Inoue Laboratory, ISSP, Univ. Tokyo


We are studying mechanism of photo-receptive proteins driven by light-energy such as microbial and animal rhodopsins. Also, we are trying optogenetic applications on the basis of fundamental insights of the photoreceptive proteins.

If you would like to perform research in our laboratory, please contact to “inoue* (Exchange "*" to "@")”.


  1. July 23, 2020 Publication page was updated. "Excitonic coupling effect on the circular dichroism spectrum of sodium-pumping rhodopsin KR2" was published in Journal of Chemical Physics.
  2. June 9, 2020 Publication page was updated. "Gate-keeper of ion transport ―a highly conserved helix-3 tryptophan in a channelrhodopsin chimera, C1C2/ChRWR" was published in Biophysics and physicobiology (BPPB).
  3. April 17, 2020 Publication page was updated. "Optogenetic Analysis of Respiratory Neuronal Networks in The Ventral Medulla of Neonatal Rats Producing Channelrhodopsin in Phox2b-Positive Cells" was published online in Pflügers Arch, and "Physical Disuse Contributes to Widespread Chronic Mechanical Hyperalgesia, Tactile Allodynia, and Cold Allodynia through Neurogenic Inflammation and Spino-Parabrachio-Amygdaloid Pathway Activation" was published online in Pain.