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May 1, 2024
May 6, 2024 We issued a press release regarding the paper published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition (EurekAlert).
Our paper is highlighted in “In This Issue” in Molecular Therapy.
Apr 23, 2024 Collaborative research, conducted by Dr. Guyse and Prof. Uchida, has been published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition.
Joachim F. R. Van Guyse#,*, Saed Abbasi#, Kazuko Toh, Zlata Nagorna, Junjie Li, Anjaneyulu Dirisala, Sabina Quader, Satoshi Uchida, Kazunori Kataoka*, Facile generation of heterotelechelic poly(2-oxazoline)s towards accelerated exploration of poly(2-oxazoline)-based nanomedicine, Angewandte Chemie International Edition e202404972, (2024) in press
Apr 15, 2024 Our paper published in Small Science has been selected as Inside Front Cover.
Apr 2, 2024 Research about mRNA vaccines against COVID-19, conducted by Prof. Uchida, et al., has been published in Molecular therapy, along with a press release on EurekAlert.
Saed Abbasi, Miki Matsui-Masai, Fumihiko Yasui, Akimasa Hayashi, Theofilus A. Tockary, Yuki Mochida, Shiro Akinaga, Michinori Kohara, Kazunori Kataoka*, Satoshi Uchida*, Carrier-free mRNA vaccine induces robust immunity against SARS-CoV-2 in mice and non-human primates without systemic reactogenicity, Molecular Therapy in press doi: 10.1016/j.ymthe.2024.03.022
Apr 1, 2024 Our new research assistant, Jumpei Norimatsu, our new post-doc, Le Bui Thao Nguyen, and our new master's student, Sae Takagi, have joined our Lab.
Mar 26, 2024 A review paper authored by Dr. Mochida and Prof. Mochida has been published in RNA Biology.
Yuki Mochida, Satoshi Uchida*, mRNA vaccine designs for optimal adjuvanticity and delivery, RNA Biology 21, 1-27, (2024)
Feb 22, 2024 Research about spleen targeting of mRNA polyplexes, conducted by Prof. Mochida, Mr. Marx, and Prof. Uchida, et al. has been published in Small Science.
Miki Suzuki#, Yuki Mochida#, Mao Hori, Akimasa Hayashi, Kazuko Toh, Theofilus A. Tockary, Xueying Liu, Victor Marx, Hidetomo Yokoo, Kanjiro Miyata, Makoto Oba, Satoshi Uchida*, Poly(ethylene Glycol) (PEG)–OligoRNA Hybridization to mRNA Enables Fine‐Tuned Polyplex PEGylation for Spleen‐Targeted mRNA Delivery, Small Science in press doi: 10.1002/smsc.202300258
Feb 14, 2024 Research video of our laboratory has been released.
Feb 1, 2024 Our new short-term exchange student, Rashida Hashim, and our new research assistant, Nan Qiao, have joined our Lab.
Jan 5, 2024 Collaborative research, conducted by Prof. Uchida and Prof. Cabral, et al., has been published in Biomacromolecules.
Lucas Mixich, Eger Boonstra, Keita Masuda, Shang-Wei Li, Yuki Nakashima, Fanlu Meng, Momoko Sakata, Tatsuro Goda, Satoshi Uchida, Horacio Cabral*, Ionizable Polymeric Micelles with Phenylalanine Moieties Enhance Intracellular Delivery of Self-Replicating RNA for Long-Lasting Protein Expression In Vivo, Biomacromolecules in press doi: 10.1021/acs.biomac.3c01102
Dec 30, 2023 Collaborative research, conducted by Prof. Uchida, Prof. Oba, and Dr. Yokoo, has been published in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering.
Hidetomo Yokoo*, Anjaneyulu Dirisala, Satoshi Uchida, Makoto Oba*, Oligosarcosine Conjugation of Arginine-Rich Peptides Improves the Intracellular Delivery of Peptide/pDNA Complexes, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering in press doi: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.3c01542
Dec 26, 2023 The website of Crafton Biotechnology Co., Ltd., where Prof. Uchida serves as the Chief Medical Officer, has been released.
