Recent Publications

Stem cell niche signaling goes both ways. Raz AA, Yamashita YM. Dev Cell. 2021

Defective satellite DNA clustering into chromocenters underlies hybrid incompatibility in Drosophila. Jagannathan M, Yamashita YM. Mol Biol Evol. 2021

me31B regulates stem cell homeostasis by preventing excess dedifferentiation in the Drosophila male germline. Jensen L, Venkei ZG, Watase GJ, Bisai B, Pletcher S, Lee CY, Yamashita YM. J Cell Sci. 2021

Molding immortality from a plastic germline. Raz AA, Yamashita YM. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2021

Centrosome-centric view of asymmetric stem cell division. Chen C, Yamashita YM. Open Biol. 2021

Alstrom syndrome gene is a stem-cell-specific regulator of centriole duplication in the Drosophila testis. Chen C, Yamashita YM. Elife. 2020

mRNA localization mediates maturation of cytoplasmic cilia in Drosophila spermatogenesis. Fingerhut JM, Yamashita YM. J Cell Biol. 2020

A kinesin Klp10A mediates cell cycle-dependent shuttling of Piwi between nucleus and nuage. Venkei ZG, Choi CP, Feng S, Chen C, Jacobsen SE, Kim JK, Yamashita YM. PLoS Genet. 2020

When the Family Treasure Is a Doormat. Yamashita YM. Dev Cell. 2020

Mechanisms of rDNA Copy Number Maintenance. Nelson JO, Watase GJ, Warsinger-Pepe N, Yamashita YM. Trends Genet. 2019

Germline stem cell homeostasis. Nelson JO, Chen C, Yamashita YM. Curr Top Dev Biol. 2019

Satellite DNA-containing gigantic introns in a unique gene expression program during Drosophila spermatogenesis. Fingerhut JM, Moran JV, Yamashita YM. PLoS Genet. 2019

The modular mechanism of chromocenter formation in Drosophila. Jagannathan M, Cummings R, Yamashita YM. Elife. 2019

Cell biology of stem cells: studying stem cells at the level of cell biology and studying cell biology using stem cells. Yamashita YM. Mol Biol Cell. 2018

Emerging mechanisms of asymmetric stem cell division. Venkei ZG, Yamashita YM. J Cell Biol. 2018

Specialized Intercellular Communications via Cytonemes and Nanotubes. Yamashita YM, Inaba M, Buszczak M. Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol. 2018

Function of Junk: Pericentromeric Satellite DNA in Chromosome Maintenance. Jagannathan M, Yamashita YM. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 2017

Cytokine receptor-Eb1 interaction couples cell polarity and fate during asymmetric cell division. Chen C, Cummings R, Mordovanakis A, Hunt AJ, Mayer M, Sept D, Yamashita YM. Elife. 2018

A conserved function for pericentromeric satellite DNA. Jagannathan M, Cummings R, Yamashita YM. Elife. 2018

Transgenerational dynamics of rDNA copy number in Drosophila male germline stem cells. Lu KL, Nelson JO, Watase GJ, Warsinger-Pepe N, Yamashita YM. Elife. 2018

Subcellular Specialization and Organelle Behavior in Germ Cells. Yamashita YM. Genetics. 2018

The Hybrid Incompatibility Genes Lhr and Hmr Are Required for Sister Chromatid Detachment During Anaphase but Not for Centromere Function. Blum JA, Bonaccorsi S, Marzullo M, Palumbo V, Yamashita YM, Barbash DA, Gatti M. Genetics. 2017

Stay Connected: A Germ Cell Strategy. Lu K, Jensen L, Lei L, Yamashita YM. Trends Genet. 2017

Germ cell connectivity enhances cell death in response to DNA damage in the Drosophila testis. Lu KL, Yamashita YM. Elife. 2017

Merlin is required for coordinating proliferation of two stem cell lineages in the Drosophila testis. Inaba M, Sorenson DR, Kortus M, Salzmann V, Yamashita YM. Sci Rep. 2017

spict, a cyst cell-specific gene, regulates starvation-induced spermatogonial cell death in the Drosophila testis. Chiang AC, Yang H, Yamashita YM. Sci Rep. 2017

Comparative Analysis of Satellite DNA in the Drosophila melanogaster Species Complex. Jagannathan M, Warsinger-Pepe N, Watase GJ, Yamashita YM. G3. 2017

Klp10A, a stem cell centrosome-enriched kinesin, balances asymmetries in Drosophila male germline stem cell division. Chen C, Inaba M, Venkei ZG, Yamashita YM. Elife. 2016

Evaluation of the Asymmetric Division of Drosophila Male Germline Stem Cells. Inaba M, Yamashita YM. Methods Mol Biol. 2017

