Molecular and Cellular Toxicology

Understanding the relationships between environmental factors and diseases

All lifeforms including humans exist in environments and cannot escape their effects. If the various environmental factors contained in the atmosphere, water, ultraviolet rays, and food become toxic, they will have a negative impact on humanity and life.Environmental factors exist in everything ― the air we breathe, sunlight (ultraviolet rays), various noises, drinking water and food. However, only a few recognized environmental factors are known to cause aging and disease. At our laboratory, we areattempting to understand the relationships between environmental factors and aging and diseases through the technology and knowledge of life sciences.

College of Systems Engineering and Science Department of Bioscience & Engineering Bioscience Course / Graduate School of Engineering and Science(Master's Program) Systems Engineering and Science / Graduate School of Engineering and Science(Doctor's Program) Functional Control Systems Course
Faculty Name
YAJIMA, Ichiro
Keyword
Genes,Diseases,Illness,Skin,Toxicology
Laboratory location
No.6 Building OMIYA Campus 2F 6204-1

This lab is for this SDG activity:

  • すべての人に健康と福祉を
  • 質の高い教育をみんなに
  • 産業と技術革新の基盤をつくろう

STUDY FIELDS

  • Cancer research
  • Cosmetology
  • Dermatology (melanin spots
  • freckles
  • wrinkles

FOR SOCIETY

Environmental factors are present all around us. Understanding the accelerated aging and disease development caused by environmental factors and developing preventive and therapeutic methods will help life itself, as well as improve the quality of life.

RESEARCH THEMES

  • Elucidation of the pathogenic mechanism of melanin spots, freckles, and wrinkles caused by exposure to ultraviolet rays
  • Development of novel cosmetic regents and drugs to prevent skin aging
  • Elucidation of the pathogenic mechanism of psoriasis of the skin
  • Elucidation of the mechanisms by which heavy metals act as poisons
  • Elucidation of pathogenic mechanisms of various cancers and development of novel therapeutic agents

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