Personnel Information

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OKAZAWA Hitoshi


Job title

Professor

Laboratory Phone number

+81-3-5803-5847

Mail Address

okazawa.npat@mri.tmd.ac.jp

Homepage URL

http://www.tmd.ac.jp/mri/npat/index.html

Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Medicine, School of Medicine, 1984, Graduated

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • The University of Tokyo, Graduate School, Division of Medicine, Doctor's Course, 1991, Completed

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • MD, PhD, The University of Tokyo

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2003.06
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    2022.04
    Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Medical Research Institute, Pathophysiology, Neuropathology, Professor
  • 2003.06
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    Now
    Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Cognitive and Behavioral Medicine, Neuropathology, Professor
  • 2014.04
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    Now
    Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Research and Industry-University Alliance Organization, Center for Brain Integration Research, Director
  • 2022.05
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    Now
    Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Medical Research Institute, a, Department of Neuropathology, Professor

Academic Activity 【 display / non-display

  • The Japan Neuroscience Society Program commissioner,2005,2007
  • The Japan Neuroscience Society Council
  • The Japan Society for Neurochemistry Council
  • Japan Society for Dementia Research Council
  • The Molecular Biology Society of Japan committee
  • Japanese Society for Chemical Biology Manager
  • Japanese Society of Neuropsychopharmacology Council
  • Union of Brain Science Association in Japan (Future design Committee) committee
  • Comprehensive Brain Science Network committee
  • Strategic Research Program for Brain Sciences (Public relations committee) committee
  • Institute of Physical and Chemical Research Japan committee
  • committee

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Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Neurology

  • Pathological biochemistry

  • Molecular biology

  • Anatomy and histopathology of nervous system

  • Neuroscience-general

 

Research Theme 【 display / non-display

  • neurodegeneration,developmental disorder,stem cell, 2009 - 2015

  • neurodegeneration,developmental disorder,stem cell

Published Papers & Misc 【 display / non-display

  1. Jin X, Tanaka H, Jin M, Fujita K, Homma H, Inotsume M, Yong H, Umeda K, Kodera N, Ando T, Okazawa H. PQBP5/NOL10 maintains and anchors the nucleolus under physiological and osmotic stress conditions. Nat Commun. 2023.01; 14 (1): 9. ( PubMed, DOI )

  2. Tanaka H, Okazawa H. PQBP1: The Key to Intellectual Disability, Neurodegenerative Diseases, and Innate Immunity. Int J Mol Sci. 2022.06; 23 (11): 6227. ( PubMed, DOI )

  3. Shiwaku H, Katayama S, Kondo K, Nakano Y, Tanaka H, Yoshioka Y, Fujita K, Tamaki H, Takebayashi H, Terasaki O, Nagase Y, Nagase T, Kubota T, Ishikawa K, Okazawa H, Takahashi H. Autoantibodies against NCAM1 from patients with schizophrenia cause schizophrenia-related behavior and changes in synapses in mice. Cell Rep Med. 2022.04; 3 (4): 100597. ( PubMed, DOI )

  4. Jin M, Shiwaku H, Tanaka H, Obita T, Ohuchi S, Yoshioka Y, Jin X, Kondo K, Fujita K, Homma H, Nakajima K, Mizuguchi M, Okazawa H. Tau activates microglia via the PQBP1-cGAS-STING pathway to promote brain inflammation. Nat Commun. 2021.11; 12 (1): 6565. ( PubMed, DOI )

  5. Okazawa H, Tanaka H. Molecular Dissection and Therapeutic Application of SCA1 Pathologies Revealed by Comprehensive Approaches. Cerebellum as a CNS Hub. 2021.11; 479-486.

  6. Tanaka H, Kondo K, Fujita K, Homma H, Tagawa K, Jin X, Jin M, Yoshioka Y, Takayama S, Masuda H, Tokuyama R, Nakazaki Y, Saito T, Saido T, Murayama S, Ikura T, Ito N, Yamamori Y, Tomii K, Bianchi ME, Okazawa H. HMGB1 signaling phosphorylates Ku70 and impairs DNA damage repair in Alzheimer's disease pathology. Commun Biol. 2021.10; 4 (1): 1175. ( PubMed, DOI )

  7. Kondo K, Ikura T, Tanaka H, Fujita K, Takayama S, Yoshioka Y, Tagawa K, Homma H, Liu S, Kawasaki R, Huang Y, Ito N, Tate SI, Okazawa H. Hepta-Histidine Inhibits Tau Aggregation. ACS Chem Neurosci. 2021.08; 12 (16): 3015-3027. ( PubMed, DOI )

  8. Jin M, Jin X, Homma H, Fujita K, Tanaka H, Murayama S, Akatsu H, Tagawa K, Okazawa H. Prediction and verification of the AD-FTLD common pathomechanism based on dynamic molecular network analysis. Commun Biol. 2021.08; 4 (1): 961. ( PubMed, DOI )

  9. Homma H, Tanaka H, Jin M, Jin X, Huang Y, Yoshioka Y, Bertens CJ, Tsumaki K, Kondo K, Shiwaku H, Tagawa K, Akatsu H, Atsuta N, Katsuno M, Furukawa K, Ishiki A, Waragai M, Ohtomo G, Iwata A, Yokota T, Inoue H, Arai H, Sobue G, Sone M, Fujita K, Okazawa H. DNA damage in embryonic neural stem cell determines FTLDs' fate via early-stage neuronal necrosis. Life Sci Alliance. 2021.06; 4 (7): e202101022. ( PubMed, DOI )

  10. Hitoshi Okazawa. Intracellular amyloid hypothesis for ultra-early phase pathology of Alzheimer's disease. Neuropathology. 2021.04; 41 (2): 93-98. ( PubMed, DOI )

  11. Saito M, Nakayama M, Fujita K, Uchida A, Yano H, Goto S, Okazawa H, Sone M. Role of the Drosophila YATA protein in the proper subcellular localization of COPI revealed by in vivo analysis. Genes Genet Syst. 2021.03; 95 (6): 303-314. ( PubMed, DOI )

  12. Klionsky DJ, Abdel-Aziz AK, Abdelfatah S...Okazawa H,et al. Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy (4th edition). Autophagy. 2021.02; 17 (1): 1-382. ( PubMed, DOI )

  13. Yang SS, Ishida T, Fujita K, Nakai Y, Ono T, Okazawa H. PQBP1, an intellectual disability causative gene, affects bone development and growth. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2020.03; 523 (4): 894-899. ( PubMed, DOI )

  14. Tanaka H, Homma H, Fujita K, Kondo K, Yamada S, Jin X, Waragai M, Ohtomo G, Iwata A, Tagawa K, Atsuta N, Katsuno M, Tomita N, Furukawa K, Saito Y, Saito T, Ichise A, Shibata S, Arai H, Saido T, Sudol M, Muramatsu SI, Okano H, Mufson EJ, Sobue G, Murayama S, Okazawa H. YAP-dependent necrosis occurs in early stages of Alzheimer's disease and regulates mouse model pathology. Nat Commun . 2020.01; 11 (1): 507. ( PubMed, DOI )

