Ishii H, Tanaka N, Kobayashi M, Kato M, Sakuma Y: Gene structures, biochemical characterization and distribution of rat melatonin receptors. Journal of Physiological Sciences 59, 37-47, 2009
Ishii H, Sato S, Yin C, Sakuma Y, Kato M: Gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist, cetrorelix, induces the expression of melatonin receptor 1a (MT1) in the GnRH neuronal cell line GT1-7. Neuroendocrinology, accepted for publication, 27 November, 2008
Sato S, Yin C, Teramoto A, Sakuma Y, Kato M: Sexually dimorphic modulation of GABAA receptor currents by melatonin in rat gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons. Journal of Physiological Sciences 58, 317-322, 2008
*Sakuma Y: Neural substrates for sexual preference and motivation in the female and male rat. Annals of New York Academy of Sciences 1129, 55-60, 2008
Hiraizumi Y, Nishimura I, Ishii H, Tanaka N, Takeshita T, Sakuma Y, *Kato M: Rat GnRH neurons exhibit large conductance voltage- and Ca2+-activated K+ (BK) currents and express BK channel mRNAs. Journal of Physiological Sciences 58, 21-29, 2008
Xu Q, Hamada T, Kiyama R, Sakuma Y, *Wada-Kiyama Y: Site-specific regulation of gene expression by estrogen in the hypothalamus of adult female rats. Neuroscience Letters 436, 35-39, 2008
Nishimura I, Ui-Tei K, Saigo K, Ishii H, Sakuma Y, *Kato M: 17$B&B(B-estradiol at physiological concentrations augments BK currents via estrogen receptor $B&B(B in the GnRH neuronal cell line GT1-7. Endocrinology 149, 774-782, 2008
*Orikasa C, Kondo Y, Sakuma Y: Transient transcription of the somatostatin gene at the time of estrogen-dependent organization of the sexually dimorphic nucleus of the rat preoptic area. Endocrinology 148, 1144-1149, 2007
Kitahashi T, Ogawa S, Soga T, Sakuma Y, *Parhar IS: Sexual maturation modulates expression of nuclear receptor types in laser-captured single cells of the cichlid (Oreochromis niloticus) pituitary. Endocrinology 148, 5822-5830, 2007
Takenoya F, Guan JL, Kato M, Sakuma Y, Kintaka Y, Kitamura Y, Kitamura S, Okuda H, Takeuchi M, Kageyama H, Shioda S: Neural interaction between galanin-like peptide (GALP)- and luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH)-containing neurons. Peptides 27(11): 2885-2893, November 2006. Published online ahead of print on Jun 19, 2006 doi:10.1016/j.peptides.2006.05.012
M. Kato, N. Tanaka, S. Usui, Y. Sakuma : The SK channel blocker apamin inhibits slow afterhyperpolarization currents in rat gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurones. J. Physiol.574(Pt 2): 431-442, Jul 15, 2006, Published on line ahead of print on Apr 20, 2006 doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2006.110155
S. Ogawa, G. Akiyama, S. Kato, T. Soga, Y. Sakuma, I.S. Parhar: Immunoneutralization of gonadotropin-releasing hormone type-III suppresses male reproductive behavior of cichlids. Neurosci. Lett. 403, 201-205, 2006
Kitahashi T, Sato H, Sakuma Y, Parhar IS: Cloning and functional analysis of promoters of three GnRH genes in a Cichlid. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 336(2): 536-543, 21 October 2005. Published on line ahead of print on August 25, 2005 as doi:10.1016/j.bbrc.2005.08.122
Hamada T, Wada-Kiyama Y, Sakuma Y: Visualizing forebrain-specific usage of an estrogen receptor alpha promoter for receptor down regulation in the rat. Molecular Brain Research 139(1): 42-51, September 13, 2005. Published on line ahead of print on June 13, 2005 as doi:10.1016/j.molbrainres.2005.05.019
Uchida H, Ogawa S, Harada M, Matushita M, lwata M, Sakuma Y, Parhar IS: Surgical removal of the olfactory epithelium modulates reproductive behaviors and gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) subtypes in tilapia oreochromis niloticus. Journal of Neurobiology 65(1) : 1-11, July 7, 2005. Published on line as doi:10.1002/neu.20156
Soga T, Ogawa S, Millar RP, Sakuma Y, Parhar, IS: immunocytochemical localization of gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor subtypes in the developing brain of Cichlid fish. Journal of Comparative Neurology 487:28-41, 2005.
Parhar IS, Soga T, Ogawa S, Ogawa S, Pfaff DW, Sakuma Y: Nonmammalian forms of gonadotropin-releasing hormone molecules in the brain of promoter transgenic rats. Proc Natl Acad Sci 102: 5880-5885, 2005
Xiao K, Kondo Y, Sakuma Y: Differential regulation of female rat olfactory preference and copulatory pacing by the lateral septum and medial preoptic area. Neuroendocrinology 81: 56-62, 2005.
Parhar IS, Ogawa S, Sakuma Y: Three GnRH receptor types in laser captured single cells of the cichlid pituitary display cellular and functional heterogeneity. Proc Natl Acad Sci 102(6):2204-2209, February 8, 2005.
Orikasa C, Sakuma Y: Sex and region-specific regulation of oestrogen receptor beta in the rat hypothalamus. Journal of Neuroendocrinology 16(6):964-969, 2004.
Xiao K, Kondo Y, Sakuma Y: Sex-specific effects of gonadal steroids on conspecific odor preference in the rat. Hormones and Behavior 46(3):356-361, 2004.
Rho JY, Wada-Kiyama Y, Onishi Y, Kiyama R, Sakuma Y: Expressional regulation of neuronal andcancer-related genes by estrogen in adult female rats. Endocrine Research 30: 257-267, 2004.
Parhar IS, Ogawa S, Sakuma Y: Laser-captured single digoxigenin-labeled neurons of gonadotropin-releasing hormone types reveal a novel G protein-coupled receptor (Gpr54) during maturation in cichlid fish. Endocrinology 145: 3613-3618, 2004.
Terasaka S, Aita Y, Inoue A, Hayashi S, Nishigaki M, Aoyagi K, Sasaki H, Wada-Kiyama Y, Sakuma Y, Akaba S, Tanaka J, Sone H, Yonemoto J, Tanji M, Kiyama R: Expression profiling of the estrogen responsive genes for evaluation of estrogen activity among natural estrogens and industrial chemicals using a customized DNA microarray. Environmental Health Perspectives Toxicogenomics 112: 773-781, 2004.
Watanabe M, Sakuma Y, and Kato M: High expression of the R-type voltage-gated Ca2+/- channel and its involvement in Ca2+/-dependent GnRH release in GT1-7 cells. Endocrinology 145:2375-2383, 2004.