Ito, N., Sakamoto, T., Oko, Y., Sato, H., Hanamata, S., Sakamoto, Y., and *Matsunaga, S.

Nuclear pore complex proteins are involved in centromere distribution.

iScience, 27, 108855 (2024) Link

Handa, N. and *Matsunaga, S.

Regeneration favors the epigenetically primed state in the callus or the stem cell.

Cytologia, 89, 1-3 (2024)

Ogura, N., Sasagawa, Y., Ito, T., Tameshige, T., Kawai, S., Sano, M., Doll, Y., Iwase, A., Kawamura, A., Suzuki, T., Nikaido, I., Sugimoto, K., and *Ikeuchi, M.

WUSCHEL-RELATED HOMEOBOX 13 suppresses de novo shoot regeneration via cell fate control of pluripotent callus.

Sci. Adv., 9, eadg6983 (2023) Link

Wang, N., Wang, Z., Tzourtzou, S., Wang, X., Bi, X., Leimeister, J., Xu, L., Sakamoto, T., Matsunaga, S., Schaller, A., Jiang, H., and *Liu, C.

The plant nuclear lamina disassembles to regulate genome folding in stress conditions.

Nature Plants, 9, 1081- 1093 (2023) Link

*Ince, Y.Ç., and *Sugimoto, K.

Illuminating the path to shoot meristem regeneration: Molecular insights into reprogramming cells into stem cells.

Curr. Opin. Plant Biol., 76, 102452 (2023) Link

Chen, Y., *Hung, F.-Y., and *Sugimoto, K.

Epigenomic reprogramming in plant regeneration: Locate before you modify.

Curr. Opin. Plant Biol., 75, 102415 (2023) Link

Sakamoto, T., and *Matsunaga, S.

Chromatin dynamics and subnuclear gene positioning for transcriptional regulation.

Curr. Opin. Plant Biol., 75, 102431 (2023) Link

*Morinaka, H., Sakamoto, Y., Iwase, A., and *Sugimoto, K.

How do plants reprogramme the fate of differentiated cells?

Curr. Opin. Plant Biol., 74, 102377 (2023) Link

Takusagawa, M., Misumi, O., Nozaki, H., Kato, S., Maruyama, S., Tsujimoto-inui, Y., Yagisawa, F., Ohnuma, M., Kuroiwa, H., Kuroiwa, T., and *Matsunaga, S.

Complete mitochondrial and chloroplast DNA sequences of the freshwater green microalga Medakamo hakoo.

Genes Genet. System., 98, 353-360 (2023) Link

Liang, B., Sato, H., and *Matsunaga, S.

Genome editing based on in vitro- assembled ribonucleoproteins in plants.

Cytologia, 88, 283-288 (2023)

Takatsuka, H., Sasaki, A., Takahashi, N., Shibata, M., Sugimoto, K., Tanaka, M., Seki, M., and *Umeda, M.

Cytokinin signaling promotes root hair growth by directly regulating RSL4 expression.

J. Exp. Bot., 74, 3579-3594 (2023) Link

Tanaka, H., Hashimoto, N., Kawai, S., Yumoto, E., Shibata, K., Tameshige, T., Yamamoto, Y., Sugimoto, K., Asahina, M., and *Ikeuchi, M.

Auxin-induced WUSCHEL-RELATED HOMEOBOX13 mediates asymmetric activity of callus formation upon cutting.

Plant Cell Physiol., 64, 305-316. (2023) Link

Hung, F.Y., Feng, Y.R., Hsin, K.T., Shih, Y.H., Chang, C.H., Zhong, W.J., Lai, Y.C., Xu, Y., Yang, S., Sugimoto, K., Cheng, Y.S., and *Wu, K.

Arabidopsis histone H3 lysine 9 methyltransferases KYP/SUVH5/6 are involved in leaf development by interacting with AS1-AS2 to repress KNAT1 and KNAT2.

Commun. Biol., 6, 219 (2023) Link

Temman, H., Sakamoto, T., Ueda, M., Sugimoto, K., Migihashi, M., Yamamoto, K., Tsujimoto-Inui, Y., Sato, H., Shibuta, M. K., Nishino, N., Nakamura, T., Shimada, H., Taniguchi, Y. Y., Takeda, S., Aida, M., Suzuki, T., Seki, M., and *Matsunaga, S.

Histone deacetylation regulates de novo shoot regeneration.

