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  • Naofumi Kamimura, Kenji Takahashi, +4 authors Eiji Masai
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Environmental microbiology reports
  • 2017 (First Publication: 20 October 2017)
  • Lignin is the most abundant phenolic polymer; thus, its decomposition by microorganisms is fundamental to carbon cycling on earth. Lignin breakdown is initiated by depolymerization catalysed byExpand
  • Kazuyuki Tanamura, Tomokuni Abe, +8 authors Eiji Masai
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry
  • 2011 (First Publication: 23 December 2011)
  • The glutathione S-transferases, LigF and LigE, of Sphingobium sp. strain SYK-6 respectively play a role in cleavage of the β-aryl ether of (+)-(βS)-α-(2-methoxyphenoxy)-β-hydroxypropiovanilloneExpand
  • Sailas Benjamin, Eiji Masai, Naofumi Kamimura, Kenji Takahashi, R C Anderson, Panichikkal Abdul Faisal
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • Journal of hazardous materials
  • 2017 (First Publication: 15 October 2017)
  • Disregarding the rising alarm on the hazardous nature of various phthalates and their metabolites, ruthless usage of phthalates as plasticizer in plastics and as additives in innumerable consumerExpand
  • Daisuke Kasai, Naofumi Kamimura, +4 authors Eiji Masai
  • Medicine, Biology
  • FEMS microbiology letters
  • 2012 (First Publication: 1 July 2012)
  • Sphingobium sp. strain SYK-6 is able to degrade various lignin-derived aromatic compounds including ferulate, vanillate, and syringate. In the SYK-6 cells, ferulate is converted to vanillin andExpand
  • Taichi Yoshikata, Kazuya Suzuki, +9 authors Eiji Masai
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology
  • 2014 (First Publication: 12 September 2014)
  • ABSTRACT Sphingobium sp. strain SYK-6 is able to assimilate lignin-derived biaryls, including a biphenyl compound, 5,5′-dehydrodivanillate (DDVA). Previously, ligXa (SLG_07770), which is similar toExpand
  • Souichiro Maebashi Kato, Kanako Chino, Naofumi Kamimura, Eiji Masai, Isao Yumoto, Yoichi Kamagata
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Scientific reports
  • 2015 (First Publication: 24 September 2015)
  • Anaerobic degradation of lignin-derived aromatics is an important metabolism for carbon and nutrient cycles in soil environments. Although there are some studies on degradation of lignin-derivedExpand
  • Naofumi Kamimura, Taichi Aoyama, +7 authors Eiji Masai
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology
  • 2010 (First Publication: 15 October 2010)
  • ABSTRACT The protocatechuate (PCA) 4,5-cleavage (PCA45) pathway is the essential catabolic route for the degradation of various aromatic acids in the genus Comamonas. All of the PCA45 pathway genes,Expand