SUSUMU URAKAWA

Last Updated :2024/04/03

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences(Health Sciences), Professor
E-mail
urakawashiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
We focus our study on basic mechanisms of neuromuscular rehabilitation.

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Osaka University
  • Nagoya City University

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Theses
  2. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Principles of Rehabilitation
  3. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Neurology
  4. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Introduction for physical therapy
  5. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Medical diagnosis in rehabilitation medicine
  6. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Anatomy I
  7. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Anatomy I
  8. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Anatomy II
  9. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Anatomy II
  10. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Practice of Anatomy I
  11. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Practice of Anatomy I
  12. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practice of Anatomy II
  13. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practice of Anatomy II
  14. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Physical Therapy for Central Nervous System Disorders
  15. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Clinical Practice III
  16. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Structure of human body
  17. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Principles of Rehabilitation
  18. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Neurology
  19. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
  20. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Principles of Rehabilitation
  21. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Physiology and Biological Chemistry
  22. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Multidisciplinary Cooperation A
  23. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , 2Term, Multidisciplinary Cooperation B
  24. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Methodology of Education for Health Promotion
  25. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Global Rehabilitation
  26. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Research on Development of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Sciences
  27. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Research on Development of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Sciences
  28. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Research on Development of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Sciences
  29. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Lecture on Musculoskeletal Functional Research and Regeneration
  30. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Musculoskeletal Functional Research and Regeneration
  31. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Musculoskeletal Functional Research and Regeneration
  32. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Year, Research on Musculoskeletal Functional Research and Regeneration
  33. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Lecture on Musculoskeletal Functional Research and Regeneration
  34. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Seminar on Musculoskeletal Functional Research and Regeneration
  35. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Seminar on Musculoskeletal Functional Research and Regeneration

