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器官系機能調節学(協力)神経性調節学

研究室概要

本研究室では、主にマウスをモデル動物として、動物行動の基盤となる神経回路機構を研究しています。特に、睡眠覚醒や摂食行動など本能行動を調節する視床下部神経回路の機能は研究室の中心テーマになっています。様々な遺伝子改変動物やウイルスベクターを作成・利用して、オプトジェネティクス(光遺伝学)やDREADD(薬理遺伝学)などの最新の神経活動操作技術や運命制御などによって摂動を与え、その結果表出する動物個体の行動・生理の変化を多角的に解析しています。分子から動物個体までを幅広く扱い、分子・細胞・シナプスレベルでの現象と神経回路機能・行動発現を繋げることで、動物行動の動作原理の統合的理解と疾患との関連について明らかにすることが目標です。

研究プロジェクト

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1.視床下部神経による本能行動と生体恒常性の制御機構の解明

視床下部にあり神経ペプチドを産生する神経細胞は、睡眠覚醒などの本能行動や生体恒常性の制御において重要な役割を担っています。これまでに、スライス・パッチクランプ法を用いた視床下部オレキシン神経細胞からの記録によって、入力神経と応答様式について明らかにし、睡眠覚醒調節に関わる神経回路を同定してきました。また、光遺伝学を用いてオレキシン神経活動を制御したときの睡眠覚醒状態変化を調べることによって神経回路の動作原理について明らかにしてきました。現在では、オレキシン神経のみならず、視床下部のメラニン凝集ホルモン(MCH)神経の機能や、その上流・下流にある神経細胞群の応答様式や生理機能についても研究を進めています。

これまでの代表的な成果: Science 352, 1315-1318 (2016); J. Neurosci. 34, 6896-6909 (2014): J. Neurosci. 34, 6495-6509 (2014); J. Neurosci. 31, 10529-10539 (2011); Neuron 38, 701-713 (2003)

2.感性の神経機構

大脳皮質の一次感覚野は、動物の感性(sentience)を決定する上で不可欠な脳部位です。最近の研究により、一次感覚野の細胞機能は経験・学習や体の状態(運動中、睡眠中など)によりダイナミックに変化することが分かってきました。本研究室では、覚醒行動中のマウスを用いた最先端の脳生理学的計測技術により、動物の感性が形成される過程や仕組みを研究しています。また、最新の遺伝子工学・光遺伝学技術との融合や新規技術の開発を試みています。詳しくは個別HP(http://www.yamashitalab.org/)をご参照ください。

これまでの代表的な成果: eLife 5, e15798 (2016); Neuron 80, 1477-1490 (2013); Nature Neuroscience 13, 838-844 (2010); Science 307, 124-127 (2005)

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3.新規光遺伝学技術の開発

現在の方法では、脳深部の光操作のためには、脳組織に光ファイバーを刺入して可視光を標的部位に送達する必要があります。しかし、光ファイバーを刺入すると、組織を侵襲するのみならず、広い範囲に光照射できない、動物の動きに制限がかかる、などの問題が生じます。本研究室では、これらの問題を解決するべく、国内の様々な分野の研究者と協力して、光ファイバーを用いないで体外から自由に神経細胞活動の光操作を行う手法の開発に取り組んでいます。(CREST研究代表者 山中章弘;さきがけ研究者 山下貴之)

教員

構成員名役職所属
山中 章弘 教授 環境医学研究所 ストレス受容・応答研究部門 神経系分野II
山下 貴之 助教 環境医学研究所 ストレス受容・応答研究部門 神経系分野II
小野 大輔 助教 環境医学研究所 ストレス受容・応答研究部門 神経系分野II

