1. Ogawa M, Matsuzaki Y, Nishikawa S, Hayashi SI, Kunisada T, Sudo T, Kina T, Nakauchi H, Nishikawa S. Expression and Function of c-Kit in Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells. Journal of Experimental Medicine. 174(1): 63-71, 1991.
  2. Hirabayashi Y, Inoue T, Matuzaki Y, Mitsui H, Nakauchi H, Suda T, Kanisawa M. Thy-110 WGA+ Lin- c-Kit- Bone Marrow-Cells Stayed Quiescently in the Irradiated Recipient and Produced 24-Day-Spleen Colonies in the Secondary Recipients. Experimental Hematology. 19(6): 466, 1991.
  3. Matsuzaki Y, Pannetien C, Kanagawa O, Gachelin G, Nakauchi H. Evidence for the Existence of 2 Parallel Differentiation Pathways in the Thymus of Mrl Lpr/Lpr Mice. Journal of Immunology. 149(3): 1069-74, 1992.
  4. Matsuzaki Y, Gyotoku J, Ogawa M, Nishikawa S, Katsura Y, Gachelin G, Nakauchi H. Characterization of c-Kit positive Intrathymic Stem-Cells That Are Restricted to Lymphoid Differentiation. Journal of Experimental Medicine. 178(4): 1283-92, 1993. 
  5. Aiba Y, Mazda O, Matsuzaki Y, Nakauchi H, Muramatsu S, Katsura Y. Clonal Deletion of Thymic Mature T-Cells Induced by Staphylococcal Enterotoxin-B in Murine Fetal Thymus Organ-Culture. European Journal of Immunology. 23(4): 815-9, 1993.
  6. Igarashi K, Itoh K, Motohashi H, Hayashi N, Matuzaki Y, Nakauchi H, Nishizawa M, Yamamoto M. Activity and Expression of Murine Small Maf Family Protein Mafk. J Biol Chem. 270(13): 7615-24, 1995. 
  7. Matsuzaki Y, Nakayama K, Nakayama K, Tomita T, Isoda M, Loh DY, Nakauchi H. Role of bcl-2 in the development of lymphoid cells from the hematopoietic stem cell. Blood. 89(3): 853-62, 1997. 
  8. Nishimura Y, Hirabayashi Y, Matsuzaki Y, Musette P, Ishii A, Nakauchi H, Inoue T, Yonehara S. In vivo analysis of Fas antigen-mediated apoptosis: Effects of agonistic anti-mouse Fas mAb on thymus, spleen and liver. International Immunology. 9(2): 307-16, 1997. 
  9. Matsuda K, Koguma M, Okuyama R, Nakazawa T, Matsuzaki Y, Nakauchi H, Yanai N, Terasaki T, Obinata M. A novel stromal cell-dependent B lymphoid stem-like cell line that induces immunoglobulin gene rearrangement. J Biol Chem. 125(3): 602-12, 1999. 


  1. Murayama A, Matsuzaki Y, Kawaguchi A, Shimazaki T, Okano H. Flow cytometric analysis of neural stem cells in the developing and adult mouse brain. Journal of Neuroscience Research. 69(6): 837-47, 2002.
  2. Ramalho-Santos M, Matsuzaki Y, Yoon S, Mulligan RC, Melton DA. “Stemness”: Transcriptional profiling of embryonic and adult stem cells. Science. 298(5593): 597-600, 2002.
  3. Ivanova NB, Dimos JT, Schaniel C, Hackney JA, Moore KA, Ramalho-Santos M, Yoon S, Matsuzaki Y, Mulligan RC, Melton DA, Lemischka IR. Response to Comments on ” ‘Stemness’: transcriptional profiling of embryonic and adult stem cells” and “A stem cell molecular signature”. Science. 302(5644), 2003.
  4. Tamaki T, Akatsuka A, Okada Y, Matsuzaki Y, Okano H, Kimura M. Growth and differentiation potential of main- and side-population cells derived from murine skeletal muscle. Experimental Cell Research. 291(1): 83-90, 2003.


