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A portrait of Dr. Kato-an Asian man with dark hair and glasses wearing a black suit with a blue shirt and a blue tieTakamitsu Kato, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Phone: (970) 491-1881
Fax: (970) 491-2940
Email: takamitsu.kato@colostate.edu
Office: 136 Physiology Building

 

 

Degrees

Research Interests

Dr. Kato's research interests include investigating DNA repair after high LET radiation exposure

Selected Publications

Kato TA, Wilson PF, Nagasawa H, Peng Y, Little JB, Bedford JS.
Variations in Radiosensitivity among Individuals:  A Potential Impact on Risk Assessment?
Health Physics (in press)

Kato TA, Okayasu R, Bedford JS.
Signatures of DNA double strand breaks produced in irradiated G1 and G2 cells persist into mitosis.
J Cell Physiol. 2009 Jun;219(3):760-5.

Fujimori A, Yaoi T, Ogi H, Wang B, Suetomi K, Sekine E, Yu D, Kato T, Takahashi S, Okayasu R, Itoh K, Fushiki S.
Ionizing radiation downregulates ASPM, a gene responsible for microcephaly in humans. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008 May 9;369(3):953-7.

Kato TA, Okayasu R, Bedford JS.
Comparison of the induction and disappearance of DNA double strand breaks and gamma-H2AX foci after irradiation of chromosomes in G1-phase or in condensed metaphase cells.
Mutat Res. 2008 Mar 1;639(1-2):108-12. Epub 2007 Nov 29;

Kato T, Nagasawa H, Warner C, Okayasu R, Bedford JS.
Cytotoxicity of cigarette smoke condensate is not due to DNA double strand breaks: Comparative studies using radiosensitive mutant and wild-type CHO cells.
Int J Radiat Biol. 2007 Sep;83(9):583-91

Kato TA, Wilson PF, Nagasawa H, Fitzek MM, Weil MM, Little JB, Bedford JS.
A defect in DNA double strand break processing in cells from unaffected parents of retinoblastoma patients and other apparently normal humans.
DNA Repair (Amst). 2007 Jun 1;6(6):818-29. Epub 2007 Mar 6.

Kato TA, Nagasawa H, Weil MM, Little JB, Bedford JS.
Levels of gamma-H2AX Foci after low-dose-rate irradiation reveal a DNA DSB rejoining defect in cells from human ATM heterozygotes in two at families and in another apparently normal individual.
Radiat Res. 2006 Sep;166(3):443-53.

Kato TA, Nagasawa H, Weil MM, Genik PC, Little JB, Bedford JS.
gamma-H2AX foci after low-dose-rate irradiation reveal atm haploinsufficiency in mice.
Radiat Res. 2006 Jul;166(1 Pt 1):47-54.

 


Department Contact Information:

Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
1681 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Phone: (970) 491-7038
Fax: (970) 491-2940