Highlighted Publications

Endo Y, Sugimoto K, Kobayashi M, Kobayashi Y, Kojima M, Furukawa S, Soeda S, Watanabe T, Higashi AY, Higashi T, Hashimoto Y, Fujimori K, Chiba H. Claudin 9 is a novel prognostic biomarker for endometrial cancer. Int J Oncol. 2022

Saito AC, Endo C, Fukazawa Y, Higashi T, Chiba H. Effects of TAMP family on the tight junction strand network and barrier function in epithelial cells.Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2022

Kashiwagi K, Sato-Yazawa H, Ishii J, Kohno K, Tatsuta I, Miyazawa T, Takagi M, Chiba H, Yazawa T. LXRβ Activation Inhibits the Proliferation of Small-cell Lung Cancer Cells by Depleting Cellular Cholesterol. Anticancer Res. 2022

Ito Y, Takasawa A, Takasawa K, Murakami T, Akimoto T, Kyuno D, Kawata Y, Shano K, Kirisawa K, Ota M, Aoyama T, Murata M, Sugimoto K, Chiba H, Saito T, Osanai M. Aberrant expression of claudin-6 contributes to malignant potentials and drug resistance of cervical adenocarcinoma. Cancer Sci. 2022

Mochizuki K, Kobayashi S, Takahashi N, Sugimoto K, Sano H, Ohara Y, Mineishi S, Zhang Y, Kikta A. Alloantigen-activated (AAA) CD4+ T cells reinvigorate host endogenous T cell immunity to eliminate pre-established tumors in mice.JExp Clin Cancer Res. 2021

Higashi AY, Higashi T, Furuse K, Ozeki K, Furuse M, Chiba H. Claudin-9 constitutes tight junctions of folliculo-stellate cells in the anterior pituitary gland. Sci Rep. 2021

Saito AC, Higashi T, Fukazawa Y, Otani T, Tauchi M, Higashi AY, Furuse M, Chiba H. Occludin and tricellulin facilitate formation of anastomosing tight-junction strand network to improve barrier function. Mol Biol Cell. 2021

Rahman A, Kobayashi M, Sugimoto K, Endo Y, Kojima M, Furukawa S, Watanabe T, Soeda S, Hashimoto Y, Fujimori K, Chiba H. Reduced Claudin-12 Expression Predicts Poor Prognosis in Cervical Cancer. Int J Mol Sci. 2021

Yamazaki M, Sugimoto K, Mabuchi Y, Yamashita R, Ichikawa-Tomikawa N, Kaneko T, Akazawa C, Hasegawa H, Imura T, Chiba H. Soluble JAM-C Ectodomain Serves as the Niche for Adipose-Derived Stromal/Stem Cells. Biomedicines. 2021

Chiba H, Ichikawa-Tomikawa N, Imura T, Sugimoto K. The region-selective regulation of endothelial claudin-5 expression and signaling in brain health and disorders. J Cell Physiol. 2021

Sugimoto K, Chiba H. The claudin-transcription factor signaling pathway. Tissue Barriers. 2021

Kojima M, Sugimoto K, Kobayashi M, Ichikawa-Tomikawa N, Kashiwagi K, Watanabe T, Soeda S, Fujimori K, Chiba H. Aberrant Claudin-6-Adhesion Signaling Promotes Endometrial Cancer Progression via Estrogen Receptor α. Mol Cancer Res. 2021

Watanabe M, Higashi T, Ozeki K, Higashi AY, Sugimoto K, Mine H, Takagi H, Ozaki Y, Muto S, Okabe N, Matsumura Y, Hasegawa T, Shio Y, Suzuki H, Chiba H. CLDN15 is a novel diagnostic marker for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Sci Rep. 2021

Yamashita R, Tanaka M, Chiba H, Sugimoto K. Bacterial Myocarditis in a Patient with Cancer. JMA J. 2021

Sugimoto K, Ichikawa-Tomikawa N, Nishiura K, Kunii Y, Sano Y, Shimizu F, Kakita A, Kanda T, Imura T, Chiba H. Serotonin/5-HT1A Signaling in the Neurovascular Unit Regulates Endothelial CLDN5 Expression. Int J Mol Sci. 2020

Kojima M, Sugimoto K, Tanaka M, Endo Y, Kato H, Honda T, Furukawa S, Nishiyama H, Watanabe T, Soeda S, Fujimori K, Chiba H. Prognostic Significance of Aberrant Claudin-6 Expression in Endometrial Cancer. Cancers. 2020

Higashi T, Chiba H. Molecular organization, regulation and function of tricellular junctions. Biochim Biophys Acta Biomembr. 2020

Sugimoto K, Ichikawa-Tomikawa N, Kashiwagi K, Endo C, Tanaka S, Sawada N, Watabe T, Higashi T, Chiba H. Cell adhesion signals regulate the nuclear receptor activity. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA . 2019

