Mtsunaga Laboratory Department of Applied Biological Science Faculty of Science and Technology Tokyo University of Science

  • Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
  • Department of Integrated Biosciences, Graduate School of Frontier Science, The university of Tokyo



Original papers
  1. Sakamoto, Y., Sato, M., Sato, Y., Harada, A., Suzuki, T., Goto, C., Tamura, K., Toyooka, K., Kimura, H., Ohkawa, Y., Hara-Nishimura, I., Takagi, S. and Matsunaga, S.*(2020) Subnuclear gene positioning through lamina association affects copper tolerance. Nature Commun., 11, 5914 (12 pages). [Link]
  2. Adamusova, K., Khosravi, S., Fujimoto, S., Houben, A., Matsunaga, S., Fajkus, J., and Fojtova, M.* (2020) Two combinatorial patterns of telomere histone marks in plants with canonical and non-canonical telomere repeats. Plant J., 102, 678-687. [Link]
  3. Luo, L., Ando, S., Sakamoto, Y., Suzuki, T., Takahashi, H., Ishibashi, N., Kojima, S., Kurihara, D., Higashiyama, T., Yamamoto, K. T., Matsunaga, S.*, Machida, C.*, Sasabe, M.*, and Machida, Y.* (2020) The formation of perinucleolar bodies is important for normal leaf development and requires the zinc-finger DNA-binding motif in Arabidopsis ASYMMETRIC LEAVES2. Plant J., in press. [Link]
  4. Nurani, A. M.*, Ozawa, Y., Furuya, T., Sakamoto, Y., Ebine, K., Matsunaga, S., Ueda, T., Fukuda, H., and Kondo, Y.* (2020) Deep imaging analysis in VISUAL reveals the role of YABBY genes in vascular stem cell fate determination. Plant Cell Physiol., 61, 255-264. [Link]
  5. Hirai, R., Higaki, T., Takenaka, Y., Sakamoto, Y., Hasegawa, J., Matsunaga, S., Demura, T.*, and Ohtani, M.* (2020) The progression of xylem vessel cell differentiation is dependent on the activity level of VND7 in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plants, 9, 39 (12 pages). [Link]
  6. Kato, S., Okamura, E., Matsunaga, T. M., Nakayama, M., Kawanishi, Y., Ichinose, T., Iwane, A. H., Sakamoto, T., Imoto, Y., Ohnuma, M., Nomura, Y., Nakagami, H., Kuroiwa, H., Kuroiwa, T., and Matsunaga, S.* (2019) Cyanidioschyzon merolae aurora kinase phosphorylates evolutionarily conserved sites on its target to regulate mitochondrial division. Commun. Biol., 2, 477 (9 pages). [Link]
  7. Hirakawa, T., Kuwata, K., Gallego, M. E., White, C. I., Nomoto, M., Tada, Y., and Matsunaga, S.* (2019) LSD1-LIKE1-mediated H3K4me2 demethylation is required for homologous recombination repair. Plant Physiol., 181, 499-509. [Link]
  8. Hirakawa, T. and Matsunaga, S.* (2019) Characterization of DNA repair foci in root cells of Arabidopsis in response to DNA damage. Front. Plant Sci., 10, 990 (9pages). [Link]
  9. Kurita, K.#, Sakamoto, Y.#, Naruse, S., Matsunaga, T. M., Arata, H., Higashiyama, T., Habu, Y., Utsumi, Y., Utsumi, C., Tanaka, M., Takahashi, S., Kim, J. M., Seki, M., Sakamoto, T., and Matsunaga, S.* (2019) Intracellular localization of histone deacetylase HDA6 in plants. J. Plant Res., 132, 629?640. #These authors equally contributed to this work. [Springer Link]
  10. Diaz, M., Pe?inkova, P., Nowicka, A., Baroux, C., Sakamoto, T., Gandha, P. Y., Je?abkova, H., Matsunaga, S., Grossniklaus, U., and Pecinka, A.* (2019) The SMC5/6 complex subunit NSE4A is involved in DNA damage repair and seed development. Plant Cell, 31, 1579-1597. [Link]
  11. Sotta, N.#, Sakamoto, T.#, Matsunaga, S., and Fujiwara, T.* (2019) Abnormal leaf development of rpt5a mutant under zinc deficiency reveals important role of DNA damage alleviation for normal leaf development. Sci. Rep., 9, 9369 (10 pages). #These authors equally contributed to this work. [Link]
  12. Sakamoto, T., Sotta, N., Suzuki, T., Fujiwara, T., and Matsunaga, S.* (2019) The 26S proteasome is required for the maintenance of root apical meristem by modulating auxin and cytokinin responses under high-boron stress. Front. Plant Sci., 10, 590 (13 pages). [Link]
  13. Sakamoto, T., Sugiyama, T., Yamashita, T., and Matsunaga, S.* (2019) Plant condensin II is required for the correct spatial relationship between centromeres and rDNA arrays. Nucleus, 10, 116-125. [Link]
  14. Hayashi, K. and Matsunaga, S.* (2019) Heat and chilling stress induce nucleolus morphological changes. J. Plant Res., 132, 395-403. [Springer Link]
  15. Utsumi, Y., Utsumi, C., Tanaka, M., Ha, C. V., Takahashi, S., Matsui, A., Matsunaga, T. M., Matsunaga, S., Kanno, Y., Seo, M., Okamoto, Y., Moriya, E., and Seki, M.* (2019) Acetic acid treatment enhances drought avoidance in cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz). Front. Plant Sci., 10, 521 (12 pages). [Link]
