Annual Report 2005

I. Outline of the Noda Institute for Scientific Research

II. Achievement of Research Activities in 2005

Reproduced Papers
D. A. Walsh, E. Bapteste, M. Kamekura, and W. F. Doolittle
Evolution of the RNA Polymerase B’ Subunit Gene (rpoB’) in Halobacteriales: a Complementary Molecular Marker to the SSU rRNA Gene
Reproduced from Mol Biol Evol., 21: 2340-2351 (2004) by copyright permission of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution
A. Echigo, M. Hino, T. Fukushima, T. Mizuki, M. Kamekura, and R. Usami
Endospores of halophilic bacteria of the family Bacillaceae isolated from non-saline Japanese soil may be transported by Kosa event (Asian storm)
Reproduced from Saline Systems, 1: 8 (2005).
T. Kuwabara, M. Minaba, Y. Iwayama, I. Inoue, M. Nakashima, K. Marumo, A. Maruyama, A. Sugai, T. Itoh, J. Ishibashi, T. Urabe, and M. Kamekura
Thermococcus coalescens sp. nov., a cell-fusing hyperthermophilic archaeon from Suiyo Seamount
Reproduced from Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 55: 2507-2514 (2005) by copyright permission of the International Union of Microbiological Society
T. Yamada, T. Fujii, T. Kanai, T. Amo, T. Imanaka, H. Nishimasu, T. Wakagi, H. Shoun, M. Kamekura, Y. Kamagata, T. Kato, K. Kawashima
Expression of acetylcholine (ACh) and ACh-synthesizing activity in Arcaea
 Reproduced from Life Sciences, 77: 1935-1944 (2005) by copyright permission of Elsevier Inc.
T. Mizuki, R. Usami, M. Kamo, M. Tanokura, and M. Kamekura
Enzymes of Halophilic Archaea―Recent findings on Ureases and Nucleoside Diphosohate Kinases
 Reproduced from Adaptation to Life at High Salt Concentrations in Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya, (N. Gunde-Cimerman et al. eds.), Chapter 15 (2005) by copyright permission of Springer-Verlag
I. Kawikova, V. Paliwal, M. Szczepanik, A. Itakura, M. Fukui, J. S. Pober, R. F. Tsuji, and P. W. Askenase
Airway hyper-reactivity mediated by B-1 cell immunogloblin M antibody generating compliment C5a at day post-immunization in a murine hapten model of non-atopic asthma
 Reproduced from Immunology, 113: 234-245 (2004) by copyright permission of Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
M. Szczepanik, M. Akahira-Azuma, K. Bryniarski, R. F. Tsuji, I. Kawikova, W. Ptak, C. Kiener, R. A. Campos, and P. W. Askenase
B-1 B Cells Mediate Requred Early T Cell Recruitment to Elicit Protein-Induced Delayed-Type Hypersensitivity
 Reproduced from The Journal of Immunology 171: 6225-6235 (2003) by copyright permission of the American Association of Immunologists, Inc.
Papers in Japanese
M. Kamekura
Soy Sauce Production and Halotolerant/Halophilic Microorganisms
 Reproduced from J. Japan Soysauce Research Institute, 31: 273-279 (2005) by copyright permission of the Japan Soysauce Research Institute
Titles of Oral and Poster Presentations

III. Report on the Research Assisted by the NISR Research Grant in 2004

Research Grant
Seiji MASUDA (Kyoto University)
Development of efficient recombinant protein expression system via mRNA export mechanism
Yoshihiro SAMBONGI (Hiroshima University)
Function of Thermostable Redox Proteins as Thermo-electric Energy Converters
Hiroshi TAKAGI (Fukui Prefectural University)
Analysis and application of degradation mechanism of abnormal proteins by the yeast Rsp5 ubiquitin ligase
Kenji UEDA (Nihon University)
Studies on the growth characteristics of unculturable environmental microorganisms using a syntrophic bacterium, Symbiobacterium thermophilum, as a model
Koji YODA (The University of Tokyo)
The process of cell wall synthesis that depends on vesicular transport
Young Investigator Research Grant
Kano KASUGA (Akita Prefectural University)
Cloning of rpoZ-dependent transcriptional activator genes of kasT, a pathway-specific regulator of kasugamycin biosynthesis.
Shigeyuki KAWAI (Kyoto University)
Establishment of “highly efficient” transformation method of Saccharomyces cerevisiae based on molecular basis for yeast’s competence
Eiji SAKURADANI (Kyoto University)
Studies of metabolic engineering of useful lipid-producing microorganisms
Kazufumi TAKANO (Osaka University)
Adaptation to Low-temperature of a Psychrotrophic Bacterium
Futoshi TAURA (Kyushu University)
Production of tetrahydrocannabinol by transgenic cultured cells
Rie YATSUNAMI (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Enzymatic Syntheses of Novel Oligosaccharides Using Haloarchaeal Glycosidases

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