Akira Terao

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Akira Terao
Tokai University
Job title
DVM, PhD(Hokkaido University)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2015
Professor, School of Biolical Sciences, Tokai University
Apr 2007
Mar 2015
Associate Professor, Laboratory of Biochemistry, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University
Apr 2004
Mar 2007
Assistant Research Head, Pharmacology Research Laboratories I, Pharmaceutical Research Division, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Feb 1999
Mar 2004
Staff Scientist, Bioscience Division, SRI International
Jan 1998
Jan 1999
Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University
Apr 1996
Jan 1998
Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Behavioral Biology, Osaka Bioscience Institute


Apr 1993
Mar 1996
Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University
Apr 1987
Mar 1993
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University

Published Papers

Melinjo (Gnetum gnemon L.) seed extract induces uncoupling protein 1 expression in brown fat and protects mice against diet-induced obesity, inflammation, and insulin resistance.
Yoneshiro T., Kaede R., Nagaya K. Saito M., Aoyama J., Elfeky M., Okamatsu-Ogura Y., Kimura K., and Terao A.
Nutrition Research   58 17-25   Oct 2018   [Refereed]
Yoneshiro T., Kaede R., Nagaya K. Aoyama J., Saito M., Okamatsu-Ogura Y., Kimura K., and Terao A.
Obes Res Clin Prac   12(1) 127-137   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
Ito, T., Yamaji, D., Kamikawa, A., Abd Eldaim, M. A., Okamatsu-Ogura, Y., Terao A., Saito, M., and Kimura, K.
Endocrine J   64 777-785   Aug 2017   [Refereed]
Abd Eldaim, M A, Okamatsu-Ogura, Y, Matsuoka, S, Kamikawa, A, Ahmed, M, M, Terao, A, Nakajima, K, and Kimura, K
Genes Cells   22(6) 568-582   Jun 2017   [Refereed]
Branch AF, Navidi W, Tabuchi S, Terao A, Yamanaka A, Scammell TE, Behn CD
Sleep   39 369-377   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
Teramura Y, Terao A, Okada Y, Tomida J, Okamatsu-Ogura Y, Kimura K
Jpn J Vet Res   62(3) 117-127   Aug 2014   [Refereed]
Tsunematsu T, Ueno T, Tabuchi S, Inutsuka A, Tanaka KF, Hasuwa H, Kilduff TS, Terao A, Yamanaka A
J Neurosci   34(20) 6896-6909   May 2014   [Refereed]
Hiyoshi H, Terao A, Okamatsu-Ogura Y, Kimura K
Experimental Animals / Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal Science   63(2) 205-213   Apr 2014   [Refereed]
Tanno S, Terao A*, Okamatsu-Ogura Y, Kimura K
Obes Res Clin Pract   7 e251-e257   Jul 2013   [Refereed]
Okamatsu-Ogura Y, Fukano K, Tsubota A, Uozumi A, Terao A, Kimura K, Saito M
PloS One   8(12)    2013   [Refereed]
Ishii T, Fukano K, Shimada K, Kamikawa A, Okamatsu-Ogura Y, Terao A, Yoshida T, Saito M, Kimura K
J Biochem   152(1) 53-62   Jul 2012   [Refereed]
Shimada K, Ohno Y, Okamatsu-Ogura Y, Suzuki M, Kamikawa A, Terao A, Kimura K
Peptides   34(2) 336-342   Apr 2012   [Refereed]
Okamatsu-Ogura Y, Nio-Kobayashi J, Iwanaga T, Terao A, Kimura K, Saito M
Exp Biol Med   236(11) 1274-1281   Nov 2011   [Refereed]
Effects of retinoic acid and hydrogen peroxide on sterol regulatory element-binding protein-1a activation during adipogenic differentiation of 3T3-L1 cells
Abd Eldaim MA, Okamatsu-Ogura Y, Terao A, Kimura K
Jpn J Vet Res   58 149-154   Nov 2010   [Refereed]
Abd Eldaim MA, Kamikawa A, Soliman MM, Ahmed MM, Okamatsu-Ogura Y, Terao A, Miyamoto T, Kimura K
J Dairy Res   77(1) 27-32   Feb 2010   [Refereed]
