ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-131009-3
Kawahara, Genri
Affiliation: Kunkel Lab
Country: United States


Widrick, J.J., Kawahara, G., Alexander, M.S., Beggs, A.H., Kunkel, L.M. (2019) Discovery of Novel Therapeutics for Muscular Dystrophies using Zebrafish Phenotypic Screens. Journal of neuromuscular diseases. 6(3):271-287
Serafini, P.R., Feyder, M.J., Hightower, R.M., Garcia-Perez, D., Vieira, N.M., Lek, A., Gibbs, D.E., Moukha-Chafiq, O., Augelli-Szafran, C.E., Kawahara, G., Widrick, J.J., Kunkel, L.M., Alexander, M.S. (2018) A limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2I model of muscular dystrophy identifies corrective drug compounds for dystroglycanopathies. JCI insight. 3(18):
Vieira, N.M., Spinazzola, J.M., Alexander, M.S., Moreira, Y.B., Kawahara, G., Gibbs, D.E., Mead, L.C., Verjovski-Almeida, S., Zatz, M., Kunkel, L.M. (2017) Repression of phosphatidylinositol transfer protein α ameliorates the pathology of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 114(23):6080-6085
Kawahara, G., Maeda, H., Kikura-Hanajiri, R., Yoshida, K.I., Hayashi, Y.K. (2017) The psychoactive drug 25B-NBOMe recapitulates rhabdomyolysis in zebrafish larvae. Forensic toxicology. 35:369-375
Widrick, J.J., Alexander, M., Sanchez, B., Gibbs, D., Kawahara, G., Beggs, A., Kunkel, L. (2016) Muscle dysfunction in a zebrafish model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Physiological Genomics. 48(11):850-860
Kawahara, G., Hayashi, Y.K. (2016) Characterization of Zebrafish Models of Marinesco-Sjögren Syndrome. PLoS One. 11:e0165563
Balasubramanian, A., Kawahara, G., Gupta, V.A., Rozkalne, A., Beauvais, A., Kunkel, L.M., Gussoni, E. (2014) Fam65b is important for formation of the HDAC6-dysferlin protein complex during myogenic cell differentiation. FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 28(7):2955-2969
Kawahara, G., Gasperini, M.J., Myers, J.A., Widrick, J.J., Eran, A., Serafini, P.R., Alexander, M.S., Pletcher, M.T., Morris, C.A., and Kunkel, L.M. (2014) Dystrophic muscle improvement in zebrafish via increased heme oxygenase signaling. Human molecular genetics. 23(7):1869-78
Alexander, M.S., Kawahara, G., Motohashi, N., Casar, J.C., Eisenberg, I., Myers, J.A., Gasperini, M.J., Estrella, E.A., Kho, A.T., Mitsuhashi, S., Shapiro, F., Kang, P.B., and Kunkel, L.M. (2013) MicroRNA-199a is induced in dystrophic muscle and affects WNT signaling, cell proliferation, and myogenic differentiation. Cell death and differentiation. 20(9):1194-208
Mitsuhashi, H., Mitsuhashi, S., Lynn-Jones, T., Kawahara, G., and Kunkel, L.M. (2013) Expression of DUX4 in zebrafish development recapitulates facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. Human molecular genetics. 22(3):268-277
Kawahara, G., and Kunkel, L.M. (2013) Zebrafish based small molecule screens for novel DMD drugs. Drug Discovery Today: Technologies. 10(1):e91-e96
Gupta, V.A., Kawahara, G., Myers, J.A., Chen, A.T., Hall, T.E., Manzini, M.C., Currie, P.D., Zhou, Y., Zon, L.I., Kunkel, L.M., and Beggs, A.H. (2012) A Splice Site Mutation in Laminin-alpha2 Results in a Severe Muscular Dystrophy and Growth Abnormalities in Zebrafish. PLoS One. 7(8):e43794
Kawahara, G., Serafini, P.R., Myers, J.A., Alexander, M.S., and Kunkel, L.M. (2011) Characterization of zebrafish dysferlin by morpholino knockdown. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 413(2):358-63
Gupta, V., Kawahara, G., Gundry, S.R., Chen, A.T., Lencer, W.I., Zhou, Y., Zon, L.I., Kunkel, L.M., and Beggs, A.H. (2011) The zebrafish dag1 mutant: A novel genetic model for dystroglycanopathies. Human molecular genetics. 20(9):1712-25
Alexander, M.S., Kawahara, G., Kho, A.T., Howell, M.H., Pusack, T.J., Myers, J.A., Montanaro, F., Zon, L.I., Guyon, J.R., and Kunkel, L.M. (2011) Isolation and transcriptome analysis of adult zebrafish cells enriched for skeletal muscle progenitors. Muscle & nerve. 43(5):741-750
Kawahara, G., Karpf, J.A., Myers, J.A., Alexander, M.S., Guyon, J.R., and Kunkel, L.M. (2011) Drug screening in a zebrafish model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108(13):5331-6
Kawahara, G., Guyon, J.R., Nakamura, Y., and Kunkel, L.M. (2010) Zebrafish models for human FKRP muscular dystrophies. Human molecular genetics. 19(4):623-633
Sohn, R.L., Huang, P., Kawahara, G., Mitchell, M., Guyon, J., Kalluri, R., Kunkel, L.M., and Gussoni, E. (2009) A role for nephrin, a renal protein, in vertebrate skeletal muscle cell fusion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 106(23):9274-9279