Taelman J, Popovic M, Bialecka M, Tilleman L, Warrier S, Van Der Jeught M, Menten B, Deforce D, Sutter P DE, Nieuwerburgh V, Abe K, Heindryckx B, Chuva de Sausa Lopes SM (2019) WNT inhibition and increased FGF signalling promotes derivation of less heterogeneous primed human embryonic stem cells, compatible with differentiation. Stem Cells and Development, in press.

Chang Y-H, Abe K, Yokota H, Sudo K, Nakamura Y, Tsai M-D. (2019) Human induced pluripotent stem cell region detection in bright-field microscopy images using convolutional neural networks. Biomedical Engineering: applications, basis and communications 31, 1950009.

Shiura H, Abe K. (2019) Xist/Tsix expression dynamics during mouse peri-implantation development revealed by whole-mount 3D RNA-FISH. Scientific Reports 9, 3637.

Abugessaisa, I., Noguchi, S., Böttcher, M., Hasegawa, A., Kouno, T., Kato, S., Tada, Y., Ura, H., Abe, K., Shin, J.W., Plessy, C., Carninci, P., and Kasukawa, T. (2018) SCPortalen: human and mouse single-cell centric database. Nucleic Acids Res., D781-D787.

Mito, M., Kadota, M., Tanaka, K., Furuta, Y., Abe, K., Iwasaki, S., and Nakagawa, S. (2018) Cell Type-Specific Survey of Epigenetic Modifications by Tandem Chromatin Immunoprecipitation Sequencing. Scientific Report 8, 1143.

Kondo, M., Sugimoto, M., and Abe, K. (2018) A simplified and efficient protocol for derivation and maintenance of high-quality mouse primed pluripotent stem cells using Wnt inhibition. Current Protocol Protocols in Stem Cell Biology 46, e60.

Hosoi Y, Soma M, Shiura H, Sado T, Hasuwa H, Abe K, Kohda T, Ishino F, Kobayashi S. (2018) Female mice lacking Ftx lncRNA exhibit impaired X-chromosome inactivation and a microphthalmia-like phenotype. Nature Communications 9, 3829.

Shiura H, Sakata Y, Abe K, Sado T. (2018) RNA-FISH and immunofluorescence of mouse preimplantation and postimplantation embryos. Methods Mol. Biol. 1861, 161-176.

Chang, Y.H., Yokota, H., Abe, K., Tang, C.T., and Tsai, M.D. (2017) Automated Detection and Tracking of Cell Clusters in Time-Lapse Fluorescence Microscopy Images. Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering 37, 18-25.

Hayashi, M., Shinozuka, Y., Shigenobu, S., Sato, M., Sugimoto, M., Ito, S., Abe, K., and Kobayashi, S. (2017) Conserved role of Ovo in germline development in mouse and Drosophila. Scientific Report 6, 40056.

Hirose, M., Hasegawa, A., Mochida, K., Matoba, S., Hatanaka, Y., Inoue, K., Goto, T., Kaneda, H., Yamada, I., Furuse, T., Abe, K., Uenoyama, Y., Tsukamura, H., Wakana, S., Honda, A., and Ogura, A. (2017) CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing in wild-derived mice: generation of tamed wild-derived strains by mutation of the a (nonagouti) gene. Scientific Report 7, 42476.

Yanokura, M., Banno, K., Adachi, M., Aoki, D., and Abe K. (2017). Genome-wide DNA methylation sequencing reveals miR-663a is a novel epimutation candidate in CIMP-high endometrial cancer. International Journal of Oncology 50, 1934-1946.

Chang, Y.H., Abe, K.., Yokota, H., Sudo, K., Nakamura, Y., Lin, C.-Y., Tsai, M.-D. (2017)
Human induced pluripotent stem cell region recognition in microscopy images using Convolutional Neural Networks. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2017: 4058-4061.

Kuwayama, T.,  Nunome, M., Kinoshita, G., Abe, K., and Suzuki, H. (2017) Heterogeneous genetic make-up of Japanese house mice (Mus musculus) created by multiple independent introductions and spatio-temporally diverse hybridization processes.
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 122, 661-674.

