Mtsunaga Laboratory Department of Applied Biological Science Faculty of Science and Technology Tokyo University of Science

  • Tokyo University of Science



Original papers
  1. Díaz, M., Pecinkova, P., Nowicka, A., Baroux, C., Sakamoto, T., Gandha, P. Y., Jeřábková, H., Matsunaga, S., Grossniklaus, U., and Pecinka, A.* (2019) The SMC5/6 complex subunit NSE4A is involved in DNA damage repair and seed development. Plant Cell, in press. [Link]
  2. Sotta, N.#, Sakamoto, T.#, Matsunaga, S., and Fujiwara, T.* (2019) Abnormal leaf development of rpt5a mutant under zinc deficiency reveals important role of DNA damage alleviation for normal leaf development. Sci. Rep., in press. #These authors equally contributed to this work.
  3. Sakamoto, T., Sotta, N., Suzuki, T., Fujiwara, T., and Matsunaga, S.* (2019) The 26S proteasome is required for the maintenance of root apical meristem by modulating auxin and cytokinin responses under high-boron stress. Front. Plant Sci., in press. [Link]
  4. Sakamoto, T., Sugiyama, T., Yamashita, T., and Matsunaga, S.* (2019) Plant condensin II is required for the correct spatial relationship between centromeres and rDNA arrays. Nucleus, 10, 116-125. [Link]
  5. Hayashi, K. and Matsunaga, S. (2019) Heat and chilling stress induce nucleolus morphological changes. J. Plant Res., 132, 395-403. [Springer Link]
  6. Utsumi, Y., Utsumi, C., Tanaka, M., Ha, C. V., Takahashi, S., Matsui, A., Matsunaga, T. M., Matsunaga, S., Kanno, Y., Seo, M., Okamoto, Y., Moriya, E., and *Seki, M. (2019) Acetic acid treatment enhances drought avoidance in cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz). Front. Plant Sci., 10, 521. [Link]
  7. Ishihara, H.*, Sugimoto, K.*+, Tarr, P. T, Temman, H., Kadokura, S., Inui, Y., Sakamoto, T., Sasaki, T., Aida, M., Suzuki, T., Inagaki, S., Morohashi, K., Seki, M., Kakutani, T., Meyerowitz, E. M., and Matsunaga, S.+ (2019) Primed histone demethylation regulates shoot regenerative competency. Nature Commun., 10, 1786. *These authors equally contributed to this work. +Double corresponding authors [Link]
  8. Kobayashi, W., Liu, E., Ishii, H., Matsunaga, S., Schlögelhofer, P., and Kurumizaka, H. (2019) Homologous pairing activities of Arabidopsis thaliana RAD51 and DMC1. J. Biochem., 165, 289-295. [Link]
  9. Sakamoto, T., Tsujimoto-Inui, Y., Sotta, N., Hirakawa, T., Matsunaga, T. M., Fukao, Y., Matsunaga, S.+, and Fujiwara, T.+ (2018) Proteasomal degradation of BRAHMA promotes Boron tolerance in Arabidopsis. Nature Commun., 9, 5285. +Double corresponding authors [Link]
  10. Yagi, N., Matsunaga, S., and Hashimoto, T. (2018) Insights into cortical microtubule nucleation and dynamics in Arabidopsis leaf cells. J. Cell Sci., 131, 203778 (7 pages). [Link]
  11. Hayashi, K., Kato, S., and Matsunaga, S. (2018) Convolutional neural network-based automatic classification for algal morphogenesis. Cytologia, 83, 301-305. [J-STAGE]
  12. Kadokura, S.*, Sugimoto, K.*+, Tarr, P., Suzuki, T., and Matsunaga, S.+ (2018) Characterization of somatic embryogenesis initiated from the Arabidopsis shoot apex. Dev. Biol., 442, 13-27. *These authors equally contributed to this work. +Double corresponding authors [Link]
  13. Hasegawa, J.*, Sakamoto, T.*, Fujimoto, T., Yamashita, T., Suzuki, T., and Matsunaga, S. (2018) Auxin decreases chromatin accessibility through the TIR1/AFBs auxin signaling pathway in proliferative cells. Sci. Rep., 8, 7773. *These authors equally contributed to this work. [Link]
  14. Nishida, H., Tanaka, S., Handa, Y., Ito, M., Sakamoto, Y., Matsunaga, S., Betsuyaku, S., Miura, K., Soyano, T., Kawaguchi, M., and Suzaki, T. (2018) A NIN-LIKE PROTEIN mediates nitrate-induced control of root nodule symbiosis in Lotus japonicus. Nature Commun., 9, 499. [Link]
  15. Fujimoto S. and Matsunaga S. (2017) Visualization of chromatin loci with transiently expressed CRISPR/Cas9 in plants. Cytologia, 82, 559-562. [J-STAGE]
