Projects
Name
Oxidative Stress in Biology and Medicine
University
Japan (IFMSA-Japan) - Tottori University, Tottori
Domain
Biochemistry
Departement
Medical Biochemistry, Department of Pathophysiological and Therapeutic Science
Head
Tatsuya Matsuura, Professor
Tutor
Kazuhiro Nakaso, Assistant Professor
Languages
English / Japanese
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
Cities/Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Augt Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
Our research interests are related to free radical biochemistry.
What is the aim of the project?
This involves oxidized phospholipid signaling in cell death and cell clearance; molecular mechanisms underlying action of antioxidants including CoQ homologs; protection by adenoviral transfection with antioxidant enzyme genes against acetaminophen-induced liver cell injury and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
What techniques and methods are used?
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What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
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Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Yes
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a poster
- The student will prepare a presentation
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
He or she should have completed biochemistry and physiology classes at least.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
7
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
Articles
- Ito S; Nakaso K; et al. Endogenous catecholamine enhances the dysfunction of unfolded protein response and alpha-synuclein oligomerization in PC12 cells overexpressing human alpha-synuclein. Neurosci Res 66 (1): 124-130; 2010.
- Matsura T.; Togawa A.; Kai M.; Nishida T.; Kusumoto C; et al. Protection by exogenously added coenzyme Q9 against free radical-induced injuries in human liver cells. J Clin Biochem Nutr 46 (3): 244-251; 2010.