Keietsu Abe

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Affiliation: Tohoku University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. pmc Novel hydrophobic surface binding protein, HsbA, produced by Aspergillus oryzae
    Shinsaku Ohtaki
    Laboratory of Molecular Enzymology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, 1 1 Amamiya, Tsutsumi dori, Aobaku, Sendai 981 8555, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:2407-13. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Novel reporter gene expression systems for monitoring activation of the Aspergillus nidulans HOG pathway
    Kentaro Furukawa
    Laboratory of Enzymology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
    Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 71:1724-30. 2007
  3. pmc Plasmid-encoded asp operon confers a proton motive metabolic cycle catalyzed by an aspartate-alanine exchange reaction
    Keietsu Abe
    Laboratory of Enzymology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai 981 8555, Japan
    J Bacteriol 184:2906-13. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of Aspergillus oryzae genomics on industrial production of metabolites
    Keietsu Abe
    Laboratory of Enzymology, Division of Life Science, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, 981 8555, Japan
    Mycopathologia 162:143-53. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint The fungal hydrophobin RolA recruits polyesterase and laterally moves on hydrophobic surfaces
    Toru Takahashi
    Laboratory of Enzymology, Division of Life Science, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai 985 8555, Japan
    Mol Microbiol 57:1780-96. 2005
  6. pmc MpkA-Dependent and -independent cell wall integrity signaling in Aspergillus nidulans
    Tomonori Fujioka
    Laboratory of Enzymology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, 1 1 Amamiya, Tsutsumi dori, Sendai 981 8555, Japan
    Eukaryot Cell 6:1497-510. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Transcriptional profiling for Aspergillusnidulans HogA MAPK signaling pathway in response to fludioxonil and osmotic stress
    Daisuke Hagiwara
    New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University, 6 6 10 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba ku, Sendai 980 8579, Japan
    Fungal Genet Biol 46:868-78. 2009
  8. pmc Topology of AspT, the aspartate:alanine antiporter of Tetragenococcus halophilus, determined by site-directed fluorescence labeling
    Kei Nanatani
    Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, 981 8555 Japan
    J Bacteriol 189:7089-97. 2007
  9. pmc Disordered cell integrity signaling caused by disruption of the kexB gene in Aspergillus oryzae
    Osamu Mizutani
    Laboratory of Enzymology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, 1 1 Amamiya, Tsutsumi dori, Aobaku, Sendai 981 8555, Japan
    Eukaryot Cell 3:1036-48. 2004
  10. pmc Functional analysis of the α-1,3-glucan synthase genes agsA and agsB in Aspergillus nidulans: agsB is the major α-1,3-glucan synthase in this fungus
    Akira Yoshimi
    New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
    PLoS ONE 8:e54893. 2013

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  1. pmc Novel hydrophobic surface binding protein, HsbA, produced by Aspergillus oryzae
    Shinsaku Ohtaki
    Laboratory of Molecular Enzymology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, 1 1 Amamiya, Tsutsumi dori, Aobaku, Sendai 981 8555, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:2407-13. 2006
    ..Since HsbA is not a hydrophobin, A. oryzae may use several types of proteins to recruit lytic enzymes to the surface of hydrophobic solid materials and promote their degradation...
  2. ncbi request reprint Novel reporter gene expression systems for monitoring activation of the Aspergillus nidulans HOG pathway
    Kentaro Furukawa
    Laboratory of Enzymology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
    Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 71:1724-30. 2007
    ..These results indicate that the reporter activity is controlled via HogA activation. Furthermore, we present possible applications of the reporter systems in screening new antifungal compounds...
  3. pmc Plasmid-encoded asp operon confers a proton motive metabolic cycle catalyzed by an aspartate-alanine exchange reaction
    Keietsu Abe
    Laboratory of Enzymology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai 981 8555, Japan
    J Bacteriol 184:2906-13. 2002
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of Aspergillus oryzae genomics on industrial production of metabolites
    Keietsu Abe
    Laboratory of Enzymology, Division of Life Science, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, 981 8555, Japan
    Mycopathologia 162:143-53. 2006
    ..This article describes recent progress of A . oryzae genomics and its impact on industrial production of enzymes, metabolites, and bioprocesses...
  5. ncbi request reprint The fungal hydrophobin RolA recruits polyesterase and laterally moves on hydrophobic surfaces
    Toru Takahashi
    Laboratory of Enzymology, Division of Life Science, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai 985 8555, Japan
    Mol Microbiol 57:1780-96. 2005
    ..A fluorescence recovery after photobleaching experiment on PBSA films coated with FITC-labelled RolA suggested that RolA moves laterally on the film. We discuss the novel molecular functions of RolA with regard to plastic degradation...
