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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Augustine, V., Gokce, S.K., Oka, Y., Peripheral and central nutrient sensing underlying appetite regulation. Trends in Neurosciences (in press)
  • Oka, Y., Opening a "Wide" Window onto Taste Signal Transmission. Neuron (preview) 98 (3), 456-458 (2018)
  • Augustine, V., #Gokce, S.K., #Lee, S., Wang, B., Davidson, T.J., Reimann, F., Gribble, F., Deisseroth, K., Lois, C., Oka, Y*. Hierarchical neural architecture underlying thirst regulation. Nature 555, 204-209 (2018)
  • Zocchi, D., Wennemuth, G. & Oka, Y*. The cellular mechanism for water detection in the mammalian taste system. Nature Neuroscience 20, 927-933 (2017)
  • Oka, Y*., Mingyu Ye, and Zuker, CS. Thirst Driving and Suppressing Signals Encoded by Distinct Neural Populations in the Brain. Nature 520, 349-352 (2015)
  • Oka, Y., Butnaru, M., von Buchholtz, L., Ryba, NJ., and Zuker, CS. High salt recruits aversive taste pathways. Nature 494, 472-475 (2013)
  • Chandrashekar, J., #Kuhn, C., #Oka, Y., Yarmolinsky, DA., Hummler, E., Ryba, NJ., and Zuker, CS. The cells and peripheral representation of sodium taste in mice. Nature 464, 297-301 (2010)
  • Oka, Y., Takai, Y., and Touhara, K. Nasal airflow rate affects the sensitivity and pattern of glomerular odorant responses in the mouse olfactory bulb. J Neurosci 29, 12070-12079 (2009)
  • Chandrashekar, J., Yarmolinsky, D., von Buchholtz, L., Oka, Y., Sly, W., Ryba, NJ.,and Zuker, CS. The taste of carbonation. Science 326, 443-445 (2009)
  • Oka, Y., Katada, S., Omura, M., Suwa, M., Yoshihara, Y., and Touhara, K. Odorant receptor map in the mouse olfactory bulb: in vivo sensitivity and specificity of receptor-defined glomeruli. Neuron 52, 857-869 (2006)
  • Katada, S., Hirokawa, T., Oka, Y., Suwa, M., and Touhara, K. Structural basis for a broad but selective ligand spectrum of a mouse olfactory receptor: mapping the odorant-binding site. J Neurosci 25, 1806-1815 (2005)
  • Oka, Y., Omura, M., Kataoka, H., and Touhara, K. Olfactory receptor antagonism between odorants. EMBO J 23, 120-126 (2004)
            * corresponding author            # equal contributor

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