Masahiro Matsunaga

Summary

Affiliation: Fujita Health University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi Profiling of serum proteins influenced by warm partner contact in healthy couples
    Masahiro Matsunaga
    Department of Neurology, Ban Buntane Hotokukai Hospital, Fujita Health University, Aichi, Japan
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 30:227-36. 2009
  2. doi Genetic variations in the serotonin transporter gene-linked polymorphic region influence attraction for a favorite person and the associated interactions between the central nervous and immune systems
    Masahiro Matsunaga
    Department of Neurology Psychosomatic Medicine, Ban Buntane Hotokukai Hospital, School of Medicine, Fujita Health University, Aichi, Japan
    Neurosci Lett 468:211-5. 2010
  3. doi Association of polymorphism in the human mu-opioid receptor OPRM1 gene with proinflammatory cytokine levels and health perception
    Masahiro Matsunaga
    Department of Neurology Psychosomatic Medicine, Ban Buntane Hotokukai Hospital, School of Medicine, Fujita Health University, Aichi 454 8509, Japan
    Brain Behav Immun 23:931-5. 2009
  4. doi Associations among positive mood, brain, and cardiovascular activities in an affectively positive situation
    Masahiro Matsunaga
    Department of Neurology Psychosomatic Medicine, Ban Buntane Hotokukai Hospital, School of Medicine, Fujita Health University, Aichi, Japan
    Brain Res 1263:93-103. 2009
  5. pmc A prospective evaluation of the directionality of the depression-inflammation relationship
    Jesse C Stewart
    Department of Psychology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 23:936-44. 2009
  6. ncbi Associations among central nervous, endocrine, and immune activities when positive emotions are elicited by looking at a favorite person
    Masahiro Matsunaga
    Department of Psychology, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Aichi, Japan
    Brain Behav Immun 22:408-17. 2008
  7. doi Polymorphism of the serotonin transporter gene modulates brain and physiological responses to acute stress in Japanese men
    Hideki Ohira
    Department of Psychology, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
    Stress 12:533-43. 2009
  8. doi Transient responses of inflammatory cytokines in acute stress
    Kaori Yamakawa
    Department of Psychology, Nagoya University, Chikusa ku, Aichi, Japan
    Biol Psychol 82:25-32. 2009
  9. ncbi Psychological and physiological responses to odor-evoked autobiographic memory
    Masahiro Matsunaga
    Division of Cerebral Integration, Department of Cerebral Research, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Aichi, Japan
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 32:774-80. 2011
  10. ncbi Association between perceived happiness levels and peripheral circulating pro-inflammatory cytokine levels in middle-aged adults in Japan
    Masahiro Matsunaga
    Department of Cerebral Research, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Aichi, Japan
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 32:458-63. 2011

