Akira Hikosaka

Last Updated :2020/12/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, Associate Professor
E-mail
akirahshiroshima-u.ac.jp

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Science, Kyoto University
  • Master of Science, Kyoto University

Research Fields

  • Biology;Basic biology;Genetics / Chromosome dynamics
  • Biology;Basic biology;Evolutionary biology
  • Biology;Biological Science;Developmental biology

Research Keywords

  • Acoela
  • Acoelomorpha
  • Amphibian
  • Development
  • Symbiosis
  • Evolution
  • Molecular evolution
  • Genome evolution
  • Transposable element
  • Zoology

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • The Molecular Biology Society of Japan, 2000
  • The Zoological Society of Japan, 1990
  • Society of Evolutionary Studies, Japan, 2003

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, From molecules to life
  2. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, From molecules to life
  3. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, First Semester, Biology
  4. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Experimental Methods and Laboratory Work in Biology I
  5. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Experimental Methods and Laboratory Work in Biology II
  6. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Introduction to Life Sciences
  7. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Fundamental Cell Biology
  8. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Laboratory Work in Life Sciences B
  9. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Practical Methods in Life Sciences B
  10. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Molecular Developmental Biology
  11. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Lecture and Laboratory courseIn Marine Biology
  12. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Fundamentals of Life Science
  13. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Seminar in Integrated Arts and Sciences I
  14. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Life and Environmental Sciences
  15. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Exercises in Life and Environmental Sciences A
  16. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Exercises in Life and Environmental Sciences A
  17. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Exercises in Life and Environmental Sciences B
  18. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Life and Environmental Sciences B
  19. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Introduction to Integrated Arts and Sciences
  20. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Evolutional and environmental life science
  21. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Fundamental Seminar in Integrated Arts and Sciences
  22. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , 2Term, Seminar in Integrated Arts and Scirnces II
  23. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Integrated Life Sciences
  24. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Integrated Life Sciences

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. ★, Geographical Distribution and Genetic Diversity of Praesagittifera naikaiensis (Acoelomorpha) in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan, ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 37(4), 314-322, 202008
  2. A draft nuclear-genome assembly of the acoel flatworm Praesagittifera naikaiensis, GigaScience, 8, 1-8, 20190409
  3. ★, Multiple massive domestication and recent amplification of Kolobok superfamily transposons in the clawed frog Xenopus, ZOOLOGICAL LETTERS, 4, 20180616
  4. ★, Genome evolution in the allotetraploid frog Xenopus laevis, NATURE, 538(7625), 336-+, 20161020
  5. ★, Distribution of the T2-MITE family transposons in the Xenopus (Silurana) tropicalis genome, Cytogenetic and Genome Research, 145(3-4), 230-242, 20150603
  6. ★, Mechanisms of Maternal Inheritance of Dinoflagellate Symbionts in the Acoelomorph Worm Waminoa litus, ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 29(9), 559-567, 20120901
  7. Recent transposition activity of Xenopus T2 family miniature inverted-repeat transposable elements (MITEs), Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 285(3), 219-224, 20110301
  8. ★, A systematic search and classification of T2 family miniature inverted-repeat transposable elements (MITEs) in Xenopus tropicalis suggests the existence of recently active MITE subfamilies., Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 283(1), 49-62, 20100101
  9. Artificial rearing and oviposition of Waminoa sp. (Acoela, Acoelomorpha): Toward the development of a model system to study animal–algal symbiosis., Bulletin of the Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University, I, 5, 39-45, 20101201
  10. Unique Form and Osmoregulatory Function of a Neurohypophysial Hormone in a Urochordate, Endocrinology, 149(10), 5254-5261, 20081001
  11. Identification and expression-profiling of Xenopus tropicalis miRNAs including plant miRNA-like RNAs at metamorphosis, FEBS LETTERS, 581(16), 3013-3018, 20070601
  12. PCR detection of excision suggests mobility of the medaka fish Toll transposable element in the frog Xenopus laevisi, GENETICS RESEARCH, 89(4), 201-206, 20070801
  13. ★, Evolution of the Xenopus piggyBac transposon family TxpB: Domesticated and untamed strategies of transposon subfamilies, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 24(12), 2648-2656, 20071201
  14. Lineage-specific tandem repeats riding on a transposable element of MITE in Xenopus evolution: A new mechanism for creating simple sequence repeats., Journal of Molecular Evolution, 59(6), 738-746, 20040401
  15. Tissue-specific regulation of type III iodothyronine 5-deiodinase gene expression mediates the effects of prolactin and growth hormone in Xenopus metamorphosis, Development Growth & Differentiation, 44(4), 327-335, 20020401
  16. Extensive Amplification and Transposition of a Novel Repetitive Element, Xstir, Together with Its Terminal Inverted Repeat in the Evolution of Xenopus, Journal of Molecular Evolution, 51(6), 554-564, 20000401
  17. Role of type III iodothyronine 5-deiodinase gene expression in temporal regulation of Xenopus metamorphosis, Development Growth & Differentiation, 41(3), 365-373, 19990401
  18. Coexpression and promoter function in two muscle action gene complexes of different structural organization in the Ascidian Halocynthia roretzi., Developmental Biology, 169(2), 461-472, 19950401
  19. ★, Short Upstream Sequence Associated with the Muscle-Specific Expression of an Actin Gene in Ascidian Embryos., Developmental Biology, 166(2), 763-769, 19940401
  20. Introduction and Expression of Recombinant Genes in Ascidian Embryos., Development Growth & Differentiation, 34(6), 627-634, 19920401

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Molecular domestication of transposons in Xenopus., Akira Hikosaka, Seigo Konishi, Sarina Uno, Akira Kawahara, Frontiers in Amphibian Biology: Endangered Species Conservation and Genome Editing, 2014/03, Without Invitation, English

Awards

  1. 2013/09, Zoological Science Award, 日本動物学会, Mechanisms of maternal inheritance of dinoflagellate symbionts in the Acoelomorph worm Waminoa litus.