Wagatsuma A, Okuyama T, Sun C, Smith LM, Abe K, Tonegawa S. (2017) Locus coeruleus input to hippocampal CA3 drives single-trial learning of a novel context. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA Vol. 9, E310-E316.

Motomura, K., Oikawa, M., Hirose, M., Honda, A., Togayachi, S., Miyoshi, H., Ohinata, Y., Sugimoto, M., Abe, K., Inoue, K., and Ogura, A. (2016). Cellular dynamics of mouse trophoblast stem cells: Identification of a persistent stem cell type. Biology of Reproduction 94, 122.

Chang, Y.H., Yokota, H., Abe, K., Liu, J.H., and Tsai, M.D. (2016) Detection and Localization of Mouse Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Formation using Time-Lapse Fluorescence Microscopy Images. Accepted as a contributed paper for the 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.

Chang, Y.H., Yokota, H., Abe, K., Liu, J.H., and Tsai, M.D. (2016) Fluorescence Microscopy Image Processing and Visualization for Analyzing Cell Kinematics, Proliferation and Attachment in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cell Culture. Accepted as a contributed paper for 2016 IEEE 16th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (BIBE).

Kimura, T., Kaga, Y., Sekita, Y., Fujikawa, K., Nakatani, T., Odamoto, M., Funaki, S., Ikawa, M., Abe, K., and Nakano T. (2015) Pluripotent stem cells derived from mouse primordial germ cells by small molecule compounds. Stem Cells 33, 45-55.

Sugimoto, M., Kondo, M., Koga, Y., Shiura, H., Ikeda, R., Hirose, M., Ogura, A., Murakami, A., Yoshiki, A., Chuva de Sousa Lopes, S., and Abe, K. (2015) A simple and robust method for establishing homogeneous mouse epiblast stem cell lines by wnt inhibition. Stem Cell Reports 4, 744-757.

Mizutani, E., Oikawa, M., Kassai, H., Inoue, K., Shiura, H., Hirasawa, R., Kamimura, S., Matoba, S., Ogonuki, N., Nagatomo, H., Abe, K., Wakayama, T., Aiba, A., and Ogura, A. (2015) Generation of cloned mice from adult neurons by direct nuclear transfer. Biol Reprod 92, 1-11.

Inoue, K., Oikawa, M., Kamimura, S., Ogonuki, N., Nakamura, T., Nakano, T., Abe, K., and Ogura, A. (2015) Trichostatin A specifically improves the aberrant expression of transcription factor genes in embryos produced by somatic cell nuclear transfer. Sci Rep 5, 10127.

Kuroki, S., Akiyoshi, M., Ideguchi, K., Kitano, S., Miyachi, H., Mise, N., Abe, K., Ogura, A., and Tachibana, M. (2015) Development of a general-purpose method for cell purification using Cre/loxP-mediated recombination. Genesis 53, 387-393.

Oikawa M, Inoue K, Shiura H, Matoba S, Kamimura S, Hirose M, Mekada K, Yoshiki A, Tanaka S, Abe K, Ishino F, Ogura A. (2014) Understanding the X chromosome inactivation cycle in mice: a comprehensive view provided by nuclear transfer. Epigenetics. 9, 204-211.

Kono H, Tamura M, Osada N, Suzuki H, Abe K, Moriwaki K, Ohta K, Shiroishi T. (2014) Prdm9 polymorphism unveils mouse evolutionary tracks. DNA Res. 21, 315-326.

Kitamura T, Pignatelli M, Suh J, Kohara K, Yoshiki A, Abe K, Tonegawa S. (2014) Island cells control temporal association memory. Science 343, 896-901.

Yukawa M, Akiyama T, Franke V, Mise N, Isagawa T, Suzuki Y, Suzuki MG, Vlahovicek K, Abe K, Aburatani H, and Aoki F. (2014) Genome-wide analysis of the chromatin composition of histone H2A and H3 variants in mouse embryonic stem cells. PLoS One. 9, e92689.

Sato A, Abe K, Yuzuriha M, Fujii S, Takahashi N, Hojo H, Teramoto S, Aoyama H. (2014) A novel mutation in the thyroglobulin gene that causes goiter and dwarfism in Wistar Hannover GALAS rats. Mutat Res Fundam Mol Mech Mutagen 762, 17-23.

