News & Topics


  • 2014


  1. Shiba, K. & Inaba, K.,
    (July 2014) Distinct roles of soluble and transmembrane adenylyl cyclases in the regulation of flagellar motility in Ciona sperm. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 15(8), pp.13192–13208.

  2. Nakano, H.
    (June 2014) Survey of the Japanese Coast Reveals Abundant Placozoan Populations in the Northern Pacific Ocean. Scientific Reports, 4:5356 doi:10.1038/srep05356

  3. Yoshida, K., Treen, N., Hozumi, A., Sakuma, T., Yamamoto, T. & Sasakura, Y.
    (May 2014) Germ cell mutations of the ascidian Ciona intestinalis with TALE nucleases. Genesis , 52(5), pp.431–439.
  4. Alavi, S.M.H., Postlerová-Maňásková, P., Hatef, A., Pšenička, M., Pěknicová, J., Inaba, K., Ciereszko, A. & Linhart, O.
    (March 2014) Protease in sturgeon sperm and the effects of protease inhibitors on sperm motility and velocity. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry.

  5. Shiba, K., Shibata, D. & Inaba, K.
    (March 2014) Autonomous changes in the swimming direction of sperm in the gastropod Strombus luhuanus. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 217(Pt 6), pp.986–996. (Mar 2014)

  6. Higuchi, T., Fujimura, H., Yuyama, I., Harii, S., Agostini, S. & Oomori, T.
    (March 2014) Biotic Control of Skeletal Growth by Scleractinian Corals in Aragonite–Calcite Seas. PLoS ONE, 9(3), p.e91021.

  7. Krupke, O., Yaguchi, S., Yaguchi, J. & Burke, R.D.
    (March 2014) Imaging Neural Development in Embryonic and Larval Sea Urchins. In D. J. Carroll & S. A. Stricker, eds. Developmental Biology of the Sea Urchin and Other Marine Invertebrates. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press, pp. 147–160.

  8. Alavi, S.M.H., Matsumura, N., Shiba, K., Itoh, N., Takahashi, K.G., Inaba, K. & Osada, M.
    (March 2014) Roles of extracellular ions and pH in 5-HT-induced sperm motility in marine bivalve. Reproduction (Cambridge, England), 147(3), pp.331–345.

  9. Hiyama, G., Matsuzaki, M., Mizushima, S., Dohra, H., Ikegami, K., Yoshimura, T., Shiba, K., Inaba, K. & Sasanami, T.
    (February 2014) Sperm activation by heat shock protein 70 supports the migration of sperm released from sperm storage tubules in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Reproduction (Cambridge, England), 147(2), pp.167–178.

  10. Sasakura, Y.
    (January 2014) Germline Transformation in the Ascidian Ciona intestinalis. In H. Sawada, N. Inoue, & M. Iwano, eds. Sexual Reproduction in Animals and Plants. Springer Japan, pp. 465–473.

  11. Inaba, K., Mizuno, K. & Shiba, K.
    (January 2014) Structure, Function, and Phylogenetic Consideration of Calaxin. In H. Sawada, N. Inoue, & M. Iwano, eds. Sexual Reproduction in Animals and Plants. Springer Japan, pp. 49–57.

  12. Treen, N., Yoshida, K., Sakuma, T., Sasaki, H., Kawai, N., Yamamoto, T. & Sasakura, Y.
    (January 2014) Tissue-specific and ubiquitous gene knockouts by TALEN electroporation provide new approaches to investigating gene function in Ciona.
    Development (Cambridge, England), 141(2), pp.481–487.


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