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Vishwajit Sur Chowdhury Last modified date:2019.10.10

Associate Professor / Graduate school of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences
Division for Experimental Natural Science
Faculty of Arts and Science


Graduate School
Undergraduate School
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Homepage
orcid.org/0000-0001-6709-2788
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Phone
092-802-6015
Academic Degree
Ph.D.
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Yes
Field of Specialization
Stress Physiology, Neuroendocrinology, Animal Nutrition
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
orcid.org/0000-0001-6709-2788
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
20years00months
Outline Activities
Research:
1. Reveal the functions of amino acids to regulate body temperature and adapt heat-stress.
2. Neuropeptide regulations of stress in birds and fish.
3. Mechanisms of food intake regulation under stress.

Teaching:
For undergraduate students:
1. Fundamental Cell Biology
2. Kikanseminar
3. Kadaikyogaku
4. Natural Science Experimental Class (Biology)


For graduate students:
5. Biosphere Science
Research
Research Interests
  • 1) Role of neuropeptides under heat stress.
    2) Role of amino acids in thermoregulation and thermotolerance.
    3) Feeding condition and stress regulation.
    keyword : Heat stress, Chicks, Body temperature, Food intake, Goldfish, Eggs
    2015.06~2018.12.
  • 1. Mechanisms and functions of L- and D-amino acids to adopt heat-stress
    2. Neuropeptide regulation of food intake and thermoregulation in birds

    keyword : Heat stress, thermoregulation, food intake, amino acids, neuropeptides
    2010.10~2017.03.
Current and Past Project
  • We will work to develop thermotolerance chickens.
  • Project funded by Kieikai 2015: Mechanisms and functions of L-amino acid(s) to adapt heat-stress
  • Project funded by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) 2015-2017: Mechanisms and functions of neuropeptides and amino acids to adapt heat-stress
  • Project funded by Kieikai (2014-2015): Function of L and D-amino acids to adapt heat-stress in broilers
  • Project funded by Kieikai (2011-2012): Identification of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH) in chciken
Academic Activities
Reports
1. Chowdhury V.S., Heat stress biomarker amino acids and neuropeptide afford thermotolerance in chicks, Journal of Poultry Science, In press, 2018.03.
2. Chowdhury V.S.* (*, Corresponding Author), Han G., Yang H., Ikeda H, Bungo T, Furuse, M., L-Citrulline and L-leucine-mediated thermoregulation affords thermotolerance, Japanese Society for Animal Nutrition and Metabolism, Vol. 61, No. 2, 2017, 2017.09.
3. Vishwajit Sur Chowdhury, Halima Sultana, Mitsuhiro Furuse, International perspectives on impacts of reproductive technologies for world food production in Asia associated with poultry production, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 2013.11.
4. Vishwajit Sur Chowdhury, Takayoshi Ubuka, Kazuyoshi Tsutsui, Review: Melatonin stimulates the synthesis and release of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone in birds, 2013.01.
Papers
1. Wang Y, Han G, Pham CV, Koyanagi K, Song Y, Sudo R, Lauwereyns J, Cockrem JF, Furuse M, Chowdhury VS, An acute increase in water temperature can increase free amino acid concentrations in the blood, brain, liver, and muscle in goldfish (Carassius auratus), Fish Physiology Biochemistry, 45:1343-1354, 2019.04.
2. Han G., Yang H., Wang Y., Haraguchi S., Miyazaki T., Bungo T., Tashiro K., Furuse M., Chowdhury V.S., L-Leucine increases the daily body temperature 1 and affords thermotolerance in broiler chicks, Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 32:842-848, 2018.10.
3. Cockrem J.F., Bahry M.A., Chowdhury V.S., Cortisol responses of goldfish (Carassius auratus) to air exposure, chasing, and increased water temperature, General and Comparative Endocrinology, 270:18-25, 2018.10.
4. Bahry M.A., Yang H., Tran P.V., Do P.H., Han G., Eltahan H.M., Chowdhury V.S.* (*Corresponding author), Furuse M., Reduction in voluntary food intake, but not fasting, stimulates hypothalamic gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone precursor mRNA expression in chicks under heat stress, Neuropeptides, in press, 2018.10.