  16. Ishihara, H.#, Sugimoto, K.*#, Tarr, P. T., Temman, H., Kadokura, S., Inui, Y., Sakamoto, T., Sasaki, T., Aida, M., Suzuki, T., Inagaki, S., Morohashi, K., Seki, M., Kakutani, T., Meyerowitz, E. M., and Matsunaga, S.* (2019) Primed histone demethylation regulates shoot regenerative competency. Nature Commun., 10, 1786 (15 pages). #These authors equally contributed to this work. [Link]
  17. Myobatake, Y., Kamisuki, S.*, Tsukuda, S., Higashi, T., Chinen, T., Takemoto, K., Hachisuka, M., Suzuki, Y., Takei, M., Tsurukawa, Y., Maekawa, H., Takeuchi, T., Matsunaga, T. M., Sahara, H., Usui, T., Matsunaga, S., and Sugawara, F. (2019) Pyrenocine A induces monopolar spindle formation and suppresses proliferation of cancer cells. Bioorg. Med. Chem., 27, 115149 (5 pages). [Link]
  18. Kobayashi, W., Liu, E., Ishii, H., Matsunaga, S., Schlögelhofer, P., and Kurumizaka, H.* (2019) Homologous pairing activities of Arabidopsis thaliana RAD51 and DMC1. J. Biochem., 165, 289-295. [Link]
  19. Sakamoto, T., Tsujimoto-Inui, Y., Sotta, N., Hirakawa, T., Matsunaga, T. M., Fukao, Y., Matsunaga, S.*, and Fujiwara, T.* (2018) Proteasomal degradation of BRAHMA promotes Boron tolerance in Arabidopsis. Nature Commun., 9, 5285 (16 pages). [Link]
  20. Yagi, N., Matsunaga, S., and Hashimoto, T.* (2018) Insights into cortical microtubule nucleation and dynamics in Arabidopsis leaf cells. J. Cell Sci., 131, 203778 (7 pages). [Link]
  21. Hayashi, K., Kato, S., and Matsunaga, S.* (2018) Convolutional neural network-based automatic classification for algal morphogenesis. Cytologia, 83, 301-305. [J-STAGE]
  22. Kadokura, S.#, Sugimoto, K.*#, Tarr, P., Suzuki, T., and Matsunaga, S.* (2018) Characterization of somatic embryogenesis initiated from the Arabidopsis shoot apex. Dev. Biol., 442, 13-27. #These authors equally contributed to this work. [Link]
  23. Hasegawa, J.#, Sakamoto, T.#, Fujimoto, T., Yamashita, T., Suzuki, T., and Matsunaga, S.* (2018) Auxin decreases chromatin accessibility through the TIR1/AFBs auxin signaling pathway in proliferative cells. Sci. Rep., 8, 7773 (12 pages). #These authors equally contributed to this work. [Link]
  24. Nishida, H., Tanaka, S., Handa, Y., Ito, M., Sakamoto, Y., Matsunaga, S., Betsuyaku, S., Miura, K., Soyano, T., Kawaguchi, M., and Suzaki, T.* (2018) A NIN-LIKE PROTEIN mediates nitrate-induced control of root nodule symbiosis in Lotus japonicus. Nature Commun., 9, 499 (14 pages). [Link]
  25. Fujimoto, S. and Matsunaga, S.* (2017) Visualization of chromatin loci with transiently expressed CRISPR/Cas9 in plants. Cytologia, 82, 559-562. [J-STAGE]
  26. Sakamoto, N. A.*#, Thuong Lan, V. H.#, Fujimoto, S.#, Matsunaga, S., and Tanaka A. (2017) An ion beam-induced Arabidopsis mutant with marked chromosomal rearrangement. J. Rad. Res., 58, 772-781. #These authors equally contributed to this work. [Link]
  27. Matsunaga, T. M., Ogawa, D., Taguchi-Shiobara, F., Ishimoto, M., Matsunaga, S., and Habu, Y.* (2017) Direct quantitative evaluation of disease symptoms on living plant leaves growing under natural light. Breed. Sci., 67, 316-319. [J-STAGE]
  28. Kim, J. M.*#, To, K. T.#, Matsui, A., Tanoi, K., Kobayashi, N., Matsuda, F., Habu, Y., Ogawa, D., Sakamoto, T., Matsunaga, S., Bashir, K., Rasheed, S., Ando, M., Takeda, H., Kawaura, K., Kusano, M., Fukushima, A., Endo, T., Kuromori, T., Ishida, J., Morosawa, T., Tanaka, M., Torii, C., Takebayashi, Y., Sakakibara, H., Ogihara, Y., Saito, K., Shinozaki, K., Devoto, A., and Seki, M.* (2017) Acetate-mediated novel survival strategy against drought in plants. Nature Plants, 3, 17097. #These authors equally contributed to this work. [Link]
  29. Okamura, E., Sakamoto, T., Sasaki, T., and Matsunaga, S.* (2017) A plant ancestral polo-like kinase sheds light on the mystery of the evolutionary disappearance of polo-like kinases in the plant kingdom. Cytologia, 82, 261-266. [J-STAGE]
  30. Spallek, T.*#, Melnyk, C. W.#, Wakatake, T., Zhang, J., Sakamoto, Y., Kiba, T., Yoshida, S., Matsunaga, S., Sakakibara, H., and Shirasu, K.* (2017) Interspecies hormonal control of host root morphology by parasitic plants. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 114, 5283-5288. #These authors equally contributed to this work. [Link]
  31. Kurita, K.#, Sakamoto,T.#, Yagi, N., Sakamoto, Y., Ito, A., Nishino, N., Sako,K., Yoshida, M., Kimura, H., Seki, M., and Matsunaga, S.* (2017) Live imaging of H3K9 acetylation in plant cells. Sci. Rep., 7, 45894 (9 pages). #These authors equally contributed to this work. [Link]
