Ken'ichiro Matsumoto

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Chimeric enzymes composed of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) synthases from Ralstonia eutropha (Cupriavidus necator) (PhaC(Re)) and Aeromonas caviae (PhaC(Ac)) were constructed. PhaC(Re) is known for its(More)
In vitro evolution of the polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) synthase gene from Pseudomonas sp. 61-3 (phaC1(Ps)) has been performed to generate highly active enzymes. In this study, a positive mutant of PHA(More)
NADPH-dependent acetoacetyl-coenzyme A (acetoacetyl-CoA) reductase (PhaB) is a key enzyme in the synthesis of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) [P(3HB)], along with β-ketothiolase (PhaA) and(More)
Evolutionary engineered polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) synthases from Pseudomonas sp. 61-3 enhance PHA accumulation and enable the monomer composition of PHAs to be regulated. We characterized a newly(More)
Xylose, which is a major constituent of lignocellulosic biomass, was utilized for the production of poly(lactate-co-3-hydroxybutyrate) [P(LA-co-3HB)], having transparent and flexible properties. The(More)