List of Recent Publication


  1. Yamamoto Y, Goto N, Miura K, Narumi K, Ohnami S, Uchida H, Miura Y, Yamamoto M, Aoki K. Development of a Novel Efficient Method To Construct an Adenovirus Library Displaying Random Peptides on the Fiber Knob. Mol Pharm. 2014 Jan 24.


  1. Yoshimatsu Y, Lee YG, Akatsu Y, Taguchi L, Suzuki HI, Cunha SI,Maruyama K, Suzuki Y, Yamazaki T, Katsura A, Oh SP, Zimmers TA, Lee SJ, Pietras K, Koh GY, Miyazono K, Watabe T. (2013) Bone morphogenetic protein-9 inhibits lymphatic vessel formation via activin receptor-like kinase 1 during development and cancer progression. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 110:18940-18945.
  2. Yamazaki T, Suehiro J, Miyazaki H, Minami T, Kodama T, Miyazono K, Watabe T. (2013) The COUP-TFII variant lacking a DNA-binding domain inhibits the activation of the Cyp7a1 promoter through physical interaction with COUP-TFII. Biochemical Journal. 452:345-357.
  3. Suzuki HI, Mihira H, Watabe T, Sugimoto K, Miyazono K. (2013) Widespread inference of weighted microRNA-mediated gene regulation in cancer transcriptome analysis. Nucleic Acids Research. 41:e62.
  4. Wang PY, Currier MA, Hansford L, Kaplan D, Chiocca EA, Uchida H, Goins WF, Cohen JB, Glorioso JC, Kuppevelt TH, Mo X, Cripe TP. (2013) Expression of HSV-1 receptors in EBV-associated lymphoproliferative disease determines susceptibility to oncolytic HSV. Gene Therapy. 20:761-769.
  5. Uchida H, Marzulli M, Nakano K, Goins WF, Chan J, Hong CS, Mazzacurati L, Yoo JY, Haseley A, Nakashima H, Baek H, Kwon H, Kumagai I, Kuroki M, Kaur B, Chiocca EA, Grandi P, Cohen JB, Glorioso JC. (2013) Effective treatment of an orthotopic xenograft model of human glioblastoma using an EGFR-retargeted oncolytic herpes simplex virus. Molecular Therapy. 21:561-569.
  6. Uchida H, Chan J, Shrivastava I, Reinhart B, Grandi P, Glorioso JC, Cohen JB. (2013) Novel mutations in gB and gH circumvent the requirement for known gD receptors in HSV-1 entry and cell-to-cell spread. Journal of Virology. 87:1430-1442.


  1. Takaesu NT, Stinchfield MJ, Shimizu K, Arase M, Quijano JC, Watabe T, Miyazono K, Newfeld SJ. (2012) Drosophila CORL is required for Smad2-mediated activation of Ecdysone Receptor expression in the mushroom body. Development. 139:3392-3401.
  2. Kawata M, Koinuma D, Ogami T, Umezawa K, Iwata C, Watabe T, Miyazono K. (2012) TGF-β-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition of A549 lung adenocarcinoma cells is enhanced by pro-inflammatory cytokines derived from RAW 264.7 macrophage cells. Journal of Biochemistry. 151:205-216.
  3. Mihira H, Suzuki HI, Akatsu Y, Yoshimatsu Y, Igarashi T, Miyazono K, Watabe T. (2012) TGF-β-induced mesenchymal transition of MS-1 endothelial cells requires Smad-dependent cooperative activation of Rho signals and MRTF-A. Journal of Biochemistry. 143:199-206.
  4. Watabe T. (2012) Roles of transcriptional network during the formation of lymphatic vessels. J Biochem. 152:213-220. (Review)
  5. Watabe T. (2012) Roles of Dppa2 in the regulation of the present status and future of pluripotent stem cells. J Biochem. 152:1-3. (Commentary)
  6. *Mosher KI, *Andres RH, *Fukuhara T(*: contributed equally), Bieri G, Hasegawa-Moriyama M, He Y, Guzman R, Wyss-Coray T. (2012) Neural progenitor cells regulate microglia functions and activity states. Nature Neuroscience. 15:1485-1487.


  1. Azuma K, Urano T, Watabe T, Ouchi Y, Inoue S. (2011) PROX1 suppresses vitamin K-induced transcriptional activity of Steroid and Xenobiotic Receptor. Genes to Cells. 16:1063-1070.
