The prevalence of allergic diseases such as asthma, rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, and food allergy has reached “pandemic” proportions in industrialized countries and the costs to public health and the economy are massive and growing. Although we come to understand several major aspects of allergic diseases though extensive scientific efforts during the past ～50 years, there are still significant puzzles in allergic diseases that hinder the development of effective cure for the diseases.
The research goal in our laboratory is to solve such puzzles, thereby raising new ideas for prevention and treatment of allergic diseases with great impact on medicine.
We are currently keen about a puzzle: “How time affects allergy?”
Given the strong influence of circadian rhythms on allergic diseases, we believe that research on how the time of day impacts allergic reaction which we may call “chronoallergology” will provide new insight into previously unknown aspects of the biology of allergies. Such knowledge should facilitate novel strategies for prevention and treatment of these diseases.
|Ｎame||Title・Positions||Main Research Focus|
|Yuki NAKAMURA||Senior Assistant Professor||Allergy|
|Kayoko ISHIMARU||Assistant Professor||Allergy|
|Shotaro NAKAJIMA||Assistant Professor||Allergy|