Original research

  • Sexual rejection via a vomeronasal receptor-triggered limbic circuit.
    Osakada T*, Ishii KK*, Mori H*, Eguchi R, Ferrero DM, Yoshihara Y, Liberles SD, Miyamichi K*#, Touhara K#. Nat Comm 9, 4463, 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-07003-5.
  • A Labeled-Line Neural Circuit for Pheromone-Mediated Sexual Behaviors in Mice.
    Ishii KK*, Osakada T*, Mori H, Miyasaka N, Yoshihara Y, Miyamichi K*#, Touhara K#. Neuron 95, 123-137, 2017
    Ishii et al. investigated how a male pheromone enhances sexual receptivity of female mice, and identified responsible neural types and pathways in the amygdala-hypothalamus axis. This circuit consists of neurons that are highly intermingled but mostly distinct from those mediating predator cues. This image designed by Nozomi Ohgi artistically depicts a labeled-line organization of neural circuitries that connect olfactory signal inputs to specific behavioral outputs: red lines for the sex pheromone and sexual behavior; blue lines for predator cues and defensive behavior.
  • Viral-genetic tracing of the input-output organization of a central noradrenaline circuit.
    Schwarz LA*, Miyamichi K*, Gao XJ, Beier KT, Weissbourd B, DeLoach KE, Ren J, Ibanes S, Malenka RC, Kremer EJ, Luo L. Nature 524, 88-92, 2015
  • Presynaptic Partners of Dorsal Raphe Serotonergic and GABAergic Neurons.
    Weissbourd BC, Ren J, DeLoach KE, Guenthner CJ, Miyamichi K¶, Luo L¶. Neuron 83, 1-18, 2014
  • Dissecting Local Circuits: Parvalbumin Interneurons Underlie Broad Feedback Control of Olfactory Bulb Output.
    Miyamichi K*, Shlomai-Fuchs Y*, Shu M, Weissbourd BC, Luo L, Mizrahi A. Neuron 80, 1232-45, 2013
  • Permanent Genetic Access to Transiently Active Neurons Using Targeted Recombination in Active Populations (TRAP).
    Guenthner CJ, Miyamichi K, Yang HH, Heller HC, Luo L. Neuron 78, 773-784, 2013
  • Extensions of MADM (mosaic analysis with double markers) in mice.
    Tasic B*, Miyamichi K*, Hippenmeyer S*, Dani VS, Zeng H, Joo W, Zong H, Chen-Tsai Y, Luo L. PLoS One. 7, e33332. 2012
  • Cortical representations of olfactory input by trans-synaptic tracing.
    Miyamichi K, Amat F, Moussavi F, Wang C, Wickersham I, Wall NR, Taniguchi H, Tasic B, Huang ZJ, He Z, Callaway EM, Horowitz MA, Luo L. Nature 472, 191-196, 2011

Before 2010 (Selected)

  • A neuronal identity code for the odorant receptor-specific and activity-dependent axon sorting.
    Serizawa S*, Miyamichi K*, Takeuchi H*, Yamagishi Y, Suzuki M, Sakano H. Cell 127, 1057-1069, 2006
  • Continuous and overlapping expression domains of odorant receptor genes in the olfactory epithelium determine the dorsal/ventral positioning of glomeruli in the olfactory bulb.
    Miyamichi K*, Serizawa S*, Kimura H, Sakano H. Journal of Neuroscience 25, 3586-3592, 2005
  • Negative feedback regulation ensures the one receptor-one olfactory neuron rule in mouse.
    Serizawa S*, Miyamichi K*, Nakatani H, Suzuki M, Saito M, Yoshihara Y, Sakano H. Science 302, 2088-94, 2003

