Book Chapters and Reviews (1998-present)

  1. Stathopulos PB, Ikura M. Structure and function of endoplasmic reticulum STIM calcium sensors. Curr Top Membr. 2013;71:59-93. PDF

  2. Amador FJ, Stathopulos PB, Enomoto M, Ikura M. Ryanodine receptor calcium release channels: lessons from structure-function studies. FEBS J. 2013 Feb 18. doi: 10.1111/febs.12194. [Epub ahead of print] PDF

  3. Wang F, Marshall CB, Ikura M. Transcriptional/epigenetic regulator CBP/p300 in tumorigenesis: structural and functional versatility in target recognition. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2013 Jan 11. PDF

  4. Stathopulos PB, Seo MD, Enomoto M, Amador FJ, Ishiyama N, Ikura M. Themes and variations in ER/SR calcium release channels: structure and function. Physiology (Bethesda). 2012 Dec;27(6):331-42. PDF

  5. Ishiyama N, Ikura M. The three-dimensional structure of the cadherin-catenin complex. Subcell Biochem. 2012;60:39-62. PDF

  6. Stathopulos PB andIkura M. 2010. Partial unfolding and oligomerization of stromal interaction molecules as an initiation mechanism of store operated calcium entry. Biochem Cell Biol. 88(2):175-83. PDF

  7. Stathopulos PB and Ikura M. 2009. Structurally delineating stromal interaction molecules as the endoplasmic reticulum calcium sensors and regulators of calcium release-activated calcium entry. Immunol Rev. 231(1):113-31. PDF

  8. Ikura M. 2008. Science and big stakes: invisible outcome of the "big science"].. Tanpakushitsu Kakusan Koso. 53(5):648-51. (in Japanese)

  9. Kurokawa H, Ikura M. 2006. Perspectives on structure elucidation of the cadherin-catenin complex]. Seikagaku. 78(7):595-600. (in Japanese)

  10. Khorchid A and Ikura M. 2006. Bacterial histidine kinase as signal sensor and transducer. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 38(3):307-12.

  11. M. Ikura, "Scientist - My choice", PNE Essay (in Japanese), August, 2006.

  12. M. Ikura, "Conferences, Travel, etc.", PNE Essay (in Japanese), May 2006.

  13. M. Ikura, "Science in Canada", PNE Essay (in Japanese), January 2006.

  14. M. Ikura, "Science Mind" PNE Essay", (in Japanese), October, 2005.

  15. M. Ikura, "Toronto is the Silk Road", PNE Essay (in Japanese), June, 2005.

  16. Bosanac I, Michikawa T, Mikoshiba K, Ikura M. 2004. Structural insights into the regulatory mechanism of IP3 receptor. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1742(1-3):89-102.

  17. Hoeflich KP and Ikura M. 2004. Radixin: cytoskeletal adopter and signaling protein. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 36(11):2131-6.

  18. Hayashi I, Ikura M. 2004. Structural basis of microtubule plus-end-tracking proteins]. Tanpakushitsu Kakusan Koso. 49(9):1274-9. (in Japanese)

  19. Gooding JM, Yap KL, Ikura M. 2004. The cadherin-catenin complex as a focal point of cell adhesion and signalling: new insights from three-dimensional structures. Bioessays. 26(5):497-511. PDF

  20. Bosanac I., Hamada, K., Michikawa, T., Mikoshiba, K., and Ikura, M. 2003. Ligand recognition and regulatory mechanisms of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor. 21, 1236-1241.1.

  21. Ames J.B. and Ikura M. 2002. Structure and membrane-targeting mechanism of retinal Ca2+-binding proteins, recoverin and GCAP-2. Adv Exp Med Biol. 514:333-48.

  22. Yoshida, H., Alattia, J.R., and Ikura, M. 2002. Molecular mechanism of cadherin-mediated cell-cell adhesion. Seikagaku, 74(10):1266-71.

  23. Hicks L.D., Alattia J.R., Ikura M., and Kay C. M. 2002. “Multiangle Laser Light Scattering and Sedimentation Equilibrium.” Methods in Molecular Biology, Ed. H. Vogel, Methods Mol Biol. 173:127-36.

  24. Khorchid A. and Ikura M. 2001. How Calpain is Activated by Calcium. Nature Structure Biology, 9(4).

  25. Ames J.B. and Ikura M. 2001. “Recoverin”, Encyclopedia in Molecular Medicine, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 5: 2745.

  26. Alattia J.R., Tong K.I., Takeichi M., and Ikura M. 2001. “Cadherins.” Methods in Molecular Biology, Ed. H. Vogel, pg. 1-12, 2001.

  27. Yap K.L., Ames J.A., Swindells M.B., and Ikura M. 2001. “Vector Geometry Mapping: A Method to Characterize the Conformation of Helix-Loop-Helix Calcium Binding Protein.” Methods in Molecular Biology, Ed. H. Vogel, Chapter 24.

  28. Mal T.K., Bagby S., and Ikura M. 2001. “Protein Structure Calculation From NMR Data.” Methods in Molecular Biology, Ed. H. Vogel, Chapter 21.

  29. Bagby S., Tong K.I., and Ikura M. 2001. “Optimization of Protein Solubility and Stability for Protein Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.” Methods Enzymol. 339: 20-41.

  30. Ikura M. 2001. “Visualization of Biological Phenomena by a Multidisciplinary Approach.” Tanpakushitsu Kakusan Koso. 46(11): 1437-1445.

