Kazuyoshi Ukena

Last Updated :2019/11/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, ., Professor
E-mail
ukenahiroshima-u.ac.jp

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Hiroshima University
  • Master of Science, Hiroshima University

Research Fields

  • Biology;Basic biology;Morphology / Structure

Research Keywords

  • Neurosteroid
  • Neuropeptide
  • Brain

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Stress in the biological context
  2. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Experimental Methods and Laboratory Work in Biology I
  3. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Experimental Methods and Laboratory Work in Biology II
  4. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Introduction to Life Sciences
  5. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Cell Biology
  6. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Laboratory Work in Life Sciences B
  7. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Practical Methods in Life Sciences B
  8. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Brain Function
  9. 2019, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Fundamental Laboratory Work in Biology
  10. 2019, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Fundamental Methodology in Biology
  11. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Fundamentals of Life Science
  12. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar in Integrated Arts and Sciences
  13. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar in Integrated Arts and Sciences
  14. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Study on Life Sciences
  15. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Evolutional and environmental life science
  16. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Seminar in Integrated Arts and Sciences I
  17. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Life and Environmental Sciences
  18. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Exercises in Life and Environmental Sciences A
  19. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Exercises in Life and Environmental Sciences A
  20. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Exercises in Life and Environmental Sciences B
  21. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Life and Environmental Sciences B
  22. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Introduction to Integrated Arts and Sciences
  23. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Evolutional and environmental life science
  24. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , 2Term, Seminar in Integrated Arts and Scirnces II
  25. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Integrated Life Sciences
  26. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Integrated Life Sciences
  27. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Biomedical Science Seminar A
  28. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Introduction to Disease Models
  29. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Exercises in Biomedical Science A
  30. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Exercises in Biomedical Science A
  31. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Exercises in Biomedical Science B
  32. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Biomedical Science B
  33. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Biomedial Science
  34. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , 3Term, Biomedical Science Seminar C