  16. Sakamoto, N. A.*, Thuong Lan, V. H.*, Fujimoto, S.*, Matsunaga, S. and Tanaka A. (2017) An ion beam-induced Arabidopsis mutant with marked chromosomal rearrangement. J. Rad. Res., 58, 772-781. *These authors equally contributed to this work. [Link]
  17. Matsunaga, T. M., Ogawa, D., Taguchi-Shiobara, F., Ishimoto, M., Matsunaga, S. and Habu, Y. (2017) Direct quantitative evaluation of disease symptoms on living plant leaves growing under natural light. Breed. Sci., 67, 316-319. [J-STAGE]
  18. Kim, J. M.*+, To, T.*, Matsui, A., Tanoi, K., Kobayashi, N., Matsuda, F., Habu, Y., Ogawa, D., Sakamoto, T., Matsunaga, S., Bashir, K., Rasheed, S., Ando, M., Takeda, H., Kawaura, K., Kusano, M., Fukushima, A., Endo, T., Kuromori, T., Ishida, J., Morosawa, T., Tanaka, M., Torii, C., Takebayashi, Y., Sakakibara, H., Ogihara, Y., Saito, K., Shinozaki, K., Devoto, A., and Seki, M.+ (2017) Acetate-mediated novel survival strategy against drought in plants. Nature Plants, 3, 17097. *These authors equally contributed to this work. +Double corresponding authors [Link]
  19. Okamura, E., Sakamoto, T., Sasaki, T. and Matsunaga, S.* (2017) A plant ancestral polo-like kinase sheds light on the mystery of the evolutionary disappearance of polo-like kinases in the plant kingdom. Cytologia, 82, 261-266. [J-STAGE]
  20. Spallek, T.*, Melnyk, C., W.*, Wakatake, T., Zhang, J., Sakamoto, Y., Kiba, T., Yoshida, S., Matsunaga, S., Sakakibara, H. and Shirasu, K, (2017) Interspecies hormonal control of host root morphology by parasitic plants. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 114, 5283-5288. *These authors equally contributed to this work. [Link]
  21. Kurita, K.*, Sakamoto,T.*, Yagi, N., Sakamoto, Y., Ito, A., Nishino, N., Sako,K., Yoshida, M., Kimura, H., Seki, M. and Matsunaga, S. (2017) Live imaging of H3K9 acetylation in plant cells. Sci. Rep., 7, 45894. *These authors equally contributed to this work. [Link]
  22. Hirakawa, T., Hasegawa, J., White, C. I., and Matsunaga, S. (2017) RAD54 forms DNA repair foci in response to DNA damage in living plant cells. Plant J., 90, 372-382. [Link]
  23. Fujimoto, S., Sugano, S. S., Kuwata, K., Osakabe, K and Matsunaga, S. (2016) Visualization of specific repetitive genomic sequences with fluorescent TALEs in Arabidopsis thaliana. J. Exp. Bot., 67, 6101-6110. [Link]
  24. Takagi, M.*, Sakamoto, T.*, Suzuki, R., Nemoto, K., Obayashi, T., Matsunaga, T. M., Hirakawa, T. Kurihara, D., Nariai, Y., Urano, T., Sawasaki, T., and Matsunaga, S. (2016) Plant Aurora kinases interact with and phosphorylate transcription factors. J. Plant Res., 129, 1165-1178. *These authors equally contributed to this work. [Springer Link]
  25. Fujimoto, S., Matsunaga, S. and Murata, M. (2016) Mapping of T-DNA and Ac/Ds by TAIL-PCR to analyze chromosomal rearrangements. Methods Mol. Biol., 1469, 207-216. [Springer Link]
  26. Hirakawa, T. and Matsunaga, S. (2016) Three-dimensional, live-cell imaging of chromatin dynamics in plant nuclei using chromatin tagging systems. Methods Mol. Biol., 1469, 189-195. [Springer Link]
  27. Yokoyama, R., Hirakawa, T., Hayashi, S., Sakamoto, T., and Matsunaga, S. (2016) Dynamics of plant DNA replication based on PCNA visualization. Sci. Rep., 6, 29657. [Link]
  28. Sotta, N., Shantikumar, L., Sakamoto, T., Matsunaga, S. and Fujiwara, T. (2016) TPR5 is involved in directional cell division and is essential for the maintenance of meristem cell organization in Arabidopsis thaliana. J. Exp. Bot., 67, 2401-2411. [Link]
  29. Katagiri, Y., Hasegawa, J., Fujikura, U., Hoshino, R., Matsunaga, S.+ and Tsukaya, H.+ (2016) The coordination of ploidy and cell size differs between cell layers in leaves. Development, 143, 1120-1125. +Double corresponding authors [Link]
  30. Hasegawa, J., Sakamoto, Y., Nakagami, S., Aida, M., Sawa, S. and Matsunaga, S. (2016) Three-dimensional imaging of plant organs using a simple and rapid transparency technique. Plant Cell Physiol., 57, 462-472. [Link]
