In 2004

Ueda, T., Kato, A., Ogawa, Y., Torizawa, T., Kuramitsu, S., Iwai, S., Terasawa, H., and Shimada, I. (2004) NMR study of repair mechanism of DNA photolyase by FAD-induced paramagnetic relaxation enhancement. J. Biol. Chem. 279, 52574-52579

Kusumoto, R., Masutani, C., Shinmyo, S., Iwai, S., and Hanaoka F. (2004) DNA binding properties of human DNA polymerase η: implications for fidelity and polymerase switching of translesion synthesis. Genes Cells 9, 1139-1150

Seki, M., Masutani, C., Yang, L.W., Schuffert, A., Iwai, S., Bahar, I., and Wood, R.D. (2004) High-efficiency bypass of DNA damage by human DNA polymerase Q. EMBO J. 23, 4484-4494

Nunoshiba, T., Ishida, R., Sasaki, M., Iwai, S., Nakabeppu, Y., and Yamamoto, K. (2004) A novel Nudix hydrolase for oxidized purine nucleoside triphosphates encoded by ORFYLR151c (PCD1 gene) in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Nucleic Acids Res. 32, 5339-5348

Inase, A., Kodama, T. S., Sharif, J., Xu, Y., Ayame, H., Sugiyama, H., and Iwai, S. (2004) Binding of distamycin A to UV-damaged DNA. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126, 11017-11023

Mei Kwei, J.S., Kuraoka, I., Horibata, K., Ubukata, M., Kobatake, E., Iwai, S., Handa, H., and Tanaka, K. (2004) Blockage of RNA polymerase II at a cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer and 6-4 photoproduct. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 320, 1133-1138

Mishima, M., Sakai, Y., Itoh, N., Kamiya, H., Furuichi, M., Takahashi, M., Yamagata, Y., Iwai, S., Nakabeppu, Y., and Shirakawa, M. (2004) Structure of human MTH1, a Nudix family hydrolase that selectively degrades oxidized purine nucleoside triphosphates. J. Biol. Chem. 279, 33806-33815

Torizawa, T., Ueda, T., Kuramitsu, S., Hitomi, K., Todo, T., Iwai, S., Morikawa, K., and Shimada, I. (2004) Investigation of the cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer (CPD) photolyase DNA recognition mechanism by NMR analyses. J. Biol. Chem. 279, 32950-32956

Ghadessy, F.J., Ramsay, N., Boudsocq, F., Loakes, D., Brown, A., Iwai, S., Vaisman, A., Woodgate, R., and Holliger, P. (2004) Generic expansion of the substrate spectrum of a DNA polymerase by directed evolution. Nat. Biotechnol. 22, 755-759

Daiyasu, H., Ishikawa, T., Kuma, K., Iwai, S., Todo, T., and Toh, H. (2004) Identification of cryptochrome DASH from vertebrates. Genes Cells 9, 479-495

Katafuchi, A., Nakano, T., Masaoka, A., Terato, H., Iwai, S., Hanaoka, F., and Ide, H. (2004) Differential specificity of human and Escherichia coli endonuclease III and VIII homologues for oxidative base lesions. J. Biol. Chem. 279, 14464-14471

Niimi, A., Limsirichaikul, S., Yoshida, S., Iwai, S., Masutani, C., Hanaoka, F., Kool, E.T., Nishiyama, Y., and Suzuki, M. (2004) Palm mutants in DNA polyemrases α and η alter DNA replication fidelity and translesion activity. Mol. Cell. Biol. 24, 2734-2746

Takasawa, K., Masutani, C., Hanaoka, F., and Iwai, S. (2004) Chemical synthesis and translesion replication of a cis−syn cyclobutane thymine−uracil dimer. Nucleic Acids Res. 32, 1738-1745

McCulloch, S.D., Kokoska, R.J., Masutani, C., Iwai, S., Hanaoka, F., and Kunkel, T.A. (2004) Preferential cis−syn thymine dimer bypass by DNA polymerase η occurs with biased fidelity. Nature 428, 97-100