Experts and Doctors on drosophila melanogaster in Kyoto, Japan


Locale: Kyoto, Japan
Topic: drosophila melanogaster

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  1. Takemori N, Yamamoto M. Proteome mapping of the Drosophila melanogaster male reproductive system. Proteomics. 2009;9:2484-93 pubmed publisher
    ..Based on our proteomic data set, we constructed reference proteome maps of the reproductive organs, which will provide valuable information toward a comprehensive understanding of Drosophila reproduction. ..
  2. Anh N, Nishitani M, Harada S, Yamaguchi M, Kamei K. A Drosophila model for the screening of bioavailable NADPH oxidase inhibitors and antioxidants. Mol Cell Biochem. 2011;352:91-8 pubmed publisher
    ..melanogaster as it does in mammalian models such as rats. Thus, the GMR-GAL4/UAS-hDuox2 fly line is a promising model for the screening of novel drugs such as NADPH oxidase inhibitors and/or antioxidants. ..
  3. Sugano W, Yamaguchi M. Identification of novel nuclear localization signals of Drosophila myeloid leukemia factor. Cell Struct Funct. 2007;32:163-9 pubmed
    ..Site-directed mutagenesis of critical residues within the two putative NLSs leads to loss of nuclear localization, suggesting that both NLS motifs are necessary for nuclear localization. ..
  4. Sawamura K, Roote J, Wu C, Yamamoto M. Genetic complexity underlying hybrid male sterility in Drosophila. Genetics. 2004;166:789-96 pubmed
    ..Such an epistatic view, even in the less-related species, suggests that the genetic complexity is special to hybrid male sterility. ..
  5. Takeshima H, Nishi M, Iwabe N, Miyata T, Hosoya T, Masai I, et al. Isolation and characterization of a gene for a ryanodine receptor/calcium release channel in Drosophila melanogaster. FEBS Lett. 1994;337:81-7 pubmed
    ..In situ hybridization to polytene chromosomes indicated that this gene locates at band position 44F on the second chromosome. ..
  6. Umehara M, Ichikawa A, Sakamoto H, Yamada A, Yoshioka Y, Yamaguchi M, et al. Over-expression of transglutaminase in the Drosophila eye imaginal disc induces a rough eye phenotype. Mol Cell Biochem. 2010;342:223-32 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggested that the rough eye phenotype induced by the over-expression of dTG-A is related to an enhancement of JNK signaling pathway. ..
  7. Kitazawa D, Yamaguchi M, Mori H, Inoue Y. COPI-mediated membrane trafficking is required for cytokinesis in Drosophila male meiotic divisions. J Cell Sci. 2012;125:3649-60 pubmed
    ..Thus, we propose that COPI plays an important role in Drosophila male meiosis, not only through vesicle transport to the cleavage furrow region, but also through the formation of ER-based structures. ..
  8. Satoh D, Sato D, Tsuyama T, Saito M, Ohkura H, Rolls M, et al. Spatial control of branching within dendritic arbors by dynein-dependent transport of Rab5-endosomes. Nat Cell Biol. 2008;10:1164-71 pubmed publisher
    ..These results reveal an important link between microtubule motors and endosomes in dendrite morphogenesis. ..
  9. Thao D, Seto H, Yamaguchi M. Drosophila Myc is required for normal DREF gene expression. Exp Cell Res. 2008;314:184-92 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, dMyc over-expressing clones exhibited a high level of dDREF gene expression in wing and eye discs. These results taken together indicate that dMyc is indeed required for dDREF gene expression. ..

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  1. Hashimoto R, Yamaguchi M. Dynamic changes in the subcellular localization of Drosophila beta-sarcoglycan during the cell cycle. Cell Struct Funct. 2006;31:173-80 pubmed
    ..Furthermore we found that subcellular localization of dScgbeta dramatically changes during mitosis through possible association with tubulin. These observations point to a complex role of sarcoglycans in non-muscle tissues. ..
