Annual Report 2003

I. Outline of the Noda Institute for Scientific Research

II. Achievement of Research Activities in 2003

Reproduced Papers
V. Paliwal, R. F. Tsuji, M. Szczepanik, I. Kawikova, R. A. Campos, M. Kneilling, M. Röcken, J. Schuurman, F. A. Redegeld, F. P. Nijkamp, and P. W. Askenase
Subunits of IgM reconstitute defective contact sensitivity in B-1 cell-deficient xid mice: κ light chains recruit T cells independent of complement
 Reproduced from J. Immunol., 169: 4113-4123 (2002) by copyright permission of The American Association of Immunologists, Inc
R. F. Tsuji, M. Szczepanik, I. Kawikova, V. Paliwal, R. A. Campos, A. Itakura, M. Akahira-Azuma, N. Baumgarth, L. A. Herzenberg, and P. W. Askenase
B cell-dependent T cell responses: IgM antibodies are required to elicit contact sensitivity
 Reproduced from J. Exp. Med., 196: 1277-1290 (2002) by copyright permission of The Rockefeller University Press
R. F. Tsuji, K. Hoshino, Y. Noro, N. M.Tsuji, T. Kurokawa, T. Masuda, S. Akira, and B. Nowak
Suppression of allergic reaction of λ-carrageenan: toll-like receptor 4/MyD88-dependent and -independent modulation of immunity
 Reproduced from Clin. Exp. Allergy, 33: 249-258 (2003) by copyright permission of Blackwell Publishing Ltd
K. Funane, S. Nakai, K. Terasawa, T. Oguma, H. Kawamoto, Y. Kitamura, and M. Kobayashi
Mutation of a Bacillus cyclodextran glucanotransferase to increase its reaction velocity
 Reproduced from J. Appl. Glycosci., 50: 33-35 (2003) by copyright permission of The Japanese Society of Applied Glycoscience
T. Oguma and H. Kawamoto
Production of cyclodextran and its application
 Reproduced from T.Glycosci.Glycotechnol., 15: 91-99 (2003) by copyright permission of Forum: Carbohydrates Coming of Age
R. H. Vreeland, S. Straight, W. D. Rosenzweig, and M. Kamekura
Halosimplex carlsbadense gen. nov., sp. nov., a unique halophilic archaeon, with three 16s rRNA genes, that grows only in defined medium with glycerol and acetate or pyruvate
 Reproduced from Extremophiles, 6: 445-452 (2002) by copyright permission of Springer-Verlag
M. C. Gutierrez, M. Kamekura, M. L. Holmes, M. L. Dyall-Smith and A. Ventosa
Taxonomic characterization of Haloferax sp. (‘Hfx. alicantei’) strain Aa 2.2 : description of Haloferax lucentensis sp. nov
 Reproduced from Extremophiles, 6: 479-483 (2002) by copyright permission of Springer-Verlag
M. Kamekura, T. Mizuki, R. Usami, Y. Yoshida, K. Horikoshi, and R. H. Vreeland
The potential use of signature bases from 16SrRNA gene sequences to aid the assignment of microbial strains to genera of halobacteria
 Reproduced from “Halophilic Microorganisms”, A.Ventosa ed. Springer, Berlin pp. 77-87 (2003) by copyright permission of Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Japanese Patents Laid-Open
Titles of Oral and Poster Presentations

III. Report on the Research Assisted by the NISR Research Grant in 2002

Research Grant
Katsuya GOMI (Tohoku University)
Structural and functional analyses of novel transposons of a koji-mold, Aspergillus oryzae, and their application for efficient insertional mutagenesis
Yasuo IGARASHI (The University of Tokyo)
Detection and analyses of “difficult to culture” microorganisms during food processing
Tokichi MIYAKAWA (Hiroshima University)
Studies on the drug specificity and novel functions of the multidrug resistance ABC transporter protein Pdr5p
Toru NAKAYAMA (Tohoku University)
Discovery and microbiological analyses of a novel biorecycling system of garbage that proceeds with participation of lactic-acid bacteria as predominant species
Makoto NISHIYAMA (The University of Tokyo)
Analysis of mechanism for regulation of novel lysine biosynthesis in Thermus for development of novel lysine production system
Young Investigator Research Grant
Hisako AMINO (The University of Tokyo)
Large-scale expression system of the foreign protein in C. elegans
Shingo IZAWA (Kyoto University)
Selective nuclear export of mRNAs under stressed conditions in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Hiroshi MAEDA (Tohoku University)
Transcriptional analysis of genes for energy catabolism and hydrolytic enzymes in the filamentous fungus Aspergillus oryzae using cDNA microarrays
Tomoyuki NAKAGAWA (Tokyo University of Agriculture)
Study on oxygen sensing in yeast
Naoki TAKAYA (University of Tsukuba)
Analysis of the novel nitrate dissimilatory mechanisms by filamentous fungi
Yutaka TAMARU (Mie University)
Construction of the cellulosome for targeting the cell wall degradation in red algae and its application to marine biomass

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