  2. Yoshimatsu Y, Yamazaki T, Mihira H, Itoh T, Suehiro J, Yuki K, Harada K, Morikawa M, Iwata C, Minami T, Morishita Y, Kodama T, Miyazono K, Watabe T. (2011) Ets family members induce lymphangiogenesis through physical and functional interaction with Prox1. Journal of Cell Science. 124:2753-2762.
  3. Takahashi S, Watanabe T, Okada M, Inoue K, Ueda T, Takada I, Watabe T, Yamamoto Y, Fukuda T, Nakamura T, Akimoto C, Fujimura T, Hoshino M, Imai Y, Metzger D, Miyazono K, Minami Y, Chambon P, Kitamura T, Matsumoto T, Kato S. (2011) Noncanonical Wnt signaling mediates androgen-dependent tumor growth in a mouse model of prostate cancer. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 108: 4938-4943.
  4. Yoshimatsu Y, Watabe T. (2011) Roles of TGF-β signals in endothelial-mesenchymal transition during cardiac fibrosis. Int J Inflam. 2011:724080. (Review)
  5. Watabe T. (2011) Roles of old players in the suppression of a new player: networks for the transcriptional control of angiogenesis. J Biochem. 149: 117-119. (Commentary)
  6. Baek H, Uchida H, Jun K, Kim JH, Kuroki M, Cohen JB, Glorioso JC, Kwon H. (2011) Bispecific adapter-mediated retargeting of a receptor-restricted HSV-1 vector to CEA-bearing tumor cells. Molecular Therapy. 19:507-514.
  7. *Hasegawa-Moriyama M, *Fukuhara T(*: contributed equally), Britschgi M, Narasimhan R, Villeda S, Molina HD, Holers M, Wyss-Coray T. (2011) Complement receptor 2 is expressed by neural progenitor cells and regulates adult hippocampal neurogenesis in mice. Journal of Neuroscience. 16;31(11):3981-3989.


  1. Suzuki Y, Ohga N, Morishita Y, Hida K, Miyazono K, Watabe T. (2010) BMP-9 induces proliferation of multiple types of endothelial cells in vitro and in vivo. Journal of Cell Science. 123:1684-1692.
  2. Uchida H, Chan J, Goins WF, Grandi P, Kumagai I, Cohen JB, Glorioso JC. (2010) A double mutation in glycoprotein gB compensates for ineffective gD-dependent initiation of herpes simplex virus type 1 infection. Journal of Virology. 84:12200-12209.
  3. Frampton AR Jr, Uchida H, von Einem J, Goins WF, Grandi P, Cohen JB, Osterrieder N, Glorioso JC. (2010) Equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) utilizes microtubules, dynein, and ROCK1 to productively infect cells. Veterinary Microbiology. 141:12-21.
  4. Goshn EEB, Cassado AA, Govoni GR, Fukuhara T, Yang Y, Monack DM, Bortoluci KR, Almeida SR, Herzenberg LA, Herzenberg LA. (2010) Two physically, functionally, and developmentally distinct peritoneal macrophage subsets. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 107:2568-2578.
  5. Harada K, Yamazaki T, Iwata C, Yoshimatsu Y, Sase H, Mishima K, Morishita Y, Hirashima M, Oike Y, Suda T, Miura N, Watabe T, Miyazono K. (2009) Identification of Prox1 targets during in vitro vascular differentiation from embryonic stem cells: functional roles of HoxD8 in lymphangiogenesis. Journal of Cell Science. 122: 3923-3930.
  6. Yamamizu K, Kawasaki K, Katayama S, Watabe T, Yamashita JK. (2009) Enhancement of vascular progenitor potential by protein kinase A through dual induction of Flk-1 and neuropilin-1. Blood. 114: 3707-3716.
  7. 25.Sase H, Watabe T, Kawasaki K, Miyazono K, Miyazawa K. (2009) VEGFR2-PLCgamma1 axis is essential for endothelial specification of VEGFR2+ vascular progenitor cells. Journal of Cell Science. 122:3303-3311.
  8. Saito RA, Watabe T, Horiguchi K, Kohyama T, Saitoh M, Nagase T, Miyazono K. (2009) TTF-1 inhibits TGF--mediated epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in lung adenocarcinoma cells. Cancer Research. 69:2783-2791.
