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Outline of the research

Omics is a word that expresses the technique of investigating whole organisms, and comprehensively investigating in-vivo molecules is called omics analysis. Depending on the target, there are genomics (DNA), transcriptomics (mRNA), proteomics (protein), metabolomics (metabolites), and further lipidomics (lipid metabolites). In this field, we aim to integrate these individual omics analyzes and combine this with the analysis of biological phenotypes to comprehensively analyze individual life phenomena.

We study the functions of the transcription factors (CREBH and SREBP) that regulate the gene expression related to lipid metabolism. In the phenotypic analysis of living organisms, genetically modified mice, we study the development and improvement of lifestyle-related diseases. Finally, we aim to develop treatment strategies for diseases from dietary habits or Kampo.

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