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Nagashima, K. V. P., Sasaki, M., Hashimoto, K., Takaichi, S., Nagashima, S., Yu, L.-J., Abe, Y., Gotou, K., Kawakami, T., Takenouchi, M., Shibuya, Y., Yamaguchi, A., Ohno, T., Shen, J.-R., Inoue, K., Madigan, M. T., Kimura Y., Wang-Otomo, Z.-Y. (2017) Probing structure–function relationships in early events in photosynthesis using a chimeric photocomplex. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 114, 10906-10911. [Abstract]

Yu, L.-J., Kawakami, T., Kimura, Y., Wang-Otomo, Z.-Y. (2016) Structural basis for the unusual Qy red-shift and enhanced thermostability of the LH1 complex from Thermochromatium tepidum. Biochemistry 55, 6495-6504. [Abstract]

Wang-Otomo, Z.-Y. (2016) Recent Understanding on the Photosystem of Purple Photosynthetic Bacteria in Solar to Chemical Energy Conversion (Eds Sugiyama M. et al), pp. 379-390, Springer International Publishing Switzerland. [Cover and Table Contents]

Kimura, Y., Kawakami, T., Yu, L.-J., Yoshimura, Y., Kobayashi, M. & Wang-Otomo, Z.-Y. (2015) Characterization of the quinones in purple sulfur bacterium Thermochromatium tepidum. FEBS Lett. 589, 1761-1765. [Abstract]

Niwa, S., Yu, L.-J., Takeda, K., Hirano, Y., Kawakami, T., Wang-Otomo, Z.-Y., Miki, K. (2014) Structure of the LH1-RC complex from Thermochromatium tepidum at 3.0 Å. Nature 508, 228-232. [Abstract]

大友征宇 (2014) 光捕集複合体の構造と機能解析 光合成研究と産業応用最前線 第1編 第1章 第1節, pp11-19, (株)エヌ・ティー・エス [Cover]

Yu, L.-J., Unno, M., Kimura, Y., Yanagimoto, K., Oh-Oka, H., Wang-Otomo, Z.-Y. (2013) Structure analysis and characterization of the cytochrome c-554 from thermophilic green sulfur photosynthetic bacterium Chlorobaculum tepidum. Photosynth. Res. 118, 249-258. [Abstract]

Hirano, Y., Kimura, Y., Suzuki, H., Miki, K. & Wang, Z.-Y. (2012) Structure analysis and comparative characterization of the cytochrome c’ and flavocytochrome c from thermophilic purple photosynthetic bacterium Thermochromatium tepidum. Biochemistry 51, 6556-6567. [Abstract]

Sekine, F., Horiguchi, K., Kashino, Y., Shimizu, Y., Yu, L.-J., Kobayashi, M. & Wang, Z.-Y. (2012) Gene sequencing and characterization of the light-harvesting complex 2 from thermophilic purple sulfur bacterium Thermochromatium tepidum. Photosynth. Res. 111, 9-18. [Abstract]

大友征宇 (2010) 紅色光合成細菌における光捕集タンパク質の多様性 光合成研究 20, 109. [PDF]

Hirano, Y., Higuchi, M., Azai, C., Oh-oka, H., Miki, K. & Wang, Z.-Y. (2010) Crystal structure of the electron carrier domain of the reaction center cytochrome cz subunit from green photosynthetic bacterium Chlorobium tepidum. J. Mol. Biol. 379, 1175-1187. [Abstract]

Kimura, Y., Yu, L.-J., Hirano, Y., Suzuki, H., and Wang, Z.-Y. (2009) Calcium ions are required for the enhanced thermal stability of the light-harvesting-reaction center core complex from thermophilic purple sulfur bacterium Thermochromatium tepidum. J. Biol. Chem. 284, 93-99. [Abstract]

Kimura, Y., Hirano, Y., Yu, L.-J., Suzuki, H., Kobayashi, M. & Wang, Z.-Y.(2008). Calcium ions are involved in the unusual red-shift of the light-harvesting 1 Qy transition of the core complex in thermophilic purple sulfur bacterium Thermochromatium tepidum. J. Biol. Chem. 283, 13867-13873. [Abstract]

Wang, Z.-Y., Suzuki, H., Kobayashi, M. & Nozawa, T. (2007). Solution structure of the Rhodobacter sphaeroides PufX membrane protein: Implications for the quinone exchange and protein-protein interactions. Biochemistry 46, 3635-3642. [Abstract]

