Last Updated :2019/10/03

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences(Medicine), ., Professor
Yasuda's laboratory studies to understand the principle molecular mechanisms of immune system from the aspect of antigen receptor, intracellular signaling and lymphocyte programming. We hope our research make breakthrough to overcome difficult diseases such as immunodeficiency, allergy, autoimmunity and cancer.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2019/08/01, Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Department of Immunology, Professor
  • 2017/04/01, 2019/07/31, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University, Associate Professor
  • 2017/02/01, 2017/03/31, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Postdoc
  • 2011/08/01, 2017/01/31, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Scientist
  • 2009/04/01, 2011/03/31, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad
  • 2008/12/01, 2011/07/31, Immune Disease Institute, Harvard Medical School, Reserch fellow
  • 2005/04/01, 2008/11/30, Research Center for Allergy and Immunology, RIKEN, Research Fellow
  • 2001/05/01, 2005/03/31, Medical Research Institute, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Assistant Professor
  • 2000/07/01, 2001/04/30, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC2)

Educational Backgrounds

  • University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Medicine, Doctoral Course, Japan, 1998/04/01, 2001/04/30
  • Kyushu University, Graduate School of Agriculture, Department of Genetic Resources Technology, Master's Course, Japan, 1996/04/01, 1998/03/31
  • Kyushu University, Faculty of Agriculture, Japan, 1992/04/01, 1996/03/31

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., The University of Tokyo
  • M.Sc., Kyushu University

In Charge of Primary Major Programs

  • Medicine

Research Fields

  • Medicine,dentistry, and pharmacy;Basic medicine;Immunology
  • Medicine,dentistry, and pharmacy;Basic medicine;Parasitology (including sanitary zoology)

Research Keywords

  • Antigen receptor, Development of lymphocytes, Immunodeficiency, Lymphoma, Immune surveillance, Gene therapy, Allergy, Autoimmune disease

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Japanese Society for Immunology
  • Japanese Cancer Association
  • The Molecular Biology Society of Japan
  • Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal Science

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced research on Immunology
  2. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced seminar on Immunology

