Publications

Gastric Cancer With Primitive Enterocyte Phenotype: An Aggressive Subgroup of Intestinal-type Adenocarcinoma.
Am J Surg Pathol 2017 Jul;41(7):989-997
Departments of *Pathology ‡Gastrointestinal Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine †Genome Science Division, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.



Negative feedback loop of bone resorption by NFATc1-dependent induction of Cadm1.
PLoS One 2017 17;12(4):e0175632. Epub 2017 Apr 17.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.


Differences in genetic and epigenetic alterations between von Hippel-Lindau disease-related and sporadic hemangioblastomas of the central nervous system.
Neuro Oncol 2017 Mar 30. Epub 2017 Mar 30.
Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (S.T., A.M., S.T., M.N., M.O., S.Y., H.N., N.S.); Genome Science Division, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (S.Y., H.A.); Division of Brain Tumor Translational Research, National Cancer Center Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan (K.I.); Department of Neurosurgery, Dokkyo Medical University, Mibu, Tochigi,Japan (K.U.).

Extracellular Acidic pH Activates the Sterol Regulatory Element-Binding Protein 2 to Promote Tumor Progression.
Cell Rep 2017 Feb;18(9):2228-2242
The Translational Systems Biology and Medicine Initiative (TSBMI), Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan; Laboratory for Systems Biology and Medicine, RCAST, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-8904, Japan. Electronic address:






Ras and TGF-β signaling enhance cancer progression by promoting the ΔNp63 transcriptional program.
Sci Signal 2016 Aug 23;9(442):ra84. Epub 2016 Aug 23.
Ludwig Cancer Research, Science for Life Laboratory, Uppsala University, Box 595, Biomedical Center, SE-751 24 Uppsala, Sweden.







Prognostic significance of CpG island methylator phenotype in surgically resected small cell lung carcinoma.
Cancer Sci 2016 Mar 19;107(3):320-5. Epub 2016 Feb 19.
Division of Pathology, The Cancer Institute, Department of Pathology, The Cancer Institute Hospital, Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, Tokyo, Japan.

SCF(Fbxo22)-KDM4A targets methylated p53 for degradation and regulates senescence.
Nat Commun 2016 Feb 12;7:10574. Epub 2016 Feb 12.
Department of Cell Biology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Nagoya City University, 1 Kawasumi, Mizuho-cho, Mizuho-ku, 467-8601 Nagoya, Japan.


IER5 generates a novel hypo-phosphorylated active form of HSF1 and contributes to tumorigenesis.
Sci Rep 2016 Jan 12;6:19174. Epub 2016 Jan 12.
Division of Rare Cancer Research, National Cancer Center Research Institute, Tsukiji 5-1-1, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan.

BMP Sustains Embryonic Stem Cell Self-Renewal through Distinct Functions of Different Krüppel-like Factors.
Stem Cell Reports 2016 Jan;6(1):64-73
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Science for Life Laboratory, Uppsala University, 751 24 Uppsala, Sweden; Department of Molecular Pathology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan. Electronic address:


DNA methylation status as a biomarker of anti-epidermal growth factor receptor treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer.
Cancer Sci 2015 Dec 12;106(12):1722-9. Epub 2015 Nov 12.
Department of Clinical Oncology, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.

Biological characterization of soft tissue sarcomas.
Ann Transl Med 2015 Dec;3(22):368
1 Department of Immunology and Infectious Disease, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Nagano, Japan ; 2 Promoting Business using Advanced Technology, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Tokyo, Japan ; 3 Sigma-Aldrich Collaboration Laboratory, Rehovot 76100, Israel ; 4 Horiuchi Ladies Clinic, Nagano, Japan ; 5 Department of Laboratory Medicine, Shinshu University Hospital, Nagano, Japan ; 6 Department of Pathology, Keio University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan ; 7 The International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC) and CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Saitama, Japan ; 8 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan ; 9 The Cancer System Laboratory, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan ; 10 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.


H3K4/H3K9me3 Bivalent Chromatin Domains Targeted by Lineage-Specific DNA Methylation Pauses Adipocyte Differentiation.
Mol Cell 2015 Nov;60(4):584-96
Division of Metabolic Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1, Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8904, Japan; The Translational Systems Biology and Medicine Initiative (TSBMI), Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan. Electronic address:




Distinct effects of Hoxa2 overexpression in cranial neural crest populations reveal that the mammalian hyomandibular-ceratohyal boundary maps within the styloid process.
Dev Biol 2015 Jun 16;402(2):162-74. Epub 2015 Apr 16.
Department of Physiological Chemistry and Metabolism, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan; Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0076, Japan; Institute for Biology and Mathematics of Dynamical Cell Processes (iBMath), The University of Tokyo, 3-8-1 Komaba, Tokyo 153-8914, Japan. Electronic address:



JMJD1A is a signal-sensing scaffold that regulates acute chromatin dynamics via SWI/SNF association for thermogenesis.
Nat Commun 2015 May 7;6:7052. Epub 2015 May 7.
1] Division of Metabolic Medicine, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 153-8904, Japan [2] The Translational Systems Biology and Medicine Initiative, Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan.

