Faculty

Assistant Professor Kentaro Kato

Speciality / Research theme / Keywords
Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Glycobiology, Parasitology
Supervision
Masters ProgrammeDoctoral Programme

Qualifications

PhD(Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Personal/Word Web page addresses

http://www.tm.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/nekken/departments/eco-epidemiology.html
https://researchmap.jp/read0147848

ResearchGate or Linked-in account Link

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kentaro-Kato-5
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kentaro-kato-76b91b9/

Affiliation(s)

Department of Eco-epidemiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University

Background

[Academic background]

  • April, 2001 – March, 2004: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (PhD)
  • April, 1999 – March, 2001: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (MSc)
  • April, 1993 – March, 1997: Hokkaido University, Hokkaido, Japan (BSc)
  • April, 1989 – March, 1992: Shonan high school, Kanagawa, Japan

[Work history]

  • March, 2017 – Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Eco-epidemiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan
  • April, 2010 – February, 2017: Assistant Professor, Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan
  • April, 2008 – March, 2010: Postdoctoral fellow, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University, Hokkaido, Japan
  • April, 2005 – March, 2008: Visiting research assistant, Odontologisk Institute/ Institute of Medical Biochemistry and Genetics/ Institute of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Panum Instituttet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Teaching

全学モジュールI「健康と医療の安全・安心」(Japanese) (Nagasaki University)

Research

Molecular basis of virulent factors of Entamoeba histolytica
Structural analysis of Entamoeba histolytica lectins
Identification of factors inducing chemotaxis of Schistosoma mansoni miracidia

The country/countries where you work currently

Japan, U.S.A., Denmark

Five MOST IMPORTANT/INTERESTING recent publications

  1. Mitsui Y, Miura M, Kato K, Aoki Y; Chemotactic responses of Brugia pahangi infective third-stage larvae to tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane-related compounds and amino acids. Journal of Helminthology, 95, e72 (2021) https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022149X21000705
  2. Kato K*, Hansen L* and Clausen H; Polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase-Associated Phenotypes in Mammals. Molecules, 26, 5504 (2021) https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26185504
  3. Mitsui Y, Miura M, Kato K; In vitro effects of febrifugine on Schistosoma mansoni adult worms. Tropical Medicine and Health, 48, 42 (2020) https://doi.org/10.1186/s41182-020-00230-x
  4. de las Rivas M, Daniel EJP, Narimatsu Y, Compañón I, Kato K, Hermosilla P, Thureau A, Ceballos-Laita L, Coelho H, Bernadó P, Marcelo F, Hansen L, Maeda R, Lostao A, Corzana F, Clausen H, Gerken TA, Hurtado-Guerreo R; Molecular basis for fibroblast growth factor 23 O-glycosylation by GalNAc-T3. Nature Chemical Biology, 16, 351-360 (2020) https://doi.org/10.1038/s41589-019-0444-x
  5. Mitsui Y and Kato K; Application of non-fluorescent dyes to assess the antischistosomal effect of antimalarial drugs on Schistosoma mansoni adult worms. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases, 71, 382-387 (2018) https://doi.org/10.7883/yoken.JJID.2018.034

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