Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Bioresponse

Professor

KATAYAMA, Takane
takane -at- lif.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Assistant Professor

KATOH, Toshihiko
tkatoh -at- lif.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Main theme

We are conducting research focusing on the symbiosis and co-evolution between gut microbes and the host. In particular, we are trying to understand the molecular basis of how gut microbes proliferate and persist in the host gut by assimilating milk oligosaccharides and mucin O-glycans produced by the host.

  • Symbiosis between bifidobacteria and infants mediated through breastmilk
  • Carbohydrate assimilation mechanism in gut microbes
  • Aromatic amino acid metabolism in gut microbes
  • Development of an apical aerobic co-cultivation system

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