2020

Kamasaka K, Kawamoto J, Chen C, Yokoyama F, Imai T, Ogawa T, Kurihara T.

Genetic characterization and functional implications of the gene cluster for selective protein transport to extracellular membrane vesicles of Shewanella vesiculosa HM13.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 526 (2020) 525-531 doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2020.03.125. PMID: 32245618


Chen C, Kawamoto J, Kawai S, Tame A, Kato C, Imai T, Kurihara T.

Isolation of a Novel Bacterial Strain Capable of Producing Abundant Extracellular Membrane Vesicles Carrying a Single Major Cargo Protein and Analysis of Its Transport Mechanism.

Front Microbiol. 2020 Jan 14;10:3001. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.03001. eCollection 2019.

PMID: 32010084



2019

Kawai S, Kawamoto J, Ogawa T, Kurihara T.

Development of a regulatable low-temperature protein expression system using the psychrotrophic bacterium, Shewanella livingstonensis Ac10, as the host. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 37:1–10. 2019

PMID: 31291825 DOI: 10.1080/09168451.2019.1638754


Casillo A, Di Guida R, Carillo S, Chen C, Kamasaka K, Kawamoto J, Kurihara T, Corsaro MM.

Structural Elucidation of a Novel Lipooligosaccharide from the Cold-Adapted Bacterium OMVs Producer Shewanella sp. HM13. Mar Drugs 17:34. 2019

PMID: 30626008 PMCID: PMC6357163 DOI: 10.3390/md17010034


2018

Toyotake Y, Cho HN, Kawamoto J, Kurihara T,

A novel 1-acyl-sn-glycerol-3-phosphate O-acyltransferase homolog for the synthesis of membrane phospholipids with a branched-chain fatty acyl group in Shewanella livingstonensis Ac10

Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 500 (3), 704-709. 2018 DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2018.04.140

PMID 29678574


Sato SB, Sugiura M, Kurihara T.

Dimer-monomer equilibrium of human HSP27 is influenced by the in-cell macromolecular crowding environment and is controlled by fatty acids and heat.

Biochim Biophys Acta. 2018 Apr 7. pii: S1570-9639(18)30044-X. doi: 10.1016/j.bbapap.2018.04.003. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 29635040


Suito T, Nagao K, Hatano M, Kohashi K, Tanabe A, Ozaki H, Kawamoto J, Kurihara T, Mioka T, Tanaka K, Hara Y, Umeda M. Synthesis of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid-rich triacylglycerols in an endemic goby, Gymnogobius isaza, from Lake Biwa, Japan.

J Biochem. 2018 Mar 15. doi: 10.1093/jb/mvy035. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 29554278


Ogawa T, Tanaka A, Kawamoto J, Kurihara T.

Purification and characterization of 1-acyl-sn-glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase with a substrate preference for polyunsaturated fatty acyl donors from the eicosapentaenoic acid-producing bacterium Shewanella livingstonensis Ac10.

J Biochem. 2018 Feb 5. doi: 10.1093/jb/mvy025. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 29415144



2017

Yokoyama F, Kawamoto J, Imai T, Kurihara T.

Characterization of extracellular membrane vesicles of an Antarctic bacterium, Shewanella livingstonensis Ac10, and their enhanced production by alteration of phospholipid composition.

Extremophiles. 2017 Apr 22. doi: 10.1007/s00792-017-0937-z.

PMID: 28434130


Tokunaga T, Watanabe B, Sato S, Kawamoto J, Kurihara T.

Synthesis and Functional Assessment of a Novel Fatty Acid Probe, ω-Ethynyl Eicosapentaenoic Acid Analog, to Analyze the in Vivo Behavior of Eicosapentaenoic Acid.

Bioconjug Chem. 2017 Aug 16;28(8):2077-2085. doi: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.7b00235. Epub 2017 Jul 24.

PMID: 28682621


Imai T, Kurihara T, Esaki N, Mihara H.

Selective fluorescence detection method for selenide and selenol using monochlorobimane.

Anal Biochem. 2017 Sep 1;532:1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ab.2017.05.023. Epub 2017 May 25.

PMID: 28552757

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Regulatory mechanism of membrane protein production in an EPA-producing bacterium, Shewanella livingstonensis Ac10

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Ohke Y, Maruyama S, Tarui J, Wang Y, Kawamoto J, and Kurihara T

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Development of a versatile method for targeted gene deletion and insertion by using the pyrF gene in the psychrotrophic bacterium, Shewanella livingstonensis Ac10

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2015

Goto S, Kawamoto J, Sato SB, Iki T, Watanabe I, Kudo K, Esaki N, Kurihara T.

Alkyl hydroperoxide reductase enhances the growth of Leuconostoc mesenteroides lactic acid bacteria at low temperatures.

AMB Express. 2015 Feb 18;5:11. doi: 10.1186/s13568-015-0098-3. eCollection 2015.

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Oikawa Y, Sinmura Y, Ishizaka H, Midorikawa R, Kawamoto J, Kurihara T, Kato C, Horikoshi K, Tamegai H.

Nar is the dominant dissimilatory nitrate reductase under high pressure conditions in the deep-sea denitrifier Pseudomonas sp. MT-1.

J Gen Appl Microbiol. 2015;61(1):10-4. doi: 10.2323/jgam.61.10.

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2014

Fukuyama, S.; Mihara, H.; Miyake, R.; Ueda, M.; Esaki, N.; Kurihara, T.

Characterization of a Thermostable 2,4-Diaminopentanoate Dehydrogenase from Fervidobacterium nodosum Rt17-B1

J. Biosci. Bioeng. 117 551-556 2014


Yuji Oikawa, Yui Sinmura, Hikari Ishizaka, Ryota Midorikawa, Jun Kawamoto, Tatsuo Kurihara, Chiaki Kato, Koki Horikosh3, and Hideyuki Tamegai

Nar is the dominant dissimilatory nitrate reductase under high pressure conditions in the deep-sea denitrifier Pseudomonas sp. MT-1

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Park, J.; Yamaura, T.; Kawamoto, J.; Kurihara, T.; Sato, S. B.

Reciprocal Modulation of Surface Expression of Annexin A2 in a Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cell-Derived Cell Line by Eicosapentaenoic Acid and Docosahexaenoic Acid

PLOS ONE 9 e85045 2014


Hidese, R.; Mihara, H.; Kurihara, T.; Esaki, N.

Global Identification of Genes Affecting Iron-Sulfur Cluster Biogenesis and Iron Homeostasis

J. Bacteriol. 196 1238-1249 2014


Imai, T.; Kurihara, T.; Esaki, N.; Mihara, H.

Glutathione Contributes to the Efflux of Selenium from Hepatoma Cells

Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 78 1376-1380 2014


Mihara, H.; Kurihara, T.; Esaki, N. Selenocysteine Lyase: Delivering Selenium in Biosynthetic Pathway

Selenium in the Environment and Human Health 181-182 2014


川本 純、栗原達夫

低温菌のタンパク質と脂質

CSJ カレントレビュー 17 55-61 2014;134


Kurihara T, Kawamoto J.

Chemical approach to analyze the physiological function of phospholipids with polyunsaturated

Yakugaku Zasshi. 2014;134(4):507-13.


栗原達夫、川本 純

長鎖多価不飽和脂肪酸エイコサペンタエン酸の生理機能

医学のあゆみ「生命を支える脂質」vol. 13 (248), 1221-1227, 2014


2013

Park J, Yamaura T, Kawamoto J, Kurihara T, Sato SB

Reciprocal modulation of surface expression of annexin A2 in a human umbilical vein endothelial cell-derived cell line by eicosapentaenoic Acid and docosahexaenoic Acid.

PLoS One. 2014 Jan 21;9(1) doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085045


Fukuyama, S.; Mihara, H.; Miyake, R.; Ueda, M.; Esaki, N.; Kurihara, T.

Characterization of a Thermostable 2,4-Diaminopentanoate Dehydrogenase from Fervidobacterium nodosum Rt17-B1

J. Biosci. Bioeng.


Yoshimune, K.; Kawamoto, J.; Kurihara, T.

