Experts and Doctors on plant genes in Japan


Locale: Japan
Topic: plant genes

Top Publications

  1. Fujiki Y, Nakagawa Y, Furumoto T, Yoshida S, Biswal B, Ito M, et al. Response to darkness of late-responsive dark-inducible genes is positively regulated by leaf age and negatively regulated by calmodulin-antagonist-sensitive signalling in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Physiol. 2005;46:1741-6 pubmed
    ..Our results suggest that Ca(2+)/calmodulin signalling conveys a negative signal that suppresses the responses of late-responsive din genes to prolonged darkness. The results are discussed in relation to natural senescence. ..
  2. Endo M, Ishikawa Y, Osakabe K, Nakayama S, Kaya H, Araki T, et al. Increased frequency of homologous recombination and T-DNA integration in Arabidopsis CAF-1 mutants. EMBO J. 2006;25:5579-90 pubmed
  3. Minami H, Kim J, Ikezawa N, Takemura T, Katayama T, Kumagai H, et al. Microbial production of plant benzylisoquinoline alkaloids. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:7393-8 pubmed publisher
  4. Magome H, Yamaguchi S, Hanada A, Kamiya Y, Oda K. The DDF1 transcriptional activator upregulates expression of a gibberellin-deactivating gene, GA2ox7, under high-salinity stress in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 2008;56:613-26 pubmed publisher
    ..These results demonstrate that, under salinity stress, Arabidopsis plants actively reduce endogenous GA levels via the induction of GA 2-oxidase, with the result that growth is repressed for stress adaptation. ..
  5. Kawashima I, Kennedy T, Chino M, Lane B. Wheat Ec metallothionein genes. Like mammalian Zn2+ metallothionein genes, wheat Zn2+ metallothionein genes are conspicuously expressed during embryogenesis. Eur J Biochem. 1992;209:971-6 pubmed
    ..The findings suggest that the wheat Ec metallothionein genes, like mammalian liver metallothionein genes, are conspicuously expressed during embryogenesis...
  6. Matsuoka M. Structure, genetic mapping, and expression of the gene for pyruvate, orthophosphate dikinase from maize. J Biol Chem. 1990;265:16772-7 pubmed
    ..In both cases, expression of the beta-glucuronidase gene was observed, indicating that the 5'-flanking region of the gene can act as a promoter in tobacco cells. ..
  7. Yamagata H, Uesugi M, Saka K, Iwasaki T, Aizono Y. Molecular cloning and characterization of a cDNA and a gene for subtilisin-like serine proteases from rice (Oryza sativa L.) and Arabidopsis thaliana. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2000;64:1947-57 pubmed
  8. Tozawa Y, Hasegawa H, Terakawa T, Wakasa K. Characterization of rice anthranilate synthase alpha-subunit genes OASA1 and OASA2. Tryptophan accumulation in transgenic rice expressing a feedback-insensitive mutant of OASA1. Plant Physiol. 2001;126:1493-506 pubmed
    ..The OASA1(D323N) transgene may prove useful for the generation of crops with an increased Trp content. ..
  9. Terakami S, Shoda M, Adachi Y, Gonai T, Kasumi M, Sawamura Y, et al. Genetic mapping of the pear scab resistance gene Vnk of Japanese pear cultivar Kinchaku. Theor Appl Genet. 2006;113:743-52 pubmed

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  1. Saijo Y, Hata S, Sheen J, Izui K. cDNA cloning and prokaryotic expression of maize calcium-dependent protein kinases. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1997;1350:109-14 pubmed
    ..A cell-free extract of Escherichia coli transformed with the recombinant plasmid exhibited calcium-dependent phosphorylation activity, using casein as a substrate. ..
  2. Fukuda Y. Interaction of nuclear proteins with intrinsically curved DNA in a matrix attachment region of a tobacco gene. Plant Mol Biol. 2000;44:91-8 pubmed
    ..The possible functions of the binding proteins and their relationship to previously identified nuclear proteins, such as high-mobility-group proteins, are discussed. ..