5. Han G., Yang H., Wang Y., Zhang R., Tashiro K., Bungo T., Furuse M., and Chowdhury VS.* (*Corresponding author), Effects of in ovo feeding of L-leucine on amino acids metabolism and heat-shock protein-70, and -90 mRNA expression in heat-exposed chicks, Poultry Science, in press, 2018.12.
6. Nguyen L.T.N., Han G., Yang H., Ikeda H., Eltahan H.M., Chowdhury V.S.* (*, Corresponding Author), Furuse M., Dried watermelon rind Mash diet increases plasma L-citrulline level in chicks, Journal of Poultry Science, In press, 2018.04.
7. Han G., Yang H., Bungo T., Ikeda H., Wang Y., Nguyen L.T.N., Eltahana H.M., Furuse M., Chowdhury V.S.* (*, Corresponding Author), In ovo L-leucine administration stimulates lipid metabolisms in heat-exposed male, but not female, chicks to afford thermotolerance, Journal of Thermal Biology, 71:74-82, 2018.01.
8. Eltahan H.M., Bahry M.A., Yang H., Han G., Nguyen L.T.N., Ikeda H., Ali M.N., Amber M.A., Furuse M., Chowdhury V.S.* (*, Corresponding Author), Central NPY-Y5 sub-receptor partially functions as a mediator of NPY-induced hypothermia and affords thermotolerance in heat-exposed fasted chicks, Physiological Reports, 5:e13511, 2017.11.
9. Chowdhury V.S.* (*, Corresponding Author), Han G., Bahry M.A., Tran P.V., Do P.H., Yang H., Furuse, M., L-Citrulline acts as potential hypothermic agent to afford thermotolerance in chicks, Journal of Thermal Biology, 69:163-170, 2017.07.
10. Bahry M.A., Chowdhury V.S.* (*, Corresponding Author), Yang H., Tran P.V., Do P.H., Han G., Ikeda H., Cockrem J.F., Furuse M., Central administration of neuropeptide Y differentially regulates monoamines and corticosterone in heat-exposed fed and fasted chicks, Neuropeptides, 62:93–100, 2017.04.
11. Do P.H., Tran P.V., Bahry M.A., Yang H., Han G., Tsuchiya A., Asami Y., Furuse M., Chowdhury V.S.* (*, Corresponding Author), Oral administration of a medium containing both D-aspartate-producing live bacteria and D-aspartate reduces rectal temperature in chicks, British Poultry Science, 58:569-577, 2017.04.
12. Han G., Yang H., Bahry M.A., Tran P.V., Do P.H., Ikeda H., Furuse M., Chowdhury V.S.* (*, Corresponding Author), L-Leucine acts as a potential agent in reducing body temperature at hatching and affords thermotolerance in broiler chicks, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A, 204:48-56, 2017.01.
13. Yang H., Chowdhury V.S.* (*, Corresponding Author), Bahry M.A., Tran P.V., Do P.H., Han G., Zhang R., Tagashira H., Tsubata M., Furuse M., Chronic oral administration of pine bark extract (flavangenol) attenuates brain and liver mRNA expressions of HSPs in heat-exposed chicks, Journal of Thermal Biology, 60:140–148, 2016.07.
14. Tran P.V., Chowdhury V.S., Do P.H., Bahry M.A., Yang H., Furuse M., L-Ornithine is a potential acute satiety signal in the brain of neonatal chicks, Physiology & Behavior, 155 (2016) 141–148, 2016.03.
15. Chowdhury V.S.* (*, Corresponding Author), Shigemura A., Erwan E., Ito K., Bahry M.A., Tran P.V., Furuse M., Oral Administration of L-Citrulline, but not L-Arginine or L-Ornithine, Acts as a Hypothermic Agent in Chicks, Journal of Poultry Science, 52: 331-335, 2015.10.
16. Ito K., Bahry M.A., Yang Y., Furuse M., Chowdhury V.S.* (*, Corresponding Author), Acute heat stress up-regulates neuropeptide Y precursor mRNA expression and alters brain and plasma concentrations of free amino acids in chicks, Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology - Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 178: 13–19, 2015.05.
