Yamashita publications


Jagannathan M, Cummings R, Yamashita YM. (2018) A conserved function for pericentromeric satellite DNA. eLife. 2018 Mar 26;7. pii: e34122. doi:10.7554/eLife.34122. PMID: 29578410.

Chen C, Cummings R, Mordovanakis A, Hunt AJ, Mayer M, Sept D, Yamashita YM. (2018) Cytokine receptor-Eb1 interaction couples cell polarity and fate during asymmetric cell division. eLife. 2018 Mar 26;7. pii: e33685. doi: 10.7554/eLife.33685. PubMed PMID: 29578412.

Lu KL, Nelson JO, Watase GJ, Warsinger-PepeN, Yamashita YM (2018) Transgenerational dynamics of rDNA copy number in Drosophila male germline stem cells. Elife. 2018 Feb 13;7. pii: e32421. doi: 10.7554/eLife.32421. PubMed PMID: 29436367.

Lu KL, Yamashita YM. (2017) Germ cell connectivity enhances cell death in response to DNA damage in the Drosophila testis. Elife. Aug 15;6. pii: e27960. doi:10.7554/eLife.27960. PubMed PMID: 28809158.

Inaba M, Sorenson DR, Kortus M, Salzmann V, Yamashita YM. (2017) Merlin is required for coordinating proliferation of two stem cell lineages in the Drosophila testis. Sci Rep. May 31;7(1):2502. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-02768-z. PubMed PMID: 28566755; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5451480.

Jagannathan M, Warsinger-Pepe N, Watase GJ, Yamashita YM. (2017) Comparative Analysis of Satellite DNA in the Drosophila melanogaster Species Complex. G3 (Bethesda). 7(2):693-704. doi: 10.1534/g3.116.035352. PubMed PMID: 28007840;PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5295612.

Chiang AC, Yang H, Yamashita YM. (2017) spict, a cyst cell-specific gene, regulates starvation-induced spermatogonial cell death in the Drosophila testis. Sci Rep.7:40245. doi: 10.1038/srep40245. PubMed PMID: 28071722.

Chen C, Inaba M, Venkei ZG, Yamashita YM. (2016) Klp10A, a stem cell centrosome-enriched kinesin, balances asymmetries in Drosophila male germline stem cell division. Elife. 2016 Nov 25;5. pii: e20977. doi: 10.7554/eLife.20977. PubMed PMID: 27885983.

Patel MR, Miriyala GK, Littleton AJ, Yang H, Trinh K, Young JM, Kennedy SR, Yamashita YM, Pallanck LJ, Malik HS. (2016) A mitochondrial DNA hypomorph of cytochrome oxidase specifically impairs male fertility in Drosophila melanogaster. Elife. 2016 Aug 2;5. pii: e16923. doi: 10.7554/eLife.16923. PubMed PMID: 27481326; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4970871.

Inaba M, Buszczak M, Yamashita YM. (2015) Nanotubes mediate niche–stem-cell signalling in the Drosophila testis. Nature. doi:10.1038/nature14602. PubMed PMID: 26131929; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4586072.

Yang H, Yamashita YM. (2015) The regulated elimination of transit-amplifying cells preserves tissue homeostasis during protein starvation in Drosophila testis. Development. 142:1756-1766

Inaba M, Venkei ZG, Yamashita YM. (2015) The polarity protein Baz forms a platform for the centrosome orientation during asymmetric stem cell division in the Drosophila male germline. Elife. doi: 10.7554/eLife.04960 Pubmed Link

Venkei ZG, Yamashita YM. (2015) The centrosome orientation checkpoint is germline stem cell specific and operates prior to the spindle assembly checkpoint in Drosophila testis. Development. 142:62-69. PubMed Link

Shields AR, Spence AC, Yamashita YM, Davies EL, Fuller MT. (2014) The actin-binding protein profilin is required for germline stem cell maintenance and germ cell enclosure by somatic cyst cells. Development. 141(1):73-82. PubMed Link

Salzmann V, Chen C, Chiang CY, Tiyaboonchai A, Mayer M, Yamashita YM. (2014) Centrosome-dependent asymmetric inheritance of the midbody ring in Drosophila germline stem cell division. Mol Biol Cell. 25(2):267-75. PubMed Link

