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Research Technologist

Chengxiu Zhang

Chengxiu Zhang

Jack Mountain

Jack Mountain

Kie Itoh, Ph.D.

Kie Itoh, Ph.D.

Selected Publications:
Yamada T, Murata D, Adachi Y, Itoh K, Kameoka S, Igarashi A, Kato T, Araki Y, Huganir RL, Dawson TM, Yanagawa T, Okamoto K, Iijima M and Sesaki H. (2018). Mitochondrial stasis reveals p62-mediated ubiquitination in parkin-independent mitophagy and mitigates nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Cell Metabolism. In press.  
Igarashi, A., Itoh, K., Yamada, T., Adachi, Y., kato, T., Murata, D., Sesaki, H., and Iijima, M. (2018).  Nuclear PTEN deficiency causes microcephaly with decreased neuronal soma size and increased seizure susceptibility. J. Biol. Chem. Accepted.  
Gajendiran P, Vega LI, Itoh K, Sesaki H, Vakili MR, Lavasanifar A, Hong K, Mezey E, Ganapathy-Kanniappan S. 2018. Elevated mitochondrial activity distinguishes fibrogenic hepatic stellate cells and sensitizes for selective inhibition by mitotropic doxorubicin. J Cell Mol Med. 2018 Apr;22(4):2210-2219. doi: 10.1111/jcmm.13501. Epub 2018 Feb 4.  
Adachi Y, Itoh K, Iijima M, Sesaki H. 2017. Assay to measure interactions between purified Drp1 and synthetic liposomes. Bio-Protocol. Vol 7, Iss 9.
Bordt EA, Clerc P, Roelofs BA, Saladino AJ, Tretter L, Adam-Vizi V, Cherok E, Khalil A, Yadava N, Ge SX, Francis TC, Kennedy NW, Picton LK, Kumar T, Uppuluri S, Miller AM, Itoh K, Karbowski M, Sesaki H, Hill RB, Polster BM. 2017. The putative Drp1 inhibitor mdivi-1 Is a reversible mitochondrial complex I inhibitor that modulates reactive oxygen species. Dev Cell. 2017;40(6):583-594.
Adachi Y, Itoh K, Yamada T, Cerveny KL, Suzuki TL, Macdonald P, Frohman MA, Ramachandran R, Iijima M, Sesaki H. Coincident phosphatidic acid interaction restrains Drp1 in mitochondrial division. Mol Cell. 2016;63:1034-43.
Zhang L, Trushin S, Christensen TA, Bachmeier BV, Gateno B, Schroeder A, Yao J, Itoh K, Sesaki H, Poon WW, Gylys KH, Patterson ER, Parisi JE, Diaz Brinton R, Salisbury JL, Trushina E. Altered brain energetics induces mitochondrial fission arrest in Alzheimer's Disease. Sci Rep. 2016;6:18725
Roy M, Itoh K, Iijima M, Sesaki H. Parkin suppresses Drp1-independent mitochondrial division. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2016;475(3):283-8.
Genin EC, Plutino M, Bannwarth S, Villa E, Cisneros-Barroso E, Roy M, Ortega-Vila B, Fragaki K, Lespinasse F, Pinero-Martos E, Augé G, Moore D, Burté F, Lacas-Gervais S, Kageyama Y, Itoh K, Yu-Wai-Man P, Sesaki H, Ricci JE, Vives-Bauza C, Paquis-Flucklinger V. CHCHD10 mutations promote loss of mitochondrial cristae junctions with impaired mitochondrial genome maintenance and inhibition of apoptosis. EMBO Mol Med. 2015;8:58-72
Sesaki, H., Adachi, Y., Kageyama, Y., Itoh, K., and Iijima, M. (2014). In vivo functions of Drp1: Lessons learned from yeast genetics and mouse knockouts. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1842: 1179-1185.
Itoh, K., Tamura, Y., Iijima, M., and Sesaki H. (2013). Effects of Fcj1-Mos1 and mitochondrial division on aggregation of mitochondrial DNA nucleoids and organelle morphology. Mol. Biol. Cell. 24: 1842-1851
Sesaki, H., Adachi, Y., Kageyama, Y., Itoh, K., and Iijima, M. (2013). In vivo functions of Drp1: Lessons learned from yeast genetics and mouse knockouts. Biochim Biophys Acta. Epub ahead of print.
Itoh, K., Nakamura, K., Iijima, M., and Sesaki, H. (2013). Mitochondrial dynamics in neurodegeneration. Trends Cell Biol. 23: 64-71
Tamura, Y., Itoh, K. and Sesaki, H. (2011). SnapShot: Mitochondrial dynamics. Cell. 145:1158-11581e

Shan Zhao

Shan Zhao

Selected Publications:
Burr R, Stewart EV, Shao W, Zhao S, Hannibal-Bach HK, Ejsing CS, Espenshade PJ. 2016. Mga2 Transcription Factor Regulates an Oxygen-responsive Lipid Homeostasis Pathway in Fission Yeast. J Biol Chem. 2016 Jun 3;291(23):12171-83. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M116.723650. Epub 2016 Apr 6.

Dorothy Johnson

Dorothy Johnson

Wei Qian

Wei Qian