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MATSUBARA Kazumi

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Title Associate Professor
Belong to Dept. of Environmental Biology
Bioscience and Biotechnology (graduate school)
Graduated Graduate School of Environmental Earth Sciences, Hokkaido University
Degree PhD in Environmental Earth Sciences
Academic Institutional Membership The Society of Chromosome Research
The Genetics Society of Japan
The Society of Evolutionary Studies, Japan
The Molecular Biology Society of Japan
The Herpetological Society of Japan
The Zoological Society of Japan
Field of Study Animal cytogenetics, Molecular phylogeny, Genomics
Research, Studies Genome and chromosome evolution in vertebrates

Books Published, Translation

Matsuda Y, Shibusawa M, Matsubara K, and Nishida-Umehara C: Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) as a tool for comparative genomics: Application of FISH to studies of chromosome evolution in vertebrates. In: Fukui K and Ushiki T, eds. Chromosome Nanoscience and Technology. Boca Raton, USA: CRC press, pp.63-79 (2007).

Academic Papers, Critique

Research paper

Yamamoto M, Suwa Y, Sugiyama K, Okashita N, Kawaguchi M, Tani N, Matsubara K, Nakamura A, Seki Y: The PRDM14–CtBP1/2–PRC2 complex regulates transcriptional repression during the transition from primed to naïve pluripotency. Journal of Cell Science, 133: jcs240176 (2020).

Matsubara K, O'Meally D, Sarre SD, Georges A, Srikulnath K, and Ezaz T: ZW sex chromosomes in Australian dragon lizards (Agamidae) originated from a combination of duplication and translocation in the nucleolar organising region. Genes, 10: 861 (2019).

Matsubara K, Kumazawa Y, Ota H, Nishida C, and Matsuda Y: Karyotype analysis of four blind snake species (Reptilia: Squamata: Scolecophidia) and karyotypic changes in Serpentes. Cytogenetic and Genome Research, 157: 98-106 (2019).

Kawaguchi M, Sugiyama K, Matsubara K, Lin C-Y, Kuraku S, Hashimoto S, Suwa Y, Kajiwara K, Yong LW, Takino K, Higashida S, Kawamura D, Yu J-K, and Seki Y: Co-option of the PRDM14–CBFA2T complex from motor neurons to pluripotent cells during vertebrate evolution. Development, 46: dev168633 (2019).

Shibata H, Chijiwa T, Oda-Ueda N, Nakamura H, Yamaguchi K, Hattori S, Matsubara K, Matsuda Y, Yamashita A, Isomoto A, Mori K, Tashiro K, Kuhara S, Yamasaki S, Fujie M, Goto H, Koyanagi R, Takeuchi T, Fukumaki Y, Ohno M, Shoguchi E, Hisata K, Satoh N, Ogawa T: The habu genome reveals accelerated evolution of venom protein genes. Scientific Report, 8(1): 11300 (2018).

Matsubara K, Iwasaki Y, Nishiki I, Nomura K, and Fujiwara A: Identification of genetic linkage group 1-linked sequences in Japanese eel (Anguilla japonica) by single chromosome sorting and sequencing. PLoS ONE 13(5): e0197040 (2018).

Prakhongcheep O, Thapana W, Suntronpong A, Singchat W, Pattanatanang K, Phatcharakullawarawat R, Muangmai N, Peyachoknagul S, Matsubara K, Ezaz T, and Srikulnath K: Lack of satellite DNA species-specific homogenization and relationship to chromosomal rearrangements in monitor lizards (Varanidae, Squamata). BMC Evolutionary Biology, 17(1): 193 (2017).

Laopichienpong N, Tawichasri P, Chanhome L, Phatcharakullawarawat R, Singchat W, Kantachumpoo A, Muangmai N, Suntrarachun S, Matsubara K, Peyachoknagul S, Srikulnath K: A novel method of caenophidian snake sex identification using molecular markers based on two gametologous genes. Ecology and Evolution, 7(13): 4661-4669 (2017).

