Publications (Since 2001)

Original papers:

  1. Sasaki Y. Local Translation in Growth Cones and Presynapses, Two Axonal Compartments for Local Neuronal Functions. Biomolecules, 10:668 (2020). [PubMed]
  2. Takabatake M., Goshima Y., and Sasaki Y. Semaphorin-3A Promotes Degradation of Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein in Growth Cones via the Ubiquitin-Proteasome Pathway. Front. Neural Circuits, 14:5 (2020). [PubMed]
  3. Parvin S., Takeda R., and Sasaki Y. Presynapse formation assay using presynapse organizer beads and "Neuron Ball" culture. J. Vis. Exp. (150): e59893 (2019). [PubMed]
  4. Parvin S., Takeda R., Sugiura Y., Neyazaki M., Nogi T., and Sasaki Y. Fragile X mental retardation protein regulates accumulation of the active zone protein Munc18-1 in presynapses via local translation in axons during synaptogenesis. Neurosci. Res. 146: 36-47 (2019). [PubMed]
  5. Goshima Y., Yamashita N., Nakamura F., and Sasaki Y. Regulation of dendritic development by Semaphorin 3A through novel intracellular remote signaling. Cell Adh. Migr. 10: 627-640 (2016). [PubMed]
  6. Sasaki, Y.*#, Gross, C.#, Xing, L., Goshima, Y., and Bassell G. J*. Identification of axon-enriched MicroRNAs localized to growth cones of cortical neurons. Dev. Neurobiol. 74: 397-406 (2014). (*co-corresponding authors, #equal contribution) [PubMed]

  7. Yamashita, N., Usui, H., Nakamura, F., Chen, S., Sasaki, Y., Hida, T., Suto, F., Taniguchi, M., Takei K., Goshima, Y. Plexin-A4-dependent retrograde semaphorin 3A signalling regulates the dendritic localization of GluA2-containing AMPA receptors. Nat. Commun. 5: 3424 (2014).[PubMed]