  15. Rahmn SK, Okazawa H, Chen YW. Frameshift PQBP-1 mutants K192Sfs*7 and R153Sfs*41 implicated in X-linked intellectual disability form stable dimers. Journal of Structural Biology. 2019.06; 206 (3): 305-313. ( PubMed, DOI )

  16. Bannai T, Mano T, Chen X, Ohtomo G, Ohtomo R, Tsuchida T, Koshi-Mano K, Hashimoto T, Okazawa H, Iwatsubo T, Tsuji S, Toda T, Iwata A. Chronic cerebral hypoperfusion shifts the equilibrium of amyloid beta oligomers to aggregation-prone species with higher molecular weight. Scientific Reports. 2019.02; 9 (1): 2827. ( PubMed, DOI )

  17. Chen X, Kondo K, Okazawa H. Methods to Image Macroautophagy in the Brain In Vivo. Methods Mol Biol. 2019.01; 1880 529-534. ( PubMed, DOI )

  18. Inoue S, Hayashi K, Fujita K, Tagawa K, Okazawa H, Kubo K, Nakajima K. Drebrin-like (Dbnl) controls neuronal migration via regulating N-cadherin expression in the developing cerebral cortex. Journal of Neuroscience. 2019.01; 39 (4): 678-691. ( PubMed, DOI )

  19. Hitoshi Okazawa. PQBP1, an intrinsically disordered/denatured protein at the crossroad of intellectual disability and neurodegenerative diseases. Neurochem Int. 2018.10; 119 17-25. ( PubMed, DOI )

  20. Tanaka H, Kondo K, Chen X, Homma H, Tagawa K, Kerever A, Aoki S, Saito T, Saido T, Muramatsu S, Fujita K, Okazawa H. The intellectual disability gene PQBP1 rescues Alzheimer's disease pathology. Mol psychiatry. 2018.10; 23 (10): 2090-2110. ( PubMed, DOI )

  21. Fujita K, Homma H, Kondo K, Ikuno M, Yamakado H, Tagawa K, Murayama S, Takahashi R, Okazawa H. Ser46-Phosphorylated MARCKS Is a Marker of Neurite Degeneration at the Pre-aggregation Stage in PD/DLB Pathology. eNeuro. 2018.09; 5 (4): ( PubMed, DOI )

  22. Furotani K, Kamimura K, Yajima T, Nakayama M, Enomoto R, Tamura T, Okazawa H, Sone M. Suppression of the synaptic localization of a subset of proteins including APP partially ameliorates phenotypes of the Drosophila Alzheimer's disease model. PLoS ONE. 2018.09; 13 (9): e0204048. ( PubMed, DOI )

  23. Tamura T, Okazawa H. TRIAD(Transcriptional Repression-Induced Atypical Death) Apoptosis and Beyond. 2018.09; 2 411-426.

  24. Irie R, Kamagata K, Kerever A, Ueda R, Yokosawa S, Otake Y, Ochi H, Yoshizawa H, Hayashi A, Tagawa K, Okazawa H, Takahashi K, Sato K, Hori M, Arikawa-Hirasawa E, Aoki S. The Relationship between Neurite Density Measured with Confocal Microscopy in a Cleared Mouse Brain and Metrics Obtained from Diffusion Tensor and Diffusion Kurtosis Imaging. Magn Reson Med Sci. 2018.04; 17 (2): 138-144. ( PubMed, DOI )

  25. Hitoshi Okazawa. Bridging Multiple Dementias. ACS Chem Neurosci. 2018.04; 9 (4): 636-638. ( PubMed, DOI )

  26. Kawahori K, Hashimoto K, Yuan X, Tsujimoto K, Hanzawa N, Hamaguchi M, Kase S, Fujita K, Tagawa K, Okazawa H, Nakajima Y, Shibusawa N, Yamada M, Ogawa Y. Mild Maternal Hypothyroxinemia During Pregnancy Induces Persistent DNA Hypermethylation in the Hippocampal Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Gene in Mouse Offspring. Thyroid. 2018.03; 28 (3): 395-406. ( PubMed, DOI )

  27. Fujita K, Chen X, Homma H, Tagawa K, Amano M, Saito A, Imoto S, Akatsu H, Hashizume Y, Kaibuchi K, Miyano S, Okazawa H. Targeting Tyro3 ameliorates a model of PGRN-mutant FTLD-TDP via tau-mediated synaptic pathology. Nat Commun. 2018.01; 9 (1): 433. ( PubMed, DOI )

  28. Fujita K, Mao Y, Uchida S, Chen X, Shiwaku H, Tamura T, Ito H, Watase K, Homma H, Tagawa K, Sudol M, Okazawa H. Developmental YAPdeltaC determines adult pathology in a model of spinocerebellar ataxia type 1. Nat Commun. 2017.11; 8 (1): 1864. ( PubMed, DOI )

  29. Hitoshi Okazawa. Ultra-Early Phase pathologies of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. Proc Jpn Acad Ser B Phys Biol Sci. 2017.06; 93 (6): 361-377. ( PubMed, DOI )

  30. Sato K, Kerever A, Kamagata K, Tsuruta K, Irie R, Tagawa K, Okazawa H, Arikawa-Hirasawa E, Nitta N, Aoki I, Aoki S. Understanding microstructure of the brain by comparison of neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging (NODDI) with transparent mouse brain. Acta Radiol Open. 2017.04; 6 (4): 2058460117703816. ( PubMed, DOI )

  31. Yamanishi E, Hasegawa K, Fujita K, Ichinose S, Yagishita S, Murata M, Tagawa K, Akashi T, Eishi Y, Okazawa H. A novel form of necrosis, TRIAD, occurs in human Huntington's disease. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2017.03; 5 (1): 19. ( PubMed, DOI )

  32. Mao Y, Chen X, Xu M, Fujita K, Sasabe K, Homma H, Murata M, Tagawa K, Tamura T, Kaye J, Finkbeiner S, Blandino G, Sudol M, Okazawa H . Targeting TEAD/YAP-transcription-dependent necrosis, TRIAD, ameliorates Huntington's disease pathology. Hum Mol Genet. 2016.11; 25 (21): 4749-4770. ( PubMed, DOI )

  33. Taniguchi JB, Kondo K, Fujita K, Chen X, Homma H, Sudo T, Mao Y, Watase K, Tanaka T, Tagawa K, Tamura T, Muramatsu SI, Okazawa H. RpA1 ameliorates symptoms of mutant ataxin-1 knock-in mice and enhances DNA damage repair. Hum Mol Genet. 2016.10; 25 (20): 4432-4447. ( PubMed, DOI )

  34. Kamagata K, Kerever A, Yokosawa S, Otake Y, Ochi H, Hori M, Kamiya K, Tsuruta K, Tagawa K, Okazawa H, Aoki S, Arikawa-Hirasawa E. Quantitative Histological Validation of Diffusion Tensor MRI with Two-Photon Microscopy of Cleared Mouse Brain. Magn Reson Med Sci. 2016.10; 15 (4): 416-421. ( PubMed, DOI )

