Publications

Counter-diffusion method

  • A simplified counter diffusion method combined with a 1D simulation program for optimizing crystallization conditions. H. Tanaka et al., J. Synchrotron Rad. (2004). 11, 45-48.

Optimization of crystallization condition

  • Optimization of salt concentration in PEG-based crystallization solutions. M. Yamanaka, K. Inaka, N. Furubayashi, M. Matsushima, S. Takahashi, H. Tanaka, S. Sano, M. Sato, T. Kobayashi and T. Tanaka, J. Synchrotron Rad. (2011). 18, 84-87.

Crystallization in microgravity environment

  • JAXA protein crystallization in space: ongoing improvements for growing high-quality crystals. S. Takahashi, K. Ohta, N. Furubayashi, B. Yan, M. Koga, Y. Wada, M. Yamada, K. Inaka, H. Tanaka, H. Miyoshi, T. Kobayashi and S. Kamigaichi, J. Synchrotron Rad. (2013). 20, 968–97.
  • Numerical model of protein crystal growth in a diffusive field such as the microgravity environment. H. Tanaka, S. Sasaki, S. Takahashi, K. Inaka, Y. Wada, M. Yamada, K. Ohta, H. Miyoshi, T. Kobayashi and S. Kamigaichi, J. Synchrotron Rad. (2013). 20, 1003–1009.
  • Controlling the Diffusive Field to Grow a Higher Quality Protein Crystal in Microgravity. H. Tanaka, K. Inaka, N. Furubayashi, M. Yamanaka, S. Takahashi, S. Sano, M. Sato, M. Shirakawa and Y. Yoshimura, Defect and Diffusion Forum Vols. 323-325 (2012). pp549-554.
  • Numerical analysis of the diffusive field around a growing protein crystal in microgravity. K. Inaka, H. Tanaka, S. Takahashi, S. Sano, M. Sato, M. Shirakawa and Y. Yoshimura, Defect and Diffusion Forum Vols. 323-325 (2012). pp565-569.
  • Present state of high quality protein crystal growth in "KIBO" and approach to rational crystallization in space. S. Takahashi, B. Yan, N. Furubayashi, M. Masaki, K. Ohta, K. Inaka, H. Tanaka, T. Kobayashi and Y. Yoshimura, J. Jpn. Soc. Microgravity Appl. (2012). 29(3), 111-119. (Japanese)
  • High-Quality Protein Crystal Growth of Mouse Lipocalin- Type Prostaglandin D Synthase in Microgravity. K. Inaka, S. Takahashi, K. Aritake, T. Tsurumura, N. Furubayashi, B. Yan, E. Hirota, S. Sano, M. Sato, T. Kobayashi, Y. Yoshimura, H. Tanaka and Y. Urade, Cryst Growth Des. (2011). 11(6): 2107-2111.
  • Improvement in the quality of hematopoietic prostaglandin D synthase crystals in a microgravity environment. H. Tanaka, T. Tsurumura, K. Aritake, N. Furubayashi, S. Takahashi, M. Yamanaka, E. Hirota, S. Sano, M. Sato, T. Kobayashi, T. Tanaka, K. Inaka and Y. Urade, J. Synchrotron Rad. (2011). 18, 88-91.
  • High-quality crystals of human haematopoietic prostaglandin D synthase with novel inhibitors. S. Takahashi, T. Tsurumura, K. Aritake, N. Furubayashi, M. Sato, M. Yamanaka, E. Hirota, S. Sano, T. Kobayashi, T. Tanaka, K. Inaka, H. Tanaka and Y. Urade, Acta Cryst. (2010). F66, 846-850.
  • Spin-offs of JAXA protein crystallization experiment on International Space Station. H. Tanaka, S. Takahashi, N. Furubayashi, M. Yamanaka, B. Yan, E. Hirota, S. Sano, M. Sato, K. Inaka, T. Kobayashi and T. Tanaka, J. Jpn. Soc. Microgravity Appl. (2010). 27(2), 104-112. (Japanese)
  • Useful results of JAXA protein crystal growth experiment in ISS. S. Takahashi, S. Sano, M. Sato, E. Hirota, N. Furubayashi, B. Yan, T. Kobayashi, K. Inaka, H. Tanaka and T. Tanaka, J. Jpn. Soc. Microgravity Appl. (2010). 27(2), 98-103. (Japanese)
  • High-quality protein crystal for precise structural analysis obtained by JAXA crystallization experiment in space. S. Takahashi, N. Furubayashi, T. Tsurumura, K. Aritake, M. Sato, M. Yamanaka, E. Hirota, S. Sano, K. Inaka, H. Tanaka, T. Kobayashi, Y. Urade and T. Tanaka, J. Jpn. Soc. Microgravity Appl. (2008). 25(2),141-146. (Japanese)
  • Prediction method for improvement of protein crystal quality grown in microgravity. H. Tanaka, K. Inaka, N. Furubayashi, M. Sato, S. Takahashi, M. Yamanaka, E. Hirota, S. Sano, T. Kobayashi and T. Tanaka, J. Jpn. Soc. Microgravity Appl. (2008). 25(2),101-106. (Japanese)
  • Crystallization of the archaeal transcription termination factor NusA: a significant decrease in twinning under microgravity conditions. H. Tanaka et al., Acta Cryst. (2007). F63, 69-73.
  • JAXA-GCF project - High-quality protein crystals grown under microgravity environment for better understanding of protein structure. M. Sato et al., Microgravity sci. technol. (2006). 18(3-4), 184-189.
  • Numerical Analysis of the Depletion Zone Formation Around a Growing Protein Crystal. H.Tanaka et al., Annals New York Academy of Sciences (2004). 1027, 10-19.