  6. pmc MpkA-Dependent and -independent cell wall integrity signaling in Aspergillus nidulans
    Tomonori Fujioka
    Laboratory of Enzymology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, 1 1 Amamiya, Tsutsumi dori, Sendai 981 8555, Japan
    Eukaryot Cell 6:1497-510. 2007
    ..The transcriptional regulation of mpkA and of CWGs via CWIS in A. nidulans differs significantly from that in S. cerevisiae...
  7. doi request reprint Transcriptional profiling for Aspergillusnidulans HogA MAPK signaling pathway in response to fludioxonil and osmotic stress
    Daisuke Hagiwara
    New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University, 6 6 10 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba ku, Sendai 980 8579, Japan
    Fungal Genet Biol 46:868-78. 2009
    ..The complexity of the stress response in the His-Asp phosphorelay system followed by the HogA MAPK cascade is discussed...
  8. pmc Topology of AspT, the aspartate:alanine antiporter of Tetragenococcus halophilus, determined by site-directed fluorescence labeling
    Kei Nanatani
    Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, 981 8555 Japan
    J Bacteriol 189:7089-97. 2007
    ....
  9. pmc Disordered cell integrity signaling caused by disruption of the kexB gene in Aspergillus oryzae
    Osamu Mizutani
    Laboratory of Enzymology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, 1 1 Amamiya, Tsutsumi dori, Aobaku, Sendai 981 8555, Japan
    Eukaryot Cell 3:1036-48. 2004
    ....
  10. pmc Functional analysis of the α-1,3-glucan synthase genes agsA and agsB in Aspergillus nidulans: agsB is the major α-1,3-glucan synthase in this fungus
    Akira Yoshimi
    New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
    PLoS ONE 8:e54893. 2013
    ..Taken together, our data demonstrate that the two AGS genes are dispensable in A. nidulans, but that AgsB is required for normal growth characteristics under liquid culture conditions and is the major AGS in this species...
  11. doi request reprint Use of the Aspergillus oryzae actin gene promoter in a novel reporter system for exploring antifungal compounds and their target genes
    Junichiro Marui
    ABE project, New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University, 6 6 10 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980 8579, Japan
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 87:1829-40. 2010
    ..Furthermore, the reporter strain was shown to be technically applicable for identifying novel target genes of antifungal drugs triggering perturbation of fungal microtubules or membrane integrity...
  12. ncbi request reprint Purification and characterization of a biodegradable plastic-degrading enzyme from Aspergillus oryzae
    Hiroshi Maeda
    Tohoku Technoarch, 2 1 1 Katahira, Aoba ku, Sendai, 980 8577, Japan
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 67:778-88. 2005
    ..Determination of the affinities for different chemicals indicated that the most preferred substrate for the enzyme would consist of butyric acid and n-hexanol...
  13. doi request reprint A defect of LigD (human Lig4 homolog) for nonhomologous end joining significantly improves efficiency of gene-targeting in Aspergillus oryzae
    Osamu Mizutani
    Laboratory of Bioindustrial Genomics, Department of Bioindustrial Informatics and Genomics, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, 1 1 Tsutsumidori Amamiyamachi, Aoba ku, Sendai 981 8555, Japan
    Fungal Genet Biol 45:878-89. 2008
    ..oryzae unique MAPK (mpkD). Such results show that the ligD disruptant system is an extremely convenient genetic background for gene-targeting in A. oryzae...
  14. ncbi request reprint Pepper beta-galactosidase 1 (PBG1) plays a significant role in fruit ripening in bell pepper (Capsicum annuum)
    Satoshi Ogasawara
    Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
    Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 71:309-22. 2007
    ..Based on these results, it appears that the hydrolysis of galactose residues in pectic substances is the first event in the ripening process in bell pepper fruit...
  15. ncbi request reprint Cloning and expression of the exo-beta-D-1,3-glucanase gene (exgS) from Aspergillus saitoi
    Ken Oda
    Laboratory of Enzymology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
    Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 66:1587-90. 2002
    ..The N-terminal amino acid sequences of the recombinant exo-1,3-beta-D-glucanase (ExgS) were identical to that of native ExgS from A. saitoi...
  16. ncbi request reprint Transcriptional analysis of genes for energy catabolism and hydrolytic enzymes in the filamentous fungus Aspergillus oryzae using cDNA microarrays and expressed sequence tags
    Hiroshi Maeda
    Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, 1 1 Amamiya, Tsutsumi dori, 981 8555 Sendai, Japan
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 65:74-83. 2004
    ..The low expression levels of catabolic genes in the wheat-bran culture may release catabolite repression, consequently leading to the rich expression profiles of the hydrolytic enzymes...
