Michihisa Maeda

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Cra (or FruR), a global transcription factor with both repression and activation activities, controls a large number of the genes for glycolysis and gluconeogenesis. To get insights into the entire network of transcription regulation of the E. coli genome by Cra, we isolated a set of Cra-binding sequences using an improved method of genomic SELEX. From the(More)
PhaR from Paracoccus denitrificans functions as a repressor or autoregulator of the expression of genes encoding phasin protein (PhaP) and PhaR itself, both of which are components of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) granules (A. Maehara, S. Taguchi, T. Nishiyama, T. Yamane, and Y. Doi, J. Bacteriol. 184:3992-4002, 2002). PhaR is a unique regulatory protein in(More)
A biosynthetic pathway for poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) [P(3HB)] production by Corynebacterium glutamicum was developed by introducing the phbCAB operon derived from Ralstonia eutropha. P(3HB) synthase activity was detected in this recombinant C. glutamicum carrying a cell surface protein gene promoter. Intracellular P(3HB) was microscopically observed as(More)
When an Escherichia coli culture changes from exponential growth to the stationary phase, expression of growth-related genes levels off, while a number of stationary-phase-specific genes are turned on. To gain insight into the growth phase-dependent global regulation of genome transcription, we analyzed the strength and specificity of promoters associated(More)
The model prokaryote Escherichia coli contains seven copies of the rRNA operon in the genome. The presence of multiple rRNA operons is an advantage for increasing the level of ribosome, the key apparatus of translation, in response to environmental conditions. The complete sequence of E. coli genome, however, indicated the micro heterogeneity between seven(More)
Leucine-responsive regulatory protein (Lrp) is a transcriptional regulator for the genes involved in transport, biosynthesis and catabolism of amino acids in Escherichia coli. In order to identify the whole set of genes under the direct control of Lrp, we performed Genomic SELEX screening and identified a total of 314 Lrp-binding sites on the E. coli(More)
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