Academic degree: M.D., Ph.D. Current position: Associate Professor, Graduate School, Doctor Course of Medical Science, jichi Medical University. Address: 1-847 Amanuma, Omiya, Saitama-city, Saitama, Japan 330-8503. Areas of expertise: Polyamine, Lifespan extension, Healthy food, Immune function. Biography: Kuniyasu Soda’s research program is focused on the study of food polyamines (spermine and spermidine) on human health and diseases. Soda and his colleagues have shown that healthy foods and dietary pattern, such as Mediterranean diet and Japanese food, are rich in polyamine. And, Soda’s group has shown that long term and continuous increased polyamine intake elevates body polyamine levels in humans and mice, and that the increased polyamine intake inhibits the progression of age-associated pathologies and prolong longevity of mice. These experiments were planned based on the research results in which polyamines suppress pro-inflammatory status (J. Immunol. 175: 237-245, 2005.). Aging is associated with increased pro-inflammatory status, and chronic mild inflammation is considered one of the major causes of many age-associated diseases and aging. Soda’s laboratory is investigating the mechanism by which polyamines suppress pro-inflammatory status and extend lifespan. List of recent publications: Global Journal of Health Science 4(6); 170-178. 2012. J Exp Clin Canc Res. 30:95, 2011. Int J Oncol 38(2): 305-12. 2011. Nutrition and Dietary Supplements 3: 1-7, 2011. Health 2(11); 1327-1334, 2010. Health 2(12); 1390-1396, 2010. Med Hypotheses 75: 299-301, 2010. Exp. Gerontology 44: 727-732, 2009. J. Nutr. Sci. Vitaminol. 55(4): 361-366, 2009.
Biography Updated on 30 October 2012