Tsuneyo Nishino

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The hemoflavoenzyme cellobiose dehydrogenase (CDH) from the white-rot fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium has been heterologously expressed in the methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris. After 4 days of cultivation in the induction medium, the expression level reached 1800 U/L (79 mg/L) of CDH activity, which is considerably higher than that obtained(More)
Cellobiose dehydrogenases (CDH) were purified from cellulose-grown cultures of the fungi Phanerochaete chrysosporium and Humicola insolens. The pH optimum of the cellobiose-cytochrome c oxidoreductase activity of P. chrysosporium CDH was acidic, whereas that of H. insolens CDH was neutral. The absorption spectra of the two CDHs showed them to be typical(More)
We have conducted transcriptome analysis and have identified a number of genes that are upregulated by treatment with the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress inducer tunicamycin. Here we focused on one particular gene of unknown function. This gene, designated tunicamycin induced 1 (TIN1), encodes an open reading frame consisting of 424 amino acids with a(More)
Human NADH-cytochrome b5 reductase (EC 1.6.2.2) contains 4 cyteine residues (Cys-203, -273, -283, and -297). Cys-283 was previously proposed to be involved in NADH binding by chemical modification (Hackett, C. S., Novoa, W. B., Ozols, J., and Strittmatter, P. (1986) J. Biol. Chem. 261, 9854-9857). In the present study the role of cysteines in the enzyme was(More)
The hydroxylaminolysis of the penicilloyl moiety from [14C]penicillin G binding component (PBC) complexes of the Bacillus subtilis D-alanine carboxypeptidase and of the mixture of PBC's of Staphylococcus aureus was inhibited by denaturation of the complexes by heat (55 degrees), detergent (1% sodium dodecyl sulfate), or trichloroacetic acid. The kinetics of(More)
The unfolded protein response (UPR) or the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response occurs when folding and maturation of secretory and membrane proteins are impaired in the ER. The UPR induces a number of genes that encode ER-localized molecular chaperones and folding enzymes to increase folding capacity in the ER. We have identified Tunicamycin Induced(More)
The kinetics of hydrolysis and transpeptidation of the synthetic substrate diacetyl-L-lysyl-D-alanyl-D-alanine and of the natural substrate UDP-acetylmuramyl pentapeptide and related compounds catalyzed by the D-alanine carboxypeptidases of Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus stearothermophilus in the presence of the nucleophiles hydroxylamine or glycine have(More)
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