YOSHIKUNI Michiyasu

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Name
YOSHIKUNI Michiyasu
Affiliation
Kyushu University
Section
Faculty of Agriculture
Job title
Professor

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Education

 
 
   
 
Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University
 

Published Papers

 
Masato Honda, Akemi Muta, Akinari Shimazaki, Taiki Akasaka, Michiyasu Yoshikuni, Yohei Shimasaki, Yuji Oshima
Environmental Science and Pollution Research   25 1551-1558   Jan 2018
© 2017, Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany. Distribution of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) was investigated in tissues (plasma, blood clot, mucus, skin, liver, muscle, and gonad) of tiger puffer fish Takifugu rubripes. A single dose of PFOS was intrap...
A model for germ cell development in a fully segmented worm
Mercedes Maceren-Pates, Yoshihisa Kurita, Gaudioso Pates Jr. and Michiyasu Yoshikuni
Zoological Letters   1(34)    2015   [Refereed]
Keisuke Yamano, Atushi Fujiwara, Michiyasu Yoshikuni
Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi (Japanese Edition)   79 782-784   Dec 2013
Keisuke Yamano, Atushi Fujiwara, Akifumi Nakamura, Michiyasu Yoshikuni
Fisheries Science   79 823-832   Sep 2013
We describe the process of cubifrin-induced in vitro oocyte maturation in the Japanese sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus, and we propose a procedure for practical hatchery application. Oocyte maturation occurred 40-50 min after stimulation of th...
Yasushi Shibata, Yasushi Shibata, Yasushi Shibata, Yasushi Shibata, Takashi Iwamatsu, Norio Suzuki, Graham Young, Graham Young, Kiyoshi Naruse, Yoshitaka Nagahama, Yoshitaka Nagahama, Yoshitaka Nagahama, Michiyasu Yoshikuni, Michiyasu Yoshikuni
Developmental Biology   372 239-248   Dec 2012
It has long been hypothesized that in fishes the contents of cortical granules are involved in the hardening of egg envelope following fertilization. We previously purified the egg envelope hardening initiation factor from the exudates released fr...
Atushi Fujiwara, Keisuke Yamano, Kaoru Ohno, Michiyasu Yoshikuni
Fisheries Science   76 795-801   Sep 2010
The neuropeptide cubifrin-I and its derivative cubifrin-L have recently been shown to be potent substances that induce in vitro oocyte maturation and spawning in the Japanese common sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus. We have examined the reprodu...
Masatoshi Mita, Michiyasu Yoshikuni, Michiyasu Yoshikuni, Kaoru Ohno, Yasushi Shibata, Bindhu Paul-Prasanth, Suthasinee Pitchayawasin, Minoru Isobe, Yoshitaka Nagaham
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America   106 9507-9512   Jun 2009
Gonad-stimulating substance (GSS) of starfish is the only known invertebrate peptide hormone responsible for final gamete maturation, rendering it functionally analogous to the vertebrate luteinizing hormone (LH). Here, we purified GSS of starfish...
B. Senthilkumaran, B. Senthilkumaran, C. C. Sudhakumari, C. C. Sudhakumari, D. S. Wang, G. Sreenivasulu, T. Kobayashi, H. K. Kobayashi, M. Yoshikuni, Y. Nagahama
Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology   299 146-152   Feb 2009
Multiple forms of 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase/isomerase (3β-HSD) and their differential tissue expression pattern have not been shown in any lower vertebrates. In the present study, we report cloning of two novel 3β-HSDs and two variants from ...
Shinichi Kato, Saori Tsurumaru, Makoto Taga, Tomoki Yamane, Yasushi Shibata, Kaoru Ohno, Atushi Fujiwara, Keisuke Yamano, Michiyasu Yoshikuni
Developmental Biology   326 169-176   Feb 2009
Extracts prepared from tissues containing buccal ring nerve or longitudinal radial nerve of sea cucumber induce oocyte maturation and ovulation from ovarian tissues. We purified two small peptides, a pentapeptide and a heptapeptide, from the bucca...
Masatoshi Mita, Kazutoshi Yamamoto, Michiyasu Yoshikuni, Kaoru Ohno, Yoshitaka Nagahama
General and Comparative Endocrinology   153 299-301   Jan 2007
