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Sugimoto Campus

Degree 【 display / non-display

  •  -  Doctor of Engineering

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

Molecular Biology of yeast

Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • Analysis of sexial differentiation and meiosis in fission yeast

    (Collaboration in Organization) Project Year :


    Keyword in research subject:  yeast, sexial differentiation meiosis

Association Memberships 【 display / non-display


  • Japan Society for Cell Biology

  • Amecrican Society for Microbiology

  • The American Society for Cell Biology

  • Genetics Society of America

Current Career 【 display / non-display

  • Osaka City University   Graduate School of Science   Biology and Geosciences Course   Professor  

Graduate School 【 display / non-display


    Hiroshima University  Graduate School, Division of Engineering 

Graduating School 【 display / non-display


    Hiroshima University   Faculty of Engineering  


Published Papers 【 display / non-display

  • The fission yeast SPB component Dms1 is required to initiate forespore membrane formation and maintain meiotic SPB components

    Touko Niimi, Taro Nakamura

    PLOS ONE  2018  [Refereed]

  • Meiosis-specific localization of the exocytic Rab Ypt2 in fission yeast.

    *Imada K, *Nakamura T

    Small GTPases  6   1 - 9 2017  [Refereed]

  • The exocytic Rabs Ypt3 and Ypt2 regulate the early step of biogenesis of the spore plasma membrane in fission yeast.

    Imada K, *Nakamura T

    Molecular Biology of the Cell  27   3317 - 3328 2016  [Refereed]

  • Molecular coevolution of a sex pheromone and its receptor triggers reproductive isolation in Schizosaccharomyces pombe.

    Seike T, Nakamura T, Shimoda C

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA  112   4405 - 4410 2015  [Refereed]

  • The fission yeast spore is coated by a proteinaceous surface layer comprising mainly Isp3.

    Fukunishi K, Miyakubi K, Hatanaka M, Otsuru N, Hirata A, Shimoda C, *Nakamura T

    Molecular Biology of the Cell  25   1545 - 1548 2014  [Refereed]

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Books etc 【 display / non-display

  • Autophagy in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe

    Mukaiyama H, Nakase M, Nakamura T, Kakinuma Y, *Takegawa K

    FEBS Lett  2010

  • Control of late meiosis and ascospore formation.

    Shimoda, C., and Nakamura, T

    Molecular Biology of Schizosaccharomyces pombe  2003

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Characterization of an arresting-like protein involved in the internalization of syntaxin during meiosis

    Project/Area Number : 24570219  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C) Representative

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    We conducted live imaging of endocytosis during meiosis by fluorescence microscopy and demonstrated that Mug170 localizes to the specific region on the plasma membrane of zygote. We also observed dynamic behavior of Psy1 during meiosis and determined the lysine residue required for its internalization. No HECT-type ubiquiin ligase mutants showed defects in internalization of Psy1. Moreover, we identified 20 genes involved in Psy1 internalization, which encode ubiquitin ligase, cyclin, and microtubule-related proteins.

  • Molecular dissection of meiotic endocytosis

    Project/Area Number : 21570202  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C) Representative

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    The plasma membrane syntaxin 1 ortholog Psy1 is internalized and changes its localization to the forespore membrane during meiosis. The aim of this study is to address the molecular mechanism of this meiotic endocytosis of Psy1. An arrestin-like protein M


Theme of Possible Research Exchange 【 display / non-display

  • Screening of drugs using yeast genetic system

    Request for collaborative research : The private sector, such as other institutions

    Type of research exchange : Technical consultation, Collaborative research

    Keyword : yeast, genetics, drug, screening