Kaz Kawamura

Summary

Affiliation: Kochi University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. doi Cell proliferation dynamics of somatic and germline tissues during zooidal life span in the colonial tunicate Botryllus primigenus
    Kazuo Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi, Japan
    Dev Dyn 237:1812-25. 2008
  2. doi 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
  3. doi 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
  4. doi 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
  5. ncbi Multipotent epithelial cells in the process of regeneration and asexual reproduction in colonial tunicates
    Kazuo Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi 780 8520, Japan
    Dev Growth Differ 50:1-11. 2008
  6. ncbi Molecular collaborations between serpins and trefoil factor promote endodermal cell growth and gastrointestinal differentiation in budding tunicates
    Kazuo Kawamura
    Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi 780 8520, Japan
    Dev Growth Differ 48:309-22. 2006
  7. ncbi In vitro culture of mesenchymal lineage cells established from the colonial tunicate Botryllus primigenus
    Kazuo Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Japan
    Zoolog Sci 23:245-54. 2006
  8. ncbi Serine protease inhibitors expressed in the process of budding of tunicates as revealed by EST analysis
    K Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi, 780, Japan
    J Biochem 124:1004-12. 1998
  9. ncbi A new family of growth factors produced by the fat body and active on Drosophila imaginal disc cells
    K Kawamura
    Developmental Biology Center, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92717, USA
    Development 126:211-9. 1999
  10. ncbi Cell adhesion in the process of asexual reproduction of tunicates
    K Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Technology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Japan
    Microsc Res Tech 44:269-78. 1999

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. doi Cell proliferation dynamics of somatic and germline tissues during zooidal life span in the colonial tunicate Botryllus primigenus
    Kazuo Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi, Japan
    Dev Dyn 237:1812-25. 2008
    ..This result strongly suggests that in B. primigenus undifferentiated progenitor cells are discernible from possible adult stem cells by the presence or absence of BpMyc...
  2. doi 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. ..
  3. doi 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...
  4. doi 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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  5. ncbi Multipotent epithelial cells in the process of regeneration and asexual reproduction in colonial tunicates
    Kazuo Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi 780 8520, Japan
    Dev Growth Differ 50:1-11. 2008
    ..We conclude that in colonial tunicates two systems support the flexibility of tissue remodeling during regeneration and asexual reproduction; dedifferentiation of epithelial cells and epithelial transformation of coelomic free cells...
  6. ncbi Molecular collaborations between serpins and trefoil factor promote endodermal cell growth and gastrointestinal differentiation in budding tunicates
    Kazuo Kawamura
    Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi 780 8520, Japan
    Dev Growth Differ 48:309-22. 2006
    ..These results show for the first time that a serpin can interact with a trefoil factor to play a role in the cellular growth and differentiation of the gastric epithelium...
  7. ncbi In vitro culture of mesenchymal lineage cells established from the colonial tunicate Botryllus primigenus
    Kazuo Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Japan
    Zoolog Sci 23:245-54. 2006
    ..This study is the first to succeed in producing a sustainable cell culture of Botryllus...
  8. ncbi Serine protease inhibitors expressed in the process of budding of tunicates as revealed by EST analysis
    K Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi, 780, Japan
    J Biochem 124:1004-12. 1998
    ..We discuss a possible role that Polyandrocarpa serpins may play in bud development by counteracting trypsin-like serine protease, which could facilitate dedifferentiation of formative tissues...
  9. ncbi A new family of growth factors produced by the fat body and active on Drosophila imaginal disc cells
    K Kawamura
    Developmental Biology Center, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92717, USA
    Development 126:211-9. 1999
    ..Similar proteins are found in mammals and may constitute a novel class of growth factors...
  10. ncbi Cell adhesion in the process of asexual reproduction of tunicates
    K Kawamura
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Technology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Japan
    Microsc Res Tech 44:269-78. 1999
    ..Their unique molecular characteristics are discussed in the context of roles that they play in cell adhesion in the process of tunicate budding...
  11. doi 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...
  12. doi 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...
  13. doi 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...
  14. doi 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...
  15. 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...
  16. ncbi 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...