Experts and Doctors on plant proteins in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan


Locale: Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
Topic: plant proteins

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  1. Fujii S, Toriyama K. DCW11, down-regulated gene 11 in CW-type cytoplasmic male sterile rice, encoding mitochondrial protein phosphatase 2c is related to cytoplasmic male sterility. Plant Cell Physiol. 2008;49:633-40 pubmed publisher
    ..Down-regulation of DCW11 and up-regulation of AOX1a were also observed in two other types of rice CMS. Our result indicates that DCW11 could play a role as a mitochondrial signal transduction mediator in pollen germination. ..
  2. Nakamura Y, Miyatake R, Ueda M. Enantiodifferential approach for the detection of the target membrane protein of the jasmonate glycoside that controls the leaf movement of Albizzia saman. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2008;47:7289-92 pubmed publisher
  3. Funayama K, Kojima S, Tabuchi Kobayashi M, Sawa Y, Nakayama Y, Hayakawa T, et al. Cytosolic glutamine synthetase1;2 is responsible for the primary assimilation of ammonium in rice roots. Plant Cell Physiol. 2013;54:934-43 pubmed publisher
    ..The results indicate that GS1;2 is important in the primary assimilation of ammonium ions taken up by rice roots, with GS1;1 in the roots unable to compensate for GS1;2 functions. ..
  4. Hondo D, Hase S, Kanayama Y, Yoshikawa N, Takenaka S, Takahashi H. The LeATL6-associated ubiquitin/proteasome system may contribute to fungal elicitor-activated defense response via the jasmonic acid-dependent signaling pathway in tomato. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2007;20:72-81 pubmed
    ..The LeATL6-associated ubiquitin/proteasome system may contribute to elicitor-activated defense responses via a JA-dependent signaling pathway in plants. ..
  5. Takahashi Y, Berberich T, Yamashita K, Uehara Y, Miyazaki A, Kusano T. Identification of tobacco HIN1 and two closely related genes as spermine-responsive genes and their differential expression during the Tobacco mosaic virus -induced hypersensitive response and during leaf- and flower-senescence. Plant Mol Biol. 2004;54:613-22 pubmed
    ..That HIN1 and its closely related genes are Spm-responsive genes also supports the idea that Spm plays a role as a signal transmitter in the HR process. ..
  6. Park J, Ishikawa Y, Ochiai T, Kanno A, Kameya T. Two GLOBOSA-like genes are expressed in second and third whorls of homochlamydeous flowers in Asparagus officinalis L. Plant Cell Physiol. 2004;45:325-32 pubmed
    ..2003) Plant Mol Biol. 51: 867]. These results indicate that the class B genes are not involved in the outer tepal development in asparagus, not supporting the modified ABC model in asparagus...
  7. Gaidamashvili M, Ohizumi Y, Iijima S, Takayama T, Ogawa T, Muramoto K. Characterization of the yam tuber storage proteins from Dioscorea batatas exhibiting unique lectin activities. J Biol Chem. 2004;279:26028-35 pubmed
    ..DB1, DB2, and DB3 did not show any activity of carbonic anhydrase, amylase, or trypsin inhibitor activity. These results show that two of the four major proteins isolated from the yam tubers D. batatas have unique lectin activities...
  8. Sato Y, Fujimoto R, Toriyama K, Nishio T. Commonality of self-recognition specificity of S haplotypes between Brassica oleracea and Brassica rapa. Plant Mol Biol. 2003;52:617-26 pubmed
    ..Comparing deduced amino-acid sequences of SP11 proteins and SRK proteins in the pairs, regions of SP11 and SRK important for self-recognition are discussed. ..
  9. Tochigi T, Udagawa H, Li F, Kitashiba H, Nishio T. The self-compatibility mechanism in Brassica napus L. is applicable to F1 hybrid breeding. Theor Appl Genet. 2011;123:475-82 pubmed publisher
    ..oleracea. This line was self-incompatible, but F(1) hybrids between this line and 'Westar' were self-compatible. These results suggest that the self-compatibility mechanism of 'Westar' is applicable to F(1) seed production in B. napus. ..