  1. Iwatani H, Ito T, Imai E, Matsuzaki Y, Suzuki A, Yamato M, Okabe M, Hori M. Hematopoietic and nonhematopoietic potentials of Hoechst(low)/side population cells isolated from adult rat kidney. Kidney International. 65(5): 1604-14, 2004.
  2. Kawada H, Fujita J, Kinjo K, Matsuzaki Y, Tsuma M, Miyatake H, Muguruma Y, Tsuboi K, Itabashi Y, Ikeda Y, Ogawa S, Okano H, Hotta T, Ando K, Fukuda K. Nonhematopoletic mesenchymal stem cells can be mobilized and differentiate into cardiomyocytes after myocardial infarction. Blood. 104(12): 3581-7, 2004.
  3. Matsuzaki Y, Kinjo K, Mulligan RC, Okano H. Unexpectedly efficient homing capacity of purified murine hematopoietic stem cells. Immunity. 20(1): 87-93, 2004.


  1. Hishikawa K, Marumo T, Miura S, Nakanishi A, Matsuzaki Y, Shibata K, Ichiyanagi T, Kohike H, Komori T, Takahashi I, Takase O, Imai N, Yoshikawa M, Inowa T, Hayashi M, Nakaki T, Nakauchi H, Okano H, Fujita T. Musculin/MyoR is expressed in kidney side population cells and can regulate their function. Journal of Cell Biology. 169(6): 921-8, 2005.
  2. Hishikawa K, Marumo T, Miura S, Nakanishi A, Matsuzaki Y, Shibata K, Kohike H, Komori T, Hayashi M, Nakaki T, Nakauchi H, Okano H, Fujita T. Leukemia inhibitory factor induces multi-lineage differentiation of adult stem-like cells in kidney via kidney-specific cadherin 16. BBRC. 328(1): 288-91, 2005.
  3. Kohyama J, Tokunaga A, Fujita Y, Miyoshi H, Nagai T, Miyawaki A, Nakao K, Matsuzaki Y, Okano H. Visualization of spatiotemporal activation of Notch signaling: Live monitoring and significance in neural development. Developmental Biology. 286(1): 311-25, 2005.
  4. Sahara M, Sata M, Matsuzaki Y, Tanaka K, Morita T, Hirata Y, Okano H, Nagai R. Comparison of various bone marrow fractions in the ability to participate in vascular remodeling after mechanical injury. Stem Cells. 23(7): 874-8, 2005.
  5. Tomita Y, Matsumura K, Wakamatsu Y, Matsuzaki Y, Shibuya I, Kawaguchi H, Ieda M, Kanakubo S, Shimazaki T, Ogawa S, Osumi N, Okano H, Fukuda K. Cardiac neural crest cells contribute to the dormant multipotent stem cell in the mammalian heart. Journal of Cell Biology. 170(7): 1135-46, 2005.


  1. Sasanuma H, Tatsuno A, Hidano S, Ohshima K, Matsuzaki Y, Hayashi K, Lowell CA, Kitamura D, Goitsuka R. Dual function for the adaptor MIST in IFN-{gamma} production by NK and CD4+NKT cells regulated by the Src-kinase Fgr. Blood. 107(9): 3647-55, 2006.
  2. Yamamoto M, Hayashi K, Nojima T, Matsuzaki Y, Kawano Y, Karasuyama H, Goitsuka R, Kitamura D. BASH-novel PKC-Raf-1 pathway of pre-BCR signaling induces {kappa} gene rearrangement. Blood. 108(8): 2703-11, 2006.
  3. Yoshida S, Shimmura S, Nagoshi N, Fukuda K, Matsuzaki Y, Okano H, Tsubota K. Isolation of multipotent neural crest-derived stem cells from the adult mouse cornea. Stem Cells. 24(12): 2714-22, 2006.