  3. Fukui M, Futamura N, Mukai Y, Wang Y, Nagao A, Shinohara K. Ancestral MADS box genes in Sugi, Cryptomeria japonica D. Don (Taxodiaceae), homologous to the B function genes in angiosperms. Plant Cell Physiol. 2001;42:566-75 pubmed
    ..japonica occurred in an ancestral conifer species. ..
  4. Kikuchi S, Isagi Y. Microsatellite genetic variation in small and isolated populations of Magnolia sieboldii ssp. japonica. Heredity (Edinb). 2002;88:313-21 pubmed
  5. Urano K, Hobo T, Shinozaki K. Arabidopsis ADC genes involved in polyamine biosynthesis are essential for seed development. FEBS Lett. 2005;579:1557-64 pubmed
    ..These results indicate that AtADC genes are required for production of polyamines that are essential for normal seed development in Arabidopsis. ..
  6. Tsumura Y, Kado T, Takahashi T, Tani N, Ujino Ihara T, Iwata H. Genome scan to detect genetic structure and adaptive genes of natural populations of Cryptomeria japonica. Genetics. 2007;176:2393-403 pubmed
  7. Onda Y, Kumamaru T, Kawagoe Y. ER membrane-localized oxidoreductase Ero1 is required for disulfide bond formation in the rice endosperm. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:14156-61 pubmed publisher
    ..Together, we propose that the formation of native disulfide bonds in proglutelins depends on an electron transfer pathway involving OsEro1 and OsPDIL. ..
  8. Yoshiba Y, Kiyosue T, Katagiri T, Ueda H, Mizoguchi T, Yamaguchi Shinozaki K, et al. Correlation between the induction of a gene for delta 1-pyrroline-5-carboxylate synthetase and the accumulation of proline in Arabidopsis thaliana under osmotic stress. Plant J. 1995;7:751-60 pubmed
    ..The AtP5CR gene was not induced to a significant extent by dehydration or high-salt stress. These observations suggest that the AtP5CS gene plays a principal role in the biosynthesis of proline in A. thaliana under osmotic stress. ..
  9. Kubo N, Ozawa K, Hino T, Kadowaki K. A ribosomal protein L2 gene is transcribed, spliced, and edited at one site in rice mitochondria. Plant Mol Biol. 1996;31:853-62 pubmed
    ..The mitochondrial rpl2 sequence is absent from the pea mitochondrial genome and we consequently propose that the mitochondrial RPL2 protein is encoded by a nuclear gene in pea. ..
  10. Fukaki H, Fujisawa H, Tasaka M. SGR1, SGR2, SGR3: novel genetic loci involved in shoot gravitropism in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiol. 1996;110:945-55 pubmed
    ..We conclude that SGR1, SGR2, and SGR3 are novel genetic loci specifically involved in the regulatory mechanisms of shoot gravitropism in A. thaliana. ..
  11. Hirayama T, Mitsukawa N, Shibata D, Shinozaki K. AtPLC2, a gene encoding phosphoinositide-specific phospholipase C, is constitutively expressed in vegetative and floral tissues in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Mol Biol. 1997;34:175-80 pubmed
    ..The AtPLC2 mRNA was detected in vegetative and floral tissues. We determined the positions of these two PI-PLCs genes on Arabidopsis chromosomes by RFLP mapping using P1 genomic clones. ..
  12. Berberich T, Harada M, Sugawara K, Kodama H, Iba K, Kusano T. Two maize genes encoding omega-3 fatty acid desaturase and their differential expression to temperature. Plant Mol Biol. 1998;36:297-306 pubmed
    ..thaliana FAD7 and FAD8 genes and the sizes of the 6 internal exons were identical among them. A phylogenetic analysis of ZmFAD7, ZmFAD8 amino acid sequences and those originated from other plant species is also presented. ..