Shiura H, Okamoto A, Sasaki H, Abe K. (2014) Whole-Mount MeFISH: A Novel Technique for Simultaneous Visualization of Specific DNA Methylation and Protein/RNA Expression. PLoS One. 9, e95750.

Semba, K., Araki, K., Matsumoto, K.-I., Suda, H., Ando, T. Sei, A., Mizuta, H., Takagi, K., Nakahara, M., Muta, M., Yamada, G., Nakagata, N., Iida, A., Ikegawa, Y., Araki, M., Abe, K. and Yamamura, K. (2013) The ectopic expression of Ptf1a induces spinal defects, urogenital defects and anorectal malformations in Danforth’s short tail mice. PLoS Genet. 9, e1003204.

Oikawa. M. Matoba, S., Inoue, K., Kamimura, S., Hirose, M., Ogonuki, N., Shiura, H., Sugimoto, M., Abe, K., Ishino, F. and Ogura, A. (2013) RNAi-mediated Knockdown of Xist Does Not Rescue the Impaired Development of Female Cloned Mouse Embryos. J Reprod Dev. 59, 231-237.

Shiura H, Ikeda R, Lee J, Sato T, Ogonuki N, Hirose M, Ogura A, Ogawa T, Abe K. (2013) Generation of a novel germline stem cell line expressing a germline-specific reporter in the mouse. Genesis 51, 498-505.

Takada T, Ebata T, Noguchi H, Keane TM, Adams DJ, Narita T, Shin-I T, Fujisawa H, Toyoda T, Abe K, Obata Y, Sakaki Y, Moriwaki K, Fujiyama A, Kohara Y, Shiroishi T. (2013) The ancestor of extant Japanese fancy mice contributed to the mosaic genomes of classical inbred strains. Genome Research 23, 1329-1338.

Maeda I, Okamura D, Tokitake Y, Ikeda M, Kawaguchi H, Mise N, Abe K, Noce T, Okuda A, Matsui Y. (2013) Max is a repressor of germ cell-related gene expression in mouse embryonic stem cells. Nat Commun. 4, 1754.

Ikeda R, Shiura H, Numata K, Sugimoto M, Kondo M, Mise N, Suzuki M, Greally JM, Abe K. (2013) Large, Male Germ Cell-Specific Hypomethylated DNA Domains With Unique Genomic and Epigenomic Features on the Mouse X Chromosome. DNA Res. 20, 549-565.

Kuroki, S., Matoba, S., Akiyoshi, M., Matsumura, Y., Miyachi, H., Mise, N., Abe, K., Ogura, A., Wilhelm, D., Koopman, P., Nozaki, M., Kanai, Y., Shinkai, Y. Tachibana, M. (2013) Epigenetic regulation of mouse sex determination by the histone demethylase Jmjd1a. Science 341, 1106-1109.

Abbasi A, Khalaj M, Akiyama K, Yamanishi H, Kikuchi S, Hirose M, Yuzuriha M, Magari M, Degheidy HA, Abe K, Ogura A, Hashimoto H, Kunieda T (2013) The REV7 subunit of DNA polymerase ζ is essential for primordial germ cell maintenance in the mouse. J Biol Chem. 288, 10459-10471.

Kohama C., Kato H., Numata K., Hirose M., Takemasa T., Ogura A., and Kiyosawa H. (2012) ES cell differentiation system recapitulates the establishment of imprinted gene expression in a cell-type-specific manner. Hum Mol Genet. 21, 1391-1401.

Cao, L, Kobayakawa, S., Yoshiki, A., Abe, K. (2012) High resolution intravital imaging of subcellular structures of mouse abdominal organs using a microstage device. PLoS One 7, e33876.

Matoba, S., Inoue, K., Kohda, T., Sugimoto, M., Mizutani, E., Ogonuki, N., Nakamura, T., Abe, K., Nakano, T., Ishino, F. and Ogura, A. (2012) RNAi-mediated knockdown of Xist can rescue the impaired postimplantation development of cloned mouse embryos. Proc. Natn. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 20621-20626.

