Fukuhara S, Sako K, Minami T, Noda K, Kim HZ, Kodama T, Shibuya M, Takakura N, Koh GY, and Mochizuki N. Differential function of Tie2 at cell-cell contacts and cell-substratum contacts regulated by angiopoietin-1. Nat Cell Biol 10: 513-526, 2008.
Kidoya H, Ueno M, Yamada Y, Mochizuki N, Nakata M, Yano T, Fujii R, and Takakura N. Spatial and temporal role of the apelin/APJ system in the caliber size regulation of blood vessels during angiogenesis. EMBO J 27:522-534, 2008.
Satoh N, Yamada Y, Kinugasa Y and Takakura N. Angiopoietin-1 alters tumor growth by stabilizing blood vessels or by promoting angiogenesis. Cancer Sci. 99:2373-2379, 2008.
Hayashi H, Kunisada T, Takakura N, Aoki M, Mizuta K, Ito Y. Involvement of platelet-derived growth factor receptor-beta in maintenance of mesenchyme and sensory epithelium of the neonatal mouse inner ear. Hear Res 245:73-81, 2008.
Katoh SY, Ueno M, and Takakura N. Involvement of MDR1 function in proliferation of tumor cells. J Biochem 143:517-24, 2008
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