  32. Hirakawa, T., Hasegawa, J., White, C. I., and Matsunaga, S.* (2017) RAD54 forms DNA repair foci in response to DNA damage in living plant cells. Plant J., 90, 372-382. [Link]
  33. Fujimoto, S., Sugano, S. S., Kuwata, K., Osakabe, K., and Matsunaga, S.* (2016) Visualization of specific repetitive genomic sequences with fluorescent TALEs in Arabidopsis thaliana. J. Exp. Bot., 67, 6101-6110. [Link]
  34. Takagi, M.#, Sakamoto, T.#, Suzuki, R., Nemoto, K., Obayashi, T., Matsunaga, T. M., Hirakawa, T. Kurihara, D., Nariai, Y., Urano, T., Sawasaki, T., and Matsunaga, S.* (2016) Plant Aurora kinases interact with and phosphorylate transcription factors. J. Plant Res., 129, 1165-1178. #These authors equally contributed to this work. [Springer Link]
  35. Fujimoto, S., Matsunaga, S., and Murata, M.* (2016) Mapping of T-DNA and Ac/Ds by TAIL-PCR to analyze chromosomal rearrangements. Methods Mol. Biol., 1469, 207-216. [Springer Link]
  36. Hirakawa, T. and Matsunaga, S.* (2016) Three-dimensional, live-cell imaging of chromatin dynamics in plant nuclei using chromatin tagging systems. Methods Mol. Biol., 1469, 189-195. [Springer Link]
  37. Yokoyama, R., Hirakawa, T., Hayashi, S., Sakamoto, T., and Matsunaga, S.* (2016) Dynamics of plant DNA replication based on PCNA visualization. Sci. Rep., 6, 29657 (9 pages). [Link]
  38. Sotta, N., Shantikumar, L., Sakamoto, T., Matsunaga, S., and Fujiwara, T.* (2016) TPR5 is involved in directional cell division and is essential for the maintenance of meristem cell organization in Arabidopsis thaliana. J. Exp. Bot., 67, 2401-2411. [Link]
  39. Katagiri, Y., Hasegawa, J., Fujikura, U., Hoshino, R., Matsunaga, S.*, and Tsukaya, H.* (2016) The coordination of ploidy and cell size differs between cell layers in leaves. Development, 143, 1120-1125. [Link]
  40. Hasegawa, J., Sakamoto, Y., Nakagami, S., Aida, M., Sawa, S., and Matsunaga, S.* (2016) Three-dimensional imaging of plant organs using a simple and rapid transparency technique. Plant Cell Physiol., 57, 462-472. [Link]
  41. Izaguirre-Carbonell, J., Kawakubo, H., Murata, H., Tanabe, A., Takeuchi, T., Kusayanagi, T., Tsukuda, S., Hirakawa, T., Iwabata, K., Kanai, Y., Ohta, K., Miura, M., Sakaguchi, K., Matsunaga, S., Sahara, H., Kamisuki, S.*, and Sugawara, F.* (2015) Novel anticancer agent, SQAP, binds to focal adhesion kinase and modulates its activity. Sci. Rep., 5, 15136 (13 pages). [Link]
  42. Oroguchi, T.#, Sekiguchi, Y.#, Kobayashi, A., Masaki, Y., Fukuda, A., Hashimoto, S., Nakasako, M.*, Ichikawa, I., Kurumizaka, H., Shimizu, M., Inui, Y., Matsunaga, S., Kato, T., Namba, K., Yamaguchi, K., Kuwata, K., Kameda, H., Fukui, N., Kawata, Y., Kameshima, T., Takayama, Y., Yonekura, K., and Yamamoto, M. (2015) Cryogenic coherent X-ray diffraction imaging for biological non-crystalline particles using the KOTOBUKI-1 diffraction apparatus at SACLA. J. Phys. B., 48, 184003. #These authors equally contributed to this work. [Link]
  43. Hirakawa, T., Katagiri, Y., Ando, T., and Matsunaga, S.* (2015) DNA double-strand breaks alter the spatial arrangement of homologous loci in plant cells. Sci. Rep., 5, 11058 (8 pages). [Link]
  44. Takayama, Y.#, Inui, Y.#, Sekiguchi, Y.#, Kobayashi, A., Oroguchi, T., Yamamoto, M., Matsunaga, S.*, and Nakasako, M.* (2015) Coherent X-ray diffraction imaging of chloroplasts from Cyanidioschyzon merolae by using X-ray free electron laser. Plant Cell Physiol., 56, 1272-1286. #These authors equally contributed to this work. [Link]
  45. Hasegawa, J., Higaki, T., Hamamura, Y., Kurihara, D., Kutsuna, N., Higashiyama, T., Hasezawa, S., and Matsunaga, S.* (2014) Increase in invaginated vacuolar membrane structure caused by plant cell expansion by genotoxic stress induced by DNA double-strand breaks. Cytologia, 79, 467-474. [J-STAGE]
  46. Hayashi, K., Hasegawa, J., and Matsunaga, S.* (2013) The boundary of the meristematic and elongation zones in roots: endoreduplication precedes rapid cell expansion. Sci. Rep., 3, 2723 (8 pages). [Link]
  47. Nakasako, M.*, Takayama, Y., Oroguchi, T., Sekiguchi, Y., Kobayashi, A., Shirahama, K., Yamamoto, M.*, Hikima, T., Yonekura, K., Maki-Yonekura, S., Kohmura, Y., Inubushi, Y., Takahashi, Y.*, Suzuki, A., Matsunaga, S., Inui, Y., Tono, K., Kameshima, T., Joti, Y., and Hoshi, T. (2013) KOTOBUKI-1 apparatus for cryogenic coherent X-ray diffraction imaging. Rev. Sci. Instrum., 84, 093705. [Link]
  48. Takahashi, N., Kajihara, T., Okamura, C., Kim, Y., Katagiri, Y., Okushima, Y., Matsunaga, S., Hwang, I., and Umeda, M.* (2013) Cytokinins control endocycle onset by promoting the expression of an APC/C activator in Arabidopsis roots. Curr. Biol., 23, 1812-1817. [Link]
