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 当研究室で解析を進めているSphingobium sp. SYK-6株等の細菌を中心とした、細菌によるリグニン由来化合物の細胞内への基質輸送、代謝経路、酵素・遺伝子、遺伝子の転写制御に関するこれまでの知見をまとめた総説2編と、微生物のリグニン分解能を利用したリグニンの有効利用の現状についてまとめた総説を以下に掲載します。

Genetic and biochemical investigations on bacterial catabolic pathways for lignin-derived aromatic compounds
Masai, E., Katayama, Y., Fukuda, M.
Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
2007
71(1), 1-150
318 Citations



Bacterial catabolism of lignin-derived aromatics: New findings in a recent decade: Update on bacterial lignin catabolism
Kamimura, N., Takahashi, K., Mori, K., Araki, T., Fujita, M., Higuchi, Y., Masai, E.
Environmental Microbiology Reports
2017
9(6), 679-705 [Open Access]
122 Citations




Advances in microbial lignin degradation and its applications
Kamimura, N., Sakamoto, S., Mitsuda, N., Masai, E., Kajita, S.
Current Opinion in Biotechnology
2019
56, 179-186
61 Citations




Exploration and structure-based engineering of alkenal double bond reductases catalyzing the Cα-Cβ double bond reduction of coniferaldehyde
Kamimura, N., Watanabe, S., Sugimoto, K., Senda, M., Araki, T., Yu, H.Y., Hishiyama, S., Kajita, S., Senda, T., Masai, E.
New Biotechnology
2022
68, 57-67 [Open Access]
0 Citations

Rerouting of the lignin biosynthetic pathway by inhibition of cytosolic shikimate recycling in transgenic hybrid aspen
Hu, S., Kamimura, N., Sakamoto, S., Nagano, S., Takata, N., Liu, S., Goeminne, G., Vanholme, R., Uesugi, M., Yamamoto, M., Hishiyama, S., Kim, H., Boerjan, W., Ralph, J., Masai, E., Mitsuda, N., Kajita, S.
Plant Journal
2022
0
0 Citations

Functional roles of multiple Ton complex genes in a Sphingobium degrader of lignin-derived aromatic compounds
Fujita, M., Yano, S., Shibata, K., Kondo, M., Hishiyama, S., Kamimura, N., Masai, E.
Scientific Reports
2021
11(1), 22444 [Open Access]
0 Citations

Protocatechuic acid fuel cell: A sustainable energy generation system based on microbial metabolism of lignin-derived aromatic compounds
Homma, T., Tsurusaki, Y., Kamimura, N., Masai, E., Ang, L.Z.P.
Biomass and Bioenergy
2021
154, 1062540
0 Citations

Lignin valorization through efficient microbial production of β-ketoadipate from industrial black liquor
Suzuki, Y., Otsuka, Y., Araki, T., Kamimura, N., Masai, E., Nakamura, M., Katayama, Y.
Bioresource Technology
2021
337, 125489 [Open Access]
4 Citations

LsdD has a critical role in the dehydrodiconiferyl alcohol catabolism among eight lignostilbene α,β-dioxygenase isozymes in Sphingobium sp. strain SYK-6
Kamimura, N., Hirose, Y., Masuba, R., Kato, R., Takahashi, K., Higuchi, Y., Hishiyama, S., Masai, E.
International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation
2021
159, 1052080
2 Citations

Characterization of aromatic acid/proton symporters in Pseudomonas putida KT2440 toward efficient microbial conversion of lignin-related aromatics
Wada, A., Prates, É.T., Hirano, R., Werner, A.Z., Kamimura, N., Jacobson, D.A., Beckham, G.T., Masai, E.
Metabolic Engineering
2021
64, 167-179 [Open Access]
6 Citations

Roles of two glutathione S-transferases in the final step of the β-aryl ether cleavage pathway in Sphingobium sp. strain SYK-6
Higuchi, Y., Sato, D., Kamimura, N., Masai, E.
Scientific Reports
2020
10(1), 20614 [Open Access]
4 Citations

Author Correction: Iron acquisition system of Sphingobium sp. strain SYK-6, a degrader of lignin-derived aromatic compounds (Scientific Reports, (2020), 10, 1, (12177), 10.1038/s41598-020-68984-2)
Fujita, M., Sakumoto, T., Tanatani, K., Yu, H.Y., Mori, K., Kamimura, N., Masai, E.
Scientific Reports
2020
10(1), 16731 [Open Access]
0 Citations

Iron acquisition system of Sphingobium sp. strain SYK-6, a degrader of lignin-derived aromatic compounds
Fujita, M., Sakumoto, T., Tanatani, K., Yu, H.Y., Mori, K., Kamimura, N., Masai, E.
Scientific Reports
2020
10(1), 12177 [Open Access]
0 Citations

The Syringate O-Demethylase Gene of Sphingobium sp. Strain SYK-6 Is Regulated by DesX, while Other Vanillate and Syringate Catabolism Genes Are Regulated by DesR
Araki, T., Tanatani, K., Kamimura, N., Otsuka, Y., Yamaguchi, M., Nakamura, M., Masai, E.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2020
86(22), 1-16 [Open Access]
5 Citations

Development of the production of 2-pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylic acid from lignin extracts, which are industrially formed as by-products, as raw materials
Suzuki, Y., Okamura-Abe, Y., Nakamura, M., Otsuka, Y., Araki, T., Otsuka, H., Navarro, R.R., Kamimura, N., Masai, E., Katayama, Y.
Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
2020
130(1), 71-750
9 Citations

