Yosiharu Morino

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A novel ethylene-forming enzyme that catalyses the formation of ethylene from 2-oxoglutarate was purified from a cell-free extract of Pseudomonas syringae pv. phaseolicola PK2. It was purified about 2800-fold with an overall yield of 53% to a single band of protein after SDS-PAGE. The purified enzyme had a specific activity of 660 nmol ethylene min-1 (mg(More)
Reaction of protein amino groups with glucose (the Maillard reaction) leads from early stage products such as Schiff base and Amadori products to advanced glycation end products (AGE), structures implicated in diabetic complications and the aging process. We have prepared the polyclonal anti-AGE antibody and the monoclonal anti-AGE antibody against(More)
To elucidate the mechanism of resistance of hypoalbuminemic patients to furosemide, the effect of this diuretic on urine volume of normal and analbuminemic rats (NAR) and of hypoalbuminemic patients was studied. Intravenous administration of furosemide rapidly enhanced sodium diuresis in normal rats but not in NAR. Total plasma clearance and distribution(More)
A single enzyme isolated from Pseudomonas syringae pv. phaseolicola PK2 simultaneously catalyzed two reactions, namely, the formation of ethylene and succinate from 2-oxoglutarate, at a molar ratio of 2:1. In the main reaction, 2-oxoglutarate was dioxygenated to produce one molecule of ethylene and three molecules of carbon dioxide. In the sub-reaction,(More)
To elucidate a possible function of plasma albumin in vectorial transport of various cholephilic organic anions, such as bile acids, plasma clearance and transhepatic transport of radioactive taurocholate were studied in vivo in normal and mutant analbuminemic rats. Intravenous administration of taurocholate was followed by its rapid disappearance from the(More)
Both cytosolic (c-AAT) and mitochondrial (m-AAT) isozymes of aspartate aminotransferase (EC appear in serum in some diseases including hepatobiliary dysfunction. The present study aimed at elucidation of the mechanism by which AAT isozymes are cleared from blood. Intravenous injection into rats of m-AAT and c-AAT purified from rat liver exhibited a(More)
Differential measurements of the elliptic (v(2)) and hexadecapole (v(4)) Fourier flow coefficients are reported for charged hadrons as a function of transverse momentum (p(T)) and collision centrality or number of participant nucleons (N(part)) for Au+Au collisions at sq.rt(s(NN))=200  GeV. The v(2,4) measurements at pseudorapidity |η|≤0.35, obtained with(More)
In 1903 Hopkins and Cole (1) identified tryptophan as the source of indole produced by bacterial cultures. The tryptophan-inducible enzyme responsible for this conversion, which is found most commonly in Escherichia coli, was subsequently named tryptophanase by Happold and Hoyle (2). Wood, Gunsalus, and Umbreit (3) showed that tryptophanase catalyzed the(More)
A cytosolic protein factor(s) is involved in the import of precursor proteins into mitochondria. PBF (presequence binding factor) is a protein factor which binds to the precursor form (pOTC) of rat ornithine carbamoyltransferase (OTC) but not to the mature OTC, and is required for the mitochondrial import of pOTC. The precursors for aspartate(More)
Clostridium perfringens type A isolates causing food poisoning have a chromosomal enterotoxin gene (cpe), while C. perfringens type A isolates responsible for non-food-borne human gastrointestinal diseases carry a plasmid cpe gene. In the present study, the plasmid cpe locus of the type A non-food-borne-disease isolate F4969 was sequenced to design primers(More)