  49. Yoshida, Y., Fujiwara, T., Imoto, Y., Yoshida, M., Ohnuma, M., Hirooka, S., Misumi, O., Kuroiwa, H. Kato, S., Matsunaga, S., and Kuroiwa, T.* (2013) The kinesin-like protein TOP promotes Aurora localisation and induces mitochondrial, chloroplast and nuclear division. J. Cell Sci., 126, 2392-2400. [Link]
  50. Kutsuna, N.#, Higaki, T.#, Matsunaga, S.*#, Otsuki, T., Yamaguchi, M., Fujii, H., and Hasezawa, S. (2012) Active learning framework with iterative clustering for bioimage classification. Nature Commun., 3, 1032 (10 pages). #These authors equally contributed to this work. [Link]
  51. Matsunaga, S.*#, Takata, H.#, Morimoto, A.#, Hayashihara, K., Higashi, T., Akatsuchi, K., Mizusawa, E., Yamakawa, M., Ashida, M., Matsunaga, T. M., Azuma, T., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K.* (2012) RBMX: a regulator for maintenance and centromeric protection of sister chromatid cohesion. Cell Reports, 1, 299-308. #These authors equally contributed to this work. [Link]
  52. Kato, S., Imoto, Y., Ohnuma, M., Matsunaga, T. M., Kuroiwa, H., Kawano, S., Kuroiwa, T., and Matsunaga, S.* (2011) Aurora kinase of the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae is related to both mitochondrial division and mitotic spindle formation. Cytologia, 76, 455-462. [J-STAGE]
  53. Iwata, E., Ikeda, S., Matsunaga, S., Kurata, M., Yoshioka, Y., Criquid, M. C., Genschik, P., and Ito, M.* (2011) GIGAS CELL1, a novel negative regulator of the anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome, is required for proper mitotic progression and cell fate determination in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 23, 4382-4393. [Link]
  54. Sakamoto, T., Tsujimoto-Inui. Y., Uraguchi, S.,Yoshizumi, T., Matsunaga, S., Mastui, M., Umeda, M., Fukui, K., and Fujiwara, T.* (2011) Condensin II alleviates DNA damage and is essential for tolerance of boron overload stress in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 23, 3533-3546. [Link]
  55. Adachi, S., Minamisawa, K., Okushima, Y., Inagaki, S., Yoshiyama, K., Kondou, Y., Kaminuma, E., Kawashima, M., Toyoda, T., Matsui, M., Kurihara, D., Matsunaga, S., and Umeda, M.* (2011) Programmed induction of endoreduplication by DNA double-strand breaks in Arabidopsis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 108, 10004-10009. [Link]
  56. Kurihara, D., Matsunaga, S.*, Omura, T., Higashiyama, T., and Fukui, K.* (2011) Identification and characterization of plant Haspin kinase as a histone H3 threonine kinase. BMC Plant Biol., 11, 73 (14 pages). [Link]
  57. Noda, M., Uchiyama, S., McKay, A. R., Morimoto, A., Misawa, S., Yoshida, A., Shimahara, H., Takinowaki, H., Nakamura, S., Kobayashi, Y., Matsunaga, S., Ohkubo, T., Robinson, C. V., and Fukui, K.* (2011) Assembly states of the nucleosome assembly protein 1 (NAP-1) revealed by sedimentation velocity and non-denaturing MS. Biochem. J., 436, 101-112. [Link]
  58. Ma, N.#, Matsunaga, S.*#, Morimoto, A.#, Sakashita, G., Urano, T., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K.* (2011) The nuclear scaffold protein SAF-A is required for kinetochore-microtubule attachment and contributes to the targeting of Aurora-A to mitotic spindles. J. Cell Sci., 124, 394-404. #These authors equally contributed to this work. [Link]
  59. Sato, S., Hirakawa, H., Isobe, S., Fukai, E., Watanabe, A., Kato, M., Kawashima, K., Minami, C., Muraki, A., Nakazaki, N., Takahashi, C., Nakayama, S., Kishida, Y., Kohara, M., Yamada, M., Tsuruoka, H., Sasamoto, S., Tabata, S.*, Aizu, T., Toyoda, A., Shin-I, T., Minakuchi, Y., Kohara, Y., Fujiyama, A., Tsuchimoto, S., Kajiyama, S., Makigano, E., Ohmido, N., Shibagaki, N., Cartagena, J. A., Wada, N., Kohinata, T., Atefeh, A., Yuasa, S., Matsunaga, S., and Fukui, K.* (2011) Sequence Analysis of the Genome of an Oil-Bearing Tree, Jatropha curcas L. DNA Res., 18, 65-76. [Link]
  60. Kosetsu, K., Matsunaga, S., Nakagami, H., Colcombet, J., Sasabe, M., Soyano, T., Takahashi, Y., Hirt, H., and Machida, Y.* (2010) The MAP kinase MPK4 is required for cytokinesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell, 22, 3778-3790. [Link]
  61. Hayashihara, K., Uchiyama, S., Shimamoto, S., Kobayashi, S., Tomschik, M., Wakamatsu, H., No, D., Sugahara, H., Hori, N., Noda, M., Ohkubo, T., Zlatanova, J., Matsunaga, S., and Fukui, K.* (2010) The middle region of an HP1-binding protein, HP1-BP74, associates with linker DNA at the entry/exit site of nucleosomal DNA. J. Biol. Chem., 285, 6498-6507. [Link]
