Molecular Microbiology


Prof. Kuwahara

Current Research Projects

  • Identification of gut microbial products involving in the modification of intestinal epithelial cells.
  • Molecular Mechanisms of gut microbiota adaptation to host environment.
  • Metagenomic analysis of human microflora in health and diseases.

Representative Publications

  • The human gut microbe Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron suppresses toxin release from Clostridium difficile by inhibiting autolysis.
    Elahi M et al. Antibiotics (Basel) (2021).
  • MetaPlatanus: a metagenome assembler that combines long-range sequence links and species-specific features.
    Kajitani R. et al. Nucleic Acids Res (2021).
  • IgA regulates the composition and metabolic function of gut microbiota by promoting symbiosis between bacteria.
    Nakajima A et al. J Exp Med (2018).

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