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Phosphorylation of the Ribosomal Protein RPL12/uL11 Affects Translation during Mitosis., Molecular cell, 72(1), 2018
  2. miR-23∼27∼24 clusters control effector T cell differentiation and function., The Journal of experimental medicine, 213(2), 2016
  3. Canonical NF-kB signaling is uniquely required for the long-term persistence of functional mature B cells., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(18), 2016
  4. TAK1 adaptor proteins, TAB2 and TAB3, link the signalosome to B-cell receptor-induced IKK activation., FEBS letters, 590(18), 2016
  5. Protein kinase D regulates positive selection of CD4+ thymocytes through phosphorylation of SHP-1., Nature communications, 7, 2016
  6. Mouse model for acute Epstein-Barr virus infection., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(48), 2016
  7. RC3H1 post-transcriptionally regulates A20 mRNA and modulates the activity of the IKK/NF-kB pathway., Nature communications, 6, 2015
  8. PI3 Kinase and FOXO1 Transcription Factor Activity Differentially Control B Cells in the Germinal Center Light and Dark Zones., Immunity, 43(6), 2015
  9. An ITAM-Syk-CARD9 signalling axis triggers contact hypersensitivity by stimulating IL-1 production in dendritic cells., Nature communications, 5, 2014
  10. Positive feedback within a kinase signaling complex functions as a switch mechanism for NF-kB activation., Science (New York, N.Y.), 344(6185), 2014
  11. Studying Epstein-Barr virus pathologies and immune surveillance by reconstructing EBV infection in mice., Cold Spring Harbor symposia on quantitative biology, 78, 2013
  12. Immune surveillance and therapy of lymphomas driven by Epstein-Barr virus protein LMP1 in a mouse model., Cell, 148(4), 2012
  13. ERKs induce expression of the transcriptional repressor Blimp-1 and subsequent plasma cell differentiation., Science signaling, 4(169), 2011
  14. Regulation of microRNA expression and abundance during lymphopoiesis., Immunity, 32(6), 2010
  15. Dok1 mediates high-fat diet-induced adipocyte hypertrophy and obesity through modulation of PPAR-gamma phosphorylation., Nature medicine, 14(2), 2008
  16. Erk kinases link pre-B cell receptor signaling to transcriptional events required for early B cell expansion., Immunity, 28(4), 2008
  17. Regulation of lymphocyte fate by Ras/ERK signals., Cell cycle (Georgetown, Tex.), 7(23), 2008
  18. Dok-1 and Dok-2 are negative regulators of T cell receptor signaling., International immunology, 19(4), 2007
  19. The adaptor-like protein ROG-1 is required for activation of the Ras-MAP kinase pathway and meiotic cell cycle progression in Caenorhabditis elegans., Genes to cells : devoted to molecular & cellular mechanisms, 12(3), 2007
  20. Dok-1 is a positive regulator of IL-4 signalling and IgE response., Journal of biochemistry, 142(2), 2007
  21. Dok-3 sequesters Grb2 and inhibits the Ras-Erk pathway downstream of protein-tyrosine kinases., Genes to cells : devoted to molecular & cellular mechanisms, 11(2), 2006
  22. Dok-1 and Dok-2 are negative regulators of lipopolysaccharide-induced signaling., The Journal of experimental medicine, 201(3), 2005
  23. Functional impairment of telomerase in sublines derived from human lung adenocarcinoma exposed to mild oxidative stress., Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 334(2), 2005
  24. PKC beta regulates BCR-mediated IKK activation by facilitating the interaction between TAK1 and CARMA1., The Journal of experimental medicine, 202(10), 2005
  25. Dok-1 tyrosine residues at 336 and 340 are essential for the negative regulation of Ras-Erk signalling, but dispensable for rasGAP-binding., Genes to cells : devoted to molecular & cellular mechanisms, 9(6), 2004
  26. Role of Dok-1 and Dok-2 in myeloid homeostasis and suppression of leukemia., The Journal of experimental medicine, 200(12), 2004
  27. BANK regulates BCR-induced calcium mobilization by promoting tyrosine phosphorylation of IP(3) receptor., The EMBO journal, 21(1-2), 2002
  28. Cbl-b positively regulates Btk-mediated activation of phospholipase C-gamma2 in B cells., The Journal of experimental medicine, 196(1), 2002
  29. Cbl suppresses B cell receptor-mediated phospholipase C (PLC)-g2 activation by regulating B cell linker protein-PLC-g2 binding., J. Exp. Med., 191, 641-650, 2000
  30. Bidirectional regulation of telomerase activity in a subline derived from human lung adenocarcinoma., Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 237, 313-317, 1997

Publications such as books

  1. B Cell Receptor Signaling (ed, Kurosaki, T, and Wienands, J.). Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology, Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) play roles in a cell type and context-dependent manner to convert extracellular stimuli to a variety of cellular responses, thereby directing cells to proliferation, differentiation, survival, apoptosis, and migration. Studies of genetically engineered mice or chemical inhibitors specific to each MAPK signaling pathway revealed that MAPKs have various, but non-redundant physiologically important roles among different families. MAPK cascades are obviously integrated in the B cell receptor signaling pathways as critical components to drive B cell-mediated immunity., MAP Kinase Cascades in Antigen Receptor Signaling and Physiology, Springer, 2015, English, Yasuda, T.
  2. B Cell Protocols (ed, Gu, H, and Rajewsky, K.). Methods Mol. Biol., A chicken DT40 B-cell line provides an excellent model system for the analysis of the function of genes related to B-cell antigen receptor (BCR) signaling. Crosslinking of BCR by micro-chain-specific antibody stimulates DT40 cells to undergo apoptosis. Activation of protein- tyrosine kinases (PTKs) and intracellular calcium signaling are essential for BCR-induced apoptosis. Because DT40 B cells are highly proliferative and readily integrate exogenous DNA by homologous recombination, gene targeting is conveniently employed to inactivate genes of interest. This chapter describes procedures for (1) generation of knockout DT40 cell line, (2) analysis of surface BCR expression, (3) detection of tyrosine-phosphorylated proteins, (4) detection of intracellular calcium mobilization, and (5) reconstitution of depleted gene by transfection., Analysis of B-cell signaling using DT40 B-cell line, Humana Press, 2004, English, Yasuda, T., and Yamamoto, T.