Experts and Doctors on arabidopsis proteins in Ikoma, Nara, Japan


Locale: Ikoma, Nara, Japan
Topic: arabidopsis proteins

Top Publications

  1. Igawa T, Fujiwara M, Takahashi H, Sawasaki T, Endo Y, Seki M, et al. Isolation and identification of ubiquitin-related proteins from Arabidopsis seedlings. J Exp Bot. 2009;60:3067-73 pubmed publisher
    ..The degradation of three proteins predicted to be ubiquitinated proteins was inhibited by a proteasome inhibitor, suggesting that the proteins were regulated by Ub/proteasome-dependent proteolysis. ..
  2. Ueda M, Laux T. The origin of the plant body axis. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2012;15:578-84 pubmed publisher
    ..In this review, we summarize recent findings identifying key regulators in Arabidopsis and developing novel approaches in various plant species, which altogether set the stage for unraveling embryo axis formation. ..
  3. Shikanai T, Müller Moulé P, Munekage Y, Niyogi K, Pilon M. PAA1, a P-type ATPase of Arabidopsis, functions in copper transport in chloroplasts. Plant Cell. 2003;15:1333-46 pubmed
    ..Thus, PAA1 is a critical component of a Cu transport system in chloroplasts responsible for cofactor delivery to plastocyanin and Cu/ZnSOD. ..
  4. Yamazaki H, Tasaka M, Shikanai T. PPR motifs of the nucleus-encoded factor, PGR3, function in the selective and distinct steps of chloroplast gene expression in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 2004;38:152-63 pubmed
    ..We consider that the different domains of the PPR repeats in PGR3 might have different functions in conferring RNA stability and probably allowing translation as well as recognizing at least two distinct target RNAs. ..
  5. Nobusawa T, Okushima Y, Nagata N, Kojima M, Sakakibara H, Umeda M. Synthesis of very-long-chain fatty acids in the epidermis controls plant organ growth by restricting cell proliferation. PLoS Biol. 2013;11:e1001531 pubmed publisher
  6. Nishimura K, Ashida H, Ogawa T, Yokota A. A DEAD box protein is required for formation of a hidden break in Arabidopsis chloroplast 23S rRNA. Plant J. 2010;63:766-77 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose a molecular mechanism for the RH39-mediated fragmentation processing of 23S rRNA in chloroplasts. ..
  7. Ogawa T, Nishimura K, Aoki T, Takase H, Tomizawa K, Ashida H, et al. A phosphofructokinase B-type carbohydrate kinase family protein, NARA5, for massive expressions of plastid-encoded photosynthetic genes in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 2009;151:114-28 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results strongly suggest that NARA5 is indispensable for hyperexpression of photosynthetic genes encoded in the plastid genome, particularly rbcL. ..
  8. Ishida T, Kaneko Y, Iwano M, Hashimoto T. Helical microtubule arrays in a collection of twisting tubulin mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007;104:8544-9 pubmed
    ..This comprehensive analysis of tubulin mutations provides insights into the mechanism by which tubulin structures influence microtubule dynamics and organization. ..
  9. Yamada K, Yamashita Yamada M, Hirase T, Fujiwara T, Tsuda K, Hiruma K, et al. Danger peptide receptor signaling in plants ensures basal immunity upon pathogen-induced depletion of BAK1. EMBO J. 2016;35:46-61 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, the PEPR pathway ensures basal resistance when MAMP-triggered defenses are compromised by BAK1 depletion. ..

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  1. Iwano M, Ngo Q, Entani T, Shiba H, Nagai T, Miyawaki A, et al. Cytoplasmic Ca2+ changes dynamically during the interaction of the pollen tube with synergid cells. Development. 2012;139:4202-9 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that signals from the pollen tube induce Ca(2+) oscillations in synergid cells, and that this Ca(2+) oscillation is involved in the interaction between the pollen tube and synergid cell. ..
  2. Wada M, Takahashi H, Altaf Ul Amin M, Nakamura K, Hirai M, Ohta D, et al. Prediction of operon-like gene clusters in the Arabidopsis thaliana genome based on co-expression analysis of neighboring genes. Gene. 2012;503:56-64 pubmed publisher
    ..Operon-like clusters tend to include genes encoding bio-machinery associated with ribosomes, the ubiquitin/proteasome system, secondary metabolic pathways, lipid and fatty-acid metabolism, and the lipid transfer system. ..
  3. Nakamura M, Yagi N, Kato T, Fujita S, Kawashima N, Ehrhardt D, et al. Arabidopsis GCP3-interacting protein 1/MOZART 1 is an integral component of the ?-tubulin-containing microtubule nucleating complex. Plant J. 2012;71:216-25 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicate that GIP1/MOZART1 is an integral component of a subset of the Arabidopsis ?-tubulin complexes. ..
