Aileen Matsuyama

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This paper is a report on the successful application of bioinformatics to enzyme screening. The synthesis of ethyl (S)-4-chloro-3-hydroxybutanoate (ECHB) by asymmetric reduction of ethyl 4-chloroacetoacetate (ECAA) using fabG-homologues was studied. β-Ketoacyl-acyl carrier protein reductases from both Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis, which are(More)
The gene for the thermostable pyruvate kinase of Microbispora thermodiastatica IFO 14046, a moderate thermophilic actinomycete, was cloned in Escherichia coli. This gene consists of an open reading frame of 1422 nucleotides and encodes a protein of 474 amino acids with molecular mass of 50 805 Da. The open reading frame was confirmed as the pyruvate kinase(More)
The fission yeast ste7 mutant cannot mate and undergo meiosis, but shows no defect in vegetative growth. We cloned and characterized the ste7 gene. The deduced ste7 gene product (Ste7p) was a protein of 569 amino acids with no significant similarity to other proteins. Transcription of ste7 was induced by nutrient starvation via the function of the(More)
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