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  • Kenji Okano, Tsutomu Tanaka, Chiaki Ogino, Hideki Fukuda, Akihiko Kondo
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • 2009
  • Lactic acid (LA) is an important and versatile chemical that can be produced from renewable resources such as biomass. LA is used in the food, pharmaceutical, and polymers industries and is producedContinue Reading
  • Takashi Kondo, Hironori Tezuka, Jun Ishii, Fumio Matsuda, Chiaki Ogino, Akihiko Kondo
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of biotechnology
  • 2012 (First Publication: 1 May 2012)
  • The production of higher alcohols by engineered bacteria has received significant attention. The budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, has considerable potential as a producer of higher alcoholsContinue Reading
  • Ryosuke Yamada, Naho Taniguchi, Tsutomu Tanaka, Chiaki Ogino, Hideki Fukuda, Akihiko Kondo
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Microbial cell factories
  • 2010 (First Publication: 14 May 2010)
  • BackgroundThe filamentous fungus T. reesei effectively degrades cellulose and is known to produce various cellulolytic enzymes such as β-glucosidase, endoglucanase, and cellobiohydrolase. TheContinue Reading
  • Ryosuke Yamada, Naho Taniguchi, Tsutomu Tanaka, Chiaki Ogino, Hideki Fukuda, Akihiko Kondo
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biotechnology for biofuels
  • 2011 (First Publication: 15 April 2011)
  • BackgroundHydrolysis of cellulose requires the action of the cellulolytic enzymes endoglucanase, cellobiohydrolase and β-glucosidase. The expression ratios and synergetic effects of these enzymesContinue Reading
  • Shuhei Yanase, Tomohisa Hasunuma, +4 authors Akihiko Kondo
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • 2010 (First Publication: 1 September 2010)
  • To exploit cellulosic materials for fuel ethanol production, a microorganism capable of high temperature and simultaneous saccharification–fermentation has been required. However, a major drawback isContinue Reading
  • Kenji Okano, Shogo Yoshida, Tsutomu Tanaka, Chiaki Ogino, Hideki Fukuda, Akihiko Kondo
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Applied and environmental microbiology
  • 2009 (First Publication: 1 August 2009)
  • Optically pure d-lactic acid fermentation from arabinose was achieved by using the Lactobacillus plantarum NCIMB 8826 strain whose l-lactate dehydrogenase gene was deficient and whose phosphoketolaseContinue Reading
  • Yusuke Iguchi, Jun Ishii, +5 authors Akihiko Kondo
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of biochemistry
  • 2010 (First Publication: 1 June 2010)
  • The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is known as an available host for human G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) ligand screening. Although several types of yeast signal sequences (SS) attached with theContinue Reading