  9. Yamazaki T, Yoshimatsu Y, Morishita Y, Miyazono K, Watabe T. (2009) COUP-TFII regulates the functions of Prox1 in lymphatic endothelial cells through direct interaction. Genes to Cells. 14:425-434.
  10. 28.Watabe T, Miyazono K. (2009) Roles of TGF- family signaling in stem cell renewal and differentiation. Cell Research. 19:103-115. (Review)
  11. Uchida H, Shah WA, Ozuer A, Frampton AR Jr, Goins WF, Grandi P, Cohen JB, Glorioso JC. (2009) Generation of HVEM-restricted HSV-1 mutant viruses: Resistance of HVEM-expressing cells and identification of mutations that rescue nectin-1 recognition. Journal of Virology. 83:2951-2961.
  12. Katsu M, Koyama H, Maekawa H, Kurihara H, Uchida H, Hamada H. (2009) Ex vivo gene delivery of ephrin-B2 induces development of functional collateral vessels in a rabbit model of hind limb ischemia. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 49:192-198.
  13. Kokudo T, Suzuki Y, Yoshimatsu Y, Yamazaki T, * Watabe T (*: corresponding author), Miyazono K. (2008) Snail is required for TGF-induced endothelial-mesenchymal transition of embryonic stem cell-derived endothelial cells. Journal of Cell Science. 121:3317-3324.
  14. Nonaka H, Watabe T, Saito S, Miyazono K, Miyajima A. (2008) Development of stabilin2+ endothelial cells from mouse embryonic stem cells by inhibition of TGF/activin signaling. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 375:256-260.
  15. Kawasaki K, Watabe T, Sase H, Hirashima M, Koide H, Morishita Y, Yuki K, Sasaoka T, Suda T, Katsuki M, Miyazono K, Miyazawa K. (2008) Ras signaling directs endothelial specification of VEGFR2+ vascular progenitor cells. Journal of Cell Biology. 181:131-141.
  16. Oka M, Iwata C, Suzuki H, Kiyono K, Morishita Y, Watabe T, Komuro A, Kano MR, Miyazono K. (2008) Inhibition of endogenous TGF- signaling enhances lymphangiogenesis. Blood. 111:4571-4579.
  17. Suzuki Y, Montagne K,Nishihara A, * Watabe T (*: corresponding author), Miyazono K. (2008) BMPs promote proliferation and migration of endothelial cells via stimulation of VEGF-A/VEGFR2 and Angiopoietin-1/Tie2 signals. Journal of Biochemistry. 143:199-206.
  18. Moore ML, Teitell MA, Kim Y, Watabe T, Reiter RE, Witte ON, Dubey P. (2008) Deletion of PSCA increases metastasis of TRAMP-induced prostate tumors without altering primary tumor formation. Prostate. 68:139-151.
  19. Watabe T, Miyazono K. (2008) TGF- family signaling in stem cell renewal and differentiation. The TGF- Family. (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press) 585-612. (Review)
  20. Tomihara K, Kato K, Masuta Y, Nakamura K, Uchida H, Sasaki K, Tanaka T, Huang J, Hiratsuka H, Hamada H. (2008) Gene transfer of CD40-ligand to dendritic cells stimulates interferon-gamma production to induce growth arrest and apoptosis of tumor cells. Gene Therapy. 15:203-213.
  21. Kobune M, Kato J, Kawano Y, Sasaki K, Uchida H, Takada K, Takahashi S, Takimoto R, Niitsu Y. (2008) Adenoviral vector-mediated transfer of the Indian hedgehog gene modulates lymphomyelopoiesis in vivo. Stem Cells. 26:534-542.
  22. Mishima K, Watabe T, Saito A, Yoshimatsu Y, Imaizumi N, Masui S, Hirashima M, Morisada T, Oike Y, Araie M, Niwa H, Kubo H, Suda T, Miyazono K. (2007) Prox1 induces lymphatic endothelial differentiation via integrin 9 and other signaling cascades. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 18:1421-1429.
  23. Ogawa K, Saito A, Matsui H, Suzuki H, Ohtsuka S, Shimosato D, Morishita Y, Watabe T, Niwa H, Miyazono K. (2007) Activin-Nodal signaling is involved in propagation of mouse embryonic stem cells. Journal of Cell Science. 120:55-65.
  24. Frampton AR Jr, Stolz DB, Uchida H, Goins WF, Cohen JB, Glorioso JC. (2007) Equine herpesvirus 1 enters cells by two different pathways, and infection requires the activation of the cellular kinase ROCK1. Journal of Virology. 81:10879-10889.
