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    Masaki Shirayama PhD

    TitleResearch Assistant Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentProgram in Molecular Medicine
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    373 Plantation Street
    Worcester MA 01605
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      InstitutionUMMS - Programs, Centers and Institutes
      DepartmentRNA Therapeutics Institute

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        1. Shirayama M, Stanney W, Gu W, Seth M, Mello CC. The Vasa Homolog RDE-12 Engages Target mRNA and Multiple Argonaute Proteins to Promote RNAi in C. elegans. Curr Biol. 2014 Apr 14; 24(8):845-51.
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        2. Ishidate T, Elewa A, Kim S, Mello CC, Shirayama M. Divide and differentiate: CDK/Cyclins and the art of development. Cell Cycle. 2014 May 1; 13(9):1384-91.
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        3. Seth M, Shirayama M, Gu W, Ishidate T, Conte D, Mello CC. The C. elegans CSR-1 argonaute pathway counteracts epigenetic silencing to promote germline gene expression. Dev Cell. 2013 Dec 23; 27(6):656-63.
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        4. Conine CC, Moresco JJ, Gu W, Shirayama M, Conte D, Yates JR, Mello CC. Argonautes Promote Male Fertility and Provide a Paternal Memory of Germline Gene Expression in C. elegans. Cell. 2013 Dec 19; 155(7):1532-44.
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        5. Ishidate T, Kim S, Mello C, Shirayama M. Inductive asymmetric cell division: The WRM leads the way. Worm. 2013 Oct 1; 2(4):e26276.
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        6. Kim S, Ishidate T, Sharma R, Soto MC, Conte D, Mello CC, Shirayama M. Wnt and CDK-1 regulate cortical release of WRM-1/ß-catenin to control cell division orientation in early Caenorhabditis elegans embryos. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Mar 5; 110(10):E918-27.
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        7. Fievet BT, Rodriguez J, Naganathan S, Lee C, Zeiser E, Ishidate T, Shirayama M, Grill S, Ahringer J. Systematic genetic interaction screens uncover cell polarity regulators and functional redundancy. Nat Cell Biol. 2013 Jan; 15(1):103-12.
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        8. Shirayama M, Seth M, Lee HC, Gu W, Ishidate T, Conte D, Mello CC. piRNAs initiate an epigenetic memory of nonself RNA in the C. elegans germline. Cell. 2012 Jul 6; 150(1):65-77.
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        9. Lee HC, Gu W, Shirayama M, Youngman E, Conte D, Mello CC. C. elegans piRNAs mediate the genome-wide surveillance of germline transcripts. Cell. 2012 Jul 6; 150(1):78-87.
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        10. Conine CC, Batista PJ, Gu W, Claycomb JM, Chaves DA, Shirayama M, Mello CC. Argonautes ALG-3 and ALG-4 are required for spermatogenesis-specific 26G-RNAs and thermotolerant sperm in Caenorhabditis elegans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Feb 23; 107(8):3588-93.
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        11. Liu J, Maduzia LL, Shirayama M, Mello CC. NMY-2 maintains cellular asymmetry and cell boundaries, and promotes a SRC-dependent asymmetric cell division. Dev Biol. 2010 Mar 15; 339(2):366-73.
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        12. Claycomb JM, Batista PJ, Pang KM, Gu W, Vasale JJ, van Wolfswinkel JC, Chaves DA, Shirayama M, Mitani S, Ketting RF, Conte D, Mello CC. The Argonaute CSR-1 and its 22G-RNA cofactors are required for holocentric chromosome segregation. Cell. 2009 Oct 2; 139(1):123-34.
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        13. Gu W, Shirayama M, Conte D, Vasale J, Batista PJ, Claycomb JM, Moresco JJ, Youngman EM, Keys J, Stoltz MJ, Chen CC, Chaves DA, Duan S, Kasschau KD, Fahlgren N, Yates JR, Mitani S, Carrington JC, Mello CC. Distinct argonaute-mediated 22G-RNA pathways direct genome surveillance in the C. elegans germline. Mol Cell. 2009 Oct 23; 36(2):231-44.
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        14. Shirayama M, Soto MC, Ishidate T, Kim S, Nakamura K, Bei Y, van den Heuvel S, Mello CC. The Conserved Kinases CDK-1, GSK-3, KIN-19, and MBK-2 Promote OMA-1 Destruction to Regulate the Oocyte-to-Embryo Transition in C. elegans. Curr Biol. 2006 Jan 10; 16(1):47-55.
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        15. Nakamura K, Kim S, Ishidate T, Bei Y, Pang K, Shirayama M, Trzepacz C, Brownell DR, Mello CC. Wnt signaling drives WRM-1/beta-catenin asymmetries in early C. elegans embryos. Genes Dev. 2005 Aug 1; 19(15):1749-54.
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        16. Pang KM, Ishidate T, Nakamura K, Shirayama M, Trzepacz C, Schubert CM, Priess JR, Mello CC. The minibrain kinase homolog, mbk-2, is required for spindle positioning and asymmetric cell division in early C. elegans embryos. Dev Biol. 2004 Jan 1; 265(1):127-39.
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