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Katsuhiro Ueda

1. Natural Products Chemistry, Organic Chemistry,

2. Name : Katsuhiro Ueda

3. E-mail : kueda@sci.u-ryukyu.ac.jp

4. Phone : +81-98-895-8894

5. Facsimile : +81-98-895-8565

6. Website :

7. Education :

1977: B.Sc. Chemistry, Saitama University, Saitama, Japan

1979: M.Sc. Chemistry, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

1984: Ph.D. Chemistry, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

Professional Appointments :

1981-1986: Assistant Professor, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan

1984-1986: Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University

1987: Lecturer, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan

1988-2004: Associate Professor, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan

2005-present: Professor, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan

8. Research Interests :

Isolation and characterization of natural toxins.

Isolation and characterization of bioactive secondary metabolites

9. Publications

Five new diterpenoids from an Okinawan soft coral Cespitularia sp., Prodip Kumar Roy, Wilmar Maarisit, Sona Rani Roy, Junsei Taira, and Katsuhiro Ueda, Marine Drugs, 2012, in press.

Cytotoxic Alcyonolide Congeners from an Okinawan Soft Coral Cespitularia Sp. Prodip Kumar Roy, Wilmar Maarisit, Sona Rani Roy, Junsei Taira, and Katsuhiro Ueda, HETEROCYCLES, 2012, Vol.85, No.10, 2465-2472.

Bioactive marine metabolities from Okinawan water. Ueda, K. and Uemura, D. Studies in Natural Product Chemistry (Bioactive Natural Products), Edited by Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, Elsevier Science Publishers, the Netherlands, Volume-35, 57-100, (2008) .

Haterumadysins A-D, Sesquiterpenes from an Okinawan Marine Sponge Dysidea chlorea. Ueda, K.; Kadekaru, T.; Eric R. O. S.; Kita, M. and Uemura, D. J. Nat. Prod. 2006, 69, No.11, 1077-1079.

Haterumadienone: A New Cytotoxic Puupehenone Congener from an Okinawan Marine Sponge Dysidea sp. Ueda, K.; Ueta, T.; Eric R. O. S.; Kita, M. and Uemura, D. Chemistry Lett., No.11, 1530-1531(2005).
6. Further studies of palytoxin. II. D. Uemura, K. Ueda, Y.Hirata, H. Naoki and T. Iwashita, Tetrahedron Lett., Vol. 22, No. 29, 2781-2784 (1981).
7. Total synthesis of palytoxin carboxyric acid and palytoxin amide. Y. Kishi, K. Ueda, et al. (20 authors), J. Am. Chem. Soc., Vol. 111, No. 19, 7530-7533 (1989).

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