Research Results

FY 2022

May 18,2022
Arginine inhibition of the argininosuccinate lyases is conserved among three orders in cyanobacteria

FY 2021

February 21, 2022
Discovery of ultrafast myosin, its amino acid sequence, and structural features
February 2, 2022
Identification of genome-wide distribution of cyanobacterial group 2 sigma factor SigE accountable for its regulon
August 24, 2021
Biochemical elucidation of citrate accumulation in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 via kinetic analysis of aconitase
June 17, 2021
Assembly of Defect-Free Microgel Nanomembranes for CO2 Separation
April 23, 2021
Study on Homogeneity in Sulfur Cross-Linked Network Structures of Isoprene Rubber by TD-NMR and AFM – Zinc Stearate System

FY 2020

March 18, 2021
Four-carbon dicarboxylic acid production through the reductive branch of the open cyanobacterial tricarboxylic acid cycle in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803
February 17, 2021
Elucidating Mechanisms behind Ambient Storage-Induced Efficiency Improvements in Perovskite Solar Cells
December 18, 2020
Reconstitution of oxaloacetate metabolism in the tricarboxylic acid cycle in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803: discovery of important factors that directly affect the conversion of oxaloacetate
November 25, 2020
Significantly Sensitized Ternary Blend Polymer Solar Cells with Very Small Content of Narrow-Bandgap Third Component That Utilizes Optical Interference.
October 02, 2020
Effect of pH on metabolite excretion and cell morphology of Euglena gracilis under dark, anaerobic conditions.
August 20, 2020
Characterization of ancestral myosin XI from Marchantia polymorpha by heterologous expression in Arabidopsis thaliana
September 17, 2020
Fumarase from Cyanidioschyzon merolae stably shows high catalytic activity for fumarate hydration under high temperature conditions.
June 16, 2020
Heterologous transformation of Camelina sativa with high-speed chimeric myosin XI-2 promotes plant growth and leads to increased seed yield
June 16, 2020
“n4+-free tin perovskite films realized by in situ Sn0 nanoparticle reducing treatment of perovskite precursor solutions”
June 16, 2020
“Heterologous transformation of Camelina sativa with high-speed chimeric myosin XI-2 promotes plant growth and leads to increased seed yield”
June 3, 2020
“Energy-saving CO2 capture by H2 gas stripping for integrating CO2 separation and conversion processes”(Press Release)
※It was published on the cover page.
April 30, 2020
Unconventional biochemical regulation of the oxidative pentose phosphate pathway in the model cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803

FY 2019

March 9, 2020
Simultaneous increases in the levels of compatible solutes by cost-effective cultivation of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803
February 18, 2020
Malic enzyme facilitates D-lactate production through increased pyruvate supply during anoxic dark fermentation in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803
Januaery 14, 2020
Impact of Non-Covalent Sulfur–Fluorine Interaction Position on Properties, Structures, and Photovoltaic Performance in Naphthobisthiadiazole-Based Semiconducting Polymers
October 21, 2019
Study of solidification pathway of a MoSiBTiC alloy by optical thermal analysis and in-situ observation with electromagnetic levitation
July 23, 2019
Biochemical characterisation of fumarase C from a unicellular cyanobacterium demonstrating its substrate affinity, altered by an amino acid substitution
June 23, 2019
Biochemical characterisation of fumarase C from a unicellular cyanobacterium demonstrating its substrate affinity, altered by an amino acid substitution
June 6, 2019
Increased polyhydroxybutyrate levels by ntcA overexpression in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803
April 15, 2019
Yamaguchi University Research Center for Thermotolerant Microbial Resources Opening Ceremony
April 15, 2019
Citrate synthase from Synechocystis is a distinct class of bacterial citrate synthase
April 11, 2019
Effective Strategy for High-Yield Furan Dicarboxylate Production for Biobased Polyester Applications

