Prof. Yasuhiro Koga

Current affiliation:
Professor, School of Medicine Tokai University, Isehara, Japan
President, Japanese Society for Probiotic Science
  1. Recent publications:Takahashi H., Nakano Y., Matsuoka T., Kumaki N., Asami Y., and Koga Y. 2011. Role of indigenous Lactobacilli in gastrin-mediated acid production in the mouse stomach. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 77: 6964-6971
  2. Akama F., Nishino R., Makino S., Kobayashi K., Kamikaseda K., Nagano J., and Koga Y. 2011. The effect of probiotics on gastric mucosal permeability in humans administered with aspirin. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology. 46: 831-836.
  3. Nishino R., Mikami K., Takahashi H., Tomonaga S., Furuse M., Hiramoto T., Aiba Y., Koga Y., and Sudo N. 2013. Commensal microbiota modulate murine behaviors in a strictly contamination-free environment confirmed by culture-based methods. Neurogastroenterology & Motility 25:521-528.
  4. Matsumoto M., Kibe R., Ooga T., Aiba Y., Sawaki E., Koga Y., and Bennno Y. 2013. Cerebral low-molecular metabolites influenced by intestinal microbiota: a pilot study. frontiers in SYSTEMS NEUROSCIENCE. 7.
  5. Shirai T., Suzuki Y., Kamikado K., Koga Y., and Aoki R. 2013. Kestose, a prebiotic fructooligosaccharide, enhances intercellular tight junction recovery via a rho-associated kinase-dependent mechanism in intestinal caco-2 cells. International Journal of Probiotics and Prebiotics. 8.
Expertise and research areas:
Research and development of probiotics for gastric health ie. Helicobacter pylori infection, NSAIDs-induced gastropathy and reflux-esophagitis due to gastric hyper-acidity