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Kan Tanaka

Education

Ph.D. in Agricultural Biochemistry, Graduate School of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo, 1990

Current Position

Professor, Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Publications (since 2013)

  1. Kobayashi, Y. and Tanaka, K. (2016). Transcriptional Regulation of Tetrapyrrole Biosynthetic Genes Explains Abscisic Acid-Induced Heme Accumulation in the Unicellular Red Alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae. Front Plant Sci 7: 1300.
  2. Shimada, T. and Tanaka, K. (2016). Use of a Bacterial Luciferase Monitoring System To Estimate Real-Time Dynamics of Intracellular Metabolism in Escherichia coli. Appl Environ Microbiol 82(19): 5960-5968.
  3. Shimada, T., Tanaka, K. and Ishihama, A. (2016). Transcription factor DecR (YbaO) controls detoxification of L-cysteine in Escherichia coli. Microbiology 162(9): 1698-1707.
  4. Ueki, N., Ide, T., Mochiji, S., Kobayashi, Y., Tokutsu, R., Ohnishi, N., Yamaguchi, K., Shigenobu, S., Tanaka, K., Minagawa, J., Hisabori, T., Hirono, M. and Wakabayashi, K. (2016). Eyespot-dependent determination of the phototactic sign in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 113(19): 5299-5304.
  5. Kobayashi, Y., Ando, H., Hanaoka, M. and Tanaka, K. (2016). Abscisic Acid Participates in the Control of Cell Cycle Initiation Through Heme Homeostasis in the Unicellular Red Alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae. Plant Cell Physiol 57(5): 953-960.
  6. Imamura, S., Kawase, Y., Kobayashi, I., Shimojima, M., Ohta, H. and Tanaka, K. (2016). TOR (target of rapamycin) is a key regulator of triacylglycerol accumulation in microalgae. Plant Signal Behav 11(3): e1149285.
  7. Imamura, S., Kawase, Y., Kobayashi, I., Sone, T., Era, A., Miyagishima, S. Y., Shimojima, M., Ohta, H. and Tanaka, K. (2015). Target of rapamycin (TOR) plays a critical role in triacylglycerol accumulation in microalgae. Plant Mol Biol 89(3): 309-318.
  8. Sumiya, N., Kawase, Y., Hayakawa, J., Matsuda, M., Nakamura, M., Era, A., Tanaka, K., Kondo, A., Hasunuma, T., Imamura, S. and Miyagishima, S. Y. (2015). Expression of Cyanobacterial Acyl-ACP Reductase Elevates the Triacylglycerol Level in the Red Alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae. Plant Cell Physiol 56(10): 1962-1980.
  9. Fujiwara, T., Kanesaki, Y., Hirooka, S., Era, A., Sumiya, N., Yoshikawa, H., Tanaka, K. and Miyagishima, S. Y. (2015). A nitrogen source-dependent inducible and repressible gene expression system in the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae. Front Plant Sci 6: 657.
  10. Taki, K., Sone, T., Kobayashi, Y., Watanabe, S., Imamura, S. and Tanaka, K. (2015). Construction of a URA5.3 deletion strain of the unicellular red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae: A backgroundless host strain for transformation experiments. J Gen Appl Microbiol 61: 211-214.
  11. Shimada, T., Saito, N., Maeda, M., Tanaka, K. and Ishihama, A. (2015). Expanded roles of Lrp in transcription regulation of the Escherichia coli genome: Genomic SELEX screening of the regulation targets. Microbial Genomics.
  12. Fujii, G., Imamura, S., Era, A., Miyagishima, S. Y., Hanaoka, M. and Tanaka, K. (2015). The nuclear-encoded sigma factor SIG4 directly activates transcription of chloroplast psbA and ycf17 genes in the unicellular red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae. FEMS Microbiol Lett 362(10).
  13. Kanesaki, Y., Imamura, S., Matsuzaki, M. and Tanaka, K. (2015). Identification of centromere regions in chromosomes of a unicellular red alga, Cyanidioschyzon merolae. FEBS Lett 589(11): 1219-1224.
