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Research Center for Aging and Age-related Diseases

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Presentation of research achievements
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  Prevention and treatment of age-related diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, Alzheimer’s disease, and senile dementia, are pressing concerns in an aging society. The Research Center for Aging and Age-related Diseases was established in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences to clarify the molecular mechanisms of these diseases and develop strategies for their prevention and treatment. The Center’s project entitled “molecular mechanisms of cell-function control system failure and their role in the pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment of age-related diseases” was selected as an Open Research Center Project, part of the Promotional Project for the Advancement of Academic Research at Private Universities in April 2006. The project consists of the following four research groups:
  A. Molecular mechanisms of abnormal biological macromolecule formation due to aging and its control
  B. Molecular mechanisms of cell-function control by the immune and endocrine systems (Molecular mechanisms of abnormal expression of glycans and immune responses)
  C. Molecular mechanisms of physiological control by neural systems (Elucidation of autonomic cardiac function control mechanisms and development of therapeutic agents)
  D. Development of novel synthetic methods to aid in the development of multifunctional compounds (Synthesis of useful compounds using enzymes and metal catalysts)