Imai K, Hudson C, Oda Ishii I, Yasuo H, Satou Y. Antagonism between ?-catenin and Gata.a sequentially segregates the germ layers of ascidian embryos. Development. 2016;143:4167-4172 pubmed
..a directly activates its target, Zic-r.b (ZicL), to specify the marginal cell lineages. Thus, the antagonistic action between n?-catenin and Gata.a is involved in two consecutive stages of germ layer segregation in ascidian embryos. ..
Negishi T, Yasuo H. Distinct modes of mitotic spindle orientation align cells in the dorsal midline of ascidian embryos. Dev Biol. 2015;408:66-78 pubmed publisher
..Our data support a model in which a dynein-dependent directional cytoplasmic pulling force may be responsible for the NN cell spindle rotation. ..
Yasuo H, McDougall A. Practical Guide for Ascidian Microinjection: Phallusia mammillata. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2018;1029:15-24 pubmed publisher
..Along the stepwise description of system setup and injection procedure, we provide practical tips in the hope that this chapter might be a useful guide for introducing or improving a microinjection setup. ..
Yasuo H, Lemaire P. Role of Goosecoid, Xnot and Wnt antagonists in the maintenance of the notochord genetic programme in Xenopus gastrulae. Development. 2001;128:3783-93 pubmed
Yasuo H, Hudson C. FGF8/17/18 functions together with FGF9/16/20 during formation of the notochord in Ciona embryos. Dev Biol. 2007;302:92-103 pubmed publisher
..These results together with others' show that the formation of a large part of the mesoderm cell types in ascidian larvae is dependent on signalling events involving FGF ligands...