  1. Fujita J, Mori M, Kawada H, Ieda Y, Tsuma M, Matsuzaki Y, Kawaguchi H, Yagi T, Yuasa S, Endo J, Hotta T, Ogawa S, Okano H, Yozu R, Ando K, Fukuda K. Administration of Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor after Myocardial Infarction Enhances the Recruitment of Hematopoietic Stem Cell-Derived Myofibroblasts and Contributes to Cardiac Repair. Stem Cells. 25(11): 2750-9, 2007.
  2. Hattori Y, Ohta S, Hamada K, Yamada-Okabe H, Kanemura Y, Matsuzaki Y, Okano H, Kawakami Y, Toda M. Identification of a neuron-specific human gene, KIAA1110, that is a guanine nucleotide exchange factor for ARF1. BBRC. 364(4): 737-42, 2007.
  3. Higashiyama R, Inagaki Y, Hong YY, Kushida M, Nakao S, Niioka M, Watanabe T, Okano H, Matsuzaki Y, Shiota G, Okazaki I. Bone marrow-derived cells express matrix metalloproteinases and contribute to regression of liver fibrosis in mice. Hepatology. 45(1): 213-22, 2007.
  4. Imai N, Hishikawa K, Marumo T, Hirahashi J, Inowa T, Matsuzaki Y, Okano H, Kitamura T, Salant D, Fujita T. Inhibition of Histone Deacetylase Activates Side Population Cells in Kidney and Partially Reverses Chronic Renal Injury. Stem Cells. 25(10): 2469-75, 2007.
  5. Koide Y, Morikawa S, Mabuchi Y, Muguruma Y, Hiratsu E, Hasegawa K, Kobayashi M, Ando K, Kinjo K, Okano H, Matsuzaki Y. Two distinct stem cell lineages in murine bone marrow. Stem Cells. 25(5): 1213-21, 2007.
  6. Marumo T, Hishikawa K, Matsuzaki Y, Imai N, Takase O, Shimosawa T, Okano H, Fujita T. Angiotensin II type 1 receptor blockade prevents decrease in adult stem-like cells in kidney after ureteral obstruction. Eur. J. Pharmacol. 573(1-3): 216-20, 2007.
  7. Masuda H, Maruyama T, Hiratsu E, Yamane J, Iwanami A, Nagashima T, Ono M, Miyoshi H, Okano HJ, Ito M, Tamaoki N, Nomura T, Okano H, Matsuzaki Y, Yoshimura Y. Noninvasive and real-time assessment of reconstructed functional human endometrium in NOD/SCID/gammac null immunodeficient mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 104(6): 1925-30, 2007.
  8. Moriyama A, Kii I, Sunabori T, Kurihara S, Takayama I, Shimazaki M, Tanabe H, Oginuma M, Fukayama M, Matsuzaki Y, Saga Y, Kudo A. GFP transgenic mice reveal active canonical Wnt signal in neonatal brain and in adult liver and spleen. Genesis. 45(2): 90-100, 2007.
  9. Ono M, Maruyama T, Masuda H, Kajitani T, Nagashima T, Arase T, Ito M, Ohta K, Uchida H, Asada H, Yoshimura Y, Okano H, Matsuzaki Y. Side population in human uterine myometrium displays phenotypic and functional characteristics of myometrial stem cells.  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 104(47): 18700-5, 2007.


  1. Komori K, Fuchimoto Y, Morikawa Y, Obara H, Kawachi S, Tanabe M, Hoshino K, Shimazu M, Matsuzaki Y, Kitajima M. The role of graft and host accommodation in a hamster-to-rat cardiac transplantation model. Transplantation. 85(1):112-7, 2008.
  2. Matsuoka S, Oike Y, Onoyama I, Iwama A, Arai F, Takubo K, Mashimo Y, Oguro H, Nitta E, Ito K, Miyamoto K, Yoshiwara H, Hosokawa K, Nakamura Y, Gomei Y, Iwasaki H, Hayashi Y, Matsuzaki Y, Nakayama K, Ikeda Y, Hata A, Chiba S, Nakayama KI, Suda T. Fbxw7 acts as a critical fail-safe against premature loss of hematopoietic stem cells and development of T-ALL. Genes Dev. 22(8): 986-91, 2008.
