99. Shimizu T, Hayashi Y, Arai M, McGlynn SE, Masuda T, Masuda S (2020) Repressor activity of SqrR, a master regulator of persulfide-responsive genes, is regulated by heme coordination. Plant Cell Physiol. in press

98. Shimizu T, Yasuda R, Mukai Y , Tanoue R , Shimada T, Imamura S, Tanaka K, Watanabe S, Masuda T (2020) Proteomic analysis of heme-binding protein from Arabidopsis thaliana and Cyanidioschyzon merolae. Phil Trans R Soc B. 375: 20190488. doi:10.1098/rstb.2019.0488. ( equal contribution) (PubMed)


97. Shimizu T, Kacprzak SM, Mochizuki N, Nagatani A, Watanabe S, Shimada T, Tanaka K, Hayashi Y, Arai M, Leister D, Okamoto H, Terry MJ, Masuda T (2019) The retrograde signaling protein GUN1 regulates tetrapyrrole biosynthesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 116: 24900-24906. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1911251116. (PubMed)

96. Shimizu T, Mochizuki N, Nagatani A, Watanabe S, Shimada T, Tanaka K, Hayashi Y, Arai M, Kacprzak SM, Leister D, Okamoto H, Terry M, Masuda T (2019) GUN1 regulates tetrapyrrole biosynthesis. bioRxiv. 532036. doi:10.1101/532036. (Link)

95. Fujii S, Nagata N, Masuda T, Wada H, Kobayashi K (2019) Galactolipids are essential for internal membrane transformation during etioplast-to-chloroplast differentiation. Plant Cell Physiol. 60(6): 1224-1238. doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcz041. (PubMed)


94. Fujii S, Kobayashi K, Nagata N, Masuda T, Wada H (2018) Digalactosyldiacylglycerol is essential for organization of the membrane structure in etioplasts. Plant Physiol. 177(4): 1487-1497. doi: 10.1104/pp.18.00227. (PubMed)

93. Shimizu T, Horiguchi K, Hatanaka Y, Masuda S, Shimada K, Matsuura K, Haruta S (2018). Nitrite-reducing ability is related to growth inhibition by nitrite in Rhodobacter sphaeroides f. sp. denitrificans. Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, 82(1): 148–151. doi.org/10.1080/09168451.2017.1412247. (PubMed)


92. Shimizu T, Masuda S (2017) Characterization of redox-active cysteine residues of persulfide-responsive transcriptional repressor SqrR. Commun Integr Biol. 10: 4, e1329786

91. Shimizu T, Shen J, Fang M, Zhang Y, Hori K, Trinidad JC, Bauer CE, Giedroc DP, Masuda S (2017) The sulfide-responsive transcriptional repressor SqrR functions as a master regulator of sulfide-dependent photosynthesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114(9): 2355–2360. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1614133114. (PubMed)

90. Fujii, S., Kobayashi, K., Nagata, N., Masuda, T., and Wada, H. (2017) Monogalactosyldiacylglycerol facilitates synthesis of photoactive protochlorophyllide in etioplasts. Plant Physiol. 174: 2183-2198. doi: 10.1104/pp.17.00304. (PubMed)

89. Kobayashi, K., Ohnishi, A., Sasaki, D., Fujii, S., Iwase, A., Sugimoto, K., Masuda, T., and Wada, H. (2017) Shoot removal induces chloroplast development in roots via cytokinin signaling. Plant Physiol. 173: 2340-2355. doi: 10.1104/pp.16.01368. (PubMed)


88. Espinas, N.A., Kobayashi, K., Sato, Y., Mochizuki, N., Takahashi, K., Tanaka, R., and Masuda, T. (2016) Allocation of Heme is Differentially Regulated by Ferrochelatase Isoforms in Arabidopsis Cells. Front. Plant Sci. 7: Article 1326. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01326. (PubMed)


87. Shimizu T, Cheng Z, Matsuura K, Masuda S, Bauer CE (2015) Evidence that altered cis element spacing affects PpsR mediated redox control of photosynthesis gene expression in Rubrivivax gelatinosus. PLoS One 10(6):e0128446. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128446. (PubMed)

86. Listiawan, D.A., Tanoue, R., Kobayashi, K., and Masuda, T. (2015) Expression analysis of transcription factors involved in chloroplast differentiation. Procedia Chem. 14: 146-151.


