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Toyo University
Faculty of Life Sciences
Job title
Master of Medical Sciences(University of Tsukuba), Doctor of Phylosophy(Gunma University)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2013
Professor, Faculty of Life Sciences, Toyo University
Aug 2008
Mar 2013
Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine
Jun 2005
Jul 2008
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine
-: Associate Professor 
Apr 2005
May 2005
Research Scientist, Initial Research Project, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University


Apr 1985
Mar 1989
Graduate School of Medicine (Doctor course), Gunma University
Graduate?chool,?ivision?f?edicine, Gunma?niversity
Apr 1983
Mar 1985
Graduate School of Medical Sciences (Master course), University of Tsukuba
Medical?cience, Graduate?chool,?ivision?f?edical?cience, University?f?sukuba
Apr 1979
Mar 1983
College of Biological Sciences, Second Cluster of Colleges, University of Tsukuba

Published Papers

Drebrin E regulates neuroblast proliferation and chain migration in the adult brain.
Kajita Y, Kojima N, Koganezawa N, Yamazaki H, Sakimura K, Shirao T
European Journal of Neuroscience      Aug 2017   [Refereed]
Drebrin A regulates hippocampal LTP and hippocampus-dependent fear learning in adult mice.
Kojima N, Yasuda H, Hanamura K, Ishizuka Y, Sekino Y, Shirao T
Neuroscience   324 218-226   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
X-irradiation induces acute cognitive decline via transient synaptic dysfunction.
Puspitasari A, Koganezawa N, Ishizuka Y, Kojima N, Tanaka N, Nakano T, Shirao T
Radiation Research   185 423-430   2016   [Refereed]
Maekawa M, Iwayama Y, Ohnishi T, Toyoshima M, Shimamoto C, Hisano Y, Toyota T, Balan S, Matsuzaki H, Iwata Y, Takagai S, Yamada K, Ota M, Fukuchi S, Okada Y, Akamatsu W, Tsujii M, Kojima N, Owada Y, Okano H, Mori N, Yoshikawa T
Scientific reports   5 16239   Nov 2015   [Refereed]
Spikar, a novel drebrin-binding protein, regulates the formation and stabilization of dendritic spines.
Yamazaki H, Kojima N, Kato K, Hirose H, Iwasaki T, Mizui T, Takahashi H, Hanamura K, Roppongi RT, Koibuchi N, Sekino Y, Mori N, Shirao T
Journal of Neurochemistry   128 507-522   Feb 2014   [Refereed]


Kojima N, Hanamura K, Yamazaki H, Ikeda T, Itohara S, Shirao T
Neuroscience   165(1) 138-150   2010
Mizui T, Kojima N, Yamazaki H, Katayama M, Hanamura K, Shirao T
Journal of Neurochemistry   109(2) 611-622   2009
Drebrin A knockout eliminates the rapid form of homeostatic synaptic plasticity at excitatory synapses of intact adult cerebral cortex.
Aoki C, Kojima N, Sabaliauskas N, Shah L, Ahmed TH, Oakford J, Ahmed T, Yamazaki H, Hanamura K, Shirao T
Journal of Comparative Neurology   517 105-121   2009
Expression of drebrin E in migrating neuroblasts in adult rat brain: coincidence between drebrin E disappearance from cell body and cessation of migration.
Song M, Kojima N, Hanamura K, Sekino Y, Inoue KH, Mikuni M, Shirao T
Neuroscience   152 670-682   2008
Inducible cAMP early repressor acts as a negative regulator for kindling epileptogenesis and long-term fear memory.
Kojima N, Borlikova G, Sakamoto T, Yamada K, Ikeda T, Itohara S, Niki H, Endo S.
Journal of Neuroscience      2008

Books etc

Drebrin: From Structure and Function to Physiological and Pathological Roles
Kojima N
Springer   Aug 2017   

Conference Activities & Talks

Impact of molecular interactions of metabotropic glutamate receptor and drebrin on synaptic structural plasticity in hippocampal neurons.
Kakegawa R, Shiraishi K, Kojima N
The 39th annual meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society   Jul 2016   
Maturation of actin cytoskeleton in dendritic spines and the age-dependent role in synaptic plasticity
Hnanamura K, Kojima N, Yasuda H, Yamazaki H, Shirao T
Physiological Society of Japan   Mar 2016   
The role of metabotropic glutamate receptor on structural plasticity of dendritic spines in cultured hippocampal neurons.
Kakegawa R, Kamasaki S, Todoriki T, Kojima N
The 58th Annual meeting of Japanese society for Neurochemistry   Sep 2015   
Drebrin knockout mice show olfactory dysfunction by impairment of adult neurogenesis and cell survival.
Kajita Y, Koganezawa N, Kojima N, Sakimura K, Sakurai T, Shirao T
The 58th Annual meeting of Japanese society for Neurochemistry   Sep 2015   
Deletion of drebrin A impairs hippocampal synaptic plasticity and hippocampus-dependent fear learning in adulthood.
Yasuda H, Kojima N, Hanamura K, Shirao T
The 58th Annual meeting of Japanese society for Neurochemistry   Sep 2015