Publications

2024

High-resolution structure and biochemical properties of the LH1-RC photocomplex from the model purple sulfur bacterium, Allochromatium vinosum
Kazutoshi Tani#, Ryo Kanno#, Ayaka Harada#, Yuki Kobayashi, Akane Minamino, Shinji Takenaka, Natsuki Nakamura, Xuan-Cheng Ji, Endang R Purba, Malgorzata Hall, Long-Jiang Yu, Michael T Madigan, Akira Mizoguchi, Kenji Iwasaki, Bruno M Humbel, Yukihiro Kimura, and Zheng-Yu Wang-Otomo (#These authors contributed equally)
Communnications Biology 2024, 7, 176  https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-024-05863-w

2023

Spatial distribution of three ARGONAUTEs regulates the anther phasiRNA pathway
Hinako Tamotsu#, Koji Koizumi#, Alejandro Villar-Briones, and Reina Komiya (#These authors contributed equally)
Nature Communications 2023, 14, 3333  https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-38881-z

Rhodobacter capsulatus forms a compact crescent-shaped LH1-RC photocomplex
Kazutoshi Tani#, Ryo Kanno#, Xuan-Cheng Ji, Itsusei Satoh, Yuki Kobayashi, Malgorzata Hall, Long-Jiang Yu, Yukihiro Kimura, Akira Mizoguchi, Bruno M Humbel, Michael T Madigan, and Zheng-Yu Wang-Otomo (#These authors contributed equally)
Nature Communnications 2023, 14, 846  https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-36460-w

2022

3D imaging and in situ hybridization for uncovering the functions of microRNA in rice anther
Koji Koizumi and Reina Komiya
Methods in Molecular Biology 2022, 2509, 93-104  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-2380-0_6

Sequestration and efflux largely account for cadmium and copper resistance in the deep-sea Nitratiruptor sp. SB155-2 (phylum Campylobacterota)
Angela Ares, Sanae Sakai, Toshio Sasaki, Shigeru Shimamura, Satoshi Mitarai, and Takuro Nunoura
Envirometal Microbiology 2022, 24, 6144-6163  https://doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.16255

Biodegradable and electrically conductive melanin-Poly (3-Hydroxybutyrate) 3D fibrous scaffolds for neural tissue engineering applications
Lokesh Agrawal, Sunil Kumar Vimal, Paolo Barzaghi, Takashi Shiga, and Marco Terenzio
Macromolular Bioscience 2022, 22(12), e2200315  https://doi.org/10.1002/mabi.202200315

Three-dimensional spatial analyses of cholinergic neuronal distributions across the mouse septum, nucleus basalis, globus pallidus, nucleus accumbens, and caudate-putamen
Andres Carrasco, Dorothy E Oorschot, Paolo Barzaghi, and Jeffery R Wickens
Neuroinformatics 2022, 20(4), 1121-1136  https://doi.org/10.1007/s12021-022-09588-1

Use of microfluidics chambers to image axonal transport in adult sensory neuron
Maria Fransiska Emily, Lokesh Agrawal, Paolo Barzaghi, Miki Otsuki, and Marco Terenzio
Methods in Mollecular Biology 2022, 2431, 271-288  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-1990-2_14

Asymmetric structure of the native Rhodobacter sphaeroides dimeric LH1-RC complex
Kazutoshi Tani#, Ryo Kanno#, Riku Kikuchi, Saki Kawamura, Kenji V P Nagashima, Malgorzata Hall, Ai Takahashi, Long-Jiang Yu, Yukihiro Kimura, Michael T Madigan, Akira Mizoguchi, Bruno M Humbel, and Zheng-Yu Wang-Otomo (#These authors contributed equally)
Nature Communnications 2022. 13, 1904  https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-29453-8

A Ca2+-binding motif underlies the unusual properties of certain photosynthetic bacterial core light-harvesting complexes
Kazutoshi Tani, Kazumi Kobayashi, Naoki Hosogi, Xuan-Cheng Ji, Sakiko Nagashima, Kenji V P Nagashima, Airi Izumida, Kazuhito Inoue, Yusuke Tsukatani, Ryo Kanno, Malgorzata Hall, Long-Jiang Yu, Isamu Ishikawa, Yoshihiro Okura, Michael T Madigan, Akira Mizoguchi, Bruno M Humbel, Yukihiro Kimura, and Zheng-Yu Wang-Otomo
Jurnal of Biological Chemistory 2022, 298(6), 101967  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbc.2022.101967

An LH1-RC photocomplex from an extremophilic phototroph provides insight into origins of two photosynthesis proteins
Kazutoshi Tani#, Ryo Kanno#, Keigo Kurosawa, Shinichi Takaichi, Kenji V P Nagashima, Malgorzata Hall, Long-Jiang Yu, Yukihiro Kimura, Michael T Madigan, Akira Mizoguchi, Bruno M Humbel, and Zheng-Yu Wang-Otomo (#These authors contributed equally)
Communnications Biology 2022, 5, 1197  https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-022-04174-2

2021

Facile extraction of Bashofu fibers
Fumiko Kakihara, Koji Koizumi, Toshio Sasaki, and Yoko Nomura
Journal of Home Economics of Japan 2021, 72, 818-828 (Japanese with English summary)  https://doi.org/10.11428/jhej.72.818

