NITTA Atsumi




Date of Birth


Laboratory Address

2630 Sugitani, Toyama-shi, Toyama, 930-0194,

Research Fields, Keywords

Neuropsycgioharmacology, Neurochemistry, Celler Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacy

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I atttept to investigate cause molecules for psychiatric diseases to develop to clinical treatement. We hope rescue the patiatnts with depresssion, dementia, schzopherenia. I also hope that my Lab members have clear vison of research work to get a novel results.

Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • 1986.04

    Gifu Pharmaceutical University   Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science   Graduated

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • 1992.04

    Nagoya University  Graduate School, Division of Medicine  Doctor's Course  Completed

  • 1990.04

    Gifu Pharmaceutical University  Graduate School, Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences  Master's Course  Completed

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2009.10

    University of ToyamaGraduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences for Research   Integrative Oriental and Western Medicine   Clinical Pharmaceutical Science   Professor  

  • 2009.10

    University of ToyamaFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences   Department of Pharmacy   Professor  

Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • 1991.04

    Japan Sosiety of Neuropsychopharmacology

  • 0991.04

    Japan Pharmaological Society

  • 1994.04

    Japan Society of Neurochemistry

  • 1994.04

    Japan Society of Neuroscience

  • 1998.11

    Society of Neuroscience

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Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Pharmacology in pharmacy

  • Neurochemistry/Neuropharmacology

Qualification acquired 【 display / non-display

  • Pharmacist


Research project summary 【 display / non-display

  • Behavioral, biological and molecular studies to clarify the function of the novel molecules for the psychiatric diseases
    Clarification of the mechanisms of addiction of substances
    Investigation of the mechanism of aging and fanctional foods on learning memory
    Pharmaceutical studies

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Vulnerability to depressive behavior induced by overexpression of striatal Shati/Nat8l via the serotonergic neuronal pathway in mice.

    Uno K, Miyanishi H, Sodeyama K, Fujiwara T,Miyazaki T,Muramatsu S, Nitta A

    behavioural brain research     2019.12

    Joint Work


  • N-acetylaspartate availability is essential for juvenile survival on fat-free diet and determines metabolic health

    Hofer DC. Zirkovits G, Pelzmann HJ, Huber K, Pessentheiner AR, Xia W, Uno K, Miyazaki T, Kon K, Tsuneki H, Pendl T, Zoughbi WA, Madreiter-Sokolowski CT, Trausinger G, Abdellatif M, Schoiswohl G, Renate S, Eisenberg T, Magnes C, Sedej S, Eckhardt M, Sasahara M, Sasaoka T, Nitta A, Hoefler G, Graier WF, Kratky D, Auwerx J, and Bogner-Strauss JG.

    The FASEB JOURNAL     2019.10

    Joint Work


  • Regulatory system of mGluR group Ⅱ in the nucleus accumbens for methamphetamine-induced dopamine increase by the medial prefrontal cortex

    Haddar M, Uno K, Hamatan K, Muratsu S, Nitta A

    Neuropsychopharmacology Reports     2019.09

    Single Work


  • Shati/Nat8l knockout mice show behavioral deficits ameliorated by atomoxetine and methylphenidate

    Kazuya Toriumi, Junko Tanaka, Takayoshi Mamiya, Tursun Alkam, Hyoung-Chun Kim, Atsumi Nitta, Toshitaka Nabeshima

    Behavioral Brain Research   339 ( 26 ) 207 - 214   2018.02

    Joint Work


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  • Shati/Nat8l and N-acetylaspartate (NAA) have important roles in regulating nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in neuronal and psychiatric diseases in animal models and humans

    Atsumi Nitta● Hiroshi Noike● Kazuyuki Sumi● Hajime Miyanishi● Takuya Tanaka● Kazuya Takaoka● Miyuki Nagakura● Noriyuki Iegaki● Jin-ichiro Kaji● Yoshiaki Miyamoto● Shin-Ichi Muramatsu● Kyosuke Uno​ (Part: Joint Work )

    Springer Nature  2018.04

  • BDNF and diabetic neuropathies in the CNS//Trends In Diabetes Mellitus Research

    Nitta, A., Furukawa, Y., Katoh, G. and Furukawa, S (Part: Joint Work )

    Nova Science Publishers Inc/Trends In Diabetes Mellitus Research  2005

  • Fos expression associated with thediscriminative stimulus effects of methamphetamine in rats./Current Status of Drug Dependence/Abuse Studies: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Drugs of Abuse and Neurotoxicity

    Zeng, N., Nakajima, A., He, J., Nitta, A., Yamada, K. and Nabeshima (Part: Joint Work )

    New YorkAcademy of Sciences/Current Status of Drug Dependence/Abuse Studies: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Drugs of Abuse and Neurotoxicity  2004

  • Nefiracetam attenuates methamphetamine-induced discriminative stimulus effects in rats.

    Yan, Y., Mizuno, T., Nitta, A., Yamada, K. and Nabeshima, T (Part: Joint Work )

    New YorkAcademy of Sciences  2004

  • Stimulation of neurotrophin synthesis by 4-methyl catechol: an approach to the treatment of neurodegeneration.

    Furukawa, S., Nitta, A. and Furukawa, Y (Part: Joint Work )

    Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers  2002

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Review Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Animal models for Alzheimer disease

    Neurogical Medecine   80 ( 4 ) 461 - 465   2014.04

    Introduction and explanation (scientific journal)   Single Work

  • Behavioral Phenotypes for Negative Symptoms in Animal Models of Schizophrenia

    Miyamoto Y, Nitta A

    J Pharmacol Sci   126   310 - 320   2014

    Introduction and explanation (scientific journal)   Single Work

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Grant-in-Aid for challenging Exploratory Research

    Project Year: 2017.04  -   

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)

    Project Year: 2015.04  -  2018.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for challenging Exploratory Research

    Project Year: 2015.04  -  2017.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)

    Project Year: 2009.03  -  2011.03 


Academic Activity 【 display / non-display

  • 2016.10

    Japan Sosiety of Neuropsychopharmacology  

  • 2015.10

    Asian Collage of Neuropsychopharmacology  

  • 2017.01

    Japan Society of Neurochemistry  

  • 2014.10

    Japan Sosiety of Neuropsychopharmacology  

  • 2014.06

    Japan Society of Neurochemistry