OKA, Yoshitaka

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Name
OKA, Yoshitaka
URL
http://www.bs.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~naibunpi/indexEnglish.htm
Affiliation
The University of Tokyo
Section
Graduate School of Science, Department of Biological Sciences
Job title
Professor
Degree
PhD(The University of Tokyo)
ORCID ID
0000-0002-3482-3051

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2003
 - 
Today
Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
 

Education

 
 
 - 
Mar 1983
PhD, The University of Tokyo
 
Apr 1978
 - 
Mar 1981
Biological Science (Zoology), Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
 
Apr 1974
 - 
Mar 1978
Biology (Zoology), Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo
 

Committee Memberships

 
Apr 2017
 - 
Today
Misaki Marine Biological Station, The University of Tokyo  Director
 
Aug 2016
 - 
Today
Zoological Society of Japan  President
 

Awards & Honors

 
Sep 2013
Biology of peptidergic neurons involved in the central regulation of reproduction, The Zoological Society of Japan Award, The Zoological Society of Japan
 
1984
Neuroanatomical Studies on the Telencephalic Neural Circuit in the Goldfish, Inoue Young Investigator Awards for Science, Inoue Foundation for Science
Winner: Yoshitaka Oka
 

Published Papers

 
Buntaro Zempo, Buntaro Zempo, Tomomi Karigo, Tomomi Karigo, Shinji Kanda, Yasuhisa Akazome, Yasuhisa Akazome, Yoshitaka Oka
Endocrinology   159 1228-1241   Feb 2018
Copyright © 2018 Endocrine Society. Some hypothalamic neurons expressing estrogen receptor a (Esr1) are thought to transmit a gonadal estrogen feedback signal to gonadotropin-releasing hormone 1 (GnRH1) neurons, which is the final common pathway f...
Umatani C, Oka Y.
Endocrinology   159(4) 1678-1689   2018   [Refereed]
Nakajo M, Kanda S, Karigo T, Takahashi A, Akazome Y, Uenoyama Y, Kobayashi M, Oka Y.
Endocrinology   159(1) 163-183   2018   [Refereed]
Hasebe M, Oka Y, Endocrinology
   May 2017   [Refereed]
Hasebe M, Oka Y, Endocrinology, 2017, 2017
Hasebe M, Kanda S, Oka Y
Endocrinology   157(11) 4318-4329   Nov 2016   [Refereed]
Hasebe M, Kanda S, Oka Y, Endocrinology, 2016, vol. 157, no. 11, pp. 4318-4329, 2016
Takahashi A, Kanda S, Abe T, Oka Y
Endocrinology   157(10) 3994-4002   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
Takahashi A, Kanda S, Abe T, Oka Y, Endocrinology, 2016, vol. 157, no. 10, pp. 3994-4002, 2016
Takahashi Akiko, Islam M. Sadiqul, Abe Hideki, Okubo Kataaki, Akazome Yasuhisa, Kaneko Takeshi, Hioki Hiroyuki, Oka Yoshitaka
Journal of Comparative Neurology   524(4) 896-913   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Umatani Chie, Misu Ryosuke, Oishi Shinya, Yamaguchi Kazuhiko, Abe Hideki, Oka Yoshitaka
Journal of Neurophysiology   114(5) 2775-2784   Nov 2015   [Refereed]
Kawai Takafumi, Yoshimura Atsushi, Oka Yoshitaka
Journal of Neuroendocrinology   27(2) 123-130   Feb 2015   [Refereed]
Hasebe M, Kanda S, Shimada H, Akazome Y, Abe H, Oka Y
Endocrinology   155(12) 4868-4880   Dec 2014   [Refereed]

Misc

 
馬谷千恵, 岡良隆
日本比較内分泌学会大会及びシンポジウムプログラム・講演要旨   41st 55   2016
岡良隆
日本比較内分泌学会大会及びシンポジウムプログラム・講演要旨   41st 29   2016
鈴木大地, 赤染康久, 平野圭介, 小船井基晋, 冨川順子, 上野山賀久, 束村博子, 前多敬一郎, 尾崎雄一, 奥澤公一, 風藤行紀, 岡良隆, 山本直之
日本水産学会大会講演要旨集   2014 103   Sep 2014
善方文太郎, 神田真司, 赤染康久, 岡良隆
日本動物学会大会予稿集   85th 115   Aug 2014
鹿野悠, 神田真司, 加川尚, 岡良隆
日本動物学会大会予稿集   85th 115   Aug 2014
岡 良隆
Comparative Endocrinology   40(152) 52-57   2014
岡良隆
日本動物学会大会予稿集   84th 76   Aug 2013
馬谷千恵, 阿部秀樹, 岡良隆
日本動物学会大会予稿集   84th 122   Aug 2013
長谷部政治, 神田真司, 島田洋之, 岡良隆
日本動物学会大会予稿集   84th 170   Aug 2013

Books etc

 
Wiley-INF Masterclass in Neuroendocrinology Series: The GnRH Neuron and its Control.
OKA, Yoshitaka (Part:Joint Work, Anatomy and Physiology of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) Neurons and their Control of Pituitary Function in Fish.)
Wiley-Blackwell   2018   ISBN:978-1-119-23324-4
Yoshitaka Oka;
Omusha.   May 2012   ISBN:4274211959
Yoshitaka Oka; KentaroÌ" Arikawa; Makoto Asashima; Osamu Koizumi; Noriyuki SatoÌ"; Nihon DoÌ"butsu Gakkai. (Part:Joint Editor)
ToÌ"kyoÌ" : BaifuÌ"kan, 2007.   Jul 2007   ISBN:4563082880
Toshiaki J. Hara, Barbara Zielinski
Academic Press   Oct 2006   ISBN:012350449X
植松 一眞, 岡 良隆, 伊藤 博信 (Part:Joint Editor)
恒星社厚生閣   2002   ISBN:4769909608
CRC Press   Jul 2001   ISBN:084930962X
Springer   Jun 2001   ISBN:4431702962
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons in the olfactory system
Brain Control of the Reproductive System   1992   
The terminal nerve GnRH system of fish
Perspectives in Neuroethology   1992   

