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Research Output 1982 2018

  • 2082 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
  • 72 Article
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)

High concentrations of perfluorooctane sulfonate in mucus of tiger puffer fish Takifugu rubripes: a laboratory exposure study

Honda, M., Muta, A., Shimazaki, A., Akasaka, T., Yoshikuni, M., Shimasaki, Y. & Oshima, Y., Jan 1 2018, In : Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 25, 2, p. 1551-1558 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Takifugu
Tetraodontiformes
mucus
sulfonate
Mucus
2015

A model for germ cell development in a fully segmented worm.

Maceren-Pates, M., Kurita, Y., Pates Jr., G. & Yoshikuni, M., Dec 7 2015, In : Zoological Letters. 1, p. 34

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
germ cells
Polychaeta
cells
oocytes
body cavities
2013

A method for induced spawning of the sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus by using a bioactive peptide, cubifrin

Yamano, K., Fujiwara, A. & Yoshikuni, M., Dec 3 2013, In : Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi (Japanese Edition). 79, 5, p. 782-784 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Apostichopus japonicus
Holothuroidea
peptide
spawning
peptides
5 Citations (Scopus)

In vitro induction of oocyte maturation in the Japanese sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus by cubifrin and the developmental ability of the eggs

Yamano, K., Fujiwara, A., Nakamura, A. & Yoshikuni, M., Sep 1 2013, In : Fisheries science. 79, 5, p. 823-832 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Apostichopus japonicus
Holothuroidea
maturation
oocytes
egg
2012
11 Citations (Scopus)

An oocyte-specific astacin family protease, alveolin, is released from cortical granules to trigger egg envelope hardening during fertilization in medaka (Oryzias latipes)

Shibata, Y., Iwamatsu, T., Suzuki, N., Young, G., Naruse, K., Nagahama, Y. & Yoshikuni, M., Dec 15 2012, In : Developmental Biology. 372, 2, p. 239-248 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oryzias
Fertilization
Oocytes
Ovum
Peptide Hydrolases
2010
15 Citations (Scopus)

Spawning induced by cubifrin in the Japanese common sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus

Fujiwara, A., Yamano, K., Ohno, K. & Yoshikuni, M., Sep 15 2010, In : Fisheries science. 76, 5, p. 795-801 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Apostichopus japonicus
Holothuroidea
spawning
injection
reproductive behavior
2009
68 Citations (Scopus)

A relaxin-like peptide purified from radial nerves induces oocyte maturation and ovulation in the starfish, Asterina pectinifera

Mita, M., Yoshikuni, M., Ohno, K., Shibata, Y., Paul-Prasanth, B., Pitchayawasin, S., Isobe, M. & Nagaham, Y., Jun 9 2009, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 106, 23, p. 9507-9512 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Asterina
Starfish
Relaxin
Radial Nerve
Gonads
44 Citations (Scopus)

Neuronal peptides induce oocyte maturation and gamete spawning of sea cucumber, Apostichopus japonicus

Kato, S., Tsurumaru, S., Taga, M., Yamane, T., Shibata, Y., Ohno, K., Fujiwara, A., Yamano, K. & Yoshikuni, M., Feb 1 2009, In : Developmental Biology. 326, 1, p. 169-176 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stichopus
Sea Cucumbers
Germ Cells
Oocytes
Ovulation
15 Citations (Scopus)

Novel 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases from gonads of the Nile tilapia: Phylogenetic significance and expression during reproductive cycle

Senthilkumaran, B., Sudhakumari, C. C., Wang, D. S., Sreenivasulu, G., Kobayashi, T., Kobayashi, H. K., Yoshikuni, M. & Nagahama, Y., Feb 27 2009, In : Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. 299, 2, p. 146-152 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenases
Cichlids
Isomerases
Gonads
Vertebrates
2007
17 Citations (Scopus)

Preliminary study on the receptor of gonad-stimulating substance (GSS) as a gonadotropin of starfish

