Tako Masakuni

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Name
Tako Masakuni
E-mail
takoagr.u-ryukyu.ac.jp
Affiliation
-Health and Longevity Research Center
Job title
Development of Health Foods and Cosmetics
Degree
Doctor of Agricultural Science in Food Science and Technology(Kyushu University)

Profile

Accomplishment of investigations
1)Scientific investigation
・Molecular origin for thermal stability of industrially useful
polysaccharides
・Gelation mechanism of industrially useful polysaccharides at
molecular level
・The principles of polysaccharide gels
・The principles of starch gelatinization and retrogradation
・Isolation and development of functional polysaccharides from
sub-tropical bioresources
・Discovery of a novel fucoidan substitute with acetic acid from
commercially cultured Okinawamozuku (Cladosiphon
okamuranus):Patented
・Bioactivities of the fucoidan
・Discovery of rare 6-deoxy-D-altrose
・Discovery of a novel α-D-glucan substitute with rare 6-deoxy-D-
altrose
2)Artistic investigation
・The relationship between humanity and music of Beethoven
・The relationship between humanity and music of Mozart
3)Relationship between Science and art
・Beethoven is not only a great artist, but also a great scientist!
・There are some relationships between science and art.
・The fusion between science and art gives us an inspiration.
・Relationship between creativity and art

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Mar 2013
 - 
Today
Director, Health and Longevity Research Center
 
Apr 2012
 - 
Today
Professor Emeritus, University of the Ryukyus
 
Jan 2001
 - 
Mar 2012
Professor, Department of Subtropical Bioscience and Biotechnology, University of the Ryukyus
 
Jun 1988
 - 
Dec 2000
Associate Professor, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Facultyr of Agriculture, University of the Ryukyus
 
Apr 1982
 - 
May 1988
Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, University of the Ryukyus
 
Mar 1978
 - 
Mar 1982
Supervisor, Quality Control, Hormel Okinawa Company Ltd.
 

Education

 
Apr 1972
 - 
Mar 1975
Food Science and Technology, Agriculture (Doctor Course), Graduate Course of Kyushu University
 
Apr 1970
 - 
Mar 1972
Agricultural Chemistry, Agriculture (Master Course), Graduate Course of Kagoshima University
 
Apr 1966
 - 
Mar 1970
Agricultural Chemistry, Agriculture, University of the Ryukyus
 

Committee Memberships

 
Dec 2005
 - 
Today
Okinawa Beethoven Society  President
 
Jul 2004
 - 
Today
The Japanese Society of Applied Glycoscience  Councilor
 
Aug 2003
 - 
Jul 2013
The Japanese Society of Carbohydrate Research  Councilor
 
Sep 2006
 - 
Aug 2010
Japanese Society of Food Science and Technology  Councilor
 
Jan 1998
 - 
Dec 2010
The Japanese Society of Applied Glycoscience  Editorial Board
 

Awards & Honors

 
Sep 2008
Studies on Gelation Mechanism of Polysaccharides and, Development and Application of Fucoidan, The Japanese Society of Applied Glycoscience Award, The Japanese Society of Applied Glycoscience
 
Jan 1996
Study on Application of Membranes in Sugar Processing Industry, Award for Research Promotion in Okinawa, Okinawa Foundation
 

