Toshikazu Irie

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A novel selection marker gene for transformation of the white-rot basidiomycete Pleurotus ostreatus was developed by introducing a point mutation in a gene which encodes the iron-sulfur protein (Ip) subunit of succinate dehydrogenase. The mutant gene, Cbx R, encodes a modified Ip subunit with an amino-acid substitution (His239 to Leu) and confers resistance(More)
We cloned a gene for the iron sulfur protein (Ip) subunit from an edible mushroom, Lentinula edodes, and introduced a point mutation that confers carboxin resistance into it. The mutant gene successfully transformed L. edodes with high efficiency (9 transformants/2.5 microg vector DNA). Restriction enzyme-mediated integration (REMI) increased the(More)
It was reported that Pleurotus ostreatus was transformed unstably using recombinant plasmids containing a hygromycin B phosphotransferase gene (hph) under the control of Aspergillus nidulans expression signals, and that the plasmids were maintained extrachromosomally in the transformants. Here we report a stable and integrative transformation of the fungus(More)
Pleurotus ostreatus is a white-rot fungus known as an efficient degrader of lignin and also various organo-pollutants. Using a DNA-mediated transformation system, a molecular breeding approach to isolate overproducers of a manganese peroxidase isozyme, MnP3, was carried out. Recombinant mnp3 constructs under the control of P. ostreatus sdi1 expression(More)
The effects of carrier DNAs on the transformation of the basidiomycete Pleurotus ostreatus were analyzed. When λ phage DNA was added to a transformation mixture containing protoplasts and Cbx R vector plasmid, an increased number of drug-resistant transformants was observed on a screening plate containing 2 µg carboxin/ml. The highest efficiency (about 200(More)
We have isolated the cDNA and genomic sequences encoding the major isozyme of manganese peroxidase, MnP3, from the white rot basidiomycetePleurotus ostreatus strain IS1. The genemnp3 is interrupted by 10 introns and encodes a mature protein of 357 amino acid residues with a 26-amino-acid signal peptide. The amino acid residues known to be involved in(More)
To analyze the transcriptome profile during the initiation of manganese peroxidase (MnP) and lignin peroxidase (LiP) production in Phanerochaete chrysosporium, we constructed long serial analysis of gene expression (LongSAGE) libraries. A total of 13,666 tags (the number of cumulative counted tags) that included 6,945 unique tags (the number of distinct(More)
We constructed a LongSAGE (Long Serial Analysis of Gene Expression) library from a 3-d culture of Phanerochaete chrysosporium supplemented with atropine, which inhibits the production of lignin-degrading enzymes. The library (the atropine library) contains 13,108 LongSAGE tags and 6,783 unique tags. The gene expression profile represented by the tags was(More)
An exo-β-1,3-glucanase-encoding gene was isolated from Lentinula edodes to investigate the relationship between the cell wall lytic enzyme and mushroom morphogenesis. The deduced amino acid sequence of the protein corresponding to the exg1 gene displayed 67% identity to AbEXG1 of Agaricus bisporus and approximately 40% identity to yeast(More)
Laccase (Lcc) is a lignin-degrading enzyme produced by white-rot fungi and has been the subject of much interest in the field of bioremediation due to its ability to oxidize phenolic compounds. In this report, we describe the isolation and characterization of lcc1, a novel gene of Lentinula edodes that encodes Lcc1, and demonstrate that recombinant Lcc1 is(More)