  35. Imamura T, Fujita K, Tagawa K, Ikura T, Chen X, Homma H, Tamura T, Mao Y, Taniguchi JB, Motoki K, Nakabayashi M, Ito N, Yamada K, Tomii K, Okano H, Kaye J, Finkbeiner S, Okazawa H. Identification of hepta-histidine as a candidate drug for Huntington's disease by in silico-in vitro- in vivo-integrated screens of chemical libraries. Sci Rep. 2016.09; 6 33861. ( PubMed, DOI )

  36. Fujita K, Motoki K, Tagawa K, Chen X, Hama H, Nakajima K, Homma H, Tamura T, Watanabe H, Katsuno M, Matsumi C, Kajikawa M, Saito T, Saido T, Sobue G, Miyawaki A, Okazawa H. HMGB1, a pathogenic molecule that induces neurite degeneration via TLR4-MARCKS, is a potential therapeutic target for Alzheimer's disease. Sci Rep. 2016.08; 6 31895. ( PubMed, DOI )

  37. Mizuguchi M, Obita T, Kajiyama A, Kozakai Y, Nakai T, Nabeshima Y, Okazawa H. Allosteric modulation of the binding affinity between PQBP1 and the spliceosomal protein U5-15kD. FEBS Lett. 2016.07; 590 (14): 2221-2231. ( PubMed, DOI )

  38. Mao Y, Tamura T, Yuki Y, Abe D, Tamada Y, Imoto S, Tanaka H, Homma H, Tagawa K, Miyano S, Okazawa H. The hnRNP-Htt axis regulates necrotic cell death induced by transcriptional repression through impaired RNA splicing. Cell Death Dis. 2016.04; 7 (4): e2207. ( PubMed, DOI )

  39. Chen X, Kondo K, Motoki K, Homma H, Okazawa H. Fasting activates macroautophagy in neurons of Alzheimer's disease mouse model but is insufficient to degrade amyloid-beta. Scientific Reports. 2015.07; 5 12115. ( PubMed, DOI )

  40. Ito H, Shiwaku H, Yoshida C, Homma H, Luo H, Chen X, Fujita K, Musante L, Fischer U, Frints SGM, Romano C, Ikeuchi Y, Shimamura T, Imoto S, Miyano S, Muramatsu Sl, Kawauchi T, Hoshino M, Sudol M, Arumughan A, Wanker EE, Rich T, Schwartz C, Matsuzaki F, Bonni A, Kalscheuer VM, Okazawa H. In utero gene therapy rescues microcephaly caused by Pqbp1-hypofunction in neural stem progenitor cells. Mol Psychiatry. 2015.04; 20 (4): 459-471. ( PubMed, DOI )

  41. Shiwaku H, Okazawa H. Impaired DNA damage repair as a common feature of neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric disorders. Current Molecular Medicine. 2015.02; 15 (2): 119-128. ( PubMed )

  42. Tagawa K, Homma H, Saito A, Fujita K, Chen X, Imoto S, Oka T, Ito H, Motoki K, Yoshida C, Hatsuta H, Murayama S, Iwatsubo T, Miyano S, Okazawa H. Comprehensive phosphoproteome analysis unravels the core signaling network that initiates the earliest synapse pathology in preclinical Alzheimer's disease brain. Hum Mol Genet. 2015.01; 24 (2): 540-558. ( PubMed, DOI )

  43. Ito H, Fujita K, Tagawa K, Chen X, Homma H, Sasabe T, Shimizu J, Shimizu S, Tamura T, Muramatsu S, Okazawa H. HMGB1 facilitates repair of mitochondrial DNA damage and extends the lifespan of mutant ataxin-1 knock-in mice. EMBO Mol Med. 2015.01; 7 (1): 78-101. ( PubMed, DOI )

  44. Shiraishi R, Tamura T, Sone M, Okazawa H. Systematic analysis of fly models with multiple drivers reveals different effects of ataxin-1 and huntingtin in neuron subtype-specific expression. PLoS ONE. 2014.12; 9 (12): e116567. ( PubMed, DOI )

  45. Nabeshima Y, Mizuguchi M, Kajiyama A, Okazawa H. Segmental isotope-labeling of the intrinsically disordered protein PQBP1. FEBS Letters. 2014.12; 588 (24): 4583-4589. ( PubMed, DOI )

  46. Mizuguchi M, Obita T, Serita T, Kojima R, Nabeshima Y, Okazawa H. Mutations in the PQBP1 gene prevent its interaction with the spliceosomal protein U5-15 kD. Nat Commun. 2014.04; 5 3822. ( PubMed, DOI )

  47. Barclay SS, Tamura T, Ito H, Fujita K, Tagawa K, Shimamura T, Katsuta A, Shiwaku H, Sone M, Imoto S, Miyano S, Okazawa H. Systems biology analysis of Drosophila in vivo screen data elucidates core networks for DNA damage repair in SCA1. Hum Mol Genet. 2014.03; 23 (5): 1345-1364. ( PubMed, DOI )

  48. Ikeuchi Y, de la Torre-Ubieta L, Matsuda T, Steen H, Okazawa H, Bonni A. The XLID protein PQBP1 and the GTPase Dynamin 2 define a signaling link that orchestrates ciliary morphogenesis in postmitotic neurons. Cell Rep. 2013.09; 4 (5): 879-889. ( PubMed, DOI )

  49. Shiwaku H, Yagishita S, Eishi Y, Okazawa H. Bergmann glia are reduced in spinocerebellar ataxia type 1. Neuroreport. 2013.08; 24 (11): 620-625. ( DOI )

  50. Li C, Ito H, Fujita K, Shiwaku H, Qi Y, Tagawa K, Tamura T, Okazawa H. Sox2 transcriptionally regulates PQBP1, an intellectual disability-microcephaly causative gene, in neural stem progenitor cells. PLoS ONE. 2013.07; 8 (7): e68627. ( PubMed, DOI )

  51. Fujita K, Nakamura Y, Oka T, Ito H, Tamura T, Tagawa K, Sasabe T, Katsuta A, Motoki K, Shiwaku H, Sone M, Yoshida C, Katsuno M, Eishi Y, Murata M, Taylor JP, Wanker EE, Kono K, Tashiro S, Sobue G, La Spada AR, Okazawa H. A functional deficiency of TERA/VCP/p97 contributes to impaired DNA repair in multiple polyglutamine diseases. Nat Commun. 2013.05; 4 1816. ( PubMed, DOI )

  52. Tamura T, Sone M, Nakamura Y, Shimamura T, Imoto S, Miyano S, Okazawa H. A restricted level of PQBP1 is needed for the best longevity of Drosophila. Neurobiol Aging. 2013.01; 34 (1): 356.e11-356.e20. ( PubMed, DOI )

  53. Martin Rees, Christian Gorba, Cesira de Chiara, Tam T T Bui, Mitla Garcia-Maya, Alex F Drake, Hitoshi Okazawa, Annalisa Pastore, Dmitri Svergun, Yu Wai Chen. Solution model of the intrinsically disordered polyglutamine tract-binding protein-1. Biophys J. 2012.04; 102 (7): 1608-1616. ( PubMed, DOI )