  25. Fukuhara T, Hosoya T, Shimizu S, Sumi K, Oshiro T, Yoshinaka Y, Suzuki M, Yamamoto N, Herzenberg LA, Herzenberg LA. (2006) Utilization of host SR protein kinases and RNA-splicing machinery during viral replication. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 103(30):2568-2578.
  26. Azuma H, Ehata S, Miyazaki H, Watabe T, Maruyama O, Imamura T, Sakamoto T, Kiyama S, Kiyama Y, Ubai T, Inamoto T, Takahara S, Itoh Y, Otsuki Y, Katsuoka Y, Miyazono K, and Horie S (2005) Effect of Smad7 Expression on Metastasis of Mouse Mammary Carcinoma JygMC(A) Cells. Journal of National Cancer Institute. 97:1734-1746.
  27. Kurozumi K, Nakamura K, Tamiya T, Kawano Y, Ishii K, Kobune M, Hirai S, Uchida H, Sasaki K, Ito Y, Kato K, Honmou O, Houkin K, Date I, Hamada H. (2005) Mesenchymal stem cells that produce neurotrophic factors reduce ischemic damage in the rat middle cerebral artery occlusion model. Molecular Therapy. 11:96-104.
  28. Watabe T, Mishima K, Yamashita J, and Miyazono K. (2006) TGF- signaling in embryonic stem cell-derived endothelial cells (book chapter). Embryonic Stem Cells-II: Methods and Protocols (Humana Press) 330:341-351. (Review)
  29. Kano MR, Morishita Y, Iwata C, Iwasaka S, Watabe T, Ouchi Y, Miyazono K, Miyazawa K. (2005) VEGF-A and FGF-2 synergistically promote neoangiogenesis through enhancement of endogenous PDGF-B-PDGFR signaling. Journal of Cell Science. 118:3759-3768.
  30. Yamamoto K, Sokabe T, Watabe T, Miyazono K, Yamashita JK, Obi S, Ohura N, Matsushita A, Kamiya A, Ando J (2005) Fluid Shear Stress Induces Differentiation of Flk-1-Positive Embryonic Stem Cells into Vascular Endothelial Cells In Vitro. American Journal of Physiology – Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 288:915-924.
  31. Suzuki H, Watabe T, Miyazawa K, Kato M, and Miyazono K. (2005) Roles of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 3 signaling in differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cell-derived vascular progenitor cells into endothelial cells. Blood. 105:2372-2379.
  32. Miyazaki H, Watabe T, Kitamura T, and Miyazono K. (2004) BMP Signals Inhibit Proliferation and In Vivo Tumor Growth of Androgen Insensitive Prostate Carcinoma Cells. Oncogene. 23:9326-9335.
  33. Mochizuki T, Miyazaki H, Hara T, Furuya T, Imamura T, Watabe T, Miyazono K. (2004)
  34. Roles for the MH2 domain of Smad7 in the specific inhibition of transforming growth
  35. factor- superfamily signaling. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 279: 31568-31574.
  36. Yanagita M, Oka M, Watabe T, Iguchi H, Niida A, Takahashi S, Akiyama T, Miyazono K, Yanagisawa M, Sakurai T. (2004) USAG-1: a bone morphogenetic protein antagonist abundantly expressed in the kidney. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 316:490-500.
  37. Takeda M, Mizuide M, Oka M, Watabe T, Inoue H, Suzuki H, Fujita T, Imamura T, Miyazono K, Miyazawa K. (2004) Interaction with Smad4 is indispensable for suppression of BMP signaling by c-Ski. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 15:963-972.
  38. Uchida H, Tanaka T, Sasaki K, Kato K, Dehari H, Ito Y, Kobune M, Miyagishi M, Taira K, Tahara H, Hamada H. (2004) Adenovirus-mediated transfer of siRNA against survivin induced apoptosis and attenuated tumor cell growth in vitro and in vivo. Molecular Therapy. 10:162-171.
  39. Kobune M, Ito Y, Kawano Y, Sasaki K, Uchida H, Nakamura K, Dehari H, Chiba H, Takimoto R, Matsunaga T, Terui T, Kato J, Niitsu Y, Hamada H. (2004) Indian hedgehog gene transfer augments hematopoietic support of human stromal cells including NOD/SCID-{beta}2m-/- repopulating cells. Blood. 104:1002-1009.
