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Shotaro Nishimura Last modified date:2021.08.24

Associate Professor / Animal & Mairne Biosciences / Department of Bioresource Sciences / Faculty of Agriculture


Papers
1. Kawabata, Fuminori, Yoshida, Yuta, Inoue, Yuki, Kawabata, Yuko, Nishimura, Shotaro, Tabata, Shoji, Behavioral preference and conditioned taste aversion to oleic acid solution in chickens, POULTRY SCIENCE, 10.1016/j.psj.2020.10.014, 100, 1, 372-376, 2021.01.
2. Jun Hai, Fuminori Kawabata, Kunitoshi Uchida, Shotaro Nishimura & Shoji Tabata, Intragastric administration of AMG517, a TRPV1 antagonist, enhanced activity-dependent energy metabolism via capsaicin-sensitive sensory nerves in mice., Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, 84, 10, 2121-2127, 2020.10, [URL].
3. Fuminori Kawabata, Bapon Dey, Yuta Yoshida, Shotaro Nishimura, Shoji Tabata, Bitter taste receptor antagonists inhibit the bitter taste of canola meal extract in chickens., The Journal of Poultry Science, 57, 3, 223-228, 2020.07, [URL].
4. Liang, R. , Y. Kawabata, F. Kawabata, S. Nishimura, S. Tabata, Differences in the acidic sensitivity of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) between chickens and mice., Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 10.1016/j.bbrc.2019.05.129., 515, 2, 386-393, 2019.07.
5. Sasaki S., T.Ikeda, S.Okihara, S.Nishimura, R.Nakadate, H.Saeki, E.Oki, M.Mori, M.Hashizume and Y.Maehara , Principles and development of collagen-mediated tissue fusion induced by laser irradiation. , Scientific Reports, 10.1038/s41598-019-45486-4, 9, 9383, 2019.06.
6. Yoshida,Y., Z.Wang, K.F.Tehrani, E.G.Pendleton, R.Tanaka, L.J.Mortensen, S.Nishimura, S.Tabata, H.-X.Liu and F.Kawabata, Bitter taste receptor T2R7 and umami taste receptor subunit T1R1 are expressed highly in Vimentin-negative taste bud cells in chickens., Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 10.1016/j.bbrc.2019.02.021., 511, 2, 280-286, 2019.04.
7. Jun Hai, Fuminori Kawabata, Ruojun Liang, Shotaro Nishimura, Shoji Tabata, Differences in the effects of TRPV1 antagonists on energy metabolism in mice, Biomedical research (Tokyo, Japan), 10.2220/biomedres.39.279, 39, 6, 279-286, 2018.12, Transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) is a nociceptive cation channel that is activated by heat, protons and chemical ligands such as capsaicin. We investigated the roles of the capsaicin receptor, TRPV1, in controlling the energy metabolism of the whole body. It has been reported that the activation of TRPV1 by its agonists enhances energy metabolism. In this study, we used a respiratory gas analysis system to examine whether the inhibition of TRPV1 changes energy metabolism in mice. In addition, we examined the contributions of different modes of TRPV1 activation (heat, protons and capsaicin) to determine the influence of 3 different TRPV1 antagonists on energy metabolism. Here, we showed that intragastric administration of AMG517, a nonselective antagonist of TRPV1 (for heat, protons and capsaicin), enhanced energy metabolism as much as did intraperitoneal administration. On the other hand, intraperitoneal administration of AMG9810, a nonselective antagonist like AMG517, enhanced energy expenditure more than intragastric administration. However, the administration of JYL1421, a TRPV1 antagonist that very strongly inhibits TRPV1 activated by capsaicin, did not change energy metabolism. Taken together, these results suggest that the type of TRPV1 antagonists and the routes of its administration have different effects on energy metabolism in a normal body. Surprisingly, co-administration of JYL1421 and capsaicin significantly enhanced the energy metabolism more than administration of capsaicin alone. These results support the possibility that an unconventional mechanism is responsible for the increase in energy metabolism that occurs via TRPV1 inhibition..
