FUJITA Ken-ichi


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Associate Professor

Laboratory location

Sugimoto Campus

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Osaka City University -  Doctor of Science

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Biopharmacology, Applied Microbiochemistry and Applied Biochemistry

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  • Screening and Mode of Action of Antifungal Antibiotics

    (Collaboration in Japan) Project Year :


    Keyword in research subject:  Antifungal

  • Structure, biosynthetic mechanism and physiological activity of gamma-polylgutamic acid

    (Collaboration in Organization) Project Year :


    Keyword in research subject:  high viscous polyamido

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  • Osaka City University   Graduate School of Science   Biology and Geosciences Course   Associate Professor  

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  • 2003

    Osaka City University  

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    Osaka City University  Graduate School, Division of Natural Science 

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    Osaka City University   Faculty of Science  


Published Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Exploring plant-derived safe agents for enhancing the effectiveness of preservatives

    Ken-ichi Fujita, Kanae Ienaka, Katsuyuki Tanaka

    Kagaku To Kogyo  In press 2019.04  [Invited]

  • Curcumin potentiates the fungicidal effect of dodecanol by inhibiting drug efflux in wild-type budding yeast

    Yamawaki C, Oyama M, Yamaguchi Y, Ogita A, Tanaka T, Fujita K

    Letters in Applied Microbiology  68 ( 1 ) 17 - 23 2019.01  [Refereed]


  • Evaluation of inhibitory activities of UK-2A, an antimycin-type antibiotic, and its synthetic analogs against the production of anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-4

    Usuki Y, Ishii S, Ijiri M, Yoshida K, Satoh T, Horigome S, Yoshida I, Mishima T, Fujita K

    Journal of Natural Products  81 ( 11 ) 2590 - 2594 2018.11  [Refereed]


  • Unripe pear fruit extract induces the transcriptional activity of sirtuin-related genes to extend the chronological lifespan of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

    Wakae Murata, Marina Hasegawa, Seiru Sakasegawa, Ken-ichi Fujita, Toshio Tanaka, Akira Ogita

    Advancement in Medicinal Plant Research  6 ( 4 ) 64 - 69 2018.11  [Refereed]


  • Dehydrozingerone exhibits synergistic antifungal activities in combination with dodecanol against budding yeast via the restriction of multidrug resistance

    Yamawaki C, Yamaguchi Y, Ogita A, Tanaka T, Fujita K

    Planta Medica International Open  5 ( 2 ) e61 - e67 2018.10  [Refereed]  [Invited]


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  • Anti-Salmonella agents from the Brazilian medicinal plant Tanacetum balsamita and their applications

    Kubo I, Fujita K, Shimizu K. (Part: Contributor )

    Natural Antioxidants and Biocides from Wild Medicinal Plants (eds C.L. Cespedes et al.) CAB International  2013

Review Papers (Misc) 【 display / non-display

  • Molecular design of multifunctional anti-Salmonella agents based on natural products

    Kubo I, Fujita K, Nihei K, Kubo A.

    Advances in Phytomedicine  2   353 - 372 2006

  • Molecular design of antioxidative anti-Salmonella agents

    Kubo I, Fujita K, Nihei K

    Rev. Latinoamer. Quim  33 ( 2 ) 60 - 75 2005

Conference Activities & Talks 【 display / non-display

  • Effect of Ca2+ in molecular mass of poly-gamma-glutamic acid in fermentative production


  • Parabens’ enhancement of antimicrobial activity by addition of sulforaphane

    Wakae MURATA, Rina IWASHIKI, Ken-ichi FUJITA, Toshio TANAKA, Akira OGITA


  • Influence of unripe pear fruit extract on budding yeast’s lifespan elongation and expression of related genes


  • Exploration of novel factors related to gene expression of drug exhaust pumps in S. cerevisiae


  • The effect of Ca2+ on molecular mass and viscosity of poly-γ- glutamic acid in fermentation production

    IWAMOTO Nanako, YAMOGUCHI Yoshihiro, OGTA Akira, TANAKA Toshio , FUJITA Ken-ichi

    10th OCARINA International Symposium  2019.03 

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  • Academic year : 2018

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  • Academic year : 2017

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