Takako Kawano

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A new integration method is presented to recognize the emotional expressions of human. We attempt to use both voices and facial expressions. For voices, we use such prosodic parameters as pitch signals, energy, and their derivatives, which are trained by Hidden Markov Model (HMM) for recognition. For facial expressions, we use feature parameters from(More)
The gene encoding a deoxyriboaldolase (DERA) was cloned from the chromosomal DNA of Klebsiella pneumoniae B-4-4. This gene contains an open reading frame consisting of 780 nucleotides encoding 259 amino acid residues. The predicted amino acid sequence exhibited 94.6% homology with the sequence of DERA from Escherichia coli. The DERA of K. pneumoniae was(More)
2-Deoxyribose 5-phosphate was produced from acetaldehyde and dihydroxyacetone phosphate via D-glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate by Klebsiella pneumoniae B-4-4 through deoxyriboaldolase- and triosephosphate isomerase-catalyzing reactions. Under the optimum conditions, 98.7 mM 2-deoxyribose 5-phosphate was produced from 200 mM acetaldehyde and 117 mM(More)
A one-pot enzymatic synthesis of 2′-deoxyribonucleoside from glucose, acetaldehyde, and a nucleobase was established. Glycolysis by baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) generated ATP which was used to produce d-glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate production from glucose via fructose 1,6-diphosphate. The d-glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate produced was transformed to(More)
2-Deoxyribose 5-phosphate production through coupling of the alcoholic fermentation system of baker's yeast and deoxyriboaldolase-expressing Escherichia coli was investigated. In this process, baker's yeast generates fructose 1,6-diphosphate from glucose and inorganic phosphate, and then the E. coli convert the fructose 1,6-diphosphate into 2-deoxyribose(More)
2′-Deoxyribonucleosides are important as building blocks for the synthesis of antisense drugs, antiviral nucleosides, and 2′-deoxyribonucleotides for polymerase chain reaction. The microbial production of 2′-deoxyribonucleosides from simple materials, glucose, acetaldehyde, and a nucleobase, through the reverse reactions of 2′-deoxyribonucleoside(More)
BACKGROUND Reproduction and sustainability are important for future society, and bioprocesses are one technology that can be used to realize these concepts. However, there is still limited variation in bioprocesses and there are several challenges, especially in the operation of energy-requiring bioprocesses. As an example of a microbial platform for an(More)
Bacillus sphaericus AKU 229 was found to produce an acetaldehyde-tolerant and phosphorylated compound-tolerant phosphopentomutase useful for enzymatic 2'-deoxyribonucleoside production. The gene encoding the phosphopentomutase was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. The E. coli expressing B. sphaericus phosphopentomutase was an excellent catalyst as(More)
Three mutanase (alpha-1,3-glucanase)-producing microorganisms isolated from soil samples were identified as a relatives of Paenibacillus. A mutanase was purified to homogeneity from cultures of each, and the molecular masses of the purified enzymes were approximately 132, 141, and 141kDa, respectively. The corresponding three genes for mutanases were cloned(More)
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