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Laboratory of Molecular and Functional Genomics

Research Subjects

Chlorophyll biosynthesis

  • Biochemistry and physiology of dark-operative protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase (DPOR)
  • Adaptation to low oxygen environments

Nitrogen fixation

  • Oxygen paradox in photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation in cyanobacteria

Circadian Rhythm in Arabidopsis


Research Materials

  • Cyanobacteria
  • Arabidopsis thaliana


Members

Professor

Professor Yuichi FUJITA

1991
Ph.D. Osaka University
1990-1992
JSPS Fellow, Osaka University
1992-2002
Assistant Professor, Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University
2002-2016
Associate Professor, Nagoya University
2008-2011
PRESTO researcher (JST)
2016-present
Professor, Nagoya University


Associate Professor

Takafumi Yamashino


Secretary

Keiko Itoh


Technician

Mari Bamba


Researchers

Hisanori Yamakawa

Haruki Yamamoto


Graduate student

D2
Miyu Imamura
M2
Yurina Shimada
M2
Yusuke Takada
M2
Konomi Yokomizo
M1
Yoshiki Morimoto
M1
Shintaro Hida

Undergraduate

B4
Hikaru Kusakawa
B4
Masahide Kobayashi
B4
Koichi Gonbu
B4
Rie Mishima

Selected papers by Yuichi Fujita

Tsujimoto, R., Kamiya, N., and Fujita, Y. (2016) Identification of a cis-element in nitrogen fixation genes recognized by CnfR in the nonheterocystous nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium Leptolyngbya boryana. Mol. Microbiol. 101, 411–424.

Fujita, Y., Tsujimoto, R. and Aoki, R. (2015) Evolutionary aspects and regulation of tetrapyrrole biosynthesis in cyanobacteria under aerobic and anaerobic environments. Life, 5, 1172-1203.

Tsujimoto, R., Kamiya, N., and Fujita, Y. (2014) Transcriptional regulators ChlR and CnfR are essential for diazotrophic growth of nonheterocystous cyanobacteria. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 111, 6762-6767.

Aoki, R., Takeda, T., Omata, T., Ihara, K. and Fujita, Y. (2012) MarR-type transcriptional regulator ChlR activates expression of tetrapyrrole biosynthesis genes in response to low-oxygen conditions in cyanobacteria. J. Biol. Chem. 287, 13500-13507.

Muraki, N., Nomata, J., Ebata, K., Mizoguchi, T., Shiba, T., Tamiaki, H., Kurisu, G. and Fujita, Y. (2010) X-ray crystal structure of the light-independent protochlorophyllide reductase. Nature 465, 110-114.