  54. Nakamura Y, Tagawa K, Oka T, Sasabe T, Ito H, Shiwaku H, La Spada AR, Okazawa H. Ataxin-7 associates with microtubules and stabilizes the cytoskeletal network. Hum Mol Genet. 2012.03; 21 (5): 1099-1110. ( PubMed, DOI )

  55. Tamura T, Sone M, Iwatsubo T, Tagawa K, Wanker EE, Okazawa H. Ku70 alleviates neurodegeneration in Drosophila models of Huntington's disease. PLoS ONE. 2011.11; 6 (11): e27408. ( PubMed, DOI )

  56. Oka T, Tagawa K, Ito H, Okazawa H. Dynamic changes of the phosphoproteome in postmortem mouse brains. PLoS ONE. 2011.06; 6 (6): e21405. ( PubMed, DOI )

  57. Aoki Y, Nakamura A, Yokota T, Saito T, Okazawa H, Nagata T, Takeda SI. In-frame dystrophin following exon 51-skipping improves muscle pathology and function in the exon 52-deficient mdx mouse. Mol Ther. 2010.11; 18 (11): 1995-2005. ( PubMed, DOI )

  58. Konno M, Hamazaki TS, Fukuda S, Tokuhara M, Uchiyama H, Okazawa H, Okochi H, Asashima M. Efficiently differentiating vascular endothelial cells from adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells in serum-free culture. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2010.10; 400 (4): 461-465. ( PubMed, DOI )

  59. Tamura T, Horiuchi D, Chen YC, Sone M, Miyashita T, Saitoe M, Yoshimura N, Chiang AS, Okazawa H. Drosophila PQBP1 regulates learning acquisition at projection neurons in aversive olfactory conditioning. J. Neurosci. 2010.10; 30 (42): 14091-14101. ( PubMed, DOI )

  60. Honda S, Hayashi S, Imoto I, Toyama J, Okazawa H, Nakagawa E, Goto Y, Inazawa J. Copy-number variations on the X chromosome in Japanese patients with mental retardation detected by array-based comparative genomic hybridization analysis. J. Hum. Genet. 2010.09; 55 (9): 590-599. ( PubMed, DOI )

  61. Takahashi M, Mizuguchi M, Shinoda H, Aizawa T, Demura M, Okazawa H, Kawano K. Polyglutamine tract-binding protein-1 binds to U5-15kD via a continuous 23-residue segment of the C-terminal domain. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2010.07; 1804 (7): 1500-1507. ( PubMed, DOI )

  62. Shiwaku H, Yoshimura N, Tamura T, Sone M, Ogishima S, Watase K, Tagawa K, Okazawa H. Suppression of the novel ER protein Maxer by mutant ataxin-1 in Bergman glia contributes to non-cell-autonomous toxicity. EMBO J. 2010.07; 29 (14): 2446-2460. ( PubMed, DOI )

  63. Enokido Y, Tamura T, Ito H, Arumughan A, Komuro A, Shiwaku H, Sone M, Foulle R, Sawada H, Ishiguro H, Ono T, Murata M, Kanazawa I, Tomilin N, Tagawa K, Wanker EE, Okazawa H. Mutant huntingtin impairs Ku70-mediated DNA repair. J Cell Biol. 2010.05; 189 (3): 425-443. ( PubMed, DOI )

  64. Ito H, Yoshimura N, Kurosawa M, Ishii S, Nukina N, Okazawa H. Knock-down of PQBP1 impairs anxiety-related cognition in mouse. Hum Mol Genet. 2009.11; 18 (22): 4239-4254. ( PubMed, DOI )

  65. Chin JH, Shiwaku H, Goda O, Komuro A, Okazawa H. Neural stem cells express Oct-3/4. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2009.10; 388 (2): 247-251. ( PubMed, DOI )

  66. Sone M, Uchida A, Komatsu A, Suzuki E, Ibuki I, Asada M, Shiwaku H, Tamura T, Hoshino M, Okazawa H, Nabeshima Y. Loss of yata, a novel gene regulating the subcellular localization of APPL, induces deterioration of neural tissues and lifespan shortening. PLoS ONE. 2009.02; 4 (2): e4466. ( PubMed, DOI )

  67. Tamura T, Sone M, Yamashita M, Wanker EE, Okazawa H. Glial cell lineage expression of mutant ataxin-1 and huntingtin induces developmental and late-onset neuronal pathologies in Drosophila models. PLoS ONE. 2009.01; 4 (1): e4262. ( PubMed, DOI )

  68. Takahashi K, Yoshina S, Maekawa M, Ito W, Inoue T, Shiwaku H, Arai H, Mitani S, Okazawa H. Nematode Homologue of PQBP1, a Mental Retardation Causative Gene, Is Involved in Lipid Metabolism PLoS One. 2009; (4): e4104.

  69. Takahashi M, Mizuguchi M, Shinoda H, Tomoyasu AT, Demura M, Okazawa H, Kawano K. Polyglutamine tract binding protein-1 is an intrinsically unstructured protein Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 2009; (1794): 936-943.

  70. Morimoto N, Nagai M, Miyazaki K, Kurata T, Takehisa Y, Ikeda Y, Kamiya T, Okazawa H, Abe K. Progressive decrease in the level of YAPdeltaCs, pro-survival isoforms of YAP, in the spinal cord of transgenic mouse carrying a mutant SOD1 gene Journal of Neuroscience Research. 2009; (87): 928-936.

  71. Inagaki R, Tagawa K, Qi ML, Enokido Y, Ito H, Tamura T, Shimizu S, Oyanagi K, Arai N, Kanazawa I, Wanker EE, Okazawa H. Omi / HtrA2 is relevant to the selective vulnerability of striatal neurons in Huntington's disease. Eur. J. Neurosci. 2008.07; 28 (1): 30-40. ( PubMed, DOI )

  72. Enokido Y, Yoshitake A, Ito H, Okazawa H. Age-dependent change of HMGB1 and DNA double-strand break accumulation in mouse brain Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008; (376): 128-133.

  73. Qi ML, Tagawa K, Enokido Y, Yoshimura N, Wada Y, Watase K, Ishiura S, Kanazawa I, Botas J, Saitoe M, Wanker EE, Okazawa H. Proteome analysis of soluble nuclear proteins reveals that HMGB1/2 suppress genotoxic stress in polyglutamine diseases. Nat Cell Biol. 2007.04; 9 (4): 402-414. ( PubMed, DOI )

  74. Tagawa K, Marubuchi S, Qi ML, Enokido Y, Tamura T, Inagaki R, Murata M, Kanazawa I, Wanker EE, Okazawa H. The induction levels of heat shock protein 70 differentiate the vulnerabilities to mutant huntingtin among neuronal subtypes. J Neurosci. 2007.01; 27 (4): 868-880. ( PubMed, DOI )

  75. Yoshimura N, Horiuchi D, Shibata M, Saitoe M, Qi ML, Okazawa H. Expression of human PQBP-1 in Drosophila impairs long-term memory and induces abnormal courtship. FEBS Lett. 2006.04; 580 (9): 2335-2340. ( PubMed, DOI )

  76. Hoshino M, Qi ML, Yoshimura N, Miyashita T, Tagawa K, Wada Y, Enokido Y, Marubuchi S, Harjes P, Arai N, Oyanagi K, Blandino G, Sudol M, Rich T, Kanazawa I, Wanker EE, Saitoe M, Okazawa H. Transcriptional repression induces a slowly progressive atypical neuronal death associated with changes of YAP isoforms and p73. J Cell Biol. 2006.02; 172 (4): 589-604. ( PubMed, DOI )

  77. Marubuchi S, Okuda T, Tagawa K, Enokido Y, Horiuchi D, Shimokawa R, Tamura T, Qi ML, Eishi Y, Watabe K, Shibata M, Nakagawa M, Okazawa H. Hepatoma-derived growth factor, a new trophic factor for motor neurons, is up-regulated in the spinal cord of PQBP-1 transgenic mice before onset of degeneration J. Neurochem. 2006; (99): 70-83.

