Recent Papers

(I) Selected Recent Papers (1994- )

  1. Farzana Hossain, Md. Mizanur Rahman Moghal, Md. Zahidul Islam, Md. Moniruzzaman, and Masahito Yamazaki, Membrane potential is vital for rapid permeabilization of plasma membrane and lipid bilayers by the antimicrobial peptide lactoferricin B, J. Biol. Chem., 294, 10449-10462 (2019) [Abstract]
  2. Victor Levadnyy, Moynul Hasan, Samiron Kumar Saha, and Masahito Yamazaki, Effect of Transmembrane Asymmetric Distribution of Lipids and Peptides on Lipid Bilayers, J. Phys. Chem. B, 123, 4645-4652 (2019) [Abstract]
  3. Farliza Parvez, Jahangir Md. Alam, Hideo Dohra, and Masahito Yamazaki, Elementary processes of antimicrobial peptide PGLa-induced pore formation in lipid bilayers. BBA- Biomembranes, 1860, 2262-2271 (2018). [Abstract]
  4. Moynul Hasan,  Samiron Kumar Saha, and Masahito Yamazaki, Effect of Membrane Tension on Transbilayer Movement of Lipids, J. Chem. Phys. 148, 245101 (2018) [Abstract] [PDF]
  5. Moynul Hasan,  Mohammad Abu Sayem Karal, Victor Levadnyy, and Masahito Yamazaki,    Mechanism of Initial Stage of Pore Formation Induced by Antimicrobial Peptide Magainin 2,    Langmuir,  34, 3349-3362 (2018) [Abstract]
  6. Md. Mizanur Rahman Moghal, Md. Zahidul Islam, Sabrina Sharmin, Victor Levadnyy, Md. Moniruzzaman, and Masahito Yamazaki,    Continuous Detection of Entry of Cell-Penetrating Peptide Transportan 10 into Single Vesicles,   Chem. Phys. Lipids, 212, 120-129 (2018) [Abstract]  [PDF]
  7. Toshihiko Oka, Moynul Hasan, Md. Zahidul Islam, Md. Moniruzzaman,and Masahito Yamazaki
    Low pH-Induced Lamellar to Bicontinuous Primitive Cubic Phase Transition in Dioleoylphosphatidylserine/Monoolein
    Langmuir 33, 12487-12496, (2017) [Abstract]
  8. Md. Moniruzzaman, Md. Zahidul Islam, Sabrina Sharmin, Dohra Hideo, and Masahito Yamazaki
    “Entry of a Six-Residue Antimicrobial Peptide Derived from Lactoferricin B into Single Vesicles and Escherichia coli Cells without Damaging their Membrane
    Biochemsitry , 56, 4419-4431 (2017) [Abstract] 
  9. Md. Zahidul Islam, Sabrina Sharmin,Victor Levadnyy, Sayed Ul Alam Shibly,and Masahito Yamazaki
    Effects of mechanical properties of lipid bilayers on the entry of cell-penetrating peptides into single vesicles
    Langmuir , 33, 2433-2443 (2017) [Abstract] 
  10. Sayed Ul Alam Shibly, Chiranjib Ghatak, Mohammad Abu Sayem Karal, Md. Moniruzzaman, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Experimental estimation of membrane tension induced by osmotic pressure
    Biophys. J. 111, 2190-2201 (2016) [Abstract]
  11. Sabrina Sharmin, Md. Zahidul Islam, Mohammad Abu Sayem Karal, Sayed Ul Alam Shibly, Dohra Hideo, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Effects of lipid composition on the entry of cell-penetrating peptide oligoarginine into single vesicles
    Biochemsitry 55, 4154-4165 (2016) [Abstract]
  12. Mohammad Abu Sayem Karal,Victor Levadny, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Analysis of Constant Tension-Induced Rupture of Lipid Membranes Using Activation Energy
    Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys. 18, 13487-13495,(2016) [Abstract]. [PDF]. 
  13. Toshihiko Oka, Takahiro Saiki, Jahangir Md. Alam, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Activation Energy of the Low pH-Induced Lamellar to Bicontinuous Cubic Phase Transition in Dioleoylphosphatidylserine/Monoolein
    Langmuir 32,1327-1337,(2016) [Abstract]
  14. Md.Moniruzzaman, Jahangir Md. Alam, Hideo Dohra, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Antimicrobial Peptide Lactoferricin B-Induced Rapid Leakage of Internal Contents from Single Giant Unilamellar Vesicles
    Biochemistry 54, 5802-5814 (2015) [Abstract]
