Kitami M, Yamaguchi H, Ebina M, Kaku M, Chen D, Komatsu Y. IFT20 is required for the maintenance of cartilaginous matrix in condylar cartilage. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2018;: pubmed publisher
..These results suggest that IFT20 is required for Golgi size and Hedgehog signaling to maintain cartilaginous matrix in condylar cartilage. Our study highlights the unique function of IFT20 in the homeostasis of condylar cartilage. ..
Kaku M, Komatsu Y. Functional Diversity of Ciliary Proteins in Bone Development and Disease. Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2017;15:96-102 pubmed publisher
..This review summarizes the current understanding of ciliary proteins in bone development and discusses the potential role of BMP signaling in primary cilia, enabling us to unravel the potential pathogenesis of skeletal ciliopathies. ..
Noda K, Mishina Y, Komatsu Y. Constitutively active mutation of ACVR1 in oral epithelium causes submucous cleft palate in mice. Dev Biol. 2016;415:306-313 pubmed publisher
..Our study provides a new insight into the etiology of SMCP caused by augmented BMP signaling. ..
Noda K, Kitami M, Kitami K, Kaku M, Komatsu Y. Canonical and noncanonical intraflagellar transport regulates craniofacial skeletal development. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016;113:E2589-97 pubmed publisher
..Our study introduces a unique perspective on the canonical and noncanonical functions of IFT20 in craniofacial skeletal development. ..