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Naotaka YAMADA Last modified date:2023.06.26

Assistant Professor / Molecular Bioscience / Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology / Faculty of Agriculture

1. Kohji Yamamoto, Naotaka Yamada, Satoshi Endo, Katsuhisa Kurogi, Yoichi Sakakibara, Masahito Suiko, Novel silkworm (Bombyx mori) sulfotransferase swSULT ST3 is involved in metabolism of polyphenols from mulberry leaves, PLOS ONE, 10.1371/journal.pone.0270804, 4, 17(8), e0270804, 2022.09.
2. Sumio Iwai, Sho Ogata, Naotaka Yamada, Michio Onjo, Kintake Sonoike, Ken ichiro Shimazaki, Guard cell photosynthesis is crucial in abscisic acid-induced stomatal closure, Plant Direct, 10.1002/pld3.137, 3, 5, e00137, 2019.05, Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are ubiquitous signaling molecules involved in diverse physiological processes, including stomatal closure. Photosynthetic electron transport (PET) is the main source of ROS generation in plants, but whether it functions in guard cell signaling remains unclear. Here, we assessed whether PET functions in abscisic acid (ABA) signaling in guard cells. ABA-elicited ROS were localized to guard cell chloroplasts in Arabidopsis thaliana, Commelina benghalensis, and Vicia faba in the light and abolished by the PET inhibitors 3-(3, 4-dichlorophenyl)-1, 1-dimethylurea and 2, 5-dibromo-3-methyl-6-isopropyl-p-benzoquinone. These inhibitors reduced ABA-induced stomatal closure in all three species, as well as in the NADPH oxidase-lacking mutant atrboh D/F. However, an NADPH oxidase inhibitor did not fully eliminate ABA-induced ROS in the chloroplasts, and ABA-induced ROS were still observed in the guard cell chloroplasts of atrboh D/F. This study demonstrates that ROS generated through PET act as signaling molecules in ABA-induced stomatal closure and that this occurs in concert with ROS derived through NADPH oxidase..
3. Akihiro Tominaga, Yujiro Higuchi, Hikari Mori, Makoto Akai, Akiko Suyama, Naotaka Yamada, Kaoru Takegawa, Catechol O-methyltransferase homologs in Schizosaccharomyces pombe are response factors to alkaline and salt stress, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 10.1007/s00253-019-09858-0, 103, 12, 4881-4887, 2019.06, How cells of the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe respond to alkaline stress is not well understood. Here, to elucidate the molecular mechanism underlying the alkaline stress response in S. pombe, we performed DNA microarray analysis. We found that a homolog of human catechol O-methyltransferase 2 (COMT2) is highly upregulated in S. pombe cells exposed to alkaline conditions. We designated the S. pombe homolog as cmt2+ and also identified its paralog, cmt1+, in the S. pombe genome. Reverse transcription PCR confirmed that both cmt1+ and cmt2+ are upregulated within 1 h of exposure to alkaline stress and downregulated within 30 min of returning to an acidic environment. Moreover, we verified that recombinant Cmt proteins exhibit catechol O-methyltransferase activity. To further characterize the expression of cmt1+ and cmt2+, we carried out an EGFP reporter assay using their promoter sequences, which showed that both genes respond not only to alkaline but also to salt stress. Collectively, our findings indicate that the cmt promoter might be an advantageous expression system for use in S. pombe under alkaline culture conditions..
4. Kohji Yamamoto, Akifumi Higashiura, Aiko Hirowatari1, Naotaka Yamada,Takuya Tsubota, Hideki Sezutsu, Atsushi Nakagawa, Characterisation of a diazinonmetabolising glutathione Stransferase in the silkworm Bombyx mori by X-ray crystallography and genome editing analysis, Scientific REPORTS, 10.1038/s41598-018-35207-8, 8, 16835, 2018.11.
5. Aiko Hirowatari, Sumiharu Nagaoka, Naotaka YAMADA, KOHJI YAMAMOTO, Structural characterization of the catalytic site of a Nilaparvata lugens
delta-class glutathione transferase, Journal of Insect Biotechnology and Sericology, 86, 1-7, 2017.03.
