Rieko Miyazaki

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An approximately 60-kDa protein with chitinase activity was purified from the pancreas of the toad Bufo japonicus. Its specific activity was 4.5 times higher than that of a commercial bacterial chitinase in fragmenting crab shell chitin, and its optimal pH was approximately 6.0. A cDNA clone encoding a protein consisting of 488 amino acid residues,(More)
On the basis of our preliminary observation that a crude extract of the stomach of the toad Bufo japonicus exhibited a chitinase activity with its optimum pH around 3.0, we undertook molecular cloning of a cDNA encoding this putative gastric chitinase. By use of 2 degenerate oligonucleotide primers derived from the 2 conserved regions of the vertebrate(More)
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