研究実績

  • 2016年
    1. Miyamoto D, Hirai D, Fung CC, Inutsuka A, Odagawa M, Suzuki T, Boehringer R, Adaikkan C, Matsubara C, Matsuki N, Fukai T, McHugh TJ, Yamanaka A, Murayama M. Top-down cortical input during NREM sleep consolidates perceptual memory. Science, 2016; 352: 1315-1318.
    2. Branch AF, Navidi W, Tabuchi S, Terao A, Yamanaka A, Scammell TE, Diniz Behn C. Progressive Loss of the Orexin Neurons Reveals Dual Effects on Wakefulness. Sleep, 2016; 39: 369-377.
    3. Dergacheva O, Yamanaka A, Schwartz AR, Polotsky VY, Mendelowitz D. Direct projections from hypothalamic orexin neurons to brainstem cardiac vagal neurons. Neuroscience, 2016; 339: 47-53.
    4. Dergacheva O, Yamanaka A, Schwartz AR, Polotsky VY, Mendelowitz D. Hypoxia and hypercapnia inhibit hypothalamic orexin neurons in rats. J Neurophysiol, 2016: jn.00196.02016.
    5. Yamashita T, Petersen CCH. Target-specific membrane potential dynamics of neocortical projection neurons during goal-directed behavior. eLife, 2016; 5, e15798.
    6. Ono D, Honma S, Honma K-i. Differential roles of AVP and VIP signaling in the postnatal changes of neural networks for coherent circadian rhythms in the SCN. Science Advances, 2016; 2.
    7. Chowdhury S Yamanaka A. Optogenetic activation of serotonergic terminals facilitates GABAergic inhibitory input to orexin/hypocretin neurons. Sci Rep, 2016; in press.
    8. Wakaizumi K KT, Hamada Y, Narita M, Kawabe R, Narita H, Watanabe M, Kato S, Senba E, Kobayashi K, Kuzumaki N, Yamanaka A, Morisaki H, Narita M. Involvementof mesolimbic dopaminergic network in neuropathic pain relief by treadmill excercise: A study for specific neural control with Gi-DREADD in mice. Molecular Pain, 2016; in press.
  • 2015年
    1. Taguchi T, Katanosaka K, Yasui M, Hayashi K, Yamashita M, Wakatsuki K, Kiyama H, Yamanaka A, Mizumura K. Peripheral and spinal mechanisms of nociception in a rat reserpine-induced pain model. Pain, 2015; 156: 415-427.
    2. Manita S, Suzuki T, Homma C, Matsumoto T, Odagawa M, Yamada K, Ota K, Matsubara C, Inutsuka A, Sato M, Ohkura M, Yamanaka A, Yanagawa Y, Nakai J, Hayashi Y, Larkum ME, Murayama M. A Top-Down Cortical Circuit for Accurate Sensory Perception. Neuron, 2015; 86: 1304-1316.
    3. Kato HE, Kamiya M, Sugo S, Ito J, Taniguchi R, Orito A, Hirata K, Inutsuka A, Yamanaka A, Maturana AD, Ishitani R, Sudo Y, Hayashi S, Nureki O. Atomistic design of microbial opsin-based blue-shifted optogenetics tools. Nat Commun, 2015; 6: 7177.
    4. Shibasaki K, Sugio S, Takao K, Yamanaka A, Miyakawa T, Tominaga M, Ishizaki Y. TRPV4 activation at the physiological temperature is a critical determinant of neuronal excitability and behavior. Pflugers Arch, 2015.
    5. Mizoguchi H, Katahira K, Inutsuka A, Fukumoto K, Nakamura A, Wang T, Nagai T, Sato J, Sawada M, Ohira H, Yamanaka A, Yamada K. Insular neural system controls decision-making in healthy and methamphetamine-treated rats. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2015; 112: E3930-3939.
    6. Ishii K, Kubo K, Endo T, Yoshida K, Benner S, Ito Y, Aizawa H, Aramaki M, Yamanaka A, Tanaka K, Takata N, Tanaka KF, Mimura M, Tohyama C, Kakeyama M, Nakajima K. Neuronal Heterotopias Affect the Activities of Distant Brain Areas and Lead to Behavioral Deficits. J Neurosci, 2015; 35: 12432-12445.
