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Wakayama Medical University
Promotion Headquarters for the Cooperation with Industry, Government, and Academia
Job title
URA/Specially Appointed Professor
Ph.D.(Kyoto University)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2018
URA/Specially Appointed Professor, Promotion Headquarters for the Cooperation with Industry, Government, and Academia, Wakayama Medical University
Apr 2015
Mar 2017
Senior URA/Specially Appointed Professor, Research Administration Division, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Apr 2009
Mar 2014
Professor, Department of Applied Pharmacology, Graduate School of Medicine & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama
Apr 2007
Mar 2009
Executive Vice-President (Assessment), University of Toyama
Oct 2005
Mar 2007
Executive Vice-President (Research and International Exchange), University of Toyama
Aug 1996
Sep 2005
Professor, Department of Applied Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University
Jul 1992
Jul 1996
Professor, Department of Applied Pharmacology, Research Institute for Wakan-yaku, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University
May 1987
Jun 1992
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University
May 1977
Apr 1987
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University
Aug 1984
Sep 1985
Visiting Researcher, Mental Health Research Institute,, University of Michigan,


Apr 1972
Mar 1977
Graduate School, Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University
Apr 1968
Mar 1972
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Kyoto University

Committee Memberships

The Japanese Association of the Study of Pain  Director
The Japanese Pharmacological Society  councilor

Awards & Honors

Mar 2014
The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Divisional Scientific Contribution, The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
Aug 1990
The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Young Scientists, The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan

Published Papers

Role of P2X3 receptors in scratching behavior in mouse models
Shiratori-Hayashi M, Hasegawa A, Toyonaga H, Andoh T, Nakahara T, Kido-Nakahara M, Furue M, Kuraishi Y, Inoue K, Dong X, Tsuda M
J Allergy Clin Immunol   143 1252-1254   2019   [Refereed]
β2-Microglobulin, interleukin-31, and arachidonic acid metabolites (leukotriene B4 and thromboxane A2) are involved in chronic renal failureassociated itch-associated responses in mice
Li S, Andoh T, Zhang Q, Uta D, Kuraishi Y
Eur J Pharmacol   847 19-25   2019   [Refereed]
Peripheral gabapentin regulates mosquito allergy-induced itch in mice
Akiyama T, Andoh T, Ohtsuka E, Nojima H, Ouchi H, Takahata H, Kuraishi Y
Eur J Pharmacol   833 44-49   2018   [Refereed]
Non-myelinated C-fibers, but not myelinated A-fibers, elongate into the epidermis in dry skin with itch
Andoh T, Asakawa Y, Kuraishi Y
Neurosci Lett   672 84-89   2018   [Refereed]
Analgesic effects of systemic fentanyl on cancer pain are mediated by not only central but also peripheral opioid receptors in mice
Shinohara A, Andoh T, Saiki I, Kuraishi Y
Eur J Pharmacol   833 275-282   2018   [Refereed]
Prophylactic topical paeoniflorin prevents mechanical allodynia caused by paclitaxel in mice through adenosine A1 receptors
Andoh T, Kobayashi N, Uta D, Kuraishi Y
Phytomedicine   25 1-7   2017   [Refereed]
Shakuyakukanzoto attenuates oxaliplatin-induced cold dysesthesia by inhibiting the expression of transient receptor potential melastatin 8 in mice
Andoh T, Mizoguchi S, Kuraishi Y
J Tradit Complement Med   7 30-33   2017   [Refereed]
Involvement of leukotriene B4 released from keratinocytes in itch-associated response to intradermal interleukin-31 in mice
Andoh T, Harada A, Kuraishi Y
Acta Derm Venereol   97 922-927   2017   [Refereed]
Deficiency of histidine decarboxylase attenuates peripheral nerve fibre elongation into the epidermis in surfactant-treated mouse skin
Inami Y, Sato A, Ohtsu H, Mano Y, Sasaki A, Kuraishi Y, Andoh T
Exp Dermatol   26 441-443   2017   [Refereed]
Inhibitory effect of fentanyl citrate on the release of endothlin-1 induced by bradykinin in melanoma cells
Andoh T, Shinohara A, Kuraishi Y
Pharmacol Rep   69 139-142   2017   [Refereed]


Kuraishi Y
Biol Pharm Bull   38 635-644   2015   [Refereed][Invited]
Power spectrum and blood flow velocity images obtained by dual-beam backscatter laser Doppler velocimetry
Ishida H, Yasue Y, Hachiga T, Andoh T, Akiguchi S, Kuraishi Y, Shimizu T
Opt Rev   21 461-467   2014   [Refereed]
Kuraishi Y
Biol Pharm Bull   36 1228-1234   2013   [Refereed][Invited]
Peripheral and central actions of capsaicin and VR1 receptor
Sasamura T, Kuraishi Y
Jpn J Pharmacol   80 275-280   1999   [Refereed][Invited]

Books etc

Noradrenergic modulation of itch transmission in the spinal cord
Kuraishi Y (Part:Joint Work, Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology 226 Pharmacology of Itch (Cowan A, Yosipovitch G, eds.) pp.207-217)
Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany   2015   ISBN:978-3-6624-4605-8
Animal models and pharmacology of herpetic and postherpetic pain
Kuraishi Y, Sasaki A (Part:Joint Work, Behavioral Neurobiology of Chronic Pain 20 (Taylor BK, Finn DP, edits) pp.57–74)
Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany   2014   ISBN:978-3-662-45094-9
Lipid mediators and itch
Andoh T, Kuraishi Y (Part:Joint Work, Itch: Mechanisms and Treatment (Carstens E, Akiyama T, edits) pp.273–281)
CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA   2014   ISBN:978-1-4665-0543-8
Animal models of pathological itch
Kuraishi Y (Part:Joint Work, Pain Models: Translational Relevance and Application (eds. Handwerker HO, Arebdt-Nielsen L) pp.391-402)
IASP Press, Washington, DC, USA   2013   ISBN:978-1-4963-3193-9
Animal models of itch: Scratching away at the problem
Carstens E, Kuraishi Y (Part:Joint Work, Itch, Basic Mechanisms and Therapy (eds. Yosipovitch G, Greaves MW, Fleischer AB Jr, McGlone F) pp.35-50)
Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, USA   2004   

Research Grants & Projects

Neuronal mechanism of pain and analgesia
Mechanisms of itch