Our goal is to understand diverse biological phenomena from physical aspect at molecular level. For the purpose, we are using theoretical and molecular simulation approaches.
CafeMol ver 3.0 release
We finally release CafeMol version 3.0
CafeMol ver 2.0 release
We finally release CafeMol version 2.0
CafeMol ver 1.0 release
We finally release CafeMol version 1.0. CafeMol is the coarse-grained biomolecular simulation software that we have been developing.
CafeMol beta release
We are glad to announce the release of CafeMol beta version. CafeMol is the coarse-grained biomolecular simulation software that we have been developing.
We renewed lab homepage.
Takada Lab moved from Kobe Univ to Kyoto Univ.
Chromatin and gene expression regulation
Regulation of gene expression is the heart of molecular biology. Transcription in eukaryotes is largely regulated by chromatin structure change via various epigenetic mechanisms. To reveal molecular mechanisms of these systems, we investigate structural dynamics of nucleosomes, chromatin, and transcription-related molecules.
Biomolecular motor transduces chemical energy supplied by ATP hydrolysis to mechanical work. It works solely by a single set of nano-scale molecules and its transduction efficiency is amazingly high. We are conducting simulation-based study to clarify its working principles.
Proteins, born in a random-coil structure, can spontaneously fold to their native structures. We study physical chemistry of protein folding mechanisms.
Structure change and function
Conformational change of proteins upon binding to their partners is a fundamental for virtually all biological phenomena. We study its mechanisms via molecular simulations.
Multiscale-modeling of biomolecular systems
Other interested theme
Protein in vivo
Lipid membrane dynamics