  4. Yamaguchi M, Mitsuda N, Ohtani M, Ohme Takagi M, Kato K, Demura T. VASCULAR-RELATED NAC-DOMAIN7 directly regulates the expression of a broad range of genes for xylem vessel formation. Plant J. 2011;66:579-90 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings indicated that VND7 upregulates, directly and/or indirectly, many genes involved in a wide range of processes in xylem vessel differentiation, and that its target genes are partially different from those of NSTs. ..
  5. Okamoto K, Ueda H, Shimada T, Tamura K, Koumoto Y, Tasaka M, et al. An ABC transporter B family protein, ABCB19, is required for cytoplasmic streaming and gravitropism of the inflorescence stems. Plant Signal Behav. 2016;11:e1010947 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that ABCB19-mediated auxin transport plays a role not only in tropism regulation, but also in cytoplasmic streaming. ..
  6. Komaki S, Abe T, Coutuer S, Inz D, Russinova E, Hashimoto T. Nuclear-localized subtype of end-binding 1 protein regulates spindle organization in Arabidopsis. J Cell Sci. 2010;123:451-9 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that a plant-specific EB1 subtype has evolved to function preferentially on the spindle microtubules by accumulating in the prophase nucleus...
  7. Koizumi N. Isolation and responses to stress of a gene that encodes a luminal binding protein in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Physiol. 1996;37:862-5 pubmed
    ..Heat-shock stress also induced accumulation of the transcripts in Arabidopsis. ..
  8. Takatsuka H, Ohno R, Umeda M. The Arabidopsis cyclin-dependent kinase-activating kinase CDKF;1 is a major regulator of cell proliferation and cell expansion but is dispensable for CDKA activation. Plant J. 2009;59:475-87 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicate that CDKF;1 is dispensable for CDKA;1 activation but is essential for maintaining a steady-state level of CDKD;2, thereby suggesting the quantitative regulation of a vertebrate-type CAK in a plant-specific manner. ..
  9. Shoji T, Narita N, Hayashi K, Hayashi K, Asada J, Hamada T, et al. Plant-specific microtubule-associated protein SPIRAL2 is required for anisotropic growth in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 2004;136:3933-44 pubmed
    ..These results suggest that SPR2 is a novel microtubule-associated protein and is required for proper microtubule function involved in anisotropic growth. ..
  10. Nakajima K, Furutani I, Tachimoto H, Matsubara H, Hashimoto T. SPIRAL1 encodes a plant-specific microtubule-localized protein required for directional control of rapidly expanding Arabidopsis cells. Plant Cell. 2004;16:1178-90 pubmed
    ..These observations suggest that SPR1 is a plant-specific MT-localized protein required for the maintenance of growth anisotropy in rapidly elongating cells. ..
  11. Nozawa A, Sawada Y, Akiyama T, Koizumi N, Sano H. Variable interactions between sucrose non-fermented 1-related protein kinases and regulatory proteins in higher plants. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2003;67:2533-40 pubmed
    ..These results suggested that the interacting partner of SNF1-related protein kinases varies among plant species, and that, in the case of A. thaliana, it was CBLs, some of which were predicted to broadly regulate multiple CIPKs. ..
  12. Hashimoto M, Endo T, Peltier G, Tasaka M, Shikanai T. A nucleus-encoded factor, CRR2, is essential for the expression of chloroplast ndhB in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 2003;36:541-9 pubmed
    ..We have determined the function of a PCMP family member, indicating that the family is closely related to pentatrico-peptide PPR proteins involved in the maturation steps of organellar RNA. ..
  13. Munekage Y, Hojo M, Meurer J, Endo T, Tasaka M, Shikanai T. PGR5 is involved in cyclic electron flow around photosystem I and is essential for photoprotection in Arabidopsis. Cell. 2002;110:361-71 pubmed
    ..Under these conditions, the PGR5 pathway also functions to limit the overreduction of the acceptor side of photosystem I, thus preventing photosystem I photoinhibition. ..
  14. Fukaki H, Tameda S, Masuda H, Tasaka M. Lateral root formation is blocked by a gain-of-function mutation in the SOLITARY-ROOT/IAA14 gene of Arabidopsis. Plant J. 2002;29:153-68 pubmed
    ..These observations indicate that SLR/IAA14 is a key regulator in auxin-regulated growth and development, particularly in lateral root formation. ..
  15. Nozawa A, Koizumi N, Sano H. An Arabidopsis SNF1-related protein kinase, AtSR1, interacts with a calcium-binding protein, AtCBL2, of which transcripts respond to light. Plant Cell Physiol. 2001;42:976-81 pubmed
    ..The physiological meaning of the interaction of AtSR1and AtCBL2 is not clear, but they presumably function in signal transduction of light. ..