  62. Gambe, A. E., Matsunaga, S., Takata, H., Ono-Maniwa, R., Baba, A., Uchiyama S., and Fukui K.* (2009) A nucleolar protein RRS1 contributes to chromosome congression. FEBS Lett., 583, 1651-1956. [Link]
  63. Amin, M. A., Matsunaga, S., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K.* (2008) Nucleophosmin is required for chromosome congression, proper mitotic spindle formation, and kinetochore-microtubule attachment in HeLa cells. FEBS Lett., 582, 3839-3844. [Link]
  64. Amin, M. A., Matsunaga, S., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K.* (2008) Depletion of nucleophosmin leads to distortion of nucleolar and nuclear structures in HeLa cells. Biochem. J., 415, 345-351. [Link]
  65. Kurihara, D., Matsunaga, S., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K.* (2008) Live cell imaging reveals plant Aurora kinase has dual roles during mitosis. Plant Cell Physiol., 49, 1256-1261. [Link]
  66. Watanabe, W.*, Matsunaga, S., Higashi, T., Fukui, K. and Itoh, K. (2008) In vivo manipulation of fluorescently labeled organelles in living cells by multiphoton excitation. J. Biomed. Opt., 13, 31213-31221. [Link]
  67. Cartagena, J. A., Matsunaga, S., Seki, M., Kurihara, D., Yokoyama, M., Shinozaki, K., Fujimoto, S., Azumi, Y., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K.* (2008) The Arabidopsis SDG4 contributes to the regulation of pollen tube growth by methylation of histone H3 lysines 4 and 36 in mature pollen. Dev. Biol., 315, 355-368. [Link]
  68. Ishii, K., Sugiyama, R., Onuki, M., Kazama, Y., Matsunaga, S., and Kawano, S.* (2008) The Y chromosome-specific STS marker MS2 and its peripheral regions on the Y chromosome of the dioecious plant Silene latifolia. Genome, 51, 251-260. [Link]
  69. Takata, H., Matsunaga, S., Morimoto, A., Ma, N., Kurihara, D., Ono-Maniwa, R., Nakagawa, M., Azuma, T., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K.* (2007) PHB2 protects sister-chromatid cohesion in mitosis. Curr. Biol., 17, 1356-1361. [Link]
  70. Amin, M. A., Matsunaga, S., Ma, N., Takata, H., Yokoyama, M., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K.* (2007) Fibrillarin, a nucleolar protein, is required for normal nuclear morphology and cellular growth in HeLa cells. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 360, 320-326. [Link]
  71. Takata, H., Matsunaga, S., Morimoto, A., Maniwa-Ono, R., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K.* (2007) H1.X with different properties from other linker histones is required for mitotic progression. FEBS Lett., 581, 3783-3788. [Link]
  72. Ma, N., Matsunaga, S., Takata, H., Ono-Maniwa, R., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K.*(2007)Nucleolin functions in nucleolus formation and chromosome congression. J. Cell Sci., 120, 2091-2105. [Link]
  73. Higashi, T., Matsunaga, S., Isobe, K., Morimoto, A., Shimada, T., Kataoka, S.,Watabnabe, W., Uchiyama, S., Itoh, K., and Fukui, K.* (2007) Histone H2A mobility is regulated by its tails and acetylation of core histone tails. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 357, 627-632. [Link]
  74. Watanabe, W.*, Shimada, T., Matsunaga, S., Kurihara, D., Fukui, K., Arimura, S., Tsutsumi, N., Isobe, K., and Itoh, K. (2007) Single-organelle tracking by two-photon conversion. Opt. Exp., 15, 2490-2498. [Link]
  75. Lin, L., Nakano, A., Uchiyama, S., Fujimoto, S., Matsunaga, S., Nakamura, S., Kobayashi, Y., Ohkubo, T., and Fukui, K.* (2007) Crystal structure of Pyrococcus horikoshii PPC protein at 1.60 A resolution. Proteins, 67, 505-507. [Link]
  76. Gambe, A. E., Ono-Maniwa, R., Matsunaga, S., Kutsuna, N., Higaki, T., Higashi,T., Hasezawa, S., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K.* (2007) Development of a multistage classifier for a monitoring system of cell activity based on imaging of chromosomal dynamics. Cytometry, 71A, 286-296. [Link]
  77. Takata, H., Uchiyama, S., Nakamura, N., Nakashima, S., Kobayashi, S., Sone, T., Kimura, S., Lahmers, S., Granzier, H., Labeit, S., Matsunaga, S., and Fukui, K.* (2007) A comparative proteome analysis of human metaphase chromosomes isolated from two different cell lines reveals a set of conserved chromosome-associated proteins. Genes to Cells, 12, 269-284. [Link]
  78. Kurihara, D.#, Kawabe, A.#, Matsunaga, S., Nakagawa, K., Fujimoto, S., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K.* (2007) Characterization of a splicing variant of plant Aurora kinase. Plant Cell Physiol., 48, 369-374. #These authors equally contributed to this work. [Link]
