Molecular and Chemical Life Science :
Multilevel Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics


Associate Professor KAMAGATA Kiyoto
Campus Katahira campus
Laboratory Molecular Analysis of Biological Functions
Tel +81-22-217-5622
E-mail kiyoto.kamagata.e8@tohoku.ac.jp
Website http://www.tagen.tohoku.ac.jp/labo/s_takahashi/index-j.html

Since I was interested in protein science in graduate school, I have continued to research the subjects of proteins using biophysical methods.


Graduated from Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Sophia University; completed master’s course, Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo; completed doctoral course and acquired Doctor of Science, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo; Special Researcher (University of Tokyo), JSPS; current position since 2009 after serving as a Project Researcher, Osaka University.

Selected Publications

Oikawa, H., Suzuki, Y., Saito, M., Kamagata, K., Arai, M., Takahashi S.,“Microsecond dynamics of an unfolded protein by a line confocal tracking of single molecule fluorescence”, Sci. Rep., 3, 2151, (2013).

Kamagata, K., Kawaguchi、T., Iwahashi, Y., Baba, A., Fujimoto、K., Komatsuzaki, T., Sambongi、Y., Goto, Y., Takahashi, S., " Long-term observation of fluorescence of free single molecules to explore protein-folding energy landscapes", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 11525-11532, (2012).

Takahashi, S., Kamagata, K., ”Staring at a Protein: Ensemble and Single Molecule Investigations on Protein Folding Dynamics”, Single-Molecule Biophysics : Experiment and Theory in Adv. Chem. Phys. 146, 3-22, (2012).

Activities in Academic Societies

The Biophysical Society of Japan, Protein Science Society of Japan

Recent Activities

Tumor suppressor protein p53 skillfully utilizes multiple functions to act as a guardian of genome. Using fluorescence microscopes developed by us, we aim to elucidate the molecular mechanism of its function by imaging the processes in which p53 searches for and binds to specific DNA sequences.