Past Grantees

Grantees 1997

In 1996, Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience received 165 research grant applications from 28 countries. After careful evaluation for scientific merit, potentiality and feasibility, the foundation approved 22 projects and awarded a total of 100,000,000 yen to them plus one project that had been approved for two years in the previous year. The grantees for the 1997 fiscal year are (in alphabetical order):

Clausen, Henrik; University of Copenhagen, Denmark; "Pathobiology of polypeptide GalNAc-transferase, GalNAc-T3"
Ferguson, Michael A.; University of Dundee Medical Sciences Institute, UK; "Biosynthesis of novel mucin oligosaccharides in Trypanosoma cruzi"
Futerman, Anthony H.; The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel; "The role of glycosphingolipids in regulating neuronal growth"
Gleeson, Paul A.; Monash University Medical School, Australia; "Protein sorting and biogenesis of Golgi membranes in higher and lower eukaryotes"
Hahn, Michael G.; University of Georgia, USA; "Purification and cloning of glucan elicitor-binding proteins from soybean"
Hakomori, Sen-itiroh; Pacific Northwest Research Foundation, USA; "The role of poly-LacNAc gangliosides in selectin-dependent adhesion of leukocytes"
Hascall, Vincent C.; Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA; "FACE methods to quantitate fluorotagged chondroitinase digest products"
Hirabayashi, Yoshio; The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Japan; "Functional analysis of sphingoglycolipids"
JimŽnez-Barbero, Jesœs; Consejo Superior de Investigationes Cientificas, Spain; "NMR studies of substrates and inhibitors within glycosidases active sites"
Kiessling, Laura L.; University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA; "A combinatorial approach to the synthesis of selectin ligands"
Newburg, David S.; E. K. Shriver Center for Mental Retardation, USA; "Oligosaccharide structure essential for inhibiting ST transmembrane signaling"
Parodi, Armando J.; Instituto de Investigaciones Bioquimicas Fundacion Campomar, Argentina; "Significance of galactofuranose residues in pathogenic protozoa virulence"
Roth, JŸrgen; University of ZŸrich, Switzerland; "Structure-function analyses of a poly alpha 2,8 deaminoneuraminic acid bearing kidney glycoprotein"
Sasaki, Ryuzo; Kyoto University, Japan; "Glycosylation of a cytokine for the central nervous system-specific function"
Smith, George M.; The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA; "Effect of chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan production on axonal regeneration"
Stern, Robert; University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, USA;"CD44-mediated uptake and hyaluronidase digestion of hyaluronan"
Sugahara, Kazuyuki; Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Japan; "Biosynthetic mechanism of chondroitin sulfate polymerization"
Schwartz, Nancy B.; The University of Chicago, USA; "Regulation of sulfate activation, translocation and transfer"*
Takashima, Akira; The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA; "Roles of carbohydrates in dendritic cell-dependent T cell activation"
Thornhill, William B.; Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA; "Glycosylation and ion channel function"
Wang, Peng George; University of Miami, USA; "Design and synthesis of protein O-glycosylation inhibitors"
Yu, Robert K.; Virginia Commonwealth University, USA; "Antiganglioside antibodies in motoneuron disease"
van Meer, Gerrit; University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; "Glycosphingolipid translocation by multidrug resistance P-glycoproteins?"


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