Salzmann V, Inaba M, Cheng J, Yamashita YM. (2013) Lineage tracing quantification reveals symmetric stem cell division in Drosophila male germline stem cells. Cell Mol Bioeng. 6(4):441-448. PubMed Link

Yadlapalli S, Yamashita YM. (2013). Chromosome-specific nonrandom sister chromatid segregation during stem-cell division. Nature. 498(7453):251-4 PubMed link

Roth TM, Chiang CY, Inaba M, Yuan H, Salzmann V, Roth CE, Yamashita YM. (2012). Centrosome misorientation mediates slowing of the cell cycle under limited nutrient conditions in Drosophila male germline stem cells. Mol Biol Cell. 23(8):1524-32 PubMed link

Yuan H, Chiang CY, Cheng J, Salzmann V, Yamashita YM. (2012). Regulation of cyclin A localization downstream of Par-1 function is critical for the centrosome orientation checkpoint in Drosophila male germline stem cells. Dev Biol. 361(1):57-67. Epub 2011 Oct 15. PubMed link

Inaba M, Yuan H, Yamashita YM. (2011). String (Cdc25) regulates stem cell maintenance, proliferation and aging in Drosophila testis. Development. 138(23):5079-86. Epub 2011 Oct 26. PubMed link

Yadlapalli S, Cheng J, Yamashita YM. (2011). Drosophila male germline stem cells do not asymmetrically segregate chromosome strands. J Cell Sci. 124(Pt 6):933-9. PubMed link

Cheng J, Tiyaboonchai A, Yamashita YM, Hunt AJ. (2011). Asymmetric division of cyst stem cells in Drosophila testis is ensured by anaphase spindle repositioning. Development. 138(5):831-7. PubMed link

Inaba M, Yuan H, Salzmann V, Fuller MT, Yamashita YM. (2010). E-cadherin is required for centrosome and spindle orientation in Drosophila male germline stem cells. PLoS One. 5(8). pii: e12473. PubMed link

Cheng J, Türkel N, Hemati N, Fuller MT, Hunt AJ, Yamashita, Y. M.. (2008). Centrosome misorientation reduces stem cell division during ageing. Nature. 2008 Oct 15. PubMed link

Yamashita YM, Mahowald AP, Perlin JR, Fuller MT. (2007). Asymmetric inheritance of mother versus daughter centrosome in stem cell division. Science. 315(5811):518-21. Article (pdf) and featured mention (pdf)

Schulz, C., Kiger, A. A., Tazuke, S. I., Yamashita, Y. M., Pantalena, L. C., Jones, D. L., Wood, C. G., & Fuller, M. T. (2004). A misexpression screen reveals effects of bag-of-marbles and TGF beta class signaling on the Drosophila male germ-line stem cell lineage. Genetics. 167, 707-723. PubMed link

Yamashita, Y. M., Jones, D. L., & Fuller, M. T. (2003). Orientation of asymmetric stem cell division by the APC tumor suppressor and centrosome. Science. 301, 1547-1550. PubMed link


Reviews and Commentaries

Yamashita YM. (2018) Subcellular Specialization and Organelle Behavior in Germ Cells. Genetics. 2018 Jan;208(1):19-51. doi: 10.1534/genetics.117.300184. PubMed PMID: 29301947; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5753857.

Lu K, Jensen L, Lei L, Yamashita YM. (2017) Stay Connected: A Germ Cell Strategy. Trends Genet. 2017 Sep 22. pii: S0168-9525(17)30152-X. doi: 10.1016/j.tig.2017.09.001. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 28947158.

Inaba M, Yamashita YM. (2017) Evaluation of the Asymmetric Division of Drosophila Male Germline Stem Cells. Methods Mol Biol. 1463:49-62. PubMed PMID: 27734346.

Yamashita YM. (2016) Cellular fingers take hold. Elife. 2016 Aug 9;5. pii: e19405. doi: 10.7554/eLife.19405. PubMed PMID: 27502558; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC4978518.

