Tatsuya Narikawa

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Our biotransformation using Escherichia coli expressing a cytochrome P450 (CYP) belonging to the CYP153A family from Acinetobacter sp. OC4 produced a great amount of 1-octanol (2,250 mg per liter) from n-octane after 24 h of incubation. This level of production is equivalent to the maximum level previously achieved in biotransformation experiments of(More)
Biotransformation using alkane-oxidizing bacteria or their alkane hydroxylase (AH) systems have been little studied at the molecular level. We have cloned and sequenced genes from Gordonia sp. TF6 encoding an AH system, alkB2 (alkane 1-monooxygenase), rubA3 (rubredoxin), rubA4 (rubredoxin), and rubB (rubredoxin reductase). When expressed in Escherichia(More)
A beta-rutinosidase, which was specific for releasing the disaccharide rutinose from the flavonoid glycoside rutin, was purified from Penicillium rugulosum IFO 7242. This enzyme had the molecular weight of 245,000, a very low optimum pH of 2.2, and the remarkable specificity that the glycosidase did not hydrolyze any other substrates like 4-nitrophenyl(More)
4-aminobenzoate hydroxylase (4ABH) is a flavin-dependent monooxygenase that catalyzes the decarboxylative hydroxylation of 4-aminobenzoate to 4-hydroxyaniline. For use as a clinical reagent, the gene encoding 4ABH from Agaricus bisporus was cloned by the RACE method. Also, the cDNA encoding 4ABH was expressed in Escherichia coli cells as a fusion protein(More)
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