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kuniyoshi shimizu Last modified date:2019.10.08

Associate Professor / Systematic Forest and Forest Products Science
Department of Agro-environmental Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture


Graduate School


E-Mail
Homepage
http://ffpsc.agr.kyushu-u.ac.jp/sffps/   
Homepage of Laboratory of Systematic Forest and Forest Products Sciences.
http://shinrinken.main.jp/ .
Phone
092-642-3002
Fax
092-642-3002
Academic Degree
PhD
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
No
Field of Specialization
Natural Products Bioorganic Chemistry
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
00years00months
Outline Activities
The investigation of LOHAS-oriented biological activity of forest products and their applications

Forest has been known to have healing power for mind and body. Our group deals with LOHAS (Life Of Health And Sustainability) oriented biological aspects of forest products and their mode of action. In most cases this involves investigating the biological activity of extractives of mushroom , woods and plant etc, such as anti-androgenic activity, prevention effect of bone loss in calcium deficient ovariectomized rats of mushroom, healing aroma, and melanin biosynthesis inhibitory activity of wood extractives. Our research cover several practical fields such as cosmetics, aroma, functional food, living environment, toiletry etc.

1, Search for biologically active substance from plants.
2, Search for biologically active substance from mushrooms.
3, Studies on the mode of action of bioactive natural substances and their structural criteria.
4, The physiological and psychological effect of aroma (natural volatiles) on human.
5, Development of bioactive substances and extracts for practical use (cosmetics, aroma, functional food, toiletry and living environment.)
Research
Research Interests
  • Functional components isolated from Olive
    keyword : Olive
    2013.04.
  • Comparison of the physiological and psychological response of the component profile and human essential oil aroma prepared from cedar leaves and wood parts
    keyword : Cryptomeria japonica essential oil
    2013.04~2015.02.
  • Wild Mushroom in Nepal: Some potential Candidates as Antioxidant and ACE Inhibition Sources
    keyword : Wild Mushroom in Nepal
    2013.04.
  • Comparative Biological Study of Roots, Stems, Leaves, and Seeds of
    Angelica shikokiana Makino