  79. Nozaki, H.*, Mori, T., Misumi, O., Matsunaga, S., and Kuroiwa, T. (2006) Males evolved from the dominant isogametic mating type. Curr. Biol., 16, 1018-1020. [Link]
  80. Kurihara, D., Matsunaga, S., Kawabe, A., Fujimoto, S., Noda, M., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K.* (2006) Aurora kinase is required for chromosome segregation in tobacco BY-2 cells. Plant J., 48, 572-580. [Link]
  81. Kejnovsky, E.*, Kubat, Z., Hobza, R., Lengerova, M., Sato, S., Tabata, S., Fukui, K., Matsunaga, S., and Vyskot, B. (2006) Accumulation of chloroplast DNA sequences on the Y chromosome of Silene latifolia. Genetica, 128, 167-175. [Springer Link]
  82. Isobe, K.*, Kataoka, S., Murase, R., Watanabe, W., Higashi, T., Kawakami, S., Matsunaga, S., Fukui, K., and Itoh, K. (2006) Stimulated parametric emission microscopy. Opt. Exp., 14, 786-793. [Link]
  83. Shimada, T.*, Watanabe, W., Matsunaga, S., Higashi, T., Ishii, H., Fukui, K., Isobe, K., and Itoh, K. (2005) Intracellular disruption of mitochondria in a living HeLa cell with a 76-MHz femtosecond laser oscillator. Opt. Exp., 13, 9869-9880. [Link]
  84. Higashi, T., Miyakawa, S., Uchiyama, S., Matsunaga, S., Takata, H., Fujimoto, S., Noda, M., Terauchi, A., Shimizu, T., Oda, M., Azuma, T., and Fukui, K.* (2005) Generation of monoclonal antibodies against chromosomal antigens that have a high sequence similarity between human and mouse. J. Biotechnol., 120, 262-272. [Link]
  85. Uchida, W.*, Matsunaga, S., and Kawano, S. (2005) Ultrastructural analysis of the behavior of the dimorphic fungus Microbotryum violaceum in fungus-induced anthers of female Silene latifolia flowers. Protoplasma, 226, 207-216. [Springer Link]
  86. Fujimoto, S., Yonemura, M., Matsunaga, S., Nakagawa, T., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K.* (2005) Characterization and dynamic analysis of Arabidopsis condensin subunits, AtCAP-H and AtCAP-H2. Planta, 222, 293-300. [Springer Link]
  87. Kawabe, A.#, Matsunaga, S.#, Nakagawa, K., Kurihara D., Yoneda, A., Hasezawa, S., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K.* (2005) Characterization of plant Aurora kinases during mitosis. Plant Mol. Biol., 58, 1-13. #These authors equally contributed to this work. [Springer Link]
  88. Uchiyama, S.#, Kobayashi, S.#, Takata, H., Ishihara, T., Hori, N., Higashi, T., Hayashihara, K., Sone, T., Higo, D., Nirasawa, T., Takao, T., Matsunaga, S., and Fukui, K.* (2005) Proteome analysis of human metaphase chromosomes. J. Biol. Chem., 280, 16994-17004. #These authors equally contributed to this work. [Link]
  89. Watanabe, W.*, Matsunaga, S. Shimada, T., Higashi, T., Fukui, K., and Itoh, K. (2004) Femtosecond laser disruption of mitochondria in living cells. Med. Laser Appl., 20, 185-191. [Link]
  90. Fujimoto, S., Matsunaga, S., Yonemura, M., Uchiyama, S., Azuma, T., and Fukui, K.* (2004) Identification of a novel plant MAR DNA binding protein localized on chromosomal surfaces. Plant Mol. Biol., 56, 225-239. [Springer Link]
  91. Watanabe, W.*, Arakawa, N., Matsunaga, S., Higashi, T., Fukui, K., Isobe, K., and Itoh, K. (2004) Femtosecond laser disruption of subcellular organelles in a living cell. Opt. Exp., 12,4203-4213. [Link]
  92. Matsunaga, S.*, Uchida, W., and Kawano, S. (2004) Sex-specific cell division during development of unisexual flowers in the dioecious plant Silene latifolia. Plant Cell Physiol., 45, 795-802. [Link]
  93. Sugiyama, R.*, Kazama, Y., Miyazawa, Y., Matsunaga, S., and Kawano, S. (2003) CCLS96.1, a member of a multicopy gene family, may encode a non-coding RNA preferentially transcribed in reproductive organs of Silene latifolia. DNA Res., 10, 213-220. [Link]
  94. Uchida, W.*, Matsunaga, S., Sugiyama, R., Kazama, Y., and Kawano, S. (2003) Morphological development of anthers induced by the dimorphic smut fungus Microbotryum violaceum in female flowers of the dioecious plant Silene latifolia. Planta, 218, 240-248. [Springer Link]
  95. Mizukami, A., Nagamori, E., Takakura, Y., Matsunaga, S., Kaneko, Y., Kajiyama, S., Harashima, S., Kobayashi, A., and Fukui, K.* (2003) Transformation of yeast using calcium alginate microbeads with surface-immobilized chromosomal DNA. BioTechniques, 35, 734-740. [Link]
  96. Matsunaga, S.*, Isono, E., Kejnovsky, E., Vyskot B., Dolezel J., Kawano, S., and Charlesworth, D. (2003) Duplicative transfer of a MADS box gene to a plant Y chromosome. Mol. Biol. Evol., 20, 1062-1069. [Link]