  2. Otsuki K, Hayashi Y, Kato M, Yoshida H, Yamaguchi M. Characterization of dRFX2, a novel RFX family protein in Drosophila. Nucleic Acids Res. 2004;32:5636-48 pubmed
    ..These results indicate that dRFX2 plays a role in G1-S transition and/or in progression of S phase. ..
  3. Doiguchi M, Nakagawa T, Imamura Y, Yoneda M, Higashi M, Kubota K, et al. SMARCAD1 is an ATP-dependent stimulator of nucleosomal H2A acetylation via CBP, resulting in transcriptional regulation. Sci Rep. 2016;6:20179 pubmed publisher
    ..The interplay between the remodeling activity of SMARCAD1 and histone acetylation by CBP sheds light on the function of chromatin and the genome-integrity network. ..
  4. Todo T, Ryo H, Yamamoto K, Toh H, Inui T, Ayaki H, et al. Similarity among the Drosophila (6-4)photolyase, a human photolyase homolog, and the DNA photolyase-blue-light photoreceptor family. Science. 1996;272:109-12 pubmed
    ..A homolog of the Drosophila (6-4)photolyase gene was also cloned from human cells. ..
  5. Kaieda Y, Masuda R, Nishida R, Shimell M, O Connor M, Ono H. Glue protein production can be triggered by steroid hormone signaling independent of the developmental program in Drosophila melanogaster. Dev Biol. 2017;430:166-176 pubmed publisher
    ..We suggest that these studies provide evidence for a tissue-autonomic regulatory system for a metamorphic event independent from the primary 20E driven developmental progression. ..
  6. Koike M, Fukushi J, Ichinohe Y, Higashimae N, Fujishiro M, Sasaki C, et al. Valosin-containing protein (VCP) in novel feedback machinery between abnormal protein accumulation and transcriptional suppression. J Biol Chem. 2010;285:21736-49 pubmed publisher
    ..This represents a novel feedback mechanism that regulates abnormal protein levels in the cytoplasm during physiological processes, as well as in pathological conditions such as abnormal protein accumulation in neurodegenerations. ..
  7. Yanagawa S, Lee J, Haruna T, Oda H, Uemura T, Takeichi M, et al. Accumulation of Armadillo induced by Wingless, Dishevelled, and dominant-negative Zeste-White 3 leads to elevated DE-cadherin in Drosophila clone 8 wing disc cells. J Biol Chem. 1997;272:25243-51 pubmed
    ..In addition, overexpression of DE-cadherin elevated Arm levels by stabilizing Arm at cell-cell junctions. ..
  8. Kitajima S, Kamei K, Taketani S, Yamaguchi M, Kawai F, Komatsu A, et al. Two chitinase-like proteins abundantly accumulated in latex of mulberry show insecticidal activity. BMC Biochem. 2010;11:6 pubmed publisher
    ..Proteins abundantly accumulated in latex might therefore be involved in the defense system...
  9. Ly L, Suyari O, Yoshioka Y, Tue N, Yoshida H, Yamaguchi M. dNF-YB plays dual roles in cell death and cell differentiation during Drosophila eye development. Gene. 2013;520:106-18 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, these results indicate that dNF-Y regulates debcl gene expression. ..
  10. Yamaguchi M, Suyari O, Nagai R, Takahashi M. dGirdin a new player of Akt /PKB signaling in Drosophila Melanogaster. Front Biosci (Landmark Ed). 2010;15:1164-71 pubmed
    ..Possible use of the Drosophila Girdin model in understanding the mechanisms of cancer progression and in developing preventive and therapeutic strategies will be discussed...
  11. Nagai R, Hashimoto R, Yamaguchi M. Drosophila Syntrophins are involved in locomotion and regulation of synaptic morphology. Exp Cell Res. 2010;316:2313-21 pubmed
    ..From these data we conclude that Syn1 and Syn2 are required for locomotion and are involved in regulation of synaptic morphology. In addition, the two syntrophins can at least partially compensate for each other's functions. ..
