Masao Matsuoka


Affiliation: Kyoto University
Country: Japan


  1. Mitobe Y, Yasunaga J, Furuta R, Matsuoka M. HTLV-1 bZIP Factor RNA and Protein Impart Distinct Functions on T-cell Proliferation and Survival. Cancer Res. 2015;75:4143-52 pubmed publisher
    ..The distinct functions of HBZ RNA and protein may have several implications for the development of strategies to control the proliferation and survival mechanisms associated with HTLV-1 infection and ATL. ..
  2. Ma G, Yasunaga J, Akari H, Matsuoka M. TCF1 and LEF1 act as T-cell intrinsic HTLV-1 antagonists by targeting Tax. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015;112:2216-21 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, this study identified TCF1 and LEF1 as Tax antagonistic factors in vivo, a fact which may critically influence the peripheral T-cell tropism of this virus. ..
  3. Matsuoka M. Human T-cell leukemia virus type I and adult T-cell leukemia. Oncogene. 2003;22:5131-40 pubmed
    ..During the latent period, alterations of host genome accumulate, finally leading to onset of ATL. ..
  4. Matsuoka M, Green P. The HBZ gene, a key player in HTLV-1 pathogenesis. Retrovirology. 2009;6:71 pubmed publisher
    ..In this review, we summarize recent findings about HBZ and discuss its roles and functions not only in the virus life cycle, but also in HTLV-1 disease pathogenesis. ..
  5. Miyazato P, Yasunaga J, Taniguchi Y, Koyanagi Y, Mitsuya H, Matsuoka M. De novo human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 infection of human lymphocytes in NOD-SCID, common gamma-chain knockout mice. J Virol. 2006;80:10683-91 pubmed
    ..In this study, we demonstrated that the human PBMC-NOG mouse model should be a useful tool in studying the early stages of primary HTLV-1 infection. ..
  6. Ma G, Yasunaga J, Matsuoka M. Multifaceted functions and roles of HBZ in HTLV-1 pathogenesis. Retrovirology. 2016;13:16 pubmed publisher
    ..This review summarizes the current findings on HBZ with a special focus on its potential links to the oncogenesis of ATL. We propose viewing HBZ as a critical contributing factor in ATL development. ..
  7. Sugata K, Yasunaga J, Kinosada H, Mitobe Y, Furuta R, Mahgoub M, et al. HTLV-1 Viral Factor HBZ Induces CCR4 to Promote T-cell Migration and Proliferation. Cancer Res. 2016;76:5068-79 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, our results show how HBZ activates CCR4 expression on T cells to augment their migration and proliferation, two phenomena linked to HTLV-1 pathogenesis. Cancer Res; 76(17); 5068-79. ©2016 AACR. ..
  8. Fan J, Ma G, Nosaka K, Tanabe J, Satou Y, Koito A, et al. APOBEC3G generates nonsense mutations in human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 proviral genomes in vivo. J Virol. 2010;84:7278-87 pubmed publisher
    ..HTLV-1-infected cells likely take advantage of hA3G to escape from the host immune system by losing expression of viral proteins. ..
  9. Miura M, Yasunaga J, Tanabe J, Sugata K, Zhao T, Ma G, et al. Characterization of simian T-cell leukemia virus type 1 in naturally infected Japanese macaques as a model of HTLV-1 infection. Retrovirology. 2013;10:118 pubmed publisher
    ..However, the function of the regulatory and accessory genes of STLV-1 has not been analyzed in detail. In this study, STLV-1 in naturally infected Japanese macaques was analyzed...