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Localization and function of neurosecretory protein GM, a novel small secretory protein, in the chicken hypothalamus, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 8, JAN 15 2018
  2. Effects of chronic intracerebroventricular infusion of neurosecretory protein GL on body mass and food and water intake in chicks, GENERAL AND COMPARATIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY, 256, 37-42, JAN 15 2018
  3. Avian and murine neurosecretory protein GL participates in the regulation of feeding and energy metabolism, GENERAL AND COMPARATIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY, 260, 164-170, MAY 1 2018
  4. Chronic subcutaneous infusion of neurosecretory protein GM increases body mass gain in chicks, GENERAL AND COMPARATIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY, 265, 71-76, SEP 1 2018
  5. Neurosecretory Protein GL, a Hypothalamic Small Secretory Protein, Participates in Energy Homeostasis in Male Mice, ENDOCRINOLOGY, 158(5), 1120-1129, MAY 2017
  6. Neurosecretory protein GL stimulates food intake, de novo lipogenesis, and onset of obesity, ELIFE, 6, AUG 11 2017
  7. The Arg-Phe-amide peptide 26RFa/glutamine RF-amide peptide and its receptor: IUPHAR Review 24, BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHARMACOLOGY, 174(20), 3573-3607, OCT 2017
  8. Peripheral Injection of Chicken Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone Inhibits Feeding Behavior in Chicks, JOURNAL OF POULTRY SCIENCE, 53(1), 29-33, JAN 2016
  9. Identification and localization of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH) orthologs in the hypothalamus of the red-eared slider turtle, Trachemys scripta elegans, GENERAL AND COMPARATIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY, 227, 69-76, FEB 1 2016
  10. Synthesis of neurosecretory protein GM composed of 88 amino acid residues by native chemical ligation., Tetrahedron Lett., 57, 804-807, 2016
  11. Production and characterization of neurosecretory protein GM using Escherichia coli and Chinese Hamster Ovary cells, FEBS Open Bio, 5, 844-851
  12. Effects of neurotensin and LANT-6 on food intake in chicks, Am. J. Life Sci., 3, 17-23
  13. A unique mechanism of successful fertilization in a domestic bird, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 5, JAN 9 2015
  14. Central administration of chicken growth hormone-releasing hormone decreases food intake in chicks, PHYSIOLOGY & BEHAVIOR, 139, 195-201, FEB 2015
  15. Microwave-assisted solid-phase peptide synthesis of neurosecretory protein GL composed of 80 amino acid residues, JOURNAL OF PEPTIDE SCIENCE, 21(6), 454-460, JUN 2015
  16. 26Rfa/GPR103, JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR ENDOCRINOLOGY, 52(3), T119-T131, JUN 2014
  17. Characterization of an avian histidine decarboxylase and localization of histaminergic neurons in the chicken brain, NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS, 578, 106-110, AUG 22 2014
  18. Identification of a cDNA encoding a novel small secretory protein, neurosecretory protein GL, in the chicken hypothalamic infundibulum, BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 446(1), 298-303, MAR 28 2014
  19. Identification of Neurotensin and LANT-6 and Localization of mRNA Encoding Their Precursor in the Chicken Brain, ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 31(6), 353-359, JUN 2014
  20. Identification, localization and function of a novel neuropeptide, 26RFa, and its cognate receptor, GPR103, in the avian hypothalamus, GENERAL AND COMPARATIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY, 190, 42-46, SEP 1 2013
  21. Identification, Expression, and Physiological Functions of Siberian Hamster Gonadotropin-Inhibitory Hormone, ENDOCRINOLOGY, 153(1), 373-385, JAN 2012
  22. Characterization of novel antimicrobial peptides from the skin of the endangered frog Odorrana ishikawae by shotgun cDNA cloning, BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 412(4), 673-677, SEP 9 2011
  23. Identification and characterization of antimicrobial peptides from the skin of the endangered frog Odorrana ishikawae, PEPTIDES, 32(4), 670-676, APR 2011
  24. Identification and structure-activity relationship of an antimicrobial peptide of the palustrin-2 family isolated from the skin of the endangered frog Odorrana ishikawae, PEPTIDES, 32(10), 2052-2057, OCT 2011
  25. Identification, Localisation and Functional Implication of 26RFa Orthologue Peptide in the Brain of Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata), JOURNAL OF NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY, 23(9), 791-803, SEP 2011
  26. Molecular evolution and functional characterization of the orexigenic peptide 26RFa and its receptor in vertebrates, CELL AND TISSUE RESEARCH, 343(3), 475-481, MAR 2011
  27. Synchronised Expressions of LPXRFamide Peptide and its Receptor Genes: Seasonal, Diurnal and Circadian Changes During Spawning Period in Grass Puffer, JOURNAL OF NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY, 23(1), 39-51, JAN 2011
  28. Identification, Localization, and Function of a Novel Avian Hypothalamic Neuropeptide, 26RFa, and Its Cognate Receptor, G Protein-Coupled Receptor-103, ENDOCRINOLOGY, 151(5), 2255-2264, MAY 2010
  29. A New Key Neurohormone Controlling Reproduction, Gonadotrophin-Inhibitory Hormone in Birds: Discovery, Progress and Prospects, JOURNAL OF NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY, 21(4), 271-275, APR 2009
