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Masao Tasaka

Education

Ph.D., Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, 1980

Current position

Professor, Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Publications (since 2010)

  1. Hashiguchi, Y., Yano, D., Nagafusa, K., Kato, T., Saito, C., Uemura, T., Ueda, T., Nakano, A., Tasaka, M. and Terao Morita, M. (2014). A unique HEAT repeat-containing protein SHOOT GRAVITROPISM6 is involved in vacuolar membrane dynamics in gravity-sensing cells of Arabidopsis inflorescence stem. Plant Cell Physiol 55(4): 811-822.
  2. Kato, T., Toyota, M., Tasaka, M. and Morita, M. T. (2014). Mini-history of map-based cloning in Arabidopsis.  In: Shavrukov (ed). Cleaved Amplified Polymorphic Sequences (CAPS) Markers In Plant Biology. NOVA Publishers, p. 1-20.
  3. Le, J., Liu, X. G., Yang, K. Z., Chen, X. L., Zou, J. J., Wang, H. Z., Wang, M., Vanneste, S., Morita, M. and Tasaka, M. (2014). Auxin transport and activity regulate stomatal patterning and development. Nature communications 5.
  4. Kamiuchi, Y., Yamamoto, K., Furutani, M., Tasaka, M. and Aida, M. (2014). The CUC1 and CUC2 genes promote carpel margin meristem formation during Arabidopsis gynoecium development. Front Plant Sci 5: 165.
  5. Furutani, M., Nakano, Y. and Tasaka, M. (2014). MAB4-induced auxin sink generates local auxin gradients in Arabidopsis organ formation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111(3): 1198-1203.
  6. Toyota, M., Ikeda, N., Sawai-Toyota, S., Kato, T., Gilroy, S., Tasaka, M. and Morita, M. T. (2013). Amyloplast displacement is necessary for gravisensing in Arabidopsis shoots as revealed by a centrifuge microscope. Plant J 76(4): 648-660.
  7. Uchida, N. and Tasaka, M. (2013). Regulation of plant vascular stem cells by endodermis-derived EPFL-family peptide hormones and phloem-expressed ERECTA-family receptor kinases. J Exp Bot 64(17): 5335-5343.
  8. Uchida, N., Shimada, M. and Tasaka, M. (2013). ERECTA-family receptor kinases regulate stem cell homeostasis via buffering its cytokinin responsiveness in the shoot apical meristem. Plant Cell Physiol 54(3): 343-351.
  9. Uchida, N., Shimada, M. and Tasaka, M. (2012). Modulation of the balance between stem cell proliferation and consumption by ERECTA-family genes. Plant Signal Behav 7(11): 1506-1508.
  10. Hashiguchi, Y., Tasaka, M. and Morita, M. T. (2013). Mechanism of higher plant gravity sensing. Am J Bot 100(1): 91-100.
  11. Moirta, M.T., Nakamura, M. and Tasaka, M. (2012). Gravity sensing, interpretation, and response. In: Witzany and Baluska (ed). Biocommunication of Plants. Springer p. 51-66.
  12. Toyota, M., Morita, M., Ikeda, N. and Tasaka, M. (2012). Live-cell imaging of plant gravity sensing by using a vertical-stage confocal microscope and a centrifuge microscope. Plant Morph. 24: 23-32.
  13. Uchida, N., Lee, J. S., Horst, R. J., Lai, H. H., Kajita, R., Kakimoto, T., Tasaka, M. and Torii, K. U. (2012). Regulation of inflorescence architecture by intertissue layer ligand-receptor communication between endodermis and phloem. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109(16): 6337-6342.
  14. Nahar, M. A., Ishida, T., Smyth, D. R., Tasaka, M. and Aida, M. (2012). Interactions of CUP-SHAPED COTYLEDON and SPATULA genes control carpel margin development in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Physiol 53(6): 1134-1143.
  15. Uchida, N., Igari, K., Bogenschutz, N. L., Torii, K. U. and Tasaka, M. (2011). Arabidopsis ERECTA-family receptor kinases mediate morphological alterations stimulated by activation of NB-LRR-type UNI proteins. Plant Cell Physiol 52(5): 804-814.
  16. Uchida, N., Sakamoto, T., Kurata, T. and Tasaka, M. (2011). Identification of EMS-induced causal mutations in a non-reference Arabidopsis thaliana accession by whole genome sequencing. Plant Cell Physiol 52(4): 716-722.
  17. Uchida, N., Igari, K., Bogenschutz, N. L., Torii, K. U. and Tasaka, M. (2011). Arabidopsis ERECTA-family receptor kinases mediate morphological alterations stimulated by activation of NB-LRR-type UNI proteins. Plant Cell Physiol 52(5): 804-814.
