Professor Hiroyuki Sorimachi (Co-PI: Dr. Yasuko Ono)
Department of Enzymatic Regulation for Cell Functions
The Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (Rinshoken)
2-1-6 Kamikitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-8506, JAPAN
Team#12 is directed by Drs. Hiroyuki Sorimachi and Yasuko Ono, located at the Rinsholen Institute in Tokyo. The Rinshoken institute is equipped with one of the largest mouse facility in Japan where over 3,000 cages are maintained by independent HEPA-filtered air-conditioning under the SPF and semi-SPF conditions. Dr. Sorimachi´s and Dr. Ono´s research has provided important insights on the roles of calpain-3 and MuRFs in the pathology of muscular diseases.