  30. Expression, localization and possible actions of 25-Dx, a membrane-associated putative progesterone-binding protein, in the developing Purkinje cell of the cerebellum: A new insight into the biosynthesis, metabolism and multiple actions of progesterone as a neurosteroid, CEREBELLUM, 7(1), 18-25, MAR 2008
  31. The orexigenic effect of GnIH is mediated by central opioid receptors in chicks, COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY A-MOLECULAR & INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, 150(1), 21-25, MAY 2008
  32. Unique Form and Osmoregulatory Function of a Neurohypophysial Hormone in a Urochordate, Endocrinology, 149(10), 5254-5261, 20081001
  33. Discovery of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone in a domesticated bird, its mode of action and functional significance, JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY, 148, S515-S520, DEC 2007
  34. Discovery of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone in a domesticated bird, its mode of action and functional significance., Journal of Ornithology, 515-520, 20070908
  35. Expression, localization and possible actions of 25-Dx, a membrane-associated putative progesterone-binding protein, in the developing Purkinje cell of the cerebellum: A new insight into the biosynthesis, metabolism and multiple actions ofprogesterone as a neurosteroid., Cerebellum, 1-8, 20070302
  36. Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone in seasonally-breeding songbirds: neuroanatomy and functional biology, Journal of Ornithology, 521-526, 20070911
  37. Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone in seasonally-breeding songbirds: neuroanatomy and functional biology, JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY, 148, S521-S526, DEC 2007
  38. The general and comparative biology of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH)., General and Comparative Endocrinology, 365-370, 20070801
  39. Evolutionary origin and divergence of PQRFamide peptides and LPXRFamide peptides in the RFamide peptide family., FEBS J., 273, 1731-1743, 20060401
  40. Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone inhibits gonadal development and maintenance by decreasing gonadotropin synthesis and release in male quail., Endocrinology, 147, 1187-1194, 20060401
  41. Hypothalamic LPXRF-amide peptides in vertebrates: Identification, localization and hypophysiotropic activity (review)., Peptides, 27, 1121-1129, 20060401
  42. Identification and characterization of a gonadotropin-inhibitory system in the brains of mammals., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 103, 2410-2415, 20060401
  43. Interactions of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH) in birds and mammals., J. Exp. Zool., 305, 807-814, 20060401
  44. Mode of action and functional significance of avian gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH): a review., J. Exp. Zool., 305, 801-806, 20060401
  45. Neural interaction of gonadotropin-regulating hormone immunoreactive neurons and the suprachiasmatic nucleus with the paraventricular organ in the Japanese grass lizard (Takydromus tachydromoides)., Zool. Sci., 23, 277-287, 20060401
  46. Neurosteroid biosynthesis in the quail brain: a review., J. Exp. Zool., 305, 733-742, 20060401
  47. Novel fish hypothalamic neuropeptides stimulate the release of gonadotrophins and growth hormone from the pituitary of sockeye salmon, JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, 188(3), 417-423, MAR 2006
  48. Structures and diverse functions of frog growth hormone-releasing peptide (fGRP) and its related peptides (fGRP-RPs): A review, JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL ZOOLOGY PART A-COMPARATIVE EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, 305A(9), 815-821, SEP 1 2006
  49. A new member of the hypothalamic RF-amide peptide family, LPXRF-amide peptides: Structure, localization, and function, MASS SPECTROMETRY REVIEWS, 24(4), 469-486, JUL-AUG 2005
  50. A novel G protein-coupled receptor for gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone in the Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica): identification, expression and binding activity, JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, 184(1), 257-266, JAN 2005
  51. Gonadotropin-inhibiting hormone stimulates feeding behavior in chicks., Brain Res., 1050, 94-100, 20050401
  52. Melatonin induces the expression of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone in the avian brain., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 102, 3052-3057, 20050401
  53. 7 alpha-Hydroxypregnenolone acts as a neuronal activator to stimulate locomotor activity of breeding newts by means of the dopaminergic system, PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 101(49), 17282-17287, DEC 7 2004
  54. Dendritic growth in response to environmental estrogens in the developing Purkinje cell in rats., Neurosci. Lett., 364, 114-118, 20040401
  55. Expression and distribution of octopus gonadotropin-releasing hormone in the central nervous system and peripheral organs of the octopus (Octopus vulgaris) by in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry., J. Comp. Neurol., 477, 310-323, 20040401
  56. Expression and localization of 25-Dx, a membrane-associated putative progesterone-binding protein, in the developing Purkinje cell., Neuroscience, 126, 325-334, 20040401
