Tohru TSUCHIYA

Field

Environmental Biotechnology

Position

Associate Professor

Contact

Tel: 075-753-6575
E-mail: tsuchiya.toru.8e*kyoto-u.ac.jp (replace * with @)

Major Publications

  • Tsuchiya, T., Akimoto, S., Mizoguchi, T., Watabe, K., Kindo, H., Tomo, T., Tamiaki, H. and Mimuro, M. (2012) Artificially produced [7-formyl]-chlorophyll d functions as an antenna pigment in the photosystem II isolated from the chlorophyllide a oxygenase-expressing Acaryochloris marina. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1817 (8): 1285-1291.
  • Tsuchiya, T., Mizoguchi, T., Akimoto, S., Tomo, T., Tamiaki, H. and Mimuro, M. (2012) Metabolic engineering of the chlorophyll d-dominated cyanobacterium Acaryochloris marina: production of a novel chlorophyll species by the introduction of the chlorophyllide a oxygenase gene. Plant Cell Physiol. 53 (3): 518-527.
  • Allakhverdiev, S.I., Tsuchiya, T., Watabe, K., Kojima, A., Los, D.A., Tomo, T., Klimov, V.V. and Mimuro, M. (2011) Redox potentials of primary electron acceptor quinone molecule (QA) and conserved energetics of photosystem II in cyanobacteria with chlorophyll a and chlorophyll d. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108 (19): 8054-8058.
  • Tomo, T., Okubo, T., Akimoto, S., Yokono, M., Miyashita, H., Tsuchiya, T., Noguchi, T. and Mimuro, M. (2007) Identification of the special pair of photosystem II in a chlorophyll d-dominated cyanobacterium. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104 (17): 7283-7288.
  • Tsuchiya, T., Takaichi, S., Misawa, N., Maoka, T., Miyashita, H. and Mimuro, M. (2005) The cyanobacterium Gloeobacter violaceus PCC 7421 uses bacterial-type phytoene desaturase in carotenoid biosynthesis. FEBS Lett. 579 (10): 2125-2129.
  • Takamiya, K., Tsuchiya, T. and Ohta, H. (2000) Degradation pathway(s) of chlorophyll: what has gene cloning revealed? Trends Plant Sci. 5 (10): 426-431.
  • 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 the induction by methyl jasmonate. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 96 (26): 15362-15367.