    keyword : Angelica shikokiana
    2013.04.
  • Search for bioactive compound from the waste of Ejyptian plants
    keyword : Medicinal Plants from Ejypt
    2013.04.
  • HMGCoA reductase inhibitors from natural resources
    keyword : HMGCoA reductase inhibitor
    2008.05~2010.03.
  • Search for hair growth agents from natural products
    keyword : hair growth
    2008.05~2010.03.
  • Functional components isolated from Eriobotrya japonica
    keyword : Eriobotrya japonica
    2008.05.
  • Search for bioactive compounds from the bamboo and the skin of bamboo shoot
    keyword : bamboo shoot, biological activity
    2007.05.
  • Volatile compounds emitted from woods and their functions
    keyword : terpene, volatile
    2006.04.
  • The physiological and psychological effects of volatiles emitted from natural resources on human
    keyword : natural product, volatile, aroma, essential oil
    2005.04.
  • The aldose reductase inhibitors from Ganoderma lucidum
    keyword : aldose reductase, Ganoderma lucidum
    2004.04The inhibitory activity of the ethanol extract of Ganoderma lucidum on aldose reductase..
  • Search for the preventive compounds from mushroom on benign prostate hyperplasia
    keyword : Ganoderma lucidum, fruiting body, antiandrogen, 5a-reductase
    2001.04Screening of the inhibitors of benign prostatic hyperplasia from edible and medicinal mushrooms..
  • Search for the compound with estrogenic activity from mushrooms
    keyword : fruiting body, estrogenic activity, Pleurotus eryngii, Ganoderma lucidum
    2002.04Screening of the prophylactic compounds for osteoporosis from edible and medicinal mushrooms..
Academic Activities
Books
1. I. Kubo, K. Shimizu, K. Fujita, Naturally Occurring Antifungal Agents and Their Modes of Action.
Fungicides for Plant and Animal Diseases
, InTech, D. Dhanasekaran, N. Thajuddin and A. Panneerselvam (Ed.), 2012.11, [URL].
2. I. Kubo, K. Shimizu, K. Nihei, MANICOBA, A quercetin rich Amazonian dish
In: Quercetin: Dietary Sources, Functions and Health Benefits
, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2012.11.
3. I. Kubo, K. Fujita, K. Shimizu, Anti-Salmonella Agents from Tanacetum Balsamita, A Brazilian Medicinal Plant, and their Application
In: Antioxidants and Biocides from Latin American Plants
, CABI Publishing (UK), C.L. Cespedes, D.A. Sampietro, D.S. Seigler, Ed., 2012.11.
4. N. Masuoka, K. Shimizu, I. Kubo, Antioxidant Activity of Anacardic Acids
In: Antioxidants and Biocides from Latin American Plants;
, CABI Publishing (UK), C.L. Cespedes, D.A. Sampietro, D.S. Seigler, Ed., 2012.11.
5. I. Kubo, T. J. Ha, K. Shimizu, Molecular Design of Soybean Lipoxygenase Inhibitors Based on Natural Products, A Comprehensive Survey of International Soybean Research - Genetics, Physiology, Agronomy and Nitrogen Relationships, InTech, James E. Board (Ed.)
DOI: 10.5772/52703., 2013.03, [URL].
Reports
1. Amira Mira, kuniyoshi shimizu, An Update on Antitumor Activity of Angelica Species, Medicinal Plants - Recent Advances in Research and Development, pp 363-371, 2016.10.
2. I. Kubo, T. J. Ha, K. Shimizu, Molecular Design of Soybean Lipoxygenase Inhibitors Based on Natural Products, A Comprehensive Survey of International Soybean Research - Genetics, Physiology, Agronomy and Nitrogen Relationships, James E. Board (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0876-4, InTech, DOI: 10.5772/52703., 2013.01.
3. N. Masuoka, K. Shimizu, I. Kubo, Antioxidant Activity of Anacardic Acids
, In: Antioxidants and Biocides from Latin American Plants; C.L. Cespedes, D.A. Sampietro, D.S. Seigler, Ed., CABI Publishing (UK)(2012), In: Antioxidants and Biocides from Latin American Plants;
C.L. Cespedes, D.A. Sampietro, D.S. Seigler, Ed., CABI Publishing (UK)(2012), 2012.02.
4. I. Kubo, K. Fujita, K. Shimizu, Anti-Salmonella Agents from Tanacetum Balsamita, A Brazilian Medicinal Plant, and their Application, In: Antioxidants and Biocides from Latin American Plants; C.L. Cespedes, D.A. Sampietro, D.S. Seigler, Ed., CABI Publishing (UK), 2012.02.
5. I. Kubo, K. Shimizu, K. Nihei, MANICOBA, A quercetin rich Amazonian dish, In: Quercetin: Dietary Sources, Functions and Health Benefits- Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2012.02.
6. I. Kubo, K. Shimizu, K. Fujita, Naturally Occurring Antifungal Agents and Their Modes of Action., In : Fungicides Volume I; D. Dhanasekaran, N. Thajuddin, A. Panneerselvam, Ed., InTech - Open Access Publisher, 2012.02.
7. I. Kubo, N. Masuoka, T. J. Ha, K. Shimizu, K. Nihei, Multifunctional Antioxidant Activities of Alkyl Gallates, The Open Bioactive Compounds Journal, 3, 1-11(2010), 2010.06.
8. K. Shimizu, R. Kondo, K. Sakai, Tyrosinase inhibitors from Artocarpus incisus., Research Advances in Phytochemistry, 1, p19-34, 2000.01.
9. K. Shimizu, Tyrosinase and 5a-Reductase Inhibitory Components from Artocarpus incisus, Bull. Kyushu Univ. For., 82, p21-63, 2001.01.
10. I. Kubo, T. J. Ha, T. Nitoda, K. Shimizu, A. Kubo, Multifunctional Acne Control Agents , Current Topics in Phytochemistry, 9, 95-102 (2008) , 2008.06.
Educational
Educational Activities
Teaching for thesis