Y Koyama


Affiliation: Faculty of Pharmacy
Country: Japan


  1. Koyama Y. Signaling molecules regulating phenotypic conversions of astrocytes and glial scar formation in damaged nerve tissues. Neurochem Int. 2014;78:35-42 pubmed publisher
    ..In this review, I discuss the roles of these key molecules regulating the pathophysiological functions of reactive astrocytes. ..
  2. Michinaga S, Koyama Y. Pathogenesis of brain edema and investigation into anti-edema drugs. Int J Mol Sci. 2015;16:9949-75 pubmed publisher
    ..In this review, we discuss the mechanisms and involvement of factors that induce brain edema formation, and the possibility of anti-edema drugs targeting them. ..
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    Koyama Y, Kiyo oka M, Osakada M, Horiguchi N, Shintani N, Ago Y, et al. Expression of prokineticin receptors in mouse cultured astrocytes and involvement in cell proliferation. Brain Res. 2006;1112:65-9 pubmed
    ..These results indicate that PK receptors are expressed in astrocytes and regulate astrocytic proliferation. ..
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    Koyama Y, Baba A, Matsuda T. Intracerebroventricular administration of an endothelin ETB receptor agonist increases expression of tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase-1 and -3 in rat brain. Neuroscience. 2007;147:620-30 pubmed
    ..These findings indicate that activation of brain ET(B) receptors causes production of TIMP-1 and TIMP-3, and suggest the involvement of astrocytes in ET-induced TIMP production. ..
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    Koyama Y, Baba A, Matsuda T. Production of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 and cytokine-induced neutrophil chemoattractant-1 in rat brain is stimulated by intracerebroventricular administration of an endothelin ETB receptor agonist. Neuroreport. 2007;18:1275-9 pubmed
    ..These findings indicate that the activation of brain ETB receptors causes the production of MCP-1 and CINC-1, and suggest a pathophysiological role for brain ETB receptors in nervous system damage. ..
  6. Koyama Y, Tanaka K. Endothelins stimulate the production of stromelysin-1 in cultured rat astrocytes. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008;371:659-63 pubmed publisher
    ..These results show that activation of astrocytic ET receptors stimulates the production of stromelysin-1, suggesting a role for ETs in stromelysin production in brain pathologies. ..
  7. Koyama Y, Tanaka K. Decreases in rat brain aquaporin-4 expression following intracerebroventricular administration of an endothelin ET B receptor agonist. Neurosci Lett. 2010;469:343-7 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings indicate that activation of brain ET(B) receptors causes a decrease in AQP4 expression, suggesting that ET down-regulates brain AQP4 via ET(B) receptors. ..
  8. Koyama Y, Maebara Y, Hayashi M, Nagae R, Tokuyama S, Michinaga S. Endothelins reciprocally regulate VEGF-A and angiopoietin-1 production in cultured rat astrocytes: implications on astrocytic proliferation. Glia. 2012;60:1954-63 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings suggest that ET-1 is a factor regulating astrocytic VEGF-A and ANG-1, and that increased VEGF-A production potentiates ET-induced astrocytic proliferation by an autocrine mechanism. ..
  9. Koyama Y, Kotani M, Sawamura T, Kuribayashi M, Konishi R, Michinaga S. Different actions of endothelin-1 on chemokine production in rat cultured astrocytes: reduction of CX3CL1/fractalkine and an increase in CCL2/MCP-1 and CXCL1/CINC-1. J Neuroinflammation. 2013;10:51 pubmed publisher
    ..Astrocyte-derived chemokines are involved in pathophysiological responses of neurons and microglia. Therefore, the ET-induced alterations of astrocytic chemokine production are of pathophysiological significance in damaged brains. ..