Identification of enzymatic genes with the potential to reduce biomass recalcitrance through lignin manipulation in Arabidopsis
Sakamoto, S., Kamimura, N., Tokue, Y., Nakata, M.T., Yamamoto, M., Hu, S., Masai, E., Mitsuda, N., Kajita, S.
Biotechnology for Biofuels
2020
13(1), 97, 1-16 [Open Access]
6 Citations

Publisher Correction: A TonB-dependent receptor constitutes the outer membrane transport system for a lignin-derived aromatic compound (Communications Biology, (2019), 2, 1, (432), 10.1038/s42003-019-0676-z)
Fujita, M., Mori, K., Hara, H., Hishiyama, S., Kamimura, N., Masai, E.
Communications Biology
2019
2(1), 476 [Open Access]
0 Citations

Regulation of vanillate and syringate catabolism by a MarR-type transcriptional regulator DesR in Sphingobium sp. SYK-6
Araki, T., Umeda, S., Kamimura, N., Kasai, D., Kumano, S., Abe, T., Kawazu, C., Otsuka, Y., Nakamura, M., Katayama, Y., Fukuda, M., Masai, E.
Scientific Reports
2019
9(1), 18036 [Open Access]
8 Citations

A TonB-dependent receptor constitutes the outer membrane transport system for a lignin-derived aromatic compound
Fujita, M., Mori, K., Hara, H., Hishiyama, S., Kamimura, N., Masai, E.
Communications Biology
2019
2(1), 432 [Open Access]
18 Citations

Discovery of novel enzyme genes involved in the conversion of an arylglycerol-β-aryl ether metabolite and their use in generating a metabolic pathway for lignin valorization
Higuchi, Y., Kato, R., Tsubota, K., Kamimura, N., Westwood, N.J., Masai, E.
Metabolic Engineering
2019
55, 258-267 [Open Access]
11 Citations

Isolation of a novel platform bacterium for lignin valorization and its application in glucose-free cis,cis-muconate production
Shinoda, E., Takahashi, K., Abe, N., Kamimura, N., Sonoki, T., Masai, E.
Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology
2019
46(8), 1071-10800
9 Citations

Unique Complexation Behavior of Alkali Metal Ions and 2-Pyrone-4,6-Dicarboxylic Acid (PDC) Obtained from a Metabolic Intermediate of Lignin
Bito, M., Otsuka, Y., Nakamura, M., Masai, E., Katayama, Y., Shigehara, K., Shikinaka, K.
Waste and Biomass Valorization
2019
10(5), 1261-12650
2 Citations

Advances in microbial lignin degradation and its applications
Kamimura, N., Sakamoto, S., Mitsuda, N., Masai, E., Kajita, S.
Current Opinion in Biotechnology
2019
56, 179-1860
61 Citations

DdvK, a novel major facilitator superfamily transporter essential for 5,5'-dehydrodivanillate uptake by Sphingobium sp. strain SYK-6
Mori, K., Niinuma, K., Fujita, M., Kamimura, N., Masai, E.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2018
84(20), e01314-18 [Open Access]
12 Citations

Identification of the protocatechuate transporter gene in Sphingobium sp. strain SYK-6 and effects of overexpression on production of a value-added metabolite
Mori, K., Kamimura, N., Masai, E.
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
2018
102(11), 4807-48160
17 Citations

Application of microalgae hydrolysate as a fermentation medium for microbial production of 2-pyrone 4,6-dicarboxylic acid
Htet, A.N., Noguchi, M., Ninomiya, K., Tsuge, Y., Kuroda, K., Kajita, S., Masai, E., Katayama, Y., Shikinaka, K., Otsuka, Y., Nakamura, M., Honda, R., Takahashi, K.
Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
2018
125(6), 717-7220
9 Citations

Two novel decarboxylase genes play a key role in the stereospecific catabolism of dehydrodiconiferyl alcohol in Sphingobium sp. strain SYK-6
Takahashi, K., Miyake, K., Hishiyama, S., Kamimura, N., Masai, E.
Environmental Microbiology
2018
20(5), 1739-1750 [Open Access]
7 Citations

Bacterial catabolism of ß-hydroxypropiovanillone and β- hydroxypropiosyringone produced in the reductive cleavage of arylglycerol-ß-aryl ether in lignin
Higuchi, Y., Aoki, S., Takenami, H., Kamimura, N., Takahashi, K., Hishiyama, S., Lancefield, C.S., Ojo, O.S., Katayama, Y., Westwood, N.J., Masai, E.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2018
84(7), e02670-17 [Open Access]
9 Citations

Glucose-Free cis,cis-Muconic Acid Production via New Metabolic Designs Corresponding to the Heterogeneity of Lignin
Sonoki, T., Takahashi, K., Sugita, H., Hatamura, M., Azuma, Y., Sato, T., Suzuki, S., Kamimura, N., Masai, E.
ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering
2018
6(1), 1256-12640
65 Citations

Utilization of lignocellulosic biomass via novel sustainable process
Shikinaka, K., Otsuka, Y., Nakamura, M., Masai, E., Katayama, Y.
Journal of Oleo Science
2018
67(9), 1059-1070 [Open Access]
10 Citations

Chapter 9: Bacterial Enzymes for the Cleavage of Lignin β-Aryl Ether Bonds: Properties and Applications
Higuchi, Y., Takahashi, K., Kamimura, N., Masai, E.
RSC Energy and Environment Series
2018
2018-January(19), 226-2510
3 Citations

Bacterial catabolism of lignin-derived aromatics: New findings in a recent decade: Update on bacterial lignin catabolism
Kamimura, N., Takahashi, K., Mori, K., Araki, T., Fujita, M., Higuchi, Y., Masai, E.
Environmental Microbiology Reports
2017
9(6), 679-705 [Open Access]
122 Citations

