Kawasaki H

References (11)

Title : Do cholinergic nerves innervating rat mesenteric arteries regulate vascular tone? - Tangsucharit_2012_Am.J.Physiol.Regul.Integr.Comp.Physiol_303_R1147
Author(s) : Tangsucharit P , Takatori S , Sun P , Zamami Y , Goda M , Pakdeechote P , Takayama F , Kawasaki H
Ref : American Journal of Physiology Regul Integr Comp Physiol , 303 :R1147 , 2012
Abstract : Vascular blood vessels have various types of cholinergic acetylcholine receptors (AChR), but the source of ACh has not been confirmed. Perivascular adrenergic nerves and nonadrenergic calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)-containing (CGRPergic) nerves innervate rat mesenteric arteries and regulate vascular tone. However, function of cholinergic innervation remains unknown. The present study investigated cholinergic innervation by examining effects of cholinesterase inhibitor (neostigmine), a muscarinic AChR antagonist (atropine), and a nicotinic AChR antagonist (hexamethonium) on adrenergic nerve-mediated vasoconstriction and CGRPergic nerve-mediated vasodilation in rat mesenteric vascular beds without endothelium. In preparations treated with capsaicin (CGRP depletor) or in the presence of N(omega)-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (nonselective nitric oxide synthase inhibitor), perivascular nerve stimulation (PNS; 2-12 Hz) evoked a frequency-dependent vasoconstriction. In the same preparations, exogenous norepinephrine induced a concentration-dependent vasoconstriction. Atropine, hexamethonium, and neostigmine had no effect on vasoconstrictor responses to PNS and norepinephrine injections. In denuded preparations, these cholinergic agents did not affect the PNS (12 Hz)-evoked release of norepinephrine in perfusate. In preconstricted preparations without endothelium in the presence of guanethidine (adrenergic neuron blocker), PNS (1-4 Hz) induced a frequency-dependent vasodilation, which was not affected by atropine, hexamethonium, and neostigmine. In denuded preparations treated with capsaicin and guanethidine, PNS did not induce vascular responses, and atropine, neostigmine, and physostigmine had no effect on PNS. Immunohistochemistry study showed choline acetyltransferase-immunopositive fibers, which were resistant to capsaicin and 6-hydroxydopamine (adrenergic toxin). These results suggest that rat mesenteric arteries have cholinergic innervation, which is different from adrenergic and capsaicin-sensitive nerves and not associated with vascular tone regulation.
ESTHER : Tangsucharit_2012_Am.J.Physiol.Regul.Integr.Comp.Physiol_303_R1147
PubMedSearch : Tangsucharit_2012_Am.J.Physiol.Regul.Integr.Comp.Physiol_303_R1147
PubMedID: 23054174

