JRD Outstanding Paper Award

The Society for Reproduction and Development (SRD) is pleased to announce the awardees of “Journal of Reproduction and Development (JRD) Outstanding Paper Award.” The JRD Outstanding Paper Award is given to the first authors of the papers that showed the most outstanding research outcomes during the volume year. The awardees will be presented the certificate of commendation and monetary prize of 30,000 Japanese yen. The JRD Editorial Board carefully reviewed the papers and determined the awardees.
  • The awardees (and the titles of the papers) selected are as follows (in alphabetical order).
  • Click the name of awardees to see the titles of the papers.

2020

Kouji KOMATSU
Increased supply from blood vessels promotes the activation of dormant primordial follicles in mouse ovaries
J Reprod Dev. 2020 Apr; 66(2): 105–113.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2019-091 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC7175393
Manami SENOO
RNA-binding protein Ptbp1 regulates alternative splicing and transcriptome in spermatogonia and maintains spermatogenesis in concert with Nanos3
J Reprod Dev. 2020 Oct; 66(5): 459–467.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2020-060 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC7593632
Daiki SHIKATA
H4K20 monomethylation inhibition causes loss of genomic integrity in mouse preimplantation embryos
J Reprod Dev. 2020 Oct; 66(5): 411–419.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2020-036 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC7593633
Shiro YAMASHITA
Suppression of mosaic mutation by co-delivery of CRISPR associated protein 9 and three-prime repair exonuclease 2 into porcine zygotes via electroporation
J Reprod Dev. 2020 Feb; 66(1): 41–48.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2019-088 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC7040215

2019

Helena FULKA
Dissecting the role of the germinal vesicle nuclear envelope and soluble content in the process of somatic cell remodelling and reprogramming
J Reprod Dev 65(5): 433–441, 2019
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2019-017 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC6815741
Daiyu ITO
Effect of trehalose on the preservation of freeze-dried mice spermatozoa at room temperature
J Reprod Dev 65(4): 353–359, 2019
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2019-058 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC6708850
Keiji MOCHIDA
Early production of offspring by in vitro fertilization using first-wave spermatozoa from prepubertal male mice
J Reprod Dev 65(5): 467–473, 2019
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2019-042 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC6815745

2018

Chika HIGUCHI
Ubiquitin-proteasome system modulates zygotic genome activation in early mouse embryos and influences full-term development
J Reprod Dev 64(1): 65–74, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2017-127 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC5830360
Shinnosuke HONDA
Oocyte-specific gene Oog1 suppresses the expression of spermatogenesis-specific genes in oocytes
J Reprod Dev 64(4): 297–301, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2018-024 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC6105735
Mito KANATSU-SHINOHARA
Reversible inhibition of the blood-testis barrier protein improves stem cell homing in mouse testes
J Reprod Dev 64(6): 511–522, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2018-093 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC6305854
Kento MIURA
Application of auxin-inducible degron technology to mouse oocyte activation with PLCζ
J Reprod Dev 64(4): 319–326, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2018-053 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC6105737

2017

Takashi FUJII
Production of calves by the transfer of cryopreserved bovine elongating conceptuses and possible application for preimplantation genomic selection
J. Reprod. Dev. 63(5): 497–504, 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2017-025 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC5649099
Kento MIURA
Defects in the first wave of folliculogenesis in mouse XO ovaries
J. Reprod. Dev. 63(3): 333–338, 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2017-033 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC5481637
Masataka NAKAYA
Visualization of the spatial arrangement of nuclear organization using three-dimensional fluorescence in situ hybridization in early mouse embryos: A new “EASI-FISH chamber glass” for mammalian embryos
J. Reprod. Dev. 63(2): 167–174, 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2016-172 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC5401810

2016

Satoshi HARA
Microinjection-based generation of mutant mice with a double mutation and a 0.5 Mb deletion in their genome by the CRISPR/Cas9 system
J. Reprod. Dev. 62 (5): 531–536, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2016-058 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC5081742
Miho MAKITA
The fertilization ability and developmental competence of bovine oocytes grown in vitro
J. Reprod. Dev. 62 (4): 379–384, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2016-001 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC5004794
Mei RONG
Meiotic cohesin subunits RAD21L and REC8 are positioned at distinct regions between lateral elements and transverse filaments in the synaptonemal complex of mouse spermatocytes
J. Reprod. Dev. 62 (6): 623–630, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2016-127 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC5177981
Ryoma YAMAMOTO
Characterization of gene expression in mouse embryos at the 1-cell stage
J. Reprod. Dev. 62 (1): 87–92, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2015-131 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC4768782

