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Ryota MATSUO
Associate Professor

Ryota MATSUO

Brief personal history

Education:
1991-1995 Faculty of Science, Kyoto University.
Awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science.

1995-2000 Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo.
Awarded the degree of Ph.D.
Work supervised by Professor Yoshiyuki Sakaki.

Research experience:
2000-2001 Postdoctoral Fellow at Mitsubishi Kagaku Institute of Life Sciences.

2001-2005 Assistant Professor at Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science, University of Tokyo.

2005-2011 Lecturer at Kagawa School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University.

2011-2012 Associate Professor at Kagawa School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University.

2012- Associate Professor at Fukuoka Women's University

Degrees

Ph.D.

Research themes

1. Molecular mechanism of DNA endorepliaction in neuron
2. Neural/molecular mechanism of olfactory learning in Limax
3. Spontaneous regeneration of nervous system in Limax
4. Neural mechanism of phototaxis in Limax

Select publication list

1.Suenaga Y, and Matsuo R. Length of memory retention period depends on the extent of protein synthesis in the terrestrial slug Limax. Neurosci Lett 630, 222-227 (2016).

2.Matsuo R, Tanaka M, Fukata R, Kobayashi S, Aonuma H, and Matsuo Y. Octopaminergic system in the central nervous system of the terrestrial slug Limax. J Comp Neurol 524, 3849-3864 (2016).

3.Koga Y, Matsuo Y, and Matsuo R. Olfactory memory storage and/or retrieval requires the presence of the tentacle that was used during acquisition of that memory in the terrestrial slug Limax. Zool Sci 33, 78-82 (2016).

4.Matsuo R, Fukata R, Kumagai M, Kobayashi S, Kobayashi A, and Matsuo Y. Distribution and modulatory effect of histaminergic neurons on the oscillatory activity in the olfactory center of the terrestrial slug Limax. J Comp Neurol 524, 119-135 (2016).

5.Matsuo Y, Uozumi N, and Matsuo R. Photo-tropotaxis based on projection through the cerebral commissure in the terrestrial slug Limax. J Comp Physiol A 200, 1023-1032 (2014).

6.Matsuo R, Kobayashi S, Wakiya K, Yamagishi M, Fukuoka M, and Ito E. The cholinergic system in the olfactory center of the terrestrial slug Limax. J Comp Neurol 522, 2951-2966 (2014).

7.Matsuo R, Yamagishi M, Wakiya K, Tanaka Y, and Ito E. Target innervation is necessary for neuronal polyploidization in the terrestrial slug Limax. Dev Neurobiol 73, 609-620 (2013).

8.Ito E, Matsuo R, and Okada R. Involvement of nitric oxide in memory formation in microbrains. Neurosci Lett 541, 1-3 (2013).

9.Yamagishi M, Ito E, and Matsuo R. Whole genome amplification in large neurons in the terrestrial slug Limax. J Neurochem 122, 727-737 (2012).

10.Kobayashi S, Matsuo R, Sadamoto H, Watanabe S, and Ito E. Excitatory effects of GABA on procerebrum neurons in a slug. J Neurophysiol 108, 989-998 (2012).

11.Matsuo R, Yamagishi M, and Ito E. Analysis of DNA endoreplication in the brain neurons in the terrestrial slug Limax valentianus. Acta Biol Hung 63 (suppl. 2) 171-178 (2012).

12.Matsuo R, Kobayashi S, Morishita F, and Ito E. Expression of Asn-d-Trp-Phe-NH2 in the brain of the terrestrial slug Limax valentianus. Comp Biochem Physiol B 160, 89-93 (2011).

13.Yamagishi M, Ito E, and Matsuo R. DNA endoreplication in the brain neurons during body growth of an adult slug. J Neurosci 31, 5596-5604 (2011).

14.Matsuo R, Kobayashi S, Yamagishi M, and Ito E. Two pairs of tentacles and a pair of procerebra in Pulmonata: optimized functions and redundant structures in the sensory and central organs involved in olfactory learning of terrestrial pulmonates. J Exp Biol 214, 879-886 (2011).

15.Matsuo R, and Ito E. Spontaneous regeneration of the central nervous system in gastropods. Biol Bull 221, 35-42 (2011).

16.Kobayashi S, Hattori M, Elekes K, Ito E, and Matsuo R. FMRFamide regulates oscillatory activity of the olfactory center in the slug. Eur J Neurosci 32, 1180-1192 (2010).

17.Matsuo R, Kobayashi S, Tanaka Y, and Ito E. Effects of tentacle amputation and regeneration on the morphology and activity of the olfactory center of the terrestrial slug Limax valentianus. J Exp Biol 213, 3144-3149 (2010).