  14. Hirose, Y., Katayama, M., Ohtsubo, Y., Misawa, N., Iioka, E., Suda, W., Oshima, K., Hanaoka, M., Tanaka, K., Eki, T., Ikeuchi, M., Kikuchi, Y., Ishida, M. and Hattori, M. (2015). Complete Genome Sequence of Cyanobacterium Geminocystis sp. Strain NIES-3709, Which Harbors a Phycoerythrin-Rich Phycobilisome. Genome Announc 3(2).
  15. Hirose, Y., Katayama, M., Ohtsubo, Y., Misawa, N., Iioka, E., Suda, W., Oshima, K., Hanaoka, M., Tanaka, K., Eki, T., Ikeuchi, M., Kikuchi, Y., Ishida, M. and Hattori, M. (2015). Complete Genome Sequence of Cyanobacterium Geminocystis sp. Strain NIES-3708, Which Performs Type II Complementary Chromatic Acclimation. Genome Announc 3(3).
  16. Osanai, T., Oikawa, A., Iijima, H., Kuwahara, A., Asayama, M., Tanaka, K., Ikeuchi, M., Saito, K. and Hirai, M. Y. (2014). Metabolomic analysis reveals rewiring of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 primary metabolism by ntcA overexpression. Environ Microbiol 16(10): 3304-3317.
  17. Ohnuma, M., Yokoyama, T., Inouye, T., Sekine, Y., Kuroiwa, T. and Tanaka, K. (2014). Optimization of polyethylene glycol (PEG)-mediated DNA introduction conditions for transient gene expression in the unicellular red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae. J Gen Appl Microbiol 60(4): 156-159.
  18. Shimada, T., Yamazaki, Y., Tanaka, K. and Ishihama, A. (2014). The whole set of constitutive promoters recognized by RNA polymerase RpoD holoenzyme of Escherichia coli. PLoS One 9(3): e90447.
  19. 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.
  20. Fujii, G., Imamura, S., Hanaoka, M. and Tanaka, K. (2013). Nuclear-encoded chloroplast RNA polymerase sigma factor SIG2 activates chloroplast-encoded phycobilisome genes in a red alga, Cyanidioschyzon merolae. FEBS Lett 587(20): 3354-3359.
  21. Kanazawa, T., Ishizaki, K., Kohchi, T., Hanaoka, M. and Tanaka, K. (2013). Characterization of four nuclear-encoded plastid RNA polymerase sigma factor genes in the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha: blue-light- and multiple stress-responsive SIG5 was acquired early in the emergence of terrestrial plants. Plant Cell Physiol 54(10): 1736-1748.
  22. Imamura, S., Ishiwata, A., Watanabe, S., Yoshikawa, H. and Tanaka, K. (2013). Expression of budding yeast FKBP12 confers rapamycin susceptibility to the unicellular red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 439(2): 264-269.
  23. Osanai, T., Kuwahara, A., Iijima, H., Toyooka, K., Sato, M., Tanaka, K., Ikeuchi, M., Saito, K. and Hirai, M. Y. (2013). Pleiotropic effect of sigE over-expression on cell morphology, photosynthesis and hydrogen production in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Plant J 76(3): 456-465.
  24. Fujiwara, T., Tanaka, K., Kuroiwa, T. and Hirano, T. (2013). Spatiotemporal dynamics of condensins I and II: evolutionary insights from the primitive red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae. Mol Biol Cell 24(16): 2515-2527.
  25. Osanai, T., Numata, K., Oikawa, A., Kuwahara, A., Iijima, H., Doi, Y., Tanaka, K., Saito, K. and Hirai, M. Y. (2013). Increased bioplastic production with an RNA polymerase sigma factor SigE during nitrogen starvation in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. DNA Res 20(6): 525-535.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. Noordally, Z. B., Ishii, K., Atkins, K. A., Wetherill, S. J., Kusakina, J., Walton, E. J., Kato, M., Azuma, M., Tanaka, K., Hanaoka, M. and Dodd, A. N. (2013). Circadian control of chloroplast transcription by a nuclear-encoded timing signal. Science 339(6125): 1316-1319.
  29. Tanaka, K. and Hanaoka, M. (2012). The early days of plastid retrograde signaling with respect to replication and transcription. Front Plant Sci 3: 301.
Protocols by Kan Tanaka
  1. Extraction and Measurement of Abscisic Acid in a Unicellular Red Alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae