Chemistry and Life Science

Food and Biomolecular Science


Life style related diseases are increasing in Japanese populations. It has been recognized that dietary habit is important to prevent the diseases.
Our laboratory conducts several studies to produce functional foods containing specific dietary components to prevent lifestyle related diseases, in particular coronary heart disease.
1) Functional analysis of food components that prevent hyperlipidemia, obesity, cancer and aging.
2) Studies on mechanisms of intestinal absorption of various lipids and fat-soluble vitamins.
3) Studies on function of ATPbinding cassette transporter (ABC) G5 and ABCG8.
4) Functional analysis of Japanese food.

Estimation of infl uence of food components to the liver under a microscope