Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, established in 1880, is one of Japan’s oldest and most distinguished academic societies. The Society currently has around 17,000 members. It publishes three monthly scientific journals. Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin (Chem. Pharm. Bull.) began publication in 1953 as Pharmaceutical Bulletin. It covers chemistry fields in the pharmaceutical and health sciences. Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin (Biol. Pharm. Bull.) began publication in 1978 as the Journal of Pharmacobio-Dynamics. It covers various biological topics in the pharmaceutical and health sciences. A fourth Society journal, the Journal of Health Science, was merged with Biol. Pharm. Bull. in 2012. Yakugaku Zasshi (Japanese for “Pharmaceutical Science Journal”) has the longest history, with publication beginning in 1881. Yakugaku Zasshi is published mostly in Japanese, except for some articles related to clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical education, which are published in English.
The main aim of the Society’s journals is to advance the pharmaceutical sciences with research reports, information exchange, and high-quality discussion. The average review time for articles submitted to the journals is around one month for first decision. The complete texts of all of the Society’s journals can be freely accessed through J-STAGE. The Society’s editorial committee hopes that the content of its journals will be useful to your research, and also invites you to submit your own work to the journals.

Chairman of Committee
Sumio Ohtsuki
Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University
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Print ISSN : 0918-6158
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The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, established in 1880, is one of Japan’s oldest and most distinguished academic societies. The Society currently has around 17,000 members. It publishes three monthly scientific journals. Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin (Chem. Pharm. Bull.) began publication in 1953 as Pharmaceutical Bulletin. It covers chemistry fields in the pharmaceutical and health sciences. Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin (Biol. Pharm. Bull.) began publication in 1978 as the Journal of Pharmacobio-Dynamics. It covers various biological topics in the pharmaceutical and health sciences. A fourth Society journal, the Journal of Health Science, was merged with Biol. Pharm. Bull. in 2012. Yakugaku Zasshi (Japanese for “Pharmaceutical Science Journal”) has the longest history, with publication beginning in 1881. Yakugaku Zasshi is published mostly in Japanese, except for some articles related to clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical education, which are published in English.
The main aim of the Society’s journals is to advance the pharmaceutical sciences with research reports, information exchange, and high-quality discussion. The average review time for articles submitted to the journals is around one month for first decision. The complete texts of all of the Society’s journals can be freely accessed through J-STAGE. The Society’s editorial committee hopes that the content of its journals will be useful to your research, and also invites you to submit your own work to the journals.

Chairman of Committee
Sumio Ohtsuki
Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University

Published by The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan   

Editorial Board
Takashi Uehara

Editor-in-Chief
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University

The Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin (Biol. Pharm. Bull.) publishes the results of original research that contributes significantly to the biological aspect in the pharmaceutical and health sciences, including basic and clinical applications. The journal encourages contributions describing research at the interface of basic, experimental, and clinical pharmacy. Scientific areas within the scope of the journal include pharmacology, molecular and cellular biology, biopharmacy and pharmacokinetics, toxicology, microbiology, epidemiology, health statistics, regulatory science, pharmaceutical education, and clinical pharmacy. Biological aspect of organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, analytical chemistry, physical pharmacy, pharmacognosy, natural product chemistry, hygiene, environmental science, and even miscellaneous is within the scope of Biol. Pharm. Bull. Theoretical and experimental peer-reviewed full-length Regular Articles, Communications, Notes and Reviews are welcomed.
  • Hidehiko Nakagawa

    Section Editor-in-Chief
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya City University

  • Yoshihisa Tomioka 

    Section Editor-in-Chief
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University

  • Yasunori Iwao

    Section Editor-in-Chief
    School of Pharmaceutical Science, Wakayama Medical University

  • Toshiyuki Wakimoto

    Section Editor-in-Chief
    Faculty of Phamaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University

  • Atsushi Matsuzawa

    Section Editor-in-Chief
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University

  • Shusuke Tada

    Section Editor-in-Chief
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University

  • Masatoshi Tomi

    Section Editor-in-Chief
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University

  • Masahiro Anada

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Musashino University

  • Tomohiro Asai

    Editor
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka

  • Laurie M. H. Chan

    Editor
    University of Ottawa, Canada

  • Brian L. Crabtree

    Editor
    Mercer University College of Pharmacy, U.S.A.

  • Xavier Decleves

    Editor
    University of Paris, France

  • Norbert A. Dencher

    Editor
    Technische Universit?t Darmstadt, Germany

  • Jeroen S. Dickschat

    Editor
    University of Bonn, Germany

  • Hideaki Fujii

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Kitasato University

  • Hitomi Fujishiro

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University

  • Ken-ichi Fujita

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Showa University

  • Zezong Gu

    Editor
    University of Missouri School of Medicine, U.S.A.

  • Masayori Hagimori

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mukogawa Women’s University

  • Hiroshi Hasegawa

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kobe Pharmaceutical University

  • Mitsuharu Hattori

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceurtical Sciences, Nagoya City University

  • Koji Higai

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University

  • Kenjirou Higashi

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University

  • Nobuaki Higashi

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Hoshi University

  • Eiichi Hinoi

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Gifu Pharmaceutical University

  • Ryuji Ikeda

    Editor
    Department of Pharmacy, University of Miyazaki Hospital

  • Katsuhisa Inoue

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

  • Junko Ishizaki

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical & Health Science, Kanazawa University

  • Takuya Ito

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Osaka Ohtani University

  • Tetsuro Ito

    Editor
    Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gifu University of Medical Science

  • Takuya Iwamoto

    Editor
    Department of Pharmacy, Mie University Hospital

  • Keiji Izushi

    Editor
    Izushi Pharmacy Co., Ltd.

