J-GLOBAL         Last updated: Oct 14, 2019 at 16:13
Nagoya University
Graduate School of Medicine
Job title
Associate Professor

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

- Assistant Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
- Instructor, Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine

Awards & Honors

Young Investigator Award, National Ataxia Foundation

Published Papers

Different impacts on brain function depending on the mode of delivery.
Ikeda K, OnimaruH, Matsuura T, Kawakami K.
Brain Research   1720 146289   Oct 2019   [Refereed]
Yokose M, Furuya K, Suzuki M, Ozawa T, Kim Y, Miura K, Matsuzono K, Mashiko T, Tada M, Koide R, Shimazaki H, Matsuura T, Fujimoto S
Neuro-ophthalmology (Aeolus Press)   42(5) 309-311   Oct 2018   [Refereed]
Matsuzono K, Arai N, Suzuki M, Kim Y, Ozawa T, Mashiko T, Shimazaki H, Koide R, Matsuura T, Fujimoto S
Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association   27(6) e110-e112   Jun 2018   [Refereed]
Mashiko T, Sakashita E, Kasashima K, Tominaga K, Kuroiwa K, Nozaki Y, Matsuura T, Hamamoto T, Endo H
The Journal of biological chemistry   291(29) 14996-15007   Jul 2016   [Refereed]
Chen G, Masuda A, Konishi H, Ohkawara B, Ito M, Kinoshita M, Kiyama H, Matsuura T, Ohno K
Scientific reports   6 25317   Apr 2016   [Refereed]
Imada H, Sakatani T, Sawada M, Matsuura T, Fukushima N, Nakano I
Pathology international   65(10) 549-553   Oct 2015   [Refereed]
Gao R, Liu Y, Silva-Fernandes A, Fang X, Paulucci-Holthauzen A, Chatterjee A, Zhang HL, Matsuura T, Choudhary S, Ashizawa T, Koeppen AH, Maciel P, Hazra TK, Sarkar PS
PLoS genetics   11(1) e1004834   Jan 2015   [Refereed]
Kameda T, Namekawa M, Shimazaki H, Minakata D, Matsuura T, Nakano I
Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache   34(13) 1093-1096   Nov 2014   [Refereed]
Yamashita Y, Matsuura T, Kurosaki T, Amakusa Y, Kinoshita M, Ibi T, Sahashi K, Ohno K
Neurobiology of disease   69 200-205   Sep 2014   [Refereed]
Sato K, Morimoto N, Deguchi K, Ikeda Y, Matsuura T, Abe K
Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia   21(8) 1341-1343   Aug 2014   [Refereed]

Books etc

Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 10 2002 Apr 23 [Updated 2019 Sep 19].
MATSUURA Tohru, Ashizawa Tetsuo (Part:Joint Work)
In: Adam MP, Ardinger HH, Pagon RA, et al., editors. GeneReviews® [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2019. Available from:   Sep 2019   
Myotonic Dystrophy: Disease Mechanism, Current Management and Therapeutic Development
MATSUURA Tohru (Part:Contributor, Genetics of Myotonic Dystrophy)
Springer   Oct 2018   
神経研究の進歩   2006   
Medical Science Digest   2006   
Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 10: A Disease Caused by a Large ATTCT Repeat Expansion. In: Trinucleotide Expansions and Human Diseases.
Timchenko L ed. Landes Bioscience, Georgetown   2002   
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 10: a disease caused by a large ATTCT repeat expansion.
Adv Exp Med Biol   2002   
SCA10遺伝子の同定―新しいリピート (pentanucleotide repeat) 病.
臨床神経学   2001   
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 10. In: Genetics of Movement Disorders.
Pulst SM ed. Academic Press, San Diego   2001   
A glycoprotein detected with peanut agglutin: a specific marker of myelin and human lymphocyte lines. In: Japan intractable diseases research foundation publication No.26 Neuroimmunological diseases, recent in pathogenesis and treatment
Igata A ed., University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo   1989   

Conference Activities & Talks

Pancreatic Cancer in FXTAS Individual: Altered DNA Damage Response?
9th International Conference on Unstable Microsatellites & Human Disease   22 Apr 2018   
RNA disease mechanism in DM1 and SCA10 brain [Invited]
29 Jul 2015   
Parkinsonism in SCAs [Invited]
13th International Parkinson’s Disease Symposium in Takamatsu (iPDST)   21 Feb 2014   
RNA-mediated disease mechanism of spinocerebellar ataxia type 10
7th International Conference on Unstable Microsatellites & Human Disease   13 Jun 2012   
RNA-mediated disease mechanism of spinocerebellar ataxia type 10 [Invited]
22 May 2010   


Research Grants from National Ataxia Foundation, MN, USA ($25,000) “The role of interruptions in SCA10 expansion and disease”
2005 - 2005
Research Grants (Olivopontocerebellar atrophy and related disorders) from NORD ($40,000) “Characterization of the SCA10 ATTCT Expansion and Implications of the Sequence Configurations”
2005 - 2005
Young Investigator Award from National Ataxia Foundation, MN, USA  ($100,000) “RNA disease mechanism in spinocerebellar ataxia type 10”
2003 - 2004
Research Grants (Olivopontocerebellar atrophy and related disorders) from National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), CT, USA ($40,000) “Complete survey of SCA10 mutation in multiethnic ataxia patients”
2003 - 2004
Research Grants from National Ataxia Foundation, MN, USA ($30,000) “Search for an expansion mutation of ATTCT/AGAAT repeats in unassigned ataxia patients”
2002 - 2002