  16. Nishii A, Takemura M, Fujita H, Shikata M, Yokota A, Kohchi T. Characterization of a novel gene encoding a putative single zinc-finger protein, ZIM, expressed during the reproductive phase in Arabidopsis thaliana. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2000;64:1402-9 pubmed
    ..The nuclear localization of ZIM was detected using GFP as a reporter. These results suggest that ZIM is a putative transcription factor involved in inflorescence and flower development. ..
  17. Ariga H, Katori T, Tsuchimatsu T, Hirase T, Tajima Y, Parker J, et al. NLR locus-mediated trade-off between abiotic and biotic stress adaptation in Arabidopsis. Nat Plants. 2017;3:17072 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, polymorphism in certain plant NLR genes might be influenced by competing environmental stresses. ..
  18. Nakamura M, Hashimoto T. A mutation in the Arabidopsis gamma-tubulin-containing complex causes helical growth and abnormal microtubule branching. J Cell Sci. 2009;122:2208-17 pubmed publisher
    ..These results show that Arabidopsis GCP2 has an important role in precisely positioning the gamma-tubulin-containing complex on pre-existing microtubules and in the proper organization of cortical arrays. ..
  19. Ueda M, Aichinger E, Gong W, Groot E, Verstraeten I, Vu L, et al. Transcriptional integration of paternal and maternal factors in the Arabidopsis zygote. Genes Dev. 2017;31:617-627 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results reveal a framework of how maternal and paternal factors are integrated in the zygote to regulate embryo patterning. ..
  20. Dietrich D, Pang L, Kobayashi A, Fozard J, Boudolf V, Bhosale R, et al. Root hydrotropism is controlled via a cortex-specific growth mechanism. Nat Plants. 2017;3:17057 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, unlike its role in root gravitropism, the elongation zone performs a dual function during a hydrotropic response, both sensing a water potential gradient and subsequently undergoing differential growth. ..
  21. Hamada T, Nagasaki Takeuchi N, Kato T, Fujiwara M, Sonobe S, Fukao Y, et al. Purification and characterization of novel microtubule-associated proteins from Arabidopsis cell suspension cultures. Plant Physiol. 2013;163:1804-16 pubmed publisher
    ..Our high-quality proteome database of Arabidopsis MAP-enriched preparations is a useful resource for identifying novel MT regulators and evaluating potential MT associations of proteins known to have other cellular functions. ..
  22. Hirano H, Shinmyo A, Sekine M. Both negative and positive G1 cell cycle regulators undergo proteasome-dependent degradation during sucrose starvation in Arabidopsis. Plant Signal Behav. 2011;6:1394-6 pubmed publisher
  23. Ikeda Y, Kinoshita Y, Susaki D, Ikeda Y, Iwano M, Takayama S, et al. HMG domain containing SSRP1 is required for DNA demethylation and genomic imprinting in Arabidopsis. Dev Cell. 2011;21:589-96 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that active DNA demethylation by DME requires SSRP1 function through a distinctly different process from direct DNA methylation control. ..
  24. Hashiguchi Y, Niihama M, Takahashi T, Saito C, Nakano A, Tasaka M, et al. Loss-of-function mutations of retromer large subunit genes suppress the phenotype of an Arabidopsis zig mutant that lacks Qb-SNARE VTI11. Plant Cell. 2010;22:159-72 pubmed publisher
    ..The data suggest the existence of functionally specialized paralogous VPS35 genes that nevertheless share common functions. ..
  25. Matsuura H, Shinmyo A, Kato K. Preferential translation mediated by Hsp81-3 5'-UTR during heat shock involves ribosome entry at the 5'-end rather than an internal site in Arabidopsis suspension cells. J Biosci Bioeng. 2008;105:39-47 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that the preferential translation of Hsp81-3 mRNA in heat-shocked Arabidopsis cells involves a ribosome scanning from the 5'-end of the 5'-UTR rather than ribosome entry to the internal site. ..
  26. Lieberherr D, Thao N, Nakashima A, Umemura K, Kawasaki T, Shimamoto K. A sphingolipid elicitor-inducible mitogen-activated protein kinase is regulated by the small GTPase OsRac1 and heterotrimeric G-protein in rice 1[w]. Plant Physiol. 2005;138:1644-52 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicate that these two G-proteins regulate an elicitor-inducible MAPK in rice at the protein level...
  27. Kotera E, Tasaka M, Shikanai T. A pentatricopeptide repeat protein is essential for RNA editing in chloroplasts. Nature. 2005;433:326-30 pubmed
    ..Here we introduce a genetic approach and report the discovery of a gene responsible for the specific RNA editing event in the chloroplast. ..
  28. Aida M, Ishida T, Tasaka M. Shoot apical meristem and cotyledon formation during Arabidopsis embryogenesis: interaction among the CUP-SHAPED COTYLEDON and SHOOT MERISTEMLESS genes. Development. 1999;126:1563-70 pubmed
    ..A model for pattern formation in the apical region of the Arabidopsis embryo is presented. ..