Nishitoh, H., Matsuzawa, A., Tobiume, K., Saegusa, K., Takeda, K., Inoue, K., Hori, S., Kakizuka, A. and Ichijo, H.
ASK1 is essential for endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced neuronal cell death triggered by expanded polyglutamine repeats.
Genes Dev., 16, 1345-1355 (2002).

  Kuranaga, E., Kanuka, H., Igaki, T., Sawamoto, K., Ichijo, H., Okano, H. and Miura, M.
Reaper-mediated inhibition of DIAP1-induced DTRAF1 degradation results in activation of JNK in Drosophila.
Nat. Cell Biol., 4, 705-710 (2002).

  Matsuura, H., Nishitoh, H., Takeda, K., Matsuzawa, A., Amagasa, T., Ito, M., Yoshioka, K. and Ichijo, H.
Phosphorylation-dependent scaffolding role of JSAP1/JIP3 in the ASK1-JNK signaling pathway: a new mode of regulation of the MAP kinase cascade.
J. Biol. Chem., 277, 40703-40709 (2002).

  Inoshita, S., Takeda, K., Hatai, T., Terada, Y., Sano, M., Hata, J., Umezawa, A. and Ichijo, H.
Phosphorylation and Inactivation of Mcl-1 by c-Jun N-terminal Kinase (JNK) in response to oxidative stress.
J. Biol. Chem., 277, 43730-43734 (2002).

  Gilot, D., Loyer, P., Corlu, A., Glaise, D., Lagadic-Gossmann, D., Atfi, A., Morel, F., Ichijo, H. and Guguen-Guillouzo, C.
Liver protection from apoptosis requires both blockage of initiator caspase activities and inhibition of ASK1/JNK pathway via glutathione S-transferase regulation.
J. Biol. Chem., 277, 49220-49229 (2002).

  Tobiume, K., Saitoh, M. and Ichijo, H.
Activation of apoptosis signal-regulating kinase 1 by the stress-induced activating phosphorylation of pre-formed oligomer.
J. Cell. Physiol., 191, 1091-1099 (2002).

  Saeki, K., Kobayashi, N., Inazawa, Y., Zhang, H., Nishitoh, H., Ichijo, H., Saeki, K., Isemura, M. and Yuo, A.
Oxidation-triggered c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and p38 mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase pathways for apoptosis in human leukaemic cells stimulated by epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG): a distinct pathway from those of chemically induced and receptor-mediated apoptosis.
Biochem. J., 368, 705-720 (2002).

  Jibiki, I., Hashimoto, S., Maruoka, S., Gon, Y., Matsuzawa, A., Nishitoh, H., Ichijo, H., and Horie, T.
Apoptosis signal-regulating kinase 1-mediated signaling pathway regulates nitric oxide-induced activator protein-1 activation in human bronchial epithelial cells.
Am. J. Respir. Cri. Care Med., 167, 856-861 (2002).

Review articles

  Takeda, K. and Ichijo, H.
Neuronal p38 MAPK signalling: an emerging regulator of cell fate and function in the nervous system.
Genes Cells, (review article), 7, 1099-1111 (2002).

  Matsuzawa, A., Nishitoh, H., Tobiume, K., Takeda, K. and Ichijo, H.
Physiological roles of ASK1-mediated signal transduction in oxidative stress- and endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced apoptosis: advanced findings from ASK1 knockout mice.
Antioxid. Redox Signal, (review article), 4, 415-425 (2002).