  31. Izaguirre-Carbonell, J., Kawakubo, H., Murata, H., Tanabe, A., Takeuchi, T., Kusayanagi, T., Tsukuda, S., Hirakawa, T., Iwabata, K., Kanai, Y., Ohta, K., Miura, M., Sakaguchi, K., Matsunaga, S., Sahara, H., Kamisuki, S., and Sugawara, F. (2015) Novel anticancer agent, SQAP, binds to focal adhesion kinase and modulates its activity. Sci. Rep., 5, 15136. [Link]
  32. Oroguchi, T., Sekiguchi, Y., Kobayashi, A., Masaki, Y., Fukuda, A., Hashimoto, S., Nakasako, M., Ichikawa, I., Kurumizaka, H., Shimizu, M., Inui, Y., Matsunaga, S., Kato, T., Namba, K., Yamaguchi, K., Kuwata, K., Kameda, H., Fukui, N., Kawata, Y., Kameshima, T., Takayama, Y., Yonekura, K., Yamamoto, M. (2015) Cryogenic coherent X-ray diffraction imaging for biological non-crystalline particles using the KOTOBUKI-1 diffraction apparatus at SACLA. J. Phys. B., 48, 184003. [Link]
  33. Hirakawa, T., Katagiri, Y., Ando, T. and Matsunaga, S. (2015) DNA double-strand breaks alter the spatial arrangement of homologous loci in plant cells. Sci. Rep., 5, 11058. [Link]
  34. Takayama, Y., Inui, Y., Sekiguchi, Y., Kobayashi, A., Oroguchi, T., Yamamoto, M., Matsunaga, S.+, Nakasako, M.+ (2015) Coherent X-ray diffraction imaging of chloroplasts from Cyanidioschyzon merolae by using X-ray free electron laser. Plant Cell Physiol., 56, 1272-1286. +Double corresponding authors [Link]
  35. Hasegawa, J., Higaki, T., Hamamura, Y., Kurihara, D., Kutsuna, N., Higashiyama, T., Hasezawa, S. and Matsunaga, S. (2014) Increase in invaginated vacuolar membrane structure caused by plant cell expansion by genotoxic stress induced by DNA double-strand breaks. Cytologia, 79, 467-474. [J-STAGE]
  36. Hayashi, K., Hasegawa, J., Matsunaga, S. (2013) The boundary of the meristematic and elongation zones in roots: endoreduplication precedes rapid cell expansion. Sci. Rep., 3, 2723. [Link]
  37. Nakasako, M., Takayama, Y., Oroguchi, T., Sekiguchi, Y., Kobayashi, A., Shirahama, K., Yamamoto M., Hikima, T., Yonekura, K., Maki-Yonekura, S., Kohmura, Y., Inubushi, Y., Takahashi, Y., Suzuki A., Matsunaga, S., Inui, Y., Tono, K., Kameshima, T., Joti Y., Hoshi, T. (2013) KOTOBUKI-1 apparatus for cryogenic coherent X-ray diffraction imaging. Rev. Sci. Instrum., 84, 093705. [Link]
  38. Takahashi, N., Kajihara, T., Okamura, C., Kim, Y., Katagiri, Y., Okushima, Y., Matsunaga, S., Hwang, I., and Umeda, M. (2013) Cytokinins control endocycle onset by promoting the expression of an APC/C activator in Arabidopsis roots. Curr. Biol., 23, 1812-1817. [Link]
  39. Yoshida, Y., Fujiwara, T., Imoto, Y., Yoshida, M., Ohnuma, M., Hirooka, S., Misumi, O., Kuroiwa, H. Kato, S., Matsunaga, S. and Kuroiwa, T. (2013) The kinesin-like protein TOP promotes Aurora localisation and induces mitochondrial, chloroplast and nuclear division. J. Cell Sci., 126, 2392-2400. [Link]
  40. Kutsuna, N.*, Higaki, T.*, Matsunaga, S*+., Otsuki, T., Yamaguchi,M., Fujii, H. and Hasezawa, S.(2012) Active learning framework with iterative clustering for bioimage classification. Nature Commun., 3, 1032. *These authors equally contributed to this work. +Corresponding author [Link]
  41. Matsunaga, S*., Takata, H.*, Morimoto, A.*, Hayashihara, K., Higashi, T., Akatsuchi, K., Mizusawa, E., Yamakawa, M., Ashida, M., Matsunaga, T. M., Azuma, T., Uchiyama, S. and Fukui, K.(2012) RBMX: a regulator for maintenance and centromeric protection of sister chromatid cohesion. Cell Reports, 1, 299-308. *These authors equally contributed to this work. [Link]
  42. Kato, S., Imoto, Y., Ohnuma, M., Matsunaga, T. M., Kuroiwa, H., Kawano, S., Kuroiwa, T. and Matsunaga, S. (2011) Aurora kinase of the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae is related to both mitochondrial division and mitotic spindle formation. Cytologia, 76, 455-462. [J-STAGE]
  43. Iwata, E., Ikeda, S., Matsunaga, S., Kurata, M., Yoshioka, Y., Criquid, M.-C.,Genschik, P. and Ito, M. (2011) GIGAS CELL1, a novel negative regulator of the anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome, is required for proper mitotic progression and cell fate determination in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 23, 4382-4393. [Link]
