References and Links to Papers

  1. Connectability of protein cages "Review article", Majsterkiewicz K, Azuma Y and Heddle JG, Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 2255-2264[doi: 10.1039/D0NA00227E]

  2. 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]

  3. 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]

  4. 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]

  5. 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]

  6. 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]

  7. 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]

  8. 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]

  9. 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]

  10. 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]

  11. 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]

  12. 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]

  13. 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]

  14. 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]

  15. 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]

  16. 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]

  17. 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]



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


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