2015

Kimiko HONSHO
Naïve-like conversion enhances the difference in innate in vitro differentiation capacity between rabbit ES cells and iPS cells
J. Reprod. Dev. 61 (1): 13–19, 2015
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2014-098 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC4354226
Masatoshi OOGA
Involvement of histone H2B monoubiquitination in the regulation of mouse preimplantation development
J. Reprod. Dev. 61 (3): 179–184, 2015
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2014-137 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC4498372
Kosuke OTAKA
Distribution of the sex chromosome during mouse spermatogenesis in testis tissue sections
J. Reprod. Dev. 61 (5): 375–381, 2015
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2015-013 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC4623142
Takashi TANAKA
Pluripotent cell derivation from male germline cells by suppression of Dmrt1 and Trp53
J. Reprod. Dev. 61 (5): 473–484, 2015
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2015-059 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC4623154

2014

Ayumi HASEGAWA
Microdroplet In Vitro Fertilization Can Reduce the Number of Spermatozoa Necessary for Fertilizing Oocytes
J. Reprod. Dev. 60 (3): 187–193, 2014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2013-136 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC4085382
Kei ISHII
Cell-cycle-dependent Colonization of Mouse Spermatogonial Stem Cells After Transplantation into Seminiferous Tubules
J. Reprod. Dev. 60 (1): 37–46, 2014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2013-083 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC3958584
Koji KIMURA
Successful Nonsurgical Transfer of Bovine Elongating Conceptuses and Its Application to Sexing
J. Reprod. Dev. 60 (3): 210–215, 2014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2013-137 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC4085385
Natsumi SHIMIZU
Possible Role of ZPAC, Zygote-specific Proteasome Assembly Chaperone, During Spermatogenesis in the Mouse
J. Reprod. Dev. 60 (3): 179–186, 2014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2014-003 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC4085381

2013

Thanh Quang DANG-NGUYEN
Downregulation of Histone Methyltransferase Genes SUV39H1 and SUV39H2 Increases Telomere Length in Embryonic Stem-like Cells and Embryonic Fibroblasts in Pigs
J. Reprod. Dev. 59 (1): 27-32, 2013
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2012-118 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC3943233
Mami OIKAWA
RNAi-mediated Knockdown of Xist Does Not Rescue the Impaired Development of Female Cloned Mouse Embryos
J. Reprod. Dev. 59 (3): 231-237, 2013
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2012-195 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC3934135
Satoshi TSUKAMOTO
Functional Analysis of Lysosomes During Mouse Preimplantation Embryo Development
J. Reprod. Dev. 59 (1): 33-39, 2013
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2012-096 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC3943237
Nguyen VIET LINH
Fertilization Ability of Porcine Oocytes Reconstructed from Ooplasmic Fragments Produced and Characterized after Serial Centrifugations
J. Reprod. Dev. 59 (6): 549-556, 2013
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2013-042 (J-Stage)
PMCID: PMC3934151

2012

Seiki HARAGUCHI
Establishment of Self-renewing Porcine Embryonic Stem Cell-like Cells by Signal Inhibition
J. Reprod. Dev. 58 (6): 707–716, 2012
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2012-008 (J-Stage)
Yuji HIRAO
Optimization of Oxygen Concentration for Growing Bovine Oocytes In Vitro: Constant Low and High Oxygen Concentrations Compromise the Yield of Fully Grown Oocytes
J. Reprod. Dev. 58 (2): 204–211, 2012
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.11-132M (J-Stage)
Hitomi MATSUNARI
Hollow Fiber Vitrification: A Novel Method for Vitrifying Multiple Embryos in a Single Device
J. Reprod. Dev. 58 (5): 599–608, 2012
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.2011-051 (J-Stage)

