Katsuhiko Yoshimatsu

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Ferric iron reductase was purified from magnetotactic bacterium Magnetospirillum (formerly Aquaspirillum) magnetotacticum (ATCC 31632) to an electrophoretically homogeneous state. The enzyme was loosely bound on the cytoplasmic face of the cytoplasmic membrane and was found more frequently in magnetic cells than in nonmagnetic cells. The molecular mass of(More)
The composition of membrane-bound electron-transferring proteins from denitrifying cells of Haloarcula marismortui was compared with that from the aerobic cells. Accompanying nitrate reductase catalytic NarGH subcomplex, cytochrome b-561, cytochrome b-552, and halocyanin-like blue copper protein were induced under denitrifying conditions. Cytochrome b-561(More)
Recently, we identified a client-binding site of Cdc37 that is required for its association with protein kinases. Phage display technology and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (which identifies a total of 33 proteins) consistently identify a unique sequence, GXFG, as a Cdc37-interacting motif that occurs in the canonical glycine-rich loop(More)
Genes encoding the NarG and NarH subunits of the molybdo-iron-sulfur enzyme, a nitrate reductase from a denitrifying halophilic euryarchaeota Haloarcula marismortui, were cloned and sequenced. An incomplete cysteine motif reminiscent of that for a [4Fe-4S] cluster binding was found in the NarG subunit, and complete cysteine arrangements for binding one(More)
Dissimilatory nitrate reductase was purified from a denitrifying halophilic archaeon, Haloarcula marismortui, to an electrophoretically homogeneous state. The purified enzyme was inferred to be a homotetramer composed of a 63 kDa polypeptide. The electron paramagnetic resonance spectrum of the purified enzyme revealed typical rhombic signals which were(More)
Cu-containing dissimilatory nitrite reductase (CuNiR) was purified from denitrifying cells of a halophilic archaeon, Haloarcula marismortui. The purified CuNiR appeared blue in the oxidized state, possessing absorption peaks at 600 and 465 nm in the visible region. Electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy suggested the presence of type 1 Cu (g(II) =(More)
Hsp90 participates in many distinct aspects of cellular functions and accomplishes these roles by interacting with multiple client proteins. To gain insight into the interactions between Hsp90 and its clients, here we have reduced the protein level of Hsp90 in avian cells by gene targeting in an attempt to elicit the otherwise undetectable (because of the(More)
Virus-like particles (VLPs) displaying antigen have been increasingly recognized as a potential vaccine in the livestock industry. In this study, Neospora caninum surface protein related sequence (NcSRS)2 was displayed on the surface of Rous sarcoma virus group-antigen protein (RSV-gag) VLPs. Two types of Bombyx mori nucleopolyhedrovirus (BmNPV) bacmids,(More)
Cysteine proteases (CPs) with N-succinyl-Leu-Tyr-4-methylcoumaryl-7-amide (Suc-LY-MCA) cleavage activity were investigated in green and senescent leaves of spinach. The enzyme activity was separated into two major and several faint minor peaks by hydrophobic chromatography. These peaks were conventionally designated as CP1, CP2 and CP3, according to their(More)