Researcher introduction

Muneaki Takahata. Ph. D (Agriculture)

Born in Okayama-City, Okayama

Earned a doctoral degree from the Graduate School of Agriculture, Okayama University. While continuing his study on gut microbiota and lactic acid bacteria, Dr. Takahata is engaged in educational activities by giving lectures and seminars to the general public including elementary school students.



Executive manager at Biobank Co., Ltd. 

Doctor of Agriculture

March, 2009Earned a doctoral degree in agriculture from the Graduate School of Agriculture, Okayama University


-       Published papers

M. Takahata et al, OM-X®, a Fermented Vegetables Extract, Facilitates Muscle Endurance Capacity in Swimming Exercise Mice. Nat Prod Commun. 12, 111-114 (2017)

M. Takahata et al, Fermented vegetable and fruit extract (OM-X®) stimulates murine gastrointestinal tract cells and RAW264.7 cells in vitro and regulates liver gene expression in vivo. Integrative Medicine. 4, 1-5 (2017)

M. Takahata et al, OM-X®, Fermented Vegetables Extract Suppresses Antigen-Stimulated Degranulation in Rat Basophilic Leukemia RBL-2H3 Cells and Passive Cutaneous Anaphylaxis Reaction in Mice. Nat Prod Common. 10, 1597-1601 (2015)

M. Takahata et al, Evaluation of therapeutic properties of fermented vegetables extract (OM-X) in the model of colitis induced by Citrobacter rodentium in mice. J Funct Foods, 117-127 (2014)

M. Takahata et al, Genomic adaptation of the Lactobacillus casei group,PLoS ONE, i8(10): e75073 (2013)

M. Takahata et al, Complete sequence analysis of two cryptic plasmids from Bifidobacterium kashiwanohense JCM 15439 (type strain) isolated from healthy infant feces, Anim Sci J, doi: 10.1111/asj.12095 (2013).

M. Takahata et al, Immunomodulatory effects of heat-killed Enterococcus faecalis TH10 on murine macrophage cells, Microbiologyopen, 1: 373-380 (2012).

M, Takahata et al, Selenite assimilation into formate dehydrogenase H depends on thioredoxin reductase in Escherichia coli, 143: 467-473 (2008).

M. Takahata et al, Thioredoxin Reductase-Dependent Assimilation of Selenite into FDHH in Escherichia coli, Trace Nutrients Research, 24: 42-48 (2007).  M. Takahata et al, Characterization of selenophosphate synthetase homologs Sps1 and Sps2 from human lung adenocarcinoma cells, Trace Nutrients Research, 22: 147-152 (2005).

M. Takahata et al, Selenophosphate synthetase genes from lung adenocarcinoma cells: Sps1 for recycling L-selenocysteine and Sps2 for selenite assimilation, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 101: 162-167 (2004).


Ms. Yoshie Shimomiya, Master’s degree (Engineering)

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