Ko-ichi Adachi

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Clones, containing DNA complementary (cDNA) to rat liver fatty acid synthetase mRNA, were constructed and identified. cDNA of these clones was then used as a probe to quantify mRNA. The cDNA was synthesized to partially purified rat liver fatty acid synthetase mRNA. Double-stranded cDNA was then prepared and inserted into the PstI site of pBR322 using(More)
Escherichia coli heat shock transcription factor σ(32) is rapidly degraded by ATP-dependent proteases, such as FtsH and ClpYQ. Although the DnaK chaperone system (DnaK, DnaJ, and GrpE) promotes σ(32) degradation in vivo, the precise mechanism that is involved remains unknown. Our previous results indicated that σ(32) mutants containing amino acid(More)
The synthesis rate of ribosomal protein S1 was measured in Escherichia coli K-12 during the transitional period following a nutritional shift-up from acetate minimal to glucose/amino acids/nucleosides medium. The synthesis rate of S1 increased without a lag suggesting that the S1 gene is under stringent control and located very close to its promoter. The(More)
The effect of magnesium starvation upon the fate of individual ribosomal proteins was studied in Escherichia coli. During a 21 h incubation in the absence of Mg2+ the 30 S subunit was more susceptible to degradation, retaining an average 31.9% of its ribosomal proteins as compared to 40.0% for the 50 S subunit. An examination of those 50-S proteins(More)
Calmodulin-dependent cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase from bovine brain is found to be composed of two distinct subunits, 60,000- and 63,000-dalton polypeptides. Peptide mapping of the subunits by partial proteolysis demonstrated that the 60-kDa polypeptide is not derived from the 63-kDa species. The interaction of the enzyme with three monoclonal(More)
High purity fatty acid synthetase mRNA has been prepared from rat liver. The translational purity of the mRNA preparation was at least 27% as judged by the percentage of the radioactivity incorporated into acid-insoluble material that was precipitated by anti-fatty acid synthetase antibody. The specific activity of the mRNA was 220-times greater than that(More)