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Michiko M. Nakano Ph.D.

    • Research Professor EH.Environmental & Biomolecular Systems

Research interests: Anaerobiosis of Bacillus subtilis; oxygen-controlled gene regulation; two-component signal transduction system; transcriptional activation; nitrate/nitrite reductases; flavohemoglobin; anaerobic electron transport; nitric oxide signaling.


  • "Global transcriptional control by NsrR in Bacillus subtilis" Journal of Bacteriology April 2012
  • "Regulation of Respiratory Genes by ResD-ResE Signal Transduction System in Bacillus subtilis" Methods in Enzymology  2007
  • "Involvement of ResE phosphatase activity in down-regulation of ResD-controlled genes in Bacillus subtilis during aerobic growth" Journal of Bacteriology  2001
  • "Identification of the minimal replication region of the multicopy Streptomyces plasmid pSL1" Plasmid  1987
  • "Genetics identification of comS, a gene of the srfA operon that regulates the establishment of genetic competence in Bacillus subtilis" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America September 27 1994
  • "Characterization of anaerobic fermentative growth of Bacillus subtilis" Journal of Bacteriology November 1997
  • "Spectroscopic studies of metal binding and metal selectivity in Bacillus subtilis BSco, a homologue of the yeast mitochondrial protein Sco1p" Journal of the American Chemical Society November 30 2005
  • "spxA2, encoding a regulator of stress resistance in Bacillus anthracis, is controlled by SaiR, a new member of the Rrf2 protein family" Molecular Microbiology November 1 2014
  • "Nitric oxide dioxygenation reaction in devS and the initial response to nitric oxide in mycobacterium tuberculosis" Biochemistry February 15 2011
  • "Pock-forming plasmids isolated from Streptomyces roseochromogenus" Journal of Antibiotics  1984
  • "The essential role of the Cu(II) state of Sco in the maturation of the CuA center of cytochrome oxidase" Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry February 2011
  • "A regulatory protein that interferes with activator-stimulated transcription in bacteria" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America April 1 2003
  • "Expression of the kanamycin resistance gene in a kanamycin-producing strain of Streptomyces kanamyceticus" Journal of Antibiotics  1989
  • "Characterization of the incompatibility region of Streptomyces plasmid pSL1" Plasmid  1987
  • "Response of Bacillus subtilis to nitric oxide and the nitrosating agent sodium nitroprusside" Journal of Bacteriology July 2004
  • "A temperature-sensitive mutant of CHO-K1 cell arrested in the G2 or late S phase" Cell Structure and Function  1980
  • "srfA is an operon required for surfactin production, competence development, and efficient sporulation in Bacillus subtilis" Journal of Bacteriology  1991
  • "Response of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to amicoumacin a" PLoS One March 30 2012
  • "Fusion of protoplasts of Streptomyces lavendulae" Journal of Antibiotics  1982
  • "Identification and isolation of a gene required for nitrate assimilation and anaerobic growth of Bacillus subtilis" Journal of Bacteriology  1995
  • "Induction of β-lactamase and penicillin-binding proteins in Escherichia coli by introduction of Streptomyces DNA" Journal of Antibiotics  1983
  • "A mammalian Dna- mutant decreasing nuclear DNA polymerase α activity at nonpermissive temperature" Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications December 14 1979
  • "Transcription initiation region of the srfA operon, which is controlled by the comP-comA signal transduction system in Bacillus subtilis" Journal of Bacteriology  1991
  • "A mammalian cell mutant with temperature-sensitive thymidine kinase" Somatic Cell and Molecular Genetics March 1978
  • "Possible involvement of a plasmid in arginine auxotrophic mutation of Streptomyces kasugaensis" Journal of Bacteriology  1980
  • "Cloning of the kanamycin resistance gene from a kanamycin-producing Streptomyces species" Journal of Bacteriology  1984
  • "Spx (YjbD), a negative effector of competence in Bacillus subtilis, enhances ClpC-MecA-ComK interaction" Molecular Microbiology  2002
  • "MHYT, a new integral membrane sensor domain" FEMS Microbiology Letters November 27 2001
  • "Nitric oxide-sensitive and -insensitive interaction of Bacillus subtilis NsrR with a ResDE-controlled promoter" Molecular Microbiology December 2010
  • "Mutations conferring amino acid residue substitutions in the carboxy-terminal domain of RNA polymerase α can suppress clpX and clpP with respect to developmentally regulated transcription in Bacillus subtilis" Molecular Microbiology  2000

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