Annual Report 2007

I. Outline of the Noda Institute for Scientific Research

II. Achievement of Research Activities in 2007

Reproduced Papers
P.-K. Chang, K. Matsushima, T. Takahashi, Y. Jiujiang, K. Abe, D. Bhatnagar, G.-F. Yuan, Y. Koyama and T. E. Cleveland
Understanding nonaflatoxigenecity of Aspergillus sojae: a windfall of aflatoxin biosynthesis research
 Reproduced from Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 76: 977-984 (2007) by copyright permission of Springer-Verlag
K. Tamano, Y. Satoh, T. Ishii, Y. Terabayashi, S. Ohtaki, M. Sano, T. Takahashi, Y. Koyama, O. Mizutani, K. Abe, and M. Machida
The β-1,3-exoglucanase gene exgA (exg1) of Aspergillus oryzae is required to catabolize extracellular glucan, and is induced in growth on a solid surface
 Reproduced from Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 71: 926-934 (2007) by copyright permission of Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry
H. Morita, O. Hatamoto, T. Masuda, T. Sato, and M. Takeuchi
Function analysis of steA homolog in Aspergillus oryzae
 Reproduced from Fungal Genet. Biol., 44: 330-338 (2007) by copyright permission of Elsevier Inc.
Titles of Oral and Poster Presentations

III. Report on the Research Assisted by the NISR Research Grant in 2006

Research Grant
Manabu ARIOKA (The University of Tokyo)
The pivotal role of membrane traffic in the growth and differentiation of filamentous fungus, Aspergillus oryzae
Tadashi HATANAKA (Research Institute for Biological Sciences, Okayama)
Peptide synthesis by Streptomyces aminopeptidase
Jun OGAWA (Kyoto University)
Analysis of microbial purine metabolism and its application for hyperuricemia prevention
Metabolic symbiosis between termite gut protists and their intracellular bacteria
Young Investigator Research Grant
Yoshiteru HASHIMOTO (University of Tsukuba)
Analysis of reaction mechanism of aldoxime dehydratase and its application to production of useful compounds
Kohsuke HONDA (Osaka University)
Development of a water/solvent-multiphase bioprocess with solvent tolerant bacteria
Michiko KATO-MURAI (Kyoto University)
Creation of novel catalytic antibodies using yeast cell surface display system without mammalian immune system
Masaki MIZUNUMA (Hiroshima University)
Analysis of the effect of S-adenosylmethionine on cell growth in yeast
Minetaka SUGIYAMA (Osaka University)
Creation and characterization of lactic acid tolerant yeasts for efficient production of lactic acid
Kazuaki YOSHIMUNE (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
Application of salt-tolerant glutaminase from Aspergillus oryzae to soy sauce fermentation

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