PNAS Nexus, 2, pdad002 (2023) Linkプレスリリース

Kikuchi, S., Sakamoto, T., Matsunaga, S., and *Iwamoto, A.

Novel whole-mount FISH analysis for intact root of Arabidopsis thaliana with spatial reference to 3D visualization.

J. Plant Res., 136, 423–428 (2023) Link

Kato, S., Misumi, O., Maruyama, S., Nozaki, H., Tsujimoto-Inui, Y., Takusagawa, M., Suzuki, S., Kuwata, K., Noda, S., Ito, N., Okabe, Y., Sakamoto, T., Yagisawa, F., Matsunaga, T. M., Matsubayashi, Y., Yamaguchi, H., Kawachi, M., Kuroiwa, H., *Kuroiwa, T., and *Matsunaga, S.

Genomic analysis of an ultrasmall freshwater green alga, Medakamo hakoo.

Commun. Biol., 6, 89 (2023) Linkプレスリリース

Li, Y., and *Matsunaga, S.

Various strategies for improved signal-to-noise ratio in CRISPR-based live cell imaging.

Cytologia, 88, 3-7 (2023) Link

Takatsuka, H., Nomoto, Y., Yamada, K., Mineta, K., Breuer, C., Ishida, T., Yamagami, A., Sugimoto, K., Nakano, T., and *Ito, M.

MYB3R-SCL28-SMR module with a role in cell size control negatively regulates G2 progression in Arabidopsis

Plant Signal. Behav., e2153209 (2022) Link

*Morinaka, H., Coleman, D., Sugimoto, K., and *Iwase, A.

Molecular mechanisms of plant regeneration from differentiated cells: approaches from historical tissue culture systems.

Plant Cell Physiol., 64, 297-304 (2022) Link

Jacques, C.N., *Favero, D.S., Kawamura, A., Suzuki, T., Sugimoto, K., and *Neff, M.M.

SUPPRESSOR OF PHYTOCHROME B-4#3 reduces the expression of PIF-activated genes and increases expression of growth repressors to regulate hypocotyl elongation in short days.

BMC Plant Biol., 22, 399 (2022) Link

Okabe, Y., and *Matsunaga, S.

Natural and artificial photosymbiosis in vertebrates.

Cytologia, 87, 69-72 (2022) Link

Mori, S., Sumiya, N., and *Matsunaga, S.

Nucleomorph: A fascinating remnant of endosymbiosis.

Cytologia, 87, 203-208 (2022) Link

*Matsunaga S.

Transcription factors linking the perception of mechanical stress at the cell wall with the responsive gene network.

Mol. Plant, 15, 1662–1663 (2022) Link

Sakamoto, Y., Kawamura, A., Suzuki, T., Segami, S., Maeshima, M., Polyn, S., De Veylder, L., and *Sugimoto, K.

Transcriptional activation of auxin biosynthesis drives developmental reprogramming of differentiated cells.

Plant Cell, 34, 4348-4365 (2022) Linkプレスリリース


*Sakamoto, T., Sakamoto, Y., Grob, S., Slane, D., Yamashita, T., Ito, N., Oko, Y., Sugiyama, T., Higaki, T., Hasezawa, S., Tanaka, M., Matsui, A., Seki, M., Suzuki, T., Grossniklaus, U., and *Matsunaga, S.

Two-step regulation of centromere distribution by condensin II and the nuclear envelope proteins.

Nature Plants, 8, 940-953 (2022) Linkプレスリリース


*Shibata, M., Favero, D., Takebayashi, R., Takebayashi, A., Kawamura, A., Rymen, B, Hosokawa, Y., and *Sugimoto, K.

Trihelix transcription factors GTL1 and DF1 prevent aberrant root hair formation in an excess nutrient condition.

New Phytol., 235, 1426-1441 (2022) Link

Nomoto, Y., Takatsuka, H., Yamada, K., Suzuki, T., Suzuki, T., Huang, Y., Latrasse, D., An, J., Gombos, M., Breuer, C., Ishida, T., Maeo, K., Imamura, M., Yamashino, T., Sugimoto, K., Magyar, Z., Bögre, L., Raynaud, C., Benhamed, M., and *Ito, M.

A hierarchical transcriptional network activates specific CDK inhibitors that regulate G2 to control cell size and number in Arabidopsis.