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  1. Zou Z, Ishida M, Li F, Kakizaki T, Suzuki S, Kitashiba H, et al. QTL analysis using SNP markers developed by next-generation sequencing for identification of candidate genes controlling 4-methylthio-3-butenyl glucosinolate contents in roots of radish, Raphanus sativus L. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e53541 pubmed publisher
    ..Nucleotide sequences and expression of these genes suggested their possible function in 4MTB-GSL biosynthesis in radish roots...
  2. Mizuno H, Kobayashi A, Fujii N, Yamashita M, Takahashi H. Hydrotropic response and expression pattern of auxin-inducible gene, CS-IAA1, in the primary roots of clinorotated cucumber seedlings. Plant Cell Physiol. 2002;43:793-801 pubmed
    ..These results support the idea that asymmetry of localization of auxin is associated with differential growth in hydrotropically responding roots. ..
  3. Fujii S, Toriyama K. Genome barriers between nuclei and mitochondria exemplified by cytoplasmic male sterility. Plant Cell Physiol. 2008;49:1484-94 pubmed publisher
    ..This review summarizes the current perspectives in CMS and fertility restoration, mainly from the viewpoint of anterograde/retrograde signaling. ..
  4. Kitazawa D, Miyazawa Y, Fujii N, Hoshino A, Iida S, Nitasaka E, et al. The gravity-regulated growth of axillary buds is mediated by a mechanism different from decapitation-induced release. Plant Cell Physiol. 2008;49:891-900 pubmed publisher
  5. Kanzaki A, Toi M, Neamati N, Miyashita H, Oubu M, Nakayama K, et al. Copper-transporting P-type adenosine triphosphatase (ATP7B) is expressed in human breast carcinoma. Jpn J Cancer Res. 2002;93:70-7 pubmed
    ..These findings suggested that ATP7B gene expression might be a chemoresistance marker for cisplatin in patients with poorly differentiated breast carcinoma...
  6. Takuno S, Fujimoto R, Sugimura T, Sato K, Okamoto S, Zhang S, et al. Effects of recombination on hitchhiking diversity in the Brassica self-incompatibility locus complex. Genetics. 2007;177:949-58 pubmed publisher
    ..Recombination may reduce hitchhiking diversity in the S-locus complex, whereas the region from the S domain to SP11 would disfavor recombination...
  7. Moriguchi R, Ohata K, Kanahama K, Takahashi H, Nishiyama M, Kanayama Y. Suppression of telomere-binding protein gene expression represses seed and fruit development in tomato. J Plant Physiol. 2011;168:1927-33 pubmed publisher
    ..LeTBP1 expression was sensitive to temperature stress in wild-type plants. We conclude that LeTBP1 plays a critical role in seed and fruit development rather than vegetative growth and flower formation. ..
  8. Nukui N, Ezura H, Minamisawa K. Transgenic Lotus japonicus with an ethylene receptor gene Cm-ERS1/H70A enhances formation of infection threads and nodule primordia. Plant Cell Physiol. 2004;45:427-35 pubmed
    ..japonicus roots inhibits rhizobial infection at the primary nodulation, probably via NIN gene, and suggest that ethylene perception assists negative feedback regulation of secondary nodule initiation...
  9. Okamoto S, Odashima M, Fujimoto R, Sato Y, Kitashiba H, Nishio T. Self-compatibility in Brassica napus is caused by independent mutations in S-locus genes. Plant J. 2007;50:391-400 pubmed publisher
    ..Two other S genotypes in B. napus also had non-functional class I S haplotypes together with recessive BnS-6. These observations suggest independent origins of self-compatibility in B. napus...