Published Papers

 
Discovery of κ-carrageenan-like agarose from a red seaweed, Gracilaria coronopifolia
Tako Masakuni and Teruko Konishi
International Research Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry   17(2) 1-11   Dec 2018   [Refereed]
Induction of apoptosis by fucoidan isolated from a traditional food, Saccharina longissima in U937 human leukemia cells
Junpei Shimabukuro, Takuya Yogi, Mariko Nago, Takeshi Teruya, Teruko Konishi and Masakuni Tako
Functional Foods in Health and Disease   8(4) 242-255   Apr 2018   [Refereed]
Discovery of highly branched galactomannan from seeds of Desmanthus illinoensis
Tako Masakuni, Tamaki Yukihiro and Teruya Takeshi
Jouranl of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology   9(2) 101-116   Apr 2018   [Refereed]
Anticoagulant activity of rhamnan sulfate isolated from commercially cultured Monotroma nitidum
Youichi Yamashiro, Masahiro Nakamura, Takuya Yogi, Takechi Teruya, Teruko Konishi, Shuntoku Uechi and Masakuni Tako
International Journal of Biomedial Materials Research   5(3) 37-43   Jun 2017   [Refereed]
Structure-function relationship of rhamnan sulfate isolated from commercially cultured Monostroma nitidum
Masakuni Tako,Yoichi Yamashiro,Takeshi Teruya and Shuntoku Uechi
American Journal of Applied Chemistry   5(3) 38-44   May 2017   [Refereed]
Structure-function relationship of a gellan family of polysaccharide, S-198 gum, produced by Alcaligenes ATCC31853
Tako Masakuni, kitajima Seiko, Yogi Takuya, uechi Keiko, Onaga Masayuki, Tamaki Yukihiro and Uechi Shuntoku
Advances in Biological Chemistry   6(3) 55-69   May 2016   [Refereed]
Structure of ulvan isolated from the edible green seaweed, Ulva pertus
Masakuni Tako, Makie Tamanaha, Yoshiyuki Tamashiro and Shuntoku Uechi
Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology   6(10) 645-655   Oct 2015   [Refereed]
The principle of polysaccharide gels
Tako Masakuni
Advances in Bioscience and Biotechology   6(1) 22-36   Jan 2015   [Refereed]
The principles of starch gelatinization and retrogradation
Masakuni Tako, Yukihiro Tamaki and Takeshi Teruya
Food and Nutrition Sciences: Special Issue on Starch and Starch Derivatives   5(3) 280-291   Jan 2014   [Refereed]
Maki Tsuji, Yusuke Sudou, Makiko Enoki, Masakuni,Tako and Teruko Konishi
Ouyou Toshitsu Kagaku   3(4) 248-252   Dec 2013   [Refereed]
Rare 6-deoxy-D-altrose from folk medicinal mushroom (Lactarius akahatsu)
Masakuni Tako, Junpei Shimabukuro, Wen Jiang, Masashi Yamada, Hideharu Ishida and Makoto Kiso
Biochemical Compounds   1(5) 1-6   Feb 2013   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako, Yahiko Dobashi, Junpei Shimabukuro, Takuya Yogi, Keiko Uechi, Yukihiro Tamaki and Teruko Konishi
Carbohydrate Polymers   92 2135-2140   2013   [Refereed]
Teruko Konishi, Ikuko Nakada, Yuto Miyagi and Masakuni Tako
Journal of Applied Glycoscience   59(4) 161-163   Nov 2012   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako, Yahiko Dobashi, Yukihiro Tamaki, Teruko Konishi, Masashi Yamada, Hideharu Ishida and Makoto Kiso
Carbohydrate Research   305(1) 25-30   Feb 2012   [Refereed]
The succession to legacies and tradition in science
Tako Masakuni
The Science Bulletin of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of the Ryukyus   (58) 35-45   Dec 2011
Masashi Yamada, Fumi Yoshida, Hiromune Ando, Hideharu Ishida, Makoto Kiso and Masakuni Tako
Heterocycles   82(2) 1699-1704   Feb 2011   [Refereed]
NAKAMURA Masahiro, YAMASHIRO Youichi, KONISHI Teruko, HANASHIRO Isao, TAKO Masakuni
Journal of Food Science and Technology   58 245-251   2011   [Refereed]
Yukihiro Tamaki, Teruko Konishi and Masakuni Tako
Materials   4 1763-1775   2011   [Refereed]
Takeshi Teruya, Yukihiro Tamaki, Teruko Konishi and Masakuni Tako
Journal of Applied Glycoscience   57 7-12   Feb 2010   [Refereed]
Yukihiro Tamaki, Takeshi Teruya and Masakuni Tako
Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry   74 1110-1112   2010   [Refereed]
TAKO Masakuni, TAKEDA Shinji, Takeshi Teruya, Yukihiro Tamaki
Jouranl of Food Science and Technology   57 495-502   2010   [Refereed]
Takeshi Teruya, Shinji Takeda, Yukihiro Tamaki and Masakuni Tako
Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry   74 1960-1962   2010   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako, Yukihiro Tamaki, Takeshi Teruya, Teruko Konishi, Isao Hanashiro and Yasuhito Takeda
Starch   61 275-281   2009   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako, Takeshi Teruya, Yukihiro Tamaki and Teruko Konishi
Colloid and Polymer Science   287 1445-1454   2009   [Refereed]
Takeshi Teruya, Hideki Tatemoto, Teruko Konishi and Masakuni Tako
Glycoconjugate Journal   26(8) 1019-1028   2009   [Refereed]
Chanwei Ao, Farah Deba, Masakuni Tako and Shinkichi Tawata
International Journal of Food Science and Technology   44 349-356   Mar 2008   [Refereed]
Riki Shiroma, Teruko Konishi, Shuntoku Uechi, and Masakuni Tako
Food Science and Technology Research   14(2) 176-182   2008   [Refereed]
Yukihiro Tamaki, Teruko Konishi, Masakazu Fukuta and Masakuni Tako
Food Chemistry   107 352-364   2008   [Refereed]
Yukihiro Tamaki, Teruko Konishi and Masakuni Tako
Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry   72(3) 896-899   2008   [Refereed]
Leon Cheng Ning Abraham, Masakuni Tako, Isao Hanashiro, Hajime Tamaki
Food Chemistry   109 415-420   2008   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako, Yukihiro Tamaki, Teruko Konishi, Kiyoshi Shibanuma, Isao Hanashiro and Yoshihito Takeda
Food Research International   41 797-802   2008   [Refereed]
Yukihiro Tamaki, Teruko Konishi, Masakazu Fukuta and Masakuni Tako
Food Chemistry   107 352-364   2008   [Refereed]
Riki Shiroma, Shuntoku Uechi, Shinkichi Tawata and Masakuni Tako