  44. Sakamoto, T., Tsujimoto-Inui. Y., Uraguchi, S.,Yoshizumi, T., Matsunaga, S., Mastui, M., Umeda, M., Fukui, K. and Fujiwara, T.(2011) Condensin II alleviates DNA damage and is essential for tolerance of boron overload stress in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 23, 3533-3546. [Link]
  45. Adachi, S., Minamisawa, K., Okushima, Y., Inagaki, S., Yoshiyama, K., Kondou, Y., Kaminuma, E., Kawashima, M., Toyoda, T., Matsui, M., Kurihara, D., Matsunaga, S. and Umeda, M. (2011) Programmed induction of endoreduplication by DNA double-strand breaks in Arabidopsis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 108, 10004-10009. [Link]
  46. Kurihara, D., Matsunaga, S., Omura, T., Higashiyama, T. and Fukui K. (2011) Identification and characterization of plant Haspin kinase as a histone H3 threonine kinase. BMC Plant Biol., 11, 73. [Link]
  47. Noda, M., Uchiyama, S., McKay, A. R., Morimoto, A., Misawa, S., Yoshida, A., Shimahara, H., Takinowaki, H., Nakamura, S., Kobayashi, Y., Matsunaga, S., Ohkubo, T., Robinson, C. V. and Fukui, K. (2011) Assembly states of the nucleosome assembly protein 1 (NAP-1) revealed by sedimentation velocity and non-denaturing MS. Biochem. J., 436, 101-112. [Link]
  48. Ma, N.*, Matsunaga, S.*, Morimoto, A.*, Sakashita, G., Urano, T., Uchiyama, S. and Fukui, K. (2011) The nuclear scaffold protein SAF-A is required for kinetochore-microtubule attachment and contributes to the targeting of Aurora-A to mitotic spindles. J. Cell Sci., 124, 394-404. *These authors equally contributed to this work. [Link]
  49. Sato, S., Hirakawa, H., Isobe, S., Fukai, E., Watanabe, A., Kato, M., Kawashima, K., Minami, C., Muraki, A., Nakazaki, N., Takahashi, C., Nakayama, S., Kishida, Y., Kohara, M., Yamada, M., Tsuruoka, H., Sasamoto, S., Tabata, S., Aizu, T., Toyoda, A., Shin-I, T., Minakuchi, Y., Kohara, Y., Fujiyama, A., Tsuchimoto, S., Kajiyama, S., Makigano, E., Ohmido, N., Shibagaki, N., Cartagena, J. A., Wada, N., Kohinata, T., Atefeh, A., Yuasa, S., Matsunaga, S., and Fukui, K. (2011) Sequence Analysis of the Genome of an Oil-Bearing Tree, Jatropha curcas L. DNA Res., 18, 65-76. [Link]
  50. Kosetsu, K., Matsunaga, S., Nakagami, H., Colcombet, J., Sasabe, M., Soyano, T., Takahashi, Y., Hirt, H., and Machida, Y. (2010) The MAP kinase MPK4 is required for cytokinesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell, 22, 3778-3790. [Link]
  51. Hayashihara, K., Uchiyama, S., Shimamoto, S., Kobayashi, S., Tomschik, M., Wakamatsu, H., No, D., Sugahara, H., Hori, N., Noda, M., Ohkubo, T., Zlatanova, J., Matsunaga, S., and Fukui, K.. (2010) The middle region of an HP1-binding protein, HP1-BP74, associates with linker DNA at the entry/exit site of nucleosomal DNA. J. Biol. Chem., 285, 6498-6507. [Link]
  52. Gambe, A. E., Matsunaga, S., Takata, H., Ono-Maniwa, R., Baba, A., Uchiyama S. and Fukui K. (2009) A nucleolar protein RRS1 contributes to chromosome congression. FEBS Lett., 583, 1651-1956. [Link]
  53. Amin, M. A., Matsunaga, S., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K. (2008) Nucleophosmin is required for chromosome congression, proper mitotic spindle formation, and kinetochore-microtubule attachment in HeLa cells. FEBS Lett., 582, 3839-3844. [Link]
  54. Amin, M. A., Matsunaga, S., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K. (2008) Depletion of nucleophosmin leads to distortion of nucleolar and nuclear structures in HeLa cells. Biochem. J., 415, 345-351. [Link]
  55. Kurihara, D., Matsunaga, S., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K. (2008) Live cell imaging reveals plant Aurora kinase has dual roles during mitosis. Plant Cell Physiol., 49, 1256-1261. [Link]
  56. Watanabe, W., Matsunaga, S., Higashi, T., Fukui, K. and Itoh, K. (2008) In vivo manipulation of fluorescently labeled organelles in living cells by multiphoton excitation. J. Biomed. Opt., 13, 31213-31221. [Link]
