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Kazune Tamura

Post-doctoral Scholar



PhD Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia, 2021
BSc Combined Honours in Biochemistry and Chemistry, University of British Columbia, 2015

1.         Golisch, B., Lei, Z., Tamura, K., and Brumer, H. (2021) Configured for the Human Gut Microbiota: Molecular Mechanisms of Dietary β-Glucan Utilization. ACS Chemical Biology

2.         Behar, H., Tamura, K., Wagner, E. R., Cosgrove, D. J., and Brumer, H. (2021) Conservation of endo-glucanase 16 (EG16) activity across highly divergent plant lineages. Biochem J 478, 3063-3078

3.         Tamura, K., and Brumer, H. (2021) Glycan utilization systems in the human gut microbiota: a gold mine for structural discoveries. Curr Opin Struct Biol 68, 26-40

4.         Jain, N., Tamura, K., Dejean, G., Van Petegem, F., and Brumer, H. (2021) Orthogonal Active-Site Labels for Mixed-Linkage endo-beta-Glucanases. ACS Chem Biol

5.         Tamura, K., Dejean, G., Van Petegem, F., and Brumer, H. (2021) Distinct protein architectures mediate species-specific beta-glucan binding and metabolism in the human gut microbiota. J Biol Chem 296, 100415

6.         Dejean, G., Tamura, K., Cabrera, A., Jain, N., Pudlo, N. A., Pereira, G., Viborg, A. H., Van Petegem, F., Martens, E. C., and Brumer, H. (2020) Synergy between Cell Surface Glycosidases and Glycan-Binding Proteins Dictates the Utilization of Specific Beta(1,3)-Glucans by Human Gut Bacteroides. mBio 11

7.         Tamura, K., Foley, M. H., Gardill, B. R., Dejean, G., Schnizlein, M., Bahr, C. M. E., Louise Creagh, A., van Petegem, F., Koropatkin, N. M., and Brumer, H. (2019) Surface glycan-binding proteins are essential for cereal beta-glucan utilization by the human gut symbiont Bacteroides ovatus. Cell Mol Life Sci 76, 4319-4340

8.         Tamura, K., Hemsworth, G. R., Dejean, G., Rogers, T. E., Pudlo, N. A., Urs, K., Jain, N., Davies, G. J., Martens, E. C., and Brumer, H. (2017) Molecular Mechanism by which Prominent Human Gut Bacteroidetes Utilize Mixed-Linkage Beta-Glucans, Major Health-Promoting Cereal Polysaccharides. Cell Rep 21, 417-430

9.         Grondin, J. M., Tamura, K., Dejean, G., Abbott, D. W., and Brumer, H. (2017) Polysaccharide Utilization Loci: Fueling Microbial Communities. J Bacteriol 199