Proteins Involved in Cold Adaptation

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2013


Siwek A, Omi R, Hirotsu K, Jitsumori K, Esaki N, Kurihara T, Paneth P.

Binding modes of DL-2-haloacid dehalogenase revealed by crystallography, modeling and isotope effects studies.

Arch Biochem Biophys.  In press,


Ohke Y, Sakoda A, Kato C, Sambongi Y, Kawamoto J, Kurihara T, Tamegai H.

Regulation of cytochrome c- and quinol oxidases, and piezotolerance of their activities in the deep-sea piezophile Shewanella violacea DSS12 in response to growth conditions. 

Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2013;77(7):1522-8.


Sato, S. B.; Park, J.; Kawamoto, J.; Sato, S.; Kurihara, T.

Inhibition of Constitutive Akt (PKB) Phosphorylation by Docosahexaenoic Acid in the Human Breast Cancer Cell Line MDA-MB-453

Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 2013 Feb;1831(2):306-13


2012


Sato, S., Kawamoto, J., Sato, S.B., Watanabe, B., Hiratake, J., Esaki, N., and Kurihara, T.

Occurrence of bacterial membrane microdomain at the cell division site enriched in phospholipids with polyunsaturated hydrocarbon chain.

Journal of Biological Chemistry: 2012 Jul 13;287(29):24113-21.


Park, J., Kawamoto, J., Esaki, N., and Kurihara, T.

Identification of cold-inducible inner membrane proteins of the psychrotrophic bacterium, Shewanella livingstonensis Ac10, by proteomic analysis.

Extremophiles 16: 227-236.


Nakayama, T., Kamachi, T., Jitsumori, K., Omi, R., Hirotsu, K., Esaki, N., Kurihara, T., and Yoshizawa, K.

Substrate Specificity of Fluoroacetate Dehalogenase: An Insight from Crystallographic Analysis, Fluorescence Spectroscopy, and Theoretical Computations.

Chemistry - A European Journal: 2012 Jul 2;18(27):8392-402.


Dai, X.-z., Kawamoto, J., Sato, S.B., Esaki, N., and Kurihara, T.

Eicosapentaenoic acid facilitates the folding of an outer membrane protein of the psychrotrophic bacterium, Shewanella livingstonensis Ac10.

Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.: 2012 Aug 24;425(2):363-7


Cho, H.-N.; Kasai, W.; Kawamoto, J.; Esaki, N.; Kurihara, T.

Characterization of 1-Acyl-sn-Glycerol-3-Phosphate Acyltransferase from a Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid-Producing Bacterium, Shewanella livingstonensis Ac10

Trace Nutrients Research 29, (2012) in press


Gong, C.; Kawamoto, J.; Esaki, N.; Kurihara, T.

Functional Analysis of an Eicosapentaenoic Acid Biosynthesis Protein Orf2 from a Psychrotrophic Bacterium, Shewanella livingstonensis Ac10

Trace Nutrients Research 29, (2012) in press


Hidese, R.; Mihara, H.; Kurihara, T.; Esaki, N.,

Pseudomonas putida PydR, a RutR-Like Transcriptional Regulator, Represses the Dihydropyrimidine Dehydrogenase Gene in the Pyrimidine Reductive Catabolic Pathway J. Biochem. 152, 341-346 (2012)


Usui, K.; Hiraki, T.; Kawamoto, J.; Kurihara, T.; Nogi, Y.; Kato, C.; Abe, F., Eicosapentaenoic Acid Plays a Role in Stabilizing Dynamic Membrane Structure in the Deep-Sea Piezophile Shewanella violacea: A Study Employing High-Pressure Time-Resolved Fluorescence Anisotropy Measurement Biochim Biophys Acta 1818, 574-583 (2012)


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2011

川本純, and 栗原達夫

好冷性細菌が生産する高度不飽和脂肪酸含有リン脂質の生理機能.

バイオサイエンスとインダストリー 69: 305-307.


Vasudevan, A., Fujita, M., Kurata, A., Kawamoto, J., Esaki, N., and Kurihara, T.

Function of FADH2-dependent 2-haloacrylate hydratase from a 2-chloroacrylate-utilizing bacterium, Burkholderia sp. WS.

Trace Nutrients Research 28: 58-64.


Usui, K., Hiraki, T., Kawamoto, J., Kurihara, T., Nogi, Y., Kato, C., and Abe, F.

Eicosapentaenoic acid plays a role in stabilizing dynamic membrane structure in the deep-sea piezophile Shewanella violacea: a study employing high-pressure time-resolved fluorescence anisotropy measurement.

Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1818: 574-583.


Tamura, T., Sato, K., Komori, K., Imai, T., Kuwahara, M., Okugochi, T., Mihara, H., and Esaki, N.

Selenite reduction by the thioredoxin system: kinetics and identification of protein-bound selenide.

Bioscience Biotechnology and Biochemistry 75: 1184-1187.


Tamegai, H., Ota, Y., Haga, M., Fujimori, H., Kato, C., Nogi, Y., Kawamoto, J., Kurihara, T., and Sambongi, Y.

Piezotolerance of the Respiratory Terminal Oxidase Activity of the Piezophilic Shewanella violacea DSS12 as Compared with Non-Piezophilic Shewanella Specie.

Bioscience Biotechnology and Biochemistry 75: 919-924.


Sato, S.B., Sato, S., Kawamoto, J., and Kurihara, T.

Differential roles of internal and terminal double bonds in docosahexaenoic acid: Comparative study of cytotoxicity of polyunsaturated fatty acids to HT-29 human colorectal tumor cell line.

Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 84: 31-37.


Omori, T., Honda, A., Mihara, H., Kurihara, T., and Esaki, N.

Identification of novel mammalian phospholipids containing threonine, aspartate, and glutamate as the base moiety.

Journal of Chromatography B 879: 3296-3302.


Masanari, M., Wakai, S., Tamegai, H., Kurihara, T., Kato, C., and Sambogi, Y.

Thermal Stability of Cytochrome c5 of Pressure-Sensitive Shewanella livingstonensis.

Bioscience Biotechnology and Biochemistry 75: 1859-1861.


Kurokawa, S., Takehashi, M., Tanaka, H., Mihara, H., Kurihara, T., Tanaka, S., Hill, K., Burk, R., and Esaki, N.

Mammalian Selenocysteine Lyase Is Involved In Selenoprotein Biosynthesis.

Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology 57: 298-305.


Kurihara, T.

A mechanistic analysis of enzymatic degradation of organohalogen compounds.

Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 75: 189-198.


Kawamoto, J., Sato, T., Nakasone, K., Kato, C., Mihara, H., Esaki, N., and Kurihara, T.

Favourable effects of eicosapentaenoic acid on the late step of the cell division in a piezophilic bacterium, Shewanella violacea DSS12, at high-hydrostatic pressures.

Environmental Microbiology 13: 2293–2298.


Hidese, R., Mihara, H., Kurihara, T., and Esaki, N.

Escherichia coli dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase is a novel NAD-dependent heterotetramer essential for the production of 5,6-dihydrouracil.

J Bacteriol 193: 989-993.


Dai, X.-z., Kawamoto, J., Esaki, N., and Kurihara, T.

In vitro Refolding of an OmpA Homolog, a Major Cold-Inducible Outer Membrane Protein, from a Psychrotrophic Bacterium, Shewanella livingstonensis Ac10.

Journal of Japanese Society for Extremophiles 10: 90-96.


