SINITI KAWAKAMI

Last Updated :2019/07/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, ., Associate Professor
E-mail
skawakhiroshima-u.ac.jp
Other Contact Details
1-4-4,Kagamiyama,Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan
TEL : (+81)82-424-3857 FAX : (+81)82-424-3857
Self-introduction
My research concern is the brain mechanism regulating feeding, drinking, and aggressive behavior in the chicken hypothalamus.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 1993/04/01, 1996/03/31, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Nagoya University, School of Agricultural Sciences, Doctoral Course Students
  • 1999/04/01, 2001/03/31, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Kyushu Okinawa Agricultural Research Center, Research Assistant
  • 2001/04/01, 2003/03/31, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Researcher
  • 2003/04/01, 2006/03/31, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Main Researcher
  • 2006/04/01, 2010/08/31, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science Functional Food Research Team, Main Researcher
  • 2010/09/01, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Biosphere Science , Associate Professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • Nagoya University, Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Doctor Course of Animal Science, Japan, 1993/04, 1996/03
  • Nagoya University, Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Master Course of Animal Science, Japan, 1991/04, 1993/03

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Agriculture, Nagoya University
  • Master, Nagoya University

Educational Activity

  • 【Bachelor Degree Program】School of Applied Biological Science : Department of Applied Biological Science
  • 【Master's Program】Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Bioresource Science
  • 【Doctoral Program】Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Bioresource Science

In Charge of Primary Major Programs

  • Animal Science

Research Fields

  • Agricultural sciences;Animal life science;Integrative animal science

Research Keywords

  • heat stress
  • feeding behavior, drinking behavior, aggressive behavior
  • chicken
  • Behavioral physiology
  • Hypothalamus

Affiliated Academic Societies

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Biological production and natural environment
  2. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory Work in General Biology II
  3. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Basic Molecular Biology
  4. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory Work in General Biology I
  5. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Academic Year, Graduation Thesis
  6. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Farm Animal Management
  7. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Introduction to Applied Biological Science II
  8. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Statistics in Biology
  9. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Environmental Animal Physiology
  10. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Practice of Environmental Physiology
  11. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Laboratory Animal Science
  12. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Independent study of International issues and challenge
  13. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Introductory Physiology of Domestic Animals
  14. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , OutOfTerm(1st), Environmental Domestic Animal Physiology
  15. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , OutOfTerm(1st), Exercises in Environmental Domestic Animal Physiology
  16. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Exercises in Animal Science(B)
  17. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Exercises in Animal Science(B)
  18. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Exercises in Bioresource Science A
  19. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Exercises in Bioresource Science A
  20. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Exercises in Bioresource ScienceB
  21. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Bioresource ScienceB
  22. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Animal Nutrition and Physiology I
  23. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Animal Nutrition and Physiology II