Mita, M., Yamamoto, K., Yoshikuni, M., Ohno, K. & Nagahama, Y., Jan 1 2007, In : General and Comparative Endocrinology. 153, 1-3, p. 299-301 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Starfish
Asteroidea
gonadotropins
Gonadotropins
gonads
2006
6 Citations (Scopus)

Phosphorylation of the p34cdc2 target site on goldfish germinal vesicle lamin B3 before oocyte maturation

Yamaguchi, A., Katsu, Y., Matsuyama, M., Yoshikuni, M. & Nagahama, Y., Jun 14 2006, In : European Journal of Cell Biology. 85, 6, p. 501-517 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Goldfish
Oocytes
Phosphorylation
Lamins
Xenopus
2005
35 Citations (Scopus)

Cloning, expression and characterization of three types of 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases from the Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus

Zhou, L. Y., Wang, D. S., Senthilkumaran, B., Yoshikuni, M., Shibata, Y., Kobayashi, T., Sudhakumari, C. C. & Nagahama, Y., Aug 1 2005, In : Journal of Molecular Endocrinology. 35, 1, p. 103-116 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenases
Cichlids
HEK293 Cells
Tilapia
Organism Cloning
21 Citations (Scopus)

Identification of a protein kinase which phosphorylates a subunit of the 26S proteasome and changes in its activity during meiotic cell cycle in goldfish oocytes

Horiguchi, R., Yoshikuni, M., Tokumoto, M., Nagahama, Y. & Tokumoto, T., Feb 1 2005, In : Cellular Signalling. 17, 2, p. 205-215 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Goldfish
Casein Kinase I
Protein Kinases
Oocytes
Cell Cycle
17 Citations (Scopus)

Molecular cloning, gene expression and characterization of the third estrogen receptor of the Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus

Wang, D. S., Senthilkumaran, B., Sudhakumari, C. C., Sakai, F., Matsuda, M., Kobayashi, T., Yoshikuni, M. & Nagahama, Y., Apr 1 2005, In : Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. 31, 2-3, p. 255-266 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tilapia (Cichlidae)
Tilapia
Cichlids
Cloning
Molecular Cloning
29 Citations (Scopus)

Ontogenic expression patterns of several nuclear receptors and cytochrome P450 aromatases in brain and gonads of the Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus suggests their involvement in sex differentiation

Sudhakumari, C. C., Senthilkumaran, B., Kobayashi, T., Kajiura-Kobayashi, H., Wang, D. S., Yoshikuni, M. & Nagahama, Y., Apr 1 2005, In : Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. 31, 2-3, p. 129-135 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cichlids
Sex Differentiation
Aromatase
androgen
sexual development
23 Citations (Scopus)

Purification and characterisation of blarinasin, a new tissue kallikrein-like protease from the short-tailed shrew Blarina brevicauda: Comparative studies with blarina toxin

Kita, M., Okumura, Y., Ohdachi, S. D., Oba, Y., Yoshikuni, M., Nakamura, Y., Kido, H. & Uemura, D., Feb 1 2005, In : Biological chemistry. 386, 2, p. 177-182 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Shrews
Tissue Kallikreins
Kallikreins
Purification
Peptide Hydrolases
10 Citations (Scopus)

Thyroxine-induced alterations in the testis and seminal vesicles of air-breathing catfish, Clarias gariepinus

Jacob, T. N., Pandey, J. P., Raghuveer, K., Sreenivasulu, G., Gupta, A. D., Yoshikuni, M., Jagota, A. & Senthilkumaran, B., Apr 1 2005, In : Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. 31, 2-3, p. 271-274 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catfishes
Clarias gariepinus
seminal vesicles
Seminal Vesicles
thyroxine
2004
83 Citations (Scopus)

A shift in steroidogenesis occurring in ovarian follicles prior to oocyte maturation

Senthilkumaran, B., Yoshikuni, M. & Nagahama, Y., Feb 27 2004, In : Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. 215, 1-2, p. 11-18 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenases
Aromatase
Ovarian Follicle
Granulosa Cells
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme System
51 Citations (Scopus)

Blarina toxin, a mammalian lethal venom from the short-tailed shrew Blarina brevicauda: Isolation and characterization