    7. Hososhima S, Yuasa H, Ishizuka T, Hoque MR, Yamashita T, Yamanaka A, Sugano E, Tomita H, Yawo H. Near-infrared (NIR) up-conversion optogenetics. Sci Rep, 2015; 5: 16533.
    8. Black SW, Yamanaka A, Kilduff TS. Challenges in the development of therapeutics for narcolepsy. Prog Neurobiol, 2015.
    9. Fuller PM, Yamanaka A, Lazarus M. How genetically engineered systems are helping to define, and in some cases redefine, the neurobiological basis of sleep and wake. Temperature, 2015; 2: 406-417.
    10. Tokuda Isao T, Ono D, Ananthasubramaniam B, Honma S, Honma K-I, Herzel H. Coupling Controls the Synchrony of Clock Cells in Development and Knockouts. Biophysical Journal, 2015; 109: 2159-2170.
    11. Tsuchiya Y, Minami Y, Umemura Y, Watanabe H, Ono D, Nakamura W, Takahashi T, Honma S, Kondoh G, Matsuishi T, Yagita K. Disruption of MeCP2 attenuates circadian rhythm in CRISPR/Cas9-based Rett syndrome model mouse. Genes Cells, 2015; 20: 992-1005.
    12. Ono D, Honma S, Honma K. Circadian PER2::LUC rhythms in the olfactory bulb of freely moving mice depend on the suprachiasmatic nucleus but not on behaviour rhythms. Eur J Neurosci, 2015; 42: 3128-3137.
    13. Ono D, Honma K, Honma S. Circadian and ultradian rhythms of clock gene expression in the suprachiasmatic nucleus of freely moving mice. Sci Rep, 2015; 5: 12310.
    14. Mieda M, Ono D, Hasegawa E, Okamoto H, Honma K-i, Honma S, Sakurai T. Cellular Clocks in AVP Neurons of the SCN Are Critical for Interneuronal Coupling Regulating Circadian Behavior Rhythm. Neuron, 2015; 85: 1103-1116.
  • 2014年
    1. Ohmura Y, Tanaka KF, Tsunematsu T, Yamanaka A, Yoshioka M. Optogenetic activation of serotonergic neurons enhances anxiety-like behaviour in mice. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol, 2014: 1-7.
    2. Tsunematsu T, Ueno T, Tabuchi S, Inutsuka A, Tanaka KF, Hasuwa H, Kilduff TS, Terao A, Yamanaka A. Optogenetic Manipulation of Activity and Temporally Controlled Cell-Specific Ablation Reveal a Role for MCH Neurons in Sleep/Wake Regulation. J Neurosci, 2014; 34: 6896-6909.
    3. Tabuchi S, Tsunematsu T, Black SW, Tominaga M, Maruyama M, Takagi K, Minokoshi Y, Sakurai T, Kilduff TS, Yamanaka A. Conditional ablation of orexin/hypocretin neurons: a new mouse model for the study of narcolepsy and orexin system function. J Neurosci, 2014; 34: 6495-6509.
    4. Black SW, Morairty SR, Chen TM, Leung AK, Wisor JP, Yamanaka A, Kilduff TS. GABAB Agonism Promotes Sleep and Reduces Cataplexy in Murine Narcolepsy. J Neurosci, 2014; 34: 6485-6494.
    5. Takayama Y, Shibasaki K, Suzuki Y, Yamanaka A, Tominaga M. Modulation of water efflux through functional interaction between TRPV4 and TMEM16A/anoctamin 1. Faseb j, 2014; 28: 2238-2248.
    6. Beppu K, Sasaki T, Tanaka KF, Yamanaka A, Fukazawa Y, Shigemoto R, Matsui K. Optogenetic countering of glial acidosis suppresses glial glutamate release and ischemic brain damage. Neuron, 2014; 81: 314-320.
    7. Inutsuka A, Inui A, Tabuchi S, Tsunematsu T, Lazarus M, Yamanaka A. Concurrent and robust regulation of feeding behaviors and metabolism by orexin neurons. Neuropharmacology, 2014.
    8. Miyazaki KW, Miyazaki K, Tanaka KF, Yamanaka A, Takahashi A, Tabuchi S, Doya K. Optogenetic activation of dorsal raphe serotonin neurons enhances patience for future rewards. Curr Biol, 2014; 24: 2033-2040.
  • 2013年
