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Original articles and Reviews

  • S. Kondo, K. Sugimura, Y. Okamura, K. Mase, K. Sato-Izawa, Y. Otsuka, S. Kajita, E. Masai, M. Nakamura, T. Sonoki, Y. Katayama;
    Stable chiral carboxymuconolactone production from a lignin-related aromatic compound, protochatechuic acid.
    Fermentation Technology, 5, 135
  • Y. Okamura-Abe, T. Abe, K. Nishimura, Y. Kawata, K. Sato-Izawa, Y. Otsuka, M. Nakamura, S. Kajita, E. Masai, T. Sonoki, Y. Katayama;
    Beta-ketoadipic acid and muconolactone production from a lignin-related aromatic compound through the protocatechuate 3,4-metabolic pathway.
    Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 121, 652-658
  • Nuoendagula, N. Kamimura, T. Mori, R. Nakabayashi, Y. Tsuji, S. Hishiyama, K. Saito, E. Masai, S. Kajita;
    Expression and functional analysis of a putative phenylcoumaran benzylic ether reductase in Arabidopsis thaliana.
    Plant Cell Reports, 35, 513-526

  • K. Takahashi, Y. Hirose, N. Kamimura, S. Hishiyama, H. Hara, T. Araki, D. Kasai, S. Kajita, Y. Katayama, M. Fukuda, E. Masai;
    Membrane-associated glucose-methanol-choline oxidoreductase family enzymes, PhcC and PhcD, are essential for enantioselective catabolism of dehydrodiconiferyl alcohol.
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 81, 8022-8036

  • Y. Tsuji, R. Vanholme, Y. Tobimatsu, Y. Ishikawa, C.E. Foster, N. Kamimura, S. Hishiyama, S. Hashimono, A. Shino, H. Hara, K. Sato-Izawa, P. Oyarce, G. Goeminne, K. Morreel, J. Kikuchi, T. Takano, M. Fukuda, Y. Kayayama, W. Boerjan, J. Ralph, E. Masai, S. Kajita;
    Introduction of chemically labile substructures into Arabidopsis lignin through the use of LigD, the C-dehydrogenase from Sphingobium sp. strain SYK-6.
    Plant Biotechnology Journal, 13, 821-832
  • H. Endo, M. Yamaguchi,T. Tamura, Y. Nakano, N. Nishikubo, A. Yoneda, K. Kato, M. Kubo, S. Kajita,Y. Katayama,M. Ohtani, T. Demura; Multiple classes of transcription factors regulate the expression of VASCULAR-RELATED NAC-DOMAIN7, a master switch of xylem vessel differentiation. Plant and Cell Physiology, 56, 242-254

  • M. Tamura, Y. Tsuji, T. Kusunose, A. Okazawa, N. Kamimura, T. Mori, R. Nakabayashi, S. Hishiyama, Y. Fukuhara, H. Hara, K. Sato, T. Muranaka, K. Saito, Y. Katayama, M. Fukuda, E. Masai, S. Kajita;
    Successful expression of a novel bacterial gene for pinoresinol reductase and its effect on lignan biosynthesis in transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana.
    Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98, 8165-8177
  • K. Takahashi, N. Kamimura, S. Hishiyama, H. Hara, D. Kasai, Y. Katayama, M. Fukuda, S. Kajita, E. Masai;
    Characterization of the catabolic pathway for a phenylcoumara-type lignin-derived biaryl in Sphingobium sp. strain SYK-6.
    25, 735-745

  • Y. Nakano, N. Nishikubo, K. Sato-Izawa, K. Mase, H. Kitano, S. Kajita, T. Demura, Y. Katayama;
    Transcription profiling identifies candidate genes for secondary cell wall formation and hydroxycinnamoyl-arabinoxylan biosynthesis in the rice internode.
    Plant Biotechnology, 30, 423-431
  • T. Furukawa, C. Sawaguchi, A. Watanabe, M. Takahashi, M. Nigorikawa, K. Furukawa, Y. Iimura, S. Kajita, T. Oguchi, Y. Ito, T Sonoki;
    Application of fungal laccase fused with cellulose-binding domain to develop low-lignin rice plants.
    Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 116, 616-619
  • D. Fukutomi, K. Yoshinaka, S. Kawamoto, T. Mitsunari, S. Kajita, S. Kawai;
    High-level production of fructooligosaccharides in transgenic tobacco.
    Plant Biotechnology, 30, 77-81

