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Senior Researcher
Miori Tanaka

Main Research Topics

Development and evaluation of methods for measuring nutrients and bioactive substances in human milk
Elucidation of the mechanisms of preventive effect of functional food ingredients on lifestyle-related diseases

Career History

Oct. 2021 – Present Senior Researcher, The Nippon Foundation Human Milk Bank
Apr. 2019 – Sep. 2021Assistant Professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture
Apr. 2018 – Mar. 2019Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (DC2), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Sep. 2016 – Feb. 2019Part-time Teacher, Nihon University
Aug. 2016 – Mar. 2017Academic Assistant, Ochanomizu University

Education

Apr. 2016 – Mar. 2019Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University (PhD)
Apr. 2014 – Mar. 2016Department of Food and Nutritional Science, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University (MS)
Apr. 2010 – Mar. 2014Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Human Life and Environmental Sciences, Ochanomizu University (BS)

Qualifications

Registered Dietitian, Diet and Nutrition Teacher (first class), Hazardous Materials Engineer's Licenses (Class A)

Professional Membership

Japan Society of Nutrition and Food Science, Japanese Society for Breastfeeding Research, The Molecular Biology Society of Japan, Japanese Society for Medical Use of Functional Foods, Japanese Society for Food Factors

Papers

  • Tanaka M, Fujii S, Inoue H, Takahashi N, Ishimi Y, Uehara M: (S)-Equol is More Effective than (R)-Equol in Inhibiting Osteoclast Formation and Enhancing Osteoclast Apoptosis, and Reduces Estrogen Deficiency-Induced Bone Loss in Mice: J Nutr: 152(8): pp 1831-1842: 2022
  • Inoue H, Arakawa K, Tanaka M, Katsumata-Tsuboi R, Takahashi N, Uehara M: Upregulation and stabilization of senescence marker protein-30 by epigallocatechin gallate against tert-butyl hydroperoxide-induced liver injury in vitro and in vivo: J Clin Biochem Nutr: 68(1): pp 51-57: 2021
  • Inoue H, Hanawa N, Katsumata SI, Aizawa Y, Katsumata-Tsuboi R, Tanaka M, Takahashi N, Uehara M: Iron deficiency negatively regulates protein methylation via the downregulation of protein arginine methyltransferase: Heliyon: 6(10): e05059: 2020
  • Tanaka M, Sato A, Kishimoto Y, Mabashi-Asazuma H, Kondo K, Iida K: Gallic acid inhibits lipid accumulation via AMPK pathway and suppresses apoptosis and macrophage-mediated inflammation in hepatocytes: Nutrients: 12(5): 1479: 2020
  • Tanaka M, Sugama A, Sumi K, Shimizu K, Kishimoto Y, Kondo K, Iida K: Gallic acid regulates adipocyte hypertrophy and suppresses inflammatory gene expression induced by the paracrine interaction between adipocytes and macrophages in vitro and in vivo: Nutr Res: 73: pp 58-66: 2020
  • Iwashima T, Kudome Y, Kishimoto Y, Saita E, Tanaka M, Taguchi C, Hirakawa S, Mitani N, Kondo K, Iida K: Aronia berry extract inhibits TNF-α-induced vascular endothelial inflammation through the regulation of STAT3: Food Nutr Res: 63: 3361: 2019
  • Taguchi C, Kishimoto Y, Takeuchi I, Tanaka M, Iwashima T, Fukushima Y, Kondo K: Estimated dietary polyphenol intake and its seasonal variations among Japanese university students: J Nutr Sci Vitaminol: 65(2): pp 192-195: 2019
  • Tanaka M, Kishimoto Y, Sasaki M, Sato A, Kamiya T, Kondo K, Iida K: Terminalia bellirica (Gaertn.) Roxb. extract and gallic acid attenuate LPS-induced inflammation and oxidative stress via MAPK/NF-κB and Akt/AMPK/Nrf2 pathways: Oxid Med Cell Longev: 2018: 9364364: 2018
  • Taguchi C, Kishimoto Y, Fukushima Y, Saita E, Tanaka M, Takahashi Y, Masuda Y, Goda T, Kondo K: Dietary polyphenol intake estimated by 7-day dietary records among Japanese male workers: evaluation of the within- and between-individual variation: J Nutr Sci Vitaminol: 63(3): pp 180-185: 2017
  • Tanaka M, Kishimoto Y, Saita E, Suzuki-Sugihara N, Kamiya T, Taguchi C, Iida K, Kondo K: Terminalia bellirica extract inhibits low-density lipoprotein oxidation and macrophage inflammatory response in vitro: Antioxidants: 5(2): 20: 2016

Awards

Dec. 2018Excellent Presentation Award, The 16th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society for Medical Use of Functional Foods
Nov. 2018Food Science Scholarship, Ochanomizu University
Mar. 2018The 18th International Symposium on Atherosclerosis Travel Grant
Nov. 2017Excellent Presentation Award, The 24th Congress of the Japan Mibyou Association
Dec. 2016Excellent Presentation Award, The 14th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society for Medical Use of Functional Foods
Nov. 2014Excellent Presentation Award, The 21st Congress of the Japan Mibyou Association

Competitive Research Funds

Development of novel dietary therapy for bone diseases: regulation of osteoclast differentiation and apoptosis in obesity, Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Apr. 2021 – Mar. 2024

 

AMPK-mediated regulation of osteoclast differentiation by food factors, Grant for Young Scientists of Japan Society of Nutrition and Food Science, May. 2020 – Mar. 2021

 

Study of regulatory mechanisms of bone metabolism by equol enantiomers, Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Aug. 2019 – Mar. 2021

 

Elucidation of the mechanism of preventive effect of gallic acid on hepatic inflammation, Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Apr. 2018 – Mar. 2019

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