Satoru Ken Nishimoto, PhD

  • Professor Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry
  • Professor Medical Education

Picture of Satoru Ken Nishimoto, PhDResearch Interests

The mechanism of action and function of Osteocalcin, a vitamin K-dependent bone hormone that regulates energy metabolism; how Osteocalcin interacts with the G-protein coupled receptor GPRC6A to activate signal transduction pathways in beta cells of the pancreas, liver cells, muscle and fat cells. The mechanism of action of Matrix Gla Protein, a vitamin K-dependent protein that inhibits calcification, and regulates cell-matrix interactions; its role in cancer, injury repair,and calcification. The development, implementation and peer-reviewed publication of team-based and clinical basic science correlates related to teaching of medical students.Personal Interests: Fishing, camping, movies, reading.

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Michael Whitt, PhD

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