Publications

Activated Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells regulate Type 2 Innate Lymphoid Cells-mediated Airway Hyperreactivity.
J Allergy Clin Immunol 2017 Jun 1. Epub 2017 Jun 1.
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA. Electronic address:

Purification and characterization of bioactive peptides RYamide and CCHamide in the kuruma shrimp Marsupenaeus japonicus.
Gen Comp Endocrinol 2017 May 4;246:321-330. Epub 2017 Jan 4.
Division of Searching and Identification of Bioactive Peptides, Department of Bioactive Peptides, Frontier Science Research Center, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki 889-1692, Japan; Division of Research & Inspection for Infectious Diseases, Center for Animal Disease Control, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki 889-1692, Japan. Electronic address:

The effects of pulmonary vasodilating agents on right ventricular parameters in severe group 3 pulmonary hypertension: a pilot study.
Pulm Circ 2016 Dec;6(4):524-531
Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.


Unprotected left main intervention for surgery-ineligible patients with coronary artery disease-Usefulness of micro-CT images for stent.
Int J Cardiol 2016 Oct 5;221:385-9. Epub 2016 Jul 5.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan; X-Earth Center, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan.




Observation of femtosecond X-ray interactions with matter using an X-ray-X-ray pump-probe scheme.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2016 Feb 25;113(6):1492-7. Epub 2016 Jan 25.
RIKEN SPring-8 Center, 1-1-1 Kouto, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5148, Japan; Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute, 1-1-1 Kouto, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5198, Japan

Sub-nanometre resolution of atomic motion during electronic excitation in phase-change materials.
Sci Rep 2016 Feb 12;6:20633. Epub 2016 Feb 12.
Nanoelectronics Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science &Technology (AIST), Tsukuba Central 5, Higashi 1-1-1,Tsukuba 305-8562, Japan.



Low glucose-induced ghrelin secretion is mediated by an ATP-sensitive potassium channel.
J Endocrinol 2015 Jul;226(1):25-34
Department of Life SciencesGraduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro, Tokyo 153-8902, JapanCell Signaling GroupWASEDA Bioscience Research Institute in Singapore (WABIOS), 11 Biopolis Way, #05-02 Helios, Singapore 138667, SingaporeOrganization for University Research InitiativesWaseda University, #304, Block 120-4, 513 Wasedatsurumaki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0041, JapanDepartment of Environmental and Life SciencesElectronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS), Toyohashi University of Technology, 1-1 Hibarigaoka, Tennpaku-cho, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580, JapanMolecular GeneticsInstitute of Life Sciences, Kurume University, 1-1 Hyakunen Kohen, Kurume, Fukuoka 839-0864, Japan

Distinct effects of Hoxa2 overexpression in cranial neural crest populations reveal that the mammalian hyomandibular-ceratohyal boundary maps within the styloid process.
Dev Biol 2015 Jun 16;402(2):162-74. Epub 2015 Apr 16.
Department of Physiological Chemistry and Metabolism, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan; Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0076, Japan; Institute for Biology and Mathematics of Dynamical Cell Processes (iBMath), The University of Tokyo, 3-8-1 Komaba, Tokyo 153-8914, Japan. Electronic address:

Exome sequencing identifies a novel intronic mutation in ENG that causes recurrence of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations.
J Neurol Sci 2015 May 2;352(1-2):29-33. Epub 2015 Apr 2.
Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima 770-8503, Japan. Electronic address:


Targeted concurrent chemoradiotherapy, by using improved microcapsules that release carboplatin in response to radiation, improves detectability by computed tomography as well as antitumor activity while reducing adverse effect in vivo.
Biomed Pharmacother 2015 Mar 13;70:196-205. Epub 2015 Jan 13.
Nishina Memorial Cyclotron Center (NMCC), Japan Radioisotope Association, 348-58 Tomegamori, Takizawa, Iwate, 020-0173 Japan. Electronic address:

Direct observation of bond formation in solution with femtosecond X-ray scattering.
Nature 2015 Feb;518(7539):385-9
1] Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801, Japan [2] Department of Materials Structure Science, School of High Energy Accelerator Science, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801, Japan.

The paracrine hormone for the GUCY2C tumor suppressor, guanylin, is universally lost in colorectal cancer.
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2014 Nov 10;23(11):2328-37. Epub 2014 Oct 10.
Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



Attenuated right ventricular energetics evaluated using ¹¹C-acetate PET in patients with pulmonary hypertension.
Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2014 Jun 11;41(6):1240-50. Epub 2014 Mar 11.
Department of Molecular Imaging, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Kita 15 Nishi 7, Kita-Ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, 060-8638,


Peripheral administration of morphine attenuates postincisional pain by regulating macrophage polarization through COX-2-dependent pathway.
Mol Pain 2014 Jun 14;10:36. Epub 2014 Jun 14.
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima 890-8520, Japan.

Generation of 10(20) W cm(-2) hard X-ray laser pulses with two-stage reflective focusing system.
Nat Commun 2014 Apr 30;5:3539. Epub 2014 Apr 30.
Department of Precision Science and Technology, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan.

Ghrelin stimulates proliferation, migration and differentiation of neural progenitors from the subventricular zone in the adult mice.
Exp Neurol 2014 Feb 1;252:75-84. Epub 2013 Dec 1.
Department of Pharmacology and Medical Research Center for Bioreaction to ROS and Biomedical Science Institute, School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Simple prediction of right ventricular ejection fraction using tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion in pulmonary hypertension.
Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2013 Dec 4;29(8):1799-805. Epub 2013 Sep 4.
First Department of Medicine, Hokkaido University Hospital, North 14, West 5, Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060-8648, Japan.

Endothelin regulates neural crest deployment and fate to form great vessels through Dlx5/Dlx6-independent mechanisms.
Mech Dev 2013 Nov-Dec;130(11-12):553-66. Epub 2013 Aug 8.
Department of Physiological Chemistry and Metabolism, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan; Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan.




Modulation by adiponectin of circadian clock rhythmicity in model mice for metabolic syndrome.
Endocr J 2013 28;60(4):483-92. Epub 2012 Dec 28.
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume 830-0011, Japan.


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