  17. pmc Isolation and functional analysis of a gene, tcsB, encoding a transmembrane hybrid-type histidine kinase from Aspergillus nidulans
    Kentaro Furukawa
    Laboratory of Enzymology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, 1 1 Amamiya, Tsutsumi dori, Sendai 981 8555, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:5304-10. 2002
    ..Our results suggest that A. nidulans has more complex and robust osmoregulatory systems than the yeast SLN1-HOG1 MAPK cascade...
  18. doi request reprint Functional analysis of C2H2 zinc finger transcription factor CrzA involved in calcium signaling in Aspergillus nidulans
    Daisuke Hagiwara
    ABE project, New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University, 6 6 10 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba ku, Sendai, Japan
    Curr Genet 54:325-38. 2008
    ..nidulans. Moreover, a crzA/hogA double mutant showed hypersensitivity to osmotic stress, indicating the importance of calcium homeostasis for adaptation to osmotic stress, a universal stress in filamentous fungi...
  19. pmc Substrate specificity of the aspartate:alanine antiporter (AspT) of Tetragenococcus halophilus in reconstituted liposomes
    Ayako Sasahara
    Department of Microbial Biotechnology, Laboratory of Applied Microbiology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai 981 8555, Japan
    J Biol Chem 286:29044-52. 2011
    ..Taken together, these kinetic data suggest that the putative binding sites of L-aspartate and L-alanine are independently located in the substrate translocation pathway of AspT...
  20. pmc Structural and functional importance of transmembrane domain 3 (TM3) in the aspartate:alanine antiporter AspT: topology and function of the residues of TM3 and oligomerization of AspT
    Kei Nanatani
    Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
    J Bacteriol 191:2122-32. 2009
    ..In addition, nonreducing sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis analyses and a glutaraldehyde cross-linking assay suggest that functional AspT forms homo-oligomers as a functional unit...
  21. ncbi request reprint Aspergillus nidulans HOG pathway is activated only by two-component signalling pathway in response to osmotic stress
    Kentaro Furukawa
    Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Tohoku University, 1 1 Tsutsumidori Amamiyamachi, Aoba ku, Sendai 981 8555, Japan
    Mol Microbiol 56:1246-61. 2005
    ..nidulans, although mpkC is dispensable in osmoadaptation. In this study, we discuss the differences between the AnHOG and the yeast HOG pathways...
  22. ncbi request reprint Molecular cloning and characterization of a novel gamma-CGTase from alkalophilic Bacillus sp
    Kyoko Hirano
    Laboratory of Molecular Enzymology, Division of Life Science, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Tsutsumidori Amamiyamachi, Aoba ku, Sendai, Japan
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 70:193-201. 2006
    ..CGTase825-6 should be a useful tool to produce gamma-CD and to study the differences of producing mechanisms between gamma-CD and beta-CD...
  23. ncbi request reprint Hydrophobic interactions between the secondary structures on the molecular surface reinforce the alkaline stability of serine protease
    Yuki Oguchi
    Laboratory of Molecular Enzymology, Division of Life Science, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, 1 1 Tsutsumidori Amamiyamachi, Aoba ku, Sendai 981 8555, Japan
    Biotechnol Lett 28:1383-91. 2006
    ..This indicated that different strategies were necessary to improve the alkaline stability and thermostability of the protein...
  24. ncbi request reprint Membrane topology of the electrogenic aspartate-alanine antiporter AspT of Tetragenococcus halophilus
    Kei Nanatani
    Laboratory of Enzymology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai 981 8555, Japan
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 328:20-6. 2005
    ..These results demonstrated a unique 2D-structure of AspT as the novel AAE family...
  25. ncbi request reprint Characterization of NikA histidine kinase and two response regulators with special reference to osmotic adaptation and asexual development in Aspergillus nidulans
    Daisuke Hagiwara
    New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University, Aramaki, Sendai, Japan
    Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 73:1566-71. 2009
    ..Based on these results, a general insight into the A. nidulans His-Asp phosphorelay network is also discussed...
  26. ncbi request reprint chsZ, a gene for a novel class of chitin synthase from Aspergillus oryzae
    Yuko Chigira
    Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai 981 8555, Japan
    Curr Genet 41:261-7. 2002
    ..oryzae ChsZ, P. brasiliensis Chs4 and U. maydis Chs6. Expression analysis suggested that the regulation of chsZ expression is distinct from that of chsY expression...
