Usui Kenji

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Name
Usui Kenji
Affiliation
Konan University
Section
Faculty of Frontiers of Innovative Research in Science and Technology Department of Nanobiochemistry
Research funding number
70543792
ORCID ID
0000-0003-4558-5762

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Dec 2015
 - 
Today
Research Institute for Nanobio-environment and Non-Ionizing Radiation (RINNIR), Konan University
 

Education

 
 
 - 
Mar 2006
Tokyo Institute of Technology
 

Awards & Honors

 
Nov 2005
Awards of the DIMITRIS N. CHORAFAS Foundation, Awards of the DIMITRIS N. CHORAFAS Foundation
 

Published Papers

 
Yusuke Sekiya, Shungo Sakashita Keisuke Shimizu, Kenji Usui, Ryuji Kawano
Analyst   143(15) 3540-3543   May 2018   [Refereed]
Yuki Tominaga, Kenji Usui, Akiyoshi Hirata, Hiro-O Ito, Kiyoshi Nokihara
Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry   26(12) 3210-3216   Apr 2018   [Refereed]
Kin-ya Tomizaki, Yoshio Hamada, Kenji Usui
Protein & Peptide Letters   25 2-3   Apr 2018   [Refereed]
Makoto Ozaki, Shungo Sakashita, Yoshio Hamada, Kenji Usui
Protein & Peptide Letters   25 15-24   Apr 2018   [Refereed]
Kenji Usui, Shin-ichiro Yokota, Makoto Ozaki, Shungo Sakashita, Takahito Imai, Kin-ya Tomizaki
Protein & Peptide Letters   25 42-47   Apr 2018   [Refereed]
Y. Hamada, K. Usui
Neuromethods   132 207-228   2018   [Refereed]
Kin-ya Tomizaki, Kohei Kishioka, Shunsuke Kataoka, Makoto Miyatani, Takuya Ikeda, Mami Komada, Takahito Imai and Kenji Usui
Molecules   22(11) 1916   Nov 2017   [Refereed]
K. Usui, M. Mie, T Andou, H. Mihara, E. Kobatake
Journal of Peptide Science   23(7) 659-665   Jul 2017   [Refereed]
Kenji Usui, Arisa Okada, Shungo Sakashita, Masayuki Shimooka, Takaaki Tsuruoka, Shu-ichi Nakano, Daisuke Miyoshi, Tsukasa Mashima, Masato Katahira and Yoshio Hamada
Molecules   22 1991   Nov 2017   [Refereed]
Usui K, Ozaki M, Yamada A, Hamada Y, Tsuruoka T, Imai T, Tomizaki KY
Nanoscale   8(39) 17081-17084   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
Ozaki M, Nagai K, Nishiyama H, Tsuruoka T, Fujii S, Endoh T, Imai T, Tomizaki KY, Usui K
Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)   52(21) 4010-4013   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Usui K, Tomizaki KY, Mihara H
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)   1352 199-210   2016   [Refereed]
Ayana Takata, Kenji Usui, Jun Matsui
Molecular Imprinting   3 65-70   Dec 2015   [Refereed]
Syahir A, Usui K, Tomizaki KY, Kajikawa K, Mihara H
Microarrays (Basel, Switzerland)   4(2) 228-244   Apr 2015   [Refereed]
Usui K, Okada A, Kobayashi K, Sugimoto N
Organic & biomolecular chemistry   13(7) 2022-2025   Feb 2015   [Refereed]
Usui K, Kikuchi T, Kikuchi K, Mie M, Kobatake E, Mihara H
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters   24(17) 4129-4131   Sep 2014   [Refereed]
Arisa Okada, Kenji Usui
Chemical Biology of Nucleic Acids:Fundamentals and Clinical Applications   459-475   2014   [Refereed]
Usui K, Kikuchi T, Tomizaki KY, Kakiyama T, Mihara H
Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)   49(57) 6394-6396   Jul 2013   [Refereed]
Usui K, Kikuchi T, Mie M, Kobatake E, Mihara H
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry   21(9) 2560-2567   May 2013   [Refereed]
Takashi Kakiyama, Kenji Usui*, Kin-ya Tomizaki, Masayasu Mie, Eiry Kobatake, Hisakazu Mihara
Polym J.   45 535-539   Feb 2013   [Refereed]
臼井健二, 富崎欣也, 三原久和
分析化学   61(6) 523-534 (J-STAGE)   2012
Usui K, Kakiyama T, Tomizaki KY, Mie M, Kobatake E, Mihara H
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters   21(21) 6281-6284   Nov 2011   [Refereed]