  15. Mohammad Abu Sayem Karal,and Masahito Yamazaki
    Activation energy of tension-induced pore formation in lipid membranes
    J. Chem. Phys. 143, 081103 , (2015) [Abstract] [PDF]. 
  16. Sayem Mohammad Karal,Victor Levadny,Yaka-aki Tsuboi, Marina belaya, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Electrostatic interaction effects on tension-induced pore formation in lipid membranes
    Phys. Rev. E, 92, 012708 , (2015) [Abstract]. [PDF
  17. Sayem Mohammad Karal, Jahangir Md. Alam, Tomoki Takahashi, Victor Levadny, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Stretch-Activated Pore of the Antimicrobial Peptide, Magainin 2
    Langmuir ,31, 3391-3401 (2015) [Abstract][PDF]
  18. Toshihiko Oka, Taka-aki Tsuboi, Takahiro Saiki, Tomoki Takahashi, Jahangir Md. Alam, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Initial Step of pH-Jump-Induced Lamellar to Bicontinuous Cubic Phase Transition in Dioleoylphosphatidylserine/Monoolein
    Langmuir 30, 8131-8140 (2014) [Abstract]. [PDF]. 
  19. Md. Zahidul Islam, Hirotaka Ariyama, Jahangir Md. Alam, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Entry of Cell-Penetrating Peptide Transportan 10 into a Single Vesicle by Translocating across Lipid Membrane and its Induced Pores.
    Biochemistry 53, 386-396 (2014)[Abstract]. [PDF]. 
  20. Victor Levadny, Taka-aki Tsuboi, Marina Belaya, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Rate Constant of Tension-Induced Pore Formation in Lipid Membranes
    Langmuir 29, 3848-3852 (2013) [Abstract] 
  21. Jahangir Md. Alam, Toshihide Kobayashi, and Masahito Yamazaki
    The Single-Giant Unilamellar Vesicle Method Reveals Lysenin-Induced Pore Formation in Lipid Membranes Containing Sphingomyelin
    Biochemistry 51, 5160-5172 (2012) [Abstract] 
  22. Yukihiro Tamba, Hiroaki Terashima, and Masahito Yamazaki
    A Membrane Filtering Method for the Purification of Giant Unilamellar Vesicles
    Chem. Phys. Lipids 164, 351-358 (2011) [Abstract] [PDF
  23. Mahay Md. Alam, Toshihiko Oka, Noboru Ohta, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Kinetics of Low pH-Induced Lamellar to Bicontinuous Cubic Phase Transition in Dioleoylphosphatidylserine/Monoolein
    J. Chem. Phys. 134, 145102 (10 pages), (2011)[Abstract]  [PDF]. 
  24. Jahangir Md. Alam, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Spontaneous Insertion of Lipopolysaccharide into Lipid Membranes from Aqueous Solution
    Chem. Phys. Lipids, 164, 166-174, (2011) [Abstract] 
  25. Yukihiro Tamba, Hirotaka Ariyama, Victor Levadny, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Kinetic Pathway of Antimicrobial Peptide Magainin 2-Induced Pore Formation in Lipid Membranes
    J. Phys. Chem. B, 114, 12018-12026, (2010) [Abstract]
  26. Yukihiro Tamba, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Magainin 2-Induced Pore Formation in Membrane Depends on its Concentration in Membrane Interface
    J. Phys. Chem. B, 113, 4846-4852, (2009) [Abstract] 
  27. Yoshihide Okamoto, Shah Md. Masum, Haruna Miyazawa, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Low pH-Induced Transformation of Bilayer Membrane into Bicontinuous Cubic Phase in Dioleoylphosphatidylserine/Monoolein Membranes
    Langmuir, 24, 3400-3406 (2008) [Abstract] 
  28. Yukihiro Tamba, Shinya Ohba, Masayo Kubota, Hiroe Yoshioka, Hisashi Yoshioka, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Single GUV Method Reveals Interaction of Tea Catechin (-)-Epigallocatechin Gallate with Lipid Membranes
    Biophys. J., 92, 3178-3194 (2007)  [Abstract]  
  29. Yasuyuki Inaoka, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Vesicle Fission of Giant Unilamellar Vesicles of Liquid-Ordered Phase-Membranes Induced by Amphiphiles with a Single Long Hydrocarbon Chain
    Langmuir, 23, 720-728 (2007) [Abstract] 
  30. Tarek S. Awad, Yoshihide Okamoto, Shah Md. Masum, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Formation of Cubic Phases from Large Unilamellar Vesicles of Dioleoylphosphatidylglycerol/Monoolein Membranes Induced by Low Concentrations of Ca2+
    Langmuir, 21, 11556-11561 (2005) [Abstract] 
  31. Yukihiro Tamba and Masahito Yamazaki
    Single Giant Unilamellar Vesicle Method Reveals Effect of Antimicrobial Peptide, Magainin 2, on Membrane Permeability 
    Biochemistry, 44, 15823-15833 (2005) [Abstract] 
  32. Ryoko Sano, Shah Md. Masum, Tomoki Tanaka, Yuko Yamashita, Victor Levadny, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Effect of Peptides and Ions Interacting with Electrically-Neutral Membrane-Interface on Structure and Stability of Lipid Membranes in the Liquid-Crystalline Phase and in the Liquid-Ordered Phase