Sugimoto M, Kondo M, Hirose M, Suzuki M, Mekada K, Abe T, Kiyonari H, Ogura A, Takagi N, Artzt K, Abe K. (2012). Molecular Identification of t(w5): Vps52 Promotes Pluripotential Cell Differentiation through Cell-Cell Interactions. Cell Rep. 2, 1363-1374.

Okamura D, Maeda I, Taniguchi H, Tokitake Y, Ikeda M, Ozato K, Mise N, Abe K, Noce T, Izpisua Belmonte JC, Matsui Y. (2012). Cell cycle gene-specific control of transcription has a critical role in proliferation of primordial germ cells. Genes Dev. 26, 2477-2482.

Ando, T., Semba, K., Suda, H., Sei, A., Mizuta, H., Araki, M., Abe, K., Imai, K., Nakagata, N., Araki, K. and Yamamura, K. (2011) The floor plate is sufficient for development of the sclerotome and spine without the notochord. Mech Dev. 128, 129-140.

Saito, R., Kohno, K., Okada, Y., Osada, Y., Numata, K., Kohama, C., Watanabe, K., Nakaoka, H., Yamamoto, N., Kanai, A., Yasue, H., Murata, S., Abe, K., Tomita, M., Ohkohchi, N. and Kiyosawa, H. (2011) Comprehensive Expressional Analyses of Antisense Transcripts in Colon Cancer Tissues Using Artificial Antisense Probes. BMC Medical Genomics. 4.

Hoki, Y., Ikeda, R., Mise, N., Sakata, Y., Ohhata, T., Sasaki, H., Abe, K., Sado, T. (2011) X-inactivation initiated by a hypomorphic Xist allele in the mouse. Development 138, 2649-59.

Kobayashi, S., Fujihara, Y., Mise, N., Kaseda, K., Abe, K., Ishino, F. and Okabe, M. (2010) The X-linked imprinted gene family Fthl17 shows predominantly female expression following the two-cell stage in mouse embryos. Nucleic Acids Res. 38, 3672-3681.

Chow, J.C., Ciaudo, C., Fazzari, M.J., Mise, N., Servant, N., Glass, J.L., Attreed, M., Avner, P., Wutz, A., Barillot, E., Greally, J.M., Voinnet, O. and Heard, E. (2010) LINE-1 activity in facultative heterochromatin formation during X chromosome inactivation. Cell 141, 956-969.

Ebihara, S., Tomida, S., Mamiya, T., Sakamaki, H., Miura, M., Aosaki, T., Masuda, M., Niwa, M., Kameyama, T., Kobayashi, J., Iwaki, Y., Imai, S., Ishikawa, A., Abe, K., Yoshimura, T. and Nabeshima, T. (2010) Usp46, encoding a ubiquitin specific peptidase, is a quantitative trait gene underlying “behavioral despair” in mice. Sleep and Biological Rhythms 8, 114-119.

Imamura, M., Aoi, T., Tokumasu, A,, Mise, N., Abe, K., Yamanaka, S. and Noce, T. (2010) Induction of primordial germ cells from mouse induced pluripotent stem cells derived from adult hepatocytes. Mol Reprod Dev. 77, 802-811.

Watanabe, Y., Numata, K., Murata, S., Osada, Y., Saito, R., Nakaoka, H., Yamamoto, N., Watanabe, K., Kato, H., Abe, K. and Kiyosawa, H. (2010) Genome-wide analysis of expression modes and DNA methylation status at sense-antisense transcript loci in mouse. Genomics 96, 333-341.

Inoue, K., Kohda, T., Sugimoto, M., Sado, T., Ogonuki, N., Matoba, S., Shiura, H., Ikeda, R., Mochida, K., Fujii, T., Sawai, K., Otte, A.P., Tian, X.C., Yang, X., Ishino, F., Abe, K. and Ogura, A. (2010)

Impeding Xist expression from the active X chromosome improves mouse somatic cell nuclear transfer. Science 330, 496-499.

Wu, G., Gentile, L., Fuchikami, T., Sutter, J., Psathaki, K., Esteves, T.C., Araúzo-Bravo, M.J., Ortmeier, C., Verberk, G., Abe, K. and Schöler, H.R. (2010)

Initiation of trophectoderm lineage specification in mouse embryos is independent of Cdx2. Development 137, 4159-4169.