Inaba M, Yamashita YM, Buszczak M. (2016) Keeping stem cells under control: New insights into the mechanisms that limit niche-stem cell signaling within the reproductive system. Mol Reprod Dev. 83(8):675-83. doi:10.1002/mrd.22682. Review. PubMed PMID: 27434704.

Chen C, Fingerhut JM, Yamashita YM. (2016) The ins(ide) and outs(ide) of asymmetric stem cell division. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 16;43:1-6.

Buszczak M, Inaba M, Yamashita YM. (2016) Signaling by Cellular Protrusions: Keeping the Conversation Private. Trens Cell Biol. doi: 10.1016/j.tcb.2016.03.003. PMID: 27032616.

Yamashita YM, Tumbar T. (2014) Stem cells and their niche in homeostasis/regeneration and disease. Mol Biol Cell. 25(6):736.

Yamashita YM. (2013) Nonrandom template segregation: A way to break the symmetry of stem cells.  J Cell Biol. 2013 Oct 14 PubMed Link

Yadlapalli S, Yamashita YM. (2013) DNA asymmetry in stem cells - immortal or mortal? J Cell Sci. 2013 Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed link

Yamashita YM. (2013). Biased DNA segregation in Drosophila male germline stem cells. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2013 May 23 PubMed link

Yamashita YM. (2013). Nonrandom sister chromatid segregation of sex chromosomes in Drosophila male germline stem cells. Chromosome Res. 2013 May. PubMed link

Pelletier L, Yamashita YM. (2012). Centrosome asymmetry and inheritance during animal development. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 24(4):541-6 PubMed link

Inaba M, Yamashita YM. (2012). A symmetric stem cell division: precision for robustness. Cell Stem Cell. 11(4):461-9. PubMed link

Yadlapalli S, Yamashita YM. (2012). Spindle positioning in the stem cell niche. WIREs Developmental Biology. PubMed link

Yadlapalli S, Cheng J, Yamashita YM. (2011). Reply to: Overlooked areas need attention for sound evaluation of DNA strand inheritance patterns in Drosophila male germline stem cells. J Cell Sci. 124(Pt 24): 4138–4139.

Pereira G, Yamashita YM. (2011). Fly meets yeast: checking the correct orientation of cell division. Trends Cell Biol. 21(9):526-33. Epub 2011 Jun 24. PubMed link

Yuan H, Yamashita YM. (2010). Germline stem cells: stems of the next generation. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2010 Sep 1. PubMed link

Yamashita YM. (2010). Cell adhesion in regulation of asymmetric stem cell division. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2010 Aug 17. PubMed link

Yamashita YM, Yuan H, Cheng J, Hunt AJ. (2010). Polarity in stem cell division: asymmetric stem cell division in tissue homeostasis. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2(1):a001313. PubMed link

Yamashita YM. (2010). A new member of the spindle orientation club: mammalian intestinal stem cells. Cell Stem Cell. 6(2):91-2. PubMed link

Yamashita YM. (2010). A tale of mother and daughter. Mol Biol Cell. 21(1):7-8. PubMed link

Yamashita YM. (2009). The centrosome and asymmetric cell division. Prion. 3(2):84-8. Epub 2009 Apr 21. PubMed link

Yamashita YM. (2009). Regulation of asymmetric stem cell division: spindle orientation and the centrosome. Front BioSci. 14:3003-11.  PubMed link

Yamashita YM, Fuller MT. (2008). Asymmetric centrosome behavior and the mechanisms of stem cell division. J Cell Biol. 180(2):261-6. Epub 2008 Jan 21. Article (html)

Yamashita YM. (2008). Selfish stem cells compete with each other. Cell Stem Cell. Vol 2, 3-4, 10 January 2008. PubMed Link

Yamashita, Y. M., & Fuller, M. T. (2005). Asymmetric stem cell division and function of the niche in the Drosophila male germ line. International Journal of Hematology. 82,377-380. PubMed link

Yamashita, Y. M., Fuller, M. T., & Jones, D. L. (2005). Signaling in stem cell niches: Lessons from the Drosophila germline. Journal of Cell Science. 118,665-672. PubMed link