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Yamasaki S, Sakata-Sogawa K, Hasegawa A, Suzuki T, Kabu K, Sato E, Kurosaki T, Yamashita S, Tokunaga M, Nishida K, Hirano T. Zinc is a novel intracellular second messenger. J Cell Biol. 177,637-645 (2007). Sakata-Sogawa, K., Tokunaga, M. Molecular imaging and analysis of microclusters responsible for initiating T cell receptor signaling Nippon Rinsho. 65, 242-6(2007) Review. Japanese. Miletic AV, Sakata-Sogawa K, Hiroshima M, Hamann MJ, Gomez TS, Ota N, Kloeppel T, Kanagawa O, Tokunaga M, Billadeau DD, Swat W. Vav1 acidic region tyrosine 174 is required for the formation of T cell receptor-induced microclusters and is essential in T cell development and activation. J Biol Chem 281,38257-38265(2006) Yamasaki S., Ishikawa, E., Sakuma, M., Ogata, K., Sakata-Sogawa K., Hiroshima, M., Wiest, D. L., Tokunaga M., Saito, T. Mechanistic basis of pre-T cell receptor-mediated autonomous signaling critical for thymocyte development. Nature Immunol 7, 67-75(2006). Kitamura K., Tokunaga M., Esaki, S., Iwane A. H. & Yanagida T. Mechanism of muscle contraction based on stochastic properties of single actomyosin motors observed in vitro. Biophysics, 1, 1-19 (2005) Yokosuka T., Sakata-Sogawa K., Kobayashi, W., Hiroshima, M., Hashimoto-Tane, A., Tokunaga M., Dustin, M. L., Saito, T. Newly generated T cell receptor microclusters initiate and sustain T cell activation by recruitment of Zap70 and SLP-76. Nature Immunol 6, 1253-1262 (2005). Tokunaga, M. Molecular Motor, “Comprehensive dictionary of physics”, edited by Suzuki, M. et al., Asakura Shoten, pp766-775 (2005) [written in Japanese]. Kitamura, K., Tokunaga,M., Esaki, S., Iwane, A. H. & Yanagida, T. Mechanism of muscle contraction based on stochastic properties of single actomyosin motors observed in vitro. Biophysics 1, 1-19(2005). Shiina, N., Shinkura, K. & Tokunaga, M. A novel RNA-binding protein in neuronal RNA granules, regulatory machinery for local translation. J Neurosci 25, 4420-4434(2005). Sakata-Sogawa, K., Shimamoto, N. RNA polymerase can track a DNA groove during promoter search. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 101, 14731-14735(2004).