Yoshimi Sugiyama

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Accumulating evidence suggests that phospholipase B, secreted by pathogenic fungi such as Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans and Aspergillus fumigatus, functions as one of the virulence factors. In the present study, we have attempted to clone phospholipase B gene from C. albicans. By RT-PCR analysis with degenerate primers based on conserved regions(More)
Although glutamine synthetase from Escherichia coli is composed of 12 identical subunits, there is no evidence that homologous subunit interactions occur in fully unadenylylated or fully adenylylated enzyme. Meister and co-workers (Manning, J. M., Moore, S., Rowe, W. B., and Meister, A. (1969) Biochemistry 8, 2681-2685) have shown that(More)
Microbe/pathogen-associated molecular patterns (MAMPs/PAMPs) often induce rises in cytosolic free Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]cyt) and protein phosphorylation. Though they are postulated to play pivotal roles in plant innate immunity, their molecular links and the regulatory mechanisms remain largely unknown. To investigate the regulatory mechanisms for(More)
A phospholipase D gene (CaPLD) has been cloned from the Candida albicans genomic DNA library. The CaPLD is a member of a highly conserved gene family of PLD and has the highest homology to Saccharomyces cerevisiae PLD (SPO14) with an overall homology of 42%. Phylogenetic analysis indicated that fungus PLDs including CaPLD composed one of the three clusters(More)
Pathogen/microbe- or plant-derived signaling molecules (PAMPs/MAMPs/DAMPs) or elicitors induce increases in the cytosolic concentration of free Ca(2+) followed by a series of defense responses including biosynthesis of antimicrobial secondary metabolites called phytoalexins; however, the molecular links and regulatory mechanisms of the phytoalexin(More)
Active site ligand interactions with dodecameric glutamine synthetase from Escherichia coli were studied spectrally, using the resolved L-S- and L-R-diastereoisomers of the substrate analog L-methionine-SR-sulfoximine. direct measurements of the reversible binding of the S-isomer to unadenylylated manganese-enzyme show a stoichiometry of 1 eq/subunit and(More)
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