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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Yoshio Nakatani

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Microbiology and Immunology
QualificationsPhD
Research summaryProtien structure and function

Research

Working with Profesor Greg Cook.

Publications

Blaza, J. N., Bridges, H. R., Aragão, D., Dunn, E. A., Heikal, A., Cook, G. M., Nakatani, Y., & Hirst, J. (2017). The mechanism of catalysis by type-II NADH:quinone oxidoreductases. Scientific Reports, 7, 40165. doi: 10.1038/srep40165

Couñago, R. M., Knapp, K. M., Nakatani, Y., Fleming, S. B., Corbett, M., Wise, L. M., Mercer, A. A., & Krause, K. L. (2015). Structures of orf virus chemokine binding protein in complex with host chemokines reveal clues to broad binding specificity. Structure, 23(7), 1199-1213. doi: 10.1016/j.str.2015.04.023

Murphy, J. M., Nakatani, Y., Jamieson, S. A., Dai, W., Lucet, I. S., & Mace, P. D. (2015). Molecular mechanism of CCAAT-enhancer binding protein recruitment by the TRIB1 pseudokinase. Structure, 23(11), 2111-2121. doi: 10.1016/j.str.2015.08.017

Heikal, A., Nakatani, Y., Dunn, E., Weimar, M. R., Day, C. L., Baker, E. N., … Cook, G. M. (2014). Structure of the bacterial type II NADH dehydrogenase: A monotopic membrane protein with an essential role in energy generation. Molecular Microbiology, 91(5), 950-964. doi: 10.1111/mmi.12507

Poen, S., Nakatani, Y., Opel-Reading, H. K., Lassé, M., Dobson, R. C. J., & Krause, K. L. (2016). Exploring the structure of glutamate racemase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis as a template for anti-mycobacterial drug discovery. Biochemistry Journal, 473, 1267-1280. doi: 10.1042/bcj20160186

Journal - Research Article

Blaza, J. N., Bridges, H. R., Aragão, D., Dunn, E. A., Heikal, A., Cook, G. M., Nakatani, Y., & Hirst, J. (2017). The mechanism of catalysis by type-II NADH:quinone oxidoreductases. Scientific Reports, 7, 40165. doi: 10.1038/srep40165

Kawagishi, Y., Pankhurst, M. W., Nakatani, Y., & McLennan, I. S. (2017). Anti-Müllerian hormone signalling is influenced by Follistatin 288, but not fourteen other Transforming growth factor beta superfamily regulators. Molecular Reproduction & Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/mrd.22828

Wilkinson, M. E., Nakatani, Y., Staals, R. H. J., Kieper, S. N., Opel-Reading, H. K., McKenzie, R. E., Fineran, P. C., & Krause, K. L. (2016). Structural plasticity and in vivo activity of Cas1 from the type I-F CRISPR-Cas system. Biochemistry Journal, 473, 1063-1072. doi: 10.1042/bcj20160078

Poen, S., Nakatani, Y., Opel-Reading, H. K., Lassé, M., Dobson, R. C. J., & Krause, K. L. (2016). Exploring the structure of glutamate racemase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis as a template for anti-mycobacterial drug discovery. Biochemistry Journal, 473, 1267-1280. doi: 10.1042/bcj20160186

Sharif, S., Nakatani, Y., Wise, L., Corbett, M., Real, N. C., Stuart, G. S., Lateef, Z., Krause, K., Mercer, A. A., & Fleming, S. B. (2016). A broad-spectrum chemokine-binding protein of bovine papular stomatitis virus inhibits neutrophil and monocyte infiltration in inflammatory and wound models of mouse skin. PLoS ONE, 11(12), e0168007. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168007

Spencer, E. S., Dale, E. J., Gommans, A. L., Rutledge, M. T., Vo, C. T., Nakatani, Y., Gamble, A. B., Smith, R. A. J., Wilbanks, S. M., Hampton, M. B., & Tyndall, J. D. A. (2015). Multiple binding modes of isothiocyanates that inhibit macrophage migration inhibitory factor. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 93, 501-510. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmech.2015.02.012

Couñago, R. M., Knapp, K. M., Nakatani, Y., Fleming, S. B., Corbett, M., Wise, L. M., Mercer, A. A., & Krause, K. L. (2015). Structures of orf virus chemokine binding protein in complex with host chemokines reveal clues to broad binding specificity. Structure, 23(7), 1199-1213. doi: 10.1016/j.str.2015.04.023

Murphy, J. M., Nakatani, Y., Jamieson, S. A., Dai, W., Lucet, I. S., & Mace, P. D. (2015). Molecular mechanism of CCAAT-enhancer binding protein recruitment by the TRIB1 pseudokinase. Structure, 23(11), 2111-2121. doi: 10.1016/j.str.2015.08.017

Heikal, A., Nakatani, Y., Dunn, E., Weimar, M. R., Day, C. L., Baker, E. N., … Cook, G. M. (2014). Structure of the bacterial type II NADH dehydrogenase: A monotopic membrane protein with an essential role in energy generation. Molecular Microbiology, 91(5), 950-964. doi: 10.1111/mmi.12507

Nakatani, Y., Larsen, D. S., Cutfield, S. M., & Cutfield, J. F. (2014). Major change in regiospecificity for the exo-1,3-β-glucanase from Candida albicans following its conversion to a glycosynthase. Biochemistry, 53(20), 3318-3326. doi: 10.1021/bi500239m

Davis, E., Scaletti-Hutchinson, E., Opel-Reading, H., Nakatani, Y., & Krause, K. L. (2014). The structure of alanine racemase from Acinetobacter baumannii. Acta Crystallographica Section F, 70(9), 1199-1205.

Nakatani, Y., Kleffmann, T., Linke, K., Condon, S. M., Hinds, M. G., & Day, C. L. (2013). Regulation of ubiquitin transfer by XIAP, a dimeric RING E3 ligase. Biochemical Journal, 450(3), 629-638. doi: 10.1042/BJ20121702

Shankar, M., Wilbanks, S. M., Nakatani, Y., Monk, B. C., & Tyndall, J. D. A. (2013). Catalysis product captured in lumazine synthase from the fungal pathogen Candida glabrata. Acta Crystallographica Section D, 69(8), 1580-1586. doi: 10.1107/S0907444913010949

Nakatani, Y., Cutfield, S. M., Cowieson, N. P., & Cutfield, J. F. (2012). Structure and activity of exo-1,3/1,4-β-glucanase from marine bacterium Pseudoalteromonas sp. BB1 showing a novel C-terminal domain. FEBS Journal, 279(3), 464-478. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-4658.2011.08439.x

Budhidarmo, R., Nakatani, Y., & Day, C. L. (2012). RINGs hold the key to ubiquitin transfer. Trends in Biochemical Sciences, 37(2), 58-65. doi: 10.1016/j.tibs.2011.11.001

Nakatani, Y., Lamont, I. L., & Cutfield, J. F. (2010). Discovery and characterization of a distinctive exo-1,3/1,4-β-glucanase from the marine bacterium Pseudoalteromonas sp. strain BB1. Applied & Environmental Microbiology, 76(20), 6760-6768. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00758-10

Patrick, W. M., Nakatani, Y., Cutfield, S. M., Sharpe, M. L., Ramsay, R. J., & Cutfield, J. F. (2010). Carbohydrate binding sites in Candida albicans exo-β-1,3-glucanase and the role of the Phe-Phe 'clamp' at the active site entrance. FEBS Journal, 277, 4549-4561. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-4658.2010.07869.x

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