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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) Oleic acid stimulates cell proliferation and BRD4–L-MYC-dependent glucose transporter transcription through PPARα activation in ovarian cancer cells. BBRC 657, 24-34. (2023)

(2) The Japanese lamprey (Lethenteron camtschaticum) expresses functional lysophosphatidic acid receptors. BBRC 568, 1-7. (2021)

(3) Cytosine arabinoside induces phosphorylation of histone H2AX in hippocampal neurons via a noncanonical pathway. Neurochem. Int. 142, 104933. (2021)
Research and Achievements
(Undergraduate Course)
Kyoto University

Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory

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Academic Staff and Fellows