Matsubara K, Nishida C, Matsuda Y, and Kumazawa Y: Sex chromosome evolution in snakes inferred from divergence patterns of two gametologous genes and chromosome distribution of sex chromosome-linked repetitive sequences. Zoological Letters, 2: 19 (2016).

Matsubara K, O'Meally D, Azad B, Georges A, Sarre SD, Graves JAM, Matsuda Y, and Ezaz T: Amplification of microsatellite repeat motifs is associated with the evolutionary differentiation and heterochromatinization of sex chromosomes in Sauropsida. Chromosoma, 125(1): 111–123 (2016).

Suzuki-Matsubara M, Athauda SB, Suzuki Y, Matsubara K, and Moriyama A: Comparison of the primary structures, cytotoxicities, and affinities to phospholipids of five kinds of cytotoxins from the venom of Indian cobra, Naja naja. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology, 179: 158–164 (2016).

Matsubara K, Uno Y, Srikulnath K, Seki R, Nishida C, and Matsuda Y: Molecular cloning and characterization of satellite DNA sequences from constitutive heterochromatin of the habu snake (Protobothrops flavoviridis, Viperidae) and Burmese python (Python bivittatus, Pythonidae). Chromosoma, 124(4): 529–539 (2015).

Matsubara K, Uno Y, Srikulnath K, Matsuda Y, Miller E, and Olsson M: No interstitial telomeres on autosomes but remarkable amplification of telomeric repeats on the W sex chromosome in the sand lizard (Lacerta agilis). Journal of Heredity, 106(6): 753-757 (2015).

Georges A, Li Q, Lian J, O'Meally D, Deakin J, Wang Z, Zhang P, Fujita M, Patel HR, Holleley CE, Zhou Y, Zhang X, Matsubara K, Waters P, Graves JAM, Sarre SD, and Zhang G. High-coverage sequencing and annotated assembly of the genome of the Australian dragon lizard Pogona vitticeps. GigaScience 4: 45 (2015).

Holleley CE, O’Meally D, Sarre SD, Graves JAM, Ezaz T, Matsubara K, Azad B, Zhang X, and Georges A: Sex reversal triggers the rapid transition from genetic to temperature dependent sex. Nature 523(7558): 79–82 (2015).

Matsubara K, Gamble T, Matsuda Y, Zarkower D, Sarre SD, Georges A, Graves JAM, and Ezaz T: Non-homologous sex chromosomes in two geckos (Gekkonidae: Gekkota) with female heterogamety. Cytogenetic and Genome Research, 143(4): 251-258 (2014).

Matsubara K, Sarre SD, Georges A, Matsuda Y, Graves JAM, and Ezaz T: Highly differentiated ZW sex microchromosomes in the Australian Varanus species evolved through rapid amplification of repetitive sequences. PLoS ONE, 9(4): e95226 (2014).

Srikulnath K, Matsubara K, Uno Y, Nishida C, Olsson M, and Matsuda Y: Identification of the linkage group of the Z sex chromosomes of the sand lizard (Lacerta agilis, Lacertidae) and elucidation of karyotype evolution in lacertid lizards. Chromosoma, 123(6): 563-575 (2014).

Matsubara K, Knopp T, Sarre SD, Georges A, and Ezaz T: Karyotypic analysis and FISH mapping of microsatellite motifs reveal highly differentiated XX/XY sex chromosomes in the pink-tailed worm-lizard (Aprasia parapulchella, Pygopodidae, Squamata). Molecular Cytogenetics, 6: 60 (2013).

Ezaz T, Azad B, O'Meally D, Young MJ, Matsubara K, Edwards MJ, Zhang X, Holleley CE, Deakin JE, Graves JAM, Georges A, Edwards SV, and Sarre SD: Sequence and gene content of a large fragment of a lizard sex chromosome and evaluation of candidate sex differentiating gene R-spondin 1. BMC Genomics, 14: 899 (2013).

Matsubara K, Kuraku S, Tarui H, Nishimura O, Nishida C, Agata K, Kumazawa Y, and Matsuda Y: Intra-genomic GC heterogeneity in sauropsids: evolutionary insights from cDNA mapping and GC3 profiling in snake. BMC Genomics, 13: 604 (2012).