Title : The genome of a lepidopteran model insect, the silkworm Bombyx mori - Xia_2008_Insect.Biochem.Mol.Biol_38_1036
Author(s) : Xia Q , Wang J , Zhou Z , Li R , Fan W , Cheng D , Cheng T , Qin J , Duana J , Xu H , Li Q , Li N , Wang M , Dai F , Liu C , Lin Y , Zhao P , Zhang H , Liu S , Zha X , Li C , Zhao A , Pan M , Pan G , Shen Y , Gao Z , Wang Z , Wang G , Wu Z , Hou Y , Chai C , Yu Q , He N , Zhang Z , Li S , Yang H , Lu C , Xiang Z , Mita K , Kasahara M , Nakatani Y , Yamamoto K , Abe H , Ahsan B , Daimoni T , Doi K , Fujii T , Fujiwara H , Fujiyama A , Futahashi R , Hashimotol S , Ishibashi J , Iwami M , Kadono-Okuda K , Kanamori H , Kataoka H , Katsuma S , Kawaoka S , Kawasaki H , Kohara Y , Kozaki T , Kuroshu RM , Kuwazaki S , Matsushima K , Minami H , Nagayasu Y , Nakagawa T , Narukawa J , Nohata J , Ohishi K , Ono Y , Osanai-Futahashi M , Ozaki K , Qu W , Roller L , Sasaki S , Sasaki T , Seino A , Shimomura M , Shin-I T , Shinoda T , Shiotsuki T , Suetsugu Y , Sugano S , Suwa M , Suzuki Y , Takiya S , Tamura T , Tanaka H , Tanaka Y , Touhara K , Yamada T , Yamakawa M , Yamanaka N , Yoshikawa H , Zhong YS , Shimada T , Morishita S
Ref : Insect Biochemistry & Molecular Biology , 38 :1036 , 2008
Abstract : Bombyx mori, the domesticated silkworm, is a major insect model for research, and the first lepidopteran for which draft genome sequences became available in 2004. Two independent data sets from whole-genome shotgun sequencing were merged and assembled together with newly obtained fosmid- and BAC-end sequences. The remarkably improved new assembly is presented here. The 8.5-fold sequence coverage of an estimated 432 Mb genome was assembled into scaffolds with an N50 size of approximately 3.7 Mb; the largest scaffold was 14.5 million base pairs. With help of a high-density SNP linkage map, we anchored 87% of the scaffold sequences to all 28 chromosomes. A particular feature was the high repetitive sequence content estimated to be 43.6% and that consisted mainly of transposable elements. We predicted 14,623 gene models based on a GLEAN-based algorithm, a more accurate prediction than the previous gene models for this species. Over three thousand silkworm genes have no homologs in other insect or vertebrate genomes. Some insights into gene evolution and into characteristic biological processes are presented here and in other papers in this issue. The massive silk production correlates with the existence of specific tRNA clusters, and of several sericin genes assembled in a cluster. The silkworm's adaptation to feeding on mulberry leaves, which contain toxic alkaloids, is likely linked to the presence of new-type sucrase genes, apparently acquired from bacteria. The silkworm genome also revealed the cascade of genes involved in the juvenile hormone biosynthesis pathway, and a large number of cuticular protein genes.
ESTHER : Xia_2008_Insect.Biochem.Mol.Biol_38_1036
PubMedSearch : Xia_2008_Insect.Biochem.Mol.Biol_38_1036
PubMedID: 19121390
Gene_locus related to this paper: bommo-a0mnw6 , bommo-a1yw85 , bommo-a9ls22 , bommo-ACHE1 , bommo-ACHE2 , bommo-b0fgv8 , bommo-b1q137 , bommo-b1q139 , bommo-b1q140 , bommo-b1q141 , bommo-b2zdz0 , bommo-b3gef6 , bommo-b3gef7 , bommo-b3gs55 , bommo-b3gs56 , bommo-d2ktu3 , bommo-d2ktu5 , bommo-d9ile0 , bommo-e1cga5 , bommo-e1cga6 , bommo-g8fpz6 , bommo-h9iu43 , bommo-h9iu46 , bommo-h9iu47.1 , bommo-h9iu47.2 , bommo-h9iue5 , bommo-h9ivg2 , bommo-h9iwj7 , bommo-h9iwj8 , bommo-h9ix58 , bommo-h9ixi1.1 , bommo-h9ixi1.2 , bommo-h9iy47 , bommo-h9izw1 , bommo-h9j0s4 , bommo-h9j1y0 , bommo-h9j3r0 , bommo-h9j3w6 , bommo-h9j3w7 , bommo-h9j5t0 , bommo-h9j8g3 , bommo-h9j9k9 , bommo-h9j066 , bommo-h9j067 , bommo-h9j593 , bommo-h9j594 , bommo-h9j990 , bommo-h9jde8 , bommo-h9jde9 , bommo-h9jdf0 , bommo-h9jds4 , bommo-h9jle7 , bommo-h9jn83 , bommo-h9jn85 , bommo-h9jrg2 , bommo-h9jyh9 , bommo-JHE , bommo-m1rmh6 , bommo-q1hq05 , bommo-q4tte1 , bommo-h9j592 , bommo-h9j604 , bommo-h9jpm8 , bommo-h9iss4 , bommo-h9j2c7

