Laboratory of Chemical Biology

Chemistry in biology

 
Only 2 percent of genomic information is translated into proteins, while 70 percent is transcribed onto RNA. This means that many of the unknown life functions are hidden in the RNA “jungles” which interact with chemicals to coordinate activities related to life. We aim to navigate through the “sea of genomes” using chemistry and look for “treasures” hidden in the RNA jungles.

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Affiliation
Applied Chemistry
Faculty Name
HAMASAKI, Keita
Academic Society
The Chemical Society of Japan
Japanese Society for Chemical Biology
American Chemical Society
Keyword
DNA, RNA, Proteins, Genetic engineering, Protein engineering, Molecular biology, Spectroscopy, Intermolecular interactions, Chemical biology,

Study Fields

 
Chemical biology
Chemistry
Molecular biology
Synthetic Biology
Spectroscopy

 

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Unraveling the relationship between chemicals and RNA, which controls gene expression, will give us information about how life evolved at the molecular level. Medical treatment tailored to patients based on genome information may be available in the near future.



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