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Hiromasa Saitoh

Education

Ph.D., College of Agriculture, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan, 1999

Current Position

Chief Researcher in Genetics & Genomics Group, Department of Life Sciences, Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Japan

Publications (since 2005)

  1. Sharma, S., Hirabuchi, A., Yoshida, K., Fujisaki, K., Ito, A., Uemura, A., Terauchi, R., Kamoun, S., Sohn, K. H., Jones, J. D. and Saitoh, H. (2013). Deployment of the Burkholderia glumae type III secretion system as an efficient tool for translocating pathogen effectors to monocot cells. Plant J 74(4): 701-712.
  2. Giraldo, M. C., Dagdas, Y. F., Gupta, Y. K., Mentlak, T. A., Yi, M., Martinez-Rocha, A. L., Saitoh, H., Terauchi, R., Talbot, N. J. and Valent, B. (2013). Two distinct secretion systems facilitate tissue invasion by the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae. Nat Commun 4: 1996.
  3. Fekih, R., Takagi, H., Tamiru, M., Abe, A., Natsume, S., Yaegashi, H., Sharma, S., Kanzaki, H., Matsumura, H., Saitoh, H., Mitsuoka, C., Utsushi, H., Uemura, A., Kanzaki, E., Kosugi, S., Yoshida, K., Cano, L., Kamoun, S. and Terauchi, R. (2013). MutMap+: genetic mapping and mutant identification without crossing in rice. PLoS One 8(7): e68529.
  4. Takagi, H., Uemura, A., Yaegashi, H., Tamiru, M., Abe, A., Mitsuoka, C., Utsushi, H., Natsume, S., Kanzaki, H., Matsumura, H., Saitoh, H., Yoshida, K., Cano, L. M., Kamoun, S. and Terauchi, R. (2013). MutMap-Gap: whole-genome resequencing of mutant F2 progeny bulk combined with de novo assembly of gap regions identifies the rice blast resistance gene Pii. New Phytol 200(1): 276-283.
  5. Saitoh, H., Fujisawa, S., Mitsuoka, C., Ito, A., Hirabuchi, A., Ikeda, K., Irieda, H., Yoshino, K., Yoshida, K., Matsumura, H., Tosa, Y., Win, J., Kamoun, S., Takano, Y. and Terauchi, R. (2012). Large-scale gene disruption in Magnaporthe oryzae identifies MC69, a secreted protein required for infection by monocot and dicot fungal pathogens. PLoS Pathog 8(5): e1002711.
  6. Kanzaki, H., Yoshida, K., Saitoh, H., Fujisaki, K., Hirabuchi, A., Alaux, L., Fournier, E., Tharreau, D. and Terauchi, R. (2012). Arms race co-evolution of Magnaporthe oryzae AVR-Pik and rice Pik genes driven by their physical interactions. Plant J.
  7. Mentlak, T. A., Kombrink, A., Shinya, T., Ryder, L. S., Otomo, I., Saitoh, H., Terauchi, R., Nishizawa, Y., Shibuya, N., Thomma, B. P. and Talbot, N. J. (2012). Effector-mediated suppression of chitin-triggered immunity by magnaporthe oryzae is necessary for rice blast disease. Plant Cell 24(1): 322-335.
  8. Okuyama, Y., Kanzaki, H., Abe, A., Yoshida, K., Tamiru, M., Saitoh, H., Fujibe, T., Matsumura, H., Shenton, M., Galam, D. C., Undan, J., Ito, A., Sone, T. and Terauchi, R. (2011). A multifaceted genomics approach allows the isolation of the rice Pia-blast resistance gene consisting of two adjacent NBS-LRR protein genes. Plant J 66(3): 467-479.
  9. Terauchi, R., Yoshida, K., Saitoh, H., Kanzaki, H., Okuyama, Y., Fujisaki, K., Miya, A., Abe, A., Tamiru, M. and Tosa, Y. (2011). Studying genome-wide DNA polymorphisms to understand Magnaporthe-rice interactions. Australasian Plant Pathology 40(4): 328-334.
  10. Terauchi R, Yoshida K, Saitoh H, Matsumura H, Oli MT, Abe A, Undan J, Okuyama Y. (2011) Association genetics reveals genes critical for Magnaporthe-rice interactions. In: Genome-enabled analysis of plant-pathogen interactions. (Wolpert, T., Shiraishi, T., Collmer, A., Akimitsu, K. and Glazebrook, J. eds) The American Phytopathological Society press 33-38.
  11. Takeda, T., Takahashi, M., Nakanishi-Masuno, T., Nakano, Y., Saitoh, H., Hirabuchi, A., Fujisawa, S. and Terauchi, R. (2010). Characterization of endo-1,3-1,4-beta-glucanases in GH family 12 from Magnaporthe oryzae. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 88(5): 1113-1123.
  12. Yoshida, K., Saitoh, H., Fujisawa, S., Kanzaki, H., Matsumura, H., Tosa, Y., Chuma, I., Takano, Y., Win, J., Kamoun, S. and Terauchi, R. (2009). Association genetics reveals three novel avirulence genes from the rice blast fungal pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae. Plant Cell 21(5): 1573-1591.