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Coupled versus decoupled visuomotor feedback: Differential frontoparietal activity during curved reach planning on simultaneous functional near-infrared spectroscopy and electroencephalography, BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR, 12(7), 20220701
  2. Voluntary exercise reverses social behavior deficits and the increases in the densities of cholecystokinin-positive neurons in specific corticolimbic regions of diabetic OLETF rats, BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 428, 20220125
  3. ★, Involvement of the Rostromedial Prefrontal Cortex in Human-Robot Interaction: fNIRS Evidence From a Robot-Assisted Motor Task, FRONTIERS IN NEUROROBOTICS, 16, 20220317
  4. Amygdalar Auditory Neurons Contribute to Self-Other Distinction during Ultrasonic Social Vocalization in Rats, FRONTIERS IN NEUROSCIENCE, 10, 2016
  5. Effects of heat steam-generating sheets on the face regions on cerebral hemodynamics, autonomic nervous activity, and facial expression in fatigued subjects, NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH, 68, E168-E168, 2010
  6. Effects of rearing-conditioning in environmental enrichment on parvalbumin-positive neurons in the amygdala, NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH, 68, E172-E172, 2010
  7. Prefrontal cortex plays a key role undertaking Fist-Edge-Palm task: fNIRS study, NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH, 68, E445-E446, 2010
  8. Rearing in enriched environment calms down male rat copulatory activities in open field, NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH, 58, S64-S64, 2007
  9. Enhanced neurogenesis from neural progenitor cells with G1/S-phase cell cycle arrest is mediated by transforming growth factor beta 1, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 28(6), 1049-1059, 2008
  10. Compression on trigger points in the leg muscle increases parasympathetic nervous activity based on heart rate variability, JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 59(3), 191-197, 2009
  11. Global synchronization in the theta band during mental imagery of navigation in humans, NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH, 65(1), 44-52, 2009
  12. EFFECTS OF ACUPUNCTURE ON THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 59, 51-51, 2009
  13. HIPPOCAMPAL NEURONAL RESPONSES TO GUSTATORY STIMULI IN DIFFERENT PLACES, JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 59, 181-181, 2009
  14. Taste response of rat hippocampal neurons in different places, NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH, 65, S211-S211, 2009
  15. Cerebral Hemodynamic Responses Induced by Specific Acupuncture Sensations During Needling at Trigger Points: A Near-Infrared Spectroscopic Study, BRAIN TOPOGRAPHY, 23(3), 279-291, 2010
  16. Significant correlation between autonomic nervous activity and cerebral hemodynamics during thermotherapy on the neck, AUTONOMIC NEUROSCIENCE-BASIC & CLINICAL, 156(1-2), 96-103, 2010
  17. Effects of acupuncture on the brain hemodynamics, AUTONOMIC NEUROSCIENCE-BASIC & CLINICAL, 157(1-2), 74-80, 2010
  18. Olfactory preference in the male rat depends on multiple chemosensory inputs converging on the preoptic area, HORMONES AND BEHAVIOR, 59(1), 193-199, 2011
  19. Cognitive and Socio-Emotional Deficits in Platelet-Derived Growth Factor Receptor-beta Gene Knockout Mice, PLOS ONE, 6(3), 2011
  20. Hippocampal Neuronal Responses During Signaled Licking of Gustatory Stimuli In Different Contexts, HIPPOCAMPUS, 21(5), 502-519, 2011
  21. Cortical Hemodynamic Responses to Intravenous Thiamine Propyldisulphide Administration Detected by Multichannel Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) System, BRAIN TOPOGRAPHY, 24(2), 114-126, 2011
  22. Neuronal Responses in the Nucleus Accumbens Shell during Sexual Behavior in Male Rats, JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 32(5), 1672-1686, 2012
  23. Plasticity of parvalbumin-positive neurons in the basolateral amygdala followed by environmental enrichment, NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH, 71, E103-E103, 2011
  24. Platelet-derived growth factor receptor-beta gene knockout induces cognitive and socio-emotional deficit in mice, NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH, 71, E282-E282, 2011
  25. Thermotherapy to the facial region in and around the eyelids altered prefrontal hemodynamic responses and autonomic nervous activity during mental arithmetic, PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, 50(1), 35-47, 2013
  26. ★, Rearing in enriched environment increases parvalbumin-positive small neurons in the amygdala and decreases anxiety-like behavior of male rats, BMC NEUROSCIENCE, 14, 2013
  27. Compression on myofascial trigger points in patients with neck pain immediately affected cerebral hemodynamics in the prefrontal cortex and autonomic nervous activity, JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 63, S142-S142, 2013
  28. Continuous grasping of polyethylene-fiber cushion induced prompt recovery of hand contracture and rigidity due to cerebral infarction, JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 63, S150-S150, 2013
  29. Effect of thermal therapy on muscular mechanical hyperalgesia induced by lengthening contraction of rat gastrocnemius muscle, JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 63, S161-S161, 2013
  30. Blood flow of the prefrontal cortex was increased by stepping on 3-D high repulsion cushion(3-D HRC), JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 63, S227-S227, 2013
  31. A 3D-Video-Based Computerized Analysis of Social and Sexual Interactions in Rats, PLOS ONE, 8(10), 2013
  32. Changes in Otx2 and Parvalbumin Immunoreactivity in the Superior Colliculus in the Platelet-Derived Growth Factor Receptor-beta Knockout Mice, BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL, 2013
  33. Effects of Acupuncture Needling with Specific Sensation on Cerebral Hemodynamics and Autonomic Nervous Activity in Humans, NEUROBIOLOGY OF ACUPUNCTURE, 111, 25-48, 2013
  34. An Enriched Rearing Environment Calms Adult Male Rat Sexual Activity: Implication for Distinct Serotonergic and Hormonal Responses to Females, PLOS ONE, 9(2), 2014
  35. Cerebral functional imaging using near-infrared spectroscopy during repeated performances of motor rehabilitation tasks tested on healthy subjects, FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE, 8, 2014
  36. 3D video analysis of the novel object recognition test in rats, BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 272, 16-24, 2014
  37. Selective Medial Prefrontal Cortex Responses During Live Mutual Gaze Interactions in Human Infants: An fNIRS Study, BRAIN TOPOGRAPHY, 28(5), 691-701, 2015
  38. Effects of compression at myofascial trigger points in patients with acute low back pain: A randomized controlled trial, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAIN, 19(8), 1186-1196, 2015
  39. Environmental enrichment brings a beneficial effect on beam walking and enhances the migration of doublecortin-positive cells following striatal lesions in rats., Neuroscience, 144(3), 920-933, 20070209
  40. Compression at Myofascial Trigger Point on Chronic Neck Pain Provides Pain Relief through the Prefrontal Cortex and Autonomic Nervous System: A Pilot Study, FRONTIERS IN NEUROSCIENCE, 11, 186, 20170411
  41. Changes in lipid metabolism and capillary density of the skeletal muscle following low-intensity exercise training in a rat model of obesity with hyperinsulinemia, PLOS ONE, 13(5), 20180502
  42. Lip closure training improves eating behaviors and prefrontal cortical hemodynamic activity and decreases daytime sleep in elderly persons, JOURNAL OF BODYWORK AND MOVEMENT THERAPIES, 22(3), 810-816, 201807
  43. Contracture of Finger and Hand and Disturbance in Speech after Stroke were Improved in a Short Duration by Grasping a High Repulsion Cushion Grip., Journal of Neuroscience and Neuroengineering, 4(1), 13-20, 2017
  44. Hyperbaric Normoxia Improved Glucose Metabolism and Decreased Inflammation in Obese Diabetic Rat, JOURNAL OF DIABETES RESEARCH, 2019, 20191119
  45. Motor Imagery Training With Neurofeedback From the Frontal Pole Facilitated Sensorimotor Cortical Activity and Improved Hand Dexterity, FRONTIERS IN NEUROSCIENCE, 14, 20200129
  46. Hemodynamic response during hyperbaric treatment on skeletal muscle in a type 2 diabetes rat model, BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH-TOKYO, 41(1), 23-32, 2020
  47. Distinct effects of thermal treatments after lengthening contraction on mechanical hyperalgesia and exercise-induced physiological changes in rat muscle, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, 128(2), 296-306, 202002
  48. Hyperbaric Normoxia Improved Glucose Metabolism and Decreased Inflammation in Obese Diabetic Rat, J Diabetes Res, 2019, 2694215, 20191119
  49. Region-specific brain area reductions and increased cholecystokinin positive neurons in diabetic OLETF rats: implication for anxiety-like behavior, JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 70(1), 20200916
  50. Performance in a gaze-cueing task is associated with autistic traits, AIMS NEUROSCIENCE, 8(1), 148-160, 20210101
  51. Impact of Exercise and Detraining during Childhood on Brown Adipose Tissue Whitening in Obesity, METABOLITES, 11(10), 20211001
  52. Medial prefrontal area reductions, altered expressions of cholecystokinin, parvalbumin, and activating transcription factor 4 in the corticolimbic system, and altered emotional behavior in a progressive rat model of type 2 diabetes, PLOS ONE, 16(9), 20210910