Collaborative Contributions

  • CUBIC-Cloud provides an integrative computational framework toward community-driven whole-mouse-brain mapping
    Mano T., Murata K., Kon K., Shimizu C., Ono H., Shi S., Yamada RG., Miyamichi K., Susaki EA., Touhara K., and Ueda HR. Cell Reports Methods 10.1016/j.crmeth.2021.100038 2021
  • Calcitonin receptor signaling in the medial preoptic area enables risk-taking maternal care
    Yoshihara C., Tokita K., Maruyama T., Kaneko M., Tsuneoka T., Fukumitsu K., Miyazawa E., Shinozuka K., Huang A.J. , McHugh T.J., Tanaka M, Itohara S., Touhara K., Miyamichi K., and Kuroda K.O. Cell Reports 10.1016/j.celrep.2021.109204, 2021
  • Amygdalohippocampal area neurons that project to the preoptic area mediate infant-firected attack in male mice
    Sato K, Hamasaki Y, Fukui K, Ito K, Miyamichi K, Minami M, Amano T. Journal of Neuro 40, 3981, 2020
  • Versatile whole-organ/body staining and imaging based on electrolyte-gel properties of biological tissues
    Susaki EA, Shimizu C, Kono A, Tainaka K, Li X, Nishi K, Morishima K, Ono H, Ode KL, Saeki Y, Miyamichi K, Isa K, Yokoyama C, Kitaura H. Ikemura M, Ushiku T, Shimizu Y, Saito T, Saido TC, Fukayama M, Onoe H, Touhara K, Isa T, Kakita A, Shibayama M, Ueda HR. Nat Comm 11, 1982, 2020
  • GABAergic neurons in the olfactory cortex projecting to the lateral hypothalamus in mice
    Murata K, Kinoshita T, Fukazawa Y, Kobayashi K, Kobayashi K, Miyamichi K, Okuno H, Bito H, Sakurai Y, Yamaguchi M, Mori K, Manabe H. Sci Rep 9, 7132, 2019
  • Functional circuit architecture underlying parental behaviour
    Kohl J, Babayan BM, Rubinstein ND, Autry AE, Marin-Rodriguez B, Kapoor V, Miyamichi K, Zweifel LS, Luo L, Uchida N, Dulac C. Nature 556, 326-331, 2018
  • Identification of an Intra- and Inter-specific Tear Protein Signal in Rodents
    Tsunoda M, Miyamichi K, Eguchi R, Sakuma Y, Yoshihara Y, Kikusui T, Kuwahara M, Touhara K. Curr Biol 28, 1213-1223, 2018
  • Cell type-specific long-range connections of basal forebrain circuit.
    Do JP, Xu M, Lee SH, Chang WC, Zhang S, Chung S, Yung TJ, Fan JL, Miyamichi K, Luo L, Dan Y. eLife 5:e13214, 2016
  • Circuit Architecture of VTA Dopamine Neurons Revealed by Systematic Input-Output Mapping.
    Beier KT, Steinberg EE, DeLoach KE, Xie S, Miyamichi K, Schwarz L, Gao XJ, Kremer EJ, Malenka RC, Luo L. Cell 162, 622-34, 2015
  • Functional transformations of odor inputs in the mouse olfactory bulb.
    Adam Y, Livneh Y, Miyamichi K, Groysman M, Luo L, Mizrahi A. Front Neural Circuits 8, 129, 2014
  • Developmental Sculpting of Intracortical Circuits by MHC Class I H2-Db and H2-Kb.
    Adelson JD, Sapp RW, Brott BK, Lee H, Miyamichi K, Luo L, Cheng S, Djurisic M, Shatz CJ. Cereb Cortex Epub ahead of print, 2014
  • Long-range and local circuits for top-down modulation of visual cortex processing.
    Zhang S, Xu M, Kamigaki T, Hoang Do JP, Chang WC, Jenvay S, Miyamichi K, Luo L, Dan Y. Science 345, 660-5, 2014
  • Characterization of long descending premotor propriospinal neurons in the spinal cord.
    Ni Y, Nawabi H, Liu X, Yang L, Miyamichi K, Tedeschi A, Xu B, Wall NR, Callaway EM, He Z. Journal of Neuroscience 34, 9404-9417, 2014
  • Anterograde or retrograde transynaptic labeling of CNS neurons with vesicular stomatitis virus vectors.
    Beier K, Saunders A, Oldenburg IA, Miyamichi K, Akhtar N, Luo L, Whelan S, Sabatini BL, Cepko C. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. 108, 15414-15419, 2011
  • Genetic mosaic dissection of Lis1 and Ndel1 in neuronal migration.
    Hippenmeyer S, Youn YH, Moon HM, Miyamichi K, Zong H, Wynshaw-Boris A, Luo L. Neuron 68, 695-709, 2010
  • A global double-fluorescent Cre reporter mouse.
    Muzumdar MD, Tasic B, Miyamichi K, Li L, Luo L. Genesis 45, 593-605, 2007


  • Miyamichi K & Schwarz LA.
    Connectivity and Circuit Architecture Using Transsynaptic Tracing in Vertebrates Chapter 4 of "Decoding Neural Circuit Structure and Function: Cellular Dissection Using Genetic Model Organisms” Edited by Aruzu Celik & Mathias F. Wernet
    Springer 2017 http://www.springer.com/in/book/9783319573625
    Decoding neural circuit


  • Functional Dissection of Olfactory Neuronal Circuits by Genetic and Viral Technology.
    Miyamichi K. 実験医学No.532, 2905-2911, 2014 (in Japanese)
  • Visualizing Olfactory Circuits.
    Miyamichi K. 現代化学 No.522, 2014 (in Japanese)
  • Frontier in neuronal circuits underlying olfactory processing in the brain.
    Miyamichi K, Touhara K 日本医師会雑誌, 124巻12号, 2607-26011, 2014 (in Japanese)
  • Trans-synaptic tracing and its application to the olfactory system.
    Miyamichi K. 生体の科学, 64号, 24-28, 2013 (in Japanese)
  • Brain wiring by presorting axons.
    Miyamichi K, Luo L. Science 325, 544-5, 2009
  • Negative feedback regulation ensures the one neuron-one receptor rule in the mouse olfactory system.
    Serizawa S, Miyamichi K, Sakano H. Chemical Senses 30, i99-100, 2005
  • One neuron-one receptor rule in the mouse olfactory system.
    Serizawa S, Miyamichi K, Sakano H. Trends in Genetics 20, 648-53, 2004

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