Publications

Comparative study on driver mutations in primary and metastatic melanomas at a single Japanese institute: A clue for intra- and inter-tumor heterogeneity.
J Dermatol Sci 2017 Jan 13;85(1):51-57. Epub 2016 Oct 13.
Department of Dermatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan; Melanoma Center, Okayama University Hospital, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan. Electronic address:

Identification of an S100A8 Receptor Neuroplastin-β and its Heterodimer Formation with EMMPRIN.
J Invest Dermatol 2016 Nov 5;136(11):2240-2250. Epub 2016 Jul 5.
Department of Dermatology, Tokyo Medical University, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Epstein-Barr virus reactivation is induced, but abortive, in cutaneous lesions of systemic hydroa vacciniforme and hypersensitivity to mosquito bites.
J Dermatol Sci 2016 Jun 5;82(3):153-9. Epub 2016 Mar 5.
Department of Dermatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-8558, Japan. Electronic address:

Folliculotropic mycosis fungoides with extreme pilosebaceous involvement and hematological abnormalities.
Eur J Dermatol 2014 Jan-Feb;24(1):135-6
Department of Dermatology,, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Okayama 700-8558, Japan.


The antimicrobial protein REG3A regulates keratinocyte proliferation and differentiation after skin injury.
Immunity 2012 Jul 21;37(1):74-84. Epub 2012 Jun 21.
Shanghai Key Laboratory of Regulatory Biology, School of Life Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai, P.R. China.

Hydroa vacciniforme is associated with increased numbers of Epstein-Barr virus-infected γδT cells.
J Invest Dermatol 2012 May 2;132(5):1401-8. Epub 2012 Feb 2.
Department of Dermatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama, Japan.

Dendritic cell subsets and immunological milieu in inflammatory human papilloma virus-related skin lesions.
J Dermatol Sci 2011 Sep 6;63(3):173-83. Epub 2011 Jun 6.
Department of Dermatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-8558, Japan.

The association between Staphylococcus aureus strains carrying panton-valentine leukocidin genes and the development of deep-seated follicular infection.
Clin Infect Dis 2005 Feb 6;40(3):381-5. Epub 2005 Jan 6.
Department of Dermatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan.

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