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Akihiko Kondo


Ph.D. in Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan, 1988

Current position

Professor, Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, Japan
Director, Biorefinery Center, Kobe University, Japan
Team Leader, Biomass Engineering Program (BMEP), RIKEN, Japan

Publications (since 2014)

Peer-reviewed publications (out of 404 total as of July 2014)

  1. Nishimura, Y., Ishii, J., Ogino, C. and Kondo, A. (2014). Genetic Engineering of Bio-Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery: A Review. Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology 10(9): 2063-2085.
  2. Tanaka, T., Hirata, Y., Nakano, M., Kawabata, H. and Kondo, A. (2014). Creation of Cellobiose and Xylooligosaccharides-Coutilizing Escherichia coli Displaying both beta-Glucosidase and beta-Xylosidase on Its Cell Surface. ACS Synth Biol 3(7): 446-453.
  3. Kawaguchi, H., Uematsu, K., Ogino, C., Teramura, H., Niimi-Nakamura, S., Tsuge, Y., Hasunuma, T., Oinuma, K.-I., Takaya, N. and Kondo, A. (2014). Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation of kraft pulp by recombinant  Escherichia coli for phenyllactic acid production. Biochemical Engineering Journal 88: 188-194.
  4. Ho, S. H., Nakanishi, A., Ye, X., Chang, J. S., Hara, K., Hasunuma, T. and Kondo, A. (2014). Optimizing biodiesel production in marine Chlamydomonas sp. JSC4 through metabolic profiling and an innovative salinity-gradient strategy. Biotechnol Biofuels 7: 97.
  5. Aikawa, S., Nishida, A., Ho, S. H., Chang, J. S., Hasunuma, T. and Kondo, A. (2014). Glycogen production for biofuels by the euryhaline cyanobacteria Synechococcus sp. strain PCC 7002 from an oceanic environment. Biotechnol Biofuels 7: 88.
  6. Yamada, R., Yoshie, T., Wakai, S., Asai-Nakashima, N., Okazaki, F., Ogino, C., Hisada, H., Tsutsumi, H., Hata, Y. and Kondo, A. (2014). Aspergillus oryzae-based cell factory for direct kojic acid production from cellulose. Microb Cell Fact 13: 71.
  7. Tsuge, Y., Kawaguchi, H., Sasaki, K., Tanaka, T. and Kondo, A. (2014). Two-step production of D-lactate from mixed sugars by growing and resting cells of metabolically engineered Lactobacillus plantarum. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 98(11): 4911-4918.
  8. Akimoto, S., Yokono, M., Yokono, E., Aikawa, S. and Kondo, A. (2014). Short-term light adaptation of a cyanobacterium, Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, probed by time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy. Plant Physiol Biochem 81: 149-154.
  9. Joseph, A., Aikawa, S., Sasaki, K., Matsuda, F., Hasunuma, T. and Kondo, A. (2014). Increased biomass production and glycogen accumulation in apcE gene deleted Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. AMB Express 4: 17.
  10. Ogino, C., Matsuda, T., Okazaki, F., Tanaka, T. and Kondo, A. (2014). The effect of combining signal sequences with the N28 fragment on GFP production in Aspergillus oryzae. Process Biochemistry.
  11. Kudou, M., Kubota, Y., Nakashima, N., Okazaki, F., Nakashima, K., Ogino, C. and Kondo, A. (2014). Improvement of enzymatic activity of β-glucosidase from Thermotoga maritima by 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic 104: 17-22.
  12. Ishii, J., Kondo, T., Makino, H., Ogura, A., Matsuda, F. and Kondo, A. (2014). Three gene expression vector sets for concurrently expressing multiple genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. FEMS Yeast Res 14(3): 399-411.