17. Yoshida J., Erwan E., Chowdhury V.S., Ogino Y., Shigemura A., Denbow D.M., Furuse M., Comparison of centrally injected tryptophan-related substances inducing sedation in acute isolation stress-induced neonatal chicks, Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 129:1-6, 2015.01.
18. McConn B.R., Wang G., Yi J., Gilbert E.R., Osugi T., Ubuka T., Tsutsui K., Chowdhury V.S., Furuse M., Cline M.A., Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone-stimulation of food intake is mediated by hypothalamic effects in chick, Neuropeptides, 58:327-34, 2014.12.
19. Ito K., Erwan E., Nagasawa M., Furuse M., Chowdhury V.S.* (*, Corresponding Author), Changes in free amino acid concentrations in the blood, brain and muscle of heat-exposed chicks, British Poultry Science, 55, 644-652, 2014.09.
20. Erwan E., Chowdhury V.S., Nagasawa M., Goda R., Otsuka T., Yasuo S., Furuse M., Oral administration of D-aspartate, but not L-aspartate, depresses rectal temperature and alters plasma metabolites in chicks, Life Sciences, 109, 65-71, 2014.07.
21. Chowdhury V.S.* (*, Corresponding Author), Tomonaga S., Ikegami T., Erwan E., Ito K., Cockrem J.F., Furuse M., Oxidative damage and brain concentrations of free amino acid in chicks exposed to high ambient temperature, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A, 10.1016/j.cbpa.2013.12.020., 169:70-76, 2014.03.
22. Erwan E., Chowdhury V.S., Nagasawa M., Goda R., Otsuka T., Yasuo S., Furuse M., Central injection of L- and D-aspartate attenuates isolation-induced stress behavior in chicks possibly through different mechanisms, European Journal of Pharmacology, 10.1016/j.ejphar.2014.04.042, 736:138-142, 2014.03.
23. Erwan E., Chowdhury V.S., Ito K., Furuse M., Lauroyl-L-aspartate decreased food intake and body temperature in neonatal chicks, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, doi: 10.1016/j.pbb.2013.10.010, 113:7-11, 2013.11.
24. Nakamura Y., Mori K., Saitoh K., Oshima K., Mekuchi M., Sugaya T., Shigenobu Y., Ojima N., Muta S., Fujiwara A., Yasuike M., Oohara I., Chowdhury V.S., Kobayashi T., Nakajima K., Sano M., Wada T., Tashiro K., Ikeo K., Evolutionary changes of multiple visual pigment genes in the complete genome of Pacific bluefin tuna, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 110:11061–11066, 2013.07.
25. Chowdhury V.S.* (*, Corresponding Author), Tomonaga S., Nishimura S., Tabata S., Furuse M., Physiological and behavioral responses of young chicks to high ambient temperature, The Journal of Poultry Science, 49: 212–218 [Outstanding Paper Award, 2013 from Japan Poultry Science Association], 2012.04.
26. Chowdhury V.S.* (*, Corresponding Author), Tomonaga S., Nishimura S., Tabata S., Cockrem J.F., Tsutsui K., Furuse M., Hypothalamic gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone precursor mRNA is increased during depressed food intake in heat-exposed chicks, Comperative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A Molecular and Integrative Physiology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2012.03.009, 162, 227-233, 2012.04, [URL].
27. Suzuki N., [other 14 co-authors], Chowdhury V.S., [other 4 co-authors], Cloning of two members of the calcitonin-family receptors from stingray, Dasyatis akajei: Possible physiological roles of the calcitonin family in osmoregulation., Gene, 499, 326–331, 2012.01, [URL].
28. Chowdhury V.S., Ubuka T., Osugi T., Shimura K., Tsutsui K., Identification, localization and expression of LPXRFamide peptides, and melatonin-dependent induction of their precursor mRNA in the newt brain, J. Endocrinol., 209(2):211-220, 2011.02, [URL].
29. V. S. Chowdhury and Y. Yoshimura, Changes in the population of pituitary protein transcription factor-1 nuclei in the anterior pituitary during withdrawal and resumption of feeding in hens, Poult Sci., 82:1637-1640, 2010.04, [URL].
