Affiliation: Ajinomoto Co
- Computer-aided rational design of the phosphotransferase system for enhanced glucose uptake in Escherichia coliYousuke Nishio
Fermentation and Biotechnology Laboratories, Ajinomoto Co Inc, Kawasaki, Japan
Mol Syst Biol 4:160. 2008..By using biological experiments, we validated the prediction and the presented strategy, thereby enhancing the specific glucose uptake rate...
- Evolutionary process of amino acid biosynthesis in Corynebacterium at the whole genome levelYousuke Nishio
Institute of Life Sciences, Ajinomoto Co, Inc, Kawasaki, Japan
Mol Biol Evol 21:1683-91. 2004..Thus, we conclude that the evolutionary events of gene loss and horizontal gene transfer must have been responsible for functional differentiation in amino acid biosynthesis of the three species of Corynebacteria...
- Comparative complete genome sequence analysis of the amino acid replacements responsible for the thermostability of Corynebacterium efficiensYousuke Nishio
Fermentation and Biotechnology Laboratories, Ajinomoto Co, Inc, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 210 8681, Japan
Genome Res 13:1572-9. 2003..Our results strongly suggest that the accumulation of these three types of amino acid substitutions correlates with the acquisition of thermostability and is responsible for the greater GC content of C. efficiens...
- The genome stability in Corynebacterium species due to lack of the recombinational repair systemYoji Nakamura
Center for Information Biology and DNA Data Bank of Japan, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
Gene 317:149-55. 2003..The genome stability in Corynebacterium species will give us hints of the speciation mechanism with the non-shuffled genome, particularly the importance of horizontal gene transfer and nucleotide substitution in the genome...