Publications

  1. Common origin of methylenedioxy ring degradation and demethylation in bacteria. Takeda, H., Ishikawa, K., Yoshida, H., Kasai, D., Wakana, D., Fukuda, M., Sato, F., Hosoe, T. Sci. Rep. 7, 7422, 2017.
  2. Characterization and functional expression of a rubber degradation gene of a Nocardia degrader from a rubber-processing factory. Linh, D.V., Huong, N.L., Tabata, M., Imai, S., Iijima, S., Kasai, D., Anh, T.K., Fukuda, M. J. Biosci. Bioeng. 123(4), 412-418, 2017.
  3. Identification of natural rubber degradation gene in Rhizobacter gummiphilus NS21. Kasai, D., Imai, S., Asano, S., Tabata, M., Iijima, S., Kamimura, N., Masai, E, Fukuda, M. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 81(3), 614-620, 2017.
  4. Phylogenetic analysis reveals taxonomically diverse distribution of Pseudomonas putida group. Yonezuka, K., Shimodaira, J., Tabata, M., Ohji, S., Hosoyama, A., Kasai, D., Yamazoe, A., Fujita, N., Ezaki, T., Fukuda, M. J. Gen. Appl. Microb. 63(1), 1-10, 2017.
  5. A bacterial aromatic aldehyde dehydrogenase critical for the efficient catabolism of syringaldehyde. Kamimura, N., Goto, T., Takahashi, K., Kasai, D., Otsuka, Y., Nakamura, M., Katayama, Y., Fukuda, M., Masai, E. Sci. Rep. 7, 44422, 2017.
  6. Isolation and characterization of a bacterial strain that degrades cis-dichloroethenein the absence of aromatic inducers. Yonezuka, K., Araki, N., Shimodaira, J., Ohji, S., Hosoyama, A., Numata, M., Yamazoe, A., Kasai, D., Masai, E., Fujita, N., Ezaki, T., Fukuda, M. J. Gen. Appl. Microb. 62(3), 118-125, 2016.
  7. Membrane-associated glucose-methanol-choline oxidoreductase family enzymes PhcC and PhcD are essential for enantioselective catabolism of dehydrodiconiferyl alcohol. Takahashi, K., Hirose, Y., Kamimura, N., Hishiyama, S., Hara, H., Araki, T., Kasai, D., Kajita, S., Katayama, Y., Fukuda, M., Masai, E. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 81(23), 8022-8036, 2015.
  8. gamma-Resorcylate catabolic-pathway genes in the soil actinomycete Rhodococcus jostii RHA1. Kasai, D., Araki, N., Motoi, K., Yoshikawa, S., Iino, T., Imai, S., Masai, E., Fukuda, M. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 81(21), 7656-7665, 2015.
  9. Molecular mechanism of strict substrate specificity of an extradiol dioxygenase, DesB, derived from Sphingobium sp. SYK-6. Sugimoto, K., Senda, M., Kasai, D., Fukuda, M., Masai, E., Senda, T. PLoS ONE 9(3), Article number e92249, 2014.
  10. Three-component O-demethylase system essential for catabolism of a lignin-derived biphenyl compound in Sphingobium sp. strain SYK-6. Yoshikata, T., Suzuki, K., Kamimura, N., Namiki, M., Hishiyama, S., Araki, T., Kasai, D., Otsuka, Y., Nakamura, M., Fukuda, M., Katayama, Y., Masai, E. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 80(23), 7142-7153, 2014.
  11. Differentiation of industrial sake yeast strains by a loop-mediated isothermal amplification method that targets the PHO3 gene. Kuribayashi, T., Sato, K., Kasai, D., Fukuda, M., Kaneoke, M., Watanabe, K.-I. J. Biosci. Bioeng. 118(6), 661-664, 2014.
  12. Characterization of the catabolic pathway for a phenylcoumaran-type lignin-derived biaryl in Sphingobium sp. strain SYK-6. Takahashi, K., Kamimura, N., Hishiyama, S., Hara, H., Kasai, D., Katayama, Y., Fukuda, M., Kajita, S., Masai, E. Biodegradation 25(5), 735-745, 2014.
  13. Novel tripartite aromatic acid transporter essential for terephthalate uptake in Comamonas sp. strain E6. Hosaka, M., Kamimura, N., Toribami, S., Mori, K., Kasai, D., Fukuda, M., Masai, E. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79(19), 6148-6155, 2013.
