2013

Structural polymorphism in the L1 loop regions of human H2A.Z.1 and H2A.Z.

Horikoshi N, Sato K, Shimada K, Arimura Y, Osakabe A, Tachiwana H, Hayashi-Takanaka Y, Iwasaki W, Kagawa W, Harata M, Kimura H, Kurumizaka H.

Acta Crystallographica Section D 69:2431-2439.


Contribution of histone N-terminal tails to the structure and stability of nucleosomes.

Iwasaki W, Miya Y, Horikoshi N, Osakabe A, Taguchi H, Tachiwana H, Shibata T, Kagawa W, Kurumizaka H.

FEBS Open Bio 3:363-369.


Functional analyses of the C-terminal half of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Rad52 protein.

Kagawa W, Arai N, Ichikawa Y, Saito K, Sugiyama S, Saotome M, Shibata T, Kurumizaka H.

Nucleic Acids Research (in press)


Crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction analysis of the secreted protein Athe_0614 from Caldicellulosiruptor bescii.

Yokoyama H, Yamashita T, Horikoshi N, Kurumizaka H, Kagawa W.

Acta Crystallographica Section F 69:438-440.


Purification and characterization of the fission yeast telomere clustering factors, Bqt1 and Bqt2.

Ichikawa Y, Kagawa W, Saito K, Chikashige Y, Haraguchi T, Hiraoka Y, Kurumizaka H.

Protein Expression and Purification 88:207-213.


Current progress on structural studies of nucleosomes containing histone H3 variants.

Kurumizaka H, Horikoshi N, Tachiwana H, Kagawa W.

Current Opinion in Structural Biology 23:109-115.

2012

Histone chaperone activity of Fanconi anemia proteins, FANCD2 and FANCI, is required for DNA crosslink repair.

Sato K, Ishiai M, Toda K, Furukoshi S, Osakabe A, Tachiwana H, Takizawa Y, Kagawa W, Kitao H, Dohmae N, Obuse C, Kimura H, Takata M, Kurumizaka H.

EMBO Journal 31:3524-3536.


RAD51 plays a crucial role in halting cell death program induced by ionizing radiation in bovine oocytes.

Kujjo LL, Ronningen R, Ross P, Pereira RJ, Rodriguez R, Beyhan Z, Goissis MD, Baumann T, Kagawa W, Camsari C, Smith GW, Kurumizaka H, Yokoyama S, Cibelli JB, Perez GI.

Biology of Reproduction 86:76.


Comparison between the CENP-A and histone H3 structures in nucleosomes.

Tachiwana H, Kagawa W, Kurumizaka H.

Nucleus 3:6-11.

2011

Structural basis for the DNA-binding activity of the bacterial β-propeller protein YncE.

Kagawa W, Sagawa T, Niki H, Kurumizaka H.

Acta Crystallographica Section D 67:1045-1053.


Comprehensive structural analysis of mutant nucleosomes containing lysine to glutamine (KQ) substitutions in the H3 and H4 histone-fold domains.

Iwasaki W, Tachiwana H, Kawaguchi K, Shibata T, Kagawa W, Kurumizaka H.

Biochemistry 50:7822-7832.


Crystal structure of the human centromeric nucleosome containing CENP-A.

Tachiwana H, Kagawa W, Shiga T, Osakabe A, Miya Y, Saito K, Hayashi-Takanaka Y, Oda T, Sato M, Park SY, Kimura H, Kurumizaka H.

Nature 476:232-235.


Structures of human nucleosomes containing major histone H3 variants.

Tachiwana H, Osakabe A, Shiga T, Miya Y, Kimura H, Kagawa W, Kurumizaka H.

Acta Crystallographica Section D 67:578-583.


Vital roles of the second DNA-binding site of Rad52 protein in yeast homologous recombination.

Arai N, Kagawa W, Saito K, Shingu Y, Mikawa T, Kurumizaka H, Shibata T.

Journal of Biological Chemistry 286:17607-17617.


Structural and biochemical analyses of the human PAD4 variant encoded by a functional haplotype gene.

Horikoshi N, Tachiwana H, Saito K, Osakabe A, Sato M, Yamada M, Akashi S, Nishimura Y, Kagawa W, Kurumizaka H.

Acta Crystallographica Section D 67:112-118.

2010

Structural basis of instability of the nucleosome containing a testis-specific histone variant, human H3T.

Tachiwana H, Kagawa W, Osakabe A, Kawaguchi K, Shiga T, Hayashi-Takanaka Y, Kimura H, Kurumizaka H.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 107:10454-10459.


The putative nuclear localization signal of the human RAD52 protein is a potential sumoylation site.

Saito K, Kagawa W, Suzuki T, Suzuki H, Yokoyama S, Saitoh H, Tashiro S, Dohmae N, Kurumizaka H.

Journal of Biochemistry 147:833-842.


Enhancing survival of mouse oocytes following chemotherapy or aging by targeting Bax and Rad51.

Kujjo LL, Laine T, Pereira RJ, Kagawa W, Kurumizaka H, Yokoyama S, Perez GI.

PLoS One 5:e9204.


Dynamics in the transmission of genetic information: from meiosis to postmeiotic events.

Kagawa W, Kurumizaka H.

FEBS Journal 277:564.


From meiosis to postmeiotic events: uncovering the molecular roles of the meiosis-specific recombinase Dmc1.

Kagawa W, Kurumizaka H.

FEBS Journal 277:590-598.

2008

Biochemical analysis of the N-terminal domain of human RAD54B.