Title : Enzymatic synthesis of hydroxycinnamic acid glycerol esters using type A feruloyl esterase from Aspergillus niger - Tsuchiyama_2007_Biosci.Biotechnol.Biochem_71_2606
Author(s) : Tsuchiyama M , Sakamoto T , Tanimori S , Murata S , Kawasaki H
Ref : Biosci Biotechnol Biochem , 71 :2606 , 2007
Abstract : We found that hydroxycinnamic acid (HA) glycerol esters such as 1-sinapoyl glycerol and 1-p-coumaroyl glycerol can be synthesized through a direct esterification reaction using a type A feruloyl esterase from Aspergillus niger. The water solubilities of HA glycerol esters were higher than those of the original chemicals. HA glycerol esters absorbed ultraviolet light and scavenged 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl radicals.
ESTHER : Tsuchiyama_2007_Biosci.Biotechnol.Biochem_71_2606
PubMedSearch : Tsuchiyama_2007_Biosci.Biotechnol.Biochem_71_2606
PubMedID: 17928681

Title : CD26 mediates dissociation of Tollip and IRAK-1 from caveolin-1 and induces upregulation of CD86 on antigen-presenting cells - Ohnuma_2005_Mol.Cell.Biol_25_7743
Author(s) : Ohnuma K , Yamochi T , Uchiyama M , Nishibashi K , Iwata S , Hosono O , Kawasaki H , Tanaka H , Dang NH , Morimoto C
Ref : Molecular & Cellular Biology , 25 :7743 , 2005
Abstract : CD26 is a T-cell costimulatory molecule with dipeptidyl peptidase IV enzyme activity in its extracellular region. We have previously reported that the addition of recombinant soluble CD26 resulted in enhanced proliferation of human T lymphocytes induced by the recall antigen tetanus toxoid (TT) via upregulation of CD86 on monocytes and that caveolin-1 was a binding protein of CD26, and the CD26-caveolin-1 interaction resulted in caveolin-1 phosphorylation (p-cav-1) as well as TT-mediated T-cell proliferation. However, the mechanism involved in this immune enhancement has not yet been elucidated. In the present work, we perform experiments to identify the molecular mechanisms by which p-cav-1 leads directly to the upregulation of CD86. Through proteomic analysis, we identify Tollip (Toll-interacting protein) and IRAK-1 (interleukin-1 receptor-associated serine/threonine kinase 1) as caveolin-1-interacting proteins in monocytes. We also demonstrate that following stimulation by exogenous CD26, Tollip and IRAK-1 dissociate from caveolin-1, and IRAK-1 is then phosphorylated in the cytosol, leading to the upregulation of CD86 via activation of NF-kappaB. Binding of CD26 to caveolin-1 therefore regulates signaling pathways in antigen-presenting cells to induce antigen-specific T-cell proliferation.
ESTHER : Ohnuma_2005_Mol.Cell.Biol_25_7743
PubMedSearch : Ohnuma_2005_Mol.Cell.Biol_25_7743
PubMedID: 16107720

