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Akiko Maruyama-Nakashita Last modified date:2021.06.16

Associate Professor / Bioscience & Biotechnology, Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences / Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology / Faculty of Agriculture

1. Y. Nakai and A. Maruyama-Nakashita, Biosynthesis of Sulfur-Containing Small Biomolecules in Plants, Current Opinion in Plant Biology,, 2020.05.
2. A. Maruyama-Nakashita, Metabolic changes sustain the plant life in low-sulfur environments, Current Opinion in Plant Biology,, 2017.11, Plants assimilate inorganic sulfate into various organic sulfur (S) compounds, which contributes to the global sulfur cycle in the environment as well as the nutritional supply of this essential element to animals. Plants, to sustain their lives, adapt the flow of their S metabolism to respond to external S status by activating S assimilation and catabolism of stored S compounds, and by repressing the synthesis of secondary S metabolites like glucosinolates. The molecular mechanism of this response has been gradually revealed, including the discovery of several regulatory proteins and enzymes involved in S deficiency responses. Recent progress in this research area and the remaining issues are reviewed here..
3. A. Maruyama-Nakashita, Transcriptional regulation of genes involved in sulfur assimilation in plants: Understanding from the analysis of high-affinity sulfate transporters., Plant Biotech. 25, 323-328., 2008.06.