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Ken-Ichi Sato

Kyoto Sangyo University

Dr. Ken-ichi Sato obtained his Ph.D. degree in biology from Kobe University, Japan. In 2007, he launched his research group of Cell Signaling and Development at Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto, Japan. His research interest is the role played by protein-tyrosine kinases in transmembrane signal transduction mechanisms such as in the cancer cells and the fertilized eggs.


Phosphorylation Photosynthesis Sulfation Tyrosine Kinases Amino Acids Biosynthesis Energetics Drugs Neurotransmitters Pharmaceuticals Dietary Supplements Food Additives

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Some scientific research has been conducted to understand the biological function and importance of tyrosine, a non-essential amino acid that, however, plays a pivotal role as a donor of phospho-tyrosine in signal transduction within the cells. In particular, the discovery of src (coined from sarcoma) gene and its protein product p60src in Rous sarcoma virus (that produce avian sarcoma) as well as in normal animal cells (from invertebrate species such as Monosiga ovata to vertebrate species such as frog and human) in 1960’s and thereafter has uncovered an involvement of tyrosine phosphorylation and dephosphorylation as a key feature in on-off switching of cell proliferation, cell cycle control, differentiation, early development, fertilization, and tumorigenesis.

This book will cover several aspects of biological as well as physicochemical features of tyrosine in all related scientific fields that include biology, chemistry, dietary and food science, health science, medicine, and ecological and environmental science.

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Ken-Ichi Sato

Kyoto Sangyo University

Ken-ichi Sato was born in Hokkaido, Japan. He graduated from Faculty of Science, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan, in 1988. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in biology from the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kobe University, in 1996. From 1991 to 2007, he worked as an Assistant Professor at the Research Center for Environmental Genomics, Kobe University. In 2007, he launched his own research group of Cell Signaling and Development in Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto, Japan. His research interest is the role played by protein-tyrosine kinases in transmembrane signal transduction mechanisms such as in the cancer cells and in the fertilized eggs. Currently, he is a Professor at the Department of Industrial Biosciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kyoto Sangyo University.

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