  97. Uchida, W.*, Matsunaga, S., Sugiyama, R., Shibata, F., Kazama, Y., Miyazawa, Y., Hizume, M., and Kawano, S. (2002) Distribution of interstitial telomere-like repeats and their adjacent sequences in a dioecious plant, Silene latifolia. Chromosoma, 111, 313-320. [Springer Link]
  98. Janousek, B.*, Matsunaga, S., Kejnovsky, E., Zluvova, J., and Vyskot, B. (2002) DNA methylation analysis of a male reproductive organ specific gene (MROS1) during pollen development. Genome, 45, 930-938. [Link]
  99. Matsunaga, S.*, Yagisawa, F., Yamamoto, M., Uchida, W., Nakao, S., and Kawano, S. (2002) LTR retrotransposons in the dioecious plant Silene latifolia. Genome, 45, 745-751. [PubMed]
  100. Nakao, S.*, Matsunaga, S., Sakai, A., Kuroiwa, T., and Kawano, S.(2002)RAPD isolation of a Y chromosome specific ORF in a dioecious plant, Silene latifolia. Genome, 45, 413-420. [PubMed]
  101. Ito, M.*, Araki, S., Matsunaga, S., Itoh, T., Nishihama, R., Machida, Y., Doonan, J. H., and Watanabe, A. (2001) G2/M-phase-specific transcription during the plant cell cycle is mediated by c-Myb-like transcription factors. Plant Cell, 13, 1891-1905. [Link]
  102. Kejnovsky, E., Vrana, J., Matsunaga, S., Soucek, P., Siroky, J., Dolezel, J., and Vyskot, B.* (2001) Localization of male-specifically expressed MROS genes of Silene latifolia by PCR on flow-sorted sex chromosomes and autosomes. Genetics, 158, 1269-1277. [Link]
  103. Ueda, M., Kuroiwa, T., Matsunaga, S., and Ogihara, S.* (2000) Microtubule-dependent migration of the cell nucleus toward a future leading edge in amoebae of Physarum polycepharum. Protoplasma, 211, 172-182. [Springer Link]
  104. Takahara, M.*, Takahashi, H., Matsunaga S., Sakai, A., Kawano, S., and Kuroiwa, T. (2000) A putative mitochondrial ftsZ gene is encoded in the unicellular primitive red alga Cyanidioscyzon merolae. Mol. Gene. Genet., 264, 452-460. [Springer Link]
  105. Takahara, M.*, Takahashi, H., Matsunaga, S., Sakai, A., Kawano, S., and Kuroiwa, T. (2000) Isolation, characterization and chromosomal mapping of an ftsZ gene from the unicellular primitive red alga Cyanidium caldarium RK-1. Curr. Genet., 37, 143-151. [PubMed]
  106. Matsunaga, S.*, Schutze, K., Donnison I., Grant S. R., Kuroiwa T., and Kawano, S. (1999) Single pollen typing combined with laser-mediated manipulation. Plant J., 20, 371-378. [Link]
  107. Nishimura, Y.*, Misumi, O., Matsunaga, S., Higashiyama, T., Yokota, A., and Kuroiwa, T. (1999) The active digestion of uniparental chloroplast DNA in a single zygote of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is revealed using the optical tweezer. Proc. Natl. Aca. Sci. U.S.A., 96, 12577-12582. [Link]
  108. Takahara, M., Takahashi, H., Matsunaga, S., Sakai, A., Kawano, S., and Kuroiwa, T.* (1999) Two types of ftsZ genes isolated from the unicellular primitive red alga Galdieria sulphuraria. Plant Cell Physiol., 40, 784-791. [Link]
  109. Matsunaga, S.*, Kawano, S., Michimoto, T., Higashiyama, T., Nakao, S., Sakai, A., and Kuroiwa, T. (1999) Semi-automatic laser beam microdissection of the Y chromosome and analysis of Y chromosome DNA in a dioecious plant, Silene latifolia. Plant Cell Physiol., 40, 60-68. [Link]
  110. Matsunaga, S.*, Kawano, S., and Kuroiwa, T. (1997) MROS1, a male stamen-specific gene in the dioecious campion Silene latifolia is expressed in mature pollen. Plant Cell Physiol., 38, 499-502. [Link]
  111. Matsunaga, S.*, Kawano, S., Takano, H., Uchida, H., Sakai, A., and Kuroiwa, T. (1996) Isolation and developmental expression of male reproductive organ-specific genes in a dioecious campion, Melandrium album (Silene latifolia). Plant J., 10, 679-689. [PubMed]
Review papers
  1. Toyoda, Y. and Matsunaga, S.* (2019) Lysine-specific demethylase epigenetically regulates human and plant phenomena. Cytologia, 84, 295-298. [J-STAGE]
  2. Shibuta, M. K., Matsuoka, M., and Matsunaga, S.* (2019) 2A peptides contribute to the co-expression of proteins for imaging and genome editing. Cytologia, 84, 107-111. [J-STAGE]
  3. Shibuta, M. K. and Matsunaga, S.* (2019) Seasonal and diurnal regulation of flowering via an epigenetic mechanism in Arabidopsis thaliana. Cytologia, 84, 3-8. [J-STAGE]
  4. Sugimoto, K., Temman, H.#, Kadokura, S.#, and Matsunaga, S.* (2019) To regenerate or not to regenerate: factors that drive plant regeneration. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol., 47, 138-150. #These authors equally contributed to this work. [Link]
  5. Watanabe, M., Sakamoto, Y., and Matsunaga, S.* (2018) Imaging with split fluorescent proteins based on the reconstruction of separated asymmetric protein fragments. Cytologia, 83, 347-350.
