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  • Zocchi, D., Wennemuth, G. & Oka, Y*. The cellular mechanism for water detection in the mammalian taste system. Nature Neuroscience (2017). doi:10.1038/nn.4575
  • 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). #equal contribution
  • 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., Nakamura, A., Watanabe, H., and Touhara, K. An odorant derivative as an antagonist for an olfactory receptor. CHEM SENSES 29: 815-822 (2004).
  • Oka, Y., Omura, M., Kataoka, H., and Touhara, K. Olfactory receptor antagonism between odorants. EMBO J 23: 120-126 (2004)
            * corresponding author            # equal contributor

  • Oka, Y., Mammalian Taste System; from the Peripheral to the Central. Experimental Medicine 32 (18) (2014)
  • Oka, Y., Mammalian Salt Taste. Experimental Medicine 31(9) (2013)
  • Oka, Y., and Touhara, K. Structure and Function of Odorant Receptors. Science of Organisms 58, 250-255 (2007)
  • Oka, Y., and Touhara, K. Book title "Annual Review of Neurosciences 2007" Chapter 1 " Molecular biology of olfaction " pp8-14 (2007) Publisher; Chuugai Igakusha, Tokyo 1620805, Japan
  • Oka, Y., and Touhara, K. In vivo response properties of odorant receptors. Cell technology 26, 190-191 (2007).
  • Touhara, K., Katada, S., Nakagawa, T., and Oka, Y., Book title "G Protein-Coupled Receptors" Chapter 4 "Ligand screening of olfactory receptors" pp85-108 (2005).  Publisher; CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, U.S.A.

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