  13. Kitamura Y, Arahira M, Itoh Y, Fukazawa C. The complete nucleotide sequence of soybean glycinin A2B1a gene spanning to another glycinin gene A1aB1b. Nucleic Acids Res. 1990;18:4245 pubmed
  14. Kiyosue T, Yoshiba Y, Yamaguchi Shinozaki K, Shinozaki K. A nuclear gene encoding mitochondrial proline dehydrogenase, an enzyme involved in proline metabolism, is upregulated by proline but downregulated by dehydration in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 1996;8:1323-35 pubmed
    ..These results suggest that ERD5 encodes a precursor of proline dehydrogenase (oxidase), which is regulated at the level of mRNA accumulation in both dehydrated and rehydrated plants. ..
  15. Urao T, Yamaguchi Shinozaki K, Mitsukawa N, Shibata D, Shinozaki K. Molecular cloning and characterization of a gene that encodes a MYC-related protein in Arabidopsis. Plant Mol Biol. 1996;32:571-6 pubmed
  16. Tsujimoto Y, Numaga T, Ohshima K, Yano M, Ohsawa R, Goto D, et al. Arabidopsis TOBAMOVIRUS MULTIPLICATION (TOM) 2 locus encodes a transmembrane protein that interacts with TOM1. EMBO J. 2003;22:335-43 pubmed
    ..thaliana presumed to be an essential constituent of tobamovirus replication complex. The data presented here suggest that TOM2A is also an integral part of the tobamovirus replication complex...
  17. Nakagawa H, Ferrario S, Angenent G, Kobayashi A, Takatsuji H. The petunia ortholog of Arabidopsis SUPERMAN plays a distinct role in floral organ morphogenesis. Plant Cell. 2004;16:920-32 pubmed
    ..The shortening of inflorescence stems and petal tubes was primarily attributable to suppression of cell elongation, whereas a decrease in cell number was mainly responsible for the size reduction of petal limbs. ..
  18. Iwakawa H, Shinmyo A, Sekine M. Arabidopsis CDKA;1, a cdc2 homologue, controls proliferation of generative cells in male gametogenesis. Plant J. 2006;45:819-31 pubmed
    ..Thus, CDKA;1 is essential for cell division of the generative cell in male gametogenesis. ..
  19. Yoshioka Y, Kurei S, Machida Y. Identification of a monofunctional aspartate kinase gene of Arabidopsis thaliana with spatially and temporally regulated expression. Genes Genet Syst. 2001;76:189-98 pubmed
    ..These results indicated that this aspartate kinase gene was not expressed uniformly but in a spatially specific manner. ..
  20. Murase K, Shiba H, Iwano M, Che F, Watanabe M, Isogai A, et al. A membrane-anchored protein kinase involved in Brassica self-incompatibility signaling. Science. 2004;303:1516-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Transient expression of MLPK restores the ability of mm papilla cells to reject self-pollen, suggesting that MLPK is a positive mediator of Brassica SI signaling...
  21. Shoji T, Ogawa T, Hashimoto T. Jasmonate-induced nicotine formation in tobacco is mediated by tobacco COI1 and JAZ genes. Plant Cell Physiol. 2008;49:1003-12 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicate that jasmonate-triggered, COI1-mediated degradation of JAZ repressors activates transcriptional regulation of nicotine biosynthesis genes in tobacco roots. ..
  22. Iwata Y, Yoneda M, Yanagawa Y, Koizumi N. Characteristics of the nuclear form of the Arabidopsis transcription factor AtbZIP60 during the endoplasmic reticulum stress response. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2009;73:865-9 pubmed
    ..On the basis of the present study combined with observations described in the literature, possible mechanisms of AtbZIP60's action in the nucleus are discussed. ..
  23. Sakuma S, Pourkheirandish M, Matsumoto T, Koba T, Komatsuda T. Duplication of a well-conserved homeodomain-leucine zipper transcription factor gene in barley generates a copy with more specific functions. Funct Integr Genomics. 2010;10:123-33 pubmed publisher
    ..HvHox2 was expressed in all organs examined but Vrs1 was predominantly expressed in immature inflorescence. ..
