Kazuyuki Kuchitsu

Takamitsu Kurusu4
Shigeru Hanamata3
4Takamitsu Kurusu
3Shigeru Hanamata
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Salinity stress, which induces both ionic and osmotic damage, impairs plant growth and causes severe reductions in crop yield. Plants are equipped with defense responses against salinity stress such as regulation of ion transport including Na(+) and K(+), accumulation of compatible solutes and stress-related gene expression. The initial Ca(2+) influx(More)
Autophagy, a major catabolic pathway in eukaryotic cells, is essential in development, maintenance of cellular homeostasis, immunity and programmed cell death (PCD) in multicellular organisms. In plant cells, autophagy plays roles in recycling of proteins and metabolites including lipids, and is involved in many physiological processes such as abiotic and(More)
The role of abscisic acid (ABA) as a possible activator of cold acclimation process was postulated since endogenous levels of ABA increase temporarily or constitutively during cold-hardening. Exogenous application of ABA has been known to induce freezing tolerance at ambient temperatures in in vitro systems derived from cold hardy plants. Yet, some cell(More)
Autophagy has been shown to play essential roles in the growth, development and survival of eukaryotic cells. However, simple methods for quantification and visualization of autophagic flux remain to be developed in living plant cells. Here, we analyzed the autophagic flux in transgenic tobacco BY-2 cell lines expressing fluorescence-tagged NtATG8a as a(More)
  • Takamitsu Kurusu, Katsunori Saito, Sonoko Horikoshi, Shigeru Hanamata, Juntaro Negi, Chikako Yagi +3 others
  • 2013
Pharmacological evidence suggests that anion channel-mediated plasma membrane anion effluxes are crucial in early defense signaling to induce immune responses and hypersensitive cell death in plants. However, their molecular bases and regulation remain largely unknown. We overexpressed Arabidopsis SLAC1, an S-type anion channel involved in stomatal closure,(More)
In this study, we investigated responses of growing and intact tobacco (N. tabacum cv Xanthi) seedlings to a fungal elicitor, a xylanase from Trichoderma viride (TvX). In addition to the induction of defense gene expression, TvX treatment caused the retardation of growth of seedlings. In the TvX-treated seedlings, growth of primary roots was markedly(More)
  • Mallikarjuna Rao Puli, Pidakala Rajsheel, Vetcha Aswani, Srinivas Agurla, Kazuyuki Kuchitsu, Agepati S. Raghavendra
  • 2016
Phyto-S1P and S1P induced stomatal closure in epidermis of pea ( Pisum sativum ) by raising the levels of NO and pH in guard cells. Phosphosphingolipids, such as phytosphingosine-1-phosphate (phyto-S1P) and sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), are important signaling components during drought stress. The biosynthesis of phyto-S1P or S1P is mediated by sphingosine(More)
While recent studies have referred to plant immunity activators, it is difficult to find a compound to use for the immunity activation of plants. In this study, we seek to determine compounds that enable plant immunity activity using ILP. With the proposed method, it is possible to predict compounds that induce plant immunity activity, based on the(More)
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