Nature Commun., 13, 1660 (2022) Link

Méteignier, L.V., Lecampion, C., Velay, F., Vriet, C., Dimnet, L., Rougée, M., Breuer, C., Soubigou-Taconnat, L., Sugimoto, K., Barneche, F., and *Laloi, C.

Topoisomerase VI participates in an insulator-like function that prevents H3K9me2 spreading.

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 119, e2001290119 (2022) Link

Serivichyaswat, P.T., Bartusch, K., Leso, M., Musseau, C., Iwase, A., Chen, Y., Sugimoto, K., Quint, M., and *Melnyk, C.W.

High temperature perception in leaves promotes vascular regeneration in distance tissues.

Development, 149, dev200079 (2022) Link

Sato, M., Akashi, H., Sakamoto, Y., Matsunaga, S., and *Tsuji, H.

Whole-tissue three-dimensional imaging of rice at single-cell resolution.

Int. J. Mol. Sci., 23, 40 (2022) Link

*Kim, J.S., Sakamoto, Y., Takahashi, F., Shibata, M., Urano, K., Matsunaga, S., Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, K., and *Shinozaki, K.

Arabidopsis TBP-ASSOCIATED FACTOR 12 ortholog NOBIRO6 controls root elongation with unfolded protein response cofactor activity.

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 119, e2120219119 (2022) Linkプレスリリース

*Roeder, A.H.K., Otegui, M.S., Dixit, R., Anderson, C.T., Faulkner, C., Zhang, Y., Harrison, M.J., Kirchhelle, C., Goshima, G., Coate, J.E., Doyle, J.J., Hamant, O., Sugimoto, K., Dolan, L., Meyer, H., Ehrhardt, D.W., Boudaoud, A., and Messina, C.

Fifteen compelling open questions in plant cell biology.

Plant Cell, 34, 72-102 (2022) Link

Lambolez, A., Kawamura, A., Takahashi, T., Rymen, B., Iwase, A., Favero, D.S., Ikeuchi, M., Suzuki, T., Cortijo, S., Jaeger, K.E., Wigge, P.A., and *Sugimoto, K.

Warm temperature promotes shoot regeneration in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Plant Cell Physiol., 63, 618-634 (2022) Link

*Iwase, A., Takebayashi, A., Aoi, Y., Favero, D.S., Watanabe, S., Seo, M., Kasahara, H., and *Sugimoto, K.

4-Phenylbutyric acid promotes plant regeneration as an auxin by being converted to phenylacetic acid via an IBR3-independent pathway.

Plant Biotechnol., 39, 51-58 (2022) Link

*Ikeuchi, M., Iwase, A., Ito, T., Tanaka, H., Favero, D.S., Kawamura, A., Sakamoto, S., Wakazaki, M., Tameshige, T., Fujii, H., Hashimoto, N., Suzuki, T., Hotta, K., Toyooka, K., Mitsuda, N., and Sugimoto, K.

Wound-inducible WUSCHEL-RELATED HOMEOBOX 13 is required for callus growth and organ reconnection.

Plant Physiol., 188, 425-441 (2022) Link

*Sugimoto, K., and *Nowack, M.K.

Plant development meets climate emergency – it's time to plant an apple tree.

Curr. Opin. Plant Biol., 65, 102175 (2022) Link

Sakamoto, Y., Ishimoto, A., Sakai, Y., Sato, M., Nishihama, R., Abe, K., Sano, Y., Furuichi, T., Tsuji, H., Kohchi, T., and *Matsunaga, S.

Improved clearing method contributes to deep imaging of plant organs.

Commun. Biol., 5, 12 (2022) Linkプレスリリース

Morinaka, H., Mamiya, A., Tamaki, H., Iwamoto, A., Suzuki, T., Kawamura, A., Ikeuchi, M., Iwase, A., Higashiyama, T., Sugimoto, K., and *Sugiyama, M.

Transcriptome dynamics of epidermal reprogramming during direct shoot regeneration in Torenia fournieri.

Plant Cell Physiol., 62, 1335-1354 (2021) Link

*Iwase, A., Kondo, Y., Laohavisit, A., Takebayashi, A., Ikeuchi, M., Matsuoka, K., Asahina, M., Mitsuda, N., Shirasu, K., Fukuda, H., and *Sugimoto, K.

WIND transcription factors orchestrate wound-induced callus formation, vascular reconnection and defense response in Arabidopsis.