Wang, Z.-Y., Gokan, K., Kobayashi, M. & Nozawa, T. (2005). Solution structures of the core light-harvesting α and β polypeptides from Rhodospirillum rubrum : Implications for the pigment-protein and protein-protein interactions. J. Mol. Biol. 347,465-477. [Abstract]

Shimada, Y., Wang, Z.-Y., Mochizuki, Y., Kobayashi, M. & Nozawa, T. (2004). Functional expression and characterization of a bacterial light-harvesting membrane protein in Escherichia coli and cell-free synthesis system. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 68,1942-1948. [Abstract]

Wang, Z.-Y., Muraoka, Y., Nagao, M.,Shibayama, M., Kobayashi, M. & Nozawa, T. (2003). Determination of the B820 subunit size of a bacterial corelight-harvesting complex by small-angle neutron scattering. Biochemistry 42,11555-11560. [Abstract]

Wang, Z.-Y., Muraoka, Y., Shimonaga, M.,Kobayashi, M. & Nozawa, T. (2002). Selective detection and assignment of the solution NMR signals of bacteriochlorophyll a in a reconstituted subunit of a light-harvesting complex.J. Am. Chem. Soc. 124, 1072-1078. [Abstract]

Wang, Z.-Y., Shimonaga, M., Muraoka, Y., Kobayashi, M. & Nozawa,T. (2001). Methionine oxidation and its effect on the stability of reconstituted subunit of light-harvesting complex from Rhodospirillum rubrum. Eur. J. Biochem. 268, 3375-3382. [Abstract]

Wang, Z.-Y., Umetsu, M., Kobayashi, M. & Nozawa, T. (1999). 13C-,and 15N-NMR studies on the intact bacteriochlorophyll c dimers in solutions. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 121, 9363-9369. [Abstract]

Wang, Z.-Y., Umetsu, M., Kobayashi, M. & Nozawa, T. (1999).Complete assignment of 1H NMR spectra and structural analysis of intact bacteriochlorophyll c dimer in solution. J. Phys. Chem. B103,3742-3753. [Abstract]

Wang, Z.-Y., Luo, S., Sato, K., Kobayashi, M. & Nozawa, T.(1998). In situ measurements of ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase activity by NMR. Anal. Biochem. 257, 26-32.

Wang, Z.-Y., Umetsu, M., Yoza, K., Imai, M., Matsushita, Y.,Niimura, N. & Nozawa, T. (1997). A small-angle neutron scattering study on the small aggregates of bacteriochlorophylls in solutions. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1320, 73-82.

Wang, Z.-Y., Marx, G., Umetsu, M., Kobayashi, M., Mimuro, M. &Nozawa, T. (1995). Morphology and spectroscopy of chlorosomes from Chlorobium tepidum by alcohol treatments. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1232, 187-196.

Nozawa, T., Ohtomo, K., Suzuki, M., Nakagawa, H., Shimada, Y.,Konami, H. & Wang, Z.-Y. (1994). Structures of chlorosomes and aggregated BChl c in Chlorobium tepidum from solid state high resolution CP/MAS 13C NMR. Photosynth. Res. 41, 211-223.

Wang, Z.-Y., Zhang, Q.-Z., Konno, M. & Saito, S. (1993). Sol-gel transition of alginate solution by addition of various divalent cations: 13C-NMR spectroscopic study. Biopolymers 33, 703-711.

Wang, Z.-Y., Konno, M. & Saito, S. (1991). Theoretical study of spinodal decomposition at intermediate stages. Phys. Rev. A 44, 5058-5063.

Wang, Z.-Y., Konno, M. & Saito, S. (1989). Small-angle light scattering of phase separation structures in polymer blends. J. Chem. Phys. 90, 1281-1284.

Selected books

大友征宇、小林正幸、大岡宏造 (2008). 光合成細菌の反応中心・アンテナ複合体 「光合成研究法」3章 単離・精製・活性測定 4.タンパク質複合体の単離 低温科学 67, 289-294. [PDF]

Wang, Z.-Y. & Nozawa, T. (2000). In situ measurements of enzyme activities by NMR. In NMR in Microbiology: Theory and Applications (J.-N. Barbotin, J.-C. Portais, ed.), pp. 221-241. Horizon Scientific Press, Wymondham, UK.