Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience

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Marunouchi Center Building 9F
1-6-1 Marunouchi,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
100-0005 Japan
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Grantees 1999

In 1998, Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience received 97 research grant applications from 21 countries. After careful evaluation for scientific merit, potentiality and feasibility, the foundation approved 13 projects and awarded a total of \70,000,000 to them. The grantees for the 1999 fiscal year are (in alphabetical order):

Drickamer, Kurt; University of Oxford, UK; "Role of the mannose receptor in adaptive immunity"
Gallo, Richard L.; Veterans Medical Research Foundation, USA; "Dermatan sulfate, inflammation and wound repair"
Gastinel, Louis N.; CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) UPR 9039, France; "b4GalT structure/function relationships based on its crystallographic structure"
Golard, Andre G.; Northwest Hospital, USA; "Ganglioside control of calcium channel activity"
Habuchi, Osami; Aichi University of Education, Japan; "Purification and molecular cloning of GalNAc-4SO4 6-O-sulfotransferase"
Kawakita, Masao; The Tokyo Metropolitan Instute of Medical Science, Japan; "Regulatory role of nucleotide sugar transporters in glycoconjugate biosynthesis"
Le Bivic, Andr; France; "Role of O-glycans in the polarized sorting of a human neurotrophin receptor."
Porcelli, Steven A.; Harvard Medical School, USA; "T cell recognition of isoprenoid glycolipids presented by CD1c"
Real, Francisco X.; Institut Municipal d'Investigacio Médica, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain; "Role of sialylation in glycoprotein targeting"
Seeberger, Peter H.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA; "Identification of oligosaccharide ligands for natural killer cell receptors"
Suzuki, Kunihiko; University of North Carolina School of Medicine, USA; "Glycolipid metabolism in the pathophysiology of genetic neurological disorders"
Thorson, Jon S.; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Sloan-Kettering Division, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Cornell University, USA; "Biosynthetic alterations of the calicheamicin aryltetrasaccharide"
Toole, Bryan P.; Tufts University School of Medicine, USA; "Effects of perturbation of hyaluronan function on tumor progression"


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