30. V. S. Chowdhury, K. Yamamoto, T. Ubuka, G. E. Bentley, A. Hattori, and K. Tsutsui., Melatonin stimulates the release of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone by the avian hypothalamus., Endocrinology, 10.1210/en.2009-0908, 151, 271-280, 2010.01, [URL].
31. V. S. Chowdhury, K. Yamamoto, I. Saeki, I. Hasunuma, T. Shimura and K. Tsutsui, Melatonin stimulates the release of growth hormone and prolactin by a possible induction of the expression of frog growth hormone-releasing peptide and its related peptide-2 in the amphibian hypothalamus, Endocrinology, 2008.04, [URL].
32. V. S. Chowdhury and Y. Yoshimura, Changes in the responsiveness of hen anterior pituitary to cLHRH-II during induced molting, Domest. Anim. Endocrinol., 26:351-359, 2004.05, [URL].
33. V. S. Chowdhury, M. Nishibori and Y. Yoshimura, Changes in the mRNA expression of TGF receptor types II and III in the anterior pituitary during induced molting in hens, J. Poult Sci., 41:140-146, 2004.04.
34. V. S. Chowdhury, M. Nishibori and Y. Yoshimura, Changes in the expression of TGF-isoforms in the anterior pituitary during withdrawal and resumption of feeding in hens, Gen. Comp. Endocrinol., 133:1-7, 2003.08, [URL].
35. V. S. Chowdhury and Y. Yoshimura, Immunocytochemical identification of Pit-1 containing cells in the anterior pituitary of hens, J. Reprod. Dev., 2003.10, [URL].
36. V. S. Chowdhury and Y. Yoshimura, Changes of lysosomal hydrolase activity in the anterior pituitary of hens during induced molting, J. Poult Sci., 39:22-26, 2002.05.
37. V. S. Chowdhury and Y. Yoshimura, Changes in the population of immunoreactive S-100-positive folliculo-stellate cells in hens during induced molting, Poult Sci., 81:556-560, 2002.04, [URL].
38. Y. Yoshimura, V. S. Chowdhury, M. Fujita, T. Maeda and T. Obitsu, Effects of nonylphenol injection into maternal Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) on the female reproductive functions of F1 generation, J. Poult Sci., 39:266-273, 2002.04.
39. V. S. Chowdhury and Y. Yoshimura, Cell proliferation and apoptosis in the anterior pituitary of chicken during inhibition and resumption of laying, Gen. Comp. Endocrinol., 125:132-141, 2002.01, [URL].
Presentations
1. Chowdhury V.S., Han G., Shirashi J., Sugino T., Furuse M. and Bungo T. , Oral administration of L-citrulline affords thermotolerance in heat-exposed broilers
, The 18th AAAP Animal Science Congress, 2018.08.
2. Chowdhury V.S., Cockrem J.F. and Furuse M., Neuropeptide Y plays an anti-stress role in heat-exposed chicks, Asia and Oceania Society for Comparative Endocrinology, 2018.07.
3. V.S. Chowdhury, Regulation of Food Intake and Body Temperature in Heat-Exposed Chicks , Japan Poultry Science Association, 2017.09.
4. スルチョードリ ビシュワジット, L-Citrulline acts as a potential hypothermic agent in broilers, Japan Poultry Science Association, 2017.03.
5. V.S. Chowdhury, Oral administration of L-citrulline regulates thermoregulation in chicks, Japan Poultry Science Association, 2016.09.
6. V.S. Chowdhury, Effects of heat stress and its coping in chicks
, Hiroshima Univ. International Symposium, 2016.08.
7. V.S. Chowdhury, Furuse, M., Impact of oral L-citrulline administration on thermoregulation and heat-tolerance in chicks
, 17th AAAP Animal Science Congress, 2016.08.
8. V.S. Chowdhury, M. Furuse, Acute heat-stress induces diencephalic neuropeptide Y mRNA expression and alters brain concentrations of free amino acids in chicks , The 9th Int'l Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, 2015.08.
9. V.S. Chowdhury, M. Furuse, Oral administration of L-citrulline acts as a hypothermic agent in chicks, Asian Congress of Nutrition, 2015.05.
