Kosaku Ishimi

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A lipolytic enzyme gene (lip8) was cloned from organic solvent-tolerant Pseudomonas aeruginosa LST-03 and sequenced. In the sequenced nucleotides, an open reading frame consisting of 1,173 nucleotides and encoding 391 amino acids was found. Lip8 is considered to belong to the family VIII of lipolytic enzymes whose serine in the consensus sequence of(More)
The half-life of the activity of the PST-01 protease that was secreted by organic solvent-tolerant Pseudomonas aeruginosa PST-01 was very long in the presence of methanol as compared to that in the absence of methanol. The conformational transitions of the PST-01 protease, alpha-chymotrypsin, thermolysin, and subtilisin in the presence and absence of(More)
Organic solvent-tolerant Pseudomonas aeruginosa LST-03 secretes an organic solvent-stable lipase, LST-03 lipase. The gene of the LST-03 lipase (Lip9) and the gene of the lipase-specific foldase (Lif9) were cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. In the cloned 2.6 kbps DNA fragment, two open reading frames, Lip9 consisting of 933 nucleotides which encoded(More)
A lipase gene (lip3) was cloned from the Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain LST-03 (which tolerates organic solvents) and expressed in Escherichia coli. The cloned sequence includes an ORF consisting of 945 nucleotides, encoding a protein of 315 amino acids (Lip3 lipase, 34.8 kDa). The predicted Lip3 lipase belongs to the class of serine hydrolases; the(More)
The PST-01 protease is a metalloprotease that has zinc ion at the active center and is very stable in the presence of water-soluble organic solvents. The reaction rates and the equilibrium yields of the aspartame precursor N-carbobenzoxy-L-aspartyl-L-phenylalanine methyl ester (Cbz-Asp-Phe-OMe) synthesis from N-carbobenzoxy-L-aspartic acid (Cbz-Asp) and(More)
The initial rates of carboxybenzoyl-alanyl-l-leucyl-amide (Z-L-Ala-L-Leu-NH(2)) synthesis from carboxybenzoyl-L-alanine (Z-L-Ala) and L-leucineamide (L-Leu-NH(2)) and Z-L-Ala-L-Leu-NH(2) hydrolysis in a homogeneous dimethyl sulfoxide-aqueous buffer solution [1:1 (v/v)] system catalyzed by PST-01 protease from Pseudomonas aeruginosa were measured under a(More)
The PST-01 protease from an organic solvent tolerant Pseudomonas aeruginosa has high stability and activity in the presence of various organic solvents. The structure gene of the PST-01 protease was amplified by the error-prone PCR method. The mutated proteases were incubated in the presence of acetonitrile. By measuring remaining activities, two kinds of(More)
Various anaerobes were cultivated in media containing glucose. When 100 mL of thioglycollate medium containing 2.0% (w/v) glucose was used, Clostridium butyricum ATCC 859, NBRC 3315, and NBRC 13949 evolved 227-243 mL of biogas containing about 180 mL of hydrogen in 1 day. Although some strains had some resistance against oxygen, C. butyricum ATCC 859 and(More)