Publication List

Shigetaka Nishiguchi and Hiroki Oda

Structural variability and dynamics in the ectodomain of an ancestral-type classical cadherin revealed by AFM imaging

J Cell Sci (2021) , Volume134, Issue 14 (Open Acess: CC BY 4.0)


Yasuko Akiyama-Oda and Hiroki Oda

Hedgehog signaling controls segmentation dynamics and diversity via msx1 in a spider embryo

Science Advances 6, eaba7261 (2020)
OA(CC BY 4.0)


Hiroki Oda and Yasuko Akiyama-Oda

The common house spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum

EvoDevo (2020) 11:6

Hiroki Oda, Sawa Iwasaki-Yokozawa, Toshiya Usui and
Yasuko Akiyama-Oda

Experimental duplication of bilaterian body axes in spider embryos: Holm’s organizer and self-regulation of embryonic fields

Development Genes and Evolution
10 April 2019, First Online (Open Access)
DOI: 10.1007/s00427-019-00631-x


Sawa Iwasaki-Yokozawa, Yasuko Akiyama-Oda, Hiroki Oda

Genome-scale embryonic developmental profile of gene expression in the common house spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum

Data in Brief 19 (2018): 865-867

Natsuki Hemmi, Yasuko Akiyama-Oda, Koichi Fujimoto, and Hiroki Oda(2018)

A quantitative study of the diversity of stripe-forming processes in an arthropod cell-based field

Developmental Biology, 437(2):84-104
DOI: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2018.03.001


Hiroki Oda

How to make stripes in a field of cells: A spider species for research

Science Trends, May 31, 2018

Schwager, Sharma, Clarke, Leite, Wierschin, Pechmann, Akiyama-Oda, Esposito, Bechsgaard, Bilde, Buffry, Chao, Dinh, Doddapaneni, Dugan, Eibner, Extavour, Funch, Garb, Gonzalez, Gonzalez, Griffiths-Jones, Han, Hayashi, Hilbrant, Hughes, Janssen, Lee, Maeso, Murali, Muzny, da Fonseca, Paese, Qu, Ronshaugen, Schomburg, Schonauer, Stollewerk, Torres-Oliva, Turetzek, Vanthournout, Werren, Wolff, Worley, Bucher, Gibbs, Coddington, Oda, Stanke, Ayoub, Prpic, Flot, Posnien, Richards and McGregor(2017)

The house spider genome reveals an ancient whole-genome duplication during arachnid evolution

BMC Biology, Volume 15, Issue 62, 2017


Mizuki Sasaki, Yasuko Akiyama-Oda, and Hiroki Oda(2017)

Evolutionary origin of type IV classical cadherins in arthropods

BMC Evolutionary Biology, Volume 17, Issue 142, June
DOI: 10.1186/s12862-017-0991-2


Shigetaka Nishiguchi, Akira Yagi, Nobuaki Sakai, Hiroki Oda(2016)

Divergence of structural strategies for homophilic E-cadherin binding among bilaterians

Journal of Cell Science 2016 129: 3309-3319;
doi: 10.1242/jcs.189258


Yasuko Akiyama-Oda and Hiroki Oda(2016)

Multi-color FISH facilitates analysis of cell-type diversification and developmental gene regulation in the Parasteatoda spider embryo

Development, Growth and Differentiation 58, 215-224

Oda, H. (2012)

Evolution of the Cadherin-Catenin Complex.

In “Adherens Junctions: from Molecular Mechanisms to Tissue Development and Disease” edited by Harris, T. Subcellular Biochemistry 60, pp.9-35, Springer Netherlands.

Masaki Kanayama, Yasuko Akiyama-Oda, Osamu Nishimura, Hiroshi Tarui, Kiyokazu Agata and Hiroki Oda (2011)

Travelling and splitting of a wave of hedgehog expression involved in spider-head segmentation

Nature Communications 2, 500.

Oda, H. and Takeichi, M. (2011)

Evolution Structural and functional diversity of cadherin at the adherens junction

Journal of Cell Biology 193, 1137-1146.

Masaki Kanayama, Yasuko Akiyama-Oda, Hiroki Oda (2010)

Early embryonic development in the spider Achaearanea tepidariorum : Microinjection verifies that cellularization is complete before the blastoderm stage

Arthropod Structure and Development 39, 436-445.

Tomohiro Haruta, Rahul Warrior, Shigenobu Yonemura and Hiroki Oda (2010)

The proximal half of the Drosophila E-cadherin extracellular region is dispensable for many cadherin-dependent events but required for ventral furrow formation.

Genes to Cells 15, 193-208.

Yasuko Akiyama-Oda and Hiroki Oda (2010)

Cell migration that orients the dorsoventral axis is coordinated with anteroposterior patterning mediated by Hedgehog signaling in the early spider embryo.

Development 137, 1263-1273


Oda, H., and Akiyama-Oda, Y. (2008)

Differing strategies for forming the arthropod body plan: Lessons from Dpp, Sog and Delta in the fly Drosophila and spider Achaearanea

Development, Growth and Differentiation 50, 203-214.