85. Kobayashi, K., Masuda, T., Tajima, N., Wada, H., and Sato, N. (2014) Molecular phylogeny and intricate evolutionary history of the three isofunctional enzymes involved in the oxidation of protoporphyrinogen IX. Genome Biol. Evol. 6: 2141-2155. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evu170. (PubMed)

84. Hori, K., Maruyama, F., Fujisawa, T., Togashi, T., Yamamoto, N., Seo, M., Sato, S., Yamada, T., Mori, H., Tajima, N., Moriyama, T., Ikeuchi, M., Watanabe, M., Wada, H., Kobayashi, K., Saito, M., Masuda, T., Sasaki-Sekimoto, Y., Mashiguchi, K., Awai, K., Shimojima, M., Masuda, S., Iwai, M., Nobusawa, T., Narise, T., Kondo, S., Saito, H., Sato, R., Murakawa, M., Ihara, Y., Oshima, Y., Ohtaka, K., Satoh, M., Sonobe, K., Ishii, M., Ohtani, R., Kanamori, M., Honoki, R., Miyazaki, D., Mochizuki, H., Umetsu, J., Higashi, K., Shibata, D., Kamiya, Y., Sato, N., Nakamura, Y., Tabata, S., Ida, S., Kurokawa, K., and Ohta, H. (2014) Klebsormidium flaccidum genome reveals primary factors for plant terrestrial adaptation. Nature Communications 5: 3978-3986. doi: 10.1038/ncomms4978. (PubMed)

83. Kobayashi, K., Fujii, S., Sasaki, D., Baba, S., Ohta, H., Masuda, T., and Wada, H. (2014) Transcriptional regulation of thylakoid galactolipid biosynthesis coordinated with chlorophyll biosynthesis during the development of chloroplasts in Arabidopsis. Front. Plant Sci. 5: Article272. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00272. (PubMed)


82. Kobayashi, K., Sasaki, D., Noguchi, K., Fujinuma, D., Komatsu, H., Kobayashi, M., Sato, M., Toyooka, K., Sugimoto, K., Niyogi, K.K., Wada, H., and Masuda, T. (2013) Photosynthesis of root chloroplasts developed in Arabidopsis lines overexpressing GOLDEN2-LIKE transcription factors. Plant Cell Physiol. 54: 1365-1377. doi: 10.1093/pcp/pct086. (PubMed)


81. Nagashima S, Kamimura A, Shimizu T, Nakamura S, Aono E, SakamotoK, Ichikawa N, Nakazawa H, Sekine M, Yamazaki S, Fujita N, Shimada K, Hanada S, and Nagashima VP K (2012) Complete Genome Sequence of Phototrophic Betaproteobacterium Rubrivivax gelatinosus IL144, J. Bacteriol 194 (13); 3541-3542. doi: 10.1128/JB.00511-12. (PubMed)

80. Kobayashi, K., Narise, T., Sonoike, K., Hashimoto, H., Sato, N., Kondo, M., Nishimura, M., Sugimoto, K., Masuda, T., and Ohta, H. (2012) Role of galactolipid biosynthesis in coordinated development of photosynthetic complexes and thylakoid membranes during chloroplast biogenesis in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 73: 250-261. doi: 10.1111/tpj.12028. (PubMed)

79. Lee H.-Y., Masuda, T., and Buckhout, T. J. (2012) Disrupting the bimolecular binding of the heme binding protein 5 (AtHBP5) with heme oxygenase I (HYI) leads to oxidative stress in Arabidopsis. J Exp Bot. 63: 5967-5978. doi: 10.1093/jxb/ers242. (PubMed)

78. Espinas, A. N., Kobayashi, K., Takahashi, S., Mochizuki, N., and Masuda, T. (2012) Evaluation of unbound free heme by differential extraction method. Plant Cell Physiol. 53: 1344-1354. doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcs067. (PubMed)