Numata, K., Kohama, C., Abe, K. and Kiyosawa, H. (2010) Highly parallel SNP genotyping reveals high-resolution landscape of mono-allelic Ube3a expression associated with locus-wide antisense transcription. Nucleic Acids Res. In print.

Yoshiki, A., Ike, F., Mekada, K., Kitaura, Y., Nakata, H., Hiraiwa, N., Mochida, K., Ijuin, M., Kadota, M., Murakami, A., Ogura, A., Abe, K., Moriwaki, K. and Obata, Y. (2009) The mouse resources at the RIKEN BioResource Center. Exp. Anim. 58, 85-96.

Mekada, K., Abe, K., Murakami, A., Nakamura, S., Nakata, H., Moriwaki, K., Obata, Y. and Yoshiki, A. (2009) Genetic differences among C57BL/6 substrains. Exp. Anim. 58, 141-149.

Tomida, S, Mamiya, T, Sakamaki, H, Miura, M, Aosaki, T, Masuda, M, Niwa, M, Kameyama, T, Kobayashi, J, Iwaki, Y, Imai, S, Ishikawa, A, Abe, K, Yoshimura, T, Nabeshima, T. and Ebihara, S. (2009) Usp46, encoding a ubiquitin specific peptidase, is a quantitative trait gene regulating mouse immobile behavior in the tail suspension and forced swimming tests. Nature Genetics 41, 688 – 695.

Ogonuki, N., Inoue, K., Hirose, M., Miura, I., Mochida, K., Sato, T., Mise, N., Mekada, K., Yoshiki, A., Abe, K., Kurihara, H., Wakana, S. and Ogura, A. (2009) A high-speed congenic strategy using first-wave male germ cells. PLoS One 4, e4943.

Numata, K., Osada, Y., Okada, Y., Saito, R., Hiraiwa, N., Nakaoka, H., Yamamoto, N., Watanabe, K., Okubo, K., Kanai, K., Abe, K. and Kiyosawa, H. (2009). DNA Microarray Targeting Complementary Strand of Annotated Genes Identify Novel Endogenous Antisense Transcripts. BMC Genomics 10:392.

Nomura-Kitabayashi, A., Phoon, C.K.L., Kishigami, S., Rosenthal, J., Yamauchi, Y., Abe, K., Yamamura, K., Samtani, R., Lo, C.W. and Mishina, Y. (2009) Outflow tract cushions perform a critical valve-like function in the early embryonic heart requiring BMPRIA-mediated signaling in cardiac neural crest. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 297, H1617-28.

Honda, A., Hirose, M., Inoue, K., Hiura, H., Miki, H., Ogonuki, N., Sugimoto, M., Abe, K., Kanatsu-Shinohara, M., Kono, T., Shinohara, T. and Ogura, A. (2009) Large-scale production of growing oocytes in vitro from neonatal mouse ovaries. Int J Dev Biol. 53, 605-613.

Cao, L., Shitara, H., Sugimoto, M., Hayashi, J., Abe, K. and Yonekawa, H. (2009) New evidence confirms that the mitochondrial bottleneck is generated without reduction of mitochondrial DNA content in early primordial germ cells of mice. PLoS Genet. 5, e1000756.

Okada, Y., Tashiro, C., Numata, K., Watanabe, K., Nakaoka, H., Yamamoto, N., Okubo, K., Ikeda, R., Saito, R., Kanai, A., Abe, K., Tomita, M., Kiyosawa, H. (2008) Comparative expression analysis uncovers novel features of endogenous antisense transcription. Human Mol. Genet. 17, 1631-1640.

Mise, N., Fuchikami, T., Sugimoto, M., Kobayakawa, S., Ike, F., Ogawa, T., Tada, T., Kanaya, S., Noce, T. and Abe, K. (2008) Differences and similarities in the developmental status of embryo-derived stem cells and primordial germ cells revealed by global expression profiling. Genes to cells 13, 863-877.

Honda, A., Hirose, M., Inoue, K., Hiura, H., Miki, H., Ogonuki, N., Sugimoto, M., Abe, K., Kanatsu-Shinohara, M., Kono, T., Shinohara, T., Ogura, A. (2008) Large-scale production of growing oocytes from neonatal mouse ovaries. Int. J. Dev. Biol. 53, 605-613.

