Yuji Kaneko, Ph.D.
Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair MDC 78University of South Florida College of Medicine
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd
Tampa, FL 33612
Traumatic Brain Injury
|Research Description||My principal research aim is to bridge the gap of knowledge between basic science investigations and clinical applications. Hence, my experiments are designed to explore the molecular mechanisms of gene/protein expression, such as DJ-1 or PARK-7, underlying ischemic or oxidative stress-induced cell death, with an eye towards exploiting the dynamic role of specific proteins (e.g., dual Endothelin-1/Angiotensin-II receptor or Dear) for therapeutic intervention.|
|Recent Publications||Yu S, Kaneko Y, Bae E, Stahl CE, Wang Y, van Loveren H, Sanberg PR, and Borlongan CV. (2009) Severity of cortical impact brain injury in rats and mice dictates degree of behavioral deficits. Brain Res. 1287, 157-163.
Hayashi T, Kaneko Y, Yu SJ, Bae E, Stahl CE, Kawase T, van Loveren H, Sanberg PR, and Borlongan CV. (2009) Quantitative analyses of matrix metalloproteinase activity after traumatic brain injury in adult rats. Brain Res. 128, 172-177.
Borlongan CV, Kaneko Y, Maki M, Yu S, Ali M, and Sanberg PR. (2010) Menstrual blood cells display stem cell-like phenotypic markers and exert neuroprotection following transplantation in experimental stroke. Stem Cells Develop. 2009 Oct 27. [Epub ahead of print]