Hiroshi Nomoto

Assistant Professor, Hokkaido University Hospital, Hokkaido University *Profile is at the time of the award.

2021Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
The relationship between intracellular energy metabolism and macrophage polarity in the human atherosclerotic carotid plaques
Monocytes and macrophages infiltrating the vessel wall play an important role in the formation and progression of atherosclerotic lesions. Macrophages have polarity and it has been shown to be associated with various pathological conditions. In this study, we will examine the relationship between polarity and intracellular metabolic changes in macrophages infiltrating actual atherosclerotic lesions, and aim to explore the significance of this relationship.


I am very honored to have been selected as one of recipients of the 2021 Inamori Foundation's research grant program. This grant will allow me to take on a new challenge. I am very much looking forward to succeeding in my research.

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