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 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
HIROTA, Yoshihisa
Keyword
Fat-soluble vitamins,Molecular nutritional science,Drug development,Genetic modification,Brain neurodegenerative diseases,Bone diseases,Enzymes,Metabolism
Laboratory location
No.6 Building OMIYA Campus 2F 6205-1

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

  • Food and nutrition science
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Lifestyle science
  • Life sciences

FOR SOCIETY

By 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.

RESEARCH THEMES

  • 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

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