2017/08/21 We reconfirmed that molecular simulations are powerful tools to provide conceptual insight about interactions between membrane protein and lipid molecules. See
Structural insights into ligand recognition by the lysophosphatidic acid receptor LPA6 Nature, 548, 356-360 (17 August 2017). doi:10.1038/nature23448
See also the importance of hydrophobic shape of lipid mediator for binding to GPCR J. Med. Chem., 2017, 60 (14), pp 6384-6399. NEW
2017/07/10 June 13, 2017- We welcome Vivian Ho (Edinburgh, UK) and Jinhee Lee (Palm Beach Atlantic, USA) as summer interns.
2016/07/11 late June -early July, 2016 Kim, Erika and Amy joined in the lab as summer interns. Welcome all and enjoy Tokyo life, together with doing some research projects.
2015/04/13 Dr. Hiroak Kurouchi (as of April 1, 2015) was awarded “Best Presentation Award” in the 135th annual meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan at Kobe (March 26-28, 2015).