Dr. Junzo  Kamei

Dr. Junzo Kamei

Researcher
Hoshi University, Japan


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Hoshi University, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan

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Area of Interest:

Pharmacology and Toxicology
100%
Pulmonary Pharmacology
62%
Neuropathic Pain
90%
Diabetes
75%
Anxiety
55%

Education

1983

Ph.D.

Hoshi University, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan

Pharmacology

1980

M.Sc.

Hoshi University, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan

Pharmacology

1978

B.Sc.

Hoshi University, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Selected Publications

  1. Ohsawa, M., M. Asato, S.S. Hayashi and J. Kamei, 2011. RhoA/Rho kinase pathway contributes to the pathogenesis of thermal hyperalgesia in diabetic mice. Pain, 152: 114-122.
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  2. Ohsawa, M., A. Carlsson, M. Asato, T. Koizumi and Y. Nakanishi et al., 2011. The effect of Substance P1-7 amide on nociceptive threshold in diabetic mice. Peptides, 32: 93-98.
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  3. Kamei, J., Y. Nakanishi, Y. Ishikawa, S.S. Hayashi, M. Asato and M. Ohsawa, 2011. Possible involvement of tetrodotoxin-resistant sodium channels in cough reflex. Eur. J. Pharmacol., 652: 117-120.
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  4. Kamei, J., M. Ohsawa, S.S. Hayashi and Y. Nakanishi, 2011. Effect of chronic pain on morphine-induced respiratory depression in mice. Neuroscience, 174: 224-233.
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  5. Yoneko, M., Y. Katayama, T. Igarashi, T. Mori and N. Moro et al., 2010. Characterization of cerebral salt wasting after subarachnoid hemorrhage model induced by endovascular puncture. Methods Find. Exp. Clin. Pharmacol., 32: 475-480.
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  6. Yoneko, M., Y. Katayama, N. Moro, J. Kamei and J. Kojima, 2010. Inhibitory effect of hydrocortisone on cerebral salt wasting after subarachnoid hemorrhage in rats. Methods Find. Exp. Clin. Pharmacol., 32: 727-731.
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  7. Ohsawa, M., S. Hayashi and J. Kamei, 2010. Effect of acute topical application of (+)-pentazocine on the mechanical allodynia in diabetic mice. Eur. J. Pharmacol., 641: 49-53.
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  8. Carlsson, A., M. Ohsawa, M. Hallberg, F. Nyberg and J. Kamei, 2010. Substance P1-7 induces antihyperalgesia in diabetic mice through a mechanism involving the naloxone-sensitive sigma receptors. Eur. J. Pharmacol., 626: 250-255.
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  9. Ohkura, N., M. Fujimura, J. Hara, M. Ohsawa, J. Kamei and S. Nakao, 2009. Bronchoconstriction-triggered cough in conscious guinea pigs. Exp. Lung Res., 35: 296-306.
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  10. Kamei, J., S.S. Hayashi, S. Miyata and M. Ohsawa, 2009. Effect of Gosha-jinki-gan on vincristine-induced painful neuropathy in mice. J. Japanese Pharm. Palliative Care Sci., 1: 19-24.
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  11. Kamei, J., S. Miyata and M. Ohsawa, 2009. Involvement of the benzodiazepine system in the anxiolytic-like effect of Yokukansan (Yi-gan san). Prog. Neuro-Psychopharmacol. Biol. Psychiatry, 33: 1431-1437.
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  12. Yamakawa, T., K. Ohnaka, S.I. Tanaka, H. Utsunomiya, J. Kamei and K. Kadonosono, 2008. Cyclooxygenase-2 induction by lysophosphatidylcholine in cultured rat vascular smooth muscle cells: Involvement of the p38MAPK pathway. Biomed. Res., 29: 1-8.
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  13. Takahashi, K., A. Saitoh, M. Yamada, Y. Maruyama, N. Hirose, J. Kamei and M. Yamada, 2008. Gene expression profiling reveals complex changes in the olfactory bulbectomy model of depression after chronic treatment with antidepressants. J. Pharm. Sci., 108: 320-334.
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  14. Sakami, S., M. Maeda, K. Kawai, T. Aoki and K. Kawamura et al., 2008. Structure-antitussive activity relationships of naltrindole derivatives. Identification of novel and potent antitussive agents. J. Med. Chem., 51: 4404-4411.
