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Name
[affiliation]
Title Publication Date, Volume and Issue
Wataru Shihoya(1), Tomohiro Nishizawa(2), Akiko Okuta(3)(These three authors contributed equally to this work), Kazutoshi Tani(3), Naoshi Dohmae(4), Yoshinori Fujiyoshi(1), Osamu Nureki(2) & Tomoko Doi(5)
[ (1)Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya University (2)Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo (3)Cellular and Structural Physiology Institute, Nagoya University (4)RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (5) Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University ]
Activation mechanism of endothelin ETB receptor by endothelin-1
Nature 537, 363–368, 15 September 2016
Tomonori Takeuchi(1)(Adrian J. Duszkiewicz & Alex Sonneborn contributed equally) Miwako Yamasaki(2), Masahiko Watanabe(2), et al
[ (1)Edinburgh Neuroscience, The University of Edinburgh (2)Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine ]
Locus coeruleus and dopaminergic consolidation of everyday memory
Nature 537, 357–362, 15 September 2016
Tomonori Nakamura(1), Ikuhiro Okamoto(1), Kotaro Sasaki(1), Yukihiro Yabuta(1), Chizuru Iwatani(2), Hideaki Tsuchiya(2), Yasunari Seita(2), Shinichiro Nakamura(2), Takuya Yamamoto(3) & Mitinori Saitou(1)
[ (1)Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University (2)Shiga University of Medical Science (3)Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University ]
A developmental coordinate of pluripotency among mice, monkeys and humans
Nature 537, 57–62, 01 September 2016
Mary E. Matyskiela, Gang Lu, Takumi Ito(1) (These three authors contributed equally to this work), Hiroshi Handa et al
[ (1)Tokyo Medical University ]
A novel cereblon modulator recruits GSPT1 to the CRL4CRBN ubiquitin ligase
Nature 535, 252–257, 14 July 2016
Nami Tajima et al.
[ Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, W. M. Keck Structural Biology Laboratory ]
Activation of NMDA receptors and the mechanism of inhibition by ifenprodil
Nature 534, 63–68, 02 June 2016
Tatsuo S. Okubo et al.
[ McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ]
Growth and splitting of neural sequences in songbird vocal development
Nature 528, 352–357, 17 December 2015
Ayuko Hoshino(1) (Bruno Costa-Silva & Tang-Long Shen contributed eqully), Ayako Hashimoto(1)(2), Shinji Kohsaka(3), Kunihiro Uryu(4) et al.
[ (1)Children’s Cancer and Blood Foundation Laboratories, Departments of Pediatrics, and Cell and Developmental Biology, Drukier Institute for Children’s Health, Meyer Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine (2)Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo (3)Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (4)Electron Microscopy Resource Center (EMRC), Rockefeller University ]
Tumour exosome integrins determine organotropic metastasis
Nature 527, 329–335, 19 November 2015
Nobuhiko Kayagaki et al.
[ Department of Physiological Chemistry, Genentech Inc. ]
Caspase-11 cleaves gasdermin D for non-canonical inflammasome signalling
Nature 526, 666–671, 29 October 2015

Norimichi Nomura(1)(2)(3) (Grégory Verdon & Hae Joo Kang contributed equally), Tatsuro Shimamura(1)(2)(3), Yayoi Nomura(1)(2)(3), Yo Sonoda(4), Yumi Sato(1)(3), Hitomi Abe(1), Yoshiko Nakada-Nakura(1)(3), Tomoya Hino(1)(2), Takatoshi Arakawa(1)(2), Osamu Kusano-Arai(5), Hiroko Iwanari(5), Takeshi Murata(1)(2)(3)(6), Takuya Kobayashi(1)(2)(3), Takao Hamakubo(5), Michihiro Kasahara(7), So Iwata(1)(2)(3)(4)(6)(8)(9) et al.
[ (1) Department of Cell Biology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University (2)Japan Science and Technology Agency, ERATO, Iwata Human Receptor Crystallography Project (3)Japan Science and Technology Agency, Research Acceleration Program, Membrane Protein Crystallography Project (4)Division of Molecular Biosciences, Imperial College London (5)Department of Quantitative Biology and Medicine, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo (6)Systems and Structural Biology Center, RIKEN (7)Laboratory of Biophysics, School of Medicine, Teikyo University (8)Membrane Protein Laboratory, Diamond Light Source, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, (9)Research Complex at Harwell, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory ]
Structure and mechanism of the mammalian fructose transporter GLUT5
Nature 526, 397–401
Yoshiko Usami (Yuanfei Wu contributed equally) et al.
[ Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School ]
SERINC3 and SERINC5 restrict HIV-1 infectivity and are counteracted by Nef
Nature 526, 218-223, October 08 2015
Asami Kondo (Koorosh Shahpasand contributed equally)(1), Akihide Ryo(2) et al.
[ (1)Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School (2)Yokohama City University School of Medicine ]
Antibody against early driver of neurodegeneration cis P-tau blocks brain injury and tauopathy
Nature 523, 431–436, 23 July 2015
Yasuyuki Kawaharada et al.
[ Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University ]
Receptor-mediated exopolysaccharide perception controls bacterial infection
Nature 523, 308–312, 16 July 2015
Yusuke Yamamoto(Xia Wang contributed equally)
[ The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine ]
Cloning and variation of ground state intestinal stem cells
Nature 522, 173–178, 11 June 2015
Hiroshi T. Ito et al.
[ Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and Centre for Neural Computation, Norwegian University of Science and Technology ]
A prefrontal–thalamo–hippocampal circuit for goal-directed spatial navigation
Nature 522, 50–55, 04 June 2015
Daiji Okamura(Jun Wu contributed equally)(1), Keiichiro Suzuki(1), Isao Tamura(1), Tomoaki Hishida(1), Yuta Takahashi(1)(2), Emi Aizawa(1) et all.
[ (1)The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Gene Expression Laboratory (2)Life Science Center, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance, University of Tsukuba ]
An alternative pluripotent state confers interspecies chimaeric competency
Nature 521, 316–321, 21 May 2015
Hideaki E. Kato(1), Keiichi Inoue(2)(3)(4), Rei Abe-Yoshizumi(2), Yoshitaka Kato(2), Hikaru Ono(2), Masae Konno(2), Shoko Hososhima(5)(6), Toru Ishizuka(5)(6), Mohammad Razuanul Hoque(5)(6), Hirofumi Kunitomo(1), Jumpei Ito(7), Susumu Yoshizawa(8), Keitaro Yamashita(9), Mizuki Takemoto(1), Tomohiro Nishizawa(1), Reiya Taniguchi(1), Kazuhiro Kogure(8), Andrés D. Maturana(7), Yuichi Iino(1)(6), Hiromu Yawo(5)(6), Ryuichiro Ishitani(1), Hideki Kandori(2)(3) & Osamu Nureki(1)
[ (1)Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo(2)Department of Frontier Materials, Nagoya Institute of Technology(3)OptoBioTechnology Research Center, Nagoya Institute of Technology(4)PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency(5)Tohoku University Graduate School of Life Sciences(6)CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency(7)Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University(8)Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo(9)RIKEN SPring-8 Center ]
Structural basis for Na+ transport mechanism by a light-driven Na+ pump
Nature 521, 48–53, 07 May 2015
Tomoko Ohyama (Casey M. Schneider-Mizell contributed equally to this work), et al.
[ Janelia Research Campus ]
A multilevel multimodal circuit enhances action selection in Drosophila
Nature 520, 633–639, 30 April 2015
Hiroaki Tanabe(1)(2)(3), Yoshifumi Fujii(1), Miki Okada-Iwabu(4)(5)(6), Masato Iwabu(4)(5)(6)(7), Yoshihiro Nakamura(1)(3), Toshiaki Hosaka(1)(3), Kanna Motoyama(1), Mariko Ikeda(1)(3), Motoaki Wakiyama(1)(3), Takaho Terada(1), Noboru Ohsawa(1)(3), Masakatsu Hato(1)(3), Satoshi Ogasawara(8), Tomoya Hino(8)(9), Takeshi Murata(1)(8)(9)(10), So Iwata(1)(8)(9)(11)(12)(13), Kunio Hirata(13), Yoshiaki Kawano(13), Masaki Yamamoto(13), Tomomi Kimura-Someya(1)(3), Mikako Shirouzu(1)(3), Toshimasa Yamauchi(4)(5)(6)(14), Takashi Kadowaki(4)(5)(6) & Shigeyuki Yokoyama(1)(2)
[ (1)RIKEN Systems and Structural Biology Center,(2)Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo,(3)RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies,(4)RIKEN Structural Biology Laboratory,(5)Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo,(6)22nd Century Medical and Research Center, The University of Tokyo,(7)PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency,(8)Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University,(9)JST, Research Acceleration Program,(10)Graduate School of Science, Chiba University,(11)Imperial College, London,(12)Diamond Light Source, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus,(13)RIKEN SPring-8 Center,(14)CREST ]
Crystal structures of the human adiponectin receptors Nature 520, 312–316, 16 April 2015
Satoshi Kakugawa, et al.