  78. Marubuchi S, Wada Y, Okuda T, Hara Y, Qi ML, Hoshino M, Nakagawa M, Kanazawa I, Okazawa H. PQBP -1 dysfunction induces cell death of neurons through mitochondrial stress. J Neurochem. 2005.11; 95 (3): 858-870. ( PubMed, DOI )

  79. Qi Y, Hoshino M, Wada Y, Marubuchi S, Yoshimura N, Kanazawa I, Shinomiya K, Okazawa H. PQBP-1 is expressed predominantly in the central nervous system during development. Eur J Neurosci. 2005.09; 22 (6): 1277-1286. ( PubMed, DOI )

  80. Enokido Y, Suzuki E, Iwasawa K, Namekata K, Okazawa H, Kimura H. Cystathionine beta-synthase, a key enzyme for homocysteine metabolism, is preferentially expressed in the radial glia/astrocyte lineage of developing mouse CNS FASEB J. 2005; (19): 1854-1856.

  81. Okuda T, Tagawa K, Qi ML, Hoshio M, Ueda H, Kawano H, Kanazawa I, Muramatsu M, Okazawa H. Oct-3/4 repression accelerates differentiation of neural progenitor cells in vitro and in vivo. Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 2004.12; 132 (1): 18-30. ( PubMed, DOI )

  82. Tagawa K, Hoshino M, Okuda T, Ueda H, Hayashi H, Engemann S, Okado H, Ichikawa M, Wanker EE, Okazawa H. Distinct aggregation and cell death patterns among different types of primary neurons induced by mutant huntingtin protein. J Neurochem. 2004.05; 89 (4): 974-987. ( PubMed, DOI )

  83. Hoshino M, Tagawa K, Okuda T, Ueda H, Okazawa H . General transcriptional repression by polyglutamine disease proteins is not directly linked to the presence of inclusion bodies Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2004; (313): 110-116.

  84. Busch A, Engemann S, Lurz R, Okazawa H, Lehrach H, Wanker EE. Mutant huntingtin promotes the fibrillogenesis of wild-type huntingtin: a potential mechanism for loss of huntingtin function in Huntington's disease. J Biol Chem. 2003.10; 278 (42): 41452-41461. ( PubMed, DOI )

  85. Okuda T, Hattori H, Takeuchi S, Shimizu J, Ueda H, Palvimo JJ, Kanazawa I, Kawano H, Nakagawa M, Okazawa H. PQBP-1 transgenic mice show a late-onset motor neuron disease-like phenotype. Hum Mol Genet. 2003.04; 12 (7): 711-725. ( PubMed )

  86. Hoshino M, Tagawa K, Okuda T, Murata M, Oyanagi K, Arai N, Mizutani T, Kanazawa I, Wanker EE, and *Okazawa H . Histone deacetylase activity is retained in primary neurons expressing mutant huntingtin protein J. Neurochem. 2003; (87): 257-267.

  87. Okazawa H, Rich T, Chang A, Lin X, Waragai M, Kajikawa M, Enokido Y, Komuro A, Kato S, Shibata M, Hatanaka H, Mouradian MM, Sudol M, Kanazawa I. Interaction between mutant ataxin-1 and PQBP-1 affects transcription and cell death. Neuron. 2002.05; 34 (5): 701-713. ( PubMed )

  88. Ueda H, Goto J, Hashida H, Lin X, Oyanagi K, Kawano H, Zoghbi HY, Kanazawa I, Okazawa H. Enhanced SUMOylation in polyglutamine diseases. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2002.04; 293 (1): 307-313. ( PubMed, DOI )

  89. Enokido Y, Maruoka H, Hatanaka H, Kanazawa I, and *Okazawa H. PQBP-1 increases vulnerability to low potassium stress and represses transcription in primary cerebellar neurons Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2002; (294): 268-271.

  90. Shoji M, Iwakami N, Takeuchi S, Waragai M, Suzuki M, Kanazawa I, Lippa CF, Ono S, Okazawa H. JNK activation is associated with intracellular beta-amyloid accumulation. Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 2000.12; 85 (1-2): 221-233. ( PubMed )

  91. Waragai M, Junn E, Kajikawa M, Takeuchi S, Kanazawa I, Shibata M, Mouradian MM, Okazawa H. PQBP-1/Npw38, a nuclear protein binding to the polyglutamine tract, interacts with U5-15kD/dim1p via the carboxyl-terminal domain. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2000.07; 273 (2): 592-595. ( PubMed, DOI )

  92. Imafuku I, Masaki T, Waragai M, Takeuchi S, Kawabata M, Hirai S, Ohno S, Nee LE, Lippa CF, Kanazawa I, Imagawa M, Okazawa H. Presenilin 1 suppresses the function of c-Jun homodimers via interaction with QM/Jif-1. J Cell Biol. 1999.10; 147 (1): 121-134. ( PubMed )

  93. Waragai M, Lammers CH, Takeuchi S, Imafuku I, Udagawa Y, Kanazawa I, Kawabata M, Mouradian MM, Okazawa H. PQBP-1, a novel polyglutamine tract-binding protein, inhibits transcription activation by Brn-2 and affects cell survival. Hum Mol Genet. 1999.06; 8 (6): 977-987. ( PubMed )

  94. Takeuchi S, I mafuku I, Waragai M, Roth C, Kanazawa I, Buettner R, Mouradian MM and *Okazawa H . AP-2 beta suppresses D1A dopamine receptor gene in Neuro2a cells Molecular Brain Research. 1999; (74): 208-216.

