Academic Staff and Fellows

Yuji HIDAKA
Professor Science
Department/Life Science  Graduate school/Science

The conformational changes of the native proteins cause several diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease. Disulfide bonds play a critical role in the maintenance of the native (bioactive) conformation of peptides and proteins under thermodynamic or kinetic control. Therefore, it is important to regulate disulfide bond formation in protein folding. We currently focus on the development the chemical methods to regulate disulfide-coupled peptide and protein folding

Regulation of disulfide-coupled peptide and protein folding

Research Area Peptide and Protein Folding, Physiological Activity, Molecular Evolution, Genetic Engineering, Peptide and Protein Science, Disulfide Binding
Teaching (Undergraduate Course) Biophysics, Bioengineering, Molecular Biology
Research Interests Role of propeptide region of peptide hormone, Peptide and protein folding mediated by intra-molecular chaperone
Research and Achievements
Affiliated Academic Societies Japanese Peptide Society, Biophysical Society (USA)

Bioengineering Laboratory

E-mail yuji(at)life.kindai.ac.jp
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Academic Staff and Fellows