Pramanik S, Nakamura K, Usui K, Nakano S, Saxena S, Matsui J, Miyoshi D, Sugimoto N
Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)   47(10) 2790-2792   Mar 2011   [Refereed]
Kobayashi K, Matsui N, Usui K
Journal of nucleic acids   2011 572873   2011   [Refereed]
Tomizaki KY, Usui K, Mihara H
The FEBS journal   277(9) 1996-2005   May 2010   [Refereed]
Usui K, Hulleman JD, Paulsson JF, Siegel SJ, Powers ET, Kelly JW
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America   106(44) 18563-18568   Nov 2009   [Refereed]
Usui K, Tomizaki KY, Mihara H
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)   570 273-284   2009   [Refereed]
Usui K, Tomizaki KY, Mihara H
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters   17(1) 167-171   Jan 2007   [Refereed]
Watanabe S, Tomizaki KY, Takahashi T, Usui K, Kajikawa K, Mihara H
Biopolymers   88(2) 131-140   2007   [Refereed]
Usui K, Tomizaki KY, Mihara H
Molecular bioSystems   2(9) 417-420   Sep 2006   [Refereed]
Usui K, Tomizaki KY, Ohyama T, Nokihara K, Mihara H
Molecular bioSystems   2(2) 113-121   Feb 2006   [Refereed]
Sano S, Tomizaki KY, Usui K, Mihara H
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters   16(3) 503-506   Feb 2006   [Refereed]
Watanabe S, Usui K, Tomizaki KY, Kajikawa K, Mihara H
Molecular bioSystems   1(5-6) 363-365   Dec 2005   [Refereed]
Hajime Okamoto, Tetsuo Yamada, Hiroshi Miyazaki, Tsutomu Nakanishi, Kyozaburo Takeda, Kenji Usui,Ikuo Obataya, Hisakazu Mihara, Hiroaki Azehara, Wataru Mizutani, Katsushi Hashimoto, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Yoshiro Hirayama
Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.   44 8240-8248   Nov 2005   [Refereed]
Yukiko Nagai, Tsutomu Nakanishi, Hajime Okamoto, Kyozaburo Takeda, Yukio Furukawa, Kenji Usui, Hisakazu Mihara
Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.   44 7654-7661   Oct 2005   [Refereed]
Kenji Usui, Tetsunori Ojima, Kin-ya Tomizaki, Hisakazu Mihara
Nanobiotechnology   1 191-200   Jun 2005   [Refereed]
Tomizaki KY, Usui K, Mihara H
Chembiochem : a European journal of chemical biology   6(5) 782-799   May 2005   [Refereed]
Usui K, Takahashi M, Nokihara K, Mihara H
Molecular diversity   8(3) 209-218   2004   [Refereed]
Usui K, Ojima T, Takahashi M, Nokihara K, Mihara H
Biopolymers   76(2) 129-139   2004   [Refereed]
Kin-ya Tomizaki, Kenji Usui, Hisakazu Mihara
Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology   4 144-158   2009   [Refereed]
Development of Peptide-Chips Focusing on a High Throughput Protein-Detection System
Kiyoshi Nokihara, Takafumi Ohyama, Kenji Usui, Koichi. Yoneyama, Mizuki Takahashi, Hisakazu Mihara
Innovation and Perspectives in Solid Phase Synthesis & Combinatorial Libraries   83-88   2004   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Novel Quinine Prodrugs as Anti-malaria Drug Candidates
Y. Hamada, K. Usui
The 26th American Peptide Symposium   Jun 2019   
Nanostructure and Elemental Composition Control for Synthesis of Gold-Titania Photocatalysts Using DNAs and Designed Peptides
Makoto Ozaki, Takaaki Tsuruoka, Kin-ya Tomizaki, Kenji Usui
The 26th American Peptide Symposium   Jun 2019   
Generation of Cell Culture Substrate by Protease Digestion of Amyloid beta Peptide
Shin-ichiro Yokota, Yasumasa Mashimo, Yoshio Hamada, Youji Harada, Masayasu Mie, Eiry Kobatake, Kenji Usui
Jun 2019   
Cell culture substrate using digested Amyloid beta (1-40) fibril by proteases
Shinichiro Yokota, Yasumasa Mashimo, Eita Tatsumi, Yoshio Hamada, Youji Harada, Masayasu Mie, Eiry Kobatake, Kenji Usui
10th International Peptide Symposium   4 Dec 2018   