8. Bapon Dey, Fuminori Kawabata, Yuko Kawabata, Shotaro Nishimura, Shoji Tabata, Bitter taste sensitivity and the expression of bitter taste receptors at different growth stages of chicks, Journal of Poultry Science, 10.2141/jpsa.0170188, 55, 3, 204-209, 2018.07, Bitterness is one of the five basictastes, and sensitivity to bitterness is important in that it enables animals to avoid harmful and toxic substances. In humans, taste sensitivity decreases with age, although the extent of loss varies depending on the taste quality. In chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus), baby chicks have been found to be more sensitive to salt and sour taste qualities than adults. In this study, therefore, we investigated the growth-associated changes in bitter taste sensitivity in chicks. We examined the behavioral perceptions toward the bitter compounds chloramphenicol and andrographolide in chicks at three different growth stages. Then, we measured the relative expression of the functional bitter taste receptors in the chick palate. In behavioral drinking tests, the 0-1-week-old chicks consumed a significantly lower amount of bitter solutions than water, whereas the 8-9-week-old chicks showed lower avoidance of the bitter solutions than the 0-1-week-old and 4-5-week-old chicks. Real-time PCR assay showed that the 0-1-week-old chicks had significantly higher expression of one of the functional bitter taste receptors in the palate than that in the older chicks. These results suggest that baby chicks are more sensitive to bitterness than older chicks. These findings may be useful in the production of new feedstuff for chicks according to their growth stages..
9. Yuta Yoshida, Fuminori Kawabata, Yuko Kawabata, Shotaro Nishimura, Shoji Tabata, Short-term perception of and conditioned taste aversion to umami taste, and oral expression patterns of umami taste receptors in chickens, Physiology and Behavior, 10.1016/j.physbeh.2018.03.020, 191, 29-36, 2018.07, Umami taste is one of the five basic tastes (sweet, umami, bitter, sour, and salty), and is elicited by L-glutamate salts and 5′-ribonucleotides. In chickens, the elucidation of the umami taste sense is an important step in the production of new feedstuff for the animal industry. Although previous studies found that chickens show a preference for umami compounds in long-term behavioral tests, there are limitations to our understanding of the role of the umami taste sense in chicken oral tissues because the long-term tests partly reflected post-ingestive effects. Here, we performed a short-term test and observed agonists of chicken umami taste receptor, L-alanine and L-serine, affected the solution intakes of chickens. Using this method, we found that chickens could respond to umami solutions containing monosodium L-glutamate (MSG) + inosine 5′-monophosphate (IMP) within 5 min. We also demonstrated that chickens were successfully conditioned to avoid umami solution by the conditioned taste aversion test. It is noted that conditioning to umami solution was generalized to salty and sweet solutions. Thus, chickens may perceive umami taste as a salty- and sweet-like taste. In addition, we found that umami taste receptor candidates were differentially expressed in different regions of the chicken oral tissues. Taken together, the present results strongly suggest that chickens have a sense of umami taste and have umami taste receptors in their oral tissue..
10. Yuta YOSHIDA, Fuminori KAWABATA, Yuko KAWABATA, Shotaro NISHIMURA and Shoji TABATA, Expression levels of taste-related genes in palate and tongue tip, and involvement of transient receptor potential subfamily M member 5 (TRPM5) in taste sense in chickens, Animal Science Journal, 89, 2, 441-447, 2018.02.
11. Kawabata Y, F.Kawabata, S.Nishimura, S.Tabata, Oral lipase activities and fat-taste receptors for fat-taste sensing in chickens, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 495, 1, 131-135, 2018.01.
12. Nishimura S, Teshima A, Kawabata F, Tabata S., Estradiol inhibits hepatic stellate cell area and collagen synthesis in the chicken liver, Animal Science Journal, 88, 1827-1834, 2017.11.
13. Nishimura S, Yamashita M, Kaneko T, Kawabata F, Tabata S., Cytokeratin-positive folliculo-stellate cells in the chicken adenohypophysis, Animal Science Journal, 88, 88, 1835-1841, 2017.11.
14. Fuminori KAWABATA, Yuko KAWABATA, Ruojun LIANG, Shotaro NISHIMURA, Shoji TABATA, Comparative analysis of allyl isothiocyanate (AITC)-induced carbohydrate oxidation changes via TRPV1 between mice and chickens, Biomedical Research, 38, 3, 149-155, 2017.06.
