Kana Shimane

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We screened the putative rap-phr (response regulator aspartyl-phosphate phosphatase-phosphatase regulator) systems identified in the Bacillus subtilis genome for a rap gene that affects aprE (alkaline protease gene) expression by using a multicopy plasmid. We found that rapG was involved in the regulation of aprE, which belongs to the regulon of DegU, the(More)
The DegS-DegU two-component system in Bacillus subtilis regulates exoprotease production and competence development. Phosphorylated and unphosphorylated forms of DegU are required for activation of aprE and comK, respectively. Alanine-scanning mutagenesis of the helix-turn-helix region of DegU and in vivo examination of 27 DegU variants revealed five common(More)
Quinoline is a hepatocarcinogen in rats and mice and a well-known mutagen in bacteria after incubation with rat liver microsomes. The specific cytochrome P450 enzymes involved in quinoline metabolism in human and rat liver microsomes were determined using cDNA-expressed cytochrome P450s, correlations with specific cytochrome P450-linked monooxygenase(More)
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