Faculty of Medicine University of Miyazaki

Identification and Analysis of Bioactive Peptides

KATO, Johji, MD, PhD


What’s going on:

We are doing a wide range of research from basic research to clinical medicine with the major key word “bioactive peptides”. That is, we are trying to isolate and identify unknown bioactive peptides, clarify their functions and pathophysiological roles, and develop clinical and epidemiological research.

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Research projects

  1. Functional analysis of receptors for bioactive peptides in vitro
  2. Physiological and pathophysiological roles of bioactive peptides in vivo

Lab Techniques

  1. Cell culture and molecular biology experiments in vitro
  2. Cardiovascular pharmacological experiments in vivo
  3. Clinical and epidemiological studies of bioactive peptides


  1. Biological properties of adrenomedullin conjugated with polyethylene glycol. Kubo K, et al. Peptides 2014; 57: 118
  2. Functions of third extracellular loop and helix 8 of family B GPCRs complexed with RAMPs and characteristics of their receptor trafficking. Kuwasako K, et al. Curr Protein Pept Sci 2013; 14: 416
  3. Adrenomedullin Peptides. Kato et al. In: Kastin AJ, ed. Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides, Academic Press, San Diego, 2013, p. 1361-1368