  95. Imafuku I, Waragai M, Takeuchi S, Kanazawa I, Kawabata M, Mouradian MM, Okazawa H. Polar amino acid-rich sequences bind to polyglutamine tracts. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1998.12; 253 (1): 16-20. ( PubMed, DOI )

  96. Skala H, Porteu A, Thomas M, Szajnert MF, Okazawa H, Kahn A, Phan-Dinh-Tuy F. Distal and proximal sequences cooperate in vivo to activate the brain specific rat aldorase C gene promoter. -Binding sites for POU and winged helix regulatory proteins J Biol Chem. 1998.11; 273 (48): 31806-31814. ( PubMed )

  97. Waragai M, Imafuku I, Takeuchi S, Kanazawa I, Oyama F, Udagawa Y, Kawabata M, Okazawa H. Presenilin 1 binds to amyloid precursor protein directly. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1997.10; 239 (2): 480-482. ( PubMed, DOI )

  98. Okazawa H, Imafuku I, Minowa MT, Kanazawa I, Hamada H, Mouradian MM. Regulation of striatal D1A dopamine receptor gene transcription by Brn-4. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 1996.10; 93 (21): 11933-11938. ( PubMed )

  99. Okazawa H, Shimizu J, Kamei M, Imafuku I, Hamada H, Kanazawa I. Bcl-2 inhibits retinoic acid-induced apoptosis during the neural differentiation of embryonal stem cells. J Cell Biol. 1996.03; 132 (5): 955-968. ( PubMed )

  100. Imafuku I, Kamei M, Kanazawa I, Mouradian MM, and *Okazawa H . POU transcription factors differentially regulates the D1A dopamine receptor gene in cultured cells Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 1996; (222): 736-741.

  101. Okazawa H, Kamei M, Imafuku I, Kanazawa I. Gene regulation of trkB and trkC in the chick retina by light/darkness exposure. Oncogene. 1994.07; 9 (7): 1813-1818. ( PubMed )

  102. Shimazaki T, Okazawa H, Fujii H, Ikeda M, Tamai K, McKay RD, Muramatsu M, Hamada H. Hybrid cell extinction and re-expression of Oct-3 function correlates with differentiation potential. EMBO J. 1993.12; 12 (12): 4489-4498. ( PubMed )

  103. Dechant G, Biffo S, Okazawa H, Kolbeck R, Pottgiesser J, Barde YA. Expression and binding characteristics of the BDNF receptor chick trkB. Development. 1993.10; 119 (2): 545-558. ( PubMed )

  104. Okazawa H, Nishiyama K, Kamei M, Washizaki S, Murayama S, Kwak S and Kanazawa I. Trk immunoreactivity at neuronal dendrite and cell body Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 1993; (194): 683-690.

  105. Okazawa H, Kamei M and Kanazawa I . Molecular cloning and expression of a novel truncated form of chicken trkC FEBS letters. 1993; (329): 171-177.

  106. Okazawa H, Murata M, Watanabe M, Kamei M and Kanazawa I . Dopaminergic stimulation up-regulates the in vivo expression of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the striatum FEBS letters . 1992; 313 171-177.

  107. Okazawa H, Okamoto K, Ishino F, Ishino-Kaneko T, Takeda S, Toyoda Y, Muramatsu M, Hamada H. The oct3 gene, a gene for an embryonic transcription factor, is controlled by a retinoic acid repressible enhancer. EMBO J. 1991.10; 10 (10): 2997-3005. ( PubMed )

  108. Okamoto K, Okazawa H, Okuda A, Sakai M, Muramatsu M, Hamada H. A novel octamer binding transcription factor is differentially expressed in mouse embryonic cells. Cell. 1990.02; 60 (3): 461-472. ( PubMed )

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Conference Activities & Talks 【 display / non-display

  1. Hitoshi Okazawa. Tau activates microglia via the PQBP1-cGAS-STING pathway to promote brain inflammation. The 51st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Immunology(JSI2022) 2022.12.08 Kumamoto-Jo Hall(Kumamoto)

  2. Hikari Tanaka, Kanoh Kondo, Kyota Fujita, Hidenori Homma, Kazuhiko Tagawa, Xiaocen Jin, Meihua Jin, Yuki Yoshioka, Sumire Takayama, Hitoshi Okazawa. HMGB1 signaling phosphorylates Ku70 and impairs DNA damage repair in Alzheimer’s disease pathology. NEURO2022 2022.07.03 Okinawa Convention Center(Okinawa)

  3. Meihua Jin, Hiroki Shiwaku, Hikari Tanaka, Yuki Yoshioka, Xiaocen Jin, Kanoh Kondo, Kyota Fujita, Hidenori Homma, Hitoshi Okazawa. Tau activates microglia via the PQBP1-cGAS-STING pathway to promote brain inflammation. NEURO2022 2022.07.01 Okinawa Convention Center(Okinawa)

  4. Kyota Fujita, Hidenori Homma, Hikari Tanaka, Meihua Jin, Xiaocen Jin, Yong Huang, Yuki Yoshioka, Kanoh Kondo, Hiroki Shiwaku, Kazuhiko Tagawa, Hitoshi Okazawa. DNA damage in embryonic neural stem cell determines FTLDs' fate via early-stage neuronal necrosis. 63rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Neurology 2022.05.20 Tokyo International Forum(Tokyo)

  5. Hikari Tanaka, Hidenori Homma, Kyota Fujita, Kanoh Kondo, Xiaocen Jin, Meihua Jin, Yuki Yoshioka, Sumire Takayama, Kazuhiko Tagawa, Hitoshi Okazawa. Effect of YAP-dependent necrosis in the ultra early stage on Alzheimer's disease pathology. 63rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Neurology 2022.05.20 Tokyo International Forum(Tokyo)

  6. Meihua Jin, Hiroki Shiwaku, Hikari Tanaka, Takayuki Obita, Sakurako Ohuchi, Yuki Yoshioka, Xiaocen Jin, Kanoh Kondo, Kyota Fujita, Hidenori Homma, Kazuyuki Nakajima, Mineyuki Mizuguchi, Hitoshi Okazawa. Tau activates microglia via the PQBP1-cGAS-STING pathway to promote brain Inflammation. The 14th CBIR Symposium Inspiring the Next Generation(online) 2022.02.17

  7. Hitoshi Okazawa. Big data-driven research of neurodegenerative diseases. 62nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Neurology 2021.05.20 ICCKyoto(Kyoto)

  8. Hitoshi Okazawa. Deciphering and tacking the ultra-early phase pathology of Alzheimer’s disease. The 15th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases (online) 2021.03.11

  9. Hikari Tanaka, Kanoh Kondo, Xigui Chen, Hidenori Homma, Kazuhiko Tagawa, Takaomi Saido, Shin-ichi Muramatsu, Kyota Fujita, Hitoshi Okazawa. Phosphorylation of SRRM2 leads to synaptic pathology at ultra-early phase of Alzheimer's disease. 61st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Neurology 2020.09.02 Okayama Convention Center(Okayama)

  10. Hitoshi Okazawa. Discovery of new pathologies and development of new therapeutics based on molecular network analysis against Alzheimer's disease. The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society(online) 2020.07.31

  11. Hikari Tanaka, Hidenori Homma, Kyota Fujita, Kanoh Kondo, Jin Xiaocen, Kazuhiko Tagawa, Hitoshi Okazawa. YAP-dependent necrosis regulates early stages of Alzheimer’s disease pathology. The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society(online) 2020.07.31

  12. Hitoshi Okazawa. Development of gene therapies of neurodegenerative diseases targeting new pathological mechanisms. AMED -Gene & Cell Therapy Symposium 2020.02.22 Nihonbashi Life Science Building(Tokyo)

  13. Hitoshi Okazawa. Ultra-early phase pathology of neurodegeneration. China-Japan High-end Forum on Medical and Health Cooperation 2019.12.21 Jinan University (China Guangzhou)

  14. Hitoshi Okazawa. Alzheimer's disease and Autophagy. The 38th Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Dementia Research 2019.11.07 Keio Plaza Hotel(Tokyo)

  15. Hitoshi Okazawa. New therapeutics development against ultra-early phase AD pathology. The 38th Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Dementia Research 2019.11.07 Keio Plaza Hotel(Tokyo)

  16. Hitoshi Okazawa. HMGB1 and Neurodegeneration. 9th International DAMPs and Alarmins Symposium 2019.11.06 Okayama University Shikata Campus(Okayama)

  17. Hitoshi Okazawa. Targeting HMGB1-mediated expansion of neurodegeneration at the ultra-early phase pathology of Alzheimer’s disease. AsCNP2019 2019.10.12 Fukuoka Sunpalace Hotel and Hall (Fukuoka)

  18. Hikari Tanaka, Kanoh Kondo, Xigui Chen, Hidenori Homma, Kazuhiko Tagawa, Aurelian Kerever, Shigeki Aoki, Takashi Saito, Takaomi Saido, Shin-ichi Muramatsu, Kyota Fujita, Hitoshi Okazawa. The intellectual disability gene PQBP1 rescues Alzheimer's disease pathology. NEURO2019 2019.07.27 Toki Messe(Niigata)

  19. Kyota Fujita, Hidenori Homma, Kanoh Kondo, Kazuhiko Tagawa, Hitoshi Okazawa. Ser46-phosphorylated MARCKS is a common mechanism of pre-aggregation neurite degeneration in across multiple dementia. NEURO2019 2019.07.27 Toki Messe(Niigata)

  20. Hitoshi Okazawa. Research and development of neurodegenerative diseases based on the all Japan Brain Bank Network. NEURO2019 2019.07.25 Toki Messe(Niigata)

  21. Hitoshi Okazawa. Gene therapy for spinocerebellar ataxia. The 25th Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Gene and Cell Therapy(JSGCT2019) 2019.07.21 The University of Tokyo(Tokyo)

  22. Hitoshi Okazawa. Gene therapy against SCA1 based on the molecular pathomechanism. 60th Annual Meeting Of The Japanese Society of Neurology 2019.05.25 Osaka International Convention Center(Osaka)

  23. Kyota Fujita, Xigui Chen, Hidenori Homma, Kazuhiko Tagawa, Hitoshi Okazawa. Targeting Tyro3 ameliorates a model of PGRN-mutant FTLD-TDP via tau-mediated synaptic pathology. 60th annual meeting of the japanese society of neurology 2019.05.22 Osaka International Convention Center(Osaka)

  24. Hitoshi Okazawa. New Treatment Strategies in Huntington's Disease and Other Chorea. The 6th Asian and Oceanian Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Congress 2019 2019.04.13 InterContinental-Hangzhou(China Hangzhou)

  25. Hitoshi Okazawa. Developmental YAPdeltaC determines adult pathology of spinocerebellar ataxia type 1. The 75th Fujihara Seminar 2018.12.03 Tokyo Medical and Dental University(Tokyo)

  26. Hitoshi Okazawa. Symptomatic and Disease Modifying Treatments for Chorea and Huntington’s Disease. MDS2018 International Congress 2018.10.07 HongKong Convention and Exhibition Centre(China Hong Kong)

  27. Hitoshi Okazawa. Comprehensive proteome analysis reveals ultra-early phase pathologies of neurodegenerative diseases. ICN 2018 Tokyo 2018.09.27 Keio Plaza Hotel(Tokyo)

  28. Hitoshi Okazawa. Novel Hippo pathway-dependent necrosis, TRIAD and Huntington’s disease. ICN 2018 Tokyo 2018.09.24 Keio Plaza Hotel(Tokyo)

  29. Seika Inoue, Kanehiro Hayashi, Kyota Fujita, Kazuhiko Tagawa, Hitoshi Okazawa, Ken-ichiro Kubo,Kazunori Nakajima. Reelin-DBNL signaling regulates neuronal migration via N-cadherin/α -N-catenin complex in the intermediate zone and multipolar cell accumulate zone of the developing mouse cerebral neocortex. The Joint Congress of the 40th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Biological Psychiatry and the 61st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Neurochemistry 2018.09.07 Kobe Convention Center (Hyogo Kobe)

  30. Kazuhiko Tagawa, Kyota Fujita Ying Mao, Shigenori Uchida, Xigui Chen, Kei Watase, Hidenori Homma, Marius Sudol, Hitoshi Okazawa. Developmental YAPdeltaC determines adult pathology in a model of spinocerebellar ataxia type 1. The 41st Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society 2018.07.28 Kobe Convention Center (Hyogo Kobe)

  31. Hikari Tanaka, Ying Mao, Takuya Tamura, Yoshie Yuki, Daisu Abe, Hidenori Homma,Kazuhiko Tagawa, Hitoshi Okazawa. The hnRNP-Htt axis regulates necrotic cell death induced by transcriptional repression through impaired RNA splicing. The 41st Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society 2018.07.28 Kobe Convention Center(Hyogo Kobe)

  32. Kanoh Kondo, Xigui Chen, Kazumi Motoki, Hidenori Homma, Hitoshi Okazawa. In vivo imaging of intracellular organelle in neurons of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disease model.. The 41st Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society 2018.07.27 Kobe Convention Center (Hyogo Kobe)

  33. Hitoshi Okazawa. Comprehensive analyses reveal new concepts of neurodegeneration in time axis. The 41st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Neuroscience Society  JNS-JSN Joint Symposium 2018.07.26 Kobe Convention Center (Hyogo Kobe)

  34. Hitoshi Okazawa. New Molecularly Targeted Therapeutics Deduced from Unbiased Approaches. 21st US-Japan Cellular and Gene Therapy Conference 2018.03.01 FDA White Oak Campus(USA Maryland)

  35. Hitoshi Okazawa. Common pathologies across multiple neurodegenerative diseases revealed from unbiased approaches. 12th International Symposium of the Institute Network 2017.11.28 The Institute of Medical Science, The University Of Tokyo

  36. Hitoshi Okazawa. HMGB1 and Neurodegeneration. 8th International DAMPs and Alarmins Symposium (iDEAs) 2017.11.06 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (New York,America)

  37. Hitoshi Okazawa. Conceptual merge between aging and neurodegeneration. 16th Surugadai International Symposium & Joint Usage/Research Program of Medical Research Institute International Symposium 2017.10.11 Tokyo Medical and Dental University

  38. Hitoshi Okazawa. Gene Therapy Against Spinocerebellar Ataxia. XXIII World Congress of Neurology (WCN2017) 2017.09.19 Kyoto International Conference Center (Kyoto,Japan)

  39. Juliana Bosso Taniguchi, Kanoh Kondo, Kyota Fujita, Xigui Chen, Hidenori Homma , Ying Mao , Kazuhiko Tagawa , Hitoshi Okazawa.. RPA1 AMELIORATES SYMPTOMS OF MUTANT ATAXIN-1 KNOCK-IN MICE AND ENHANCE DNA DAMAGE REPAIR. XXIII World Congress of Neurology (WCN 2017) 2017.09.17 Kyoto International Conference Center (Kyoto,Japan)