Smalheiser, N.R., Lugli, G., Torvik, V.I., Mise, N., Ikeda, R. and Abe, K. (2008) Natural antisense transcripts are co-expressed with sense mRNAs in synaptoneurosomes of adult mouse forebrain. Neuroscience Research 62, 236-239.

Shinmen, A., Honda, A., Ohkawa, M., Hirose, M., Ogonuki, N., Yuzuriha, M., Miki, H., Mochida, K., Inoue, K., Abe, K., Ito, M. and Ogura, A. (2007) Efficient production of intersubspecific hybrid mice and embryonic stem cells by intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Mol. Reprod. Dev. 74, 1081-1088.

Kobayakawa, S., Miike, K., Nakao, M. and Abe, K. (2007) Dynamic changes in the epigenomic state and nuclear organization of differentiating mouse embryonic stem cells. Genes to Cells 12, 447-460.

Cao, L., Shitara, H., Horii, T., Nagao, Y., Imai, H., Abe, K., Hara, T., Hayashi, J.-I., Yonekawa, H. (2007). Generation of the mitochondrial bottleneck without the reduction of mtDNA content in mouse female germ cells. Nature Genetics 39, 386-390.

Uematsu, M., Hirai, Y., Karube, F., Ebihara, S., Kato, M., Abe, K., Obata, K., Yoshida, S., Hirabayashi, M., Yanagawa, Y. and Kawaguchi, Y. (2007) Quantitative chemical composition of cortical GABAergic neurons revealed in transgenic Venus-expressing rats. Cerebral Cortex 18, 315-330.

Yamazaki, T., Kobayakawa, S., Yamagata, K., Abe, K., Baba, T. (2007) Molecular dynamics of heterochromatin protein 1b, HP1b, during mouse preimplantation development. J. Reprod. Dev. 53, 1035-1041.

Sugimoto, M. and Abe, K. (2007) X chromosome reactivation initiates in nascent primordial germ cells in mice. PLoS Genetics 3, e116.

Semba K, Araki K, Li Z, Matsumoto K, Suzuki M, Nakagata N, Takagi K, Takeya M, Yoshinobu K, Araki M, Imai K, Abe K, and Yamamura K. (2006) A novel murine gene, Sickle tail (Skt), linked to the Danforth’s short tail (Sd) locus, is required for normal development of the intervertebral disc. Genetics 172, 445-456.

Kishigami, S., , Komatsu, Y., Takeda, H., Aya Nomura-Kitabayashi, A., Yamauchi, Y., Abe, K., Yamamura, K. and Mishina, Y. (2006) An optimized beta-gal staining method for simultaneous detection of endogenous gene expression in early mouse embryos. Genesis 44, 57-65.

Kobayashi, S., Isotani, A., Mise, N., Fujihara, Y., Kase, K., Nakanishi, T., Ikawa, M., Abe, K. and Okabe, M. (2006) Comparison of gene expression between male and female mouse blastocysts revealed imprinting of the X-linked gene, Rhox5/Pem at preimplantation stages. Current Biology 16, 166-172.

Matsuyama, M., Mizusaki, H., Shimono, A., Mukai, T., Okumura, K., Abe, K., Shimada, K. and Morohashi, K. (2006) A novel isoform of Vinexin, Vinexin g, regulates Sox9 gene expression through activation of MAPK cascade in mouse fetal gonad. Genes to Cells 10, 421-434.

Lee, T.I., Jenner, R.G., Boyer, L.A., Guenther, M.G., Levine, S.S., Kumar, R.M., Chevalier, B., Johnstone, S.E., Cole, M.F., Isono, K., Koseki, T., Fuchikami, T., Abe, K., Murray, H.L., Zucker, J.P., Uan, B., Bell, G.W., Herbolsheimer, E., Hannet, N.M., Sun, K., Odom, D.T., Volkert, T.L., Bartel, D.P., Melton, D.A., Gifford, D.K., Jaenisch, R. and Young, R. (2006) Control of developmental regulators by polycomb in human embryonic stem cells. Cell 125, 301-313.

