Miwako Kato Homm

Miwako Kato Homma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biomolecular Sciences
Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine
1-Hikari-gaoka, Fukushima 960-1295, Japan
Tel: 81-24-547-1660, Fax: 81-24-548-3041
E-mail: mkhomma@fmu.ac.jp
Email: molecule1611biomed@gmail.com
BSc in. Biology, Faculty of Science, Japan Women’s University
MSc in Medical Science, Department of Biochemistry,
Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
PhD in Medical Science, Department of Biochemistry,
Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo

Research and Professional Experience
Fellowship of the JSPS for Japanese Junior Scientists.
Research Associate at the Dept. of Hygiene & Oncology,
Tokyo Medical & Dental University
Research Associate at the Department of Immunology,
Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine
Research Associate at the Department of Biomolecular Sciences
Associate Professor

Membership of Academic Societies
Japanese Biochemical Society, Molecular Biology Society of Japan
Japanese Association for Cancer Research, Japanese Proteomics Society

Selected Publications (Original Papers):
1. Masato Ogura, Haruhisa Kikuchi, Toshiyuki Suzuki, Junko Yamaki, Miwako K. Homma,
Yoshiteru Oshima, and Yoshimi Homma. Prenylated quinolinecarboxylic acid derivative
suppresses immune response through inhibition of PAK2. Biochemical Pharmacology, in press
2. Kevin M. Riggle, Kimberly J. Riehle, Heidi L. Kenerson, Rigney Turnham, Miwako K.
Homma, Bret Samelson, Renay Bauer, G. Stanley McKnight and John D. Scott. Enhanced
cAMP-stimulated protein kinase A activity in human fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinomas.
Pediatric Research, in press (2016).
3. Toshiyuki Suzuki, Haruhisa Kikuchi, Masato Ogura, Miwako K Homma, Yoshiteru Oshima and
Yoshimi Homma. Weight loss by a novel small-molecule, Ppc-1, derived from slime mold.
PLOS One, 10 (2) e0117088 (2015).
4. Miwako K. Homma, Takeshi Shibata, Toshiyuki Suzuki, Masato Ogura, Hiroko Kozuka-Hata,
Masaaki Oyama and Yoshimi Homma. Role for protein kinase CK2 on cell proliferation:
Assessing the components of the CK2 complex in the nucleus during the cell cycle progression.
Protein Kinase CK2 Cellular Function in Normal and Disease States, Advances in
Biochemistry in Health and Disease, Eds. by Khalil Ahmed et al., Springer International
Publishing Switzerland, Vol.12, P.197-226 (2015).
5. Haruhisa Kikuchi, Toshiyuki Suzuki, Masato Ogura, Miwako K Homma, Yoshimi Homma and
Yoshiteru Oshima. Synthesis of prenylated quinolinecarboxylic acid derivatives and their
anti-obesity activities. Bioorg Med Chemistry, 23 (1), 66-72 (2015).
6. Masato Ogura, Junko Yamaki, Miwako K. Homma and Yoshimi Homma. Phosphorylation of
flotillin-1 by mitochondorial c-Src is required to prevent the production of reactive oxgen
species. FEBS Letters, 588 (17), 2837-43, doi:10.1016 (2014).
7. Miwako K. Homma, Reiko Motohashi, and Hisako Ohtsubo. Maximizing the potential of
scientists in Japan: Promoting equal participation for women scientists through leadership
development. Genes to Cells, 18, 529-532 (2013). Related comments on Science, 340, 428.
8. Masato Ogura, Junko Yamaki, Miwako K. Homma, and Yoshimi Homma. Mitochondrial c-Src
regulates cell survival through phosphorylation of respiratory chain components. Biochem J.,
447 (2), 281-289 (2012).
9. Miwako K. Homma and Yoshimi Homma. Cell Cycle and activation of CK2. Mol. Cell.
Biochem., 316(1-2):49-55 (2008).
10. Miwako K. Homma, Ikuo. Wada, Toshiyuki Suzuki, Junko Yamaki, Edwin G. Krebs and
Yoshimi Homma. CK2 phosphorylation of eukaryotic translation initiation factor 5 potentiates
cell cycle progression. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 102(43), 15688-15693 (2005).
11. Miwako K.Homma and Yoshimi Homma. Regulatory role of CK2 during the progression of cell
cycle. Mol. Cell. Biochem., 274(1-2), 46-52 (2005).
12. Miwako K. Homma, Dongxia Li, Edwin G. Krebs, and Yoshimi Homma. Association and
regulation of casein kinase 2 activity by adenomatous polyposis coli protein. Proc. Natl. Acad.
Sci. USA., 99(9), 5959-5964 (2002).