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Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

Masahide Terazima (Professor)

Field of Expertise:
Molecular Science, Biophysics, Molecular Biology
Research Interests:
  1. Physical chemistry using the photothermal effect and non-linear optical spectroscopies
  2. Photochemistry
  3. Protein reaction mechanism
  4. Developing new methods to study the bio-reaction
Recent Papers:
  1. Time-Resolved Tracking of Interprotein Signal Transduction: Syn-echocystis PixD–PixE complex as a Sensor of Light Intensity. K. Tanaka, Y. Nakasone, K. Okajima, M. Ikeuchi, S. Tokutomi, M. Terazima, J.Am.Chem.Soc., 134, 8336-8339(2012).
  2. Transient dissociation of the transducer protein from Anabaena sensory rhodopsin concomitant with formation of the M state produced upon photoactivation. M. Kondoh, K. Inoue, J. Sasaki, J. Spudich, M. Terazima, J.Am.Chem.Soc., 133, 13406-13412(2011).
  3. Photoreactions of Aureochrome-1. T. Toyooka, O. Hisatomi, F. Takahashi, H. Kataoka, M. Terazima, Biophys.J., 100, 2801-2809(2011).
  4. Light-Induced Conformational Change and Transient Dissociation Reaction of the BLUF Photoreceptor Synechocystis PixD (Slr1694). K. Tanaka, Y. Nakasone, K. Okajima, M. Ikeuchi, S. Tokutomi, M. Terazima, J.Mol.Biol., 409, 773-785(2011).
  5. A way to sense light intensity: multiple-excitation of the BLUF photoreceptor TePixD suppresses conformational change. K.Tanaka, Y. Nakasone, K.Okajima, M. Ikeuchi, S. Tokutomi, M.Terazima, FEBS Lett., 585, 786-790(2011).
  6. Light-induced conformational change and product release in DNA repair by (6-4) photolyase. M. Kondoh, K. Hitomi, J. Yamamoto, T. Todo, S. Iwai, E. D. Getzoff, M. Terazima, J.Am.Chem.Soc., 133, 2183-2191(2011).
  7. Kinetics of conformational changes of the FKF1-LOV domain upon photoexcitation. Y. Nakasone, K. Zikihara, S. Tokutomi, M. Terazima, Biophys.J., 99, 3831-3839(2010).
  8. Oligomeric State-Dependent Conformational Change of a BLUF Protein TePixD (Tll0078). K.Tanaka, Y. Nakasone, K.Okajima, M. Ikeuchi, S. Tokutomi, M.Terazima, J.Mol.Biol., 386, 1290-1300(2009).
  9. Signal transmission through the HtrII transducer alters the interaction of two α-helices in the HAMP domain. K. Inoue, J. Sasaki, J. L. Spudich, M.Terazim, J.Mol.Biol., 376, 963-970(2008).
  10. Transient dimerization and conformational change of a BLUF protein: YcgF. Y.Nakasone, T.Ono, A.Ishii, S.Masuda, M.Terazima, J.Am.Chem.Soc., 129, 7028-7035(2007).
  11. The escape process of carbon monoxide from myoglobin to solution at physiological temperature. Y.Nishihara, M.Sakakura, Y.Kimura, M.Terazima. J.Am.Chem.Soc., 126, 11877-11888(2004).
  12. A novel method for study of protein folding kinetics by monitoring diffusion coefficient in time domain. T.Nada, M.Terazima, Biophys.J., 85, 1876-1881(2003).
  13. A spectrally silent transformation in the photolysis of octopus rhodopsin: a protein conformational change without any accompanying change of the chromophore's absorption.Y. Nishioku, M. Nakagawa, M. Tsuda, M.Terazima, Biophy.J., 80, 2922-2927(2001).
  14. Thermalization process after the relaxation of electronically excited states: intramolecular proton transfer systems studied by the transient grating method. T.Okazaki, N.Hirota, M.Terazima, J.Chem.Phys., 110, 11399-11410(1999).
Academic carriers:
1986 -1990, Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tohoku University
1990 -1993, Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University
(1991 -1992., Research Associate, Stanford University, USA)
1993 -1995, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University
1995 -2001, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
2001 - present, full Professor, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
Awards:
1999, Award of Japanese Photochemistry Association
2002, Japanese IBM award of Science
2003, The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Creative Work
2009, Inoue Prize
2012, Awards of the Japan Society for Molecular Science
Contact Information:
Tel: +81(Japan)-75-753-4026
Fax: +81(Japan)-75-753-4026
E-mail: mterazima + @kuchem.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Link:
Photo Physical Chemistry Laboratory (internal link in Japanese)
Website of Photo Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Personal page in Lab

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