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National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
Advanced Analysis Center, NARO, Structural Biology Team
Job title
Principal Researcher
Ph. D(The University of Tokyo)
Other affiliation
National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences
Research funding number


Structural biology on carbohydrate active enzymes and functional proteins of plants and insects, by X-ray crystallography.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2016
Advanced Analysis Center, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization


Department of Agricultural Chemistry, University of Tokyo

Awards & Honors

Sep 2017
NARO Research Prize 2017
(Tailoring a Novel Sialic Acid-Binding Lectin from a Ricin-B Chain-like Galactose-Binding Protein by Natural Evolution-Mimicry, 16th JB Award
Winner: R. Yabe et. al.)

Published Papers

Matsuzawa T, Watanabe M, Nakamichi Y, Fujimoto Z, Yaoi K
Journal of structural biology   205(1) 84-90   Jan 2019   [Refereed]
CAZypedia Consortium.
Glycobiology   28(1) 3-8   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
Suzuki R, Fujimoto Z, Kaneko S, Hasegawa T, Kuno A
Journal of Applied Glycoscience   65(1) 1-8   Feb 2018   [Refereed]
Maehara T, Yagi H, Sato T, Ohnishi-Kameyama M, Fujimoto Z, Kamino K, Kitamura Y, St John F, Yaoi K, Kaneko S
Applied and Environmental Microbiology   84(4)    Feb 2018   [Refereed]
Fujimoto Z, Suzuki N, Kishine N, Ichinose H, Momma M, Kimura A, Funane K
The Biochemical Journal   474(16) 2763-2778   Jul 2017   [Refereed]
Ichinose H, Suzuki R, Miyazaki T, Kimura K, Momma M, Suzuki N, Fujimoto Z, Kimura A, Funane K
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology   101(10) 4115-4128   May 2017   [Refereed]
Fujimoto Z, Kishine N, Suzuki N, Suzuki R, Mizushima D, Momma M, Kimura K, Funane K
Bioscience Reports   37(2) BSR20170253   Apr 2017   [Refereed]
Matsuzawa T, Kaneko S, Kishine N, Fujimoto Z, Yaoi K
Journal of Biochemistry   162(3) 173-181   Feb 2017   [Refereed]
Suzuki-Minakuchi C, Kawazuma K, Matsuzawa J, Vasileva D, Fujimoto Z, Terada T, Okada K, Nojiri H
FEBS Letters   590(20) 3583-3594   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
Suzuki M, Shibuya M, Shimada H, Motoyama N, Nakashima M, Takahashi S, Suto K, Yoshida I, Matsui S, Tsujimoto N, Ohnishi M, Ishibashi Y, Fujimoto Z, Desaki Y, Kaku H, Kito K, Shibuya N
Plant & Cell Physiology   57(11) 2312-2322   Aug 2016   [Refereed]

Books etc

Amino-Acid Homopolymers Occurring in Nature
Kimura K, Fujimoto Z (Part:Contributor, Enzymatic degradation of poly-gamma-glutamic acid.)
Springer   2010   

Conference Activities & Talks

Enzymatic production of potential solubilizing agents, cycloisomaltomegalosaccharide and α-1,3 branched cycloisomaltomegalosaccharide
Funane, K, Suzuki, R, Ichinose, H, Miyazaki, T, Mizushima, D, Kimura, K, Fujimoto, Z, Suzuki, S, Kitamura, S, Kimura, A, Hara, H
XXVIII International Carbohydrate Symposium   Jul 2016   
Crystal structure of dimerization/oligomerization domain of an MvaT homolog in pseudomonads
Suzuki-Minakuchi C, Kawazuma K, Matsuzawa J, Vasileva D, Fujimoto Z, Terada T, Okada K, Nojiri H
ASM Microbe 2016   Jun 2016   
Characterization of a GH30 glucuronoxylan specific xylanase from Streptomyces turgidiscabies C56
Maehara T, Fujimoto Z, Kamino K, Kitamura Y, Kaneko S
11th Carbohydrate Bioengineering Meeting   May 2015   
A gate-latch mechanism for hormone delivery by juvenile hormone binding protein of silkworm Bombyx mori
Yamazaki T, Shiotsuki T, Suzuki R, Fujimoto Z, Tsuchiya W, Momma M, Tase A, Miyazawa M
10th International Conference on Juvenile Hormones   Jun 2014   
Catalytic mechanism of terminal oxygenase components of carbazole 1,9a-dioxygenase
Matsuzawa J, Aikawa H, Umeda T, Fujimoto Z, Okada K, Nojiri H
14th International Conference on Pseudomonas   Sep 2013   

Research Grants & Projects

X-ray analysis of crystal of bio-macromolecular compounds Protein engineering and molecular design of enzymes