Title : Reactivity of asparagine residue at the active site of the D105N mutant of fluoroacetate dehalogenase from Moraxella sp. B - Ichiyama_2004_Biochim.Biophys.Acta_1698_27
Author(s) : Ichiyama S , Kurihara T , Kogure Y , Tsunasawa S , Kawasaki H , Esaki N
Ref : Biochimica & Biophysica Acta , 1698 :27 , 2004
Abstract : Fluoroacetate dehalogenase from Moraxella sp. B (FAc-DEX) catalyzes cleavage of the carbon-fluorine bond of fluoroacetate, whose dissociation energy is among the highest found in natural products. Asp105 functions as the catalytic nucleophile that attacks the alpha-carbon atom of the substrate to displace the fluorine atom. In spite of the essential role of Asp105, we found that site-directed mutagenesis to replace Asp105 by Asn does not result in total inactivation of the enzyme. The activity of the mutant enzyme increased in a time- and temperature-dependent manner. We analyzed the enzyme by ion-spray mass spectrometry and found that the reactivation was caused by the hydrolytic deamidation of Asn105 to generate the wild-type enzyme. Unlike Asn10 of the l-2-haloacid dehalogenase (L-DEX YL) D10N mutant, Asn105 of the fluoroacetate dehalogenase D105N mutant did not function as a nucleophile to catalyze the dehalogenation.
ESTHER : Ichiyama_2004_Biochim.Biophys.Acta_1698_27
PubMedSearch : Ichiyama_2004_Biochim.Biophys.Acta_1698_27
PubMedID: 15063312
Gene_locus related to this paper: morsp-deh1

Title : Structure of haloacetate-catabolic IncP-1beta plasmid pUO1 and genetic mobility of its residing haloacetate-catabolic transposon - Sota_2003_J.Bacteriol_185_6741
Author(s) : Sota M , Kawasaki H , Tsuda M
Ref : Journal of Bacteriology , 185 :6741 , 2003
Abstract : The self-transmissible plasmid pUO1 from Delftia acidovorans strain B carries two haloacetate-catabolic transposons, TnHad1 and TnHad2, and the mer genes for resistance to mercury. The complete 67,066-bp sequence of pUO1 revealed that the mer genes were also carried by two Tn402/Tn5053-like transposons, Tn4671 and Tn4672, and that the pUO1 backbone regions shared 99% identity to those of the archetype IncP-1beta plasmid R751. Comparison of pUO1 with three other IncP-1beta plasmids illustrated the importance of transposon insertion in the diversity and evolution of this group of plasmids. Mutational analysis of the four outermost residues in the inverted repeats (IRs) of TnHad2, a Tn21-related transposon, revealed a crucial role of the second residue of its IRs in transposition.
ESTHER : Sota_2003_J.Bacteriol_185_6741
PubMedSearch : Sota_2003_J.Bacteriol_185_6741
PubMedID: 14594853
Gene_locus related to this paper: morsp-deh1

Title : Characterization of a class II defective transposon carrying two haloacetate dehalogenase genes from Delftia acidovorans plasmid pUO1 - Sota_2002_Appl.Environ.Microbiol_68_2307
Author(s) : Sota M , Endo M , Nitta K , Kawasaki H , Tsuda M
Ref : Applied Environmental Microbiology , 68 :2307 , 2002
Abstract : The two haloacetate dehalogenase genes, dehH1 and dehH2, on the 65-kb plasmid pUO1 from Delftia acidovorans strain B were found to be located on transposable elements. The dehH2 gene was carried on an 8.9-kb class I composite transposon (TnHad1) that was flanked by two directly repeated copies of IS1071, IS1071L and IS1071R. The dehH1 gene was also flanked by IS1071L and a truncated version of IS1071 (IS1071N). TnHad1, dehH1, and IS1071N were located on a 15.6-kb class II transposon (TnHad2) whose terminal inverted repeats and res site showed high homology with those of the Tn21-related transposons. TnHad2 was defective in transposition because of its lacking the transposase and resolvase genes. TnHad2 could transpose when the Tn21-encoded transposase and resolvase were supplied in trans. These results demonstrated that Tn Had2 is a defective Tn21-related transposon carrying another class I catabolic transposon.
ESTHER : Sota_2002_Appl.Environ.Microbiol_68_2307
PubMedSearch : Sota_2002_Appl.Environ.Microbiol_68_2307
PubMedID: 11976102
Gene_locus related to this paper: morsp-deh1