  57. Gonadotrophin inhibitory hormone depresses gonadotrophin alpha and follicle-stimulating hormone beta Subunit expression in the pituitary of the domestic chicken., J. Neuroendocrinol., 16, 999-1006, 20040401
  58. Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone in Gambelユs white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelli): cDNA identification, transcript localization and functional effects in laboratory and field experiments., J. Endocrinol., 182, 33-42, 20040401
  59. Identification of 3b,5b-tetrahydroprogesterone, a progesterone metabolite, and its stimulatory action on preoptic neurons in the avian brain., Brain Res., 1007, 160-166, 20040401
  60. Organizing actions of neurosteroids in the Purkinje neuron, NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH, 49(3), 273-279, JUL 2004
  61. Photoperiodic response of serotonin- and galanin-immunoreactive neurons of the paraventricular organ and infundibular nucleus in Japanese quail, Coturnix cotumix japonica, ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 21(5), 575-582, MAY 2004
  62. A novel aspect of the cerebellum: biosynthesis of neurosteroids in the Purkinje cell, CEREBELLUM, 2(3), 215-222, 2003
  63. Biosynthesis and action of neurosteroids in the cerebellar Purkinje neuron., J. Steroid Biochem. Mol. Biol., 85, 311-321, 20030401
  64. Biosynthesis and biological actions of neurosteroids in the avian brain., Avian Poult. Biol. Rev., 14, 63-78, 20030401
  65. Dendritic growth and spine formation in response to estrogen in the developing Purkinje cell., Endocrinology, 144, 4466-4477, 20030401
  66. Developmental changes in gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone in the quail hypothalamo-hypophysial system., J. Endocrinology, 178, 311-318, 20030401
  67. Distribution of a novel avian gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone in the quail brain., Cell Tissue Res., 312, 73-79, 20030401
  68. Gonadotropin-inhibitory peptide in song sparrows (Melospiza melodia) in different reproductive conditions, and in house sparrows (Passer domesticus) relative to chicken-Gonadotropin-releasing hormone., J. Neuroendocrinol., 15, 794-802, 20030401
  69. Neonatal expression of progesterone receptor isoforms in the cerebellar Purkinje cell in rats., Neurosci. Lett., 343, 163-166, 20030401
  70. Review: Biosynthesis and biological actions of neurosteroids in the avian brain., Avian Poultry Biol Reviews, 14, 63-78, 20030401
  71. Review:A novel aspect of the cerebellum: Biosynthesis of neurosteroids in the Purkinje cell., Cerebellum, 2, 215-222., 20030401
  72. Seasonal changes in neurosteroid concentrations in the amphibian brain and environmental factors regulating their changes, BRAIN RESEARCH, 959(2), 214-225, JAN 10 2003
  73. A novel amphibian hypothalamic neuropeptide: Isolation, localization, and biological activity, ENDOCRINOLOGY, 143(2), 411-419, FEB 2002
  74. A novel rat hypothalamic RFamide-related peptide identified by immunoaffinity chromatography and mass spectrometry, FEBS LETTERS, 512(1-3), 255-258, FEB 13 2002
  75. Androgen biosynthesis in the quail brain, BRAIN RESEARCH, 948(1-2), 180-185, SEP 6 2002
  76. Dendritic spine formation in response to progesterone synthesized de novo in the developing Purkinje cell in rats., Neurosci. Lett., 322, 111-115, 20020401
  77. Identification of a cDNA encoding a novel amphibian growth hormone-releasing peptide and localization of its transcript., J. Endocrinol., 174, 395-402, 20020401
  78. Isolation and characterization of a GnRH-like peptide from Octopus vulgaris., Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 291, 1187-1193, 20020401
  79. Novel fish hypothalamic neuropeptide - Cloning of a cDNA encoding the precursor polypeptide and identification and localization of the mature peptide, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY, 269(24), 6000-6008, DEC 2002
  80. A novel hypothalamic neuropeptide: Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone., Internat. J. Mol. Med., 8, 400-405, 20010401
  81. Activity and localization of 3 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase/Delta(5)-Delta(4)-isomerase in the zebrafish central nervous system, JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE NEUROLOGY, 439(3), 291-305, OCT 22 2001
  82. Characterization of a cDNA encoding a novel avian hypothalamic neuropeptide exerting an inhibitory effect on gonadotropin release., Biochem. J., 354, 379-385, 20010401
  83. Developmental changes in galanin in lumbosacral sympathetic ganglionic neurons innervating the avian uterine oviduct and galanin induction by sex steroids., J. Endocrinol., 170, 357-368, 20010401
  84. Developmental changes in progesterone biosynthesis and metabolism in the quail brain., Brain Res., 898, 190-194, 20010401
  85. Distribution of novel RFamide-related peptide-like immunoreactivity in the mouse central nervous system., Neurosci. Lett., 300, 153-156, 20010401
  86. Effects of progesterone synthesized de novo in the developing Purkinje cell on its dendritic growth and synaptogenesis., J. Neurosci., 21, 6221-6232, 20010401
  87. A novel avian hypothalamic peptide inhibiting gonadotropin release, BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 275(2), 661-667, AUG 28 2000
  88. Existence of galanin in lumbosacral sympathetic ganglionic neurons that project to the quail uterine oviduct., Endocrinology, 141, 4402-4412, 20000401
