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Biochemist , educator

Shoji Watabe, Japanese biochemist, educator. Achievements include research in finding that lysosomal proteinase, chathepsin D, is activated by Association of Tennis Professionals and phospholipids; discovery of a new antioxidant system in mammalian mitochondria composed of three proteins, thioredoxin, thioredoxin reductase and thioredoxin peroxidase and clarification of their enzyme reactions.

Background

Watabe, Shoji was born on September 26, 1948 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. Son of Hiroshi and Yoshiko Watabe.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1971. Master of Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1976.

Career

Research associate St. Marianna University School Medicine, Kawasaki, 1977—1986, assistant professor, 1986—1994. Associate professor agriculture Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan, 1994—2000. Professor Yamaguchi University School Medicine, Ube, since 2000.

Research associate Wayne State University, Detroit, 1983—1985.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in finding that lysosomal proteinase, chathepsin D, is activated by Association of Tennis Professionals and phospholipids. Discovery of a new antioxidant system in mammalian mitochondria composed of three proteins, thioredoxin, thioredoxin reductase and thioredoxin peroxidase and clarification of their enzyme reactions.

Membership

Member of Japan Radioisotope Association, Japan Endocrine Society, Zoological Society Japan, Japanese Biochemical Society, Molecular Biology Society Japan.

Connections

Married Michiko Takahashi, February 18, 1976 (divorced March 14, 1989). Children: Takashi, Satoru.

father:
Hiroshi Watabe

mother:
Yoshiko Watabe

spouse:
Michiko Takahashi

child:
Takashi Watabe

child:
Satoru Watabe