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Evidence for terminal regulation of GnRH release by excitatory amino acids in the median eminence in female rats: A dual immunoelectron microscopic study., Endocrinology, 139, 1458-1461, 1998
  2. Glial and neuronal localization of neuronal nitric oxide synthase immunoreactivity in the median eminence of female rats., Brain Research, 789, 322-326, 1998
  3. Excitatory amino acid-induced gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) release from the median eminence of female rats is mediated by ionotropic glutamate receptors localized in nerve terminals., General and Comparative Endocrinology, 112, 372-382, 1998
  4. Intracerebroventricularly administration of glucagon-like peptide-1 induces sleep-like behavior in the neonatal chick., Japanese Poultry Science, 36, 377-381, 1999
  5. Brain-derived mast cells could mediate histamine-induced inhibition of food intake in neonatal chicks., Brain Research, 857, 313-316, 2000
  6. Glial and neuronal localization of ionotropic glutamate receptor subunit-immunoreactivities in the median eminence of female rats: GluR2/3 and GluR6/7 colocalize with vimentin, not with glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP)., Brain Research, 858, 198-204, 2000
  7. Central administration of alpha-malanocyte stimulating hormone inhibits fasting- and neuropeptide Y-induced feeding in neonatal chicks., European Journal of Pharmacology, 398, 361-364, 2000
  8. Central bombesin inhibits food intake and the orexigenic effect of neuropeptide Y in the neonatal chick., Physiology and Behavior, 70, 573-576, 2000
  9. Intracerebroventricular injection of mammalian motilin, melanin-concentrating hormone or galanin does not stimulate food intake in neonatal chicks., British Poultry Science, 41, 508-511, 2000
  10. Central administration of BIBP3226, neuropeptide Y (NPY) Y1 receptor antagonist, does not inhibit fasting- and NPY-induced food intake in neonatal chicks., Journal of Poultry Science, 38, 259-265, 2001
  11. The role of central catecholaminergic systems in regulation of food intake of chicks., The Journal of Poultry Science, 38, 35-40, 2001
  12. Intracerebroventricular injection of agouti-related protein attenuates the anorexigenic effect of alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone in neonatal chicks., Neuroscience Letters, 305, 131-134, 2001
  13. Feeding responses for several neuropeptide Y receptor agonists in the neonatal chicks., European Journal of Pharmacology, 427, 53-59, 2001
  14. Intracerebroventricular injection of fusaric acid attenuates the anorexia by glucagons-like peptide-1 in the neonatal chick., Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 70, 251-255, 2001
  15. Differential regulation of hepatic IGF-1 mRNA expression and plasma IGF-1 concentration by a low lysine diet., Journal of Nutritition, 132, 688-692, 2002
  16. Role of central serotonergic systems on the regulation of feeding behavior of chicks in two different strains., Journal of Applied Animal Research, 21, 17-23, 2002
  17. Localization of microtubule-associated protein (MAP) 1B in the cortical postsynaptic densities of the rat cerebral cortex., Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, 23(6), 887-894, 2003
  18. The relationship between plasma leptin concentrations and the distribution of body fat in crossbred steers., Animal Science Journal, 74, 95-100, 2003
  19. Circulating levels of insulin-like growth factor-1 and associated binding proteins in plasma and mRNA expression in tissues of growing pigs on a low threonine diet., Animal Science, 79, 85-92, 2004
  20. Effect of heat exposure on uncoupling protein-3 mRNA abundance in porcine skeletal muscle., Journal of Animal Science, 82, 3493-3499, 2004
  21. Effects of fattening periods on the expression of adipogenic transcription factors in Wagyu beef cattle., Meat Science, 76(2), 289-294, 2007
  22. Expression of adipogenic transcription factors in adipose tissue of fattening Wagyu and Holstein steers., Meat Science, 81(1), 86-92, 2009
  23. Effects of dietary roughage levels on the expression of adipogenic transcription factors in Wagyu steers., Meat Science, 83(4), 775-781, 2009
  24. Feeding of lactic acid bacteria and yeast on growth and diarrhea of Holstein calves., Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 9(7), 1112-1114, 2010
  25. Leukocyte phagocytic activity with or without probiotics in Holstein calves., Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 5(1), 13-16, 2010
  26. Effect of probiotics on bacterial flora of various gastrointestinal regions in Holstein calves., Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 9(11), 1556-1559, 2010
  27. Fat depot-specific differences in angiogenic growth factor gene expression and its relation to adipocyte size in cattle., The Journal of Veterinary Medical Science, 72(8), 991-997, 2010
  28. Feeding of Lactic Acid Bacteria and Yeast Affects Fecal Flora of Holstein Calves, JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES, 10(3), 4-6, 2011
  29. Hypothalamic Melanocortin System on Feeding Regulation in Birds: A Review, JOURNAL OF POULTRY SCIENCE, 48(1), 1-13, 2011
  30. Feeding Responses to Central Glutamatergic Receptor Agonist Administrations in Meat-Type Chicks, JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES, 10(8), 955-958, 2011
  31. Localization of hypothalamic insulin receptor in neonatal chicks: Evidence for insulinergic system control of feeding behavior, NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS, 491(3), 177-180, 20110324
  32. Time Course Changes in the Blood Parameters and the Expression of Diencephalic CRH and AVT mRNA Due to Acute Isolation Stress in Chicks, JOURNAL OF POULTRY SCIENCE, 48(2), 125-129, 2011
  33. Comparisons of insulin related parameters in commercial-type chicks: Evidence for insulin resistance in broiler chicks, PHYSIOLOGY & BEHAVIOR, 103(2), 233-239, 20110503
  34. Effect of High Environmental Temperature on Egg Production, Serum Lipoproteins and Follicle Steroid Hormones in Laying Hens, JOURNAL OF POULTRY SCIENCE, 48(3), 207-211, 2011
  35. Comparison of plasma amino acid levels of two breeds of Japanese native chicken and a commercial layer line., International Journal of Poultry Science, 12(2), 90-93, 2013
  36. Age-Dependent Change of Tonic Immobility Response in Chicks of a Native Japanese Chicken breed, Tosa-Jidori, JOURNAL OF POULTRY SCIENCE, 50(4), 321-325, 2013
  37. Effect of Short-Term Thermal Conditioning on Physiological and Behavioral Responses to Subsequent Acute Heat Exposure in Chicks, JOURNAL OF POULTRY SCIENCE, 51(1), 80-86, 2014
  38. Brain Monoamine Asymmetry in Chicks Subjected to a Separation-Stress Procedure with Litter Substrate, JOURNAL OF POULTRY SCIENCE, 52(1), 37-41, 2015
  39. Genetic Differentiation among Populations of the Kurokashiwa Breed of Indigenous Japanese Chickens Assessed by Microsatellite DNA Polymorphisms, JOURNAL OF POULTRY SCIENCE, 52(2), 88-93, 2015
  40. Screening of the behavioral tests for monitoring agonistic behavior of layer chicks., JOURNAL OF POULTRY SCIENCE, 54(4), 296-302, 20171021
  41. Blood testosterone concentration and testosterone-induced aggressive behavior in male layer chicks: Comparison between isolated- and grouped-raising., The Journal of Poultry Science, in press

