Motoharu Seiki

University of Tokyo, Japan

Motoharu Seiki serves as a Professor of the University of Tokyo and served as the Dean of the Institute of Medical Science during 2007-2010. He serves as a Molecular Biologist trained in Kanazawa University in Japan and received Ph.D. degree in 1981.He is known as he identified an integral membrane MMP for the first time and reported it as MT-MMP in 1994. MT1-MMP is a potent invasion-promoting protease expressed in malignant tumor cells and the paper reporting it has been cited more than 1800 times. He serves as a Member of the Science Council of Japan and an Executive Member of Japanese Cancer Association.

Biography Updated on 27 March 2011

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