Research Abstract

  Enzymes are proteins having catalytic activity. Biological reactions are accelerated and accurately controlled by enzymes in organisms. On the other hand, enzymes are widely used in industry. We are aiming at elucidating the relationship between structure and function of enzymes at a molecular level and developing new methods for application of enzymes in food and medical technologies by generating new enzyme functions and controlling enzyme reactions. We are focusing our activities mainly on the following subjects.

a) Tailoring Function of an Enzyme Used for research and diagnosis
b) Screening of enzyme inhibitors from foodstuffs
c) Control of Reactions by an Enzyme Used for Producing Food Materials
d) Basic Research Aimed at Designing Useful Enzymes