  8. Iketani, M., Iizuka, A., Sengoku, K., Kurihara, Y., Nakamura, F., Sasaki, Y., Sato, Y., Yamane, M., Matsushita, M., Nairn, A. C., Takamatsu, K., Goshima, Y., and Takei K. Regulation of neurite outgrowth mediated by localized phosphorylation of protein translational factor eEF2 in growth cones. Dev. Neurobiol. 73: 230-246 (2013). [PubMed]
  9. Hida, T., Yamashita, N., Usui, H., Nakamura, F., Sasaki, Y., Kikuchi, A., and Goshima, Y. GSK3β/Axin-1/β-catenin complex is involved in Semaphorin3A Signaling. J. Neurosci, 32: 11905-11918. (2012). [PubMed]
  10. Goshima, Y., Sasaki, Y., Yamashita, N., and Nakamura, F. Class 3 semaphorins as a therapeutic target. Expert Opin. Ther. Targets, 16: 933-944 (2012). [PubMed]
  11. Han, L., Wen, Z., Lynn, R. C., Baudet, M. L., Holt, C. E., Sasaki, Y., Bassell, G. J., and Zheng, J. Q. Regulation of chemotropic guidance of nerve growth cones by microRNA. Mol. Brain, 4:40 (2011). [PubMed]
  12. Yamashita, N., Mosinger, B., Roy, A., Miyazaki, M., Ugajin, K., Nakamura, F., Sasaki, Y., Yamaguchi, K., Kolattukudy, P., and Goshima, Y. CRMP5 (Collapsin Response Mediator Protein 5) Regulates Dendritic Development and Synaptic Plasticity in the Cerebellar Purkinje Cells. J. Neurosci, 31: 1773-1779 (2011). [PubMed]
  13. Sasaki, Y., Welshhans, K., Wen, Z., Yao, J., Xu, M., Goshima, Y., Zheng, J. Q., and Bassell, G. J. Phosphorylation of zipcode binding protein is required for BDNF signaling of local β-actin synthesis and growth cone turning. J. Neurosci, 30: 9349-9358 (2010). (Selected in “This Week in The Journal”.) [PubMed]
  14. Li, C., Bassell, G. J.*, and Sasaki, Y.* Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein is involved in protein synthesis-dependent collapse of growth cones induced by Semaphorin-3A. Front. Neural Circuits, 3:11 (2009). (*co-corresponding authors) [PubMed]
  15. Uchida, Y., Ohshima, T., Yamashita, N., Ogawara, M., Sasaki, Y., Nakamura, F., and Goshima, Y. Semaphorin3A signaling mediated by Fyn-dependent tyrosine phosphorylation of collapsin response mediator protein 2 at tyrosine 32. J. Biol. Chem. 284: 27393-27401 (2009). [PubMed]
  16. Santangelo, P. J., Lifland A. W., Curt, P., Sasaki, Y., Bassell, G. J., Lindquist, M. E., and Crowe Jr, J. E. Single molecule–sensitive probes for imaging RNA in live cells. Nat. Methods, 6: 347-349 (2009). [PubMed]
  17. Willis, D. E, van Niekerk, E. A., Sasaki, Y., Mesngon, M., Merianda, T. T. , Williams, G. G., Kendall, M., Smith, D. S., Bassell, G. J. , and Twiss, J. L. Extracellular stimuli specifically regulate localized levels of individual neuronal mRNAs. J. Cell. Biol. 178: 965-980 (2007). [PubMed]
  18. Yao, J., Sasaki, Y., Wen, Z., Bassell, G., J., and Zheng, J., Q. An essential role for beta-actin mRNA localization and translation in Ca2+-dependent growth cone guidance. Nat. Neurosci. 9: 1265-1273 (2006). [PubMed]
  19. Morita, A., Yamashita, N., Sasaki, Y., Uchida, Y., Nakajima, O., Nakamura, F., Yagi, Y., Taniguchi, M., Usui, H., Katoh-Semba, R., Takei, K., and Goshima, Y. Regulation of Dendritic Branching and Spine Maturation by Semaphorin3A-Fyn Signaling. J. Neurosci. 26: 2971-2980 (2006).[PubMed]
  20. Saito-Shibakawa, Y., Sasaki, Y., Goshima, Y., Echigo, N., Kamiya, Y., Kurahashi, K., Yamada, Y., and Andoh, T. Effects of ketamine and propofol on inflammatory responses of primary glial cell cultures stimulated with lipopolysaccharide. Br. J. Anaesth. 95:803-810 (2005). [PubMed]
  21. Uchida, Y., Ohshima, T., Sasaki, Y., Suzuki, H., Yanai, S., Yamashita, N., Nakamura, F., Takei, K., Ihara, Y., Mikoshiba, K., Kolattukudy, P., Honnorat J., and Goshima, Y. Semaphorin-3A signaling is mediated via sequential Cdk5 and GSK3b phosphorylation of CRMP2: implication of common phosphorylating mechanism underlying axon guidance and Alzheimer’s disease. Genes Cells, 10: 165-179 (2005). [PubMed]
  22. Li, C., Sasaki, Y., Takei, K., Yamamoto, H., Shouji, M., Sugiyama, Y., Kawakami, T., Nakamura, F., Yagi, T., Ohshima, T., and Goshima, Y. Correlation between semaphorin3A-induced facilitation of axonal transport and local activation of a translation initiation factor eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E. J. Neurosci. 24: 6161-6170 (2004). [PubMed]
  23. Cheng, Q., Sasaki, Y., Shoji, M., Sugiyama, Y., Tanaka, H., Nakayama, T., Mizuki, N., Nakamura, F., Takei, K., and Goshima, Y. Cdk5/p35 and Rho-kinase mediate ephrin-A5-induced signaling in retinal ganglion cells. Mol. Cell. Neurosci. 24: 632-645 (2003). [PubMed]
  24. Endo, M., Ohashi, K., Sasaki, Y., Goshima, Y., Niwa, R., Uemura, T., and Mizuno, K. Control of Growth Cone Motility and Morphology by LIM-kinase and Slingshot via Phosphorylation and Dephosphorylation of Cofilin. J. Neurosci. 23: 2527-2537 (2003). [PubMed]
  25. Sasaki, Y.*, Cheng, C., Uchida, Y., Nakajima, O., Ohshima, T., Yagi, T., Taniguchi, M., Nakayama, T., Kishida, R., Kudo, Y., Ohno, S., Nakamura, F., and Goshima, Y*. Fyn and Cdk5 mediate semaphorin-3A signaling, which is involved in regulation of dendrite orientation in cerebral cortex. Neuron 35: 907-920 (2002). (*co-corresponding author) [PubMed] [Faculty of 1000]
  26. Goshima, Y., Ito, T., Sasaki, Y. and Nakamura, F. Semaphorins as signals for cell repulsion and invasion. J. Clin. Invest., 109: 993-998 (2002). [PubMed]
  27. Yamanashi, K., Miyamae, T., Sasaki, Y., Maeda, M., Hirano, H., Misu, Y., and Goshima, Y. Involvement of nitric oxide production via kynurenic acid-sensitive glutamate receptors in DOPA-induced depressor responses in the nucleus tractus solitarii of anesthetized rats. Neurosci. Res., 43: 231-238 (2002). [PubMed]
  28. Aizawa, H., Wakatsuki, S., Ishii, A., Moriyama, K., Sasaki, Y., Ohashi, K., Sekine-Aizawa, Y., Sehara-Fujisawa, A., Mizuno, K., Goshima, Y., and Yahara, I. Phosphorylation of cofilin by LIM-kinase is necessary for semaphorin 3A-induced growth cone collapse. Nat. Neurosci, 4: 367-373 (2001). [PubMed]
  29. Arai, N., Furukawa, N., Miyamae, T., Goshima, Y., Sasaki, Y., Ohshima, E., Suzuki, F., Fujita, K., and Misu, Y. DOPA cyclohexyl ester, a competitive DOPA antagonist, protects glutamate release and resultant delayed neuron death by transient ischemia in hippocampus CA1 of concious rats. Neurosci. Lett., 299: 213-216 (2001). [PubMed]
  30. Sugaya, Y., Sasaki, Y., Goshima, Y., Kitahama, K., Kusakabe, T., Miyamae, T., Kato, T., and Misu, Y. Autoradiographic studies using L-[14C] and [3H]DOPA reveal regional Na+-dependent uptake of the neurotransmitter candidate L-DOPA in the central nervous system. Neuroscience, 104: 1-14 (2001). [PubMed]


  1. Goshima, Y., Sasaki, Y., Uchida, Y., Yamashita, N., and Nakamura, F.  CRMP family protein: Novel targets for Cdk5 that regulates axon guidance, synapse maturation, and cell migration.  In: Cyclin Dependent Kinase 5 (Cdk5) (Ip, N., Y., and Tsai, L.-H., eds.) pp. 9-24, Springer Science+Business Media, New York (2008). [Springerlink]

  2. Sasaki, Y., Goshima, Y., and Misu, Y.  Active uptake system of L-DOPA in CNS.  In: Neurobiology of DOPA As a Neurotransmitter (Misu, Y., and Goshima, Y., eds.) pp. 35-46, Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), Abingdon (2005). [Amazon]