Takaaki Kiryu

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A carbohydrate:acceptor oxidoreductase from Paraconiothyrium sp. was purified and characterized. The enzyme efficiently oxidized beta-(1-->4) linked sugars, such as lactose, xylobiose, and cellooligosaccharides. The enzyme also oxidized maltooligosaccharides, D-glucose, D-xylose, D-galactose, L-arabinose, and 6-deoxy-D-glucose. It specifically oxidized the(More)
We have reported that lactobionic acid is produced from lactose by Acetobacter orientalis in traditional Caucasian fermented milk. To maximize the application of lactobionic acid, we investigated favorable conditions for the preparation of resting A. orientalis cells and lactose oxidation. The resting cells, prepared under the most favorable conditions,(More)
Lactobionic acid was first found in a Caucasian fermented milk product popularly known as "Caspian Sea yogurt" in Japan. The presence of lactobionic acid in the fermented milk was indicated by the results of both high-performance anion-exchange chromatographic analysis with pulsed amperometric detection and mass spectrometric analysis. Thereafter, the acid(More)
Lactobionic acid was produced by acetic acid bacteria to oxidize lactose. Gluconobacter spp. and Gluconacetobacter spp. showed higher lactose-oxidizing activities than Acetobacter spp. Gluconobacter frateurii NBRC3285 produced the highest amount of lactobionic acid per cell, among the strains tested. This bacterium assimilated neither lactose nor(More)
Microbial conversion of lactose to lactobionic acid(β -O -D-galactosyl D-gluconic acid) was carried out with the resting cells of a mutant strain of Burkholderia cepacia that showed tolerance to high lactose concentrations, high oxidizing activity, and no β -galactosidase activity. To obtain the cells carrying high lactoseoxidizing activities, the strain(More)
Cyclic GMP (cGMP) is an important signaling molecule that controls a range of cellular functions. So far, however, only a few genes have been found to be regulated by cGMP in higher plants. We investigated the cGMP-responsiveness of several genes encoding flavonoid-biosynthetic enzymes in soybean (Glycine max L.) involved in legume-specific isoflavone,(More)
From a mixture of 4-nitrophenyl α-L-fucopyranoside and D-mannopyranose, 3-O-α-L-fucopyranosyl-D-mannopyranose was synthesised through the transferring action of α-fucosidase (Sumizyme PHY). 6(I),6(IV)-Di-O-(3-O-α-L-fucopyranosyl-α-D-mannopyranosyl)-cyclomaltoheptaose {8, 6(I),6(IV)-di-O-[α-L-Fuc-(1→3)-α-D-Man]-βCD} was chemically synthesised using the(More)
A new alpha-glucuronidase that specifically hydrolyzed O-alpha-D-glucosyluronic acid alpha-D-glucosiduronic acid (trehalose dicarboxylate, TreDC) was purified from a commercial enzyme preparation from Aspergillus niger, and its properties were examined. The enzyme did not degrade O-alpha-D-glucosyluronic acid alpha-D-glucoside, O-alpha-D-glucosyluronic acid(More)
4'-Hydroxyphenyl alpha-glucoside and 4'-hydroxyphenyl beta-glucoside were polymerized with horseradish peroxidase. The isolated dimers were found to have linkages at C3' of the hydroxyphenyl moieties and proved to be fluorescent. Low accumulation of oligomers was attributed to increasing electrochemical reactivity with polymerization degrees, which were(More)
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