Laboratory of Molecular Enzymology

Molecular analysis of carbohydrate-active enzymes and their applications


  • NameE-mail Address
  • Position
  • Degree
  • OKUYAMA Masayuki
  • Professor
  • Ph.D (Agriculture)


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  • TAGAMI Takayoshi
  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D (Agriculture)


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Selected Publications

  1. Kumagai Y, Kishimura H, Lang W, Tagami T, Okuyama M, Kimura A.: Characterization of an unknown region linked to the glycoside hydrolase family 17 β-1,3-glucanase of Vibrio vulnificus reveals a novel glucan-binding domain. Drugs, 20, 250 (2022)
  2. Lang W, Kumagai Y, Habu S, Sadahiro J, Tagami T, Okuyama M, Kitamura S, Sakairi S, Kimura A.: Physicochemical functionality of chimeric isomaltomegalosaccharides with α-(1→4)-glucosidic segments of various lengths. Polym., 291, 119562 (2022)
  3. Tagami T, Chen M, Furunaga Y, Kikuchi A, Sadahiro J, Lang W, Okuyama M, Tanaka Y, Iwasaki T, Yao M, Kimura A.: Structural insights reveal the second base catalyst of isomaltose glucohydrolase. FEBS J., 289, 1118-1134 (2022)
  4. Lang W, Kumagai Y, Sadahiro J, Saburi W, Sarnthima R, Tagami T, Okuyama M, Mori H, Sakairi N, Kim D, Kimura A.: A practical approach to producing isomaltomegalosaccharide using dextran dextrinase from Gluconobacter oxydans ATCC 11894. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 106, 689-698 (2022)
  5. Okuyama M, Serizawa R, Tanuma M, Kikuchi A, Sadahiro J, Tagami T, Lang W, Kimura A.: Molecular insight into regioselectivity of transfructosylation catalyzed by GH68 levansucrase and β-fructofuranosidase. Biol. Chem., 296, 100398 (2021)

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