Eiichi Nakano

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The gene for cyclomaltodextrinase (CDase; EC from Bacillus sphaericus E-244 was cloned in the recombinant plasmid pCD629. Sequencing a portion of pCD629 revealed a unique open reading frame of 1,773 nucleotides coding for a 591-amino-acid polypeptide. The deduced polypeptide sequence showed about 50% homology with that of a neopullulanase, and was(More)
We have cloned and determined the nucleotide sequence of a cDNA fragment for the entire coding region of the alkaline protease (Alp) from a filamentous ascomycete Aspergillus oryzae. According to the deduced amino acid sequence, Alp has a putative prepro region of 121 amino acids preceding the mature region, which consists of 282 amino acids. A consensus(More)
Progesterone receptor (PR) regulates various physiological processes, including the female reproductive system, and development of nonsteroidal PR antagonists is considered desirable for clinical application, as they are expected to have reduced side effects. We have synthesized a series of nonsteroidal PR antagonists using a 4-cyanophenyl-p-carborane core(More)
Metionina-S35 è stata incorporata in uova vergini diParacentrotus lividus. In queste l'isotopo si trova per la più gran parte nella frazione solubile in acido tricloracetico al 10%. Attivando le uova partenogeneticamente con acido butirrico si osserva una progressiva perdita di attività di questa frazione ed una rapida incorporazione nei mitocondri.(More)
Pl-nectin is a glycoprotein first discovered in the extracellular matrix (ECM) of Paracentrotus lividus sea urchin embryo, apically located on ectoderm and endoderm cells. The molecule has been described as functioning as an adhesive substrate for embryonic cells and its contact to ectoderm cells is essential for correct skeletogenesis. The present study(More)
Si è studiato il metabolismo della metionina-S35 nella frazione non-proteica (TCA-solubile) nel corso dello sviluppo diParacentrotus lividus. Nell'uovo vergine la radioattività si ritrova in buona parte nel glutatione libero. Nel corso dello sviluppo l'attività nel glutatione diminuisce progressivamente mentre, contemporaneamente, si ha la marcatura di un(More)
1. Particulate acid phosphatases were partially purified and characterized in the eggs of six species of sea urchins and one species of sand dollar, Hemicentrotus pulcherrimus, Anthocidaris crassispina, Pseudocentrotus depressus, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, S. francicanus, S. droebachiensis and Dendraster excentricus. 2. The enzymes of 7 species were(More)
Two genomic variants of vaccinia virus isolated from serially propagated stocks were used to demonstrate marker rescue. The smaller (S variant) virus contains a 6.3 megadalton (MDal) deletion of unique DNA sequences present in the 123-MDal larger (L variant) virus. The deletion was mapped at 6.85 MDal from the left terminus of the genome, just outside of(More)