Previously, the gonad-stimulating substance (GSS) which acts as the gonadotropin was purified from the starfish (Asterina pectinifera) and subsequently, its structure was deciphered. In this study, artificial GSS was synthesized and its interactio...
Akihiko Yamaguchi, Yoshinao Katsu, Michiya Matsuyama, Michiyasu Yoshikuni, Yoshitaka Nagahama, Yoshitaka Nagahama
European Journal of Cell Biology   85 501-517   Jun 2006
The nuclear membranes surrounding fish and frog oocyte germinal vesicles (GVs) are supported by the lamina, an internal, mesh-like structure that consists of the protein lamin B3. The mechanisms by which lamin B3 is transported into GVs and is ass...
Kita M., Okumura Y., Ohdachi S.D., Oba Y., Yoshikuni M., Nakamura Y., Kido H., Uemura D.
Biological Chemistry   386(2) 177-182   2005   [Refereed]
Horiguchi R., Yoshikuni M., Tokumoto M., Nagahama Y., Tokumoto T.
Cellular Signalling   17(2) 205-215   2005   [Refereed]
Sudhakumari C.C., Senthilkumaran B., Kobayashi T., Kajiura-Kobayashi H., Wang D.S., Yoshikuni M., Nagahama Y.
Fish Physiology and Biochemistry   31 129-135   2005   [Refereed]
Jacob T.N., Pandey J.P., Raghuveer K., Sreenivasulu G., Gupta A.D., Yoshikuni M., Jagota A., Senthilkumaran B.
Fish Physiology and Biochemistry   31 271-274   2005   [Refereed]
Wang D.S., Senthilkumaran B., Sudhakumari C.C., Sakai F., Matsuda M., Kobayashi T., Yoshikuni M., Nagahama Y.
Fish Physiology and Biochemistry   31 255-266   2005   [Refereed]
Zhou L.Y., Wang D.S., Senthilkumaran B., Yoshikuni M., Shibata Y., Kobayashi T., Sudhakumari C.C., Nagahama Y.
Journal of Molecular Endocrinology   35(1) 103-116   2005   [Refereed]
Wang D.S., Senthilkumaran B., Kobayashi T., Kajiura-Kobayashi H., Matsuda M., Yoshikuni M., Nagahama Y.
Fish Physiology and Biochemistry   28 225-226   2003   [Refereed]
Fan H.G., Wang D.S., Kobayashi T., Senthilkumaran B., Sudhakumari C.C., Yoshikuni M., Nagahama Y.
Fish Physiology and Biochemistry   28 143-144   2003   [Refereed]
Zhou L.Y., Senthilkumaran B., Wang D.S., Sudhakumari C.C., Kobayashi T., Kajiura-Kobayashi H., Matsuda M., Yoshikuni M., Nagahama Y.
Fish Physiology and Biochemistry   28 381-382   2003   [Refereed]
Senthilkumaran B., Yoshiura Y., Oba Y., Sudhakumari C.C., Wang D.S., Kobayashi T., Yoshikuni M., Nagahama Y.
Fish Physiology and Biochemistry   28 313-315   2003   [Refereed]
Horiguchi R., Yoshikuni M., Tokumoto M., Nagahama Y., Tokumoto T.
Fish Physiology and Biochemistry   29(3) 255-256   2003   [Refereed]
Hirai T., Shibata Y., Matsuda M., Yoshikuni M., Nagahama Y.
Fish Physiology and Biochemistry   28 345-346   2003   [Refereed]
Yoshikuni M., Sagegami R., Nagahama Y.
Fish Physiology and Biochemistry   28 379-380   2003   [Refereed]
Ovarian carbonyl reductase-like 20β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase shows distinct surge in messenger RNA expression during natural and Gonadotropin-induced meiotic maturation in Nile tilapia.
Biology of Reproduction   67,1080-1086    2002
Characterization of ovarian membrane receptor for 17α,20β-dihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one, a maturation-inducing hormone in yellowtail, Seriola quinqueradiata.
General and Comparative Endocrinology   127,71-79    2002
Masatoshi Mita, Michiyasu Yoshikuni, Yoshitaka Nagahama
Zool. Sci.   18(4) 551-557   2001
YAMAGUCHI A, YAMASHITA M, YOSHIKUNI M, NAGAHAMA Y
Eur. J. Biochem.   268(4) 932-939   2001
cDNA cloning of GTH receptor family in starfish ovaries
Hirai T., Oba Y., Yoshikuni M., Nagahama Y., Mita M.
Zygote   8 S54-S55   2000   [Refereed]
SHIBATA Y, IWAMATSU T, OBA Y, KOBAYASHI D, TANAKA M, NAGAHAMA Y, SUZUKI N, YOSHIKUNI M
J. Biol. Chem.   275(12) 8349-8354   2000
TODO T, IKEUCHI T, KOBAYASHI T, KAJIURA‐KOBAYASHI H, SUZUKI K, YOSHIKUNI M, YAMAUCHI K, NAGAHARA Y
FEBS Letters   465(1) 12-17   2000
GUAN G, TANAKA M, TODO T, YOUNG G, YOSHIKUNI M, NAGAHAMA Y
Biochemica Biophysica Research Communication   255(1) 123-128   1999
OBA Y, HIRAI T, YOSHIURA Y, YOSHIKUNI M, KAWAUCHI H, NAGAHAMA Y
Biochemica Biophysica Research Communication   263(2) 584-590   1999
Molecular Reproduction and Development   54 63-68   1999
Biochimica Biophysica Acta   1428 13-20   1999
Photoaffinity labelling of the primer binding domain in HIU-1 reverse transcriptase with an oligodeoxyribonucleotide containing a phenyldiazirine derwatives.