  • K. Shikinaka, Y. Hashimoto, S. Kajita, E. Masai, Y. Katayama, M. Nakamura, Y. Otsuka, S. Ohara, K. Shigehara;
    Thermoplastic polyesters of 2-pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylic acid (PDC) obtained from a metabolic intermediate of lignin.
    Journal of the Society of Fiber Science and Technology, 69, 39-47
  • Y. Fukuhara, N. Kamimura, M. Nakajima, S. Hishiyama, H. Hara, D. Kasai, Y. Tsuji, S. Narita-Yamada, S. Nakamura, Y. Katano, N. Fujita, Y. Katayama, M. Fukuda, S. Kajita, E. Masai;
    Discovery of pinoresinol reductase genes in Sphingomonads.
    Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 52, 38-43

  • K. Iwasaki, S. Omori, S. Kajita;
    Characterization for the clonal propagation of Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
    Propagation of Ornamental Plants, 12, 187-194
  • K. Sato-Izawa, S. Nakaba, K. Tamura, Y. Yamagishi, Y. Nakano, N. Nishikubo, S. Kawai, S. Kajita, M. Ashikari, R. Funada, Y. Katayama, H Kitano;
    DWARF50 (D50), a rice (Oryza sativa L.) gene encoding inositol polyphosphate 5-phosphatase, is required for proper development of intercalary meristem.
    Plant, Cell and Environment, 35, 2031-2044

  • T. Fujii, S. Sato, N. Matsui, T. Furuichi, S. Takenouchi, N. Nishikubo, Y. Suzuki, S. Kawai, T. Demura, S. Kajita, Y. Katayama;
    Enhancement of secondary xylem cell proliferation by Arabidopsis cyclin D overexpression in tobacco plants.
    Plant Cell Reports, 31, 1573-1580
  • Y. Suzuki, M. Nakamura, Y. Otsuka, N. Suzuki, K. Ohyama, T. Kawakami, K. Sato, S. Kajita, S. Hishiyama, A. Takahashi, Y. Katayama;
    Development of a highly sensitive assay for enzyme-mediated reductive degradation of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin.
    Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 31, 1072-1075
  • S. Hishiyama, Y. Otsuka, M. Nakamura, S. Ohara, S. Kajita, E. Masai, Y. Katayama;
    Convenient synthesis of chiral lignin model compounds: Four stereoisomers of guaiacylgrycerol-beta-guaiacyl ether both enantiomers of 3-hydroxy-1-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-2-(2-methoxsyphenoxy)-propan-1-one (Erone).
    Tetrahedron Letters, 53, 842-845
  • Y. Osakabe, S. Kajita, K. Osakabe;
    Genetic engineering of woody plants: Current and future targets in a stressful environment.
    Physiologia Plantarum, 142, 105-117
  • K. Sato, A. Kawamura, T. Obara, S. Kawai, S. Kajita, H. Kitano, Y. Katayama;
    Isolation of rice dwarf mutants with ectopic deposition of phenolic components including lignin in parenchyma cell.
    Plant Cell Reports, 30, 2195-2205
  • Y. Osakabe, S. Kajita, K. Osakabe;
    Abiotic stress responses in woody plants: Molecular perspective in engineering woody plant tolerance to abiotic stress and enhanced biomass.
    Lignin: Properties and applications in biotechnology and bioenergy, Ryan J Paterson eds, 455-466
  • T. Sonoki, S. Kajita, M. Uesugi, Y. Katayama, Y. Iimura;
    Effective removal of bisphenol A from contaminated areas by recombinant plant producing lignin peroxidase.
    Journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology, 2, 1-3