Journal of Applied Glycoscience   54(2) 85-90   Jun 2007   [Refereed]
Takeshi Teruya, Teruko Konishi, Shuntoku Uechi, Hajime Tamaki and Masakuni Tako
International Journal of Biological Macromolecules   41(3) 221-226   Jun 2007   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako and Hajime Tamaki
Polymer Journal   37(7) 498-505   Jul 2005   [Refereed]
Yukihiro Tamaki, Shuntoku Uechi, Toki Taira, Masanobu Ishihara, Shinichi Adanuya, Kenji Uesato and Masakuni Tako
Journal of Applied Glycoscience   51(1) 19-25   Feb 2004   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako, Shigeru Tohma, Touki Taira and Masanobu Ishihara
Carbohydrate Polymers   54(3) 279-285   Nov 2003   [Refereed]
Riki Shiroma, Shuntoku Uechi, Tohki Taira, Masanobu Ishihara, Shinkichi Tawata and Masakuni Tako
Journal of Applied Glycoscience   50(3) 361-365   Sep 2003   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako
Botanica Marina   46(5) 461-465   Aug 2003   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako and Susumu Hizukuri
Starch   55(8) 345-349   2003
Masakuni Tako and Susumu Hizukuri
Carbohydrate Polymers   48(3) 397-401   Jun 2002   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako, Seiki Kiyuna and Fujiya Hongou
Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry   65(3) 654-657   Mar 2001   [Refereed]
Li-hwa Lin, Masakuni Tako and Fujiya Hongou
Food Science Technology Research   7(2) 176-180   2001   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako
Journal of Applied Glycoscience   47(1) 49-53   Feb 2000   [Refereed]
Chemical characterization of acetyl fucoidan and alginate isolated from commercially cultured Cladosiphon okamuranus
Masakuni Tako, Eriko Yoza and Shigeru Tohma
Botanica Marina   43 393-398   2000   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako and Susumu Hizukuri
Food Research International   33(1) 35-40   2000   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako and Susumu HIzukuri
Cereal Chemistry   77(4) 473-477   2000   [Refereed]
Li-hwa Lin, Masakuni Tako Fujiya Hongo
Journal of Applied Glycoscience   47(324) 303-310   2000   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako
Journal of Applied Glycoscience   47(2) 187-192   2000   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako, Taketo Nakada and Fujiya Hongou
Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry   63(10) 1813-1815   Oct 1999   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako and Susumu Hizukuri
Journal of Carbonydrate Chemistry   18(5) 573-584   1999   [Refereed]
A Highly Methylated Agar from Red Seaweed,Gracilaria arcuata
Masakuni Tako, Megumi Higa, Kaname Medoruma and Yoko Nakanose
Botanica Marina   2(6) 513-517   1999   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako
Journal of Applied Glycoscience   45(4) 379-384   Dec 1998   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako, Zhi-Qing Qi, Eriko Yoza and Seizen Tohyama
Food Research International   31 543-548   1998   [Refereed]
Molecular Origin for Rheological Characteristics of Kappa-Carrageenan Isolated from Hypnea Charoides LAMOLOUX
Zhi-Qing Qi, Masakuni Tako and Seizen Tohyama
44(4) 331-336   Nov 1997   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako and Yoshihiro Kohda
Journal of Applied Glycoscience   44(2) 153-159   1997   [Refereed]
Zhi-Qing Qi, Masakuni Tako and Seizen Tohyama
Journal of Applied Glycoscience   44(2) 137-142   1997   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako and Sumumu Hizukuri
Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry   16 655-666   1997   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako and Isao Hanashiro
Polymer Gels and Networks   5(3) 241-250   1997   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako
Polymer Gels Networks   4(4) 303-313   1996   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako
Starch   48(11-12) 414-417   1996   [Refereed]
Pawadee Pakdee, Masakuni Tako, Tetsuo Yokohari, Kazuhiko Kinjyo, Fujiya Hongou and Shiryo Yaga
Jouranl of Applied Glycoscience   42(2) 105-113   Jul 1995   [Refereed]
Water soluble polysaccharide from seeds of trees 1. Galactomannan from seeds of Leucaena leucocephala de Wit
Pawadee Pakdee, Kazuhiko Kinjyo, Masakuni Tako, Yasutomo Tamaki, Hioroya Hayashi, Yu-ichiro Tomita and Shiryo Yaga
Mokuzai Gakkaishi   41(4) 440-443   Apr 1995   [Refereed]
Pawadee Pakdee, Kazuhiko Kinjyo, Masakuni Tako, Fujiya Hongo, Yu-ichiro Tomita and Shiryo Yaga
Japanese Journal of Tropical Agriculture   39(1) 47-53   Jan 1995   [Refereed]
Eridence for Conformational Transitiosn in Amylose
Masakuni Tako and Susumu Hizukuri
Jounal of Carbohydrate Chemistry   14(3-4) 613-622   1995   [Refereed]
Molecular origin for thermal stability of S-657 gum produced by Xanthomonas ATCC53159
Masakuni Tako
Polymer Gels and Networks   2 358-371   1994   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako
Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry   57(7) 1182-1184   Jul 1993   [Refereed]
Demineralization of molasses by electrodialysis
Masakuni Tako and Messaudi Brahim
International Sugar Journal   95(6) 243-247   Jun 1993   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako
Colloids and Sarfaces B : Biointerfaces   1 125-131   1993   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako
Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry   57(7) 1182-1184   1993   [Refereed]
Molecular origin for rheological characteristics of xanthan gum
Masakuni Tako
American Chemical Society Symposium Series   489 268-281   1992   [Refereed][Invited]
Masakuni Tako
Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry   56 1186-1192   1992   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako
Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry   10(6) 619-623   1991   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako
Carbohydrate Polymers   16(3) 227-239   1991   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako and Masaaki Kiriaki
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry   54(12) 3079-3084   Dec 1990   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako and Sanehisa Nakamura
Agricultural Biological Chemistry   53(7) 1941-1946   1989   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako, Ayano Sakae and Sanehisa Nakamura
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry   53(7) 771-776   1989   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry   52(6) 1585-1587   Jun 1988   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako, Sanehisa Nakamura and Danji Nomura
Nippon Shokuhin Kogyo Gakkaish   35 120   1988
Masakuni Tako and Sanehisa Nakamura
Carbohydrate Research   180(2) 277-284   1988   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako and Sanehisa Nakamura
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry   52 1071   1988   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako and Sanehisa Nakamura
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry   52 1585-1586   1988   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako and Sanehisa Nakamura
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry   51 2919-2923   1987   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako, Sanehisa Nakamura and Yoshihiro Kohda
Carbohydrate Research   161(2) 247-255   1987   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako and Sanehisa Nakamura
FEBS Letters   204 33-36   Aug 1986   [Refereed][Invited]
Masakuni Tako and Sanehisa Nakamura
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry   50(4) 835-838   Apr 1986   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako and Sanehisa Nakamura
FEBS Letters   204(2) 33   1986
Masakuni Tako and Sanehisa Nakamura
Carbohydrate Research   155 200-205   1986   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako and Sanehisa Nakamura
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry   50(11) 2817-2822   1986   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako and Sanehisa Nakamura
Carbohydrate Research   138(2) 207-213   1985   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako and Sanehisa Nakamura
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry   48(12) 2987-2993   Dec 1984   [Refereed]
Masakuni Tako, Atsudhi Asato and Sanehisa Nakamura
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry   48(12) 2995-3000   Dec 1984   [Refereed]
Non-Newtonian flow and dynamic viscoelasticity of carboxy methyl cellulose solutions
Masakuni Tako and Sanehisa Nakamura
The Science Bulletin of the Faculty of Agriculture. University of the Ryukyus   (31) 57-66   Dec 1984
Synergistic Effect of Modified Starch on the Viscous Polysaccharide Produced by Coryneform Bacteria Strain C-8
Masakuni Tako, Sanehisa Nakamura and Tomonori Nagahama
琉球大学農学部学術報告   (30) 247-254   Dec 1983
Study on rheological properties of polysaccharides
Tako Masakuni
Kyushu University      Mar 1982   [Refereed]
The novel pyruvated glucogalactan sulfate isolated from Hypnea pannosa
Tako Masakuni, Rintarou Ohtoshi, Kazutaka Kinjyo and Suntoku Uechi
Advances in Biological Chemistry   6(3) 114-125   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Non-Newtonian behavior and dynamic viscoelasticity of visous polysaccharide produced by Bacillus polymyxa No. 271
Tako Masakuni
Nippon Nohgeikagaku Kaishi   51 591-596   1977   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Succession of legacies and tradition of science
Tako Masakuni
The Science and Bulletin of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of the Ryukyus   (58) 35-45   Dec 2011
Gelation mechanism of polysaccharides
Tako Masakuni
Food Research   (656) 52-55   Feb 2010
Chemical structure and development of function of acetyl fucoidan isolated from Okinawa Mozuku
Tako Masakuni
Food Research   (655) 46-49   Jan 2010
Gelatinization and retrogradation mechnisma of rice starch
Tako Masakuni
New Industry   51(11) 49-55   Nov 2009
Molecular origin for thermal stability of Koshihikari amylopectin
Tako Masakuni
New Food Industry   48(5) 11-15   May 2009
Tako Masakuni
Journal of Applied Glycoscience   56(1) 17-27   Feb 2009
Fusion between science and art
Tako Masakuni
University of the Ryukyus Education Center News   20 1-1   Apr 2007   [Invited]
Isolation and identification of fucoidan from Okinawa mozuku(Cladosiphon okamuranus)
Tako Masakuni
71-77   Mar 2007
Gelation mechanism of potato amylose
Tako Masakuni
New Food Industry   45(5) 29-32   May 2006
Isolation and identification of fucoidan from Okinawa mozuku
Tako Masakuni
Health Science   (17) 46-532004   Jul 2004
Yukihiro Tamaki, Masakazu Fukuta and Masakuni Tako
Journal of Applied Glycoscience   51(1) 19-25   2004
Gelation mechnism of curdlan
Tako Masakuni
New Food Industry   43(12) 27-34   Dec 2002
Molecular origin for thermal stabiity of welan,rhamsan, and S-657 gum
Tako Masakuni
New Food Industry   41(8) 47-54   Aug 2000
Molecular origin for rheological characteristics of xanthan gum
Tako Masakuni
New Food Industry   41(5) 47-60   May 2000
Reutilization of water by membrane treatment-Utilization of waste water of buildings
Tako Masakuni
Environmental Security   (2) 30-34   Mar 1995
Gelation mechanism of polysaccharides
Tako Masakuni
Physical properties of Foods   (18) 81-106   1994
Gelation mechanism of polysaccharides (II)
Tako Masakuni
New Food Industry   34(10) 65-81   Oct 1992
Gelation mechanism of polysaccharides (I)
Tako Masakuni
New Food Industry   34(9) 71-78   Sep 1992
田幸正邦、高良 満、仲村実久
日本農芸化学会誌   59(8) 779-786   1986

