• Tanimizu N, editor. “Hepatic Stem Cells” In Methods in Molecular Biology 1905. Springer Protocols. Humana Press, 248 pages, 2019
  • Tanimizu N*, Mitaka T. “Chapter 3; Plasticity of liver epithelial cells in healthy and injured livers” In Stem Cells and Cancer in Hepatology: From the Essentials to application. 1st Edition. Yun-wen Zheng, Ed. Academic Press, pp. 35-54, 2018
  • Tanimizu N*. “Chapter 6; Development and Regeneration of Intrahepatic Bile Ducts” In Advances in Medicine and Biology. Vol. 130, Nova Science Publishers, pp. 187-216, 2018
  • Mizuguchi T, Mizuguchi T, Mitaka T, Hirata K. Role of Branched Chain Amino Acids in Cellular and Organ Damage: The prognostic significance of the preoperative branched chain amino acid to tyrosine ratio. Rajendram R, Preedy VR, Patel VB, Eds. In Branched Chain Amino Acids in Clinical Nutrition, Vol II. London: Humana Press, pp 65-77, 2015
  • Tanimizu N, Kikkawa Y, Mitaka T. “Chapter 6; Laminins: Structure, Biological Activity and Role in Disease” Demetrius C. Adams and Emil O. Garcia, eds. In Roles of laminins in epithelial morphogenesis in the liver. 2013. pp 105-116. Nova Publishers
  • Mitaka T, Sato F. “Chapter 14; Small Hepatocytes in Primary Cultures” Berry M and Edwards AM, eds. In The Hepatocyte Review, Kluwer academic publishers, Dordrecht, pp. 195-208, 2000.


* Correspondence
Bold: Equally contributed


  • Mitaka T*, Ichinohe N, Tanimizu N.”Small Hepatocytes” in the Liver. Cells 2023 Nov 27; 12(23): 2718.
  • Tanimizu N*, Ichinohe N, Mitaka T. β-adrenergic receptor agonist promotes ductular expansion during 3,5-diethoxycarbonyl-1,4-dihydrocollidine-induced chronic liver injury. Scientific Reports 2023 May 1;13(1):7084. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-33882-w
  • Ichinohe N*, Tanimizu N, Ishigami K, Yoshioka Y, Fujitani N, Ochiya T, Takahashi M, Mitaka T*. CINC-2 and miR-199a-5p in EVs secreted by transplanted Thy1+ cells activate hepatocytic progenitor cell growth in rat liver regeneration. Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 2023 14:134


International Conferences


  • Tanimizu N, Mitaka T. Studying and building liver epithelial architecture. COLD SPRING HARBOR ASIA CONFERENCES. LIVER, BIOLOGY, DISEASES & CANCER. December 8-12, 2019, Awaji, Japan.
  • Ichinohe N, Tanimizu N, Mitaka T. Transplantation of bone marrow mesenchymal cells enhance liver regeneration by secreted extracellular vesicles directly activating of hepatic progenitor cells. COLD SPRING HARBOR ASIA CONFERENCES. LIVER, BIOLOGY, DISEASES & CANCER (poster) December 8-12, 2019, Awaji, Japan.

International Conferences



  • Periods
  • Foundations
    (Project Number)
  • Principle
  • Research Project
  • 2020-2022
  • Grant-in-Aid for
    Scientific Research (C)
  • Tanimizu N
  • Research for mechanisms regulating hepato-biliary connections
  • 2019-2022
  • Grant-in-Aid for
    Scientific Research (B)
  • Sudo R
    (Mitaka T)
  • 血管相互作用を基軸にした三次元コンプレックス組織工学の創生
  • 2018-2020
  • Grant-in-Aid for
    Research (B)
  • Mitaka T
  • Research for the revival of functions in severe damaged livers by renewal of hepatocytes