Yohei Abe, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Department of Pharmacy, Yamagata University, Yamagata, Japan, Ph.D. (2014)

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Tokyo, Japan, M.A. (2010)

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Tokyo, Japan, B.A. (2008)


  • Epigenetic regulation of gene expression
  • Interactive Changes between Macrophages and Adipocytes
  • Metabolic disease


    The Uehara Memorial Foundation, Postdoctoral Fellowship (2018)

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship (2016)

    Kowa Life Science Foundation Grant & Award for Research (2015)

    Japan Heart Foundation and Astellas Grant & Award for Research on Atherosclerosis Update (2015)

    Outstanding Performance Award BIO UT 2014, The University of Tokyo (2014)

    Outstanding Performance Award, The 61th North Meeting of Japanese Pharmacological Society (2010)


    Abe Y, Rozqie R, Matsumura Y, Kawamura T, Nakaki R, Tsurutani Y, Tanimura-Inagaki K, Shiono A, Magoori K, Nakamura K, Ogi S, Kajimura S, Kimura H, Tanaka T, Fukami K, Osborne TF, Kodama T, Aburatani H, Inagaki T, Sakai J. JMJD1A is a signal-sensing scaffold that regulates acute chromatin dynamics via SWI/SNF association for thermogenesis. Nature Commun, 6, Article number: 7052 doi:10.1038/ncomms8052, 2015.

    Inagaki T, Iwasaki S, Matsumura Y, Kawamura T, Tanaka T, Abe Y, Yamasaki A, Tsurutani Y, Yoshida A, Chikaoka Y, Nakamura K, Magoori K, Nakaki R, Osborne TF, Fukami K, Aburatani H, Kodama T, Sakai J. The FBXL10/KDM2B scaffolding protein associates with novel polycomb repressive complex-1 to regulate adipogenesis. J Biol Chem. 2014;290(7):4163-77.

    Matsumoto S, Gotoh N, Hishinuma S, Abe Y, Shimizu Y, Katano Y, Ishihata A. The role of hypertriglyceridemia in the development of atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction. Nutrients. 2014 Mar 24;6(3):1236-50.

    Matsumoto Y, Gotoh N, Sano S, Sugiyama K, Ito T, Abe Y, Katano Y, Ishihata A. Effects of Scirpusin B, a polyphenol in passion fruit seeds, on the coronary circulation of the isolated perfused rat heart. Int J Med Res Health Sci. 2014;3(3):547-553.

    Marunouchi T, Abe Y, Murata M, Inomata S, Sanbe A, Takagi N, Tanonaka K. Changes in small heat shock proteins HSPB1, HSPB5 and HSPB8 in mitochondria of the failing heart following myocardial infarction in rats. Biol Pharm Bull. 2013;36(4):529-39.

    Daicho T, Yagi T, Abe Y, Ohara M, Marunouchi T, Takeo S, Tanonaka K. Possible involvement of mitochondrial energy-producing ability in the development of right ventricular failure in monocrotaline-induced pulmonary hypertensive rats. J Pharmacol Sci. 2009 Sep;111(1):33-43.

    Daicho T, Yagi T, Takano S, Marunouchi T, Abe Y, Ohara M, Takeo S, Tanonaka K. Alterations in pharmacological action of the right ventricle of monocrotaline-induced pulmonary hypertensive rats. Biol Pharm Bull. 2009 Aug;32(8):1378-84.


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