Research in 2017


Centromere evolution and CpG methylation during vertebrate speciation

Tetsuji Kakutani

[Press Release (in Japanese)] 2017/12/18
Nature Commun. 8, Article number: 2161, 2017


Centromere evolution and CpG methylation during vertebrate speciation

Shinich Morishita
Hiroyuki Takeda

[Press Release (in Japanese)] 2017/11/28
Nature Commun. 8, Article number: 1833, 2017


Structural basis for xenobiotic extrusion by eukaryotic MATE transporter

Hirotake Miyauchi
Ryuichiro Ishitani
Osamu Nureki

[Press Release (in Japanese)] 2017/11/21
Nat Commun. 2017 Nov 21;8(1):1633.


Molecular movie of DNA cleavage by CRISPR-Cas9

Mikihiro Shibata
Hiroshi Nishimasu
Noriyuki Kodera
Toshio Ando
Takayuki Uchihashi
Osamu Nureki

[Press Release (in Japanese)] 2017/11/10
Nat Commun. 2017 Nov 10;8(1):1430.


Generalist species drive microbial dispersion and evolution

Sira Sriswasdi
Ching-chia Yang
Wataru Iwasaki

[Press Release (in Japanese)] 2017/10/30
Nat Commun. 2017 Oct 27;8(1):1162.


Increased complexity of mushroom body Kenyon cell subtypes is associated with behavioral evolution of hymenopteran insects

Satoyo Oya
Hiroki Kohno
Yooichi Kainoh
Masato Ono
Takeo Kubo

[Press Release (in Japanese)] 2017/10/23
Sci Rep. 23 October 2017. 13785.


Study using medaka reveals evolutionally conserved function of kisspeptin neuronal system as non-reproductive regulation

Mikoto Nakajo
Shinji Kanda
Yoshitaka Oka

[Press Release (in Japanese)] 2017/10/19
Endocrinology. 2017 Oct 18.


Constrained vertebrate evolution by pleiotropic genes

Naoki Irie
Masahiro Uesaka
Takehiro G Kusakabe
Shigeru Kuratani

[Press Release (in Japanese)] 2017/09/26
Nat Ecol Evol. Published online: 25 September 2017.


Cellular coin-toss for cell size specification in plant leaf epidermis

National Institute for Basic Biology
Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo

[Press Release (in Japanese)] 2017/09/20
PLoS One. 2017 Sep 19;12(9):e0185050.


Complete fusion of a transposon and herpesvirus created the Teratorn mobile element in medaka fish.

Yusuke Inoue
Hiroyuki Takeda

[Press Release (in Japanese)] 2017/09/15
Nat Commun. 2017 Sep 15;8(1):551.


interleukin-11 induces and maintains progenitors of different cell lineages during Xenopus tadpole tail regeneration - Reproduction of the earliest regenerative process

Hiroshi Tsujioka
Takekazu Kunieda
Yuki Katou
Katsuhiko Shirahige
Taro Fukazawa
Takeo Kubo

[Press Release (in Japanese)] 2017/09/08
Nat Commun. 2017 Sep 8;8(1):495.


Molecular memory of the strength of sensory stimulus

Yuichi Iino

[Press Release (in Japanese)] 2017/09/06
Cell Rep. 2017 Sep 5;20(10):2294-2303.


Morphogen gradient in a leaf primordium

Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience
Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo

[Press Release (in Japanese)] 2017/09/06
Biophys J. 2017 Sep 5;113(5):1109-1120.


Satiety hormone that suppresses feeding and regulates food-related activities.

Yuichi Iino

[Press Release (in Japanese)] 2017/08/29
eLife. 2017; 6: e28877.


De novo structure determination at SACLA using high-energy X-ray laser

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University
Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute
Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University

[Press Release (in Japanese)] 2017/08/23
IUCrJ. Sep 2017. Vol. 9, Part 5


X-ray structures of endothelin ETB receptor bound to clinical antagonist bosentan and its analog

Wataru Shihoya
Tomohiro Nishizawa
Keitaro Yamashita
Kunio Hirata
Asuka Inoue
Junken Aoki
Yoshinori Fujiyoshi
Tomoko Doi
Osamu Nureki

[Press Release (in Japanese)] 2017/08/15
Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2017 Aug 14.


A novel membrane-anchored protein, IQD13 increases scaffolds for cellulose synthesis through microtubule-dependent lateral inhibition of Rho GTPase domains

Yuki Sugiyama
Mayumi Wakazaki
Kiminori Toyooka
Hiroo Fukuda
Yoshihisa Oda

[Press Release (in Japanese)] 2017/08/11
Curr Biol. 2017 Aug 21;27(16):2522-2528


Structural insights into the ligand recognition by the lysophosphatidic acid receptor LPA6, a lipid GPCR

Reiya Taniguchi
Asuka Inoue
Junken Aoki
Osamu Nureki

[Press Release (in Japanese)] 2017/08/10
Nature. 2017 Aug 17;548(7667):356-360.


Three YABBY genes redundantly regulate inflorescence and flower development in rice through the maintenance of the meristem.

Wakana Tanaka
Hiro-Yuki Hirano

[Press Release (in Japanese)] 2017/05/29
New Phytol. 2017 Jul;215(2):825-839.


Functional roles of Aves specific cis-regulatory elements on macroevolution of bird-specific features

Naoki Irie
Koji Tamura
Ryohei Seki

[Press Release (in Japanese)] 2017/02/06
Nat Commun. 2017 Feb 6;8:14229.


Good memories lead to great taste. --The discovery of a novel type of taste memory and dissection of underlying neural circuit—

Yuichi Iino
Lifang Wang

[Press Release (in Japanese)] 2017/01/27
Journal of Neuroscience 26 January 2017, 1774-16

 Here, the latest research results that made the press release from the University of Tokyo are posted in 2015. In addition to these results, many other research results have been published at all times from the Department of Biological Sciences. Please refer to each lab web page for the latest publications.

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