Tae-Jong Kim

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Arabidopsis seedlings increased extracellular ATP (exATP) concentrations transiently in extracellular matrix (ECM) under hypertonic stresses. The increased transcription levels of two apyrase genes, AtAPY1 and AtAPY2, in accordance with exATP accumulation, suggests active regulation of exATP concentration. Arabidopsis seedlings subjected to hypertonic(More)
Thoracic splanchnic nerves conduct pain sensation from the abdominal organs around the celiac ganglion. Splanchnicectomy is the procedure used mainly for the control of intractable visceral pain. Forty-six human posterior thoracic walls were dissected. The formation pattern, course, and incidence of communication of the thoracic splanchnic nerves were(More)
Because ATP is an extracellular effector in animal and plant systems and derivatives of ATP, such as S-adenosylmethionine and cAMP, can control antibiotic production and morphological differentiation in Streptomyces, we hypothesized that extracellular ATP (exATP) can also affect physiologies of Streptomyces. We found that the addition of 10 microM exATP to(More)
The termite is a good model of symbiosis between microbes and hosts and possesses an effective cellulose digestive system. Oxygen-tolerant bacteria, such as Dyella sp., Chryseobacterium sp., and Bacillus sp., were isolated from Reticulitermes speratus gut. Notably, the endo-beta-1,4-glucanase (EG) activity of all 16 strains of isolated bacteria was low. Due(More)
Streptomycetes are the major natural source of clinical antibiotics. The enhanced secondary metabolite production of many streptomycetes by S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) in previous studies suggested the existence of a common SAM regulatory effect. We screened nine proteins using the phosphoprotein purification column from Streptomyces coelicolor. Among them,(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin D is important in bone health and its relationship with osteoarthritis has recently been reported. Both vitamin D deficiency and knee osteoarthritis are age dependent and are known to affect quality of life (QOL) in older populations. In this study, we aimed to determine the association between vitamin D status and health-related quality(More)
In this study, three trehalose gene clusters, treX-Y-Z, tpS1, and treS, of the acarbose-producing strain, Actinoplanes sp. SN223/29, have been identified. In particular, five trehalose synthetic genes were sequenced and characterized in detail. They were cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli BL21(DE3)pLysS using the His-tag vector pET19b. The recombinant(More)
The addition of extracellular ATP (exATP) to four Streptomyces strains had similar effects: low exATP levels stimulated antibiotic production and high levels reduced it. Compared with antibiotic production, the concentrations of intracellular ATP (inATP) in the tested strains were opposite, which suggests a role of inATP in regulating secondary metabolite(More)
The gene cluster for spectinomycin biosynthesis from Streptomyces spectabilis was analyzed completely and registered under the accession number EU255259 at the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Based on sequence analysis, spcM of the S. spectabilis cluster is the only methyltransferase candidate required for methylation in spectinomycin(More)
The fact that adpA promoter activity is enhanced by S-adenosylmethionine without the involvement of the A-factor/ArpA regulatory cascade suggests the existence of additional transcriptional regulators for adpA expression in Streptomyces griseus. In this study, an additional adpA promoter regulatory protein, named ArfA, that is conserved among many bacteria(More)