Transborder Medical Research Center (TMRC)
Recent News and Publications

Posted 29 Oct 2018

【Event Notice】

4th International Conference on Circular Proteins and Peptides

〜 Kawasaki, Japan 〜

Date: 28-30 Nov 2018
Place: 3 Chome-25 Tonomachi, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture 210-0821, Japan


Posted 28 Oct 2018

【New Publication】

A Novel iRFP-Incorporated in vivo Murine Atherosclerosis Imaging System

Scientific Reports doi:10.1038/s41598-018-32456-5 (English)

Press Release Webpage (in Japanese only)
PDF Press Release Download (in Japanese only)

Posted 25 Sept 2018

【New Publication】

A single phosphorylation site of SIK3 regulates daily sleep amounts and sleep need in mice. (in Japanese only)

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(in Japanese only)

Posted 24 Sept 2018

【New Publication】

Mapping of histone-binding sites in histone replacement-completed spermatozoa.

Posted 27 July 2018

【Award Notification】

Award Presented at 2018 ISS Conference, San Fransisco, USA, for "Compelling Results in Biology and Medicine:Transcriptome analysis of gravitational effects on muscles of mice", from mouse research and breeding experiments conducted aboard the International Space Station (ISS)

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Posted 13 July 2018

【New Publication】

Forebrain Ptf1a Is Required for Sexual Differentiation of the Brain

• Ptf1a is expressed near the ventricular zone in the developing hypothalamus at E10–E16
• Ptf1a cKO male and female mice lose sex-biased behaviors and gene expression
• Kisspeptin neuron development is severely disrupted in Ptf1a-deficient hypothalamus
• RNA-seq analysis reveals altered gene expression in non-cell-autonomous regulators

Cell Reports DOI: 10.1016/j.kint.2018.02.025
(External Link - English)
Posted 7 July 2018

【New Publication】

A mutation in transcription factor MAFB causes Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis with Duane Retraction Syndrome

Kidney International DOI: 10.1016/j.kint.2018.02.025 (External Link - English)

Press Release PDF (in Japanese 日本語)

Posted June 26 2018

【Event Notice】

Past Event

TMRC Seminar
Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger from University of Western Australia, Harry Perkins Institute of Meddical Research

Profiling of Receptor Molecule Pharmacology
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Translating Biomedical Research (Presented in English)

Date: July 13th, 2018 (Friday) 17:00-18:15
Place: Innovation Building, Ground Floor, Room 105

→ Symposium Poster (241 kB PDF)

Posted 10 June 2018

【TMRC Delegate Visit】

University of Tsukuba Delegates (including TMRC members) Visits UWA and Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Perth, Western Australia.

A delegation from University of Tsukuba, including two members of Transborder Medical Research Center, travelled to Perth, Australia between 5-7th June, 2018 to expand relations ... (read more)

Posted June 2018

【Event Notice】

University of Tsukuba and Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research Mini Symposium

Date: July 5th, 2018 (Tuesday) 14:00-16:30
Place: West Australian Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, QEII Medical Centre, Nedlands, Western Australia

→ Symposium Poster (0.75 MB PDF)

Posted 18 May 2018

【New Publication】

Calreticulin and integrin alpha dissociation induces anti-inflammatory programming in animal models of inflammatory bowel disease

Nature Communications Volume 9, Article number: 1982 (2018) doi:10.1038/s41467-018-04420-4

PDF - Nature Communications Volume 9, Article number: 1982 (2018)
Posted March 19 2018

【Event Notice】

Edinburgh - Tsukuba Symposium
Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine (Presented in English)

Date: April 16th, 2018 (Monday) 13:00-18:30
Place: Innovation Building, 8th Floor Seminar Hall

→ Seminar Program

→ Symposium Poster (1.0MBt PDF)

Posted March 18 2018

【Event Notice】

Joint Tsukuba University and Rika University Symposium

A Joint Symposium was held on 17th March, 2018 between Tsukuba University and Riku University to consider research synergies for an upcoming generation of researchers.


→ Event Poster (1.0Mbt PDF)

Posted 28 Nov 2017

【Event Notice】

Space Animal Research
6th Annual Scientific Animal Science Symposium
Tsukuba Association for Laboratory Animal Science

Date: 1 Dec 2017 (Fri)
Time: 13:00-17:00 (After Reception 17:15-20:00)
##Pre-registration Required


→ Symposium Poster (In Japanese) (6.3Mbt)
→ Additional Details Here

Posted 22 Nov 2017

【New Publication】

MafB is a critical regulator of complement component C1q.

Press Release (in Japanese only / 日本語)

Nature Communications DOI:10.1038/s41467-017-01711-0 (English)
Posted 26 Sept 2017

2017 Tsukuba Global Science Week
Tsukuba Transborder Medical Research Center

The Transborder Medical Research Center held a sucessful morning of presentations at the 2017 Tsukuba Global Science Week in the International Congress Center, Tsukuba, Japan on 26 Sept, 2017.

See Program Schedule PDF (in English)
Posted 28 Aug 2017

【New Publication】

Discovery of a carcinogenic mechanism causing specific malignant lymphoma.

Press Release (in Japanese only)

Posted 28 June 2017

【New Publication】

A distinct function of the retinoblastoma protein in the control of lipid composition identified by lipidomic profiling

Oncogenesis (2017) 6, e350; doi:10.1038/oncsis.2017.51 (in English)

Posted 17 June 2017

International Symposium
Tsukuba Transborder Medical Research Center

The Transborder Medical Research Center successfully held the International Symposium in Tsukuba City on June 17, 2017. TMRC presentted work associated with advancing innovation, cooperation and research in complex fields of medical science.

Press Release (in English)
Press Release (in Japanese / 日本語)

Posted 2 May 2017
【New Publication Notice】

Elovl6 Deficiency Improves Glycemic Control in Diabetic db/db Mice by Expanding β-Cell Mass and Increasing Insulin Secretory Capacity

Diabetes 2017 Apr; db161277. (英語/English)

Press Release (in Japanese only / 日本語)

Posted 12 April 2017
【New Publication Notice】

The transcription factor MAFK induces EMT and malignant progression of triple-negative breast cancer cells through its target GPNMB

Science Signaling DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.aak9397

Press Release (in Japanese only / 日本語)

Posted 11 April 2017【

【New Publication Notice】

Mafb prevents excess inflammation after ischemic stroke by accelerating clearance of danger signals through MSR1

Nature Medicine doi:10.1038/nm.4312

Press Release (in Japanese only / 日本語)

20 Feb 2017

【New Publication Notice】

Nrf2 improves leptin and insulin resistance provoked by hypothalamic oxidative stress

Cell Reports
Press Release (in Japanese / 日本語)


10 Feb 2017

【New Publication Notice】

SHISA6 confers resistance to differentiation-promoting Wnt/β-catenin signaling in mouse. spermatogenic stem cells

Stem Cell Reports

PDF Press Release(in Japanese only / 日本語)


(Event Notice)

Transborder Medical Research Center Symposium
Kickoff Symposium

Date : 10 Feb 2017 (Fri)


Event Poster - PDF

6 Dec 2016

【New Publication Notice】




PDF Press Release(in Japanese only / 日本語)

30 Nov 2016日

【Seminar Information】

「IBM Watson AI for Genomics」- Dr Koyama of IBM 2nd Dec(Fri)5pm

Seminar by Dr Koyama of IBM about development and use of IBM Watson for Genomics.

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28 Nov 2016日

【New Publication Notice

Press Release PDF

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