  24. Yamamizo C, Kishimoto S, Ohmiya A. Carotenoid composition and carotenogenic gene expression during Ipomoea petal development. J Exp Bot. 2010;61:709-19 pubmed publisher
    ..CHYB, an enzyme that catalyses the addition of a hydroxyl residue required for esterification, was found to be a key enzyme for the accumulation of chromoplast-type carotenoids in petals...
  25. Tarutani Y, Shiba H, Iwano M, Kakizaki T, Suzuki G, Watanabe M, et al. Trans-acting small RNA determines dominance relationships in Brassica self-incompatibility. Nature. 2010;466:983-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Our finding may provide new insights into the widespread monoallelic gene expression systems. ..
  26. Ogihara Y, Terachi T, Sasakuma T. Molecular analysis of the hot spot region related to length mutations in wheat chloroplast DNAs. I. Nucleotide divergence of genes and intergenic spacer regions located in the hot spot region. Genetics. 1991;129:873-84 pubmed
    ..The divergence of wheat from barley, and that from rice are estimated based on the nucleotide similarity to be 1.5, 10 and 40 million years, respectively...
  27. Kiyosue T, Beetham J, Pinot F, Hammock B, Yamaguchi Shinozaki K, Shinozaki K. Characterization of an Arabidopsis cDNA for a soluble epoxide hydrolase gene that is inducible by auxin and water stress. Plant J. 1994;6:259-69 pubmed
    ..e. stems and leaves), but not in roots, flowers and seeds. The possible function of AtsEH is discussed. A similar sEH cDNA has recently been characterized in potato (Stapleton et al., 1994). ..
  28. Konishi S, Ebana K, Izawa T. Inference of the japonica rice domestication process from the distribution of six functional nucleotide polymorphisms of domestication-related genes in various landraces and modern cultivars. Plant Cell Physiol. 2008;49:1283-93 pubmed publisher
    ..Independent artificial selections of two defective Rd alleles were found, suggesting a role for Rd other than in pigment synthesis during rice domestication...
  29. Mizoguchi T, Hayashida N, Yamaguchi Shinozaki K, Kamada H, Shinozaki K. Two genes that encode ribosomal-protein S6 kinase homologs are induced by cold or salinity stress in Arabidopsis thaliana. FEBS Lett. 1995;358:199-204 pubmed
  30. Misaka T, Kuroda M, Iwabuchi K, Abe K, Arai S. Soyacystatin, a novel cysteine proteinase inhibitor in soybean, is distinct in protein structure and gene organization from other cystatins of animal and plant origin. Eur J Biochem. 1996;240:609-14 pubmed
    ..Immunohistochemical experiments reveal that soyacystatin is expressed nearly uniformly in the cotyledons. These results also suggest the possible occurrence of a cysteine proteinase as the target enzyme of soyacystatin...
  31. Nakabayashi K, Ito M, Kiyosue T, Shinozaki K, Watanabe A. Identification of clp genes expressed in senescing Arabidopsis leaves. Plant Cell Physiol. 1999;40:504-14 pubmed
    ..These observations suggest that chloroplast Clp protease is composed of very complicated combinations of subunits, and that ERD1, nClpP5 and pClpP have a role in the concerted degradation of protein in senescing chloroplasts. ..
  32. Kusaba S, Honda C, Kano Murakami Y. Isolation and expression analysis of gibberellin 20-oxidase homologous gene in apple. J Exp Bot. 2001;52:375-6 pubmed
    ..The transcript of this gene was detected mainly in immature seeds between 1-3 months after full bloom. These results suggested that this apple GA 20-oxidase gene might be involved in GA biosynthesis in developing apple seed. ..