  • Y. Suzuki, M. Nakamura, Y. Otsuka, N. Suzuki, K. Ohyama, T. Kawakami, K. Sato, S. Kajita, S. Hishiyama, T. Fujii, A. Takahashi, Y. Katayama;
    Novel enzymatic activity of cell free extract from thermophilic Geobacillus sp. UZO 3 catalyzes reductive cleavage of diaryl ether bonds of 2,7-dichlorodibenzo-p-dioxin.
    Chemosphere, 83, 868-872
  • Z. Nasrin, M. Yoshikawa, Y. Nakamura, S. Begum, S. Nakaba, M. Uesugi, Y. Osakabe, T. Sonoki, K. Sato, R. Funada, Y. Iimura, Y. Katayama, S. Kajita;
    Overexpression of a fungal laccase gene induces non-dehiscent anthers and morphological changes in flowers of transgenic tobacco.
    Journal of Wood Science, 56, 460-469

  • K.. Sato, R. Suzuki, N. Nishikubo, S. Takenouchi, S. Nakaba, Y. Sano, R. Funada, S. Kajita, H. KItano, Y. Katayama;
    Isolation of a novel cell wall architechture mutant of rice with defective Arabidopsis COBL4 ortholog BC1 required for regulated deposition of secondary cell wall components.
    Planta, 232, 257-270

  • K.. Sato, S. Ito, T. Fujii, R. Suzuki, S. Takenouchi, S. Nakaba, R. FUnada, Y. Sano, S. Kajita, H. KItano, Y. Katayama;
    The carbohydrate-binding module (CBM)-like sequence is crucial for rice CWA1/BC1 function in proper assembly of secondary cell wall materials.
    Plant Singnaling and Behavior, 5, 1433-1436
  • S. Yamada, T. Ohta, C. Iizuka, K. Ozawa, Y. Katayama, S. Kajita;
    Isolation and molecular characterization of single-chain Fv antibodies raised against pollen allergens from Cryptomeria japonica D. Don.
    Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry, in press

  • M. Nakajima, Y. Nishino, M. Tamura, K. Mase, E. Masai, Y. Otsuka, M. Nakamura, K. Sato, M. Fukuda, K. Shigehara, S. Ohara, Y. Katayama, S. Kajita;
    Biological conversion of glucose to a novel chemical building block, 2-pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylic acid.
    Metabolic Engineering, 11:213-220

  • T. Sonoki, E. Masai, K. Sato, S. Kajita, Y Katayama;
    Methoxyl groups of lignin are essential carbon donors in C1 metabolism of Sphingobium sp. SYK-6.
    Journal of Basic Microbiology, 49(S1), 98-102

  • I. Park, R. Funada, S. Kondo, S. Kajita, T. Kubo;
    Quantitative determination of magnolol in the callus from petioles and mature seeds of Magnolia obovata.
    Mokuzai Gakkaishi, 55, 163-169 (in Japanese)

  • M. Hishida, K. Shikinaka, Y. Katayama, S. Kajita, E. Masai, M. Nakamura, Y. Otsuka, S. Ohara, K. Shigehara;
    Polyesters of 2-pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylic acid (PDC) as bio-based plastics exhibiting strong adhering properties.
    Polymer Journal, 41, 297-302

  • M. Hishida, K. Shikinaka, M. Inazawa, Y. Katayama, S. Kajita, E. Masai, M. Nakamura, Y. Otsuka, S. Ohara, K, Shigehara;
    Conductivecements based polyesters of PDC (2-pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylic acid) obtained from as metabolic intermediate of lignin.
    Kobunshi Ronbunshu, 66, 141-146 (in Japanese)

  • T. Shiokawa, S. Yamada, N. Futamura, K. Osanai, D. Murasugi, K. Shinohara, S. Kawai, N. Morohoshi, Y. Katatama, S. Kajita;
    Isolation and functional analysis of the CjNdly gene, a homolog in Cryptomeria japonica D. Don of FLORICAULA/LEAFY genes.
    Tree Physiology, 8, 21-28

  • Y. Iimura, M. Yoshizumi, T. Sonoki, M. Uesugi, K. Tatsumi, K. Horiuchi, S. Kajita, Y. Katayama;
    Hybrid aspen with a transgene for fungal manganese peroxidase is a potential contributor to phytoremediation of the environment contaminated with bisphenol A.
    Journal of Wood Science, 53, 541-544