  40. Kyota Fujita, Kazumi Motoki, Kazuhiko Tagawa, Xigui Chen, Hiroshi Hama, Kazuyuki Nakajima, Hidenori Homma, Takuya Tamura, Atsushi Miyawaki, Hitoshi Okazawa.. HMGB1 TRIGGERS NEURITE DEGENERATION VIA TLR4-MARCKS, AND IS A POTENTIAL THERAPEUTIC TARGET FOR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE. XXIII World Congress of Neurology (WCN 2017) 2017.09.17 Kyoto International Conference Center (Kyoto,Japan)

  41. Hitoshi Okazawa. Common pathologies across multiple neurodegenerative diseases revealed from unbiased approaches. MyNEURO 2017 2017.08.13 Hotel Istana(Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia)

  42. Xigui Chen, Mao Ying, Xu Min, Kyota Fujita, Kazumi Motoki, Toshikazu Sasabe, Hidenori Homma, Miho Murata, Kazuhiko Tagawa, Takuya Tamura, Kaye Julia, Steven Finkbeiner, Giovanni Blandino, Marius Sudol, Kanoh Kondo, Hitoshi Okazawa.. Targeting TEAD/YAP-transcription-dependent necrosis, TRIAD, ameliorates Huntington's disease pathology. The 40th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society 2017.07.22 Kyoto International Conference Center (Kyoto,Japan)

  43. Masaki Sone, Koto Furotani, Taka-aki Yajima, Takuya Tamura, Hitoshi Okazawa.. Effect of specific inhibition of synaptic delivery of APP by loss-of-function of yata on the Drosophila Alzheimer's disease model. The 40th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society 2017.07.21 Makuhari Messe

  44. Kyota Fujita, Kazumi Motoki, Kazuhiko Tagawa, Xigui Chen, Hiroshi Hama, Kazuyuki Nakajima, Hidenori Homma, Takuya Tamura, Masahisa Katsuno, Takashi Saito, Takaomi Saido, Gen Sobue, Atsushi Miyawaki, Hitoshi Okazawa. . HMGB1, a pathogenic molecule that induces neurite degeneration via TLR4-MARCKS, is a potential therapeutic target for Alzheimer's disease. The 40th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society 2017.07.20 Makuhari Messe

  45. Juliana Bosso Taniguchi, Kanoh Kondo, Kyota Fujita, Chen Xigui, Hidenori Homma, Takeaki Sudo,Ying Mao, Kei Watase, Toshihiro Tanaka, Kazuhiko Tagawa, Takuya Tamura, Shin-Ichi Muramatsu, Hitoshi Okazawa.. RpA1 ameliorates symptoms of mutant ataxin-1 knock-in mice and enhances DNA damage repair. The 40th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society 2017.07.20 Makuhari Messe

  46. Hitoshi Okazawa. Impaired DNA Damage Repair in SCA1 and Other CAG Repeat Diseases. Gordon Research Conference - CAG Triplet Repeat Disorders 2017.06.06 Mount Snow Grand Summit Hotel (Vermont,America)

  47. Furotani K, Yajima T, Toyokawa M, Nakayama M, Tamura T, Okazawa H, Sone M. Effect of inhibition of synaptic delivery of APP by loss-of-function of yata for the Drosophila Alzheimer's disease model. The 39th Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan 2016.12.01 Rikkyo University (Tokyo)

  48. Okazawa H. Therapeutics development of Alzheimer’s disease targeting on Phase 0. 15th Surugadai International Symposium 2016.11.29 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (Tokyo)

  49. Furotani K, Yajima T, Toyokawa M, Nakayama M, Tamura T, Okazawa H, Sone M. Effect of inhibition of synaptic delivery of APP by loss-of-function of yata for the Drosophila Alzheimer's disease model. The 12th Japanese Drosophila Research Conference 2016.09.09 Rikkyo University (Tokyo)

  50. Mizuguchi M, Nabeshima Y, Obita T, Okazawa H. Interaction of spliceosomal proteins PQBP1, U5-15kD, and WBP11. The XXVIIth International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems 2016.08.22 International Conference Center Kyoto (Kyoto)

  51. Okazawa H. Gene therapy to conquer spinocerebellar ataxia. The 22nd Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Gene and Cell Therapy 2016.07.30 Toranomon Hills Forum (Tokyo)

  52. Hitoshi Okazawa. In utero treatment for PQBP-1 gene mutations. The 10th International Meeting on Copy Number Variants and Genes in Intellectual Disability and Autism. 2015.04.16 La Cittadella dell'Oasi (Troina, Italy)

  53. Fujita K, Nakamura Y, Oka T, Ito H, Tamura T, Tagawa K, Sasabe T, Katsuta A, Motoki K, Shiwaku H, Yoshida C, Sone M, Okazawa H. A functional deficiency of TERA/VCP/p97 contributes to impaired DNA repair in multiple polyglutamine diseases.. 第37回日本神経科学大会 2014.09.12 パシフィコ横浜(横浜市)

  54. Hitoshi Okazawa. Comprehensive Phosphoproteome Analysis Unravels the Core Signaling Network that Initiates the Earliest Synapse Pathology in Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease Brain. ISP Symposium 2014 - Ageing and Metabolis 2014.08.28 東京医科歯科大学(東京)

  55. Hitoshi Okazawa. Morphological and molecular changes of synaptic spines in mouse models of PQBP1-linked intellectual disability. The 16th International Workshop on Fragile X 2013.09.17 Novotel Barossa Valley Resort (SA, Australia)

  56. Hitoshi Okazawa. Brain disease researches and brain bank. Neuro2013 Joint Conference of: The 36th annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society/ The 56th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Neurochemistry/ The 23rd Annual Meeting of Japanese Neural Network Society 2013.06.22 Kyoto International Conference Center

  57. Ito H, Tagawa K, Okazawa H. HMGB1 as a therapeutic molecule candidate for spinocerebellar ataxia type1 (SCA1). Neuro2013 Joint Conference of: The 36th annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society/ The 56th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Neurochemistry/ The 23rd Annual Meeting of Japanese Neural Network Society 2013.06.21 Kyoto International Conference Center

  58. Hitoshi Okazawa. New Common Pathologies of Neurodegenerative Diseases. The 35th Annual Meeting ofthe Japan Neuroscience Society 2012.09.21 Nagoya Congress Center

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Patents 【 display / non-display

  • ANTIBODIES AGAINST HMGB1, AND COMPOSITION COMPRISING SAME FOR TREATING OR PREVENTING ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

    Patent Number: US10730937

  • Methods for treating spinocerebellar ataxia type I using RPA1

    Patent Number: EP 3056210

  • Methods for treating spinocerebellar ataxia type I using RPA1

    Patent Number: US10989719

  • A prevention or a drug to cure by spinocerebellar degeneration

    Patent Number: 2013-214155

Awards & Honors 【 display / non-display

  • Narabayashi Award,Japanese Society of Neurology,2011.05