  14. Rhizobacter gummiphilus sp. nov, a rubber-degrading bacterium isolated from the soil of a botanical garden in japan. Imai, S., Yoshida, R., Endo, Y., Fukunaga, Y., Yamazoe, A., Kasai, D., Masai, E., Fukuda, M. J. Gen. Appl. Microb. 59(3), 199-205, 2013.
  15. Gene cluster and regulation system for 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethylene (DDE) degradation in Janibacter sp. TYM3221. Nguyen, A. T. P., Trinh T. T. H., Fukumitsu, Y., Shimodaira, J., Miyauchi, K., Tokuda, M., Kasai, D., Masai, E., Fukuda, M. J. Biosci. Bioeng. 116(1), 91-100, 2013.
  16. Discovery of pinoresinol reductase genes in sphingomonads. Fukuhara, Y., Kamimura, N., Nakajima, M., Hishiyama, S., Hara, H., Kasai, D., Tsuji, Y., Narita-Yamada, S., Nakamura, S., Katano, Y., Fujita, N., Katayama, Y., Fukuda, M., Kajita, S., Masai, E. Enzyme Microb. Technol. 52(1), 38-43, 2013.
  17. Characterization of nitrite utilization system in Rhodococcus jostii RHA1. Iino, T., Miyauchi, K., Kasai, D., Masai, E., Fukuda, M. J. Biosci. Bioeng. 115(6), 600-606, 2013.
  18. Specific gene responses of Rhodococcus jostii RHA1 during growth in soil. Iino, T., Wang, Y., Miyauchi, K., Kasai, D., Masai, E., Fujii, T., Ogawa, N., Fukuda, M. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78(19), 6954-6962, 2012.
  19. Characterization of FerC, a MarR-type transcriptional regulator, involved in transcriptional regulation of the ferulate catabolic operon in Sphingobium sp. strain SYK-6. Kasai, D., Kamimura, N., Tani, K., Umeda, S., Abe, T., Fukuda, M., Masai, E. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 332(1), 68-75, 2012.
  20. Regulation of the isophthalate catabolic operon controlled by IphR in Comamonas sp. strain E6. Kamimura, N., Inakazu, K., Kasai, D., Fukuda, M., Masai, E. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 329(2), 186-192, 2012.
  21. The 24-bp consensus sequence responcible for regulation of the BphS1T1 two-component system in a hybrid promoter. Shimodaira, J., Furusawa, Y., Miyazawa, Y., Kasai, D., Miyauchi, K., Masai, E., Fukuda, M. J. Biosci. Bioeng. 113(3), 279-285, 2012.
  22. Isolation and characterization of Streptomyces, Actinoplanes, and Methylibium strains that are involved in degradation of natural rubber and synthetic poly(cis-1,4-isoprene). Imai, S., Ichikawa, K., Muramatsu, Y., Kasai, D., Masai, E., Fukuda, M. Enzyme Microb. Technol. 49(6-7), 526-531, 2011.
  23. Characterization of the 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethylene (DDE) degradation system in Janibacter sp. TYM3221. Nguyen, A. T., Sato, Y., Iwasaki, T., Miyauchi, K., Tokuda, M., Kasai, D., Masai, E., Fukuda, M. Enzyme Microb. Technol. 49(6-7), 532-539, 2011.
  24. Characterization of the third glutathione S-transferase gene involved in the enantioselective cleavage of β-aryl ether by Sphingobium sp. strain SYK-6. Tanamura, K., Abe, T., Kamimura, N., Kasai, D., Hishiyama, S., Otsuka, Y., Nakamura, M., Kajita, S., Katayama, Y., Fukuda, M., Masai, E. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem 75(12), 2404-2407, 2011.
  25. Identification and characterization of uptake systems for glucose and fructose in Rhodococcus jostii RHA1. Araki, N., Suzuki, T., Miyauchi, K., Kasai, D., Masai, E., Fukuda, M. J. Mol. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 20(3), 125-136, 2011.
  26. Glucose-mediated transcriptional repression of PCB/biphenyl catabolic genes in Rhodococcus jostii RHA1. Araki, N., Niikura, Y., Miyauchi, K., Kasai, D., Masai, E., Fukuda, M. J. Mol. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 20(1), 53-62, 2011.
  27. Development of a strain for efficient degradation of polychlorinated biphenyls by patchwork assembly of degradation pathways. Ohmori, T., Morita, H., Tanaka, M., Miyauchi, K., Kasai, D., Furukawa, K., Miyashita, K., Ogawa, N., Masai, E., Fukuda, M. J. Biosci. Bioeng. 111(4), 437-442, 2011.
