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Noriaki YAMAUCHI Last modified date:2017.05.30

Associate Professor / Material Science of Solar Planets
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

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English Page of Organic Geochem. and Cosmochem. Lab. is .
Academic Degree
Doctor (Science)
Field of Specialization
organic geochemistry, bioorganic chemisty
Outline Activities
1. Studies of the structures, biosynthesis, and metabolism of archeael lipid
2. Synthesis of Deuterium-, Carbon-13- and/or Oxygen-18-Labeled Organic Compounds
3. Sturucture and Propaties of Humic Substances at Coastal Region
4. Primordial Synthesis of Chrial Amino Acid and meteolitic a-methyl amino acids

Education of the Viewpoint of Organic and Biological Chemistry (the Moleclue and Chemical Reaction) for the Non-expert of Chemistry
Research Interests
  • Studies of structures, biosynthesis, and metabolism of archaeal lipid
    keyword : biosynthesis, metabolism, archaea
    1998.04~2017.04Studies of structures, biosynthesis, and metabolism of Archaeal Lipid.
  • Attempts to the primordial asymmetric synthesis of amino acids
    keyword : amino acid, metal complex, absolute asymmetric synthesis
    2006.03~2009.03 Absolute asymmetric synthesis of amino acid with slight modification of Akabori method (reaction of aldehydes and glycine-Cu complex) and possibilities of chral amplification of amino acids through the recation of aldehydes and glycine-Cu complex.
  • Evaluation of putative primordial membrane lipid consisted with archael lipid molecule
    keyword : primordial membrane lipid, archae, molecular evolution
    2001.04~2006.03Molecular Evolution of Primordal Lipid and Achaeal Lipids.
  • The molecular structural features of humic acid of the coastal sediment for the use of humic acid as an environmental indicator of the river basin and the coastal region
    keyword : humic substance, coastal sediment
    2001.04~2017.04Structures and Propaties of Humic Substances at Coastal Region.
Academic Activities
1. YAMAUCHI Noriaki, NAKAYAMA Yusuke, Biosynthetic Mechanism of L-Gulose in Main Polar Lipid of Themoplasma acidophilum, its Possibility of Resemblance to Plant Ascorbic Acid Biosynthesis., Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 77, 10, 2013.10.
2. 山内 敬明, The Pathway of Leucine to Mevalonate in Halophilic Archaea: Efficient Incorporation of Leucine into Isoprenoidal Lipid with the Involvement of Isovaleryl-CoA Dehydrogenase in Halobacterium salinarum, Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 2010.02.
3. Noriaki Yamauchi, Norisuke Kamada, Hideyoshi Ueoka , The Possibility of Involvement of Cyclase Enzyme of the Calditol Carbocycle with Broad Substrate Specificity in Sulfolobus acidcaldarius, a Typical Thermophilic Archaea, Chem. Lett., 35, 1230-1231, 2006.07.
4. Noriaki Yamauchi, Wakana Toyodome, Kiyomi Umeda, Noriyoshi Nishida, and Tatsushi Murae, Structural Features of Humic Acid of the Coastal Sediment in Ariake Sea Tidelands
: Use of Humic Acid as an Environmental Indicator of the River Basin and the Coastal Region, Analytical Sciences, 20, 10, 1453-1457, 2004.09.
5. Noriaki Yamauchi, Hideyoshi Ueoka, Norisuke Kamada, and Tatsushi Murae, Resemblance of carbocycle formation from carbohydrates between archaea and eucarya/eubacteria. Biosynthesis of calditol, the characteristic lipid-content molecule in Sulfolobus acidocaldarius., Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn, 77, 4, 771-778, 2004.04.
6. T. Murae, Y. Takamatsu, R. Muraoka, S. Endou, and N. Yamauchi, Facile Distinction of Neutral and Acidic Tetraether Lipids in Archaea Membrane by Halogen Atom Adduct Ions in Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry, J. Mass. Spectrom.,, 37, 2, 209-215, 2002.07.
7. Noriaki Yamauchi, Satoshi Endoh, Keiko Kato, and Tatsushi Murae, The observation of the pathway from lysine to the isoprenoidal lipid of halophilic archaea, Halobacterium halobium and Natrinema pallidum, using regiospecifically deuterated lysine, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn.,, 2001.09.
8. Noriaki. Yamauchi, Yoshiaki Natsubori, and Tatsushi Murae, Practical Synthesis of [3-(2H3)methyl]Mevalonolactone and Incorporation Experiment of [3-(2H3)methyl]Mevalonolactone and [13C]Labeled Acetate in the Biosynthesis of Isoprenoidal Diether Lipids of Halophilic Archaea, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn.,, 73, 11, 2000.07.
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