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Associate Professor
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Research Areas

  • Life Science / Physiology

  • Life Science / Food sciences

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Family and consumer sciences, and culture and living

  • Life Science / Gastroenterology

Graduating School

  • The University of Tokushima, Faculty of Medicine

    1999.03, Graduated

Graduate School

  • The University of Tokushima, Graduate School, Division of Nutrition

    Master's Course, 2001.03, Completed

  • The University of Tokushima, Graduate School, Division of Nutrition

    Doctor's Course, 2004.03, Accomplished credits for doctoral program

External Career

  • , Researcher, 2004.04 - 2005.03

  • Yamagata Prefectural College of Agriculture, Part-time Lecturer, 2008.04 - 2011.03

  • , Part-time Lecturer, 2010.04 - 2011.03

  • Uyo Gakuen College, Part-time Lecturer, 2011.04 -

  • Yamagata Prefectural University of Health Science, Part-time Lecturer, 2012.04 -

  • , Part-time Lecturer, 2017.04 - 2018.03

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  • Sex differences in neurophysiological responses modurated by attentional aspects of impulse control., Brain Cognition, 2015

    Kazufumi Omura, Kenji Kusumoto

    Multiple Authorship (Including Foreigners)

  • Relationship between nutritional status and impulsivity trait in university students, Journal for the Integrated Study of Dietary Habits, 21(3) 222-231, 2010.12

    Rie Sugawara, Takehiro Arai, Kazufumi Omura, Kenji Kusumoto

    Multiple Authorship (Only Japanese)

  • Geranylgeranylacetone Prevents Acute Liver Damage after Massive Hepatectomy in Rats through Suppression of a CXC Chemokine GRO1 and Induction of Heat Shock Proteins, J Gastrointest Surg, 13(1) 66-73, 2009.08

    Hirofumi Kanemura, Kenji Kusumoto, Hidenori Miyake, Seiki Tashiro, Kazuhito Rokutan, Mitsuo Shimada

    Multiple Authorship (Including Foreigners)

  • Geranylgeranylacetone, an inducer of HSP70, attenuates REM sleep rebound after sleep deprivation., Brain Res Bull, 69(4) 388-392, 2006.04

    Tadashi Wada, Hiroyoshi Sei, Kenji Kusumoto, Kazuyoshi Kitaoka, Sachiko Chikahisa, Kazuhito Rokutan, Yusuke Morita

    Multiple Authorship (Including Foreigners)

  • Ecabet sodium inhibits Helicobacter pylori lipopolysaccharide-induced activation of NADPH oxidase 1 or apoptosis of guinea pig gastric mucosal cells, Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol, 288(2) G300-G307, 2005.02

    Kenji Kusumoto, Tsukasa Kawahara, Yuki Kuwano, Shigetada Teshima-Kondo, Kyoko Morita, Kyoichi Kishi and Kazuhito Rokutan

    Single Author

  • Geranylgeranylacetone suppresses inflammatory responses and improves survival after massive hepatectomy in rats., J Gastrointest Surg, 6(3) 464-473, 2002.03

    Hironobu Oda, Hidenori Miyake, Takashi Iwata, Kenji Kusumoto, Kazuhito Rokutan and Seiki Tashiro

    Multiple Authorship (Including Foreigners)

  • A non-toxic heat shock protein 70 inducer, geranylgeranylacetone, suppresses apoptosis of cultured rat hepatocytes caused by hydrogen peroxide and ethanol, J Hepatol. , 35(1) 53-61, 2001.12

    Shizuo Ikeyama, Kenji Kusumoto, Hidenori Miyake, Kazuhito Rokutan and Seiki Tashiro

    Multiple Authorship (Including Foreigners)

  • Geranylgeranylacetone stimulates mucin synthesis in cultured guinea pig gastric pit cells by inducing a neuronal nitric oxide synthase., J Gastroenterol., 35(9) 673-681, 2000.08

    Kazuhito Rokutan, Shigetada Teshima, Tomoko Kawai, Tsukasa Kawahara, Kenji Kusumoto, Toru Mizushima and Kyoichi Kishi:

    Multiple Authorship (Including Foreigners)

  • A non-toxic heat shock protein 70 inducer, geranyl-geranyl-acetone, restores the heat shock response in gastric mucosa of protein-malnourished rats., J Lab Clin Med., 136(2) 138-148, 2000.07

    Tomoko Kawai, Shigetada Teshima, Kenji Kusumoto, Tsukasa Kawahara, Kazumi Kondo, Kyoichi Kishi and Kazuhito Rokutan:

    Multiple Authorship (Including Foreigners)

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Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C),2010.04 - 2014.03

  • Grant-in-Aid for challenging Exploratory Research,2008.04 - 2010.03

  • Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B),2007.04 - 2009.03