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Satoru Watanabe

Education

Ph. D. in Bioscience, Department of Bioscience, Tokyo University of Agriculture, 2007

Current position

Associate Professor, Department of Bioscience, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo, Japan

Publications

  1. Ohbayashi, R., Watanabe, S., Ehira, S., Kanesaki, Y., Chibazakura, T. and Yoshikawa, H. (2016). Diversification of DnaA dependency for DNA replication in cyanobacterial evolution. ISME J 10(5): 1113-1121.
  2. Akanuma, G., Yoshizawa, R., Nagakura, M., Shiwa, Y., Watanabe, S., Yoshikawa, H., Ushio, K. and Ishizuka, M. (2016). EliA is required for inducing the stearyl alcohol-mediated expression of secretory proteins and production of polyester in Ralstonia sp. NT80. Microbiology 162(2): 408-419.
  3. Fujimoto, N., Mizuno, K., Yokoyama, T., Ohnishi, A., Suzuki, M., Watanabe, S., Komatsu, K., Sakata, Y., Kishida, N., Akiba, M. and Matsukura, S. (2015). Community analysis of picocyanobacteria in an oligotrophic lake by cloning 16S rRNA gene and 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing. J Gen Appl Microbiol 61(5): 171-176.
  4. Watanabe, S., Ohbayashi, R., Kanesaki, Y., Saito, N., Chibazakura, T., Soga, T. and Yoshikawa, H. (2015). Intensive DNA Replication and Metabolism during the Lag Phase in Cyanobacteria. PLoS One 10(9): e0136800.
  5. Akanuma, G., Kobayashi, A., Suzuki, S., Kawamura, F., Shiwa, Y., Watanabe, S., Yoshikawa, H., Hanai, R. and Ishizuka, M. (2014). Defect in the formation of 70S ribosomes caused by lack of ribosomal protein L34 can be suppressed by magnesium. J Bacteriol 196(22): 3820-3830.
  6. Shiwa, Y., Yanase, H., Hirose, Y., Satomi, S., Araya-Kojima, T., Watanabe, S., Zendo, T., Chibazakura, T., Shimizu-Kadota, M., Yoshikawa, H. and Sonomoto, K. (2014). Complete genome sequence of Enterococcus mundtii QU 25, an efficient L-(+)-lactic acid-producing bacterium. DNA Res 21(4): 369-377.
  7. Watanabe, S., Sato, J., Imamura, S., Ohnuma, M., Ohoba, Y., Chibazakura, T., Tanaka, K. and Yoshikawa, H. (2014). Stable expression of a GFP-reporter gene in the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 78(1): 175-177.
  8. Takada, H., Fukushima-Tanaka, S., Morita, M., Kasahara, Y., Watanabe, S., Chibazakura, T., Hara, H., Matsumoto, K. and Yoshikawa, H. (2014). An essential enzyme for phospholipid synthesis associates with the Bacillus subtilis divisome. Mol Microbiol 91(2): 242-255.
  9. Watanabe, S., Hanaoka, M., Ohba, Y., Ono, T., Ohnuma, M., Yoshikawa, H., Taketani, S. and Tanaka, K. (2013). Mitochondrial localization of ferrochelatase in a red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae. Plant Cell Physiol 54(8): 1289-1295.
  10. Ohbayashi, R., Watanabe, S., Kanesaki, Y., Narikawa, R., Chibazakura, T., Ikeuchi, M. and Yoshikawa, H. (2013). DNA replication depends on photosynthetic electron transport in cyanobacteria. FEMS Microbiol Lett 344(2): 138-144.
  11. Machii, M., Watanabe, S., Zendo, T., Chibazakura, T., Sonomoto, K., Shimizu-Kadota, M. and Yoshikawa, H. (2013). Chemically defined media and auxotrophy of the prolific l-lactic acid producer Lactococcus lactis IO-1. J Biosci Bioeng 115(5): 481-484.
  12. Soma, A., Sugahara, J., Onodera, A., Yachie, N., Kanai, A., Watanabe, S., Yoshikawa, H., Ohnuma, M., Kuroiwa, H., Kuroiwa, T. and Sekine, Y. (2013). Identification of highly-disrupted tRNA genes in nuclear genome of the red alga, Cyanidioschyzon merolae 10D. Sci Rep 3: 2321.