15. Bapon Dey, Fuminori Kawabata, Yuko Kawabata, Yuta Yoshida, Shotaro Nishimura, Shoji Tabata, Identification of functional bitter taste receptors and their antagonist in chickens, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2016.11.096, 482, 4, 693-699, 2017.01, Elucidation of the taste sense of chickens is important not only for the development of chicken feedstuffs for the chicken industry but also to help clarify the evolution of the taste sense among animals. There are three putative chicken bitter taste receptors, chicken T2R1 (cT2R1), cT2R2 and cT2R7, which were identified using genome information and cell-based assays. Previously, we have shown that cT2R1 is a functional bitter taste receptor through both cell-based assays and behavioral tests. In this study, therefore, we focused on the sensitivities of the other two bitter receptors, cT2R2 and cT2R7, by using their agonists in behavioral tests. We tested three agonists of cT2R2 and three agonists of cT2R7. In a 10-min drinking study, the intakes of cT2R2 agonist solutions were not different from that of water. On the other hand, the intakes of cT2R7 agonist solutions were significantly lower compared to water. In addition, we constructed cT2R1-and cT2R7-expressing cells in order to search for an antagonist for these functional bitter taste receptors. By using Ca2+ imaging methods, we found that 6-methoxyflavanone (6-meth) can inhibit the activities of both cT2R1 and cT2R7. Moreover, 6-meth also inhibited the reduction of the intake of bitter solutions containing cT2R1 or cT2R7 agonists in behavioral tests. Taken together, these results suggested that cT2R7 is a functional bitter taste receptor like cT2R1, but that cT2R2 is not, and that 6-meth is an antagonist for these two functional chicken bitter taste receptors. This is the first identification of an antagonist of chicken bitter receptors..
16. Yuta Yoshida, Yuko Kawabata, Fuminori Kawabata, Shotaro Nishimura, Shoji Tabata, Expressions of multiple umami taste receptors in oral and gastrointestinal tissues, and umami taste synergism in chickens., Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 466, 3, 346-349, 2015.10, Umami taste is one of the five basic taste qualities, along with sweet, bitter, sour, and salty, and is elicited by some l-amino acids and their salts, including monopotassium l-glutamate (MPG). The unique characteristic of umami taste is that it is synergistically enhanced by 5'-ribonucleotides such as inosine 5'-monophosphate (IMP). Unlike the other four basic taste qualities, the presence of umami taste sense in avian species is not fully understood. In this study, we demonstrated the expression of multiple umami taste receptor candidates in oral and gastrointestinal tract tissues in chickens using RT-PCR analysis. We first showed the metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs) expressed in these tissues. Furthermore, we examined the preference for umami taste in chickens, focusing on the synergistic effect of umami taste as determined by the two-feed choice test. We concluded that chickens preferred feed containing both added MPG and added IMP over feeds containing either added MPG or added IMP alone and over the control feed. These results suggest that the umami taste sense and synergism are conserved in chickens..
17. Nozomi Hirose, Yuko Kawabata, Fuminori Kawabata, Shotaro Nishimura, Shoji Tabata, Bitter taste receptor T2R1 activities were compatible with behavioral sensitivity to bitterness in chickens., Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 460, 2, 464-468, 2015.05, Clarification of the mechanism of the sense of taste in chickens will provide information useful for creating and improving new feedstuffs for chickens, because the character of the taste receptors in oral tissues affects feeding behavior in animals. In this study, we focused on the sensitivity to bitterness in chickens. We cloned one of the bitter taste receptors, T2R1, from the chicken palate, constructed several biosensor-cells expressing chicken T2R1 (cT2R1), and determined a highly sensitive biosensor of cT2R1 among them. By using Ca2+ imaging methods, we identified two agonists of cT2R1, dextromethorphan (Dex) and diphenidol (Dip). Dex was a new agonist of cT2R1 that was more potent than Dip. In a behavioral drinking study, the intake volumes of solutions of these compounds were significantly lower than that of water in chickens. These aversive concentrations were identical to the concentrations that could activate cT2R1 in a cell-based assay. These results suggest that the cT2R1 activities induced by these agonists are linked to behavioral sensitivity to bitterness in chickens..
