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Laboratory of Plant Development

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Okayama University
3-1-1 Tsushimanaka, Okayama 700-8530, Japan
TEL: +81 86 251 7858
FAX: +81 86 251 7876


Taku Takahashi (Professor)

Hiroyasu Motose (Associate professor)

Ziaul Md Karim (PostDoc)
Shogo Takatani (D3)

Takuya Furumoto (M2)
Shiori Shinohara (M1)
Yuya Mouri (M1)
Shun Hashizume (M1)
Shogo Isoyama (B4)
Motoki Kurata (B4)
Kazushi Kogita (B4)
Minaho Miyamoto (B4)




Research Interests

We are interested in unravelling the molecular basis of plant shoot morphogenesis.
Subjects we are now focusing on are
I. Genetic control of the shoot epidermal cell differentiation
II. Functions of polyamines in the shoot organ development
in Arabidopsis thaliana.


Publications (2010-)

Takahashi T (2017) Thermospermine: an evolutionarily ancient but functionally new compound in plants. Methods Mol. Biol. (in press)

Takahashi T, Takano A, Kakehi JI (2017) Detection of thermospermine and spermine by HPLC in plants.
Methods Mol. Biol. (in press)

Takatani S, Ozawa S, Yagi N, Hotta T, Hashimoto T, Takahashi Y, Takahashi T, Motose H (2017) Directional cell expansion requires NIMA-related kinase 6
(NEK6)-mediated cortical microtubule destabilization.
Sci. Rep. 7: 7826

高橋卓・懸樋潤一・今井章裕 (2017) ”シリーズ 実験手技ノート/TLCを用いた簡便なポリアミン検出” ポリアミン Vol. 4 No. 1: 14-16

Yamamoto M, Takahashi T (2017) Thermospermine enhances translation of SAC51 and SACL1 in Arabidopsis. Plant Signal. Behav. 12: e1276685

高橋卓・本瀬宏康 (2016) ”サーモスペルミン/木部分化の鍵を握る低分子” 『生物の科学 遺伝』 エヌ・ティー・エス  9月号 pp. 356-360

高橋卓 (2016) コラム ”サーモスペルミン” 浅見忠男・柿本辰男編 
新しい植物ホルモンの科学 第3版 講談社 pp.192

Cai Q, Fukushima H, Yamamoto M, Ishii N, Sakamoto T, Kurata T, Motose H, Takahashi T (2016) The SAC51 family plays a central role in thermospermine responses in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell Physiol. 57: 1583-1592

Tong W, Imai A, Tabata R, Shigenobu S, Yamaguchi K, Yamada M, Hasebe M, Sawa S, Motose H Takahashi T (2016) Polyamine resistance is increased by mutations in a nitrate transporter gene NRT1.3 (AtNPF6.4) in Arabidopsis thaliana. Front. Plant Sci. 7: 834

Yoshimoto K, Takamura H, Kadota I, Motose H, Takahashi T (2016) Chemical control of xylem differentiation by thermospermine, xylemin, and auxin. Sci. Rep. 6: 21487

Takatani S, Otani K, Kanazawa M, Takahashi T, Motose H (2015) Structure, function, and evolution of plant NIMA-related kinases: Implication for phosphorylation-dependent microtubule regulation. J. Plant Res. 128: 875-891

Takatani S, Hirayama T, Hashimoto T, Takahashi T, Motose H (2015) Abscisic acid induces ectopic outgrowth in epidermal cells through cortical microtubule reorganization in Arabidopsis thaliana. Sci. Rep. 5: 11364

Ogawa E, Yamada Y, Sezaki N, Kosaka S, Kondo H, Kamata N, Abe M, Komeda Y, Takahashi T (2015) ATML1 and PDF2 play a redundant and essential role in Arabidopsis embryo development.Plant Cell Physiol. 56: 1183-1192

Takahashi T, Tong W (2015) Regulation and diversity of polyamine biosynthesis in plants. In Kusano T and Suzuki H (eds) Polyamines: A universal molecular nexus for growth, survival and specialized metabolism, Springer JP, Tokyo, pp 27-44

Kakehi JI, Kawano E, Yoshimoto K, Cai Q, Imai A, Takahashi T (2015) Mutations in ribosomal proteins, RPL4 and RACK1, suppress the phenotype of a thermospermine-deficient mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS ONE 10: e0117309  Access the recommendation on F1000Prime

Tong W, Yoshimoto K, Kakehi JI, Motose H, Niitsu M, Takahashi T (2014) Thermospermine modulates expression of auxin-related genes in Arabidopsis. Front. Plant Sci. 5: 94

Kamata N, Sugihara A, Komeda Y, Takahashi T (2013) Allele-specific effects of PDF2 on floral morphology in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Plant Signal. Behav. 8: pii: e27417

Kamata N, Okada H, Komeda Y, Takahashi T (2013) Mutations in epidermis-specific HD-ZIP IV genes affect floral organ identity in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J. 75: 430-440

Inoue G, Kaneta T, Takayanagi T, Kakehi JI, Motose H, Takahashi T (2013) Determination of polyamines in Arabidopsis thaliana by capillary electrophoresis using salicylaldehyde-5-sulfonate as a derivatizing reagent. Anal. Methods 5: 2854-2859

Motose H, Takatani S, Ikeda T, Takahashi T
(2012)NIMA-related kinases regulate directional cell growth and organ development through microtubule function in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Signal. Behav. 7: 1552-1555

Yoshimoto K, Noutoshi Y, Hayashi K, Shirasu K, Takahashi T, Motose H (2012) Thermospermine suppresses auxin-inducible xylem differentiation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Signal. Behav. 7: 937-939

Takano A, Kakehi JI, Takahashi T (2012) Thermospermine is not a minor polyamine in the plant kingdom. Plant Cell Physiol. 53: 606-616

Yoshimoto K, Noutoshi Y, Hayashi K, Shirasu K, Takahashi T, Motose H (2012) A chemical biology approach reveals an opposite action between thermospermine and auxin inxylem development in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Physiol. 53: 635-645

Motose H, Hamada T, Yoshimoto K, Murata T, Hasebe M, Watanabe Y, Hashimoto T, Sakai T, Takahashi T (2011) NIMA-related kinases 6, 4, and 5 interact with each other to regulate microtubule organization during epidermal cell expansion in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J. 67: 993-1005

Ichihashi Y, Kawade K, Usami T, Horiguchi G, Takahashi T, Tsukaya H (2011) Key proliferative activity in the junction between the leaf blade and leaf petiole of
Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiol. 157: 1151-1162

Shirakawa M, Ueda H, Shimada T, Koumoto Y, Shimada TL, Kondo M, Takahashi T, Okuyama Y, Nishimura M, Hara-Nishimura I (2010) Arabidopsis Qa-SNARE SYP2 proteins localized to different subcellular regions function redundantly in vacuolar protein sorting and plant development. Plant J. 64: 924-935

Kakehi JI, Kuwashiro Y, Motose H, Igarashi K, Takahashi T (2010) Norspermine substitutes for thermospermine in the control of stem elongation in Arabidopsis thaliana. FEBS Lett. 584: 3042-3046

Takahashi T, Kakehi JI (2010) Polyamines: Ubiquitous Polycations with Unique Roles in Growth and Stress Responses. Ann. Bot. 105: 1-6


Basic Biology A (April - July 2017)
Developmental Biology II (June - July 2017)
Plant Physiology I & II (October 2017 - February 2018)
Basic Biology II (October - November 2017)

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