    1. Tabuchi S, Tsunematsu T, Kilduff TS, Sugio S, Xu M, Tanaka KF, Takahashi S, Tominaga M, Yamanaka A. Influence of inhibitory serotonergic inputs to orexin/hypocretin neurons on the diurnal rhythm of sleep and wakefulness. Sleep, 2013; 36: 1391-1404.
    2. Tsujino N, Tsunematsu T, Uchigashima M, Konno K, Yamanaka A, Kobayashi K, Watanabe M, Koyama Y, Sakurai T. Chronic alterations in monoaminergic cells in the locus coeruleus in orexin neuron-ablated narcoleptic mice. PLoS One, 2013; 8: e70012.
    3. John J, Thannickal TC, McGregor R, Ramanathan L, Ohtsu H, Nishino S, Sakai N, Yamanaka A, Stone C, Cornford M, Siegel JM. Greatly increased numbers of histamine cells in human narcolepsy with cataplexy. Ann Neurol, 2013; 74: 786-793.
    4. Taguchi T, Yasui M, Kubo A, Abe M, Kiyama H, Yamanaka A, Mizumura K. Nociception originating from the crural fascia in rats. Pain, 2013; 154: 1103-1114.
    5. Tsunematsu T, Tabuchi S, Tanaka KF, Boyden ES, Tominaga M, Yamanaka A. Long-lasting silencing of orexin/hypocretin neurons using archaerhodopsin induces slow-wave sleep in mice. Behav Brain Res, 2013; 255: 64-74.
    6. Inutsuka A, Yamanaka A. The regulation of sleep and wakefulness by the hypothalamic neuropeptide orexin/hypocretin. Nagoya J Med Sci, 2013; 75: 29-36.
    7. Inutsuka A, Yamanaka A. The physiological role of orexin/hypocretin neurons in the regulation of sleep/wakefulness and neuroendocrine functions. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne), 2013; 4: 18.
    8. Koizumi A, Tanaka KF, Yamanaka A. The manipulation of neural and cellular activities by ectopic expression of melanopsin. Neurosci Res, 2013; 75: 3-5.
    9. Tsunematsu T, Tanaka KF, Yamanaka A, Koizumi A. Ectopic expression of melanopsin in orexin/hypocretin neurons enables control of wakefulness of mice in vivo by blue light. Neurosci Res, 2013; 75: 23-28.
    10. Imayoshi I, Tabuchi S, Hirano K, Sakamoto M, Kitano S, Miyachi H, Yamanaka A, Kageyama R. Light-induced silencing of neural activity in Rosa26 knock-in mice conditionally expressing the microbial halorhodopsin eNpHR2.0. Neurosci Res, 2013; 75: 53-58.
    11. Yamashita T, Pala A, Pedrido L, Kremer Y, Welker E, Petersen CCH. Membrane potential dynamics of neocortical projection neurons driving target-specific signals. Neuron, 2013; 80: 1477-1490.
    12. Ono D, Honma S, Honma K. Postnatal constant light compensates Cryptochrome1 and 2 double deficiency for disruption of circadian behavioral rhythms in mice under constant dark. PLoS One, 2013; 8: e80615.
    13. Ono D, Honma S, Honma K. Cryptochromes are critical for the development of coherent circadian rhythms in the mouse suprachiasmatic nucleus. Nat Commun, 2013; 4: 1666.
  • 2012年
    1. Tanaka KF, Matsui K, Sasaki T, Sano H, Sugio S, Fan K, Hen R, Nakai J, Yanagawa Y, Hasuwa H, Okabe M, Deisseroth K, Ikenaka K, Yamanaka A. Expanding the repertoire of optogenetically targeted cells with an enhanced gene expression system. Cell Rep, 2012; 2: 397-406.
    2. Yamashita T. Ca2+-dependent regulation of synaptic vesicle endocytosis. Neurosci Res, 2012; 73: 1-7.
    3. Enoki R, Kuroda S, Ono D, Hasan MT, Ueda T, Honma S, Honma K. Topological specificity and hierarchical network of the circadian calcium rhythm in the suprachiasmatic nucleus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2012; 109: 21498-21503.