18. Ryo Sawamura, Yuko Kawabata, Fuminori Kawabata, Shotaro Nishimura, Shoji Tabata, The role of G-protein-coupled receptor 120 in fatty acids sensing in chicken oral tissues., Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 458, 2, 387-391, 2015.03, Clarification of the mechanism of chickens’ taste sense will provide meaningful information for creating and improving new feedstuff for chickens, because the character of taste receptors in oral tissues affects feeding behavior in animals. Although fatty acids are partly recognized via G-protein coupled receptor 120 (GPR120) for fat taste in mammalian oral tissues, the fat taste receptor of chickens has not been elucidated. Here we cloned chicken GPR120 (cGPR120) from the chicken palate, which contains taste buds. By using Ca2+ imaging methods, we identified oleic acid and linoleic acid as cGPR120 agonists. Interestingly, in a behavioral study the chickens preferred corn oil-rich feed over mineral oil (control oil)-rich feed. Because corn oil contains high amounts of oleic acid and linoleic acid, this result was thought to be reasonable. Taken together, the present results suggest that cGPR120 is one of the functional fat taste receptors in chickens..
19. Ken-Ichi Kudo, Fuminori Kawabata, Toumi Nomura, Ayumi Aridome, Shotaro Nishimura, Shoji Tabata, Isolation of chicken taste buds for real-time Ca2+ imaging. , Animal Science Journal, 10.1111/asj.12222, 85, 10, 904-909, 2014.10, We isolated chicken taste buds and used a real-time Ca2+ imaging technique to investigate the functions of the taste cells. With RT-PCR, we found that isolated chicken taste bud-like cell subsets express chicken gustducin messenger RNA. Immunocytochemical techniques revealed that the cell subsets were also immunopositive for chicken gustducin. These results provided strong evidence that the isolated cell subsets contain chicken taste buds. The isolated cell subsets were spindle-shaped and approximately 61–75 μm wide and 88–98 μm long, and these characteristics are similar to those of sectional chicken taste buds. Using Ca2+ imaging, we observed the buds' response to 2 mmol/L quinine hydrochloride (a bitter substance) and their response to a mixture of 25 mmol/L L-glutamic acid monopotassium salt monohydrate and 1 mmol/L inosine 5′-monophosphate disodium salt, umami substances. The present study is the first morphological demonstration of isolated chicken taste buds, and our results indicate that the isolated taste buds were intact and functional approaches for examining the taste senses of the chicken using Ca2+ imaging can be informative..
20. Mori, M., S.Kasa, Y.Isozaki, T.Kamori, S.Yamaguchi, S.Ueda, T.Kuwano, M.Eguchi, K.Isayama, S.Nishimura, S.Tabata, N.Yamauchi, M.-A.Hattori. , Improvement of the cellular quality of cryopreserved bovine blastocysts accompanied by enhancement of the ATP-binding cassette sub-family B member 1 expression. , Reproductive Toxicology, 35, 17-24, 2013.01, The ATP-binding cassette sub-family B member 1 (ABCB1) plays a critical role in maintaining the metabolic capability of cells as an efflux transporter that pumps xenobiotics out of cells. We investigated the effects of highly expressed ABCB1 on the development and viability of cryopreserved bovine embryos. The ABCB1 level in cultured bovine embryos was decreased during development to blastocyststage compared to germinal vesicle- and second metaphase-stage oocytes. When bovine embryos were cultured with forskolin and/or rifampicin, the ABCB1 level was significantly increased in blastocysts but embryo development was not significantly improved. After embryo cryopreservation, highly ABCB1-expressed blastocysts exhibited significant increases in viability and hatching rates. The high viability of the cryopreserved blastocysts was accompanied by a significant increase in cell proliferation during culture for 48 h. Thus, ABCB1 is expressed in bovine oocytes and embryos, and the cellular quality of bovine blastocysts is improved by the enhancement of ABCB1 expression..
21. Chowdhury, VS., S.Tomonaga, S.Nishimura, S.Tabata and M.Furuse, Physiological and behavioral responses of young chicks to high ambient temperature., The Journal of Poultry Science, 49, 3, 212-218, 2012.07.
