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Title Associate Professor
Belong to Dept. of Occupational Therapy
Dept. of Biomedical Sciences
Center for Occupational Therapy Practicum Support
Biomedical Sciences (graduate school)
Graduated Institute of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Degree Ph.D. University, of Tsukuba
Qualification Registrant dietitian
Academic Institutional Membership Japanese Biochemical Society
Molecular Biology Society of Japan
Field of Study Biochemistry, Glycobiology, Exercise Nutrition
Research, Studies Molecular mechanism in the maintenance/degeneration of the nervous systems by glycosphingolipids
Curriculum Specialized Sports medicine, Nutrition, Biochemistry

Academic Papers, Critique

Sensory nerve-dominant nerve degeneration and remodeling in the mutant mice lacking complex gangliosides. Neuroscience Vol.135, 2005

Over-expression of GM1 enhances cell proliferation with epidermal growth factor without affecting the receptor localization in the microdomain in PC12 cells. Int J Oncol. Vol.26, 2005

Glycosphingolipids in engineered mice: insights into function. Semin Cell Dev Biol. Vol.15, 2004

Functional analysis of the nervous system in knockout mice of ganglioside synthase genes. Tanpakushitsu Kakusan Koso. Vol.49, 2004 [Japanese]

Two new potent and convenient predictors of mortality in older nursing home residents in Japan. Geriatrics and Gerontology International Vol.4, 2004

Nutritional assessment of elderly Japanese nursing home residents of differing mobility using anthropometric measurements, biochemical indicators and food intake. Geriatrics and Gerontology International Vol.4, 2004

No sex-linked inheritance of longevity between Japanese centenarians and their relatives. J Am Geriatr Soc Vol.52, 2004

GE, SI and EGP of exercise-trained middle-aged men estimated by a 2-compartment labeled minimal model. Am. J. Physiol. Vol.283, 2002

Potential role of vitamin D receptor gene polymorphism to bone phenotypes in young male athletes. J. Appl. Physiol. Vol. 283, 2002

Contribution of vitamin D receptor genotypes to bone mineral density in young male athletes with different impact loading. Eur. J. Sport Sci. Vol. 2, 2002

Genetic markers of physical performance. Bull.Inst. Health & Sport Sci. Univ. of Tsukuba Vol.24, 2001

Interaction of the effects between vitamin D receptor polymorphism and exercise training on bone metabolism. J. Appl. Physiol. Vol.88, 2000

Social Activities

Annual Meeting of the Japanese Biochemical society (2004-)

Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine (1998-2003)

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