Okai K, Ichikawa-Tomikawa N, Saito AC, Watabe T, Sugimoto K, Fujita D, Ono C, Fukuhara T, Matsuura Y, Ohira H, Chiba H. A novel occludin-targeting monoclonal antibody prevents hepatitis C virus infection in vitro. Oncotarget. 2018

Kashiwagi K, Yanagida M, Matsui D, Tanaka M, Sugimoto K, Chen H, Ichikawa-Tomikawa N, S. Marubashi, H. Suzuki, H. Chiba. Expression of liver X receptors in normal and refractory carcinoma tissues of the human lung and pancreas. Histol Histopathol. 2017

Nishiura K, Ichikawa-Tomikawa N, Sugimoto K, Kunii Y, Kashiwagi K, Tanaka M, Yokoyama Y, Hino M, Sugimot T, Yabe H, Takahashi H, Kakita A, Imura T, Chiba H. PKA activation and endothelial claudin-5 breakdown in the schizophrenic prefrontal cortex. Oncotarget. 2017

Kaneko T, Kanno C, Ichikawa-Tomikawa N, Kashiwagi K, Yaginuma N, Ohkoshi C, Tanaka M, Sugino T, Imura T, Hasegawa H, Chiba H. Liver X receptor reduces proliferation of human oral cancer cells by promoting cholesterol efflux via up-regulation of ABCA1 expression. Oncotarget. 2015

Tanaka M, Ichikawa-Tomikawa N, Shishito N, Nishiura K, Miura T, Hozumi A, Chiba H, Yoshida S, Ohtake T, Sugino T. Co-expression of S100A14 and S100A16 correlates with a poor prognosis in human breast cancer and promotes cancer cell invasion. BMC Cancer. 2015

Sugimoto K, Ichikawa-Tomikawa N, Satohisa S, Akashi Y, Kanai R, Saito T, Sawada N, Chiba H. The tight-junction protein claudin-6 induces epithelial differentiation from mouse F9 and embryonic stem cells. PLoS One. 2013

Maeda T, Murata M, Chiba H, Takasawa A, Tanaka S, Kojima T, Masumori N, Tsukamoto T, Sawada N. Claudin-4-targeted therapy using Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin for prostate cancer. Prostate. 2011

[Review article] Ichikawa-Tomikawa N, Sugimoto K, Satohisa S, Nishiura K, Chiba H. Possible involvement of tight junctions, extracellular matrix and nuclear receptors in epithelial differentiation. J Biomed Biotechnol. 2011

Fujita H, Sugimoto K, Inatomi S, Maeda T, Osanai M, Uchiyama Y, Yamamoto Y, Wada T, Kojima T, Yokozaki H, Yamashita T, Kato S, Sawada N, Chiba H. Tight junction proteins claudin-2 and -12 are critical for vitamin D-dependent Ca2+ absorption between enterocytes. Mol Biol Cell. 2008

[Review article] Chiba H, Osanai M, Murata M, Kojima T, Sawada N. Transmembrane proteins of tight junctions. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2008

Chiba H, Sakai N, Murata M, Osanai M, Ninomiya T, Kojima T, Sawada N. The nuclear receptor hepatocyte nuclear factor 4 acts as a morphogen to induce the formation of microvilli. J Cell Biol. 2006

Satohisa S, Chiba H, Osanai M, Ohno S, Kojima T, Saito T, Sawada N. Behavior of tight-junction, adherens-junction and cell polarity proteins during HNF-4α-induced epithelial polarization. Exp Cell Res. 2005

Chiba H, Chambon P, Metzger D. 2000. F9 embryonal carcinoma cells engineered for tamoxifen-dependent Cre-mediated site-directed mutagenesis and doxycycline-inducible gene expression.Exp Cell Res. 260:334–339. doi:10.1006/excr.2000.5022.

Kubota H, Chiba H, Takakuwa Y, Osanai M, Tobioka H, Kohama G, Mori M, Sawada N. Retinoid X receptor alpha and retinoic acid receptor gamma mediate expression of genes encoding tight-junction proteins and barrier function in F9 cells during visceral endodermal differentiation.Exp Cell Res. 2000

Chiba H, Clifford J, Metzger D, Chambon P. Distinct retinoid X receptor-retinoic acid receptor heterodimers are differentially involved in the control of expression of retinoid target genes in F9 embryonal carcinoma cells. Mol Cell Biol. 1997

Chiba H, Clifford J, Metzger D, Chambon P. Specific and redundant functions of retinoid X Receptor/Retinoic acid receptor heterodimers in differentiation, proliferation, and apoptosis of F9 embryonal carcinoma cells. J Cell Biol. 1997