22. Hara,M., K.Tabata, T.Suzuki, M.-K. Q. Do, W.Mizunoya, M.Nakamura, S.Nishimura, S.Tabata, Y.Ikeuchi, K.Sunagawa, J. E. Anderson, R. E. Allen and R.Tatsumi, Calcium influx through a possible coupling of cation channels impacts skeletal muscle satellite cell activation in response to mechanical stretch., American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology, 302, 12, C1741-C1750, 2012.06.
23. Nishimura, S., A.Teshima, V.S.Chowdhury and S.Tabata, Changes in collagen fiber content and hepatic stellate cell distribution in the liver of chick embryos and growing chickens., Animal Science Journal, 83, 6, 499-503, 2012.06.
24. Chowdhury, VS., S.Tomonaga, S.Nishimura, S.Tabata, J.F.Cockrem, K.Tsutsui and M.Furuse, Hypothalamic gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone precursor mRNA is increased during depressed food intake in heat-exposed chicks., Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A, 162, 227-233, 2012.05.
25. Nishimura, S., A.Sagara, A.Teshima and S.Tabata, The comparison of the collagen fiber contents and hepatic stellate cell distribution in male and female chicken livers., Animal Science Journal, 82, 6, 759-763, 2011.12.
26. Kudo, K.-I., K.-I. Wakamatsu, S.Nishimura and S.Tabata, Gustducin is expressed in the taste buds of the chicken., Animal Science Journal, 81, 6, 666-672, 2010.12.
27. Kudo, K.-I., J.-I.Shiraishi, S.Nishimura, T.Bungo and S.Tabata, The number of taste buds is related to bitter taste sensitivity in layer and broiler chickens., Animal Science Journal, 81, 2, 240-244, 2010.04.
28. Das,C., B.C.Roy, I.Oshima, H.Miyachi, S.Nishimura, H.Iwamoto and S.Tabata, Collagen content and architecture of the pectoralis muscle in male chicks and broilers reared under various nutritional conditions., Animal Science Journal, 81, 2, 252-263, 2010.04.
29. Nishimura, S., A.Sagara, I.Oshima, Y.Ono, H.Iwamoto, K.Okano, H.Miyachi and S.Tabata, Immunohistochemical and scanning electron microscopic comparison of the collagen network constructions between pig, goat and chicken livers., Animal Science Journal, 80: 451-459, 2009.08.
30. Das,C., B.C.Roy, I.Oshima, H.Miyachi, S.Nishimura, H.Iwamoto and S.Tabata, Collagen content and architecture of the puboischiofemoralis muscle in male chicks and broilers with different growth rates on various nutritional planes., British Poultry Science, 50: 424-435, 2009.08.
31. Tatsumi, R., A.L.Wuollet, K.Tabata, S.Nishimura, S.Tabata, W.Mizunoya, Y.Ikeuchi and R.E.Allen, A role for calcium-calmodulin in regulating nitric oxide production during skeletal muscle satellite cell activation., American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology, 296:C922-C929, 2009.04.
32. Das, C., B.C.Roy, I.Oshima, H.Miyachi, S.Nishimura, H.Iwamoto and S.Tabata, Relative size of the hind limb and wing part, and the muscle distribution in chicks and broilers produced under different nutritional regimes, Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, 54(1): 91-96, 2009.03.
33. Das, C., B.C. Roy, I.Oshima, H.Miyachi, S.Nishimura, H.Iwamoto and S.Tabata, Collagen content and architecture of the iliotibialis lateralis muscle in male chicks and broilers with different growth rates fed on different nutritional planes., British Poultry Science, 50(1):47-56, 2009.02.
34. Oshima, I., H.Iwamoto, Y.-N.Nakamura, K.Takayama, Y.Ono, T.Murakami, N.Shiba, S.Tabata and S.Nishimura , Comparative study of the histochemical properties, collagen content and architecture of the skeletal muscles of wild boar crossbred pigs and commercial hybrid pigs. , Meat Science, 81: 382-390, 2009.02.
35. Kudo, K.-I., S.Nishimura and S.Tabata, Distribution of taste buds in layer-type chickens: scanning electron microscopic observations., Animal Science Journal, 79(6):680-685, 2008.12.
