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Scholar & Enterprise

Scholar & Enterprise

Department of Pharmacology

We investigate therapeutic targets for pediatric disorders and are currently developing more efficient and effective toxicological testing.

Our Experimental Pharmacological Laboratory analyzes the pathogenesis of pediatric diseases using tissue and cell samples from patients to evaluate drug therapies and develop drug toxicity testing, while our Molecular Pharmacology Laboratory investigates therapeutic targets for congenital disorders. Our research encompasses the following areas:

1. Development of cell therapy and drug discovery research using tissues and cells derived from patients

We isolate cells from the liver and utilize them to develop cell culture methods for drug discovery and cell therapy.

2. Development of in vitro drug toxicity tests and drug evaluation

We develop in vitro drug toxicity tests and drug evaluation methods using ES cells, iPS cells and hepatocytes.

3. Search for disease-related molecules in pediatric hepatobilliary diseases and development of drug therapy

We seek to identify disease-related molecules in pediatric hepatobilliary diseases and develop novel drug therapies.

4. Studies on mechanism underlying congenital neuronal disorders

We investigate how and why congenital neuronal disorders occur, as well as what therapeutic targets are effective for these disorders.

5. Studies on mechanism underlying neuropathic pain

We investigate how and why neuropathic pain occurs, as well as what therapeutic targets are effective for pain.

6. Development of animal models for congenital disorders

We generate model mice for congenital disorders and investigate their potential therapeutic targets.

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2020

  1. Nawa N, Nakamura K, Fujiwara T. Oxytocin response following playful mother-child interaction in survivors of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Frontiers in Psychiatry, section Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2020, 3;11:477.
  2. Yuki Miyamoto, Marina Tanaka, Hisanaka Ito, Hiroaki Ooizumi, Katsuya Ohbuchi, Kazushige Mizoguchi, Tomohiro Torii, and Junji Yamauchi (2020) Expression of kinase-deficient MEK2 ameliorates Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease phenotypes in mice. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 531, 445-451
  3. Yu Takeuchi, Marina Tanaka, Nanako Okura, Yasuyuki Fukui, Ko Noguchi, Yoshihiro Hayashi, Tomohiro Torii, Hiroaki Ooizumi, Katsuya Ohbuchi, Kazushige Mizoguchi, Yuki Miyamoto, and Junji Yamauchi (2020) Rare neurologic disease-associated mutations of AIMP1 are associated with inhibitory neuronal differentiation which is reversed by ibuprofen. Medicines 7, E25
  4. Naoto Matsumoto, Yuki Miyamoto, Kohei Hattori, Akihiro Ito, Hironori Harada, Hiroaki Oizumi, Katsuya Ohbuchi, Kazushige Mizoguchi, and Junji Yamauchi (2020) PP1C and PP2A are p70S6K phosphatases whose inhibition ameliorates HLD12-associated inhibition of oligodendroglial cell morphological differentiation. Biomedicines 8, 89
  5. Umezawa A, Sato Y, Kusakawa S, Amagase R, Akutsu H, Nakamura K, Kasahara M, Matsubara Y, Igarashi T. Research and Development Strategy for Future Embryonic Stem Cell-Based Therapy in Japan. JMA J. 2020;3(4):287-294.
  6. Kohei Hattori, Yu Takeuchi, Arisa Ochiai, Marina Tanaka, Sui Sawaguchi, Naoko Imaizumi, Yuki Miyamoto, and Junji Yamauchi (2020) Inhibitory effects of early infantile epileptic encephalopathy 29 (EIEE29)-associated alanyl-tRNA synthetase 1 (AARS1) mutations on neuronal differentiation.
  7. J. Clin. Mol. Med. 3, 138

