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A novel beta-transaminase gene was cloned from Mesorhizobium sp. strain LUK. By using N-terminal sequence and an internal protein sequence, a digoxigenin-labeled probe was made for nonradioactive hybridization, and a 2.5-kb gene fragment was obtained by colony hybridization of a cosmid library. Through Southern blotting and sequence analysis of the selected(More)
A putative aminotransferase gene, cc3143 (aptA), from Caulobacter crescentus was screened by bioinformatical tools and overexpressed in E. coli, and the substrate specificity of the aminotransferase was investigated. AptA showed high activity for short-chain beta-amino acids. It showed the highest activity for 3-amino-n-butyric acid. It showed higher(More)
L-Homophenylalanine (L-HPA) was asymmetrically synthesized from 2-oxo-4-phenylbutyric acid (2-OPBA) and L-aspartate using a recombinant aromatic amino acid transaminase (AroAT). To screen microorganisms having such an L-specific AroAT with a relaxed substrate inhibition in the asymmetric synthesis of unnatural amino acids, enrichment cultures were performed(More)
Herewith we report the expression and screening of microbial enzymes without involving cloning procedures. Computationally predicted putative omega-transaminase (omega-TA) genes were PCR amplified from the bacterial colonies and expressed in a cell-free protein synthesis system for subsequent analysis of their enzymatic activity and substrate specificity.(More)
For high-accuracy template-based-modeling of CASP7 targets, we have applied a procedure based on the rigorous optimization of score functions at three stages: multiple alignment, chain building, and side-chain modeling. We applied the conformational space annealing method to a newly developed consistency based score function for multiple alignment. For(More)
2-Phenylethanol is a widely used aroma compound with rose-like fragrance and L-homophenylalanine is a building block of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. 2-phenylethanol and L-homophenylalanine were synthesized simultaneously with high yield from 2-oxo-4-phenylbutyric acid and L-phenylalanine, respectively. A recombinant Escherichia coli(More)
A few case-control studies of multiple system atrophy (MSA) have been reported in Western populations. In this study, we included various epidemiological factors to evaluate whether the risk factors for MSA differed in Korean and Western populations. A total of 100 consecutive MSA patients and 104 controls at two referral hospitals participated. Information(More)
The half reactions of ω-aminotransferase (ω-AT) from Vibrio fluvialis JS17 (ω-ATVf) were carried out using purified pyridoxal 5'-phosphate-enzyme (PLP-Enz) and pyridoxamine 5'-phosphate-enzyme (PMP-Enz) complexes to investigate the relative activities of substrates. In the reaction generating PMP-Enz from PLP-Enz using L-alanine as an amine donor, L-alanine(More)
We have investigated the effect of rigorous optimization of the MODELLER energy function for possible improvement in protein all-atom chain-building. For this we applied the global optimization method called conformational space annealing (CSA) to the standard MODELLER procedure to achieve better energy optimization than what MODELLER provides. The method,(More)
Mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS II: also called as Hunter syndrome) is an X-linked recessive lysosomal storage disorder characterized by the accumulation of extracellular glycosaminoglycans due to the deficiency of the enzyme iduronate-2-sulfatase (IDS). Previous observations suggested that MPS II can be classified into two distinct disease subtypes: (1)(More)