Uno Y, Nishida C, Tarui H, Ishishita S, Takagi C, Nishimura O, Ishijima J, Ota H, Kosaka A, Matsubara K, Murakami Y, Kuratani S, Ueno N, Agata K, and Matsuda Y: Inference of the protokaryotypes of amniotes and tetrapods and the evolutionary processes of microchromosomes from comparative gene mapping. PLoS One, 7(12): e53027 (2012).

Dehara Y, Hashiguchi Y, Matsubara K, Yanai T, Kubo M, and Kumazawa Y: Characterization of squamate olfactory receptor genes and their transcripts by the high-throughput sequencing approach. Genome Biology and Evolution, 4(4): 602-616 (2012).

Yamagishi M, Matsubara K, and Sakaizumi M: Molecular cytogenetic identification and characterization of Robertsonian chromosomes in the large Japanese field mouse (Apodemus speciosus) using FISH. Zool Sci, 29(10): 709-713 (2012).

Shimokawa K, Kimura-Yoshida C, Nagai N, Mukai K, Matsubara K, Watanabe H, Matsuda Y, Mochida K, and Matsuo I: Cell surface heparan sulfate chains regulate local reception of FGF signaling in the mouse embryo. Developmental Cell, 21(2): 257-272 (2011).

Srikulnath K, Uno Y, Matsubara K, Thongpan A, Suputtitada S, Apisitwanich S, Nishida C, and Matsuda Y: Chromosomal localization of the 18S-28S and 5S rRNA genes and (TTAGGG)n sequences of butterfly lizards (Leiolepis belliana belliana and Leiolepis boehmei, Agamidae, Squamata). Genetics and Molecular Biology, 34(4): 582-586 (2011).

Katsu Y, Matsubara K, Kohno S, Matsuda Y, Toriba M, Oka K, Guillette Jr. LJ, Ohta Y, and Iguchi T: Molecular cloning, characterization and chromosome mapping of reptilian estrogen receptors. Endocrinology, 151(12): 5710-5720 (2010).

Ikeda N, Chijiwa T, Matsubara K, Oda-Ueda N, Hattori S, Matsuda Y, and Ohno M: Unique structural characteristics and evolution of a cluster of venom phospholipase A(2) isozyme genes of Protobothrops flavoviridis snake. Gene, 461(1-2): 15-25 (2010).

Srikulnath K, Nishida C, Matsubara K, Uno Y, Thongpan A, Suputtitada S, Apisitwanich S, and Matsuda Y: Karyotypic evolution in squamate reptiles: Comparative gene mapping revealed highly conserved linkage homology between the butterfly lizard (Leiolepis reevesii rubritaeniata, Agamidae, Lacertilia) and the Japanese four-striped rat snake (Elaphe quadrivirgata, Colubridae, Serpentes). Chromosome Research, 17(8): 975-986 (2009).

Srikulnath K, Matsubara K, Uno Y, Thongpan A, Suputtitada S, Apisitwanich S, Matsuda Y, and Nishida C: Karyological characterization of the butterfly lizard (Leiolepis reevesii rubritaeniata, Agamidae, Squamata) by molecular cytogenetic approach. Cytogenetic and Genome Research, 125(3): 213-223 (2009).

Kawagoshi T, Uno Y, Matsubara K, Matsuda Y, and Nishida C: The ZW micro-sex chromosomes of the Chinese soft-shelled turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis, Trionychidae, Testudines) have the same origin as chicken chromosome 15. Cytogenetic and Genome Research, 125(2): 125-131 (2009).

Matsubara K, Yamada K, Umemoto S, Tsuchiya K, Ikeda N, Nishida C, Chijiwa T, Moriwaki K, and Matsuda Y: Molecular cloning and characterization of the repetitive DNA sequences that comprise the constitutive heterochromatin of the A and B chromosomes of the Korean field mouse (Apodemus peninsulae, Muridae, Rodentia). Chromosome Research, 16(7): 1013-1026 (2008).

