Susumu Kajiwara
Susumu Kajiwara

Professor, Department of Life Science and Technology
PhD 1993, Tokyo Institute of Technology
E-mail: kajiwara.s.aa(at)m.titech.ac.jp
Office: Room 1018, J3 building, Suzukakedai campus

Areas of Research: Medical Microbiology, Molecular Biotechnology, Environmental Science.

Keywords: Pathogenicity, drug resistance, Biofilm, Drug discovery, Biofuel

Research interest:

Our laboratory has studied in the field medical microbiology and environment biotechnology and, in present, focuses on "drug discovery for infectious diseases", "the molecular mechanism of drug resistance and biofilm formation of pathogens", the interaction mechanism between pathogen and the host" and "the efficient utilization of unused bio-resources".

Biofilm formation of pathogenic fungus
病原真菌のバイオフィルム形成

Apoptosis induction of hepatocyte by pathogenic fungi
病原真菌による肝細胞のアポトーシス誘導

Selected publications

  1. W. Watanasrisin et al. "Identification and characterization of Candida utilis multidrug efflux transporter CuCdr1p" FEMS Yeast Res. 16 pii: fow042. doi: 10.1093/femsyr/fow042 (2016)
  2. S. Panapruksachat et al. "Identification and functional characterization of Penicillium marneffei pleotropic drug resistance transporters ABC1 and ABC2" Medical Mycol. 54, 478- (2016)
  3. W. Juntachai, et al. "Identification of the haemolytic activity of Malassezia species" Mycoses 57, 163-168 (2014)
  4. S. Youngchim, et al. "The role of L-DOPA on melanization and mycelial production in Malassezia furfur" PLoS One 8, e63764 (2013)
  5. M. Nagi, et al. "The Candida glabrata sterol scavenging mechanism, mediated by the ATP-binding cassette transporter Aus1p, is regulated by iron limitation" Mol Microbiol. 88, 371-381 (2013)
  6. C. Yurayart, et al. Antifungal susceptibilities and interpretation analysis of Malassezia pachydermatis and Candida parapsilosis isolated from healthy and dogs with seborrheic dermatitis" Medical Mycol. 51, 721-730 (2013)
  7. M. Nagi, et al. "The Candida glabrata sterol scavenging mechanism, mediated by the ATP-binding cassette transporter Aus1p, is regulated by iron limitation" Mol Microbiol. 88, 371-381 (2013)
  8. A. Thong-on, et al, "Isolation and characterization of anaerobic bacteria for symbiotic recycling of uric acid nitrogen in the gut of various termites", Microbes Envrion. 27, 186-192 (2012)
  9. W. Juntachai, et al. "Purification and characterization of a secretory lipolytic enzyme, MgLIP2, from Malassezia globosa", Microbiology 157, 3490-3497 (2011)
  10. T. Akao, et al. "Whole-genome sequencing of sake yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae Kyokai no. 7", DNA Res. 18, 423–434 (2011)
  11. C. Yurayart, et al. "Comparative analysis of frequency, distribution and population sizes of yeasts associated canine seborrheic dermatitis and healthy," Veterinary Microbiology, 148, 356-362 (2011)
  12. M. Nagi, et al. "Transcription factors CgUPC2A and CgUPC2B regulate ergosterol biosynthetic genes in Candida glabrata," Genes to Cells, 16, 80-89 (2011)

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