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

PhD, University of Tokyo
MS, 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. 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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. 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;.
     
  6. Watanabe Y, Suematsu T, Ohtsuki T. Losing the stem-loop structure from metazoan mitochondrial tRNAs and co-evolution of interacting factors. Front Genet. 2014; 5:109. PMID: 24822055; PMCID: PMC4013460.
     
  7. Suematsu T, Watanabe O, Kita K, Yokobori S, Watanabe Y. Arabidopsis thaliana mitochondrial EF-G1 functions in two different translation steps. J Biochem. 2014 Feb; 155(2):107-14. PMID: 24272752.
     
  8. Suematsu T, Yokobori S, Morita H, Yoshinari S, Ueda T, Kita K, Takeuchi N, Watanabe Y. A bacterial elongation factor G homologue exclusively functions in ribosome recycling in the spirochaete Borrelia burgdorferi. Mol Microbiol. 2010 Mar; 75(6):1445-54. PMID: 20132446.
     
  9. Arita M, Suematsu T, Osanai A, Inaba T, Kamiya H, Kita K, Sisido M, Watanabe Y, Ohtsuki T. An evolutionary 'intermediate state' of mitochondrial translation systems found in Trichinella species of parasitic nematodes: co-evolution of tRNA and EF-Tu. Nucleic Acids Res. 2006; 34(18):5291-9. PMID: 17012285; PMCID: PMC1636415.
     
  10. Suematsu T, Sato A, Sakurai M, Watanabe K, Ohtsuki T. A unique tRNA recognition mechanism of Caenorhabditis elegans mitochondrial EF-Tu2. Nucleic Acids Res. 2005; 33(15):4683-91. PMID: 16113240; PMCID: PMC1188084.
     

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Bar chart showing 10 publications over 7 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2016

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20172
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