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  1. Kagoya Y, Guo T, Yeung B, Saso K, Anczurowski M, Wang CH, Murata K, Sugata K, Saijo H, Matsunaga Y, Ohashi Y, Butler MO, Hirano N. Genetic ablation of HLA class I, class II, and the T cell receptor enables allogeneic T cells to be used for adoptive T cell therapy. Cancer Immunol Res. 2020. doi: 10.1158/2326-6066.CIR-18-0508.


  1. Kagoya Y, Saijo H, Matsunaga Y, Guo T, Saso K, Anczurowski M, Wang CH, Sugata K, Murata K, Butler MO, Arrowsmith CH, Hirano N. Arginine methylation of FOXP3 is crucial for the suppressive function of regulatory T cells. J Autoimmun. 2019;97:10-21.
  2. Kagoya Y, Nakatsugawa M, Saso K, Guo T, Anczurowski M, Wang CH, Butler MO, Arrowsmith CH, Hirano N. DOT1L inhibition attenuates graft-versus-host disease by allogeneic T cells in adoptive immunotherapy models. Nat Commun. 2018;9:1915.
  3. Anczurowski M, Yamashita Y, Nakatsugawa M, Ochi T, Kagoya Y, Guo T, Wang CH, Rahman MA, Saso K, Butler MO, Hirano N. Mechanisms underlying the lack of endogenous processing and CLIP-mediated binding of the invariant chain by HLA-DP84Gly. Sci Rep. 2018;8:4804.
  4. Kagoya Y, Tanaka S, Guo T, Anczurowski M, Wang CH, Saso K, Butler MO, Minden MD, Hirano N. A novel chimeric antigen receptor containing a JAK-STAT signaling domain mediates superior antitumor effects. Nat Med. 2018;24:352-359.
  5. Guo T, Koo MY, Kagoya Y, Anczurowski M, Wang CH, Saso K, Butler MO, Hirano N. A Subset of Human Autoreactive CD1c-Restricted T Cells Preferentially Expresses TRBV4-1+ TCRs. J Immunol. 2018;200:500-511.
  6. Yamashita Y, Anczurowski M, Nakatsugawa M, Tanaka M, Kagoya Y, Sinha A, Chamoto K, Ochi T, Guo T, Saso K, Butler MO, Minden MD, Kislinger T, Hirano N. HLA-DP(84Gly) constitutively presents endogenous peptides generated by the class I antigen processing pathway. Nat Commun. 2017;8:15244.
  7. Kagoya Y, Nakatsugawa M, Ochi T, Cen Y, Guo T, Anczurowski M, Saso K, Butler MO, Hirano N. Transient stimulation expands superior antitumor T cells for adoptive therapy. JCI Insight. 2017;2:e89580.
  8. Chamoto K, Guo T, Scally SW, Kagoya Y, Anczurowski M, Wang CH, Rahman MA, Saso K, Butler MO, Chiu PP, Julien JP, Hirano N. Key Residues at Third CDR3β Position Impact Structure and Antigen Recognition of Human Invariant NK TCRs. J Immunol. 2017;198:1056-1065.
  9. Kagoya Y, Nakatsugawa M, Yamashita Y, Ochi T, Guo T, Anczurowski M, Saso K, Butler MO, Arrowsmith CH, Hirano N. BET bromodomain inhibition enhances T cell persistence and function in adoptive immunotherapy models. J Clin Invest. 2016;126:3479-3494.
  10. Nakatsugawa M, Rahman MA, Yamashita Y, Ochi T, Wnuk P, Tanaka S, Chamoto K, Kagoya Y, Saso K, Guo T, Anczurowski M, Butler MO, Hirano N. CD4(+) and CD8(+) TCRβ repertoires possess different potentials to generate extraordinarily high-avidity T cells. Sci Rep. 2016;6:23821.
  11. Morita K, Masamoto Y, Kataoka K, Koya J, Kagoya Y, Yashiroda H, Sato T, Murata S, Kurokawa M. BAALC potentiates oncogenic ERK pathway through interactions with MEKK1 and KLF4. Leukemia. 2015;29:2248-2256.
  12. Iizuka H, Kagoya Y, Kataoka K, Yoshimi A, Miyauchi M, Taoka K, Kumano K, Yamamoto T, Hotta A, Arai S, Kurokawa M. Targeted gene correction of RUNX1 in induced pluripotent stem cells derived from familial platelet disorder with propensity to myeloid malignancy restores normal megakaryopoiesis. Exp Hematol. 2015;43:849-857.
  13. Nishikawa S, Arai S, Masamoto Y, Kagoya Y, Toya T, Watanabe-Okochi N, Kurokawa M. Thrombopoietin/MPL signaling confers growth and survival capacity to CD41-positive cells in a mouse model of Evi1 leukemia. Blood. 2014;124:3587-3596.
  14. Kagoya Y, Yoshimi A, Tsuruta-Kishino T, Arai S, Satoh T, Akira S, Kurokawa M. JAK2V617F+ myeloproliferative neoplasm clones evoke paracrine DNA damage to adjacent normal cells through secretion of lipocalin-2. Blood. 2014;124:2996-3006.
  15. Kagoya Y, Nannya Y, Nakamura F, Kurokawa M. Gene expression profiles of central nervous system lymphoma predict poor survival in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Br J Haematol. 2014;166:794-797.
  16. Sato T, Goyama S, Kataoka K, Nasu R, Tsuruta-Kishino T, Kagoya Y, Nukina A, Kumagai K, Kubota N, Nakagawa M, Arai S, Yoshimi A, Honda H, Kadowaki T, Kurokawa M. Evi1 defines leukemia-initiating capacity and tyrosine kinase inhibitor resistance in chronic myeloid leukemia. Oncogene. 2014;33:5028-5038.
  17. Ueda K, Yoshimi A, Kagoya Y, Nishikawa S, Marquez VE, Nakagawa M, Kurokawa M. Inhibition of histone methyltransferase EZH2 depletes leukemia stem cell of mixed lineage leukemia fusion leukemia through upregulation of p16. Cancer Sci. 2014;105:512-519.
  18. Nukina A, Kagoya Y, Watanabe-Okochi N, Arai S, Ueda K, Yoshimi A, Nannya Y, Kurokawa M. Single-cell gene expression analysis reveals clonal architecture of blast-phase chronic myeloid leukaemia. Br J Haematol. 2014;165:414-416.
  19. Kagoya Y, Yoshimi A, Kataoka K, Nakagawa M, Kumano K, Arai S, Kobayashi H, Saito T, Iwakura Y, Kurokawa M. Positive feedback between NF-kappaB and TNF-alpha promotes leukemia-initiating cell capacity. J Clin Invest. 2014;124:528-542.
  20. Kagoya Y, Kataoka K, Nannya Y, Kurokawa M. Pretransplant predictors and posttransplant sequels of acute kidney injury after allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2011;17:394-400.