  18. Uchida, N. and Tasaka, M. (2011). Regulation of NB-LRR-type UNI and its related signaling pathway: signaling crosstalk and methodology for quick identification of related factors. Plant Signal Behav 6(8): 1219-1222.
  19. Chung, K. and Tasaka, M. (2011). RPT2a, a 26S proteasome AAA-ATPase, is directly involved in Arabidopsis CC-NBS-LRR protein uni-1D-induced signaling pathways. Plant Cell Physiol 52(9): 1657-1664.
  20. Furutani, M., Sakamoto, N., Yoshida, S., Kajiwara, T., Robert, H. S., Friml, J. and Tasaka, M. (2011). Polar-localized NPH3-like proteins regulate polarity and endocytosis of PIN-FORMED auxin efflux carriers. Development 138(10): 2069-2078.
  21. Ito, J., Sono, T., Tasaka, M. and Furutani, M. (2011). MACCHI-BOU 2 is required for early embryo patterning and cotyledon organogenesis in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell Physiol 52(3): 539-552.
  22. Chung, K. and Tasaka, M. (2011). RPT2a, a 26S proteasome AAA-ATPase, is directly involved in Arabidopsis CC-NBS-LRR protein uni-1D-induced signaling pathways. Plant Cell Physiol 52(9): 1657-1664.
  23. Saito, C., Uemura, T., Awai, C., Tominaga, M., Ebine, K., Ito, J., Ueda, T., Abe, H., Morita, M. T., Tasaka, M. and Nakano, A. (2011). The occurrence of 'bulbs', a complex configuration of the vacuolar membrane, is affected by mutations of vacuolar SNARE and phospholipase in Arabidopsis. Plant J 68(1): 64-73.
  24. Nakamura, M., Toyota, M., Tasaka, M. and Morita, M. T. (2011). An Arabidopsis E3 ligase, SHOOT GRAVITROPISM9, modulates the interaction between statoliths and F-actin in gravity sensing. Plant Cell 23(5): 1830-1848.
  25. Ding, Z., Galvan-Ampudia, C. S., Demarsy, E., Langowski, L., Kleine-Vehn, J., Fan, Y., Morita, M. T., Tasaka, M., Fankhauser, C., Offringa, R. and Friml, J. (2011). Light-mediated polarization of the PIN3 auxin transporter for the phototropic response in Arabidopsis. Nat Cell Biol 13(4): 447-452.
  26. Toyota, M., Matsuda, K., Kakutani, T., Terao Morita, M. and Tasaka, M. (2011). Developmental changes in crossover frequency in Arabidopsis. Plant J 65(4): 589-599.
  27. Uchida, N. and Tasaka, M. (2010). Intersections between immune responses and morphological regulation in plants. J Exp Bot 61(10): 2539-2547.
  28. Ikeyama, Y., Tasaka, M. and Fukaki, H. (2010). RLF, a cytochrome b(5)-like heme/steroid binding domain protein, controls lateral root formation independently of ARF7/19-mediated auxin signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J 62(5): 865-875.
  29. Takano, S., Niihama, M., Smith, H. M., Tasaka, M. and Aida, M. (2010). gorgon, a novel missense mutation in the SHOOT MERISTEMLESS gene, impairs shoot meristem homeostasis in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell Physiol 51(4): 621-634.
  30. Kleine-Vehn, J., Ding, Z., Jones, A. R., Tasaka, M., Morita, M. T. and Friml, J. (2010). Gravity-induced PIN transcytosis for polarization of auxin fluxes in gravity-sensing root cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107(51): 22344-22349.
  31. Kato, T., Morita, M. T. and Tasaka, M. (2010). Defects in dynamics and functions of actin filament in Arabidopsis caused by the dominant-negative actin fiz1-induced fragmentation of actin filament. Plant Cell Physiol 51(2): 333-338.
  32. Zadnikova, P., Petrasek, J., Marhavy, P., Raz, V., Vandenbussche, F., Ding, Z., Schwarzerova, K., Morita, M. T., Tasaka, M., Hejatko, J., Van Der Straeten, D., Friml, J. and Benkova, E. (2010). Role of PIN-mediated auxin efflux in apical hook development of Arabidopsis thaliana. Development 137(4): 607-617.
  33. Hashiguchi, Y., Niihama, M., Takahashi, T., Saito, C., Nakano, A., Tasaka, M. and Morita, M. T. (2010). Loss-of-function mutations of retromer large subunit genes suppress the phenotype of an Arabidopsis zig mutant that lacks Qb-SNARE VTI11. Plant Cell 22(1): 159-172.
Protocols by Masao Tasaka
  1. Centrifuge Microscopy to Analyze the Sedimentary Movements of Amyloplasts