36. Oshima, I., H.Iwamoto, S.Tabata, Y.Ono, A.Ishibashi, N.Shiba, H.Miyachi and S.Nishimura, Comparative observation on the growth changes of the histochemical properties and collagen architecture of the Musculus puboischiofemoralis pars medialis from Silky, layer-type and meat-type cockerels., Animal Science Journal, 79: 255-269., 2008.04.
37. Das, C., B.C.Roy, I.Oshima, H.Miyachi, S.Nishimura, S.Tabata and H.Iwamoto, Carcass composition and skeletal muscle distribution in broilers produced under different nutritional regimes - 3. Male broilers showing maximum early growth and restricted later growth., Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, 53(1): 55-59., 2008.02.
38. Das, C., B.C.Roy, I.Oshima, H.Miyachi, S.Nishimura, S.Tabata and H.Iwamoto, Carcass composition and skeletal muscle distribution in broilers produced under different nutritional regimes ‐ 2. Male broilers fed for rapid later growth following severe nutritional restriction during early growth., Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, 53(1): 49-53., 2008.02.
39. Das, C., B.C.Roy, I.Oshima, H.Miyachi, S.Nishimura, S.Tabata and H.Iwamoto, Carcass composition and skeletal muscle distribution in broilers produced under different nutritional regimes - 1. Male chicks at three weeks of age., Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, 53(1): 43-47, 2008.02.
40. Oshima, I., H.Iwamoto, S.Tabata, Y.Ono, A.Ishibashi, N.Shiba, H.Miyachi, T.Goto and S.Nishimura., Comparative observations on the growth changes of the histochemical property and collagen architecture of the Musculus pectoralis from Silky, layer-type and meat-type cockerels., Animal Science Journal, 78:619-630., 2007.12.
41. Oshima, I., H.Iwamoto, S.Tabata, Y.Ono, A.Ishibashi, N.Shiba, H.Miyachi, T.Goto and S.Nishimura., Comparative observations on the growth changes of the histochemical property and collagen architecture of the iliotibialis lateralis muscle from Silky, layer and meat type cockerels., Animal Science Journal, 78(5):546-559., 2007.10.
42. Nakamura, Y-N., H.Iwamoto, T.Yamaguchi, Y.Ono, Y.Nakanishi, S.Tabata, S.Nishimura and T.Gotoh., Three-dimensional reconstruction of intramuscular collagen networks of bovine muscle: A demonstration by an immunohistochemical/confocal laser-scanning microscopic method., Animal Science Journal, 78:445-447., 2007.08.
43. Nakamura,Y.-N., H.Iwamoto, T.Etoh, Y.Shiotsuka, T.Yamaguchi, Y.Ono, S.Tabata, S.Nishimura and T.Gotoh, Three-Dimensional Observation of Connective Tissue of Bovine Masseter Muscle under Concentrate- and Roughage-Fed Conditions by using Immunohistochemical/Confocal Laser-Scanning Microscopic Methods., Journal of Food Science, 72(6):E375-E381., 2007.08.
44. Roy, B.C., I.Oshima, H.Miyachi, N.Shiba, S.Nishimura, S.Tabata and H.Iwamoto., Histochemical properties and collagen architecture of M. iliotibialis lateralis and M. puboischiofemoralis in male broilers with different growth rates induced by feeding at different planes of nutrition, British Poultry Science, 48(3):312-322., 2007.06.
45. Tabata, S., Y.Takemura, M.Kobayashi, M.Ikeda, S.Nishimura, Y.Sato, R.Tatsumi, Y.Ikeuchi and H.Iwamoto, Mechanism of Ca2+ increase in myoblasts derived from chicken embryos., Journal of Electron Microscopy, 55(5): 265-271., 2006.12.
46. Tabata, S., K.-I.Kudo, A.Wada-Takemura, S.Nishimura and H.Iwamoto, Structure of bovine fungiform taste buds and their immunoreactivity for gustducin., The Journal of Veterinary Medical Science, 68(9):953-957, 2006.09.
47. Roy, B.C., I.Oshima, H.Miyachi, N.Shiba, S.Nishimura, S.Tabata and H.Iwamoto., Effects of nutritional level on the muscle development, histochemical properties of myofibre, and collagen architecture in the pectoralis muscle of male broilers., British Poultry Science, 47(4):433-442., 2006.08.