2010

栗原達夫、川本純、江崎信芳

低温細菌における長鎖高度不飽和脂肪酸の生合成と機能

蛋白質 核酸 酵素 55, 94-99 (2010)

栗原達夫

好冷酵素の特性と利用法

酵素利用技術体系 239-243 (2010)

栗原達夫

有機ハロゲン化合物代謝関連酵素

酵素利用技術体系 88-92 (2010)

Omori T, Mihara H, Kurihara T, Esaki N

The Distribution of Phosphatidyl-D-Serine in the Rat

Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 74, 1953-1955 (2010)

Sato SB, Sato S, Kawamoto J, Kurihara T

Differential Roles of Internal and Terminal Double Bonds in Docosahexaenoic Acid: Comparative Study of Cytotoxicity of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids to HT-29 Human Colorectal Tumor Cell Line

Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2011 Jan-Feb;84(1-2):31-7

Mowafy AM, Kurihara T, Esaki N

2-Haloacrylate Hydratase Is a Bifunctional Enzyme with NADH-Dependent FAD Reductase Activity

Trace Nutrients Research 27 : 52-55(2010)

Zhang, W., Urban, A., Mihara, H., Leimkuhler, S., Kurihara, T., and Esaki, N.

IscS functions as a primary sulfur-donating enzyme by interacting specifically with MoeB and MoaD in the biosynthesis of molybdopterin in Escherichia coli.

J Biol Chem 285: 2302-2308. 2010.

Toyoda, M., Jitsumori, K., Mikami, B., Wackett, L.P., Kurihara, T., and Esaki, N.

Crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of L-azetidine-2-carboxylate hydrolase from Pseudomonas sp. strain A2C.

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun 66: 801-804. 2010.

Omi, R., Kurokawa, S., Mihara, H., Hayashi, H., Goto, M., Miyahara, I., Kurihara, T., Hirotsu, K.

and Esaki, N.

Reaction mechanism and molecular basis for selenium/sulfur discrimination of selenocysteine lyase.

J Biol Chem 285: 12133-12139. 2010.

Mowafy, A.M., Kurihara, T., Kurata, A., Uemura, T., and Esaki, N.

2-haloacrylate hydratase, a new class of flavoenzyme that catalyzes the addition of water to the substrate for dehalogenation.

Appl Environ Microbiol 76: 6032-6037. 2010.



2009

秀瀬涼太、三原久明、江崎信芳

大腸菌由来新規NADH依存性ジヒドピリミジンデヒドロゲナーゼの機能解析.

ビタミン 83: 528-532. 2009

栗原達夫、 川本純、江崎信芳

好冷性細菌の低温適応に関わるタンパク質とリン脂質.

生化学 81: 1072-1079. 2009

栗原達夫

低温細菌における高度不飽和脂肪酸含有リン脂質の機能.

生化学 81: 716-719. 2009

栗原達夫、江崎信芳

低温下で機能する酵素.

化学工学 73; 324-327, 2009

栗原達夫

新規不斉還元酵素によるキラル有機ハロゲン化合物の生産.

バイオサイエンスとインダストリー67; 161-163, 2009

栗原達夫, 三原久明, 江崎信芳

細胞がセレンをタンパク質に取り込む機構の解析とその応用.

環境・資源保全のためのメタルバイオテクノロジー 241-246, 2009

Imai, T., Mihara, H., Kurihara, T., and Esaki, N.

Selenocysteine Is Selectively Taken Up by Red Blood Cells.

Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 73: 2746-2748. 2009

Imai, T., Mihara, H., Kurihara, T., and Esaki, N.

Possible Role of Red Blood Cells in Selenocysteine Metabolism.

Trace Nutri Res 26: 22-25. 2009

Yasuda, M. H., Ueda M, Okano K, Mihara H, and Esak N.

Enzymatic Synthesis of Unnatural Amino Acids.

Asymmetric Synthesis and Application of α-Amino Acids 357-373, 2009

Goto M, Yamauchi T, Kamiya N, Miyahara I, Yoshimura T, Mihara H, Kurihara T, Hirotsu K, Esaki N.

Crystal structure of a homolog of mammalian serine racemase from Schizosaccharomyces pombe.

J Biol Chem. 2009 Jul 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Kamachi T, Nakayama T, Shitamichi O, Jitsumori K, Kurihara T, Esaki N, Yoshizawa K.

The catalytic mechanism of fluoroacetate dehalogenase: a computational exploration of biological dehalogenation.

Chemistry. 2009 Jul 27;15(30):7394-403.

Tobe R, Mihara H, Kurihara T, Esaki N.

Identification of proteins interacting with selenocysteine lyase.

Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2009 May;73(5):1230-2. Epub 2009 May 7.

Nakamura T, Yamaguchi A, Kondo H, Watanabe H, Kurihara T, Esaki N, Hirono S, Tanaka S.

Roles of K151 and D180 in L-2-haloacid dehalogenase from Pseudomonas sp. YL: Analysis by molecular dynamics and ab initio fragment molecular orbital calculations.

J Comput Chem. 2009 Apr 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Tobe R, Mihara H, Kurihara T, Esaki N.

Identification of Proteins Interacting with Selenocysteine Lyase.

Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2009 May 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Omori T, Mihara H, Kurihara T, Esaki N.

Occurrence of phosphatidyl-D-serine in the rat cerebrum.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2009 May 1;382(2):415-8. Epub 2009 Mar 11.

Jitsumori K, Omi R, Kurihara T, Kurata A, Mihara H, Miyahara I, Hirotsu K, Esaki N.

X-Ray crystallographic and mutational studies of fluoroacetate dehalogenase from Burkholderia sp. strain FA1.

J Bacteriol. 2009 Apr;191(8):2630-7. Epub 2009 Feb 13.

Yamauchi T, Goto M, Wu HY, Uo T, Yoshimura T, Mihara H, Kurihara T, Miyahara I, Hirotsu K, Esaki N.

Serine racemase with catalytically active lysinoalanyl residue.

J Biochem. 2009 Apr;145(4):421-4. Epub 2009 Jan 20.

Kawamoto J, Kurihara T, Yamamoto K, Nagayasu M, Tani Y, Mihara H, Hosokawa M, Baba T, Sato SB, Esaki N.

Eicosapentaenoic acid plays a beneficial role in membrane organization and cell division of a cold-adapted bacterium, Shewanella livingstonensis Ac10.

J Bacteriol. 2009 Jan;191(2):632-40. Epub 2008 Nov 14.


2008

Zhang, W., H. Mihara, T. Kurihara, and N. Esaki

Investigation of the Roles of Cysteine Desulfurases in the Molybdopterin Synthesis in Escherichia coli.

Trace Nutri. Res. 25; 152-157, 2008

Zhang, W., H. Mihara, T. Kurihara, and N. Esaki

Role of cysteine desulfurase IscS in the biosynthesis of molybdopterin.

Vitamins (Japan) 82; 645-650, 2008

Takahata, M., T. Tamura, K. Abe, H. Mihara, S. Kurokawa, Y. Yamamoto, R. Nakano, N. Esaki, and K. Inagaki

Selenite Assimilation into Formate Dehydrogenase H Depends on Thioredoxin Reductase in Escherichia coli.

J. Biochem. 143; 467-473, 2008

Sato, S., T. Kurihara, J. Kawamoto, M. Hosokawa, S. B. Sato, and N. Esaki

Cold adaptation of eicosapentaenoic acid-less mutant of Shewanella livingstonensis Ac10 involving uptake and remodeling of synthetic phospholipids containing various polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Extremophiles 12; 753-761, 2008

Mihara, H., R. Hidese, M. Yamane, T. Kurihara, and N. Esaki

The iscS  gene deficiency affects the expression of pyrimidine metabolism genes.

Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 372; 407-411, 2008

Kurokawa, S., H. Mihara, I. Yokoyama, M. Mochizuki, J. Yodoi, T. Tamura, T. Kurihara, and N. Esaki

Thioredoxin Reductase 1 Is Important for Selenoprotein Biosynthesis in HeLa Cells.

Biomed. Res. Trace Elem. 19; 84-87, 2008

Kurihara, T., and N. Esaki

Proteomic studies of psychorophilic microorganisms.

Psychrophiles: From Biodiversity to Biotechnology 333-343, 2008

Kurihara, T., and N. Esaki

Bacterial Hydrolytic Dehalogenases and Related Enzymes: Occurrences, Reaction Mechanisms, and Applications.

