In the living organisms of the world, genetic information must be expressed into functional proteins in order to actualize the cellular function during the growth and development. The overall goal of our research is to understand the molecular basis and their regulatory mechanism in the gene expression system, especially in translation system. The X-ray crystal structural analysis coupled with biochemical experiment and in silico functional analysis is the core of our research methods. Our study is also aimed to develop automatic analysis system for determining the protein structures.

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Laboratory of X-ray structural biology
Faculty of Advanced Life Science,
Hokkaido University

5-307, North 10 West 8, Kita-ku,
Sapporo 060-0810, Japan

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