  40. Sako A, Kitayama J, Koyama H, Ueno H, Uchida H, Hamada H, Nagawa H. (2004) Transduction of soluble flt-1 gene to peritoneal mesothelial cells can effectively suppress peritoneal metastasis of gastric cancer. Cancer Research. 64:3624-3628.
  41. Kurozumi K, Nakamura K, Tamiya T, Kawano Y, Kobune M, Hirai S, Uchida H, Sasaki K, Ito Y, Kato K, Honmou O, Houkin K, Date I, Hamada H. (2004) BDNF gene-modified mesenchymal stem cells promote functional recovery and reduce infarct size in the rat middle cerebral artery occlusion model. Molecular Therapy. 9:189-197.
  42. Uchida H, Kawamura YJ, Takegami K, Matsuda K, Watanabe T, Masaki T, Minami M, Muto T. (2004) Colon cancer complicated by vascular and intestinal anomaly. Hepatogastroenterology. 51:156-158.
  43. Hiraoka D, Hori-Osawa S, Fukuhara T, Tachibana K, Okumura E, Kishimoto T. (2004) PDK1 is required for the hormonal signaling pathway leading to meiotic resumption in starfish oocytes. Developmental Biology. 276(2):330-336.
  44. Okumura E, Fukuhara T, Yoshida H, Hanada S, Kozutsumi R, Mori M, Tachibana K, Watabe T, Nishihara A, Mishima K, Yamashita J, Shimizu K, Miyazawa K, Nishikawa SI, and Miyazono K. (2003) TGF- receptor kinase inhibitor enhances growth and integrity of embryonic stem cell-derived endothelial cells. Journal of Cell Biology. 163:1303-1311.
  45. Takebayashi-Suzuki K, Funami J, Tokumori D, Saito A, Watabe T, Miyazono K, Kanda A, and Suzuki A. (2003) Interplay between the tumor suppressor p53 and TGF- signaling shapes embryonic body axes in Xenopus. Development. 130:3929-3939.
  46. Murakami G, Watabe T, Takaoka T, Miyazono K and Imamura T. (2003) Multi-step Inhibition of BMP Signaling by Smurf1. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 14:2809-2817.
  47. Huang J, Ito Y, Morikawa M, Uchida H, Kobune M, Sasaki K, Abe T, Hamada H. (2003) Bcl-xL gene transfer protects the heart against ischemia/reperfusion injury. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 311:64-70.
  48. Huang J, Ito Y, Kobune M, Sasaki K, Nakamura K, Dehari H, Takahashi K, Ikeda K, Uchida H, Kato K, Hamada H. (2003) Myocardial injection of CA promoter-based plasmid mediates efficient transgene expression in rat heart. Journal of Gene Medicine. 5:900-908.
  49. Takahashi K, Ito Y, Morikawa M, Kobune M, Huang J, Tsukamoto M, Sasaki K, Nakamura K, Dehari H, Ikeda K, Uchida H, Hirai S, Abe T, Hamada H. (2003) Adenoviral-delivered angiopoietin-1 reduces the infarction and attenuates the progression of cardiac dysfunction in the rat model of acute myocardial infarction. Molecular Therapy. 8:584-592.
  50. Kobune M, Kawano Y, Ito Y, Chiba H, Nakamura K, Tsuda H, Sasaki K, Dehari H, Uchida H, Honmou O, Takahashi S, Bizen A, Takimoto R, Matsunaga T, Kato J, Kato K, Houkin K, Niitsu Y, Hamada H. (2003) Telomerized human multipotent mesenchymal cells can differentiate into hematopoietic and cobblestone area-supporting cells. Experimental Hematology. 31:715-722.
  51. Uchida H, Shinoura N, Kitayama J, Watanabe T, Nagawa H, Hamada H. (2003) 5-Fluorouracil efficiently enhanced apoptosis induced by adenovirus-mediated transfer of caspase-8 in DLD-1 colon cancer cells. Journal of Gene Medicine. 5:287-299.
  52. Tsuda H, Wada T, Ito Y, Uchida H, Dehari H, Nakamura K, Sasaki K, Kobune M, Yamashita T, Hamada H. (2003) Efficient BMP2 gene transfer and bone formation of mesenchymal stem cells by a fiber-mutant adenoviral vector. Molecular Therapy. 7:354-365.
