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November 27, 2015  HIGHLIGHT

A key to control the circadian rhythm lies in the molecules, revealed by interdisciplinary chemistry and biology research

Prof. Kenichiro Itami, Prof. Takashi Yoshimura, Prof. Steve Kay, and Prof. Stephan Irle along with their research groups at the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) at Nagoya University successfully discovered a unique molecule that can change the circadian rhythms in mammals. This study, using their unique and novel molecular catalytic approaches, became the first interdisciplinary achievement at ITbM, spanning the fields of synthetic chemistry, animal physiology, and computational chemistry. The results of this investigation are expected to contribute to victories over the various diseases related to the circadian rhythm and increased food production in the future.

This study was published online in Angewandte Chemie on May 8, 2015.


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