  10. Toriyama K, Hanaoka K, Okada T, Watanabe M. Molecular cloning of a cDNA encoding a pollen extracellular protein as a potential source of a pollen allergen in Brassica rapa. FEBS Lett. 1998;424:234-8 pubmed
    ..Recombinant protein of the cDNA clone showing sequence similarity to LTP was demonstrated to bind IgE of a patient allergic to Brassica pollen. The cDNA clone reported here, therefore, represents a novel pollen allergen of Brassica rapa...
  11. Hayakawa T, Kudo T, Ito T, Takahashi N, Yamaya T. ACT domain repeat protein 7, ACR7, interacts with a chaperone HSP18.0-CII in rice nuclei. Plant Cell Physiol. 2006;47:891-904 pubmed publisher
    ..0-CII in vivo. The potential ability of nuclear protein ACR7 to bind Gln and the possibility of the protein acting as a Gln sensor in rice leaves is discussed...
  12. Fujimoto R, Sugimura T, Nishio T. Gene conversion from SLG to SRK resulting in self-compatibility in Brassica rapa. FEBS Lett. 2006;580:425-30 pubmed
    ..1% identical. These results suggest that the self-compatibility of the S-54 homozygotes is due to amino-acid changes caused by gene conversion from SLG to SRK. ..
  13. Kimura K, Kuwayama H, Amagai A, Maeda Y. Developmental significance of cyanide-resistant respiration under stressed conditions: experiments in Dictyostelium cells. Dev Growth Differ. 2010;52:645-56 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, these results suggest that CN-resistant respiration might compensate for the production of adenosine tri-phosphate via oxidative phosphorylation. ..
  14. Fujita M, Kusajima M, Okumura Y, Nakajima M, Minamisawa K, Nakashita H. Effects of colonization of a bacterial endophyte, Azospirillum sp. B510, on disease resistance in tomato. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2017;81:1657-1662 pubmed publisher
    ..These indicate that endophytic colonization with Azospirillum sp. B510 is able to activate the innate immune system also in tomato, which does not seem to be systemic acquired resistance. ..
  15. Fujimoto R, Sugimura T, Fukai E, Nishio T. Suppression of gene expression of a recessive SP11/SCR allele by an untranscribed SP11/SCR allele in Brassica self-incompatibility. Plant Mol Biol. 2006;61:577-87 pubmed
    ..Similar phenomenon was observed in heterozygotes of a self-compatible class-I S haplotype and a self-incompatible class-II S haplotype in B. oleracea. ..
  16. Yamasaki S, Fujii N, Takahashi H. The ethylene-regulated expression of CS-ETR2 and CS-ERS genes in cucumber plants and their possible involvement with sex expression in flowers. Plant Cell Physiol. 2000;41:608-16 pubmed
    ..The greater accumulation of CS-ETR2 and CS-ERS mRNA in gynoecious cucumber plants may be due to the higher level of endogenous ethylene, which plays a role in the development of female flowers. ..
  17. Nakamura T, Song I, Fukuda T, Yokoyama J, Maki M, Ochiai T, et al. Characterization of TrcMADS1 gene of Trillium camtschatcense (Trilliaceae) reveals functional evolution of the SOC1/TM3-like gene family. J Plant Res. 2005;118:229-34 pubmed
    ..The TrcMADS1 mRNA was detected in both vegetative and reproductive organs by RT-PCR. Our results suggest that duplicated copies of SOC1/TM3-like gene evolved to become variously functionally specialized...
  18. Kamada M, Fujii N, Aizawa S, Kamigaichi S, Mukai C, Shimazu T, et al. Control of gravimorphogenesis by auxin: accumulation pattern of CS-IAA1 mRNA in cucumber seedlings grown in space and on the ground. Planta. 2000;211:493-501 pubmed publisher
    ..This spaceflight experiment verified for the first time that auxin does not redistribute in microgravity...
