Fujiwara Lab

Japanese version is HERE

(12/26/'17)

Shigeki Fujiwara is at Kochi University, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology

I am studying molecular and evolutionary developmental biology
of tunicates.

portrait


Contents

     > Bud development of colonial ascidians.     Polyandrocarpa misakiensis
               + What are COLONIAL ASCIDIANS?
               + What is BUDDING?
               + Research projects
                    + Introduction
                    + Retinoic acid synthases
                    + Retinoid receptors
                    + Transdifferentiation factors?

     > Embryogenesis of solitary ascidians.     Ciona intestinalis

               + Embryogenesis of ascidians NEW
                    + Retinoic acid in the Ciona embryo
                    + Microarray analysis of embryonic retinoic acid target genes
                       [ Supplementary data for Ishibashi et al. (2003) Dev. Growth Differ 45: 249-259. ]
                    + Morphogenesis of the nerve cord  
                    + Transcriptional regulations during early cleavage stages  

 

     > Publication list 

     > Lectures and laboratory courses (in Japanese)


Links:  

     * Tunicate Portal   

     * Our laboratory (in Japanese)
     * Kochi University (English) 
     * Ascidian News (Charlie & Gretchen Lambert)
     * www.ascidians.com (Arjan Gittenberger)  

     * Ghost (Ciona intestinalis cDNA and genome project)
     * JGI Ciona intestinalis genome ver. 1.0
     * JGI Ciona intestinalis genome ver. 2.0
  * Ensembl Ciona intestinalis genome 
  * Kusakabe Lab Ciona intestinalis transcription factor database (DBTGR) 
  * Ensembl Ciona savignyi genome 
  * MIT Ciona savignyi database
     * MAGEST (Halocynthia roretzi cDNA project)
  * ANISEED 
     * BioMarCell Lab (Sardet Lab at Villefranche sur mer)
     * OIST Satoh Unit  
     * Kyoto Univ. Satou Lab 
  * Tsukuba Univ. Shimoda Marine Center Sasakura Lab 
     * Osaka Univ. Nishida Lab 
     * Konan Univ. Kusakabe Lab 
  * Tsukuba Univ. Wada Lab 
  * Chiba Univ. Ogasawara Lab 
     * Univ. of Hyogo Tsuda Lab
     * Univ. of Washington Swalla Lab
     * Univ. of California Levine Lab
     * Univ of California, Santa Barbara Smith Lab

  Tools: 

     * Ghost Database (Ciona intestinalis cDNA project)
     * Ciona intestinalis genome homepage at JGI
     * Scirus
     * NCBI Home
          * NCBI Entrez Home
               * Entrez PubMed
          * NCBI BLAST
     * GenomeNet
          * GenomeNet BLAST
          * GenomeNet ClustalW
     * Pedro's Biomolecular Research Tools

  Journals and Books:
     * Development
     * Developmental Biology
     * Mechanisms of Development
     * Developmental Dynamics
     * Cell (from the Elsevier web site)
     * Genes and Development
     * Nature
     * Science
     * International Journal of Developmental Biology
     * Development Genes and Evolution
     * Development, Growth and Differentiation
     * Proc. Nat'l Acad. Sci. USA
     * BioEssays 

     * ScienceDirect

     * Elsevier Science Publishers
     * Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press


 Fujiwara's address