  13. Nishimura, Y., Takeda, K., Ezawa, R., Ishii, J., Ogino, C. and Kondo, A. (2014). A display of pH-sensitive fusogenic GALA peptide facilitates endosomal escape from a Bio-nanocapsule via an endocytic uptake pathway. J Nanobiotechnology 12: 11.
  14. Yoshimoto, N., Tatematsu, K., Iijima, M., Niimi, T., Maturana, A. D., Fujii, I., Kondo, A., Tanizawa, K. and Kuroda, S. (2014). High-throughput de novo screening of receptor agonists with an automated single-cell analysis and isolation system. Sci Rep 4: 4242.
  15. Okai, N., Takahashi, C., Hatada, K., Ogino, C. and Kondo, A. (2014). Disruption of pknG enhances production of gamma-aminobutyric acid by Corynebacterium glutamicum expressing glutamate decarboxylase. AMB Express 4: 20.
  16. Sasaki, K., Tsuge, Y., Sasaki, D. and Kondo, A. (2014). Increase in lactate yield by growing Corynebacterium glutamicum in a bioelectrochemical reactor. J Biosci Bioeng 117(5): 598-601.
  17. Matsuoka, H., Hashimoto, K., Saijo, A., Takada, Y., Kondo, A., Ueda, M., Ooshima, H., Tachibana, T. and Azuma, M. (2014). Cell wall structure suitable for surface display of proteins in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Yeast 31(2): 67-76.
  18. Hama, S., Nakano, K., Onodera, K., Nakamura, M., Noda, H. and Kondo, A. (2014). Saccharification behavior of cellulose acetate during enzymatic processing for microbial ethanol production. Bioresour Technol 157: 1-5.
  19. Inokuma, K., Hasunuma, T. and Kondo, A. (2014). Efficient yeast cell-surface display of exo- and endo-cellulase using the SED1 anchoring region and its original promoter. Biotechnol Biofuels 7(1): 8.
  20. Joseph, A., Aikawa, S., Sasaki, K., Teramura, H., Hasunuma, T., Matsuda, F., Osanai, T., Hirai, M. Y. and Kondo, A. (2014). Rre37 stimulates accumulation of 2-oxoglutarate and glycogen under nitrogen starvation in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. FEBS Lett 588(3): 466-471.
  21. Srivastava, S. K., Ogino, C. and Kondo, A. (2014). Green synthesis of thiolated graphene nanosheets by alliin (garlic) and its effect on the deposition of gold nanoparticles. RSC Advances 4(12): 5986-5989.
  22. Ishii, J., Oda, A., Togawa, S., Fukao, A., Fujiwara, T., Ogino, C. and Kondo, A. (2014). Microbial fluorescence sensing for human neurotensin receptor type 1 using Galpha-engineered yeast cells. Anal Biochem 446: 37-43.
  23. Nakamura, Y., Takemoto, N., Ishii, J. and Kondo, A. (2014). Simultaneous method for analyzing dimerization and signaling of G-protein-coupled receptor in yeast by dual-color reporter system. Biotechnol Bioeng 111(3): 586-596.
  24. Hasunuma, T., Ismail, K. S., Nambu, Y. and Kondo, A. (2014). Co-expression of TAL1 and ADH1 in recombinant xylose-fermenting Saccharomyces cerevisiae improves ethanol production from lignocellulosic hydrolysates in the presence of furfural. J Biosci Bioeng 117(2): 165-169
  25. Osanai, T., Oikawa, A., Shirai, T., Kuwahara, A., Iijima, H., Tanaka, K., Ikeuchi, M., Kondo, A., Saito, K. and Hirai, M. Y. (2014). Capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry reveals the distribution of carbon metabolites during nitrogen starvation in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Environ Microbiol 16(2): 512-524.
  26. Miyachi, Y., Ogino, C. and Kondo, A. (2014). Structural evaluation of the DNA aptamer for ATP DH25.42 by AFM. Nucleosides Nucleotides Nucleic Acids 33(1): 31-39.
  27. Nakanishi, A., Aikawa, S., Ho, S. H., Chen, C. Y., Chang, J. S., Hasunuma, T. and Kondo, A. (2014). Development of lipid productivities under different CO2 conditions of marine microalgae Chlamydomonas sp. JSC4. Bioresour Technol 152: 247-252.
Protocols by Akihiko Kondo
  1. Signaling Assays for Detection of Human G-protein-coupled Receptors in Yeast