Kozue Hamao

Last Updated :2017/11/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Science, ., Associate Professor
E-mail
kozuehiroshima-u.ac.jp

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Science, Hiroshima University
  • Master of Science, Hiroshima University

Research Fields

  • Biology;Biological Science;Functional biochemistry

Research Keywords

  • cytokinesis
  • microtubules
  • dynamin
  • myosin II
  • contractile ring

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2017, Liberal Arts Education Program1, First Semester, Exercise in Information Literacy
  2. 2017, Liberal Arts Education Program1, Second Semester, English Seminar on Biological Science
  3. 2017, Liberal Arts Education Program1, First Semester, Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
  4. 2017, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Advanced Biology
  5. 2017, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Cell biology A
  6. 2017, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Seminar for cell biology
  7. 2017, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Special Study for Graduation
  8. 2017, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Special Study for Graduation
  9. 2017, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Practice for Fundamental Biology I
  10. 2017, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practice for Fundamental Biology II
  11. 2017, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Practice for Fundamental Biology III
  12. 2017, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Laboratory Work in Biology A
  13. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Physiology and Biochemistry
  14. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar for cell biology
  15. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar for cell biology
  16. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Research for Thesis
  17. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Research for Thesis
  18. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Special Research for Biological Science
  19. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Special Research for Biological Science
  20. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Seminar for cell biology
  21. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Seminar for cell biology

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Characterization of myosin II regulatory light chain isoforms in HeLa cells, CYTOSKELETON, 72(12), 609-620, DEC 2015
  2. Phosphorylation of myosin II regulatory light chain by ZIP kinase is responsible for cleavage furrow ingression during cell division in mammalian cultured cells, BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 459(4), 686-691, APR 17 2015
  3. Aurora B but Not Rho/MLCK Signaling Is Required for Localization of Diphosphorylated Myosin II Regulatory Light Chain to the Midzone in Cytokinesis, PLOS ONE, 8(8), AUG 7 2013
  4. Diphosphorylated but not monophosphorylated myosin II regulatory light chain localizes to the midzone without its heavy chain during cytokinesis., Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 417(2), Jan 13 2012
  5. Phosphorylation of myosin II regulatory light chain controls its accumulation, not that of actin, at the contractile ring in HeLa cells., Experimental cell research, 318(8), 915-924, 2012
  6. Enhancement of myosin II/actin turnover at the contractile ring induces slower furrowing in dividing HeLa cells, BIOCHEMICAL JOURNAL, 435, 569-576, MAY 1 2011
  7. Proline-rich domain in dynamin-2 has a low microtubule-binding activity: how is this activity controlled during mitosis in HeLa cells?, JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY, 148(5), 533-538, NOV 2010
  8. New function of the proline rich domain in dynamin-2 to negatively regulate its interaction with microtubules in mammalian cells, EXPERIMENTAL CELL RESEARCH, 315(7), 1336-1345, APR 15 2009
  9. Direct evidence for roles of phosphorylated regulatory light chain of myosin II in furrow ingression during cytokinesis in HeLa cells, GENES TO CELLS, 14(5), 555-568, MAY 2009
  10. Dvl regulates endo- and exocytotic processes through binding to synaptotagmin, GENES TO CELLS, 12, 49-61, JAN 12 2007
  11. Traction forces of fibroblasts are regulated by the Rho-dependent kinase but not by the myosin light chain kinase, ARCHIVES OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS, 456(2), 224-231, DEC 15 2006
  12. The carboxy-terminal pleckstrin homology domain of ROCK interacts with filamin-A., Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 301(4), 886-890, 20030221
  13. Phosphorylation of myosin II regulatory light chain is necessary for migration of HeLa cells but not for localization of myosin II at the leading edge., Biochem. J., 370(2), 551-556, 20030301
  14. Spatial localization of mono-and diphosphorylated myosin II regulatory light chain at the leading edge of motile HeLa cells., Cell Struct. Funct., 27(6), 479-486, 20021227
  15. Rho-kinase contributes to diphosphorylation of myosin II regulatory light chain in nonmuscle cells., ONCOGENE, 21(38), 5852-5860, AUG 29 2002
  16. Characterization of Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase I as a myosin II regulatory light chain kinase in vitro and in vivo., Biochemical Journal, 367(2), 335-345, 20021015
  17. Phosphorylation at threonine-18 in addition to phosphorylation at serine-19 on myosin-II regulatory light chain is a mitosis-specific event., Cytometry, 47(38), 150-157, 20020301
  18. HeLa ZIP kinase induces diphosphorylation of myosin II regulatory light chain and reorganization of actin filaments in nonmuscle cells., Oncogene, 20(57), 8175-8183, 20011213
  19. Differential localization of non-muscle myosin II isoforms and phosphorylated regulatory light chains in human MRC-5 fibroblasts., FEBS Letter, 509(38), 365-369, 20011214
  20. Activation of actin-activated MgATPase activity of myosin II by phosphorylation with MAPK-activated protein kinase-1b (RSK-2)., Journal of Biochemistry, 128(38), 435-440, 20000901