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Metabolic engineering, gene discovery, P450, Plant molecular biology

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  • 2010.05.01 - 2020.03.31, Division of Science and Biotechnology, Graduate School of Engineering, Professor

  • 2020.04.01 - , ., Graduate School of Engineering, Professor

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Kyoto University Faculty of Agriculture  Graduated 1983.03
Kyoto University Graduate School, Division of Agriculture  Completed 1985.03
Kyoto University Graduate School, Division of Agriculture  1993.11

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RIKEN CSRS 2013.04 -

Research topics 【 display / non-display

  • Plant molecular biology and physiology-related, Bioorganic chemistry-related, Applied molecular and cellular biology-related, Molecular biology-related, Chemistry and chemical methodology of biomolecules-related, Plant nutrition and soil science-related


Academic Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Dual biosynthetic pathway to phytosterol via cycloartenol and lanosterol in Arabidopsis, Ohyama K, Suzuki M, Kikuchi J, Saito K and Muranaka T, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci, USA,106: 725-730, 2009.01, Papers

  • Licorice β-amyrin 11-oxidase, a cytochrome P450 with a key role in the biosynthesis of the triterpene sweetener glycyrrhizin, Seki H, Ohyama K, Sawai S, Mizutani M, Ohnishi T, Sudo H, Akashi T, Aoki T, Saito K and Muranaka T, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci, USA,105: 14204-14209, 2008.09, Papers

  • The mitochondrial PPR protein LOVASTATIN INSENSITIVE 1 plays regulatory roles in cytosolic and plastidial isoprenoid biosynthesis through RNA editing, Tang J, Kobayashi K, Suzuki M, Matsumoto S and Muranaka T, Plant J., 2009.12, Papers

  • Complete blockage of the mevalonate pathway results in male gametophyte lethality, Suzuki M, Nakagawa S, Kamide Y, Kobayashi K, Ohyama K, Hashinokuchi H, Kiuchi R, Saito K, Muranaka T*, and Nagata N, J Exp. Bot.,60: 2055-2064, 2009.05, Papers

  • Dolichol biosynthesis and its effects on the unfolded protein response and abiotic stress in Arabidopsis, Zhang H, Ohyama K, Boudet J, Chen Z, Yang J, Zhang M, Muranaka T, Maurel C, Zhu J-K and Gong Z, Plant Cell,20: 1879-1898, 2008.07, Papers

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  • Special, Plant Cytochrome P450s in Triterpenoid Biosynthesis: Diversity and Application to Combinatorial Biosynthesis In: Fifty Years of Cytochrome P450 Research., Fukushima E.O, H. Seki, T. Muranaka, Springer Japan, ISBN, 9784431549925, 2014.09

  • Special, Heterologous expression of triterpene biosynthetic genes in yeast and subsequent metabolite identification through GC-MS In: Plant Isoprenoids. Manuel Rodríguez (Ed.), Fukushima E.O, H. Seki, T. Muranaka, Springer, ISBN, 9781493906055, 2014.01


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  • Academic society, Japanese Society for Plant Cell and Molecular Biology, President, 2016.07 -

  • Academic society, The Japanese Society for Genome Editing, Director, 2016.04 -