  • Kazunori Kadota

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Osaka Medical and Pharmaceutical University

  • Katsuyuki Kaneda

    Editor
    Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences Kanazawa University

  • Makoto Kataoka

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Setsunan University

  • Kentaro Kawai

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Setsunan University

  • Kazuyoshi Kawazoe

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Showa University

  • Hiroaki Kimura

    Editor
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University of Health

  • Takashi Kitahara

    Editor
    Graduate School of Medicine, Yamaguchi University

  • Kiyoyuki Kitaichi

    Editor
    Gifu Pharmaceutical University

  • Tatsuki Koike

    Editor
    Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

  • Shinji Kosaka

    Editor
    Department of Pharmacy, Kagawa University Hospital

  • Akira Kotani

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

  • Naoya Kumagai

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University

  • Toshiaki Kume

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama

  • Takashi Kuzuhara

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University

  • Wei Li

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University

  • Nobuhiko Miura

    Editor
    Department of Health Science, Yokohama University of Pharmacy

  • Nobuaki Mizutani

    Editor
    College of Pharmacy, Kinjo Gakuin University

  • Osamu Morinaga

    Editor
    Daiichi University of Pharmacy

  • Yuji Morita

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Meiji Pharmaceutical University

  • Keiichi Motoyama

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University

  • Yuichi Muraki

    Editor
    Department of Clinical Pharmacoepidemiology, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University

  • Yoshihito Nakatani

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Teikyo Heisei University

  • Kiyofumi Ninomiya

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Shujitsu University

  • Motohiro Nishida

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University

  • Makiya Nishikawa

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo University of Science

  • Kohji Noguchi

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo University of Science

  • Yasuko Obata

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hoshi University

  • Yukihiro Ohno

    Editor
    Osaka Medical and Pharmaceutical University

  • Shinya Oishi

    Editor
    Kyoto Pharmaceutical University

  • Tomofumi Okuno

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Setsunan University

  • Kei-ichi Ozaki

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts

  • Yoshiro Saito

    Editor
    National Institute of Health Sciences

  • Nozomi Saito 

    Editor
    Meiji Pharmaceutical University 

  • Kumiko Sakai-Kato

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Kitasato University

  • Kenji Sakamoto

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharma-Sciences, Teikyo University

  • Yasuo Sato

    Editor
    Yokohama University of Pharmacy

  • Chisato Shimanoe

    Editor
    Department of Pharmacy, Saga University Hospital

  • Shigeki Shimba

    Editor
    Scoolo of Pharmacy, Nihon University

  • Tomoya Shiro

    Editor
    Drug Research Division, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.

  • Nobukazu Shitan

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kobe Pharmaceutical University

  • Michiru D. Sugawa

    Editor
    Charit? Universit?tsmedizin Berlin, Germany

  • Changquan Calvin Sun

    Editor
    University of Minnesota, U.S.A.

  • Sayo Suzuki

    Editor
    Keio University Faculty of Pharmacy

  • Takayoshi Suzuki

    Editor
    The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University

  • Toyofumi Suzuki

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Nihon University

  • Ryo Suzuki

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharma-Science, Teikyo University

  • Tsutomu Takahashi

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

  • Yoshiyuki Tanabe

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Yokohama University of Pharmacy

  • Hikaru Tanaka

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University

  • Hiroyuki Tanaka

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sanyo-Onoda City University

  • Futoshi Taura

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama

  • Takaki Toda

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University of Science

  • Kenichiro Todoroki

    Editor
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka

  • Chihiro Tohda

    Editor
    Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama

  • Masafumi Ueda

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kobe Pharmaceutical University

  • Takuhiro Uto

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagasaki International University

  • Naoki Utoguchi

    Editor
    Showa Pharmaceutical University

  • Tirayut Vilaivan

    Editor
    Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

  • Kahon Wada

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Doshisha Women’s College

  • Wataru Watanabe

    Editor
    Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kyushu University of Health and Welfare

  • Ken-ichi Yamada

    Editor
    Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University

  • Shinji Yamaguchi

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Teikyo University 

  • Taku Yamaguchi

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagasaki International University

  • Katsuhiko Yamamoto

    Editor
    Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

  • Yoshihisa Yamamoto

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Teikyo Heisei University

  • Junpei Yamanaka

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya City University

  • Yoshiki Yanagawa

    Editor
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health Sciences University of Hokkaido

  • Yasuo Yoshioka

    Editor
    Institute for Open and Transdisciplinary Research Initiatives, Osaka University

  • Gordon L. Amidon

    Advisor
    College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan, U.S.A.

  • Salvatore J. Enna

    Advisor
    Medical Center, University of Kansas, U. S. A.

  • Leaf Huang

    Advisor
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, U. S. A.

  • Sung Ho Ryu

    Advisor
    Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea

  • Helmut Sies

    Advisor
    University of Duesseldorf, Germany

Subject Area
  • Biology, Life Sciences and Basic Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Sciences
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  • TitleBiological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
  • PublisherThe Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
  • Address2-12-15, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku,Tokyo 150-0002,Japan
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