Thanyaluck Phitak
ธัญญลักษ์ พิทักษ์

Position Associate Professor

Telephone 083-572-9695






  • 2011        Doctor of Science (Biochemistry), Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • 2005        2nd class honors, Bachelor of Science (Medical Technology), Chiang Mai University    Thailand


Professional Experience

  • 2017    Assistant Professor
  • 2020    Associate Professor


Research Interests

  1. Cartilage/bone biology, Tissue engineering
  2. Extraction of bioactive compounds from medicinal plants
  3. Functional and metabolic cycle of sialic acid


Scholarship & Awards

  • 2005    2005-2010 RGJ scholarship student from Thailand Research Fund.
  • 2011    Diako Foundation for foreign researcher in Laboratory of Animal Cell Function in Bioscience and Biotechnology Center, Nagoya University, Japan
  • 2012    JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researcher in Laboratory of Animal Cell Function in Bioscience and Biotechnology Center, Nagoya University, Japan
  • 2013    Junior Research Fellowship, French Embassy in Thailand



  • 2006    Pothacharoen P, Choochip K, Phitak T, Pompimon W , Premanode B, Hardingham T, Kongtawelert P. Effect of Alpinia galanga extract on cartilage degradation and gene expression in human chondrocyte and synovial fibroblast. Central European Journal of Biology, 2006, 1(3): 1-21.
  • 2009    Phitak T, Choocheep K, Pothacharoen P, Pompimon W, Premanode B, Kongtawelert P. The effects of p-hydroxycinnamaldehyde from Alpinia galanga extracts on human chondrocytes. Phytochemistry, 2009, 70(2):237-43.
  • 2010    Thanyaluck Phitak, Peraphan Pothacharoen and Prachya Kongtawelert. Comparison of glucose derivatives effects on cartilage degradation. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorder, 2010, 15(11):162.
  • 2011    Peraphan pothacharoen, Kanyamas Choocheep, Thanyaluck Phitak, Wilart Poompimol, Prachya Kongtawelert. Alpinia galangal extracts downregulate interleukin-1beta-induced matrix metalloproteinase expression in human synovial fibroblasts. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Animal, 2011, 47(3): 183-187.
  • 2012    Thanyaluck Phitak, Peraphan Pothacharoen, Jongkolnee Settakorn, Wilart Poompimol, Bruce Caterson and Prachya Kongtawelert. Chondroprotective and anti-inflammtory effects of sesamin. Phytochemistry, 2012, 80:77-88.
  • 2012    Itthiarbha Akanit, Phitak Thanyaluck, Sanyacharernkul Saksri, Pothacharoen Peraphan, Poompimol Wilart and Kongtawelert Prachya. Polyoxypregnane glycoside from Dregea volubilis extract inhibits IL-1๏ข-induced expression of matrix metalloproteinase via activation of NF-kB in human chondrocytes. In Vitro Cell Dev Bio. Animal, 2012, 48(1):43-53.
  • 2014    Klangjorhor J, Phitak T, Pruksakorn D, Pothacharoen P, Kongtawelert P, Comparison of growth factor adsorbed scaffold and conventional scaffold with growth factor supplemented media for primary human articular chondrocyte 3D culture. BMC Biotechnol. 2014 Dec 28;14(1):959.
  • 2015    Orawan Wanachewin, Jeerawan Klangjorhor, Peraphan Pothacharoen, Thanyaluck Phitak, Anupong Laohapoonrungsee, Dumnoensun Pruksakorn, Prachya Kongtawelert, The promoting effects of sesamin on osteoblast differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells. Journal of Functional Foods, 2015, 14: 395-406.
  • 2016    Khansai M, Boonmaleerat K, Pothacharoen P, Phitak T, Kongtawelert P., Ex vivo model exhibits protective effects of sesamin against destruction of cartilage induced with a combination of tumor necrosis factor-alpha and oncostatin M. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016 Jul 11;16:205.
  • 2017    Natthachai Duangnin, Thanyaluck Phitak, Peraphan Pothacharoen, Prachya Kongtawelert, In vitro and in vivo investigation of natural compounds from seed extract of Mucuna pruriens lacking L-DOPA for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine. 2017;
  • 2017    Thanyaluck Phitak, Jeerawan Klangjorhor, Peraphan Pothacharoen, Dumnoensun Pruksakorn, Prachya Kongtawelert, Level and distribution of secreted and cell-associated N-acetyl, N-glycolylneuraminic, and deaminoneuraminic acids in osteosarcoma cells isolated from patients. ScienceAsia 2017, 43;15โ€“25.
  • 2017    Orawan Wanachewin, Peraphan Pothacharoen, Prachya Kongtawelert, Thanyaluck PhitakInhibitory effects of sesamin on human osteoclastogenesis. Archives of Pharmacal Research. 2017 Aug 31. doi: 10.1007/s12272-017-0926-x
  • 2017    Thanyaluck Phitak, Kanchanit Boonmaleerat, Peraphan Pothacharoen, Dumnoensun Pruksakorn, Prachya Kongtawelert, Leptin alone and in combination with interleukin-1-beta induced cartilage degradation potentially inhibited by EPA and DHA. Connective Tissue Research 2017, Sep 28:1-16. doi: 10.1080/03008207.2017.1385605.
  • 2017    Manasanan Khansai, Thanyaluck Phitak, Jeerawan Klangjorhor, Sasimol Udomrak, Kanchanit Fanhchaksai, Perathan Pothacharoen, Prachya Kongtawelert. Effects of sesamin on primary human synovial fibroblasts and SW982 cell line induced by tumor necrosis factor-alpha as a synovitis-like model. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2017 Dec 13;17(1):532. doi: 10.1186/s12906-017-2035-2.


Research Grants

  • 2013    Type and levels of sialic acids in ostosarcoma cell isolated from normal bone compared to osteoblast cell with and without chemo therapy    Medicine Faculty, Chiangmai University (duration 1 year)    Principle Investigator    THB 200,000
  • 2014    Effect of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid on leptin- and/or interleukin-1-beta-induced osteoarthritis    TRF (duration 2 year)    PI    THB 600,000
  • 2017    Investigation of leptin effect on cartilage matrix synthesis from human chondrocytes in pellet culture    Faculty of Medicine, CMU (duration 1 year)    PI    THB 200,000


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File No.1 File Name: (Thanyaluck) CV EG.pdf Date: 2017-10-20 14:11:03