  3. Nagoshi N, Shibata S, Kubota Y, Nakamura M, Nagai Y, Satoh E, Morikawa S, Okada Y, Mabuchi Y, Katoh H, Okada S, Fukuda K, Suda T, Matsuzaki Y, Toyama Y, Okano H. Ontogeny and multipotency of neural crest-derived stem cells in mouse bone marrow, dorsal root ganglia, and whisker pad. Cell Stem Cell. 2(4): 392-403, 2008.
  4. Ohta S, Ueda Y, Yaguchi M, Matsuzaki Y, Nakamura M, Toyama Y, Tanioka N, Tamaoki N, Nomura T, Okano H, Kawakami Y, Toda M. Isolation and characterization of dendritic cells from common marmosets for preclinical studies on cell therapy. Immunology. 123(4): 566-74, 2008.
  5. Sunabori T, Tokunaga A, Nagai T, Sawamoto K, Okabe M, Miyawaki A, Matsuzaki Y, Miyata T, Okano H. Stage/Cell cycle phase specific nestin gene expression coordinated with the morphological alteration of embryonic cortical neural progenitor cells. J. Cell Sci. 121(Pt 8): 1204-12, 2008.


  1. Fukuda K, Saikawa Y, Ohashi M, Kumagai K, Kitajima M, Okano H, Matsuzaki Y, Kitagawa Y. Tumor initiating potential of side population cells in human gastric cancer. Int J Oncol. 34(5): 1201-7, 2009.
  2. Morikawa S, Mabuchi Y, Niibe K, Suzuki S, Nagoshi N, Sunabori T, Shimmura S, Nagai Y, Nakagawa T, Okano H, Matsuzaki Y. Development of mesenchymal stem cells partially originate from the neural crest. BBRC. 379(4): 1114-9, 2009.
  3. Ogawa D, Okada Y, Nakamura M, Kanemura Y, Okano HJ, Matsuzaki Y, Shimazaki T, Ito M, Ikeda E, Tamiya T, Nagao S, Okano H. Evaluation of human fetal neural stem/progenitor cells as a source for cell replacement therapy for neurological disorders: Properties and tumorigenicity after long-term in vitro maintenance. J Neurosci Res. 87(2): 307-317, 2009.
  4. Mabuchi Y, Morikawa S, Suzuki S, Sunabori T, Okano H, and Matsuzaki Y. Prospective isolation and identification of human mesenchymal stem cells by flow cytometry. Inflammation and Regeneration. 29(1): 3-78, 2009.
  5. Funabiki T, Namiki J, Suzuki S, Matsuzaki Y, Aikawa N. Neovascularization promoted by mononuclear cell transplantation after transient cerebral ischemia in mice. Inflammation and Regeneration. 29(1): 66-72, 2009.
  6. Irie N, Takada Y, Watanabe Y, Matsuzaki Y, Naruse C, Asano M, Iwakura Y, Suda T, Matsuo K. Bidirectional signaling through ephrinA2-EphA2 enhances osteoclastogenesis and suppresses osteoblastogenesis. J Biol Chem. 284(21): 14637-44, 2009.
  7. Nagoshi N, Shibata S, Nakamura M, Matsuzaki Y, Toyama Y, Okano H. Neural crest-derived stem cells display a wide variety of characteristics. J Cell Biochem. 107(6): 1046-52, 2009.
  8. Morikawa S, Mabuchi Y, Kubota Y, Nagai Y, Niibe K, Hiratsu E, Suzuki S, Miyauchi-Hara C, Nagoshi N, Sunabori T, Shimmura S, Miyawaki A, Nakagawa T, Suda T, Okano H, Matsuzaki Y. Prospective identification, isolation, and systemic transplantation of multipotent mesenchymal stem cells in murine bone marrow. J Exp Med. 206(11):2483-96, 2009.
