Makoto Bannai

Summary

Affiliation: Ajinomoto Co
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. pmc The effects of glycine on subjective daytime performance in partially sleep-restricted healthy volunteers
    Makoto Bannai
    Frontier Research Labs, Institute for Innovation, Ajinomoto Co, Inc Kanagawa, Japan
    Front Neurol 3:61. 2012
  2. pmc Characteristic metabolism of free amino acids in cetacean plasma: cluster analysis and comparison with mice
    Kazuki Miyaji
    Department of Animal Science and Biotechnology, Azabu University, Sagamihara, Japan
    PLoS ONE 5:e13808. 2010
  3. pmc Dietary deficiency of essential amino acids rapidly induces cessation of the rat estrous cycle
    Kazumi Narita
    Department of Integrative Physiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Fukui, Yoshida gun, Fukui, Japan
    PLoS ONE 6:e28136. 2011
  4. pmc Effects of (L)-cystine and (L)-theanine supplementation on the common cold: a randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled trial
    Shigekazu Kurihara
    Research Institute for Health Fundamentals, Ajinomoto Co, Inc, Kanagawa 210 8681, Japan
    J Amino Acids 2010:307475. 2010
  5. pmc Multivariable analysis of host amino acids in plasma and liver during infection of malaria parasite Plasmodium yoelii
    Erisha Saiki
    Department of Tropical Medicine, The Jikei University School of Medicine, 3 25 8, Nishi Shinbashi, Tokyo 105 8461, Japan
    Malar J 12:19. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint New therapeutic strategy for amino acid medicine: glycine improves the quality of sleep
    Makoto Bannai
    Frontier Research Laboratories, Institute for Innovation, Ajinomoto Co, Inc, Japan
    J Pharmacol Sci 118:145-8. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Oral administration of glycine increases extracellular serotonin but not dopamine in the prefrontal cortex of rats
    Makoto Bannai
    Research Institute for Health Fundamentals, Ajinomoto Co, Inc, Kanagawa, Japan
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 65:142-9. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Pharmacokinetics and cerebral distribution of glycine administered to rats
    Nobuhiro Kawai
    Institute of Life Sciences, Ajinomoto Co, Inc, 1 1 Suzuki cho, Kawasaki ku, Kawasaki shi, Kanagawa, 210 8681, Japan
    Amino Acids 42:2129-37. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint The seasonal fluctuation of plasma amino acids in aquarium-maintained bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)
    Kazuki Miyaji
    Azabu University School of Veterinary Medicine, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252 5201, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 74:871-7. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Adaptational modification of serine and threonine metabolism in the liver to essential amino acid deficiency in rats
    Kenji Nagao
    Research Institute for Health Fundamentals, Ajinomoto Co, Inc, Kawasaki, Japan
    Amino Acids 36:555-62. 2009

Collaborators

  • Eiji Shimizu
  • Seiji Nishino
  • Takuya Murata
  • Kaori Ono
  • Kaoru Kohyama
  • Kenji Nagao
  • Nobuhiro Kawai
  • Kazuki Miyaji
  • Michio Takahashi
  • Erisha Saiki
  • Kazumi Narita
  • Mitsuaki Ohta
  • Nobuyo Ohtani
  • Shinobu Seki
  • Shigekazu Kurihara
  • Sachie Karakawa
  • Masashi Okuro
  • Yosuke Tsuneyoshi
  • Noriko Kawasaki
  • Noriaki Sakai
  • Tomoko Takeda
  • Xuenan Xuan
  • Hirotaka Kanuka
  • Hiroka Aonuma
  • Shinya Fukumoto
  • Daisuke Matsuzawa
  • Tomonori Koizumi
  • Kenji Shinkai
  • Sayako Nakano
  • Toru Ichimaru
  • Takashi Higuchi
  • Fumio Terasawa
  • Hiroshi Asakawa
  • Susumu Shibahara
  • Takenori Hiraoka
  • Dai Ohtsu
  • Eiji Sukegawa
  • Hajime Iwao
  • Masahisa Akutsu
  • Shu Ito
  • Masato Mori