Kamikawa A, Ichii O, Yamaji D, Imao T, Suzuki C, Okamatsu-Ogura Y, Terao A, Kon Y, Kimura K
Dev Dyn   238(5) 1092-1099   May 2009   [Refereed]
Terao A, Huang ZL, Wisor JP, Mochizuki T, Gerashchenko D, Urade Y, Kilduff TS
J Neurochem   105(4) 1480-1498   May 2008   [Refereed]
Makondo K, Kamikawa A, Ahmed M, Terao A, Saito M, Kimura K
Eur J Pharmacol   582(1-3) 110-115   Mar 2008   [Refereed]
Roles of the hypocretin/orexins in the regulation of sleep and wakefulness
Terao A, Haruyama T, Kimura K
Jpn J Vet Res   55(2-3) 75-83   Jan 2008   [Refereed]
Terao A, Wisor JP, Peyron C, Apte-Deshpande A, Wurts SW, Edger DM, Kilduff, TS
Neuroscience   137(2) 593-605   Jan 2006   [Refereed]
Kilduff TS, Steininger TL, Terao A
Sleep Biol Rhythm   2 31-33   May 2004   [Refereed]
Terao A, Steininger TL, Morairty SR, Kilduff TS
Neurosci Lett   355(1-2) 81-84   Jan 2004   [Refereed]
Terao A, Greco MA, Davis RW, Heller HC, Kilduff TS
Neuroscience   120(4) 1115-1124   Sep 2003   [Refereed]
Terao A, Steininger TL, Hyder K, Apte-Deshpande A, Ding J, Rishipathak D, DavisRW, Heller HC, Kilduff TS
Neuroscience   116(1) 187-200   Jan 2003   [Refereed]
Imai-Matsumura K, Matsumura K, Terao A, Watanabe Y
Am J Physiol   283 R1346-R1353   Dec 2002   [Refereed]
Wisor JP, O’Hara BF, Terao A, Selby CP, Kilduff TS, Sancar A, Edgar DM, Franken P
BMC Neurosci   3    Dec 2002   [Refereed]
Terao A, Apte-Deshpande A, Dousman L, Morairty S, Eynon BP, Kilduff TS, Freund YR
J Neuroimmunol   132(1-2) 99-112   Nov 2002   [Refereed]
Terao A, Apte-Deshpande A, Morairty S, Freund YR, Kilduff TS
Neurosci Lett   332(3) 190-194   Nov 2002   [Refereed]
Waleh NS, Cravatt BF, Apte-Deshpande A, Terao A, Kilduff TS
Gene   291(1/2) 203-210   May 2002   [Refereed]
Waleh NS, Apte-Deshpande A, Terao A, Ding J, Kilduff TS
Gene   262(1-2) 123-128   Jan 2001   [Refereed]
The Hypocretin/Orexin system and the regulation of arousal states
Terao A, Waleh NS, Kilduff TS
NeuroScience News   4(2) 4-13   Jul 2001
Matsumura K, Kaihatsu S, Imai H, Terao A, Shiraki T, Kobayashi S
Auton Neurosci   85(1-3) 88-92   Dec 2000   [Refereed]
Prepro-hypocretin (prepro-orexin) levels are unaffected by short-term sleep deprivation in rats and mice
Terao A, Peyron C, Ding J, Wurts SW, Edger DM, Heller HC, Kilduff TS
Sleep   23(7) 867-874   Nov 2000   [Refereed]
Enhancement of slow-wave sleep by tumor necrosis factor-alpha is mediated by cyclooxygenase-2 activity in rats
Terao A, Matsumura H, Yoneda H, Saito M
Neurorep   9(17) 3791-3796   Dec 1998   [Refereed]
Terao A, Matsumura H, Saito M
J Neurosci   18(16) 6599-6607   Aug 1998   [Refereed]
Kitamura H, Okamoto S, Shimamoto Y, Terao A, Morimatsu M, Saito M
Cell Mol Life Sci   54(3) 282-287   Mar 1998   [Refereed]
Ram A, Pandey HP, Matsumura H, Kasahara-Orita K, Nakajima T, Takahata R, Satoh S, Terao A, Hayaishi O
Brain Res   751(1) 81-89   Mar 1997   [Refereed]
Terao A, Kitamura H, Asano A, Kobayashi M, Saito M
J Neurochem   65(6) 2742-2747   Dec 1995   [Refereed]
Kitamura H, Shimamoto Y, Morimatsu M, Terao A, Saito M
Biomed Res   16(5) 353-356   Oct 1995   [Refereed]
Tissue-specific increase in norepinephrine turnover by central interleukin-1, but not by interleukin-6, in rats
Terao A, Oikawa M, Saito M
Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol   266 R400-R404   Feb 1994   [Refereed]
Terao A, Saito M
Biomed Res   14(4) 301-303   Aug 1993   [Refereed]
Watanabe A, Morimatsu M, Yoshimatsu K, Yamamoto S, Terao A, Tsukazaki K, Saito M, Naiki M
J Small Anim Pract   33(2) 71-77   Feb 1992   [Refereed]


