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Seiji Okada Last modified date:2018.05.11

Academic Degree
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Cellular Physiology, Spine Surgery, Orthopaedic surgery
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Research Interests
  • Regeneration of the central nervous system based on glial biology
    keyword : Astrocytes, scar formation
  • Pathophysiology of Spinal cord injury
    keyword : inflammatory reaction, secondary injury, cytokines, neural stem cells
  • Elucidation for the mechanism for the repair mechanism after CNS injury
    keyword : neural stem cells, reactive astrocytes
Academic Activities
1. Okada S, Nakamura M, Katoh H, Miyao T, Shimazaki T, Yamane J, Ishii K, Yoshimura A, Iwamoto Y, Toyama Y, and Okano H, Conditional ablation of Stat3/Socs3 discloses the dual role for reactive astrocytes after spinal cord injury. , Nature medicine, 12(7):829-34, 2006.07.
2. Kumamaru H, Ohkawa Y, Saiwai H, Yamada H, Kubota K, Kobayakawa K, Akashi K, Okano H, Iwamoto Y, Okada S*. , Direct isolation and RNA-Seq reveal environment-dependent properties of engrafted neural stem/progenitor cells., Nature Communications., 2012.10.
3. Kobayakawa K, Kumamaru H, Saiwai H, Kubota K, Ohkawa Y, Kishimoto J, Yokota K, Ideta R, Shiba K, Tozaki-Saitoh H, Inoue K, Iwamoto Y, Okada S*, Acute hyperglycemia impairs functional improvement after spinal cord injury in mice and humans., Science Translational Medicine, 2014.10.
4. Yokota K, Kobayakawa K, Saito T, Hara M, Okazaki K, Ishihara K, Yoshida S, Kijima K, Ohkawa Y, Kubo A, Iwamoto Y, Okada S*, Periosting promotes scar formation through the interaction between pericytes and infiltrating monocytes/macrophages after spinal cord injury., American Journal of Pathology, 2016.12.
5. Saiwai H, Ohkawa Y, Yamada H, Kumamaru H, Harada A, Okano H, Yokomizo T, Iwamoto Y, Okada S*, The LTB4-BLT1 axis mediates neutrophils infiltration and secondary injury in experimental spinal cord injury., American Journal of Pathology., 2010.04.
6. Okada S, Ishii K, Yamane J, Iwanami A, Ikegami T, Iwamoto Y, Nakamura M, Miyoshi H, Okano HJ, Contag CH, Toyama Y, and Okano H., In vivo imaging of engrafted neural stem cells: its application inevaluating the optimal timing of transplantation for spinal cord injury. , The FASEB Journal, 10.1096/fj.05-4082fje, 19, 11, 1839-+, 19(13):1839-41, 2005.12.
7. Yokota K, Kobayakawa K, Kubota K, Miyawaki A, Okano H, Ohkawa Y, Iwamoto Y, Okada S*, Engrafted neural stem/progenitor cells promote functional recovery through interactive synaptic reorganization with spared hos neurons after spinal cord injury., Stem Cell Reports., 2015.07.
Other Educational Activities
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