Chem. Rec. 8; 67-74, 2008

Kurata, A., M. Fujita, A. M. Mowafy, H. Kamachi, T. Kurihara, and N. Esaki

Production of (S)-2-Chloropropionate by Asymmetric Reduction of 2-Chloroacrylate with 2-Haloacrylate Reductase Coupled with Glucose Dehydrogenase.

J. Biosci. Bioeng. 105; 429-431, 2008

Kudou, D., S. Misaki, M. Yamashita, T. Tamura, N. Esaki, and K. Inagaki

The Role of Cysteine 116 in the Active Site of the Antitumor Enzyme L-Methionine γ-Lyase from Pseudomonas putida.

Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 72; 1722-1730, 2008

Esaki, N., and H. Mihara

Function and biosynthesis of selenoproteins.

Biomed. Res. Trace Elem. 19; 308-316, 2008

Abe, K., H. Mihara, R. Tobe, and N. Esaki

Characterization of human selenocysteine synthase involved in selenoprotein biosynthesis.

Biomed. Res. Trace Elem. 19; 80-83, 2008

Abe, K., H. Mihara, Y. Nishijima, S. Kurokawa, and N. Esaki

Functional analysis of two homologous mouse selenophosphate synthetases.

Biomed. Res. Trace Elem. 19; 76-79, 2008


2007

Omi R, Jitsumori K, Yamauchi T, Ichiyama S, Kurihara T, Esaki N, Kamiya N, Hirotsu K, Miyahara I.
Expression, purification and preliminary X-ray characterization of DL-2-haloacid dehalogenase from Methylobacterium sp. CPA1.
Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2007 Jul 1;63(Pt 7):586-9.

Kawamoto J, Kurihara T, Kitagawa M, Kato I, Esaki N.
Proteomic studies of an Antarctic cold-adapted bacterium, Shewanella livingstonensis Ac10, for global identification of cold-inducible proteins.
Extremophiles. 2007 Nov;11(6):819-26.

Fujita M, Mihara H, Goto S, Esaki N, Kanehisa M.
Mining prokaryotic genomes for unknown amino acids: a stop-codon-based approach.
BMC Bioinformatics. 2007 Jun 28;8:225.

Miyake R, Kawamoto J, Wei YL, Kitagawa M, Kato I, Kurihara T, Esaki N.
Construction of a low-temperature protein expression system using a cold-adapted bacterium, Shewanella sp. strain Ac10, as the host.
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2007 Aug;73(15):4849-56.

Yamanishi Y, Mihara H, Osaki M, Muramatsu H, Esaki N, Sato T, Hizukuri Y, Goto S, Kanehisa M.
Prediction of missing enzyme genes in a bacterial metabolic network. Reconstruction of the lysine-degradation pathway of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
FEBS J. 2007 May;274(9):2262-73.

Kudou D, Misaki S, Yamashita M, Tamura T, Takakura T, Yoshioka T, Yagi S, Hoffman RM, Takimoto A, Esaki N, Inagaki K.
Structure of the antitumour enzyme L-methionine gamma-lyase from Pseudomonas putida at 1.8 A resolution.
J Biochem. 2007 Apr;141(4):535-44.

Yoshida M, Oikawa T, Obata H, Abe K, Mihara H, Esaki N.
Biochemical and genetic analysis of the gamma-resorcylate (2,6-dihydroxybenzoate) catabolic pathway in Rhizobium sp. strain MTP-10005: identification and functional analysis of its gene cluster.
J Bacteriol. 2007 Mar;189(5):1573-81.


2006

Muramatsu H, Mihara H, Yasuda M, Ueda M, Kurihara T, Esaki N.
Enzymatic synthesis of L-pipecolic acid by Delta1-piperideine-2-carboxylate reductase from Pseudomonas putida.
Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2006 Sep;70(9):2296-8.

Yasuda M, Ueda M, Muramatsu H, Mihara H, Esaki N.
Enzymatic synthesis of cyclic amino acids by N-methyl-L-amino acid dehydrogenase from Pseudomonas putida.
Tetrahedron: Asymmet. 2006 17:1775-1779.

Papajak E, Kwiecien RA, Rudzinski J, Sicinska D, Kaminski R, Szatkowski L, Kurihara T, Esaki N, Paneth P.
Mechanism of the reaction catalyzed by DL-2-haloacid dehalogenase as determined from kinetic isotope effects.
Biochemistry. 2006 May 16;45(19):6012-7.

Takakura T, Ito T, Yagi S, Notsu Y, Itakura T, Nakamura T, Inagaki K, Esaki N, Hoffman RM, Takimoto A.
High-level expression and bulk crystallization of recombinant L-methionine gamma-lyase, an anticancer agent.
Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2006 Mar;70(2):183-92.

Yow GY, Uo T, Yoshimura T, Esaki N.
Physiological role of D-amino acid-N-acetyltransferase of Saccharomyces cerevisiae: detoxification of D-amino acids.
Arch Microbiol. 2006 Mar;185(1):39-46.

Takakura T, Takimoto A, Notsu Y, Yoshida H, Ito T, Nagatome H, Ohno M, Kobayashi Y, Yoshioka T, Inagaki K, Yagi S, Hoffman RM, Esaki N.
Physicochemical and pharmacokinetic characterization of highly potent recombinant L-methionine gamma-lyase conjugated with polyethylene glycol as an antitumor agent.
Cancer Res. 2006 Mar 1;66(5):2807-14.


2005

Goto M, Muramatsu H, Mihara H, Kurihara T, Esaki N, Omi R, Miyahara I, Hirotsu K.
Crystal structures of Delta1-piperideine-2-carboxylate/Delta1-pyrroline-2-carboxylate reductase belonging to a new family of NAD(P)H-dependent oxidoreductases: conformational change, substrate recognition, and stereochemistry of the reaction.
J Biol Chem. 2005 Dec 9;280(49):40875-84.

Kurata A, Kurihara T, Kamachi H, Esaki N.
2-Haloacrylate reductase: A novel enzyme of the medium-chain dehydrogenase/reductase superfamily that catalyzes the reduction of a carbon-carbon double bond of unsaturated organohalogen compounds.
J Biol Chem. 2005 May 27;280(21):20286-91.

Muramatsu H, Mihara H, Goto M, Miyahara I, Hirotsu K, Kurihara T, Esaki N.
A new family of NAD(P)H-dependent oxidoreductases distinct from conventional Rossmann-fold proteins.
J Biosci Bioeng. 2005 Jun;99(6):541-7. Review.

Yoshimune K, Galkin A, Kulakova L, Yoshimura T, Esaki N.
Cold-active DnaK of an Antarctic psychrotroph Shewanella sp. Ac10 supporting the growth of dnaK-null mutant of Escherichia coli at cold temperatures.
Extremophiles. 2005 Apr;9(2):145-50.

Yoshimune K, Galkin A, Kulakova L, Yoshimura T, Esaki N.
DnaK from Vibrio proteolyticus: Complementation of a dnaK-null mutant of Escherichia coli and the role of its ATPase d
J BIOSCI BIOENG. 2005 Feb; 99(2):136-142.

Mihara H, Muramatsu H, Kakutani R, Yasuda M, Ueda M, Kurihara T, Esaki N.
N-Methyl-L-amino acid dehydrogenase from Pseudomonas putida, a novel member of unusual NAD(P)-dependent oxidoreductase superfamily.
FEBS J. 2005 March; 272(5):1117-1123.

Muramatsu H, Mihara H, Kakutani R, Yasuda M, Ueda M, Kurihara T, Esaki N.
The putative malate/lactate dehydrogenase from Pseudomonas putida is a NADPH-dependent delta1-piperideine-2-carboxylate/delta1-pyrroline-2-carboxylate reductase involved in the catabolism of D-lysine and D-proline.
J Biol Chem. 2005 Feb 18;280(7):5329-35.

Yamamoto H, Mitsuhashi K, Kimoto N, Kobayashi Y, Esaki N.
Robust NADH-regenerator: improved alpha-haloketone-resistant formate dehydrogenase.
Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2005 Apr;67 (1): 33-39.

