Taisuke Inagaki

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cDNA clone for general acyl CoA dehydrogenase (GAD) was isolated from a rat liver cDNA expression library in lambda gt11 using anti-pig kidney GAD antibody. Size of the isolated cDNA was estimated to be 1.5-1.6 kb. By immunological analysis of fusion protein and epitope selection, the cDNA clone was identified as that containing the GAD gene. Partial amino(More)
In vitro synthesis of general acyl CoA dehydrogenase [EC 1.3.99.3], one of the mitochondrial flavoenzymes, was carried out to elucidate its biosynthetic mechanism. Poly(A)+ RNA isolated from pig kidney was translated in vitro using wheat germ lysate system and the synthesized enzyme was immunoprecipitated by the antibody against purified pig kidney general(More)
Castration results in a rapid decrease in the activity of RNA polymerase I (or A) of isolated nuclei of rat prostates. The decrease was mainly ascribed to the diminution in the number of in vivo initiated RNA chains. The "free form" activity of the enzyme, however, which was estimated by the use of exogenous template and actinomycin D, increased 24 h after(More)
Electron microscopic examination of the effect of linoleic acid hydroperoxide on cultured smooth muscle cells from human umbilical artery revealed that incubation of the cells with 5.0 nmol/ml (in terms of malondialdehyde) of the hydroperoxide for 3 h caused a decrease in the electron density of the mitochondrial matrix and that dilatation of the(More)
Monoamine oxidase was purified from pig liver mitochondria to homogeneity. The enzyme sample contained a large amount of phospholipids. Depletion of lipids from the enzyme sample resulted in a decrease in its activity, while activity was restored by the binding of the lipid-depleted enzyme to phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylethanolamine, or mitochondrial(More)
A new antibiotic, CJ-17,572 (I) was isolated from the fermentation broth of a fungus Pezicula sp. CL11877. The structure of I was determined to be a new equisetin derivative by spectroscopic analyses. The compound inhibits the growth of multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcusfaecalis with IC50s of 10 and 20 microg/ml, respectively.
In vitro synthesis of D-amino acid oxidase [D-amino acid: O2 oxidoreductase (deaminating), EC 1.4.3.3], one of the peroxisomal flavin enzymes, was performed using a rabbit reticulocyte lysate system in order to elucidate the biosynthetic pathway of the enzyme. The apparent molecular weight of the synthesized enzyme protein was the same as that of D-amino(More)
High-throughput screening of microbial extracts using rat hepatic microsomal glucose-6-phosphatase (G6Pase) led us to find thielavin B as a G6Pase inhibitor with inhibition of glucose output from glucagon-stimulated hepatocytes. Further searching for more potent analogs identified 11 new thielavins F-P in addition to the known thielavins A and B from a(More)
Different forms of rat liver medium-chain acyl CoA dehydrogenase (MCAD) (EC 1.3.99.3) were produced in Escherichia coli carrying expression plasmids (pRMCADm-1 approximately 9) differing at the 5'-region of the cDNA. The proteins expressed could be readily extracted from the cells. The protein (approximately 44 kDa) directed by pRMCADm-3 showed the highest(More)
CJ-15,696 and 7 novel furopyridine antibiotics were isolated from the fungus Cladobotryum varium CL12284. Their structures were determined by X-ray crystallography and spectral analysis. Three biotransformed analogs were also prepared from CJ-15,696. CJ-15,696 showed moderate activity against various Gram-positive bacteria including some drug resistant(More)