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  15. Saitoh, A., M. Yamada, M. Yamada, K. Takahashi and K. Yamaguchi et al., 2008. Antidepressant-like effects of the delta-opioid receptor agonist SNC80 ([(+)-4-[(alphaR)-alpha-[(2S,5R)-2,5-dimethyl-4-(2-propenyl)-1-piperazinyl]-(3-methoxyphenyl)methyl]-N,N-diethylbenzamide) in an olfactory bulbectomized rat model. Brain Res., 1208: 160-169.
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  16. Ohsawa, M., S. Miyata, A. Carlsson and J. Kamei, 2008. Preventive effect of acetyl-L-carnitine on the thermal hypoalgesia in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice. Eur. J. Pharmacol., 588: 213-216.
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  17. Kamei, J., Y. Takahashi, T. Itabashi, S.S. Hayashi and K. Kawai, 2008. Atopic cough-like cough hypersensitivity caused by active sensitization with protein fraction of Aspergillus restrictus strain A-17. Pulm. Pharmacol. Ther., 21: 356-359.
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  18. Kamei, J., M. Shimada, T. Sunohara, S. Miyata, A. Kamei and M. Ohsawa, 2008. Potentiation of the antidepressant-like effect of fluoxetine by aripiprazole in the mouse tail suspension test. J. Pharm. Sci., 108: 381-384.
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  19. Kamei, J., M. Ohsawa, S. Miyata, K. Endo and H. Hayakawa, 2008. Effects of cytidine 5'-diphosphocholine (CDP-choline) on the thermal nociceptive threshold in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice. Eur. J. Pharmacol., 589: 32-36.
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  20. Kamei, J., M. Ohsawa, S. Miyata and S. Tanaka, 2008. Preventive effect of L-carnosine on changes in the thermal nociceptive threshold in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice. Eur. J. Pharmacol., 600: 83-86.
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  21. Yoneko, M., J. Kamei, C.F. Ito and J. Kojima, 2007. New approach for chronic renal failure model by direct kidney injection of doxorubicin in rats. Methods Find. Exp. Clin. Pharmacol., 29: 389-394.
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  22. Saitoh, A., K. Yamaguchi, Y. Tatsumi, H. Murasawa and A. Nakatani et al., 2007. Effects of milnacipran and fluvoxamine on hyperemotional behaviors and the loss of tryptophan hydroxylase-positive cells in olfactory bulbectomized rats. Psychopharmacology, 191: 857-865.
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  23. Nozaki, C. and J. Kamei, 2007. Involvement of μ1-opioid receptor on oxycodone-induced antinociception in diabetic mice. Eur. J. Parmacol., 560: 160-162.
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  24. Miyata, S., T. Shimoi, S. Hirano, N. Yamada and Y. Hata et al., 2007. Elevated open-platform test: A new method for screening serotonergic anxiolytics in mice. J. Pharm. Sci., 105: 272-278.

  25. Miyata, S., N. Yamada, S. Hirano, S. Tanaka and J. Kamei, 2007. Diabetes attenuates psychological stress-elicited 5-HT secretion in the prefrontal cortex but not in the amygdala of mice. Brain Res., 1147: 233-239.
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  26. Kamei, J., S. Hayashi, Y. Takahashi and C. Nozaki, 2007. Role of cyclin-dependent kinase 5 in capsaicin-induced cough. Eur. J. Parmacol., 566: 181-184.
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  27. Kamei, J., N. Hirose, T. Oka, S. Miyata, A. Saitoh and M. Yamada, 2007. Effects of methylphenidate on the hyperemotional behavior in olfactory bulbectomized mice by using the hole-board test. J. Pharmacol. Sci., 103: 175-180.
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  28. Hirano, S., S. Miyata, K. Onodera and J. Kamei, 2007. Involvement of dopamine D1 receptors and α1-adrenoceptors in the antidepressant-like effect of chlorpheniramine in the mouse tail suspension test. Eur. J. Pharmacol., 562: 72-76.
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  29. Hirano, H., M. Miyata and J. Kamei, 2007. Antidepressant-like effect of leptin in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice. Pharmacol. Biochem. Behav., 86: 27-31.
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