OKABE Koji, DDS, Ph.D in Medicine

Section of Cellular Physiology
Department of Physiological Science and Molecular Biology
Division of Biomedical Sciences

1.Regulatory mechanisms of proton extrusion and ion transport in osteoclasts
2.Disfunction of Cl- transporters (KCC, ClC channel) in osteoclasts and development of bone disease
3.Expression and functional analysis of Ca2+ transporters (NCX, TRP channel) that bear bone resorption in osteoclasts
4.Activation mechanism of osteoplastic bore resorption via TNFa signal
5.Developmental mechanisms of periodontal disease and pathological bone resorption by transcription factor NF-kB in periodontal tissue

Research work by OKABE Koji