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YAZAWA Kenjiro

Academic OrganizationAcademic Assembly School of Science and Technology Institute of Textile Science and TechnologyTEL+81-268-21-5353
Education and Research OrganizationFaculty of Textile Science and Technology Division of Applied BiologyFAX
PositionAssistant ProfessorMail
Address3-15-1, Tokida, Ueda City 386-8567Web site


Assigned Class
Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research Institute for Fiber Engineering
Research Field
Bio-related chemistry
Current Subject
Mechanism of silk spinning system in vivo
Keywords:Silk , Spinning , Spider , Silkworm
Synthesis of artificial silk
Keywords:Artificial silk , Enzymatic synthesis , Polyalanine
Academic Background
Graduate School

2012 , International Symposium on Advanced Biological Engineering Best Poster Award
Research Career
Research Career


Books, Articles, etc.
Entropy-driven mechanisms between disulfide-bond formation protein A (DsbA) and B (DsbB) in Escherichia coli
ACS Omega,4(5):8341-8349 2019
Author:Kenjiro Yazawa and Hiroyuki Furusawa

Combination of amorphous silk fiber spinning and postspinning crystallization for tough regenerated silk fibers
Biomacromolecules,19(6):2227-2237 2018
Author:Kenjiro Yazawa, Ali D. Malay, Nao Ifuku, Takaoki Ishii, Hiroyasu Masunaga, and Keiji Numata

Probing multiple binding modes of DNA hybridization: A comparison between single-molecule observations and ensemble measurements
ACS Omega,3(2):2084-2092 2018
Author:Kenjiro Yazawa and Hiroyuki Furusawa

Role of skin layers on mechanical properties and supercontraction of spider dragline silk fiber
Macromolecular Bioscience,18(9):1800220 2018
Author:Kenjiro Yazawa, Ali D. Malay, Hiroyasu Masunaga, and Keiji Numata

Chemoenzymatic synthesis of a peptide containing nylon monomer units for thermally processable peptide material application.
Polymer Chemistry,8(29):4172-4176 2017
Author:Kenjiro Yazawa, Joan Gimenez-Dejoz, Hiroyasu Masunaga, Takaaki Hikima, and Keiji Numata

Papain-catalyzed synthesis of polyglutamate containing a nylon monomer unit
Polymers,8(5):194-206 2016
Author:Kenjiro Yazawa and Keiji Numata

Influence of water content on the β-sheet formation, thermal stability, water removal, and mechanical properties of silk materials.
Biomacromolecules,17(3):1057-1066 2016
Author:Kenjiro Yazawa, Kana Ishida, Hiroyasu Masunaga, Takaaki Hikima, Keiji Numata

Derivatization of proteinase K with heavy atoms enhances its thermal stability.
ACS Catalysis,6(5):3036-3046 2016
Author:Kenjiro Yazawa, Michihiro Sugahara, Katsuhide Yutani, Michiyo Takehira, and Keiji Numata

Recent advances in chemoenzymatic peptide syntheses
Molecules,19(9):13755-13774 2014
Author:Kenjiro Yazawa and Keiji Numata

Mechanism of thiol–disulfide exchange reactions between DsbA and DsbB over a wide pH range
Chemistry Letters,42(3):241-243 2013
Author:Kenjiro Yazawa, Hiroyuki Furusawa, and Yoshio Okahata

Real-time monitoring of intermediates reveals the reaction pathway in the thiol-disulfide exchange between disulfide bond formation protein A (DsbA) and B (DsbB) on a membrane-immobilized quartz-crystal microbalance (QCM) System
Journal of Biological Chemistr,288(50):35969-35981 2013
Author:Kenjiro Yazawa, Hiroyuki Furusawa, and Yoshio Okahata

Research Grants
Grants‐in‐aid for Scientific Research(Research Representative)
2018 - , 熱成形可能な人工クモ糸シルクの合成 , 若手研究
2014 - 2015 , DNA修復酵素による傷害部位の効率的な認識機構の解明 , 若手研究(B)