The crystal structure of a new O-demethylase from Sphingobium sp. strain SYK-6
Harada, A., Kamimura, N., Takeuchi, K., Yu, H.Y., Masai, E., Senda, T.
FEBS Journal
2017
284(12), 1855-1867 [Open Access]
18 Citations

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.
Scientific Reports
2017
7, 44422 [Open Access]
30 Citations

Phthalates impact human health: Epidemiological evidences and plausible mechanism of action
Benjamin, S., Masai, E., Kamimura, N., Takahashi, K., Anderson, R.C., Faisal, P.A.
Journal of Hazardous Materials
2017
340, 360-3830
251 Citations

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.
Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
2017
81(3), 614-620 [Open Access]
19 Citations

Overcoming a hemihedral twinning problem in tetrahydrofolate-dependent O-demethylase crystals by the microseeding method
Harada, A., Sato, Y., Kamimura, N., Venugopalan, N., Masai, E., Senda, T.
Acta Crystallographica Section:F Structural Biology Communications
2016
72(12), 897-902 [Open Access]
0 Citations

Achromobacter denitrificans SP1 efficiently utilizes 16 phthalate diesters and their downstream products through protocatechuate 3,4-cleavage pathway
Benjamin, S., Kamimura, N., Takahashi, K., Masai, E.
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
2016
134, 172-1780
16 Citations

Preferential cesium ion trapping by 2-pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylic acid (PDC) obtained from a metabolic intermediate of lignin, a woody biomass resource
Shikinaka, K., Otsuka, Y., Iguchi, Y., Nakamura, M., Itoh, Y., Masai, E., Katayama, Y., Shigehara, K.
Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology
2016
53(9), 1256-1259 [Open Access]
7 Citations

Beta-ketoadipic acid and muconolactone production from a lignin-related aromatic compound through the protocatechuate 3,4-metabolic pathway
Okamura-Abe, Y., Abe, T., Nishimura, K., Kawata, Y., Sato-Izawa, K., Otsuka, Y., Nakamura, M., Kajita, S., Masai, E., Sonoki, T., Katayama, Y.
Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
2016
121(6), 652-6580
38 Citations

Expression and functional analyses of a putative phenylcoumaran benzylic ether reductase in Arabidopsis thaliana
Nuoendagula, Kamimura, N., Mori, T., Nakabayashi, R., Tsuji, Y., Hishiyama, S., Saito, K., Masai, E., Kajita, S.
Plant Cell Reports
2016
35(3), 513-5260
7 Citations

Isolation and characterization of a bacterial strain that degrades cis-dichloroethene in 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.
Journal of General and Applied Microbiology
2016
62(3), 118-125 [Open Access]
2 Citations

A monograph on the remediation of hazardous phthalates
Benjamin, S., Pradeep, S., Sarath Josh, M., Kumar, S., Masai, E.
Journal of Hazardous Materials
2015
298, 58-720
112 Citations

Methanogenic degradation of lignin-derived monoaromatic compounds by microbial enrichments from rice paddy field soil
Kato, S., Chino, K., Kamimura, N., Masai, E., Yumoto, I., Kamagata, Y.
Scientific Reports
2015
5, 14295 [Open Access]
41 Citations

Introduction of chemically labile substructures into Arabidopsis lignin through the use of LigD, the Cα-dehydrogenase from Sphingobium sp. strain SYK-6
Tsuji, Y., Vanholme, R., Tobimatsu, Y., Ishikawa, Y., Foster, C.E., Kamimura, N., Hishiyama, S., Hashimoto, S., Shino, A., Hara, H., Sato-Izawa, K., Oyarce, P., Goeminne, G., Morreel, K., Kikuchi, J., Takano, T., Fukuda, M., Katayama, Y., Boerjan, W., Ralph, J., Masai, E., Kajita, S.
Plant Biotechnology Journal
2015
13(6), 821-832 [Open Access]
38 Citations

Draft genome sequence of Comamonas sp. strain E6 (NBRC 107749), a degrader of phthalate isomers through the protocatechuate 4,5-cleavage pathway
Shimodaira, J., Kamimura, N., Hosoyama, A., Yamazoe, A., Fujita, N., Masai, E.
Genome Announcements
2015
3(3), e00643-15 [Open Access]
2 Citations

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.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2015
81(23), 8022-8036 [Open Access]
13 Citations

γ-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.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2015
81(21), 7656-7665 [Open Access]
6 Citations

Successful expression of a novel bacterial gene for pinoresinol reductase and its effect on lignan biosynthesis in transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana
Tamura, M., Tsuji, Y., Kusunose, T., Okazawa, A., Kamimura, N., Mori, T., Nakabayashi, R., Hishiyama, S., Fukuhara, Y., Hara, H., Sato-Izawa, K., Muranaka, T., Saito, K., Katayama, Y., Fukuda, M., Masai, E., Kajita, S.
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
2014
98(19), 8165-81770
9 Citations

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
2014
9(3), e92249 [Open Access]
16 Citations

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.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2014
80(23), 7142-7153 [Open Access]
27 Citations

[Recent advances in Sphingobium sp. SYK-6 for lignin aromatic compounds degradation--a review].
Zhang, X., Peng, X., Masai, E.
Wei sheng wu xue bao = Acta microbiologica Sinica
2014
54(8), 854-8670
3 Citations

Synthesis of polysubstituted benzenes from 2-pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylic acid
Okura, K., Tamura, R., Shigehara, K., Masai, E., Nakamura, M., Otsuka, Y., Katayama, Y., Nakao, Y.
Chemistry Letters
2014
43(8), 1349-13510
13 Citations