  19. Shibuya K, Nagata M, Tanikawa N, Yoshioka T, Hashiba T, Satoh S. Comparison of mRNA levels of three ethylene receptors in senescing flowers of carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus L.). J Exp Bot. 2002;53:399-406 pubmed
  20. Park J, Ishikawa Y, Yoshida R, Kanno A, Kameya T. Expression of AODEF, a B-functional MADS-box gene, in stamens and inner tepals of the dioecious species Asparagus officinalis L. Plant Mol Biol. 2003;51:867-75 pubmed
  21. Kimura R, Sato K, Fujimoto R, Nishio T. Recognition specificity of self-incompatibility maintained after the divergence of Brassica oleracea and Brassica rapa. Plant J. 2002;29:215-23 pubmed
    ..This is the first report demonstrating the presence of common S haplotypes in different plant species and presenting definite evidence of the trans-specific evolution of self-incompatibility genes. ..
  22. Sato Y, Sato K, Nishio T. Interspecific pairs of class II S haplotypes having different recognition specificities between Brassica oleracea and Brassica rapa. Plant Cell Physiol. 2006;47:340-5 pubmed
    ..The regions of class II SP11 and SRK important for self-recognition specificity and the diversification of class II S haplotypes are discussed herein. ..
  23. Kunihiro S, Saito T, Matsuda T, Inoue M, Kuramata M, Taguchi Shiobara F, et al. Rice DEP1, encoding a highly cysteine-rich G protein ? subunit, confers cadmium tolerance on yeast cells and plants. J Exp Bot. 2013;64:4517-27 pubmed publisher
  24. Shimizu M, Suzuki K, Miyazawa Y, Fujii N, Takahashi H. Differential accumulation of the mRNA of the auxin-repressed gene CsGRP1 and the auxin-induced peg formation during gravimorphogenesis of cucumber seedlings. Planta. 2006;225:13-22 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that the transition zone responds to gravistimulation in a specific manner by an asymmetric expression of CsGRP1 gene during regulation of peg formation...
  25. Watanabe C, Fujii N, Yanai K, Hotta T, Kim D, Kamada M, et al. Gravistimulation changes the accumulation pattern of the CsPIN1 auxin efflux facilitator in the endodermis of the transition zone in cucumber seedlings. Plant Physiol. 2012;158:239-51 pubmed publisher
  26. Suzuki G, Kai N, Hirose T, Fukui K, Nishio T, Takayama S, et al. Genomic organization of the S locus: Identification and characterization of genes in SLG/SRK region of S(9) haplotype of Brassica campestris (syn. rapa). Genetics. 1999;153:391-400 pubmed
    ..The small cysteine-rich protein was similar to a pollen coat protein, named PCP-A1, which had previously been shown to bind SLG...
  27. Hamamoto S, Marui J, Matsuoka K, Higashi K, Igarashi K, Nakagawa T, et al. Characterization of a tobacco TPK-type K+ channel as a novel tonoplast K+ channel using yeast tonoplasts. J Biol Chem. 2008;283:1911-20 pubmed publisher
    ..5 also markedly increased NtTPK1-mediated K(+) currents. These results show that NtTPK1 is a novel tonoplast K(+) channel belonging to a different group from the previously characterized vacuolar channels SV, FV, and VK...
  28. Yokoyama R, Uwagaki Y, Sasaki H, Harada T, Hiwatashi Y, Hasebe M, et al. Biological implications of the occurrence of 32 members of the XTH (xyloglucan endotransglucosylase/hydrolase) family of proteins in the bryophyte Physcomitrella patens. Plant J. 2010;64:645-56 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings raise interesting questions about the biological implications of the XTH family of proteins in non-seed plants. ..
  29. Fujii S, Yamada M, Toriyama K. Cytoplasmic male sterility-related protein kinase, OsNek3, is regulated downstream of mitochondrial protein phosphatase 2C, DCW11. Plant Cell Physiol. 2009;50:828-37 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that OsNek3 is downstream of DCW11 in retrograde signaling from the mitochondria to the nucleus and is involved in CW-CMS. ..
