Izumi Maezawa, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

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Research I

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Sacramento, CA 95817

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Undergraduate School

B.S., Pharmacy, Showa Pharmaceutical University, 1992

Other School

M.S., Clinical Pharmacy, Meijyo University, 1996

Other School

Ph.D., Neuropathology, University of Washington, 2005


Alzheimer's Pathology/Neuroinflammation, UC Davis, 2005-2010

New Investigator Award, Alzheimer’s Association, 2010

Institutional nomination, Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award, UC Davis, 2009

Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research, University of California Davis, 2009

Award for best presentation in Japanese Scientist Bay Area Seminar, 2008

First place in the graduate student research presentation award, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, 2003

Jin L-W, Di Lucente, J., Mendiola, U.R., Tang, X., Zivkovic AM., Lebrilla, C.B., Maezawa, I. (2023) The role of FUT8-catalyzed core fucosylation in Alzheimer’s amyloid-􀈻 oligomer-induced activation of human microglia. Glia. May;71 (5):1346-1359. PMID: 36692036

Muñoz Herrera OM, Hong BV, Ruiz Mendiola U, Maezawa I, Jin LW, Lebrilla CB, Harvey DJ, Zivkovic AM. (2023) Cholesterol, Amyloid Beta, Fructose, and LPS Influence ROS and ATP Concentrations and the Phagocytic Capacity of HMC3 Human Microglia Cell Line. Int J Mol Sci. Jun 20;24(12):10396. doi: 10.3390/ijms241210396.PMID: 37373543

Tang X, Tena J, Di Lucente J, Maezawa I, Harvey DJ, Jin LW, Lebrilla CB, Zivkovic AM (2022) Transcriptomic and glycomic analyses highlight pathway-specific glycosylation alterations unique to Alzheimer's disease. Sci Rep. 2023 May 15;13(1):7816..PMID: 37188790

Muñoz OM, Rhodes CH, Maezawa I, Jin LW, Lebrilla CB, Harvey DJ, Zivkovic AM (2022) Amyloid-􀈕 plus cholesterol treatment impairs the ability of microglia to efflux excess cholesterol. Alzheimer’s Dement. 2022;18(Suppl.3):e067436.

Tena J, Maezawa I, Barboza M, Wong M, Zhu C, Alvarez MR, Jin LW, Zivkovic AM, Lebrilla CB (2022) Regio-Specific N-Glycome and N-Glycoproteome Map of the Elderly Human Brain With and Without Alzheimer's Disease. Mol Cell Proteomics. Nov;21(11):100427. PMID: 36252735

Hilt S, Liu R, Maezawa I, Rojalin T, Aung HH, Budamagunta M, Slez R, Gong Q, Carney RP, Voss JC. (2022) Novel Stilbene-Nitroxyl Hybrid Compounds Display Discrete Modulation of Amyloid Beta Toxicity and Structure. Front Chem. 2022 May 26;10:896386. PMID: 35720993