Yoshimune K, Esaki N, Moriguchi M.
Site-directed mutagenesis alters DnaK-dependent folding process.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 Jan 7;326(1):74-8.

Kurokawa S, Mihara H, Takehashi M, Tanaka S, Kurihara T, Esaki N.
RNAi-mediated knock down of mammalian selenocysteine lyase.
Biomed Res Trace Elemennts. 2005 DEC; 16 (4): 321-324.

Abe K, Ebata I, Kazuoka T, Mihara H, Kurihara. T, Esaki N.
Protein interaction between selenophosphate synthetase and IscS.
Biomed Res Trace Elemennts. 2005 DEC; 16 (4): 325-327.


2004

Muramatsu H, Mihara H, Kakutani R, Yasuda M, Ueda M, Kurihara T, Esaki N.
Enzymatic synthesis of N-methyl-L-phenylalanine by a novel enzyme, N-methyl-L-amino acid dehydrogenase, from Pseudomonas putida.
TETRAHEDRON-ASYMMETRY. 2004 SEP 20;15 (18): 2841-2843.

Kurata A, Kurihara T, Kamachi H, Esaki N.
Asymmetric reduction of 2-chloroacrylic acid to (S)-2-chloropropionic acid by a novel reductase from Burkholderia sp WS.
TETRAHEDRON-ASYMMETRY. 2004 SEP 20;15 (18): 2837-2839.

Kurokawa S, Mihara H, Kurihara T, Esaki N.
Expression analysis of mammalian selenocysteine lyase.
Biomed Res Trace Elemennts. 2004 AUG; 15 (3): 278-280.

Igarashi M, Maruoka N, Kato S, Mihara H, Kurihara T, Esaki N.
Characterization of Slr0077 of Synechocystis sp. PCC6803, a homolog of chloroplastic cysteine desulfurase of higher plants.
Trace Nut Res. 2004; 21: 51-58

Ishihara K, Yamaguchi H, Omori T, Uemura T, Nakajima N, Esaki N.
A novel zinc-containing alpha-keto ester reductase from actinomycete: an approach based on protein chemistry and bioinformatics.
Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2004 Oct;68(10):2120-7.

Yow GY, Uo T, Yoshimura T, Esaki N.
D-Amino acid N-acetyltransferase of Saccharomyces cerevisiae: a close homologue of histone acetyltransferase Hpa2p acting exclusively on free D-amino acids.
Arch Microbiol. 2004 Nov;182(5):396-403.

Ichiyama S, Kurihara T, Kogure Y, Tsunasawa S, Kawasaki H, Esaki N.
Reactivity of asparagine residue at the active site of the D105N mutant of fluoroacetate dehalogenase from Moraxella sp. B.
Biochim Biophys Acta. 2004 Apr 8;1698(1):27-36.

Yamamoto H, Mitsuhashi K, Kimoto N, Matsuyama A, Esaki N, Kobayashi Y.
A Novel NADH-Dependent Carbonyl Reductase from Kluyveromyces aestuarii and Comparison of NADH-Regeneration System for the Synthesis of Ethyl (S)-4-Chloro-3-hydroxybutanoate.
Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2004 Mar;68(3):638-49.

Takakura T, Mitsushima K, Yagi S, Inagaki K, Tanaka H, Esaki N, Soda K, Takimoto A.
Assay method for antitumor L-methionine gamma-lyase: comprehensive kinetic analysis of the complex reaction with L-methionine.
Anal Biochem. 2004 Apr 15;327(2):233-40.

Kulakova L, Galkin A, Nakayama T, et al.
Cold-active esterase from Psychrobacter sp Ant300: gene cloning, characterization, and the effects of Gly -> Pro substitution near the active site on its catalytic activity and stability
BBA-PROTEINS PROTEOM 1696 (1): 59-65 JAN 14 2004


2003

Yoshimura T, Esaki N
Amino acid racemases: Functions and mechanisms
J BIOSCI BIOENG 96 (2): 103-109 AUG 2003

Kuwana E, Kurokawa S, Mihara H, Kurihara T, Yoshimura T, Esaki N
Effects of selenium deficiency on the expression of selenoprotein mRNAs in mouse brain
Biomed Res Trace Elements 14 (4): 293-296 AUG 2003

Yow, GY; Watanabe, A; Yoshimura, T; Esaki, N
Conversion of the catalytic specificity of alanine racemase to a D-amino acid aminotransferase activity by a double active-site mutation
J MOL CATAL B-ENZYM 23 (2-6): 311-319 SEP 1 2003

Fuchikami, Y; Yoshimura, T; Esaki, N
D-Amino acid aminotransferase: fragmentation at a flexible loop is an efficient method to generate mutant enzymes with new substrate specificities and elevated activities
J MOL CATAL B-ENZYM 23 (2-6): 321-328 SEP 1 2003

Park, C; Kurihara, T; Yoshimura, T; Soda, K; Esaki, N
A new DL-2-haloacid dehalogenase acting on 2-haloacid amides: purification, characterization, and mechanism
J MOL CATAL B-ENZYM 23 (2-6): 329-336 SEP 1 2003

Li, YF; Kurihara, T; Ichiyama, S; Miyagi, M; Tsunasawa, S; Esaki, N
Mass spectrometric analysis of the reactions catalyzed by L-2-haloacid dehalogenase mutants and implications for the roles of the catalytic amino acid residues
J MOL CATAL B-ENZYM 23 (2-6): 337-345 SEP 1 2003

Kurihara, T; Yamauchi, T; Ichiyama, S; Takahata, H; Esaki, N
Purification, characterization, and gene cloning of a novel fluoroacetate dehalogenase from Burkholderia sp FA1
J MOL CATAL B-ENZYM 23 (2-6): 347-355 SEP 1 2003

Wei, YL; Kurihara, T; Suzuki, T; Esaki, N
A novel esterase from a psychrotrophic bacterium, Acinetobacter sp strain no. 6, that belongs to the amidase signature family
J MOL CATAL B-ENZYM 23 (2-6): 357-365 SEP 1 2003

Kwak, MS; Mihara, H; Esaki, N
A novel regulatory function of selenocysteine lyase, a unique catalyst to modulate major urinary protein
J MOL CATAL B-ENZYM 23 (2-6): 367-372 SEP 1 2003

Kato, S; Ohshima, T; Galkin, A; Kulakova, L; Yoshimura, T; Esaki, N
Purification and characterization of alanine dehydrogenase from a marine bacterium, Vibrio proteolyticus
J MOL CATAL B-ENZYM 23 (2-6): 373-378 SEP 1 2003

Pilon M, Owen JD, Garifullina GF, et al.
Enhanced selenium tolerance and accumulation in transgenic arabidopsis expressing a mouse selenocysteine lyase. (vol 131, pg 1250, 2003)
PLANT PHYSIOL 132 (1): 400-400 MAY 2003

Suzuki T, Nakayama T, Choo DW, et al.
Cloning, heterologous expression, renaturation, and characterization of a cold-adapted esterase with unique primary structure from a psychrotroph Pseudomonas sp strain B11-1
PROTEIN EXPRES PURIF 30 (2): 171-178 AUG 2003

Kurihara T, Mihara H, Kato S, Yoshimura T, Esaki N.
Assembly of iron-sulfur clusters mediated by cysteine desulfurases, IscS, CsdB and CSD, from Escherichia coli.
Biochim Biophys Acta. 2003 Apr 11;1647(1-2):303-9.

Kulakova, L; Galkin, A; Nakayama, T; Nishino, T; Esaki, N
Improvement of thermostability of cold-active serine alkaline protease from the psychrotrophic bacterium Shewanella sp strain Ac10 by rational mutagenesis
J MOL CATAL B-ENZYM 22 (1-2): 113-117 APR 1 2003


2002

Pilon-Smits EA, Garifullina GF, Abdel-Ghany S, Kato S, Mihara H, Hale KL, Burkhead JL, Esaki N, Kurihara T, Pilon M.
Characterization of a NifS-Like Chloroplast Protein from Arabidopsis. Implications for Its Role in Sulfur and Selenium Metabolism.
Plant Physiol. 2002 Nov;130(3):1309-18.