2011

Kinuyo IWATA
Central Injection of Ketone Body Suppresses Luteinizing Hormone Release via the Catecholaminergic Pathway in Female Rats
J. Reprod. Dev. 57 (3): 379-384, 2011
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.11-001S (J-Stage)
Eun Young KIM
The Use of Embryonic Stem Cell Derived Bioactive Material as a New Protein Supplement for the In Vitro Culture of Bovine Embryos
J. Reprod. Dev. 57 (3): 346-354, 2011
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.10-113A (J-Stage)
Yayoi OBATA
Epigenetically Immature Oocytes Lead to Loss of Imprinting During Embryogenesis
J. Reprod. Dev. 57 (3): 327-334, 2011
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.10-145A (J-Stage)
Ken SAWAI
DNA Methylation Status of Bovine Blastocyst Embryos Obtained from Various Procedures
J. Reprod. Dev. 57 (2): 236-241, 2011
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.10-035A (J-Stage)

2010

Sugako OGUSHI
The Nucleolus in the Mouse Oocyte is Required for the Early Step of Both Female and Male Pronucleus Organization
J. Reprod. Dev. 56 (5): 495–501, 2010
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.09-184H (J-Stage)
Seung-Wook SHIN
Inhibition of the Ubiquitin-proteasome System Leads to Delay of the Onset of ZGA Gene Expression
J. Reprod. Dev. 56 (6): 655–663, 2010
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.10-104M (J-Stage)
Yasuhisa YAMASHITA
Progesterone is Essential for Maintenance of Tace/Adam17 mRNA Expression, But not EGF-like Factor, in Cumulus Cells, Which Enhances the EGF Receptor Signaling Pathway During In Vitro Maturation of Porcine COCs
J. Reprod. Dev. 56 (3): 315–323, 2010
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.09-199H (J-Stage)

2009

Seong-Keun CHO
Production of Transgenic Pigs Harboring the Human Erythropoietin (hEPO) Gene Using Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer.
J. Reprod. Dev. 55 (2): 128–136, 2009.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.20102 (J-Stage)
Anita FRANCZAK
Local and Systemic Effects of Embryos on Uterine Tissues During Early Pregnancy in Pigs.
J. Reprod. Dev. 55 (3): 262–272, 2009.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.20148 (J-Stage)
Manabu SATOH
Proteomic Analysis of the Mouse Ovary in Response to Two Gonadotropins, Follicle- Stimulating Hormone and Luteinizing Hormone.
J. Reprod. Dev. 55 (3): 316–326, 2009.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.20217 (J-Stage)
Vutha PHENG
Potencies of Centrally- or Peripherally-Injected Full-Length Kisspeptin or Its C-Terminal Decapeptide on LH Release in Intact Male Rats
J. Reprod. Dev. 55 (4): 378-382, 2009.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.20240 (J-Stage)

2008

Fuko MATSUDA
cFLIP Regulates Death Receptor-mediated Apoptosis in an Ovarian Granulosa Cell Line by Inhibiting Procaspase-8 Cleavage.
J. Reprod. Dev. 54: 314-320, 2008.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.20051 (J-Stage)
Tetsuo ONO
Nuclear Transfer Preserves the Nuclear Genome of Freeze-Dried Mouse Cells.
J. Reprod. Dev. 54: 486-491, 2008.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.20112 (J-Stage)
Tamás SOMFAI
Effect of Centrifugation Treatment before Vitrification on the Viability of Porcine Mature Oocytes and Zygotes Produced In Vitro.
J. Reprod. Dev. 54: 149-155, 2008.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.19150 (J-Stage)
The Japanese Society of Animal Reproduction (JSAR) is pleased to announce the awardees of “Journal of Reproduction and Development (JRD) Outstanding Paper Award.” The JRD Outstanding Paper Award is given to the first authors of the papers that showed the most outstanding research outcomes during the volume year. The awardees will be presented the certificate of commendation and monetary prize of 30,000 Japanese yen. The JRD Editorial Board carefully reviewed the papers and determined the awardees.

