Affiliation: Azabu University
- Oxytocin and mutual communication in mother-infant bondingMiho Nagasawa
Department of Animal Science and Biotechnology, Azabu University, Sagamihara Kanagawa ken, Japan
Front Hum Neurosci 6:31. 2012..The comparative understanding of cognitive functions between mother and infants, and the biological mechanisms involved in mother-infant bonding may help us understand psychiatric disorders associated with mother-infant relationships...
- Continued distress among abandoned dogs in FukushimaMiho Nagasawa
Department of Animal Science and Biotechnology, Azabu University 1 17 71 Fuchinobe, Chuo Ku, Sagamihara shi, Kanagawa 252 5201, Japan
Sci Rep 2:724. 2012..These results suggested that the dogs from Fukushima suffered through an extremely stressful crisis...
- Developmental social environment imprints female preference for male song in miceAkari Asaba
Companion Animal Research, School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan
PLoS ONE 9:e87186. 2014..Male mice emit song-like ultrasonic vocalizations that possess strain-specific characteristics...
- Organizational effects of estrogen on male-type vulnerability to early weaningTakefumi Kikusui
Companion Animal Research, School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University, 1 17 71, Fuchinobe, Chuo Ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252 5201, Japan
Horm Behav 64:37-43. 2013..These results suggest that neural systems are masculinized by estrogen from the embryonic phase to the early postnatal period and are responsible for the high levels of anxiety elicited by early weaning...
- N-acetylmannosamine improves object recognition and hippocampal cell proliferation in middle-aged miceTakefumi Kikusui
Companion Animal Research, School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University, Kanagawa, Japan
Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 76:2249-54. 2012..We could demonstrate that ManNAc had positive effects on the age-related brain dysfunction. These findings suggest that the use of ManNAc or related compounds may be a new approach for the treatment of human dementia...
- Maternal deprivation by early weaning increases corticosterone and decreases hippocampal BDNF and neurogenesis in miceTakefumi Kikusui
Veterinary Ethology, University of Tokyo, 1 1 1 Yayoi, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 8657, Japan
Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:762-72. 2009....
- Behavioural and neurochemical consequences of early weaning in rodentsT Kikusui
Companion Animal Research, School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University, Fuchinobe, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan
J Neuroendocrinol 21:427-31. 2009..e. the male is more vulnerable to early weaning stress)...
- Early weaning induces anxiety and precocious myelination in the anterior part of the basolateral amygdala of male Balb/c miceM Ono
Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo, Japan
Neuroscience 156:1103-10. 2008..These results suggest that the higher anxiety levels observed in early-weaned male mice could be related to precocious myelin formation in the anterior part of the basolateral amygdala...
- Alarm pheromone enhances stress-induced hyperthermia in ratsT Kikusui
Laboratory of Veterinary Ethology, The University of Tokyo, 1 1 1 Yayoi, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 8657, Japan
Physiol Behav 72:45-50. 2001..These results suggest that an alarm pheromone enhances stress responses of conspecific animals both behaviorally and physiologically, and that these effects are mediated via activation of the AOB...