Satoshi Tajima

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A beta-glucosidase (EC 3.2.1.21) was purified as an electrophoretically homogeneous protein from a solid culture of Aspergillus sojae. The molecular mass of the purified enzyme was estimated to be 250 kDa by gel filtration chromatography and 118 kDa by sodium dodecyl sulfate--polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). The isoelectric point of the enzyme(More)
The production of riboflavin from vegetable oil was increased using a mutant strain of Ashbya gossypii. This mutant was generated by treating the wild-type strain with N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG). Riboflavin production was 10-fold higher in the mutant compared to the wild-type strain. The specific intracellular catalase activity after 3 d of(More)
The arabinofuranosidase gene was cloned from the cDNA of Aspergillus sojae. It was found to contain an open reading frame composed of 984 base pairs (bp) and to encode 328 amino acid residues (aa). The cDNA sequence suggested that the mature enzyme is preceded by a 26-aa signal sequence and the molecular mass was predicted to be 32,749 Da. The A. sojae(More)
The subsite affinities of beta-glucosidase (EC 3.2.1.21) with high beta-xylosidase activity from Aspergillus sojae on various xylooligosaccharides (degree of polymerization: n = 2-6) were investigated by steady-state kinetic analysis. The molecular activity (k0) value of the enzyme for xylobiose was not markedly different from those of other substrates (n =(More)
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