18.Matsuo R, Kawaguchi E, Yamagishi M, and Ito E. Unilateral memory storage in the terrestrial slug Limax. Neurobiol Learn Mem 93, 337-342 (2010).

19.Matsuo R, Kobayashi S, Murakami J, and Ito E. Spontaneous recovery of the injured higher olfactory center in the terrestrial slug Limax. PLoS one 5, e9054 (2010).

20.Matsuo R, and Ito E. A novel nitric oxide synthase expressed specifically in the olfactory center. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 386, 274-278 (2009).

21.Matsuo R, Kobayashi S, Watanabe S, Namiki S, Iinuma S, Sakamoto H, Hirose K, and Ito E. Glutamatergic neurotransmission in the procerebrum (olfactory center) of a terrestrial mollusk. J Neurosci Res 87, 3011-3023 (2009).

22.Matsuo R, Misawa K, and Ito E. Genomic structure of nitric oxide synthase in the terrestrial slug is highly conserved. Gene 415, 74-81 (2008).

23.Yamagishi Y, Ito E, and Matsuo R. Redundancy of olfactory sensory pathways for odor-aversion memory in the terrestrial slug Limax valentianus. J Exp Biol 211, 1841-1849 (2008).

24.Matsuo R, and Ito E. Recovery of learning ability after the ablation of the procerebrum in the terrestrial slug Limax valentianus. Acta Biol Hung 59 (suppl.) 73-76 (2008).

25.Kasai Y, Watanabe S, Kirino Y, and Matsuo R. The procerebrum is necessary for odor-aversion learning in the terrestrial slug Limax valentianus. Learn Mem 13, 482-488 (2006).

26.Kataoka M, Kuwahara R, Matsuo R, Sekiguchi M, Inokuchi K, and Takahashi M. Development- and activity-dependent regulation of SNAP-25 phosphorylation in rat brain. Neurosci Lett 407, 258-262 (2006).

27.Fukunaga S, Matsuo R, Hoshino S, and Kirino Y. A novel kruppel-like factor is induced by neuronal activity and by sensory input in the central nervous system of the terrestrial slug Limax valentianus. J Neurobiol 66, 169-181 (2006).

28.Yasui K, Matsuo R, and Kirino Y. Onset of amnesia is delayed with a decrease in inhibition of protein synthesis during odor-taste associative learning in the terrestrial slug Limax valentianus. Zool Sci 21, 1163-1166 (2004).

29.Matsuo R, Hitomi T, Watanabe S, and Kirino Y. Delayed-onset amnesia caused by protein synthesis inhibition in odor-taste associative memory of the terrestrial slug Limax valentianus. Neurosci Lett 334, 201-205 (2002).

30.Matsuo R, Asada A, Fujitani K, and Inokuchi K. LIRF, a gene induced during hippocampal long-term potentiation as an immediate-early gene, encodes a novel RING finer protein. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 289, 479-484 (2001).

31.Yamazaki M, Matsuo R, Fukazawa Y, Ozawa F, and Inokuchi K. Regulated expression of an actin-associated protein, synaptopodin, during long-term potentiation. J Neurochem 79, 192-199 (2001).

32.Matsuo R, Murayama A, Saitoh Y, Sakaki Y, and Inokuchi K. Idetification and cataloging of genes induced by long-lasting long-term potentiation in awake rats. J Neurochem 74, 2239-2249 (2000).

33.Matsuo R, Kato A, Sakaki Y, and Inokuchi K. Cataloging altered gene expression during hippocampal long-term potentiation by means of differential display. Neurosci Lett 244, 173-176 (1998).

Research field

Neurobiology
Molecular Biology
Comparative Physiology
Behavioral Neuroscience

Membership of Academic Societies

Society for Neuroscience

Funds

2016 The Clinical Research Promotion Foundation
2016 Grants-in-Aid for KAKENHI (C) from JSPS
2014 Naito Foundation
2013 Yamada Science Foundation
2013 Grants-in-Aid for KAKENHI (C) from JSPS
2012 Brain Science Foundation
2012 Sumitomo Foundation
2012 Kurata Memorial Hitachi Science and Technology Foundation
2011 Narishige Neuroscience Foundation
2010 Grants-in-Aid for KAKENHI (C) from JSPS
2010 Narishige Zoological Science Foundation
2005 Grants-in-Aid for KAKENHI (young B) from JSPS
2003 Grants-in-Aid for KAKENHI (young B) from JSPS

Related field

  • Food and Health
  • Regional Exchange
 

Keywords

slug, learning and memory, olfaction, regeneration, DNA amplification, phototaxis

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