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Okamoto Akira

  • Faculty:Department of School Health SciencesPosition:Associate Professor
  • Address:1 Hirosawa,Igaya-cho,Kariya-shi,Aichi
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Assigned Class

  • Educational Sciences

Research Field

  • Bacteriology (including Mycology)
  • Molecular biology
  • Food science
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Keywords:Microbiology , Mass spectrometry , proteomics

Current Subject

  • Proteomics in Bacteria
    Keywords:Bacteria , Proteomics

Academic Societies

Academic Societies
  • Japanese Society for Bacteriology
  • The Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Japanese Associaion of yogo Teacher Education
  • Japanese Society for Clinical Microbiology
  • The Japanese Association of School Health
  • Tokai Association of School Health

Academic Background

Graduate School
  • Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine , (Molecular Integrated Medicine) , 2006(Unfinished course)
  • National Fisheries University , 2000(Graduated)
  • PhD in Medical Science , Nagoya University


  • 2008 , Travel award of Biological Mass Spectrometry Conference

Research Career

Research Career
  • 2014 - , Associate professor, Aichi University of Education
  • 2012 - 2014 , Assistant professor, Aichi University of Education
  • 2006 - 2012 , Assistant professor, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine
Other Career
  • 2011 - , Part-time lecturer, Kinjo Gakuin University
  • 2011 - , Part-time lecturer, Aichi Institute of Technology
  • 2008 - 2010 , Part-time lecturer, Aiseikai Nursing College
  • 2006 - , Part-time lecturer, Chubu Rosai Nursing School


Books, Articles, etc.

