A Terakita

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Affiliation: Kyoto University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi Cephalochordate melanopsin: evolutionary linkage between invertebrate visual cells and vertebrate photosensitive retinal ganglion cells
    Mitsumasa Koyanagi
    Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    Curr Biol 15:1065-9. 2005
  2. ncbi Light-regulated localization of the beta-subunit of Gq-type G-protein in the crayfish photoreceptors
    A Terakita
    Insitute of Biology, Oita University, Japan
    J Comp Physiol A 183:411-7. 1998
  3. pmc The opsins
    Akihisa Terakita
    Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University and Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    Genome Biol 6:213. 2005
  4. pmc Highly conserved glutamic acid in the extracellular IV-V loop in rhodopsins acts as the counterion in retinochrome, a member of the rhodopsin family
    A Terakita
    Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University and Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology CREST, Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 97:14263-7. 2000
  5. ncbi Difference in molecular structure of rod and cone visual pigments studied by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
    H Imai
    Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan
    Biochemistry 40:2879-86. 2001
  6. ncbi The second cytoplasmic loop of metabotropic glutamate receptor functions at the third loop position of rhodopsin
    T Yamashita
    Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan
    J Biochem 130:149-55. 2001
  7. doi Identification and characterization of a protostome homologue of peropsin from a jumping spider
    Takashi Nagata
    Department of Biology and Geosciences, Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, Sumiyoshi ku, Osaka 558 8585, Japan
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 196:51-9. 2010
  8. pmc Jellyfish vision starts with cAMP signaling mediated by opsin-G(s) cascade
    Mitsumasa Koyanagi
    Department of Biology and Geosciences, Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, 3 3 138 Sugimoto cho, Sumiyoshi ku, Osaka 558 8585, Japan
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:15576-80. 2008
  9. ncbi Two isoforms of chicken melanopsins show blue light sensitivity
    Masaki Torii
    Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    FEBS Lett 581:5327-31. 2007
  10. pmc A pivot between helices V and VI near the retinal-binding site is necessary for activation in rhodopsins
    Hisao Tsukamoto
    Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    J Biol Chem 285:7351-7. 2010

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  1. ncbi Cephalochordate melanopsin: evolutionary linkage between invertebrate visual cells and vertebrate photosensitive retinal ganglion cells
    Mitsumasa Koyanagi
    Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    Curr Biol 15:1065-9. 2005
    ..The cephalochordate rhabdomeric photoreceptor represents an evolutionary link between the invertebrate visual photoreceptor and the vertebrate circadian photoreceptor...
  2. ncbi Light-regulated localization of the beta-subunit of Gq-type G-protein in the crayfish photoreceptors
    A Terakita
    Insitute of Biology, Oita University, Japan
    J Comp Physiol A 183:411-7. 1998
    ....
  3. pmc The opsins
    Akihisa Terakita
    Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University and Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    Genome Biol 6:213. 2005
    ....
  4. pmc Highly conserved glutamic acid in the extracellular IV-V loop in rhodopsins acts as the counterion in retinochrome, a member of the rhodopsin family
    A Terakita
    Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University and Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology CREST, Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 97:14263-7. 2000
    ..Because the position at 181 is in the extracellular loop connecting the transmembrane helices VI and V, these results demonstrate the importance of this loop to function for spectral tuning in the rhodopsin family...
  5. ncbi Difference in molecular structure of rod and cone visual pigments studied by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
    H Imai
    Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan
    Biochemistry 40:2879-86. 2001
    ..Some of these changes appear to be the pathway from the chromophore to cytoplasmic surface of the pigment and thus could affect the activation process of transducin...
  6. ncbi The second cytoplasmic loop of metabotropic glutamate receptor functions at the third loop position of rhodopsin
    T Yamashita
    Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan
    J Biochem 130:149-55. 2001
    ..These results strongly suggest that the molecular architectures of rhodopsin and mGluR are different, although the G protein activation mechanism involving the cytoplasmic loops is common...
  7. doi Identification and characterization of a protostome homologue of peropsin from a jumping spider
    Takashi Nagata
    Department of Biology and Geosciences, Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, Sumiyoshi ku, Osaka 558 8585, Japan
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 196:51-9. 2010
    ..These findings provide the first demonstration that the peropsin can form a photosensitive pigment in vivo and underlie non-visual function...
  8. pmc Jellyfish vision starts with cAMP signaling mediated by opsin-G(s) cascade
    Mitsumasa Koyanagi
    Department of Biology and Geosciences, Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, 3 3 138 Sugimoto cho, Sumiyoshi ku, Osaka 558 8585, Japan
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:15576-80. 2008
    ..These similarities imply a monophyletic origin of ciliary phototransduction cascades distributed from prebilaterian to vertebrate...
  9. ncbi Two isoforms of chicken melanopsins show blue light sensitivity
    Masaki Torii
    Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    FEBS Lett 581:5327-31. 2007
    ..The melanopsin isoforms found in this study may function as pineal circadian photoreceptors...
  10. pmc A pivot between helices V and VI near the retinal-binding site is necessary for activation in rhodopsins
    Hisao Tsukamoto
    Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    J Biol Chem 285:7351-7. 2010
    ....
