About Us

Akiko Fujita, Ph.D.


2008 – 2011 Aug: Postdoctoral Researcher, Global Core of Excellence Program, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

2006 – 2008: Research fellowship for Young Scientist, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Ph.D. – Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Japan, 2007

B.S. – School of Agricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Japan, 2002


  • Fujita A., Sato C., Kitajima K. Identification of the nuclear export signals that regulate the intracellular localization of the mouse CMP-sialic acid synthetase. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 355, 174-180 (2007)
  • Tiralongo, J., Fujita A., Sato C., Kitajima K., Lehmann F., Oschlies M., Gerardy-Schahn R., Münster-Kühnel A. K. The rainbow trout CMP-sialic acid synthetase utilises a nuclear localization signal different from that identified in the mouse enzyme. Glycobiology, 17, 945-954 (2007)
  • Fujita A., Sato C., Münster-Kühnel A. K., Gerardy-Schahn R., Kitajima K. Development of a simple and efficient method for assaying cytidine monophosphate sialic acid synthetase activity using an enzymatic reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide/oxidized nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide converting system. Anal. Biochem., 337, 12-21 (2005)