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
Academic Society Biophysical Society
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

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Mechanical 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.

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