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biochemistry, molecular biology, proteomics

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  • 2002.03.01 - 2007.03.31, Institute for Protein Research, Associate Professor

  • 2007.04.01 - , Institute for Protein Research, Associate Professor

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Osaka University Graduate School, Division of Natural Science  Unfinished Ph D 1994.12

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  • Japan Society of Obesity Research


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  • The zinc form of carnosine dipeptidase 2 (CN2) has dipeptidase activity but its substrate specificity is different from that of the manganese form., Okumura N, Takao T, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 2017.12, Papers

  • Evidence for an essential role of intradimer interaction in catalytic function of carnosine dipeptidase II using electrospray-ionization mass spectrometry., Okumura N, Tamura J, Takao T., Protein Science, 2016.02, Papers

  • Metastable Decomposition at the Peptide C-Terminus -Possible Use in Protein Identification., Wang Y, Okamura Y, Nakajima E, Wang D, Okumura N, Takao T, Rapid communications in mass spectrometry : RCM, e8734, 2020.02, Papers

  • Phospholipid methylation controls Atg32-mediated mitophagy and Atg8 recycling., Sakakibara K, Eiyama A, Suzuki SW, Sakoh-Nakatogawa M, Okumura N, Tani M, Hashimoto A, Nagumo S, Kondo-Okamoto N, Kondo-Kakuta C, Asai E, Kirisako H, Nakatogawa H, Kuge O, Takao T, Ohsumi Y, Okamoto K, The EMBO journal,34(21) 2703-19, 2015.11, Papers

  • Coordinated regulation of circadian rhythms and homeostasis by the suprachiasmatic nucleus., Nakagawa H, Okumura N.,86(4) 391-409, 2010.04, Review Papers

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  • General, How the heart beats?, Atsushi Nakagawa et. al. , ISBN, 978-4-7598-1981-6, 2018.11

  • Special, Carnosine and the control of blood glucose (in Imidazole dipeptides), Nobuaki Okumura et al., Royal Society of Chemistry, ISBN, 978-1-84973-890-3, 2015.06

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  • 日本 欧州, A method to diagnose lung adenocarcinoma , Masamitsu NAKAZATO, Toshifumi TAKAO, 特許第6613490号(Registration), 2017.02, 2019.11