  9. Kumagai G, Okada Y, Yamane J, Nagoshi N, Kitamura K, Mukaino M, Tsuji O, Fujiyoshi K, Katoh H, Okada S, Shibata S, Matsuzaki Y, Toh S, Toyama Y, Nakamura M, Okano H. Roles of ES cell-derived gliogenic neural stem/progenitor cells in functional recovery after spinal cord injury. PLoS One. Nov: 6;4(11):e7706, 2009.
  10. Yaguchi M, Tabuse M, Ohta S, Ohkusu-Tsukada K, Takeuchi T, Yamane J, Katoh H, Nakamura M, Matsuzaki Y, Yamada M, Itoh T, Nomura T, Toyama Y, Okano H, Toda M. Transplantation of dendritic cells promotes functional recovery from spinal cord injury in common marmoset. Neurosci Res. 2009. Dec; 65(4):384-92. Epub Sep 6, 2009.
  11. Hamanoue M, Matsuzaki Y, Sato K, Okano HJ, Shibata S, Sato I, Suzuki S, Ogawara M, Takamatsu K, Okano H. Cell surface N-glycans mediated isolation of mouse neural stem cells. J Neurochem. 2009 Sep;110(5):1575-84. Epub Jul 1, 2009.
  12. Kabashima A, Higuchi H, Takaishi H, Matsuzaki Y, Suzuki S, Izumiya M, Iizuka H, Sakai G, Hozawa S, Azuma T, Hibi T. Side population of pancreatic cancer cells predominates in TGF-beta-mediated epithelial to mesenchymal transition and invasion. Int J Cancer. Jun 15;124(12):2771-9, 2009.


  1. Ishii S, Okada Y, Kadoya T, Matsuzaki Y, Shimazaki T, Okano H. Stromal cell-secreted factors promote the survival of embryonic stem cell-derived early neural stem/progenitor cells via the activation of MAPK and PI3K-Akt pathways. J Neurosci Res. Mar;88(4):722-34, 2010.
  2. Masuda H, Matsuzaki Y, Hiratsu E, Ono M, Nagashima T, Kajitani T, Arase T, Oda H, Uchida H, Asada H, Ito M, Yoshimura Y, Maruyama T, Okano H. Stem cell-like properties of the endometrial side population: implication in endometrial regeneration. PLoS One. 2010; 5(4): e10387.
  3. Mukaino M, Nakamura M, Yamada O, Okada S, Morikawa S, Renault-Mihara F, Iwanami A, Ikegami T, Ohsugi Y, Tsuji O, Katoh H, Matsuzaki Y, Toyama Y, Liu M, Okano H. Anti-IL-6-receptor antibody promotes repair of spinal cord injury by inducing microglia-dominant inflammation. Exp Neurol.  224(2):403-14, 2010.
  4. Tsuji O, Miura K, Okada Y, Fujiyoshi K, Mukaino M, Nagoshi N, Kitamura K, Kumagai G, Nishino M, Tomisato S, Higashi H, Nagai T, Katoh H, Kohda K, Matsuzaki Y, Yuzaki M, Ikeda E, Toyama Y, Nakamura M, Yamanaka S, Okano H. Therapeutic potential of appropriately evaluated safe-induced pluripotent stem cells for spinal cord injury. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 107(28): 12704-9, 2010.
  5. Lein L, Nagai Y, Mabuchi Y, Suzuki S, Morikawa S, *Matsuzaki Y. Inhibition of Abcg2 transporter on primitive hematopoietic stem cells by All-trans retinoic acid increases sensitivity to anthracycline. Inflammation and Regeneration 32(2): 722-31, 2010.
  6. Okazaki R, Mabuchi Y, Yoshida Y, Suzuki S, Ding N, Matsuzaki Y, Ootsuyama A, *Norimura T. The late effects of radiation on lifespan, lymphocyte proliferation and p53 haplodeficiency in mice. Int J Radiat Biol. 86(11): 927-34, 2010.
