Takayuki Masaki

Tetsuya Kakuma15
Seiichi Chiba13
Toshiie Sakata10
Koro Gotoh9
15Tetsuya Kakuma
13Seiichi Chiba
10Toshiie Sakata
9Koro Gotoh
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Apelin, the endogenous ligand of the APJ receptor, has been identified in a variety of tissues, including stomach, heart, skeletal muscle, and white adipose tissue. We sought to clarify the effects of apelin on body adiposity and the expression of uncoupling proteins (UCPs) in C57BL/6 mice. Treatment with ip apelin at a dose of 0.1 mumol/kg.d for 14 d(More)
To clarify the neuronal mechanism of the hypothalamic melanocortin system in regulating energy metabolism, we investigated the effects of centrally administered alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) and agouti-related protein (AGRP), an agonist and an antagonist for the melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4-R), respectively, on the activity of sympathetic(More)
Histamine-containing neurons and histamine H1 receptors are distributed within the brain and peripheral tissues. The results of physiological and pharmacological studies have revealed that brain histamine and H1 receptors are involved in the regulation of feeding and obesity in rodents. The adipocytokine leptin regulates feeding and obesity, partially(More)
This study examined how orexin regulates the activity of the sympathetic nerves that innervate brown adipose tissue (BAT) in rats. Infusion of orexin A at a dose of 0.3 nmol into the third cerebral ventricle decreased BAT sympathetic nerve activity, compared with the effect of PBS (P < 0.05), whereas infusion of orexin B at the same dose caused a(More)
Obesity is associated with systemic low-grade inflammation and obesity-related metabolic disorders. Considering that obesity decreases the expression of proinflammatory cytokines in the spleen, we assessed the role of interleukin (IL)-10, an anti-inflammatory cytokine produced by the spleen, in the pathogenesis of obesity. Changes in obesity-related(More)
  • Takanobu Shimasaki, Takayuki Masaki, Kimihiko Mitsutomi, Daisuke Ueno, Koro Gotoh, Seiichi Chiba +2 others
  • 2013
OBJECTIVE Dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP)-4 is responsible for the degradation of several peptides that contain an alanine or proline at the penultimate position or position P1. DPP-4 inhibitors (DPP-4is) have protective effects against type-2 diabetes and several metabolic disorders. METHODS In the present study, we examined the effects of(More)
Implications of mastication in energy intake and expenditure regulated by histamine (HA) neurons were investigated in rats. Depletion of neuronal HA from the mesencephalic trigeminal sensory nucleus (Me5) reduced eating speed, but that from a satiety center of the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH) increased both meal size and its duration leaving eating speed(More)
Hypothalamic neuronal histamine and its H(1) receptor (H(1)-R) form a part of the leptin-signaling pathway in the brain and have been shown to regulate body weight and adiposity in diabetic (db/db) and diet-induced obese mice by affecting food intake and uncoupling protein mRNA expression. The proopiomelanocortin (POMC) melanocortin-4 receptor (MC-4R) is(More)
To examine the functional role of CRH in the regulation of energy homeostasis by leptin, we measured the effects of the CRH antagonist, alpha-helical CRH 8-41 (alphaCRH) on a number of factors affected by leptin activity. These included food intake, body weight, hypothalamic c-fos-like immunoreactivity (c-FLI), weight and histological characterization of(More)
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), and hypothalamic neuronal histamine are anorexigenic substances within the hypothalamus. This study examined the interactions among BDNF, CRF, and histamine during the regulation of feeding behavior in rodents. Food intake was measured after treatment with BDNF, α-fluoromethyl(More)