    J. Physics: Condensed Matter, 17, S2979-S2989 (2005) [Abstract] 
  33. Victor Levadny, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Cationic DMPC/DMTAP Lipid Bilayers: Local Lateral Polarization of Phosphatidylcholine Headgroups
    Langmuir, 21, 5677-5680 (2005) [Abstract] 
  34. Shah Md. Masum, Shu Jie Li, Tarek S. Awad, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Effect of Positively-Charged Short Peptides on Stability of Cubic Phases of Monoolein/Dioleoylphosphatidic Acid Mixtures
    Langmuir, 21, 5290-5297 (2005) [Abstract] 
  35. Yoichiro Harada, Takeomi Murata, Kazuhide Totani, Tetsuya Kajimoto, Shah Md.Masum, Yukihiro Tamba, Masahito Yamazaki, Taichi Usui
    Design and Facile Synthesis of Neoglycolipids as Lactosylceramide Mimetics and Their Transformation into Glycoliposomes
    Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 69, 166-178 (2005)  [Abstract] 
  36. Yukihiro Tamba, Tomoki Tanaka, Takeshi Yahagi, Yuko Yamashita, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Stability of Giant Unilamellar Vesicles and Large Unilamellar Vesicles of Liquid-Ordered Phase Membranes in the presence of Triton X-100
    BBA-Biomembranes, 1667, 1-6 (2004) [Abstract] 
  37. Tomoki Tanaka, Ryoko Sano, Yuko Yamashita, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Shape Changes and Vesicle Fission of Giant Unilamellar Vesicles of Liquid-Ordered Phase Membrane Induced by Lysophosphatidylcholine
    Langmuir, 20, 9526-9534 (2004) [Abstract] 
  38. Tomoki Tanaka, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Membrane Fusion of Giant Unilamellar Vesicles of Neutral Phospholipid Membranes Induced by La3+
    Langmuir, 20, 5160-5164 (2004) [Abstract] 
  39. Ryugo Tero, Morio Takizawa, Yan-Jun Li, Masahito Yamazaki, Tsuneo Urisu
    Lipid Membrane Formation by Vesicle Fusion on Silicon Dioxide Surfaces Modified with Alkyl Self-Assembled-Monolayer Islands
    Langmuir, 20, 7526-7531 (2004)   [Abstract
  40. Shou Furuike, Junya Hirokawa, Shinpei Yamada, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Atomic Force Microscopy Studies of Interaction of the 20S Proteasome with Supported Lipid Bilayers
    BBA-Biomembranes, 1615, 1-6 (2003) [Abstract] 
  41. Shah Md. Masum, Shu Jie Li, Yukihiro Tamba, Yuko Yamashita, Tomoki Tanaka, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Effect of de Novo Designed Peptides Interacting with the Lipid-Membrane Interface on the Stability of the Cubic Phases of the Monoolein Membrane
    Langmuir, 19, 4745-4753 (2003) [Abstract] 
  42. Yuko Yamashita, Shah Md. Masum, Tomoki Tanaka, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Shape Changes of Giant Unilamellar Vesicles of Phosphatidylcholine Induced by a de novo Designed Peptide Interacting with Membrane Interface
    Langmuir, 18, 9638-9641 (2002) [Abstract] 
  43. Victor Levadny, Vicente M. Aguilella, and Masahito Yamazaki
    A model of pressure-induced interdigitation of phospholipid membranes
    Chem. Phys. Lett. 360, 515-520 (2002) [Abstract] 
  44. Tomoki Tanaka, Yukihiro Tamba, Shah Md. Masum, Yuko Yamashita, and Masahito Yamazaki
    La3+ and Gd3+ induces shape change of giant unilamellar vesicles of phosphatidylcholine
    BBA-Biomembranes, 1564, 173-182 (2002) [Abstract] 
  45. Yuko Yamashita, Masato Oka, Tomoki Tanaka, and Masahito Yamazaki
    A new method for the preparation of giant liposomes in high salt concentrations and growth of protein microcrystals in them
    BBA-Biomembranes, 1561, 129-134 (2002) [Abstract] 
  46. S. Furuike, T. Ito, and M. Yamazaki 
    Mechanical unfolding of single filamin A (ABP-280) molecules detected by atomic force microscopy 
    FEBS Lett. 498, 72-75 (2001). [Abstract] 
  47. Tomoki Tanaka, Shu Jie Li, Kouji Kinoshita, and Masahito Yamazaki
    La3+ stabilizes the hexagonal II (HII) phase in phosphatidylethanolamine membranes
    BBA-Biomembranes, 1515, 189-201 (2001)  [Abstract
  48. Shu Jie Li, Yuko Yamashita, and Masahito Yamazaki
    Effect of Electrostatic Interactions on Phase Stability of Cubic Phases of Membranes of Monoolein/Dioleoylphosphatidic Acid Mixture
    Biophys. J. 81, 983-993.(2001)   [Abstract
  49. K. Kinoshita, S.J. Li, and M.Yamazaki
    The mechanism of the stabilization of the hexagonal II (HII) phase in phosphatidylethanolamine membranes in the presence of low concentrations of dimethysulfoxide.
