Academic Staff and Fellows

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) Reaction of Chloroacetyl-Modified Peptides with Mercaptoundecahydrododecaborate (BSH) Is Accelerated by Basic Amino Acid Residues in the Peptide
Processes 2022, 10(11), 2200-2208, DOI:10.3390/pr10112200
(2) The SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.1 Spike G446S Mutation Potentiates Antiviral T Cell Recognition
Nat. Commun. 202213, 5440-5450, DOI:10.1038/s41467-022-33068-4
(3) Fluorescence Ratiometric DNA Detection by Peptide Nucleic Acid-Pyrene Binary Probes
Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 202271, 128838-128841, DOI:10.1016/j.bmcl.2022.128838
Research and Achievements
(Undergraduate Course)
Doshisha University

Bio-Physical Chemistry Laboratory

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Academic Staff and Fellows