Katsuyuki Takeda
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Cell Biology
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    Special Interests

    Research Interests

    Bronchial asthma; as asthma is the most common chronic inflammatory lung disease, I intend to elucidate the disease mechanisms and explore a new therapeutic approach.

    Emphysema; as emphysema is a terminal stage of lung damage in lung diseases such as cigarette smoking-associated COPD or Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency, which is a genetic disease. My goal is to explore a novel therapeutic tool to repair and normalize damaged lung tissue.


    Okayama Medical School, PhD
    Tottori University, MD

    Awards & Recognition

    1998: Astra Research Grant (Competitive Grant for Asthma Research, Japan)
    2010: ATS Grant “Alpha-1 Foundation Research Grant in Alpha-1”

    Board Certification

    Japanese Society of Internal Medicine 
    Japanese Society of Allergology

    Professional Memberships

    American Thoracic Society (ATS)
    Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
    Japanese Society of Allergology


    Takeda K, et al. The Critical Role of Complement Alternative Pathway Regulator Factor H in Allergen-Induced Airway Hyperresponsiveness and Inflammation. J Immunol. 2012 188:661-7. 9.     

    Takeda K, et al. Effects of combination therapy with montelukast and carbocysteine in allergen-induced airway hyperresponsiveness and airway inflammation. Br J Pharmacol, 2010, 160:1399-407. 14. 

    Takeda K, et al. Vaccine-Induced CD8  T Cell-Dependent Suppression of Airway Hyperresponsiveness and Inflammation. J Immunol. 2009, 183:181-90.

    Takeda K, et al. Surfactant Protein D Regulates Airway Function and Allergic Inflammation through Modulation of Macrophage Function. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003;168:783-9.

    Takeda K, et al. Development of eosinophilic airway inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness in mast cell-deficient mice. J Exp Med. 1997;186:449-54.

    Contact Information

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    • Fax: 303.270.2182
    • Email: takedak@njhealth.org



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