Department of Clinical Application


We focus on the discovery of novel functions and the assessement of safety of natural medicines from viewpoints of lipid metabolism. Special emphases of our recent research are on the effects of fish- or plant-derived n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and animal bile-deirived bile acids on lipid metabolism and various diseases in the experimental animals. Followings are ongoing research projects.

EAssessment of the usability ofƒ¿-linolenic acid-rich vegetable oil as a component of parenteral/enteral nutritional supplements  -Comparison with eicosapentaenoic acid-rich fish oil-

EMechanistic elucidation for the novel actions of animal bile preparations through bile acid sensors

ELipidomic approach for the detection of novel metabolic actions of kampo formulations


Associate professor Shiro WATANABE, PhD @
Assistant professor Kyosuke FUJITA, PhD


Under graduates Shun Inoue
Seiya Matsukawa



Division of Nuritional Biochemistry
Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama
2630, Sugitani, Toyama 930-0194
TEL 076-434-7616
TEL 076-434-7616