Department of Biomolecular Sciences
Division of Chemical and Structural Biological Sciences

Biofunctional Chemistry and Nanobiotechnology 分野

Toshitaka Matsui
キャンパス Katahira キャンパス
専攻分野 Structural Biology and Bioinorganic Chemistry
連絡先 022-217-5117

Graduated Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University; completed master’s program, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University.

Completed doctoral program, Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences Graduate University for Advanced Studies

Achieved current position after serving as a postdoctoral fellow, JSPS; a Research Assistant, Institute for Chemical Reaction Science, Tohoku University; and as a Research Assistant and Lecturer, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University


Matsui et al. "Heme degradation by Staphylococcus aureus IsdG and IsdI liberates formaldehyde rather than carbon monoxide" Biochemistry 52, 3025-3027 (2013)

Nambu et al. "A new way to degrade heme: The Mycobacteriaum tuberoculosis enzyme MhuD catalyzes heme degradation without generating CO" J. Biol. Chem. 288, 10101-10109 (2013)

Uchida et al. "A heme degradation enzyme, HutZ, from Vibrio cholerae" Chem. Commun. 48, 6741-6743 (2012)

Unno et al. "Crystallographic studies of heme oxygenase complexed with an unstable reaction intermediate, verdoheme" J. Inorg. Biochem. 113, 102-109 (2012)

所属学会 The Chemical Society of Japan, the Japanese Biochemical Society, Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry
担当講義 Biology B (General Education), Biochemistry IIA (AMC)


  • Elucidation of oxygen activation chemistry of metalloenzymes
  • New mechanism and biological function of heme degradation
  • Development of mechanism-based drugs


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