Books etc

 
Succession to Legacies in Art and Music
Masakuni Tako
Tokyo Books Publishers   Jun 2013   
Love and Music Life in Beethoven
Masakuni Tako
Tokyo Tosho   Nov 2005   
Spirits of Beethoven's Music-Complete Symphonies
Masakuni Tako
Tokyo Tosho   Jul 2008   
Jazz is originated in Beethoven
Masakuni Tako
Tokyo Tosho   Jul 2002   
Gelation mechanism of Polysaccharides in Physical Properties of Foods
Masakuni Tako (Part:Joint Work)
Shokuhin Shizai Kenkyukai   1994   
Molecular origin for the thermal stability of welan and rhamsan gum in Carbohydrates and Carbohydrate Polymers
Masakuni Tako (Part:Joint Work)
ATL Press Ltd., USA   1993   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Principle of transparent agarose gels
Masakuni Tako, Keiko Uechi, Yukihiro Tamaki and Teruko Konishi
The 38th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Carbohydrate Research   20 Aug 2019   
Chemical structure of unusually branched pectin from Artemisia indica
Masakuni Tako, Hiyori Taba, Keiko Uechi, Yoshiyuki Tamashiro, Yukihiro Tamaki and Teruko Konishi
20th European Carbohydrate Symposium   1 Jul 2019   
Some activities of unusually branched pectin isolated from Artemisia indica Wild
Masakuni Tako, Hiyori Taba, Seiko Kitajima, 琢也Yogi and Teruko Konishi
Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry   24 Mar 2019   
Chemical structure of unusually branched pectin from Artemisia indica
Masakuni Tako, Hiyori Taba, Keiko Uechi, Yoshiyuki Tamashiro, Yukihiro Tamaki and Teruko Konishi
The 37th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Carbohydrate Research   28 Aug 2018   
Discovery of κ-carrageenan-like agarose from Gracilaria coronopifolia
Masakuni Tako, Wen Jiang, Junpei Shimabukuro and Teruko Konishi
The 29th International Carbohydrate Symposium   18 Jul 2018   
Identification of κ-carrageenan-like agarose from Gracilaria coronopifolia
Masakuni Tako, Wen Jiang, Junpei Shimabukuro and Teruko Konishi
Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry   16 Mar 2018   
Discovery and analysis of N-glycan containing rare 6-deoxyaltrose at reducing end
Natsuka toshiharu, Hanzawa Ken, Tako Masakuni and Ishida Hideharu
Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Applied Glycoscience   6 Sep 2017   
The structure of unusual highly branched galactomannan isolated from seeds of Desmanthus illinoensis
Tako Masakuni、Kishino Makoto, Teruya Takeshi, Tamaki Yukihiro and Uechi Shuntoku
The 19th European Carbohydrate Symposium   6 Jul 2017   
Discovery of N-glycans containing a rare 6-deoxyaltrose
Natsuka toshiharu, Hanzawa Ken, Tako Masakuni and Ishida Hideharu
Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry   18 Mar 2017   
Anticoagulant activity of the rhamnan sulfate isolated from commercially cultured Monostroma nitidum
Tako Masakuni
Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry   18 Mar 2017   
Identification of the novel highly branched galactomannan from seeds of Desmanthus illinoensis
Kishino Makoto, Uechi Shuntoku, Tako Masakuni
35th Annual Meetin of The Japanese Society of Carbohydrate Research   1 Sep 2016   
Anticoagulant properties of the rhamnan sulfate isolated from green seaweed, Monostroma nitidum
Yoichi Yamashiro, Shuntoku Yamashiro and Tako Masakuni
28th International Carbohydrate Symposium   19 Jul 2016   
The principle of polysaccharide gels
Tako Masakuni
6th International Colloid Conference   20 Jun 2016   
The principle of polysaccharide gels
Tako Masakuni
18th European Carbohydrate Symposium   5 Aug 2015   
Molecular origin for the thermal stabiity of a gellan family of polysaccharide, S-198 gum, produced by Alcalineges ATCC 31853
Tako Masakuni
5th International Colloids Conference   22 Jun 2015   
The principles of starch gelatinization and retrogradation
Tako Masakuni
IACIS 2015 and 47th Conference of the German Colloid Society   23 May 2015   
Identification of a pyruvated galactan sulfate from Kokeibara(Hypnea pannosa)
Masakuni Tako, Rintarou Ohtoshi, Kazutaka Kinjyo, Teruko Konishi and Shuntoku Uechi
Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry   27 Mar 2015   
Fucoidan from Okinawa Mozuku (Cladosiphon okamuranus) and bioactivity [Invited]
Masakuni Tako
BIT's Annual International Congress of Algae   17 Oct 2014   
Beethoven created Black-hole in Piano Sonata No.23 "Appassionata"
Tako Masakuni
International Congress on Arts, Communications, Science and Technology   3 Sep 2014   
Discovery of rare deoxy-D-altrose and chemical structure of α-glucan
Masakuni Tako, Yahiko Dobashi, Takuya Yogi, Keiko Uechi, Jyunpei Shimabukuro, Yukihiro Tamaki, Teruko Konishi, Masashi Yamada, Hideharu Ishida and Makoto Kiso
Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Carbohydrate Research   10 Aug 2014   
Chemical The structure of ulvan isolated from unutilized Ulva pertusa
Masakuni Tako, Makie Tamanaha and Yoshiyuki Tamashiro
The Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry   28 Mar 2014   
Masakuni Tako
7th International Conference on Materials Science   29 Jan 2014   
Development, activity, and application of fucoidan isolated from commercially cultured Cladosiphon okamuranus [Invited]
Masakuni Tako
The 80th Korean Food Science and Technology Meeting   29 Aug 2013   
Fucoidan from Okinawa Mozuku (Cladosiphon okanuranus), chemistry and biofunction [Invited]
Masakuni Tako
Annual Meeting of Taiwan Phycological Society   3 Aug 2013   
Tako Masakuni
Special Lecture in National Taiwan University   1 Aug 2013   
The principles of starch gelatinization and retrogradation
Masakuni Tako
26th International Carbohydrate Symposium   22 Jul 2012   
Oversulfated acetyl fucoidan induced apoptosis against U937 cells [Invited]