48. Nishimura, S., I.Oshima, Y.Ono, S.Tabata, A.Ishibashi and H.Iwamoto, Age-related changes in the intramuscular distribution of melanocytes in the Silky fowl., British Poultry Science, 47(4):426-432., 2006.08.
49. Shiba, N., Y.-N.Nakamura, M.Matsuzaki, S.Tabata, S.Nishimura, E.Tsuneishi and H.Iwamoto, Comparative study of the collagen content and architecture of the Longissimus muscle in concentrate- and forage-fed male goats., J.Fac.Agr.,Kyushu Univ., 51(1), 105-109., 2006.02.
50. Nishimura,S., M.Ootsu, I.Oshima, S.Tabata and H.Iwamoto, Scanning electron microscopic comparison of the three-dimensional collagen architectures in rat, pig and chicken adenohypophyses., J.Fac.Agr.,Kyushu Univ., 51(1), 121-124., 2006.02.
51. Nishimura, S., H.Shimoda, I.Oshima, Y.Ono, K.Okano, A.Ishibashi, S.Tabata and H.Iwamoto, Proportions of melanocyte stimulating hormone-immunoreactive cells in the adenohypophysis of Silky and hyperpigmentation-free cockerels., Animal Science Journal, 10.1111/j.1740-0929.2005.00306.x, 76, 6, 575-579, 76:575-579, 2005.12.
52. Fu, X., S.Nishimura and T.E.Porter, Evidence that lactotrophs do not differentiate directly from somatotrophs during chick embryonic development., Journal of Endocrinology, 10.1677/joe.1.05799, 183, 2, 417-425, 183:417-425, 2004.11.
53. Bossis, I., S.Nishimura, M.Muchow and T.E.Porter, Pituitary expression of type I and type II glucocorticoid receptors during chicken embryonic development and their involvement in growth hormone cell differentiation., Endocrinology, 10.1210/en.2004-0155, 145, 7, 3523-3531, 145(7):3523-3531., 2004.07.
54. Nishimura, S., S.Tabata, Y.-N.Nakamura, K.Okano and H.Iwamoto, Three-dimensional architecture and distribution of collagen components in the goat hypophysis., The Anatomical Record, 10.1002/ar.a.20014, 277A, 2, 275-286, 277A:275-286., 2004.04.
55. Nakamura,Y.-N., H.Iwamoto, N.Shiba, H.Miyachi, S.Tabata and S.Nishimura, Developmental states of the collagen content, distribution and architecture in the pectoralis, iliotibialis lateralis and puboischiofemoralis muscles of male Red Cornish x New Hampshire and normal broilers., British Poultry Science, 10.1080/00071660410001668833, 45, 1, 31-40, 45:31-40., 2004.01.
56. Nakamura,Y.-N., H.Iwamoto, N.Shiba, H.Miyachi, S.Tabata and S.Nishimura, Growth changes of the collagen content and architecture in the pectoralis and iliotibialis lateralis muscles of cockerels., British Poultry Science, 10.1080/00071660400014309, 45, 6, 753-761, 45:753-761, 2004.01.
57. Nakamura, Y.-N., H.Iwamoto, Y.Ono, N.Shiba, S.Nishimura and S.Tabata, Relationship among collagen amount, distribution and architecture in the M. longissimus thoracis and M. pectoralis profundus from pigs., Meat Science, 10.1016/S0309-1740(02)00135-3, 64, 1, 43-50, 64:43-50., 2003.01.
58. Tabata, S., A.Wada, T.Kobayashi, S.Nishimura, M.Muguruma, H.Iwamoto, Bovine circumvallate taste buds: Taste cell structure and immunoreactivity to alpha-gustducin., The Anatomical Record, 10.1002/ar.a.10098, 271A, 1, 217-224, 271A:217-224., 2003.01.
59. Iwamoto, H., T.Gotoh, S.Tabata, S.Nishimura and S.Okamoto, Changes of histochemical profiles of myofibers in pectoralis and supracoracoideus fasciculi induced by breeding into large or small body size in Japanese quails., Animal Science Journal, 74:111-118., 2003.01.
60. Nakamura, Y.-N., , H.Iwamoto, S. Tabata, Y. Ono, N. Shiba, S. Nishimura, Comparison of collagen content, distribution and architecture among the pectoralis, iliotibialis lateralis and puboischiofemolis muscles with different myofiber composition in Silkey cocks., Animal Science Journal, 74:119-128., 2003.01.
