Functional Regulation of Proteins and Molecular Complexes by Sugar Chains
List of researchers
Research theme
The first group
Kazuhide Uemura Department of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics School of Pharmaceutical Sciences / Associate Professor Role of O-fucosylation on mammalian Notch and glycoproteins
Haruko Ogawa Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University / Professor, Director of The Glycoscience Institute Extracellular matrix glycobiology of multifunctional glycoprotein during tissue remodeling
Yasuhiro Kajihara International Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Yokohama City University / Associate Professor Elucidation for the function of oligosaccharide on T-cell co-stimulatory molecule by use of glycopeptide library
Hiroaki Kato Department of Structural Biology Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Kyoto University / Professor Stabilization mechanism of protein structure by glycosylation
Ryuichi Kato Structural Biology Research Center, Photon Factory (PF), Institute of Materials Structure Science (IMSS), High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) / Associate Professor Structural analysis of tandem-repeat type galectins
Chihiro Sato Bioscience and Biotechnology Center, Nagoya University / Associate Professor Biological significance of the di/oligo/polysialylation of glycoproteins  
Takanori Nakamura Department of Endocrinology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University / Professor Analysis of galectin family and its ligands
Nobuko Hosokawa Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University / Associate Professor ER quality control of glycoproteins
Kazuko Keino-Masu Molecular Neurobiology, Graduate school of Comprehensive Human Sciences, Univ. of Tsukuba / Assistant Professor Studies on the physiological roles of hepran sulfate modification by novel endosulfatases
Kenji Matsuno Tokyo University of Science, Department of Biological Science and Technology / Associate Professor Genetic identification of GDP-fucose transporter responsible for O-fucosylation of the Notch receptor
The second group
Toshitaka Oohashi Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry / Associate Professor Role of the Brain Link Proteins (Brals) in the central nervous system
Kayoko Oguri Division of Haematopoietic Stem Cell Disorders, Department of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Research, Clinical Research Center, National Hospital Organization Nagoya Medical Center / Chief Functional analysis of cell surface heparan sulfate proteoglycans as regulatory receptors of matrix metalloporteinases
Kenji Kadomatsu Department of Biochemistry, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine / Professor The biological roles of basigin, a lectin for oligomannose, in the nervous system and the reproduction organs
Yumiko Saga Division of Mammalian Development, National Institute of Genetics, Research Organization of Information and Systems / Professor Developmental regulation via Notch glycosylation
Toshiyuki Tanaka Laboratory of Immunodynamics Department of Microbiology and Immunology Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine / Associate Professor Structural diversity and functional multiplicity of L-selectin-binding sugar chains in regulation of immune cell trafficking
Hiroaki Terasawa Division of Physical Chemistry Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences The University of Tokyo / Assistant Professor Structural studies of mechanisms of ligand-recognition and signal transduction by CD44
Nobuaki Higashi Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Molecular Immunology Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences The University of Tokyo / Associate Professor Regulation of heparan sulfate degradation activity by heparanase localization, a role in cell trafficking
Eri Arikawa-Hirasawa Juntendo University School of Medicine Research Institute for Diseases of Old Age /Department of Neurology / Lecturer Role of heparan sulfate proteoglycan, perlecan in skeletal and smooth muscle contraction
MAEDA Nobuaki Department of Developmental Neuroscience / Laboratory Head Proteoglycan and Neural Development
Koji Yasutomo Department of Immunology & Parasitology, Institute of Health Biosciencens, The University of Tokushima Graduate School / Professor Notch signaling governs T cell development
The third group
Masahide Asano Division of Transgenic Animal Science, Advanced Science Research Center, Kanazawa University / Professor Analysis of molecular mechanisms of IgA nephropathy caused by beta4-galactosyltransferase-I deficiency
Masahito Ikawa Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University / Associate Professor ER lectin chaperones and sperm fertility
Kohji Kasahara Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science / Project Sub leader Ganglioside binding proteins and lipid raft signaling
Shinobu Kitazume Glyco-chain Functions Lab, RIKEN Institute / Researcher How does oxidative stress affect the cellular glycosylation?
Susumu Kusunoki Department of Neurology, Kinki University School of Medicine / Professor and Chairman Pathogenetic roles of gangliosides in demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system
Tatsuro Mutoh Department of Neurology, Fujita Health Univ. School of Medicine / Professor Abnormalities of glycosphingolipids and signal transduction in Alzheimer-related neurological disorders
Nobuhiro Yuki Department of Neurology, Dokkyo University School of Medicine / Associated Professor Functional role of b-series ganglioaises in primary sensory neurons
Friendship member
Jun-ichi Aikawa Cellular Biochemistry Laboratory, Discovery Research Institute, RIKEN / Senior Research Scientist
Keiko Kato Department of Structural and Functional Biosciences for Animals Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences Osaka Prefecture University / associate professor
Nana Kawasaki Division of Biological Chemistry & Biologicals, National Institute of Health Sciences / Section chief
Yoshinobu KIMURA Department of Biofunctional Chemistry Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology Okayama University / Professor
Hitoshi Sakuraba Department of Clinical Genetics, The Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Tokyo Metropolitan Organization for Medical Research / Department Director
Masahiro Zako Department of Ophthalmology, Aichi Medical University / Associate Professor
Hitoshi Sawada Sugashima Marine Biological Laboratory, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University / Director and Professor
Keiichi Takagaki Department of Biochemistry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine / Professor
Takao Taki Molecular Medical Science Institute, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. / Director General
Shunji Natsuka Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University / Associate Professor
Hiroshi Nakato Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development The University of Minnesota / Assistant Professor
Shuh-ichi Nishikawa Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University / Associate Professor
Motoyoshi Nomizu Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science / Professor
Shigeyuki Fukui Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto Sangyo University / Professor
Motonori Hoshi Department of Biosciences and Informatics, Keio University / Professor
Masaki Yanagishita Biochemistry, Department of Hard Tissue Engineering, Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University / Professor

Contact: Koichi Furukawa
Department of Biochemistry II, Research Field Representative, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine
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