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Researcher Profile - Tadafumi Kato

First Name:Tadafumi
Last Name:Kato
Advanced Degrees:M.D., Ph.D.
Affiliation:RIKEN Brain Science Institute
Department:Laboratory for Molecular Dynamics of Mental Disorders
Street Address 1:Hirosawa 2-1
Zip/Postal Code:351-0198
Email Address:
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Member reports no financial or other potential conflicts of interest. [Last Modified: 7 January 2008]
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Clinical Interests:
Bipolar disorder
Research Focus:
Animal models, Neuroanatomy/Systems Neuroscience, DNA microrrays, Genetics
Work Sector(s):
Research institute
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Reasearcher Bio
Tadafumi Kato, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Aging and Psychiatric Research Group
Head, Laboratory for Molecular Dynamics of Mental Disorders
RIKEN Brain Science Institute
Hirosawa 2-1, Wako, Saitama, 351-0198, Japan
Phone: +81-48-467-6949 (direct)
Fax: +81-48-467-6947

March 1995, get Ph.D. degree at the Shiga University of Medical Science
March 1988, graduated from Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, with the degree of Medical Doctor.

Research Area: Neurobiology of bipolar disorder

Research Experiences:
August 2004 – Present
Director, Aging and Psychiatric Research Group, RIKEN Brain Science Institute
September 2000 – Present
Head, Laboratory for Molecular Dynamics of Mental Disorders, RIKEN Brain Science Institute
July 1999 – December 2000
Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Tokyo, Faculty of Medicine
July 1997 - July 1999
Assistant (Research Associate), Department of Neuropsychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo
June 1989 - July 1997
Assistant (Research Associate), Department of Psychiatry, Shiga Univ. of Medical Science
April 1995 - February 1996
International Visiting Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa College of Medicine
June 1988 - May 1989
Resident, Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Tokyo Hospital
Top Papers
Kasahara T, Kubota M, Miyauchi T, Noda Y, Mouri A, Nabeshima T, Kato T (2006) Mice with neuron-specific accumulation of mitochondrial DNA mutations show mood disorder-like phenotypes. Molecular Psychiatry 11:577-593
Iwamoto K, Bundo M, Yamada K, Takao H, Iwayama-Shigeno Y, Yoshikawa T, Kato T (2005) DNA Methylation Status of SOX10 Correlates with Its Downregulation and Oligodendrocyte Dysfunction in Schizophrenia. The Journal of Neuroscience 25:22:5376-5381
Kakiuchi C, Iwamoto K, Ishiwata M, Bundo M, Kasahara T, Kusumi I, Tsujita T, Okazaki Y, Nanko S, Kunugi H, Sasaki T, Kato T (2003) Impaired feedback regulation of XBP1 as a genetic risk factor for bipolar disorder. Nature Genetics 35: 171-175.
Kato T, Kato N (2000) Mitochondrial dysfunction in bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorder 2: 180-190

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