The Japan Academy

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HONJO Tasuku



Section II, Seventh Subsection

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Medical Chemistry・Molecular Immunology

Selected Bibliography

  1. Organization of immunoglobulin heavy chain genes and allelic deletion model. Honjo, T. and Kataoka, T. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 75 2140-2144 (1978)
  2. Rearrangement of immunoglobulin γ1-chain gene and mechanism for heavy-chain class switch. Kataoka, T., Kawakami, T., Takahashi, N. and Honjo, T. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 77 919-923 (1980)
  3. Organization of the constant-region gene family of the mouse immunoglobulin heavy chain. Shimizu, A., Takahashi, N., Yaoita, Y. and Honjo, T. Cell 28 499-506 (1982)
  4. Cloning of cDNA encoding the murine IgG1 induction factor by a novel strategy using SP6 promoter. Noma, Y., Sideras, P., Naito, T., Bergstedt-Lindquist, S., Azuma, C., Severinson, E., Tanabe, T., Kinashi, T., Matsuda, F., Yaoita, Y. and Honjo, T. Nature 319 640-646 (1986)
  5. Class switch recombination and hypermutation require activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID), a potential RNA editing enzyme. Muramatsu, M., Kinoshita, K., Fagarasan, S., Yamada, S., Shinkai, Y. and Honjo, T. Cell 102 553-563 (2000)
  6. Activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) deficiency causes the autosomal recessive form of the hyper-IgM syndrome (HIGM2). Revy, P., Muto, T., Levy, Y., Geissmann, F., Plebani, A., Sanal, O., Catalan, N., Forveille, M., Dufourcq-Lagelouse, R., Gennery, A., Tezcan, I., Ersoy, F., Kayserili, H., Ugazio, A.G., Brousse, N., Muramatsu, M., Notarangelo, L.D., Kinoshita, K., Honjo, T., Fischer, A. and Durandy, A. Cell 102 565-575 (2000)
  7. The AID enzyme induces class switch recombination in fibroblasts. Okazaki, I., Kinoshita, K., Muramatsu, M., Yoshikawa, K. and Honjo, T. Nature 416 340-345 (2002)
  8. The AID enzyme induces hypermutation in an actively transcribed gene in fibroblasts. Yoshikawa, K., Okazaki, I., Eto, T., Kinoshita, K., Muramatsu, M., Nagaoka, H. and Honjo, T. Science 296 2033-2036 (2002)
  9. Separate domains of AID are required for somatic hypermutation and class-switch recombination. Shinkura, R., Ito, S., Begum, N.A., Nagaoka, H., Muramatsu, M., Kinoshita, K., Sakakibara, Y., Hijikata, H. and Honjo, T. Nature Immunol. 5 707-712 (2004)
  10. Uracil DNA glycosylase activity is dispensable for immunoglobulin class switch. Begum, N.A., Kinoshita, K., Kakazu, N., Muramatsu, M., Nagaoka, H., Shinkura, R., Biniszkiewicz, D., Boyer, L.A., Jaenisch, R. and Honjo, T. Science 305 1160-1163 (2004)