Shin-ichi Hatanaka

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We isolated the small subunit of ribulose-1, 5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (RuBisCO SSu) from a fern,Asplenium cataractarum and determined its 34 N-terminal amino acid sequence. We obtained a cDNA clone that contains the entire coding region of the SSu from the same fern species, using synthetic oligonucleotide probes derived from the above amino(More)
Sonochemiluminescence (SCL) of luminol due to a single bubble is studied through spectral measurement. No SCL was observed from a stable single bubble that emitted high-intensity sonoluminescence (SL). In contrast, SCL was observed under conditions of an unstable dancing bubble, where a bubble grows and ejects tiny bubbles, making it "dance" by(More)
Three γ-glutamyltranspeptidase (enzymes I, II and III) were partially purified from the cell free extracts of the cultured mycelia of Morchella esculenta Fr. The molecular masses of enzymes were 155,000 (I), 219,000 (II) and 102,000 (III). All of them catalyzed both hydrolysis and transpeptidation of various γ-glutamyl compounds.(More)
It is known that sonochemical reactions are enhanced by pulsing ultrasound. A method to optimize a sonochemical reactor using a pulsing operation was studied through the measurement of changes in sonoluminescence (SL) intensity from distilled water under various experimental conditions. It was confirmed that pulsing with a constant input power level(More)
Single-bubble sonoluminescence is generated in concentrated aqueous solutions of LiBr and LiCl. The moving-bubble state, a type of unstable state in which sonoluminescence is still emitted, is observed above the stable-sonoluminescence state similarly to that in aqueous solutions of NaCl and KCl. Luminosity is increased at similar magnitudes for LiBr, LiCl,(More)
Influence of clustering of cavitation bubbles on multibubble sonoluminescence (MBSL) in standing wave fields is studied through measurement of MBSL intensity with a photomultiplier tube and observation of corresponding bubble behavior with a high-speed video camera and an intensified charge-coupled device one. It is clarified that, when the SL is quenched(More)
Thirteen species of Characeae were analyzed for their free amino acid contents. Large amounts of isoasparagine, accounting for 10 to 50% of the total free amino acids, were found in extracts fromChara (5 species including one unidentified),Nitellopsis (1 species), andLamprothamnium (1 species). In contrast, no isoasparagine was detected inNitella (5(More)
We previously isolated and characterized a new free amino acid withd-configuration at the α-carbon,trans-3, 4-dehydro-d-2-aminopimelic acid and its related amino acids,d-2-aminopimelic acid and 4-hydroxy-l-2-aminopimelic acid fromAsplenium unilaterale. In this paper, we report that the biosynthetic relationshps among these three amino acids were studied(More)
The efficiency of chemical reactions in the presence of ultrasound at reduced pressures has been monitored using the influence of dissolved oxygen (DO) content on a luminol solution undergoing multibubble sonoluminescence. From these measurements under the condition of constant ultrasonic frequency and constant amplitude of sound pressure, it is shown that(More)