Daichi Morimoto

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Ubiquitin is known to be one of the most soluble and stably folded intracellular proteins, but it is often found in inclusion bodies associated with various diseases including neurodegenerative disorders and cancer. To gain insight into this contradictory behaviour, we have examined the physicochemical properties of ubiquitin and its polymeric chains that(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease that leads to movement disorders. In motor neurons of ALS patients, intracellular aggregates of superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) have often been observed. To elucidate the aggregation mechanism, it is important to analyze the folding equilibrium of SOD1 between folded and(More)
Ubiquitin is a common post-translational modifier and its conjugation is a key signal for proteolysis by the proteasome. Because the molecular mass of ubiquitin is larger than that of other modifiers such as phosphate, acetyl, or methyl groups, ubiquitylation not only influences biochemical signaling, but also may exert physical effects on its substrate(More)
UNLABELLED We introduce here a novel acquisition and processing methodology for cross-polarization based 1D rotating-frame relaxation dispersion NMR experiments. This easy-to-use protocol greatly facilitates the screening, acquisition, processing and model fitting of large on- and off-resonance R1ρ relaxation dispersion NMR datasets in an automated manner(More)
Mutations in the gene encoding parkin, an auto-inhibited E3 ubiquitin ligase that functions in the clearance of damaged mitochondria, are the most common cause of autosomal recessive juvenile Parkinsonism. The mechanism regulating parkin activation remains poorly understood. Here we show, by using isothermal titration calorimetry, solution NMR, and(More)
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