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
2014
25(5), 735-7450
19 Citations

The protocatechuate 4,5-cleavage pathway: Overview and new findings
Kamimura, N., Masai, E.
Biodegradative Bacteria: How Bacteria Degrade, Survive, Adapt, and Evolve
2014
, 207-2260
29 Citations

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.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2013
79(19), 6148-6155 [Open Access]
37 Citations

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.
Journal of General and Applied Microbiology
2013
59(3), 199-205 [Open Access]
27 Citations

Gene cluster and regulation system for 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethylene (DDE) degradation in Janibacter sp. TYM3221
Thi Nguyen, P.A., Thi Trinh, T.H., Fukumitsu, Y., Shimodaira, J., Miyauchi, K., Tokuda, M., Kasai, D., Masai, E., Fukuda, M.
Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
2013
116(1), 91-1000
5 Citations

Characterization of nitrate and nitrite utilization system in Rhodococcus jostii RHA1
Iino, T., Miyauchi, K., Kasai, D., Masai, E., Fukuda, M.
Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
2013
115(6), 600-6060
5 Citations

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 and Microbial Technology
2013
52(1), 38-430
24 Citations

Thermoplastic polyesters of 2-pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylic acid (PDC) obtained from a metabolic intermediate of lignin
Shikinaka, K., Hashimoto, Y., Kajita, S., Masai, E., Katayama, Y., Nakamura, M., Otsuka, Y., Oftara, S., Shigehara, K.
Journal of Fiber Science and Technology
2013
69(2), 39-47 [Open Access]
5 Citations

Sphingobium sp. SYK-6 LigG involved in lignin degradation is structurally and biochemically related to the glutathione transferase omega class
Meux, E., Prosper, P., Masai, E., Mulliert, G., Dumarçay, S., Morel, M., Didierjean, C., Gelhaye, E., Favier, F.
FEBS Letters
2012
586(22), 3944-3950 [Open Access]
37 Citations

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.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2012
78(19), 6954-6962 [Open Access]
10 Citations

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 Microbiology Letters
2012
332(1), 68-75 [Open Access]
45 Citations

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 Microbiology Letters
2012
329(2), 186-192 [Open Access]
7 Citations

The 24-bp consensus sequence responsible 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.
Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
2012
113(3), 279-2850
3 Citations

Convenient synthesis of chiral lignin model compounds via optical resolution: Four stereoisomers of guaiacylglycerol-β-guaiacyl ether and both enantiomers of 3-hydroxy-1-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-2-(2-methoxyphenoxy) -propan-1-one (erone)
Hishiyama, S., Otsuka, Y., Nakamura, M., Ohara, S., Kajita, S., Masai, E., Katayama, Y.
Tetrahedron Letters
2012
53(7), 842-8450
18 Citations

Curing kinetics of lignin-based epoxy resins
Hasegawa, Y., Shikinaka, K., Kajita, S., Masai, E., Katayama, Y., Nakao, A., Otsuka, Y., Nakamura, M., Ohara, S., Shigehara, K.
Journal of Fiber Science and Technology
2012
68(4), 73-78 [Open Access]
2 Citations

Complete genome sequence of Sphingobium sp. strain SYK-6, a degrader of lignin-derived biaryls and monoaryls
Masai, E., Kamimura, N., Kasai, D., Oguchi, A., Ankai, A., Fukui, S., Takahashi, M., Yashiro, I., Sasaki, H., Harada, T., Nakamura, S., Katano, Y., Narita-Yamada, S., Nakazawa, H., Hara, H., Katayama, Y., Fukuda, M., Yamazaki, S., Fujita, N.
Journal of Bacteriology
2012
194(2), 534-535 [Open Access]
41 Citations

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 and Microbial Technology
2011
49(44719), 526-5310
43 Citations

Characterization of the 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethylene (DDE) degradation system in Janibacter sp. TYM3221
Nguyen, A.T.P., Sato, Y., Iwasaki, T., Miyauchi, K., Tokuda, M., Kasai, D., Masai, E., Fukuda, M.
Enzyme and Microbial Technology
2011
49(44719), 532-5390
4 Citations

Characterization of the third glutathione S-transferase gene involved in enantioselective cleavage of the 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.
Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
2011
75(12), 2404-24070
30 Citations

Click synthesis and adhesive properties of novel biomass-based polymers from lignin-derived stable metabolic intermediate
Michinobu, T., Hiraki, K., Inazawa, Y., Katayama, Y., Masai, E., Nakamura, M., Ohara, S., Shigehara, K.
Polymer Journal
2011
43(7), 648-653 [Open Access]
15 Citations

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.
Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology
2011
20(3), 125-1360
10 Citations

Liquid crystallinity and organogelation behavior of lignin-derived metabolic intermediate bearing cholesterol groups
Michinobu, T., Hiraki, K., Fujii, N., Shikinaka, K., Katayama, Y., Masai, E., Nakamura, M., Otsuka, Y., Ohara, S., Shigehara, K.
Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
2011
84(6), 667-6740
5 Citations

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.
Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
2011
111(4), 437-4420
13 Citations

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.
Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology
2011
20(1), 53-620
10 Citations

Expression in escherichia coli of biphenyl 2,3-dioxygenase genes from a gram-positive polychlorinated biphenyl degrader, Rhodococcus jostii rha1
Ohmori, T., Hirokazu, M., Tanaka, M., Tomoi, M., Miyauchi, K., Kasai, D., Furukawa, K., Masai, E., Fukuda, M.
Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
2011
75(1), 26-330
3 Citations

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.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2010
76(24), 8093-8101 [Open Access]
37 Citations