77. Kobayashi, K., Obayashi, T., and Masuda, T. (2012) Role of the G-box element for regulation of chlorophyll biosynthesis in Arabidopsis root. Plant Signal. Behavior, 7: 922-926. doi: 10.4161/psb.20760. (PubMed)

76. Kobayashi, K., Baba, S., Obayashi, T., Keranen, M., Aro, E.M., Fukaki, H., Ohta, H., and Masuda, T. (2012) Regulation of root greening by light and auxin/cytokinin signaling in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 24: 1081-1095. doi: 10.1105/tpc.111.092254. (PubMed)

75. Hedtke, B., Alawady, A., Albacete, A., Kobayashi, K., Melzer, M., Roitsch, T., Masuda, T., and Grimm, B. (2012) Deficiency in riboflavin biosynthesis affects tetrapyrrole biosynthesis by impaired cytokinin metabolism. Plant Mol. Biol., 78: 77-93. doi: 10.1007/s11103-011-9846-1. (PubMed)


74. Fujisawa, T.,Narikawa, R., Okamoto, S., Ehira, S., Yoshimura, H., Suzuki, I., Masuda, T., Mochimaru, M., Takaichi, S., Awai, K., Sekine, M., Horikawa, H., Yashiro, I., Omata, S., Takarada, H., Katano, Y., Kosugi, H., Tanikawa, S., Ohmori, K., Sato, N., Ikeuchi, M., Fujita, N., and Ohmori, M. (2010) Genomic structure of an economically important cyanobacterium, Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis NIES-39. DNA Res., 17: 85-103. doi: 10.1093/dnares/dsq004. (PubMed)


73. Masuda, S., Ikeda, R., Masuda, T., Hashimoto, H., Tsuchiya, T., Kojima, H., Nomata, J., Fujita, Y., Mimuro, M., Ohta, H., and Takamiya, K. (2009)  Prolamellar bodies formed by cyanobacterial protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase in Arabidopsis. Plant J., 58: 952-960. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2009.03833.x.(PubMed)

72. Takahashi, S., and Masuda, T. (2009) High-throughput heme assay by detection of chemiluminescence of reconstituted horseradish peroxidase. Combi. Chem. High Throughput Screen. 12: 532-535.

71. Kobayashi, K., Awai, K., Nakamura, M., Nagatani, A., Masuda, T., and Ohta, H. (2009) Type-B monogalactosyldiacylglycerol synthases are involved in phosphate starvation-induced lipid remodeling, and are crucial for low-phosphate adaptation. Plant J., 57: 322-331. (PubMed)


70. Mochizuki, N., Tanaka, R., Tanaka, A., Masuda, T., and Nagatani, A. (2008)  The steady state level of Mg-protoporphyrin IX is not a determinant of plastid-to-nucleus signaling in Arabidopsis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA., 105: 15184-15189. (PubMed) (on line)

69. Takahashi, S., Ogawa, T., Inoue, K., and Masuda, T. (2008) Characterization of cytosolic tetrapyrrole binding proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 7: 1188-1195. (PubMed) (Faculty of 1000 Biology)

68. Kobayashi, K., Mochizuki, N., Yoshimura, N., Motohashi, K., Hisabori, T., and Masuda, T. (2008) Functional analysis of Arabidopsis thaliana isoforms of the Mg-chelatase CHLI subunit. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 7: 1216-1224. (PubMed)


67. Nagai, S., Koide, M., Takahashi, S., Kikuta, A., Aono, M., Sasaki-Sekimoto, Y., Ohta, H., Takamiya, K., and Masuda, T. (2007) Induction of isoforms of tetrapyrrole biosynthetic enzymes, atHEMA2 and atFC1, under stress conditions and their physiological functions in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiol., 144: 1039-1051. (PubMed)(on line)

66. Ikegami, A., Motohashi, K., Yoshimura, N., Takahashi, S., Romano, P.G.N., Hisabori, T., Takamiya, K., and Masuda, T. (2007) The CHLI1 subunit of Arabidopsis thaliana magnesium chelatase is a target protein of the chloroplast thioredoxin. J. Biol. Chem., 282: 19282-19291. (PubMed) (on line)


