Medical Chemistry

Graduate School of Medical Science
Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine



We belong to chemical department in a medical school, and take advantage of such unique environment in our researches. We design and prepare new products based on organic and synthetic chemistry, utilize life science and basic medical science in their functional evaluation using cells and animals, and finally establish technologies useful for researches, disease prevention and therapy.


An article, Intracellular delivery of plasmid DNA using amphipathic helical cell-penetrating peptides containing dipropylglycine, was published in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin.

Mr. Fukuda (D1 student) and Ms. Shinya (M1 student) joined our laboratory.

A paper published in ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. was selected as a Supplementary Cover.

An article, Oligosarcosine conjugation of arginine-rich peptide improves the intracellular delivery of peptide/pDNA complexes, was published in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering.

Dr. Umeno reveived The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Kanto Branch Award for Young Scientists.

Dr. Umeno joined our laboratory.

An article, Effect of helicity and hydrophobicity on cell-penetrating ability of arginine-rich peptides, was published in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry.

Dr. Takemoto (Associate Professor), Ms. Takayama (research assistant), and Mr. Naka (M1 student) joined our laboratory.