ASAKO OKAMOTO

Last Updated :2024/07/03

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, Assistant Professor (Special Appointment)
E-mail
aokamotohiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
For the purpose of elucidating the female reproductive mechanism, I conduct endocrinological studies on oocyte maturation, ovulation, and embryogenesis using mice. Currently, I am studying the effects of the oviduct and uterine environment on embryogenesis and implantation.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2021/04/01, Hiroshima University, Specially Appointed Assistant Professor
  • 2019/04/01, 2021/03/31, Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts, Assistant Professor
  • 2017/04/01, 2019/03/31, Prefectural University of Hiroshima, JSPS Research Fellow (DC2)

Educational Backgrounds

  • Prefectural University of Hiroshima, 2015/04, 2018/03
  • Prefectural University of Hiroshima, 2013/04, 2015/03
  • Prefectural University of Hirishima, 2009/04, 2013/03

Academic Degrees

  • Prefectural University of Hiroshima
  • Prefectural University of Hiroshima

Research Fields

  • Agricultural sciences;Animal life science;Animal production science

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Japan Society of Fertilization and Implantation
  • Japanese Society of Animal Science
  • The Society of Reproduction and Development

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. LH Induces De Novo Cholesterol Biosynthesis via SREBP Activation in Granulosa Cells During Ovulation in Female Mice, Endocrinology, 20211101
  2. ★, Cortisol induces follicle regression, while FSH prevents cortisol-induced follicle regression in pigs, Molecular Human Reproduction, 20210701
  3. Iron deficiency induces female infertile in order to failure of follicular development in mice, Journal of Reproduction and Development, 20200723
  4. ★, The Novel Pig In Vitro Maturation System to Improve Developmental Competence of Oocytes Derived from Atretic Nonvascularized Follicles, Biology of Reproduction, 20161001
  5. Protein Kinase C (PKC) Increases TACE/ADAM17 Enzyme Activity in Porcine Ovarian Somatic Cells, Which Is Essential for Granulosa Cell Luteinization and Oocyte Maturation, Endocrinology, 20140301

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Neurotensin induces the continuous activation of ERK1/2 in cumulus cells via upregulation of ErbB ligands in granulosa cells and ErbBs in cumulus cells during ovulation process in mice., Gordon Research Conference (Mammalian Reproduction), 2018/08/03, Without Invitation, English, Italy
  2. Neurotensin induces the continuous activation of ERK1/2 in cumulus cells via upregulation of ErbB ligands in granulosa cells and ErbBs in cumulus cells during ovulation process in mice., Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar (Mammalian Reproduction), 2018/07/29, Without Invitation, English, Italy
  3. Neurotensin (NTS) induces sustainable activation of ERK1/2 via inductions of EGF-like factor and EGF receptor during ovulation in mice., 4th World Congress of Reproductive Biology, 2017/09/28, Without Invitation, English, Okinawa