Special Postdoctoral Researcher Mao Oide


2015 B.S. (Physics) Keio University, Japan
2017 M.S. (Physics) Keio University, Japan
2020 Ph.D. (Science) Keio University, Japan

Research Experiences

2018 JSPS Research Fellowships for Young Scientists(-2020)
2020 Special Postdoctoral Researcher, RIKEN, Theoretical Molecular Science Laboratory, Japan

Professional Affiliations

Biophysics Society of Japan, Protein Science Society of Japan

Research Projects

  1. Protein structure and dynamics
  2. Signal transduction mechanism of plant photoreceptor protein


  1. Energy landscape of domain motion in glutamate dehydrogenase deduced from cry-electron microscopy.
    M. Oide, T. Kato, T. Oroguchi, and M. Nakasako
    FEBS J.,, (2019).

  2. Molecular shape under far-red light and red light-induced association of Arabidopsis phytochrome B.
    M. Oide, T. Hikima, T. Oroguchi, T. Kato, Y. Yamaguchi, S. Yoshihara, M. Yamamoto, M. Nakasako, and K. Okajima
    FEBS J., (2019).

  3. Classification of ab initio models of proteins restored from small-angle X-ray scattering.
    M. Oide, Y. Sekiguchi, A. Fukuda, K. Okajima, T. Oroguchi, and M. Nakasako
    J. Synchrotron Rad., 25, 1379-1388 (2018).

  4. Blue light-excited LOV1 and LOV2 domains cooperatively regulate the kinase activity of full-length phototropin2 from Arabidopsis.
    M. Oide, K. Okajima, H. Nakagami, T. Kato, Y. Sekiguchi, T. Oroguchi, T. Hikima, M. Yamamoto, and M. Nakasako
    J. Biol. Chem., 293, 963-972 (2018).

  5. Blue light-excited Light-Oxygen-Voltage-sensng domain 2 (LOV2) triggers a rearrangement of the kinase domain to induce phosphorylation activity in Arabidopsis phototropic1.
    M. Oide, K. Okajima, S. Kashojiya, Y. Takayama, T. Oroguchi, T. Hikima, M. Yamamoto, and M. Nakasako
    J. Biol. Chem., 291, 19975-19984 (2016).