Natural Product Chemistry
Natural Product Chemistry
Department of Natural Product Chemistry
Course of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Teaching Staff
Name Position E-mail Tel Fax
Takashi Tanaka, Ph. D.
Professor +81-95-819 2432
Yoshinori Saito, Ph.D.
Associate Professor +81-95-819 2433
Yosuke Matsuo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor +81-95-819 2434
  • Studies on structure, metabolism, function, and application of plant polyphenols
  • Investigation of intra-specific diversity of terpenoids in higher plants
  • Studies on structures and production mechanism of black tea polyphenols
  • Studies on the stereochemistry of plant polyphenols assisted by computational chemistry
Selected Publications
  1. Saito Y, Shiosaki Y, Fujiwara M, Mihara K, Nakamizo H, Otose K, Okamoto Y, Nakashima K, Hanai R, Kuroda C, Gong X, Matsuo Y, Tanaka T, Tori M: Eremophilanes from Ligularia hookeri collected in China and structural revision of 3β-acyloxyfuranoeremophilan-15,6-olide. Chem Pharm Bull 66: 668-673, 2018
  2. Matsuo Y, Yoshida A, Saito Y, Tanaka T: Structural revision and biomimetic synthesis of goupiolone B. Angew Chem Int Ed 56: 11855-11859, 2017
  3. Tsujita T, Matsuo Y, Saito Y, Tanaka T: Enzymatic oxidation of ellagitannin and a new ellagitannin metabolite from Camellia japonica leaves. Tetrahedron 73: 500-507, 2017
  4. Saito Y, Ichihara M, Takashima Y, Okamoto Y, Gong X, Hanai R, Kuroda C, Tori M: Chemical constituents of hybrids of Ligularia cyathiceps and L. lamarum/L. subspicata collected in China: Structures of subspicatins M, N, O1, and O2, and related compounds. Phytochemistry 140: 69-76, 2017
  5. Orejola J, Matsuo Y, Saito Y, Tanaka T: Characterization of proanthocyanidin oligomers of Ephedra sinica. Molecules 22: 1308, 2017
Research Paper List