  57. Cartagena, J. A., Matsunaga, S., Seki, M., Kurihara, D., Yokoyama, M., Shinozaki, K., Fujimoto, S., Azumi, Y., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K. (2008) The Arabidopsis SDG4 contributes to the regulation of pollen tube growth by methylation of histone H3 lysines 4 and 36 in mature pollen. Dev. Biol., 315, 355-368. [Link]
  58. Ishii, K., Sugiyama, R., Onuki, M., Kazama, Y., Matsunaga, S., and Kawano, S. (2008) The Y chromosome-specific STS marker MS2 and its peripheral regions on the Y chromosome of the dioecious plant Silene latifolia. Genome, 51, 251-260. [Link]
  59. Takata, H., Matsunaga, S., Morimoto, A., Ma, N., Kurihara, D., Ono-Maniwa, R., Nakagawa, M., Azuma, T., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K. (2007) PHB2 protects sister-chromatid cohesion in mitosis. Curr. Biol., 17, 1356-1361. [Link]
  60. Amin, M. A., Matsunaga, S., Ma, N., Takata, H., Yokoyama, M., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K. (2007) Fibrillarin, a nucleolar protein, is required for normal nuclear morphology and cellular growth in HeLa cells. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 360, 320-326. [Link]
  61. Takata, H., Matsunaga, S., Morimoto, A., Maniwa-Ono, R., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K. (2007) H1.X with different properties from other linker histones is required for mitotic progression. FEBS Lett., 581, 3783-3788. [Link]
  62. Ma, N., Matsunaga, S., Takata, H., Ono-Maniwa, R., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K.(2007)Nucleolin functions in nucleolus formation and chromosome congression. J. Cell Sci., 120, 2091-2105. [Link]
  63. Higashi, T., Matsunaga, S., Isobe, K., Morimoto, A., Shimada, T., Kataoka, S.,Watabnabe, W., Uchiyama, S., Itoh, K., and Fukui, K. (2007) Histone H2A mobility is regulated by its tails and acetylation of core histone tails. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 357, 627-632. [Link]
  64. Watanabe, W., Shimada, T., Matsunaga, S., Kurihara, D., Fukui, K., Arimura, S., Tsutsumi, N., Isobe, K., and Itoh, K. (2007) Single-organelle tracking by two-photon conversion. Opt. Exp., 15, 2490-2498. [PubMed]
  65. Lin, L., Nakano, A., Uchiyama, S., Fujimoto, S., Matsunaga, S., Nakamura, S., Kobayashi, Y., Ohkubo, T., and Fukui, K. (2007) Crystal structure of Pyrococcus horikoshii PPC protein at 1.60 A resolution. Proteins, 67, 505-507. [Link]
  66. Gambe, A.E., Ono-Maniwa, R., Matsunaga, S., Kutsuna, N., Higaki, T., Higashi,T., Hasezawa, S., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K. (2007) Development of a multistage classifier for a monitoring system of cell activity based on imaging of chromosomal dynamics. Cytometry, 71A, 286-296. [Link]
  67. Takata, H., Uchiyama, S., Nakamura, N., Nakashima, S., Kobayashi, S. , Sone, T., Kimura, S., Lahmers, S., Granzier, H., Labeit, S., Matsunaga, S., and Fukui, K.(2007) A comparative proteome analysis of human metaphase chromosomes isolated from two different cell lines reveals a set of conserved chromosome-associated proteins. Genes to Cells, 12, 269-284. [Link]
  68. Kurihara, D.*, Kawabe, A.*, Matsunaga, S., Nakagawa, K., Fujimoto, S., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K. (2007) Characterization of a splicing variant of plant Aurora kinase. Plant Cell Physiol., 48, 369-374.*These authors equally contributed to this work. [Link]
  69. Nozaki, H., Mori, T., Misumi, O., Matsunaga, S., and Kuroiwa, T. (2006) Males evolved from the dominant isogametic mating type. Curr. Biol., 16, 1018-1020. [Link]
  70. Kurihara, D., Matsunaga, S., Kawabe, A., Fujimoto, S., Noda, M., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K. (2006) Aurora kinase is required for chromosome segregation in tobacco BY-2 cells. Plant J., 48, 572-580. [Link]
  71. Kejnovsky, E., Kubat, Z., Hobza, R., Lengerova, M., Sato, S., Tabata, S., Fukui, K., Matsunaga, S., and Vyskot, B. (2006) Accumulation of chloroplast DNA sequences on the Y chromosome of Silene latifolia. Genetica, 128, 162-175. [Springer Link]
