Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutic Innovation

Analytical Chemistry for Pharmaceuticals

Course of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Teaching staffs

Name, Position Email
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Masayuki Kaneko,

Ph. D.


m-kaneko[a] +81-95-819-2421  +81-95-819-2420 
Tamotsu Tsuakahara,

Ph. D.

Associate Professor

ttamotsu[a] +81-95-819-2473 +81-95-819-2420
Takumi Okamoto,

Ph. D.

Assistant Professor

toka[a] +81-95-819-2422 +81-95-819-2420

Research interests

  • Physiological roles and drug discovery of ubiquitin ligase
  • Analysis of gene function and drug discovery using genome editing
  • Biological effects of lysophospholipids on vascular disease
  •  LC-MS-based lipidomics and its application to vascular disease
  •  Identification of cellular and molecular mechanisms of vascular disease

Selected publications

  • Maeoka Y, Wu Y, Okamoto T, Kanemoto S, Guo XP, Saito A, Asada R, Matsuhisa K, Masaki T, Imaizumi K, Kaneko M: NFAT5 up-regulates expression of the kidney-specific ubiquitin ligase gene Rnf183 under hypertonic conditions in inner-medullary collecting duct cells. J Biol Chem 294: 101-115, 2019
  • Kaneko M, Iwase I, Yamasaki Y, Takai T, Wu Y, Kanemoto S, Matsuhisa K, Asada R, Okuma Y, Watanabe T, Imaizumi K, Nomura Y: Genome-wide identification and gene expression profiling of ubiquitin ligases for endoplasmic reticulum protein degradation. Sci Rep 6: 30955, 2016
  • Kaneko M, Koike H, Saito R, Kitamura Y, Okuma Y, Nomura Y: Loss of HRD1-mediated protein degradation causes amyloid precursor protein accumulation and amyloid-beta generation. J Neurosci 30: 3924-3932, 2010
  • Tsukahara T, Haniu H, Uemura T, Matsuda Y: Porcine liver decomposition product-derived lysophospholipids promote microglial activation in vitro. Sci Rep 10: 3748, 2020
  • Tsukahara T, Tsukahara R, Fujiwara Y, Yue J, Cheng Y, Guo H, Bolen A, Zhang C, Balazs L, Re F, Du G, Frohman MA, Baker DL, Parrill AL, Uchiyama A, Kobayashi T, Murakami-Murofushi K, Tigyi G: Phospholipase D2-dependent inhibition of the nuclear hormone receptor PPARγ by cyclic phosphatidic acid. Mol Cell 39: 421-432, 2010


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