Some of the oxygen taken up by the body becomes reactive oxygen species (ROS), which gives oxidative stress to normal cells.It is known that dysfunctional cells age due to oxidative stress, and the cells around them also age by ROS, which induces aging-related diseases. Therefore, it is required to develop an artificial enzyme that mimics the in-vivo catalyst for eliminating ROS.
In our laboratory, we are developing an artificial enzyme that can erase various ROS at once.Furthermore, we are conducting research aiming to treat aging-related diseases using the developed artificial enzymes.
We will study how ROS elimination affects the treatment of aging-related diseases and aim to develop higher-performance therapeutic agents.