Student written Research Laboratory Guidebook 2023Nagaoka University of Technology

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Laboratory of Glycobiology

Associate Professor / Takeshi SATO

Associate ProfessorTakeshi SATO

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  • Challenging to reveal the mechanism of the glycosylation.
  • More experiments, more research.
  • Social contribution by applying our research.


Associate Professor / Takeshi SATO
Our boss likes watching sports such as baseball, Sumo and football. He is a kindness person who advises us about research, work and our life. He supports each of us with doing his best.

Research Content

Glycan consists of monosaccharide such as glucose, which is an important material for life phenomenon. For example, ABO blood type is determined by difference of monosaccharide of the glycan terminal. In addition, it relates to various disease. It is well known that glycan structure changes in cancer cell compared to normal cell. Our purpose is contribution by applying to the field of life science and medicine by revealing the function of glycan and expression mechanism.

An experimental equipment for western blotting.

A Day in the Lab

We work from 9:30 to 18:00 in laboratory. We research glycobiology by experiments of analyzing glycoprotein, glycolipid and gene. Our laboratory hold on seminar to report research progress and to introduce thesis related our research. In seminar and academic conference, we discuss our research with other people and get various knowledge. In addition, we enjoy a lot of events which are firework festival and get party. So our laboratory life is fulfilling.

Scene of experiment using cells.

Thesis Subjects

  • (M)Function of highly branched N-glycans to spheroid formation of A549 human lung cancer stem cells
  • (M)Effects of E-cadherin N-glycans on signal transduction of A549 human lung cancer cells
  • (M)Transcriptional regulation of human β4-galactosyltransferase 6 gene by transcription factor MZF1

The number of
PhD Graduates


Major employers of Graduates

  • Nipro Pharma Corporation
  • SEED
  • Takesho Food & Ingredients
  • Kure City
  • Miyazawa
  • Chugai Pharma Manufacturing
  • Denka
Writer : NIHEI Masanobu, Bioengineering
(National Institute of Technology, Asahikawa College)