|Graduate School of Science||Biological Sciences||Associate Professor|
Study of regulated signal transduction by membrane proteins
Overview of your research
Cell surface membrane proteins transmit signals outside of the cell to the inside. Studies of the mechanisms of structure and regulation of these membrane proteins at the cellular and molecular levels are main goals of our research activities. We currently focus on the structure analysis of human endothelin type B receptor that is one of G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) using insect-baculovirus expression system. We also study regulated signal transmission by PSD-95 which is a scaffolding protein in the postsynaptic density by utilizing a wide variety of techniques including animal models, cell systems, and molecular approaches.
Fields of research (key words)
Structural biology, Neuroscience