65. Masuda, T., and Takahashi, S. (2006) Chemiluminescent-based method for heme determination by reconstitution with horseradish peroxidase apo-enzyme. Anal. Biochem., 355: 307-309. (PubMed) (on line)

64. Kobayashi, K., Masuda, T., Takamiya, K., and Ohta, H. (2006) Membrane lipid alteration during phosphate starvation is regulated by phosphate signaling and auxin/cytokinin crosstalk. Plant J., 47: 238-248. (PubMed)(on line)


63. Taki, N., Sasaki-Sekimoto, Y., Obayashi, T., Kikuta, A., Kobayashi, K., Ainai, T., Yagi, K., Sakurai, N., Suzuki, H., Masuda, T., Takamiya, K., Shibata, D., Kobayashi, Y., and Ohta, H. (2005) 12-oxo-phytodienoic acid triggers expression of a distinct set of genes from jasmonic acid, and plays a role in wound-induced gene expression in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol., 139: 1268-1283. (PubMed) (on line)

62. Sasaki-Sekimoto, Y. Taki, N., Obayashi, T., Aono, M., Sakurai, N., Suzuki, H., Yokota Hirai, M., Noji, M., Saito, K., Masuda, T., Takamiya, K., Shibata, D., and Ohta, H. (2005) Coordinated activation of metabolic pathways for antioxidants and defense compounds by jasmonates and their roles in stress tolerance of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J., 44: 653-668. (PubMed) (on line)

61. Fusada, N., Masuda, T., Kuroda, H., Shimada, H., Ohta, H., and Takamiya, K. (2005) Identification of a novel cis-element exhibiting cytokinin-dependent protein binding in vitro in the 5′-region of NADPH:protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase gene in cucumber. Plant Mol. Biol., 59: 631-645. (PubMed) (on line)

60. Nakamura, Y., Awai, K., Masuda, T., Yoshioka, Y., Takamiya, K., and Ohta, H. (2005) A novel phosphatidylcholine-hydrolyzing phospholipase C induced by phosphate starvation in Arabidopsis. J. Biol. Chem., 280: 7469-7476. (PubMed) (on line)


59. Shimada, H., Koizumi, M., Kuroki, K., Mochizuki, M., Fujimoto, H., Ohta, H., Masuda, T., and Takamiya, K. (2004) ARC3, a chloroplast division factor, is a chimera of prokaryotic FtsZ and part of eukaryotic phosphatidylinositol-4-phosphate 5-kinase. Plant Cell Physiol., 45: 960-967. (PubMed) (on line)

58. Matsumoto, F., Obayashi, T., Sasaki-Sekimoto, Y., Ohta, H., Takamiya, K.,, and Masuda, T. (2004) Gene expression profiling of the tetrapyrrole metabolic pathway in Arabidopsis thaliana with a mini-array system. Plant Physiol., 135: 2379-2391. (PubMed) (on line)

57. Obayashi, T., Okegawa, T., Sasaki-Sekimoto, Y., Shimada, H., Masuda, T., Asamizu, E., Nakamura, Y., Shibata, D., Tabata, S., Takamiya, K., and Ohta, H. (2004) Distinctive features of plant organs characterized by global analysis of gene expression in Arabidopsis. DNA Res., 11: 11-25. (PubMed) (on line)


56. Nakamura, Y., Arimitsu, H., Yamaryo, Y., Awai, K., Masuda, T., Shimada, H., Takamiya, K. and Ohta, H. (2003) Digalactosyldiacylglycerol is a major glycolipid in floral organs of Petunia hybrida. Lipids, 38: 1107-1112. (PubMed)

55. Masuda, T., Fusada, N., Oosawa, N., Takamatsu, K., Yamamoto, Y.Y., Ohto, M., Nakamura, K., Goto, K., Shibata, D., Shirano, Y, Hayashi, H., Kato, T., Tabata, S., Shimada, H., Ohta, H., and Takamiya, K. (2003) Functional analysis of isoforms of NADPH:protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase (POR), PORB and PORC, in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Physiol., 44: 963-974. (PubMed) (on line)