Nucleic Acids Symposium Series   39 47-48   1998
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology   B119 577-583   1998
Masatoshi Mita, Ikuo Yasumasu, Mineo Saneyoshi, Michiyasu Yoshikuni, Yoshitaka Nagahama
Zoological Science   15(1) 117-122   1998   [Refereed]
GE W, TANAKA M, YOSHIKUNI M, ETO Y, NAGAHAMA Y
Journal of Molecular Endocrinology   19(1) 47-57   1997   [Refereed]
DNA polymerase βs from liver and testes of cherry salmon, Oncorhynchus masou : Purification and characterization of DNA polymerase βs with acidic isoelectric points.
Journal of Biochemistry   119 186-192   1996
Organization of cytoplasmic microtubles during maturation of goldfish oocytes.
Zoological Science   13 899-907   1996
Regulation of Oocyte Growth and Maturation in Fish
Nagahama Y., Yoshikuni M., Yamashita M., Tokumoto T., Katsu Y.
Current Topics in Developmental Biology   30 103-145   1995   [Refereed]
Tokumoto T., Yoshikuni M., Kajiura H., Nagahama Y., Yamashita M.
Biomedical Research (Japan)   16(3) 173-186   1995   [Refereed]
Oocyte membrane receptors of maturatin-inducing steroids.
Clinical Endocrinology   43 489-494   1995
Regulation of Oocyte Maturation in Fish
Nagahama Y., Yoshikuni M., Yamashita M., Tanaka M.
Fish Physiology   13 393-439   1994   [Refereed]
Purification and characterization of 17α, 20β-dihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one-binding protein from plasma of rainbow trout, ┣DBOncorhynchus mykiss(/)-┫DB.
General and Comparative Endocrinology   96 189-196   1994
MITA M, YOSHIKUNI M, NAGAHAMA Y
Molecular Celluler Endocrinology.   105(1) 83-88   1994
cDNA cloning and functional characterization of a meiosis-specific protein(MNSl) with apparent nuclear association.
Chromosome Research   2 99-113   1994
SHIBATA N, YOSHIKUNI M, NAGAHAMA Y
Development, Growth and Differentiation   35(1) 115-121   1993
Specific Binding of [ ┣D13┫D1H]17α, 20β-dihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one to Oocyte Cortices of Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).
Fish Physiology and Biochemistry   11(1-6) 15-24   1993
Molecular Endocrinology of Oocyte Growth and Maturation in Fish.
Fish Physiology and Biochemistry   11(1-6) 3-14   1993
YAMASHITA M, FUKADA S, YOSHIKUNI M, BULET P, HIRAI T, YAMAGUCHI A, YASUDA H, OHBA Y, NAGAHAMA Y
Europian Journal of Biochemistry   205(2) 537-543   1992
YAMASHITA M, FUKADA S, YOSHIKUNI M, BULET P, HIRAI T, YAMAGUCHI A, LOU Y‐H, ZHAO Z, NAGAHAMA Y
Developmental Biology   149(1) 8-15   1992
HIRAI T, YAMASHITA M, YOSHIKUNI M, TOKUMOTO T, KAJIURA H, SAKAI N, NAGAHAMA Y
Developmental Biology   152(1) 113-120   1992
CyclinB in Fish Oocytes : Its cDNA and Amino Acid Sequences, appearence During Maturation, and Induction of p34┣D1cdc2┫D1 Activation.
Molecular Reproduction and Development   (33) 133-140   1992
MORI M, YAMASHITA M, YOSHIKUNI M, FUKADA S, NAGAHAMA Y
Developmental Biology   146(1) 246-249   1991
Endocrine Regulation of Gamategenesis in Fish.
Bulletin of the Institute of Zoology, Academia Sinica   (16) 139-172   1991
YAMASHITA M, YOSHIKUNI M, HIRAI T, FUKADA S, NAGAHAMA Y
Development, Growth and Differentiation   33(6) 617-624   1991
Proceedings of National Academy of Science USA   85 3,1874-1877   1988
KISHIMOTO T, YOSHIKUNI M, IKADAI H, KANATANI H
Development, growth and Differentiation   27(3) 233-242   1985
M. Yoshikuni, K. Ishikawa
Biomedical Research   3 102-105   Jan 1982
Induction of germinal vesicle breakdown (GVBD) in Xenopus laevis oocytes is triggered by progesterone. This substance acts on the oocyte surface to induce GVBD. In the present study, Triton X-100 (0.01%), a non-ionic detergent, was found to artifi...

Books etc

 
Regulation of oocyte maturation in fish.
Fish Physiology   1994   
Glycoprotein hormone-receptor family in ovaries of starfish Asterina Pectinifera.
Perspective in Comparative endocrinology: Unity and Diversity   2001   

Research Grants & Projects

 
Signal Transduction of Maturation-Inducing Hormone.
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Proteome Analysis of Fish Oocytes
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Gonadotropic hormone of starfish
Nongenomic actions of steroid hormones