Nozomu Otsuji

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The regulatory genes of alkaline phosphatase, phoS and phoT, of Escherichia coli were cloned on pBR322, initially as an 11.8-kilobase EcoRI fragment. A restriction map of the hybrid plasmid was established. Deletion plasmids of various sizes were constructed in vitro, and the presence of phoS and phoT genes on the cloned DNA fragments was tested by(More)
Two ultraviolet light (UV)-sensitive mutants have been isolated from Escherichia coli K-12. These mutants, designated RuvA(-) and RuvB(-), were controlled by a gene located close to the his gene on the chromosome map. They were sensitive to UV (10- to 20-fold increase) and slightly sensitive to gamma rays (3-fold increase). Host cell reactivation, UV(More)
Expression of human c-kit proto-oncogene and interleukin-7 receptor (IL-7R) in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells expressing CD7 was examined by Northern-blot analysis and reversed transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay in relation to the phenotypes. Leukemic cells from four out of 12 CD7+ ALL patients, all of which fulfilled the(More)
Synthesis of alkaline phosphatase in Escherichia coli is repressed in the presence of a high concentration of orthophosphate in a medium. Formation of the enzyme is under a control of two regulator genes, phoR and phoS, and mutation in either phoR or phoS overcomes a repression produced by the presence of a high concentration of orthophosphate. The phoR(More)
A new type of Escherichia coli mutant which shows increased sensitivity to methyl methane sulfonate but not to UV light or to gamma rays was isolated after mutagenesis with N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine. The mutant is unable to reactivate phage lambdavir or double-stranded phiX174 DNA (replicative form) that had been treated with methyl methane(More)