Transcriptional regulation of the terephthalate catabolism operon in comamonas sp. strain E6
Kasai, D., Kitajima, M., Fukuda, M., Masai, E.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2010
76(18), 6047-6055 [Open Access]
9 Citations

Dual two-component regulatory systems are involved in aromatic compound degradation in a polychlorinated-biphenyl degrader, Rhodococcus jostii RHA1
Takeda, H., Shimodaira, J., Yukawa, K., Hara, N., Kasai, D., Miyauchi, K., Masai, E., Fukuda, M.
Journal of Bacteriology
2010
192(18), 4741-4751 [Open Access]
27 Citations

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.
Journal of Bacteriology
2010
192(13), 3394-3405 [Open Access]
26 Citations

Synthesis and characterization of hybrid biopolymers of L-lactic acid and 2-pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylic acid
Michinobu, T., Bito, M., Tanimura, M., Katayama, Y., Masai, E., Nakamura, M., Otsuka, Y., Ohara, S., Shigehara, K.
Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry
2010
47(6), 564-5700
11 Citations

Organogels of lignin-derived stable metabolic intermediate, 2-pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylic acid (PDC), Bearing cholesteryl groups
Michinobu, T., Hiraki, K., Fujii, N., Shikinaka, K., Katayama, Y., Masai, E., Nakamura, M., Otsuka, Y., Ohara, S., Shigehara, K.
Chemistry Letters
2010
39(4), 400-4010
6 Citations

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.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2010
76(2), 519-527 [Open Access]
28 Citations

Fusible, elastic, and biodegradable polyesters of 2-pyrone-4, 6-dicarboxylic acid (PDC)
Mlchinobu, T., Bito, M., Amada, Y.Y., Tanimura, M., Katayama, Y., Masai, E., Nakamura, M., Otsuka, Y., Ohara, S., Shigehara, K.
Polymer Journal
2009
41(12), 1111-1116 [Open Access]
21 Citations

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 Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications
2009
65(11), 1171-1174 [Open Access]
2 Citations

Mechanical properties of poly(L-Lactide) films controlled by blending with polyesters of lignin-derived stable metabolic intermediate, 2-pyrone-4, 6-dicarboxylic acid (PDC)
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Polymer Journal
2009
41(10), 843-848 [Open Access]
16 Citations

Uncovering the protocatechuate 2,3-cleavage pathway genes
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Journal of Bacteriology
2009
191(21), 6758-6768 [Open Access]
60 Citations

Methoxyl groups of lignin are essential carbon donors in C1 metabolism of Sphingobium sp. SYK-6
Sonoki, T., Masai, E., Sato, K., Kajita, S., Katayama, Y.
Journal of Basic Microbiology
2009
49(SUPPL. 1), S98-S1020
11 Citations

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.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2009
75(16), 5195-5201 [Open Access]
73 Citations

Polyesters of 2-Pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylic Acid (PDC) as bio-based plastics exhibiting strong adhering properties
Hlshida, M., Shikinaka, K., Katayama, Y., Kajlta, S., Masai, E., Nakamura, M., Otsuka, Y., Ohara, S., Shigehara, K.
Polymer Journal
2009
41(4), 297-302 [Open Access]
31 Citations

Microbial conversion of glucose to a novel chemical building block, 2-pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylic acid
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Metabolic Engineering
2009
11(44656), 213-2200
10 Citations

Characterization of a transcriptional regulatory gene involved in dibenzofuran degradation by nocardioides sp. strain DF412
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Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
2009
73(3), 508-516 [Open Access]
7 Citations

Conductive cements based polyesters of PDC(2-pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylic acid) obtained from a metabolic intermediate of lignin
Hishida, M., Shikinaka, K., Inazawa, M., Katayama, Y., Kajita, S., Masai, E., Nakamura, M., Otuka, Y., Ohara, S., Shigehara, K.
Kobunshi Ronbunshu
2009
66(4), 141-1460
4 Citations

Tenacious epoxy adhesives prepared from lignin-derived stable metabolic intermediate
Hasegawa, Y., Shikinaka, K., Katayama, Y., Kajita, S., Masai, E., Nakamura, M., Otsuka, Y., Ohara, S., Shigehara, K.
Journal of Fiber Science and Technology
2009
65(12), 359-362 [Open Access]
25 Citations

Enzymatic properties of terephthalate 1,2-dioxygenase of Comamonas sp. strain E6
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Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
2008
72(9), 2335-2341 [Open Access]
13 Citations

Isolation of dibenzofuran-degrading bacterium, Nocardioides sp. DF412, and characterization of its dibenzofuran degradation genes
Miyauchi, K., Sukda, P., Nishida, T., Ito, E., Matsumoto, Y., Masai, E., Fukuda, M.
Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
2008
105(6), 628-6350
19 Citations

Polyesters of 2-pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylic acid (PDC) obtained from a metabolic intermediate of lignin
Michinobu, T., Hishida, M., Sato, M., Katayama, Y., Masai, E., Nakamura, M., Otsuka, Y., Ohara, S., Shigehara, K.
Polymer Journal
2008
40(1), 68-75 [Open Access]
40 Citations

A novel biomass-based polymer prepared from lignin-derived stable metabolic intermediate by copper(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne click reaction
Michinobu, T., Inazawa, Y., Hiraki, K., Katayama, Y., Masai, E., Nakamura, M., Ohara, S., Shigehara, K.
Chemistry Letters
2008
37(2), 154-1550
27 Citations

Molecular properties of 2-pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylic acid (PDC) as a stable metabolic intermediate of lignin isolated by fractional precipitation with na+ Ion
Michinobu, T., Bito, M., Yamada, Y., Katayama, Y., Noguchi, K., Masai, E., Nakamura, M., Ohara, S., Shigehara, K.
Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
2007
80(12), 2436-24420
24 Citations

