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Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering
Department/Applied Chemistry  Graduate school/Molecular and Material Engineering

This laboratory specializes in peptide chemistry and bio-organic chemistry. Our research efforts revolve around creating non-naturally occurring peptides and nucleic acids having new functions that are unavailable in natural peptides/proteins and nucleic acids.

A fragment peptide (B-9(66)) in trasncription factor p53 shows apoptotic activity.

Research Area Chemical Biology, Peptide Chemistry
Teaching (Graduate Course) Bio-Structural Materials Chemistry
Research Interests Drug delivery system, Cell-penetrating peptides, Bioactive peptides, Medicinal chemstry, Peptide nucleic acids
Selected Publications (1) Self-assembly of Peptide Amphiphiles with Alkyl Groups for siRNA Delivery

Chem. Lett. 2023, 52(10), 815-818, DOI:10.1246/cl.230302

(2) Adjusting Heterodimeric Coiled-coils (K/E zipper) to Connect Autophagy-inducing Peptide with Cell-penetrating Peptide

Pharmaceutics 2023, 15(4), 1048-1059, DOI:10.3390/pharmaceutics15041048

(3) Controlling Excimer-Origin Circularly Polarized Luminescence of Bipyrenyl-arginine Peptides by Cyclodextrin in Water

Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 2023, 96(3), 268–273, DOI:10.1246/bcsj.20220306
Research and Achievements
(Undergraduate Course)
Doshisha University

Bio-Physical Chemistry Laboratory

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Academic Staff and Fellows