FY 2018

December 10, 2018
Amino acid excretion from Euglena gracilis cells in dark and anaerobic conditions
October 2, 2018
Complete substitution of a secondary cell wall with a primary cell wall in Arabidopsis
September 19, 2018
Synthetic Phosphorus Metabolic Pathway for Biosafety and Contamination Management of Cyanobacterial Cultivation
September 6, 2018
Lead‐Free Solar Cells based on Tin Halide Perovskite Films with High Coverage and Improved Aggregation
August 30, 2018
Single Amino Acid Change in 6-Phosphogluconate Dehydrogenase from Synechocystis Conveys Higher Affinity for NADP+ and Altered Mode of Inhibition by NADPH
July 5, 2018
Superflexible Multifunctional Polyvinylpolydimethylsiloxane‐Based Aerogels as Efficient Absorbents, Thermal Superinsulators, and Strain Sensors
June 28, 2018
A high performance catalyst of shape-specific ruthenium nanoparticles for production of primary amines by reductive amination of carbonyl compounds
June 15, 2018
Purification and characterisation of malate dehydrogenase from Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803: Biochemical barrier of the oxidative tricarboxylic acid cycle
July 1, 2018
"ALCA Booklet on research Vol.3" is uploaded.
June 1, 2018
Temperature enhanced succinate production concurrent with increased central metabolism turnover in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803
May 9, 2018
Functional expression of an oxygen-sensitive nitrogenase in an oxygenic photosynthetic organism.
April 18, 2018
Crystallization behavior of the Li2S–P2S5 glass electrolyte in the LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2 positive electrode layer
April 9, 2018
Identification and Characterization of Compounds that Affect Stomatal Movements
March 14, 2018
Homoeolog-specific activation of genes for heat acclimation in the allopolyploid grass Brachypodium hybridum (Press Release, Japanese Text only)
February 6, 2018
NEC achieves advanced scratch resistance and maki-e style printing on luxury lacquerware tone bioplastic -Supporting practical use of "Urushi black" tone bioplastics- (Press Release)
December 21, 2017
Development of self-crack-healing ceramics capable of quick full strength recovery (Press Release)
November 9, 2017
Cluster-level relationships of genes involved in carbon metabolism in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803: Development of a novel succinate-producing strain (Press Release, Japanese Text only)
November 9, 2017
Substrate Specificity and Allosteric Regulation of a D-Lactate Dehydrogenase from a Unicellular Cyanobacterium are Altered by an Amino Acid Substitution (Press Release, Japanese Text only)
October 20, 2017
Salicyclic acid-dependent immunity contributes to resistance against Rhizoctonia solani, a necrotrophic fungal agent of sheath blight, in rice and Brachypodium distachyon. (Press Release, Japanese Text only)
July 31, 2017
Electrolyte Capable of Dramatically Increasing the Energy Efficiency and Life of Lithium-Air Batteries(Press Release)
June 23, 2017
Direct observation of a non-crystalline state of Li2S−P2S5 solid electrolytes (Press Release, Japanese Text only)
May 24, 2017
Li2S-Based Solid Solutions as Positive Electrodes with Full Utilization and Super-Long Cycle Life in All-Solid-State Li/S Batteries (Press Release, Japanese Text only)
April 18, 2017
Zero birefringence films of pullulan ester derivatives (Press Release, Japanese Text only)
April 5, 2017
Development of Ultra-High Capacity Lithium-Air Batteries Using CNT Sheet Air Electrodes (Press Release)
March 22, 2017
Direct observation of dramatically enhanced hole formation in a perovskite-solar-cell material spiroOMeTAD by Li-TFSI doping (Press Release, Japanese Text only)
March 20, 2017
A Novel Biocontainment Strategy Makes Bacterial Growth and Survival Dependent on Phosphite (Press Release, Japanese Text only)
October 28, 2016
Chloroplast-mediated regulation of CO2-concentrating mechanism by Ca2+-binding protein CAS in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (Press Release, Japanese Text Only)
July 29, 2016
In vitro synthesis of linear α-1,3-glucan and chemical modification to ester derivatives exhibiting outstanding thermal properties (Press Release, Japanese Text Only)
April 22, 2016
Ultra-strong, transparent polytruxillamides derived from microbial photodimers (Press Release, Japanese Text only)
September 24, 2015
Highly Efficient and Stable Solar Cells Based on Thiazolothiazole and Naphthobisthiadiazole Copolymers (Press Release, Japanese Text Only)
May 27, 2015
Characterization of cooperative bicarbonate uptake into chloroplast stroma in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (Press Release, Japanese Text Only)
March 30, 2015
Direct ethanol production from starch using a natural isolate, Scheffersomyces shehatae: Toward consolidated bioprocessing (Press Release, Japanese Text Only)
January 9, 2015
A new technology for structural modification of lignin polymer in plants (Press Release)
October 15, 2014
Nanoscale visualization of redox activity at lithium-ion battery cathodes (Press Release, Japanese Text Only)
August 26, 2014
Development of bulk-type all-solid-state lithium-sulfur battery using LiBH4 electrolyte (Press Release, Japanese Text Only)
May 8, 2014
NEC Reduces Production Energy for Cellulose-based Bioplastic Using Non-edible Plant Resource by 90%, Promoting Expanded Utilization (Press Release)
April 22, 2014
Transcriptional regulators ChlR and CnfR are essential for diazotrophic growth in nonheterocystous cyanobacteria (Press Release, Japanese Text Only)
March 20, 2014
Grasping substrate tenaciously more important than speed in crystalline cellulose degradation. (Press Release)
March 13, 2014
Trade-off between Processivity and Hydrolytic Velocity of Cellobiohydrolases at the Surface of Crystalline Cellulose (Press Release, Japanese Text Only)
February 14, 2014
Over 390 ℃, Bioplastics with the Highest Thermoresistance Temperature. (Press Release)
December 24, 2013
Enhancement of photosynthesis (CO2 uptake) and plant growth through the promotion of stomatal opening (Press Release)
October 1, 2013
Quantum tunneling effects found in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC). (Press Release)
September 26, 2013
Design for Highly Efficient Silicon-Based Solar Cells Using Quantum Dots as Intermediate Absorber. (Press Release)
August 26, 2013
Hyperbranching Polycoumarates with Photofunctional Multiple Shape-Memory (Press Release, Japanese Text Only)
January 11, 2013
Facile Synthesis of Marshmallow‐like Macroporous Gels Usable under Harsh Conditions for the Separation of Oil and Water (Press Release, Japanese Text Only)
January 9, 2013
Development of bioplactics using materials derived from euglena. (Press Release, Japanese Text Only)
December 9, 2012
High-voltage vacuum power switch for smart power grids. (Press Release)
November 5, 2012
Development of advanced hybrid capacitor: AdHiCap. (Press Release, Japanese Text Only)
August 23, 2012
Development of diamond junction field-effect transistors. (Press Release, Japanese Text Only)
June 13, 2012
Development of “Slater Insulator” that Rapidly Changes at Room Temperature. (Press Release)
May 23, 2012
Development of Superionic glass-ceramic electrolytes for room-temperature rechargeable sodium batteries. (Press Release, Japanese Text Only)
May 9, 2012
Hydrotalcites catalyze the acidolysis polymerization of phenolic acid to create highly heat-resistant bioplastics (Press Release, Japanese Text Only)
April 24, 2012
New way discovered for developing efficient, strong organic photocatalysts! (Press Release)
March 1, 2012
Success in observation of electron transfer during light energy conversion. (Press Release)