Mihara H, Esaki N.
Bacterial cysteine desulfurases: their function and mechanisms.
Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2002 Oct;60(1-2):12-23.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 May 14;99(10):6679-83.

Suzuki T, Nakayama T, Kurihara T, Nishino T, Esaki N.
Primary structure and catalytic properties of a cold-active esterase from a psychrotroph, Acinetobacter sp. strain No. 6. isolated from Siberian soil.
Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2002 Aug;66(8):1682-90

Bae HS, Hong SP, Lee SG, Kwak MS, Esaki N, Sung MH.
Application of a thermostable glutamate racemase from Bacillus sp. SK-1 for the production of D-phenylalanine in a multi-enzyme system.
J Mol Catal B: Enzym. 2002 17(6):223-233.

Yoshimune K, Yoshimura T, Nakayama T, Nishino T, Esaki N.
Hsc62, Hsc56, and GrpE, the third Hsp70 chaperone system of Escherichia coli.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2002 May 24;293(5):1389-95.

Muranova TA, Ruzheinikov SN, Sedelnikova SE, Baker PJ, Pasquo A, Galkin A, Esaki N, Ohshima T, Soda K, Rice DW.
Crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of substrate complexes of leucine dehydrogenase from Thermoactinomyces intermedius.
Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2002 Jun;58(Pt 6 Pt 2):1059-62.

Mihara H, Kato S, Lacourciere GM, Stadtman TC, Kennedy RA, Kurihara T, Tokumoto U, Takahashi Y, Esaki N.
The iscS gene is essential for the biosynthesis of 2-selenouridine in tRNA and the selenocysteine-containing formate dehydrogenase H.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 May 14;99(10):6679-83.

Tokumoto U, Nomura S, Minami Y, Mihara H, Kato S, Kurihara T, Esaki N, Kanazawa H, Matsubara H, Takahashi Y.
Network of Protein-Protein Interactions among Iron-Sulfur Cluster Assembly Proteins in Escherichia coli.
J Biochem (Tokyo). 2002 May;131(5):713-9.

Mihara H, Fujii T, Kato S, Kurihara T, Hata Y, Esaki N.
Structure of External Aldimine of Escherichia coli CsdB, an IscS/NifS Homolog: Implications for Its Specificity toward Selenocysteine.
J Biochem (Tokyo). 2002 May;131(5):679-85.

Ichiyama S, Kurihara T, Miyagi M, Galkin A, Tsunasawa S, Kawasaki H, Esaki N.
Catalysis-linked inactivation of fluoroacetate dehalogenase by ammonia: a novel approach to probe the active-site environment.
J Biochem (Tokyo). 2002 May;131(5):671-7.

Kato S, Mihara H, Kurihara T, Takahashi Y, Tokumoto U, Yoshimura T, Esaki N.
Cys-328 of IscS and Cys-63 of IscU are the sites of disulfide bridge formation in a covalently bound IscS/IscU complex: Implications for the mechanism of iron-sulfur cluster assembly.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Apr 30;99(9):5948-52.

Mihara H, Esaki N.
Selenocysteine lyase from mouse liver.
Methods Enzymol. 2002 347:198-203.

Watanabe A, Yoshimura T, Mikami B, Hayashi H, Kagamiyama H, Esaki N.
Reaction mechanism of alanine racemase from Bacillus stearothermophilus: X-ray crystallographic studies of the enzyme bound with N-(5'-phosphopyridoxyl)-alanine.
J Biol Chem. 2002 Mar 8 [epub ahead of print]

Suzuki T, Nakayama T, Kurihara T, Nishino T, Esaki N.
A cold-active esterase with a substrate preference for vinyl esters from a psychrotroph, Acinetobacter sp. strain no.6: gene cloning, purification, and characterization.
J Mol Catal B-Enzym. 2002 16:255-263.

Mihara H, Esaki N.
セレンの生化学.
Vitamin (Japan). 2002 76:7-9.


2001

Mihara H, Kato S, Kurihara T, Yoshimura T, Esaki N, Lacourciere GM, Stadtman TC.
Role of Cysteine Desulfurase in the Biosynthesis of Formate Dehydrogenase H Containing Mo, Molybdopterin, Selenocysteine, and Fe4S4 Cluster.
Biomed Res Trace Elements. 2001 12:261-2.

Yoshimura T, Katakura Y, Ueda H.
タンパク質ファージディスプレイ法.
現代化学. 2001 10:55-62.

Kato S, Mihara H, Kurihara T, Yoshimura T, Esaki N.
Screening and identification of a protein interacting with IscU.
微量栄養素研究. 2001 18:105-9.

Soda K, Yoshimura T, Esaki N.
Stereospecificity for the hydrogen transfer of pyridoxal enzyme reactions .
Chem Record. 2001 1:373-84.

Suzuki T, Nakayama T, Kurihara T, Nishino T, Esaki N.
Cold-active lipolytic activity of psychrotrophic Acinetobacter sp strain no. 6.
J Biosci Bioeng. 2001 Aug; 92(2):144-148.

Kashiwa M, Ike M, Mihara H, Esaki N, Fujita M.
Removal of soluble selenium by a selenate-reducing bacterium Bacillus sp. SF-1.
Biofactors. 2001;14(1-4):261-5.

Lewandowicz A, Sicinska D, Rudzinski J, Ichiyama S, Kurihara T, Esaki N, Paneth P.
Chlorine kinetic isotope effect on the fluoroacetate dehalogenase reaction.
J Am Chem Soc. 2001 Sep 19;123(37):9192-3.

Kurihara T, Esaki N.
質量分析による酵素触媒機構研究の新展開.
化学と生物. 2001 39:165-170.

Watanabe A, Yoshimura T, Lim YH, Kurokawa Y, Soda K, Esaki N.
Stereochemistry of hydrogen abstraction from pyridoxamine phosphate catalyzed by alanine racemase of Bacillus stearothermophilus.
J Mol Catal B-Enzym. 2001 12(1-6):145-150.

Uo T, Uesa M, Nishiyama T, Yoshimura T, Esaki N.
Purification and characterization of alanine racemase from hepatopancreas of black-tiger prawn, Penaeus monodon.
J Mol Catal B-Enzym. 2001 12(1-6):137-144.

Yokoigawa K, Okubo Y, Kawai H, Esaki N, Soda K.
Structure and function of psychrophilic alanine racemase.
J Mol Catal B-Enzym. 2001 12(1-6):27-35.

Esaki N, Asano Y, Soda K.
Special issue: New aspects of D-amino acid bioscience research - Preface.
J Mol Catal B-Enzym. 2001 12(1-6):1-1.

Uo T, Yoshimura T, Tanaka N, Takegawa K, Esaki N.  Related Articles
Functional characterization of alanine racemase from Schizosaccharomyces pombe: a eucaryotic counterpart to bacterial alanine racemase.
J Bacteriol. 2001 Apr;183(7):2226-33.


2000

Kurihara T, Esaki N.  Related Articles
[Biogenesis of iron-sulfur clusters].
Seikagaku. 2000 Oct;72(10):1266-9. Review. Japanese. No abstract available.

Kato S, Mihara H, Kurihara T, Yoshimura T, Esaki N.
元素状硫黄と元素状セレンのバイオジェネシスを司るNifS相同タンパク質:鉄-硫黄クラスター形成能の解明.
微量栄養素研究. 2000 17:165-8.

Kato S, Mihara H, Kurihara T, Yoshimura T, Esaki N.
Gene cloning, purification, and characterization of two cyanobacterial NifS homologs driving iron-sulfur cluster formation.
Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2000 Dec;64(11):2412-9.

Inoue H, Inagaki K, Adachi N, Tamura T, Esaki N, Soda K, Tanaka H.  Related Articles
Role of tyrosine 114 of L-methionine gamma-lyase from Pseudomonas putida.
Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2000 Nov;64(11):2336-43.