  89. Neurosteroid biosynthesis in the avian brain., 4th International Symposium on Recent Trends in Life Sciences, 25, 20000401
  90. Neurosteroidogenesis in the avian brain., VII International Symposium on Avian Endocrinology, 20000401
  91. Novel brain function: biosynthesis and actions of neurosteroids in neurons, NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH, 36(4), 261-273, APR 2000
  92. Production of progesterone and expression of progesterone receptor in the brain of the non-breeding and brooding ring dove., VII International Symposium on Avian Endocrinology, 20000401
  93. Review:Novel brain function : biosynthesis and actions of neurosteroids in neurons, Neurosci. Res., 36, 261-273, 20000401
  94. Comparison of precursor structures of the GGNG peptides derived from the earthworm Eisenia foetida and the leech Hirudo nipponia., Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 63, 443-445, 19990401
  95. Expression and activity of 3b-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase/D5-D4-isomerase in the rat Purkinje neuron during neonatal life., Endocrinology, 140, 805-813, 19990401
  96. Localization of the leech excitatory peptide, a member of the GGNG peptides, in the central nervous system of a leech (Whitmania pigra) by immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization, Cell Tissue Res., 297, 155-162, 19990401
  97. Neurosteroids in the cerebellar purkinje neuron and their actions., Int. J. Mol. Med., 4, 49-56, 19990401
  98. Possible functions of oxytocin/vasopressin-superfamily peptides in annelids with special reference to reproduction and osmoregulation, Journal of Experimental Zoology, 284, 401-406, 19990401
  99. Pregnenolone, pregnenolone sulfate, and cytochrome P450 side-chain cleavage enzyme in the amphibian brain and their seasonal changes., Endocrinology, 140, 1936-1944, 19990401
  100. Neurosteroids in the cerebellar Purkinje neuron and their actions. (Review)., International Journal of Molecular Medicine, 4, 49-56, 19990401
  101. Review:Neurosteroids in vertebrate brains., Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C, 124, 121-129, 19990401
  102. Cytochrome P450 side-chain cleavage enzyme in the cerebellar Purkinje neuron and its neonatal change in rats., Endocrinology, 139, 137-147, 19980401
  103. Developmental changes in galanin receptors in the quail oviduct and the effect of ovarian sex steroids on galanin receptor induction., Endocrinology, 139, 4230-4236, 19980401
  104. Immunohistochemical localization of annetocin, an earthworm oxytocin-related peptide, and identification and ultrastructural characteristics of the annetocin-secretory cells in the oligochaete earthworm Eisenia foetida., Zoological Science, 15, 381-388, 19980401
  105. Biosynthesis and function of neurosteroids in the rat cerebellar Purkinje neuron., Evolutionary Aspects of Chemical Messengers and Their Receptors, 48, 19970401
  106. Characterization of binding of the annelidan myoactive peptides, GGNG peptides, to tissues of the earthworm, Eisenia foetida, Journal of Experimental Zoology, 279, 562-570, 19970401
  107. Immunochemical demostration of Eisenia tetradecapeptide, a bioactive peptide isolated from the gut of the earthworm Eisenia foetida, in tissues of the earthworm., Cell Tissue Res., 288, 567-573, 19970401
  108. The leech excitatory peptide, a member of the GGNG peptide family : isolation and comparison with the earthworm GGNG peptides., FEBS Lett, 410, 437-442, 19970401
  109. An excitatory tetradecapeptide isolated from the gut of the earthworm, Eisenia foetida, Proc. 3rd Congr. Asia-Oceania Soc. Comp. Endocrinol., 236-237, 19960401
  110. Annetocin, an annelid oxytocin-related peptide, induces egg-laying behavior in the earthworm, Eisenia foetida., J. Exp. Zool., 276, 151-156, 19960401
  111. Annetocin, an annelid oxytocin-related peptide, induces egg-laying behavior of the earthworm, Eisenia foetida, Proc. 3rd Congr. Asia-Oceania Soc. Comp. Endocrinol., 234-235, 19960401
  112. Bioactivity and cDNA cloning of GGNG peptides isolated from the earthworms and the leech, Proc. 3rd Congr. Asia-Oceania Soc. Comp. Endocrinol., 209-210, 19960401
  113. Gene structures of the GGNG-peptides derived from Annelida and the gene products, Peptide Chem, 1995, 321-324, 19960401
  114. Inhibitory pentapeptides isolated from the gut of the earthworm, Eisenia foetida., Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A., 114, 245-249, 19960401
  115. A novel gut tetradecapeptide isolated from the earthworm, Eisenia foetida., Peptides, 16, 995-999, 19950401
  116. Bioactive peptides of annelids are closely related to those of molluscs, Acta Biologica Hungarica, 46(2-4), 453-456, 19950401
  117. Effects of annetocin, an oxytocin-related peptide isolated from the earthworm Eisenia foetida, and some putative neurotransmitters on gut motility of the earthworm., J. Exp. Zool., 272, 184-193, 19950401
  118. Neurosteroid biosynthesis in vertebrate brains., Comparative Biochem. Physiol. Part C, 124, 121-129, 19950601
  119. The GGNG peptides : novel myoactive peptides isolated from the gut and the whole body of the earthworms., Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 216, 1072-1078, 19950401
  120. Annetocin : an oxytocin-related peptide isolated from the earthworm, Eisenia foetida., Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 198, 393-399, 19940401