    4. Yoshitane H, Honma S, Imamura K, Nakajima H, Nishide SY, Ono D, Kiyota H, Shinozaki N, Matsuki H, Wada N, Doi H, Hamada T, Honma K, Fukada Y. JNK regulates the photic response of the mammalian circadian clock. EMBO Rep, 2012; 13: 455-461.
  • 2011年
    1. Tsunematsu T, Kilduff TS, Boyden ES, Takahashi S, Tominaga M, Yamanaka A. Acute optogenetic silencing of orexin/hypocretin neurons induces slow-wave sleep in mice. J Neurosci, 2011; 31: 10529-10539.
    2. Hirashima N, Tsunematsu T, Ichiki K, Tanaka H, Kilduff TS, Yamanaka A. Neuropeptide B induces slow wave sleep in mice. Sleep, 2011; 34: 31-37.
  • 2010年
    1. Yamanaka A, Tabuchi S, Tsunematsu T, Fukazawa Y, Tominaga M. Orexin directly excites orexin neurons through orexin 2 receptor. J Neurosci, 2010; 30: 12642-12652.
    2. Mihara H, Boudaka A, Shibasaki K, Yamanaka A, Sugiyama T, Tominaga M. Involvement of TRPV2 activation in intestinal movement through nitric oxide production in mice. J Neurosci, 2010; 30: 16536-16544.
    3. Kawaguchi H, Yamanaka A, Uchida K, Shibasaki K, Sokabe T, Maruyama Y, Yanagawa Y, Murakami S, Tominaga M. Activation of polycystic kidney disease-2-like 1 (PKD2L1)-PKD1L3 complex by acid in mouse taste cells. J Biol Chem, 2010; 285: 17277-17281.
    4. Yamashita T, Eguchi K, Saitoh N, von Gersdorff H, Takahashi T. Developmental shift to a mechanism of synaptic vesicle endocytosis requiring nanodomain Ca2+. Nat Neurosci, 2010; 13: 838-844.
    5. Watanabe H, Yamashita T, Saitoh N, Kiyonaka S, Iwamatsu A, Campbell KP, Mori Y, Takahashi T. Involvement of Ca2+ channel synprint site in synaptic vesicle endocytosis. J Neurosci, 2010; 30: 655-660.
  • 2009年
    1. Yamashita T, Kanda T, Eguchi K, Takahashi T. Vesicular glutamate filling and AMPA receptor occupancy at the calyx of Held synapse of immature rats. J Physiol, 2009; 587: 2327-2339.
  • 2008年
    1. Tsunematsu T, Fu LY, Yamanaka A, Ichiki K, Tanoue A, Sakurai T, van den Pol AN. Vasopressin increases locomotion through a V1a receptor in orexin/hypocretin neurons: implications for water homeostasis. J Neurosci, 2008; 28: 228-238.
    2. Xie X, Wisor JP, Hara J, Crowder TL, LeWinter R, Khroyan TV, Yamanaka A, Diano S, Horvath TL, Sakurai T, Toll L, Kilduff TS. Hypocretin/orexin and nociceptin/orphanin FQ coordinately regulate analgesia in a mouse model of stress-induced analgesia. J Clin Invest, 2008; 118: 2471-2481.
    3. Nakamura T, Yamashita T, Saitoh N, Takahashi T. Developmental changes in calcium/calmodulin-dependent inactivation of calcium currents at the rat calyx of Held. J Physiol, 2008; 586: 2253-2261.
    4. Koike-Tani M, Kanda T, Saitoh N, Yamashita T, Takahashi T. Involvement of AMPA receptor desensitization in short-term synaptic depression at the calyx of Held in developing rats. J Physiol, 2008; 586: 2263-2275.
  • 2006年
    1. Obara K, Uchino M, Koide M, Yamanaka A, Nakayama K. Stretch-induced triphosphorylation of myosin light chain and myogenic tone in canine basilar artery. Eur J Pharmacol, 2006; 534: 141-151.
    2. Takayasu S, Sakurai T, Iwasaki S, Teranishi H, Yamanaka A, Williams SC, Iguchi H, Kawasawa YI, Ikeda Y, Sakakibara I, Ohno K, Ioka RX, Murakami S, Dohmae N, Xie J, Suda T, Motoike T, Ohuchi T, Yanagisawa M, Sakai J. A neuropeptide ligand of the G protein-coupled receptor GPR103 regulates feeding, behavioral arousal, and blood pressure in mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2006; 103: 7438-7443.