2019

  1. Naoto Matsumoto, Natsumi Watanabe, Noriko Iibe, Yuriko Tatsumi, Kohei Hattori, Yu Takeuchi, Hiroaki Oizumi, Katsuya Ohbuchi, Tomohiro Torii, Yuki Miyamoto, and Junji Yamauchi (2019) Hypomyelinating leukodystrophy-associated mutation of RARS leads it to the lysosome, inhibiting oligodendroglial morphological differentiation. Biochem. Biophys. Rep. 20, 100705
  2. Naoko Imaizumi, Yu Takeuchi, Haruka Hiranoa, Tomohiro Torii, Yoichi Seki, Takako Morimoto, Yuki Miyamoto, Hiroyuki Sakagami, and Junji Yamauchi (2019) Data on the effects of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2N-associated AARS missense mutation (Arg329-to-His) on the cell biological properties. Data Brief 25, 104029
  3. Yuriko Tatsumi, Naoto Matsumoto, Noriko Iibe, Natsumi Watanabe, Tomohiro Torii, Kazunori Sango, Keiichi Homma, Yuki Miyamoto, Hiroyuki Sakagami, and Junji Yamauchi (2019) CMT type 2N disease-associated AARS mutant inhibits neurite growth that can be reversed by valproic acid. Neurosci. Res. 139, 69-78r
  4. Tomohiro Torii, Yuki Miyamoto, and Junji Yamauchi: Chapter 1. Cellular Signal-Regulated Schwann Cell Myelination and Remyelination. Basic and Clinical Advances (2019) (Springer’s book) pages 3-21
  5. Kohei Hattori, Arisa Ochiai, Marina Tanaka, Sui Sawaguchi, Rimi Suzuki, Natsumi Watanabe, Hiroaki Oizumi, Katsuya Ohbuchi, Yuki Miyamoto, and Junji Yamauchi (2019) Inhibitory effect of spinocerebellar ataxia type 3-associated mutant ataxin-3 on oligodendroglial cell differentiation. J. Clin. Neurol. Neurosurg. Spine 2, 119
  6. Minami Yamawaki, Masumi Akiba, Naoto Matsumoto, Natsumi Watanabe, Kohei Hattori, Yu Takeuchi, Takako Morimoto, Hiroaki Oizumi, Katsuya Ohbuchi, Yuki Miyamoto, and Junji Yamauchi (2019) Defective neuronal and oligodendroglial differentiation by FTD3- and ALS17-associated Ile29-to-Val mutation of CHMP2B. Mol. Genet. Metab. Rep. 19, 100458

2018

  1. Takizawa M, Harada K, Nakamura K, Tsuboi T. Transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 channels are involved in spontaneous peptide hormone release from astrocytes. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2018 Jul 2;501(4):988-995. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2018.05.097. Epub 2018 May 24.
  2. Shimizu K, Nakamura K, Yokosuka M, Kondo Y. Modulation of male mouse sociosexual and anxiety-like behaviors by vasopressin receptors.Physiol Behav. 2018 Dec 1;197:37-41. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2018.09.016. Epub 2018 Oct 2
  3. Miyamoto Y, Torii T, Tago K, Tanoue A, Takashima S, Yamauchi BIG1/Arfgef1 and Arf1 regulate the initiation of myelination by Schwann cells in mice. J.Sci Adv. 2018 Apr 4;4(4):eaar4471. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aar4471. eCollection 2018 Apr.
  4. Koshimizu TA, Honda K, Nagaoka-Uozumi S, Ichimura A, Kimura I, Nakaya M, Sakai N, Shibata K, Ushijima K, Fujimura A, Hirasawa A, Kurose H, Tsujimoto G, Tanoue A, Takano Y. Complex formation between the vasopressin 1b receptor, β-arrestin-2, and the μ-opioid receptor underlies morphine tolerance. Nat Neurosci. 2018 Jun;21(6):820-833. doi: 10.1038/s41593-018-0144-y. Epub 2018 Apr 30.
  5. Miyamoto Y, Torii T, Tanoue A, Yamamoto M, Yamauchi The promoter region of 46-kDa CNPase is sufficient for its expression in corpus callosum. J.Mol Genet Metab Rep. 2018 Mar 13;15:78-79. doi: 10.1016/j.ymgmr.2018.03.003. eCollection 2018 Jun.