  28. Expression in Escherichia coli of biphenyl 2,3-dioxygenase genes from a gram-positive polychlorinated biphenyl degrader, Rhodococcus jostii RHA1. Ohmori, T., Morita, H., Tanaka, M., Miyauchi, K., Kasai, D., Furukawa, K., Ogawa, N., Masai, E., Fukuda, M. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 75(1), 26-33, 2011.
  29. Characterization of the protocatechuate 4,5-cleavage pathway operon in Comamonas sp. strain E6 and discovery of a novel pathway gene. Kamimura, N., Aoyama, T., Yoshida, R., Takahashi, K., Kasai, D., Abe, T., Mase, K., Katayama, Y., Fukuda, M., Masai, E. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 76(24), 8093-8101, 2010.
  30. Transcriptional regulation of the terephthalate catabolic operon in Comamonas sp. strain E6. Kasai, D., Kitajima, M., Fukuda, M., Masai, E. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 76(18), 6047-6055, 2010.
  31. Dual two-component regulatory systems are involved in aromatic compound degradation in a PCB-degrader, Rhodococcus jostii RHA1. Takeda, H., Shimodaira, J., Hara, N., Yukawa, K., Kasai, D., Miyauchi, K., Masai, E., Fukuda, M. J. Bacteriol. 192(18), 4741-4751, 2010.
  32. Regulatory system of the protocatechuate 4,5-cleavage pathway genes essential for lignin downstream catabolism. Kamimura, N., Takamura, K., Hara, H., Kasai, D., Natsume, R., Senda, T., Katayama, Y., Fukuda, M., Masai, E. J. Bacteriol. 192(13), 3394-3405, 2010.
  33. Characterization of the isophthalate degradation genes of Comamonas sp. strain E6. Fukuhara, Y., Inakazu, K., Kodama, N., Kamimura, N., Kasai, D., Katayama, Y., Fukuda, M., Masai, E. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 76(2), 519-527, 2010.
  34. Uncovering the protocatechuate 2,3-cleavage pathway genes. Kasai, D., Fujinami, T., Abe, T., Mase, K., Katayama, Y., Fukuda, M., Masai, E. J. Bacteriol. 191:6758-6768, 2009.
  35. Identification of three alcohol dehydrogenase genes involved in the stereospecific catabolism of arylglycerol-β-aryl ether by Sphingobium sp. strain SYK-6. Sato, Y., Moriuchi, H., Hishiyama, S., Otsuka, Y., Oshima, K., Kasai, D., Nakamura, M., Ohara, S., Katayama, Y., Fukuda, M., Masai, E. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75:5195-5201, 2009.
  36. Crystallization and preliminary crystallographic analysis of gallate dioxygenase DesB from Sphingobium sp. SYK-6. Sugimoto, K., Yamamoto, Y., Antoni, S., Senda, M., Kasai, D., Masai, E., Fukuda, M., Senda, T. Acta. Crystallogr. F 65:1171-1174, 2009.
  37. Enzymatic properties of terephthalate 1,2-dioxygenase of Comamonas sp. strain E6. Fukuhara, Y., Kasai, D., Katayama, Y., Fukuda, M., Masai, E. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 72:2335-2341, 2008.
  38. Characterization of ligV essential for catabolism of vanillin by Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6. Masai, E. Yamamoto, Y., Inoue, T., Takamura, K., Hara, H., Kasai, D., Katayama, Y., Fukuda, M. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 71:2487-2492, 2007.
  39. Degradation of 3-O-methylgallate in Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6 by pathways involving protocatechuate 4,5-dioxygenase. Kasai, D., Masai, E., Katayama, Y., Fukuda, M. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 274:323-328, 2007.
  40. A second 5-carboxyvanillate decarboxylase gene, ligW2, is important for lignin-related biphenyl catabolism in Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6. Peng, X., Masai, E., Kasai, D., Miyauchi, K., Katayama, Y., Fukuda, M. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71:5014-5021, 2005.
  41. Characterization of the gallate dioxygenase gene: Three distinct ring cleavage dioxygenases are involved in syringate degradation by Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6. Kasai, D., Masai, E., Miyauchi, K., Katayama, Y., Fukuda, M. J. Bacteriol. 187:5067-5074, 2005.
  42. Characterization of the 3-O-methylgallate dioxygenase gene and evidence of multiple 3-O-methylgallate catabolic pathways in Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6. Kasai, D., Masai, E., Miyauchi, K., Katayama, Y., Fukuda, M. J. Bacteriol.186:4951-4959, 2004.