    Eur. Biophys. J. 30, 207-220.(2001) [Abstract] 
  50. Y. Yamashita, K. Kinoshita, and M. Yamazaki.
    Low concentration of DMSO stabilizes the bilayer gel phase rather than the interdigitated gel phase in dihexadecylphosphatidylcholine membranes.
    BBA-Biomembranes, 1467, 395-405.(2000) [Abstract] 
  51. S. Furuike, V. Levadny, S.J. Li, and M.Yamazaki.
    Low pH induces an interdigitated gel to bilayer gel phase transition in dihexadecylphosphatidylcholine membrane.
    Biophys.J. 77, 2015-2023 (1999)  [Abstract
  52. Y. Aota-Nakano, S.J. Li, and M.Yamazaki
    Effects of electrostatic interaction on the phase stability and structures of cubic phases of monoolein/oleic acid mixture membranes
    BBA-Biomembranes, 1461, 96-102 (1999) [Abstract] 
  53. S. J. Li, K. Kinoshita, S. Furuike, and M.Yamazaki.
    Effects of solvents interacting favorably with hydrophilic segments of the membrane surface of phosphatidylcholine on their gel-phase membranes in water.
    Biophys. Chem. 81, 191-196.(1999) [Abstract] 
  54. V. Levadny, V. Aguilella, M. Belaya, and M.Yamazaki 
    Ion permeability of a membrane with soft polar interfaces. 2. The polar zones as the rate-determining step. 
    Langmuir 14, 4630-4637 (1998).  [Abstract
  55. K. Kinoshita, S. Furuike, and M. Yamazaki.
    Intermembrane distance in multilamellar vesicles of phosphatidylcholine depends on the interaction free energy between solvents and the hydrophilic segments of the membrane surface.
    Biophys. Chem. 74, 237-249 (1998) [Abstract] 
  56. K. Kinoshita and M. Yamazaki.
    Phase transition between hexagonal II (HII) and liquid-crystalline phase induced by interaction between solvents and segments of the membrane surface of dioleoylphosphatidylcholine.
    BBA-Biomembranes,1330, 199-206.(1997) [Abstract] 
  57. Y. Hatanaka, K. Kinoshita, and M.Yamazaki.
    Osmotic stress induces a phase transition from interdigitated gel phase to bilayer gel phase in multilamellar vesicles of dihexadecylphosphatidylcholine.
    Biophys. Chem.65, 229-233.(1997) [Abstract] 
  58. K. Kinoshita, T. Asano, and M.Yamazaki.
    Interaction of the surface of biomembrane with solvents: Structure of multilamellar vesicles of dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine in acetone-water mixtures.
    Chem. Phys. Lipids, 85, 53-65. (1997) [Abstract] 
  59. K.Kinoshita, and M.Yamazaki.
    Organic solvents induce interdigitated gel structures in multilamellar vesicles of dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine.
    BBA-Biomembranes,  1284, 233-239.(1996) [Abstract] 
  60. Suzuki, A., Yamazaki, M. and Ito, T.
    Polymorphism of F-actin assembly. 1. A quantitative phase diagram of F-actin.
    Biochemistry 35, 5238-5244 (1996).  [Abstract
  61. Montal, O-M., Yamazaki, M., Nelson, R. and Montal, M.
    Formation of ion channels in lipid bilayers by a peptide with the predicted transmembrane sequence of botulinum neurotoxin A.
    Protein Science 4, 1490-1497 (1995).  [Abstract
  62. Yamazaki, M., Miyazu, M., Asano, T., Yuba, A., and Kume, N.
    Direct evidence of induction of interdigitated gel structure in large unilamellar vesicles of dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine by ethanol: Studies by excimer method and high-resolution electron cryomicroscopy.
    Biophys.J.66, 729-733 (1994)  [Abstract