Soichiro Kashiwagi

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A cyanobacterium, Synechococcus species PCC7942, has a gene encoding a copper-transporting P-type ATPase, which is located in the thylakoid membrane. At the 5'-upstream of this ATPase gene, we identified another gene, which was supposed to be implicated in a copper-transport process. This novel gene was found to encode a putative pore-forming membrane(More)
P-type ATPases constitute a large family of cation pumps that play crucial physiological roles in many organisms, including bacteria, plants and mammals. They are postulated to play important roles in a variety of environmental adaptation systems. Recently, we cloned two distinct putative P-type ATPase genes (pacS and pacL) from a photosynthetic(More)
Metal-transporting P-type ATPases were recently proposed to constitute a newly emerged sub-family of cation-transporting P-type ATPases, and are known to occur widely in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. However, no instance has been reported for higher plants. A cDNA clone encoding a metal-transporting P-type ATPase was thus searched for, if present, and was(More)
We report cloning and sequencing of a gene encoding a putative aldehyde dehydrogenase in Synechococcus sp. PCC7942. It was found that this phototrophic microorganism has a protein very similar to mammalian class-3 aldehyde dehydrogenases. A mutant strain lacking this gene was hypersensitive in growth to an aromatic aldehyde.
P-type (or E1 E2-type) ATPases comprise a large family of prokaryotic and eukaryotic proteins capable of transporting a variety of cations, and function in a wide variety of cellular processes. The present study was carried out to search for genes encoding P-type ATPases in the phototrophic cyanobacterium, Synechococcus sp. PCC7942. We succeeded in cloning(More)
We investigated the expression of the CYP4F subfamily in human leukocytes and HL60 cells. Enzymatic activity assay, immunocytochemical staining, and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis of human leukocytes showed that polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) expressed CYP4F3B and CYP4F12 in addition to CYP4F3. Transcription start(More)
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