References and Links to Papers

Lumazine Synthase Protein Nanocompartments "Book chapter"

Koziej L, Gawin A, and Azuma Y

In Microbiology Monographs, Microbial Production of High-Value Products., Wibowo D and Rehm BHA (Eds), Springer-Nature Switzerland AG, Cham , in press

Chemically Induced Protein Cage Assembly with Programmable Opening and Cargo Release 

Stupka I, Azuma Y, Biela AP, Imanura M, Pyza E, Wożnicka O, Maskell DP, and Heddle JG

Sci. Adv. 2022, 8, abj9424 [doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abj9424]   

Connectability of Protein Cages "Review article"

Majsterkiewicz K, Azuma Y and Heddle JG

Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 2255-2264[doi: 10.1039/D0NA00227E]

Cytoplasmic Glycoengineering Enables Biosynthesis of Nanoscale Glycoprotein Assemblies

Tytgat HLP, Lin C, Levasseur MD, Mock J, Terasaka N, Liebscher N, Azuma Y, Wetter M, Bachmann MF, Hilvert D, Aebi M, and Keys TG

Nat. Commun. 2019, 10, 5403. [doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-13283]

Dipicolylamine/metal Complexes that Promotes Direct Cell-membrane Penetration of Octaarginine

Kawaguchi Y, Ise S, Azuma Y, Takeuchi T, Kawano K, Le TK, Ohkanda J, and Futaki S

Bioconjug. Chem. 2019, 30, 454-460. [doi: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.8b0069]

Modular Redesign of a Cationic Lytic Peptide to Promote Endosomal Escape of Biomacromolecules

Azuma Y, Imai H, Kawaguchi Y, Nakase I, Kimura H, and Futaki S

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57,12771 –12774. [doi: 10.1002/anie.201807534]

Tailoring Lumazine Synthase Assemblies for Bionanotechnology “Review article”

Azuma Y, Edwardson TGW, and Hilvert D

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2018, 47, 3543-3557. [doi: 10.1039/c8cs00154e]

Laboratory Evolution of Virus-like Nucleocapsids from Non-viral Protein Cages

Terasaka N, Azuma Y, and Hilvert D

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 2018, 115, 5432-5437. [doi: 10.1073/pnas.180052711]

Substrate Sorting by a Supercharged Nanoreactor

Azuma Y, Bader DLV, and Hilvert D

J. Am. Chem. Soc. (ACS editor’s choice) 2018, 140, 860–863. [doi: 10.1021/jacs.7b11210]

[Featured in Nat. Catalysis 2018, 1, 94, and J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 1567]

Diversification of Protein Cage Structure Using Circularly Permuted Subunits

Azuma Y, Herger M, and Hilvert D

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 558–561. [doi: org/10.1021/jacs.7b1051]

Modular Protein Cages for Size-Selective RNA Packaging in Vivo

Azuma Y, Edwardson TGW, Terasaka N, and Hilvert D

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 566–569. [doi: 10.1021/jacs.7b1079]

Enzyme Encapsulation in an Engineered Lumazine Synthase Protein Cage “Book chapter”

Azuma Y, and Hilvert D

In Methods Mol. Biol. 2018, 1798, Protein Scaffolds, A. K. Udit (Eds), Humana Press, New York, pp 39-55. [doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7893-9_4]

The C-terminal Peptide of Aquifex aeolicus Riboflavin Synthase Directs Encapsulation of Native and Foreign Guests by a Cage-forming Lumazine Synthase

Azuma Y, Zschoche R, and Hilvert D

J. Biol. Chem. 2017, 292, 10321–10327. [doi: 10.1074/jbc.C117.79031]

Quantitative Packaging of Active Enzymes in a Protein Cage

Azuma Y, Zschoche R, Tinzl M, and Hilvert D

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (Hot Paper) 2016, 55, 1531-1534. [doi: 10.1002/anie.20150841]

Controlling Leucine-zipper Partner Recognition in Cells through Modifications of a-g Interactions

Azuma Y, Kükenshöner T, Ma G, Yasunaga J, Imanishi M, Tanaka G, Nakase I, Maruno T, Kobayashi Y, Arndt KM, Matsuoka M, and Futaki S

Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 6364-6367. [doi: 10.1039/C4CC00555D]

Dipicolylamine as a Unique Structural Element for Helical Peptides

Azuma Y, Imai H, Yoshimura T, Kawabata T, Imanishi M, and Futaki S

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2012, 10, 6062-6068. [doi: 10.1039/C2OB07118E]

Enhanced Target-Specific Accumulation of Radio Labeled Antibodies by Conjugating Arginine-Rich Peptides as Anchoring Molecules

Miyamoto R, Akizawa H, Nishikawa T, Uehara T, Azuma Y, Nakase I, Futaki S, Hanaoka H, Iida Y, Endo K, and Arano Y

Bioconjug. Chem. 2010, 21, 2031-2037. [doi: 10.1021/bc100259q]

Cobalt(II)-Responsive DNA Binding of a GCN4-bZIP Protein Containing Cysteine Residues Functionalized with Iminodiacetic Acid

Azuma Y, Imanishi M, Yoshimura T, Kawabata T, and Futaki S

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 6853-6856. [doi: 10.1002/anie.20090288]

Hydrophilic Diazirine Polymer for One-Step Photo-Fabrication of Proteins on Polypropylene Surface

Tomohiro T, Tachi N, Azuma Y, and Hatanaka Y

Heterocycles 2009, 79, 897-908. [doi: 10.3987/COM-08-S(D)60]



21-22 October, 2021, Warsaw, Poland

  1. Marta Aleksejczuk, Lukasz Koziej, Yusuke Azuma "Dynamics of engineered lumazine synthase assemblies", poster presentation

  2. Yusuke Azuma "Remodeling, Assembly, and CryoEM Structure of a Cage-forming Lumazine Synthase", Short talk

8 October, 2020, online

Yusuke Azuma "Guest Packaging and Structure of Engineered Bacterial Nanocompartments" oral presentation

02-04 September 2020, online

  1. Yusuke Azuma "Guest packaging mechanism of the bacterial compartment for vitamin B2 biosynthesis", oral presentation

  2. Łukasz Koziej "Cryo-EM study on packaging and assembly of cage-forming lumazine synthase", flash talk