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Shozo Jinno Last modified date:2020.07.01

Professor / Department of Medicine and Bioregulatory Science
Department of Basic Medicine
Faculty of Medical Sciences

Graduate School
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Outline Activities
1) Based on the behavioral pharmacology, we develop the mouse models for depression, schizophrenia, aging, and epilepsy in our lab. The aim our study is to elucidate the pathological mechanisms and therapeutic targets of these neurological and mental diseases.
2) Quantitative analysis of immunohistochemically identified components in the central nervous system using the stereological technique.
3) Multidisciplinary analysis of extracellular matrix in the central nervous system by using anatomical and electrophysiological techniques.
4) Quantitative and statistical analysis of brain plasticity using model animals for psychiatric disorders.
5) Ultrastructural analysis of patterns of expression of newly identified molecules in the central nervous system.
6) Education of undergraduate students via lecture and practical course of neuroanatomy and gross anatomy.
Research Interests
  • Using behavioral pharmacology, we analyze the hippocampus of the mouse models for depression, schizophrenia, aging, and epilepsy.
    keyword : depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy, aging, hippocampus
    2006.01Anatomical and electrophysiological evaluation of the plasticity hypothesis for psychiatric disorders.
  • Anatomical analysis of adult neurogenesis in the hippocampus
    keyword : hippocampus, neurogenesis, granule cell, neural stem cell
    2009.04~2016.03I have performed electrophysiological analysis of hippocampal mossy cells, and found those in the ventral hilus exhibited rythmic bursting activity, which was brought by persisten sodium channels..
  • Multidisciplinary analysis of long-range GABAergic projection systems in neural networks
    keyword : projection neuron, GABA, hippocampus, medial septum
    1998.04I am now engaged in multidisciplinary analysis of projection pathway of central nervous system by using anatomical and electrophysiological techniques to know the principle of neuron network system of the brain..
  • Stereological and point process analyses of various neurons and glias in the central nervous system
    keyword : neuron, glia, stereology, quantitative analysis, point process analysis
    1996.041) I have estimated the numerical densities of 8 major subpopulations of GABAergic nonprincipal neurons in the mouse hippocampus using the optical disector method, and revealed their dorsoventral differences. 2) I have estimated the numerical densities and 3D distribution patterns of microglia in the mouse hippocampus. .
  • Regulation of plasticity by perineuronal nets
    keyword : extracellular matrix, sugar chain, neuronal plasticity
Academic Activities
Membership in Academic Society
  • Society for Neuroscience
Educational Activities
1) Lecture and practical course of neuroanatomy.
2) Practical course of gross anatomy.
Other Educational Activities
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  • 2013.01.