  7. Yasuda H, Soejima K, Watanabe H, Kawada I, Nakachi I, Yoda S, Nakayama S, Satomi R, Ikemura S, Terai H, Sato T, Suzuki S, Matsuzaki Y, Naoki K, Ishizaka A. Distinct epigenetic regulation of tumor suppressor genes in putative cancer stem cells of solid tumors. Int J Oncol. 37(6): 1537-46, 2010.
  8. Inowa T, Hishikawa K, Matsuzaki Y, Isagawa T, Takeuchi T, Aburatani H, Kitamura T, Fujita T. GADD45β determines chemoresistance and invasive growth of side population cells of human embryonic carcinoma. Stem Cells Int. 2010: 782967, 2010.
  9. Shimizu T, Ishikawa T, Sugihara E, Kuninaka S, Miyamoto T, Mabuchi Y, Matsuzaki Y, Tsunoda T, Miya F, Morioka H, Nakayama R, Kobayashi E, Toyama Y, Kawai A, Ichikawa H, Hasegawa T, Okada S, Ito T, Ikeda Y, Suda T, Saya H. c-MYC overexpression with loss of Ink4a/Arf transforms bone marrow stromal cells into osteosarcoma accompanied by loss of adipogenesis. Oncogene. 29(42): 5687-99, 2010.


  1. Ohta S, Imaizumi Y, Okada Y, Akamatsu W, Kuwahara R, Ohyama M, Amagai M, Matsuzaki Y, Yamanaka S, Okano H, Kawakami Y. Generation of human melanocytes from induced pluripotent stem cells. PLoS One. 2011 Jan 13; 6(1):e16182.
  2. Nagoshi N, Shibata S, Hamanoue M, Mabuchi Y, Matsuzaki Y, Toyama Y, Nakamura M, Okano H. Schwann cell plasticity after spinal cord injury shown by neural crest lineage tracing. Glia. Feb 23. doi: 10.1002/glia.21150, 2011.
  3. Niibe K, Kawamura Y, Araki D, Morikawa S, Miura K, Suzuki S, Shimmura S, Sunabori T, Mabuchi Y, Nagai Y, Nakagawa T, Okano H, Matsuzaki Y. Purified Mesenchymal Stem Cells Are an Efficient Source for iPS Cell Induction. PLoS One. Mar 11;6(3):e17610, 2011.
  4. Okazaki R, Ootsuyama A, Kakihara H, Mabuchi Y, Matsuzaki Y, Michikawa Y, Imai T, Norimura T. Dynamics of delayed p53 mutations in mice given whole-body irradiation at 8 weeks. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 79(1):247-54, 2011.
  5. Kawase S, Imai T, Miyauchi-Hara C, Yaguchi K, Nishimoto Y, Fukami S, Matsuzaki Y, Miyawaki A, Itohara S, Okano H. Identification of a novel intronic enhancer responsible for the transcriptional regulation of musashi1 in neural stem/progenitor cells. Mol Brain. 4: 14, 2011.
  6. Tabuse M, Ohta S, Ohashi Y, Fukaya R, Misawa A, Yoshida K, Kawase T, Saya H, Thirant C, Chneiweiss H, Matsuzaki Y, Okano H, Kawakami Y, Toda M. Functional analysis of HOXD9 in human gliomas and glioma cancer stem cells. Mol Cancer. 10:60, 2011.
  7. Katoh H, Shibata S, Fukuda K, Sato M, Satoh E, Nagoshi N, Minematsu T, Matsuzaki Y, Akazawa C, Toyama Y, Nakamura M, Okano H. The dual origin of the peripheral olfactory system: placode and neural crest. Mol Brain. 4:34, 2011.
  8. Yoshida S, Yasuda M, Miyashita H, Ogawa Y, Yoshida T, Matsuzaki Y, Tsubota K, Okano H, Shimmura S. Generation of stratified squamous epithelial progenitor cells from mouse induced pluripotent stem cells. PLoS One. 6(12): e28856, 2011.
