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last modified:2017/05/23

Assistant Professor Kitani, Yoichiro

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Faculty, Affiliation

Institute of Nature and Environmental Technology

College and School Educational Field


Laboratory

Academic Background

【Academic background(Doctoral/Master's Degree)】
Tokyo University of Fisheries Doctor Course of Food Science and Technology 200709 Completed
Tokyo University of Fisheries Master Course of Food Science and Technology 200303 Completed
【Academic background(Bachelor's Degree)】
TOKAI University 200103
【Degree】
Doctor of Philosophy

Career

NORD University Faculty of Bioscience and Aquaculture Post-Doc(2011/09/01-2016/02/29)
Nihon University College of Bioresource Sciences Post-Doc(2009/04/01-2011/08/31)
World Intec CO., LTD.(2008/04/01-2009/03/31)
Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology(2007/10/01-2008/03/31)

Year & Month of Birth

Academic Society

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Specialities

Aquatic life science

Speciality Keywords

Innate immune system, Fish body surface, antimicrobial proteins/peptides, L-amino acid oxidase

Research Themes

Innate immune system on the fish body surface.

Fishes are continuously attacked by the pathogenic bacteria in the environmental water. Therefore, the fish body mucus contains various kinds of antimicrobial factor. In this study, we attempt to clarify the structure and function of the antimicrobial factors.

Books

Papers

  •  Identification of an antibacterial protein as L-amino acid oxidase in the skin mucus of rockfish Sebastes schlegeli  Yoichiro Kitani, Chihiro Tsukamoto, GuoHua Zhang, Hiroshi Nagai, Masami Ishida, Shoichiro Ishizaki, Kuniyoshi Shimakura, Kazuo Shiomi and Yuji Nagashima " FEBS J 274 1 125-136 2007/01
  •  Studies on structure, characterization and gene expression of a novel antibacterial protein isolated from the skin mucus of rockfish Sebastes schlegeli Yoichiro Kitani 2007/09
  •  Gene expression and distribution of antibacterial L-amino acid oxidase in the rockfish Sebastes schlegeli Yoichiro Kitani, Tsukasa Mori, Hiroshi Nagai, Keiko Toyooka, Shoichiro Ishizaki, Kuniyoshi Shimakura, Kazuo Shiomi and Yuji Nagashima  Fish Shellfish Immunol 23 6 1178-1186 2007/12
  •  Antibacterial action of L-amino acid oxidase from the skin mucus of rockfish Sebastes schlegelii Yoichiro Kitani, Nobuyo Kikuchi, GuoHua Zhang, Shoichiro Ishizaki, Kuniyoshi Shimakura, Kazuo Shiomi and Yuji Nagashima  Comp Biochem Physiol B 149 2 394-400 2008/02
  •  Optical enzyme sensor for determining L-lysine content using L-lysine oxidase from the rockfish Sebastes schlegeli  Hideki Endo, Yoshitaka Hayashi, Yoichiro Kitani, Huifeng Ren, Tetsuhito Hayashi and Yuji Nagashima Anal Bioanal Chem 391 4 1255-1261 2008/06

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  •  Isolation and cDNA cloning of an antibacterial L-amino acid oxidase from the skin mucus of the great sculpin Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus  Yuji Nagashima, Chihiro Tsukamoto, Yoichiro Kitani, Shoichiro Ishizaki, Hiroshi Nagai, T Yanagimoto  Comp Biochem Physiol B 154 1 55-61 2009/09
  •  Discovery of serum L-amino acid oxidase in the rockfish Sebastes schlegeli: Isolation and biochemical characterization Yoichiro Kitani, Masami Ishida, Shoichiro Ishizaki, Yuji Nagashima Comp Biochem Physiol B 157 4 351-356 2010/12/01
  •  Histological and MS spectrometric analyses of the modified tissue of bulgy form tadpoles induced by salamander predation Tsukasa Mori, Yoichiro Kitani, Jun Ogihara, Manabu Sugiyama, Goshi Yamamoto, Osamu Kishida, Kinya Nishimura Biology open 1 4 308-317 2012/04
  •  Homozygous and heterozygous GH transgenesis alters fatty acid composition and content in the liver of Amago salmon (Oncorhynchus masou ishikawae) Manabu Sugiyama, Fumio Takenaga, Yoichiro Kitani, Goshi Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Okamoto, Tetsuji Masaoka, Kazuo Araki, Hiroyuki Nagoya, Tsukasa Mori Biology open 1 10 1035-1042 2012/10
  •  A novel beta-defensin antimicrobial peptide in Atlantic cod with stimulatory effect on phagocytic activity Jareeporn Ruangsri, Yoichiro Kitani, Viswanath Kiron, Jep Lokesh, Monica F Brinchmann, Bård Ove Karlsen, Jorge MO Fernandes PLOS one 8 4 e62302 2013/04
  •  Intra-tissue localization of an antibacterial L-amino acid oxidase in the rockfish Sebastes schlegeli Yoichiro Kitani, Keiko Toyooka, Makoto Endo, Shoichiro Ishizaki, Yuji Nagashima Developmental & Comparative Immunology 39 4 456-459 2013/04
  •  Gene expression profiles in Rana pirica tadpoles following exposure to a predation threat Tsukasa Mori, Yukio Yanagisawa, Yoichiro Kitani, Manabu Sugiyama, Osamu Kishida, Kinya Nishimura BMC genomics 16 258 2015/04
  •  Identification of the Atlantic cod L-amino acid oxidase and its alterations following bacterial exposure Yoichiro Kitani, Jorge MO Fernandes, Viswanath Kiron Developmental & Comparative Immunology 50 2 116-120 2015/06
  •  L-Amino acid oxidase, a novel antibacterial protein in the rockfish Sebastes schlegeli  Yoichiro Kitani, Shoichiro Ishizaki and Yuji Nagashima  Aqua-BioScience Monographs 8 1 1-26 2015/10/26
  •  Sodium fluoride induces hypercalcemia resulting from the upregulation of both osteoblastic and osteoclastic activities in goldfish, Carassius auratus. Sato M, Hanmoto T, Yachiguchi K, Tabuchi Y, Kondo T, Endo M, Kitani Y, Sekiguchi T, Urata M, Hai TN, Srivastav AK, Mishima H, Hattori A, Suzuki N Comp Biochem Physiol C 189 54-60 2016/11

Conference Presentations

  • Innate immunity in the body surface of fish: L-amino acid oxidase, a novel antibacterial molecule family(conference:2016 Joint Seminar of Environmental Ecology and Restoration between Taiwan and Japan)(2016/09/09)
  • Antimicrobial peptides/proteins in the fish body surface(conference:Joint Symposium Can Tho University - Kanazawa University)(2016/12/12)

Arts and Fieldwork

Patent

Theme to the desired joint research

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research

Classes (Bachelors)

○Marine Biochemistry(2017)
○Marine Biochemistry(2017)
○Field Work of Biology 2(2017)
○Field Work of Biology 2(2016)

Classes (Graduate Schools)

○Integrated Systems Biology A(2017)
○Integrated Systems Biology B(2017)
○Basic Systems Biology B(2016)

International Project

International Students

Lecture themes

Others (Social Activities)

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