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Takanori Kobayashi (Associate Professor, Research Institute for Bioresources and Biotechnology, Ishikawa Prefectural University)

Reinforcement of bioproductivity by uncovering plant iron sensing mechanism

 Plant growth absolutely requires iron. Nevertheless, iron is not sufficiently taken up by plants growing in many problem soils. Under iron deficiency conditions, plants induce expression of various genes to utilize sparingly available iron, although the molecular mechanisms that underlie this response, including iron deficiency signal(s) and iron sensor molecule(s) have yet to be clarified. This research aims to clarify the entity of these molecules to uncover the mechanism of plant iron deficiency response, providing new technology and knowledge towards reinforcement of bioproductivity.


Takanori Kobayashi, Naoko K. Nishizawa, Review: Iron sensors and signals in response to iron deficiency, Plant Science 224:36-43, July, 2014

Lixia Zhang, Reiko Nakanishi Itai, Takashi Yamakawa, Hiromi Nakanishi, Naoko K. Nishizawa, Takanori Kobayashi, The Bowman-Birk trypsin inhibitor IBP1 interacts with and prevents degradation of IDEF1 in rice, Plant Mol. Biol. Rep., published online January 8, 2014, doi: 10.1007/s11105-013-0695-8

Takanori Kobayashi, Seiji Nagasaka, Takeshi Senoura, Reiko Nakanishi Itai, Hiromi Nakanishi, Naoko K. Nishizawa, Iron-binding hemerythrin RING ubiquitin ligases regulate plant iron responses and accumulation, Nature Commun., published online November 20, 2013, doi: 10.1038/ncomms3792