ICPF2016 Program (PDF file)

November 16th (Wednesday)

16:00  Welcome Reception (Univ of Shizuoka)

November 17th (Thursday)

Start of Meeting

7:45 Registration – Nippondaira Hotel
8:35 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Session 1 Beneficial Effects of Dietary Polyphenols: Cacao, Citrus, and Turmeric

Chairpersons: Toshihiko Osawa and Tatsuya Morimoto
 8:40 Toshihiko Osawa (Aichi Gakuin University)
Effects of dark chocolate 72% cacao intake in healthy Japanese
 9:00 Hitoshi Ashida (Kobe University)
Prevention of hyperglycemia and obesity by cacao polyphenols
 9:20 Midori Natsume (Meiji Co., Ltd.)
Absorption and metabolism of cacao polyphenols
[Supported by Meiji Co., Ltd.]
 9:40 Coffee Break
Chairpersons: Je Tae Woo and Janet L Funk
10:00 Akira Tsujimura (Juntendo University Urayasu Hospital)
Efficacy of combination therapy of resveratrol and phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor for men with erectile function
10:20 Je Tae Woo (Chubu University, Okinawa Research Center Co., Ltd.)
Various biological activities of nobiletin and tangeretin and establishment of manufacture material with their high-purity from Citrus depressa (“shikuwasa”) 
10:40 Yukiko Kaneko (University of Shizuoka)
Nobiletin promotes insulin secretion and prevents β-cell apoptosis through a cAMP dependent pathway.
11:00 Janet L Funk (University of Arizona, USA)
Bone-specific pharmacognosy of turmeric (Curcuma longa L): Harnessing nature to maintain bone health

Special Lecture 1 (11:25-12:00)

Chairperson: Toshinao Goda
Keiko Abe (The University of Tokyo) 
Functional food science in Japan— Present status and perspectives

Luncheon Seminar (12:05 – 12:55)

Chairperson: Yoko Ozawa
FloraGLO® Celebrating 20 Years of Lutein Excellence:  A BIRTHDAY BASH TO BEAT THE BLUE
[Supported by Kemin Co. Ltd.]
1)Heather Richardson (Kemin Human Nutrition and Health, USA) 
FloraGLO® The pioneer of lutein science and discovery
2)Richard Roberts (Kemin Human Nutrition and Health, USA) 
Blue light and the eye

Special Lecture 2 (13:10-13:50)

Chairperson: Akira Obana

Stuart P. Richer (Captain James Lovell Veterans, Naval Federal Health Care Facility, North Chicago, USA) 

Lutein and zeaxanthin for superior visual performance in healthy individuals


Session 2 FloraGLO® Celebrating 20 Years of lutein Excellence: Lutein’s role in the eye and brain

[Supported by Kemin Co. Ltd.]
 Chairpersons: Stuart P. Richer and Richard Roberts
14:00 Norihiro Nagai (Keio University School of Medicine)
Association of Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD) with serum concentration of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxidized LDL) and effects of constant intake of lutein-rich spinach on MPOD
14:25 Yoko Ozawa (Keio University, School of Medicine)
Lutein/zeaxanthin, as a preventive approach for age-related macular degeneration
14:50 Akira Obana (Seirei Hamamatsu General Hospital, Institute for Medical Photonics Research, Preeminent Medical Photonics Education & Research Center) 
Increasing macular pigment may have a prophylactic effect against age-related macular degeneration.
15:15 Richard Roberts (Kemin Human Nutrition and Health, USA)
Lutein and the brain - A review of studies supporting healthy brain functionality
15:40 Coffee Break

Session 3 Improvement of Cognitive Function by Natural Products

Chairpersons: Bungorn Sripanidkulchai and Kinzo Matsumoto
16:00 Kornkanok Ingkaninan (Naresuan University, Thailand)
Research and development of Brahmi, a medicinal plant for memory improvement 
16:25 Kinzo Matsumoto (Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama)
Chotosan and cognitive dysfunction: experimental approach to dementia therapy from traditional Kampo medicine
16:45 Akira Minami, Takashi Suzuki (University of Shizuoka)
Novel therapeutic approach for memory impairment and depression in postmenopausal women
17:05 Bungorn Sripanidkulchai (Khon Kaen Universiy, Thailand)
Anti-inflammatory and neuro-protective effects of protein hydrolysate of pigmented rice.
17:30 Haruna Tamano (University of Shizuoka, Japan) 
Suppressive effect of 3,5-dihydroxy-4-methoxybenzyl alcohol and zinc, components of the Pacific oyster, on glutamatergic neuron activity in the hippocampus: a new insight of Zn2+ into physiological significance

18:30—20:30         Banquet(6th Floor, Upper Banquet Room)

November 18th (Friday)


Session 4 Traditional Medicine and Foods

Chairpersons: Yasuo Watanabe and Kayoko Shimoi
 8:30 Jing-Yan Han (Pekin University, China)
The role and mechanism of QiShenYiQi Pills, a compound Chinese medicine for tonifying Qi activating blood
 8:55 Noriyuki Miyoshi (University of Shizuoka)
Soybean peptide leginsulin homologues in different cultivars and their insulin-like activities
 9:15 Takeshi Usui (Shizuoka General Hospital)
The effect of natural S-equol supplements on metabolic parameters in overweight Japanese male and female with or without equol producing capability.
 9:40 Yasuo Watanabe (Yokohama University of Pharmacy)
Active health and anti-aging taken by folk medicines and traditional food materials 

Session 5 Cancer Prevention by Natural Products

Chairpersons: Akira Asai and Ikuo Saiki
10:10 Ikuo Saiki (Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama)
Berberine and cancer metastasis
10:30 Min-Hsiung Pan (Institute of Food Science and Technology, National TaiwanUniversity, Taiwan)
Chemopreventive effects of dietary natural compounds on cancer development
10:55 Marc Diederich (Seoul National University, Korea)
Intracellular signaling events implicated in anti-cancer activity of cardiac glycosides
11:20 Coffee Break

Special Lecture 3 (11:35-12:00)

Chairperson: Hiroshi Noguchi
Barbara N. Timmermann (University of Kansas, USA) 
Application of phase-trafficking methods to natural products research: a novel tool for bioprospecting and discovery of unprecedented molecules

Poster Session with Lunch (12:00 - 14:00)

Special Lecture 4 (14:00-14:25)

Chairperson: Norio Ohashi
Johan Garssen (Utrecht University, Nutricia Research, The Netherlands) 
Dietary intervention and immune regulation: impact for the management of allergic disorders

Session 6 Beneficial Effects of Dietary and Topical Phytochemicals 

Chairpersons: Cecilia C. Maramba-Lazarte and Shinji Miura
[supported by “The 30th Foundation Celebration of the University of Shizuoka”]
14:25 Kuniyasu Soda (Jichi Medical University, Japan) 
Biological background of life-span extension by dietary polyamines
14:50 Valerie Schini-Kerth (University of Strasburg, Strasburg, France)
Potential of natural products to retard and improve vascular ageing and senescence
15:15 Vikineswary Sabaratnam (University of Malaya, Malaysia)
Exploring the potential of edible mushroom as functional food for mitigating neuroinflammation
15:40 Coffee Break
Chairpersons: Valerie Schini-Kerth and Hirokazu Kobayashi
16:00 Tze-Pin Ng (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Tea: Health and functional benefits in older persons
16:25 Cecilia C. Maramba-Lazarte (Institute of Herbal Medicine, National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines)
Medicinal herbs as topical antifungal agents

16:50 Concluding Remarks