Life How? Why?In the life sciences, one of the most important themes regarding biological chemistry is the elucidation of how the accumulation of chemical reactions can result in life. The key to this question is the strict regulation of functions based on specific recognition of extremely diverse proteins. The multimerization of proteins and regulation through posttranslational modification are the most important mechanisms in this kind of function regulation.

    We address this topic through four research themes, including:
  • “Biological science related to the multimerization of the tumor suppressor protein p53”
  • “Elucidating the mechanisms of biological phenomena regulation by phosphatase PPM1 family proteins”
  • “Creation of nanomaterials that use self-assembling biomolecules as structure-controlling elements”
  • “Elucidating the function of enantiomeric biomolecules in the pursuit of building E-Life,”

We at the Laboratory of Biological Chemistry strive for a comprehensive understanding of life from a chemical perspective.



Assistant Professor Kamada's paper regarding interaction between D-L coiled-coil peptides has been published in Journal of Peptide Science. 


Prof. Kazuyasu Sakaguchi was awarded "Hokkaido University President's Award for Teaching Excellence for AY2016".


New undergraduate students have joined our group.