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.
Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
2007
71(10), 2487-24920
45 Citations

Degradation of 3-O-methylgallate in Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6 by pathways involving protocatechuate 4,5-dioxygenase
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FEMS Microbiology Letters
2007
274(2), 323-328 [Open Access]
24 Citations

Characterization of two biphenyl dioxygenases for biphenyl/PCB degradation in A PCB degrader, Rhodococcus sp. strain RHA1
Iwasaki, T., Takeda, H., Miyauchi, K., Yamada, T., Masai, E., Fukuda, M.
Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
2007
71(4), 993-10020
30 Citations

Genetic and biochemical investigations on bacterial catabolic pathways for lignin-derived aromatic compounds
Masai, E., Katayama, Y., Fukuda, M.
Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
2007
71(1), 1-150
318 Citations

Multiple-subunit genes of the aromatic-ring-hydroxylating dioxygenase play an active role in biphenyl and polychlorinated biphenyl degradation in Rhodococcus sp. strain RHA1
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Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2006
72(8), 5396-5402 [Open Access]
31 Citations

Efficient production of 2-pyrone 4,6-dicarboxylic acid as a novel polymer-based material from protocatechuate by microbial function
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Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
2006
71(5), 608-6140
78 Citations

Characterization of the terephthalate degradation genes of Comamonas sp. strain E6
Sasoh, M., Masai, E., Ishibashi, S., Hara, H., Kamimura, N., Miyauchi, K., Fukuda, M.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2006
72(3), 1825-1832 [Open Access]
56 Citations

Global Gene Expression in Bradyrhizobium japonicum Cultured with Vanillin, Vanillate, 4-Hydroxybenzoate and Protocatechuate
Ito, N., Itakura, M., Eda, S., Saeki, K., Oomori, H., Yokoyama, T., Kaneko, T., Tabata, S., Ohwada, T., Tajima, S., Uchiumi, T., Masai, E., Tsuda, M., Mitsui, H., Minamisawa, K.
Microbes and Environments
2006
21(4), 240-250 [Open Access]
17 Citations

A second 5-carboxyvanillate decarboxylase gene, ligW2, is important for lignin-related biphenyl catabolism in Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6
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Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2005
71(9), 5014-5021 [Open Access]
38 Citations

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.
Journal of Bacteriology
2005
187(15), 5067-5074 [Open Access]
56 Citations

A tetrahydrofolate-dependent O-demethylase, LigM, is crucial for catabolism of vanillate and syringate in Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6
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Journal of Bacteriology
2005
187(6), 2030-2037 [Open Access]
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PCB degradation systems in Rhodococcus bacteria: multiplex enzyme system determined by multiple isozyme genes
Fukuda, M., Miyauchi, K., Masai, E.
Tanpakushitsu kakusan koso. Protein, nucleic acid, enzyme
2005
50(12), 1541-15470
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Functional characterization of a catabolic plasmid from polychlorinated-biphenyl-degrading Rhodococcus sp. strain RHA1
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Journal of Bacteriology
2004
186(22), 7783-7795 [Open Access]
49 Citations

Crystal structure of the terminal oxygenase component of biphenyl dioxygenase derived from Rhodococcus sp. strain RHA1
Furusawa, Y., Nagarajan, V., Tanokura, M., Masai, E., Fukuda, M., Senda, T.
Journal of Molecular Biology
2004
342(3), 1041-10520
124 Citations

Characterization of the 3-O-methylgallate dioxygenase gene and evidence of multiple 3-O-methylgallate catabolic pathways in Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6
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Journal of Bacteriology
2004
186(15), 4951-4959 [Open Access]
50 Citations

Biphenyl-inducible promoters in a polychlorinated biphenyl-degrading bacterium, Rhodococcus sp. RHA1
Takeda, H., Hara, N., Sakai, M., Yamada, A., Miyauchi, K., Masai, E., Fukuda, M.
Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
2004
68(6), 1249-1258 [Open Access]
25 Citations

A Novel Tetrahydrofolate-Dependent O-Demethylase Gene Is Essential for Growth of Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6 with Syringate
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Journal of Bacteriology
2004
186(9), 2757-2765 [Open Access]
73 Citations

Characterization of Transcriptional Regulatory Genes for Biphenyl Degradation in Rhodococcus sp. Strain RHA1
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2004
186(7), 2134-2146 [Open Access]
52 Citations

Generation of transgenic hybrid aspen that express a bacterial gene for feruloyl-CoA hydratase/lyase (ferB), which is involved in lignin degradation in Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6
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Journal of Wood Science
2004
50(3), 275-2800
3 Citations

Crystallization of the terminal oxygenase component of biphenyl dioxygenase derived from Rhodococcus sp. strain RHA1
Nagarajan, V., Sakurai, N., Kubota, M., Nonaka, T., Nagumo, H., Takeda, H., Nishizaki, T., Masai, E., Fukuda, M., Mitsui, Y., Senda, T.
Protein and Peptide Letters
2003
10(4), 412-4170
6 Citations

Roles of the enantioselective glutathione S-transferases in cleavage of β-aryl ether
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Journal of Bacteriology
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2-Hydroxypenta-2,4-dienoate metabolic pathway genes in a strong polychlorinated biphenyl degrader, Rhodococcus sp. strain RHA1
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Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2003
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38 Citations

