Satoru Ken Nishimoto, Ph.D.

Satoru Ken Nishimoto, Ph.D.

858 Madison Ave.
301 Molecular Science Building
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: 901-448-8753
Fax: 901-448-7360


research diagramResearch 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.

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  • B.A. in Bacteriology, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Ph.D. in Biology, University of California, San Diego