Suetake,I., Yuuki Morimoto, Y., Takuya Fuchikami, T., Abe, K. and Tajima, S. (2006). Stimulation Effect of Dnmt3L on the DNA Methylation Activity of Dnmt3a2. J. Biochem. 140, 553-559.

Miki, H., Inoue, K., Kohda, T., Honda, A., Ogonuki, N., Yuzuriha, M., Mise, N., Matsui, Y., Baba, T., Abe, K., Ishino, F. and Ogura, A. (2005) Birth of Mice Produced by Germ Cell Nuclear Transfer Genesis 41, 81-86.

Kiyosawa, H., Mise, N., Iwase, S., Hayashizaki, Y. and Abe, K. (2005) Disclosing hidden transcripts: mouse natural sense-antisense transcripts tend to be poly(A) negative and nuclear-localized Genome Res. 15: 463-474.

Yamazaki, H., Sakata, E., Yamane, T., Yanagisawa, A., Abe, K., Yamamura, K.-I., Hayashi, S.-I., and Kunisada, T. (2005) Presence and distribution of neural crest-derived cells in the murine developing thymus and their potential for differentiation. International Immunology 17, 549-558.

Abe, K., Yuzuriha, M., Sugimoto, M., Ko, M.S.H., Brathwaite, M., Waeltz, P. and Nagaraja, R. (2004) Gene content of the 750 kb critical region for mouse embryonic ectoderm lethal tcl-w5. Mamm. Genome, 15, 265-276.

Mitsunaga, K., Araki, K., Mizusaki, H., Morohashi, K., Haruna, K., Nakagata, N., Giguere, V., Yamamura, K. and Abe, K. (2004) Loss of PGC-specific expression of the orphan nuclear receptor ERR-beta results in reduction of germ cell number in mouse embryos. Mech. Dev. 121, 237-246.

Yoshida, S., Takakura, A., Ohbo, K., Abe, K., Wakabayashi, J., Yamamoto, M., Suda, T. and Nabeshima, Y. (2004) Neurogenin3 delineates the earliest stages of spermatogenesis in the mouse testis. Dev. Biol. 269, 447-458.

Kudo, T., Kaneko, M., Iwasaki, H., Togayachi, A., Nishihara, S., Abe, K. and Narimatsu, H. (2004) Normal embryonic and germ cell development in mice lacking alpha 1,3-fucosyltransferase IX (Fut9) which show disappearance of stage-specific embryonic antigen-1 (SSEA-1). Mol. Cell Biol. 24, 4221-4228.

Abe, K., Hazama, M., Katoh, H., Yamamura, K. and Suzuki, M. (2004) Establishment of an efficient BAC transgenesis protocol and its application to functional characterization of the mouse Brachyury locus. Exp. Anim. 53, 311-320.

Abe, K., Noguchi, H., Tagawa, K., Yuzuriha, M., Toyoda, A., Kojima, T., Ezawa, K., Saitou, N., Hattori, M., Sakaki, Y., Moriwaki, K., and Shiroishi, T. ( 2004) Contribution of Asian mouse subspecies Mus musculus molossinus to genomic constitution of strain C57BL/6J, as defined by BAC end sequenceミ SNP analysis. Genome Res. 14, 2439-2447.

Ara, T., Nakamura, Y., Egawa, T., Sugiyama, T., Abe, K., Kishimoto, T., Matsui, Y. and Nagasawa, T. (2003) Impaired colonization of the gonads by primordial germ cells in mice lacking a chemokine, stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1). Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the USA 100, 5319-5323.

Ohbo, K., Yoshida, S., Ohmura, M., Ohneda, O., Ogawa, T., Tsuchiya, H., Kuwana, T., Kehler, J., Abe, K., Scholer, H. and Suda, T.: (2003) Identification and characterization of stem cells in prepubertal spermatogenesis in mice. Developmental Biology 258, 209-225.

Santagati, F., Abe, K., Schmitt, V., Schmitt-John, T., Suzuki, M., Yamamura. K. and Imai, K. (2003) Identification of cis-regulatory elements in the mouse Pax9/Nkx2-9 genomic region : Implication for evolutionary conserved synteny. Genetics 165, 235-242.

