|Control of actin reorganization by Slingshot, a family of phosphatases that dephosphorylate ADF/cofilin|
R Niwa, K Nagata-Ohashi, M Takeichi, K Mizuno, T Uemura
Cell 108 (2), 233-246, 2002
|CYP306A1, a cytochrome P450 enzyme, is essential for ecdysteroid biosynthesis in the prothoracic glands of Bombyx and Drosophila|
R Niwa, T Matsuda, T Yoshiyama, T Namiki, K Mita, Y Fujimoto, ...
Journal of Biological Chemistry 279 (34), 35942-35949, 2004
|Control of growth cone motility and morphology by LIM kinase and Slingshot via phosphorylation and dephosphorylation of cofilin|
M Endo, K Ohashi, Y Sasaki, Y Goshima, R Niwa, T Uemura, K Mizuno
Journal of Neuroscience 23 (7), 2527-2537, 2003
|The evolution of animal microRNA function|
R Niwa, FJ Slack
Current opinion in genetics & development 17 (2), 145-150, 2007
|A pathway of neuregulin-induced activation of cofilin-phosphatase Slingshot and cofilin in lamellipodia|
K Nagata-Ohashi, Y Ohta, K Goto, S Chiba, R Mori, M Nishita, K Ohashi, ...
The Journal of cell biology 165 (4), 465-471, 2004
|Neverland is an evolutionally conserved Rieske-domain protein that is essential for ecdysone synthesis and insect growth|
T Yoshiyama, T Namiki, K Mita, H Kataoka, R Niwa
Development 133 (13), 2565-2574, 2006
|Cytochrome P450 CYP307A1/Spook: a regulator for ecdysone synthesis in insects|
T Namiki, R Niwa, T Sakudoh, K Shirai, H Takeuchi, H Kataoka
Biochemical and biophysical research communications 337 (1), 367-374, 2005
|Non-molting glossy/shroud encodes a short-chain dehydrogenase/reductase that functions in the ‘Black Box’of the ecdysteroid biosynthesis pathway|
R Niwa, T Namiki, K Ito, Y Shimada-Niwa, M Kiuchi, S Kawaoka, ...
Development 137 (12), 1991-1999, 2010
|Differential activities, subcellular distribution and tissue expression patterns of three members of Slingshot family phosphatases that dephosphorylate cofilin|
Y Ohta, K Kousaka, K Nagata‐Ohashi, K Ohashi, A Muramoto, Y Shima, ...
Genes to Cells 8 (10), 811-824, 2003
|Distinct developmental modes and lesion-induced reactions of dendrites of two classes of Drosophila sensory neurons|
K Sugimura, M Yamamoto, R Niwa, D Satoh, S Goto, M Taniguchi, ...
Journal of Neuroscience 23 (9), 3752-3760, 2003
|The conserved Rieske oxygenase DAF-36/Neverland is a novel cholesterol-metabolizing enzyme|
T Yoshiyama-Yanagawa, S Enya, Y Shimada-Niwa, S Yaguchi, ...
Journal of Biological Chemistry 286 (29), 25756-25762, 2011
|Precocious metamorphosis in the Juvenile Hormone–Deficient Mutant of the silkworm, Bombyx mori|
T Daimon, T Kozaki, R Niwa, I Kobayashi, K Furuta, T Namiki, K Uchino, ...
PLoS Genet 8 (3), e1002486, 2012
|Phosphoinositide 3-kinase-mediated activation of cofilin phosphatase Slingshot and its role for insulin-induced membrane protrusion|
M Nishita, Y Wang, C Tomizawa, A Suzuki, R Niwa, T Uemura, K Mizuno
Journal of Biological Chemistry 279 (8), 7193-7198, 2004
|Enzymes for ecdysteroid biosynthesis: their biological functions in insects and beyond|
R Niwa, YS Niwa
Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry 78 (8), 1283-1292, 2014
|The ecdysteroidogenic P450 Cyp302a1/disembodied from the silkworm, Bombyx mori, is transcriptionally regulated by prothoracicotropic hormone|
R Niwa, T Sakudoh, T Namiki, K Saida, Y Fujimoto, H Kataoka
Insect molecular biology 14 (5), 563-571, 2005
|The expression of the Alzheimer's amyloid precursor protein-like gene is regulated by developmental timing microRNAs and their targets in Caenorhabditis elegans|
R Niwa, F Zhou, C Li, FJ Slack
Developmental biology 315 (2), 418-425, 2008
|Cell cycle-associated changes in Slingshot phosphatase activity and roles in cytokinesis in animal cells|
N Kaji, K Ohashi, M Shuin, R Niwa, T Uemura, K Mizuno
Journal of Biological Chemistry 278 (35), 33450-33455, 2003
|Juvenile hormone acid O-methyltransferase in Drosophila melanogaster|
R Niwa, T Niimi, N Honda, M Yoshiyama, K Itoyama, H Kataoka, ...
Insect biochemistry and molecular biology 38 (7), 714-720, 2008
|Identification of a novel prothoracicostatic hormone and its receptor in the silkworm Bombyx mori|
N Yamanaka, YJ Hua, A Mizoguchi, K Watanabe, R Niwa, Y Tanaka, ...
Journal of Biological Chemistry 280 (15), 14684-14690, 2005
|Large scale full-length cDNA sequencing reveals a unique genomic landscape in a lepidopteran model insect, Bombyx mori|
Y Suetsugu, R Futahashi, H Kanamori, K Kadono-Okuda, S Sasanuma, ...
G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 3 (9), 1481-1492, 2013