPA) containing conjugated double bonds, which is prepared by alkaline treatment of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), selectively inhibited the activities of both mammalian DNA polymerases (pols) and human DNA topoisomerases (topos). METHODS Human colon carcinoma cell line, HCT116, was cultured and performed drug(More)
We previously isolated a novel natural product, designated kohamaic acid A (KA-A, compound 1), as an inhibitor of the first cleavage of fertilized sea urchin eggs, and found that this compound could selectively inhibit the activities of mammalian DNA polymerases (pols). In this paper, we investigated the structure and bioactivity of KA-A and its chemically(More)
Penicilliols A (1) and B (2) are novel 5-methoxy-3(2H)-furanones isolated from cultures of a fungus (Penicillium daleae K.M. Zalessky) derived from a sea moss, and their structures were determined by spectroscopic analyses. These compounds selectively inhibited activities of eukaryotic Y-family DNA polymerases (pols) (i.e., pols eta, iota and kappa), and(More)
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