Publications such as books

  1. 2021/01/01, Features and Assessments of Pain, Anesthesia, and Analgesia, Manual compression at myofascial trigger points ameliorates musculoskeletal pain, Elsevier, 2021, 01, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 978-012818988-7, 978-012818992-4, 12

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Alteration of emotional behavior and associated neuroanatomical and immunohistochemical properties in the corticolimbic system of OLETF rats regardless of diabetic stage, Ryosuke Ochi, Naoto Fujita, Natsuki Goto, Hisao Nishijo, Susumu Urakawa, Neuroscience 2021, 2021/11/08, Without Invitation, English, Society for Neuroscience, ON LINE, other
  2. Effects of exercise on browning of adipose tissue in OLETF rat, Misuzu Nishihira, Hikari Eto, Takaya Oshima, Kaho Takaishi, Naoto Fujita, Susumu Urakawa, Experimental Biology, 2021/04/27, Without Invitation, English, American Association for Anatomy, American Physiological Society, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Society for Investigative Pathology, ON LINE, other
  3. Influences of childhood exercise on adipose tissue browning in OLETF rats, Takaya Oshima, Kaho Takaishi, Misuzu Nishihira, Hikari Eto, Naoto Fujita, Susumu Urakawa, Experimental Biology, 2021/04/27, Without Invitation, English, American Association for Anatomy, American Physiological Society, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Society for Investigative Pathology, ON LINE, other
  4. Influences of exercise and detraining during childhood on brown adipose tissue in OLETF rats, Kaho Takaishi, Ryosuke Ochi, Takaya Oshima, Misuzu Nishihira, Hikari Eto, Naoto Fujita, Susumu Urakawa, Experimental Biology 2021, 2021/04/27, Without Invitation, English, American Association for Anatomy, American Physiological Society, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Society for Investigative Pathology, ON LINE, other
  5. Cholecystokinin and parvalbumin expressing neurons in the limbic system and anxiety-like behavior in a rat model of type 2 diabetes, Ryosuke Ochi, Naoto Fujita, Natsuki Goto, Hisao Nishijo, Susumu Urakawa, NEURO2019, 2019/07/27, Without Invitation, English
  6. Effective neuro-modulation by rehabilitation-engineering, Susumu Urakawa, International conference: Robot application conference in neurological rehabilitation & The 50th Anniversary for International conference: Robot application conference in neurological rehabilitation & The 50th Anniversary for Vietnam Society of Physiology, 2019/11, With Invitation, English, Vietnam Military Medical University & Vietnam Society of Physiology, Hanoi, Vietnam
  7. Rehabilitation engineering involved in the emotion, Susumu Urakawa, International Conference of the 70th establishment anniversary of Vietnam Military Medical University: new advances in training, scientific research and treatment Conference (Hanoi, Vietnam), 2019/03/01, With Invitation, English, Vietnam Military Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam

Social Activities

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. 日本情動学会, 2018/12

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2020, Behavioural Brain Research, Others, Reviewer, 1
  2. 2020, Physical Therapy Research, Others, Reviewer, 3
  3. 2020, Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, Others, Reviewer, 4
  4. 2019, The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine, Others, Reviewer, 2
  5. 2019, Physical Therapy Research, Others, Reviewer, 2
  6. 2019, Hiroshima Journal of Medical Sciences, Others, Reviewer, 3
  7. 2017, J Pain, Others, Reviewer