Laboratory of Organic Synthesisand Medicinal Chemistry
Searching for chemical compounds to create new drugs
With the number of people suffering from cancer, osteoporosis and other aging-related diseases rising dramatically in Japan, extending people’s healthy life expectancy and improving their quality of life have become important goals. Our laboratory focuses on brain diseases, which are a major disease category in the 21st century, in the search for synthesized chemical compounds to use in drugs for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
|College of Systems Engineering and Science||Bioscience and Engineering - Bioscience Cource|
|Faculty Name||Yoshitomo Suhara|
The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan|
The Vitamin Society of Japan
American Chemical Society
|Keyword||Dementia, Drug development, Organic synthesis, Alzheimer’s disease|
- Life science
One of our goals is being able to regenerate cranial nerves. This could lead to an effective treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, which has so far eluded the medical profession.
- Creating low-molecular compounds to induce differentiation of neural stem cells into neurons
- Creating new chemical compounds that act on nuclear receptors
- Synthesizing collagen-like compounds from β‐amino acids