    3. Toshinai K, Yamaguchi H, Sun Y, Smith RG, Yamanaka A, Sakurai T, Date Y, Mondal MS, Shimbara T, Kawagoe T, Murakami N, Miyazato M, Kangawa K, Nakazato M. Des-acyl ghrelin induces food intake by a mechanism independent of the growth hormone secretagogue receptor. Endocrinology, 2006; 147: 2306-2314.
    4. Yamanaka A, Muraki Y, Ichiki K, Tsujino N, Kilduff TS, Goto K, Sakurai T. Orexin neurons are directly and indirectly regulated by catecholamines in a complex manner. J Neurophysiol, 2006; 96: 284-298.
    5. Xie X, Crowder TL, Yamanaka A, Morairty SR, Lewinter RD, Sakurai T, Kilduff TS. GABA(B) receptor-mediated modulation of hypocretin/orexin neurones in mouse hypothalamus. J Physiol, 2006; 574: 399-414.
  • 2005年
    1. Sakurai T, Nagata R, Yamanaka A, Kawamura H, Tsujino N, Muraki Y, Kageyama H, Kunita S, Takahashi S, Goto K, Koyama Y, Shioda S, Yanagisawa M. Input of orexin/hypocretin neurons revealed by a genetically encoded tracer in mice. Neuron, 2005; 46: 297-308.
    2. Tsujino N, Yamanaka A, Ichiki K, Muraki Y, Kilduff TS, Yagami K, Takahashi S, Goto K, Sakurai T. Cholecystokinin activates orexin/hypocretin neurons through the cholecystokinin A receptor. J Neurosci, 2005; 25: 7459-7469.
    3. Yamashita T, Hige T, Takahashi T. Vesicle endocytosis requires dynamin-dependent GTP hydrolysis at a fast CNS synapse. Science, 2005; 307: 124-127.
  • 2004年
    1. Muroya S, Funahashi H, Yamanaka A, Kohno D, Uramura K, Nambu T, Shibahara M, Kuramochi M, Takigawa M, Yanagisawa M, Sakurai T, Shioda S, Yada T. Orexins (hypocretins) directly interact with neuropeptide Y, POMC and glucose-responsive neurons to regulate Ca 2+ signaling in a reciprocal manner to leptin: orexigenic neuronal pathways in the mediobasal hypothalamus. Eur J Neurosci, 2004; 19: 1524-1534.
    2. Muraki Y, Yamanaka A, Tsujino N, Kilduff TS, Goto K, Sakurai T. Serotonergic regulation of the orexin/hypocretin neurons through the 5-HT1A receptor. J Neurosci, 2004; 24: 7159-7166.
    3. Winsky-Sommerer R, Yamanaka A, Diano S, Borok E, Roberts AJ, Sakurai T, Kilduff TS, Horvath TL, de Lecea L. Interaction between the corticotropin-releasing factor system and hypocretins (orexins): a novel circuit mediating stress response. J Neurosci, 2004; 24: 11439-11448.
  • 2003年
    1. Yamanaka A, Muraki Y, Tsujino N, Goto K, Sakurai T. Regulation of orexin neurons by the monoaminergic and cholinergic systems. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 2003; 303: 120-129.
    2. Tanaka H, Yoshida T, Miyamoto N, Motoike T, Kurosu H, Shibata K, Yamanaka A, Williams SC, Richardson JA, Tsujino N, Garry MG, Lerner MR, King DS, O'Dowd BF, Sakurai T, Yanagisawa M. Characterization of a family of endogenous neuropeptide ligands for the G protein-coupled receptors GPR7 and GPR8. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2003; 100: 6251-6256.
    3. Yamanaka A, Beuckmann CT, Willie JT, Hara J, Tsujino N, Mieda M, Tominaga M, Yagami K, Sugiyama F, Goto K, Yanagisawa M, Sakurai T. Hypothalamic orexin neurons regulate arousal according to energy balance in mice. Neuron, 2003; 38: 701-713.
    4. Zhu Y, Miwa Y, Yamanaka A, Yada T, Shibahara M, Abe Y, Sakurai T, Goto K. Orexin receptor type-1 couples exclusively to pertussis toxin-insensitive G-proteins, while orexin receptor type-2 couples to both pertussis toxin-sensitive and -insensitive G-proteins. J Pharmacol Sci, 2003; 92: 259-266.
