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Kuniyuki Nakamura Last modified date:2021.05.28

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Academic Degree
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Internal medicine, Stroke
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
Elucidation of repair mechanism for cerebrovascular diseases (ischemic stroke) by brain pericytes and extracellular matrix
Clinical training for undergraduate students
Acute phase treatment for stroke, outpatient treatment of patients with cerebrovascular diseases
Research Interests
  • Elucidation of repair mechanism for cerebrovascular diseases by pericytes and extracellular matrix
    keyword : pericyte, extracellular matrix, blood-brain barrier, ischemic stroke
Academic Activities
1. Tomoya Shibahara, Tetsuro Ago, Masaki Tachibana, Kuniyuki Nakamura, Kei Yamanaka, Junya Kuroda, Yoshinobu Wakisaka, Takanari Kitazono, Reciprocal Interaction Between Pericytes and Macrophage in Poststroke Tissue Repair and Functional Recovery., Stroke, doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.029827., 2020.09.
2. Shibahara T, Ago T, Nakamura K, Tachibana M, Yoshikawa Y, Komori M, Yamanaka K, Wakisaka Y, Kitazono T., Pericyte-Mediated Tissue Repair through PDGFRβ Promotes Peri-Infarct Astrogliosis, Oligodendrogenesis, and Functional Recovery after Acute Ischemic Stroke., eNeuro, 10.1523/ENEURO.0474-19.2020., 7, 2, 2020.03.
3. Nakamura K, Ikeuchi T, Nara K, Rhodes CS, Zhang P, Chiba Y, Kazuno S, Miura Y, Ago T, Arikawa-Hirasawa E, Mukouyama YS, Yamada Y., Perlecan regulates pericyte dynamics in the maintenance and repair of the blood-brain barrier., J Cell Biol., 10.1083/jcb.201807178., 218, 10, 3506-3525, 2019.10.
4. Nakamura K*, Arimura K*, Nishimura A, Tachibana M, Yoshikawa Y, Makihara N, Wakisaka Y, Kuroda J, Kamouchi M, Ooboshi H, Kitazono T, Ago T. * equally contributed, Possible involvement of basic FGF in the upregulation of PDGFRβ in pericytes after ischemic stroke., Brain Res. , 2016.01.
5. Nakamura K, Kamouchi M, Arimura K, Nishimura A, Kuroda J, Ishitsuka K, Tokami H, Sugimori H, Ago T, Kitazono T., Extracellular acidification activates cAMP responsive element binding protein via Na+/H+ exchanger isoform 1-mediated Ca2+ oscillation in central nervous system pericytes., Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol., 2012.11.
6. Nakamura K, Kamouchi M, Kitazono T, Kuroda J, Matsuo R, Hagiwara N, Ishikawa E, Ooboshi H, Ibayashi S, Iida M. , Role of NHE1 in calcium signaling and cell proliferation in human CNS pericytes., Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. , 2008.04.
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Japanese Society of Matrix Biology and Medicine
  • The International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
  • The Society for Neuroscience
  • The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association
  • The Japanese Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
  • The Japanese Society of Neurology
  • The Japan Geriatrics Society
  • The Japan Stroke Society
  • The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine