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Yuriko   Osakabe

Yuriko Osakabe


Ph.D. in Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan,1996

Current position

Research Scientist at Gene Discovery Research Group, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Japan (July 2011 to present)


*Corresponding author
Research articles

  1. Osakabe, Y., Arinaga, N., Umezawa, T., Katsura, S., Nagamachi, K., Tanaka, H., Ohiraki, H., Yamada, K., Seo, S. U., Abo, M., Yoshimura, E., Shinozaki, K. and Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, K. (2013). Osmotic stress responses and plant growth controlled by potassium transporters in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 25(2): 609-624.
  2. Tanaka, H., Osakabe, Y., Katsura, S., Mizuno, S., Maruyama, K., Kusakabe, K., Mizoi, J., Shinozaki, K. and Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, K. (2012). Abiotic stress-inducible receptor-like kinases negatively control ABA signaling in Arabidopsis. Plant J 70(4): 599-613.
  3. Yamada, K., Kanai, M., Osakabe, Y., Ohiraki, H., Shinozaki, K. and Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, K. (2011). Monosaccharide absorption activity of Arabidopsis roots depends on expression profiles of transporter genes under high salinity conditions. J Biol Chem 286(50): 43577-43586.
  4.  Kinoshita, A., Betsuyaku, S., Osakabe, Y., Mizuno, S., Nagawa, S., Stahl, Y., Simon, R., Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, K., Fukuda, H. and Sawa, S. (2010). RPK2 is an essential receptor-like kinase that transmits the CLV3 signal in Arabidopsis. Development 137(22): 3911-3920.
  5. Osakabe, K., Osakabe, Y. and Toki, S. (2010). Site-directed mutagenesis in Arabidopsis using custom-designed zinc finger nucleases. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107(26): 12034-12039.
  6. Osakabe, Y., Mizuno, S., Tanaka, H., Maruyama, K., Osakabe, K., Todaka, D., Fujita, Y., Kobayashi, M., Shinozaki, K. and Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, K. (2010). Overproduction of the membrane-bound receptor-like protein kinase 1, RPK1, enhances abiotic stress tolerance in Arabidopsis. J Biol Chem 285(12): 9190-9201.
  7. Yamada, K., Osakabe, Y., Mizoi, J., Nakashima, K., Fujita, Y., Shinozaki, K. and Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, K. (2010). Functional analysis of an Arabidopsis thaliana abiotic stress-inducible facilitated diffusion transporter for monosaccharides. J Biol Chem 285(2): 1138-1146.
  8. Osakabe, Y., Maruyama, K., Seki, M., Satou, M., Shinozaki, K. and Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, K. (2005). Leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinase1 is a key membrane-bound regulator of abscisic acid early signaling in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 17(4): 1105-1119.

Review articles

  1. *Osakabe, Y., Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, K., Shinozaki, K., Tran, L-S*. (2013). Membrane transport system of macroelements controlled by abscisic acid in response to water deficit and high salinity in plants. New Phytol., in press.
  2. *Osakabe, Y., Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, K., Shinozaki, K. and Tran, L. S.* (2013). Sensing the environment: key roles of membrane-localized kinases in plant perception and response to abiotic stress. J Exp Bot 64(2): 445-458.
  3. Osakabe K., and Osakabe Y. (2012). Plant Light Stress. In Encyclopaedia of Life Sciences. Nature Publishing Group, http://www.els.net. DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0001319.pub2.

Book chapters, book and special issue edition

  1. Guest Associate Editor of the Research Topic “Water stress responses in plants” (Frontiers in Plant Science); Aug 2012.
  2. *Osakabe, Y., Osakabe, K., Shinozaki, K. (2013). “Plant environmental stress responses for survival and biomass enhancement” in “Climate change and abiotic stress tolerance” Tuteja, N. (ed), Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co., Germany, in press.
  3. Ishida, T., Osakabe, Y., and Yanagisawa, S. (2012). “Transcription factors: improving abiotic stress tolerance in plants” in “Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stress” Tuteja, N. (ed), Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co., Germany, 591-621.
Protocols by Yuriko Osakabe
  1. Measurement of Potassium Content in Arabidopsis