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) Intracellular Delivery of a Peptide Nucleic Acid-based Hybrid of an Autophagy-inducing Peptide with a Cell-penetrating Peptide
Org. Biomol. Chem. 202018, 1978-1986, DOI:10.1039/C9OB02559F
(2) Endosomal Escape of Peptide-Photosensitizer Conjugates is Affected by Amino Acid Sequences near the Photosensitizer
Bioconjugate Chem. 202031(3), 916-922, DOI:10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.0c00046
(2) Circularly Polarised Luminescence (CPL) Control of Oligopeptide-Eu(III) Hybridized Luminophores by Interaction with Peptide Side Chains
RSC Adv. 202010(5), 2575-2580,  DOI:10.1039/C9RA09708B
Research and Achievements
(Undergraduate Course)
Doshisha University

Bio-Physical Chemistry Laboratory

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Academic Staff and Fellows