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Atsufumi Kawabata

Division of Pharmacology and Pathophysiology

Kinki University School of Pharmacy




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  • Division of Pharmacology and Pathophysiology, Kinki University School of Pharmacy, Higashi-Osaka, Japan. 2007 - 2012
  • Department of Pathophysiology and Therapeutics, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kinki University, Higashi-Osaka, Japan. 1998 - 2006
  • School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kinki University, Higashi-Osaka 577-8502, Japan. 2003 - 2006


  1. Hydrogen sulfide-induced colonic mucosal cytoprotection involves T-type calcium channel-dependent neuronal excitation in rats. Matsunami, M., Kirishi, S., Okui, T., Kawabata, A. J. Physiol. Pharmacol. (2012) [Pubmed]
  2. Gastrointestinal roles for proteinase-activated receptors in health and disease. Kawabata, A., Matsunami, M., Sekiguchi, F. Br. J. Pharmacol. (2008) [Pubmed]
  3. Hydrogen sulfide as a novel nociceptive messenger. Kawabata, A., Ishiki, T., Nagasawa, K., Yoshida, S., Maeda, Y., Takahashi, T., Sekiguchi, F., Wada, T., Ichida, S., Nishikawa, H. Pain (2007) [Pubmed]
  4. Suppression of pancreatitis-related allodynia/hyperalgesia by proteinase-activated receptor-2 in mice. Kawabata, A., Matsunami, M., Tsutsumi, M., Ishiki, T., Fukushima, O., Sekiguchi, F., Kawao, N., Minami, T., Kanke, T., Saito, N. Br. J. Pharmacol. (2006) [Pubmed]
  5. Colonic hyperalgesia triggered by proteinase-activated receptor-2 in mice: involvement of endogenous bradykinin. Kawabata, A., Kawao, N., Kitano, T., Matsunami, M., Satoh, R., Ishiki, T., Masuko, T., Kanke, T., Saito, N. Neurosci. Lett. (2006) [Pubmed]
  6. Antiallodynic effect of etidronate, a bisphosphonate, in rats with adjuvant-induced arthritis: involvement of ATP-sensitive K+ channels. Kawabata, A., Kawao, N., Hironaka, Y., Ishiki, T., Matsunami, M., Sekiguchi, F. Neuropharmacology (2006) [Pubmed]
  7. Physiology and pathophysiology of proteinase-activated receptors (PARs): PARs in the respiratory system: cellular signaling and physiological/pathological roles. Kawabata, A., Kawao, N. J. Pharmacol. Sci. (2005) [Pubmed]
  8. 2-Furoyl-LIGRL-NH2, a potent agonist for proteinase-activated receptor-2, as a gastric mucosal cytoprotective agent in mice. Kawabata, A., Oono, Y., Yonezawa, D., Hiramatsu, K., Inoi, N., Sekiguchi, F., Honjo, M., Hirofuchi, M., Kanke, T., Ishiwata, H. Br. J. Pharmacol. (2005) [Pubmed]
  9. A protective role of protease-activated receptor 1 in rat gastric mucosa. Kawabata, A., Nishikawa, H., Saitoh, H., Nakaya, Y., Hiramatsu, K., Kubo, S., Nishida, M., Kawao, N., Kuroda, R., Sekiguchi, F., Kinoshita, M., Kakehi, K., Arizono, N., Yamagishi, H., Kawai, K. Gastroenterology (2004) [Pubmed]
  10. Potent and metabolically stable agonists for protease-activated receptor-2: evaluation of activity in multiple assay systems in vitro and in vivo. Kawabata, A., Kanke, T., Yonezawa, D., Ishiki, T., Saka, M., Kabeya, M., Sekiguchi, F., Kubo, S., Kuroda, R., Iwaki, M., Katsura, K., Plevin, R. J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. (2004) [Pubmed]
  11. Distinct roles for protease-activated receptors 1 and 2 in vasomotor modulation in rat superior mesenteric artery. Kawabata, A., Kubo, S., Nakaya, Y., Ishiki, T., Kuroda, R., Sekiguchi, F., Kawao, N., Nishikawa, H. Cardiovasc. Res. (2004) [Pubmed]
  12. Proteinase-activated receptor-2-mediated relaxation in mouse tracheal and bronchial smooth muscle: signal transduction mechanisms and distinct agonist sensitivity. Kawabata, A., Kubo, S., Ishiki, T., Kawao, N., Sekiguchi, F., Kuroda, R., Hollenberg, M.D., Kanke, T., Saito, N. J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. (2004) [Pubmed]
  13. Activation of trigeminal nociceptive neurons by parotid PAR-2 activation in rats. Kawabata, A., Itoh, H., Kawao, N., Kuroda, R., Sekiguchi, F., Masuko, T., Iwata, K., Ogawa, A. Neuroreport (2004) [Pubmed]