  30. Suzuki Y, Makino A. Availability of Rubisco small subunit up-regulates the transcript levels of large subunit for stoichiometric assembly of its holoenzyme in rice. Plant Physiol. 2012;160:533-40 pubmed publisher
    ..These results demonstrate that the availability of RBCS protein up-regulates the gene expression of rbcL primarily at the transcript level in a quantitative manner for stoichiometric assembly of Rubisco holoenzyme...
  31. Itabashi E, Kazama T, Toriyama K. Characterization of cytoplasmic male sterility of rice with Lead Rice cytoplasm in comparison with that with Chinsurah Boro II cytoplasm. Plant Cell Rep. 2009;28:233-9 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that accumulation of ORF79 is not the cause of CMS in LD-cytoplasm and the mechanism of male-sterility induction/fertility restoration in LD-CMS is different from that in BT-CMS. ..
  32. Suzuki H, Nakayama T, Nishino T. Proposed mechanism and functional amino acid residues of malonyl-CoA:anthocyanin 5-O-glucoside-6'''-O-malonyltransferase from flowers of Salvia splendens, a member of the versatile plant acyltransferase family. Biochemistry. 2003;42:1764-71 pubmed
  33. Suenaga A, Moriya K, Sonoda Y, Ikeda A, von Wirén N, Hayakawa T, et al. Constitutive expression of a novel-type ammonium transporter OsAMT2 in rice plants. Plant Cell Physiol. 2003;44:206-11 pubmed
    ..A database search with the amino acid sequence of OsAMT2;1 showed that there are 10 putative OsAMT genes in rice, i.e. three each for OsAMT1, OsAMT2 and OsAMT3, respectively, and one for OsAMT4. ..
  34. Saito Y, Yamasaki S, Fujii N, Hagen G, Guilfoyle T, Takahashi H. Isolation of cucumber CsARF cDNAs and expression of the corresponding mRNAs during gravity-regulated morphogenesis of cucumber seedlings. J Exp Bot. 2004;55:1315-23 pubmed publisher
  35. Hidema J, Taguchi T, Ono T, Teranishi M, Yamamoto K, Kumagai T. Increase in CPD photolyase activity functions effectively to prevent growth inhibition caused by UVB radiation. Plant J. 2007;50:70-9 pubmed
    ..However, further protection from UVB-induced damage may require the genetic enhancement of other systems as well. ..
  36. Shoji M, Kato E, Nakamura Y, Fujii T, Manabe Y, Ueda M. Bioorganic studies on plant movement, from natural products to its receptor. Chem Rec. 2006;6:344-55 pubmed
  37. Sugiyama K, Hayakawa T, Kudo T, Ito T, Yamaya T. Interaction of N-acetylglutamate kinase with a PII-like protein in rice. Plant Cell Physiol. 2004;45:1768-78 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, PII-like protein in rice plants is potentially able to interact with OsNAGK1 protein in vivo. This finding will provide a clue to the precise physiological function of PII-like protein in rice...
  38. Shimizu H, Sato K, Berberich T, Miyazaki A, Ozaki R, Imai R, et al. LIP19, a basic region leucine zipper protein, is a Fos-like molecular switch in the cold signaling of rice plants. Plant Cell Physiol. 2005;46:1623-34 pubmed publisher
    ..Based upon the presented data, we propose a model describing the low-temperature signal switching mediated by LIP19 in rice...
  39. Kobayashi M, Sugiyama M, Yamamoto K. Isolation of cDNAs encoding GTP cyclohydrolase II from Arabidopsis thaliana. Gene. 1995;160:303-4 pubmed
    ..The derived amino-acid sequence constitutes a polypeptide of 27 kDa and shows 37-58% identity with previously published sequences of Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis, Photobacterium leiognathi and P. phosphoreum. ..
