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Researcher Information

last modified:2018/04/02

Assistant Professor SAKAI Norihiko


Faculty, Affiliation

University Hospital

College and School Educational Field


Division of blood purification TEL:076-265-2000 FAX:076-234-4250

Academic Background

【Academic background(Doctoral/Master's Degree)】
Kanazawa University Doctor Internal Medicine 200103 Completed
【Academic background(Bachelor's Degree)】
Osaka City University 199603


Post-doctoral fellow Internal Medicine(2001/04/01-2007/10/31)
assistant professor Division of blood purification(2007/11/01-2008/03/31)
assistant professor Division of blood purufication(2008/08/01-)
Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Rheumatology, CIID(2010/04/01-2013/03/10)

Year & Month of Birth


Academic Society

The japanese society of internal medicine
The japanese society of nephrology
The japanese society for dialysis therapy
Japan college of rheumatology
The japanese society of inflammation and regeneration
International society of nephrology


○Japanese Society of Inflammation and Regeneration(2007)
○CKD award 2008(2008)
○PD fund(2008)
○Advans Encourage Award(2009)
○PD fund(2010)
○JSPS Excellent Young Researcher Overseas Visit Program(2010)
○JSPS Excellent Young Researcher Overseas Visit Program(2010)
○JSPS Excellent Young Researcher Overseas Visit Program(2010)


Kidney internal medicine

Speciality Keywords


Research Themes

Mechanism of renal fibrosis


  •  Role of fibrocytes in renal fibrosis. World Scientific Publishing Co 2006
  •  Fibrocyte 2009


  •  The renin-angiotensin system contributes to renal fibrosis through regulation of fibrocytes. Norihiko Saka, et. al. JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION 26 4 780-790 2008
  •  Secondary lymphoid tissue chemokine (SLC/CCL21)/CCR7 signaling regulates fibrocytes in renal fibrosis. Norihiko Sakai, et.al. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AME 103 38 14098-14103 2006
  •  MCP-1/CCR2-dependent loop for fibrogenesis in human peripheral CD14-positive monocytes. Norihiko Sakai, et.al. JOURNAL OF LEUKOCYTE BIOLOGY 79 3 555-563 2006
  •  Involvement of extracellular signal-regulated kinase and p38 in human diabetic nephropathy. Norihiko Sakai, et.al. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES 45 1 54-65 2005
  •  p38 MAPK phosphorylation and NF-kappa B activation in human crescentic glomerulonephritis. Norihiko Sakai, et. al. NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION 17 6 998-1004 2002

Conference Presentations

Arts and Fieldwork


Theme to the desired joint research

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research


Classes (Bachelors)

○Kidney, Urogenital Organ & Male Genital Organ(2017)
○Kidney, Urogenital Organ & Male Genital Organ(2016)

Classes (Graduate Schools)

○Disease Control and Homeotasis(2017)

International Project

International Students

Lecture themes

Others (Social Activities)

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