54. Yamaryo, Y., Kanai, D., Awai, K., Shimojima, M., Masuda, T., Shimada, H., Takamiya, K., and Ohta, H. (2003) Light and cytokinin play a cooperative role in MGDG synthesis in greening cucumber cotyledons. Plant Cell Physiol., 44: 844-855. (PubMed) (on line)

53. Masuda, T., Suzuki, T., Shimada, H., Ohta, H., and Takamiya, K. (2003) Subcellular localization of two types of ferrochelatase in cucumber. Planta, 217: 602-609. (PubMed) (on line)

52. Tsuchiya, T., Suzuki, T., Yamada, T., Shimada, H., Masuda, T., Ohta, H., and Takamiya, K. (2003) Chlorophyllase as a serine hydrolase: Identification of a putative catalytic triad. Plant Cell Physiol., 44: 96-101. (PubMed) (on line)

51. Masuda, T., Tanaka, A., and Melis, A. (2003) Chlorophyll antenna size adjustments by irradiance in Dunaliella salina involve coordinate regulation of chlorophyll a oxygenase (CAO) and Lhcb gene expression. Plant Mol. Biol., 51: 751-771. (PubMed)


50. Polle, J. E. W., Kanakagiri, S., Jin, E., Masuda, T., and Melis, A. (2002) Truncated chlorophyll antenna size of the photosystems – a practical method to improve microalgal productivity and hydrogen production in mass culture. Int. J. Hydrog. Energy, 27: 1257-1264

49. Masuda, T., Fusada, N., Shiraishi, T., Kuroda, H., Awai, K., Shimada, H., Ohta, H., and Takamiya, K. (2002) Identification of two differentially regulated isoforms of protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase (POR) from tobacco revealed a wide variety of light- and development-dependent regulations of POR gene expression among angiosperms. Photosynth. Res., 74 165-172. (PubMed)

48. Masuda, T., Polle, J. E. W., and Melis, A. (2002) Regulation of de novo biosynthesis and distribution of Chl among the photosystems during recovery of the green alga Dunaliella salina from irradiance stress. Plant Physiol., 128: 603-614. (PubMed) (on line)


47. Suzuki, T., Masuda, T., Singh, D. P., Tan, F. C., Tsuchiya, T., Shimada, H., Ohta, H., Smith, A. G., and Takamiya, K. (2001) Two types of ferrochelatase in photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic tissues of cucumber; their difference in phylogeny, gene expression and localization. J. Biol. Chem., 277: 4731-4737. (PubMed) (on line)

46. Nakamura, A., Shimada, H., Masuda, T., Ohta, H., and Takamiya, K. (2001) Two distinct isopentenyl diphosphate isomerases in cytosol and plastid are differentially induced by environmental stresses in tobacco. FEBS Lett., 506: 61-64. (PubMed) (on line)

45. Sasaki, Y., Asamizu, E., Shibata, D., Nakamura, Y., Kaneko, T., Awai, K., Amagai, M., Kuwata, C., Tsugane, T., Masuda, T., Shimada, H., Takamiya, K., Ohta, H. and Takamiya, K. (2001) Monitoring of methyl jasmonate-responsive genes in Arabidopsis by cDNA macroarray: Self-activation of jasmonic acid biosynthesis and crosstalk with other phytohormone signaling pathways. DNA Res., 8: 153-161. (Pub Med) (on line)

44. Awai, K., Maréchal, E., Block, M. A., Brun, D., Masuda, T., Shimada, H., Takamiya, K., Ohta, H., and Joyard, J. (2001) Two types of MGDG synthase genes, found widely in both “16:3” and “18:3” plants, differentially mediate galactolipid syntheses in photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic tissues in Arabidopsis thaliana. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 98: 10960-10965. (PubMed) (on line)

43. Gad, M., Awai, K., Shimojima, M., Yamaryo, Y., Shimada, H., Masuda, T., Takamiya, K., Ikai, A., and Ohta, H. (2001) Accumulation of plant galactolipid affects cell morphology of Eschelichia coli. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 286: 114-118. (PubMed) (on line)

42. Yamada, T., Kondo, A., Ohta, H., Masuda, T., Shimada, H., and Takamiya, K. (2001) Isolation of protease component from maize cysteine protease-cystatin complex: Release of cystatin is not crucial for the activation of the cyteine protease. Plant Cell Physiol., 42: 710-716. (PubMed) (on line)

41. Kuroda, H., Masuda, T., Fusada, N., Ohta, H., and Takamiya, K. (2001) Cytokinin-induced transcriptional activation of NADPH-protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase gene in cucumber. J. Plant Res., 114: 1-7.


