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2019.09.20

【Awards and Commendations】Akinobu SENOO (D2), Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, won the Poster award at the 13th Symposium on Biofunctional Chemistry.

On 6th September 2019, Akinobu SENOO (D2), Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, won the Poster award at the 13th Symposium on Biofunctional Chemistry.

● About awarded research
Protein-protein interaction (PPI) makes up a huge network responsible for lots of cellular events. A small molecule compound that regulates the PPI has a potential as a novel molecular-targeting drug. However, it is thought to be quite difficult to regulate the proteins with small molecules because of a gap in the molecular weight between them. In this study, we identified a small molecule inhibitor and elucidated its function targeting the cell adhesive protein P-cadherin. This study could promote the drug development for the disease-related PPIs. 

( the 2nd from the right)

It is such an honor to be awarded this prize. I thank all the conference staff and Prof. Tsumoto and members in our laboratory.