2017

  1. Nakamura K, Velho G, Bouby N. Vasopressin and metabolic disorders: translation from experimental models to clinical use. J Intern Med. 2017
  2. Harada K, Kitaguchi T, Kamiya T, Kyaw Htet Aung, Nakamura K, Ohta K, Tsuboi T. (2017)Lysophosphatidylinositol-induced activation of the cation channel TRPV2 triggers glucagon-like peptide-1 secretion in enteroendocrine L cells. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 292, 10855-10864.
  3. Maekawa F, Nakamura K, Nakayama SF. Editorial: Chemicals in the Environment and Brain Development: Importance of Neuroendocrinological Approaches. Front Neurosci. (2017) Mar 21;11:133.
  4. Miyamoto Y, Torii T, Kawahara K, Hasegawa N, Tanoue A, Seki Y, Morimoto T, Funakoshi-Tago M, Tamura H, Homma K, Yamamoto M, Yamauchi J. (2017) Data on the effect of hypomyelinating leukodystrophy 6 (HLD6)-associated mutations on the TUBB4A properties. Data Brief. 11, 284-289.
  5. Torii T, Miyamoto Y, Kawahara K, Tanoue A, Seki Y, Morimoto T, Yamamoto M, Yamauchi J. (2017) Data supporting the role of Fyn in embryonic sciatic nerve fasciculation. Data Brief. 11, 358-363.
  6. Nakamura K, Aizawa K, Aung KH, Yamauchi J, Tanoue A. (2017) Zebularine upregulates expression of CYP genes through inhibition of DNMT1 and PKR in HepG2 cells. Sci Rep. 7, 41093.
  7. Miyamoto Y, Torii T, Tanoue A, Kawahara K, Arai M, Tsumura H, Ogata T, Nagao M, Terada N, Yamamoto M, Takashima S, Yamauchi J. (2017) Neuregulin-1 type III knockout mice exhibit delayed migration of Schwann cell precursors. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. S0006-291X(17)30540-5. Role of vasopressin V1a receptor in ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol-induced cataleptic immobilization in mice.
  8. Egashira N, Koushi E, Myose T, Tanoue A, Mishima K, Tsuchihashi R, Kinjo J, Tanaka H, Morimoto S, Iwasaki K.Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2017 Dec;234(23-24):3475-3483. doi: 10.1007/s00213-017-4735-1. Epub 2017 Sep 14.PMID: 28905207 Role of vasopressin V1a receptor in ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol-induced cataleptic immobilization in mice.
  9. Torii T, Miyamoto Y, Kawahara K, Tanoue A, Seki Y, Morimoto T, Yamamoto M, Yamauchi J. Data Brief 2017 Feb 22;11:358-363. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2017.02.042. eCollection 2017 Apr PMID:28275669 Data supporting the role of Fyn in embryonic sciatic nerve fasciculation.
  10. Miyamoto Y, Torii T, Kawahara K, Hasegawa N, Tanoue A, Seki Y, Morimoto T, Funakoshi-Tago M, Tamura H, Homma K, Yamamoto M, Yamauchi J. Data Brief. 2017 Feb 16;11:284-289. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2017.02.024. eCollection 2017 Apr. PMID: 28275661 Data on the effect of hypomyelinating leukodystrophy 6 (HLD6)-associated mutations on the TUBB4A properties.
  11. Nakamura K, Aizawa K, Aung KH, Yamauchi J, Tanoue A. Sci Rep. 2017 Jan 23;7:41093. doi: 10.1038/srep41093. PMID:28112215 Zebularine upregulates expression of CYP genes through inhibition of DNMT1 and PKR in HepG2 cells.

2016

  1. Tomohiro Torii, and Junji Yamauchi (2016) Gas6-Tyro3 signaling is required for Schwann cell myelination and possible remyelination. Neural Regen. Res. 11, 215-216.
  2. Aung KH, Kyi-Tha-Thu C, Sano K, Nakamura K, Tanoue A, Nohara K, Kakeyama M, Tohyama C, Tsukahara S, Maekawa F. Prenatal exposure to arsenic impairs behavioral flexibility and cortical structure in mice. Front. Neurosci., 2016. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2016.00137.
  3. Naoko Niimi, Masami Tsukamoto, Shizuka Takaku, Junji Yamauchi, Emiko Kawakami, Hiroko Yanagisawa, Kazuhiko Watabe, Kazunori Utsunomiy, and Kazunori Sango (2016) Involvement of oxidative stress and impaired lysosomal degradation in amiodarone-induced schwannopathy. Eur. J. Neurosci. in press
  4. Magdalena Sobczak, Vira Chumak, Pawel Pomorski, Emilia Wojtera, Lukasz Majewski, Jolanta Nowak, Junji Yamauchi, and Maria Jolanta Redowicz (2016) Interaction of myosin VI and its binding partner DOCK7 plays an important role in NGF-stimulated protrusion formation in PC12 cells. Biochim. Biophys. Acta (BBA) Mol. Cell Res. 1863 1589-1560
  5. Yuki Miyamoto, Tomohiro Torii, Kazuko Kawahara, Akito Tanoue, and Junji Yamauchi* (2016) Dock8 interacts with Nck1 in mediating Schwann cell precursor migration. Biochem. Biophys. Rep. 6, 113-123
  6. Yuki Miyamoto, Moe Tamano, Tomohiro Torii, Kazuko Kawahara, Kazuaki Nakamura, Akito Tanoue, Shuji Takada, and Junji Yamauchi* (2016) Data supporting the role of Fyn in initiating myelination in the peripheral nervous system. Data Brief 7:1098-105
  7. Yuki Miyamoto, Megumi Funakoshi-Tago, Nanami Hasegawa, Takahiro Eguchi, Akito Tanoue, Hiroomi Tamura, and Junji Yamauchi* (2016) Data supporting mitochondrial morphological changes by spastic paraplegia (SPG) 13-associated HSPD1 mutants. Data Brief 6, 482-488
  8. Kohji Nishimura, Erika Matsunami, Shohei Yoshida, Shuhei Kohata, Junji Yamauchi, Mitsuo Jisaka, Tsutomu Nagaya, Kazushige Yokota, and Tsuyoshi Nakagawa (2016) The tyrosine-sorting motif of the Arabidopsis vacuolar sorting receptor VSR4, which is involved in the interaction between VSR4 and AP1M2, 1-adaptin type 2, of clathrin adaptor complex 1 subunits, participates in the post-Golgi sorting of VSR4.
    Biosci. Biotech. Biochem. 80, 694-705