  12. Anh N, Nishitani M, Harada S, Yamaguchi M, Kamei K. Essential role of Duox in stabilization of Drosophila wing. J Biol Chem. 2011;286:33244-51 pubmed publisher
    ..These dDuox-knockdown fly lines would be useful tools for further studying dDuox functions during the development of Drosophila...
  13. Cui L, Yoshioka Y, Suyari O, Kohno Y, Zhang X, Adachi Y, et al. Relevant expression of Drosophila heme oxygenase is necessary for the normal development of insect tissues. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008;377:1156-61 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, considering that dHO is not a stress-inducible protein, the expression of dHO can be tightly regulated at developmental stages and the relevant expression is necessary for the normal development of tissues in Drosophila. ..
  14. Yanagawa S, Matsuda Y, Lee J, Matsubayashi H, Sese S, Kadowaki T, et al. Casein kinase I phosphorylates the Armadillo protein and induces its degradation in Drosophila. EMBO J. 2002;21:1733-42 pubmed
    ..His-tagged Arm was phosphorylated by CKIalpha in vitro on a set of serine and threonine residues that are also phosphorylated by Zeste-white 3. Thus, we propose that CKI phosphorylates Arm and stimulates its degradation. ..
  15. Satou Y, Imai K, Levine M, Kohara Y, Rokhsar D, Satoh N. A genomewide survey of developmentally relevant genes in Ciona intestinalis. I. Genes for bHLH transcription factors. Dev Genes Evol. 2003;213:213-21 pubmed
  16. Ida H, Yoshida H, Nakamura K, Yamaguchi M. Identification of the Drosophila eIF4A gene as a target of the DREF transcription factor. Exp Cell Res. 2007;313:4208-20 pubmed
    ..The results suggest that the eIF4A gene is under the control of the DREF pathway and DREF is therefore involved in the regulation of protein synthesis. ..
  17. Hattori Y, Usui T, Satoh D, Moriyama S, Shimono K, Itoh T, et al. Sensory-neuron subtype-specific transcriptional programs controlling dendrite morphogenesis: genome-wide analysis of Abrupt and Knot/Collier. Dev Cell. 2013;27:530-44 pubmed publisher
    ..Our analyses illustrate how differentiating neurons employ distinct and shared repertoires of gene expression to produce class-selective morphological traits...
  18. Ishii T, Nakashima N, Takatsuka K, Ohmori H. Peripheral N- and C-terminal domains determine deactivation kinetics of HCN channels. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007;359:592-8 pubmed
    ..The DMIH core with HCN1 activated and deactivated more than threefold faster than that with HCN4. Taken together, the peripheral domains are diversified to create distinct kinetics. ..
  19. Ohsako T, Hirai K, Yamamoto M. The Drosophila misfire gene has an essential role in sperm activation during fertilization. Genes Genet Syst. 2003;78:253-66 pubmed
  20. Phuong Thao D, Ida H, Yoshida H, Yamaguchi M. Identification of the Drosophila skpA gene as a novel target of the transcription factor DREF. Exp Cell Res. 2006;312:3641-50 pubmed
    ..These findings, taken together, indicate that the Drosophila skpA gene is a novel target of the transcription factor DREF. ..
  21. Hashimoto R, Yamaguchi M. Genetic link between beta-sarcoglycan and the Egfr signaling pathway. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2006;348:212-21 pubmed
    ..These cells exhibited phosphorylation of ERKA, suggesting that Egfr signaling is activated via Rhomboid. Through these in vivo analyses, we conclude that dscgbeta negatively regulates the Egfr signaling pathway. ..
  22. Kato Y, Ushijima Y, Yamaguchi M. Identification of nuclear localization signals of Drosophila G9a histone H3 methyltransferase. Cell Struct Funct. 2011;36:121-9 pubmed
    ..These NLSs of dG9a are distinct from those of mammalian G9a in their positions and amino acid sequences. ..
  23. Imafuku M, Haramura T. Activity rhythm of Drosophila kept in complete darkness for 1300 generations. Zoolog Sci. 2011;28:195-8 pubmed publisher
    ..5 h (P3) or 7.5 h (P7) light pulse. In all of these conditions, the experimental dark flies exhibited clear circadian rhythms similar to those of control light flies. We compare our results with those of various studies on troglobites. ..