Photocatalytic Gold-Titania Nanoarchitecture by Mineralization Using Designed Peptides and DNA
Makoto Ozaki, Takaaki Tsuruoka, Kin-ya Tomizaki, Kenji Usui
10th International Peptide Symposium   4 Dec 2018   
Regulation of gene expression by photocontrolling formation of G- quadruplex structure using PNA peptide
Shungo Sakashita, Tamaki Endoh, Arisa Okada, Kenji Usui
10th International Peptide Symposium   4 Dec 2018   
De Novo Design of Nanopore-Forming Transmembrane Peptide with β-sheet structure
Keisuke Shimizu, Naoki Saigo, Shungo Sakashita, Yoshio Hamada, Kenji Usui, Batsaikhan Mijiddorj, Izuru Kawamura, Ryuji Kawano
10th International Peptide Symposium   4 Dec 2018   
Water-soluble prodrug of ritonavir
Yoshio Hamada, Kenji Usui
10th International Peptide Symposium   4 Dec 2018   
Unique and innovative biodetection technologies using structured and labeled peptide microarrays in combination with imaging and multivalent analyses towards diagnostics not dependent on bio-markers
Kiyoshi Nokihara, Yuki Tominaga, Kenji Usui, Takayuki Kondo, Masaya Ikegawa, Mu-xin Wei, Haruyuki Fujino, Atsushi Kitagawa, Shun Nokihara, Hiro-O Ito, Hisakazu Mihara, Christian Schoenbach
10th International Peptide Symposium   4 Dec 2018   
Development of easy-to-use skin sensitization test for poorly water-soluble substances using peptidyl beads
Usui Kenji
23 Nov 2018   
Effect of single directional microwave on biomineralization using precipitating peptides
14 Nov 2018   
The Possibility of Use of Designed Peptides for Safety Assessment as an Alternative to Animal Testing [Invited]
Usui Kenji
The 4th international conference on toxicity testing alternatives & translational toxicology and the 2nd asian congress on alternatives   9 Oct 2018   
Gold-Titania Nanocatalyst Generated by Mineralization Using Two Artificial Peptides with DNA
Makoto Ozaki, Kin-Ya Tomizaki, Yoshio Hamada, Kenji Usui
35EPS(European Peptide Symposium)   26 Aug 2018   
Nanostructures generated by protease digestion of amyloid fibrils towords an application to cell culture substrate
Shin-Ichiro Yokota, Yasumasa Mashimo, Yoshio Hamada, Youji Harada, Masayasu Mie, Eiry Kobatake, Kenji Usui
35EPS(European Peptide Symposium)   26 Aug 2018   
Switch of DNA G-wire Formation Using a PNA Peptide by Protease Activity
Shungo Sakashita, Arisa Okada, Yoshio Hamada, Kenji Usui
35EPS(European Peptide Symposium)   26 Aug 2018   
Peptidyl Microbeads for Modification of a Direct Peptide Reactivity Assay (DPRA) in Skin Sensitization Assessment
Kenji Usui, Hiroshi Miyazaki, Hidefumi Ikeda, Kunihiko Yamashita, Yoshio Hamada
35EPS(European Peptide Symposium)   26 Aug 2018   
Novel HIV-1 protease inhibitor prodrugs using a degradation reaction of N-amidino-peptides
Yoshio Hamada, Kenji Usui
35EPS(European Peptide Symposium)   26 Aug 2018   
Detection of saliva by a peptide microarray, peptenchip, using protein fingerprints and multivalent analyses focusing on oral health care
Yuki Tominaga, Kenji Usui, Akiyoshi Hirata, Hiro-O Ito, Kiyoshi Nokihara
Nov 2017   
Design of programmable pore-forming model using β-sheet peptides
Keisuke Shimizu, Naoki Saigo, Yusuke Sekiya, Shungo Sakashita, Yoshio Hamada, Kenji Usui, Ryuji Kawano
Nov 2017   
Novel water-soluble prodrug of β-secretase inhibitor as an anti-Alzheimer’s disease drug.
Yoshio Hamada, Kenji Usui
Nov 2017   
Switch of DNA structure formation using PNA peptides with a protease substrate sequence
Shungo Sakashita, Arisa Okada, Masayuki Shimooka, Yoshio Hamada, Kenji Usui
Nov 2017   
Producing nanomaterials by digestion of amyloid beta peptide using protease
hin-ichiro Yokota, Yasumasa Mashimo, Eita Tatsumi, Taishi Yamagihara, Yoshio Hamada, Rui Kawatahara, Youji Harada, Masayosu Mie, Eiry Kobatake, Kenji Usui
