Selected publications, for a complete list, please contact Dr. Nomura directly ( Please click the title to download the PDF.

Hiroe, A., Tsuge, K., Nomura, C.T., Itaya, M., and T. Tsuge.(2012).

Rearrangement of phaABC gene order leads to effective production of ultra-high-molecular-weight poly[(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate] in genetically engineered Escherichia coli. Appl Environ Microbiol.

epublished ahead of print. doi: 10.1128/AEM.07715-11.

Tappel R.C., Wang Q., and C.T. Nomura.(2012).

Precise control of repeating unit composition in biodegradable poly(3-hydroxyalkanoate) polymers synthesized by Escherichia coli.

J Biosci Bioeng. 113(4). 480-486. PDF

Mueller, A.P. and C.T. Nomura.(2012).

Mutations to the active site of 3-ketoacyl-ACP synthase III (FabH) increase polyhydroxyalkanoate biosynthesis in transgenic Escherichia coli.

J Biosci Bioeng. 113(3). 300-306. PDF

Wang, Q., Tappel R.C., Zhu C., and C.T. Nomura.(2012).

Development of a new strategy for production of medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoates by recombinant Escherichia coli via inexpensive non-fatty acid feedstocks.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012. 78(2). 519-527.PDF

Pan, W., Perrotta, J.A., Stipanovic, A.J.,Nomura, C.T., and J.P. Nakas. (2012).

Production of polyhydroxyalkanoates by Burkholderia cepacia ATCC 17759 using a detoxified sugar maple hemicellulosic hydrolysate.

J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol. 39(3).459-469. PDF

Wang, Q. and C.T. Nomura. (2010).

Monitoring differences in gene expression levels and polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) production in Pseudomonas putida KT2440 grown on different carbon sources.

J Biosci Bioeng. 110 (6). 653-659. PDF

Wang, Q., Mueller, A.P., Ring, C.-L., Matsumoto, K., Taguchi, S., and C.T. Nomura. (2010).

Quick and efficient method for genetic transformation of biopolymer producing bacteria.

J Chem Technol Biotechnol. 85. 775-778. PDF

Wang, Q.and C.T. Nomura. (2010).

A survey of biodegradable plastics in the U.S..

BioPla J. 36. 18-23 PDF

Zhu, C., Nomura, C.T., Perrota, J., Stipanovic, A.J., and J.P. Nakas. (2010).

Production and characterization of poly-3-hydroxybutyrate from Burkholderia cepacia ATCC17759.

Biotechnol Prog. 2. 424-430. PDF

Lu, J., Tappel, R.C., and C.T. Nomura. (2009).

Mini-Review: Biosynthesis of poly(hydroxyalkanoates).

Polym Rev. 49(3). 226-248. PDF

Matsumoto, K., Murata, T., Nagao, R., Nomura, C.T., Arai, S., Arai, Y., Takase, K., Nakashita, H., Taguchi, S., and H. Shimada.(2009).

Production of short-chain-length/medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) copolymer in the plastid of Arabidopsis thaliana using an engineered 3-ketoacyl-acyl carrier protein synthase III.

Biomacromolecules. 10(4), 686-690.PDF

Lee, W.-H., Loo, C.-Y., Nomura, C.T., and K. Sudesh. (2008).

Biosynthesis of polyhydroxyalkannoate copolymers from mixtures of plant oils and hydroxyvalerate precursors.

Biores Technol. 99(15), 6844-6851 PDF

Nomura, C.T., Tanaka, T., Eguen, T.E., Appah, A.S., Matsumoto, K., Taguchi, S., Ortiz, C.L., and Y. Doi. (2008).

FabG mediates monomer supply for short-chain-length-medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoate (SCL-MCL PHA) copolymer production from both related and non-related carbon sources in Escherichia coli LS5218

Biotechnol Prog. bp PDF

Sato, S., Nomura, C.T., Abe, H., Doi, Y., and T. Tsuge. (2007).

Poly[(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate] formation in Escherichia coli from glucose through an enoyl-CoA hydratase-mediated pthway.

J Biosci Bioeng 103(1), 38-44. PDF

Nomura, C.T. and S. Taguchi.(2007).

PHA synthase engineering towards super-biocatalysts for custom-made biopolymers.

Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 73(5), 969-979. PDF

Nomura, C.T. and Y. Doi.(2006).

Metabolic engineering of recombinant Escherichia coli for short-chain-length-medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoate biosynthesis. In Degradable Polymers and Materials: Principles and Practice American Chemical Society; Khemani, K. and C. Scholz, Eds.;

Oxford University Press, New York, NY, pp 32-48.

Nomura, C.T., Sakamoto, T., and D.A. Bryant. (2006).

Roles for heme-copper oxidases in extreme high light and oxidative stress response in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002.

Arch Microbiol. 185(6), 471-479. PDF

Nomura, C.T., Persson, S., Inoue-Sakamoto, K., Shen, G., and D.A. Bryant. (2006).

Characterization of two cytochrome oxidase operons in the marine cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002: Inactivation of ctaDI affects the PSI:PSII ratio.

Photosyn Res. 87(2), 215-228.PDF

Nomura, C.T., Taguchi, K., Gan, Z., Kuwabara, K., Tanaka, T., Takase, K., and Y. Doi. (2005).

Expression of 3-ketoacyl-ACP reductase (fabG) enhances polyhydroxyalkanoate copolymer production from glucose in recombinant Escherichia coli JM109.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 71(8), 4297-4306. PDF

Nomura, C.T., Tanaka, T., Kuwabara, K., Abe, H.,Takase, K., Taguchi, K., and Y. Doi. (2005).

Metabolic engineering of Escherichia coli for short-chain-length-medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoate biosynthesis.

Polym Prepr (Am Chem Soc, Div Polym Chem). 46. 278-279. PDF

Nomura, C.T., Tanaka, T., Gan, Z., Kuwabara, K., Abe, H., Takase, K., Taguchi, K., and Y. Doi. (2004).

Effective enhancement of short-chain-length-medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoate copolymer production by coexpression of genetically engineered 3-ketoacyl-acyl-carrier-protein synthase III (fabH) and polyhydroxyalkanoate synthesis genes.

Biomacromolecules. 5(4), 1457-1464. PDF

Nomura, C.T., Taguchi, K., Taguchi, S., and Y. Doi. (2004).

Coexpression of genetically engineered 3-ketoacyl-ACP synthase III (fabH) and polyhydroxyalkanoate synthase (phaC) genes leads to short-chain-length-medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoate copolymer production from glucose in Escherichia coli JM109.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 70(2), 999-1007 PDF

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