  11. pmc The magnitude of the light-induced conformational change in different rhodopsins correlates with their ability to activate G proteins
    Hisao Tsukamoto
    Department of Biology and Geosciences, Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, Osaka 558 8585, Japan
    J Biol Chem 284:20676-83. 2009
    ..The different amplitude of the helix movement may also be responsible for functional diversity of G protein-coupled receptors...
  12. ncbi Counterion displacement in the molecular evolution of the rhodopsin family
    Akihisa Terakita
    Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, and Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    Nat Struct Mol Biol 11:284-9. 2004
    ..Thus an ancestral vertebrate rhodopsin probably acquired the Glu113 counterion, followed by structural optimization for efficient G protein activation during molecular evolution...
  13. ncbi Origin of the vertebrate visual cycle: genes encoding retinal photoisomerase and two putative visual cycle proteins are expressed in whole brain of a primitive chordate
    Yuki Nakashima
    Department of Life Science, Graduate School of Science, Himeji Institute of Technology, Hyogo 678 1297, Japan
    J Comp Neurol 460:180-90. 2003
    ..The present data suggest that isomerization of all-trans-retinoid to 11-cis-retinoid occurs in the brain vesicle and visceral ganglion of a primitive chordate...
  14. ncbi A novel constitutively active mutation in the second cytoplasmic loop of metabotropic glutamate receptor
    Takahiro Yamashita
    Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University and Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology CREST, Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Kyoto, Japan
    J Neurochem 91:484-92. 2004
    ....
  15. ncbi Functional interaction between bovine rhodopsin and G protein transducin
    Akihisa Terakita
    Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    J Biol Chem 277:40-6. 2002
    ..These results suggest that the binding of loop 3 of bovine rhodopsin to region A in Galpha(t) is one of the mechanisms of specific G(t) activation by bovine rhodopsin...
  16. ncbi Amphioxus homologs of Go-coupled rhodopsin and peropsin having 11-cis- and all-trans-retinals as their chromophores
    Mitsumasa Koyanagi
    Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, 606 8502, Kyoto, Japan
    FEBS Lett 531:525-8. 2002
    ..The results strongly suggest that the physiological function of peropsin would be a retinal photoisomerase, while 11-cis configuration is necessary for the Go-coupled opsin groups...
  17. doi Conformational change of the transmembrane helices II and IV of metabotropic glutamate receptor involved in G protein activation
    Takahiro Yamashita
    Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    J Neurochem 106:850-9. 2008
    ..These results provided the model that the conformational changes at the cytoplasmic ends of helices II and IV of mGluR are involved in the efficient G protein coupling...
  18. ncbi Expression and comparative characterization of Gq-coupled invertebrate visual pigments and melanopsin
    Akihisa Terakita
    Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    J Neurochem 105:883-90. 2008
    ..Our findings are also important in that this is the first report describes a heterologous large-scale expression of the Gq-coupled invertebrate visual pigments in cultured cells...
  19. ncbi Conserved proline residue at position 189 in cone visual pigments as a determinant of molecular properties different from rhodopsins
    Shigeki Kuwayama
    Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, and Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology CREST, Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    Biochemistry 41:15245-52. 2002
    ..The completely conserved nature of proline at position 189 could provide a clue to the molecular evolution of the pigments...
  20. pmc A rhodopsin exhibiting binding ability to agonist all-trans-retinal
    Hisao Tsukamoto
    Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University and Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:6303-8. 2005
    ..In addition, an additional mechanism was acquired in vertebrate rhodopsin to prevent completely the binding of exogenous all-trans-retinal during molecular evolution...
  21. doi Gq-coupled rhodopsin subfamily composed of invertebrate visual pigment and melanopsin
    Mitsumasa Koyanagi
    Department of Biology and Geosciences, Graduate School of Sciences, Osaka City University, Sumiyoshi ku, Osaka, Japan
    Photochem Photobiol 84:1024-30. 2008
    ..Research into the Gq-coupled rhodopsin subfamily, especially invertebrate melanopsins, will provide an opportunity to investigate the evolution of various physiologic functions, based on orthologous genes, during animal evolution...
  22. ncbi Immunohistochemical characterization of a parapinopsin-containing photoreceptor cell involved in the ultraviolet/green discrimination in the pineal organ of the river lamprey Lethenteron japonicum
    Emi Kawano-Yamashita
    Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Nara Women s University, Nara, Japan
    J Exp Biol 210:3821-9. 2007
    ....
  23. ncbi [Structure-function relationship in G protein-coupled receptors deduced from crystal structure of rhodopsin]
    Tetsuji Okada
    Tanpakushitsu Kakusan Koso 47:1123-30. 2002
  24. ncbi Parietal-eye phototransduction components and their potential evolutionary implications
    Chih Ying Su
    Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Science 311:1617-21. 2006
    ..Gustducin-alpha resembles transducin-alpha functionally and likely mediates the hyperpolarizing response. The parietopsin-Go signaling pair provides clues about how rod and cone phototransduction might have evolved...