Original papers

  • Asakawa K* and Kawakami K*. (2018) Protocadherin-mediated cell repulsion controls the central topography and efferent projections of the abducens nucleus. Cell Reports 24:1562-1572 (*Co-correspondence)
  • Ohki Y, Wenninger A, Hruscha A, Asakawa K, Kawakami K, Haass C, Edbauer D, Schmid B. (2017). Glycine-alanine dipeptide repeat protein contributes to toxicity in a zebrafish model of C9orf72 associated neurodegeneration. Molecular Neurodegeneration 12:6.
  • Kamezaki A, Sato F, Aoki K, Asakawa K, Kawakami K, Matsuzaki F, Sehara-Fujisawa A. (2016). Visualization of Neuregulin 1 ectodomain shedding reveals its local processing in vitro and in vivo. Scientific Reports 6:28873.
  • Ogino K, Low SE, Yamada K, Saint-Amant L, Zhou W, Muto A, Asakawa K, Nakai J, Kawakami K, Kuwada JY, Hirata H. (2015). RING finger protein 121 facilitates the degradation and membrane localization of voltage-gated sodium channels. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112:2859-2864.
  • Takeuchi M, Matsuda K, Yamaguchi S, Asakawa K, Miyasaka N, Lal P, Yoshihara Y, Koga A, Kawakami K, Shimizu T, Hibi M. (2015). Establishment of Gal4 transgenic zebrafish lines for analysis of development of cerebellar neural circuitry. Developmental Biology 397:1-17.
  • Kwon HB, Fukuhara S, Asakawa K, Ando K, Kashiwada T, Kawakami K, Hibi M, Kwon YG, Kim KW, Alitalo K, Mochizuki N. (2013). The parallel growth of motoneuron axons with the dorsal aorta depends on Vegfc/Vegfr3 signaling in zebrafish. Development 140:4081-4090.
  • Wada H, Ghysen A, Asakawa K, Abe G, Ishitani T, Kawakami K. (2013). Wnt/Dkk negative feedback regulates sensory organ size in zebrafish. Current Biology 23:1559-1565.
  • Asakawa K*, Gembu A and Kawakami K*. (2013). Cellular dissection of the spinal cord motor column by BAC transgenesis and gene trapping in zebrafish. Frontiers in Neural Circuits (*Co-correspondence)
  • Kishimoto N, Asakawa K, Madelaine R, Blader P, Kawakami K and Sawamoto K. (2013). Interhemispheric asymmetry of olfactory input-dependent neuronal specification in the adult brain. Nature Neuroscience 16, 884-888.
  • Yamanaka I, Miki M, Asakawa K, Kawakami K, Oda Y and Hirata H. (2013). Glycinergic transmission and postsynaptic activation of CaMKII are required for glycine receptor clustering in vivo. Genes to Cells 18:211-224.
  • Asakawa K, Higashijima S, and Kawakami K. (2012). An mnr2b/hlxb9lb enhancer trap line that labels spinal and abducens motor neurons in zebrafish. Developmental Dynamics 241, 327-332.
  • Fukui H, Shiba D, Asakawa K, Kawakami K, and Yokoyama T. (2012). The ciliary protein Nek8/Nphp9 acts downstream of Inv/Nphp2 during pronephros morphogenesis and left-right establishment in zebrafish. FEBS letters 586 (16), 2273-2279.
  • Pujol-Marti J, Zecca A, Baudoin J.P, Faucherre A, Asakawa K, Kawakami K, and Lopez-Schier H. (2012). Neuronal birth order identifies a dimorphic sensorineural map. The Journal of Neuroscience 32, 2976-2987.
  • Hirata, H., Wen, H., Kawakami, Y., Naganawa, Y., Ogino, K., Yamada, K., Saint-Amant, L., Low, S.E., Cui, W.W., Zhou, W., Sprague, SM., Asakawa, K., Muto, A., Kawakami K., Kuwada JY. (2012) Connexin 39.9 protein is necessary for coordinated activation of slow-twitch muscle and normal behavior in zebrafish. Journal of Biological Chemistry 287, 1080-1089.
  • Kishimoto N, Alfaro-Cervello C, Shimizu K, Asakawa K, Urasaki A, Nonaka S, Kawakami K, Garcia-Verdugo JM, Sawamoto K. (2012) Migration of neuronal precursors from the telencephalic ventricular zone into the olfactory bulb in adult zebrafish. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 519, 3549-3565.
  • Kawakami K, Abe G, Asada T, Asakawa K, Fukuda R, Ito A, Lal P, Mouri N, Muto A, Suster ML, Takakubo H, Urasaki A, Wada H, Yoshida M. (2010). zTrap: zebrafish gene trap and enhancer trap database. BMC Developmental Biology 10, 105.
  • Asakawa K, Kawakami K. (2010). A transgenic zebrafish for monitoring in vivo microtubule structures. Developmental Dynamics 239, 2695-2699.
  • Rodríguez-Marí A, Cañestro C, Bremiller RA, Nguyen-Johnson A, Asakawa K, Kawakami K, Postlethwait JH. (2010). Sex reversal in zebrafish fancl mutants is caused by Tp53-mediated germ cell apoptosis. PLoS Genetics. 6, e1001034.
  • Asakawa K and Kawakami K. (2009) The Tol2-mediated Gal4-UAS method for gene and enhancer trapping in zebrafish. Methods 49:275-281.