Color morphs of the coral, acropora tenuis, show different responses to environmental stress and different expression profiles of fluorescent-protein genes
Noriyuki Satoh, Koji Kinjo, Kohei Shintaku, Daisuke Kezuka, Hiroo Ishimori, Atsushi Yokokura, Kazutaka Hagiwara, Kanako Hisata, Mayumi Kawamitsu, Koji Koizumi, Chuya Shinzato, and Yuna Zayasu 
G3 (Bethesda) 2021, 11, jkab018  https://doi.org/10.1093/g3journal/jkab018

Robust packing of a self-assembling iridium complex via endocytic trafficking for long-term lysosome tracking
Chengzhi Jin, Guanying Li, Xia Wu, Jiangping Liu, Weijun Wu, Yazhou Chen, Toshio Sasaki, Hui Chao, and Ye Zhang
Angewandte Chemie 2021, 60(14), 7597-7601  https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202015913

In situ investigation of oxidation across a heterogeneous nanoparticle-support interface during metal support interactions
Abheek Datta, Shubham Deolka, Pawan Kumar, Zakaria Ziadi, Toshio Sasaki, Stephan Steinhauer, Vidyadhar Singh, Nan Jian, Eric Danielson, and Alexander James Porkovich
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2021, 23(3), 2063-2071  http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/D0CP05697A

Defect-assisted electronic metal-support interactions: tuning the interplay between Ru nanoparticles and CuO supports for pH-neutral oxygen evolution
Alexander J Porkovich, Pawan Kumar, Zakaria Ziadi, David C Lloyd, Lin Weng, Nan Jian, Toshio Sasaki, Mukhles Sowwan, and Abheek Datta
Nanoscale 2021, 13(1) 71-80  https://doi.org/10.1039/D0NR06685K

Cryo-EM Structure of the Photosynthetic LH1-RC Complex from Rhodospirillum rubrum
Kazutoshi Tani, Ryo Kanno, Xuan-Cheng Ji, Malgorzata Hall, Long-Jiang Yu, Yukihiro Kimura, Michael T Madigan, Akira Mizoguchi, Bruno M Humbel, and Zheng-Yu Wang-Otomo
Biochemistry 2021  https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.biochem.1c00360

A previously unrecognized membrane protein in the Rhodobacter sphaeroides LH1-RC photocomplex
Kazutoshi Tani, Kenji V P Nagashima, Ryo Kanno, Saki Kawamura, Riku Kikuchi, Malgorzata Hall, Long-Jiang Yu, Yukihiro Kimura, Michael T Madigan, Akira Mizoguchi, Bruno M Humbel, and Zheng-Yu Wang-Otomo
Nature Communnications 2021, 12, 6300  https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-26561-9

2020

miR2118-dependent U-rich phasiRNA production in rice anther wall development
Saori Araki#, Ngoc Le#, Koji Koizumi#, Alejandro Villar-Briones, Kenichi Nonomura, Masaki Endo, Haruhiko Inoue, Hidetoshi Saze, and Reina Komiya (#These authors contributed equally)                                                                                                                    Nature Communications 2020, 11, 3155  https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16637-3

Hidden proteome of synaptic vesicles in the mammalian brain
Zacharie Taoufiq, Momchil Ninov, Alejandro Villar-Briones, Han-Ying Wang, Toshio Sasaki, Michael C Roy, Francois Beauchain, Yasunori Mori, Tomofumi Yoshida, Shigeo Takamori, Reinhard Jahn, and Tomoyuki Takahashi
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2020, 117(52), 33586-33596  https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2011870117

Utilizing ballistic nanoparticle impact to reconfigure the metal support interaction in Pt-TiN electrocatalysts
Abheek Datta, Zakaria Ziadi, Pawan Kumar, Toshio Sasaki, Eric Danielson, and Alexander J Porkovich
Nanoscale Horizons 2020, 5(10), 1407-1414  https://doi.org/10.1039/D0NH00344A

Functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles for innovative boron-neutron capture therapy of resistant cancers
Guillaume Vares, Vincent Jallet, Yoshitaka Matsumoto, Cedric Rentier, Kentaro Takayama, Toshio Sasaki, Yoshio Hayashi, Hiroaki Kumada, and Hirotaka Sugawara
Nanomedicine 2020 27, 102195  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nano.2020.102195

Mechanoresponsive alignment of molecular self-assembled negatively charged nanofibrils
Shijin Zhang, William Cortes, Toshio Sasaki, Shunsuke Asahina, Asano Natsuko, Qizheng Zhang, and Ye Zhang
ACS Applied Bio Materials 2020, 3(3), 1698-1704  https://doi.org/10.1021/acsabm.0c00011

Multiparametric assessment of the impact of opsin expression and anesthesia on striatal cholinergic neurons and auditory brainstem activity
Andres Carrasco, Atsushi Tamura, Stefan Pommer, Julie A Chouinard, Kiyoto Kurima, Paolo Barzaghi, and Jeffery R Wickens
Journal of Comparative Neurology 2020, 528(5), 787-804  https://doi.org/10.1002/cne.24795

Cryo-EM structure of a Ca2+-bound photosynthetic LH1-RC complex containing multiple αβ-polypeptides
Kazutoshi Tani#, Ryo Kanno#, Yuki Makino, Malgorzata Hall, Mizuki Takenouchi, Michie Imanishi, Long-Jiang Yu, Jorg Overmann , Michael T Madigan, Yukihiro Kimura, Akira Mizoguchi, Bruno M Humbel, and Zheng-Yu Wang-Otomo (#These authors contributed equally)
Nature Communications 2020, 11, 4955  https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-18748-3