  40. Demura T, Fukuda H. Novel vascular cell-specific genes whose expression is regulated temporally and spatially during vascular system development. Plant Cell. 1994;6:967-81 pubmed
    ..Taken together, our findings indicate that TED2, TED3, and TED4 can be novel and efficient markers for development of the vascular system. ..
  41. Garmatiuk T, Swoboda I, Twardosz Kropfmüller A, Dall Antonia F, Keller W, Singh M, et al. Characterization of mutants of a highly cross-reactive calcium-binding protein from Brassica pollen for allergen-specific immunotherapy. Immunobiology. 2013;218:1155-1165 pubmed publisher
  42. Fujii S, Toriyama K. Suppressed expression of Retrograde-Regulated Male Sterility restores pollen fertility in cytoplasmic male sterile rice plants. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:9513-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The unique features of RMS provide novel insights into retrograde signaling and CMS...
  43. Kuramata M, Masuya S, Takahashi Y, Kitagawa E, Inoue C, Ishikawa S, et al. Novel cysteine-rich peptides from Digitaria ciliaris and Oryza sativa enhance tolerance to cadmium by limiting its cellular accumulation. Plant Cell Physiol. 2009;50:106-17 pubmed publisher
    ..Collectively, our data suggest that DcCDT1 and OsCDT1 function to prevent entry of Cd into yeast and plant cells and thereby enhance their Cd tolerance...
  44. Tabuchi M, Sugiyama K, Ishiyama K, Inoue E, Sato T, Takahashi H, et al. Severe reduction in growth rate and grain filling of rice mutants lacking OsGS1;1, a cytosolic glutamine synthetase1;1. Plant J. 2005;42:641-51 pubmed publisher
    ..The results indicate that GS1;1 is important for normal growth and grain filling in rice; GS1;2 and GS1;3 were not able to compensate for GS1;1 function...
  45. Shinada T, Kikuchi Y, Fujimoto R, Kishitani S. An alloplasmic male-sterile line of Brassica oleracea harboring the mitochondria from Diplotaxis muralis expresses a novel chimeric open reading frame, orf72. Plant Cell Physiol. 2006;47:549-53 pubmed
    ..It was expressed specifically on the nuclear background of CMS B. oleracea, partially suppressed in the fertility-restored line and entirely suppressed in the cytoplasmic donor. ..
  46. Kitazawa D, Hatakeda Y, Kamada M, Fujii N, Miyazawa Y, Hoshino A, et al. Shoot circumnutation and winding movements require gravisensing cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005;102:18742-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, our data show that gravisensing endodermal cells are indispensable for shoot circumnutation and the winding response and that PnSCR is responsible for the abnormal phenotypes of weeping...
  47. Sato K, Nishio T, Kimura R, Kusaba M, Suzuki T, Hatakeyama K, et al. Coevolution of the S-locus genes SRK, SLG and SP11/SCR in Brassica oleracea and B. rapa. Genetics. 2002;162:931-40 pubmed
    ..Genetic exchanges between SLG and SRK seem to be frequent; three such recent exchanges were detected. The evolution of S haplotypes and the effect of gene conversion on self-incompatibility are discussed. ..
  48. Sato Y, Okamoto S, Nishio T. Diversification and alteration of recognition specificity of the pollen ligand SP11/SCR in self-incompatibility of Brassica and Raphanus. Plant Cell. 2004;16:3230-41 pubmed
    ..These results suggest that Regions III and Region V of SP11 are important for determining the recognition specificity, but not the sole determinant. A possible process of the generation of a new S haplotype is herein discussed...
  49. Kubota S, Kanno A. Analysis of the floral MADS-box genes from monocotyledonous Trilliaceae species indicates the involvement of SEPALLATA3-like genes in sepal-petal differentiation. Plant Sci. 2015;241:266-76 pubmed publisher