  24. Park H, Yamamoto M. The centric region of the X chromosome rDNA functions in male meiotic pairing in Drosophila melanogaster. Chromosoma. 1995;103:700-7 pubmed
    ..4 times that of the fourth chromosome, includes a meiotic pairing site in the male. We discuss the cytological location of the pairing site and the possible role of rDNA in meiotic pairing. ..
  25. Kikuchi A, Ohashi S, Fuse N, Ohta T, Suzuki M, Suzuki Y, et al. Experience-dependent plasticity of the optomotor response in Drosophila melanogaster. Dev Neurosci. 2012;34:533-42 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, our model system can be used to examine how the environment affects behaviors. ..
  26. Tsubouchi A, Tsuyama T, Fujioka M, Kohda H, Okamoto Furuta K, Aigaki T, et al. Mitochondrial protein Preli-like is required for development of dendritic arbors and prevents their regression in the Drosophila sensory nervous system. Development. 2009;136:3757-66 pubmed publisher
    ..Our observations suggest that Prel-dependent regulation of mitochondrial activity is important for both growth and prevention of breakage of dendritic branches. ..
  27. Ono H. Ecdysone differentially regulates metamorphic timing relative to 20-hydroxyecdysone by antagonizing juvenile hormone in Drosophila melanogaster. Dev Biol. 2014;391:32-42 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, the precocious pupariation triggered by E is impeded by the action of JH to ensure that animals attain body size to survive metamorphosis. ..
  28. Furuse M, Tsukita S. Claudins in occluding junctions of humans and flies. Trends Cell Biol. 2006;16:181-8 pubmed
    ..Interestingly, claudin-like molecules have recently been identified in septate junctions of Drosophila. Here, we present an overview of recent progress in claudin studies conducted in mammals and flies. ..
  29. Okudaira K, Ohno K, Yoshida H, Asano M, Hirose F, Yamaguchi M. Transcriptional regulation of the Drosophila orc2 gene by the DREF pathway. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2005;1732:23-30 pubmed
    ..The results, taken together, demonstrate that the orc2 gene is under the control of DREF pathway. ..
  30. Miyauchi C, Kitazawa D, Ando I, Hayashi D, Inoue Y. Orbit/CLASP is required for germline cyst formation through its developmental control of fusomes and ring canals in Drosophila males. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e58220 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, Orbit is involved in the proper orientation of spindles towards fusomes during synchronous mitosis of spermatogonial cysts. ..
  31. Arata M, Sugimura K, Uemura T. Difference in Dachsous Levels between Migrating Cells Coordinates the Direction of Collective Cell Migration. Dev Cell. 2017;42:479-497.e10 pubmed publisher
  32. Isogai S, Kanno S, Ariyoshi M, Tochio H, Ito Y, Yasui A, et al. Solution structure of a zinc-finger domain that binds to poly-ADP-ribose. Genes Cells. 2010;15:101-10 pubmed publisher
  33. Itoh M, Nanba N, Hasegawa M, Inomata N, Kondo R, Oshima M, et al. Seasonal changes in the long-distance linkage disequilibrium in Drosophila melanogaster. J Hered. 2010;101:26-32 pubmed publisher
    ..Long-distance LD could be a useful measure for assessing seasonal fluctuation in effective population size. ..
  34. Kinoshita M. The septins. Genome Biol. 2003;4:236 pubmed
    ..The septins are guanine-nucleotide binding proteins that mostly form filaments. They are important in cytokinesis and also have roles in sporulation in yeasts and embryonic development and in the nervous system in animals. ..
  35. Oda H, Tsukita S. Real-time imaging of cell-cell adherens junctions reveals that Drosophila mesoderm invagination begins with two phases of apical constriction of cells. J Cell Sci. 2001;114:493-501 pubmed
    ..Movies available on-line: ..
