Associate Professor

Laboratory Address

Kihara 5200, Kiyotake, Miyazaki 889-1692, JAPAN

Research Fields, Keywords

Basic and frontier research

Graduating School 【 display / non-display


    Hokkaido University   Faculty of Science   Division of Biological Science   Graduated

Graduate School 【 display / non-display


    Hokkaido University  Graduate School, Division of Earth Environmental Science and Technology  Master's Course  Completed

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

  • Laboratory animal science

  • Evolutionary biology

  • Biodiversity/Systematics


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  • Protein restriction does not affect body temperature pattern in female mice.

    Kato GA, Shichijo H, Takahashi T, Shinohara A, Morita T, Koshimoto C

    Experimental Animals     2017.06  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

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  • Comparative morphology of the penis and clitoris in four species of moles (Talpidae)

    A. Sinclair, S. Glickman, K. Catania, A. Shinohara, L. Baskin, G. R. Cunha

    Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution     2017.02  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

  • Talpid mole phylogeny unites shrew moles and illuminates overlooked cryptic species diversity

    H. Kai, A. Shinohara, K.M. Helgen, M.S. Springer, J. Xue-Long and K.L. Campbell

    Molecular Biology and Evolution   34   78 - 87   2017.01  [Refereed]

    Joint Work


  • Histological observation of spermatogenesis in the Ryukyu Long-furred rat <i>Diplothrix legata</i> in Tokunoshima Island

    Kato Goro A., Jogahara Takamichi, Goto Yoshiteru, Shinohara Akio, Koshimoto Chihiro

    Honyurui Kagaku (Mammalian Science)   57   217 - 220   2017

    Joint Work

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    <p>The Ryukyu long-furred rat is an endemic species to Japan, and recognized on the IUCN Red List as "Endangered". Little is known of its biology. We fortuitously obtained a male Ryukyu long-furred rat suspected to have been killed via a traffic accident on Tokunoshima Island, Kagoshima, Japan in August, 2016, and observed its genitals via light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy to obtain reproductive information on this species. Morphologically matured sperm were found in the epididymis, although they were very few. Spermatogenesis was observed in the seminiferous tubule of its testes. Therefore, the Ryukyu long-furred rat we observed would have had a morphologically matured testis and epididymis, and would have become reproductively functional in this season. Hereafter, we need to gather more information to know the ecological and reproductive traits of the Ryukyu long-furred rat.</p>

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  • Mole ghrelin: cDNA cloning, gene expression, and diverse molecular forms in Mogera imaizumii

    M. Satou, H. Kaiya, Y. Nishi, A. Shinohara, S-i. Kawada, M. Miyazato, K. Kangawa, H. Sugimoto

    General and Comparative Endocrinology   232   199 - 210   2016.06  [Refereed]

    Joint Work


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Review Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Evolutionary history of talpids revealed by DNA

    Akio Shinohara

    Kyushu Journal of Experimental Animals ( Kyushu Experimental Animal Research Association )  27   27 - 32   2011.11

    Introduction and explanation (scientific journal)   Single Work

  • A review of the molecular phylogeny of Japanese talpids

    Akio Shinohara

    ANIMATE Special Number1. Professor Kimiyuki Tsuchiya in commemoration of his retirement from the Tokyo University of Agriculture ( Zoological Society of Tokyo University of Agriculture )    83 - 87   2006.03

    Introduction and explanation (scientific journal)   Single Work

Other external funds procured 【 display / non-display

  • Research platform for East Asian vertebrate species diversity and formation of specimen network

    Project Year: 2011.04  -  2014.03 

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  • Molecular phylogeny of Southeast Asian moles; Interesting pieces of research in Myanmar

    A. Shinohara, S-I. Kawada, T. Jogahara, C. Koshimoto

    The Third Myanmar-Japan Symposium  2016.12  -  2016.12  Pathein University

  • Gut microbiota of Asian musk shrew (Suncus murinus) revealed by 16S rRNA gene sequences

    M. Nohara, S. H. Sakamoto, T. Jogahara, A. Kashimura, C. Koshimoto, A. Shinohara

    Joint meeting of the 22nd International Congress of Zoology (ICZ) & the 87th meeting of the ZSJ  2016.11  -  2016.11  International Society of Zoological Sciences, the Zoological Society of Japan

  • Influence of captivity on cecum microbial diversity in the large Japanese field mouse (Apodemus speciosus)

    A. Shinohara, H. Inoue, Y. Ogura, M. Nohara, S. H. Sakamoto, T. Hayashi, C. Koshimoto

    Joint meeting of the 22nd International Congress of Zoology (ICZ) & the 87th meeting of the ZSJ  2016.11  -  2016.11  International Society of Zoological Sciences, the Zoological Society of Japan

  • ヨーロッパモリネズミ(Apodemus sylvaticus)SPF 化にむけた里親哺育の有用性


    第34回九州実験動物研究会  2016.10  -  2016.10  九州実験動物研究会

  • ケナガネズミ精巣の組織学的評価(1)


    第34回九州実験動物研究会  2016.10  -  2016.10  九州実験動物研究会

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