Including in WSU work


29:      Gunther LK, Feng HZ, Wei H, Raupp J, Jin JP, and Sakamoto T., CEffect of N-Terminal Extension of Cardiac Troponin I on the Ca(2+) Regulation of ATP Binding and ADP Dissociation of Myosin II in Native Cardiac Myofibrils. Biochemistry, 55, 1887-97,


28:      Fang J, Liu M, Zhang X, Sakamoto T , Taatjes DJ, Jena BP, Sun F, Woods J, Bryson T, Kowluru A, Zhang K, and Chen X., COPII-Dependent ER Export: A Critical Component of Insulin Biogenesis and ß-Cell ER Homeostasis.Mol. Endocrinol, 29, 1156-69,

27:      Bao J., Wang S., Gunther L.K., Kitajiri S., Li C., Takeshi Sakamoto, The actin-bundling protein TRIOBP-4 and -5 promotes the motility of pancreatic cancer cells. Cancer Letters, 356, 367-73,


26:      Laura K. Gunther, Ken'ya Furuta, Jianjun Bao, Monica K. Urbanowski, Hiroaki Kojima, Howard D. White and Takeshi Sakamoto, Coupling of Two Non-processive Myosin 5c Dimers Enables Processive Stepping along Actin Filaments, Scientific Reports, 9, 4907.


25:      Bao J., Huck D., Gunther LK., Sellers JR., and, Sakamoto T., The effect of actin bundling structure for myosin Va stepping 8(9): e74936 Plos One ,

24:      Bao J., Gunther KL., Bielski E., Bachhawat A., Thirumurugan K., Kitajiri S, and, Sakamoto T., R1 motif is the major actin-binding domain of TRIOBP-4, 52(3), 5256-64 Biochemistry 7/2013,

23:      Nagi NT., Saikat C., Sakamoto T., Sellers JR., and Kovacs M., A subdomain interaction at the base of the lever allosterically tunes the mechanochemical mechanism of myosion 5a. Plos One, 2013, 8, e62640


22:      Martina J.A., Wu X.S., Catalfamo M., Sakamoto T., Yi C., and Hammer J.A. 3rd., Imaging of Lytic granule exocytosis in CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes reveals a modified form of full fusion. Cell Immunol., 2011, 27, 267


21:      Nagy NT. Sakamoto T, Takacs B, Gyimesi M, Bikadi Z, Sellers JR, and Kovacs M, Functional adaptation of the switch-2 nucleotide sensor enables rapid processive translocation by myosin-5, FASEB J, 2010, online-publication

Before WSU

20:     Oke O., Burgess S.A., Forgacs E., Knight P.J., Sakamoto T., Sellers J.R., White H., and Trinich J., Influence of lever structure on myosin 5a walking, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A. 2010,  107, 2509-14

19:      Kitajiri S. Sakamoto T, Belyantseva IA, Goodyear RJ, Stepanyan R, Fujiwara I, Bird JE, Riazuddin S, Riazuddin S, Ahmed ZM, Hinshaw JE, Sellers JR, Bartles JR, Hammer JA 3rd, Richardson GP, Griffith AJ, Forlenkov GI, and Friedman TB, TRIOBP is a novel Actin-bundling protein required for rootlet formation and rigidity of hail cell stereocilia. Cell, 2010, 141, 786-98


18:      Baboolal T.G., Sakamoto T., Forgacs E., White H.D., Jackson S.M., Takagi Y., Farrow R.E., Molloy J.E., Sellers J.R., Peckham M., The SAH domain extends the functional length of the myosin lever. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A., 2009, 106, 22193-98

17:      Forgacs E., Sakamoto T., Cartwright S., Belknap B., Kovacs M., Toth J., Webb M.R., Sellers J.R., and White H.D., Switch 1 mutation S217A converts myosin V into a low duty ration motor, Journal of Biological Chemistry, J. Biol. Chem., 2008, 284(4), 2138-49


