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Naoki Iwamori Last modified date:2021.06.01

Associate Professor / Agricultural Bioresource Sciences / Department of Bioresource Sciences / Faculty of Agriculture

1. Kaneko T, Toh S, Mochida I, Iwamori N, Inai T, and IIda H, Identification of TMCO2 as an acrosome-associated protein during rat spermiogenesis, MOLECULAR REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT, 10.1002/mrd.23396, 87, 7, 808-818, 2020.07.
2. Iwamori T, Iwamori N, Matsumoto M, Imai H, Ono E, Novel localizations and interactions of intercellular bridge proteins revealed by proteomic profiling., Biology of Reproduction, 10.1093/biolre/ioaa017, 102, 5, 1134-1144, 2020.04.
3. Byun S, Seok S, Kim YC, Zhang Y, Yau P, Iwamori N, Xu HE, Ma J, Kemper B, Kemper JK, Fasting-induced FGF21 signaling activates hepatic autophagy and lipid degradation via JMJD3 histone demethylase, NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 10.1038/s41467-020-14384-z, 11, 1, 807, 2020.02.
4. Mallaney C, Ostrander EL, Celik H, Kramer AC, Martens A, Kothari A, Koh WK, Haussler E, Iwamori N, Gontarz P, Zhang B, Challen GA, Kdm6b requires context-dependent hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal and leukemogenesis., Leukemia, 10.1038/s41375-019-0462-4, 33, 10, 2506-2521, 2019.10.
5. Takane Kaneko, Taisuke Minohara, Sakurako Shima, Kaori Yoshida, Atsuko Fukuda, Naoki Iwamori, Tetsuichiro Inai, Hiroshi Iida, A membrane protein, TMCO5A, has a close relationship with manchette microtubules in rat spermatids during spermiogenesis, MOLECULAR REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT, 10.1002/mrd.23108, 86, 3, 330-341, 2019.03.
6. Seok S, Kim YC, Byun S, Choi S, Xiao Z, Iwamori N, Zhang Y, Wang C, Ma J, Ge K, Kemper B, Kemper JK, Fasting-induced JMJD3 histone demethylase epigenetically activates mitochondrial fatty acid b-oxidation., Journal of Clinical Investigation, 10.1172/JCI97736., 128, 7, 3144-3159, 2018.07, Jumonji D3 (JMJD3) histone demethylase epigenetically regulates development and differentiation, immunity, and tumorigenesis by demethylating a gene repression histone mark, H3K27-me3, but a role for JMJD3 in metabolic regulation has not been described. SIRT1 deacetylase maintains energy balance during fasting by directly activating both hepatic gluconeogenic and mitochondrial fatty acid β-oxidation genes, but the underlying epigenetic and gene-specific mechanisms remain unclear. In this study, JMJD3 was identified unexpectedly as a gene-specific transcriptional partner of SIRT1 and epigenetically activated mitochondrial β-oxidation, but not gluconeogenic, genes during fasting. Mechanistically, JMJD3, together with SIRT1 and the nuclear receptor PPARα, formed a positive autoregulatory loop upon fasting-activated PKA signaling and epigenetically activated β-oxidation-promoting genes, including Fgf21, Cpt1a, and Mcad. Liver-specific downregulation of JMJD3 resulted in intrinsic defects in β-oxidation, which contributed to hepatosteatosis as well as glucose and insulin intolerance. Remarkably, the lipid-lowering effects by JMJD3 or SIRT1 in diet-induced obese mice were mutually interdependent. JMJD3 histone demethylase may serve as an epigenetic drug target for obesity, hepatosteatosis, and type 2 diabetes that allows selective lowering of lipid levels without increasing glucose levels..
7. Herédi J, Berkó AM, Jankovics F, Iwamori T, Iwamori N, Ono E, Horváth S, Kis Z, Toldi J, Vécsei L, Gellért L, Astrocytic and neuronal localization of kynurenine aminotransferase-2 in the adult mouse brain, BRAIN STRUCTURE & FUNCTION, 10.1007/s00429-016-1299-5, 222, 4, 1663-1672, 2017.05.
8. Tokuko Iwamori, Naoki IWAMORI, Masaki Matsumoto, Etsuro Ono, Martin M. Matzuk, Identification of KIAA1210 as a novel X-chromosome-linked protein that localizes to the acrosome and associates with the ectoplasmic specialization in testes, BIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION, 10.1095/biolreprod.116.145458, 96, 2, 469-477, 2017.02.
9. Naoki IWAMORI, Kaoru Tominaga, Sato Tetsuya, Kevin Riehle, Tokuko Iwamori, Yasuyuki Ohkawa, Cristian Coarfa, Etsuro Ono, Martin M. Matzuk, MRG15 is required for pre-mRNA splicing and spermatogenesis, PNAS, 10.1073/pnas.1611995113, 113, 37, E5408-E5415, 2016.09, Splicing can be epigenetically regulated and involved in cellular differentiation in somatic cells, but the interplay of epigenetic factors and the splicing machinery during spermatogenesis re- mains unclear. To study these interactions in vivo, we generated a germline deletion of MORF-related gene on chromosome 15 (MRG15), a multifunctional chromatin organizer that binds to methylated histone H3 lysine 36 (H3K36) in introns of transcriptionally active genes and has been implicated in regulation of histone acetyla- tion, homology-directed DNA repair, and alternative splicing in somatic cells. Conditional KO (cKO) males lacking MRG15 in the germline are sterile secondary to spermatogenic arrest at the round spermatid stage. There were no significant alterations in meiotic division and histone acetylation. Specific mRNA sequences disappeared from 66 germ cell-expressed genes in the absence of MRG15, and specific intronic sequences were retained in mRNAs of 4 genes in the MRG15 cKO testes. In particular, introns were retained in mRNAs encoding the transition proteins that replace histones during sperm chromatin condensation. In round spermatids, MRG15 colocalizes with splicing factors PTBP1 and PTBP2 at H3K36me3 sites between the exons and single intron of transition nuclear protein 2 (Tnp2). Thus, our results reveal that MRG15 is essential for pre- mRNA splicing during spermatogenesis and that epigenetic regula- tion of pre-mRNA splicing by histone modification could be useful to understand not only spermatogenesis but also, epigenetic disor- ders underlying male infertile patients..