Masakuni Tako
Anticancer Drugs Conferences   Oct 2011   
Principles of polysaccharide gels [Invited]
Masakuni Tako
4th WSEAS Conference on Materials Sciences   3 Nov 2010   
Tako Masakuni
Concert and Lecture for 140 Years Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Austria   26 Jul 2009   
Masakuni Tako, Yahiko Dobashi, Teruko Konishi, Masashi Yamada, Hideharu Ishida and Makoto Kiso
15th European Carbohydrate Symposium   25 Jul 2009   
Molecular origin for the thermal stability of S-198 polysaccharide produced by Alcaligenes ATCC 31853
24th International Carbohydrate Symposium   2008   
A possible association site between xanthan and galactomannan
238th Meeting of American Chemical Society, Colloides and Surfaces   2008   
Molecular origin for the thermal stability of rhamnan sulfate isolated from commerially culture Monostroma nitidum
14th European Carbohydrate Symposium   2007   
Gelation mechanism of polysaccharides
74th Annual Meeting of Korean Society of Food Science and Technology   2007   
Gelation mechanism of native gellan gum
23rd Internationa Carbohydrate Symposium   2006   
Anti-cancer activities of fucoidan from commercially cultured Cladosiphon okamuranus
13th European Carbohydrate Symposium   2005   
Gelation mechanism of wheat amylose
13th European Carbohydrate Symposium   2005   
Isolation and characterization of pectin from pericarp of Citrus tankan
13th European Carbohydrate Symposium   2005   
Molecular Origin for the Thermal Stability of S-88 Gum Produced by Pseudomonas ATCC 31554
22nd International Carbohydrate Symposium   2004   
Isolation and characterization of pectin from pericarp of Citrus depressa
12th European Carbohydrate Symposium   2003   
Gelation mechanism of deacetylated rhamsan gum
12th European Carbohydrate Symposium   2003   
Gelatinization and retrogradation mechanism of wheat strach
21st International Carbohydrate Symposium   2002   
Rheological characteristics of acetykfucoidan isolated from commercially cultured Cladosiphon okamuranus
16th International Symposium on Glycoconjugates   2001   
Jazz is originated in Beethoven's final Piano sonate
Tako Masakuni
芸術、科学、工学に関する国際会議   Aug 2000   
Association site for D-mannose-specific interaction between galactomannan and kappa-carrageenan isolated from Hypnea charoides
15th International Symposium on Glycoconjugates   1999   
Retrogradation mechanism of rice starch
10th European Carbohydrate Symposium   1999   
Molecular origin for the thermal stability of waxy-rice (Koshihikari) amylopectin
9th European Carbohydrate Symposium   1997   
Molecular origin for the thermal stability of rice amylopectin
18th International Carbohydrate Symposium   1996   
Molecular origin for the thermal stability of schizophyllan
8th European Carbohydrate Symposium   1995   
Molecular origin for thermal stability of S-657 gum produced by Xanthomonas ATCC53159
7th European Carbohydrate Symposium   1993   
Gelation mechanism of amylose
17th International Carbohydrate Saymposium   1993   
Molecular origin for the thermal stability of S-657 gum produced by Xanthomonas ATCC 53159
7th European Carbohydrate Sympsium   1993   
Molecular origin for thermal stability of welan and rhamsan gum
16th International Carbohydrate Symposium   1992   
Gelation mechanism of curdlan
16th International Carbohydrate Symposium   1992   
Gelation mechanism of alginate
16th International Carbohydrate Symposium   1992   
Molecular origin for thermal stability of welan gum
16th International Carbohydrate Symposium   1992   
Binding sites of mannose-specific interaction between xanthan and galactomannan
7th International Conference on Surface and Colloid   1991   
Synergistic interaction between kappa-carrageenan or agarose and galactomannan
7th International Surface and Colloids Science   1991   
Synergistic interaction between kappa-carrageenan or agarose and galactomannan
15th International Carbohydrate Symposium   1990   
Binding sites for D-mannose-specific interaction between xanthan and Glucomannan
15th International Carbohydrate Symposium   1990   
Molecular origin fro rheological characteristics of xanthan gum
199th National Meeting of American Chemical Society, Symposium on Cellulose and Paper Textiles   1990   
Binding sites for D-mannose-specific interaction between xanthan and konjac glucomannan
15th International Carbohydrate Symposium   1990   
Molecular origin for rheological characteristics of xanthan gum
199th Meeting of American Chemical Society, Aymposium on Cellulose and Paper Textiles   1990   
Association sites for D-mannose-specific interaction between xanthan and tara-bean gum
5th European Carbohydrate Symposium   1989   
Indicative evidence for intramolecular association in xanthan
14th International Carbohydrate Symposium   1988   
Gelation mechanism of gellan gum
14th International Carbohydrate Symposium   1988   
Gelation mechanism of agarose
14th International Carbohydrate Symposium   1988   
Gelation mechanism of iota-carrageenan
4th European Carbohydrate Symposium   1987   
Structure of D-mannose-specific interaction between xanthan and D-galacto-D-mannan
8th International Symposium on Glycoconjugates   1987   
Gelation mechanism of agarose
18th FEBS Meeting   1987   
Gelation mechanism of agarose
Gordon Research Conference on Carbohydrate   1987   
D-Mannose-specific interaction between xanthan and D-galacto-D-mannan
17th FEBS Meeting   1986   
Gelation mechanism of kappa-carrageenan
13th International Carbohydrate Symposium   1986   
Intermolecular interaction between xanthan and locust bean gum
12th International Carbohydrate Symposium   1984   