  53. Nishihara A, Watabe T, Imamura T, Miyazono K. (2002) Functional Heterogeneity of Bone Morphogenetic Protein Receptor-II Mutants Found in Patients with Primary Pulmonary Hypertension. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 13:3055-3063.
  54. Uchida H, Shinoura N, Kitayama J, Watanabe T, Nagawa H, Hamada H. (2002) Caspase-8 gene transduction augments radiation-induced apoptosis in DLD-1 cells. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 292:347-354.
  55. Kishimoto T. (2002) Akt inhibits Myt1 in the signaling pathway that leads to meiotic G2/M-phase transition. Nature Cell Biology. 4(2):111-116.
  56. Watabe T, Lin M, Reiter RE, Witte ON. (2001) Growth, Regeneration and Tumorigenesis of the Prostate Activates the PSCA Promoter. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. 99:401-406.
  57. Nishimura S, Adachi M, Ishida T, Matsunaga T, Uchida H, Hamada H, Imai K. (2001) Adenovirus-mediated transfection of caspase-8 augments anoikis and inhibits peritoneal dissemination of human gastric carcinoma cells. Cancer Research. 61:7009-7014.
  58. Mochizuki T, Karavanov AA, Curtiss PE, Ault KT, Sugimoto N, Watabe T, Shiokawa K, Jamrich M, Cho KW, Dawid IB, Taira M. (2000) Xlim-1 and LIM domain binding protein 1 cooperate with various transcription factors in the regulation of the goosecoid promoter. Developmental Biology. 224:470-485.
  59. Reiter RE, Sato I, Thomas G, Qian J, Gu Z, Watabe T, Loda M, Jenkins RB. (2000) Coamplification of prostate stem cell antigen (PSCA) and MYC in locally advanced prostate
  60. cancer. Genes, Chromosomes and Cancer. 27:95-103.
  61. Kawamura YJ, Uchida H, Watanabe T, Nagawa H. (2000) Early feeding after oncological colorectal surgery in Japanese patients. Journal of Gastroenterology. 35:524-527.
  62. Matsuda K, Watanabe T, Abo Y, Uchida H, Kawamura YJ, Masaki T, Muto T. (1999) Severe complications of ulcerative colitis after high-dose prednisolone and azathioprine treatment. Journal of Gastroenterology. 34:390-394.
  63. Matsuda K, Masaki T, Abo Y, Uchida H, Watanabe T, Muto T. (1999) Rapid growth of residual colonic tumor after incomplete mucosal resection. Journal of Gastroenterology. 34:260-263.
  64. Reiter RE, Gu Z, Watabe T, Thomas G, Szigeti K, Davis E, Wahl M, Nisitani S, Yamashiro J, Le Beau MM, Loda M, Witte ON. (1998) Prostate stem cell antigen: a cell surface marker overexpressed in prostate cancer. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. 95:1735-1740.
  65. Hatakeyama S, Takahashi K, Fukuhara T, Ishikawa F. (1998) Chromosome rearrangement involving telomeres in cancers. Nippon Rinsho. 56(5):1115-1120.
  66. *Candia AF, *Watabe T (*: contributed equally), Hawley SH, Onichtchouk D, Zhang Y, Derynck R, Niehrs C, Cho KW. (1997) Cellular interpretation of multiple TGF-beta signals: intracellular antagonism between activin/BVg1 and BMP-2/4 signaling mediated by Smads. Development. 124:4467-4480.
  67. Watabe, T., Candia, A., Cho, KW. (1997). Activin signaling pathways and their role in Xenopus mesoderm formation. (book chapter).“Inhibin, activin and follistatin”. Serano Symposium. Springer-Verlag, NY. (Review)
  68. Watabe T, Kim S, Candia A, Rothbacher U, Hashimoto C, Inoue K, Cho KW. (1995) Molecular mechanisms of Spemann’s organizer formation: conserved growth factor synergy between Xenopus and mouse. Genes & Development. 9:3038-3050.
  69. Hawley SH, Wunnenberg-Stapleton K, Hashimoto C, Laurent MN, Watabe T, Blumberg BW, Cho KW. (1995) Disruption of BMP signals in embryonic Xenopus ectoderm leads to direct neural induction. Genes & Development. 9:2923-2935.
  70. Rothbacher U, Laurent MN, Blitz IL, Watabe T, Marsh JL, Cho KW. (1995) Functional conservation of the Wnt signaling pathway revealed by ectopic expression of Drosophila dishevelled in Xenopus. Developmental Biology. 170:717-721