Title : Catalysis-linked inactivation of fluoroacetate dehalogenase by ammonia: a novel approach to probe the active-site environment - Ichiyama_2002_J.Biochem_131_671
Author(s) : Ichiyama S , Kurihara T , Miyagi M , Galkin A , Tsunasawa S , Kawasaki H , Esaki N
Ref : J Biochem , 131 :671 , 2002
Abstract : Fluoroacetate dehalogenase from Moraxella sp. B (FAc-DEX) catalyzes the hydrolytic dehalogenation of fluoroacetate and other haloacetates. Asp(105) of the enzyme acts as a nucleophile to attack the alpha-carbon of haloacetate to form an ester intermediate, which is subsequently hydrolyzed by a water molecule activated by His(272) [Liu, J.Q., Kurihara, T., Ichiyama, S., Miyagi, M., Tsunasawa, S., Kawasaki, H., Soda, K., and Esaki, N. (1998) J. Biol. Chem. 273, 30897-30902]. In this study, we found that FAc-DEX is inactivated concomitantly with defluorination of fluoroacetate by incubation with ammonia. Mass spectrometric analyses revealed that the inactivation of FAc-DEX is caused by nucleophilic attack of ammonia on the ester intermediate to convert the catalytic residue, Asp(105), into an asparagine residue. The results indicate that ammonia reaches the active site of FAc-DEX without losing its nucleophilicity. Analysis of the three-dimensional structure of the enzyme by homology modeling showed that the active site of the enzyme is mainly composed of hydrophobic and basic residues, which are considered to be essential for an ammonia molecule to retain its nucleophilicity. In a normal enzyme reaction, the hydrophobic environment is supposed to prevent hydration of the highly electronegative fluorine atom of the substrate and contribute to fluorine recognition by the enzyme. Basic residues probably play a role in counterbalancing the electronegativity of the substrate. These results demonstrate that catalysis-linked inactivation is useful for characterizing the active-site environment as well as for identifying the catalytic residue.
ESTHER : Ichiyama_2002_J.Biochem_131_671
PubMedSearch : Ichiyama_2002_J.Biochem_131_671
PubMedID: 11983073
Gene_locus related to this paper: morsp-deh1

Title : Characterization of the cell surface protein gene of Corynebacterium ammoniagenes - Usuda_2001_Biochim.Biophys.Acta_1522_138
Author(s) : Usuda Y , Kawasaki H , Utagawa T
Ref : Biochimica & Biophysica Acta , 1522 :138 , 2001
Abstract : Three dominant cell surface proteins of Corynebacterium ammoniagenes ATCC 6872 were identified in the cell wall fraction. The cspA gene, which encodes one of the major cell surface proteins, was cloned using the N-terminal amino acid sequence of the protein. Then the cloned chromosomal fragment containing the cspA gene was sequenced and was shown to encode a mature polypeptide of 333 amino acids with a molecular mass of 36654 Da. The amino acid sequence of the cspA gene showed similarity to the amino acid sequence of C. glutamicum CspA, one of the two major secreted proteins of C. glutamicum, although C. ammoniagenes CspA and C. glutamicum CspA differed in size. Northern blot analysis and primer extension analysis respectively revealed a 1.1 kb transcript and a promoter sequence resembling that of the C. ammoniagenes fatty acid synthase B (fasB) gene.
ESTHER : Usuda_2001_Biochim.Biophys.Acta_1522_138
PubMedSearch : Usuda_2001_Biochim.Biophys.Acta_1522_138
PubMedID: 11750067
Gene_locus related to this paper: coram-SLPA