  9. Motohara T, Masuko S, Ishimoto T, Yae T, Onishi N, Muraguchi T, Hirao A, Matsuzaki Y, Tashiro H, Katabuchi H, Saya H, Nagano O. Transient depletion of p53 followed by transduction of c-Myc and K-Ras converts ovarian stem-like cells into tumor-initiating cells. Carcinogenesis. 32(11): 1597-606, 2011.
  10. Yamaguchi S, Yamahara K, Homma K, Suzuki S, Fujii S, Morizane R, Monkawa T, Matsuzaki Y, Kangawa K, Itoh H. The role of microRNA-145 in human embryonic stem cell differentiation into vascular cells.  Atherosclerosis. 219(2): 468-74, 2011.
  11. Ishizawa J, Kuninaka S, Sugihara E, Naoe H, Kobayashi Y, Chiyoda T, Ueki A, Araki K, Yamamura K, Matsuzaki Y, Nakajima H, Ikeda Y, Okamoto S, Saya H.  The cell cycle regulator Cdh1 controls the pool sizes of hematopoietic stem cells and mature lineage progenitors by protecting from genotoxic stress.  Cancer Sci. 102(5): 967-74, 2011.


  1. Mishima K, Inoue H, Nishiyama T, Mabuchi H, Amano Y, Ide F, Matsui M, Yamada H, Sakurai T, Lee M-C, Chiba K, Sumimoto H, Kawakami Y, Matsuzaki Y, Tsubota K, and Saito I. Transplantation of side population cells restores the function of damaged exocrine glands through clusterin. Stem cells 30(9): 1925-37, 2012.
  2. Hara-Miyauchi C, Tsuji O, Hanyu A, Okada S, Yasuda A, Fukano T, Akazawa C, Nakamura M, Imamura T, Matsuzaki Y, Okano HJ, Miyawaki A, Okano H. Bioluminescent system for dynamic imaging of cell and animal behavior. BBRC. 419(2): 188-93, 2012.
  3. Muto J, Imai T, Ogawa D, Nishimoto Y, Okada Y, Mabuchi Y, Kawase T, Iwanami A, Mischel PS, Saya H, Yoshida K, Matsuzaki Y, Okano H. RNA-Binding Protein Musashi1 Modulates Glioma Cell Growth through the Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Notch and PI(3) Kinase/Akt Signaling Pathways. PLoS One. 7(3): e33431, 2012.
  4. Ishii T, Mitsui T, Suzuki S, Matsuzaki Y, Hasegawa T. A genome-wide expression profile of adrenocortical cells in knockout mice lacking steroidogenic acute regulatory protein.  Endocrinology. 153(6): 2714-23, 2012.
  5. Matsui T, Takano M, Yoshida K, Ono S, Fujisaki C, Matsuzaki Y, Toyama Y, Nakamura M, Okano H, Akamatsu W. Neural Stem Cells Directly Differentiated from Partially Reprogrammed Fibroblasts Rapidly Acquire Gliogenic Competency. Stem Cells. 30(6): 1109-19, 2012.
  6. Imamura M, Okuno H, Tomioka I, Kawamura Y, Lin ZY, Nakajima R, Akamatsu W, Okano HJ, Matsuzaki Y, Sasaki E, Okano H. Derivation of induced pluripotent stem cells by retroviral gene transduction in Mammalian species. Methods Mol Biol. 925:21-48. 2012.
  7. Matsuda S, Kuwako KI, Okano HJ, Tsutsumi S, Aburatani H, Saga Y, Matsuzaki Y, Akaike A, Sugimoto H, Okano H. Sox21 Promotes Hippocampal Adult Neurogenesis via the Transcriptional Repression of the Hes5 Gene. J Neurosci. 32(36): 12543-12557, 2012.
