Sadanobu Fukuyama

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We established a Thermus thermophilus strain in which the pyrE gene (coding for orotate phosphoribosyltransferase of the pyrimidine biosynthetic pathway) was totally deleted. We also constructed an integration vector, which consisted of the Escherichia coli plasmid vector pBluescript and a 2.1-kb segment of the T. thermophilus leu operon sequence, for the(More)
In vitro affinity maturation for evolving catalytic antibodies has been demonstrated by generating a diverse repertoire of the appropriate complementarity-determining regions on a phage surface. Phage display is followed by a selection based on binding to an altered antigen that was not used at the time of immunization, and provides variants with new(More)
The nucleotide sequences of the genes for 6-aminohexanoate-cyclic-dimer hydrolases of Flavobacterium sp. strain K172 (F-nylA) and Pseudomonas sp. NK87 (P-nylA), enzymes essential for the degradation of a by-product of the nylon-6 industry, were obtained by the dideoxynucleotide chain-termination method. A 1,479-base-pair open reading frame starting at a GTG(More)
Specific molecular interactions involved in catalysis by antibody 6D9 were investigated by site-directed mutagenesis. The catalytic antibody 6D9, which was generated against a transition state analog (III), hydrolyzes a non-bioactive chloramphenicol monoester derivative (I) to produce chloramphenicol (II). Construction of a three-dimensional molecular model(More)
2,4-Diaminopentanoate dehydrogenase (2,4-DAPDH), which is involved in the oxidative ornithine degradation pathway, catalyzes the NAD(+)- or NADP(+)-dependent oxidative deamination of (2R,4S)-2,4-diaminopentanoate (2,4-DAP) to form 2-amino-4-oxopentanoate. A Fervidobacterium nodosum Rt17-B1 gene, Fnod_1646, which codes for a protein with sequence similarity(More)
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