Kunihiro Nakata

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The pckA gene, encoding the gluconeogenic enzyme phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK), was cloned by PCR amplification from the purple nonsulfur bacterium Rhodopseudomonas palustris No. 7. Sequencing of a 2.5-kb chromosomal SmaI-PstI fragment containing the structural gene revealed an open reading frame encoding 537 amino acids, homologous to known(More)
A suspension of recipient Escherichia coli cells in stationary phase, chrysotile asbestos, and pUC18 donor DNA spread over the surface of a Luria-Bertani agar plate using a streak bar several times, resulted in intracellular uptake of the plasmid DNA by the E. coli cells. The transformation efficiency was highest with a duration of cell exposure to(More)
The spontaneous antimicrobial surfactant-resistant mutant, Escherichia coli OW66, has been isolated, and its physiological properties have been characterized in our previous paper (Ishikawa et al., J Appl Microbiol 92:261–268, 2002b). This report revealed that strain OW66 had seven mutations in their chromosomal DNA by comparative genomic hybridization(More)
Carbapenem non-producing mutants were isolated from Streptomyces fulvoviridis and divided into six cosynthesis groups. By using one of the mutants as the host and plasmid pIJ385 as the vector, we cloned carbapenem biosynthetic genes from the parental S. fulvoviridis strain. A cloned 6-kb DNA fragment complemented the defects of three mutants each of which(More)
The purpose of this study was to establish transgenic mouse lines as a tool to investigate the function of amelogenin during mineralization by causing ectopic production of amelogenin and studying its effect. The mouse amelogenin (mAme) was cloned from a 16-day-old whole mouse embryo cDNA library and was determined to be "full-length" mouse amelogenin (with(More)
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