New Phytol., 232, 734-752 (2021) Linkプレスリリース

Yagi, N., Kato, T., Matsunaga, S., Ehrhardt, D.W., *Nakamura, M., and *Hashimoto T.

An anchoring complex recruits katanin for microtubule severing at the plant cortical nucleation sites.

Nature Commun., 12, 3687 (2021) Link

Aoki, R., and *Matsunaga, S.

A photosynthetic animal: a sacoglossan sea slug that steals chloroplasts.

Cytologia, 86, 103-107 (2021) Link

Shibuta, M.K., Sakamoto, T., Yamaoka, T., Yoshikawa, M., Kasamatsu, S., Yagi, N., Fujimoto, S., Suzuki, T., Uchino, S., Sato, Y., Kimura, H., and *Matsunaga, S.

A live imaging system to analyze spatiotemporal dynamics of RNA polymerase II modification in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Commun. Biol., 4, 580 (2021) Link, プレスリリース

Matsuo, T., Isosaka, T., Hayashi, Y., Tang, L., Doi, A., Yasuda, A., Hayashi, M., Lee, C.Y., Cao, L., Kutsuna, N., Matsunaga, S., Matsuda, T., Yao, I., Setou, M., Kanagawa, D., Higasa, K., Ikawa, M., *Liu, Q., *Kobayakawa, R., and *Kobayakawa, K.

Thiazoline-related innate fear stimuli orchestrate hypothermia and anti-hypoxia via sensory TRPA1 activation.

Nature Commun., 12, 2074 (2021) Link

Fujiwara, Y., Matsunaga, S., and *Sakamoto, T.

Next generation sequence-based technologies for analyzing DNA strand breaks.

Cytologia, 86, 3-9 (2021) Link

Martinez, C.C., Li, S., Woodhouse, M.R., Sugimoto, K., and *Shinha, N.R.

Spatial transcriptional signatures define margin morphogenesis along the proximal-distal and medio-lateral axes in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) leaves.

Plant Cell, 33, 44-65 (2021) Link

Kobayashi, A., Takayama, Y., Hirakawa, T., Okajima, K., Oide, M., Oroguchi, T., Inui, Y., Yamamoto, M., Matsunaga, S., and *Nakasako, M.

Common architectures in cyanobacteria Prochlorococcus cells visualized by X-ray diffraction imaging using X-ray free-electron laser.

Sci. Rep., 11, 3877 (2021) Link

Kawakubo, H., *Kamisuki, S., Suzuki, K., Carbonell, J. I., Saito, S., Murata, H., Tanabe, A., Hongo, A., Murakami, H., Matsunaga, S., Sakaguchi, K., Sahara, H., Sugawara, F., and Kuramochi, K.

SQAP, an acyl sulfoquinovosyl derivative, suppresses expression of histone deacetylase and induces cell death of cancer cells under hypoxic conditions.

Biosci. Biotech. Biochem., 85, 85-91 (2021) Link


Sakamoto, Y., Sato, M., Sato, Y., Harada, A., Suzuki, T., Goto, C., Tamura, K., Toyooka, K., Kimura, H., Ohkawa, Y., Hara-Nishimura, I., Takagi, S., and *Matsunaga, S.

Subnuclear gene positioning through lamina association affects copper tolerance.

Nature Commun., 11, 5914 (2020) Link, プレスリリース

遺伝子は3次元的にDNAがパッケージングされた細胞核内で、空間に配置されています。そのため、遺伝子が細胞核内の3次元的配置を変化させて、遺伝子発現のON/OFFを調節することが知られていましたが、その詳細なメカニズムは不明なままでした。細胞核内の遺伝子の3次元的配置を制御するタンパク質として、核膜裏打ちタンパク質CRWNを同定しました。また、蛍光イメージング、クロマチン挿入標識(CHIL)、蛍光in situ hybridization (FISH)を用いることで、外部環境の変化に応じて遺伝子の空間配置が変化することが明らかになりました。銅環境の変化に合わせて銅関連遺伝子の空間配置が変化し、銅関連遺伝子がCRWNに結合することで遺伝子の発現がONになることがわかりました。

Nishioka, S., Sakamoto, T., and *Matsunaga, S.

Roles of BRAHMA and its interacting partners in plant chromatin remodeling.

Cytologia, 85, 263-267 (2020) Link