Bioplastic Research Team



Jiang N., and Abe H. (2015) Morphological changes in poly(L-lactide)/poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) blends induced by different miscibility. Polymer, 66, 259-267.

Jiang N, and Abe H. (2015) Miscibility and morphology study on crystalline/crystalline partially miscible polymer blends of 6-arm Poly(L-lactide) and Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate). Polymer, 60, 260-266

Tomohiro Hiraishi, Hideki Abe, and Mizuo Maeda: Substrate stereoselectivity of poly(Asp) hydrolase-1 capable of cleaving beta-amide bonds as revealed by investigation of enzymatic hydrolysis of stereoisomeric beta-tri(Asp)s. AMB Express, 5, 1796-1803.

Jiang Ni, and Hideki Abe (2015) Effect of atactic poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) block on the crystallization and degradation behavior of 6-arm poly(L-lactide)-b-atactic poly(3-hydroxybutyrate). Polym. Degrad. Stab, 114, 8-15.

Jiang Ni, and Hideki Abe (2015) Crystallization and melting behavior of partially miscible six-armed poly(l-lactic acid)/poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) blends. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 132.

Manami Hyakutake, Satoshi Tomizawa, Kouhei Mizuno, Tamao Hisano, Hideki Abe and Takeharu Tsuge (2015) A common active site of polyhydroxyalkanoate synthase from Bacillus cereus YB-4 is involved in polymerization and alcoholysis reactions. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol, 99, 4701-4711.


Tabata Y., and Abe H.(2014) Synthesis and Properties of Alternating Copolymers of 3-Hydroxybutyrate and Lactate Units with Different Stereocompositions. Macromolecules, 47, 7354-7361.

Hyakutake M., Tomizawa S., Mizuno K., Abe H. and Tsuge T.(2014) Alcoholytic Cleavage of Polyhydroxyalkanoate Chains by Class IV Synthases Induced by Endogenous and Exogenous Ethanol, Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 80, 1421-1429.


Tabata Y. and Abe H.(2013) Effects of composition and sequential structure on thermal properties for copolymer of 3-hydroxybutyrate and lactate units, Polym. Degrad. Stab., 98, 1796-1803.

Tsuge T., Ko T., Tago M. and Abe H.(2013) Effect of glycerol and its analogs on polyhydroxyalkanoate biosynthesis by recombinant Ralstonia eutropha: A quantitative structure-activity relationship study of chain transfer agents, Polym. Degrad. Stab., 98, 1586-1590.

Tomizawa S., Sato S., Lan JCW., Nakamura Y., Abe H. and Tsuge T.(2013) In vitro evidence of chain transfer to tetraethylene glycols in enzymatic polymerization of polyhydroxyalkanoate, Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 97, 4821-4829.


Abe H., Ishii N., Sato S. and Tsuge T.(2012) Thermal Properties and Crystallization Behaviors of Medium-chain-length Poly(3-hydroxyalkanoate)s, Polymer, 53, 3026-3034.

Watanabe Y., Ichinomiya Y., Shimada D., Saika A., Abe H., Taguchi S. and Tsuge T.(2012) Development and Validation of an HPLC-based Screening Method to Acquire Polyhydroxyalkanoate Synthase Mutants with Altered Substrate Specificity, J. Biosci. Bioeng., 113, 286-292.

Hiraishi T., Yamashita K., Sakono M., Nakanishi J., Tan L.T., Sudesh K., Abe H. and Maeda M.(2012) Display of Functionally Active PHB depolymerase on Eschechia coli Surface, Macromol. Biosci., 12, 218-214.

Sato S., Ishii N., Hamada Y., Abe H. and Tsuge T.(2012)Utilization of 2-Alkenoic Acids for Biosynthesis of Medium-Chain-Length Polyhydroxyalkanoates in Metabolically Engineered Escherichia coli to Construct a Novel Chemical Recycling System, Polym. Degra. Stab., 97, 329-336.


Tomizawa S., Hyakutake M., Saito Y., Agus J., Mizuno K., Abe H. and Tsuge T.(2011) Molecular Weight Change of Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Caused by the PhaC Subunit of PHA Synthase from Bacillus cereus YB-4 in Recombinant Escherichia coli, Biomacromolecules, 12, 2660-2666.

Yamada M., Matsumoto K., Uramoto S., Motobayashi R., Abe H. and Taguchi S.(2011) Lactate Fraction Dependent Mechanical Properties of Semitransparent Poly(lactate-co-3-hydroxybutyrate)s Produced by Control of Lactyl-CoA Monomer Fluxes in Recombinant Escherichia coli, J. Biotechnol., 154, 255-260.

Hiraishi T.,Masuda E., Miyamoto D., Kanayama N, Abe H. and Maeda M.(2011) Enzymatic Synthesis of Poly(alpha-ethyl beta-aspartate) by Polyethylene Glycol Modified Poly(aspartate) Hydrolase-1, Macromol. Biosci., 11,187-191.


Hiraishi T., Komiya N., Matsumoto N., Abe H., Fujita M., and Maeda M.(2010) Degradation and Adsorption Characteristics of PHB Depolymerase As Revealed by Kinetics of Mutant Enzymes with Amino Acid Substitution in Substrate-Binding Domain, Biomacromolecules, 11,113-119 .

Kikkawa Y., Kurokawa K., Kimura R., Takahashi M., Kanesato M., and Abe H. (2010) Solvent-Induced Morphological Diversification in Poly(L-lactide-b-e-caprolactone) Block Copolymer Thin Films, Polym. Degrad. Stab., 95,1414-1420.

Tsuge T., Hamada Y., Watanabe Y., Tomizawa S., Yamamoto T., and Abe H.(2010) Characterization of Biosynthsized P(3HB-co-3HA)s Swellable in Organic Solvents, Polym. Degrad. Stab., 95, 1345-1348.

Bhubalan K., Rathi D.N., Abe H., Iwata T., and Sudesh K. (2010) Improved Synthesis of P(3HB-co-3HV-co-3HHx) Terpolymers by Mutant Cupriavidus necator Using the PHA Synthase Gene of Chromobacterium sp. USM2 with High Affinity Towards 3HV, Polym. Degrad. Stab, 95 ,1436-1442.

Tanadchangsaeng N., Tsuge T., and Abe H. (2010) Comonomer Compositional Distribution, Physical Properties and Enzymatic Degradability of Bacterial Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate-co-3-Hydroxy-4-methylvalerate) Copolyesters, Biomacromolecules, 11 ,1615-1622.

Tomizawa S., Sato Y., Hyakutake M., Nakamura Y., Abe H., and Tsuge T. (2010)Chain Transfer Reaction Catalyzed by Various Polyhydroxyalkanoate Synthases with Poly(ethylene glycol) as an Exogenous Chain Transfer Agent, Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol, 87, 1427-1435.