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Higuchi Yujiro Last modified date:2019.09.09



Graduate School
Undergraduate School


Homepage
http://www.agr.kyushu-u.ac.jp/lab/hakko/
Web page of Laboratory of Applied Microbiology .
Academic Degree
PhD, Biotechnology
Field of Specialization
Applied molecular and cellular physiological microbiology
Outline Activities
Study of intracellular membrane trafficking in Aspergillus oryzae and Schizosaccharomyces pombe to produce valuable materials.
Research
Research Interests
  • Development of Aspergillus oryzae host strains that highly produce valuable materials by cellular biological study
    keyword : Aspergillus oryzae, cellular biology, heterologous protein production
    2014.04.
  • Analysis of AipA-like AAA ATPases in eukaryotic microorganisms
    keyword : AAA ATPase, AipA, Aspergillus oryzae, Schizosaccharomyces pombe
    2014.04.
  • Analysis of early endosome motility in Aspergillus oryzae
    keyword : Early endosome, Intracellular membrane dynamics, Aspergillus oryzae
    2016.04.
Academic Activities
Reports
1. Yujiro Higuchi, Initial fungal effector production is mediated by early endosome motility, Communicative and Integrative Biology, 2015.05.
2. Yujiro Higuchi*, Gero Steinberg*, Early endosomes motility in filamentous fungi: How and why they move, Fungal Biology Reviews, 2015.05.
3. Yujiro Higuchi, Manabu Arioka, Katsuhiko Kitamoto, Endocytic recycling at the tip region in the filamentous fungus Aspergillus oryzae, Communicative and Integrative Biology, 2009.07.
Papers
1. Yujiro Higuchi, Hitomi Matsufuji, Masanari Tanuma, Takatoshi Arakawa, Kazuki Mori, Chihaya Yamada, Risa Shofia, Emiko Matsunaga, Kosuke Tashiro, Shinya Fushinobu, Kaoru Takegawa, Identification and characterization of a novel β-D-galactosidase that releases pyruvylated galactose, Scientific Reports, 8, 12013, 2018.08.
2. Yusuke Togo, Yujiro Higuchi*, Yoshinori Katakura, Kaoru Takegawa, Early endosome motility mediates α-amylase production and cell differentiation in Aspergillus oryzae, Scientific Reports, 7, 15757, 2017.11.
3. Martin Schuster, Magdalena Martin-Urdiroz, Yujiro Higuchi, Christian Hacker, Sreedhar Kilaru, Sarah Gurr, Gero Steinberg, Co-delivery of cell-wall-forming enzymes in the same vesicle for coordinated fungal cell wall formation, Nature Microbiology, 1, 16149, 2016.08.
4. Yujiro Higuchi, Sho Yoshinaga, Ken-ichi Yoritsune, Hiroaki Tateno, Jun Hirabayashi, Shin-ichi Nakakita, Miho Kanekiyo, Yoshimitsu Kakuta, Kaoru Takegawa, A rationally engineered yeast pyruvyltransferase Pvg1p introduces sialylation-like properties in neo-human-type complex oligosaccharide, Scientific Reports, 6, 26349, 2016.05.
5. Ewa Bielska*, Yujiro Higuchi*, Martin Schuster*, Natascha Steinberg, Sreedhar Kilaru, Nicholas J. Talbot, Gero Steinberg, Long-distance endosome trafficking drives fungal effector production during plant infection, Nature Communications, *These authors contributed equally,5, 5097, 2014.10.
6. Yujiro Higuchi, Peter Ashwin, Yvonne Roger, Gero Steinberg, Early endosome motility spatially organizes polysome distribution, Journal of Cell Biology, 204, 3, 343-357, 2014.02.
7. Yujiro Higuchi, Manabu Arioka, Katsuhiko Kitamoto, Functional analysis of the putative AAA ATPase AipA localizing at the endocytic sites in the filamentous fungus Aspergillus oryzae, FEMS Microbiology Letters, 320, 1, 63-71, 2011.07.
8. Yujiro Higuchi, Jun-ya Shoji, Manabu Arioka, Katsuhiko Kitamoto, Endocytosis is crucial for cell polarity and apical membrane recycling in the filamentous fungus Aspergillus oryzae, Eukaryotic Cell, 8, 1, 37-46, 2009.01.
9. Yujiro Higuchi, Tomoyuki Nakahama, Jun-ya Shoji, Manabu Arioka, Katsuhiko Kitamoto, Visualization of the endocytic pathway in the filamentous fungus Aspergillus oryzae using an EGFP-fused plasma membrane protein, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 340, 3, 784-791, 2006.02.
Presentations
1. Yujiro Higuchi, Kaoru Takegawa, Research on physiological roles of early endosome motility in filamentous fungi, Progress 100: Second International Symposium, 2016.02.
2. Yujiro Higuchi, Peter Ashwin, Gero Steinberg, The cellular role of early endosome motility in Ustilago maydis., 27th Fungal Genetics Conference, 2013.03.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry
  • Brewing Society of Japan
  • The Society for Biotechnology, Japan
  • Fungal Molecular Biology Society of Japan