Masahiko Kitayama

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The integration of metabolomics and transcriptomics can provide precise information on gene-to-metabolite networks for identifying the function of unknown genes unless there has been a post-transcriptional modification. Here, we report a comprehensive analysis of the metabolome and transcriptome of Arabidopsis thaliana over-expressing the PAP1 gene encoding(More)
To determine the mechanism of inhibition of anthocyanin accumulation in the skin of grape berries due to high temperature, the effects of high temperature on anthocyanin composition and the responses in terms of gene transcript levels were examined using Vitis vinifera L. cv. Cabernet Sauvignon. High temperature (maximum 35 degrees C) reduced the total(More)
Since the completion of genome sequences of model organisms, functional identification of unknown genes has become a principal challenge in biology. Post-genomics sciences such as transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics are expected to discover gene functions. This report outlines the elucidation of gene-to-gene and metabolite-to-gene networks via(More)
A large number of metabolites are found in each plant, most of which have not yet been identified. Development of a methodology is required to deal systematically with unknown metabolites, and to elucidate their biological roles in an integrated 'omics' framework. Here we report the development of a 'metabolite annotation' procedure. The metabolite(More)
Members of the BAHD family of plant acyl transferases are very versatile catalytically, and are thought to be able to evolve new substrate specificities rapidly. Acylation of anthocyanins occurs in many plant species and affects anthocyanin stability and light absorption in solution. The versatility of BAHD acyl transferases makes it difficult to identify(More)
A Chlamydomonas reinhardtii mutant has been isolated that cannot grow photoautotrophically on low CO(2) concentrations but can grow on elevated CO(2). In a test cross, the high CO(2)-requirement for growth showed a 2:2 segregation. This mutant, designated CIA-5, had a phenotype similar to previously identified mutants that were defective in some aspect of(More)
A physiologically significant level of intracellular carbonic anhydrase has been identified in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii after lysis of the cell wall-less mutant, cw15, and two intracellular polypeptides have been identified which bind to anti-carbonic anhydrase antisera. The susceptibility of the intracellular activity to sulfonamide carbonic anhydrase(More)
Differential screening by PCR-select subtraction was carried out for cDNAs from leaves of red and green perilla, two chemovarietal forms of Perilla frutescens regarding anthocyanin accumulation. One hundred and twenty cDNA fragments were selected as the clones preferentially expressed in anthocyanin-accumulating red perilla over the nonaccumulating green(More)
Differential metabolomics based on a non-targeted FT-ICR/MS analysis demonstrated metabolite accumulation patterns reflecting light/dark conditions in Arabidopsis T87 cell culture. First, FT-ICR/MS data sets were converted into metabolome information using the Dr.DMASS software ( ). A quick search of a metabolite-species(More)
Isolated intact chloroplasts from wall-less mutants of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii accumulate inorganic carbon (C(i)) from the medium provided the cells had been adapted to low CO(2) photoautotrophic growth conditions. Chloroplasts from cultures grown on high (5%) CO(2) or photoheterotrophically with acetate did not accumulate inorganic carbon. Chloroplast(More)