Kenji Takasaka

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The biogenesis and oxygen-evolving activity of cyanobacterial Photosystem II (PSII) is dependent on a number of accessory proteins not found in the crystallised dimeric complex. These include Psb27, a small lipoprotein attached to the lumenal side of PSII, which has been assigned a role in regulating the assembly of the Mn4Ca cluster catalysing water(More)
The PsbQ-like protein, termed CyanoQ, found in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 is thought to bind to the lumenal surface of photosystem II (PSII), helping to shield the Mn4CaO5 oxygen-evolving cluster. CyanoQ is, however, absent from the crystal structures of PSII isolated from thermophilic cyanobacteria raising the possibility that the(More)
Cold induces increased intake of salt in mice. To examine involvement of renin and catecholamines, male ICR mice were exposed to cold (7-9 degrees C; 6 h/day; 4 days), and half of them were allowed to choose between water and 0.9% NaCl. Plasma renin activity (PRA) and catecholamine concentrations in plasma, adrenal gland, kidney, brown adipose tissue (BAT)(More)
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