Yuta Kasahara

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Carboxypeptidase U (EC, CPU, TAFIa) is a novel determinant of the fibrinolytic rate. It circulates as an inactive zymogen, procarboxypeptidase U, which becomes active during the process of coagulation. We developed a high throughput method on microtiter plates for the determination of the procarboxypeptidase U concentration in human plasma(More)
A method has been developed for determining carboxypeptidase N (EC activity by a hippuricase (EC colorimetric assay. The method is based on the absorbance at 506 nm of a quinoneimine dye, produced by the action of carboxypeptidase N on the new substrates p-hydroxybenzoylglycine-L-Arg and p-hydroxybenzoylglycine-L-Lys. The enzyme(More)
Endo-α-mannosidase, a GH99-family glycoside hydrolase, cleaves α-mannoside linkages with glucose residues. This enzyme is proposed to play a critical role in N-glycan processing for deglucosylation. To measure endo-α-mannosidase activity, we synthesized a fluorescently labeled tetrasaccharide derivative (Glcα1-3Manα1-2Manα1-2Manα1-O-C3H6-NH-Dansyl) in a(More)
In order for facilitating the synthesis of oligosaccharides, transglycosylation reactions mediated by glycoside hydrolases have been studied in various contexts. In this study, we examined the transglycosylating activity of a Golgi endo-α-mannosidase. We prepared various glycosyl donors and acceptors, and recombinant human Golgi endo-α-mannosidase and its(More)
Angiotensin converting enzyme (dipeptidyl carboxypeptidase, kininase II; EC, is a membrane bound glycoprotein, playing an important role in the renin-aldosterone system. The enzyme contains a carbohydrate moiety, consisting of fucose, mannose, galactose, N-acetylglucosamine and N-acetylneuraminic acid. Treatment with neuraminidase (EC
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