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. ncbi Profiling of serum proteins influenced by warm partner contact in healthy couples
    Masahiro Matsunaga
    Department of Neurology, Ban Buntane Hotokukai Hospital, Fujita Health University, Aichi, Japan
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 30:227-36. 2009
    ..In this study, we focused on psychological and physiological effects of warm partner contact in healthy couples...
  2. doi Genetic variations in the serotonin transporter gene-linked polymorphic region influence attraction for a favorite person and the associated interactions between the central nervous and immune systems
    Masahiro Matsunaga
    Department of Neurology Psychosomatic Medicine, Ban Buntane Hotokukai Hospital, School of Medicine, Fujita Health University, Aichi, Japan
    Neurosci Lett 468:211-5. 2010
    ..Thus, 5HTTLPR influences attraction and the associated interactions between the central nervous and immune systems in affectively positive situations...
  3. doi Association of polymorphism in the human mu-opioid receptor OPRM1 gene with proinflammatory cytokine levels and health perception
    Masahiro Matsunaga
    Department of Neurology Psychosomatic Medicine, Ban Buntane Hotokukai Hospital, School of Medicine, Fujita Health University, Aichi 454 8509, Japan
    Brain Behav Immun 23:931-5. 2009
    ..These results suggest that the sensitive endogenous opioid system in carriers of the G allele may suppress proinflammatory cytokine secretion from peripheral immune cells; consequently, it may influence the health perception...
  4. doi Associations among positive mood, brain, and cardiovascular activities in an affectively positive situation
    Masahiro Matsunaga
    Department of Neurology Psychosomatic Medicine, Ban Buntane Hotokukai Hospital, School of Medicine, Fujita Health University, Aichi, Japan
    Brain Res 1263:93-103. 2009
    ..These results suggest that while an individual experiences positive emotions, activities of the central nervous system and cardiovascular system may be interrelated, and the brain may perceive the body to be in a positive state...
  5. pmc A prospective evaluation of the directionality of the depression-inflammation relationship
    Jesse C Stewart
    Department of Psychology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 23:936-44. 2009
    ..Therefore, our results imply that depression may lead to inflammation and that inflammation may be one of the mechanisms through which depression contributes to cardiovascular risk...
  6. ncbi Associations among central nervous, endocrine, and immune activities when positive emotions are elicited by looking at a favorite person
    Masahiro Matsunaga
    Department of Psychology, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Aichi, Japan
    Brain Behav Immun 22:408-17. 2008
    ....
  7. doi Polymorphism of the serotonin transporter gene modulates brain and physiological responses to acute stress in Japanese men
    Hideki Ohira
    Department of Psychology, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
    Stress 12:533-43. 2009
    ..The present findings indicated that the S allele of the 5HTTLPR is associated with greater brain and physiological reactivity to acute stress in Japanese men...
  8. doi Transient responses of inflammatory cytokines in acute stress
    Kaori Yamakawa
    Department of Psychology, Nagoya University, Chikusa ku, Aichi, Japan
    Biol Psychol 82:25-32. 2009
    ..Moreover, a transient increase of IL-1beta might be conveyed to the brain and play a role in forming negative emotional states...
  9. ncbi Psychological and physiological responses to odor-evoked autobiographic memory
    Masahiro Matsunaga
    Division of Cerebral Integration, Department of Cerebral Research, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Aichi, Japan
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 32:774-80. 2011
    ....
  10. ncbi Association between perceived happiness levels and peripheral circulating pro-inflammatory cytokine levels in middle-aged adults in Japan
    Masahiro Matsunaga
    Department of Cerebral Research, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Aichi, Japan
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 32:458-63. 2011
    ..In this study, we attempted to clarify the association between systemic inflammation and happiness...
  11. ncbi Pro-inflammatory cytokine predicts reduced rejection of unfair financial offers
    Hideki Ohira
    Department of Psychology, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 34:47-51. 2013
    ....
  12. doi Association of serotonin transporter gene polymorphism and emotion regulation
    Hiroki Murakami
    Department of Psychology, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Furo cho, Chikusa ku, Nagoya 464 8601, Japan
    Neuroreport 20:414-8. 2009
    ..This result indicated that the metacognitive strategy of emotion regulation is more effective for increasing parasympathetic dominance in S homozygotes than in SL individuals...
  13. doi Vagal nerve activity as a moderator of brain-immune relationships
    Hideki Ohira
    Department of Psychology, Nagoya University, Furo cho, Chikusa ku, Nagoya 464 8601, Japan
    J Neuroimmunol 260:28-36. 2013
    ..Activity in the prefrontal cortex and striatum correlated with the immune and physiological indices in the high HRV group. High vagal tone may reflect more flexible top-down brain regulation of immune and physiological activity...
  14. pmc Brain-immune interaction accompanying odor-evoked autobiographic memory
    Masahiro Matsunaga
    Department of Health and Psychosocial Medicine, Aichi Medical University School of Medicine, Aichi, Japan
    PLoS ONE 8:e72523. 2013
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  15. ncbi Influence of attention to somatic information on emotional and autonomic responses
    Hiroki Murakami
    Department of Psychology, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Furo cho, Chikusa ku, Nagoya, Aichi 464 8601, Japan
    Percept Mot Skills 108:531-9. 2009
    ..Instruction to suppress enhanced physiological arousal and subsequent negative emotions; however, instruction to observe did not increase physiological arousal or negative emotions...
  16. doi Phasic heart rate responses for anticipated threat situations
    Hiroki Murakami
    Department of Psychology, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Japan
    Int J Psychophysiol 77:21-5. 2010
    ..Additionally, correlation analyses revealed that highly anxious individuals tended to show greater HR deceleration in response to unpleasant stimuli, possibly reflecting maladaptive attentional bias for threat stimuli...
  17. pmc Medial prefrontal cortex activation is commonly invoked by reputation of self and romantic partners
    Hiroaki Kawamichi
    Department of Cerebral Research, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Aichi, Japan
    PLoS ONE 8:e74958. 2013
    ..These results suggest that the reputation representation in the medial prefrontal cortex is engaged by verbal reputation of self and intimate others stemming from both own and other evaluators' judgments. ..