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Psychology and Patho-physiological Outcomes of Eating

Akikazu Takada

Hamamatsu University School of Medicine

Mr. Takada became Professor Emeritus of Hamamatsu University in 2001 and was named the honorary chairman of the Asia-Pacific Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis in 2004.


Taste Receptors Hypothalamus Glucose Sucrose Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Obesity Atherosclerosis Lipid Electrolytes Hypertension Tryptophan Serum

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Ingredients of foods stimulate taste receptors and stimulated taste receptors send neural messages to the brain. Disorders of foods intake result in obesity, atherosclerosis, hormonal disturbances leading to type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases. Brain cells need glucose for the activities. Increase in glucose intake results in obesity and metabolic syndromes. However, glucose intake is prerequisite for brain functions. Salt is also important for the electrolytes balances, but too much salt intakes result in hypertension and renal diseases. Hypertension causes atherosclerosis and thrombosis. In the brain, stroke takes place in narrowed arteries caused by constriction of vessels. Serotonin and kynurenine (tryptophan metabolites) are important factors in brain functions and periphery. IDO regulates functions of T-cells in tumors, especially in lung cancer.

In this book, roles of tryptophan metabolites in activities of checkpoint inhibitors will be discussed. We welcome contribution of chapters from experts of nutrition and food related diseases to elucidate roles of eating in pathophysiology of body and brain functions.

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Akikazu Takada

Hamamatsu University School of Medicine

Dr. Takada graduated in 1961 from the Keio University School of Medicine, MD. In 1966 he received his Ph.D. degree from the same University, and soon after that became a research fellow of New York State Roswell Park Memorial Institue. In 1972 he became an assistant professor at the Department of Experimental Pathology, New York State University at Buffalo, and in 1975 he became a professor and chairman of the Department of Physiology, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine. In 2001 he became the Professor Emeritus of Hamamatsu University. From 2000 to 2014 he served as a chairman of Asia-pacific Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, and in 2004 he was named the honorary chairman of Asia-Pacific Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis.

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