  • Okamoto A, Lee H, Yabutani M, Yamada K, Ohta M
    Draft Genome Sequence of a Legionella pneumophila Serogroup 4 Strain Causing Legionellosis
    Genome Announcements, 2(3):e00602-14, 2014
  • Wanchun Jin, Keiko Yamada, Mai Ikami, Noritada Kaji, Manabu Tokeshi, Yusuke Atsumi, Makoto Mizutani, Atsushi Murai, Akira Okamoto, Takao Namikawa, Yoshinobu Baba, Michio Ohta
    Application of IgY to sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, lateral flow devices, and immunopillar chips for detecting staphylococcal enterotoxins in milk and dairy products
    Journal of Microbiological Methods, 92(3):323-331, 2013
  • Yamada K, Wanchun J, Ohkura T, Murai A, Hayakawa R, Kinoshita K, Mizutani M, Okamoto A, Namikawa T, Ohta M.
    Detection of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Using a Specific Anti-PBP2a Chicken IgY Antibody
    Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases, 66(2):103-108, 2013
  • Yoshii M, Okamoto A, Ohta M
    Lipopolysaccharide-Deficient Mutants of Salmonella enterica Have Increased Sensitivity to Catechins
    2013(3):399-402, 2013
  • Takeno A, Okamoto A, Tori K, Oshima K, Hirakawa H, Toh H, Agata N, Yamada K, Ogasawara N, Hayashi T, Shimizu T, Kuhara S, Hattori M, Ohta M.
    Complete Genome Sequence of Bacillus cereus NC7401, Which Produces High Levels of the Emetic Toxin Cereulide.
    Journal of Bacteriology, American Society for Microbiology, 194(17):4767-8, 2012
  • 岡本 陽, 荒川 宜親
    ヒトにおける感染症起因菌としてのLactococcus garvieae
    臨床微生物, 22(1):1-12, 2012
  • Okamoto A, Yamada K.
    Proteome driven re-evaluation and functional annotation of the Streptococcus pyogenes SF370 genome.
    BMC Microbioly, BioMed Central, 11(1):249, 2011
  • Okamoto A, Hasegawa T, Yamada K, Ohta M.
    Application of both high-performance liquid chromatography combined with tandem mass spectrometry shotgun and 2-D polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis for streptococcal exoproteins gave reliable proteomic data.
    Microbiology and Immunology, The Societies and Blackwell Publishing, 55(2):84-94, 2011
  • Yuka Tomita, Akira Okamoto, Keiko Yamada, Testuya Yagi, Yoshinori Hasegawa, and Michio Ohta
    A New Microarray System to Detect Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotypes
    Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, 2011:21, 2011
  • Yuka Tomita, Akira Okamoto, Keiko Yamada, Tetsuya Yagi, Yoshinori Hasegawa, and Michio Ohta
    Capsular-type prediction by phylogenetic tree of glycosyltransferase gene polymorphism in Streptococcus pneumoniae
    Open Access Bioinformatics, 3:67-73, 2011
  • Masakado Matsumoto, Masahiro Suzuki, Kaoru Hirose, Reiji Hiramatsu, Hiroko Minagawa, Masaaki Minami, Ichiro Tatsuno, Akira Okamoto, Michio Ohta and Tadao Hasegawa
    Variation in M protein production among Streptococcus pyogenes strains according to emm genotype
    Microbiology and Immunology, 55(6):379-87, 2011
  • 岡本 陽, 田口 善弘
    研究報告バイオ情報学(BIO), 2011-BIO-26(6):1-6, 2011
  • Tadao Hasegawa, Akira Okamoto, Takuya Kamimura, Ichiro Tatsuno, Shin-nosuke Hashikawa, Mitsutaka Yabutani, Masakado Matsumoto, Keiko Yamada, Masanori Isaka, Masaaki Minami and Michio Ohta
    Detection of invasive protein profile of Streptococcus pyogenes M1 isolates from pharyngitis patients.
    APMIS : acta pathologica, microbiologica, et immunologica Scandinavica., 118(3):167-78, 2010
  • Yamada K, Inuzuka K, Tatsumi N, Sanzen I, Ohkura T, Okamoto A, Hasegawa T, Ohta M.
    Evaluation of selection media for the detection of borderline MRSA.
    J Infect Chemother., 16(1):19-24, 2010
  • Mitsutaka Shiota, Keiko Saitou, Hiroshi Mizumoto, Masanori Matsusaka, Norio Agata, Masahiro Nakayama, Masayoshi Kage, Shingo Tatsumi, Akira Okamoto, Seiji Yamaguchi, Michio Ohta
    Rapid Detoxification of Cereulide in Bacillus cereus Food Poisoning
    Pediatrics., 125(4):e951-5, 2010
  • Hasegawa T, Minami M, Okamoto A, Tatsuno I, Isaka M, Ohta M.
    Characterization of a virulence-associated and cell-wall-located DNase of Streptococcus pyogenes.
    Microbiology, 156(1):184-90, 2010
  • Nagao M, Okamoto A, Yamada K, Hasegawa T, Hasegawa Y, Ohta M.
    Variations in amount of TSST-1 produced by clinical methicillin esistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates and allelic variation in accessory gene regulator (agr) locus.
    BMC Microbiology, 9(1):52, 2009
  • Ishihara Y, Hyodo M, Hayakawa Y, Kamegaya T, Yamada K, Okamoto A, Hasegawa T, Ohta M.
    Effect of cyclic bis(3’-5’)diguanylic acid and its analogs on bacterial biofilm formation
    FEMS microbiological letters., 301(2):193-200, 2009
  • Ishikawa H, Takeda K, Okamoto A, Matsuo S, Isobe K
    Induction of autoimmunity in a bleomycin-induced murine model of experimental systemic sclerosis: An important role for CD4(+) T Cells
    Journal of Investigative dermatology., 129(7):1688-1695, 2009
  • Minami M, Ando T, Okamoto A, Sasaki N, Ohkura T, Torii K, Hasegawa T, Ohta M, Goto H.
    Seroprevalence of Fusobacterium varium in ulcerative colitis patients in Japan.
    FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol., 56(1):67-72, 2009
  • Ohkura T, Yamada K, Okamoto A, Baba H, Ike Y, Arakawa Y, Hasegawa T, Ohta M.
    Nationwide epidemiological study revealed the dissemination of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carrying a specific set of virulence-associated genes in Japanese hospitals.
    Journal of Medical Microbiology., 58(10):1329-36, 2009
  • 岡本 陽, 山田 景子, 太田 美智男
    Journal of the Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan, 57(3):207-312, 2009
  • Tatsuno I, Sawai J, Okamoto A, Matsumoto M, Minami M, Isaka M, Ohta M, Hasegawa T.
    Characterization of the NAD-glycohydrolase in streptococcal strains.
    Microbiology., 153(12):4253-60, 2007
  • Yamada K, Sanzen I, Ohkura T, Okamoto A, Torii K, Hasegawa T, Ohta M.
    Analysis of Twin-Arginine Translocation Pathway Homologue in Staphylococcus aureus.
    Current Microbiology., 55(1):14-9, 2007
  • Vassileva M, Torii K, Oshimoto M, Okamoto A, Agata N, Yamada K, Hasegawa T, Ohta M.
    A new phylogenetic cluster of cereulide-producing Bacillus cereus strains.
    Journal of Clinical Microbiology., 45(4):1274-7, 2007
  • Sawai J, Hasegawa T, Kamimura T, Okamoto A, Ohmori D, Nosaka N, Yamada K, Torii K, Ohta M.
    Growth phase dependent effect of clindamycin on the production of exoproteins by Streptococcus pyogenes.
    Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 51(2):461-7, 2007
  • Maria Vassileva, Keizo Torii, Megumi Oshimoto, Akira Okamoto, Norio Agata, Keiko Yamada, Tadao Hasegawa, and Michio Ohta
    Phylogenetic Analysis of Bacillus cereus Isolates from Severe Systemic Infections Using Multilocus Sequence Typing Scheme
    Microbiology and Immunology, 50(9):743-9, 2006
  • Furushita M, Okamoto A, Maeda T, Ohta M, Shiba T.
    Isolation of multidrug-resistant Stenotrophomonas maltophilia from cultured yellowtail (Seriola quinqueradiata) from a marine fish farm.
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 71(9):5598-600, 2005
  • Tanaka M, Hasegawa Tadao, Okamoto A, Torii K, Ohta M
    Effect of Antibiotics on Group A Streptococcus Exoprotein Production Analyzed by Two-Dimensional Gel Electrophoresis.
    Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 49(1):88-96, 2005

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