40. Oosawa, N., Masuda, T., Awai, K., Fusada, N., Shimada, H., Ohta, H., and Takamiya, K. (2000) Identification of a novel light-inducible isoform of NADPH-protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase from Arabidopsis thaliana. FEBS Lett.,474: 133-136. (PubMed) (on line)

39. Fusada, N., Masuda, T., Kuroda, H., Shiraishi, T., Shimada, H., Ohta, H., and Takamiya, K. (2000) NADPH-protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase in cucumber is encoded by a single gene and its expression is transcriptionally enhanced by illumination. Photosynth. Res., 64: 147-154. (PubMed)

38. Kuroda, H., Masuda, T., Fusada, N., Ohta, H., and Takamiya, K. (2000) Expression of NADPH-protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase gene in fully green leaves of cucumber. Plant Cell Physiol., 42: 226-229. (PubMed)

37. Suzuki, T., Masuda, T., Inokuchi, H., Shimada, H., Ohta, H., and Takamiya, K. (2000) Overexpression, enzymatic properties and localization of a ferrochelatase of cucumber. Plant Cell Physiol., 42: 192-199. (PubMed)

36. Yamada, T., Ohta, H., Shinohara, A., Iwamatsu, A., Shimada, H., Tsuchiya, T., Masuda, T., and Takamiya, K. (2000) A Cysteine Protease from maize isolated in a complex with cystatin. Plant Cell Physiol., 42: 185-191. (PubMed)


35. Tsuchiya, T., Ohta, H., Okawa, K., Iwamatsu, A., Shimada, H., Masuda, T., and Takamiya, K. (1999) Cloning of chlorophyllase, the key enzyme in chlorophyll degradation: Finding of a lipase motif and induction by methyl jasmonate. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 96: 15362-15367. (PubMed) (on line)

34. Masuda, T., Inoue, K., Masuda, M., Nagayama, M., Tamaki, A., Ohta, H., Shimada, H., and Takamiya, K. (1999) Magnesium insertion by magenesium chelatase in the biosynthesis of zinc-bacteriochlorophyll a in an aerobic acidophilic bacterium Acidiphilium rubrum. J. Biol. Chem., 274: 33594-33600. (PubMed) (on line)

33. Nishimura, K., Shimada, H., Shinmen, T., Obayashi, T., Masuda, T., Ohta, H., and Takamiya, K. (1999) Photosynthetic regulatory gene cluster in an aerobic photosynthetic bacterium, Roseobacter denitrificans. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol., 45: 129-134. (PubMed) (on line)

32. Watanabe, K., Ohta, H., Tsuchiya, T., Mikami, B., Masuda, T., Shioi, Y., and Takamiya, K. (1999) Purification and some properties of pheophorbidase in Chenopodium album. Plant Cell Physiol., 40: 104-108.


31. Nishimura, K., Shimada, H., Hatanaka, S., Mizoguchi, H., Ohta, H., Masuda, T., and Takamiya, K. (1998) Growth, pigmentation, and expression of the puf and puc operon in a light-responding-repressor (SPB)-disrupted Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Plant Cell Phsiol., 39: 411-417. (PubMed)

30. Nakayama, M., Masuda, T., Bando, T., Yamagata, H., Ohta, H., and Takamiya, K. (1998) Cloning and expression of the soybean chlH gene encoding a subunit of Mg-chelatase and localization of the Mg2+concentration-dependent ChlH protein within the chloroplast. Plant Cell Physiol., 39: 275-284. (PubMed) (on line)

29. Yamada, T., Ohta, H., Masuda, T., Ikeda, M., Tomita, N., Ozawa, A., Shioi, Y., and Takamiya, K. (1998) Purification of a novel type of SDS-dependent protease in maize using monoclonal antibody. Plant Cell Physiol., 39: 106-114. (PubMed)


28. Tsuchiya, T., Ohta, H., Masuda, T., Mikami, B., Kita, N., Shioi, Y., and Takamiya, K. (1997) Purification and characterization of two isozymes of chlorophyllase from mature leaves of Chenopodium album. Plant Cell Physiol., 38: 1026-1031.

