Structural Biology



Current Research Projects

  • Structural studies of proteins interacting with biologically interesting carbohydrates, rare sugars, N-linked oligosaccharides, and peptidoglycan of pathogenic bacterial cell wall, based on X-ray crystallography.

Recent Publications

  • Structural and biochemical characterization of Clostridium perfringens pili protein B collagen-binding domains. Tamai E, Yamada M, Ishida T, Arimura N, Matsunami R, Sekiya H, Kamitori S. FEBS Lett. (2023)  doi: 10.1002/1873-3468.14626. PMID: 37071018
  • Structural and biochemical characterizations of Thermus thermophilus HB8 transketolase producing a heptulose. Yoshihara A, Takamatsu Y, Mochizuki S, Yoshida H, Masui R, Izumori K, Kamitori S.
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 107(1):233-245. (2023) doi: 10.1007/s00253-022-12297-z. Epub 2022 Nov 28. PMID: 36441206
  • Crystal structure of a novel homodimeric l-ribulose 3-epimerase from Methylomonus sp. Yoshida H, Yoshihara A, Kato S, Mochizuki S, Akimitsu K, Izumori K, Kamitori S. FEBS Open Bio. 11(6):1621-1637. (2021) doi: 10.1002/2211-5463.13159. Epub 2021 May 1. PMID: 33838083

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