Gutierrez A, Yoshimura T, Fuchikami Y, Esaki N.  Related Articles
Modulation of activity and substrate specificity by modifying the backbone length of the distant interdomain loop of D-amino acid aminotransferase.
Eur J Biochem. 2000 Dec 15;267(24):7218-7223.

Okubo Y, Yokoigawa K, Esaki N, Soda K, Misono H.  Related Articles
High catalytic activity of alanine racemase from psychrophilic bacillus psychrosaccharolyticus at high temperatures in the presence of pyridoxal 5'-phosphate.
FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2000 Nov 15;192(2):169-73.

Jhee KH, Yoshimura T, Miles EW, Takeda S, Miyahara I, Hirotsu K, Soda K, Kawata Y, Esaki N.  Related Articles
Stereochemistry of the transamination reaction catalyzed by aminodeoxychorismate lyase from escherichia coli: close relationship between fold type and stereochemistry.
J Biochem (Tokyo). 2000 Oct;128(4):679-86.

Ichiyama S, Kurihara T, Li YF, Kogure Y, Tsunasawa S, Esaki N.  Related Articles
Novel catalytic mechanism of nucleophilic substitution by asparagine residue involving cyanoalanine intermediate revealed by mass spectrometric monitoring of an enzyme reaction.
J Biol Chem. 2000 Sep 26 [epub ahead of print]

Motoshima H, Inagaki K, Kumasaka T, Furuichi M, Inoue H, Tamura T, Esaki N, Soda K, Tanaka N, Yamamoto M, Tanaka H.  Related Articles
Crystal Structure of the Pyridoxal 5'-phosphate Dependent L-Methionine gamma-Lyase from Pseudomonas putida.
J Biochem (Tokyo). 2000 Sep 1;128(3):349-354.

Kurihara T, Esaki N, Soda K.
Bacterial 2-Haloacid Dehalogenases: Structures and Reaction Mechanisms.
J Mol Catal B-Enzym. 2000 Sep 4;10(1-3):57-65.

Nakai T, Mizutani H, Miyahara I, Hirotsu K, Takeda S, Jhee KH, Yoshimura T, Esaki N.  Related Articles
Three-Dimensional Structure of 4-Amino-4-Deoxychorismate Lyase from Escherichia coli.
J Biochem (Tokyo). 2000 Jul 1;128(1):29-38.

Lacourciere GM, Mihara H, Kurihara T, Esaki N, Stadtman TC.  Related Articles
Escherichia coli NifS-like proteins provide selenium in the pathway for the biosynthesis of selenophosphate.
J Biol Chem. 2000 Aug 4;275(31):23769-73.

Hong SP, Park JH, Kim YS, Hwang HJ, Rhee SK, Lee SG, Sung MH, Esaki N.
Analysis of the genome of Symbiobacterium toebii by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.
J Microbiol Biotechn 2000 Jun;10(3):405-409.

Mihara H, Kurihara T, Yoshimura T, Esaki N.  Related Articles
Kinetic and mutational studies of three NifS homologs from Escherichia coli: mechanistic difference between L-cysteine desulfurase and L-selenocysteine lyase reactions.
J Biochem (Tokyo). 2000 Apr;127(4):559-67.

Kurihara T, Hamamoto S, Gimeno RE, Kaiser CA, Schekman R, Yoshihisa T.  Free in PMC, Related Articles
Sec24p and Iss1p function interchangeably in transport vesicle formation from the endoplasmic reticulum in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Mol Biol Cell. 2000 Mar;11(3):983-98.

Takita T, Shimizu N, Sukata T, Hashimoto S, Akita E, Yokota T, Esaki N, Soda K, Inouye K, Tonomura B.  Related Articles
Lysyl-tRNA synthetase of Bacillus stearothermophilus molecular cloning and expression of the gene.
Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2000 Feb;64(2):432-7.

Mihara H, Kurihara T, Watanabe T, Yoshimura T, Esaki N.  Related Articles, Protein, Nucleotide
cDNA cloning, purification, and characterization of mouse liver selenocysteine lyase. Candidate for selenium delivery protein in selenoprotein synthesis.
J Biol Chem. 2000 Mar 3;275(9):6195-200.

Fujii T, Maeda M, Mihara H, Kurihara T, Esaki N, Hata Y.  Related Articles, Structure
Structure of a NifS homologue: X-ray structure analysis of CsdB, an Escherichia coli counterpart of mammalian selenocysteine lyase.
Biochemistry. 2000 Feb 15;39(6):1263-73.


1999

Soda K, Oikawa T, Esaki N.  Related Articles
Vitamin B6 enzymes participating in selenium amino acid metabolism.
Biofactors. 1999;10(2-3):257-62. Review.

Esaki N, Mihara H, Kurihara T, Yoshimura T, Soda K.
セレノシステインリアーゼ活性を持つ大腸菌 NifS ホモログの構造と機能.
微量栄養素研究. 1999 16:13-6.

Jhee KH, Yoshimura T, Kurokawa Y, Esaki N, Soda K.
A stereochemical aspect of pyridoxal 5'-phosphate dependent enzyme reactions and molecular evolution.
J Microbiol Biotech. 1999;9(6):695-703.

Watanabe A, Yoshimura T, Mikami B, Esaki N.   Related Articles
Tyrosine 265 of alanine racemase serves as a base abstracting alpha-hydrogen from L-alanine: the counterpart residue to lysine 39 specific to D-alanine.
J Biochem (Tokyo). 1999 Oct;126(4):781-6.

Galkin A, Kulakova L, Ashida H, Sawa Y, Esaki N.  Related Articles, Protein, Nucleotide
Cold-adapted alanine dehydrogenases from two antarctic bacterial strains: gene cloning, protein characterization, and comparison with mesophilic and thermophilic counterparts.
Appl Environ Microbiol. 1999 Sep;65(9):4014-20.

Lee SG, Hong SP, Kwak MS, Esaki N, Sung MH.
Characterization of thermostable tyrosine phenol-lyase from an obligatory symbiotic thermophile, Symbiobacterium sp. SC-1.
J Biochem Mol Biol. 1999 Sept 30;32(5):480-5.

Nardi-Dei V, Kurihara T, Park C, Miyagi M, Tsunasawa S, Soda K, Esaki N.   Related Articles
DL-2-Haloacid dehalogenase from Pseudomonas sp. 113 is a new class of dehalogenase catalyzing hydrolytic dehalogenation not involving enzyme-substrate ester intermediate.
J Biol Chem. 1999 Jul 23;274(30):20977-81.

Watanabe A, Kurokawa Y, Yoshimura T, Esaki N.   Related Articles
Role of tyrosine 265 of alanine racemase from Bacillus stearothermophilus.
J Biochem (Tokyo). 1999 Jun;125(6):987-90.

Kawata Y, Tamura K, Yano S, Mizobata T, Nagai J, Esaki N, Soda K, Tokushige M, Yumoto N.   Related Articles, Protein, Nucleotide
Purification and characterization of thermostable aspartase from Bacillus sp. YM55-1.
Arch Biochem Biophys. 1999 Jun 1;366(1):40-6.

Mihara H, Maeda M, Fujii T, Kurihara T, Hata Y, Esaki N.   Related Articles, Structure
A nifS-like gene, csdB, encodes an Escherichia coli counterpart of mammalian selenocysteine lyase. Gene cloning, purification, characterization and preliminary x-ray crystallographic studies.
J Biol Chem. 1999 May 21;274(21):14768-72.

Okubo Y, Yokoigawa K, Esaki N, Soda K, Kawai H.   Related Articles, Protein, Nucleotide
Characterization of psychrophilic alanine racemase from Bacillus psychrosaccharolyticus.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1999 Mar 16;256(2):333-40.

Watanabe A, Kurokawa Y, Yoshimura T, Kurihara T, Soda K, Esaki N.   Related Articles
Role of lysine 39 of alanine racemase from Bacillus stearothermophilus that binds pyridoxal 5'-phosphate. Chemical rescue studies of Lys39 --> Ala mutant.
J Biol Chem. 1999 Feb 12;274(7):4189-94.