Works

 
Neurobiological study of coordinated regulation of reproduction and sexual behavior by peptidergic neurons
OKA, Yoshitaka   2003 - Today
Neuroethological Study of the Sexual Behavior of Fish and Amphibians
1978 - 1990
Neuroanatomical study of the goldfish telencephalon (PhD thesis)
OKA, Yoshitaka   1978 - 1983

Research Grants & Projects

 
Coordinated regulation of reproduction and sexual behavior by peptidergic neurons
JSPS: Scientific Research (S)
Project Year: 2014 - 2018    Investigator(s): OKA, Yoshitaka
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(A))
Project Year: 2008 - 2012    Investigator(s): Yoshitaka OKA
(抄録なし)
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2006 - 2007    Investigator(s): Yoshitaka OKA
Sensor inputs to the TN-GnRH neurons: The environmental changes impinge upon the sensory organs of the animals and then are processed by the sensory processing mechanisms of the brain. Here, we analyzed the synaptic inputs to the TN-GnRH neurons t...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2003 - 2005    Investigator(s): Yoshitaka OKA
In the present research project, we obtained the following results concerning the biological functions of peptidergic neuromodulatory systems.1. Real-time simultaneous measurement of exocytotic release of GnRH peptide, electrical activities, and i...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2002 - 2003    Investigator(s): Masaaki MORISAWA
On the studies of sperm chemotaxis and activation in the ascidians Ciona 1) molecular structure of sperm-activating and -attracting factor (SAAF) originated from the eggs was determined using NMR and MS/MS methods. The factor is the novel steroid ...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(地域連携推進研究費)
Project Year: 2000 - 2003    Investigator(s): Masaaki MORISAWA
Cooperation of this project with Kanagawa Prefecture obtained fruitful research results in:1) creatures collected in the Sagami Bay were investigated in their scientific name, numbers of collected individuals, size of them, and they were reserved ...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2000 - 2002    Investigator(s): Yoshitaka OKA
In the present research project, we obtained the following results concerning the peptide exocytosis and peptidergic neuromodulation of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) system..1. Radioimmunoassay (RIA) of GnRH release from brain-pituitar...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 1997 - 2000    Investigator(s): Masaaki MORISAWA
In the studies on the activation of sperm motility, it has been established that calcium ions is a prerequisite second messenger for the activation of herring sperm whose motility is activated by egg derived Herring Sperm Activating proteins(HSAPs...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 1998 - 1999    Investigator(s): Yoshitaka OKA
Oka developed a new electrochemical recording technique to detect GnRH peptide release from the GnRH peptidergic neurons. We have devised a new type of carbon fiber microelectrode and measured the release of GnRH peptide from the terminal nerve Gn...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 1997 - 1998    Investigator(s): Yoshitaka OKA
The gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) was originally purified and identified as a hypophysiotrophic decapeptide hormone that facilitates gonadotropin release from the pituitary. We have demonstrated the existence of three anatomically as well ...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(総合研究(A), 基盤研究(A))
Project Year: 1995 - 1996    Investigator(s): Masumi ICHIKAWA
Molecular characteristics of GnRH receptor were analized and expression of mRNA of GnRH studied in situ hybridization.Development of GnRH neurons was studied. Straying phenomenon of migrating GnRH neurons was found and the presebce of highly polys...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(一般研究(C))
Project Year: 1993 - 1995    Investigator(s): Yoshitaka OKA
The gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) was originally purified and identified as a hypophysiotrophic decapeptide hormone that facilitates gonadotropin release from the pituitary. We have demonstrated the existence of three anatomically as well ...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(一般研究(B))
Project Year: 1993 - 1994    Investigator(s): Seiichiro KAWASHIMA
This project aims to clarify the regulatory mechanism of peptide hormone receptors relating reproductive function. The results obtained are as follows.(1)The whole base sequence of cDNA encoding gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) was analyzed. ...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(一般研究(A))
Project Year: 1991 - 1993    Investigator(s): Katsumi AIDA
Regulatory mechanisms of the reproductive rhythm (annual reproductive rhythm and spawning rhythm) in fishes were elucidated in this investigation. The summary of the results is as follows.1. Reproductive rhythm and its control(1) Annual reproducti...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(一般研究(C))
Project Year: 1988 - 1990    Investigator(s): Masahiko SATOU
The optic tectum is a major visual center in lower vertebrates. It has been considered that in anurans visual informations, such as motion of prey-objects, are detected in the optic tectum, and 'motor-commands' for prey-catching behavior are sent ...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(一般研究(A))
Project Year: 1986 - 1987    Investigator(s): Kazuo UEDA
FISH SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IS AN EXCELLENT SUBJECT FOR THE STUDY OF THE NEURAL BASIS UNDERLYING THE INSTINCTIVE BEHAVIOR, BECAUSE IT IS COMPOSED OF DISTINCT FIXED ACTION PATTERNS, EACH OF WHICH IS CLEARLY RELATED TO RESPECTIVE KEY STIMULUS. WE MADE A SE...
Physiological Study on Peptidergic Neurons