Takuma Suematsu, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Molecular & Cell Biology

PhD, University of Tokyo
MS, University of Tokyo
BS, University of Tokyo

Takuma Suematsu, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor of Molecular & Cell Biology at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Before being promoted to this position, Dr. Suematsu was a Research Scholar and began his career as a Research Fellow for the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at the University of Tokyo, where he earned his BS, MS, and PhD.

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  1. Liu S, Wang H, Li X, Zhang F, Lee JKJ, Li Z, Yu C, Hu JJ, Zhao X, Suematsu T, Alvarez-Cabrera AL, Liu Q, Zhang L, Huang L, Aphasizheva I, Aphasizhev R, Zhou ZH. Structural basis of gRNA stabilization and mRNA recognition in trypanosomal RNA editing. Science. 2023 Jul 07; 381(6653):eadg4725. PMID: 37410820; PMCID: PMC10704856; DOI: 10.1126/science.adg4725;
  2. Aphasizheva I, Suematsu T, Vacas A, Wang H, Fan C, Zhao X, Zhang L, Aphasizhev R. CTS tag-based methods for investigating mitochondrial RNA modification factors in Trypanosoma brucei. Methods Enzymol. 2021; 658:83-109.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34517961; PMCID: PMC9805619; DOI: 10.1016/bs.mie.2021.06.004;
  3. Aphasizheva I, Yu T, Suematsu T, Liu Q, Mesitov MV, Yu C, Huang L, Zhang L, Aphasizhev R. Poly(A) binding KPAF4/5 complex stabilizes kinetoplast mRNAs in Trypanosoma brucei. Nucleic Acids Res. 2020 09 04; 48(15):8645-8662.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32614436; PMCID: PMC7470953; DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkaa575;
  4. Mesitov MV, Yu T, Suematsu T, Sement FM, Zhang L, Yu C, Huang L, Aphasizheva I. Pentatricopeptide repeat poly(A) binding protein KPAF4 stabilizes mitochondrial mRNAs in Trypanosoma brucei. Nat Commun. 2019 01 11; 10(1):146. PMID: 30635574; PMCID: PMC6329795; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-08137-2;
  5. Sement FM, Suematsu T, Zhang L, Yu T, Huang L, Aphasizheva I, Aphasizhev R. Transcription initiation defines kinetoplast RNA boundaries. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 10 30; 115(44):E10323-E10332. PMID: 30333188; PMCID: PMC6217428; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1808981115;
  6. Zhang L, Sement FM, Suematsu T, Yu T, Monti S, Huang L, Aphasizhev R, Aphasizheva I. PPR polyadenylation factor defines mitochondrial mRNA identity and stability in trypanosomes. EMBO J. 2017 Aug 15; 36(16):2435-2454.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28684539; PMCID: PMC5556272; DOI: 10.15252/embj.201796808;
  7. Sato A, Suematsu T, Aihara KK, Kita K, Suzuki T, Watanabe K, Ohtsuki T, Watanabe YI. Duplication of Drosophila melanogaster mitochondrial EF-Tu: pre-adaptation to T-arm truncation and exclusion of bulky aminoacyl residues. Biochem J. 2017 Mar 07; 474(6):957-969. PMID: 28130490
  8. Rajappa-Titu L, Suematsu T, Munoz-Tello P, Long M, Demir Ö, Cheng KJ, Stagno JR, Luecke H, Amaro RE, Aphasizheva I, Aphasizhev R, Thore S. RNA Editing TUTase 1: structural foundation of substrate recognition, complex interactions and drug targeting. Nucleic Acids Res. 2016 Dec 15; 44(22):10862-10878.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27744351; PMCID: PMC5159558; DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkw917;
  9. Aphasizhev R, Suematsu T, Zhang L, Aphasizheva I. Constructive edge of uridylation-induced RNA degradation. RNA Biol. 2016 Nov; 13(11):1078-1083.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27715485; PMCID: PMC5100348; DOI: 10.1080/15476286.2016.1229736;
  10. Suematsu T, Zhang L, Aphasizheva I, Monti S, Huang L, Wang Q, Costello CE, Aphasizhev R. Antisense Transcripts Delimit Exonucleolytic Activity of the Mitochondrial 3' Processome to Generate Guide RNAs. Mol Cell. 2016 Feb 4; 61(3):364-78.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26833087; PMCID: PMC4744118; DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2016.01.004;
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