27. Ohta, H., Suzuki, G., Awai, K., Masuda, T., Kato, T., Shibata, D., and Takamiya, K. (1997) Distinct pathway for jasmonate- and elicitor-induced expressions of a cytochrome P450 gene in soybean suspension-cultured cells. Physiol. Plant., 100: 647-652.

26. Masuda, T., Nakayama, M., Ohta, H., and Takamiya, K. (1997) Cloning and sequencing of a chlD gene (accession No. AB003135) encoding a subunit of magnesium-chelatase from the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC7942. Plant Physiol., 114: 749.

25. Suzuki, G., Ohta, H., Kato, T., Shibata, D., Masuda, T., and Takamiya, K. (1997) Molecular cloning of a cDNA encoding cytochrome P450 CYP93A2 (accession No. D86531) from soybean suspension-cultured cells. Plant Physiol., 114: 748.

24. Mizoguchi, H., Masuda, T., Nishimura, K., Shimada, H., Ohta, H., Shioi, Y., and Takamiya, K. (1997) Nucleotide sequence and transcriptional analysis of the flanking region of the gene (spb) for the trans-acting factor that controls light-mediated expression of the puf operon in Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Plant Cell Physiol., 38: 558-567. (PubMed)


23. Shimojima, M., Ohta, H., Iwamatsu, A., Masuda, T., Shioi, Y., and Takamiya, K. (1996) Cloning of the gene for the major structural lipid of plants and it’s evolutionary origin. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 94: 333-337. (PubMed) (on line)

22. Shimada, H., Wada, T., Handa, H., Ohta, H., Mizoguchi, H., Nishimura, K., Masuda, T., Shioi, Y., and Takamiya, K. (1996) A transcription factor having a leucine-zipper motif involved in light-dependent inhibition of expression of the puf operon in photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Plant Cell Physiol., 37: 515-522. (PubMed)

21. Masuda, T., Takabe, K., Ohta, H., Shioi, Y., and Takamiya, K. (1996) Enzyme activities for the chlorophyll synthesis in pigment-deficient variegated leaves of Euonymus japonicus. Plant Cell Physiol., 37: 481-487.

20. Suzuki, G., Ohta, H., Kato, T., Igarashi, S, Sakai, F., Shibata, D., Takano, A., Masuda, T., Shioi, Y., and Takamiya, K. (1996) Induction of a novel cytochrome P450 (CYP93 family) by methyl jasmonate in soybean suspension-cultured cells. FEBS Lett., 383: 83-86. (PubMed)

19. Tanaka, R., Yoshida, K., Nakayashiki, T., Masuda, T., Tsuji, H., Inokuchi, H., and Tanaka, A. (1996) Differential expression of two hemA mRNAs encoding glutamyl-tRNA reductase proteins in greening cucumber seedlings. Plant Physiol., 110: 1223-1230.

18. Kuroda, H., Masuda, T., Ohta, H., Shioi, Y., and Takamiya, K. (1996) Effects of light, developmental age and phytohormones on the expression of the gene encoding NADPH-protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). Plant Physiol. Biochem., 34: 17-22.

17. Masuda, T., Ohta, H., Shioi, Y., and Takamiya, K. (1996) Light regulation of 5-aminolevulinic acid-synthesis system in Cucumis sativus: light stimulates activity of glutamyl-tRNA reductase during greening. Plant Physiol. Biochem., 34: 11-16.