Nov 2017   
Construction of modified skin sensitization assay systems using peptidyl microbeads
Kenji Usui, Hiroshi Miyazaki, Yuuki Minamino, Hideaki Mekata, Masayuki Takaishi, Hidefumi Ikeda, Kunihiko Yamashita, Yoshio Hamada
Nov 2017   
Improvement of DPRA for Testing Poorly Water-Soluble Substances Using Artificial Peptide-Immobilized Resins Containing Photo-Labile Linkers
Kenji Usui, Yuuki Minamino, Hiroshi Miyazaki, Hideaki Mekata, Masayuki Takaishi, Kunihiko Yamashita
The 10th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences Washington State Convention Center   Aug 2017   
Modified DPRA for Testing Poorly Water-Soluble Substances Using Immobilized Peptide and Thiol or Amino Group Indicators
Yuuki Minamin, Hiroshi Miyazaki, Hideaki Mekata, Masayuki Takaishi, Hidefumi Ikeda, Kunihiko Yamashita, Toshio Hamada, Kenji Usui
The 10th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences Washington State Convention Center   Aug 2017   
Practical Applications of Peptide Microarray for Detection of Saliva Forcusing on Periodontal Disease
26 Oct 2016   
Construction of Nanocomposites by Moltiple Mineralization Using DNAs and Designed Peptides
Makoto Ozaki, Yoshio Hamada, Takahito Imai, Kin-ya Tomizaki, Kenji Usui
26 Oct 2016   
Construction of Organic-Inorganic Nanostructures by Site-Specific Precipitations on DNAs Using Artificial Peptides
M. Ozaki, T. Imai, K.-y. Tomizaki, K. Usui
25 Oct 2016   
A Novel N-Terminal Degradation Reaction of Peptides via Guanidine Derivatives
4 Sep 2016   
Monomerization and Fibrillation Methods for Fibrosis Peptides Using SPPS Microbeads
K. Usui, S. Hikida, Y. Minamino, R. Okahira, Y. Hamada
The 34th European Peptide Symposium and the 8th International Peptide Symposium   4 Sep 2016   
Site-Specific Control for Silica and Calcium Carbonate Mineralization Using a PNA Peptide and DNA
M. Ozaki, K.-y. Tomizaki, Y. Hamada, K. Usui
The 34th European Peptide Symposium and the 8th International Peptide Symposium   4 Sep 2016   
Control of Site-Specific Silica and Calcium Precipitation on DNA Using a Designed Peptide
M. Ozaki, N. Endo, T. Imai, K. Tomizaki, K. Usui
Pacifichem 2015   18 Dec 2015   
Control of DNA Nanostructure Formation by Using a G-Rich-DNA Binding Artificial Peptide and a Protease
Kenji Usui, Masayuki Shimooka, Arisa Okada
27 Nov 2015   
Development of Designed Peptides with a Secondary Structure for Use in Nanobiotechnology [Invited]
Usui Kenji
18 Nov 2015   
PNA Peptide for Site-Specific Mineralization of Two Different Inorganic Compounds Using DNAs
Makoto Ozaki, Natsumi Endo, Aoi Yamada, Takahito Imai, Kin-ya Tomizaki, Kenji Usui
16 Nov 2015   
Novel Ribbon-Like Nano Structures by Combination of Amyloid-beta Peptides with Guanine-Rich DNAs
16 Nov 2015   
Site-Specific Mineralization of Silica and Calcium on DNAs Using a Designed Peptide
Kenji Usui, Hiroto Nishiyama, Aoi Yamada, Makoto Ozaki, Takaaki Tsuruoka and Kin-ya Tomizaki
Oct 2014   
Control of Cellolar Uptake Activities Using Conjugates of Cell-Penetrating Peptides and Organelle-Targeting Signal Peptides with Peptide Nucleic Acids
Kenji Usui, Rui Kawatahara, Mami Komada
The 28th Annual Symposium of the Protein Society   Jul 2014   
Designed Small Protein for Controlling Site-Specific Mineralization of Silica and Calcium on DNAs
Kenji Usui, Kazuma Nagai, Hiroto Nishiyama, Aoi Yamada, Makoto Ozaki, Takaaki Tsuruoka, and Kin-ya Tomizaki
The 28th Annual Symposium of the Protein Society   Jul 2014   
Site-Specific Control of Silica Mineralization on DNA Using Designed Peptides
