Assistant Professor 7


Department of Basic Veterinary Sciences

Academic Background

DVM (cum laude), 2011, University of the Philippines Los Baños
MAgrSc, 2017 Nagoya University, Japan


Veterinary Biochemistry

Recent Publications

Book Chapter

  1. Matsuoka S, Bariuan JV, Nakagiri S. Abd Eldaim MA, Okamatsu-Ogura Y, and Kimura K. 2019. Chapter 13. Linking Pathways and Processes: Retinoic Acid and Glucose. Molecular Nutrition: Carbohydrate. 1st ed. (Patel VB (ed.). London: Elsevier. pp. 230-260.

Journal Articles

  1. Bariuan JV, Okamatsu-Ogura Y, Tsubota A, Matsuoka S, Saito M, and Kimura K. 2020. Cold exposure increases circulating miR-122 levels via UCP1-dependent mechanism in mice. Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research 68(3):187-195.
  2. Okamatsu-Ogura Y, Matsushita M, Bariuan JV, Nagaya K, Tsubota A, and Saito M 2019. Association of circulating exosomal miR-122 levels with BAT activity in healthy humans. Scientific Reports 9, 13243.
  3. Tsubota A, Okamatsu-Ogura Y, Bariuan JV, Mae J, Matsuoka S, Nio-Kobayashi J, and Kimura K. 2019. Role of brown adipose tissue in body temperature control during the early postnatal period in Syrian hamsters and mice. Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 81(10): 1461-1467.
  4. Shimomura Y, Xu M, Ishikawa T, Kadota Y, Morioka T, Toyoda T, kato R. Kondo Y, Ota M, Morishita B, Bariuan JV, Zhen H, and Y Kitaura. 2015. Endurance capacity of muscle-specific branched-chain alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase (BCKDH) Kinase-deficient Mice. FASEB Journal 29:129.4.
  5. Shimomura Y, Kitaura Y, Kadota Y, Ishikawa T, Kondo Y, Xu M, Ota M, Morishita Y, Bariuan JV, and Zhen H. 2015. Novel physiological functions of branched-chain amino acids. Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology 61: S112-S114.