Characterization of the 4-carboxy-4-hydroxy-2-oxoadipate aldolase gene and operon structure of the protocatechuate 4,5-cleavage pathway genes in Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6
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Journal of Bacteriology
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Close association between the enzymes involved in the lignin metabolic pathway of Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6: Interaction of O-demethylase (LigX) and ring fission dioxygenase (LigZ)
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Journal of Wood Science
2002
48(3), 250-2520
2 Citations

Characterization of the 5-carboxyvanillate decarboxylase gene and its role in lignin-related biphenyl catabolism in Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6
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Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2002
68(9), 4407-4415 [Open Access]
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Cloning and characterization of the ferulic acid catabolic genes of Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6
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Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2002
68(9), 4416-4424 [Open Access]
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Novel 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid degradation genes from oligotrophic bradyrhizobium sp. strain HW13 isolated from a pristine environment
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2002
184(2), 509-518 [Open Access]
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Specific degradation of β-aryl ether linkage in synthetic lignin (dehydrogenative polymerizate) by bacterial enzymes of Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6 produced in recombinant Escherichia coli
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Journal of Wood Science
2002
48(5), 429-4330
15 Citations

Tetrahydrofolate-dependent vanillate and syringate O-demethylation links tightly to one-carbon metabolic pathway associated with amino acid synthesis and DNA methylation in the lignin metabolism of Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6
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Journal of Wood Science
2002
48(5), 434-4390
9 Citations

Crystal structures of the reaction intermediate and its homologue of an extradiol-cleaving catecholic dioxygenase
Sato, N., Uragami, Y., Nishizaki, T., Takahashi, Y., Sazaki, G., Sugimoto, K., Nonaka, T., Masai, E., Fukuda, M., Senda, T.
Journal of Molecular Biology
2002
321(4), 621-6360
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Diversity of 2,3-dihydroxybiphenyl dioxygenase genes in a strong PCB degrader, Rhodococcus sp. strain RHA1
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Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
2002
93(4), 421-4270
46 Citations

Cloning and characterization of benzoate catabolic genes in the gram-positive polychlorinated biphenyl degrader Rhodococcus sp. strain RHA1
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Multiplicity of aromatic ring hydroxylation dioxygenase genes in a strong PCB degrader, Rhodococcus sp. strain RHA1 demonstrated by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis
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Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
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65(8), 1907-1911 [Open Access]
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Crystal structure of 2-hydroxyl-6-oxo-6-phenylhexa-2,4-dienoic acid (HPDA) hydrolase (BphD enzyme) from the Rhodococcus sp. Strain RHA1 of the PCB degradation pathway
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Journal of Molecular Biology
2001
309(5), 1139-11510
48 Citations

Characterization of the 450-kb Linear Plasmid in a Polychlorinated Biphenyl Degrader, Rhodococcus sp. Strain RHA1
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Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2001
67(5), 2021-2028 [Open Access]
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Crystal structures of substrate free and complex forms of reactivated BphC, an extradiol type ring-cleavage dioxygenase
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Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
2001
83(4), 269-2790
59 Citations

Genetic and biochemical characterization of 4-carboxy-2-hydroxymuconate-6-semialdehyde dehydrogenase and its role in the protocatechuate 4,5-cleavage pathway in Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6
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The 4-oxalomesaconate hydratase gene, involved in the protocatechuate 4,5-cleavage pathway, is essential to vanillate and syringate degradation in Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6
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Crystal structure of NADH-dependent ferredoxin reductase component in biphenyl dioxygenase
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Journal of Molecular Biology
2000
304(3), 397-4100
80 Citations

Purification and crystallization of a ferredoxin reductase component of a biphenyl dioxygenase derived from Pseudomonas sp. strain KKS102
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Protein and Peptide Letters
2000
7(4), 277-2800
6 Citations

Coexistence of two different O demethylation systems in lignin metabolism by Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6: Cloning and sequencing of the lignin biphenyl-specific O-demethylase (LigX) gene
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Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2000
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Molecular biology of enzymes degrading pollutants: diversity and convergent evolution observed on extradiol dioxygenases
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Tanpakushitsu kakusan koso. Protein, nucleic acid, enzyme
2000
45(8), 1339-13490
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Purification and crystallization of a catechol 2,3-dioxygenase pheb from Bacillus stearothermophilus BR219
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Protein and Peptide Letters
1999
6(6), 403-4060
2 Citations

Purification and crystallization of a protocatechuate 4,5-dioxygenase ligab from Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6
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Protein and Peptide Letters
1999
6(1), 55-580
3 Citations

Crystal structure of an aromatic ring opening dioxygenase LigAB, a protocatechuate 4,5-dioxygenase, under aerobic conditions
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Structure
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Degradation of polychlorinated biphenyls by a 'Maitake' mushroom, Grifola frondosa
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Biotechnology Letters
1999
21(1), 27-310
12 Citations

Characterization of Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6 genes involved in degradation of lignin-related compounds
Masai, E., Katayama, Y., Nishikawa, S., Fukuda, M.
Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology
1999
23(44656), 364-3730
74 Citations

Characterization of the meta-cleavage compound hydrolase gene involved in degradation of the lignin-related biphenyl structure by Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6
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Applied and Environmental Microbiology
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Genetic and biochemical characterization of a 2-pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylic acid hydrolase involved in the protocatechuate 4,5-cleavage pathway of Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6
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Structural alteration of linear plasmids encoding the genes for polychlorinated biphenyl degradation in Rhodococcus strain RHA1
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1998
74(44564), 169-1730
15 Citations

Meta-fission product hydrolases from a strong PCB degrader Rhodococcus sp. RHA1
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Journal of Fermentation and Bioengineering
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24 Citations

Cloning of a Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6 gene encoding a novel oxygenase that cleaves lignin-related biphenyl and characterization of the enzyme
Peng, X., Egashira, T., Hanashiro, K., Masai, E., Nishikawa, S., Katayama, Y., Kimbara, K., Fukuda, M.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
1998
64(7), 2520-2527 [Open Access]
81 Citations

