KOJIMA Daisuke


小島 大輔こじま だいすけ
KOJIMA Daisuke

KOJIMA Daisuke
Title Lecturer
Affiliation Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry (UG), Department of Biological Sciences (GR), Graduate School of Science
E-mail
Room 214, Faculty of Science Bldg.3, 2F
TEL +81-3-5841-4382 | 24382(ext.)


Research Field

Photobiology, Biochemistry

Research Subject

Molecular mechanism of visual and non-visual photoreception in vertebrates

Current Research

Vertebrates perceive ambient light information with their visual and non-visual photoreceptor systems. The goal of my current research is to understand the molecular mechanisms of 1) dark and light adaptation of retinal rod photoreceptors, 2) difference in photoresponse between the retinal rods and cones photoreceptors, and 3) non-visual photoreception by non-rod non-cone photoreceptors present in the retina and in the brain.

Keywords

opsin, photoreceptor proteins, phototransduction, G-protein, retina, pineal, deep brain, circadian photoreception, behavior, transgenic technology, zebrafish

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