61. Iwamoto, H., Ooga T, Moriya T, Miyachi H, Matsuzaki M, Nishimura S, Tabata S., Comparison of the histological and histochemical properties of skeletal muscles between carbon dioxide and electrically stunned chickens., Br Poult Sci., 10.1080/0007166022000004462, 43, 4, 551-559, 43:551-559., 2002.01.
62. Iwamoto, H., Tabata S, Sakakibara K, Nishimura S, Gotoh T, Koga Y, Scanning electron microscopic observation of the architecture of collagen fibres in chicken M. iliotibialis lateralis., British Poultry Science, 42, 3, 321-326, 42:321-326., 2001.01.
63. Nishimura S., K.Ikeda, K.Okano, T.Gotoh, S.Tabata and H.Iwamoto, Proportional changes of somatotrophs, mammotrophs and somatomammotrophs induced by cessation of lactation in female goat adenohypophysis., Animal Science Journal, 72:32-38., 2001.01.
64. Morita, S., H.Iwamoto, Y.Fukumitsu, T.Gotoh, S.Nishimura and Y.Ono, Heterogeneous composition of histochemical fibre types in the different parts of M.longissimus thoracis from Mishima (Japanese native) steers., Meat Science, 10.1016/S0309-1740(99)00070-4, 54, 1, 59-63, 54 : 59-63., 2000.01.
65. Sakakibara, K., S.Tabata, N.Shiba, T.Gotoh, S.Nishimura and H.Iwamoto, Myofibre composition and total collagen content in M. iliotibialis lateralis and M. pectoralis of Silkie and White Leghorn chickens., British Poultry Science, 10.1080/713654983, 41, 5, 570-574, 41:570-574., 2000.01.
66. Nishimura S., K.Okano, K.Yasukouchi, T.Gotoh, S.Tabata and H.Iwamoto, Testis Developments and puberty in the male Tokara (Japanese native) goat., Animal Reproduction Science, 10.1016/S0378-4320(00)00197-4, 64, 1-2, 127-131, 64:127-131., 2000.01.
67. Nakayama, M., S.Nishimura, K.Okano, H.Iwamoto, H.Miyamoto and N.Manabe, Immunohistochemical localization of basic fibroblast growth factor and gonadotrophin in the goat pituitary gland., J. Mamm. Ova Res.,, 16 : 53-58., 1999.04.
68. Bungo T. Nishimura S. Nakano Y. Okano K. Furusawa H. Shimojo M. Furuse M. Masuda Y. Goto I, Comparison of body weight changes between sexes and among differences in litter composition during suckling period in kids of Tokara native goats., J.Fac.Agr.,Kyushu Univ., 44, 1-2, 105-109, 44(1-2):105-109., 1999.01.
69. Morita, S., H.Iwamoto, Y.Fukumitsu, T.Gotoh, S.Nishimura, Y.Ono, Comparative studies on the fiber type composition in the different parts of M. biceps femoris of Mishima steers., Animal Science Journal,, 70(9):J177-J183, 1999.01.
70. Iwamoto, H., T.Gotoh, S.Nishimura, Y.Ono, H.Takahara, Inter- and Intra-breed variation in the fiber type composition of M. longissimus lumborum and M. biceps femoris in Japanese Black, Japanese Brown, Holstein and F1(Japanese Black× Holstein) steers., Animal Science Journal,, 70(6):492-498., 1999.01.
71. Nishimura, S., K.Ikeda, M.Nakayama, K.Okano and H.Iwamoto, Regional distribution and ultrastructural characteristics of growth hormone-secreting (GH) cells in the Adenohypophysis of Tokara goat., J.Fac.Agr., Kyushu Univ., 42, 3-4, 345-354, 42(3-4):345-354., 1998.03.
72. Iwamoto, H., F.Katoh, T.Gotoh, S. Nishimura, Y.Ono, Y.Nishio, E.Fukuhara and H.Takahara, Effect of parent Shamo cocks on the histochemical properties of M. iliotibialis lateralis and M. supracoracoideus on their crossbred broilers, British Poultry Science, 39:589-595., 1998.01.