Academic Staff and Fellows

Professor Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc)
Department/Life Science  Graduate school/Science

Cancer progresses in stages: as genetic abnormalities accumulate, it progresses from precancerous lesions to cancer. In addition to searching for genetic mutations of unfavorable prognoses, refractory cancer, such as in pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, and bone cancer, research includes cell function analysis through the creation of cancer cells to knock down target genes. The goal is to shed light on molecular mechanisms in cancer infiltration and metastases, and in the acquisition of resistance to anti-cancer drugs.

multi-step carcinogenesis

Research Area Molecular Oncology, Diagnostic Pathology, Experimental Pathology
Research Interests Roles of lipid G-protein coupled receptors in malignant progression of cancer cells
Selected Publications (1) Involvement of LPA signaling via LPA receptor-2 in the promotion of malignant properties in osteosarcoma cells. Exp Cell Res. 2018 (369) 316-324.
(2) Lysophosphatidic acid receptor-2 (LPA2) and LPA5 regulate cellular functions during tumor progression in fibrosarcoma HT1080 cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2018 (503) 2698-2703.
(3) Involvement of FFA1 and FFA4 in the regulation of cellular functions during tumor progression in colon cancer cells. Exp Cell Res. 2018 (369) 54-60.
Research and Achievements
(Master's/Doctral Course)
Nara Medical University Graduate School

Molecular Oncology Laboratory

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Academic Staff and Fellows