K. Usui, K. Nagai, H. Nishiyama, A. yamada, T. Tsuruoka, S. Fujii, K.-y. Tomizaki
4th Asia-Pacific International Peptide symposium/ 50th Japanese Peptide Symposium Suita   Nov 2013   
Control of Site-Specific Silica Precipitation Using PNA Peptides and DNAs
Kenji Usui, Hiroto Nishiyama, Kazuma Nagai, Takaaki Tsuruoka, Satoshi Fujii, Kin-ya Tomizaki
The 23rd American Peptide Symposium, Waikoloa   Jun 2013   
Peptide-DNA Hybrid G-Quadruplex Structures for Regolation of Protein Expression Depending on Protease Activity
Arisa Okada, Mai Taniguchi, Kenji Usui, Naoki Sugimoto
The 23rd American Peptide Symposium   Jun 2013   
Designed Peptide Libraries for Cell Analyzing Microarrays
Hisakazu Mihara, Kenji Usui, Hiroshi Tsutsumi, Kiyoshi Nokihara
he 23rd American Peptide Symposium   Jun 2013   
Designed Peptide with Peptide Nucleic Acids for Addressable Precipitation of Silica on DNA
Kenji Usui, Kazuma Nagai, Hiroto Nishiyama, Tamaki Endoh, Takaaki Tsuruoka, Satoshi Fujii
The 26th Annual Symposium of The Protein Society   Aug 2012   
Designed Peptides with Nucleic Acid Bases for Control of DNA G-quadruplex Structures Depending on Protease Activity
Arisa Okada, Mai Taniguchi, Keita Kobayashi, Kenji Usui, Naoki Sugimoto
The 26th Annual Symposium of The Protein Society   Aug 2012   
Development of PNA-Peptides Controlling DNA G-Quadruplex Structures Depending on Protease Activity
Kenji Usui, Keita Kobayashi, Naoki Sugimoto
Sep 2011   
Screening of Designed Peptides for Binders to a DNA G-Quadruplex Structure
Noriko Matsui, Keita Kobayashi, Kenji Usui
Sep 2011   
De Novo Designed Nitric Oxide Sensor Protein Consisted of Iron Complex-Peptide Conjugate
H. Miyazaki, K. Usui, S. Fujii
Sep 2011   
A PNA Peptide Inducing DNAs to form G-quadruplex Structures Depending on a Protease Activity
K. Usui, K. Kobayashi, and N. Sugimoto
22nd American Peptide Symposium   Jun 2011   
A novel Nitric Oxide Sensor Using Fluorescent Peptides Attached to Iron Complexes
H. Miyazaki, K. Usui, and S. Fujii
22nd American Peptide Symposium   Jun 2011   
Nanomolar Aggregation and Neurotoxicity of Amyloid beta Peptides with Site-Specific Modification of Oxidized Cholesterol
Kenji Usui, John D. Holleman, Evan T. Powers, Johan F. Paolsson, Sarah J. Siegel and Jeffery W. Kelly
5th International Peptide Symposium   Dec 2010   
Designed Peptide Libraries for Protein and Cell Analyses
Takuya Kikuchi, Kenji Usui, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, and Hisakazu Mihara
5th International Peptide Symposium   Dec 2010   
Fluorescent and Luminescent Fusion Proteins for Detection of Amyloid Beta Peptide Localization and Aggregation
Kenji Usui, Masayasu Mie, Takashi Andou, Naoki Sugimoto, Hisakazu Mihara, Eiry Kobatake
1st European Peptide Symposium, Copenhagen, Denmark   Sep 2010   
Enhancement of Aggregation Energetics and Neurotoxicity by Site-Specific Modification of Amyloid Beta Peptides with Oxidized Cholesterol
Kenji Usui, John D. Holleman, Evan T. Powers, Johan F. Paolsson, Sarah J. Siegel & Jeffery W. Kelly
31st European Peptide Symposium   Sep 2010   
PNA-Peptide Conjugates for Regolation of DNA and RNA G-Quadruplex Structures Depending on a Particolar Protease Concentration
Kenji Usui, Keita Kobayashi, Naoki Sugimoto
31st European Peptide Symposium   Sep 2010   
Data Mining of Protein Fingerprints and Cell Fingerprints from Designed Alpha-Helical Peptide Arrays [Invited]
Usui Kenji
Jul 2010   
Screening of Peptides with Cell Penetrating Activity Against Various Types of Cells from a Novel Alpha-Helical Peptide Library
Takuya Kikuchi, Kenji Usui, Tsuyoshi Takahashi and Hisakazu Mihara
3rd Asia-Pacific International peptide symposium   Nov 2009