Masaki Motoyama

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Rhodococcus rhodochrous K37, a Gram-positive bacterium grown under alkaline conditions, was isolated for its ability to metabolize PCBs. Analysis revealed that it has eight genes encoding extradiol dioxygenase, which has 2,3-dihydroxybiphenyl 1,2-dioxygenase activity, and these genes were designated bphC1 to bphC8. According to the classification of(More)
Four kinds of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)-degrading Rhodococcus sp. (TA421, TA431, HA99, and K37) have been isolated from termite ecosystem and under alkaline condition. The bph gene cluster involved in the degradation of PCB/biphenyl has been analyzed in strain TA421. This gene cluster was highly homologous to bph gene clusters in R. globerulus P6 and(More)
A total of 81 cell clones persistently infected with the LAV-1 or HTLV-IIIB strain of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) was isolated from cells which were obtained by serial passage of some proliferating MT-4 cells after a drastic cytolysis of most cells by HIV-1-infection. These cell clones were classified into 8 types (I to VIII) in terms of the(More)
Four Rhodococcus strains that can degrade PCB/biphenyl were isolated under various conditions. We cloned and analyzed seven bphC gene clusters and found that the bphC8 gene cluster is essential for PCB/biphenyl degradation in R. rhodochrous K37. The product of the bphC8 gene was more homologous to the meta-cleavage enzyme involved in phenanthrene metabolism(More)
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