2000 - 1996 EN/Wada & Kobayashi Lab

Department of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo

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Original Article


Sato, N., Hagio, M., Wada, H. and Tsuzuki, M. (2000) Requirement of phosphatidylglycerol for photosynthetic function in thylakoid membranes. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 97:10655-10660.

Sato, N., Hagio, M., Wada, H. and Tsuzuki, M. (2000) Environmental effects on acidic lipids of thylakoid membranes. Biochem. Soc. Trans. 28:912-914.

Hagio, M., Gombos, Z., Várkonyi, Z., Masamoto, K., Sato, N., Tsuzuki, M. and Wada, H. (2000) Direct evidence for requirement of phosphatidylglycerol in photosystem II of photosynthesis. Plant Physiol. 124:795-804.


Yasuno, R. and Wada, H. (1998) Biosynthesis of lipoic acid in Arabidopsis thaliana. Cloning and characterization of the cDNA for lipoic acid synthase. Plant Physiol. 118:935-943.

Kis, M., Zsiros, O., Farkas, T., Wada, H., Nagy, F. and Gombos, Z. (1998) Light-induced expression of fatty acid desaturase genes. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 95:4209-4214.


Wada, H., Shintani, D. and Ohlrogge, J. (1997) Why do mitochondria synthesize fatty acids? Evidence for involvement in lipoic acid production. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 94:1591-1596.

Sakamoto, T., Higashi, S., Wada, H., Murata, N. and Bryant, D. A. (1997) Low-temperature induced desaturation of fatty acids and expression of desaturase genes in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 152:313-320.

Okumura, N., Masamoto, K. and Wada, H. (1997) The gshB gene in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7942 encodes a functional glutathione synthetase. Microbiology 143:2883-2890.

Aoki, S., Kondo, T., Wada, H. and Ishiura M. (1997) Circadian rhythm of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 in the dark. J. Bacteriol. 179:5751-5755.


Gombos, Z., Wada, H., Varkonyi, Z., Sakamoto, T. and Murata, N. (1996) Characterization of the Fad12 mutant of Synechocystis that is defective in 12 acyl-lipid desaturase activity. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1299:117-123.

Malakhov, M., Wada, H., Los, D. and Murata, N. (1996) The coxD gene for heme O synthase in Synechocystis. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1273:84-86.

Reviews, Proceedings, & Books

Wada, H. and Murata, N. (1997) Membrane lipids in cyanobacteria. In Lipids in Photosynthesis: Structure, Function and Genetics. Edited by Siegenthaler, P. A. and Murata, N. Vol. 6, pp. 65-81, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.

Murata, N., Wada, H., Sakamoto, T., Tasaka, Y., Gombos, Z., Moon, B., Deshnium, P. Los, D. A. and Hayashi, H. (1996) Genes for fatty acid desaturases and choline oxidase are responsible for tolerance to low temperature and salinity stresses in cyanobacteria and plants. In Genes and their Products for Physical Stresses in Plants. Edited by Grillo, S. and Leone, A. pp. 55-63, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.