16. Nishimura, K., Shimada, H., Ohta, H., Masuda, T., Shioi, Y., and Takamiya, K. (1996) Expression of the puf operon in an aerobic photosynthetic bacterium, Roseobacter denitrificans. Plant Cell Physiol., 37: 153-159. (PubMed)


15. Nakayama, M., Masuda, T., Sato, N., Yamagata, H., Bowler, C., Ohta, H., Shioi, Y., and Takamiya, K. (1995) Cloning, subcellular localization and expression of chlI, a subunit of magnesium-chelatase in soybean. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 215: 422-428. (PubMed) (on line)

14. Masuda, T., Ohta, H., Shioi, Y., Tsuji, H., and Takamiya, K. (1995) Stimulation of glutamyl-tRNA reductase activity by benzyladenine in greening cucumber cotyledons. Plant Cell Physiol., 36: 1237-1243.

13. Ohta, H., Shimojima, M., Ookata, K., Masuda, T., Shioi, Y., and Takamiya, K. (1995) A close relationship between increases in galactosyltransferase activity and the accumulation of galactolipids during plastid development in cucumber seedling. Plant Cell Physiol., 36: 1115-1120.

12. Kuroda, H., Masuda, T., Ohta, H., Shioi, Y., and Takamiya, K. (1995) Light-enhanced gene expression of NADPH-protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase in cucumber. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 210: 310-316. (PubMed) (on line)

11. Shioi, Y., Masuda, T., Takamiya, K., and Shimokawa, K. (1995) Breakdown of chlorophylls by soluble proteins extracted from leaves of Chenopodium album. J. Plant Physiol., 145: 416-421.


10. Miyamoto, K., Tanaka, R., Teramoto, H., Masuda, T., Tsuji, H., and Inokuchi, H. (1994) Nucleotide sequences of cDNA clones encoding ferrochelatase from barley and cucumber. Plant Physiol., 105: 769-770.

9. Masuda, T., Tanaka, R., Shioi, Y., Takamiya, K., Kannangara, C.G., and Tsuji, H. (1994) Mechanism of benzyladenine-induced stimulation of the synthesis of 5-aminolevulinic acid in greening cucumber cotyledons: benzyladenine increases levels of plastid tRNAGlu. Plant Cell Physiol., 35: 183-188.


8. Shimada, H., Ohta, H., Masuda, T., Shioi, Y., and Takamiya, K. (1993) A putative transcription factor binding to the upstream region of the puf operon in Rhodobacter sphaeroides. FEBS Lett., 328: 41-44. (PubMed)


7. Miyamoto, K., Nishimura, K., Masuda, T., Tsuji, H., and Inokuchi, H. (1992) Accumulation of protoporphyrin IX in light-sensitive mutants of Escherichia coli. FEBS Lett., 310: 246-248. (PubMed) (on line)

6. Masuda, T., Komine, Y., Inokuchi, H., Kannangara, C.G., and Tsuji, H. (1992) Sequence and expression of tRNAGlu gene of cucumber chloroplast genome. Plant Physiol. Biochem., 30: 235-243.


5. Masuda, T., Miyamoto, H., Kouji, H., Tsuji, H., and Matsunaka, S. (1991) Inhibition of heme accumulation correlates with activity of acifluorfen-methyl. Pestic. Sci., 30: 121-125.


4. Kouji, H., Masuda, T., and Matsunaka, S. (1990) Mechanism of herbicidal action and soybean selectivity of AKH-7088, a novel diphenyl ether herbicide. Pestic. Biochem. Physiol., 37: 219-226.

3. Masuda, T., Kouji, H., and Matsunaka, S. (1990) Diphenyl ether herbicide-decreased heme contents stimulate 5-aminolevulinic acid synthesis. Pestic. Biochem. Physiol., 36: 106-114.


2. Kouji, H., Masuda, T., and Matsunaka, S. (1989) Action mechanism of diphenyl ether herbicides: Stimulation of 5-aminolevulinic acid-synthesizing system activities. Pestic. Biochem. Physiol., 33: 230-238.


1. Kouji, H., Masuda, T., and Matsunaka, S. (1988) Action mechanism of diphenyl ether herbicides: Light-dependent O2 consumption in diphenyl ether-treated tobacco cell homogenate. J. Pestic. Sci., 13: 495-499.