A Tominaga

Summary

Affiliation: Okayama University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Characterization of six flagellin genes in the H3, H53 and H54 standard strains of Escherichia coli
    Akira Tominaga
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Okayama University, Japan
    Genes Genet Syst 79:1-8. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Characterization of cryptic flagellin genes in Shigella boydii and Shigella dysenteriae
    A Tominaga
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Okayama University, Japan
    Genes Genet Syst 76:111-20. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Nucleotide sequence and regulated expression of the Salmonella fljA gene encoding a repressor of the phase 1 flagellin gene
    T Hanafusa
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Okayama University, Japan
    Mol Gen Genet 236:260-6. 1993
  4. pmc Cloning and characterization of the region III flagellar operons of the four Shigella subgroups: genetic defects that cause loss of flagella of Shigella boydii and Shigella sonnei
    A A Al Mamun
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Okayama University, Japan
    J Bacteriol 179:4493-500. 1997
  5. pmc Site-specific recombinase genes in three Shigella subgroups and nucleotide sequences of a pinB gene and an invertible B segment from Shigella boydii
    A Tominaga
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Okayama University, Japan
    J Bacteriol 173:4079-87. 1991
  6. ncbi request reprint Molecular characterization of intact, but cryptic, flagellin genes in the genus Shigella
    A Tominaga
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Okayama University, Japan
    Mol Microbiol 12:277-85. 1994
  7. pmc Molecular cloning and expression of the murine interleukin-5 receptor
    S Takaki
    Department of Biology, Kumamoto University Medical School, Japan
    EMBO J 9:4367-74. 1990
  8. ncbi request reprint The site-specific recombinase encoded by pinD in Shigella dysenteriae is due to the presence of a defective Mu prophage
    A Tominaga
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Okayama University, Japan
    Microbiology 143:2057-63. 1997
  9. pmc Conversion of the Salmonella phase 1 flagellin gene fliC to the phase 2 gene fljB on the Escherichia coli K-12 chromosome
    N Okazaki
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Okayama University, Japan
    J Bacteriol 175:758-66. 1993
  10. pmc Interleukin-5 induces maturation but not class switching of surface IgA-positive B cells into IgA-secreting cells
    R Matsumoto
    Department of Biology, Institute for Medical Immunology, Honjo, Kumamoto, Japan
    Immunology 66:32-8. 1989