  33. Ashida Y, Nishimoto M, Matsushima A, Watanabe J, Hirata T. Molecular cloning and mRNA expression of geraniol-inducible genes in cultured shoot primordia of Matricaria chamomilla. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2002;66:2511-4 pubmed
    ..The levels of McEREBP1 and McWRKY1 mRNAs were maximum when measured 1 h after treatment of the cultured cells with geraniol. ..
  34. Nakagawa N, Sakurai N. A mutation in At-nMat1a, which encodes a nuclear gene having high similarity to group II intron maturase, causes impaired splicing of mitochondrial NAD4 transcript and altered carbon metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Physiol. 2006;47:772-83 pubmed
    ..The isolation of the css1 mutant also provides a useful resource in the study of post-transcriptional gene regulation in mitochondria. ..
  35. Furutani I, Watanabe Y, Prieto R, Masukawa M, Suzuki K, Naoi K, et al. The SPIRAL genes are required for directional control of cell elongation in Aarabidopsis thaliana. Development. 2000;127:4443-53 pubmed
    ..Our model may have implicit bearing on the circumnutation mechanism...
  36. Konishi T, Takeda T, Miyazaki Y, Ohnishi Kameyama M, Hayashi T, O Neill M, et al. A plant mutase that interconverts UDP-arabinofuranose and UDP-arabinopyranose. Glycobiology. 2007;17:345-54 pubmed
  37. Takumi S, Kosugi T, Murai K, Mori N, Nakamura C. Molecular cloning of three homoeologous cDNAs encoding orthologs of the maize KNOTTED1 homeobox protein from young spikes of hexaploid wheat. Gene. 2000;249:171-81 pubmed
    ..The ectopic expression of the wknox1 was observed in lemma of wheat Hooded (Hd) mutants. The result suggested that the Hd gene is a dominant allele of the wknox1 locus on chromosome 4A. ..
  38. Ueno K, Kinoshita T, Inoue S, Emi T, Shimazaki K. Biochemical characterization of plasma membrane H+-ATPase activation in guard cell protoplasts of Arabidopsis thaliana in response to blue light. Plant Cell Physiol. 2005;46:955-63 pubmed
    ..We determined isogenes of the plasma membrane H+-ATPase and found the expression of all isogenes of functional plasma membrane H+-ATPases (AHA1-11) in guard cell protoplasts. ..
  39. Shimoda Y, Shimoda Sasakura F, Kucho K, Kanamori N, Nagata M, Suzuki A, et al. Overexpression of class 1 plant hemoglobin genes enhances symbiotic nitrogen fixation activity between Mesorhizobium loti and Lotus japonicus. Plant J. 2009;57:254-63 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that the basal level of NO in nodules inhibits nitrogen fixation, and overexpression of class 1 Hbs enhances symbiotic nitrogen fixation activity by removing NO as an inhibitor of nitrogenase. ..
  40. Yabe N, Takahashi T, Komeda Y. Analysis of tissue-specific expression of Arabidopsis thaliana HSP90-family gene HSP81. Plant Cell Physiol. 1994;35:1207-19 pubmed
    ..Only a slight response to IAA was observed in HSP81-1 mRNA accumulation at 22 degrees C; the increase was possibly caused by a novel pathway other than heat-shock-response pathway. ..
  41. Ohme Takagi M, Shinshi H. Ethylene-inducible DNA binding proteins that interact with an ethylene-responsive element. Plant Cell. 1995;7:173-82 pubmed publisher
    ..RNA gel blot analysis revealed that accumulation of mRNAs for EREBPs was induced by ethylene, but individual EREBPs exhibited different patterns of expression...
  42. Kiyosue T, Yamaguchi Shinozaki K, Shinozaki K. ERD15, a cDNA for a dehydration-induced gene from Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiol. 1994;106:1707 pubmed
  43. Urao T, Katagiri T, Mizoguchi T, Yamaguchi Shinozaki K, Hayashida N, Shinozaki K. Two genes that encode Ca(2+)-dependent protein kinases are induced by drought and high-salt stresses in Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol Gen Genet. 1994;244:331-40 pubmed
    ..The ATCDPK2 protein expressed in Escherichia coli was found to phosphorylate casein and myelin basic protein preferentially, relative to a histone substrate, and required Ca2+ for activation. ..
