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Tasuku Honjo in 2018
|Alma mater||Kyoto University|
|Known for||Class switch recombination
IL-4, IL-5, AID
|Awards||Imperial Prize (1996)
Koch Prize (2012)
Order of Culture (2013)
Tang Prize (2014)
Kyoto Prize (2016)
Alpert Prize (2017)
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2018)
|Doctoral advisor||Yasutomi Nishizuka
Tasuku Honjo (本庶 佑code: ja is deprecated , Honjo Tasuku, born January 27, 1942) is a Japanese immunologist. He is best known for his work of finding and naming the Programmed Cell Death Protein 1 (PD-1). He is also known for his discovery of cytokines: IL-4 and IL-5, as well as the discovery of Activation-induced Cytidine Deaminase (AID).
He was elected as a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences in 2001. He is a member of German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina (2003), and also as a member of the Japan Academy (2005).
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