Detail Information

Publications11

  1. pmc The effects of glycine on subjective daytime performance in partially sleep-restricted healthy volunteers
    Makoto Bannai
    Frontier Research Labs, Institute for Innovation, Ajinomoto Co, Inc Kanagawa, Japan
    Front Neurol 3:61. 2012
    ..Thus, glycine modulates certain neuropeptides in the SCN and this phenomenon may indirectly contribute to improving the occasional sleepiness and fatigue induced by sleep restriction...
  2. pmc Characteristic metabolism of free amino acids in cetacean plasma: cluster analysis and comparison with mice
    Kazuki Miyaji
    Department of Animal Science and Biotechnology, Azabu University, Sagamihara, Japan
    PLoS ONE 5:e13808. 2010
    ..Furthermore, since dolphins are kept in many aquariums for observation, the evaluation of these aminograms may provide useful diagnostic indices for the assessment of cetacean health in artificial environments in the future...
  3. pmc Dietary deficiency of essential amino acids rapidly induces cessation of the rat estrous cycle
    Kazumi Narita
    Department of Integrative Physiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Fukui, Yoshida gun, Fukui, Japan
    PLoS ONE 6:e28136. 2011
    ..It could be viewed as an adaptation to the diet, diverting resources away from reproduction and reallocating them to survival until well-balanced amino acid sources are found...
  4. pmc Effects of (L)-cystine and (L)-theanine supplementation on the common cold: a randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled trial
    Shigekazu Kurihara
    Research Institute for Health Fundamentals, Ajinomoto Co, Inc, Kanagawa 210 8681, Japan
    J Amino Acids 2010:307475. 2010
    ..These results suggest that CT supplementation may be useful for the prevention of the common cold...
  5. pmc Multivariable analysis of host amino acids in plasma and liver during infection of malaria parasite Plasmodium yoelii
    Erisha Saiki
    Department of Tropical Medicine, The Jikei University School of Medicine, 3 25 8, Nishi Shinbashi, Tokyo 105 8461, Japan
    Malar J 12:19. 2013
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint New therapeutic strategy for amino acid medicine: glycine improves the quality of sleep
    Makoto Bannai
    Frontier Research Laboratories, Institute for Innovation, Ajinomoto Co, Inc, Japan
    J Pharmacol Sci 118:145-8. 2012
    ..In this review, we will describe both our recent findings regarding how and where orally administered glycine acts and findings from our rat study and human trials...
  7. doi request reprint Oral administration of glycine increases extracellular serotonin but not dopamine in the prefrontal cortex of rats
    Makoto Bannai
    Research Institute for Health Fundamentals, Ajinomoto Co, Inc, Kanagawa, Japan
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 65:142-9. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of oral glycine administration on endogenous 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and dopamine in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) of living rats...
  8. doi request reprint Pharmacokinetics and cerebral distribution of glycine administered to rats
    Nobuhiro Kawai
    Institute of Life Sciences, Ajinomoto Co, Inc, 1 1 Suzuki cho, Kawasaki ku, Kawasaki shi, Kanagawa, 210 8681, Japan
    Amino Acids 42:2129-37. 2012
    ..These results provide further insight into the potential therapeutic applications of glycine...
  9. ncbi request reprint The seasonal fluctuation of plasma amino acids in aquarium-maintained bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)
    Kazuki Miyaji
    Azabu University School of Veterinary Medicine, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252 5201, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 74:871-7. 2012
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Adaptational modification of serine and threonine metabolism in the liver to essential amino acid deficiency in rats
    Kenji Nagao
    Research Institute for Health Fundamentals, Ajinomoto Co, Inc, Kawasaki, Japan
    Amino Acids 36:555-62. 2009
    ..Proteolytic responses to the amino acid deficiency may be lessened by storing amino radicals as serine and inducing anorexia through elevation of threonine...
  11. pmc The Sleep-Promoting and Hypothermic Effects of Glycine are Mediated by NMDA Receptors in the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus
    Nobuhiro Kawai
    Institute for Innovation, Ajinomoto Co, Inc, Kawasaki, Japan
    Neuropsychopharmacology 40:1405-16. 2015
    ..SCN ablation completely abolished the sleep-promoting and hypothermic effects of glycine. These data suggest that exogenous glycine promotes sleep via peripheral vasodilatation through the activation of NMDA receptors in the SCN shell. ..