Yuji O. Kamatari

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Yuji O. Kamatari
Gifu University
Life Science Research Center Division of Instrumental Analysis


Structure- and Dynamic-based Drug Discovery/Protein Folding/Protein Structure and Dynamics/Protein Aggregation/Prion Protein

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2011
Assistant Professor, Life Science Research Center, Gifu University
May 2005
Mar 2011
Assistant Professor, Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Gifu University
Apr 2004
Apr 2005
Researcher, Genome Science Center, RIKEN
Apr 2001
Mar 2004
RIKEN Special Postdoctoral Researcher, Harima Institute, RIKEN
Jul 1997
Mar 2001
Post-doctral Research Fellow, Oxford Centre for Molecular Sciences, University of Oxford

Published Papers

Miyazaki Y, Ishikawa T, Kamatari YO, Nakagaki T, Takatsuki H, Ishibashi D, Kuwata K, Nishida N, Atarashi R
Molecular neurobiology      Apr 2018   [Refereed]
Ohhashi Y, Yamaguchi Y, Kurahashi H, Kamatari YO, Sugiyama S, Uluca B, Piechatzek T, Komi Y, Shida T, Müller H, Hanashima S, Heise H, Kuwata K, Tanaka M
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America   115(10) 2389-2394   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Mahmud MN, Oda M, Usui D, Inoshima Y, Ishiguro N, Kamatari YO
Protein science : a publication of the Protein Society   26(11) 2162-2169   Nov 2017   [Refereed]
Endo S, Takada S, Honda RP, Müller K, Weishaupt JH, Andersen PM, Ludolph AC, Kamatari YO, Matsunaga T, Kuwata K, El-Kabbani O, Ikari A
Chemico-biological interactions   276 194-202   Oct 2017   [Refereed]
Usui D, Inaba S, Kamatari YO, Ishiguro N, Oda M
Biochemical and biophysical research communications   490(4) 1205-1209   Sep 2017   [Refereed]
Kabir A, Endo S, Toyooka N, Fukuoka M, Kuwata K, Kamatari YO
Journal of biochemistry   161(2) 215-222   Feb 2017   [Refereed]
Kabir A, Honda RP, Kamatari YO, Endo S, Fukuoka M, Kuwata K
Protein science : a publication of the Protein Society   25(12) 2132-2141   Dec 2016   [Refereed]
Noguchi H, Ikegami T, Nagadoi A, Kamatari YO, Park SY, Tame JR, Unzai S
Biochemical and biophysical research communications   462(1) 46-51   Jun 2015   [Refereed]
Hosokawa-Muto J, Yamaguchi K, Kamatari YO, Kuwata K
Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry   79(11) 1802-1809   2015   [Refereed]
Li H, Kamatari YO
Sub-cellular biochemistry   72 237-257   2015   [Refereed]


Maeno A., Kamatari S., Yokoyama S., Akasaka K.
Biophysics   45(1)    Apr 2016
Maeno A., Takeuchi R., Fujisawa M., Kamatari Y.O., Akasaka K.
Biophysics   44(1) 
Kono R, Kamatari O., Tachibana H., Akasaka K.
Biophysics   45(1)    Apr 2016
Biophysics   47(1) 012-016
Aggregation of proteins is a serious problem, affecting both human health and industrial production of proteins. We have recently succeeded in showing that association and dissociation of amyloid protofibrils can be controlled reversibly with pres...

Research Grants & Projects

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2002 - 2004    Investigator(s): Kazuo KUWATA
We found and structurally characterized the folding intermediate of hamster prion protein using high-pressure NMR method (K.Kuwata, Biochemistry, 2002) and designated it as PrP^*. We found that in PrP^*, B-and C-helices are preferentially disorder...
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2012 - 2014
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2012 - 2014