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Zendo Takeshi Last modified date:2024.06.03

Associate Professor / Systems Bioengineering
Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology
Faculty of Agriculture

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Laboratory of Microbial Technology .
Academic Degree
Ph. D
Field of Specialization
Applied Microbiology
Outline Activities
1. Study on bacteriocins produced by lactic acid bacteria

2. Study on production of useful materials by lactic acid bacteria
Research Interests
  • Antimicrobial peptides (bacteriocins) produced by lactic acid bacteria
    keyword : lactic acid bacteria, bacteriocin, nisin
  • Production of valuable materials by lactic acid bacteria
    keyword : lactic acid bacteria, lactic acid, biomass
Current and Past Project
  • Probiotic lactic acid bacteria and antimicrobial peptides novel ways to fight pathogens
  • Capacity Building and Development of Microbial Potential and Fermentation Technology towards New Era
Academic Activities
1. Zendo T., Sonomoto K., Lactic Acid Bacteria and Bifidobacteria: Current Progress in Advanced Research, Sonomoto K. and Yokota A. (eds.), Caister Academic Press, Chapter 9. Classification and diversity of bacteriocins. 159-164, 2011.07.
1. Rodney Honrada Perez, Takeshi Zendo, Kenji Sonomoto, Circular and Leaderless Bacteriocins: Biosynthesis, Mode of Action, Applications, and Prospects, Frontiers in Microbiology, 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02085, 9, 2085, 2018.09.
1. Takeshi Zendo, Chihiro Ohashi, Shintaro Maeno, Xingguo Piao, Seppo Salminen, Kenji Sonomoto, Akihito Endo, Kunkecin A, a New Nisin Variant Bacteriocin Produced by the Fructophilic Lactic Acid Bacterium, Apilactobacillus kunkeei FF30-6 Isolated From Honey Bees, FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 10.3389/fmicb.2020.571903, 11, 2020.09.
2. Rodney H. Perez, Naoki Ishibashi, Tomoko Inoue, Kohei Himeno, Yoshimitsu Masuda, Naruhiko Sawa, Takeshi Zendo, Pongtep Wilaipun, Vichien Leelawatcharamas, Jiro Nakayama, Kenji Sonomoto, Functional Analysis of Genes Involved in the Biosynthesis of Enterocin NKR-5-3B, a Novel Circular Bacteriocin, JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY, 10.1128/JB.00692-15, 198, 2, 291-300, 2016.01.
3. Mohamed Abdelfattah Maky, Naoki Ishibashi, Takeshi Zendo, Rodney Honrada Perez, Jehan Ragab Doud, Mohamed Karmi, Kenji Sonomoto, Enterocin F4-9, a novel O-linked glycosylated bacteriocin, APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 10.1128/AEM.00940-15, 81, 14, 4819-4826, 2015.07.
1. Takeshi Zendo, Rodney H. Perez, Kenji Sonomoto, Characterization of circular bacteriocins produced by lactic acid bacteria, 4th International Conference on Circular Proteins and Peptides, 2018.11.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japan Soceiety for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry
  • The Society for Biotechnology, Japan
  • The Japan Society for Lactic Acid Bacteria
  • Japan Bioindustry Association
  • Japanese Society of Enzyme Engineering
  • Elucidation of the biosynthetic mechanism of circular bacteriocins produced by lactic acid bacteria and its applications to develop new antimicrobial peptides
  • Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry Award for the Encouragement of Young Scientists; Discovery and characterization of novel bacteriocins from lactic acid bacteria.