  44. Mizoguchi T, Hayashida N, Yamaguchi Shinozaki K, Kamada H, Shinozaki K. ATMPKs: a gene family of plant MAP kinases in Arabidopsis thaliana. FEBS Lett. 1993;336:440-4 pubmed
    ..Genes for MAP kinases in Arabidopsis constitute a family that contains more than seven members. Sequence analysis suggests that there are at least three subfamilies in the family of Arabidopsis genes for MAP kinases. ..
  45. Ueda T, Yoshizumi T, Anai T, Matsui M, Uchimiya H, Nakano A. AtGDI2, a novel Arabidopsis gene encoding a Rab GDP dissociation inhibitor. Gene. 1998;206:137-43 pubmed
    ..Genomic DNA hybridization using specific probes reveals the presence of one more GDI gene in Arabidopsis. This may imply differentiated roles of GDI in higher plants. ..
  46. Koyama H, Takita E, Kawamura A, Hara T, Shibata D. Over expression of mitochondrial citrate synthase gene improves the growth of carrot cells in Al-phosphate medium. Plant Cell Physiol. 1999;40:482-8 pubmed
    ..It appears, the overexpression of mitochondrial citrate synthase in carrot cells improves the growth rate in Al-phosphate medium possibly as a result of increased citrate excretion. ..
  47. Kohchi T, Mukougawa K, Frankenberg N, Masuda M, Yokota A, Lagarias J. The Arabidopsis HY2 gene encodes phytochromobilin synthase, a ferredoxin-dependent biliverdin reductase. Plant Cell. 2001;13:425-36 pubmed
    ..Database searches and hybridization studies suggest that HY2 is a unique gene in the Arabidopsis genome that is related to a family of proteins found in oxygenic photosynthetic bacteria. ..
  48. Okada Y, Ito K. Cloning and analysis of valerophenone synthase gene expressed specifically in lupulin gland of hop (Humulus lupulus L.). Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2001;65:150-5 pubmed
    ..Northern analysis showed that the valerophenone synthase gene seemed to be expressed specifically in the lupulin gland. ..
  49. Igarashi D, Miwa T, Seki M, Kobayashi M, Kato T, Tabata S, et al. Identification of photorespiratory glutamate:glyoxylate aminotransferase (GGAT) gene in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 2003;33:975-87 pubmed
    ..Based on these results, it was concluded that AOAT1 is targeted to peroxisomes, functions as a photorespiratory GGAT, plays a markedly important role for plant growth and the metabolism of amino acids. ..
  50. Imaizumi Anraku H, Takeda N, Charpentier M, Perry J, Miwa H, Umehara Y, et al. Plastid proteins crucial for symbiotic fungal and bacterial entry into plant roots. Nature. 2005;433:527-31 pubmed publisher
    ..Surprisingly, both twin proteins are localized in the plastids of root cells, indicating a previously unrecognized role of this ancient endosymbiont in controlling intracellular symbioses that evolved more recently...
  51. Kume S, Kobayashi F, Ishibashi M, Ohno R, Nakamura C, Takumi S. Differential and coordinated expression of Cbf and Cor/Lea genes during long-term cold acclimation in two wheat cultivars showing distinct levels of freezing tolerance. Genes Genet Syst. 2005;80:185-97 pubmed
  52. Takeda T, Amano K, Ohto M, Nakamura K, Sato S, Kato T, et al. RNA interference of the Arabidopsis putative transcription factor TCP16 gene results in abortion of early pollen development. Plant Mol Biol. 2006;61:165-77 pubmed
    ..Our results therefore suggest that TCP16, a putative transcription factor, plays a crucial role in early processes in pollen development. ..