  13. Watanabe, S., Shiwa, Y., Itaya, M. and Yoshikawa, H. (2012). Complete sequence of the first chimera genome constructed by cloning the whole genome of Synechocystis strain PCC6803 into the Bacillus subtilis 168 genome. J Bacteriol 194(24): 7007.
  14. Watanabe, S., Ohbayashi, R., Shiwa, Y., Noda, A., Kanesaki, Y., Chibazakura, T. and Yoshikawa, H. (2012). Light-dependent and asynchronous replication of cyanobacterial multi-copy chromosomes. Mol Microbiol 83(4): 856-865.
  15. Kato, H., Watanabe, S., Nimura-Matsune, K., Chibazakura, T., Tozawa, Y. and Yoshikawa, H. (2012). Exploration of a possible partnership among orphan two-component system proteins in cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 76(8): 1484-1491.
  16. Kanesaki, Y., Shiwa, Y., Tajima, N., Suzuki, M., Watanabe, S., Sato, N., Ikeuchi, M. and Yoshikawa, H. (2012). Identification of substrain-specific mutations by massively parallel whole-genome resequencing of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. DNA Res 19(1): 67-79.
  17. Kato, H., Kubo, T., Hayashi, M., Kobayashi, I., Yagasaki, T., Chibazakura, T., Watanabe, S. and Yoshikawa, H. (2011). Interactions between histidine kinase NblS and the response regulators RpaB and SrrA are involved in the bleaching process of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942. Plant Cell Physiol 52(12): 2115-2122.
  18. Watanabe, S., Ohnuma, M., Sato, J., Yoshikawa, H. and Tanaka, K. (2011). Utility of a GFP reporter system in the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae. J Gen Appl Microbiol 57(1): 69-72.
  19. Fujiwara, T., Kuroiwa, H., Yagisawa, F., Ohnuma, M., Yoshida, Y., Yoshida, M., Nishida, K., Misumi, O., Watanabe, S., Tanaka, K. and Kuroiwa, T. (2010). The coiled-coil protein VIG1 is essential for tethering vacuoles to mitochondria during vacuole inheritance of Cyanidioschyzon merolae. Plant Cell 22(3): 772-781.
  20. Ohnuma, M., Misumi, O., Fujiwara, T., Watanabe, S., Tanaka, K. and Kuroiwa, T. (2009). Transient gene suppression in a red alga, Cyanidioschyzon merolae 10D. Protoplasma 236(1-4): 107-112.
  21. Sato, M., Nimura-Matsune, K., Watanabe, S., Chibazakura, T. and Yoshikawa, H. (2007). Expression analysis of multiple dnaK genes in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942. J Bacteriol 189(10): 3751-3758.
  22. Sato, M., Yamahata, H., Watanabe, S., Nimura-Matsune, K. and Yoshikawa, H. (2007). Characterization of dnaJ multigene family in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 71(4): 1021-1027.
  23. Watanabe, S., Kobayashi, T., Saito, M., Sato, M., Nimura-Matsune, K., Chibazakura, T., Taketani, S., Nakamoto, H. and Yoshikawa, H. (2007). Studies on the role of HtpG in the tetrapyrrole biosynthesis pathway of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 352(1): 36-41.
  24. Watanabe, S., Sato, M., Nimura-Matsune, K., Chibazakura, T. and Yoshikawa, H. (2007). Protection of psbAII transcript from ribonuclease degradation in vitro by DnaK2 and DnaJ2 chaperones of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 71(1): 279-282.
Protocols by Satoru Watanabe
  1. Estimation of the Chromosomal Copy Number in Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942
  2. Mouse Model of Dengue Virus Infection with Serotypes 1 and 2 Clinical Isolates