Takahashi Masakazu


Affiliation Faculty of Biotechnology / Department of Bioscience
Title Associate professor
Room Faculty of Biotechnology 412 (Extension3412)
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Education Ph.D. (Agric.) (Kyoto Univ. 1995)
Academic Societies 1. Japan Soc. Biosci Biotechnol Agric. (JSBBA)
2. Mol. Biol. Soc. Japan (MBSJ)
3. Japan. Biochem. Soc. (JBS)
4. Japanese Soc. Food Factors (JSoFF)
5. Japanese Soc. Food Sci. Technol. (JSFST)
6. Japanese Assoc. Animal Cell Technol. (JAACT)
7. Am. Chem. Soc. (ACS)

Research Interest

Research Field Food Science
Research Summary Functional Food Science
Keywords functional factors in agricultural products, reactive oxygen species, free radicals, anti-inflammatory compounds, animal cell culture, proteases

Selected Publications

Soybean extracts increase cell surface ZIP4 abundance and cellular zinc levels: a potential novel strategy to enhance zinc absorption by ZIP4 targeting. Biochem. J., 472, 183-193 (2015).

Simple and rapid separation of soyasaponin Bb from a soy extract., Anal. Sci., 31, 85-89 (2015).

1,2-Di-O-alpha-linolenoyl-3-O-beta-galactosyl-sn-glycerol as a superoxide generation inhibitor from Perilla frutescens var. crispa., Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 75, 2240-2242 (2011).

Investigations of anti-allergic effects of Kida-Chirimen shiso, one of the traditional vegetables of Fukui Prefecture., J. Fukui Pref. Univ., vol.40, 83-87 (2013).

Functional analyses and trial processings of edible oil extracted from Perilla frutescens var. frutescens cultivated in Fukui., J. Fukui Pref. Univ., vol.43, 47-54 (2014).

Suppressive effect on lipid accumulation in hepatocytes by Prunus mume extracts and edible oil constituent of Perilla frutescens var. frutescens cultivated in Fukui., J. Fukui Pref. Univ., vol.45, 47-55 (2015).

Inhibitory activities of edible plants cultivated in Fukui Prefecture against radical productions., J. Fukui Pref. Univ., vol.35, 1-7 (2010).

Soymetide, an immunostimulating peptide derived from soybean beta-conglycinin, is an fMLP agonist., FEBS Lett. 540, 206-210 (2003).

The production of recombinant APRP, an alkaline protease derived from Bacillus pumilus TYO-67, by in vitro refolding of pro-enzyme fixed on a solid surface., J. Biochem. 136, 549-556 (2004).

A sericin-derived peptide protects Sf9 insect cells from death caused by acute serum deprivation., Biotechnol. Lett. 27, 893-897 (2005).

The silk protein, sericin, protects against cell death caused by acute serum deprivation in insect cell culture., Biotechnol. Lett. 25, 1805-1809 (2003).

Community Engagement

Educational Activites

Classes Food Chemistry, Nutritional Chemistry, Laboratory Course in Functional and Analytical Food Science
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