Professor, School of Agriculture,
Meiji University

SDGs theme

Research fields:
Plant molecular and cellular biology, plant physiology

Research themes:
Elucidation of the molecular mechanisms and functions of autophagy, an intracellular system for self-degradation, in plants’ adaption to the environment

Main books and papers:
◆”Organ-specific quality control of plant peroxisomes is mediated by autophagy.”, J. Cell Sci. (2014)
◆”Shokubutsu niokeru otofaji no igi to yakuwari” (The significance and roles of autophagy in plants), KAGAKU TO SEIBUTSU. (2014)
◆”Beginning to understand autophagy, an intracellular self-degradation system in plants.”, Plant Cell Physiol. (2012)
◆”Autophagy negatively regulates cell death by controlling NPR1-dependent salicylic acid signaling during senescence and the innate immune response in Arabidopsis.”, Plant Cell (2009)
◆”Processing of ATG8s, ubiquitin-like proteins, and their deconjugation by ATG4s are essential for plant autophagy.”, Plant Cell (2004)

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