Shu Minagawa

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Transcription profile microarray analysis in Escherichia coli was performed to identify the member genes of the Mg(2+) stimulon that respond to the availability of external Mg(2+) in a PhoP/PhoQ two-component system-dependent manner. The mRNA levels of W3110 in the presence of 30 mM MgCl(2), WP3022 (phoP defective), and WQ3007 (phoQ defective) were compared(More)
Transcriptional analysis of a constitutively active mutant of the EvgA/EvgS two-component system of Escherichia coli resulted in enhanced expression of 13 PhoP/PhoQ-regulated genes, crcA, hemL, mgtA, ompT, phoP, phoQ, proP, rstA, rstB, slyB, ybjG, yrbL, and mgrB. This regulatory network between the two systems also occurred as a result of overproduction of(More)
We demonstrated in vitro that YycG-YycF of Bacillus subtilis constitutes a two-component system and shows a specificity of the sensor protein for the cognate phosphorylation partner. Based on inhibition of such an autophosphorylation of YycG, we searched imidazole and zerumbone derivatives to identify the antibacterial agents such as NH125, NH126, NH127,(More)
In Escherichia coli, CitA is a membrane-associated sensor histidine kinase that phosphorylates CitB, the response regulator. It is predicated to play a key role in anaerobic citrate catabolism. The citrate-binding site in CitA is located within its periplasmic domain, while the cytoplasmic domain (CitA-C) is involved in autophosphorylation. We found that(More)
A Mg(2+) sensor mutant (PhoQD179L(A)) in which D179 of PhoQ was changed into L or A was isolated and characterized in Escherichia coli. PhoQ-PhoP regulon genes, phoPQ, mgtA and mgrB transcriptions were repressed at a high Mg(2+) concentration in WQ3007 (phoQ-defective strain)/pHO119, but not in WQ3007/pHO179L(A). The in vitro autophosphorylation activity of(More)
Zerumbone ring-opening derivative 2 inhibited autophosphorylation of the essential histidine protein kinase (HPK), YycG, existing in Bacillus subtilis constituting a two-component system (TCS). However, it did not inhibit drug-resistant bacterium such as MRSA and VRE. Tryptophan derivative 34 also could be regulated by a TCS system like 2. In addition, 34(More)
Zerumbone ring-opening derivative, 4 (10E/10Z=3/2), inhibited autophosphorylation of the essential histidine-kinase YycG existing in Bacillus subtilis constituting a two-component system (TCS). Generation of 4E-form could be regulated chemically using the difference from the ring-opening reactivity of the precursor forming of 4 and pure 4E was isolated. The(More)
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