Masami Hiroyama

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The neurohypophysial hormone arginine vasopressin (AVP) is essential for a wide range of physiological functions, including water reabsorption, cardiovascular homeostasis, hormone secretion, and social behavior. These and other actions of AVP are mediated by at least three distinct receptor subtypes: V1a, V1b, and V2. Although the antidiuretic action of AVP(More)
Oxytocin (OT) is one of the secretagogues for stress-induced ACTH release. OT-induced ACTH release is reported to be mediated by the vasopressin V1b receptor in the rat pituitary gland, which contains both OT and V1b receptors. We examined OT-induced ACTH release using primary cultures of anterior pituitary cells from wild-type (V1bR+/+) and V1b receptor(More)
Food intake is regulated by various factors such as neuropeptide Y. Neuropeptide Y potently induces an increase in food intake, and simultaneously stimulates arginine-vasopressin (AVP) secretion in the brain. Recently, we reported that V(1A) vasopressin receptor-deficient (V(1A)R(-/-)) mice exhibited altered daily food intake accompanied with hyperglycemia(More)
We previously reported that insulin sensitivity was increased in vasopressin V(1B) receptor-deficient (V(1B)R(-/-)) mice. Here, we investigate the lipid metabolism in V(1B)R(-/-) mice. Despite having lower body weight, V(1B)R(-/-) mice had significantly greater fat weight of the epididymal white adipose tissue than V(1B)R(+/+) mice. Glycerol production and(More)
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