Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh
Naoki Yoshimura, MD, PhD
Professor Department of Urology
Liliane S. Kaufmann Building, Suite 700
3471 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-692-4137

Fax: 412-692-4380


MD (Medical Science), Kyoto University School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan, 1981.
PhD (Pharmacology), Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, 1989.

Research Areas
Benign Urologic Disorders
Endocrine Pharmacology/Physiology
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Important Publications
Nishiguchi, J., Kwon, D.D., Kaiho, Y., Chancellor, M.B., Kumon, H., Snyder, P.B., Yoshimura, N.: Suppression of detrusor overactivity in rats with bladder outlet obstruction by a type 4 phosphodiesterase (PDE4) inhibitor. BJU International, 99: 680-686, 2007.
Kaiho, Y., Kamo, I, Chancellor, M.B., Arai, Y., de Groat, W.C., Yoshimura, N.: Role of noradrenergic pathways in sneeze-induced urethral continence reflex in rats. American Journal of Physiology Renal Physiology, 292: F639-F646, 2007.
Kamo, I., KaihoY., Canon, T., Chancellor, M.B., de Groat, W.C., Prantil, R.L., Vorp, D.A., Yoshimura, N.: Functional analysis of active urethral closure mechanisms under sneeze-induced stress condition in a rat model of birth trauma. Journal of Urology, 176: 2711-2715, 2006.
Masuda, N., Hayashi, Y., Matsuyoshi, H., Chancellor, M.B., de Groat, W.C., Yoshimura, N.: Characterization of hyperpolarization-activated current (Ih) in dorsal root ganglion neurons innervating rat urinary bladder. Brain Research, 1096: 40-52, 2006.
Yoshimura, N., Bennett, N.E., Hayashi, Y., Ogawa, T., Nishizawa, O., Chancellor, M.B., de Groat, W.C., Seki, S.: Bladder overactivity and hyperexcitability of bladder afferent neurons following intrathecal delivery of nerve growth factor in rats. Journal of Neuroscience, 26: 10847-10855, 2006.

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