  36. Yanagawa S, Lee J, Ishimoto A. Identification and characterization of a novel line of Drosophila Schneider S2 cells that respond to wingless signaling. J Biol Chem. 1998;273:32353-9 pubmed
    ..S2R+ cells are as sensitive to Wg as are clone 8 cells but can grow in simpler medium. Therefore, the S2R+ cell line is likely to prove highly useful for in vitro analyses of Wg signaling. ..
  37. Ichikawa A, Yamada A, Sakamoto H, Umehara M, Yoshioka Y, Yamaguchi M, et al. Overexpression of transglutaminase in the Drosophila wing imaginal disc induced an extra wing crossvein phenotype. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2010;74:2494-6 pubmed
    ..These results indicate that this phenotype, induced by dTG-A, is related to enhancement of the Egfr signaling pathway. ..
  38. Tue N, Yoshioka Y, Yamaguchi M. NF-Y transcriptionally regulates the Drosophila p53 gene. Gene. 2011;473:1-7 pubmed publisher
    ..These results taken together indicate that dNF-Y is necessary for dmp53 gene promoter activity. ..
  39. Ohsako T, Yamamoto M. Sperm of the wasted mutant are wasted when females utilize the stored sperm in Drosophila melanogaster. Genes Genet Syst. 2011;86:97-108 pubmed
  40. Harumoto T, Ito M, Shimada Y, Kobayashi T, Ueda H, Lu B, et al. Atypical cadherins Dachsous and Fat control dynamics of noncentrosomal microtubules in planar cell polarity. Dev Cell. 2010;19:389-401 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, the action of Ft was mediated in part by PAR-1. All these data support the idea that the active reorientation of MT growth adjusts cell polarity along the organ axis. ..
  41. Ono H, Morita S, Asakura I, Nishida R. Conversion of 3-oxo steroids into ecdysteroids triggers molting and expression of 20E-inducible genes in Drosophila melanogaster. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2012;421:561-6 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicate that ?(4)-diketol and diketol are components of the ecdysteroid biosynthetic pathway and lie downstream of a step catalyzed by Spok. ..
  42. Sato D, Sugimura K, Satoh D, Uemura T. Crossveinless-c, the Drosophila homolog of tumor suppressor DLC1, regulates directional elongation of dendritic branches via down-regulating Rho1 activity. Genes Cells. 2010;15:485-500 pubmed publisher
    ..All of our results suggest that Cv-c contributes to sprouting and subsequent growth of the A-P-oriented branches through negative regulation of Rho1. We discuss a role of Cv-c in dendritic growth in response to environmental cues. ..
  43. Trong Tue N, Thao D, Yamaguchi M. Role of DREF in transcriptional regulation of the Drosophila p53 gene. Oncogene. 2010;29:2060-9 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicate that DREF is necessary for dmp53 gene promoter activity. ..
  44. Tsuyama T, Kishikawa J, Han Y, Harada Y, Tsubouchi A, Noji H, et al. In vivo fluorescent adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) imaging of Drosophila melanogaster and Caenorhabditis elegans by using a genetically encoded fluorescent ATP biosensor optimized for low temperatures. Anal Chem. 2013;85:7889-96 pubmed publisher
    ..By expressing AT1.03NL in Drosophila melanogaster and Caenorhabditis elegans, we succeeded in imaging the in vivo ATP dynamics of these model animals at single-cell resolution. ..
  45. Yoshinaga N, Aboshi T, Ishikawa C, Fukui M, Shimoda M, Nishida R, et al. Fatty acid amides, previously identified in caterpillars, found in the cricket Teleogryllus taiwanemma and fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster larvae. J Chem Ecol. 2007;33:1376-81 pubmed
  46. Matsubayashi H, Sese S, Lee J, Shirakawa T, Iwatsubo T, Tomita T, et al. Biochemical characterization of the Drosophila wingless signaling pathway based on RNA interference. Mol Cell Biol. 2004;24:2012-24 pubmed
  47. Tsuyama T, Tsubouchi A, Usui T, Imamura H, Uemura T. Mitochondrial dysfunction induces dendritic loss via eIF2α phosphorylation. J Cell Biol. 2017;216:815-834 pubmed publisher