Nakamura Akira

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Nakamura Akira
University of Tsukuba
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
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Research Areas


Published Papers

The transglycosylation reaction of cyclodextrin glucanotransferase is operated by a ping-pong mechanism
Nakamura, A;Haga, K;山根, 國男
FEBS Letters   337(1) 66-70   1994
A new photometric assay of the disproportionation activity of cyclodextrin glucanotransferase (CGTase) using 3-ketobutylidene-beta-2-chloro-4-nitrophenyl-maltopentaoside as the donor, proved that the transglycosylation reaction of CGTase was opera...
Fukano, Kazuhiro; Ozawa, Kunio; Kokubu, Masaya; Shimizu, Tetsu; Ito, Shinsaku; Sasaki, Yasuyuki; Nakamura, Akira; Yajima, Shunsuke
PloS one   13(5)    Apr 2018   [Refereed]
For about 70 years, L-glucose had been considered non-metabolizable by either mammalian or bacterial cells. Recently, however, an L-glucose catabolic pathway has been discovered in Paracoccus laeviglucosivorans, and the genes responsible cloned. S...
Fan, Yuqi;Hoshino, Takayuki;Nakamura, Akira
Extremophiles   21(1) 153-161   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
There are 12 putative toxin-antitoxin (TA) loci in the Thermus thermophilus HB27 genome, including four VapBC and three HicBA families. Expression of these seven putative toxin genes in Escherichia coli demonstrated that one putative VapC toxin TT...
Achromobacter denitrificans YD35 pyruvate dehydrogenase controls NADH production to allow tolerance to extremely high nitrite levels.
Appl. Environ. Microbiol.   80 1910-1918   Apr 2014   [Refereed]
Microbiology   160(3) 623-634   Mar 2014   [Refereed]
Five genes encoding enzymes required for L-gluconate catabolism, together with genes encoding components of putative ABC transporters, are located in a cluster in the genome of Paracoccus sp. 43P. A gene encoding a transcriptional regulator in the...

Books etc

Cyclodextrin glucanotransferase
中村, 顕
微生物機能の多様性・学会出版センター 微生物機能の多様性・学会出版センター    Jan 1995   

Conference Activities & Talks

L-glucoseを基質としうるscyllo-inositol dehydrogenaseの結晶構造解析
中村, 顕
2019年度日本農芸化学会大会   24 Mar 2019   日本農芸化学会
Methylobacterium sp. ME121株とKaistia sp. 32K株の共培養環境でのバイオフィルム形成に与える影響
中村, 顕
2019年度日本農芸化学会大会   24 Mar 2019   日本農芸化学会
2019年度日本農芸化学会大会   24 Mar 2019   日本農芸化学会
L-glucose資化細菌の多様性と代謝機構の保存性 [Invited]
微生物サステイナビリティ研究センター設立記念シンポジウム   4 Mar 2019   微生物サステイナビリティ研究センター
高度好熱菌T. thermophilusを宿主とした耐熱性TetR取得のためのスクリーニング系の開発
極限環境生物学会2018年度年会   8 Dec 2018   極限環境生物学会

Research Grants & Projects

Analysis of L-glucose metabolic pathway of Paracoccus sp. 43P and the use of the metabolic enzymes for production of novel chiral compounds
Project Year: Apr 2010 - Mar 2011
Functional analysis of an unknown-essential gene common to all living things, gcp, in Bacteria
Project Year: Oct 2006   
Development and application of host-vector system in Thermus thermophilus