Kita, M., Nakamura, Y., Okumura, Y., Ohdachi, S. D., Oba, Y., Yoshikuni, M., Kido, H. & Uemura, D., May 18 2004, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 101, 20, p. 7542-7547 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Shrews
Venoms
Tissue Kallikreins
Kallikreins
Sublingual Gland
10 Citations (Scopus)

Inhibitory effect of a SALMFamide neuropeptide on secretion of gonad-stimulating substance from radial nerves in the starfish Asterina pectinifera

Mita, M., Oka, H., Thorndyke, M. C., Shibata, Y., Yoshikuni, M. & Nagahama, Y., Mar 1 2004, In : Zoological science. 21, 3, p. 299-303 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Asterina pectinifera
Asteroidea
neuropeptides
gonads
nerve tissue
2003
1 Citation (Scopus)
Oryzias
Egg Proteins
Oryzias latipes
vesicle
Fertilization
2 Citations (Scopus)

Glycoprotein hormone receptor family in medaka (Oryzias latipes)

Hirai, T., Shibata, Y., Matsuda, M., Yoshikuni, M. & Nagahama, Y., Dec 1 2003, In : Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. 28, 1-4, p. 345-346 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oryzias
Oryzias latipes
hormone receptors
FSH Receptors
hormone

Identification of a protein kinase which phosphorylate α4 subunit of the 26S proteasome in goldfish oocytes

Horiguchi, R., Yoshikuni, M., Tokumoto, M., Nagahama, Y. & Tokumoto, T., Dec 1 2003, In : Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. 29, 3, p. 255-256 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Goldfish
goldfish
proteasome endopeptidase complex
phosphatase
protein kinases
4 Citations (Scopus)

Molecular cloning and gene expression of the riboflavin-binding protein in the Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus

Wang, D. S., Senthilkumaran, B., Kobayashi, T., Kajiura-Kobayashi, H., Matsuda, M., Yoshikuni, M. & Nagahama, Y., Dec 1 2003, In : Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. 28, 1-4, p. 225-226 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cichlids
Cloning
Molecular Cloning
riboflavin
Oreochromis niloticus
9 Citations (Scopus)

Molecular cloning of the three gonadotropin subunits and early expression of FSHβ during sex differentiation in the nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus

Fan, H. G., Wang, D. S., Kobayashi, T., Senthilkumaran, B., Sudhakumari, C. C., Yoshikuni, M. & Nagahama, Y., Dec 1 2003, In : Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. 28, 1-4, p. 143-144 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cichlids
Sex Differentiation
Cloning
sexual development
Molecular Cloning
1 Citation (Scopus)

Partial cloning of 17B-HSD1 from the Nile tilapia ovary and its expression pattern during spawning cycle

Zhou, L. Y., Senthilkumaran, B., Wang, D. S., Sudhakumari, C. C., Kobayashi, T., Kajiura-Kobayashi, H., Matsuda, M., Yoshikuni, M. & Nagahama, Y., Dec 1 2003, In : Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. 28, 1-4, p. 381-382 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cichlids
Cloning
Menstrual Cycle
Oreochromis niloticus
Organism Cloning
4 Citations (Scopus)
Oryzias
Proteome
proteome
Mental Competency
Oocytes
3 Citations (Scopus)

Steroidogenic shift is a critical event for ovarian follicles to undergo final maturation

Senthilkumaran, B., Yoshiura, Y., Oba, Y., Sudhakumari, C. C., Wang, D. S., Kobayashi, T., Yoshikuni, M. & Nagahama, Y., Dec 1 2003, In : Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. 28, 1-4, p. 313-315 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

steroidogenesis
Ovarian Follicle
ovarian follicles
Fish
estradiol
2002
19 Citations (Scopus)
Seriola quinqueradiata
binding sites
Binding Sites
hormones
Hormones
49 Citations (Scopus)

Molecular cloning of DAX1 and SHP cDNAs and their expression patterns in the Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus

Wang, D. S., Kobayashi, T., Senthilkumaran, B., Sakai, F., Chery Sudhakumari, C., Suzuki, T., Yoshikuni, M., Matsuda, M., Morohashi, K. I. & Nagahama, Y., Oct 18 2002, In : Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 297, 3, p. 632-640 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cichlids
Cloning
Gonads
Molecular Cloning
Complementary DNA
52 Citations (Scopus)

Ovarian carbonyl reductase-like 20β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase shows distinct surge in messenger RNA expression during natural and gonadotropin-induced meiotic maturation in Nile tilapia

Senthilkumaran, B., Sudhakumari, C. C., Chang, X. T., Kobayashi, T., Oba, Y., Guan, G., Yoshiura, Y., Yoshikuni, M. & Nagahama, Y., Oct 1 2002, In : Biology of Reproduction. 67, 4, p. 1080-1086 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenases
Cichlids
Gonadotropins
Messenger RNA
Alcohol Oxidoreductases
2001
11 Citations (Scopus)

Identification and molecular cloning of germinal vesicle lamin B3 in goldfish (Carassius auratus) oocytes

Yamaguchi, A., Yamashita, M., Yoshikuni, M. & Nagahama, Y., May 1 2001, In : European Journal of Biochemistry. 268, 4, p. 932-939 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lamins
Goldfish
Cloning
Molecular Cloning
Oocytes
2 Citations (Scopus)

Interaction of N1-substituted adenines with 1-methyladenine receptors of starfish oocytes in induction of maturation

Mita, M., Yoshikuni, M., Nagahama, Y., Maekawa, M., Saito, M. & Saneyoshi, M., Oct 10 2001, In : Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - B Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 130, 3, p. 427-434 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Starfish
Adenine
Oocytes
Asterina
1-methyladenine receptor
2 Citations (Scopus)

Role of ecto-ATP diphosphohydrolase in ovarian follicle cells of the starfish Asterina pectinifera

Mita, M., Yoshikuni, M. & Nagahama, Y., May 1 2001, In : Zoological science. 18, 4, p. 551-557 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Asterina pectinifera
apyrase
Asteroidea
ovarian follicles
adenosine
2000

cDNA cloning of GTH receptor family in starfish ovaries

Hirai, T., Oba, Y., Yoshikuni, M., Nagahama, Y. & Mita, M., 2000, In : Zygote. 8, SUPPL.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neuropeptide Receptors
Starfish
Species Specificity
Molecular Evolution
Consensus Sequence
50 Citations (Scopus)

Characterization of a testicular 17α,20β-dihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one (a spermiation-inducing steroid in fish) receptor from a teleost, Japanese eel (Anguilla japonica)

Todo, T., Ikeuchi, T., Kobayashi, T., Kajiura-Kobayashi, H., Suzuki, K., Yoshikuni, M., Yamauchi, K. & Nagahama, Y., Jan 7 2000, In : FEBS Letters. 465, 1, p. 12-17 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anguilla
Eels
Transcription
Fish
Fishes
39 Citations (Scopus)

Identification and cDNA cloning of alveolin, an extracellular metalloproteinase, which induces chorion hardening of medaka (Oryzias latipes) eggs upon fertilization

Shibata, Y., Iwamatsu, T., Oba, Y., Kobayashi, D., Tanaka, M., Nagahama, Y., Suzuki, N. & Yoshikuni, M., Mar 24 2000, In : Journal of Biological Chemistry. 275, 12, p. 8349-8354 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oryzias
Chorion
Cloning
Metalloproteases
Fertilization
1999
6 Citations (Scopus)

1-Methyladenine production from ATP by starfish ovarian follicle cells

Mita, M., Yoshikuni, M. & Nagahama, Y., Jun 28 1999, In : Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - General Subjects. 1428, 1, p. 13-20 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Starfish
Ovarian Follicle
Gonads
Adenosine Triphosphate
Adenine
90 Citations (Scopus)

Cloning, functional characterization, and expression of a gonadotropin receptor cDNA in the ovary and testis of amago salmon (Oncorhynchus rhodurus)

