2005 - 2001 EN/Wada & Kobayashi Lab

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

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Original Article


Taki N, Sasaki-Sekimoto Y, Obayashi T, Kikuta A, Kobayashi K, Ainai T, Yagi K, Sakurai N, Suzuki H, Masuda T, Takamiya K, Shibata D, Kobayashi Y, Ohta H (2005) 12-oxo-phytodienoic acid triggers expression of a distinct set of genes from jasmonic acid, and plays a role in wound-induced gene expression in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 139: 1268-1283.


Katayama, K., Sakurai, I. and Wada, H. (2004) Identification of an Arabidopsis thaliana gene for cardiolipin synthase located in mitochondria. FEBS Lett. 577:193-198.

Masamoto, K., Hisatomi, S., Sakurai, I., Gombos, Z. and Wada, H. (2004) Requirement of carotene isomerization for the assembly of photosystem II in Synechocystis sp. PCC6803. Plant Cell Physiol. 45:1325-1329.

Domonkos, I, Malec, P., Sallai, A., Kovács, L., Itoh, K., Shen, G., Ughy, B., Bogos, B., Sakurai, I., Kis, M., Strzalka, K., Wada, H., Itoh, S., Farkas, T. and Gombos, Z. (2004) Phosphatidylglycerol is essential for oligomerization of PS I reaction center. Plant Physiol., 134:1471-1478.

Yasuno, R., von Wettstein-Knowles, P. and Wada, H. (2004) Identification and molecular characterization of β-ketoacyl-[acyl carrier protein] synthase of Arabidopsis thaliana involved in mitochondrial fatty acid synthesis. J. Biol. Chem. 279:8242-8251.

Kobayashi K1, Awai K1, Takamiya K, Ohta H (2004) Arabidopsis type B monogalactosyldiacylglycerol synthase genes are expressed during pollen tube growth and induced by phosphate starvation. Plant Physiology 134: 640-648. (1Co-first authors)


Sakurai, I., Hagio, M., Gombos, Z., Tyystjärvi, T., Paakkarinen, V., Aro, E.-M. and Wada, H. (2003) Requirement of phosphatidylglycerol for maintenance of photosynthetic machinery. Plant Physiol. 133:1376-1384.


Hagio, M., Sakurai, I., Sato, S., Kato, T., Tabata, S. and Wada, H. (2002) Phosphatidylglycerol is essential for the development of thylakoid membranes in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Physiol. 43:1456-1464.

Yasuno, R. and Wada, H. (2002) The biosynthetic pathway for lipoic acid is present in plastids and mitochondria in Arabidopsis thaliana. FEBS Lett. 517:110-114.

Xu, C., Härtel, H., Wada, H., Hagio, M., Yu, B., Eakin, C. and Benning, C. (2002) The pgp1 mutant locus of Arabidopsis encodes a phosphatidylglycerolphosphate synthase with impaired activity. Plant Physiol. 129:594-604.

Várkonyi, Z., Masamoto, K., Debreczeny, M., Zsiros, O., Ughy, B., Gombos, Z., Domonkos, I., Farkas, T., Wada, H. and Szalontai, B. (2002) Low-temperature-induced accumulation of xanthophylls and its structural consequences in the photosynthetic membranes of the cyanobacterium Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii: An FT-IR spectroscopic study. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 99:2410-2415.

Gombos, Z., Várkonyi, Z., Hagio, M., Iwaki, M., Kovács, L., Masamoto, K., Itoh, S. and Wada, H. (2002) Phosphatidylglycerol requirement for the function of electron acceptor plastoquinone QB in the photosystem II reaction center. Biochemistry 41:3796-3802.


Masamoto, K., Wada, H., Kaneko, T. and Takaichi, S. (2001) Identification of a gene required for cis-to-trans carotene isomerization in carotenogenesis of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC6803. Plant Cell Physiol. 42:1398-1402.

Wada, M., Yasuno, R. and Wada, H. (2001) Identification of an Arabidopsis cDNA for lipoyltransferase located in plastids. FEBS Lett. 506:286-290.

Morikawa, T., Yasuno, R. and Wada, H. (2001) Do mammalian cells synthesize lipoic acid? Identification of a mouse cDNA for lipoic acid synthase located in mitochondria. FEBS Lett. 498:16-21.

Wada, M., Yasuno, R., Jordan, S. W., Cronan, J. E., Jr., Wada, H. (2001) Lipoic aicd metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana: Cloning and characterization of a cDNA encoding lipoyltransferase. Plant Cell Physiol. 42:650-656.

Reviews, Proceedings, & Books

Murata, N., Yamada, M., Nishida, I., Okuyama, H., Sekiya, J. and Wada, H. (2003) Advanced Research on Plant Lipids. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. (Edition)

Kobayashi K, Awai K, Shimada H, Masuda T, Takamiya K, Ohta H (2003) Histochemical analysis of three MGD genes using promoter-GUS fusion system in Arabidopsis. In Murata, N., Yamada, M., Nishida, I., Okuyama, H., Sekiya, J., Hajime, W. eds, Advanced Research on Plant Lipids, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp 199-202.