  72. Isobe, K., Kataoka, S., Murase, R., Watanabe, W., Higashi, T., Kawakami, S., Matsunaga, S., Fukui, K., and Itoh, K. (2006) Stimulated parametric emission microscopy. Opt. Exp., 14, 786-793. [PubMed]
  73. Shimada, T., Watanabe, W., Matsunaga, S., Higashi, T., Ishii, H., Fukui, K., Isobe, K., and Itoh, K. (2005) Intracellular disruption of mitochondria in a living HeLa cell with a 76-MHz femtosecond laser oscillator. Opt. Exp., 13, 9869-9880. [PubMed]
  74. Higashi, T., Miyakawa, S., Uchiyama, S., Matsunaga, S., Takata, H., Fujimoto, S., Noda, M., Terauchi, A., Shimizu, T., Oda, M., Azuma, T. and Fukui, K. (2005) Generation of monoclonal antibodies against chromosomal antigens that have a high sequence similarity between human and mouse. J. Biotechnol., 120, 262-272. [Link]
  75. Uchida, W., Matsunaga, S., and Kawano, S. (2005) Ultrastructural analysis of the behavior of the dimorphic fungus Microbotryum violaceum in fungus-induced anthers of female Silene latifolia flowers. Protoplasma, 226, 207-216. [Springer Link]
  76. Fujimoto, S., Yonemura, M., Matsunaga, S., Nakagawa, T., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K. (2005) Characterization and dynamic analysis of Arabidopsis condensin subunits, AtCAP-H and AtCAP-H2. Planta, 222, 293-300. [Springer Link]
  77. Kawabe, A.*, Matsunaga, S.*, Nakagawa, K., Kurihara D., Yoneda, A., Hasezawa, S., Uchiyama, S., and Fukui, K. (2005) Characterization of plant Aurora kinases during mitosis. Plant Mol. Biol., 58, 1-13. *These authors equally contributed to this work. [Springer Link]
  78. Uchiyama, S., Kobayashi, S., Takata, H., Ishihara, T., Hori, N., Higashi, T., Hayashihara, K., Sone, T., Higo, D., Nirasawa, T., Takao, T., Matsunaga, S., and Fukui, K. (2005) Proteome analysis of human metaphase chromosomes. J. Biol. Chem., 280, 16994-17004. [Link]
  79. Watanabe, W., Matsunaga, S. Shimada, T., Higashi, T., Fukui, K., and Itoh, K. (2004) Femtosecond laser disruption of mitochondria in living cells. Med. Laser Appl., 20, 185-191. [Link]
  80. Fujimoto, S., Matsunaga, S., Yonemura, M., Uchiyama, S., Azuma, T., and Fukui, K. (2004) Identification of a novel plant MAR DNA binding protein localized on chromosomal surfaces. Plant Mol. Biol., 56, 225-239. [Springer Link]
  81. Watanabe, W., Arakawa, N., Matsunaga, S., Higashi, T., Fukui, K., Isobe, K., and Itoh, K. (2004) Femtosecond laser disruption of subcellular organelles in a living cell. Opt. Exp., 12,4203-4213. [PubMed]
  82. Matsunaga, S., Uchida, W., and Kawano, S. (2004) Sex-specific cell division during development of unisexual flowers in the dioecious plant Silene latifolia. Plant Cell Physiol., 45, 795-802. [PubMed]
  83. Sugiyama, R., Kazama, Y., Miyazawa, Y., Matsunaga, S., and Kawano, S. (2003) CCLS96.1, a member of a multicopy gene family, may encode a non-coding RNA preferentially transcribed in reproductive organs of Silene latifolia. DNA Res., 10, 213-220. [PubMed]
  84. Uchida, W., Matsunaga, S., Sugiyama, R., Kazama, Y., and Kawano, S. (2003) Morphological development of anthers induced by the dimorphic smut fungus Microbotryum violaceum in female flowers of the dioecious plant Silene latifolia. Planta, 218, 240-248. [Springer Link]
  85. Mizukami, A., Nagamori, E., Takakura, Y., Matsunaga, S., Kaneko, Y., Kajiyama, S., Harashima, S., Kobayashi, A. and Fukui, K. (2003) Transformation of yeast using calcium alginate microbeads with surface-immobilized chromosomal DNA. BioTechniques, 35, 734-740. [PubMed]
  86. Matsunaga, S., Isono, E., Kejnovsky, E., Vyskot B., Dolezel J., Kawano, S. and Charlesworth, D. (2003) Duplicative transfer of a MADS box gene to a plant Y chromosome. Mol. Biol. Evol., 20, 1062-1069. [Link]
  87. Uchida, W., Matsunaga, S., Sugiyama, R., Shibata, F., Kazama, Y., Miyazawa, Y., Hizume, M., and Kawano, S. (2002) Distribution of interstitial telomere-like repeats and their adjacent sequences in a dioecious plant, Silene latifolia. Chromosoma, 111, 313-320. [Springer Link]
