Tomoya Maeda

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The Corynebacterium glutamicum NCgl1221 mechanosensitive channel mediates L-glutamate secretion by sensing changes in membrane tension caused by treatments such as biotin limitation and penicillin. The NCgl1221 protein has an N-terminal domain (1-286 a.a.) homologous to the Escherichia coli MscS and a long C-terminal domain (287-533 a.a.) of unknown(More)
Corynebacterium glutamicum grows with a variety of carbohydrates and carbohydrate derivatives as sole carbon sources; however, growth with glucosamine has not yet been reported. We isolated a spontaneous mutant (M4) which is able to grow as fast with glucosamine as with glucose as sole carbon source. Glucosamine also served as a combined source of carbon,(More)
Sustainable supply of feedstock has become a key issue in process development in microbial biotechnology. The workhorse of industrial amino acid production Corynebacterium glutamicum has been engineered towards utilization of alternative carbon sources. Utilization of the chitin-derived aminosugar N-acetyl-glucosamine (GlcNAc) for both cultivation and(More)
To evaluate chemical compositions and heterogeneity of comonomer sequences in methyl methacrylate (MMA)-tert-butyl methacrylate (TBMA) copolymers, multivariate analysis was applied to the 13C nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra of the carbonyl, backbone quaternary and a-methyl carbons of the copolymers. A better linear relationship was found between(More)
The Corynebacterium glutamicum R cgR_1959 gene encodes an endoribonuclease of the RNase III family. Deletion mutant of cgR_1959 (Δrnc mutant) showed an elongated cell shape, and presence of several lines on the cell surface, indicating a required of RNase III for maintaining normal cell morphology in C. glutamicum. The level of mraZ mRNA was increased,(More)
We previously reported that the Corynebacterium glutamicum RNase E/G encoded by the rneG gene (NCgl2281) is required for the 5' maturation of 5S rRNA. In the search for the intracellular target RNAs of RNase E/G other than the 5S rRNA precursor, we detected that the amount of isocitrate lyase, an enzyme of the glyoxylate cycle, increased in rneG knockout(More)
Corynebacterium glutamicum has been applied for the industrial production of various metabolites, such as amino acids. To understand the biosynthesis of the membrane protein in this bacterium, we investigated the process of signal recognition particle (SRP) assembly. SRP is found in all three domains of life and plays an important role in the membrane(More)
Corynebacterium glutamicum has one RNase E/G ortholog and one RNase J ortholog but no RNase Y. We previously reported that the C. glutamicum NCgl2281 gene encoding the RNase E/G ortholog complemented the rng::cat mutation in Escherichia coli but not the rne-1 mutation. In this study, we constructed an NCgl2281 knockout mutant and found that the mutant cells(More)
Corynebacterium glutamicum is a Gram-positive, rod-shaped, aerobic bacterium used for the fermentative production of L-glutamate. LldR (NCgl2814) is known as a repressor for ldhA and lldD encoding lactate dehydrogenases. LdhA is responsible for production of L-lactate, while LldD is for its assimilation. Since L-lactate production was observed as a(More)
The Corynebacterium glutamicum NCgl2281 gene encodes an RNase E/G family endoribonuclease having an additional N-terminal domain of unknown function. In this study, we constructed plasmids expressing the full length (FL) and the N-terminally truncated form (DeltaN) of NCgl2281 and examined their complementation ability as to Escherichia coli rng::cat and(More)
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