Cheon-Seok Park

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A gene (thaI) corresponding to l-arabinose isomerase from Thermus strain IM6501 was cloned by PCR. It comprised 1488 nucleotides and encoded a polypeptide of 496 residues with a predicted molecular weight of 56019 Da. The deduced amino acid sequence had 96.8% identity with the l-arabinose isomerase of Geobacillus stearothermophilus. Recombinant ThaI with(More)
The gene encoding a type I pullulanase from the hyperthermophilic anaerobic bacterium Thermotoga neapolitana (pulA) was cloned in Escherichia coli and sequenced. The pulA gene from T. neapolitana showed 91.5% pairwise amino acid identity with pulA from Thermotoga maritima and contained the four regions conserved in all amylolytic enzymes. pulA encodes a(More)
A gene (ssg) encoding a putative glucoamylase in a hyperthermophilic archaeon, Sulfolobus solfataricus, was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli, and the properties of the recombinant protein were examined in relation to the glucose production process. The recombinant glucoamylase was extremely thermostable, with an optimal temperature at 90 degrees C.(More)
Ginsenosides comprise the major component of ginseng exhibit various types of biological activity, including antiinflammatory and antitumor effects. In these pharmacological actions, it is thought that these activities are carried out by the metabolites of ginsenosides metabolized by human intestinal microflora. It has also been reported that their clinical(More)
Puerarin (daidzein 8-C-glucoside), the most abundant isoflavone in Puerariae radix, is prescribed to treat coronary heart disease, cardiac infarction, problems in ocular blood flow, sudden deafness, and alcoholism. However, puerarin cannot be given by injection due to its low solubility in water. To increase its solubility, puerarin was transglycosylated(More)
A gene (ORF PH1035), annotated to encode an uncharacterized hypothetical protein in Pyrococcus horikoshii, was first cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. The recombinant enzyme was purified to homogeneity by Ni-NTA affinity chromatography and its molecular mass was determined to be 49,871Da by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. When the purified enzyme was(More)
A RAPD-PCR (Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA-PCR) method was developed for rapid identification of Bacillus species, especially B. subtilis, B. licheniformis, and B. amyloliquefaciens, the most frequently isolated organisms from fermented soy foods such as Cheonggukjang, a Korean traditional food. A RAPD-PCR using a 10-mer (S-30) produced species specific(More)
An exopolysaccharide-producing Gram negative bacterium was isolated and determined to be a Sphingomonas sp. (CS101). A sugar composition analysis of an exopolysaccharide indicated that the Sphingomonas sp. CS101 secreted an exopolysaccharide composed of glucose, mannose, fucose, and rhamnose in the ratio of 2.1:1.1:1.0:0.1, suggesting that this(More)
Over 500 microorganisms isolated from Korean traditional foods, Maeju (source of soybean paste) and Nuruk (Korean koji), were screened to obtain an isomaltulose-producing microorganism. It was identified as Enterobacter sp. FMB-1 by 16S rRNA sequencing and the API 20E system. It had a greater than 90% conversion of sucrose (as 4 g/l) to isomaltulose in 2(More)
The gene encoding β-glucosidase of the marine hyperthermophilic eubacterium Thermotoga neapolitana (bglA) was subcloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. The recombinant BglA (rBglA) was efficiently purified by heat treatment at 75°C, and a Ni-NTA affinity chromatography and its molecular mass were determined to be 56.2 kDa by mass spectrometry (MS). At(More)