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Ultrastructural Research Team

We obtain and analyze ultrastructural information of cells and tissues by utilizing electron microscopy for elucidation of principles of life towards applied research.

Team Leader
Shigenobu Yonemura  Ph.D.

2-2-3 Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0047, Japan
Tel: +81-78-306-3105

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This research team analyzes detailed morphological information in various researches of the life science field, which is acquired through ultrastructural techniques using transmission and scanning electron microscopy. In collaboration with many laboratories including within RIKEN, we have accumulated a large amount of experiences to improve methods for better morphology.

Main Publications List

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Maintenance of stereocilia and apical junctional complexes by Cdc42 in cochlear hair cells.

Ueyama T, Sakaguchi H, Nakamura T, Goto A, Morioka S, Shimizu A, Nakao K, Hishikawa Y, Ninoyu Y, Kassai H, Suetsugu S, Koji T, Fritzsch B, Yonemura S, Hisa Y, Matsuda M, Aiba A, Saito N.
J Cell Sci, 127(Pt9), 2040-2052 (2014).
3

Transplantation of embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cell-derived 3D retinal sheets into retinal degenerative mice.

Assawachananont J, Mandai M, Okamoto S, Yamada C, Eiraku M, Yonemura S, Sasai Y, Takahashi M.
Stem Cell Reports, 2(5), 662-674 (2014).
4

Sphingomyelin clustering is essential for the formation of microvilli.

Ikenouchi J, Hirata M, Yonemura S, Umeda M.
J Cell Sci, 126(Pt16), 3585-3592 (2013).
5

NMII Forms a Contractile Transcellular Sarcomeric Network to Regulate Apical Cell Junctions and Tissue Geometry.

Ebrahim S, Fujita T, Millis BA, Kozin E, Ma X, Kawamoto S, Baird MA, Davidson M, Yonemura S, Hisa Y, Conti MA, Adelstein RS, Sakaguchi H, Kachar B.
Curr Biol, 23(8), 731-736 (2013).
6

Talin couples the actomyosin cortex to the plasma membrane during rear retraction and cytokinesis.

Tsujioka M, Yumura S, Inouye K, Patel H, Ueda M, Yonemura S.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 109(32), 12992-12997 (2012).
7

Self-formation of functional adenohypophysis in three-dimensional culture.

Suga H, Kadoshima T, Minaguchi M, Ohgushi M, Soen M, Nakano T, Takata N, Wataya T, Muguruma K, Miyoshi H, Yonemura S, Oiso Y, Sasai Y.
Nature, 480(7375), 57-62 (2011).
9

Cadherin-actin interactions at adherens junctions.

Yonemura S.
Curr Opin Cell Biol, 23(5), 525-522 (2011).
10

alpha-Catenin as a tension transducer that induces adherens junction development.

Yonemura S, Wada Y, Watanabe T, Nagafuchi A, Shibata M.
Nat Cell Biol, 12(6), 533-542 (2010).

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