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USJI Universities Research Report Vol.40

May 29,2015

Kyushu University

Topic:
L-Serine deficiency elicits intracellular accumulation of cytotoxic deoxysphingolipids and lipid body formation
Researcher:
Shigeki Furuya, Professor, Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences
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L-Serine is required to synthesize membrane lipids such as phosphatidylserine and sphingolipids. Nevertheless, it remains largely unknown how a diminished capacity to synthesize L-serine affects lipid homeostasis in cells and tissues. Here, we show that…

Ritsumeikan University

Topic:
Integrative Study for Elucidating the Mechanisms of the Protein Folding and the Protein Folding Diseases
Researcher:
Minoru Kato, Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
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The three-dimensional structure of protein is closely related to its functions. Recent research has revealed that structural abnormalities resulting from incorrect protein folding (“misfolding”) are the cause of many neurodegenerative diseases such as…

The University of Tokyo

Topic:
Understanding the origin of the Universe: Explaining what happened before the Big Bang with inflation theory
Researcher:
Katsuhiko Sato, Emeritus Professor
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The universe came into being 13.8 billion years ago, born from the rapid expansion of an ultra-hot and ultra-dense ball of fire in an event known the Big Bang. But what brought about the Big Bang? The answer to that mystery may be found in inflation theory,…

University of Tsukuba

Waseda University

Topic:
70 Years of Post-War Relations between Japan, China and South Korea—A Message to Asia and the Youth
Researcher:
Satoshi Amako, Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies
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This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. In what way should we reflect on this anniversary? This question forces us to consider the war’s long history. Based on the many opinions regarding World War II, it is evident that …

Keio University

Topic:
Protecting the very essence of life (heart and blood vessels) through leading-edge surgery
Researcher:
Hideyuki Shimizu, Professor, School of Medicine
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Our specialist team of cardiovascular surgeons is committed to treating heart and vascular lesions that are difficult to treat with drugs, through the most reliable surgical techniques and cutting-edge technology. The team is also dedicated to…

Kyoto University

Topic:
Mapping a growing nerve cell's energy metabolism to better understand neuronal disorders
Researcher:
Mineko Kengaku, Professor, Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS)
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Neurons in the brain have extraordinarily high energy demands due to its complex dendrites that expand to high volume and surface areas. It is also known that neurons are the first to die from restriction of blood supply to tissues, causing a shortage of…

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