16:     Sakamoto T., Webb M.R., Forgacs E., White H.D., and Sellers J.R., Direct observation of the  mechanochemical coupling in myosin-V during processive movement. Nature, 2008, 455, 128-131

15:      Sellers J.R., Thirumurugan K., Sakamoto T., Hammer J.A. 3rd, Knight P.J., Calcium and cargoes as regulators of myosin 5a activity.  Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 2008, 369(1), 176-81

14:      Forgacs E., Cartwright S., Sakamoto T., Sellers J.R., Corrie J.E.T., Webb M.R., and White H.D., Kinetics of ADP dissociation from the trail and heads of actomyosin V following the power-stroke. Journal of Biological Chemistry, J. Biol. Chem., 2008, 283(2), 766-73


13:      Dunn B.D., Sakamoto T., Hong M.S., Sellers J.R., and Takizawa P.A., Myo4p is a monomeric myosin with motility uniquely adapted to transport mRNA. Journal of Cell Biology, 2007, 178, 1193-206


12:       Forgacs E., Cartwright S., Kovacs M., Sakamoto T., Sellers J., Corrie J.E.T., Webb M.R., and White H.D. Kinetic mechanism of myosinV-S1 using a novel fluorescent ATP. Biochemistry, 2006, 45, 13035-45

11:     Wu X., Sakamoto T., Zhanf F., Sellers J.R., Hammer J.A. 3rd, In vitro reconstitution of a transport complex containing Rab27a, melanophilin and myosin Va. FEBS, 2006, 45, 13035-45  

10:     Thirumurugan K., Sakamoto T., Hammer J.A. III, Sellers J.R., and Knight P.J., The cargo-binding domain regulates structure and activity of myosin 5. Nature, 2006, 442, 212-5


9:     Schmitz S, Smith-Palmer J, Sakamoto T, Sellers JR, Veigel C.  Walking mechanism of the intracellular cargo transporter myosin V. J Phys-Condensed Mat. 18, 1943-S1956, 2006


8:     Yang Y.*, Kovács M.*, Sakamoto T.*, Zhang F., Kiehart D.P., and Sellers, J.R. Drosophila myosin VIIA: A new processive motor. Proc. Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A., 2006, 103, 5746-51

          * These authors contributed equally to this work.


7:     Sakamoto T., Yildiz A., Selvin P.R., and Sellers J.R., Step-size is determined by neck length in myosin V. Biochemistry, 2005, 44, 16203-210

6:     Sakamoto T., Limouze J., Ostap M., Straight A., Mitchison T.J., and Sellers J.R. Blebbistatin, A myosin II inhibitor, is photoinactivated by blue light. Biochemistry, 2005, 44, 584-8


5:    Snyder G.E., Sakamoto T., Hammer J.A. 3rd, Sellers J.R., and Selvin P.R., Nanometer Localization Of Single Green Fluorescent Proteins: Evidence that myosin V walks hand-over-hand via telemark configuration. Biophysical Journal. 2004, 87, 1776-83


4:     Ishikawa R., Sakamoto T., Higashi-Fujime S.T., Ando T., and Kohama K., Polarized Actin Bundles Formed By Human Fascin:  Their sliding and disassembly on myosin II and  myosin V In Vitro. Journal of Neurochemistry, 2003, 87: 676-85

3:   Sakamoto T., Wang F., Schmitz S., Xu Y., Molloy J.E., Veigel C., and Sellers J.R., Neck length and  processivity of myosin V.  Journal of Biological Chemistry 2003, 278: 29201-7


2:    Amitani I., Sakamoto T., and Ando T., Link between the enzymatic kinetics and mechanical behavior in an actomyosin motor. Biophysical Journal, 2001, 80, 379-97


1:     Sakamoto T., Amitani I.,Yokota E., and Ando T., Direct observation of processive movement by individual myosin V molecules. Bioche.Biophys.Res.Comm, 2000, 272, 586-96