Kokubu, T., Wahl, M., Rodrigo, I., Sakai, N., Santagati, F., Hayashizaki, Y., Suzuki, M., Yamamura, K.-I., Abe, K. and Imai, K. (2003) Undulated short-tail deletion mutation in the mouse ablates Pax1 and leads to ectopic activation of neighboring Nkx2-2 in domains that normally express Pax1. Genetics 165, 299-307.

Li, Z., Takakura, N., Oike, Y., Imanaka, T., Araki, K., Suda, T., Kaname, T., Kondo, T., Abe, K. and Yamamura, K. (2003) Defective smooth muscle development in qkI-deficient mice. Develop. Growth Diff. 45, 449-462.

Sugimoto, M., Karashima, Y., Abe, K., Tan, S.-S. and Takagi, N. (2003) Tetraploid embryos rescue the early defects of tw5/tw5 mouse embryos. Genesis 37, 162-171.

Tsuda, M., Sasaoka, Y., Kiso, M., Abe, K., Haraguchi, S., Kobayashi, S. and Saga, Y. (2003) Conserved role of nanos proteins in germ cell development. Science 301, 1239-1241.

Li, Z. Z., Kondo, T., Murata, T., Ebersole, T.A., Nishi, T., Tada, K., Ushio, Y., Yamamura, K., and Abe, K. (2002) Expression of Hqk encoding a KH RNA binding protein is altered in human glioma. Jpn. J. Cancer Res. 90, 1-12.

Yamaki M., Isono, K., Takada, Y., Abe, K., Akasaka, T., Tanzawa, H. and Koseki, H. (2002) The mouse Edr2 (Mph2) gene has two forms of mRNA encoding 90- and 36-kDa polypeptides. Gene 288, 103-110.

Kiyosawa, H. and Abe, K. (2002) Speculations on the Role of Natural Antisense Transcripts in Mammalian X Chromosome Evolution Cytogenetic and Genome Research 99, 151-156.

Cachaco, A.S., Chuva de Sousa Lopes, S.M., Kuikman, I., Bajanca, F., Abe, K., Baudoin, C., Sonnenberg, A., Mummery, C.L., and Thorsteinsdottir, S. (2003) Knock-in of integrin beta-1D affects primmary but not secondary myogenesis in mice. Development 130, 1659-1671.

Isono, K., Abe, K., Tamaru, Y., Okazaki, Y., Hayashizaki, Y. and Koseki, H. (2001) Molecular cloning , genetic mapping, and expression of mouse Sf3b1 (SAP155) gene for the U2 snRNP component of spliceosome. Mammalian Genome 12, 192-198.

Tada, M., Takahama, Y., Abe, K., Nakatsuji, N. and Tada, T. (2001) Nuclear reprogramming of somatic cells by in vitro hybridization with ES cells. Current Biology 11, 1553-1558.

Yoshida, S., Takakura, A., Takebayashi, H., Okada, T., Kominami, R., Ohbo, K., Abe, K. and Nabeshima, Y. (2001) Sgn1, a basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor delineates the salivary gland duct cell lineage. Dev. Biol. 240, 517-530.

Abe, K. , Yamamura, K. and Suzuki, M. (2000) Molecular and embryological characterization of a new transgene-induced null allele of mouse Brachyury locus. Mammalian Genome 11, 238-240.

Hisahara, H., Araki,T., Sugiyama, F., Yagami, K., Suzuki, M., Abe, K., Yamamura, K., Miyazaki, J.,Momoi, T., Saruta, T., Bernard, C.C.A., Okano, H., Miura, M. (2000) Targeted expression of baculovirus p35 caspase inhibitor in oligodendrocytes protects mice against utoimmune-mediated demyelination. EMBO J. 19, 341-348.

Ueda, T., Abe, K., Miura, A., Yuzuriha, M., Zubair, M., Noguchi, M., Niwa, K., Kawase, Y., Kono, T., Matsuda, Y., Fujimoto, H., Shibata, H., Hayashizaki, Y. and Sasaki, H. The paternal methylation imprint of the H19 locus is acquired in the gonocyte stage during fetal testis development. (2000) Genes to cells 5, 649-659.