Sambongi Yoshihiro

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Sambongi Yoshihiro
Hiroshima University
Master of Agriculture(The University of Tokyo), Doctor of Agriculture(The University of Tokyo)
Research funding number


Our group is now working on the stability, structure, and function of proteins that are important for microbial energy metabolism. A characteristic aspect of our research activity is comparison of the homologous proteins isolated from microorganisms living in extreme environments in which humans cannot live and those isolated from ‘normal’ environments. Why are we interested in extreme environments? Firstly, we would like to observe biological phenomena occurring at the edges of life, and understand their substantial features. Also, we want to know the essence of life. In addition, we will apply the outstanding ability of microbial energy metabolism in order to solve the energy problems that humans must solve.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Jun 1992
Feb 1995
PostDoc, University of Oxford
Mar 1995
Jan 2002
Joshu, Osaka University
Feb 2002
Mar 2002
Associate Professor, Faculty of Applied Biological Science, Hiroshima University
Oct 2011
Mar 2019
Professor, Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University


Apr 1982
Mar 1986
Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo
Mar 1988
University of Tokyo
Apr 1988
Mar 1991
Graduate School, Division of Agricultural Science, The University of Tokyo

Committee Memberships

Apr 2019
Mar 2020
西条農業高等学校  西条農業高等学校 学校運営協議会

Published Papers

The drug resistance of Hydrogenobacter thermophilus strain TK-6.
FEMS Microbiol. Lett.   49 179-182   Oct 1988   [Refereed]
Amino acid sequence of cytochrome c-552 from a thermophilic hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium Hydrogenobacter thermophilus.
J. Bacteriol.   171 65-69   Jan 1989   [Refereed]
Thermostability of cytochrome c-552 from a thermophilic hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium Hydrogenobacter thermophilus.
Bio chemistry   28 9574-9578   Dec 1989   [Refereed]
Cloning and sequencing of the gene encoding cytochrome c-551 from Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
FEBS Lett   261 196-198   Jan 1990   [Refereed]
Cloning, nucleotide sequence, and expression of the cytochrome c-552 gene from Hydrogenobacter thermophilus.
Eur. J. Biochem.   198 7-12   Jun 1991   [Refereed]

Books etc

Rotational catalysis by F-type ATPase
Elsevier Science B. V.   Oct 2000   
satoshi wakai, yoshihiro sambongi (Part:Joint Work)
Springer Singapore   Jun 2018   ISBN:978-981-10-8458-4
Satoshi Wakai, Yoshihiro Sambongi (Part:Joint Work)
Springer Singapore   Jun 2018   ISBN:978-981-10-8459-1
This book introduces recent progress in biological energetics from ATP hydrolysis to molecular machineries. The role of water is now recognized to be essential in biological molecular energetics. Although energetics is a rather distant field to ma...

Conference Activities & Talks

ガー・レイノルズに学ぶビジュアル ・コミュニケーション [Invited]
企業内診断士の会 夏季交流会   21 Jul 2018   企業内診断士の会
Microbial corrosion induced by co-existence of Acetobacterium sp. and Desulfovibrio sp. enriched from bottom water in oil-storage tank
Satoshi WAKAI, Sotaro FUJII, Tomoe YASUYOSHI, Kazuhiko MIYANAGA, Yasunori TANJI, and Yoshihiro SAMBONGI
Eurocorr2018   10 Sep 2018   Eurocorr2018
極限環境生物学会2018年度(第19回)年会   Aug 1812   極限環境生物学会
日本農芸化学会中四国支部会第53回講演会   26 Jan 2019   日本農芸化学会中四国支部
Conferment of CO-Controlled Dimer–Monomer Transition Property to Thermostable Cytochrome c' by Mutation in the Subunit Interface
Masaru Yamanaka, Ryoko Nakayama, Sotaro Fujii, Satoshi Wakai, Yoshihiro Sambongi, Shun Hirota
15th International Symposium on Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry   2 Jun 2019   15th International Symposium on Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry Organizing Committee