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The alpha1,6-fucosyl residue (core fucose) of glycoproteins is widely distributed in mammalian tissues and is altered under pathological conditions. A probe that specifically detects core fucose is important for understanding the role of this oligosaccharide structure. Aleuria aurantia lectin (AAL) and Lens culimaris agglutinin-A (LCA) have been often used(More)
We cloned and characterized the gene and cDNA of Aspergillus oryzae cytochrome P450nor (Anor). The Anor gene (nicA; CYP55A5) has a different gene structure from other P450nor genes in that it has an extra intron. There were not only two kinds of mRNA but also two sets of TATA-box and CCAAT-box, and it appears that this gene has two expression patterns, like(More)
Aleuria aurantia lectin (AAL) is widely used to estimate the extent of alpha1,6-fucosylated oligosaccharides and to fractionate glycoproteins for the detection of specific biomarkers for developmental antigens. Our previous studies have shown that Aspergillus oryzae lectin (AOL) reflects the extent of alpha1,6-fucosylation more clearly than AAL. However,(More)
For efficient production of isoflavone aglycones from soybean isoflavones, we isolated three novel types of β-glucosidase (BGL1, BGL3, and BGL5) from the filamentous fungi Aspergillus oryzae. Three enzymes were independently displayed on the cell surface of a yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a fusion protein with α-agglutinin. Three(More)
UV-mediated mutagenesis generated a high glucoamylase-producing mutant of Aspergillus oryzae exhibiting strong melanization in solid-state culture. Expression of the glucoamylase-encoding gene (glaB), which is specifically expressed in solid-state culture, and the tyrosinase-encoding gene (melO), was analyzed using an E. coli β-glucuronidase (GUS) reporter(More)
We cloned and characterized a novel gene (abfA) encoding alpha-L-arabinofuranosidase (alpha-L-AFase) from Aspergillus oryzae. One clone homologous to the alpha-L-AFase gene of Thermotoga maritima was found in an expressed sequence tag (EST) library of A. oryzae and a corresponding gene was isolated. Molecular analysis showed that the abfA gene carried six(More)
BACKGROUND Deferriferrichrysin (Dfcy) is a siderophore found in foods fermented by Aspergillus oryzae and is a promising candidate for an antioxidant food additive because of its high binding constant toward iron. However, the Dfcy concentration is typically low in foods and cultures. RESULTS We optimised culture conditions to improve Dfcy production to(More)
We cloned a novel gene (aoxA) encoding amine oxidase (AOX) from Aspergillus oryzae. One cDNA clone showing extreme homology to the AOX-encoding genes was found in an expressed sequence tag (EST) library of A. oryzae. Molecular analysis revealed that the aoxA carried four exons interrupted by three introns and had an open reading frame encoding 672 amino(More)
Malate in sake (a Japanese alcoholic beverage) is an important component for taste that is produced by yeasts during alcoholic fermentation. To date, many researchers have developed methods for breeding high-malate-producing yeasts; however, genes responsible for the high-acidity phenotype are not known. We determined the mutated gene involved in high(More)
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