  6. Kazama, Y.*, Hirano, T., Abe, T., and Matsunaga, S. (2018) Chromosomal rearrangement: from induction by heavy-ion irradiation to in vivo engineering by genome editing. Cytologia, 83, 125-128. [J-STAGE]
  7. Matsunaga, S.* (2018) Planimal cells: Artificial photosynthetic animal cells inspired by endosymbiosis and photosynthetic animals. Cytologia, 83, 3-6. [J-STAGE]
  8. Tsukaya, H.* and Matsunaga, S. (2017) Tissue-dependency of the impact of endoreduplication on cell size. Plant Morphology, 29, 87-90. [J-STAGE]
  9. Matsunaga, S.* and Matsunaga, T. M. (2017) FISH with padlock probes can efficiently reveal the genomic position of low or single-copy DNA sequences. Cytologia, 82, 337-339. [J-STAGE]
  10. Hoshino, A., Matsunaga, T. M., Sakamoto, T., and Matsunaga, S.* (2017) Hi-C revolution: from a snapshot of DNA-DNA interaction in a single cell to chromosome-scale de novo genome assembly. Cytologia, 82, 223-226. [J-STAGE]
  11. Sakamoto, Y. and Matsunaga, S.* (2017) Deep imaging of plant roots by a rapid transparency technique TOMEI. Cytologia, 82, 221-222. [J-STAGE]
  12. Matsunaga, S.* and Nakaya, A. (2017) Computational synteny analysis promotes a better understanding of chromosome evolution. Cytologia, 82, 101-104.[J-STAGE]
  13. Fujimoto, S. and Matsunaga, S.* (2016) Chromatin live imaging with genome editing techniques: switching from scissors to a lamp. Cytologia, 81, 359-362. [J-STAGE]
  14. Fujimoto, S. and Matsunaga, S.* (2016) Which is a reliable approach in the generation of artificial minichromosomes, bottom-up or top-down? Cytologia, 81, 251-256. [J-STAGE]
  15. Hirakawa, T. and Matsunaga, S.* (2016) Chromatin tagging systems contribute to live imaging analyses for chromatin dynamics. Cytologia, 81, 121-123. [J-STAGE]
  16. Matsunaga, S.* (2016) FISH is in the limelight again as more than a cytogenetical technique for metaphase chromosomes. Cytologia, 81, 3-6. [J-STAGE]
  17. Sano, Y., Watanabe, W., and Matsunaga, S.* (2014) Chromophore-assisted laser inactivation - towards a spatiotemporal - functional analysis of proteins, and the ablation of chromatin, organelle and cell function. J. Cell Sci., 127, 1621-1629. [Link]
  18. Matsunaga, S.*, Katagiri, Y., Nagashima, Y., Sugiyama, T., Hasegawa, J., Hayashi, K., and Sakamoto, T. (2013) New insights into the dynamics of plant cell nuclei and chromosomes. Int. Rev. Cell Mol. Biol., 305, 253-301. [Link]
  19. Higashi, T.*, Watanabe, W., and Matsunaga, S. (2013) Application of visualization techniques for cell and tissue engineering. J. Boisci. Bioeng., 115, 122-126. [Link]
  20. Matsunaga, S. and Fukui, K.* (2010) The chromosome peripheral proteins play an active role in chromosome dynamics. BioMol. Con., 1, 157-164. [Link]
  21. Matsunaga, S.* (2009) Junk DNA promotes sex chromosome evolution. Heredity, 102, 525-526. [PubMed]
  22. Watanabe, W.*, Matsunaga, S., Fukui, K., and Itoh, K. (2009) Intracellular manipulation by femtosecond lasers: review. J. Innov. Opt. Health Sci., 2, 1-8. [Link]
  23. Kazama, Y.* and Matsunaga, S. (2008) The use of repetitive DNA in cytogenetic studies of plant sex chromosomes. Cytogenet. Genome Res., 120, 247-254. [Link]
  24. Matsunaga, S.* (2006) Sex chromosome-linked genes in plants. Genes Genet. Syst., 81, 219-226. [PubMed]
  25. Matsunaga, S.* and Kawano, S. (2001) Sex determination by sex chromosomes in dioecious plants. Plant Biol., 3, 481-488. [Link]