  88. Janousek, B., Matsunaga, S., Kejnovsky, E., Zluvova, J. and Vyskot B. (2002) DNA methylation analysis of a male reproductive organ specific gene (MROS1) during pollen development. Genome, 45, 930-938. [Link]
  89. Matsunaga, S., Yagisawa, F., Yamamoto, M., Uchida, W., Nakao, S. and Kawano, S. (2002) LTR retrotransposons in the dioecious plant Silene latifolia. Genome, 45, 745-751. [PubMed]
  90. Nakao, S., Matsunaga, S., Sakai, A., Kuroiwa, T. and Kawano, S.(2002)RAPD isolation of a Y chromosome specific ORF in a dioecious plant, Silene latifolia. Genome, 45, 413-420. [PubMed]
  91. Ito, M., Araki, S., Matsunaga, S., Itoh, T., Nishihama, R., Machida, Y., Doonan, J.H. and Watanabe, A. (2001) G2/M-phase-specific transcription during the plant cell cycle is mediated by c-Myb-like transcription factors. Plant Cell, 13, 1891-1905. [Link]
  92. Kejnovsky, E., Vrana, J., Matsunaga, S., Soucek, P., Siroky, J., Dolezel, J. and Vyskot, B. (2001) Localization of male-specifically expressed MROS genes of Silene latifolia by PCR on flow-sorted sex chromosomes and autosomes. Genetics, 158, 1269-1277. [Link]
  93. Ueda, M., Kuroiwa, T., Matsunaga, S. and Ogihara, S. (2000) Microtubule-dependent migration of the cell nucleus toward a future leading edge in amoebae of Physarum polycepharum. Protoplasma, 211, 172-182. [Springer Link]
  94. Takahara, M., Takahashi, H., Matsunaga S., Sakai, A., Kawano, S. and Kuroiwa, T. (2000) A putative mitochondrial ftsZ gene is encoded in the unicellular primitive red alga Cyanidioscyzon merolae. Mol. Gene. Genet., 264, 452-60. [PubMed]
  95. Takahara, M., Takahashi, H., Matsunaga, S., Sakai, A., Kawano, S. and Kuroiwa, T. (2000) Isolation, characterization and chromosomal mapping of an ftsZ gene from the unicellular primitive red alga Cyanidium caldarium RK-1. Curr. Genet., 37, 143-151. [PubMed]
  96. Matsunaga, S., Schutze, K., Donnison I., Grant S. R., Kuroiwa T. and Kawano S. (1999) Single pollen typing combined with laser-mediated manipulation. Plant J., 20, 371-378. [Link]
  97. Nishimura, Y., Misumi, O., Matsunaga, S., Higashiyama, T., Yokota, A. and Kuroiwa, T. (1999) The active digestion of uniparental chloroplast DNA in a single zygote of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is revealed using the optical tweezer. Proc. Natl. Aca. Sci. U.S.A., 96, 12577-12582. [Link]
  98. Takahara, M., Takahashi, H., Matsunaga, S., Sakai, A., Kawano, S. and Kuroiwa, T. (1999) Two types of ftsZ genes isolated from the unicellular primitive red alga Galdieria sulphuraria. Plant Cell Physiol., 40, 784-791. [PubMed]
  99. Matsunaga, S., Kawano, S., Michimoto, T., Higashiyama, T., Nakao, S., Sakai, A. and Kuroiwa T. (1999) Semi-automatic laser beam microdissection of the Y chromosome and analysis of Y chromosome DNA in a dioecious plant, Silene latifolia. Plant Cell Physiol., 40, 60-68. [PubMed]
  100. Matsunaga, S., Kawano, S. and Kuroiwa, T. (1997) MROS1, a male stamen-specific gene in the dioecious campion Silene latifolia is expressed in mature pollen. Plant Cell Physiol., 38, 499-502. [PubMed]
  101. Matsunaga, S., Kawano, S., Takano, H., Uchida, H., Sakai, A. and Kuroiwa, T. (1996) Isolation and developmental expression of male reproductive organ-specific genes in a dioecious campion, Melandrium album (Silene latifolia). Plant J., 10, 679-689. [PubMed]
Review papers
  1. Shibuta, K. M. and Matsunaga, S. (2019) Seasonal and diurnal regulation of flowering via an epigenetic mechanism in Arabidopsis thaliana. Cytologia, 84, 3-8. [J-STAGE]
  2. Sugimoto, K., Temman, H., Kadokura, S., and Matsunaga, S. (2019) To regenerate or not to regenerate: factors that drive plant regeneration. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol., 47, 138-150. [Link]
  3. Watanabe, M., Sakamoto, Y., and Matsunaga, S. (2018) Imaging with split fluorescent proteins based on the reconstruction of separated asymmetric protein fragments. Cytologia, 83, 347-350.