Oda, H., Nishimura, O., Hirao, Y., Tarui, H., Agata, K. and Akiyama-Oda, Y.(2007) 

Progressive activation of Delta-Notch signaling from around the blastopore is required to set up a functional caudal lobe in the spider Achaearanea tepidariorum

Development 134, 2195-2205.

Akiyama-Oda, Y. and Oda, H. (2006)

Axis specification in the spider embryo: dpp is required for radial-to-bilateral symmetry transformation and sog for ventral patterning

Development 133, 2347-2357.

Oda, H., Tagawa, K. and Akiyama-Oda, Y. (2005) 

Diversification of epithelial adherens junctions with independent reductive changes in cadherin form: identification of potential molecular synapomorphies among bilaterians

Evolution & Development 7, 377-390.

Yamazaki, K., Akiyama-Oda, Y. and Oda, H. (2005)

Expression patterns of a twist-related gene in embryos of the spider Achaearanea tepidariorum reveal divergent aspects of mesoderm development in the fly and spider

Zoological Science 22, 177-185.

Oda, H., Akiyama-Oda, Y. and Zhang, S. (2004)

Two classic cadherin-related molecules with no cadherin extracellular repeats in the cephalochordate amphioxus: distinct adhesive specificities and possible involvement in the development of multicell-layered structures

Journal of Cell Science 117, 2757-2767.

Akiyama-Oda, Y. and Oda, H. (2003)

Early patterning of the spider embryo: A cluster of mesenchymal cells at the cumulus produces Dpp signals received by germ disc epithelial cells

Development 130, 1735-1747.


Oda, H., Wada, H., Tagawa, K., Akiyma-Oda, Y., Satoh, N., Humphreys, T., Zhang, S., and Tsukita, S. (2002) 

A novel amphioxus cadherin that localizes to epithelial adherens junctions has an unusual domain organization with implications for chordate phylogeny

Evolution & Development 4, 426-434.

Oda, H. and Tsukita, S. (2001)

Real-time imaging of cell-cell adherens junction reveals that Drosophila mesoderm invagination begins with two phases of apical constriction of cells

J. Cell Sci. 114, 493-501.

Akiyama-Oda, Y., Hotta, Y., Tsukita, S., and Oda, H. (2000)

Mechanism of glia-neuron cell fate switch in the Drosophila thoracic neuroblast 6-4 lineage.

Development 127, 3513-3522.

Akiyama-Oda, Y., Hotta, Y., Tsukita, S., and Oda, H. (2000)

Distinct mechanisms triggering glial differentiation in Drosophila thoracic and abdominal neuroblasts 6-4.

Dev. Biol. 222, 429-439.

Oda, H., and Tsukita, S. (1999) 

Nonchordate classic cadherins have a structurally and functionally unique domain that is absent from chordate classic cadherins. 

Dev. Biol. 216, 406-422.

Verkhusha, V. V., Tsukita, S., and Oda, H. (1999)

Actin dynamics in lamellipodia of migrating border cells in the Drosophila ovary revealed by a GFP-actin fusion protein.

FEBS letters 445, 395-401.

Oda, H., and Tsukita, S. (1999)

Dynamic features of adherens junctions during Drosophila embryonic epithelial morphogenesis revealed by a α-catenin-GFP fusion protein.

Dev. Genes Evol. 209, 218-225.

Yasuko Akiyama-Oda, Toshihiko Hosoya and Yoshiki Hotta. (1999)

Asymmetric cell division of thoracic neuroblast 6-4 to bifurcate glial and neuronal lineage in Drosophila

Development 126, 1967-1974.

Oda, H., Tsukita, S., and Takeichi, M. (1998)

Dynamic behavior of the cadherin-based cell-cell adhesion system during Drosophila gastrulation.

Dev. Biol. 203, 435-450.

Yasuko Akiyama-Oda, Toshihiko Hosoya and Yoshiki Hotta. (1998) 

Alteration of cell fate by ectopic expression of Drosophila glial cells missing in non-neural cells. 

Dev. Genes Evol. 208, 578-585.

Oda, H., Uemura, T., and Takeichi, M. (1997) 

Phenotypic analysis of null mutants for DE-cadherin and Armadillo in Drosophila ovaries reveals distinct aspects of their functions in cell adhesion and cytoskeletal organization

Genes to Cells 2, 29-40.

Uemura, T., Oda, H., Kraut, R., Hayashi, S., Kataoka, Y., and Takeichi, M.(1996) 

Zygotic Drosophila E-cadherin expression is required for processes of dynamic epithelial cell rearrangement in the Drosophila embryo. 

Genes & Development 10, 659-671.

Yasuko Akiyama, Toshihiko Hosoya, Anthony M. Poole and Yoshiki Hotta. (1996) 

The gcm-motif: a novel DNA binding motif conserved in Drosophila and mammals.

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 93, 14912-14916.

Oda, H., Uemura, T., Harada, Y., Iwai, Y., and Takeichi, M. (1994)

A Drosophila homolog of cadherin associated with Armadillo and essential for embryonic cell-cell adhesion.

Developmental Biology 165, 716-726.

Oda, H., Uemura, T., Shiomi, K., Nagafuchi, A., Tsukita, S., and Takeichi, M.(1993)

Identification of a Drosophila homologue of a-catenin and its association with the armadillo protein.

Journal of Cell Biology 121, 1133-1140.