Yoshikatsu Abe

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A 4-nitrophenol (4-NP)-degrading bacterium was isolated from activated sludge and identified as a Rhodococcus sp. This bacterium, designated as strain PN1, could utilize 4-NP as a sole carbon, nitrogen and energy source. Degradation tests of 4-NP using cell suspensions of strain PN1 revealed that the degradation was induced by 4-NP and that 4-nitrocatechol(More)
Rhodococcus (opacus) erythropolis HL PM-1 grows on 2,4,6-trinitrophenol or 2,4-dinitrophenol (2,4-DNP) as a sole nitrogen source. The NADPH-dependent F(420) reductase (NDFR; encoded by npdG) and the hydride transferase II (HTII; encoded by npdI) of the strain were previously shown to convert both nitrophenols to their respective hydride Meisenheimer(More)
We have isolated and sequenced two overlapping cDNA fragments which could encode the complete amino acid sequence of rat testis fructose-6-phosphate,2-kinase:fructose-2,6-bisphosphatase. Northern blot analysis revealed that the major 2-kilobase mRNA isolated from rat testis hybridized with a cDNA fragment. A full length cDNA, which encoded a protein of 468(More)
The size and charge density requirements for metal ion binding to the high-affinity Mn2+ site of the apo-water oxidizing complex (WOC) of spinach photosystem II (PSII) were studied by comparing the relative binding affinities of alkali metal cations, divalent metals (Mg2+, Ca2+, Mn2+, Sr2+), and the oxo-cation UO22+. Cation binding to the apo-WOC-PSII(More)
Innervation of the lateral line canal system in seven batoid species (representing seven families in three orders) provided a reliable basis for the identification of each canal element. Previous topographic definitions of the canal elements have failed to recognize homologies within batoids for the scapular and hyomandibular canals. The former is(More)
Bovine heart fructose 6-P,2-kinase:fructose 2,6-bisphosphatase was expressed in Escherichia coli. In order to determine the role of the carboxyl-terminal peptide, 49 and 78 amino acids from the C-terminus were deleted using oligonucleotide-directed mutagenesis. The expressed wild-type and mutant enzymes were purified to homogeneity, and the steady-state(More)
In contrast to liver and heart 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase/fructose-2,6-bisphosphatases, the testis isozyme lacks a phosphorylation site for cAMP-dependent protein kinase. In order to determine the effect of phosphorylation site location for the protein kinase on rat testis bifunctional enzyme, consensus amino acid sequences (RRXS) were added at different(More)
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