10. V.S. Chowdhury, Y. Yoshimura, Significance of inhibition and resumption of laying on apoptosis, proliferation and lysosomal hydrolase activity in the anterior pituitary of hens, The 7th World Poultry Science Association Asian Pacific Federation Conference , 2002.10.
11. V.S. Chowdhury, Y. Yoshimuar, Effects of inhibition and resumption of egg laying on the functions of anterior pituitary in hens, The 8th International Symposium on Avian Endocrinology, 2004.06.
12. V.S. Chowdhury, K. Tsutsui, Melatonin induces the expression of frog growth hormone-releasing peptide (fGRP) in the amphibian hypothalamus, The 6th Asian and Oceania Society for Comparative Endocrinology (AOSCE) , 2007.12.
13. V.S. Chowdhury, K. Tsutsui, Melatonin induces the release of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone in quail, The 9thInternational Symposium on Avian Endocrinology, 2008.07.
14. V.S. Chowdhury, K. Tsutsui, Melatonin stimulates the expression and release of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone by the avian hypothalamus, The 7thInternational Conference of Neuroendocrinology, 2010.06.
15. V.S. Chowdhury, T. Ubuka, K. Tsutsui, Melatonin stimulates the synthesis and release of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone in birds, The 7thAsian and Oceania Society for Comparative Endocrinology (AOSCE) Congress, 2012.03.
16. Vishwajit Sur Chowdhury, Kentaro Ito, M. Furuse, Oxidative damage and brain concentrations of free amino acid in heat-exposed chicks , The 10th Aisa Pacific Poultry Conference (APPC2014), 2014.10.
17. V.S. Chowdhury, Asako Shigemura, Edi Erwan, Kentaro Ito, Mohammad A. Bahry, Tran V. Phuong, Mitsuhiro Furuse, L-Citrulline, but not L-Arginine or L-Ornithine, Acts as a Hypothermic Agent in Chicks, Japan Poultry Science Association, 2014.09.
18. Vishwajit Sur Chowdhury, My journey to be a researcher and an educator, Japan Society for Comparative Endocrinology, 2013.10.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japanese Society for Animal Science
  • Japanese Society for Animal Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Japan Poultry Science Association
  • Japanese Society for Amino Acid Sciences
  • Poultry Science Association
  • World’s Poultry Science Association
  • Japan Poultry Science Association
  • Japanese Society of Animal Science
  • Japanese Society for Animal Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Asia Oceania Society for Comparative Endocrinology (AOSCE)
Awards
  • Japan Poultry Science Association Award, 2017
    on Regulation of Food Intake and Body Temperature in Heat-Exposed Chicks
  • Outstanding Paper Award [Title of the paper: Physiological and Behavioral Responses of Young Chicks to High Ambient Temperature.
    Authors: Vishwajit S. Chowdhury, Shozo Tomonaga, Shotaro Nishimura, Shoji Tabata, Mitsuhiro Furuse. 2012.49(3):212-218.]
  • Best Presentation Award
    "Melatonin stimulates the release of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone by the avian hypothalamus"
  • 32nd Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Comparative Endocrinology
    Best Presentation Award Under Forty
    "GnIH Neurons Project to GnRH Neurons in the Avian Brain"
  • Best Poster Award
    "GnIH neurons interact with GnRH-I and -II neurons in the avian brain"
  • President’s Distinction Award, Hiroshima University
    "As a recognition of distinguished results achieved in academic research"
  • Awards the Year 2003 prize, Switzerland
    "Responsiveness of LHRH-II on Anterior Pituitary of Pre- and post-molt Hens"
  • Gold Medal
    As the best student in Agriculture (Animal Science)
  • University Prize
    Best student award in Bachelor degree
Educational
Educational Activities
授業担当:
For undergraduate students:
1. Fundamental Cell Biology
2. Kikanseminar
3. Kadaikyogaku

For graduate students:
5. Biosphere Science

Voluntary Class: 
1. at Self-Access Learning Center, Kyushu University

Social
Professional and Outreach Activities
I have been collaborating for my research with Massey Univ. NZ and Texas A & M Univ. USA. .