Motoko Maekawa


Affiliation: RIKEN Brain Science Institute
Country: Japan


  1. Maekawa M, Iwayama Y, Watanabe A, Nozaki Y, Ohnishi T, Ohba H, et al. Excessive ingestion of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids during developmental stage causes strain- and sex-dependent eye abnormalities in mice. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2010;402:431-7 pubmed publisher
    ..These results demonstrate a gene-by-environment (GxE) interaction in eye development in mice. Furthermore, our molecular analysis suggested the potential roles of Pitx3 and Pax6 in the above interaction involving ARA. ..
  2. Maekawa M, Iwayama Y, Nakamura K, Sato M, Toyota T, Ohnishi T, et al. A novel missense mutation (Leu46Val) of PAX6 found in an autistic patient. Neurosci Lett. 2009;462:267-71 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings suggest the necessity of further studies on the causal relationship between PAX6 and autism. ..
  3. Maekawa M, Iwayama Y, Arai R, Nakamura K, Ohnishi T, Toyota T, et al. Polymorphism screening of brain-expressed FABP7, 5 and 3 genes and association studies in autism and schizophrenia in Japanese subjects. J Hum Genet. 2010;55:127-30 pubmed publisher
    ..Future searches for associated phenotypes with missense SNPs using larger samples are highly warranted. ..
  4. Maekawa M, Ohnishi T, Hashimoto K, Watanabe A, Iwayama Y, Ohba H, et al. Analysis of strain-dependent prepulse inhibition points to a role for Shmt1 (SHMT1) in mice and in schizophrenia. J Neurochem. 2010;115:1374-85 pubmed publisher
    ..We detected a nominal association between SHMT1 and schizophrenia. These results suggest that Shmt1 (SHMT1), but not Srr, is likely to be one of the genetic components regulating PPI in mice and possibly relevant to schizophrenia. ..