6. KOHJI YAMAMOTO, Aiko Hirowatari, Takahiro Shiotsuki, Naotaka YAMADA, Biochemical characterization of an unclassified glutathione S-transferase of Plutella xylostella, Journal of Pesticide Science, 41, 4, 145-151, 2016.11.
7. Kenj Honda, Naotaka YAMADA, Riichiro Yoshida, Hideshi Ihara, Tomohiro Sawa, Takaaki Akaike, Sumio Iwai, 8-Mercapto-Cyclic GMP Mediates Hydrogen Sulfide-Induced Stomatal Closure in Arabidopsis, PLANT AND CELL PHYSIOLOGY, 10.1093/pcp/pcv069, 56, 8, 1481-1489, 2015.08.
8. KOHJI YAMAMOTO, Akifumi Higashiura, MD. Tofazzal Hossain, Naotaka YAMADA, Takahiro Shiotsuki, Atsushi Nakagawa, Structural characterization of the catalytic site of a Nilaparvata lugens
delta-class glutathione transferase, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 566, 36-42, 2015.01.
9. M D. Tofazzal Hossain,, Naotaka YAMADA, Yamamoto K., Glutathione-Binding Site of a Bombyx mori Theta-Class Glutathione Transferase, PLOS ONE, 10.1371/journal.pone.0097740, 9, 5, 2014.05.
10. Midori Tuda, Li-Hsin Wu, Naotaka YAMADA, Chiao-Ping Wang, Wen-Jer Wu, Sawai Buranapanichpan, Zong-Qi Chen, Kenneth K. Teramoto, Bernarr R. Kumashiro, Ronald Heu, Host shift capability of a specialist seed predator of an invasive plant: roles of competition, population genetics and plant chemistry.,Biological Invasions, Biological Invasions, 10.1007, 16, 2, 303-313, 2014.02.
11. KOHJI YAMAMOTO, Yoichi Aso, Naotaka YAMADA, Catalytic function of an Epsilon-class glutathione S-transferase of the silkworm, Insect Molecular Biology , 10.1111, 22, 5, 523-531, 2013.06.
12. Takahiro Joudoi, Yudai Shichiri, Nobuto Kamizono, Takaaki Akaike, Tomohiro Sawa, Jun Yoshitake, 山田 直隆, Sumio Iwaia, Nitrated Cyclic GMP Modulates Guard Cell Signaling in ArabidopsisW, The Plant Cell, 10.1105, 25, 558-571, 2013.02.
13. K. Furuta, K. Ashibe, H. Shirahashi, N.Fujita, H. Yamashita, N. Yamada and E. Kuwano, Synthesisi and anti-juvenile hormone Activity of ethyl 4-(2-benzylalkyloxy)benzoates and their enantiomers.
, Journal of Pesticide Science, 32(2) 99-105(2007)
, 2007.04.
14. Kenjiro Furuta, Norihiro Fujita, Tsubasa Ibushi, Takahiro Shiotsuki, Naotaka Yamada and Eiichi Kuwano, Synthesis and anti-juvenile hormone activity of ethyl 4-[(6-substituted 2,2-dimethyl-2H-chromen-7-yl)methoxy]benzoates
, Journal of Pesticide Science , 35, 4, 405-411 , 2010.05.
15. N. Yamada, E. Kuwano,, Synthesis and bleaching activity of 1-ethyl- and 1-propyl-5-substituted imidazoles(II), J. Fac. Agr.,Kyushu Univ., 46 (1), 219-228, 2001.10.
16. Yoshida, S., Furuta, K., Shirahashi, H., Ashibe, K., Fujita, N., Yamada. N , Kuwano. E, Synthesis and Structure-Activity Relationship of a New Series of Anti-Juvenile Hormone Agents: Alkyl 4-(2-Benzylhexyloxy)benzoates and Ethyl 4-Substituted Benzoates. , J.Fac.Agr.,Kyushu Univ.,, 54(1),179-184, 2009.01.
17. Yoshida, S., Furuta, K., Shirahashi, H., Ashibe, K., Fujita, N., Yamada. N , Kuwano. E, Synthesis and Structure-Activity Relationship of a New Series of Anti-Juvenile Hormone Agents: Alkyl 4-(2-Benzylhexyloxy)benzoates and Ethyl 4-Substituted Benzoates. , J.Fac.Agr.,Kyushu Univ.,, 54(1),179-184, 2009.01.