Title : Reaction mechanism of fluoroacetate dehalogenase from Moraxella sp. B - Liu_1998_J.Biol.Chem_273_30897
Author(s) : Liu JQ , Kurihara T , Ichiyama S , Miyagi M , Tsunasawa S , Kawasaki H , Soda K , Esaki N
Ref : Journal of Biological Chemistry , 273 :30897 , 1998
Abstract : Fluoroacetate dehalogenase (EC 3.8.1.3) catalyzes the dehalogenation of fluoroacetate and other haloacetates. The amino acid sequence of fluoroacetate dehalogenase from Moraxella sp. B is similar to that of haloalkane dehalogenase (EC 3.8.1.5) from Xanthobacter autotrophicus GJ10 in the regions around Asp-105 and His-272, which correspond to the active site nucleophile Asp-124 and the base catalyst His-289 of the haloalkane dehalogenase, respectively (Krooshof, G. H., Kwant, E. M., Damborsky, J., Koca, J., and Janssen, D. B. (1997) Biochemistry 36, 9571-9580). After multiple turnovers of the fluoroacetate dehalogenase reaction in H218O, the enzyme was digested with trypsin, and the molecular masses of the peptide fragments formed were measured by ion-spray mass spectrometry. Two 18O atoms were shown to be incorporated into the octapeptide, Phe-99-Arg-106. Tandem mass spectrometric analysis of this peptide revealed that Asp-105 was labeled with two 18O atoms. These results indicate that Asp-105 acts as a nucleophile to attack the alpha-carbon of the substrate, leading to the formation of an ester intermediate, which is subsequently hydrolyzed by the nucleophilic attack of a water molecule on the carbonyl carbon atom. A His-272 --> Asn mutant (H272N) showed no activity with either fluoroacetate or chloroacetate. However, ion-spray mass spectrometry revealed that the H272N mutant enzyme was covalently alkylated with the substrate. The reaction of the H272N mutant enzyme with [14C]chloroacetate also showed the incorporation of radioactivity into the enzyme. These results suggest that His-272 probably acts as a base catalyst for the hydrolysis of the covalent ester intermediate.
ESTHER : Liu_1998_J.Biol.Chem_273_30897
PubMedSearch : Liu_1998_J.Biol.Chem_273_30897
PubMedID: 9812982
Gene_locus related to this paper: morsp-deh1

Title : Lack of homology between two haloacetate dehalogenase genes encoded on a plasmid from Moraxella sp. strain B - Kawasaki_1992_J.Gen.Microbiol_138_1317
Author(s) : Kawasaki H , Tsuda K , Matsushita I , Tonomura K
Ref : J Gen Microbiol , 138 :1317 , 1992
Abstract : Two genes encoding haloacetate dehalogenases, H-1 and H-2, are closely linked on a plasmid from Moraxella sp. strain B. H-1 predominantly acts on fluoroacetate, but H-2 does not. To elucidate the molecular relationship between the two enzymes, we compared their structural genes. Two restriction fragments of the plasmid DNA were subcloned on M13 phages and their nucleotide sequences were determined. The sequence of each fragment contained an open reading frame that was identified as the structural gene for each of the two dehalogenases on the basis of the following criteria; N-terminal amino acid sequence, amino acid composition, and molecular mass. The genes for H-1 and H-2, designated dehH1 and dehH2, respectively, had different sizes (885 bp and 675 bp) and G+C contents (58.3% and 53.4%). Sequence analysis revealed no homology between the two genes. We concluded that the dehalogenases H-1 and H-2 have no enzyme-evolutionary relationship. The deduced amino acid sequence of the dehH1 gene showed significant similarity to those of three hydrolases of Pseudomonas putida and a haloalkane dehalogenase of Xanthobacter autotrophicus. The dehH2 coding region was sandwiched between two repeated sequences about 1.8 kb long, which might play a part in the frequent spontaneous deletion of dehH2 from the plasmid.
ESTHER : Kawasaki_1992_J.Gen.Microbiol_138_1317
PubMedSearch : Kawasaki_1992_J.Gen.Microbiol_138_1317
PubMedID: 1512562
Gene_locus related to this paper: morsp-deh1