|Budget Amount *help
¥48,100,000 (Direct Cost: ¥37,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥11,100,000)
Fiscal Year 2013: ¥4,030,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,100,000、Indirect Cost: ¥930,000)
Fiscal Year 2012: ¥4,030,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,100,000、Indirect Cost: ¥930,000)
Fiscal Year 2011: ¥3,900,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥900,000)
Fiscal Year 2010: ¥36,140,000 (Direct Cost: ¥27,800,000、Indirect Cost: ¥8,340,000)
Proteins are engaged in the elementary processes of life in cells and fold and function only in aqueous environment. To understand why water is indispensable for proteins it is necessary to visualize the hydration structures of proteins at spatial resolution of atomic level and ps temporal resolution. In this research project, through developing time-resolved fluorescence measurement system dedicated for proteins, we analyzed the dynamics of protein hydration from the experimental point of view using the fluorescence measurement and structure analyses as well as molecular dynamics simulation.