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Morita Masaki Last modified date:2018.03.19

Research Assistant Professor / Pharmaceutical Synthetic Chemistry Laboratory
Department of Chemo-Pharmaceutical Sciences
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences


Graduate School
Undergraduate School


E-Mail
Academic Degree
D.Sci.
Field of Specialization
Organic Chemistry, Natural Product Chemistry
Outline Activities
1. The design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of biologically active molecules based on natural products
2. The development of molecular probes to elucidate the biological function of glycolipids
Research
Research Interests
  • The design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of biologically active molecules based on natural products
    keyword : natural products, synthetic organic chemistry, chemical biology
    2009.08.
  • Synthetic study of physalins towards biological evaluations
    keyword : physalins, steroids, synthetic organic chemistry, inhibition of NF-kB activation
    2009.08.
  • The development of molecular probes to elucidate the biological function of glycolipids
    keyword : synthetic organic chemistry, molecular probes, glycolipids
    2017.04.
Academic Activities
Papers
1. Masaki Morita, Shuntaro Kojima, Megumi Ohkubo, Hiroyuki Koshino, Daisuke Hashizume, Go Hirai, Keiji Maruoka, Mikiko Sodeoka, Synthesis of the Right-Side Structure of Type B Physalins, Isr. J. Chem., 10.1002/ijch.201600110, 57, 3-4, 309-318, 2017.04, [URL].
2. Masaaki Ozawa, Masaki Morita, Go Hirai, Satoru Tamura, Masao Kawai, Ayako Tsuchiya, Kana Oonuma, Keiji Maruoka, Mikiko Sodeoka, Contribution of Cage-Shaped Structure of Physalins to Their Mode of Action in Inhibition of NF-kappa B Activation, ACS Med. Chem. Lett., 10.1021/ml400144e, 4, 8, 730-735, 2013.08, [URL].
3. Masaki Morita, Go Hirai, Megumi Ohkubo, Hiroyuki Koshino, Daisuke Hashizume, Keiji Maruoka, Mikiko Sodeoka, Kinetically Controlled One-Pot Formation of DEFGH-Rings of Type B Physalins through Domino-Type Transformations, Org. Lett., 10.1021/ol301394b, 14, 13, 3434-3437, 2012.07, [URL].
Presentations
1. Morita Masaki, Shuntaro Kojima, Go Hirai, Mikiko Sodeoka, Synthetic Strategy Towards Unique Complex Right-Side Structures of Physalins, Pacifichem 2015, 2015.12.
2. Morita Masaki, Shuntaro Kojima, Go Hirai, Mikiko Sodeoka, Synthetic Strategy Towards Unique Complex Right-Side Structures of Physalins, 4th RIKEN-MPI Joint Symposium, 2015.05.
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan
  • Chemical Society of Japan
Awards
  • Otsu Academy Award Fellow