Mamoru Yamanishi

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Strong terminator regions could be used to improve metabolically engineered yeasts by increasing the target enzyme protein yields above those achieved with traditional terminator regions. We recently identified five strong terminator regions (RPL41Bt, RPL15At, DIT1t, RPL3t, and IDP1t) in a comprehensive analysis of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The effect of(More)
The terminator regions of eukaryotes encode functional elements in the 3' untranslated region (3'-UTR) that influence the 3'-end processing of mRNA, mRNA stability, and translational efficiency, which can modulate protein production. However, the contribution of these terminator regions to gene expression remains unclear, and therefore their utilization in(More)
Here we report a significant enhancement of galactose response without altering the characteristics of glucose repression. To improve the galactose response, we fabricated transgenic yeasts harboring HIS3pro-GAL1, HIS3pro-GAL2 and GAL10pro-GAL4, and evaluated the synergistic effects of these three genes by immunoblot and flow cytometry analyses.
The control of metabolic flow is a prerequisite for efficient chemical production in transgenic microorganisms. Exogenous genes required for the biosynthesis of target chemicals are expressed under strong promoters, while the endogenous genes of the original metabolic pathway are repressed by disruption or mutation. These genetic manipulations occasionally(More)
Control of the expression levels of multiple enzymes in transgenic yeasts is essential for the effective production of complex molecules through fermentation. Here, we propose a tunable strategy for the control of expression levels based on the design of terminator regions and other gene-expression control elements in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Our(More)
Both terminators and promoters regulate gene expression. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the TPS1 terminator (TPS1t), coupled to a gene encoding a fluorescent protein, produced more transgenic mRNA and protein than did similar constructs containing other terminators, such as CYC1t, TDH3t, and PGK1t. This suggests that TPS1t can be used as a general terminator(More)
Combinatorial screening used together with a broad library of gene expression cassettes is expected to produce a powerful tool for the optimization of the simultaneous expression of multiple enzymes. Recently, we proposed a highly tunable protein expression system that utilized multiple genome-integrated target genes to fine-tune enzyme expression in yeast(More)
We report that several tryptophan-rich peptides exhibit an affinity for a hydrophobic ionic liquid (IL) (1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis-trifluoromethanesulfonyl imide), and that green fluorescent protein (GFP) fused to a peptides, "SSSWWSWWWW" (SW1) or "SWWWWSWWWW" (SW2), containing serine (S) and tryptophan (W) at the C terminus localized at the IL/water(More)
Post-transcriptional upregulation is an effective way to increase the expression of transgenes and thus maximize the yields of target chemicals from metabolically engineered organisms. Refractory elements in the 3' untranslated region (UTR) that increase mRNA half-life might be available. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, several terminator regions have shown(More)
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