Honda, Y. & Ogawa, N. & Wong, M.K.S. & Tokunaga, K. & Kuraku, S. & Hyodo, S. & Takagi, W. (2022)
Molecular mechanism of nutrient uptake in developing embryos of oviparous cloudy catshark (Scyliorhinus torazame). Plos One, 17(3), Article e0265428
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Aburatani, N. & Takagi, W. & Wong, M.K.S. & Kuraku, S. & Tanegashima, C. & Kadota, M. & Saito, K. & Godo, W. & Sakamoto, T. & Hyodo, S. (2022)
Molecular and morphological investigations on the renal mechanisms enabling euryhalinity of red stingray Hemitrygon akajei. Frontiers in Physiology, 13, Article 953665
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Yamaguchi, K. & Kuraku, S. (2021)
Unbiasing Genome-Based Analyses of Selection: An Example Using Iconic Shark Species. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, Article 573853
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Yamaguchi, K. & Koyanagi, M. & Kuraku, S. (2021)
Visual and nonvisual opsin genes of sharks and other nonosteichthyan vertebrates: Genomic exploration of underwater photoreception. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 34(6), 968–976
DOI: 10.1111/jeb.13730
Kuraku, S. (2021)
Shark and ray genomics for disentangling their morphological diversity and vertebrate evolution. Developmental Biology, 477, 262–272
DOI: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2021.06.001
Tan, M. & Redmond, A.K. & Dooley, H. & Nozu, R. & Sato, K. & Kuraku, S. & Koren, S. & Phillippy, A.M. & Dove, A.D.M. & Read, T. (2021)
The whale shark genome reveals patterns of vertebrate gene family evolution. Elife, 10, Article e65394
DOI: 10.7554/eLife.65394
Aburatani, N. & Takagi, W. & Wong, Mk. & Kadota, M. & Kuraku, S. & Tokunaga, K. & Kofuji, K. & Saito, K. & Godo, W. & Sakamoto, T. & Hyodo, S. (2020)
Facilitated NaCl Uptake in the Highly Developed Bundle of the Nephron in Japanese Red Stingray Hemitrygon akajei Revealed by Comparative Anat-omy and Molecular Mapping. Zoological Science, 37(5), 458–466
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Uno, Y. & Nozu, R. & Kiyatake, I. & Higashiguchi, N. & Sodeyama, S. & Murakumo, K. & Sato, K. & Kuraku, S. (2020)
Cell culture-based karyotyping of orectolobiform sharks for chromosome-scale genome analysis. Communications Biology, 3(1), Article 652
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Okamoto, E. & Moriyama, Y. & Kuraku, S. & Kai, K. & Tanaka, M. (2019)
Involvement of HGF/MET signaling in appendicular muscle development in cartilaginous fish. Development Growth & Differentiation, 61(1), 97–103
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Imaseki, I. & Wakabayashi, M. & Hara, Y. & Watanabe, T. & Takabe, S. & Kakumura, K. & Honda, Y. & Ueda, K. & Murakumo, K. & Matsumoto, R. & Matsumoto, Y. & Nakamura, M. & Takagi, W. & Kuraku, S. & Hyodo, S. (2019)
Comprehensive analysis of genes contributing to euryhalinity in the bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas; Na+-Cl- co-transporter is one of the key renal factors upregulated in acclimation to low-salinity environment. Journal of Experimental Biology, 222(12), Article jeb201780
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Onimaru, K. & Tatsumi, K. & Shibagaki, K. & Kuraku, S. (2018)
Data Descriptor: A de novo transcriptome assembly of the zebra bullhead shark, Heterodontus zebra. Scientific Data, 5: 180197
DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2018.197
Kuraku, S. (2018)
Tales about Scaffolding and Evaluating Megabase-Scale Vertebrate Genome Sequences [Abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome XXVI Conference(January 13 - 17, 2018)
Onimaru, K. & Motone, F. & Kiyatake, I. & Nishida, K. & Kuraku, S. (2018)
