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Keitaro Suyama Last modified date:2018.07.24

Assistant Professor / Laboratory of Molecular Biochamistry / Division for Experimental Natural Science / Faculty of Arts and Science

1. Daiki Tatsubo, Keitaro Suyama, Masaya Miyazaki, Iori Maeda, and Takeru Nose, Stepwise Mechanism of Temperature-Dependent Coacervation of the Elastin-like Peptide Analogue Dimer, (C(WPGVG)3)2, Biochemistry, 10.1021/acs.biochem.7b01144, 57, 10, 1582-1590, 2018.06, Elastin-like peptides (ELPs) are distinct, repetitive, hydrophobic sequences, such as (VPGVG)n, that exhibit coacervation, the property of reversible, temperature-dependent self-association and dissociation. ELPs can be found in elastin and have been developed as new scaffold biomaterials. However, the detailed relationship between their amino acid sequences and coacervation properties remains obscure because of the structural flexibility of ELPs. In this study, we synthesized a novel, dimeric ELP analogue (H-C(WPGVG)3-NH2)2, henceforth abbreviated (CW3)2, and analyzed its self-assembly properties and structural factors as indicators of coacervation. Turbidity measurements showed that (CW3)2 demonstrated coacervation at a concentration much lower than that of its monomeric form and another ELP. In addition, the coacervate held water-soluble dye molecules. Thus, potent and distinct coacervation was obtained with a remarkably short sequence of (CW3)2. Furthermore, fluorescence microscopy, dynamic light scattering, and optical microscopy revealed that the coacervation of (CW3)2 was a stepwise process. The structural factors of (CW3)2 were analyzed by molecular dynamics simulations and circular dichroism spectroscopy. These measurements indicated that helical structures primarily consisting of proline and glycine became more disordered at high temperatures with concurrent, significant exposure of their hydrophobic surfaces. This extreme change in the hydrophobic surface contributes to the potent coacervation observed for (CW3)2. These results provide important insights into more efficient applications of ELPs and their analogues, as well as the coacervation mechanisms of ELP and elastin..
2. Hujun Li, Asako Inoue, Suguru Taniguchi, Tomohiko Yukutake, Keitaro Suyama, Takeru Nose, and Iori Maeda, Multifunctional biological activities of water extract of housefly larvae (Musca domestica), PharmaNutrition,, 5, 4, 119-126, 2018.06, Many types of insects have been used as foods and protein sources. In this study, we investigated the usefulness of housefly larvae (Musca domestica) based on their amino acid composition and multifunctional biological activities. First, the utility of the amino acid composition of housefly larvae was evaluated by amino acid analysis. Notably, the housefly larvae contained sufficient amounts of all essential amino acids, and the amino acid composition was similar to that of hen eggs. Second, we prepared housefly larvae water extract (HLWE) using the decoction method and explored the biological activities of the extract for potential application of the extract as a functional food. HLWE showed significant antioxidant activity (75.4% at 5.00 mg/mL), angiotensin-I-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory activity (half-maximal inhibitory concentration [IC50] = 0.430 mg/mL), and dipeptidyl peptidase-IV (DPP-IV) inhibitory activity ([IC50] = 3.52 mg/mL). We found that the low-molecular-weight constituents (<6 kDa) in HLWE contributed to antioxidant and ACE-inhibitory activities, whereas the high-molecular-weight constituents (>6 kDa) contributed to DPP-IV inhibition. Our results suggested that housefly larvae may provide a useful source of multifunctional protein..
3. Keitaro Suyama, Daiki Tatsubo, Hitoshi Kesamaru, Iori Maeda, Takeru Nose, Coacervation Property and Structural Analysis of Cyclic Analogs of Elastin-derived Peptide (FPGVG)n, Peptide Science 2016, 101-102, 2017.03, The elastin-derived peptide analog, (FPGVG)5, demonstrates a temperature- dependent self-association (coacervation) property. In this study, we prepared cyclic (FPGVG)n (n=1-5) analogs and investigated their coacervation and structural properties to assess their potential for use as a biomaterial. We found that the cyclic (FPGVG)n (n=3-5) analogs exhibited high coacervation ability. The results from the molecular dynamics simulation suggest that turn structures were important for coacervation of elastin-derived cyclic peptide analogs..
