Annual Report 2015

I. Outline of the Noda Institute for Scientific Research

II. Achievement of Research Activities in 2015

Reproduced Papers
M. Tokuoka, T. Kikuchi, Y. Shinohara, A. Koyama, S. Iio, T. Kubota, J. Kobayashi, Y. Koyama, A. Totsuka, H. Shindo, K. Sato
Cyclopiazonic acid biosynthesis gene cluster gene cpaM is required for Speradine A biosynthesis.
Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 79, 2081–2085 (2015)
Y. Shinohara, M. Kawatani, Y. Futamura, H. Osada, Y. Koyama
An overproduction of astellolides induced by genetic disruption of chromatin remodeling factors in Aspergillus oryzae.
J. Antibiot., 69, 4–8 (2016)
Japanese Patents Laid-Open and Japanese Patents Registered
Titles of Oral and Poster Presentations

III. Report on the Research Assisted by the NISR Research Grant in 2014

Research Grant
Yuichi Hongoh (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Genome analysis of unculturable, fermentative symbiotic bacteria in termite guts
Hitoshi Shimoi (Iwate University)
Genetic analysis of ethanol fermentation ability of yeast using a next-generation DNA sequencer
Akiko Soma (Chiba University)
Construction of highly efficient protein synthesis system by using circular mRNAs and permuted/intronic tRNA processing
Akio Tani (Okayama University)
Ergothioneine production by methylotrophic bacteria
Atsushi Yokota (Hokkaido University)
Enhanced central carbon metabolism and its application to metabolite production in pdhR-defective Escherichia coli
Young Investigator Research Grant
Chikara Kaito (The University of Tokyo)
Identification of the Staphylococcus aureus exotoxin transporter
Yoshihiro Ojima (Osaka University)
Mechanism of electricity generation based on the stress response of metal-reducing bacteria
Wataru Saburi (Hokkaido University)
Functional analysis of cellobiose 2-epimerase and related enzymes and their applications for the efficient synthesis of useful carbohydrates
Tomonori Sonoki (Hirosaki University)
Enhancement of a platform chemical (catechol) production from cellulosic materials
Naoya Takakuwa (Hokkaido Agricultural Research Center, NARO)
Elucidation of triglyceride accumulation mechanism in an oleaginous yeast
Koichi Tamano (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
Elevation of lipid productivity by enhancing the pentose phosphate pathway in Aspergillus oryzae
Young Investigator Research Grant in 2013
Takeshi Hayashi (Beppu University)
Analysis of a novel physiological function of the respiratory chain of Zymomonas mobilis
Masahiro Nakajima (Tokyo University of Science)
Isolation, identification, and characterization of a novel polysaccharide degradation enzyme for synthesis of novel oligosaccharides

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