A staging table for the embryonic development of the brownbanded bamboo shark (Chiloscyllium punctatum). Developmental Dynamics, 247(5), 712–723
DOI: 10.1002/dvdy.24623
Tanegashima, C. & Nishimura, O. & Motone, F. & Tatsumi, K. & Kadota, M. & Kuraku, S. (2018)
Embryonic transcriptome sequencing of the ocellate spot skate Okamejei kenojei. Scientific Data, 5: 180200
DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2018.200
Hara, Y. & Yamaguchi, K. & Onimaru , K. & Kadota, M. & Koyanagi, M. & Keeley, S.D. & Tatsumi, K. & Tanaka, K. & Motone, F. & Kageyama, Y. & Nozu, R. & Adachi, N. & Nishimura, O. & Nakagawa, R. & Tanegashima, C. & Kiyatake, I. & Matsumoto, R. & Murakumo, K. & Nishida, K. & Terakita, A. & Kuratani, S. & Sato, K. & Hyodo, S. & Kuraku, S. (2018)
Shark genomes provide insights into elasmobranch evolution and the origin of vertebrates. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2, 1761–1771
Okamoto, E. & Kusakabe, R. & Kuraku, S. & Hyodo, S. & Robert-Moreno, A. & Onimaru, K. & Sharpe, J. & Kuratani, S. & Tanaka, M. (2017)
Migratory appendicular muscles precursor cells in the common ancestor to all vertebrates. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1, 1731–1736
DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0330-4
Yamaguchi, Y. & Takagi, W. & Kuraku, S. & Moriyama, S. & Bell, J.D. & Sealea, A.P. & Lerner, D.T. & Grau, E.G. & Hyodo, S. (2015)
Discovery of conventional prolactin from the holocephalan elephant fish, Callorhinchus milii. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 224, 216–227
DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2015.08.020
Onimaru, K. & Kuraku, S. & Takagi, W. & Hyodo, S. & Sharpe, J. & Tanaka, M. (2015)
A shift in anterior-posterior positional information underlies the fin-to-limb evolution. eLife, 4, Article e07048
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Godard, B.G. & Coolen, M. & Le Panse, S. & Gombault, A. & Ferreiro-Galve, S. & Laguerre, L. & Lagadec, R. & Wincker, P. & Poulain, J. & da Silva, C. & Kuraku, S. & Carre, W. & Boutet, A. & Mazan, S. (2014)
Mechanisms of endoderm formation in a cartilaginous fish reveal ancestral and homoplastic traits in jawed vertebrates. Biology Open, 3(11), 1098–1107
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Renz, A.J. & Meyer, A. & Kuraku, S. (2013)
Revealing Less Derived Nature of Cartilaginous Fish Genomes with Their Evolutionary Time Scale Inferred with Nuclear Genes. PLoS ONE, 8(6), Article e66400
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0066400
Dessimoz, C. & Zoller, S. & Manousaki, T. & Qiu, H. & Meyer, A. & Kuraku, S. (2011)
Comparative genomics approach to detecting split-coding regions in a low-coverage genome: lessons from the chimaera Callorhinchus milii (Holocephali, Chondrichthyes). Briefings in Bioinformatics, 12(5), 474–484
DOI: 10.1093/bib/bbr038
Kuraku, S. (2011)
Hox Gene Clusters of Early Vertebrates: Do They Serve as Reliable Markers for Genome Evolution? Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics, 9(3), 97–103
DOI: 10.1016/S1672-0229(11)60012-0
Ogino, Y. & Katoh, H. & Kuraku, S. & Yamada, G. (2009)
Evolutionary History and Functional Characterization of Androgen Receptor Genes in Jawed Vertebrates. General Endocrinology, 150(12), 5415–5427
DOI: 10.1210/en.2009-0523
Kuraku, S. (2009)
Molecular evolutionary studies on Chondrichthyes: in search of the ancestral vertebrate genome. Annual Report of Japanese Society of Elasmobranch Studies, 45: 17–27(only abstract in English).
Kuraku, S. & Takio, Y. & Tamura, K. & Aono, H. & Meyer, A. & Kuratani, S. (2008)
Noncanonical role of Hox14 revealed by its expression patterns in lamprey and shark. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(18), 6679–6683
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0710947105