Masataka Tsuda

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Interstrand cross-links (ICLs) block replication and transcription and thus are highly cytotoxic. In higher eukaryotes, ICLs processing involves the Fanconi anemia (FA) pathway and homologous recombination. Stalled replication forks activate the eight-subunit FA core complex, which ubiquitylates FANCD2-FANCI. Once it is posttranslationally modified, this(More)
γ-Hexachlorocyclohexane (γ-HCH, also called γ-BHC and lindane) is a halogenated organic insecticide that causes serious environmental problems. The aerobic degradation pathway of γ-HCH was extensively revealed in bacterial strain Sphingobium japonicum (formerly Sphingomonas paucimobilis) UT26. γ-HCH is transformed to 2,5-dichlorohydroquinone through(More)
The number of available genome sequences is increasing, and easy-to-use software that enables efficient comparative analysis is needed. We developed GenomeMatcher, a stand-alone software package for Mac OS X. GenomeMatcher executes BLAST and MUMmer, and the detected similarities are displayed in two-dimensional and parallel views with similarity values(More)
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are serious environmental pollutants that threaten both the natural ecosystem and human health. For remediation of environments contaminated with PCBs, several approaches that exploit the potential of microbes to degrade PCBs have been developed. These approaches include improvement of PCB solubilization and entry into the(More)
Expression of the multidrug efflux system MexC-MexD-OprJ in nfxB mutants of Pseudomonas aeruginosa contributes to resistance to fluoroquinolones and the "fourth-generation" cephems (cefpirome and cefozopran), but not to most beta-lactams, including the ordinary cephems (ceftazidime and cefoperazone). nfxB mutants also express a second multidrug efflux(More)
Toluene degrading (xyl) genes on a Pseudomonas TOL plasmid pWWO are located within a 39-kb DNA portion. The 56-kb region including these xyl genes and its 17-kb derivative with a deletion of the internal 39-kb portion transposed to various sites on target replicons such as pACYC184 and R388 in escherichia coli recA strains. Thus the 56- and 17-kb regions(More)
It has been reported that the toluene-degrading (xyl) genes from Pseudomonas putida plasmid pWW53 are able to translocate to broad-host-range drug resistance plasmid RP4, and pWW53-4 is one of the smallest RP4 derivatives (H. Keil, S. Keil, R. W. Pickup, and P. A. Williams, J. Bacteriol. 164:887-895, 1985). Our investigation of pWW53-4 in this study(More)
The complete genome sequencing of a γ-hexachlorocyclohexane-degrading strain, Sphingobium japonicum UT26, revealed that the genome consists of two circular chromosomes [with sizes of 3.5 Mb (Chr1) and 682kb (Chr2)], a 191-kb large plasmid (pCHQ1), and two small plasmids with sizes of 32 and 5kb. The lin genes are dispersed on Chr1, Chr2, and pCHQ1.(More)
DNA fragments containing argK-tox clusters and their flanking regions were cloned from the chromosomes of Pseudomonas syringae pathovar (pv.) actinidiae strain KW-11 (ACT) and P. syringae pv. phaseolicola strain MAFF 302282 (PHA), and then their sequences were determined. Comparative analysis of these sequences and the sequences of P. syringae pv. tomato(More)
Isolated from Pseudomonas resinovorans CA10, pCAR1 is a 199-kb plasmid that carries genes involved in the degradation of carbazole and dioxin. The nucleotide sequence of pCAR1 has been determined previously. In this study, we characterized pCAR1 in terms of its replication, maintenance, and conjugation. By constructing miniplasmids of pCAR1 and testing(More)