  13. Saitoh, H., Fujisawa, S., Ito, A., Mitsuoka, C., Berberich, T., Tosa, Y., Asakura, M., Takano, Y. and Terauchi, R. (2009). SPM1 encoding a vacuole-localized protease is required for infection-related autophagy of the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae. FEMS Microbiol Lett 300(1): 115-121.
  14. Terauchi R, Win J, Kamoun S, Matsumura H, Saitoh H, Kanzaki H, Yoshida K, Shenton M, Berberich T, Fujisawa S, Ito A, Takano Y, Tosa Y (2009) Searching for effectors of Magnaporthe oryzae: a multi-faceted genomics approach. In: Advances in genetics, genomics and control of rice blast disease. (Wang, G-L. and Valent, B. eds) Springer 105-111.
  15. Takahashi, Y., Berberich, T., Kanzaki, H., Matsumura, H., Saitoh, H., Kusano, T. and Terauchi, R. (2009). Unraveling the roles of sphingolipids in plant innate immunity. Plant Signal Behav 4(6): 536-538.
  16. Takahashi, Y., Berberich, T., Kanzaki, H., Matsumura, H., Saitoh, H., Kusano, T. and Terauchi, R. (2009). Serine palmitoyltransferase, the first step enzyme in sphingolipid biosynthesis, is involved in nonhost resistance. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 22(1): 31-38.
  17. Kanzaki, H., Saitoh, H., Takahashi, Y., Berberich, T., Ito, A., Kamoun, S. and Terauchi, R. (2008). NbLRK1, a lectin-like receptor kinase protein of Nicotiana benthamiana, interacts with Phytophthora infestans INF1 elicitin and mediates INF1-induced cell death. Planta 228(6): 977-987.
  18. Wang, G.-X., Imaizumi, T., Li, W., Saitoh, H., Terauchi, R., Ohsako, T. and Tominaga, T. (2008). Self-EcoTILLING to identify single-nucleotide mutations in multigene family. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 92(1): 24-29.
  19. Coemans, B., Takahashi, Y., Berberich, T., Ito, A., Kanzaki, H., Matsumura, H., Saitoh, H., Tsuda, S., Kamoun, S., Sagi, L., Swennen, R. and Terauchi, R. (2008). High-throughput in planta expression screening identifies an ADP-ribosylation factor (ARF1) involved in non-host resistance and R gene-mediated resistance. Mol Plant Pathol 9(1): 25-36.
  20. Wang, G.-X., Tan, M.-K., Rakshit, S., Saitoh, H., Terauchi, R., Imaizumi, T., Ohsako, T. and Tominaga, T. (2007). Discovery of single-nucleotide mutations in acetolactate synthase genes by Ecotilling. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 88(2): 143-148.
  21. Hirano, T., Ito, A., Berberich, T., Terauchi, R. and Saitoh, H. (2007). Virus-induced gene silencing of 14-3-3 genes abrogates dark repression of nitrate reductase activity in Nicotiana benthamiana. Mol Genet Genomics 278(2): 125-133.
  22. Yoshihiro, T., Nasir, K. H., Ito, A., Kanzaki, H., Matsumura, H., Saitoh, H., Fujisawa, S., Kamoun, S. and Terauchi, R. (2007). A Novel MAPKK Involved in Cell Death and Defense Signaling. Plant Signal Behav 2(5): 396-398.
  23. Takahashi, Y., Nasir, K. H., Ito, A., Kanzaki, H., Matsumura, H., Saitoh, H., Fujisawa, S., Kamoun, S. and Terauchi, R. (2007). A high-throughput screen of cell-death-inducing factors in Nicotiana benthamiana identifies a novel MAPKK that mediates INF1-induced cell death signaling and non-host resistance to Pseudomonas cichorii. Plant J 49(6): 1030-1040.
  24. Ludwig, A. A., Saitoh, H., Felix, G., Freymark, G., Miersch, O., Wasternack, C., Boller, T., Jones, J. D. and Romeis, T. (2005). Ethylene-mediated cross-talk between calcium-dependent protein kinase and MAPK signaling controls stress responses in plants. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102(30): 10736-10741.
  25. Uehara, Y., Takahashi, Y., Berberich, T., Miyazaki, A., Takahashi, H., Matsui, K., Ohme-Takagi, M., Saitoh, H., Terauchi, R. and Kusano, T. (2005). Tobacco ZFT1, a transcriptional repressor with a Cys2/His2 type zinc finger motif that functions in spermine-signaling pathway. Plant Mol Biol 59(3): 435-448.
  26. Nasir, K. H., Takahashi, Y., Ito, A., Saitoh, H., Matsumura, H., Kanzaki, H., Shimizu, T., Ito, M., Fujisawa, S., Sharma, P. C., Ohme-Takagi, M., Kamoun, S. and Terauchi, R. (2005). High-throughput in planta expression screening identifies a class II ethylene-responsive element binding factor-like protein that regulates plant cell death and non-host resistance. Plant J 43(4): 491-505.
Protocols by Hiromasa Saitoh
  1. Burkholderia glumae Competent Cells Preparation and Transformation