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Azusa Takahashi-Nakaguchi

Position Technical Official
Research Projects Candida Phenome Project
Division Division of Molecular Biology
TEL +81 43 226 2793
FAX +81 43 226 2486
E-mail azusan_takahashi[at]


Medical Mycology

Main topics of research

  1. Functional analysis of Candida glabrata virulence factors

Main publications

  1. Pedro P, Catarina C, Monica G, Diana P, Takahashi-Nakaguchi A*, Chibana H, Arsenio F, Miguel T: Role of CgTpo4 in polyamine and antimicrobial peptide resistance: determining virulence in Candida glabrata. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2021.
  2. Yamaguchi M, Takahashi-Nakaguchi A*, Uematsu K, Taguchi M, Sato-Okamoto M, Chibana H: Rapid freezing using Sandwich Freezing Device for good ultrastructural preservation of 4 viruses, yeast, and animal tissues in electron microscopy. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 2021.
  3. Takahashi-Nakaguchi A*, Shishido E, Yahara M, Urayama S, Ninomiya A, Chiba Y, Sakai K, Hagiwara D, Chibana H, Moriyama H, Gonoi T: Phenotypic and Molecular Biological Analysis of Polymycovirus AfuPmV-1M from Aspergillus fumigatus: Reduced Fungal Virulence in a Mouse Infection Model. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11:607795, 2020.
  4. Takahashi-Nakaguchi A, Shishido E, Yahara M, Urayama S, Sakai K, Chibana H, Kamei K, Moriyama H, Gonoi T :Analysis of an intrinsic mycovirus associated with reduced virulence of the human pathogenic fungus Aspergillus fumigatus. Frontiers in Microbiology, 17;10:3045, 2020.
  5. Azusa Takahashi-Nakaguchi, Kanae Sakai, Hiroki Takahashi, Daisuke Hagiwara, Takahito Toyotome, Hiroji Chibana, Akira Watanabe, Takashi Yaguchi, Masashi Yamaguchi, Katsuhiko Kamei, Tohru Gonoi: Aspergillus fumigatus adhesion factors in dormant conidia revealed through comparative phenotypic and transcriptomic analyses. Cellular Microbiology 11/2017; 20(11).
  6. Azusa Takahashi-Nakaguchi, Yasunori Muraosa, Daisuke Hagiwara, Kanae Sakai, Takahito Toyotome, Akira Watanabe, Susumu Kawamoto, Katsuhiko Kamei, Tohru Gonoi, Hiroki Takahashi: Genome sequence comparison of Aspergillus fumigatus strains isolated from patients with pulmonary aspergilloma and chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis. Medical mycology: official publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology 05/2015; 53(4):353-60.
  7. Tsuyoshi Nakano, Azusa Takahashi-Nakaguchi, Masafumi Yamamoto, Masahiko Watanabe: Pierisins and CARP-1: ADP-ribosylation of DNA by ARTCs in butterflies and shellfish. Current topics in microbiology and immunology 07/2014; 384.
  8. Azusa Takahashi-Nakaguchi, Yasuko Matsumoto, Masafumi Yamamoto, Kikuo Iwabuchi, Yukari Totsuka, Takashi Sugimura, Keiji Wakabayashi: Demonstration of Cytotoxicity against Wasps by Pierisin-1: A Possible Defense Factor in the Cabbage White Butterfly. PLoS ONE 04/2013; 8(4):e60539.
  9. Azusa Takahashi-Nakaguchi, Tsuyoshi Hiraoka, Kikuo Iwabuchi: The carbohydrate ligands on the host embryo mediate intercellular migration of the parasitic wasp embryo. FEBS letters 06/2011; 585(14):2295-9.
  10. Azusa Takahashi-Nakaguchi, Tsuyoshi Hiraoka, Kikuo Iwabuchi: An Ultrastructural Study of Polyembryonic Parasitoid Embryo and Host Embryo Cell Interactions. Journal of Morphology 06/2010; 271(6):750-8.
  11. Azusa Nakaguchi, Tsuyoshi Hiraoka, Yasuhisa Endo, Kikuo Iwabuchi: Compatible invasion of a phylogenetically distant host embryo by a hymenopteran parasitoid embryo. Cell and Tissue Research 05/2006; 324(1):167-73.