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Masakuni Tako

タコウ マサクニ | Masakuni Tako
Affiliation and department:
Job title: Development of Health Foods and Cosmetics
Other affiliations (1):
Research field  (2): Food sciences ,  Applied biochemistry
Research keywords  (5): Structure-function relationship of polysaccharides ,  The principles of starch gelatinization and retrogradation ,  The principles of polysaccharide gels ,  Development and application of functional polysaccharides from sub-tropical bio-resources ,  Studies on health and longevity science
Research theme for competitive and other funds  (11):
  • 1993 - 2013 Study on anti-cancer and immunomodulating polysaccharides
  • 1992 - 2013 Studies on the isolation and application of polysaccharides from subtropical plantes and marine algae
  • 1992 - 2013 Development and application of functional polysaccharides
  • 1983 - 2013 Study on the Relationship between structure and function of polysaccharides
  • 1983 - 2013 Study on gelation mechanism of polysaccharides
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Papers (121):
  • Masakuni Tako, Takeshi Teruya, Keiko Uechi, Teruko Konishi. Molecular origin for strong agarose gels: Multi-stranded hydrogen bonding. Journal of Polymer and Biopolymer Physics Chemistry. 2021. 9. 1. 13-19
  • Tako Masakuni, Teruko Konishi. Discovery of κ-carrageenan-like agarose from a red seaweed, Gracilaria coronopifolia. International Research Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry. 2018. 17. 2. 1-11
  • Junpei Shimabukuro, Takuya Yogi, Mariko Nago, Takeshi Teruya, Teruko Konishi, Masakuni Tako. Induction of apoptosis by fucoidan isolated from a traditional food, Saccharina longissima in U937 human leukemia cells. Functional Foods in Health and Disease. 2018. 8. 4. 242-255
  • Tako Masakuni, Tamaki Yukihiro, Teruya Takeshi. Discovery of highly branched galactomannan from seeds of Desmanthus illinoensis. Jouranl of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology. 2018. 9. 2. 101-116
  • Youichi Yamashiro, Masahiro Nakamura, Takuya Yogi, Takechi Teruya, Teruko Konishi, Shuntoku Uechi, Masakuni Tako. Anticoagulant activity of rhamnan sulfate isolated from commercially cultured Monotroma nitidum. International Journal of Biomedial Materials Research. 2017. 5. 3. 37-43
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MISC (28):
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Patents (3):
  • オキナワモズク由来のヒアルロニダーゼ阻害剤またはアトピー皮膚炎治療剤
  • Acetylfucoidan and its manufacturing method from commercially cultured Okinawa Mozuku (Cladosiphon okamuranus)
  • 養殖オキナワモズクを原料とするアセチルフコイダンおよびそれの製造法
Books (11):
  • Succession to Legacies in Art and Music
    Tokyo Books Publishers 2013
  • Spirits of Beethoven's Music-Complete Symphonies
    Tokyo Tosho 2008
  • ベートーヴェンの音楽の神髄-全交響曲
    2008
  • Love and Music Life in Beethoven
    Tokyo Tosho 2005
  • 愛と音楽の人生-ベートーヴェン
    2005 ISBN:4901880934
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Lectures and oral presentations  (121):
  • Principle of transparent agarose gels
    (The 38th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Carbohydrate Research 2019)
  • Chemical structure of unusually branched pectin from Artemisia indica
    (20th European Carbohydrate Symposium 2019)
  • Some activities of unusually branched pectin isolated from Artemisia indica Wild
    (Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry 2019)
  • Chemical structure of unusually branched pectin from Artemisia indica
    (The 37th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Carbohydrate Research 2018)
  • Discovery of κ-carrageenan-like agarose from Gracilaria coronopifolia
    (The 29th International Carbohydrate Symposium 2018)
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Works (3):
  • Beethoven created Black-hole in Piano Sonata No.23 "Appassionata"
    Masakuni Tako 2014 -
  • Jazz is originated in Beethoven,s final piano sonata
    2009 -
  • Jazz is originated in Beethoven's final Piano sonata
    Masakuni Tako 2000 -
Education (3):
  • 1972 - 1975 Graduate Course of Kyushu University Food Science and Technology
  • 1970 - 1972 Graduate Course of Kagoshima University Agricultural Chemistry
  • 1966 - 1970 University of the Ryukyus Agricultural Chemistry
Professional career (1):
  • Doctor of Agricultural Science in Food Science and Technology (Kyushu University)
Work history (6):
  • 2013/03 - 現在 Health and Longevity Research Center Director
  • 2012/04 - 現在 University of the Ryukyus Professor Emeritus
  • 2001/01 - 2012/03 University of the Ryukyus Department of Subtropical Bioscience and Biotechnology Professor
  • 1988/06 - 2000/12 University of the Ryukyus Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Facultyr of Agriculture Associate Professor
  • 1982/04 - 1988/05 University of the Ryukyus Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture Assistant Professor
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Committee career (11):
  • 2005/12 - 現在 Okinawa Beethoven Society President
  • 2004/07 - 現在 The Japanese Society of Applied Glycoscience Councilor
  • 2004/07 - 2015/06 日本応用糖質科学会 評議員
  • 2003/08 - 2013/07 日本糖質学会 評議員
  • 2003/08 - 2013/07 The Japanese Society of Carbohydrate Research Councilor
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Awards (2):
  • 2008/09 - The Japanese Society of Applied Glycoscience The Japanese Society of Applied Glycoscience Award Studies on Gelation Mechanism of Polysaccharides and, Development and Application of Fucoidan
  • 1996/01 - Okinawa Foundation Award for Research Promotion in Okinawa Study on Application of Membranes in Sugar Processing Industry
Association Membership(s) (13):
Okinawa Beethoven Society ,  国際伝記協会 ,  日本食品科学工学会 ,  JAPAN SOCIETY FOR BIOSICENCE, BIOTECHNOLOGY, AND AGROCHEMISTRY ,  アメリカ化学会 ,  ニューヨーク科学アカデミー ,  THE JAPANESE SOCIETY OF CARBOHYDRATE RESEARCH ,  日本応用糖質科学会 ,  International Biographical Centre ,  Japanese Society of Food Science and Technology ,  American Chemical Society ,  New York Academy of Sciences ,  The Japanese Society of Applied Glycoscience
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