4. Keitaro Suyama, Suguru Taniguchi, Daiki Tatsubo, Iori Maeda, Takeru Nose, Dimerization effects on coacervation property of an elastin-derived synthetic peptide (FPGVG)5, Journal of Peptide Science, 10.1002/psc.2876, in press, 2016.03, A series of elastin-derived peptide (Phe-Pro-Gly-Val-Gly)5 dimers possessing high coacervation potential were synthesized. The new dimeric peptides showed significantly high coacervation ability compared to known elastin-derived peptide analogs. The molecular dynamics calculation results reveal that the dimeric peptides contain characteristic sheet-turnsheet motif involving a type II β-turn-like structure and form globular conformation..
5. Daiki Tatsubo, Keitaro Suyama, Takeru Nose, Fluorescence Analysis Using a Molecular Probe 1,8-ANS for Elucidation of the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Coacervation of a Tryptophan-containing Elastin derived Dimeric Peptide, Peptide Science 2015, 95-96, 2016.03, A tryptophan-containing elastin-derived dimeric peptide (C(WPGVG)3)2 shows potent self-assembly activity. To elucidate the underlying coacervation mechanisms, we measured the fluorescence of (C(WPGVG)3)2 by using 1,8-ANS as a fluorescent probe. The results revealed that the peptide forms microaggregates at temperature and concentration lower than those at which visible coacervation occurs. These findings suggest that microaggregate formation is unrelated to the maturation of the coacervate drop, which is temperature-dependent..
6. Keitaro Suyama, Hitoshi Kesamaru, Daiki Tatsubo, Takeru Nose, Coacervation Properties and Structural Analysis of Aminobenzoyl-labeled Fluorescent Elastin-derived Peptides, Peptide Science 2015, 293-294, 2016.03, The elastin-derived peptide analog, (FPGVG)5, demonstrates a temperature- dependent self-association (coacervation) property. In this study, we prepared fluorescent-labeled (FPGVG)5 analogs, and evaluated their coacervation and fluorescent properties in order to assess their potential for use as a base material for fluorescent thermometers. We found that the fluorescent-labeled (FPGVG)5 analogs exhibited high coacervation ability. Results from the molecular dynamics calculation suggest that the fluorescent group is exposed on the surface of the molecule..
7. Yumi Kramitsu, Hirokazu Nishimura, Ryo Nakamura, Keitaro Suyama, Kazuhiro Matsumoto, Takeru Nose, Yasuyuki Shimohigashi, High-precision binding assay procedure of tachykinin receptor NK-1 for highly potent substance P analogs, Peptide Science 2012, in press, 2013.03.
8. Kanako Nishio, Hirokazu Nishimura, Keitaro Suyama, Takeru Nose, Yasuyuki Shimohigashi, Halogenated Phe-containing endomorphin-2 analogs with mixed agonist and antagonist activities, Peptide Science 2012, in press, 2013.03.
9. Kanako Nishio, Hirokazu Nishimura, Keitaro Suyama, Yoshinori Abe, Takeru Nose, Ayami Matsushima, Yasuyuki Shimohigashi, Effects of the Halogenation of Phe-Phenyl Group of Two Consecutive Residues in Endomorphin-2 on the Interaction with the μ-Opioid Receptors, Peptide Science 2011, 171-172, 2012.03.
10. Ryo Nakamura, Hirokazu Nishimura, Keitaro Suyama, Takeru Nose, Yasuyuki Shimohigashi, The Effect of Halogenation of Phe-Phenyl Group of Two Consecutive Phe Residues Present in Neuropeptide Substance P on Its Specific Receptor Interaction, Peptide Science 2011, 157-158, 2012.03.
11. Keitaro Suyama, Yoshifumi Sakai, Kazuhiro Matsumoto, Tsutomu Katsuki, Highly Enantioselective Hydrophosphonylation of Aldehydes: Base-Enhanced Aluminum-salalen Catalysis, Angewante Chemie, International Edition, 10.1002/anie.200905158, 49, 797-799, 2010.01.
12. Keitaro Suyama, Kazuhiro Matsumoto, Tsutomu Katsuki, Asymmetric Lewis Acid Catalysis of Aluminum(salalen) Complexes: Friedel-Crafts Reaction of Indole, Heterocycles, 10.3987/COM-08-S(F)93, 77, 817-824, 2009.02.