Adjei S, Sato A, Nagase T, Matsubara K, Matsuda Y, Namikawa T, and Ishikawa A: Genetic linkage map of the house musk shrew, Suncus murinus, constructed with PCR-based and RFLP markers. Experimental Animal, 57(2): 129-134 (2008).

Nakamura T, Matsubara K, Yasuda SP, Tsuchiya K, and Matsuda Y: Chromosome homology between mouse and three Muridae species, Millardia meltada, Acomys dimidiatus and Micromys minutus, and conserved chromosome segments in murid karyotypes. Chromosome Research, 15(8): 1023–1032 (2007).

Nakamura T, Kuroiwa A, Nishida-Umehara C, Matsubara K, Yamada F, and Matsuda Y: Comparative chromosome painting map between two Ryukyu spiny rat species, Tokudaia osimensis and Tokudaia tokunoshimensis (Muridae, Rodentia). Chromosome Research, 15(6): 799–806 (2007).

Matsubara K, Tarui H, Toriba M, Yamada K, Nishida-Umehara C, Agata K, and Matsuda Y: Evidence for different origin of sex chromosomes in snakes, birds and mammals, and step-wise differentiation of snake sex chromosomes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 103(48): 18190-18195 (2006).

Matsubara K, Nishida-Umehara C, Tsuchiya K, Nukaya D, and Matsuda Y: Karyotypic evolution of Apodemus (Muridae, Rodentia) inferred from comparative FISH analyses. Chromosome Research, 12(4): 383-395 (2004).

Matsubara K, Nishida-Umehara C, Kuroiwa A, Tsuchiya K, and Matsuda Y: Identification of chromosome rearrangements between the laboratory mouse (Mus musculus) and the Indian spiny mouse (Mus platythrix) by comparative FISH analysis. Chromosome Research, 11(1): 57-64 (2003).

Kim-Saijo M, Akamizu T, Ikuta K, Iida Y, Ohmori K, Matsubara K, Matsuda Y, Suzuki M, Matsuda F, and Nakao K: Generation of a transgenic animal model of hyperthyroid Graves' disease. European Journal of Immunology, 33(9): 2531-2538 (2003).

Okuda T, Sawada T, Nakano H, Matsubara K, Matsuda Y, Fukuta M, and Habuchi O: Mouse N-acetylgalactosamine 4-sulfotransferases-1 and -2. Molecular cloning, expression, chromosomal mapping and detection of their activity with GalNAcβ1-4GlcNAcβ1-octyl. Journal of Biochemistry, 134(1): 111-120 (2003).

Takahara K, Omatsu Y, Yashima Y, Maeda Y, Tanaka S, Iyoda T, Clausen BE, Matsubara K, Letterio J, Steinman RM, Matsuda Y, and Inaba K: Identification and expression of mouse Langerin (CD207) in dendritic cells. International Immunology, 14(5): 433-444 (2002).

Matsubara K, Ishibashi Y, Ohdachi S, and Matsuda Y: A new primer set for sex identification in the genus Sorex (Soricidae, Insectivora). Molecular Ecol Notes, 1(4): 241-242 (2001).

Matsubara K, Ishikawa A, Kuroiwa A, Nagase T, Nomura N, Namikawa T, and Matsuda Y: Comparative FISH mapping of human cDNA clones to chromosomes of the musk shrew (Suncus murinus, Insectivora). Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics, 93(3-4): 258-262 (2001).

Kuroiwa A, Tsuchiya K, Matsubara K, Namikawa T, and Matsuda Y: Construction of comparative cytogenetic maps of the Chinese hamster to mouse, rat and human. Chromosome Research, 9(8): 641-648 (2001).

Kuroiwa A, Matsubara K, Nagase T, Nomura N, Seong JK, Ishikawa A, Anunciado RVP, Tanaka K, Yamagata T, Masangkay JS, Dang V-B, Namikawa T, and Matsuda Y: Chromosomal mapping of 18S-28S rRNA genes and 10 cDNA clones of human chromosome 1 in the musk shrew (Suncus murinus). Journal of Heredity, 92(3): 282-287 (2001).

