Emi Kusunose

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Isolation of cDNA clones for human leukotriene B4 (LTB4) omega-hydroxylase clearly demonstrates that the hydroxylase is a member of the cytochrome P-450 (CYP) superfamily. cDNA clones isolated from a human leukocyte cDNA library with CYP4A4 cDNA as a probe encode a protein of 520 amino acids with a molecular weight of 59,805. The deduced amino acid sequence(More)
  • Y Kikuta, K Sogawa, +7 authors Y Fujii-Kuriyama
  • The Journal of biological chemistry
  • 1991
We have isolated a cDNA clone for a P-450, designated P-450ib (Ichihara, K., Kusunose, E., Kaku, M., Yamamoto, S., and Kusunose, M. (1985) Biochim. Biophys. Acta 831, 99-105), from a cDNA library of rabbit small intestine mucosa by using synthetic DNA fragment by the polymerase chain reaction, as a hybridization probe. The cDNA with a 1,829-base pair insert(More)
We have reported that fatty-acid alpha-hydroxylase partially purified from Sphingomonas paucimobilis required NADH and molecular oxygen. In this study, we found that the reaction was greatly inhibited by catalase. Glutathione and glutathione peroxidase also inhibited alpha-hydroxylation, but superoxide dismutase and mannitol did not. Replacement of NADH and(More)
We previously reported the cloning of a human liver leukotriene B(4) (LTB(4)) omega-hydroxylase P450 designated CYP 4F2 [Kikuta et al. (1994) FEBS Lett. 348, 70-74]. However, the properties of CYP 4F2 remain poorly defined. The preparation solubilized using n-octyl-beta-D-glucopyranoside from microsomes of CYP 4F2-expressing yeast cells catalyzes v-(More)
We previously reported the cDNA cloning of three new forms of P450, CYP4F4, CYP4F5, and CYP4F6, from a rat brain cDNA library. In the present study, we expressed CYP4F4 and CYP4F5 in Escherichia coli using the pCWOri expression vector with a modification of their N-terminal amino acid sequences and the incorporation of a C-terminal [His]4 tag to aid in(More)
Fatty acid alpha-hydroxylase (FAAH) catalyzes the initial reaction in alpha-oxidation of fatty acid to produce 2-hydroxy fatty acid. FAAH activity has been detected in a wide range of organisms from prokaryotes to eukaryotes. Here, we describe cloning of the FAAH gene from Sphingomonas paucimobilis, a sphingolipid- and 2-hydroxymyristic acid-rich bacterium.(More)
We have examined in detail the substrate specificity of a rabbit kidney fatty acid omega-hydroxylase, designated cytochrome P-450ka2 (CYP4A7). The hydroxylation products were identified as omega- and (omega - 1)-hydroxy fatty acids mainly using gas chromatography-electron impact mass spectrometry. [1] Straight-chain saturated fatty acids ranging from 10 to(More)
1. A superoxide dismutase [EC] was purified about 275-fold with a yield of 34% from Mycobacterium tuberculosis, strain H37Ra (attenuated strain), grown on a Sauton medium for two months. The purified enzyme was homogeneous as judged by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, and by analytical ultracentrifugation and sedimentation equilibrium studies.(More)
P450 2C2 as well as P450 2E1 [Fukuda, T. et al. (1993) J. Biochem. 113, 7-12] catalyzed the hydroxylation of medium chain fatty acids, although the regioselectivity of substrates of the former contrasted with that of the latter. Whereas P450 2E1 hydroxylated C9-C18 fatty acids at the omega-1 position and to a much lesser extent at the omega and omega-2(More)
Recombinant human neutrophil leukotriene B4 (LTB4) omega-hydroxylase (cytochrome P450 4F3) has been purified to a specific content of 14. 8 nmol of P450/mg of protein from yeast cells. The purified enzyme was homogenous as judged from the SDS-PAGE, with an apparent molecular weight of 55 kDa. The enzyme catalyzed the omega-hydroxylation of LTB4 with a Km of(More)