  53. Seo S, Katou S, Seto H, Gomi K, Ohashi Y. The mitogen-activated protein kinases WIPK and SIPK regulate the levels of jasmonic and salicylic acids in wounded tobacco plants. Plant J. 2007;49:899-909 pubmed
    ..These results suggest that WIPK and SIPK play an important role in JA production in response to wounding, and that they function cooperatively to control SA biosynthesis. ..
  54. Li D, Inoue H, Takahashi M, Kojima T, Shiraiwa M, Takahara H. Molecular characterization of a novel salt-inducible gene for an OSBP (oxysterol-binding protein)-homologue from soybean. Gene. 2008;407:12-20 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, we suggest that GmOSBP may be involved in some physiological reactions for stress-response and cotyledon senescence in the soybean...
  55. Ueda M, Nishikawa T, Fujimoto M, Takanashi H, Arimura S, Tsutsumi N, et al. Substitution of the gene for chloroplast RPS16 was assisted by generation of a dual targeting signal. Mol Biol Evol. 2008;25:1566-75 pubmed publisher
  56. Sugimoto K, Takeuchi Y, Ebana K, Miyao A, Hirochika H, Hara N, et al. Molecular cloning of Sdr4, a regulator involved in seed dormancy and domestication of rice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010;107:5792-7 pubmed publisher
    ..rufipogon allele among the accessions examined. These results are discussed with respect to possible selection of the allele during the domestication process. ..
  57. Mitsui H, Nakatani K, Yamaguchi Shinozaki K, Shinozaki K, Nishikawa K, Takahashi H. Sequencing and characterization of the kinesin-related genes katB and katC of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Mol Biol. 1994;25:865-76 pubmed
  58. Sakamoto A, Minami M, Huh G, Iwabuchi M. The putative zinc-finger protein WZF1 interacts with a cis-acting element of wheat histone genes. Eur J Biochem. 1993;217:1049-56 pubmed
    ..The relationship of WZF1 and HBP-2 and the possible role of WZF1 in the histone gene expression were discussed. ..
  59. Kobayashi T, Hotta Y, Tabata S. Isolation and characterization of a yeast gene that is homologous with a meiosis-specific cDNA from a plant. Mol Gen Genet. 1993;237:225-32 pubmed
    ..Since disruption of either one of these genes had a drastic effect on the ability to form spores, ISC2 and ISC10 are expected to play significant roles in the formation of reproductive cells. ..
  60. Ueda T, Anai T, Tsukaya H, Hirata A, Uchimiya H. Characterization and subcellular localization of a small GTP-binding protein (Ara-4) from Arabidopsis: conditional expression under control of the promoter of the gene for heat-shock protein HSP81-1. Mol Gen Genet. 1996;250:533-9 pubmed
    ..Using transgenic plants, we determined the subcellular localization of the product of ARA-4. The protein was predominantly localized on Golgi-derived vesicles, Golgi cisternae and the trans-Golgi network. ..
  61. Hirose T, Imaizumi N, Scofield G, Furbank R, Ohsugi R. cDNA cloning and tissue specific expression of a gene for sucrose transporter from rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant Cell Physiol. 1997;38:1389-96 pubmed
    ..In addition, expression of OsSUT1 was high in etiolated seedlings and decreased during light-induced greening. ..
  62. Tsuda S, Kirita M, Watanabe Y. Characterization of a pepper mild mottle tobamovirus strain capable of overcoming the L3 gene-mediated resistance, distinct from the resistance-breaking Italian isolate. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 1998;11:327-31 pubmed
    ..Computer models suggest the critical residues in overcoming resistance lie in CP regions that putatively interact with other subunits. These results contribute to our understanding of the virus's ability to circumvent plant resistance...
  63. Takane K, Tajima S, Kouchi H. Structural and expression analysis of uricase mRNA from Lotus japonicus. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2000;13:1156-60 pubmed
    ..LjUr is in the cluster of amide-transport legumes even though L. japonicus bears determinate nodules. ..