Shiina T, Morimatsu M, Kitamura H, Ito T, Kidou S, Matsubara K, Matsuda Y, Saito M, and Syuto B. Genomic organization, chromosomal localization, and promoter analysis of the mouse Mail gene. Immunogenetics, 53(8): 649-655 (2001).

Park CG, Takahara K, Umemoto E, Yashima Y, Matsubara K, Matsuda Y, Clausen BE, Inaba K, and Steinman RM: Five mouse homologues of the human dendritic cell C-type lectin, DC-SIGN. International Immunology, 13(10): 1283-1290 (2001).

Fujimoto K, Shen M, Noshiro M, Matsubara K, Shingu S, Honda K, Yoshida E, Suardita K, Matsuda Y, and Kato Y: Molecular cloning and characterization of DEC2, a new member of basic helix-loop-helix proteins. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 280(1): 164-171 (2001).

Review paper

Matsubara K: Evolutionary process of sex chromosomes and sex determination systems in reptiles. Chromosome Science, 21: 47-53 (2018).

Lectures, Symposium, Presentation

Presentation

Matsubara K, Gamble T, O'Meally D, Zarkower D, Sarre SD, Georges A, Graves JAM, Matsuda Y, and Ezaz T: Have reptilian sex chromosomes retained common ancestries? 4th Australian Sex Summit, Country Place Retreat, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia, 17 – 19 November 2014.

Matsubara K, O'Meally D, Sarre SD, Georges A, and Ezaz T: Amplification of microsatellite repeats is associated with differentiation of sex chromosomes in reptiles. 50th Anniversary Meeting of The Australian Society of Herpetologists, Greenhills Conference Centre, ACT, Australia, 29 January - 1 February 2014.

Matsubara K, Sarre SD, Georges A, Graves JAM, Matsuda Y and Ezaz T: Comparative analysis of sex chromosomes between Pogona vitticeps (Agamidae) and other reptiles. The 3rd International Symposium on Agamid Lizards, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne, Australia, 21 – 23 January 2013.

Matsubara K, Georges A, Sarre SD, Graves J, Matsuda Y and Ezaz T: Comparative analysis of sex chromosomes between Pogona vitticeps and Emydura macquarii. Sixth International Symposium on Vertebrate Sex Determination, Kona, Hawaii, USA, 23 - 27 April 2012.

Matsubara K, Toriba M, Tarui H, Yamada K, Nishida C, Agata K, Matsuda Y and Kumazawa Y: Sex chromosome evolution in snakes. International Symposium on Biodiversity Sciences “Genome, Evolution, and Environment”, Hotel Rubura Ohzan, Nagoya, Japan, 31 July – 3 August 2010.

Matsubara K, Tarui H, Toriba M, Kumazawa Y, Ota H, Yamada K, Nishida C, Agata K and Matsuda Y: Karyotypic evolution in snakes. The 3rd Asian Chromosome Colloquium 2008, Convention Center, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, 1 - 4 December 2008.

Matsubara K, Tarui H, Toriba M, Yamada K, Nishida C, Agata K and Matsuda Y: Delineation of the Sex Chromosome Differentiation in Snakes. International Symposium for Gonad and Brain Sex Differentiation, JAL Resort Sea Hawk Hotel Fukuoka, 14 – 16 September 2008.

Matsubara K, Tarui H, Toriba M, Yamada K, Nishida C, Agata K and Matsuda Y: Comparison of the origin of sex chromosomes in snakes, birds and mammals, and delineation of the process of sex chromosome-differentiation in snakes. 16th International Chromosome Conference, RAI Conference Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 25 - 29 August 2007.

Matsubara K, Tsuchiya K, Tsuda K, Yonekawa H, and Matsuda Y: Estimation of phylogenetic relationship and karyotypic evolution in hamster species (Cricetinae, Muridae, Rodentia). Ninth International Mammalogical Congress, Sapporo Convention Center, Sapporo, Japan, 31 July – 5 August 2005.

Matsubara K, Tsuchiya K and Matsuda Y: Karyotypic evolution of hamster species (Cricetinae, Muridae, Rodentia) inferred from comparative FISH analyses. 15th International Chromosome Conference, Brunel University, London, UK, 5 - 10 September 2004.

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