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Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Characterization of six flagellin genes in the H3, H53 and H54 standard strains of Escherichia coli
    Akira Tominaga
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Okayama University, Japan
    Genes Genet Syst 79:1-8. 2004
    ..These results indicate that six flagellin genes analyzed are markedly similar to the Salmonella flagellin genes, suggesting their lateral transfer from Salmonella...
  2. ncbi request reprint Characterization of cryptic flagellin genes in Shigella boydii and Shigella dysenteriae
    A Tominaga
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Okayama University, Japan
    Genes Genet Syst 76:111-20. 2001
    ..boydii and S. dysenteriae indicates that subdivision into subgroups does not reflect the ancestral flagella H antigenic relationships. These data will be useful in considering the evolutionary divergence of the Shigella spp....
  3. ncbi request reprint Nucleotide sequence and regulated expression of the Salmonella fljA gene encoding a repressor of the phase 1 flagellin gene
    T Hanafusa
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Okayama University, Japan
    Mol Gen Genet 236:260-6. 1993
    ..Chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT) assays of fusions indicated that the terminator is capable of reducing expression of fljA to the level of a few percent, relative to fljB in broth cultures and to 1% in M9 glycerol cultures...
  4. pmc Cloning and characterization of the region III flagellar operons of the four Shigella subgroups: genetic defects that cause loss of flagella of Shigella boydii and Shigella sonnei
    A A Al Mamun
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Okayama University, Japan
    J Bacteriol 179:4493-500. 1997
    ..We also discuss the process of loss of flagella in relation to transposition of IS elements and alterations of the noncoding region, which were found to be common to at least three subgroups...
  5. pmc Site-specific recombinase genes in three Shigella subgroups and nucleotide sequences of a pinB gene and an invertible B segment from Shigella boydii
    A Tominaga
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Okayama University, Japan
    J Bacteriol 173:4079-87. 1991
    ..The defective pinF gene is suggested to hae the same origin as P-pin on e14 by the restriction map of the fragment cloned from a Pin+ transductant that was obtained in transduction from S. flexneri to E. coli delta pin...
  6. ncbi request reprint Molecular characterization of intact, but cryptic, flagellin genes in the genus Shigella
    A Tominaga
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Okayama University, Japan
    Mol Microbiol 12:277-85. 1994
    ..Loss of motility in Shigella seems to be evolutionarily a recent event...
  7. pmc Molecular cloning and expression of the murine interleukin-5 receptor
    S Takaki
    Department of Biology, Kumamoto University Medical School, Japan
    EMBO J 9:4367-74. 1990
    ..Homology search for the amino acid sequence of the IL-5 receptor reveals that the IL-5 receptor contains a common motif of a cytokine receptor family that is recently identified...
  8. ncbi request reprint The site-specific recombinase encoded by pinD in Shigella dysenteriae is due to the presence of a defective Mu prophage
    A Tominaga
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Okayama University, Japan
    Microbiology 143:2057-63. 1997
    ..Together these results indicated that the pinD gene in S. dysenteriae is derived from a Mu-like prophage...
  9. pmc Conversion of the Salmonella phase 1 flagellin gene fliC to the phase 2 gene fljB on the Escherichia coli K-12 chromosome
    N Okazaki
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Okayama University, Japan
    J Bacteriol 175:758-66. 1993
    ..We discuss the mechanisms for gene conversion between the two genes and also some intriguing aspects of flagellar antigenic specificities in various Salmonella serovars from the viewpoint of gene conversion...
  10. pmc Interleukin-5 induces maturation but not class switching of surface IgA-positive B cells into IgA-secreting cells
    R Matsumoto
    Department of Biology, Institute for Medical Immunology, Honjo, Kumamoto, Japan
    Immunology 66:32-8. 1989
    ..These results indicate that IL-5 plays an essential role in the antigen-specific and polyclonal IgA formation as a maturation-inducing factor rather than class-switching factor...
  11. ncbi request reprint Isolation and characterization of Escherichia coli hag operator mutants whose hag48 expression has become repressible by a Salmonella H1 repressor
    T Hanafusa
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Okayama University, Japan
    Mol Gen Genet 216:44-50. 1989
    ..The sequence analysis also revealed a repetitive extragenic palindrome (REP) consensus sequence and a transcriptional terminator of hag48 in a small, functionally unknown open reading frame (ORF)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Structural comparison of murine T-cell (B151K12)-derived T-cell-replacing factor (IL-5) with rIL-5: dimer formation is essential for the expression of biological activity
    T Takahashi
    Department of Biology, Kumamoto University Medical School, Japan
    Mol Immunol 27:911-20. 1990
    ..Moreover, the formation of inter-molecular disulfide bond(s) linked by two pairs of cystein residues is essential for the expression of the biological activity of mouse IL-5...
  13. pmc Two DNA invertases contribute to flagellar phase variation in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium strain LT2
    Kazuhiro Kutsukake
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Okayama University, Tsushima naka 3 1 1, Okayama 700 8530, Japan
    J Bacteriol 188:950-7. 2006
    ..We further showed that a phase-stable serovar, serovar Abortusequi, which is known to possess a naturally occurring hin mutation, lacks Fels-2, which ensures the phase stability in this serovar...
  14. ncbi request reprint Expressed and cryptic flagellin genes in the H44 and H55 type strains of Escherichia coli
    Akira Tominaga
    Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology and Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Okayama University, Japan
    Genes Genet Syst 82:1-8. 2007
    ..This hypothesis is further supported by the observation that the fllA genes are flanked by several IS elements and located within cryptic prophage elements...
  15. pmc Molecular cloning and expression of the human interleukin 5 receptor
    Y Murata
    Department of Biology, Kumamoto University Medical School, Japan
    J Exp Med 175:341-51. 1992
    ..The human IL-5 receptor characterized in this paper is essential for signal transduction, because expression of this molecule in murine IL-3-dependent cell line FDC-P1 allowed these cells to proliferate in response to IL-5...
  16. pmc Large inversion in Escherichia coli K-12 1485IN between inversely oriented IS3 elements near lac and cdd
    Y Komoda
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Okayama University, Japan
    Genetics 129:639-45. 1991
    ..Another rearrangement, probably related to inversion and deletion, was detected between the IS3 and cdd of the inversion strain...
  17. pmc Evolutionary changes of the flhDC flagellar master operon in Shigella strains
    Akira Tominaga
    School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences GO8, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    J Bacteriol 187:4295-302. 2005
    ..Two cluster 2 strains were found to have unique flhDC sequences, which are most probably due to recombination during the exchange of the adjacent O-antigen gene clusters...