Laboratory of Mechanoregulationin Biological Systems
Feeling force and controlling movements
Mechanical reception in which living organs feel “force” and “deformation” serves as the basis for important senses such as senses of touch, hearing and balances. In recent years, it became known that mechanical reception affects various biological functions, such as cellular differentiation, leading to the creation of a new academic field called mechanobiology. Our laboratory is conducting research on mechanisms in which cells sense mechanical stimulations, received information is processed and movements are controlled based on the information.
||Machinery and Control Systems|
|Faculty Name||YOSHIMURA, Kenjiro|
The Biophysical Society of Japan
The Japanese Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
|Keyword||Biosensors, Biotechnology, Bionanotechnology, Cellular engineering, Control systems, Basic biology, Proteins, DNA,Genetic engineering|
- Life science
For SocietyMechanical receptors of bacteria have received much attention as nanovalves, which have pores measuring a few nanometers in diameter to permeate substances. We are researching to use them to develop a system to transport medicine to a diseased area.
- Research on exploring new mechanical receptors
- Research on elucidating control mechanisms of cell movements
- Development of mechanical reception channels as nanovalves