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Updated : June 17, 2019

Department of Biochemistry(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)


Shin Takasawa (Professor & Chairman)
Asako Itaya-Hironaka (Associate Professor)
Akiyo Yamauchi (Assistant Professor)
Mai Makino (Assistant Professor)


We have developed “the CD38-cyclic ADP-ribose signaling system for mammalian cell Ca2+ signaling” and “the Reg (regenerating gene) protein-Reg receptor system for mammalian cell regeneration/proliferation”. Based on the systems, we are focusing on molecular biology/medicine of diabetes, cancer, sleep apnea syndrome and regenerative medicine using biochemical and molecular/cellular biological techniques.


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