Kaz Kawamura

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Affiliation: Kochi University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Senescence-associated superoxide dismutase influences mitochondrial gene expression in budding tunicates
    Kaz Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi, 780 8520, Japan
    Dev Growth Differ 55:606-14. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Molecular anatomy of tunicate senescence: reversible function of mitochondrial and nuclear genes associated with budding cycles
    Kaz Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi 780 8520, Japan
    Development 139:4083-93. 2012
  3. pmc Tunicate cytostatic factor TC14-3 induces a polycomb group gene and histone modification through Ca(2+) binding and protein dimerization
    Kaz Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi 780 8520, Japan
    BMC Cell Biol 13:3. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Germline cell formation and gonad regeneration in solitary and colonial ascidians
    Kaz Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi, Japan
    Dev Dyn 240:299-308. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Role of Vasa, Piwi, and Myc-expressing coelomic cells in gonad regeneration of the colonial tunicate, Botryllus primigenus
    Kaz Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi, Japan
    Mech Dev 128:457-70. 2011
  6. doi request reprint RACK1 regulates mesenchymal cell recruitment during sexual and asexual reproduction of budding tunicates
    Yuki Tatzuke
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi 780 8520, Japan
    Dev Biol 368:393-403. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Hemoblasts in colonial tunicates: are they stem cells or tissue-restricted progenitor cells?
    Kaz Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi 780 8520, Japan
    Dev Growth Differ 52:69-76. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Retinoid X receptor-mediated transdifferentiation cascade in budding tunicates
    Kaz Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, 2 5 1 Akebono cho, Kochi 780 8520, Japan Electronic address
    Dev Biol 384:343-55. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint An ascidian homologue of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor is a retinoic acid target gene
    Yura Kobayashi
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi 780 8520, Japan
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 141:274-80. 2005

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Publications9

  1. doi request reprint Senescence-associated superoxide dismutase influences mitochondrial gene expression in budding tunicates
    Kaz Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi, 780 8520, Japan
    Dev Growth Differ 55:606-14. 2013
    ..Although it is uncertain how SOD1 is downregulated during tunicate senescence, the decreased SOD1 activity could be one of the main causes of MRC gene attenuation during normal senescence...
  2. doi request reprint Molecular anatomy of tunicate senescence: reversible function of mitochondrial and nuclear genes associated with budding cycles
    Kaz Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi 780 8520, Japan
    Development 139:4083-93. 2012
    ..Results of this study provide evidence that the mitochondrial gene activities of Polyandrocarpa can be reversed during senescence and budding, suggesting that they are regulated by nuclear polycomb group genes...
  3. pmc Tunicate cytostatic factor TC14-3 induces a polycomb group gene and histone modification through Ca(2+) binding and protein dimerization
    Kaz Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi 780 8520, Japan
    BMC Cell Biol 13:3. 2012
    ..In invertebrates except Drosophila, PcG and histone methylation have not been studied so extensively, and genome-wide gene regulation is poorly understood...
  4. doi request reprint Germline cell formation and gonad regeneration in solitary and colonial ascidians
    Kaz Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi, Japan
    Dev Dyn 240:299-308. 2011
    ..Recent evidence suggests that ascidian germ cells can regenerate from cells other than embryonic germline. An ensemble of the embryonic stringency of germ cell lineage and the postembryonic flexibility of gonad formation is discussed...
  5. doi request reprint Role of Vasa, Piwi, and Myc-expressing coelomic cells in gonad regeneration of the colonial tunicate, Botryllus primigenus
    Kaz Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi, Japan
    Mech Dev 128:457-70. 2011
    ..We conclude, therefore, that in vascular buds of B. primigenus, female germ cells can develop from homing Vasa(+) cells in the blood, and that other gonad components can arise from coelomic Vasa(-)/Piwi(+)/Myc(+) cells...
  6. doi request reprint RACK1 regulates mesenchymal cell recruitment during sexual and asexual reproduction of budding tunicates
    Yuki Tatzuke
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi 780 8520, Japan
    Dev Biol 368:393-403. 2012
    ..We conclude that in P. misakiensis, PmRACK1 plays roles in mesenchymal cell recruitment during formation of somatic and gonad tissues, which contributes to zooidal growth and sexual and asexual reproduction...
  7. doi request reprint Hemoblasts in colonial tunicates: are they stem cells or tissue-restricted progenitor cells?
    Kaz Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi 780 8520, Japan
    Dev Growth Differ 52:69-76. 2010
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  8. doi request reprint Retinoid X receptor-mediated transdifferentiation cascade in budding tunicates
    Kaz Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, 2 5 1 Akebono cho, Kochi 780 8520, Japan Electronic address
    Dev Biol 384:343-55. 2013
    ..Our results may reflect an ancient mode of RA signaling in chordates. ..
  9. ncbi request reprint An ascidian homologue of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor is a retinoic acid target gene
    Yura Kobayashi
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi 780 8520, Japan
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 141:274-80. 2005
    ..The level of expression of the Pm-GnRHR mRNA increased during the early stage of bud development, suggesting that the Pm-GnRHR function is involved in some aspects of bud development...