Faculty of Engineering, Division of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering

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Applied Microbiology and Biochemistry

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The Best Research Achievement in Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • 【Published Thesis】 Purification and properties of an enzyme capable of degrading the sheath of #ISphaerotilus natans#IR  2000.11

    【Published Thesis】 Presence of alternating glucosaminoglucan in the sheath of #IThiothrix nivea#IR  2012.01

    【Industrial Property】 アミノ化セルロース及びアミノ化セルロースの製造方法  2018.06

The Best Research Achievement in the last 5 years 【 display / non-display

  • 【Published Thesis】 Enzymatic degradation of β-1,4-linked N-acetylglucosaminoglucan prepared from #IThiothrix nivea#IR  2018.04

    【Book】 生物化学工学の基礎  2018.08

    【Published Thesis】 Elongation pattern and fine structure of the sheaths formed by Thiothrix nivea and #IThiothrix fructosivorans#IR  2017.02

    【Database and software】 MDパラメータ設定支援プログラムo2p  2017.09

    【Industrial Property】 アミノ化セルロース及びアミノ化セルロースの製造方法  2018.06

Graduating School 【 display / non-display


    Shimane University   Faculty of Agriculture   Graduated

Graduate School 【 display / non-display


    University of Tsukuba  Graduate School, Division of Agriculture  Doctor Course  Completed


    Shimane University  Agriculture  Agricultural chemistry  Master Course  Completed

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Doctor of Agriculture -  University of Tsukuba

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2017.04

    Duty   Yokohama National UniversityFaculty of Engineering   Division of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering   Professor  

  • 2007.04

    Duty   Yokohama National UniversityFaculty of Engineering   Division of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering   Associate Professor  

  • 2005.02

    Duty   Yokohama National UniversityFaculty of Engineering   Division of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering   Associate Professor  

  • 2001.04

    Duty   Yokohama National UniversityFaculty of Engineering   Division of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering   Lecturer  

  • 1998.03

    Duty   Yokohama National UniversitySchool of Engineering   Lecturer  

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Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Bacteriology (including mycology)

  • Applied biochemistry


Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • Bacterial removal of metal ions.

    Project Year:  -   

  • Investigation of the properties of a polysaccharide lyase.

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  

    Project Year:  -   

  • Structural analysis of the sheath of sheathed bacterium.

    Project Year:  -   

Books 【 display / non-display

  • Arsenic: Sources, Environmental Impact, Toxicity and Human Health - A Medical Geology Perspective

    Danladi Mahuta Sahabi and Minoru Takeda (Part: Joint Work , Range: 第12章 「Biological Filtration Technology for Removal of Arsenic from Groundwater」(pp. 221-246) )

    Nova Science Publishers  2013.03 ISBN: 9781620813201

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  • Polysaccharides: Development, Properties and Applications

    Ashutosh Tiwari et. al. (Part: Joint Work )

    Nova Science Publishers  2010 ISBN: 978-1-60876-5

  • The World of Microorganisms

    (Part: Joint Work )

    2006.07 ISBN: 9784924753563


Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Structural determination of the sheath-forming polysaccharide of Sphaerotilus montanus using thiopeptidoglycan lyase which recognizes the 1,4 linkage between alpha-D-GalN and beta-D-GlcA

    Kashiwabara Daisuke, Kondo Keiko, Usami Ryoji, Kan Daisuke, Kawamura Izuru, Kawasaki Yuta, Sato Mic … Show more authors

    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES ( Elsevier )  183   992 - 1001   2021.07  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

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  • Development of Mm2cML Software to Facilitate the Preparation of a 3D File Applicable to Computational Analysis Using aMolecular Model Kit

    YABE Makoto, CHIN Kain, UEDA Kazuyoshi, TAKEDA Minoru

    Journal of Computer Chemistry, Japan ( Society of Computer Chemistry, Japan )  19 ( 1 )   18 - 24   2020.07  [Refereed]