Sarai N, Kagawa W, Fujikawa N, Saito K, Hikiba J, Tanaka K, Miyagawa K, Kurumizaka H, Yokoyama S.

Nucleic Acids Research 36:5441-5450.


Identification of a second DNA binding site in the human Rad52 protein.

Kagawa W, Kagawa A, Saito K, Ikawa S, Shibata T, Kurumizaka H, Yokoyama S.

Journal of Biological Chemistry 283:24264-24273.


Structural and functional analyses of the DMC1-M200V polymorphism found in the human population.

Hikiba J, Hirota K, Kagawa W, Ikawa S, Kinebuchi T, Sakane I, Takizawa Y, Yokoyama S, Mandon-Pépin B, Nicolas A, Shibata T, Ohta K, Kurumizaka H.

Nucleic Acids Research 36:4181-4190.


A common mechanism for the ATP-DnaA-dependent formation of open complexes at the replication origin.

Ozaki S, Kawakami H, Nakamura K, Fujikawa N, Kagawa W, Park SY, Yokoyama S, Kurumizaka H, Katayama T.

Journal of Biological Chemistry 283:8351-8362.

2007

The interaction of DiaA and DnaA regulates the replication cycle in E. coli by directly promoting ATP DnaA-specific initiation complexes.

Keyamura K, Fujikawa N, Ishida T, Ozaki S, Su'etsugu M, Fujimitsu K, Kagawa W, Yokoyama S, Kurumizaka H, Katayama T.

Genes and Development 21:2083-2099.


Genetic variance modifies apoptosis susceptibility in mature oocytes via alterations in DNA repair capacity and mitochondrial ultrastructure.

Perez GI, Acton BM, Jurisicova A, Perkins GA, White A, Brown J, Trbovich AM, Kim MR, Fissore R, Xu J, Ahmady A, D'Estaing SG, Li H, Kagawa W, Kurumizaka H, Yokoyama S, Okada H, Mak TW, Ellisman MH, Casper RF, Tilly JL.

Cell Death and Differentiation 14:524-533.

2006

Stimulation of Dmc1-mediated DNA strand exchange by the human Rad54B protein.

Sarai N, Kagawa W, Kinebuchi T, Kagawa A, Tanaka K, Miyagawa K, Ikawa S, Shibata T, Kurumizaka H, Yokoyama S.

Nucleic Acids Research 34:4429-4437.

2005

Role of the N-terminal domain of the human DMC1 protein in octamer formation and DNA binding.

Kinebuchi T, Kagawa W, Kurumizaka H, Yokoyama S.

Journal of Biological Chemistry 280:28382-28387.

2004

Mutational analyses of the human Rad51-Tyr315 residue, a site for phosphorylation in leukaemia cells.

Takizawa Y, Kinebuchi T, Kagawa W, Yokoyama S, Shibata T, Kurumizaka H.

Genes to Cells 9:781-790.


Preferential binding to branched DNA strands and strand-annealing activity of the human Rad51B, Rad51C, Rad51D and Xrcc2 protein complex.

Yokoyama H, Sarai N, Kagawa W, Enomoto R, Shibata T, Kurumizaka H, Yokoyama S.

Nucleic Acids Research 32:2556-2565.


Structural basis for octameric ring formation and DNA interaction of the human homologous-pairing protein Dmc1.

Kinebuchi T, Kagawa W, Enomoto R, Tanaka K, Miyagawa K, Shibata T, Kurumizaka H, Yokoyama S.

Molecular Cell 14:363-374.

2002

Crystal structure of the homologous-pairing domain from the human Rad52 recombinase in the undecameric form.

Kagawa W, Kurumizaka H, Ishitani R, Fukai S, Nureki O, Shibata T, Yokoyama S.

Molecular Cell 10:359-371.


Human Rad54B is a double-stranded DNA-dependent ATPase and has biochemical properties different from its structural homolog in yeast, Tid1/Rdh54.

Tanaka K, Kagawa W, Kinebuchi T, Kurumizaka H, Miyagawa K.

Nucleic Acids Research 30:1346-1353.


Homologous pairing and ring and filament structure formation activities of the human Xrcc2*Rad51D complex.

Kurumizaka H, Ikawa S, Nakada M, Enomoto R, Kagawa W, Kinebuchi T, Yamazoe M, Yokoyama S, Shibata T.

Journal of Biological Chemistry 277:14315-14320.

2001

Homologous pairing promoted by the human Rad52 protein.

Kagawa W, Kurumizaka H, Ikawa S, Yokoyama S, Shibata T.

Journal of Biological Chemistry 276:35201-35208.


Homologous-pairing activity of the human DNA-repair proteins Xrcc3.Rad51C.

Kurumizaka H, Ikawa S, Nakada M, Eda K, Kagawa W, Takata M, Takeda S, Yokoyama S, Shibata T.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 98:5538-5543.

1999

Human Rad51 amino acid residues required for Rad52 binding.

Kurumizaka H, Aihara H, Kagawa W, Shibata T, Yokoyama S.

Journal of Molecular Biology 291:537-548.

1997

Key determinants of the invasion mechanism of melanoma. Role for a new signaling pathway.

Tímár J, Tóvári J, Szekeres K, Kagawa D, Honn KV.

Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 407:303-310.

1996

12-Lipoxygenase in A431 cells: genetic identity, modulation of expression, and intracellular localization.

Hagmann W, Gao X, Timar J, Chen YQ, Strohmaier AR, Fahrenkopf C, Kagawa D, Lee M, Zacharek A, Honn KV.

Experimental Cell Research 228:197-205.

1993

The Kagawa Lab

at Meisei University