18. Furuta,K., Shirahash R., Ashibe K.,Yamashita H., Nishikawa S., Fujita N.,Yamada. N and Kuwano. E, Synthesis and Anti-Juvenile Hormone Activity of Alkyl 4-(2-Phenoxyalkyloxy) - benzoatesand Related Compounds. , J.Fac.Agr.,Kyushu Univ.,51(2),309-313(2006) , 2006.11.
19. Takao Ohashi, Shin-ichi Nakakita, Wataru Sumiyoshi, Naotaka Yamada, Yuka Ikeda, Naotaka Tanaka and Kaoru Takegawa, Structural analysis of α1,3-linked galactose-containing oligosaccharides in Schizosaccharomyces pombe mutants harboring single and multiple α-galactosyltransferase genes disruptions. , Glycobiology , 21, 3, 340–351, 2011.03.
20. Yamada N, Hong S. and Kuwano E., Novel Inhibitors of Phenylalanine Ammonia-lyase:5-Aryl-1,3,4-oxathiazol-2-ones, J.Fac.Agr.,Kyushu Univ.,51(2),309-313(2006) , 2006.11.
21. N. Fujita, K. Furuta, K. Ashibe, S. Yoshida, N. Yamada, T. Shiotsuki, M. Kiuchi, and E. Kuwano., Juvenile hormone activity of optically active ethyl 4-(2-benzylalkyloxy)benzoates inducing precocious metamorphosis. 2008, Journal of Pesticide Science, Journal of Pesticide Science, 33(4) 383-386(2008)
, 2008.08.
22. Fujita N , Ashibe K.,Yamada. N. Shiotsuki T., Kiuchi M. and Kuwano. E), Juvenile Hormone Activity of Ethyl 4-(2-Aryloxyhexyloxy)benzoates with Precocjous Metamorphosis-Inducing Activity.
, Biosci.Biotech.and Biochem.,, 71(9) 2333-2334(2007)
, 2007.09.
23. H. Tsukada, N. Yamada, K. Hashimoto, E. Taniguchi, E. Kuwano,, Inhibitory activity of N-substituted-2-piperidones with a 1,4-benzodioxan ring on germination of barnyard grass., Journal of Pesticide Science, 26, 2, 143-148, 26(3), 143-148, 2001.03.
24. S. Hong, N. Yamada,A.Harada, S. Kawai and E. Kuwano, Inhibition of trans-Cinnamate 4-Hydroxylase by 4-amino-5aryl-2,3-dihydro-3H-1,2,4-triazole, J. Pestic. Science, 10.1584/jpestics.30.406, 30, 4, 406-408, 30(4), pp406-408, 2005.12.
25. Watanabe, Y., Yamada. N ., Machida, T., Honjoh, K., Kuwano,E. , Influence of Cold Hardening on Chlorophyll and Carotenoid in Chlorella vulgaris
, J.Fac.Agr.,Kyushu Univ.,, 54(1),195-200(2009), 2009.01.
26. Yoshida, S., Furuta, K., Ashibe, K., Fujita, N., Nishikawa, S., Yamada. N, Kuwano. E , Ethyl 4-[2-(Substituted Benzyl)hexyloxy]benzoates: Anti-Juvenile Hormone Agents with Juvenile Hormone Activity., J.Fac.Agr.,Kyushu Univ.,, 54(1),185-190(2009)
, 2009.01.
27. Naotaka Yamada, Daisuke Kusano,Eiich. Kuwano, Bleaching Activity of 4-Phenl-3-(substituted benzylthio)-4H-1,2,4-triazoles.Biosci.Biotech. and Biochem., 66(8) 1671-1676(2002), Bioscience Biotechnology and Biochemistry., (2002), 66, 8, 1671-1676, 66、8、pp1671-1676, 2002.08.
28. Naotaka Yamada, Shinya Kawai, Eiichi Kuwano 他3名, 5-Aryl-1,3,4-oxadiazole-2-thiols as a New Series of trans-Cinnamate, Journal of Pesticide Science, 10.1584/jpestics.29.205, 29, 3, 205-208, 29,3, pp205-208, 2004.03.