Mukaiyama Atsushi



Affiliation Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology
Title Associate Professor
Room Faculty of Bioscience and Biotechnology 320 (Extension3320)
E-mail amukai[at] ( at = @ )
Education Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
Degree Ph.D.
Academic Societies The Biophysical Society of Japan
Protein Science Society of Japan
Japanese Society of Chronobiology
The Japanese Biochemical Society
Career 2007.04 Postdoctoral fellow, Institute for Molecular Science
2010.01 CREST Postdoctoral fellow, Nagoya University
2012.09 Assistant Professor, Institute for Molecular Science
2013.04 Assistant Professor, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies
2023.04 Associate Professor, Fukui Prefectural University (Present)

Research Interest

Research Field Protein structure& function, biological clocks
Research Summary Proteins are one of the major building blocks of life. Through biochemical and structural analysis of proteins, our group aims to understand how organisms function or adapt to their surrounding environment.
Keywords Protein, biological clock

Selected Publications

Selected Publications
1. Mukaiyama A*, Furuike Y, Yamashita E and Akiyama S, “Highly Sensitive Tryptophan Fluorescence Probe for detecting Rhythmic Conformational changes of KaiC in the Cyanobacterial Circadian Clock system”, Biochemical Journal 479, 1505-1515 (2022) *Corresponding author
2. Furuike Y#, Mukaiyama A#, Ouyang D, Ito-Miwa K, Simon D, Yamashita E, Kondo T and Akiyama S, “Elucidation of master allostery essential for circadian clock oscillation in cyanobacteria”, Sci. Adv. 8, eabm8990 (2022). #Co-first author
3. Mukaiyama A*, Furuike Y, Abe J , Koda S, Yamashita E, Kondo T and Akiyama S*, “Conformational rearrangements of the C1 ring in KaiC measure the timing of assembly with KaiB”, Sci. Rep. 8:8803 (2018). *Co-corresponding author
4. Abe J#, Hiyama TB#, Mukaiyama A#, Son S#, Mori T#, Saito S, Osako M, Wolanin J, Yamashita E, Kondo T and Akiyama S, “Atomic-scale Origins of Slowness in the Cyanobacterial Circadian Clock”, Science 349, 312-316 (2015). #Co-first author

Community Engagement

Council member of Japanese Society of Chronobiology (2017.04~Present)
Editorial board member of PSSJ Archive (2017.10~Present)
Committee Member of the 61th Annual Meeting of Biophysical Society of Japan (2023)

Educational Activities

Office Hour Any time (You are welcomed to contact via e-mail in advance.)
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