Kulakova L, Galkin A, Kurihara T, Yoshimura T, Esaki N.   Related Articles, Protein, Nucleotide
Cold-active serine alkaline protease from the psychrotrophic bacterium Shewanella strain ac10: gene cloning and enzyme purification and characterization.
Appl Environ Microbiol. 1999 Feb;65(2):611-7.


1998

Kurokawa Y, Watanabe A, Yoshimura T, Esaki N, Soda K.   Related Articles
Transamination as a side-reaction catalyzed by alanine racemase of Bacillus stearothermophilus.
J Biochem (Tokyo). 1998 Dec 1;124(6):1163-9.

Liu JQ, Kurihara T, Ichiyama S, Miyagi M, Tsunasawa S, Kawasaki H, Soda K, Esaki N.   Related Articles
Reaction mechanism of fluoroacetate dehalogenase from Moraxella sp. B.
J Biol Chem. 1998 Nov 20;273(47):30897-902.

Fuchikami Y, Yoshimura T, Gutierrez A, Soda K, Esaki N.   Related Articles
Construction and properties of a fragmentary D-amino acid aminotransferase.
J Biochem (Tokyo). 1998 Nov;124(5):905-10.

Sugio S, Kashima A, Kishimoto K, Peisach D, Petsko GA, Ringe D, Yoshimura T, Esaki N. Related Articles, Protein
Crystal structures of L201A mutant of D-amino acid aminotransferase at 2.0 A resolution: implication of the structural role of Leu201 in transamination.
Protein Eng. 1998 Aug;11(8):613-9.

Yoshimune K, Yoshimura T, Esaki N.  Related Articles, Protein
Hsc62, a new DnaK homologue of Escherichia coli.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1998 Sep 8;250(1):115-8.

Li YF, Hata Y, Fujii T, Kurihara T, Esaki N.   Related Articles
X-ray structure of a reaction intermediate of L-2-haloacid dehalogenase with L-2-chloropropionamide.
J Biochem (Tokyo). 1998 Jul;124(1):20-2.

Li YF, Hata Y, Fujii T, Hisano T, Nishihara M, Kurihara T, Esaki N.   Related Articles, Protein, Structure
Crystal structures of reaction intermediates of L-2-haloacid dehalogenase and implications for the reaction mechanism.
J Biol Chem. 1998 Jun 12;273(24):15035-44.

Uo T, Yoshimura T, Shimizu S, Esaki N.   Related Articles
Occurrence of pyridoxal 5'-phosphate-dependent serine racemase in silkworm, Bombyx mori.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1998 May 8;246(1):31-4.

Gutierrez A, Yoshimura T, Fuchikami Y, Soda K, Esaki N.   Related Articles
A mutant D-amino acid aminotransferase with broad substrate specificity: construction by replacement of the interdomain loop Pro119-Arg120-Pro121 by Gly-Gly-Gly.
Protein Eng. 1998 Jan;11(1):53-8.

Lim YH, Yoshimura T, Kurokawa Y, Esaki N, Soda K.   Related Articles
Nonstereospecific transamination catalyzed by pyridoxal phosphate-dependent amino acid racemases of broad substrate specificity.
J Biol Chem. 1998 Feb 13;273(7):4001-5.

Liu L, Yoshimura T, Endo K, Kishimoto K, Fuchikami Y, Manning JM, Esaki N, Soda K.   Related Articles
Compensation for D-glutamate auxotrophy of Escherichia coli WM335 by D-amino acid aminotransferase gene and regulation of murI expression.
Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 1998 Jan;62(1):193-5.

Gorlatova N, Tchorzewski M, Kurihara T, Soda K, Esaki N.   Related Articles, Protein
Purification, characterization, and mechanism of a flavin mononucleotide-dependent 2-nitropropane dioxygenase from Neurospora crassa.
Appl Environ Microbiol. 1998 Mar;64(3):1029-33.

Bae HS, Lee SG, Hong SP, Kwak MS, Esaki N, Soda K, Sung MH.
Production of aromatic D-amino acids from alpha-keto acids and ammonia by coupling of four enzyme reactions.
J Mol Cat (B Enzymatic). 1998 Mar 11;6(3):241-7.

Van Ophem PW, Erickson SD, Martinez del Pozo A, Haller I, Chait BT, Yoshimura T, Soda K, Ringe D, Petsko G, Manning JM.  Related Articles
Substrate inhibition of D-amino acid transaminase and protection by salts and by reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide: isolation and initial characterization of a pyridoxo intermediate related to inactivation.
Biochemistry. 1998 Mar 3;37(9):2879-88.

Choo DW, Kurihara T, Suzuki T, Soda K, Esaki N.   Related Articles, Protein, Nucleotide
A cold-adapted lipase of an Alaskan psychrotroph, Pseudomonas sp. strain B11-1: gene cloning and enzyme purification and characterization.
Appl Environ Microbiol. 1998 Feb;64(2):486-91.

Lim YH, Yoshimura T, Soda K, Esaki N.
Stereospecific labeling at alpha-position of phenylalanine and phenylglycine with amino acid racemase.
J Ferment Bioeng. 1998;86(4):400-2


1997

Kishimoto K, Yoshimura T, Soda K, Esaki N.   Related Articles
Mutation of arginine 98, which serves as a substrate-recognition site of D-amino acid aminotransferase, can be partly compensated for by mutation of tyrosine 88 to an arginyl residue.
J Biochem (Tokyo). 1997 Dec;122(6):1182-9.

Galkin A, Kulakova L, Yoshimura T, Soda K, Esaki N.   Related Articles
Synthesis of optically active amino acids from alpha-keto acids with Escherichia coli cells expressing heterologous genes.
Appl Environ Microbiol. 1997 Dec;63(12):4651-6.

Liu L, Yoshimura T, Endo K, Esaki N, Soda K.   Related Articles, Protein
Cloning and expression of the glutamate racemase gene of Bacillus pumilus.
J Biochem (Tokyo). 1997 Jun;121(6):1155-61.

Mihara H, Kurihara T, Yoshimura T, Soda K, Esaki N.   Related Articles
Cysteine sulfinate desulfinase, a NIFS-like protein of Escherichia coli with selenocysteine lyase and cysteine desulfurase activities. Gene cloning, purification, and characterization of a novel pyridoxal enzyme.
J Biol Chem. 1997 Sep 5;272(36):22417-24.

Nardi-Dei V, Kurihara T, Park C, Esaki N, Soda K.   Related Articles, Protein, Nucleotide
Bacterial DL-2-haloacid dehalogenase from Pseudomonas sp. strain 113: gene cloning and structural comparison with D- and L-2-haloacid dehalogenases.
J Bacteriol. 1997 Jul;179(13):4232-8.

Galkin A, Kulakova L, Ohshima T, Esaki N, Soda K.   Related Articles
Construction of a new leucine dehydrogenase with preferred specificity for NADP+ by site-directed mutagenesis of the strictly NAD+-specific enzyme.
Protein Eng. 1997 Jun;10(6):687-90.

Inoue H, Inagaki K, Eriguchi SI, Tamura T, Esaki N, Soda K, Tanaka H.   Related Articles, Protein, Nucleotide
Molecular characterization of the mde operon involved in L-methionine catabolism of Pseudomonas putida.
J Bacteriol. 1997 Jun;179(12):3956-62.

Liu JQ, Kurihara T, Miyagi M, Tsunasawa S, Nishihara M, Esaki N, Soda K.   Related Articles
Paracatalytic inactivation of L-2-haloacid dehalogenase from Pseudomonas sp. YL by hydroxylamine. Evidence for the formation of an ester intermediate.
J Biol Chem. 1997 Feb 7;272(6):3363-8.

Galkin A, Ljudmila K, Yamamoto H, Tanizawa K, Tanaka H, Esaki N, Soda K
Conversion of alpha-keto acids to D-amino acids by coupling of four enzyme reactions.
J Ferment Bioeng. 1997;83(3):299-300

Esaki N, Yoshimura T.
Hydrogen transfer
Radioisotopes. 1997;46(5):327-9