Teaching Experience

 

Works

 
Beethoven created Black-hole in Piano Sonata No.23 "Appassionata"
Masakuni Tako   Artistic Activity   Sep 2014
Jazz is originated in Beethoven,s final piano sonata
Artistic Activity   Jul 2009
Masakuni Tako   Artistic Activity   Jul 2000

Research Grants & Projects

 
Ministry of Education and Science: 
Project Year: Apr 2001 - Mar 2002    Investigator(s): Tako Masakuni
A novel fucoidan substitute with acetyl group was discovered from commercially cultured Cladosiphon okamuranus in Okinawa and patented in 2002 (No.3371124).The acetyl fucoidan showed curious rheological properties. The fucoidan also showed anti-tu...
Gelation Mechanism of Polysaccharides
The Other Research Programs
Project Year: 1982   
My Investigation is Concerning to the Gelation Mechanism of Polysaccharides, and Development and Application of Polysaccharides from Biomass
Ministry of Education and Science: 
Project Year: Apr 1991 - Mar 1992    Investigator(s): Tako Masakuni
The molecular origins for rheological characteristics of many industrially usefull polysaccharides were investigated. The gelation mechanisms of polysaccharides were proposed.
Development of Polysaccharides from Seaweeds
Relationships Between Polysaccharides and Longevity

