Dr. Akiko Harauma


Academic Degree(s)






Current Position

Associate Professor


Professional Experience

Lipid nutrition

Infant and maternal nutrition in the perinatal period


Education & Training

Behavior pharmacology using rodents

Analysis by GC and HPLC



Young Investigate Grant, International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids

New Investigator Award, International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids


Research Grants

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)


Committee & Membership

International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids

Japan Society for Lipid Nutrition

The Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease


Selected Publication

  • Harauma A, Yasuda H, Hatanaka E, Nakamura N, Salem N Jr., Moriguchi Y, The essentiality of arachidonic acid in addition to docosahexaenoic acid for brain growth and function, Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids, 116 (2017) 9-18.
  • Hamazaki K, Harauma A, Tanabe S, Namai M, Moriguchi T, Inadera H, Association of serum n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids with psychological distress in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy: Adjunct Study of Japan Environment and Children’s Study, Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids, 114 (2016) 21-7.
  • Hatanaka E, Harauma A, Yasuda H, Watanabe J, Nakamura M, Salem N Jr., Moriguchi T, Essentiality of arachidonic acid intake in early development, Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 108 (2016) 51-7.
  • Yasuda H, Harauma A, Kato M, Ootomo Y, Hatanaka E, Moriguchi T, Artificially reared mice exhibit anxiety-like behavior in adulthood, Exp Anim 65 (2016) 267-74.
  • Harauma A, Sagisaka T, Horii T, Watanabe Y, Moriguchi T, The influence of n-3 fatty acid to material behavior and monoamine of brain in perinatal period, Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids, 107 (2016) 1-7.
  • Hamazaki K, Harauma A, Otaka Y, Moriguchi T, Inadera H, Serum n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and depression risk in early pregnancy: Adjunct case-control study of the Japan Environment & Children's Study, Translational Psychiatry, 6 (2016) e737.
  • Moriguchi T, Harauma A, Salem N Jr, Plasticity of Mouse Brain Docosahexaenoic Acid: Modulation by Diet and Age, Lipids, 48 (2013) 343-355.
  • Harauma A, Moriguchi T., Dietary n-3 fatty acid deficiency in mice enhances anxiety induced by chronic mild stress, Lipids, 46 (2011) 409-416.
  • Harauma A, Salem N Jr, Moriguchi T., Repletion of n-3 fatty acid deficient dams with alpha- linolenic acid: effects on fetal brain and liver fatty acid composition, Lipids, 45 (2010) 659-668.