SATO, Chihiro

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SATO, Chihiro
Nagoya University
Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences
Ph D(The University of Tokyo)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Associate professor, Nagoya University Bioscience and Biotechnology Center
Oct 2019
Professor, Bioscience and Biotechnology Center, Nagoya University
Oct 2019
Professor, Dept. Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Science
Apr 2019
Sep 2019
Associate professor, Bioscience and Biotechnology Center, Nagoya University
Apr 2007
Mar 2019
Associate professor, Bioscience and Biotechnology Center Fundamental and Incubation Division, Nagoya University
Apr 2007
Associate Professor, Bioscience and Biotechnology Center, Nagoya University
Feb 2005
Mar 2007
Bioscience and Biotechnology Center, Nagoya University/Associate Professor
Feb 2005
Mar 2007
Assistant Professor, Bioscience and Biotechnology Center Fundamental and Incubation Division, Nagoya University


Apr 1994
Mar 1997
Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, Graduate School, Division of Science, The University of Tokyo
Apr 1988
Mar 1992
Depatment of Science, The University of Tokyo

Awards & Honors

Mar 2017
Award for Outstanding Women’s Research Activity
Mar 2010
Award for best paper in BBB
Mar 2003
Award for outstanding researcher
Mar 1999
Poster Award, JSCR

Published Papers

Ikegami K, Saigoh K, Fujioka A, Nagano M, Kitajima K, Sato C, Masubuchi S, Kusunoki S, Shigeyoshi Y
Scientific reports   9(1) 13634   Sep 2019   [Refereed]
Lin CY, Lai HL, Chen HM, Siew JJ, Hsiao CT, Chang HC, Liao KS, Tsai SC, Wu CY, Kitajima K, Sato C, Khoo KH, Chern Y
Translational psychiatry   9(1) 209   Aug 2019   [Refereed]
Abe C, Yi Y, Hane M, Kitajima K, Sato C
Scientific reports   9(1) 9950   Jul 2019   [Refereed]
Timklay W, Magerd S, Sato C, Somrit M, Watthammawut A, Senarai T, Weerachatyanukul W, Kitajima K, Asuvapongpatana S
Molecular reproduction and development   86(4) 440-449   Apr 2019   [Refereed]
Sato C, Kitajima K
Advances in carbohydrate chemistry and biochemistry   76 1-64   2019   [Refereed]
New functions of polysialic acid and its relationship to schizophrenia
Sato C and Kitajima K
23 221-238   2011   [Refereed]

Books etc

Advanced Technologies in Sialic Acid and Sialoglycoconjugate Analysis in Top Curr Chem
Kitajima K, Varki N, Sato C. (Part:Joint Work)
Springer   2015   
ST8 alpha-N-acetyl-neuraminide alpha-2,8-sialyltransferase 2 (ST8SIA2)in Handbook of Glycosyltransferases and related genes
Sato C
Springer   2014   
Polysialic acid in the Glycoscience: Biology and Medicine
Sato, C. and Kitajima, K. (Part:Joint Work)
Springer,   2014   
Polysialyltransferase assay in the Glycoscience: Biology and Medicine
Hane, M., Kitajima, K. and Sato, C. (Part:Joint Work)
Springer   2014   
Flagellasialin in the Glycoscience: Biology and Medicine
Kanazawa, T., Suzuki, E., Miyata, S., Sato, C. and Kitajima, K. (Part:Joint Work)
Springer   2014   
Frontal Affinity Chromatography in the Methods in Molecular Biology
Sato, C.
Springer   2014   
Sialobiology: Structure, Function and Biosynthesis
Sato C (Part:Joint Work)
Bentham Science   2013   
Methods in Enzymology・ Analysis of glycan-protein interaction by frontal affinity chromatography and Biacore.
Sato, C., Yamakawa, N., and Kitajima, K. (Part:Joint Work)
Elsevir science   2010   
Carbohydrate Recognition: Biological problems, methods, and applications
Ken Kitajima and Chihiro Sato (Editors: Binghe Wang, Geer-Jan Boons) (Part:Joint Work)
John Wiley and Sons   2009   
Glycoscience Lab Manual・Labeling of oligosialic acid
C. Sato (Part:Joint Work)
KINPO-DO   2008   
Glycoscience Lab Manual・Structure analysis of oligo/polysialic acid
C. Sato and K. Kitajima (Part:Joint Work)
KINPO-DO   2008   
Membrane microdomain as a platform of carbohydrate-mediated interactions during early development of medaka fish.
Adachi, T., Sato, C., and Kitajima, K. (Part:Joint Work)
KINPO-DO   2008   
Recent Research Developments in Analytical Biochemistry・Detection of di/oligo/polysialic acid units in glycoproteins
"C. Sato, and K. Kitajima" (Part:Joint Work)
Transworld research network   2002   
Leukocyte typing VII・Oligosialic acid as a differentiation-associated antigen in human haematopoietic cell line HL60.
C. Sato and K. Kitajima (Part:Joint Work)
OXFORD   2001   
Leukocyte typing VII・Carbohydrate-recognizing monoclonal antibodies as revealed by ELISA using phosphatidylethanolamine-conjugated oligosaccharides as antigens
C. Sato and K. Kitajima (Part:Joint Work)
OXFORD   2001   
Sialobiology and Other Novel Form of Glycosylation・Occurrence of a2,8-linked oligosialic acid residues in mammalian glycoproteins.
K. Kitajima, C. Sato, N. Honda, T. Matsuda, M.-H. Yokoyama, B. E. Close, and K. J. Colley (Part:Joint Work)
Gakushin   1999   

Conference Activities & Talks

Polysialic acid is not a negative regulator any longer in neurogenesis and neuronal functions: A new finding of its binding to a particular group of neurotransmitters.
Ken Kitajima, Ryo Isomura, and Chihiro Sato
Gordon Research Conference on Glycobiology,   18 Jan 2009   
Novel insights into the novel binding sites of the sialic acid biding Ig-like lectin-7 (Siglec-7) gained by in silico docking studies.
A one-day symposium on Sialyltransferases, Functional Glycomics, and Genomics of Zebrafish,   18 Nov 2008   
Complex formation between polysialic acid and brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF).
Chihiro Sato, Yukihiro Kanato, and Ken Kitajima:
24th International Carbohydrate Symposium,   27 Jul 2008   
In vitro and in silico docking studies of heat shock protein (Hsp) 70 with sulfatide.
Nao Yamakawa, Yoichiro Harada, Chihiro Sato, Gerard Vergoten, Ken Kitajima
24th International Carbohydrate Symposium,   27 Jul 2008   
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor binds to polysialic acid directly depending on degree of polymerization.
Yukihiro Kanato, Ken Kitajima, Chihiro Sato
SialoGlyco Conference 2008   Jul 2008   

Association Memberships



Specific labeling and chemical analysis of sialic acid and sialyloligo/polymers
The Others   2011
Carbohydrate analysis by gas-liquid chromatography
The Others   2011
Enzyme assay of polysialyltransferase (
The Others   2011
Sialic acid and evolution
The Others   2006
Function of polysialic acid in nervus system
The Others   2004
Essentials of glycobiology
The Others   2003
Biosynthesis of oligo/polysialic acid
The Others   2002