Social Contribution

 
Beethoven created Black-hole in Piano Sonata No.23 "Appassionata"
[Contribution]  The Okinawa Times Press  17 Apr 2019
Anti-coagulant activity-Rhamnan sulfate from a seaweed
[Interviewer, Informant]  The Okinawa Times Press  16 Mar 2017
Representation of both English and Japanese is essential to establishing the internationalization and tourism in Okinawa
[Contribution]  The Ryukyu Shinpo Press  31 Oct 2014
[Contribution]  The Okinawa Times Press  17 Mar 2013
Lecture and Concert Beethoven's the 9th Symphony
[Contribution]  The Ryukyu Shimpou  15 Feb 2010
[Presenter, Contribution]  Okinawa Beethoven Association  Concert and lecture of Symphony No. 9 by Beethoven  7 Feb 2010
The 8th Concert sponsored by Okinawa Beethoven Association
[Presenter, Lecturer, Planner]  The Okinawa Times Press  21 Aug 2009
Kelp and Mozuku save the longevity crisis
[Contribution]  The Ryukyu Shimpou  13 Sep 2008
[Informant]  The Okinawa Times Press  11 Sep 2008
[Informant]  The Ryukyu Shinpou Press  11 Sep 2008
An evening on Piano Concertos
[Presenter, Planner]  Okinawa Beethoven Society  6 Jul 2008
An evening on Piano Sonatas
[Presenter, Planner]  Okinawa Beethoven Society  13 Sep 2007
Concert sponsored by Okinawa Beethoven Association
[Presenter, Lecturer, Planner]  The Okinawa Times Press  17 Aug 2007
Beethoven Piano Sonata Concert sponsored by Okinawa Beethoven Society
[Presenter, Planner]  The Ryukyu Shimpou  17 Aug 2006
Get motivation by listening to Beethoven
[Contribution]  The Ryukyu Shimpou  6 Dec 2005
Anniversary Concert on Establishment of Okinawa Beethoven Society
[Presenter, Contribution]  Okinawa Beethoven Society  5 Dec 2005
[Contribution]  The Ryukyu Shinpou Press  5 Sep 2005
[Contribution]  The Ryukyu Shinpou Press  16 May 2005
Einstein-Fusion between Science and art
[Contribution]  The Ryukyu Shimpo  14 Apr 2005
[Contribution]  University of the Ryukyus  The news of Education Center of University of the Ryukyus  Apr 2005
[Interviewee]  Ladies' Seven Magazine  24 Mar 2005
[Interviewee]  Weekly Ladies Magazin  15 Mar 2005
Immortal Beloved is Josephine
[Contribution]  The Ryukyu Shimpou  31 Jan 2005
[Contribution]  The Okinawa Times Press  29 Sep 2004
Taking whole Konbu is better than its extracted soluble ingredients
[Interviewee]  Health Tribune No.311, page 48-51  2 Mar 2004
Health and Longevity Lecture
[Panelist, Lecturer, Planner, Organizing Member]  The Ryukyu Shimpou  31 Aug 2003
[TV or radio appearance]  Nippon Television Network Corporation  The television with us  27 May 2003
Mozuku・Fucoidan
[Commentator]  Television Shizuoka Broadcasting Linc.  Television Shizuoka Street  12 May 2003
Flap to the future-Awamori is the only Brandy produced in Japan
[Contribution]  The Ryukyu Shimpou  14 Mar 2003
[Interviewee]  The Yomiuri Press, West Japan Issue  27 Sep 2002
Insight into polysaccharide gels at molecular level
[Media coverage cooperation]  The Ryukyu Shinpou Press  21 Oct 2001
[Contribution]  The Ryukyu Shinpou Press  4 May 2001
[Interviewee]  The Yomiuri Press-West Japan Issue  30 Aug 2000
[Contribution]  The Okinawa Times Press  19 Dec 1999
[Interviewee]  The Okinawa Times Press  3 Dec 1999
[TV or radio appearance]  Toukai Broadcasting Television, Inc.  The Television Museum  12 May 1998
[Interviewee]  Toukai Broadcasting Television Company  7 Apr 1998
Mozuku
[Commentator]  Tokyo Broadcastin System Television, Incorporation  Flower Market  Apr 1998
Discovery of fucoidan from commercially cultured Cladosiphon okamuranus
[Media coverage cooperation, Interviewer, Informant]  The Ryukyu Shimpou  28 Mar 1997
[Interviewee]  The Ryukyu Shinpo Press  27 Mar 1997
[Informant]  Food and Development, Volume 32, page 2  Mar 1997
Mass-production method from Okinawamozuku (Cladosiphon okamuranus
[Media coverage cooperation]  Food and Development  Mar 1997
[Informant]  The Health and Industry Press  16 Jan 1997
Production method of fucoidan from Nozuku at low price
[Informant]  Health Industry Bulletin  13 Dec 1996
[Interviewee]  Science Museum by Misako Konno  14 May 1994
Isolated high quality of agarose
[Media coverage cooperation, Interviewer, Informant]  The Okinawa Times Press  19 Dec 1993