  4. Kazama, Y., Hirano, T., Abe, T., and Matsunaga, S. (2018) Chromosomal rearrangement: from induction by heavy-ion irradiation to in vivo engineering by genome editing. Cytologia, 83, 125-128. [J-STAGE]
  5. Matsunaga, S. (2018) Planimal cells: Artificial photosynthetic animal cells inspired by endosymbiosis and photosynthetic animals. Cytologia, 83, 3-6. [J-STAGE]
  6. Tsukaya, H. and Matsunaga, S. (2017) Tissue-dependency of the impact of endoreduplication on cell size. Plant Morphology, 29, 87-90. [J-STAGE]
  7. Matsunaga, S. and Matsunaga, T. M. (2017) FISH with padlock probes can efficiently reveal the genomic position of low or single-copy DNA sequences. Cytologia, 82, 337-339. [J-STAGE]
  8. Hoshino, A., Matsunaga, T. M., Sakamoto, T., and Matsunaga, S. (2017) Hi-C revolution: from a snapshot of DNA-DNA interaction in a single cell to chromosome-scale de novo genome assembly. Cytologia, 82, 223-226. [J-STAGE]
  9. Sakamoto, Y. and Matsunaga, S. (2017) Deep imaging of plant roots by a rapid transparency technique TOMEI. Cytologia, 82, 221-222. [J-STAGE]
  10. Matsunaga, S. and Nakaya, A. (2017) Computational synteny analysis promotes a better understanding of chromosome evolution. Cytologia, 82, 101-104.[J-STAGE]
  11. Fujimoto, S. and Matsunaga, S. (2016) Chromatin live imaging with genome editing techniques: switching from scissors to a lamp. Cytologia, 81, 359-362. [J-STAGE]
  12. Fujimoto, S. and Matsunaga, S. (2016) Which is a reliable approach in the generation of artificial minichromosomes, bottom-up or top-down? Cytologia, 81, 251-256. [J-STAGE]
  13. Hirakawa, T. and Matsunaga, S. (2016) Chromatin tagging systems contribute to live imaging analyses for chromatin dynamics. Cytologia, 81, 121-123. [J-STAGE]
  14. Matsunaga, S. (2016) FISH is in the limelight again as more than a cytogenetical technique for metaphase chromosomes. Cytologia, 81, 3-6. [J-STAGE]
  15. Sano, Y., Watanabe, W. and Matsunaga, S. (2014) Chromophore-assisted laser inactivation - towards a spatiotemporal - functional analysis of proteins, and the ablation of chromatin, organelle and cell function. J. Cell Sci., 127, 1621-1629. [Link]
  16. Matsunaga, S., Katagiri, Y., Nagashima, Y., Sugiyama, T., Hasegawa, J., Hayashi, K. and
    Sakamoto, T. (2013) New insights into the dynamics of plant cell nuclei and chromosomes. Int. Rev. Cell Mol. Biol., 305, 253-301. [Link]
  17. Higashi, T., Watanabe, W., Matsunaga, S. (2013) Application of visualization techniques for cell and tissue engineering. J. Boisci. Bioeng., 115, 122-126. [Link]
  18. Matsunaga, S. and Fukui, K. (2010) The chromosome peripheral proteins play an active role in chromosome dynamics. BioMol. Con., 1, 157-164. [Link]
  19. Matsunaga, S. (2009) Junk DNA promotes sex chromosome evolution. Heredity, 102, 525-526. [PubMed]
  20. Watanabe, W.,Matsunaga, S., Fukui, K. and Itoh, K. (2009) Intracellular manipulation by femtosecond lasers: review. J. Innov. Opt. Health Sci., 2, 1-8. [Link]
  21. Kazama, Y. and Matsunaga, S. (2008) The use of repetitive DNA in cytogenetic studies of plant sex chromosomes. Cytogenet. Genome Res., 120, 247-254. [Link]
  22. Matsunaga, S. (2006) Sex chromosome-linked genes in plants. Genes Genet. Syst., 81, 219-226. [PubMed]
  23. Matsunaga, S. and Kawano S. (2001) Sex determination by sex chromosomes in dioecious plants. Plant Biol., 3, 481-488. [Link]