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Welcome to ‘Laboratory of Biological Chemistry’ (abbreviated as SEIKA in Japanese)!!

Members (Apr 2018~): 

• Prof. Takahiro ISHIKAWA

• Associate Prof. Takanori MARUTA

• Associate Prof. Takahisa OGAWA

• Assistant Prof. Hiroyuki ASHIDA
(who is a member of Interdisciplinary Center for Science Research, Shimane Univ.)

with 1 technician, 10 master students and 14 undergraduate students (Nov 2019) !!


Professors emeriti:

Yoshihiro SAWA, Hitoshi SHIBATA, Hideo OCHIAI


Research interests: 

Ascorbate Biosynthesis, Transport, and Its Novel Functions (Ishikawa Group)

Biosynthesis (The D-Mannose/L-Galactose pathway) and its regulation

Transport System

Ascorbate-Binding Proteins

Reactive Oxygen Species Metabolism/ Redox Network and Stress Response (Maruta Group)

Ascorbate Peroxidase

Ascorbate Recycling through DHAR, MDAR, and other pathway(s)

The Ascorbate-Glutathione Cycle/ The Water-Water Cycle

Oxidative stress signaling

Nudix Hydrolases/ Regulation of Function and Metabolism of Cofactors (Ogawa Group)

Nudix hydrolases

Pyridine Nucleotides and Plant Stress Responses

Metabolism and Transport of Flavins

◯ Euglena as the Source of Biofuels (Ishikawa Group)

Regulation of Wax Ester Fermentation

Redox Netwok in Euglena



See Takahiro ISHIKAWA/ Takanori MARUTA/ Takahisa OGAWA