Two nearly identical aromatic compound hydrolase genes in a strong polychlorinated biphenyl degrader, Rhodococcus sp. strain RHA1
Yamada, A., Kishi, H., Sugiyama, K., Hatta, T., Nakamura, K., Masai, E., Fukuda, M.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
1998
64(6), 2006-20120
62 Citations

Purification and crystallization of A 2,3-dihydroxybiphenyl dioxygenase EtbC from Rhodococcus sp. strain RHA1
Sugimoto, K., Yamada, T., Hauschild, J.E., Senda, T., Masai, E., Fukuda, M., Mitsui, Y.
Protein and Peptide Letters
1997
4(6), 415-4180
2 Citations

Crystallization of A hydrolase from rhodococcus Sp. strain Rha1, the BphD Enzyme, in the pcb degradation pathway
Nandhagopal, N., Senda, T., Hatta, T., Yamada, A., Masai, E., Fukuda, M., Mitsui, Y.
Protein and Peptide Letters
1997
4(3), 211-2140
2 Citations

The bphDEF meta-cleavage pathway genes involved in biphenyl/polychlorinated biphenyl degradation are located on a linear plasmid and separated from the initial bphACB genes in Rhodococcus sp. strain RHA1
Masai, E., Sugiyama, K., Iwashita, N., Shimizu, S., Hauschild, J.E., Hatta, T., Kimbara, K., Yano, K., Fukuda, M.
Gene
1997
187(1), 141-1490
95 Citations

Crystallographic studies on the BphD enzyme in the PCB degradation pathway in a Rhodococcus sp. RHAI
Nandhagopal, O.N., Senda, T., Masai, E., Fukuda, M., Mitsui, Y.
Nippon Nogeikagaku Kaishi
1997
71, 104-109 [Open Access]
0 Citations

Three-dimensional structure of microbial 2-hdroxyl-6-oxo-6-phenylhexa-2,4-dienoic acid (HPDA) hydrolase (BphD enzyme) from Rhodococcus sp. strain RHA1, in the PCB degradation pathway
Nandhagopal, N., Senda, T., Hatta, T., Yamada, A., Masai, E., Fukuda, M., Mitsui, Y.
Proceedings of the Japan Academy Series B: Physical and Biological Sciences
1997
73(7), 154-157 [Open Access]
14 Citations

Catabolic potential of multiple PCB transformation systems in Rhodococcus sp. strain RHA1
Seto, M., Ida, M., Okita, N., Hatta, T., Masai, E., Fukuda, M.
Biotechnology Letters
1996
18(11), 1305-13080
8 Citations

Growth inhibition of Rhodococcus sp. strain RHA1 in the course of PCB transformation
Seto, M., Okita, N., Sugiyama, K., Masai, E., Fukuda, M.
Biotechnology Letters
1996
18(10), 1193-11980
11 Citations

Identification of an alternative 2,3-dihydroxybiphenyl 1,2-dioxygenase in Rhodococcus sp. strain RHA1 and cloning of the gene
Hauschild, J.E., Masai, E., Sugiyama, K., Hatta, T., Kimbara, K., Fukuda, M., Yano, K.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
1996
62(8), 2940-2946 [Open Access]
48 Citations

Characterization of biphenyl catabolic genes of gram-positive polychlorinated biphenyl degrader Rhodococcus sp. strain RHA1
Masai, E., Yamada, A., Healy, J.M., Hatta, T., Kimbara, K., Fukuda, M., Yano, K.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
1995
61(6), 2079-2085 [Open Access]
214 Citations

Multiple polychlorinated biphenyl transformation systems in the gram- positive bacterium Rhodococcus sp. strain RHA1
Seto, M., Masai, E., Ida, M., Hatta, T., Kimbara, K., Fukuda, M., Yano, K.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
1995
61(12), 4510-4513 [Open Access]
55 Citations

A bacterial enzyme degrading the model lignin compound β-etherase is a member of the glutathione-S-transferase superfamily
Masai, E., Katayama, Y., Kubota, S., Kawai, S., Yamasaki, M., Morohoshi, N.
FEBS Letters
1993
323(44563), 135-140 [Open Access]
91 Citations

Characterization of the Cα-Dehydrogenase Gene Involved in the Cleavage of β-Aryl Ether by Pseudomonas Paucimobilis
Masai, E., Kubota, S., Kawai, S., Morohoshi, N., Katayama, Y., Yamasaki, M.
Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
1993
57(10), 1655-1659 [Open Access]
40 Citations

Cloning and sequencing of the gene for a Pseudomonas paucimobilis enzyme that cleaves β-aryl ether
Masai, E., Katayama, Y., Kawai, S., Nishikawa, S., Yamasaki, M., Morohoshi, N.
Journal of Bacteriology
1991
173(24), 7950-7955 [Open Access]
53 Citations

Detection and localization of a new enzyme catalyzing the β-aryl ether cleavage in the soil bacterium (Pseudomonas paucimobilis SYK-6)
Masai, E., Katayama, Y., Nishikawa, S., Yamasaki, M., Morohoshi, N., Haraguchi, T.
FEBS Letters
1989
249(2), 348-3520
61 Citations

Detection and localization of a new enzyme catalyzing the β-aryl ether cleavage in the soil bacterium (Pseudomonas paucimobilis SYK-6)
Masai, E., Katayama, Y., Nishikawa, S., Yamasaki, M., Morohoshi, N., Haraguchi, T.
FEBS Letters
1989
249(2), 348-3520
60 Citations

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