  8. Houlihan DD, Mabuchi Y, Morikawa S, Niibe K, Araki D, Suzuki S, Okano H, Matsuzaki Y.  Isolation of mouse mesenchymal stem cells on the basis of expression of Sca-1 and PDGFR-α. Nature Protocols  7, 2103-2111, 2012.
  9. Shimizu T, Ishikawa T, Iwai S, Ueki A, Sugihara E, Onishi N, Kuninaka S, Miyamoto T, Toyama Y, Ijiri H, Mori H, Matsuzaki Y, Yaguchi T, Nishio H, Kawakami Y, Ikeda Y, Saya H. Fibroblast growth factor-2 is an important factor that maintains cellular immaturity and contributes to aggressiveness of osteosarcoma. Mol Cancer Res. 10(3): 454-68, 2012.


  1. Morizane R, Monkawa T, Fujii S, Yamaguchi S, Homma K, Matsuzaki Y, Okano H, Itoh H. Kidney specific protein-positive cells derived from embryonic stem cells reproduce tubular structures in vitro and differentiate into renal tubular cells. PLoS One. 8(6): e64843, 2013.
  2. Kabashima-Niibe A, Higuchi H, Takaishi H, Masugi Y, Matsuzaki Y, Mabuchi Y, Funakoshi S, Adachi M, Hamamoto Y, Kawachi S, Aiura K, Kitagawa Y, Sakamoto M, Hibi T.  Mesenchymal stem cells regulate epithelial-mesenchymal transition and tumor progression of pancreatic cancer cells. Cancer Sci. 104(2): 157-64, 2013.
  3. Kamiura N, Hirahashi J, Matsuzaki Y, Idei M, Takase O, Fujita T, Takato T, Hishikawa K. Basic helix-loop-helix transcriptional factor MyoR regulates BMP-7 in acute kidney injury. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol.  304(9): F1159-66, 2013.
  4. Yamamoto Y, Fukuda K, Fuchimoto Y, Matsuzaki Y, Saikawa Y, Kitagawa Y, Morikawa Y, Kuroda T. Cetuximab promotes anticancer drug toxicity in rhabdomyosarcomas with EGFR amplification in vitro. Oncol Rep. 2013 Jul 4. doi: 10.3892/or.2013.2588.
  5. Ishikawa T, Shimizu T, Ueki A, Yamaguchi SI, Onishi N, Sugihara E, Kuninaka S, Miyamoto T, Morioka H, Nakayama R, Kobayashi E, Toyama Y, Mabuchi Y, Matsuzaki Y, Yamaguchi R, Miyano S, Saya H. Twist2 functions as a tumor suppressor in murine osteosarcoma cells. Cancer Sci. 104(7): 880-8, 2013.
  6. Mabuchi Y Morikawa S, Harada S; Niibe K, Suzuki S, Renault-Mihara F, Houlihan DD, Akazawa C, Okano H, Matsuzaki Y. LNGFR+ Thy-1+ Vcam-1hi+ cells reveal functionally distinct subpopulations in mesenchymal stem cells. Stem Cell Reports 1(2): 152-165, 2013.
  7. Sowa Y, Imura T, Numajiri T, Takeda K, Mabuchi Y, Matsuzaki Y, Nishino K. Adipose stromal cells contain phenotypically distinct adipogenic progenitors derived from neural crest. PLoS One. 8(12): e84206, 2013.


  1. Ariki R, Morikawa S, Mabuchi Y, Suzuki S, Nakatake M, Yoshioka K, Hidano S, Nakauchi H, Matsuzaki Y, Nakamura T, Goitsuka R. Homeodomain transcription factor meis1 is a critical regulator of adult bone marrow hematopoiesis. PLoS One. 9(2): e87646, 2014.
  2. Yoshida T, Ozawa Y, Suzuki K, Yuki K, Ohyama M, Akamatsu W, Matsuzaki Y, Shimmura S, Mitani K, Tsubota K, Okano H. The use of induced pluripotent stem cells to reveal pathogenic gene mutations and explore treatments for retinitis pigmentosa. Mol Brain. 7: 45, 2014.