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    <p>To perform molecular modeling or quantum chemistry calculations, a 3D file of a molecule of interest is required. The 3D file includes atomic types, coordinates, connectivity, and other structural data of a molecular model. A 3D file for a common molecule is available from existing data sources such as articles and databases in the web, or it can also be prepared using molecular modeling software. The use of computational chemistry techniques is expected to increase among researchers and students studying related subject matter if a molecular model built using a commercial molecular model kit can be directly subjected to computational analysis. Thus, we developed the Mm2cML software to facilitate the preparation of a 3D file from a real molecular model. Mm2cML is a web application based on structure from motion and multi-view stereo technologies in combination with a web interface. The effectiveness of the software was confirmed by evaluating the accuracy of vertical 3D models that were created using multiple 2D images. Further evaluation was performed through quantum chemistry calculations using 3D files obtained from vertical 3D models.</p>

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  • Aggregability of beta(1 -> 4)-linked glucosaminoglucan originating from a sulfur-oxidizing bacterium Thiothrix nivea

    Takeda Minoru, Kondo Keiko, Tominaga Ryo, Mori Honomi, Kato Mana, Usami Ryoji, Murakami Tomoi, Ueda … Show more authors

    BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY   84 ( 10 )   2020.06  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

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  • Exploring the operating factors controlling Kouleothrix (type 1851), the dominant filamentous bacterial population, in a full-scale A2O plant

    Tadashi Nittami, Risa Kasakura, Toshimasa Kobayashi, Kota Suzuki, Yusuke Koshiba, Junji Fukuda, Mi … Show more authors

    Scientific Reports   10 ( 1 )   2020.04  [Refereed]

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  • Advanced biofilm analysis in streams receiving organic deicer runoff

    Michelle A. Nott , Heather E. Driscoll, Minoru Takeda, Mahesh Vangala, Steven R. Corsi, Scott … Show more authors

    PLOS ONE   15 ( 1 )   2020.01  [Refereed]

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Review Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Biofiltration Using Microbial Consortia for Removal of Iron and Manganese from Groundwater.

      104 ( 6 ) 405 - 41   2009  [Refereed]  [Invited]

    Introduction and explanation (scientific journal)   Joint Work

Works 【 display / non-display

  • PolyParGen



Industrial Property 【 display / non-display


    Industrial Property No 特願2016-247538  Unexpectedly No 特開2018-100241  

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2020.04  -  2022.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2016.04  -  2019.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2013.04  -  2016.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2010.04  -  2013.03 

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • A hemolysin-like protein responsible for S-layer formation in a sulfur-oxidizing bacterium, Thiothrix nivea

    The 15th Japan-China-Korea Joint Symposium on Enzyme Engineering  (Kyoto)  2018.06.30  

  • Green Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles Coupled with Nucleic Acid Oxidation

    19th World Congress on Biotechnology  (Osaka)  2017.11.13  

  • Structural analysis of the microtube formed by Sphaerotilus montanus

    Daisuke Kashiwabara, Keiko Kondo, Shuhei Sanda, Yuta Kawasaki, Atsuo Fijiwara, Masato Katahira, Minoru Takeda

    The 8th International Symposium of Advanced Energy Science    (Kyoto)  2017.09.05  

  • Innovative microbial aerobic metabolism-induced self-healing polymer by applying filamentous fungi

    6th International Conference on Self-Healing Materials   (Graf-Zeppelin-Haus, Friedrichshafen/Germany)  2017.06.25  

  • Microtube-forming polymers of bacterial origin

    Minoru Takeda  [Invited]

    The 7th International Symposium of Advanced Energy Science  2016.09.06  

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Preferred joint research theme 【 display / non-display

  • Isolation and identification of bacteria

  • Structural analysis of polysaccharides

Past of Collaboration and Commissioned Research 【 display / non-display

  • Evaluation of Thiothrix's sheath to enhance the values of biocellulose

    Cooperative Research within Japan  

    Project Year: 2013.05  -  2014.12 

  • Identification of genes involved in formation of the sheath of a sheathed bacterium

    Cooperative Research within Japan  

    Project Year: 1999  -  2005 

  • Classification of a novel thermophilic bacterium

    International Cooperative Research  

    Project Year: 1999  -  2002