  • K. Sato, K. Mase, Y. Nakano, N. Nishikubo, R. Sugita, Y. Tsuboi, S. Kajita, J. Zhou, H. Kitano, Y. Katayama;
    A 3-deoxy-D-arabino-heptulosonate 7-phosphate synthase is regulated for the accumulation of polysaccharide-linked hydroxycinnamoyl esters in rice (Oryza sativa L.) internode cell walls.
    Plant Cell Reports, vol. 25, 676-688

  • K. Nakaminami, K. Sasaki, S. Kajita, H. Takeda, D. Karlson, K. Ohgi, R. Imai;
    Heat stable ssDNA/RNA-binding activity of a wheat cold shock protein.
    FEBS Letters, vol. 579, 4887-4891

  • S. Kajita;
    Transgenic tree with low lignin content. Amazing strories of woods iKino Bikkuri Banashi 100).
    Japan Wood Research Society eds., Kodansha Ltd. pp 126-127 (in Japanese)

  • T. Sonoki, S. Kajita, S. Ikeda, M. Uesugi, K. Tatsumi, Y. Katayama, Y. Iimura;
    Transgenic tobacco expressing fungal laccase promotes the detoxification of environmental pollutants.
    Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology vol. 67, 138-142

  • S. Kajita, S. Sugawara, Y. Miyazaki, M. Nakamura, Y. Katayama, K. Shishido, Y. Iimura;
    Overproduction of recombinant laccase using a homologous expression system in Coriolus versicolor.
    Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology vol. 66, 194-199

  • Y. Nitta, Y. Miyazaki, M. Nakamura, Y. Iimura, K. Shishido, S. Kajita, N. Morohoshi;
    Molecular cloning of the promoter region of a gene for glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase for construction of an effective transformation system in the white-rot fungus Coriolus versicolor.
    Mycoscience vol. 45, 131-136

  • S. Kajita, F. Honaga, M. Uesugi, Y. Iimura, E. Masai, S. Kawai, M. Fukuda, N. Morohoshi, Y. Katayama;
    Generation of transgenic hybrid aspen that express a bacterial gene for feruloyl-CoA hydratase/lyase (FerB), which is involved in lignin degradation in Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6.
    Journal of Wood Science vol. 50, 275-280

  • S. Yamada, S. Kajita, T. Shiokawa, N. Morohoshi;
    Isolation and functional analysis of promoter sequence of Cryj 1 gene encoding one of major pollen allergenic proteins of Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica).
    Plant Biotechnology, vol. 20, 241-245

  • Y. Li, S. Kajita, S. Kawai, Y. Katayama, N. Morohoshi;
    Down-regulation of an anionic peroxidase in transgenic aspen and its effect on lignin characteristic.
    Journal of Plant Research, vol. 116, 175-182

  • AM Boudet, S. Kajita, J. Grima-Pettenati, D. Goffner;
    Lignins and lignocellulosics: a better control of synthesis for new and improved uses.
    Trends in Plant Sciences vol. 8, 576-581

  • S. Kajita;
    Genetic manipulation of lignins. Secondary Xylem formation.
    K. Fukushima, R. Funada, J. Sugiyama, K. Takabe, T. Umezawa, H. Yamamoto eds., Kaiseisha Press, p240-249 (in Japanese)

  • Y. Otsuka, T Sonoki, S. Ikeda, S. Kajita, M. Nakamura, Y. Katayama;
    Detection and characterization of a novel extracellular fungal enzyme that catalyzes the specific and hydrolytic cleavage of lignin guaiacylglycerol beta-aryl ether linkages.
    European Journal of Biochemistry vol. 270, 2353-2362

  • S. Kajita, M. Ishifuji, H. Ougiya, S. Hara, H. Kawabata, N. Morohoshi, Y. Katayama;
    Improvement in pulping and bleaching properties of xylem from transgenic tobacco plants.
    Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture vol. 82, 1216-1223

  • Y. Katayama, Y. Mashino, N. Nishikubo, K. Yoshitomi, R. Funada, S. Kajita;
    Immunohistochemical localization of enzymes related to lignin biosynthesis in the primary xylem of hybrid aspen.
    Journal of Wood Science, vol. 48, 457-466

