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Professor Doctor of Philosophy
Department/Life Science  Graduate school/Science

How is the complex neural circuitry of the brain created, what affects the actions of animals, and what mechanisms do nerves and cancer share? The mysteries behind these questions are delved into using research drawing on molecular biology.

Extracellular lipid metabolism and cell responses

Research Area Cell Biology, Neurobiology, Lipid Biology
Research Interests Role of lipid mediators in the nervous system
Role of lipid mediators in cancer cell growth
Role of lipid mediators in evolution
Mechanisms of DNA damage and repair in neuron
Selected Publications (1) Exposure to bisphenol A affects GABAergic neuron differentiation in neurosphere cultures. Neuroreport 29, 712-717. (2018)
(2) Polyunsaturated fatty acids induce ovarian cancer cell death through ROS-dependent MAP kinase activation. Biochem, Biophys. Res. Commun. 493, 468-473. (2017)
(3) Lysophosphatidic acid receptor. Encyclopedia of SIgnaling Molecules, 2nd Edition. Sangdun Choi (Ed.)  2893-2900. ISBN; 978-1-4614-6438-9 (2016)
Research and Achievements
(Undergraduate Course)
Kyoto University

Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory

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Academic Staff and Fellows