  14. Receptor-activating peptides for PAR-1 and PAR-2 relax rat gastric artery via multiple mechanisms. Kawabata, A., Nakaya, Y., Ishiki, T., Kubo, S., Kuroda, R., Sekiguchi, F., Kawao, N., Nishikawa, H., Kawai, K. Life Sci. (2004) [Pubmed]
  15. Involvement of EDHF in the hypotension and increased gastric mucosal blood flow caused by PAR-2 activation in rats. Kawabata, A., Nakaya, Y., Kuroda, R., Wakisaka, M., Masuko, T., Nishikawa, H., Kawai, K. Br. J. Pharmacol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  16. Gastrointestinal functions of proteinase-activated receptors. Kawabata, A. Life Sci. (2003) [Pubmed]
  17. Capsazepine partially inhibits neurally mediated gastric mucus secretion following activation of protease-activated receptor 2. Kawabata, A., Kinoshita, M., Kuroda, R., Kakehi, K. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Physiol. (2002) [Pubmed]
  18. Role of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors and the nitric oxide pathway in nociception/hyperalgesia elicited by protease-activated receptor-2 activation in mice and rats. Kawabata, A., Kawao, N., Itoh, H., Shimada, C., Takebe, K., Kuroda, R., Masuko, T., Kataoka, K., Ogawa, S. Neurosci. Lett. (2002) [Pubmed]
  19. Protease-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) in the pancreas and parotid gland: Immunolocalization and involvement of nitric oxide in the evoked amylase secretion. Kawabata, A., Kuroda, R., Nishida, M., Nagata, N., Sakaguchi, Y., Kawao, N., Nishikawa, H., Arizono, N., Kawai, K. Life Sci. (2002) [Pubmed]
  20. PAR-2: structure, function and relevance to human diseases of the gastric mucosa. Kawabata, A. Expert. Rev. Mol. Med (2002) [Pubmed]
  21. The protease-activated receptor-2 agonist induces gastric mucus secretion and mucosal cytoprotection. Kawabata, A., Kinoshita, M., Nishikawa, H., Kuroda, R., Nishida, M., Araki, H., Arizono, N., Oda, Y., Kakehi, K. J. Clin. Invest. (2001) [Pubmed]
  22. Factor Xa-evoked relaxation in rat aorta: involvement of PAR-2. Kawabata, A., Kuroda, R., Nakaya, Y., Kawai, K., Nishikawa, H., Kawao, N. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (2001) [Pubmed]
  23. In vivo evidence that protease-activated receptors 1 and 2 modulate gastrointestinal transit in the mouse. Kawabata, A., Kuroda, R., Nagata, N., Kawao, N., Masuko, T., Nishikawa, H., Kawai, K. Br. J. Pharmacol. (2001) [Pubmed]
  24. Lipopolysaccharide-induced subsensitivity of protease-activated receptor-2 in the mouse salivary glands in vivo. Kawabata, A., Kuroda, R., Morimoto, N., Kawao, N., Masuko, T., Kakehi, K., Kataoka, K., Taneda, M., Nishikawa, H., Araki, H. Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch. Pharmacol. (2001) [Pubmed]
  25. Activation of protease-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) triggers mucin secretion in the rat sublingual gland. Kawabata, A., Morimoto, N., Nishikawa, H., Kuroda, R., Oda, Y., Kakehi, K. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (2000) [Pubmed]
  26. Proteinase-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2): regulation of salivary and pancreatic exocrine secretion in vivo in rats and mice. Kawabata, A., Nishikawa, H., Kuroda, R., Kawai, K., Hollenberg, M.D. Br. J. Pharmacol. (2000) [Pubmed]
  27. Dual modulation by thrombin of the motility of rat oesophageal muscularis mucosae via two distinct protease-activated receptors (PARs): a novel role for PAR-4 as opposed to PAR-1. Kawabata, A., Kuroda, R., Kuroki, N., Nishikawa, H., Kawai, K. Br. J. Pharmacol. (2000) [Pubmed]
  28. Characterization of the protease-activated receptor-1-mediated contraction and relaxation in the rat duodenal smooth muscle. Kawabata, A., Kuroda, R., Kuroki, N., Nishikawa, H., Kawai, K., Araki, H. Life Sci. (2000) [Pubmed]
  29. Cross tolerance to environmental stress and endotoxin. Kawabata, A., Hata, T., Kuroda, R. Life Sci. (1998) [Pubmed]
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