  31. Troung K. and Ikura M. 2001. “FRET Imaging Microscopy to Detect Protein-protein Interactions and Protein Conformational Changes in vivo.” Curr. Opn. Struct. Bio. 11:573-8.

  32. Tomomori C., Kurokawa H., and Ikura M. 2001. “The Histidine Kinase Family: Structures of Essential Building Blocks”, in press.

  33. Ikura M., Yap K. L., Kim J., and Yuan T. 2001. “The Calcium Binding Motif and Calmodulin Binding Motifs.” Experimental Medicine 18: 2600-2606.

  34. Tepass U., Truong K., Godt D., Ikura M., and Peifer M. 2000. "Structural and Functional Diversity of Cadherin Adhesion Molecules in Embryonic and Neuronal Morphogenesis". Nature Review, Volume 1, pg. 91-100. [PDF]

  35. Ames J.B., Ikura M., and Stryer, L. 2000. "Molecular Structure of Membrane-Targeting Calcium Sensors in Vision: Recoverin and Guanylate Cyclase-Activating Protein 2". Methods Enzymol 316:121-32.

  36. Alattia J.R., Tong K.I., Takeichi M., and Ikura M. 1999. "Cadherins". Methods in Molecular Biology, Ed. H. Vogel, pg. 1-12. [PDF]

  37. Tjandra N., Bax A., Crivici A., and Ikura M. 1999. "Calmodulin Structure and Target Interaction". Calcium as a Cellular Regulator, Eds. C. B. Klee and E. Carafoli, 152-170.

  38. Alattia J.R., Kurokawa H., and Ikura M. 1999. "Structural View of Cadherin-mediated Cell-Cell Adhesion". Cell Mol. Life Sci. 55: 359-369.

  39. Nakatani Y. and Ikura M. 1999. "Structural Basis for Chromatin Transcription". Proteins, Nucleic Acids, and Enzymes (in Japanese) 44: 430-437.

  40. Kurokawa H., Alattia J.R., and Ikura M. 1999. "Structural Biology of Cell Adhesion Molecule Cadherins". Proteins, Nucleic Acids, and Enzymes (in Japanese) 44: 311-317.

  41. Osawa M., Tomomori C., and Ikura M. 1999. "Calmodulin: The Progress in Three-dimensional Structural Analysis". Proteins, Nucleic Acids (in Japanese), and Enzymes (in Japanese) 43: 1939-1944.

  42. Bagby S., Arrowsmith C.H., and Ikura M. 1998. "New Perceptions of Transcription Factor Properties from NMR". Biochemistry and Cell Biology 76: 368-378.

  43. Hayashi F. and Ikura M. 1996. "Protein-Protein Interactions in Transcription Initiation". Cell Technology (Japanese) 15: 602-609.

  44. Ames J.B., Tanaka T., Stryer L., and Ikura M. 1996. "Portrait of a Myristol Switch Protein". Curr. Opin. Struct. Biol. 6: 432-438.

  45. Ishima R. and Ikura M. 1996. "Toward the Elucidation of the Structural Basis of Calcium Binding Proteins". Cell Technology (Japanese) 15: 567-574.

  46. Ikura M. and Overduin M. 1995. "Three-dimensional Structure and Function of Cell Adhesion Molecule Cadherins". Experimental Medicine (Japanese) 13: 2069-2074.

  47. Ikura M. 1996. "Calcium Binding and Conformational Response by EF-hand Proteins". Trends in Biochem. Sci. 21: 14-17.

  48. Ikura M. 1996. "Calmodulin". Encyclopedia of NMR. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 1100-1106.

  49. Crivici A. and Ikura M. (1995) "Molecular and Structural Basis of Target Recognition by Calmodulin". Annual Review of Biophys. and Biomol. Struct., 24: 85-116.

  50. Ikura M. and Inouye S. 1994. "Three-dimensional Structure of Myxococcus xanthus Protein S". Seikagaku (Japanese) 66: 1502-1510.

  51. Tanaka T. and Ikura M. 1994. "Structure and Function of a Calcium Sensor in Photosignal Transduction". Pharmacia (Japanese), (Tokyo), 30: 887-892.

  52. Tanaka T. and Ikura M. 1993. "Structural Analysis of Proteins by Multi- Dimensional NMR". Journal of Synthetic Organic Chemistry (Japanese), Japan 491-501.

  53. Yamazaki T. and Ikura M., 1992. "What is 3D and 4D NMR?" Chemistry (Japanese) 47: 188-194.

  54. Shirakawa M. and Ikura M. 1992. "A new Approach for Structure Determination of Proteins by Three-Dimensional NMR. Biophysics (Japanese) 32: 116-121.

  55. Ikura M. 1991. Multi-Dimensional NMR and Its Application to the Structural Analysis of Proteins. Proteins, Nucleic Acids, and Enzymes (Japanese) 37: 296-311.

  56. Ikura M. 1988. Two-Dimensional NMR of Proteins. Biophysics (Japanese) 28: 135-140.

  57. Ikura M., and Hikichi K. 1988. Structure of Ca2+-Binding Proteins. Protein, Nucleic Acid and Enzyme (Japanese), Kyoritsu Press, Tokyo, 33: 1994-2002.

  58. Ikura M. 1988. NMR of Proteins. Protein, Nucleic Acid and Enzyme (Japanese), Kyoritsu Press, Tokyo, 31: 7-27.