2007

Sachika ADACHI
Involvement of Anteroventral Periventricular Metastin/Kisspeptin Neurons in Estrogen Positive Feedback Action on Luteinizing Hormone Release in Female Rats.
J. Reprod. Dev. 53: 367-378, 2007.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.18146 (J-Stage)
Maho ISHIDA
Reproductive Phenotypes in Mice with Targeted Disruption of the 20 alpha-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Gene.
J. Reprod. Dev. 53: 499-508, 2007.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.18125 (J-Stage)
Akihisa MAEDA
The Role of Interleukin-6 in the Regulation of Granulosa Cell Apoptosis During Follicular Atresia in Pig Ovaries.
J. Reprod. Dev. 53: 481-490, 2007.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.18149 (J-Stage)
Yayoi OBATA
Long-Term Effects of In Vitro Growth of Mouse Oocytes on Their Maturation and Development.
J. Reprod. Dev. 53: 1183-1190, 2007.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.19079 (J-Stage)

2006

Klaus-Peter BRUSSOW
Experimental Evidence for the Influence of Cumulus-Oocyte-Complexes on Sperm Release from the Porcine Oviductal Sperm Reservoi.
J. Reprod. Dev. 52: 249-257, 2006.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.17085 (J-Stage)
Naoko INOUE
Expression and localization of Fas ligand and Fas during atresia in porcine ovarian follicles.
J. Reprod. Dev. 52: 723-730, 2006.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.18043 (J-Stage)
Shun-ichiro KAGEYAMA
Stage Specific Expression of Histone Deacetylase 4 (HDAC4) during Oogenesis and Early Preimplantation Development in Mice.
J. Reprod. Dev. 52: 99-106, 2006.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.17044 (J-Stage)
Hiromi MIKI
Improvement of Cumulus-free Oocyte Maturation In Vitro and Its Application to Microinsemination with Primary Spermatocytes in Mice.
J. Reprod. Dev. 52: 239-248, 2006.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.17078 (J-Stage)

2005

Sanjay BHOJWANI
Developmental Competence of HMCTM Derived Bovine Cloned Embryos Obtained from Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer of Adult Fibroblasts and Granulosa Cells.
J. Reprod. Dev. 51: 465-475, 2005.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.17025 (J-Stage)
Tokuko IWAMORI
Aberrant Development of Mammary Glands, but Precocious Expression of β-casein in Transgenic Females Ubiquitously Expressing Whey Acidic Protein Transgene.
J. Reprod. Dev. 51: 579-592, 2005.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.17024 (J-Stage)
Sayaka WAKAYAMA
Mice Cloned by Nuclear Transfer from Somatic and ntES Cells Derived from the Same Individuals.
J. Reprod. Dev. 51: 765-772, 2005.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.17061 (J-Stage)

2004

Mika KINOSHITA
Fourth Ventricular Alloxan Injection Suppresses Pulsatile Luteinizing Hormone Release in Female Rats.
J. Reprod. Dev. 50: 279-285, 2004.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.50.279 (J-Stage)
Hiromi MIKI
Microinsemination with First-Wave Round Spermatids from Immature Male Mice.
J. Reprod. Dev. 50: 131-137, 2004.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.50.131 (J-Stage)
Hiroshi OHTA
Full-Term Development of Offspring Using Round Spermatids Produced Ectopically from Fetal Male Germ Cells.
J. Reprod. Dev. 50: 429-437, 2004.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.50.429 (J-Stage)

2003

Minoru KOIZUMI
Prolactin Gene Expression in the Mouse Nipple.
J. Reprod. Dev. 49: 465-472, 2003.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.49.465 (J-Stage)
Ryutaro MORIYAMA
Glucoprivation-Induced Fos Expression in the Hypothalamus and Medulla Oblongata in Female Rats.
J. Reprod. Dev. 49: 151-157, 2003.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.49.151 (J-Stage)
Junwen QIN
Use of DNA Array to Screen Blastocyst Genes Potentially Involved in the Process of Murine Implantation.
J. Reprod. Dev. 49: 473-484, 2003.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.49.473 (J-Stage)
Alexander V. SIROTKIN
Oxyticin Mediates Some Effects of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I on Porcine Ovarian Follicles.
J. Reprod. Dev. 49: 141-149, 2003.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1262/jrd.49.141 (J-Stage)