Publications such as books

  1. 2015, Handbook of Hormones. Comparative Endocrinology for Basic and Clinical Research, Pyroglutamylated RFamide Peptide, Elsevier, 2015, Ukena K, Tsutsui K, 16-17
  2. 2007/10, Study on processing mechanisms of novel identified neuropeptides. , 2007, 10
  3. 2004, A novel amphibian neurosteroid stimulating locomotor activity. , Trends in Comparative Endocrinology= AOSCE, 2004
  4. 2004, Classical and novel neurosteroids in vertebrate brains. , Trends in Comparative Endocrinology= AOSCE, 2004
  5. 2004, Comparative aspects of novel hypothalamic LPXRF-amide peptides in the vertebrate brain: Structure, localization and function. , Trends in Comparative Endocrinology= AOSCE, 2004
  6. 2004, Effects of RF-amide peptides on the release of TSH from the bullfrog pituitary. , Trends in Comparative Endocrinology= AOSCE, 2004
  7. 2004, Identification and localization of a novel lamprey hypothalamic neuropeptide of the RF-amide peptide family. , Trends in Comparative Endocrinology= AOSCE, 2004
  8. 2004, Novel avian neurosteroid: Identification of 7alpha-hydroxypregnenolone in the quail brain. , Trends in Comparative Endocrinology= AOSCE, 2004
  9. 2004, Synapse formation in response to estrogen synthesized de novo in the developing Purkinje cell. , Trends in Comparative Endocrinology= AOSCE, 2004
  10. 2003, Biosynthesis and action of neurosteroids in the cerebellar Purkinje neuron. , Hormonal Steroids and Hormones and Cancer, 2003
  11. 2002, Novel cerebellar function: neurosteroids in the Purkinje neuron and their genomic and nongenomic actions. , Neuroplasticity= development= and steroid hormone action= CRC press, 2002
  12. 2001, A novel avian hypothalamic peptide. , Recent Advances in Comparative Endocrinology= Academia Sinica, 2001
  13. 2001, A novel hypothalamic peptide inhibiting gonadotropin release. , Perspective in Comparative Endocrinology: Unity and Diversity= Medimond Inc., 2001
  14. 2001, Isolation and characterization of a GnRH-like peptide from Octopus Vulgaris. , Perspective in Comparative Endocrinology: Unity and Diversity= Medimond Inc., 2001
  15. 2001, Sympathetic ganglionic galanin neurons evoke avian oviposition by innervating the uterine oviduct: a novel neuronal mechanism of avian oviposition. , Perspective in Comparative Endocrinology: Unity and Diversity= Medimond Inc., 2001
  16. 2000, Neuronal neurosteroidogenesis in the cerebellum. , Molecular Steroidogenesis= Universal Academy Press, 2000
  17. 1997, Neurosteroids in the avian brain. , Frontiers in environmental and metabolic endocrinology= Burdwan Press, 1997
  18. 1997, P450scc activity in the brain. , Perspectives in avian endocrinology= Journal of Endocrinology Ltd., 1997
  19. 1996, Gene structures of the GGNG-peptides derived from annelida and the gene products. , Peptide Chemistry 1995= Protein Research Foundation, 1996

Social Activities

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2018, Frontiers in Pharmacology
  2. 2018, Frontiers in Physiology
  3. 2018, J. Neuroendocrinol.
  4. 2018, Zool. Sci.
  5. 2018, Gen. Comp. Endocrinol.
  6. 2018, Zool. Lett.
  7. 2018, Neurosci. Res.