Tatsuya Samejima

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Bilirubin oxidase (EC:1.3.3.5) purified from a culture medium of Myrothecium verrucaria MT-1 (authentic enzyme) catalyzes the oxidation of bilirubin to biliverdin in vitro and recombinant enzyme (wild type) was obtained by using an overexpression system of the bilirubin oxidase gene with Aspergillus oryzae harboring an expression vector. The absorption and(More)
Baker's asthma, a typical occupational allergic disease, is a serious problem in the food industries. In this study, purification and identification of major allergens recognized by IgEs in sera of allergic patients were performed. Major immunoreactive proteins were purified from the albumin fraction by gel filtration on a Toyopearl HW-50 column followed by(More)
Myrothecium verrucaria bilirubin oxidase (EC 1.3.3.5) is an enzyme catalyzing the oxidation of bilirubin to biliverdin and other substrates. We have purified bilirubin oxidase from the medium of M. verrucaria and determined its partial amino acid sequence and isolated cDNA fragment amplified by polymerase chain reaction using oligonucleotide primers(More)
In our previous paper, we reported a mutant of recombinant Myrothecium verrucaria bilirubin oxidase, in which the Met467 residue was replaced by Gly [Shimizu, A. et al. (1999) Biochemistry 38, 3034-3042]. This mutant displayed a remarkable reduction in enzymatic activity and an evident decrease in the intensity of the absorption band around 600 nm (type 1(More)
Inorganic pyrophosphatase [EC 3.6.1.1] was purified from Bacillus stearothermophilus to a homogeneous state both ultracentrifugally and electrophoretically. Ultracentrifugal analysis revealed that the molecular weight of the enzyme is 122,000 and the sedimentation coefficient (S0.34%/20, W) is 5.2S. The enzyme molecule in 0.1% sodium dodecylsulfate solution(More)
His257 is the only histidine residue located in the putative transmembrane region of the Tn10-encoded metal-tetracycline/H+ antiporter (TetA) and contributes to the substrate/H+ coupling [Yamaguchi, A.. Adachi, K., Akasaka. T., Ono. N., & Sawai, T. (1991) J. Biol. Chem. 266, 6045-6051]. Tn10-TetA contains five histidine residues, including His257. When(More)
The genomic DNA encoding the inorganic pyrophosphatase from an extremely thermophilic bacterium, Thermus thermophilus HB8 (ATCC27634), was isolated by colony hybridization with a probe designed as a part of gene amplified by the PCR method, which was derived from the partial amino acid sequence of the enzyme. The DNA was cloned into a plasmid vector,(More)
The solution structure of a human cystatin A variant, cystatin A2-98 M65L, which maintains the full inhibitory activity of the wild-type protein, was determined at pH 3.8 by sD/3D heteronuclear double- and triple-resonance NMR spectroscopy. The structure is based on a total of 1343 experimental restraints, comprising 1139 distance, 154 phi and chi 1 torsion(More)
The 3-dimensional structure of inorganic pyrophosphatase from Thermus thermophilus (T-PPase) has been determined by X-ray diffraction at 2.0 A resolution and refined to R = 15.3%. The structure consists of an antiparallel closed beta-sheet and 2 alpha-helices and resembles that of the yeast enzyme in spite of the large difference in size (174 and 286(More)