Takayoshi Ubuka

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone identification, cDNA cloning, and distribution in rhesus macaque brain
    Takayoshi Ubuka
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3140, USA
    J Comp Neurol 517:841-55. 2009
  2. pmc The control of reproductive physiology and behavior by gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone
    Takayoshi Ubuka
    Department of Integrative Biology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 3140, USA
    Integr Comp Biol 48:560-9. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Identification of European starling GnRH-I precursor mRNA and its seasonal regulation
    Takayoshi Ubuka
    Department of Integrative Biology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California at Berkeley, 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building 3140, Berkeley, CA 94720 3140, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 162:301-6. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone neurons interact directly with gonadotropin-releasing hormone-I and -II neurons in European starling brain
    Takayoshi Ubuka
    Laboratory of Reproductive Neuroendocrinology, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 3140, USA
    Endocrinology 149:268-78. 2008
  5. pmc Identification of human GnIH homologs, RFRP-1 and RFRP-3, and the cognate receptor, GPR147 in the human hypothalamic pituitary axis
    Takayoshi Ubuka
    Department of Integrative Biology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e8400. 2009
  6. pmc Photoperiod and reproductive condition are associated with changes in RFamide-related peptide (RFRP) expression in Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus)
    Alex O Mason
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 1650, USA
    J Biol Rhythms 25:176-85. 2010
  7. pmc RNA interference of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone gene induces arousal in songbirds
    Takayoshi Ubuka
    Department of Integrative Biology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e30202. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone and its receptor in the avian reproductive system
    George E Bentley
    Laboratory of Reproductive Neuroendocrinology, Department of Integrative Biology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 3140, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 156:34-43. 2008
  9. pmc Stress increases putative gonadotropin inhibitory hormone and decreases luteinizing hormone in male rats
    Elizabeth D Kirby
    Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California Berkeley, 3060 VLSB 3140, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:11324-9. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Identification, localization, and regulation of passerine GnRH-I messenger RNA
    Takayoshi Ubuka
    Department of Integrative Biology, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 3140, USA
    J Endocrinol 201:81-7. 2009

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. doi request reprint Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone identification, cDNA cloning, and distribution in rhesus macaque brain
    Takayoshi Ubuka
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3140, USA
    J Comp Neurol 517:841-55. 2009
    ..GnIH neurons might thus regulate several neural systems in addition to pituitary gonadotropin release...
  2. pmc The control of reproductive physiology and behavior by gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone
    Takayoshi Ubuka
    Department of Integrative Biology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 3140, USA
    Integr Comp Biol 48:560-9. 2008
    ..In sum, the existing data suggest that GnIH/RFRP is an important mediator of reproductive function acting at the level of the brain, pituitary, and the gonad in birds and mammals...
  3. doi request reprint Identification of European starling GnRH-I precursor mRNA and its seasonal regulation
    Takayoshi Ubuka
    Department of Integrative Biology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California at Berkeley, 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building 3140, Berkeley, CA 94720 3140, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 162:301-6. 2009
    ..Finer-scale investigation into temporal regulation of GnRH-I precursor polypeptide mRNA will provide insight into its regulation by environmental, social and physiological cues...
  4. ncbi request reprint Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone neurons interact directly with gonadotropin-releasing hormone-I and -II neurons in European starling brain
    Takayoshi Ubuka
    Laboratory of Reproductive Neuroendocrinology, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 3140, USA
    Endocrinology 149:268-78. 2008
    ..Thus, GnIH may regulate reproduction of vertebrates by directly modulating GnRH-I and GnRH-II neuronal activity, in addition to influencing the pituitary gland...
  5. pmc Identification of human GnIH homologs, RFRP-1 and RFRP-3, and the cognate receptor, GPR147 in the human hypothalamic pituitary axis
    Takayoshi Ubuka
    Department of Integrative Biology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e8400. 2009
    ....
  6. pmc Photoperiod and reproductive condition are associated with changes in RFamide-related peptide (RFRP) expression in Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus)
    Alex O Mason
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 1650, USA
    J Biol Rhythms 25:176-85. 2010
    ....
  7. pmc RNA interference of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone gene induces arousal in songbirds
    Takayoshi Ubuka
    Department of Integrative Biology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e30202. 2012
    ..In summary, GnIH may decrease arousal level resulting in the inhibition of specific motivated behavior such as in reproductive contexts...
