[2000.6.24 Hamamatsu Act City]

 Some observations on the structure and function of heparan sulphate

John T Gallagher,
Paterson Institute, Manchester M20 4BX, England

 Syndecan-4 deficiency impairs the fetal vessels in the placental labyrinth.

K. Ishiguro, T. Kojima
Nagoya University, School of Medicine and Nagoya University, School of Health Sciences, Nagoya, Japan

 Heparanase Expression in Metastatic Tumors

Motowo Nakajima
Tsukuba Research Institute, Novartis Pharma K.K. Ibaraki, Japan
 The possible role of PG-M/versican in human coronary restenosis after angioplasity
K. Imanaka-Yoshida and T. Yoshida
Department of Pathology, Mie University School of Medicine, Tsu, 514-8507, Japan

 Proteoglycans (PGs) in the infarcted and the pressure-overloaded hearts.

T. Murakami1, S. Kusachi1, Y. Ninomiya2, T. Tsuji1
1Depertment of Internal Medicine I and 2Depertment of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Okayama University Medical School, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan

 The Role of Proteoglycans and Hyaluronan in Atherosclerosis and Restenosis.

Thomas N. Wight,
Ph.D., Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

 Regulation of proteoglycan synthesis mediated by thrombin receptor in human coronary endothelial cells in culture

1T. Kaji, 1C. Yamamoto, 2M.G. Kinsella and 2T. N. Wight
1Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokuriku University, Kanazawa, Japan, 2Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

 Physiological function of extracellular-superoxide dismutase and reduction of its heparin-affinity by arginine-213 to glycine mutation

T. Adachi
Laboratory of Clinical Pharmaceutics, Gifu Pharmaceutical University, Gifu, 502-8585, Japan

 Heparin and angiogenic therapy

M. Fujita
College of Medical Technology, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

 Synthetic and biotechnology derived glycomimetics. Impact on drug development.

J. Fareed,
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL USA

 Proteoglycans as biomaterials

Takehisa Matsuda
Dept. Biomedicalengineering, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyushu University, Maidashi 3-1-1, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582, JAPAN

 Dermatan sulfate enhances cellular growth and differential production of various kinds of cell growth factor by normal skin fibroblasts.

1Y. Naito, 2Y. Takada, 3M. Kyogashima, 3T. Sakai, 1H. Sugimura, and 4A.Takada
1I st Department of Pathology, 2Department of Pathophysiology, and 42nd Department of Physiology, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, hamamatsu, and 3Seikagaku Corporation Tokyo Research Institute, Japan

 Effect of topical application of glycosaminoglycan in wound healing.

Y. Takae, S. Izaki, K. Kitamura, Y. Hori, T. Sakai and M. Kyogashima.
Dermatology, Saitama Medical Center, Saitama Medical School, Kawagoe, Japan and Seikagaku Corp., Tokyo Res. Inst., Tokyo, Japan.

 Role of CD44 and proteoglycan in inflammatory processes: in the context of cell adhesion

Y. Tanaka
The First Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan, Kitakyushu 807-8555, Japan