  64. Aoki A, Kanegami A, Mihara M, Kojima T, Shiraiwa M, Takahara H. Molecular cloning and characterization of a novel soybean gene encoding a leucine-zipper-like protein induced to salt stress. Gene. 2005;356:135-45 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that GmTDF-5 might be a novel cytosolic leucine-zipper-like protein functioning in mature organs of soybean shoot against water-potential changes...
  65. Nakajima K, Kawamura T, Hashimoto T. Role of the SPIRAL1 gene family in anisotropic growth of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Physiol. 2006;47:513-22 pubmed
  66. Terakami S, Adachi Y, Iketani H, Sato Y, Sawamura Y, Takada N, et al. Genetic mapping of genes for susceptibility to black spot disease in Japanese pears. Genome. 2007;50:735-41 pubmed
    ..Information about the positions of the susceptibility genes and the molecular markers linked to them will be useful for marker-assisted selection in pear breeding programs. ..
  67. Tamura T, Asakura T, Uemura T, Ueda T, Terauchi K, Misaka T, et al. Signal peptide peptidase and its homologs in Arabidopsis thaliana--plant tissue-specific expression and distinct subcellular localization. FEBS J. 2008;275:34-43 pubmed
    ..These results suggest that AtSPP mediates the cleavage of signal peptide in the ER membrane as well as HsSPP does, and also that AtSPPL1 and AtSPPL2 located in the endosomes have distinct roles in cells. ..
  68. Thirumurugan T, Ito Y, Kubo T, Serizawa A, Kurata N. Identification, characterization and interaction of HAP family genes in rice. Mol Genet Genomics. 2008;279:279-89 pubmed publisher
    ..This may suggest that the HAP complexes may control various aspects of rice growth and development through tissue specific expression and complex formation of three subunit members...
  69. Nomura T, Ishizuka A, Kishida K, Islam A, Endo T, Iwamura H, et al. Chromosome arm location of the genes for the biosynthesis of hordatines in barley. Genes Genet Syst. 2007;82:455-64 pubmed
    ..These facts suggest that the HvPrx7 gene on 2HL is not involved in the hordatine biosynthesis and that unidentified peroxidase gene responsible for the hordatine biosynthesis is located on 2HS in barley...
  70. Sando T, Takeno S, Watanabe N, Okumoto H, Kuzuyama T, Yamashita A, et al. Cloning and characterization of the 2-C-methyl-D-erythritol 4-phosphate (MEP) pathway genes of a natural-rubber producing plant, Hevea brasiliensis. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2008;72:2903-17 pubmed publisher
  71. Sakai H, Itoh T. Massive gene losses in Asian cultivated rice unveiled by comparative genome analysis. BMC Genomics. 2010;11:121 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results imply that the domestication process accelerated large-scale genomic deletions in the lineage of Asian cultivated rice and that the close relatives of cultivated rice have the potential to restore the lost traits. ..
  72. Kouchi H, Sekine M, Hata S. Distinct classes of mitotic cyclins are differentially expressed in the soybean shoot apex during the cell cycle. Plant Cell. 1995;7:1143-55 pubmed publisher
    ..Sequence comparison of 18 plant mitotic cyclins cloned thus far showed that they can be divided into four distinct structural groups with different functions in cell cycle progression...
  73. Kouchi H, Hata S. Isolation and characterization of novel nodulin cDNAs representing genes expressed at early stages of soybean nodule development. Mol Gen Genet. 1993;238:106-19 pubmed
    ..On the other hand, GmN#93 transcripts first appeared in the primary nodule meristem just below the root epidermis. In mature nodules they were only present in the infected cells...
  74. Angata K, Kuroe K, Yanagisawa K, Tanaka Y. Codon usage, genetic code and phylogeny of Dictyostelium discoideum mitochondrial DNA as deduced from a 7.3-kb region. Curr Genet. 1995;27:249-56 pubmed
    ..All seven tRNAs are able to form typical clover leaf structures. The molecular phylogenetic trees of CYTB and SSU rRNA suggest that D. discoideum is closer to green plants than to animals and fungi. ..
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