[ MRC’s National Institute for Medical Research ]
Notum deacylates Wnt proteins to suppress signalling activity
Nature 519, 187–192, 12 March 2015
Koji Taniguchi(1), Yoshihiko Maehara(2), Akihiko Yoshimura(3), et al.
[ (1)University of California, San Diego (2)Kyushu University (3)Keio University ]
A gp130–Src–YAP module links inflammation to epithelial regeneration  Nature 519, 57–62, 05 March 2015
Shigeki Watanabe, et al.
[ University of Utah ]
Clathrin regenerates synaptic vesicles from endosomes Nature 515, 228–233, 13 November 2014
Takuji Suzuki, Takuro Sakagami, Shunichi Abe, et al.
[ Division of Pulmonary Biology, Perinatal Institute, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center ]
Pulmonary macrophage transplantation therapy Nature 514, 450–454, 23 October 2014
Akihiro Yamashita (1), Miho Morioka (1), Hiromi Kishi (1), Takeshi Kimura (1)(2), Yasuhito Yahara (1), Minoru Okada (1), Kaori Fujita (1), Hideaki Sawai (3), Shiro Ikegawa (4) & Noriyuki Tsumaki (1)(5)
[ (1) Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University (2) Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine (3)Hyogo College of Medicine (4)Center for Integrated Medical Sciences, RIKEN (5)Japan Science and Technology Agency, CREST ]
Statin treatment rescues FGFR3 skeletal dysplasia phenotypes Nature 513, 507–511, 25 September 2014
Masahiro Naganuma(1),Shun-ichi Sekine(2),Shigeyuki Yokoyama(1), et al.
[ (1)RIKEN Structural Biology Laboratory, (2)RIKEN Systems and Structural Biology Center ]
The selective tRNA aminoacylation mechanism based on a single G•U pair Nature 510(7506), 507–511, 26 June 2014
Satomi Niwa(1), Kazuki Takeda(1), Yu Hirano(1), Tomoaki Kawakami(2), Kunio Miki(1), et al.
[ (1)Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, (2)Faculty of Science, Ibaraki University ]
Structure of the LH1–RC complex from Thermochromatium tepidum at 3.0 Å
Nature 508(7495), 228–232, 10 April 2014
Yuya Kunisaki, Toshihide Mizoguchi, Keisuke Ito
[ Albert Einstein College of Medicine ]
Arteriolar niches maintain haematopoietic stem cell quiescence
Nature 502(7473), 637–643, 31 October 2013
Yasuhiro Oisi, Kinya G. Ota, Shigehiro Kuraku, Satoko Fujimoto and Shigeru Kuratani
[ Kobe University, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Academia Sinica ]
Craniofacial development of hagfishes and the evolution of vertebrates
Nature 493(7431), pp.175–180
10 January 2013
Masahito Tachibana et al.
[ Oregon Health & Science University ]
Towards germline gene therapy of inherited mitochondrial diseases
Nature 493(7434), pp.627–631
31 January 2013
Sanae Shoji-Kawata, et al.
[ UT Southwestern Medical Center ]
Identification of a candidate therapeutic autophagy-inducing peptide
Nature 494(7436), pp.201–206
14 February 2013
Toshikatsu Hanada, Reiko Hanada, Fuminori Sato, Hiromitsu Mimata, Akihiko Yoshimura, and et al.
[ Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Oita University, Keio University ]
CLP1 links tRNA metabolism to progressive motor-neuron loss
Nature 495(7442), pp.474–480
28 March 2013
Shin-ya Takemura, et al.
[ Janelia Farm Research Campus, HHMI ]
A visual motion detection circuit suggested by Drosophila connectomics
Nature 500(7461), pp.175–181
8 August, 2013
Takashi Nagano, et al.
[ The Babraham Institute ]
Single-cell Hi-C reveals cell-to-cell variability in chromosome structure
Nature 502(7469), pp.59-64
3 October, 2013