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Former Institution / Organization Kyoto Institute of Technology Graduate School of Science and Technology
Doctor of Agriculture(Kyoto University), Master of Agriculture(Kyoto University)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher, Japan Society for the
Promotion of Science
Research Associate, Faculty of Textile Science,
Kyoto Institute of Technology


Agricultural Chemistry, Agriculture, Graduate School, Division of Agriculture, Kyoto University
Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University


Biosynthesis of caffeine by tea-leaf extracts : Enzymic formation of theobromine from 7-methylxanthine and of caffeine from theobromine
The Biochemical Journal   146(1 pp. 87-96)    1975
Metabolism of xanthine and hypoxanthine in the tea plant (Thea sinensis L. )
The Biochemical Journal   146(1 pp. 79-85)    1975
Dormancy and spring development of lateral buds in mulberry (Morus alba)
Physiologia Plantarum   75(2 pp. 188-194)    1989
Shoot-tip abscission and adventitious abscission of internodes in mulberry (Morus alba)
Physiologia Plantarum   82(4 pp. 483-489)    1991
Changes in the nitrogen compounds of xylem sap of mulberry (Morus alba L. )during regrowth after pruning
Annals of Botany   51(4 pp. 441-448)    1983

Books etc

Metabolism and analysis of caffeine and other methyxanthines in coffee, tea, cola, guarana and cacao
Springer-Verlag   1988   
Biosynthesis of purine nucleotides and methylated purines in higher plants
Drug Metabolism Reviews (Marcel Dekker)   1977   
Apical dominance, apical control, acrotony, and basitony in woody perennials in relation to tree growth and form
Naturalia Monspeliensia-1991   1991   
Updated review of purine and purine alkaoid metabolism in Coffea and Camellia plants
Association Scientifique Internatirnale de Café   1993   
Pipecolic acid from the developing fruits (pericarp and seeds) of Coffea arabica and Camellia sinensis
16ème Colloque Scientifique International sur le Café, Association Scientifique Internationale du Café   1995   


Study on Caffeine Biosynthesis and Metabolism in Coffee Plants
1980 - 1981

Research Grants & Projects

Study on Caffeine Metabolism in Tea and Coffee Plants
Basic Science Research on Life Science
Project Year: 1968   
Study on Tree Growth and Form
Basic Science Research on Life Science
Project Year: 1978 - 1992
Study on Nitrogen Nutrition and Metabolism in Woody Plants
Basic Science Research on Life Science
Project Year: 1968   
Study on Teanine Metabolism in Tea Plants
Basic Science Research on Life Science
Project Year: 2000   
Physiology of Perfume of Plant Natural Sub Stances and of Theanine in Tea Plant