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. Matsuo Y, Yoshida A, Saito Y, Tanaka T: Structural revision and biomimetic synthesis of goupiolone B. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 56: 11855-11859, 2017
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Orejola J, Matsuo Y, Saito Y, Tanaka T: Characterization of proanthocyanidin oligomers of Ephedra sinica. Molecules 22: 1308, 2017
  5. 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 3b-Acyloxyfuranoeremophilan-15,6-olide. Chem. Pharm. Bull. in press
Research Paper List