  8. ncbi request reprint Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone and its receptor in the avian reproductive system
    George E Bentley
    Laboratory of Reproductive Neuroendocrinology, Department of Integrative Biology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 3140, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 156:34-43. 2008
    ..The distribution of GnIH and its receptor suggest a potential for autocrine/paracrine regulation of gonadal steroid production and germ cell differentiation and maturation...
  9. pmc Stress increases putative gonadotropin inhibitory hormone and decreases luteinizing hormone in male rats
    Elizabeth D Kirby
    Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California Berkeley, 3060 VLSB 3140, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:11324-9. 2009
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Identification, localization, and regulation of passerine GnRH-I messenger RNA
    Takayoshi Ubuka
    Department of Integrative Biology, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 3140, USA
    J Endocrinol 201:81-7. 2009
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  11. pmc Identification and characterization of a gonadotropin-inhibitory system in the brains of mammals
    Lance J Kriegsfeld
    Department of Psychology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:2410-5. 2006
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  12. doi request reprint Potential roles for GNIH and GNRH-II in reproductive axis regulation of an opportunistically breeding songbird
    Nicole Perfito
    Dept of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 173:20-6. 2011
    ....
  13. doi request reprint Effects of social cues on GnRH-I, GnRH-II, and reproductive physiology in female house sparrows (Passer domesticus)
    Tyler J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology and Graduate Program in Neuroscience, University of Western Ontario, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 156:385-94. 2008
    ..The data demonstrate that the GnRH system in songbirds is modulated by social context. These finding provide novel insight into the mechanisms involved with regulating avian reproductive physiology...
  14. ncbi request reprint The general and comparative biology of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH)
    Kazuyoshi Tsutsui
    Laboratory of Integrative Brain Sciences, Department of Biology, Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences, Waseda University, 1 6 1 Nishi Waseda, Shinjuku ku, Tokyo 169 8050, Japan
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 153:365-70. 2007
    ..It is concluded that GnIH, a newly discovered hypothalamic neuropeptide, is a key factor controlling avian reproduction. The discovery of avian GnIH opens a new research field in reproductive neuroendocrinology...
  15. ncbi request reprint Mode of action and functional significance of avian gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH): a review
    Kazuyoshi Tsutsui
    Laboratory of Brain Science, Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University, and Integrative Brain Science Center at Hiroshima University, Higashi hiroshima 739 8521, Japan
    J Exp Zool A Comp Exp Biol 305:801-6. 2006
    ..Thus melatonin appears to act directly on GnIH neurons via its receptor to induce GnIH expression. Based on these studies, GnIH is likely an important neuropeptide for the regulation of avian reproduction...
  16. ncbi request reprint Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone inhibits gonadal development and maintenance by decreasing gonadotropin synthesis and release in male quail
    Takayoshi Ubuka
    Laboratory of Brain Science, Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University, Higashi hiroshima 739 8521, Japan
    Endocrinology 147:1187-94. 2006
    ..To our knowledge, GnIH is the first identified hypothalamic neuropeptide inhibiting reproductive function in any vertebrate class...
  17. ncbi request reprint Distribution of a novel avian gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone in the quail brain
    Kazuyoshi Ukena
    Laboratory of Brain Science, Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University, 739 8521, Higashi Hiroshima, Japan
    Cell Tissue Res 312:73-9. 2003
    ..Thus, GnIH may participate not only in neuroendocrine functions, but also in behavioral and autonomic mechanisms...
  18. pmc Melatonin induces the expression of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone in the avian brain
    Takayoshi Ubuka
    Laboratory of Brain Science, Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University, Higashi hiroshima 739 8521, Japan
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:3052-7. 2005
    ..Melatonin appears to act directly on GnIH neurons through its receptor to induce GnIH expression. This is the first demonstration, to our knowledge, of a direct action of melatonin on neuropeptide induction in any vertebrate class...
  19. ncbi request reprint Photoperiodic response of serotonin- and galanin-immunoreactive neurons of the paraventricular organ and infundibular nucleus in Japanese quail, Coturnix coturnix japonica
    Yuka Haida
    Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Nara Women s University, Japan
    Zoolog Sci 21:575-82. 2004
    ..We confirmed that GA-ir fibers were closely associated with serotonin-ir neurons in the PVO and IF. GA-ir neurons have at least 2 routes of regulating GnRH neurons directly, and indirectly via the serotonin-ir cells in the PVO and IF...