    5. Yamashita T, Ishikawa T, Takahashi T. Developmental increase in vesicular glutamate content does not cause saturation of AMPA receptors at the calyx of Held synapse. J Neurosci, 2003; 23: 3633-3638.
  • 2002年
    1. Yamanaka A, Tsujino N, Funahashi H, Honda K, Guan JL, Wang QP, Tominaga M, Goto K, Shioda S, Sakurai T. Orexins activate histaminergic neurons via the orexin 2 receptor. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 2002; 290: 1237-1245.
    2. Nanmoku T, Isobe K, Sakurai T, Yamanaka A, Takekoshi K, Kawakami Y, Goto K, Nakai T. Effects of orexin on cultured porcine adrenal medullary and cortex cells. Regul Pept, 2002; 104: 125-130.
    3. Zhu Y, Yamanaka A, Kunii K, Tsujino N, Goto K, Sakurai T. Orexin-mediated feeding behavior involves both leptin-sensitive and -insensitive pathways. Physiol Behav, 2002; 77: 251-257.
    4. Miyakawa N, Uchino S, Yamashita T, Okada H, Nakamura T, Kaminogawa S, Miyamoto Y, Hisatsune T. A glycine receptor antagonist, strychnine, blocked NMDA receptor activation in the neonatal mouse neocortex. Neuroreport, 2002; 13: 1667-1673.
  • 2001年
    1. Yamada M, Miyakawa T, Duttaroy A, Yamanaka A, Moriguchi T, Makita R, Ogawa M, Chou CJ, Xia B, Crawley JN, Felder CC, Deng CX, Wess J. Mice lacking the M3 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor are hypophagic and lean. Nature, 2001; 410: 207-212.
    2. Obara K, Saito M, Yamanaka A, Uchino M, Nakayama K. Involvement of different activator Ca(2+) in the rate-dependent stretch-induced contractions of canine basilar artery. Jpn J Physiol, 2001; 51: 327-335.
  • 2000年
    1. Yamanaka A, Kunii K, Nambu T, Tsujino N, Sakai A, Matsuzaki I, Miwa Y, Goto K, Sakurai T. Orexin-induced food intake involves neuropeptide Y pathway. Brain Res, 2000; 859: 404-409.
    2. Abe Y, Nakayama K, Yamanaka A, Sakurai T, Goto K. Subtype-specific trafficking of endothelin receptors. J Biol Chem, 2000; 275: 8664-8671.
    3. Nanmoku T, Isobe K, Sakurai T, Yamanaka A, Takekoshi K, Kawakami Y, Ishii K, Goto K, Nakai T. Orexins suppress catecholamine synthesis and secretion in cultured PC12 cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 2000; 274: 310-315.
  • 1999年
    1. Kunii K, Yamanaka A, Nambu T, Matsuzaki I, Goto K, Sakurai T. Orexins/hypocretins regulate drinking behaviour. Brain Res, 1999; 842: 256-261.
    2. Yamanaka A, Sakurai T, Katsumoto T, Yanagisawa M, Goto K. Chronic intracerebroventricular administration of orexin-A to rats increases food intake in daytime, but has no effect on body weight. Brain Res, 1999; 849: 248-252.
  • 1998年
    1. Yamanaka A, Ishikawa T, Goto K. Characterization of endothelium-dependent relaxation independent of NO and prostaglandins in guinea pig coronary artery. J Pharmacol Exp Ther, 1998; 285: 480-489.
  • 1997年
    1. Yamada M, Ishikawa T, Yamanaka A, Fujimori A, Goto K. Local neurogenic regulation of rat hindlimb circulation: CO2-induced release of calcitonin gene-related peptide from sensory nerves. Br J Pharmacol, 1997; 122: 710-714.

研究キーワード

視床下部、オレキシン、本能行動、睡眠・覚醒、概日リズム、光遺伝学、薬理遺伝学、大脳皮質、パッチクランプ、学習・記憶

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問い合わせ先

山中 章弘 教授 
e-mail: yamank@riem.nagoya-u.ac.jp
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