  • Koide T, Miyasaka N, Morimoto K, Asakawa K, Urasaki A, Kawakami K, Yoshihara Y. (2009). Olfactory Neural Circuitry for Attraction to Amino Acids Revealed by Transposon-Mediated Gene Trap Approach in Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:9884-9889.
  • Esaki M, Hoshijima K, Nakamura N, Munakata K, Tanaka M, Ookata K, Asakawa K, Kawakami K, Wang W, Weinberg ES, Hirose S. (2009) Mechanism of development of ionocytes rich in vacuolar-type H+-ATPase in the skin of zebrafish larvae. Developmental Biology 329:116-129.
  • Suster ML, Kania A, Liao M, Asakawa K, Charron F, Kawakami K and Drapeau P. (2009). A novel conserved evx1 enhancer links spinal interneuron morphology and cis-regulation from fish to mammals. Developmental Biology 325: 422-433.
  • Urasaki A, Asakawa K and Kawakami K. (2008). Efficient transposition of the Tol2 transposable element from a single-copy donor in zebrafish. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105: 19827-19832.
  • Asakawa K, Suster ML, Mizusawa K, Nagayoshi S, Kotani T, Urasaki A, Kishimoto Y, Hibi M and Kawakami K. (2008). Genetic dissection of neural circuits by Tol2 transposon-mediated Gal4 gene and enhancer trapping in zebrafish. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:1255-1260.
  • Nagayoshi S, Hayashi E, Abe G, Osato N, Asakawa K, Urasaki A, Horikawa K, Ikeo K, Takeda H and Kawakami K. (2008). Insertional mutagenesis by the Tol2 transposon-mediated enhancer trap approach generated mutations in two developmental genes: tcf7 and synembryn-like. Development 135:159-169.
  • Scott EK, Mason L, Arrenberg AB, Ziv L, Gosse JN, Xiao T, Chi NC, Asakawa K, Kawakami K and Baier H. (2007). Targeting neural circuitry in zebrafish using GAL4 enhancer trapping. Nature Methods 4: 323-326.
  • Toya M, Sato M, Haselmann U, Asakawa K, Brunner D, Antony C and Toda T. (2007). Gamma-tubulin complex-mediated anchoring of spindle microtubules to spindle-pole bodies requires Msd1 in fission yeast. Nature Cell Biology 9:646-653.
  • Matsuo Y, Asakawa K, Toda T and Katayama S. (2006). A rapid method for protein extraction from fission yeast. Bioscience Biotechnology and Biochemistry 70:1992-1994.
  • Asakawa K*, Kume K*, Kanai M, Goshima T, Miyahara K, Dhut S, Tee WW, Hirata D and Toda T. (2006). The V260I Mutation in Fission Yeast α-Tubulin Atb2 Affects Microtubule Dynamics and EB1-Mal3 Localization and Activates the Bub1 Branch of the Spindle Checkpoint. Molecular Biology of the Cell 17: 1421-1435. (*co-first author)
  • Asakawa K, Toya M, Sato M, Kanai M, Kume K, Goshima T, Garcia MA, Hirata D and Toda T. (2005). Mal3, the fission yeast EB1 homologue, cooperates with Bub1 spindle checkpoint to prevent monopolar attachment. EMBO Reports 6: 1194-1200.
  • Wang SW*, Asakawa K*, Win TZ*, Toda, T and Norbury CJ. (2005). Inactivation of the pre-mRNA cleavage and polyadenylation factor Pfs2 in fission yeast causes lethal cell cycle defects. Molecular and Celluler Biology 25: 2288-2296. (*co-first author)
  • Asakawa K and Toh-e A. (2002). A defect of Kap104 alleviates the requirement of MEN (mitotic exit network) gene functions in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Genetics 162: 1545-1556.
  • Yoshida S, Asakawa K, and Toh-e A. (2002). Mitotic Exit Network Controls the Localization of Cdc14 to the Spindle Pole Body in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Current Biology 12:944-950.
  • Asakawa K, Yoshida S, Otake F and Toh-e A. (2001). A novel functional domain of Cdc15 kinase is required for its interaction with Tem1GTPase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Genetics

 

Reviews

  • Kawakami K, Asakawa K, Hibi M, Ito M, Muto A, Wada H. (2016). Gal4 driver transgenic zebrafish: Powerful tools to study developmental biology, organogenesis and neuroscience. Advances in Genetics 95:65-87.
  • Kawakami K, Asakawa K, Muto A, Wada H. (2016). Tol2-mediated transgenesis, gene trapping, and enhancer trapping, and the Gal4-UAS system. Methods in Cell Biology 135:19-37.
  • Suster ML, Kikuta H, Urasaki A, Asakawa K and Kawakami K. (2009). Transgenesis in zebrafish with the Tol2 transposon system. Methods in Molecular Biology 561:41-63.
  • Asakawa K and Kawakami K. (2008). Targeted gene expression by the Gal4-UAS system in zebrafish. Development, Growth & Differentiation 50:391-399.
  • Asakawa K and Toda T. (2006). Cooperation of EB1-Mal3 and the Bub1 Spindle Checkpoint. Cell Cycle 5:27-30.
  • Toh-e A, Asakawa K, and Yoshida S. (2001). Spindle Checkpoint Control in Budding Yeast. The Journal of Microbiology 39, 1: 1-10.