Azusa Matsumoto

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A global regulatory protein, AfsR, involved in secondary metabolism, was found to be phosphorylated by a membrane-associated phosphokinase, named AfsK, of Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2) and S. lividans. The N-terminal portion of AfsK, deduced from the nucleotide (nt) sequence of the afsK gene, which was located downstream from the afsR gene, showed(More)
We evaluated drug resistance and R plasmids of 554 stains of Escherichia coli isolated from feces of migratory watefowl, including whistling swans (Cygnus columbianus), pintails (Anas acuta) and black-tailed gulls (Larus crassirostris) collected from the San-in District, Japan, between each November and March, 1983 to 1984, 1984 to 1985, and 1985 to 1986.(More)
The interferon-induced Jak-STAT signal alone is not sufficient to explain all the biological effects of IFN. The PI3-K pathways have emerged as a critical additional component of IFN-induced signaling. This study attempted to clarify that relationship between IFN-induced PI3-K-Akt-mTOR activity and anti-viral action. When the human normal hepatocyte derived(More)
Gram-positive thermophilic Bacillus species contain cytochrome caa3-type cytochrome c oxidase as a terminal oxidase in the respiratory chain. To identify alternative oxidases, we isolated B. stearothermophilus mutants defective in the caa3-type oxidase activity. One mutant contained little cytochrome a and had low cytochrome c oxidase activity. However,(More)
Primary human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is usually symptomatic, and infected patients can present with a variety of symptoms. We describe a 51-year-old man who presented at our hospital with acute self-limited rhabdomyolysis and who was found to have primary HIV infection. Our case and other reports suggest that a diagnosis of primary HIV(More)