Original Articles 

11. Eye-specific segregation and differential fasciculation of developing retinal ganglion cell axons in the mouse visual pathway.

      Sitko AA, Kuwajima T, Mason C (2018)

      Journal of Comparative Neurology. 526 (7):1077-1096                 [Recommended in the Faculty 1000]

10. SoxC transcription factors promote contralateral retinal ganglion cell differentiation and axon guidance in the mouse visual system.

      Kuwajima T**, Celia S, Sitko AA, Lefebvre V, Mason C** (2017)

      Neuron 93 (5):1110-1125                   [** corresponding authors] [Recommended in the Faculty 1000]


9.  The ciliary margin zone of the mammalian retina generates retinal ganglion cells.

     Marcucci F, Murcia-Belmonte V, Wang Q, Coca Y, Ferreiro-Galve S, Kuwajima T, Khalid S, Ross ME, Mason C, Herrera E (2016)

     Cell Reports 17(12):3153-3164                  [Recommended in the Faculty 1000]

8. The Autophagy linked FYVE protein (Alfy/WDFY3) is required for establishing neuronal connectivity in the mammalian brain.

    Dragich JM, Kuwajima T, Hirose-Ikeda M, Yoon MS, Eenjes E, Bosco JR, Fox LM, Lystad AH, Oo TF, Yarygina O, Mita T,      

    Waguri S, Ichimura Y, Komatsu M, Simonsen A, Burke RE, Mason CA, Yamamoto A (2016)

    eLife 5. pii:e14810

7. Protein prenylation constitutes an endogenous brake on axonal growth. 

    Li H, Kuwajima T, Oakley D, Nikulina E, Hou J, Yang WS, Lowry ER, Lamas NJ, Amoroso MW, Croft GF, Hosur R, Wichterle H,

    Sebti S, Filbin MT, Stockwell B, Henderson CE (2016)

    Cell Reports 16(2):545-558

6. ClearT: a detergent- and solvent-free clearing method for visualizing neuronal and non- neuronal tissues.

    Kuwajima T, Sitko AA, Bhansali P, Jurgens C, Guido W, Mason C (2013)   

    Development 140 (6):1364-1368

5. Optic chiasm presentation of Semaphorin6D in the context with Plexin-A1 and Nr-CAM promotes retinal axon midline crossing.

    Kuwajima T, Yoshida Y, Takegahara N, Petros TJ, Kumanogoh A, Jessell TM, Sakurai, T, Mason C (2012)   

    Neuron 74 (4):676-690                [Recommended in the Faculty 1000] 

4. Necdin promotes tangential migration of neocortical interneurons from basal forebrain.

    Kuwajima T*, Hasegawa K*, Yoshikawa K (2010) 

    Journal of Neuroscience 30 (10):3709-3714                [*equal contribution to this work] 

3. Necdin downregulates CDC2 expression to atteuate neuronal apoptosis.

    Kurita M, Kuwajima T, Nishimura I, Yoshikawa K (2006)

    Journal of Neuroscience 26 (46):12003-12013

2. Necdin promotes GABAergic neuron differentiation in cooperation with Dlx homeodomain proteins.

    Kuwajima T, Nishimura I, Yoshikawa K (2006)

    Journal of Neuroscience 26 (20):5383-5392

1. Necdin interacts with the Msx2 Homeodomain protein via MAGE-D1 to promote Myogenic Differentiation of C2C12 cells.

    Kuwajima T, Taniura H, Nishimura I, Yoshikawa K (2004)

    Journal of Biological Chemistry 279 (30):40484-40493

Review and Preview

1. Live or Die? Depends Who You Are.

    Kuwajima T, Mason C (2017)

    Neuron 94 (6):1043-1045  

Book Chapter

1. The development of retinal decussations.

     Mason C, Kuwajima T, Wang Q (2013)

     Eds. L.M. Chalupa and J.S. Werner, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA

    The New Visual Neurosciences