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Systems Glycobiology Research Group,
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JCGG Symposia

The 3rd Symposium of Japanese Consortium for Glycobiology and Glycotechnology

Integration from functional analyses of sugar chains to systems glycobiology
December 6 - 7, 2005 Tokyo Conference Center (Shinagawa)
program December 6 (Tuesday), 2005
9:25-9:30 Opening Address
Naoyuki Taniguchi (Osaka University)
9:30-9:45 Guest Lecture
Chairperson : Yoshitaka Nagai (President, JCGG)

Kiyoshi Kurokawa (President of the Science Council of Japan, Council for Science and Technology Policy, Cabinet Office)
9:45-10:30 Invited Lecture
Chairperson : Toshisuke Kawasaki (Ritsumeikan University)

Molecular mechanisms of influenza virus infection
Yoshihiro Kawaoka (University of Tokyo)
Chairperson :
Takashi Muramatsu (Aichi Gakuen University)
Tomoya Ogawa (RIKEN)
10:30-12:25 ◊ Reports on Glycobiology Projects and Related Projects

Dynamic development of functional glycomics: Present state of the MEXT project
Koichi Furukawa (Nagoya University)

From Glycogene (GG) Project to Structural Glycomics (SG) Project
Hisashi Narimatsu (AIST)
   Coffee Break
  Structural studies on protein glycosylation and protein-carbohydrate interactions in the Protein 3000 project
Ryuichi Kato (KEK)

Introduction to <Individual Type Research (PRESTO) "Metabolism and Cellular Function">
Masahiro Nishijima (National Institute of Infectious Diseases)

HGPI pilot study
Yoshinao Wada (Osaka Medical Center and Research Institute for Maternal and Child Health)
12:25-13:30 JCGG Lunchon Seminer 1 (Shimadzu Corportion)
Base technology for lipid metabolomics analysis
Ryo Taguchi (University of Tokyo)
13:30-14:00   Break
14:00-14:10 Annoucement from JCGG
Toshisuke Kawasaki (Project Chairman)
Chairperson :
Yoshifumi Jigami
(AIST)
Shoichi Kusumoto (Suntory Institute for Bioorganic Research)
14:10-15:30 ◊ Three Dimensional Structures of Glycans and Recognition

Crystal structure of pp-GalNAc-T10
Tomomi Kubota (AIST)

NMR Structural Glycomics
Koichi Kato (Nagoya City University)

Analytical Systems for the Binding Interaction of Structurally Defined Oligosaccharides with Proteins/Cells: Use of Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) or Gold Nano-Particles (GNP)

Yasuo Suda (Kagoshima University)

Production of Single Chain Antibodies against a Variety of Carbohydrate Epitopes
Yoko Fujita-Yamaguchi (Tokai University)
15:30-15:50  Coffee Break
Chairperson :
Koji Kimata (Aichi Medical University)
Tatsuro Irimura (University of Tokyo)
15:50-17:30 ◊ Glycan Functions

Regulation of carbohydrate-mediated cell-cell interactions involved in leukocyte homing by fucosyltransferases and 6-O-sulfotransferases
Reiji Kannagi (Aichi Cancer Center)

Relating Sugar Chains' Structures and Localization with their Biological Functions
Taro Kinoshita (Osaka University)

Function of heparan sulfate-6-O-sulfation : Studies of mice with deficienct heparan sulfate 6-O-sulfotransferase-1 or -2 (HS6ST-1, -2)
Hiroko Habuchi (Aichi Medical University)

Developmental study for clinical application and basic study with collectins
Nobutaka Wakamiya (Asahikawa Medical College)

Role of membrane-bound lectins in the regulation of humoral immune responses
Takeshi Tsubata (Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
17:30-19:30  Banquet
program December 7 (Wednesday), 2005
Chairperson :
Kazuyuki Sugahara (Kobe Pharmaceutical University)
Tamao Endo (Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology)
9:30-10:50 ◊ Glycan Production and Approaches to Glycan Functions

Production of oligosaccharides by utilizing phosphorolytic enzymes
Motomitsu Kitamoto (National Food Research Institute)

Application of endoglycosidases to glycotechnology
Kenji Yamamoto (Kyoto University)

Elucidation of the Roles of Glycans using RNAi Technology
Shoko Nishihara (Soka University)

Strategic analysis of carbohydrate functions through gene knockouts
Kazuya Momura (Kyushu University)
10:50-11:05  Coffee Break
Chairperson :
Yasuyuki Igarashi (Hokkaido University)
Masaki Saito (Meiji Pharmaceutical University)
11:05-12:25 ◊ Glycolipid-specific Functions

Modulation of angiogenesis in zebrafish embryos by sphingolipids
Toshiro Okazaki (Tottori University)


Regulation of sphingolipid-signaling by neutral ceramidase
Makoto Ito (Kyushu University)


New roles of brain glucosylated lipids
Yoshio Hirabayashi (RIKEN)

Functions of glycoconjugates in the membrane microdomains in pathophysiological processes
Koichi Honke (Kochi University Medical School)
12:25-13:30 JCGG Lunchon Seminer 2 (Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd.)
Real-time Monitoring of Cell-based Assays using Electronic Cell Sensor Technology
Xiao Xu (ACEA Biosciences, Inc.)
13:30-13:50   Break
Chairperson :
Hironobu Hashimoto
(NIAD-UE)
Sumihiro Hase
(Osaka University)
13:50-15:10 ◊ Synthesis of Functional Glycans

Synthetic study of glycoconjugates for elucidation of their biological functions
Koichi Fukase (Osaka University)

Studies on Development of Novel Glycotherapeutics to Control Infection and Symbiosis
Makoto Kiso (Gifu University)

Preparation of Dibranched Complex Type Oligosaccharide Libraries and Sialylglycopeptide Synthesis
Yasuhiro Kajihara (Yokohama City University)

Synthetic Approaches to Glycoprotein Quality Control System

Yukishige Ito (RIKEN)
15:10-15:30  Coffee Break
Chairperson :
Akemi Suzuki (RIKEN)
Kunihiko Suzuki (Tokai University)
15:30-17:30 ◊ Glycan-related Diseases and Treatments

Development of IgA nephropathy-like disease with deficient N-glycosylation of serum IgA in β-1,4-galactosyltransferase-I-deficient mice
Masahide Asano (Kanazawa University)

Development of the recombinant lysosomal enzyme replacement therapy targeted to brain
Koji Itoh (University of Tokushima)

Development of a novel glyco therapy / glyco diagnosis for cancer and viral diseases
Nobuto Koyama (Takara Bio Inc.)

Impact of oligosaccharide modification on therapeutic antibody
Mitsuo Sato (Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co., Ltd.)

Cellular responses initiated by recognition of glycans and its application to medical treatment
Naoya Kojima (Tokai University)

A new function of influenza A virus neuraminidase spike -Relation to host range, viral replication and global pandemic-
Yasuo Suzuki (University of Shizuoka)
  Closing Remarks
Naoyuki Taniguchi (Organizer, Osaka University)