Understanding the roles of glycan assemblies in living organisms
The research purpose of the Bioregulation of Cell and Organism Division in the Integrated Glyco-BioMedical Research Center (iGMED) is to elucidate the functions of glycan assemblies in living organisms, focusing on specific physiological phenomena or diseases. In particular, the division focuses on several physiological events, including neural functions, development, regeneration, and aging, as well as diseases such as cancer, infectious diseases, and neurological disorders.
This division focuses their research on glycan-remodeled animals and disease model animals. By integrating the principles of single glycan molecules and glycan assemblies derived from the other divisions, we can expand our knowledge of how glycans are involved in complex biological and pathological processes. Clarification of the principles of glycans in diseases will lead to the development of novel diagnoses and therapies for diseases associated with glycans.