A C-terminal mutant of CCAAT-enhancer-binding protein α (C/EBPα-Cm) downregulates Csf1r, a potent accelerator in the progression of acute myeloid leukemia with C/EBPα-Cm.
Exp Hematol 2015 Apr 20;43(4):300-8.e1. Epub 2014 Dec 20.
Division of Cellular Therapy, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; Division of Stem Cell Signaling, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address:


The FBXL10/KDM2B scaffolding protein associates with novel polycomb repressive complex-1 to regulate adipogenesis.
J Biol Chem 2015 Feb 22;290(7):4163-77. Epub 2014 Dec 22.
From the Division of Metabolic Medicine, the Translational Systems Biology and Medicine Initiative Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 153-8904, Japan,




Integrative analysis of FOXP1 function reveals a tumor-suppressive effect in prostate cancer.
Mol Endocrinol 2014 Dec;28(12):2012-24
Departments of Anti-Aging Medicine (K.T., T.U., S.I.) and Geriatric Medicine (K.T., T.U., S.I.) and Department of Urology (T.F., Y.H.), Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan; Department of Pathology (T.S.), Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi, 980-8575, Japan; Genome Science Division (Sh.T., H.A.), Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8904, Japan; Department of Urology (Sa.T.), Nihon University School of Medicine, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 173-0032, Japan; and Division of Gene Regulation and Signal Transduction (S.I.), Research Center for Genomic Medicine, Saitama Medical University, Hidaka, Saitama, 350-1241, Japan.


Global epigenomic analysis indicates protocadherin-7 activates osteoclastogenesis by promoting cell-cell fusion.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2014 Dec 13;455(3-4):305-11. Epub 2014 Nov 13.
Japan Science and Technology Agency, ERATO, Takayanagi Osteonetwork Project, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan; Department of Immunology, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan. Electronic address:

Methylation epigenotypes and genetic features in colorectal laterally spreading tumors.
Int J Cancer 2014 Oct 10;135(7):1586-95. Epub 2014 Mar 10.
Department of Gastroenterology, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan; Department of Molecular Oncology Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan.


Expression of PRMT5 in lung adenocarcinoma and its significance in epithelial-mesenchymal transition.
Hum Pathol 2014 Jul 28;45(7):1397-405. Epub 2014 Feb 28.
Molecular Pathology Laboratory, Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

Recurrent gain-of-function mutations of RHOA in diffuse-type gastric carcinoma.
Nat Genet 2014 Jun 11;46(6):583-7. Epub 2014 May 11.
1] Genome Science Division, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. [2] Department of Pathology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. [3] Department of Genomic Pathology, Medical Research Institute, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.

Hes1 promotes blast crisis in chronic myelogenous leukemia through MMP-9 upregulation in leukemic cells.
Blood 2014 Jun 13;123(25):3932-42. Epub 2014 May 13.
Division of Cellular Therapy, Advanced Clinical Research Center, Division of Stem Cell Signaling, Center for Stem Cell Therapy, Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan;


A subset of small cell lung cancer with low neuroendocrine expression and good prognosis: a comparison study of surgical and inoperable cases with biopsy.
Hum Pathol 2014 May 23;45(5):1045-56. Epub 2014 Jan 23.
Division of Pathology, The Cancer Institute, The Cancer Institute Hospital, Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research (JFCR), Tokyo 135-8550, Japan. Electronic address:

Methionine metabolism regulates maintenance and differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells.
Cell Metab 2014 May 17;19(5):780-94. Epub 2014 Apr 17.
Department of Stem Cell Biology, Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics, Kumamoto University, Honjo 2-2-1, Kumamoto 860-0811, Japan; Program for Leading Graduate Schools "HIGO," Kumamoto University, Honjo 2-2-1, Kumamoto 860-0811, Japan. Electronic address:








A novel cell-cycle-indicator, mVenus-p27K-, identifies quiescent cells and visualizes G0-G1 transition.
Sci Rep 2014 Feb 6;4:4012. Epub 2014 Feb 6.
1] Division of Cellular Therapy, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8639, Japan [2] Division of Stem Cell Signaling, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8639, Japan.


H3F3A K27M mutations in thalamic gliomas from young adult patients.
Neuro Oncol 2014 Jan 26;16(1):140-6. Epub 2013 Nov 26.
Corresponding authors: Akitake Mukasa, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Tokyo Hospital, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan. Hiroyuki Aburatani, MD, PhD, Genome Science Division, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8904, Japan


The miR-17/106-p38 axis is a key regulator of the neurogenic-to-gliogenic transition in developing neural stem/progenitor cells.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2014 Jan 13;111(4):1604-9. Epub 2014 Jan 13.
Laboratory for Stem Cell Competency, Research Center for Allergy and Immunology (RCAI), RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS-RCAI), Suehirocho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama 230-0045, Japan.

Aberrantly methylated genes in human papillary thyroid cancer and their association with BRAF/RAS mutation.
Front Genet 2013 5;4:271. Epub 2013 Dec 5.
Genome Science Division, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo Tokyo, Japan ; Department of Molecular Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University Chiba, Japan ; CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency Saitama, Japan.

Concurrent loss of Ezh2 and Tet2 cooperates in the pathogenesis of myelodysplastic disorders.
J Exp Med 2013 Nov 11;210(12):2627-39. Epub 2013 Nov 11.
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and 2 Department of Clinical Cell Biology and Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba 260-8670, Japan.


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