Dec 21, 2023 Our new short-term exchange students, Bao Wenjing and Zhao Xin, have joined our Lab.
Dec 8, 2023 Our new short-term exchange student, Wang Rui, has joined our Lab.
Nov. 11, 2023 The review paper, ”Multifunctional Immunoadjuvants for Use in Minimalist Nucleic Acid Vaccines”, authored by S. Abbasi and S. Uchida, was chosen as one of the Selected Papers in 2021 in the Section "Gene and Cell Therapy in Pharmaceutics".
Oct. 30, 2023 Prof. Uchida delivered an oral presentation, titled “Naked mRNA Jet Injection into the Skin Enables the Robust Vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 in Mice and Cynomolgus Monkeys”, at 11th International mRNA Health Conference.
Oct 1, 2023 Our new research assistant, Victor Marx, and our new master's student, Naiya Ruzzama, have joined our Lab.
Sep 1, 2023 Our new research assistant, Reiko Shiratori, has joined our Lab.
Aug 30, 2023 The research about COVID-19 mRNA vaccines based on mRNA has been posted in bioRxiv.
Saed Abbasi, Miki Matsui-Masai, Fumihiko Yasui, Akimasa Hayashi, Theofilus Tockary, Shiro Akinaga, Michinori Kohara, Kazunori Kataoka*, Satoshi Uchida*, Jet injection potentiates naked mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in mice and non-human primates by adding physical stress to the skin, bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/2023.02.27.530188
July 12, 2023 Research about cancer vaccines based on mRNA engineering, conducted by Prof. Uchida and Ms. Masai, et al. has been published in PNAS, along with a press release on EurekAlert.
Theofilus A. Tockary#, Saed Abbasi#, Miki Matsui-Masai, Akimasa Hayashi, Naoto Yoshinaga, Eger Boonstra, Zheng Wang, Shigeto Fukushima, Kazunori Kataoka*, Satoshi Uchida*, Comb-structured mRNA vaccine tethered with short double-stranded RNA adjuvants maximizes cellular immunity for cancer treatment, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 120, e2214320120, (2023)
July 6, 2023 Prof. Uchida obtained a Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research (Pioneering) as a principal investigator (ref).
June 26, 2023 A review authored by Prof. Uchida, Prof. Miyata (the University of Tokyo) has been published in Advanced Drug Delivery Review.
Satoshi Uchida*, Chun Yin Jerry Lau, Makoto Oba, Kanjiro Miyata*, Polyplex Designs for Improving the Stability and Safety of RNA Therapeutics, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews 199, 114972 (2023)
June 11, 2023 Collaborative research on the mRNA vaccine against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, conducted by Prof. Uchida, Prof. Sawa, at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, et al., has been posted as a preprint.
Ken Kawaguchi, Mao Kinoshita, Kazuki Sudo, Keita Inoue, Yoshifumi Naito, Makoto Oba, Satoshi Uchida*, Teiji Sawa*, mRNA vaccine induces protective immunity against the type III secretory virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/2023.06.09.544431
May 12, 2023 Collaborative research with Prof. Uchida and Prof. Abe et al. at Nagoya University has been published in Nature Communications.
M Inagaki, N Abe, Z Li, Y Nakashima, S Acharyya, K Ogawa, D Kawaguchi, H Hiraoka, A Banno, Z Meng, M Tada, T Ishida, P Lyu, K Kokubo, H Murase, F Hashiya, Y Kimura, S Uchida, H Abe,Cap analogs with a hydrophobic photocleavable tag enable facile purification of fully capped mRNA with various cap structures, Nature Communications 14, 2657, (2023)
April 29, 2023 Prof. Uchida gave an invited lecture titled "Basics of mRNA Vaccine," at a seminar co-sponsored by Moderna Japan, Co., Ltd. at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases, the 71st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Chemotherapy, Joint Conference.
April 27, 2023 Prof. Uchida will give an online presentation titled "Nano-DDS Development for mRNA Vaccines and Drugs" at iSeminar on Wednesday, May 17, at 16:30. Everyone is welcome to join. [Registration]
April 20, 2023 We have launched our website.