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OTOMO, Akihiro

Assistant Professor

TEL: 0564-59-5234
E-Mail : otomoa_at_ims.ac.jp (Please replace the "_at_" with @ )
Location: Yamate, No.2 Bldg. 4F east

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Department

Department of Life and Coordination-Complex Molecular Science, Biomolecular Functions

Biography

2012 B.S. Osaka University
2019 Ph.D. Osaka University
2014.4 - 2016.9 Food Biochemistry Lab. NISSIN Global Food Safety Institute
2019.4 - 2020.3 Present Research Fellowship for Young Scientists; Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (DC2)
2020.4 Present Research Fellowship for Young Scientists; Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (PD)
2020.5 - Assistant Professor, Institute for Molecular Science

Awards

2018 Best Poster Award from the 12th Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Molecular Science
2019 Best Presentation Award from the 13th Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Molecular Science

Main research themes

Elucidation of the rotation mechanism of V-ATPase using electrochemical potential
kewords Motor proteins, Single-molecule imaging, V-ATPase

Selected Publications

  1. A. Otomo, M. Mizuno, K. Inoue, H. Kandori, Y. Mizutani “Allosteric Communication to the Retinal Chromophore upon Ion Binding in a Light-driven Sodium Ion Pumping Rhodopsin” Biochemistry, 59, 520-529, 2020.
  2. A. Otomo, M. Mizuno, M. Singh, W. Shihoya, K. Inoue, O. Nureki, H. Kandori, Y. Mizutani “Resonance Raman Investigation on Chromophore Structure of Heliorhodopsins” J. Phys. Chem. Lett., American Chemical Society, 9, 6431-6436, 2018.
  3. A. Otomo, H. Ishikawa, M. Mizuno, T. Kimura, M. Kubo, Y. Shiro, S. Aono, Y. Mizutani “A study of the Dynamics of the Heme Pocket and C-helix in CooA upon CO Dissociation Using Time-Resolved Visible and UV Resonance Raman Spectroscopy” J. Phys. Chem. B, American Chemical Society, 120, 7836-7843, 2016.