Koji Takeuchi

Koji Takeuchi, PhD received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. He is a Professor Emeritus & Guest Professor of the Kyoto Pharmaceutical University as well as a Guest Professor of Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts. His research interest covers numerous areas of GI pharmacology and physiology, and his most notable contribution is to understanding of mucosal defense, focusing on the regulation of acid/bicarbonate secretion, the role of capsaicin-sensitive afferent neurons, and the influences of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and prostaglandins; their mode of action, cyclo-oxygenase isozymes, receptors that drive physiological responses, and their role in mucosal injury, protection and healing. He published more than 400 papers in the peer-reviewed journals and about 20 book chapters.

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