  • T. Sonoki, Y. Ohtsuka, S. Ikeda, E. Masai, S. Kajita, Y. Katayama;
    Tetrahydrofolate-dependent vanillate and syringate O-demethylation: tight links to one-carbon metabolic pathway associated with amino acid synthesis and DNA methlation during lignin metabolism of Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6.
    Journal of Wood Science vol. 48, 434-445

  • T. Sonoki, Y. Iimura, E. Masai, S. Kajita, Y. Katayama;
    Specific degradation of beta-aryl ether linkage in synthetic lignin (dehydrogenative polymerizate) by bacterial enzymes of Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6 produced in recombinant Escherichia coli.
    Journal of Wood Science vol. 48, 429-433

  • Y. Iimura, S. Ikeda, T. Sonoki, T. Hayakawa, S. Kajita, K. Kinbara, K. Tatsumi, Y. Katayama;
    Expression of a gene for Mn-peroxidase from Coriolus versicolor in transgenic tobacco generates potential tools for phytoremediation.
    Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology vol. 59, 246-251

  • T. Sonoki, Y. Otsuka, S. Ikeda, E. Masai, S. Kajita, Y. Katayama;
    Close association between the enzymes involved in the lignin metabolic pathway of Sphingomonas paucimobilis SYK-6: Interaction of O-demethylase (LigX) and ring fission dioxygenase (LigZ).
    Journal of Wood Science Vol. 48, 250-252

  • N. Morohoshi and S. Kajita;
    Formation of a tree having lower lignin content.
    Journal of Plant Research Vol. 114, 517-523

  • Y. Li, S. Tsuji, N. Nishikubo, S. Kajita, N. Morohoshi;
    Analysis of transgenic poplar in which the expression of peroxidase gene is suppressed.
    Progress in Biotechnology - Molecular Breeding of Woody plants.
    N. Morohoshi and A. Komamine eds, Elsevier Science, The Netherlands, pp 195-204

  • N. Nishikubo, T. Araki, S. Kajita, K. Kuroda, Y. Katayama;
    Specific accumulation of polysaccharide-linked hydroxycinnamoyl esters in the cell walls of irregularly shaped and collapsed internode parenchyma cells of the dwarf rice mutant Fukei 71.
    Plant and Cell Physiology Vol. 41, 776-784

  • S. Kajita and H. Kawabata; cDNA of 4-coumarate:
    coenzyme A ligase and process for modifying lignin in plants.
    US Patent #6479732B1

Before 2000
  • S. Kajita, S. Hishiyama, Y. Tomimura, Y. Katayama and S. Omori;
    Structural characterization of modified lignin in transgenic tobacco plants in which the activity of 4-coumarate:coenzyme A ligase is depressed.
    Plant Physiology Vol. 114, 871-879 (1997)

  • S. Kajita, Y. Mashino, N. Nishikubo, Y. Katayama and S. Omori;
    Immunological characterization of transgenic tobacco plants with a chimeric gene for 4-coumarate:CoA ligase that have altered lignin in their xylem tissue.
    Plant Science Vol. 128, 109-118 (1997)

  • S. Kajita, Y. Katayama, S. Omori;
    Alterations in the biosynthesis of lignin in transgenic plants with chimeric genes for 4-coumarate:CoA ligase.
    Plant and Cell Physiology Vol. 37, 957-965 (1996)

  • S. Kawai, A. Mori, T. Shiokawa, S. Kajita, Y. Katayama, N. Morohoshi;
    Isolation and analysis of cinnamic acid 4-hydroxylase genes from a hybrid aspen, Populus kitakamiensis.
    Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry Vol. 60, 1586-1597 (1996)

  • S. Kajita, K. Osakabe, Y. Katayama, S. Kawai, Y. Matsumoto, K. Hata, N. Morohoshi;
    Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of poplar using a disarmed binary vector and the overexpression of a specific member of a family of poplar peroxidase genes in transgenic poplar cell.
    Plant Science Vol. 103, 231-239 (1994)

  • S. Kawai, Y. Matsumoto, S. Kajita, Y. Yamada, Y. Katayama, N. Morohoshi;
    Nucleotide sequence for the genomic DNA encoding an anionic peroxidase gene from a hybrid poplar, Populus kitakamiensis.
    Bioscience Biotechnology and Biochemistry Vol. 57, 131-133 (1993)