Cellular fingers take hold. Yamashita YM. Elife. 2016

A mitochondrial DNA hypomorph of cytochrome oxidase specifically impairs male fertility in Drosophila melanogaster. Patel MR, Miriyala GK, Littleton AJ, Yang H, Trinh K, Young JM, Kennedy SR, Yamashita YM, Pallanck LJ, Malik HS. Elife. 2016

Keeping stem cells under control: New insights into the mechanisms that limit niche-stem cell signaling within the reproductive system. Inaba M, Yamashita YM, Buszczak M. Mol Reprod Dev. 2016

The ins(ide) and outs(ide) of asymmetric stem cell division. Chen C, Fingerhut JM, Yamashita YM. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2016

Signaling by Cellular Protrusions: Keeping the Conversation Private. Buszczak M, Inaba M, Yamashita YM. Trends Cell Biol. 2016

Nanotubes mediate niche-stem-cell signalling in the Drosophila testis. Inaba M, Buszczak M, Yamashita YM. Nature. 2015

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

The polarity protein Baz forms a platform for the centrosome orientation during asymmetric stem cell division in the Drosophila male germline. Inaba M, Venkei ZG, Yamashita YM. Elife. 2015

The centrosome orientation checkpoint is germline stem cell specific and operates prior to the spindle assembly checkpoint in Drosophila testis. Venkei ZG, Yamashita YM. Development. 2015

Lineage tracing quantification reveals symmetric stem cell division in Drosophila male germline stem cells. Salzmann V, Inaba M, Cheng J, Yamashita YM. Cell Mol Bioeng. 2013

The actin-binding protein profilin is required for germline stem cell maintenance and germ cell enclosure by somatic cyst cells. Shields AR, Spence AC, Yamashita YM, Davies EL, Fuller MT. Development. 2014

Centrosome-dependent asymmetric inheritance of the midbody ring in Drosophila germline stem cell division. Salzmann V, Chen C, Chiang CY, Tiyaboonchai A, Mayer M, Yamashita YM. Mol Biol Cell. 2014

Nonrandom template segregation: a way to break the symmetry of stem cells. Yamashita YM. J Cell Biol. 2013

DNA asymmetry in stem cells – immortal or mortal? Yadlapalli S, Yamashita YM. J Cell Sci. 2013

Nonrandom sister chromatid segregation of sex chromosomes in Drosophila male germline stem cells. Yamashita YM. Chromosome Res. 2013

Chromosome-specific nonrandom sister chromatid segregation during stem-cell division. Yadlapalli S, Yamashita YM. Nature. 2013

Asymmetric stem cell division: precision for robustness. Inaba M, Yamashita YM. Cell Stem Cell. 2012

Centrosome asymmetry and inheritance during animal development. Pelletier L, Yamashita YM. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2012

Spindle positioning in the stem cell niche. Yadlapalli S, Yamashita YM. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Dev Biol. 2012

Centrosome misorientation mediates slowing of the cell cycle under limited nutrient conditions in Drosophila male germline stem cells. Roth TM, Chiang CY, Inaba M, Yuan H, Salzmann V, Roth CE, Yamashita YM. Mol Biol Cell. 2012

String (Cdc25) regulates stem cell maintenance, proliferation and aging in Drosophila testis. Inaba M, Yuan H, Yamashita YM. Development. 2011

Regulation of cyclin A localization downstream of Par-1 function is critical for the centrosome orientation checkpoint in Drosophila male germline stem cells. Yuan H, Chiang CY, Cheng J, Salzmann V, Yamashita YM. Dev Biol. 2012

Fly meets yeast: checking the correct orientation of cell division. Pereira G, Yamashita YM. Trends Cell Biol. 2011

Drosophila male germline stem cells do not asymmetrically segregate chromosome strands. Yadlapalli S, Cheng J, Yamashita YM. J Cell Sci. 2011

Asymmetric division of cyst stem cells in Drosophila testis is ensured by anaphase spindle repositioning. Cheng J, Tiyaboonchai A, Yamashita YM, Hunt AJ. Development. 2011

E-cadherin is required for centrosome and spindle orientation in Drosophila male germline stem cells. Inaba M, Yuan H, Salzmann V, Fuller MT, Yamashita YM. PLoS One. 2010

Germline stem cells: stems of the next generation. Yuan H, Yamashita YM. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2010

Cell adhesion in regulation of asymmetric stem cell division. Yamashita YM. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2010

Centrosome misorientation reduces stem cell division during ageing. Cheng J, Türkel N, Hemati N, Fuller MT, Hunt AJ, Yamashita YM. Nature. 2008