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Possible role of the organum vasculosum of the lamina terminalis (OVLT) in LH secretion., Kawakami S.-I., Ohkura S., Cagampang F., Tsukamura H. and Maeda K.-I., Ninth International Congress of Endocrinology., 1992, Without Invitation, Nice, France.
  2. Excitatory amino acids induced in vitro LHRH release from the median eminence (ME) fragment of ovariectomized (OVX) and OVX estradiol (E2)-primed rats., Kawakami S.-I., Murahashi K., Tsukamura H. and Maeda K.-I., Third International Congress of Neuroendocrinology., 1994, Without Invitation, Budapest, Hungary.
  3. Immunocytochemical localization of glutamate, glutamate receptors or nitric oxide synthase in the median eminence of female rats., Kawakami S.-I., Tsukamura H., Maeda K.-I. and Ichikawa M., Society for Neuroscience 26th Annual Meeting., 1996, Without Invitation, Washington DC, USA.
  4. Pharmacological classification of putative neuropeptide Y receptors which mediate feeding behavior in chick brain., Kawakami S.-I., Ando R., Bungo T., Ohgushi A. and Furuse M., Society for Neuroscience 30th Annual Meeting., 2000, Without Invitation, New Orleans, USA.
  5. Effects of Simultaneous Administration of Lactobacillus plantarum Tikuso-1, Whole Crop Rice Silage Inoculant, with Candida sp. CO119 on Cellular and Humoral Immunities of Holstein Steers., S.-I. Kawakami., The 13th Animal Science congress of the Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies., 2008, Without Invitation, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  6. Immunocytochemical localization of thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH)-immunoreactivity in the hypothalamus of neonatal chicks., Kawakami Shin-Ichi, Furukawa Aki, Bungo Takashi., Neuroscience 2013, 2013/11/13, Without Invitation, Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, USA.
  7. Induction of c-Fos expression following heat exposure in the hypothalamus of neonatal chicks., Kawakami Shin-Ichi, Sumihara Shohei, Kurosawa Yuto, Bungo Takashi., Neuroscience 2014, 2014/11/17, Without Invitation, Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC, USA.
  8. Monitoring aggressive behavior of male Japanese Large Game (Oh-Shamo) chicks using resident-intruder test, Said Majdood Raihan, Atsushi Takenouti, Masaoki Tsudzuki, Shin-Ichi Kawakami, 17th AAAP Animal Science Congress, 2016/08/25, Without Invitation, Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies, Fukuoka, Japan.
  9. Intracerebroventricular administration of thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) suppresses water intake without affecting feed consumption in the neonatal chicks., Kawakami Shin-Ichi., Hayashi Yuriko, Neuroscience 2016, 2016/11/16, Without Invitation, Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, USA.
  10. Changes in gene expression of thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) and its receptor during de- and re-hydration in the hypothalamus of neonatal layer chicks, Shin-Ichi Kawakami, Neuroscience 2017, 2017/11/12, Without Invitation, Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC, USA.
  11. Effect of probiotics on growth, egg quality, and blood variables of laying hens exposed to high ambient temperature., Shin-Ichi Kawakami, Shuhei Ogura, 18th AAAP Animal Science Congress, 2018/08/01, Without Invitation, The Malaysian Society of Animal Production, Kuching, Malaysia.
  12. Localization of aggression-induced c-Fos immunoreactivity in the brain of male layer chicks., Shin-Ichi Kawakami, Neuroscience 2018, 2018/11/06, Without Invitation, Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, USA.