Terao A
Ann rep study food   23 79-88   Oct 2010
Long-tern feeding restriction in obese dogs reduces body fat and improves glucose metabolism
J pet anim nutr   11(1) 13-19   Sep 2008
Terao A, Haruyama T, Kimura K
Vet biochem   44 11-14   Dec 2007
Terao A, Miyamoto M
Folia pharmacologica Japonica   129(1) 35-41   Jan 2007   [Refereed]
Terao A
Farumashia   42(5) 473-474   May 2006

Books etc

時間生物学辞典 (石田直理雄,本間研一・編)
Terao A (Part:Joint Work, 時計とノンレム睡眠 p72-73)
朝倉書店(東京)   2008   
Advances in Cell Aging and Gerontology, Vol. 17, Sleep and Aging (Ed. Mattson M)
Terao A, Kilduff TS (Part:Joint Work, Sleep and aging: molecular approaches within a systems neurobiology context p165-192)
Elsevier, New York   2005   
Lung Biology in Health and Disease, Vol.193, Sleep Deprivation: Clinical Issues, Pharmacology, and Sleep Loss Effects (Ed. Kushida C)
Terao A., Kushida K, Kilduff TS (Part:Joint Work, Recovery from sleep deprivation, p485-502)
Marcel Dekker, New York   2004   
北村 浩,寺尾 晶,斉藤昌之 (Part:Joint Work, 機能応用編 第6章免疫系 第2節 p752-757)
エヌティーエス   2000   
Liver innervation and the Neural Control of Hepatic Function (Ed. Shimazu T)
Kitamura H, Okamoto S, Shimamoto Y, Terao A, Morimatsu M, Saito M (Part:Joint Work, Peripheral IL-6 and TNF expression induced by brain IL-1: New aspect of the acute phase response in liver Chapter 25, p213-219)
John Libbey & Company Ltd., London   1996   
Discussions on Future Directions in Psychoneuroimmunology and Cancer (Eds. Sando F, Herberman RM)
Okamoto S, Terao A, Morimatsu M, Saito M (Part:Joint Work, Suppression of splenic lymphocyte activities by ventromedial hypothalamic stimulation: Role of the sympathetic nervous system p74-77)
Nishimura Co., Ltd., Tokyo   1996   

Research Grants & Projects

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(若手研究(スタートアップ))
Project Year: 2007 - 2008    Investigator(s): Akira TERAO