Katsuo Katayanagi

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We have developed fluorescent probes for the detection of strand scission in the excision repair of oxidatively damaged bases. They were hairpin-shaped oligonucleotides, each containing an isomer of thymine glycol or 5,6-dihydrothymine as a damaged base in the center, with a fluorophore and a quencher at the 5'- and 3'-ends, respectively. Fluorescence was(More)
The effects of salt on the structure, stability, and enzymatic function of a novel dihydrofolate reductase (HjDHFR P1) from a hyperhalophilic archaeon, Haloarcula japonica strain TR-1 living in a Japanese saltern, were studied using ultraviolet absorption, circular dichroism (CD), and fluorescence spectroscopy. HjDHFR P1 had a partial structure at pH 8.0 in(More)
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