KIMURA Ken-ichi



IWATE University  Faculty of Agriculture  Department of Biological Chemistry and Food Science 



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〒0208550 3-18-8 Ueda, Morioka

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Graduating School 【 display / non-display


    Tohoku University   Faculty of Agriculture   Agricultural Chemistry   Graduated

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    Tohoku University  Graduate School, Division of Agriculture  Agricultural Chemistry  Master's Course  Completed

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  • Tohoku University -  Doctor of agriculture  1990.12

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2001.12

    IWATE University   Faculty of Agriculture   Agro-bioscience   Food and Health Science   Associate Professor (As Old Post Name)   [Duty]

  • 2007.04

    IWATE University   Faculty of Agriculture   Associate Professor   [Duty]

  • 2010.10

    IWATE University   Professor   [Duty]

  • 2015.04

    IWATE University   Faculty of Agriculture   Biological Chemistry and Food Science   Department Head   [Concurrently]

  • 2016.04

    IWATE University   Faculty of Agriculture   Department of Biological Chemistry and Food Science   Department Head   [Concurrently]

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  • 2000.04

      Head of Quality Control Group, Iwate Pharmaceutical Product Plant, Snow Brand Milk Products, Co. Ltd.  

  • 1998.02

      Visiting Researcher, Southampton University  

  • 1984.04

      Researcher, Associate Researcher, Chief Researcher, Research Institute of Life Science, Snow Brand Milk Products, Co. Ltd.  

  • 1984.04

      Contract Researcher, The Physical and Chemical Research  

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Life Science / Bioorganic chemistry

  • Nanotechnology/Materials / Chemistry and chemical methodology of biomolecules

  • Life Science / Applied biochemistry


Course Subject 【 display / non-display

  • 2004

    Regulations relating Food Production

  • 2004

    Food and Health Science Seminar

  • 2004

    Food Hygiene Laboratory

  • 2004

  • 2004

    Basic Food and Health Science Laboratory

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Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • Chemical biology of natural products derived from microorganisms, food ingredients, and plant.

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    Keywords : Chemical biology, Natural product, Life-oriented diseases

    Style of Research: Collaboration in Japan

    Research Program: (not selected)  

Published Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Anti-melanogenesis activity of supercritical carbon dioxide extract from Perilla frutescens seeds.

    S. Suzuki, H. Fujisawa, J. Abe, K. Kimura

    Advances in Biological Chemistry     2023.02  [Refereed]

    Bulletin of University, Institute, etc.  Multiple authorship

  • Anti-melanogenesis effect of furanoeremophilanes identified from edible wild plants belonging to Cacalia sp.

    S. Uesugi, M. Hakozaki, Y. Kanno, Y. Takahashi, K. Shindo, K. Kimura, A. Yano

    Bioscience Biotechnology and Biochemistry     2022.10  [Refereed]

    Bulletin of University, Institute, etc.  Multiple authorship

  • Petasin is the main component responsible for the anti-adipogenic effect of Petasites japonicus

    S. Uesugi, M. Hakozaki, Y. Kanno, A. Shiraishi, M. Suzuki, K. Kimura, Y. Shiono, A. Yano

    Fitoterapia     2022.01  [Refereed]

    Bulletin of University, Institute, etc.  Multiple authorship

  • Cochlioquinone Derivatives Produced by Coculture of Endophytes, Clonostachys rosea and Nectria pseudotrichia

    F. F. Sofian, T. Suzuki, U. Supratman, D. Harneti, R. Maharani, S. Salam, F. F. Abdullah, T. Koseki, K. Tanaka, K. Kimura, Y. Shiono

    Fitoterapia     2021.10  [Refereed]

    Bulletin of University, Institute, etc.  Multiple authorship

  • Bakkenolide B is an Inhibitor of Interleukin-2 Production in Human T Cell Line Isolated from Petasites japonicus Using Yeast-Based Screening System.

    .S. Uesugi, M. Hakozaki, Y. Kanno, H. Takahashi, Y. Kudo, K. Kimura, H. Yamada, A. Yano

    Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem.     2021.10  [Refereed]

    Bulletin of University, Institute, etc.  Multiple authorship

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Tea as a Food Ingredient, Properties, Processing, and Health Aspects (Edited by J. Yin, Z, Fu and Y. Xu), Chapter 5. Japanese green tea: Processing, Chemical Properties and Health Benefits.

    S. Koide and K. Kimura


    Scholarly Book

  • Endophytic Microorganisms as a Source of Bioactive Compounds.

    Shiono, Y. and Kimura, K.


    Academic Books

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  • Liposidomycin, the first reported nucleoside antibiotic inhibitor of peptidoglycan biosynthesis translocase I: The related compounds with a perspective on their application to new antibiotics Bacterial polyoxin, named loposidomycin, a potent inhibitor of peptidoglycan biosynthesis.

    K. Kimura

    J. Antibiot ( Nature Publishing Group )  72   877 - 889   2019.12

    Academic Journal  

  • Studies of novel bioprobes isolated from rare natural sources using mutant yeasts.

    K. Kimura

    J. Antibiot. ( Nature Publishing Group )  72 ( 8 ) 579 - 589   2019.08

    Academic Journal  

  • Barminomycin, a model for the development of new anthracyclines.

    K. Kimura, D. M. Spencer, R. Bilardi, L. P. Swift, A. J. Box, R. T. Brownlee, S. M. Cutts and D. R. Phillips

    Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry ( Bentham Science Publication Ltd. )  10   38 - 43   2010.01

    In-House Magazine  

  • Antimicrobial nucleoside antibiotics targetting cell wall assembly: Recent advances in structure-function studies and nucleoside biosynthesis.

    Winn, M., Goss, R. J. M., Kimura, K. and Bugg, T. D. H.

    Natural Products Report ( Royal Society of Chemistry )  27   279 - 304   2010.01

    In-House Magazine  

  • Recent advances in antimicrobial nucleoside antibiotics targeting cell wall biosynthesis.

    Kimura, K. and Bugg, T.D.H.

    Nat. Prod. Rep. ( Royal Society of Chemistry )  20   252 - 273   2003.03


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Academic Awards Received 【 display / non-display

  • 2022.03.15

  • 2019.06.07

  • 2019.03.24

  • 2018.12.22

  • 2018.11.08

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Preferred joint research theme 【 display / non-display

  • Screening of new biological active substance from natural resources such as food ingredients, microorganism and plant.

    Joint research form : Cooperative Research with Industry-University research organizations and/or private agencies.

    Possible form for cooperating Industry-Academia Collaboration : Cooperative Research