  27. ncbi request reprint Cloning and expression of an endo-1,6-beta-D-glucanase gene (neg1) from Neurospora crassa
    Seiji Oyama
    Laboratory of Enzymology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
    Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 66:1378-81. 2002
    ..The purified recombinant protein (Neg1) obtained from Escherichia coli showed 1,6-beta-D-glucanase activity. No genes similar in sequence were found in yeasts and fungi...
  28. ncbi request reprint A polymerase chain reaction-based method for cloning novel members of a gene family using a combination of degenerate and inhibitory primers
    Sumiko Kunihiro
    Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Central 6, 1 1, Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8566, Japan
    Gene 289:177-84. 2002
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Genomic sequence of the pathogenic and allergenic filamentous fungus Aspergillus fumigatus
    William C Nierman
    The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
    Nature 438:1151-6. 2005
    ..The Af293 genome sequence provides an unparalleled resource for the future understanding of this remarkable fungus...
  30. ncbi request reprint Genome sequencing and analysis of Aspergillus oryzae
    Masayuki Machida
    Institute for Biological Resources and Functions, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology AIST, Higashi 1 1 1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8566, Japan
    Nature 438:1157-61. 2005
    ..Specific expansion of genes for secretory hydrolytic enzymes, amino acid metabolism and amino acid/sugar uptake transporters supports the idea that A. oryzae is an ideal microorganism for fermentation...
  31. ncbi request reprint Genomics of Aspergillus oryzae
    Tetsuo Kobayashi
    Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
    Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 71:646-70. 2007
    ..oryzae genome. Besides the various already established merits of A. oryzae for industrial uses, the genome sequence and the abundance of metabolic genes should significantly accelerate the biotechnological use of A. oryzae in industry...
  32. ncbi request reprint Transcriptional regulation of genes on the non-syntenic blocks of Aspergillus oryzae and its functional relationship to solid-state cultivation
    Koichi Tamano
    Research Institute for Cell Engineering, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology AIST, Central 6, Higashi 1 1 1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8566, Japan
    Fungal Genet Biol 45:139-51. 2008
    ..These results strongly suggest that the genes on NSBs play an important role on solid-state fermentation...
  33. ncbi request reprint Understanding nonaflatoxigenicity of Aspergillus sojae: a windfall of aflatoxin biosynthesis research
    Perng Kuang Chang
    Food and Feed Safety Research Unit, Southern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, 1100 Robert E Lee Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 76:977-84. 2007
    ..Both are required for gene expression. In addition, a defect in the polyketide synthase gene also contributes to its nonaflatoxigenicity...
  34. pmc Nonfunctionality of Aspergillus sojae aflR in a strain of Aspergillus parasiticus with a disrupted aflR gene
    Tadashi Takahashi
    Research and Development Division, Kikkoman Corporation, 399 Noda, Noda City 278 0037, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:3737-43. 2002
    ..sojae can be attributed, at least partially, to the premature termination defect in aflRs, which deletes the C-terminal transcription activation domain that is critical for the expression of aflatoxin biosynthetic genes...
  35. ncbi request reprint Characterization of the NikA histidine kinase implicated in the phosphorelay signal transduction of Aspergillus nidulans, with special reference to fungicide responses
    Daisuke Hagiwara
    Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
    Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 71:844-7. 2007
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint The beta-1,3-exoglucanase gene exgA (exg1) of Aspergillus oryzae is required to catabolize extracellular glucan, and is induced in growth on a solid surface
    Koichi Tamano
    Research Institute for Cell Engineering, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Ibaraki, Japan
    Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 71:926-34. 2007
    ..These data suggest that ExgA plays a role in beta-glucan utilization, but is not much involved in cell wall beta-glucan remodeling...
  37. ncbi request reprint The SskA and SrrA response regulators are implicated in oxidative stress responses of hyphae and asexual spores in the phosphorelay signaling network of Aspergillus nidulans
    Daisuke Hagiwara
    Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
    Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 71:1003-14. 2007
    ..These results together are indicative of the physiological importance of the His-Asp phosphorelay signaling network involving the SskA and SrrA response regulators...
  38. pmc Analysis of expressed sequence tags from the fungus Aspergillus oryzae cultured under different conditions
    Takeshi Akao
    National Research Institute of Brewing, 3 7 1 Kagamiyama, Higashi Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739 0046, Japan
    DNA Res 14:47-57. 2007
    ..In addition, contig sequences were compared with sequence sets in eukaryotic orthologous groups (KOGs), and classified into the KOG functional categories...