10. Fujimoto Y, K. Ozaki, N. IWAMORI, Etsuro Ono, Accumulation of a soluble form of human nectin-2 is required for exerting the resistance against herpes simplex virus type 2 infection in transfected cells, Acta Virologica, 60, 1, 41-48, 2016.03.
11. D. Varga, J. Heredi, Z. Kanvasi, M. Ruszka, Z. Kis, E. Ono, N. IWAMORI, T. Iwamori, H. Takakuwa, L. Vecsei, J. Toldi, L. Gellert, Systemic L-Kynurenine sulfate administration disrupts object recognition memory, alters open field behavior and decreases c-Fos immunopositivity in C57BL/6 mice, FRONTIERS IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE, 10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00157, 9, 14-24, 2015.06.
12. Dae Hwi Park, Sung Jun Hong, Ryan D. Salinas, Siyuan John Liu, Shawn W. Sun, Jacopo Sgualdino, Giuseppe Testa, Martin M. Matzuk, N. IWAMORI, Daniel A. Lim, Activation of Neuronal Gene Expression by the JMJD3 Demethylase Is Required for Postnatal and Adult Brain Neurogenesis, CELL REPORTS, 10.1016/j.celrep.2014.07.060, 8, 5, 1290-1299, 2014.09.
13. K. KOCSIS, L. KNAPP, L. GELLERT, G. OLAH, ZS. KIS, H. TAKAKUWA, N. IWAMORI, E. ONO, J. TOLDI, T. FARKAS, Acetyl-l-carnitine normalizes the impaired long-term potentiation and spine density in a rat model of global ischemia., Neuroscience, 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2014.03.055, 269, 265-272, 2014.06.
14. Yukiko Tomioka, Masami Morimatsu, Satoshi Taharaguchi, Sayo Yamamoto, Haruka Suyama, Kinuyo Ozaki, Naoki Iwamori, Etsuro Ono, Abnormal spermatogenesis and reduced fertility in transgenic mice expressing the immediate-early protein IE180 of pseudorabies virus, BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 10.1016/j.bbrc.2013.09.125, 440, 4, 683-688, 2013.11.
15. Naoki Iwamori, Tokuko Iwamori, Martin M. Matzuk, H3K27 demethylase, JMJD3, regulates fragmentation of spermatogonial cysts., PLoS ONE, 10.1371/journal.pone.0072689, 8, 8, e72689, 2013.08.
16. Lee SJ, Huynh TV, Lee YS, Sebald SM, Wilcox-Adelman SA, Naoki Iwamori, Lepper C, Matzuk MM, Fan CM, Role of satellite cells versus myofibers in muscle hypertrophy induced by inhibition of the myostatin/activin signaling pathway, PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 10.1073/pnas.1206410109, 109, 35, E2353-E2360, 2012.08.
17. Iwamori N, Iwamori T, Matzuk MM, Characterization of spermatogonial stem cells lacking intercellular bridges and genetic replacement of a mutation in spermatogonial stem cells., PLoS One, 7, 6, e38914, 2012.06.
18. Tokuko Iwamori, Yi-Nan Lin, Lang Ma, Naoki Iwamori, Martin M Matzuk, Identification and Characterization of RBM44 as a Novel Intercellular Bridge Protein, PLOS ONE, 10.1371/journal.pone.0017066, 6, 2, e17066, 2011.02.
19. Iwamori N, Zhao M, Meistrich ML, Matzuk MM, The testis-enriched histone demethylase, JMJD2D, regulates methylation of histone H3 lysine 9 during spermatogenesis but is dispensable for fertility. , Biol. Reprod, 84, 6, 1225-1234, 2011.06.
20. Iwamori T, Iwamori N, Ma L, Edson MA, Greenbaum MP, Matzuk MM, TEX14 interacts with CEP55 to block cell abscission., Mol Cell Biol, 30, 9, 2280-2292, 2010.05.
21. Greenbaum MP, Iwamori N, Agno JE, Matzuk MM, Mouse TEX14 is required for embryonic germ cell intercellular bridges but not female fertility., Biol. Reprod, 80, 3, 449-457, 2009.03.
22. Iwamori N, Naito K, Sugiura K, Tojo H, Preimplantation-embryo-specific cell cycle regulation is attributed to the low expression level of retinoblastoma protein. , FEBS Lett, 526, 1-3, 119-123, 2002.08.
23. Iwamori N, Naito K, Sugiura K, Kagii H, Yamashita M, Ohashi S, Goto S, Yamanouch K, Tojo H, Phosphorylation of mitogen-activated protein kinase cascade during early embryo development in the mouse. , Reprod. Fertil. Dev, 12, 3-4, 209-214, 2000.03.