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 2002

In 2001, Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience received 97 research grant applications from 24 countries. After careful evaluation for scientific merit, potentiality and feasibility, the foundation approved 14 projects and awarded a total of 70,000,000 yen to them. The grantees for the 2002 fiscal year are (in alphabetical order):

Baker, Nicholas E.; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA; "Regulatory glycosylation of Notch, a receptor for neural development"
Brockhausen, Inka; Queen's University, Canada; "Role of glycosylation in Fas-mediated apoptosis"
Fraser-Reid, Bertram O.; North Carolina State University, USA; "The glycoscience of GPIs-especially those of P. falciparum (Malaria) pathogen"
Haltiwanger, Robert S.; State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA; "Analysis of O-fucose glycosylation sites on proteins"
Hennet, Thierry; University of Zürich, Switzerland; "Mechanisms of cellular adaptation in congenital disorders of glycosylation"
Kato, Koichi; Nagoya City University, Japan; "NMR approaches to the elucidation of biological functions of glycoproteins"
Menon, Anant K.; University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA; "Localization of GPI biosynthetic enzymes to an endoplasmic reticulum domain"
Moody, D. Branch; Harvard Medical School, USA; "Structure and function of glycolipid antigens presented by CD1"
Ploegh, Hidde L.; Harvard Medical School, USA; "The role of peptide N-glycanase in glycoprotein quality control and turn over"
Sonnino, Sandro; University of Milan, Italy; "Glycosignaling domains in the physiology and pathophysiology of neuronal cells"
Spear, Patricia G.; Northwestern University, USA; "Binding of herpes simplex virus gD to heparan sulfate for viral entry into cells"
Suzuki, Tadashi; University of Tokyo, Japan; "Structure and function of cytoplasmic endo-b-N- acetylglucosaminidase (ENGase)"
Theoharides, Theoharis C.; Tufts University School of Medicine, USA; " Regulation of mast cell activation by chondroitin sulfate"
Trybala, Edward; Göteborg University, Sweden; "Cell surface heparan sulfate and specific tropism of herpes simplex viruses"


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