Y. Narahashi

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The cellulase gene from the alkalophilic Bacillus sp. strain 1139 was cloned in Escherichia coli using pBR322. Plasmid pFK1 was isolated from transformants producing cellulase, and the cloned cellulase gene was found to be in a 4 X 6 kb HindIII fragment. The cellulase gene was subcloned in a functional state on a 2 X 9 kb DNA fragment and its nucleotide(More)
a half, from April in 1959 to Septenber in 1967. Among these cases, 182 cases had stones in the gall-blaadder. These 128 cases were divided into 5 groups of A, B, C, D, and E, according to the degree of symptoms. Cases of A group had such typical signs of gall-stone as hypochondrial pain on the right side, jaundice and fever. In the cases of B group, right(More)
The amino acid sequence of a zinc-carboxypeptidase from S. griseus (Cpase SG) was determined by automated Edman degradation and carboxypeptidase digestion of the S-carboxymethylated protein and by sequence analyses of peptides produced by cyanogen bromide cleavage and by lysyl endopeptidase digestion of the S-carboxymethylated protein. This enzyme is(More)
Two plasmids containing the N-acetylneuraminate lyase (NALase) gene (nanA) of Escherichia coli, pNL1 and pNL4, were constructed. Immunoprecipitation analysis indicated that the 35,000-dalton protein encoded in pNL4 was NALase. The synthesis of NALase in E. coli carrying these plasmids was constitutive.
A fifth and new DFP-sensitive alkaline proteinase E, with strong esterase activity toward Ac-(Ala)3-OMe was found in pronase, a protease mixture from St. griseus K-1. Proteinase E was shown to be different from the elastase [EC 3.4.21.11]-like enzyme or subtilisin [EC 3.4.21.14]like enzyme, and alkaline proteinase A, B, and C in pronase. Proteinase E was(More)