Selected publications

M. Inaba, D. R. Sorenson, M. Kortus, V. Salzmann and  Y. M. Yamashita. "Merlin is required for coordinating proliferation of two stem cell lineages in the Drosophila testis". Scientific Reports 7: 2502, DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-02768-z . May 2017.

M. Inaba and Y. M. Yamashita, “Evaluation of the Asymmetric Division of Drosophila Male Germline Stem Cells.” Methods Mol. Biol., vol. 1463, pp. 49–62, 2017.

M. Inaba, Y. M. Yamashita, and M. Buszczak, “Keeping stem cells under control: New insights into the mechanisms that limit niche-stem cell signaling within the reproductive system.Mol. Reprod. Dev., vol. 83, no. 8, pp. 675–83, Aug. 2016.

M. Buszczak, M. Inaba, and Y. M. Yamashita, “Signaling by Cellular Protrusions: Keeping the Conversation Private.” Trends Cell Biol., vol. 26, no. 7, pp. 526–34, Jul. 2016.

M. Inaba, M. Buszczak, and Y. M. Yamashita, “Nanotubes mediate niche-stem-cell signalling in the Drosophila testis.” Nature, vol. 523, no. 7560, pp. 329–332, Jul. 2015.

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V. Salzmann, M. Inaba, J. Cheng, and Y. M. Yamashita, “Lineage tracing quantification reveals symmetric stem cell division in drosophila male germline stem cells.” Cell. Mol. Bioeng., vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 441–448, 2013.

M. Inaba and Y. M. Yamashita, “Asymmetric stem cell division: Precision for robustness.” Cell Stem Cell, vol. 11, no. 4. pp. 461–469, 2012.

M. Inaba, H. Yuan, and Y. M. Yamashita, “String (Cdc25) regulates stem cell maintenance, proliferation and aging in Drosophila testis.” Development, vol. 138, no. 23. pp. 5079–5086, 2011.

M. Inaba, H. B. Yuan, V. Salzmann, M. T. Fuller, and Y. M. Yamashita, “E-Cadherin Is Required for Centrosome and Spindle Orientation in Drosophila Male Germline Stem Cells,” PLoS One, vol. 5, no. 8, p. e12473, Jan. 2010.