Publication List

Sawa Iwasaki‑Yokozawa, Ryota Nanjo, Yasuko Akiyama‑Oda, Hiroki Oda

Lineage‑specific, fast‑evolving GATA‑like gene regulates zygotic gene activation to promote endoderm specification and pattern formation in the Theridiidae spider

BMC Biology 20: 233


Motohiro Fujiwara, Yasuko Akiyama-Oda, and Hiroki Oda

Virtual spherical-shaped multicellular platform for simulating the morphogenetic processes of spider-like body axis formation

Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology 10:932814. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2022.932814


Yasuko Akiyama-Oda, Takanori Akaiwa, Hiroki Oda

Reconstruction of the Global Polarity of an Early Spider Embryo by Single-Cell and Single-Nucleus Transcriptome Analysis

Front. Cell Dev. Biol. 10:933220. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2022.933220
(Open Acess: BB CY 4.0)


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.