Satoshi Mitsuhashi

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Genes for two group 1 beta-lactamases, SRT-1 and SST-1, were sequenced. These beta-lactamases were produced by clinical isolates of Serratia marcescens, isolates GN16694 and GN19450, respectively. The resulting enzymes were 96% identical. SRT-1 hydrolyzed oxyimino cephalosporins, but SST-1 hardly hydrolyzed them. At residue 213 in the third motif, which is(More)
Mutagenized cell libraries of Corynebacterium glutamicum were screened for mutants that lost the ability to grow under low oxygen concentrations. The resulting high-oxygen-requiring mutants were used to clone wild-type DNA fragments that could complement the phenotype. Sequencing and subcloning analyses identified six genes, Cgl0807, Cgl1102, Cgl0600,(More)
Outer membrane permeation of Bacteroides fragilis by cephalosporins was examined by a previously described method. The permeation parameters of cephalosporins in B. fragilis were close to 10(-5) cm3/min per microgram of cell dry weight. These values were about an order of magnitude lower than those in Escherichia coli. In B. fragilis, the permeation was not(More)
The Cgl1427 gene was previously found to be relevant to the microaerobic growth of Corynebacterium glutamicum (Ikeda et al. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 73:2806–2808, 2009). In the present work, Cgl1427 was identified as a cytidylate kinase gene (cmk) by homology analysis of its deduced amino acid sequence with that of other bacterial cytidylate kinases (CMP(More)
Cefoxitin (CFX), cefmetazole (CMZ) and YM093301), and 6059-S2) have a 7a-methoxyl group (a unique structural feature of the cepha-mycin family) in the cephalosporin nucleus and 1-oxa cephalosporin nucleus, respectively (Fig. 1). These compounds are resistant to hydrolysis by various bacterial i3-lactamases. This resistance character also provides the(More)
In Corynebacterium glutamicum, the phosphoenolpyruvate-dependent sugar phosphotransferase system (PTS) has long been the only known glucose uptake system, but we recently found suppressor mutants emerging from a PTS-negative strain of C. glutamicum ATCC 31833 on glucose agar plates, and identified two alternative potential glucose uptake systems, the(More)
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