Hidetaka Kaya

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Flowering in Arabidopsis is promoted via several interacting pathways. A photoperiod-dependent pathway relays signals from photoreceptors to a transcription factor gene, CONSTANS (CO), which activates downstream meristem identity genes such as LEAFY (LFY). FT, together with LFY, promotes flowering and is positively regulated by CO. Loss of FT causes delay(More)
Postembryonic development of plants depends on the activity of apical meristems established during embryogenesis. The shoot apical meristem (SAM) and the root apical meristem (RAM) have similar but distinct cellular organization. Arabidopsis FASCIATA1 (FAS1) and FAS2 genes maintain the cellular and functional organization of both SAM and RAM, and FAS gene(More)
The specification and maintenance of growth sites are tightly regulated during cell morphogenesis in all organisms. ROOT HAIR DEFECTIVE 2 reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (RHD2 NADPH) oxidase-derived reactive oxygen species (ROS) stimulate a Ca2+ influx into the cytoplasm that is required for root hair growth in Arabidopsis thaliana. We(More)
DNA repair associated with DNA replication is important for the conservation of genomic sequence information, whereas reconstitution of chromatin after replication sustains epigenetic information. We have isolated and characterized mutations in the BRU1 gene of Arabidopsis that suggest a novel link between these underlying maintenance mechanisms. Bru1(More)
Chromatin assembly factor 1 (CAF-1) is involved in nucleo some assembly following DNA replication and nucleotide excision repair. In Arabidopsis thaliana, the three CAF-1 subunits are encoded by FAS1, FAS2 and, most likely, MSI1, respectively. In this study, we asked whether genomic stability is altered in fas1 and fas2 mutants that are lacking CAF-1(More)
Plant respiratory burst oxidase homolog (rboh) proteins, which are homologous to the mammalian 91-kDa glycoprotein subunit of the phagocyte oxidase (gp91(phox)) or NADPH oxidase 2 (NOX2), have been implicated in the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) both in stress responses and during development. Unlike mammalian gp91(phox)/NOX2 protein, plant(More)
Newly synthesized DNA is rapidly assembled into mature nucleosomes by the deposition of pre-existing and nascent histones, and some parts of this process are facilitated by chromatin assembly factor 1 (CAF-1). Loss-of-function mutants of CAF-1 in Arabidopsis, fasciata (fas), show a variety of morphological abnormalities and unique defects in gene expression(More)
The plant NADPH oxidases, known as respiratory burst oxidase homologues (Rbohs), play an indispensable role in a wide array of cellular and developmental processes. Arabidopsis thaliana RbohF (AtRbohF)-mediated production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is involved in biotic and abiotic stress responses. Because of the toxicity of excess amount of ROS, the(More)
We isolated a T-DNA-tagged mutant named hosoba toge toge (hot) in which a pleiotropic phenotype was observed in both the shoot and root throughout the life cycle. The phenotype and allelism indicated that the mutant has a defect in both the FASCIATA1 (FAS1) gene and the FT gene located on the bottom arm of chromosome 1. Analysis of the junctions between the(More)
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced by NADPH oxidases play critical roles in signalling and development. Given the high toxicity of ROS, their production is tightly regulated. In Arabidopsis, respiratory burst oxidase homologue F (AtrbohF) encodes NADPH oxidase. Here we characterised the activation of AtRbohF using a heterologous expression system.(More)