Laboratory of Biochemistry
Understanding the essence of living phenomena through research
Natto (fermented soybeans), a common item on Japanese dining tables, is rich in vitamin K. We know this nutrient, but the details of how it is used by the body remain unclear. Our laboratory is analyzing the body’s metabolic mechanisms for vitamin K and other fat-soluble vitamins through a molecular biological approach, as well as evaluating the role of fat-soluble vitamins in treating osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease and other ailments associated with aging.
|College of Systems Engineering and Science||Bioscience and Engineering - Bioscience Cource|
|Academic Society||The Japanese Biochemical Society|
The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
The Vitamin Society of Japan
Molecular nutritional science, Drug development, Genetic modification, Brain neurodegenerative diseases, Bone diseases, Enzymes, Metabolism, Fat-soluble vitamins|
- Life sciences
- Food and nutrition science
- Lifestyle science
For SocietyBy studying and understanding biochemical approaches from cell culturing to animal experiments, our graduates are prepared to play active roles at pharmaceutical companies, food companies and other life science-related businesses.
- Unraveling the body’s metabolic mechanism for vitamin K
- Analyzing the relationship between aging-related brain neurodegenerative diseases and fat-soluble vitamins
- Elucidating how platinum complexes in anti-cancer agents suppress tumors