Tissue-intrinsic tumor hotspots.  Tamori, Y.  The Cell (Saibo), “Tumor Microenvironment” (Japanese).


Induction and diagnosis of tumors in Drosophila imaginal disc epithelia.  Morimoto, K. and Tamori, Y.  Journal of Visualized Experiments, (125), e55901.

Systematic analysis of microRNAs in Drosophila epithelial tumors reveals tumor-enhancing and tumor-suppressing micro RNAs.  Shu, Z., Huang, Y.-C., Palmer, W., Tamori, Y., Moreno, H., Wang, H., Liu, N. and Deng, W.-M.  Oncotarget, 8: 108825–108839.

Tissue-intrinsic tumor hotspots: terroir for tumorigenesis.  Tamori, Y. and Deng, W.-M.  Trends in Cancer, 3: 259–268.


Epithelial tumors originate in tumor hotspots, a tissue-intrinsic microenvironment.  Tamori, Y., Suzuki, E. and Deng, W.-M.  PLoS Biology, 14(9): e1002537. 

Press Release from FSU: Fruit flies yield clues on cancerous tumor hotspots.

Press Release from PLoS: Location, location, location: Cellular hotspots for tumors and regeneration.

Cover Art: PLoS Biology, Vol. 14(9) September 2016.

Growth of winner cells in cell competition – replacement and compensation.  Tamori, Y.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (Igaku No Ayumi), Vol. 29, No. 9. (Japanese).

Compensatory tissue repair in cell competition.  Tamori, Y.  Seitai No Kagaku, Vol. 67, No. 2. (Japanese).


Compensatory cellular hypertrophy: the other strategy for tissue homeostasis.  Tamori, Y. and Deng, W.-M.  Trends in Cell Biology, 24, 230–237.

Regulation of broad by the Notch pathway affects timing of follicle cell development.  Jia D., Tamori, Y., Pyrowolakis, G. and Deng, W.-M.  Developmental Biology, 392, 52–61.


Tissue repair through cell competition and compensatory cellular hypertrophy in postmitotic epithelia.  Tamori, Y. and Deng, W.-M.  Developmental Cell, 25, 350–363.

Press Release from FSU: System of competition and space compensation revealed.

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Efficient EGFR signaling and dorsal-ventral axis patterning requires syntaxin dependent Gurken trafficking.  Tian A.-G, Tamori, Y., Huang, Y.-C., Toledo, M.N. and Deng W.-M.  Developmental Biology, 373, 349–358.


Knudson Hypothesis.  Tamori, Y. and Deng, W.-M.  Cell Press Cell Picture Show, “Cancer”http://www.cell.com/pictureshow/cancer


Cell competition and its implications for development and cancer.  Tamori, Y. and Deng, W.-M.  Journal of Genetics and Genomics, 38, 483–496.

Cover art: Journal of Genetics and Genomics, Vol. 38, Issue 10.


Involvement of Lgl and Mahjong/VprBP in cell competition.  Tamori, Y., Bialucha, C.U., Tian, A.-G., Kajita, M., Huang, Y.-C., Norman, M., Harrison, N., Poulton, J., Ivanovitch, K., Disch, L., Liu, T., Deng, W.-M. and Fujita, Y.  PLoS Biology, 8, e1000422.

Press Release: Key to competition between cancer, normal cells.

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Highlighted in Discover Magazine “Top 100 Stories of 2010”No. 18

Highlighted in PLoS Biology, 8, e1000423.

Highlighted in Nature Reviews Cancer, 10, 598–599.

Mahjong-mediated regulation of cell competition.  Tamori, Y. and Deng, W.-M.  Experimental Medicine (Jikken Igaku), Vol. 29, No. 9, (Japanese).


Maternal effects on phenotypic plasticity in larvae of the salamander Hynobius retardatus.  Michimae, H., Nishimura, K., Tamori, Y. and Wakahara, M.  Oecologia, 160, 601–608.


Evolution acts on enhancer organization to fine-tune gradient threshold readouts.  Crocker, J., Tamori, Y. and Erives, A.  PLoS Biology, 6, e263.


P450 aromatase expression in the temperature-sensitive sexual differentiation of salamander (Hynobius retardatus) gonads.  Sakata, N., Tamori, Y. and Wakahara, M.  International Journal of Developmental Biology, 49, 417–425.


Spatio-temporal expression of a DAZ-like gene in the Japanese newt Cynops pyrrhogaster that has no germ plasm.  Tamori, Y., Iwai, T., Mita, K. and Wakahara, M.  Development Genes and Evolution, 214, 615–627.


Conversion of red blood cells (RBCs) from the larval to the adult type during metamorphosis in Xenopus: specific removal of mature larval-type RBCs by apoptosis.  Tamori, Y. and Wakahara, M.  International Journal of Developmental Biology, 44, 373–380.

Homoiogenetic regulation through the ectoderm on localized expression of the hatching gland phenotype in the head area of Xenopus embryos.  Tamori, Y., Mita, K. and Katagiri, C.  Development Growth and Differentiation, 42, 459–467.