Oba, Y., Hirai, T., Yoshiura, Y., Yoshikuni, M., Kawauchi, H. & Nagahama, Y., Sep 24 1999, In : Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 263, 2, p. 584-590 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oncorhynchus
Gonadotropin Receptors
LH Receptors
Salmon
Cloning
47 Citations (Scopus)

Cloning and expression of two carbonyl reductase-like 20β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase cDNAs in ovarian follicles of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Guan, G., Tanaka, M., Todo, T., Young, G., Yoshikuni, M. & Nagahama, Y., Feb 5 1999, In : Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 255, 1, p. 123-128 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenases
Alcohol Oxidoreductases
Ovarian Follicle
Cloning
Oncorhynchus mykiss
3 Citations (Scopus)

Methyl donor for 1-methyladenine biosynthesis in starfish ovarian follicle cells

Mita, M., Saneyoshi, M., Yoshikuni, M. & Nagahama, Y., Aug 18 1999, In : Molecular Reproduction and Development. 54, 1, p. 63-68 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Starfish
Ovarian Follicle
S-Adenosylmethionine
Gonads
Cyclic AMP
91 Citations (Scopus)
Oncorhynchus
Gonadotropin Receptors
Salmon
Cloning
Fish
1998
7 Citations (Scopus)
Asterina
Starfish
Ovarian Follicle
Adenosine Diphosphate
Digitonin
2 Citations (Scopus)

Production of the oocyte maturation-inducing substance of starfish by heat treatment of S-adenosylmethionine

Mita, M., Yasumasu, I., Saneyoshi, M., Yoshikuni, M. & Nagahama, Y., Jan 1 1998, In : Zoological Science. 15, 1, p. 117-122 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

S-adenosylmethionine
Asteroidea
oocytes
heat treatment
boiling
1997
21 Citations (Scopus)

Cloning and characterization of goldfish activin type IIB receptor

Ge, W., Tanaka, M., Yoshikuni, M., Eto, Y. & Nagahama, Y., Aug 1997, In : Journal of Molecular Endocrinology. 19, 1, p. 47-57 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Activins
Goldfish
Organism Cloning
Ovary
Vertebrates
11 Citations (Scopus)
Oryzias
Guanine Nucleotides
Cloning
Pertussis Toxin
Protein Subunits
1996
3 Citations (Scopus)

DNA polymerase βs from liver and testes of cherry salmon, Oncorhynchus masou: Purification and characterization of DNA polymerase βs with acidic isoelectric points

Yamaguchi, T., Nishimura, S., Takahashi, K., Yoshikuni, M., Masaki, J., Hirai, T. & Saneyoshi, M., Jan 1 1996, In : Journal of biochemistry. 119, 1, p. 186-192 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oncorhynchus
Salmon
Isoelectric Point
DNA-Directed DNA Polymerase
Liver
2 Citations (Scopus)

Organization of cytoplasmic microtubules during maturation of goldfish oocytes

Jiang, J. Q., Yamashita, M., Yoshikuni, M., Fukada, S. & Nagahama, Y., Jan 1 1996, In : Zoological Science. 13, 6, p. 899-907 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

goldfish
microtubules
oocytes
germinal vesicle
tubulin
1995
13 Citations (Scopus)

Purification and characterization of active proteasome (26S Proteasome) from goldfish ovaries

Tokumoto, T., Yoshikuni, M., Kajiura, H., Nagahama, Y. & Yamashita, M., Jan 1 1995, In : Biomedical Research (Japan). 16, 4, p. 207-218 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Goldfish
Proteasome Endopeptidase Complex
Purification
Ovary
Cytosol
16 Citations (Scopus)

Purification of latent proteasome (20s Proteasome) and demonstration of active proteasome in goldfish (Carassius aurmus) oocyte cytosol

Tokumoto, T., Yoshikuni, M., Kajiura, H., Nagahama, Y. & Yamashita, M., Jan 1 1995, In : Biomedical Research (Japan). 16, 3, p. 173-186 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Goldfish
Proteasome Endopeptidase Complex
Cytosol
Oocytes
Purification