Daiki Yamauchi

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Novokinin (Arg-Pro-Leu-Lys-Pro-Trp, RPLKPW) is a new potent antihypertensive peptide based on the sequence of ovokinin (2-7) derived from ovalbumin. We previously generated transgenic rice seeds in which eight novokinin were fused to storage protein glutelins (GluA2 and GluC) for expression. Oral administration of these seeds to spontaneously hypertensive(More)
By a method of Escherichia coli expression-vector-primed cDNA synthesis, a cDNA expression library was constructed from total poly(A)-rich RNA that was prepared from immature embryos of Canavalia gladiata. Essentially full-length cDNA clones for two seed proteins, canavalin and concanavalin A, were selected from the library by immunological screening of the(More)
We have cloned and sequenced the gene encoding concanavalin A (Con A) from Canavalia gladiata. The sequence covers the whole transcribed region as well as the 5'- and 3'-untranscribed sequences. The coding sequence lacks introns. Con A expressed in Escherichia coli cells was purified by Sephadex G-50 affinity chromatography. The precursor of Con A expressed(More)
When French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) plants were depodded in the early stages of fruit development, relative levels of a specific protein with a relative molecular weight of 28,000 were enhanced in the young pods that formed later. The protein, designated pod storage protein (PSP), was purified from extracts of newly formed pods from plants that had been(More)
Novokinin (Arg-Pro-Leu-Lys-Pro-Trp) is a potent hypotensive peptide previously designed based on the structure of ovokinin(2-7) (Arg-Ala-Asp-His-Pro-Phe), a vasorelaxing and hypotensive peptide derived from ovalbumin. Novokinin exhibited an affinity for the angiotensin AT(2) receptor (Ki=7.35 microM). Novokinin significantly lowered systolic blood pressure(More)
Alpha-amylase is expressed at high levels in cotyledons of germinated seeds of Vigna mungo. The mRNA for alpha-amylase appeared in cotyledons of the seeds at 1 d after imbibition started (DAI). Two TGACGT motifs at -445 and at -125 in the promoter region of the gene interacted with nuclear proteins from cotyledons of dry seeds and the activities were(More)