Tomohiro Yamaki, Masahiro Otani, Kohei Ono, Takuro Mimura, Koshiro Oda, Takeshi Minamii, Shingo Matsumoto, Yuzy Matsuo, Makoto Kawamukai, Takashi Akihiro. Isolation and characterization of rice cesium tansporter genes from a rice-transporter-enrihced yeast expression library. Physiologia Plantarum 160:425-436 (2017)

Kohei Nishino, Misaki Kushima, Tomohiro Kaino, Yasuhiro Matsuo, Makoto Kawamukai. Urea enhances cell lysis of Schizosaccharomyces pombe ura4 mutants. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem 81:1444-1451(2017)

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Sean Qiu Lee, Tsu So Tan, Makoto Kawamukai Ee Sin Chen.  Cellular Factories for CoenzymQ10 production. Microbial Cell Factories 16(1):39 (2017)

Yorinaga Y, Kumasaka T, Yamamoto M, Hamada K, Kawamukai M. Crystal structure of a family 80 chitosanase from Mitsuaria chitosanitabida. FEBS Lett. doi: 10.1002/1873-3468.12557. 2017

Daisuke Moriyama, Tomohiro Kaino, Kazuyoshi Yajima, Ryota Yanai, Yasuhiro Ikenaka, Junzo Hasegawa, Motohisa Washida, Hirokazu Nanba, Makoto Kawamukai. Cloning and characterization of decaprenyl dihosphate synthase from three different fungi. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 101(4):1559-1571(2017)

Yasuhiro Matsuo, Makoto Kawamukai. cAMP dependent protein kinase involves calcium tolerance through the regulation of Prz1 in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Biosci. Biotechnol Biochem. 81;231-241(2017)

Hemanth Noothalapati, Takahiro Sasaki, Tomohiro Kaino, Makoto Kawamukai, Hiro-o Hamaguchi and Tatsuyuki Yamamoto. Label-free chemical imaging of fungal spore wall architecture by raman microscopy and multivariate curve resolution analysis. Scientific Report 6:27789. doi: 10.1038/srep27789. (2016)

Makoto Kawamukai. Biosynthesis of coenzyme Q in eukaryotes. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 80: 23-33 (2016)

Takaharu Yamamoto, Yasuyo Kobayashi, Guo-Lei Zhou, Makoto Kawamukai. Identification and characterization of Csh3 as a SH3 protein that interacts with fission yeast Cap1. FEMS Yeast Research 15(8)pii:fov097(2015)

Kohei Nishino, Misaki Kushima, Yuzy Matsuo, Yasuhiro Matsuo, Makoto Kawamukai. Cell lysis in S. pombe ura4 mutants is suppressed by loss of functional Pub1, which regulates the uracil transporter Fur4. PLoS ONE 10:e0141796 (2015)

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Daisuke Moriyama, Kouji Hosono, Makoto Fujii, Motohisa Washida, Hirokazu Nanba, Tomohiro Kaino, Makoto Kawamukai. Production of CoQ10 in fission yeast by expression of genes responsible for CoQ10 biosynthesis. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 79(6):1026-1033 (2015)


Murai M, Matsunobu K, Kudo S, Ifuku K, Kawamukai M, Miyoshi H. Identification of the Binding Site of the Quinone-Head Group in Mitochondrial Coq10 by Photoaffinity Labeling. Biochemistry 53:3359-4003 (2014)

Kazuhiro Hayashi, Yuki Ogiyama, Kazumasa Yokomi, Tsuyoshi Nakagawa, Tomohiro Kaino, Makoto Kawamukai. Functional conservation of coenzyme Q biosynthetic genes among yeasts, plants, and humans. PLoS ONE 9(6)e99038 (2014)


Hiroaki Kato, Shintaro Kira and Makoto Kawamukai. The transcription factors Atf1 and Pcr1 are essential for transcriptional induction of the extracellular maltase Agl1 in fission yeast. PLoS ONE 8(3)e80572 (2013)

Yuji Tanaka, Kohji Nishimura, Makoto Kawamukai, Akinobu Oshima, Tsuyoshi Nakagawa. Redundant function of two Arabidopsis COPII components, AtSec24B and AtSec24C, are essential for male and femal gametogenesis. Planta 238:561-575 (2013)

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Tatsuro Nishida, Tomohiro Kaino, Ryo Ikarashi, Daisuke Nakata, Keiji Terao, Masahiro Ando, Hiroo Hamaguchi, Makoto Kawamukai, Tatsuyuki Yamamoto. The effect of coenzyme Q10 included by gamma-cyclodextrin on the growth of fission yeast studied by microscope Raman spectroscopy. J. Molecular Structure  375-381(2013)

Yuzy Matsuo, Kouhei Nishino, Kouhei Mizuno, Takashi Akihiro, Takashi Toda, Yasuhiro Matsuo, Tomohiro Kaino and Makoto Kawamukai. Polypeptone induces dramatic cell lysis in ura4 deletion mutants of fission yeast PLoS ONE 8(3):e59887(2013)

Tomohiko Matsuzawa, Youko Kageyama, Kazuyoshi Ooishi, Makoto Kawamukai, and Kaoru Takegawa. The Zinc finger protein Gsf1 regulates Gsf2-dependent flocculation in fission yeast. FEMS Yeast Research 13:259-266 (2013)

Katsuhiro Tanae, Tomitaka Horiuchi, Takuya Yamakawa, Yuzy Matsuo, and Makoto Kawamukai. Sim3 shares some common roles with the histone chaperone Asf1 in fission yeast. FEBS Lett 586:4190-4196(2012)

Kaino T, Tasaka Y, Tatehashi Y, Takagi H. Functional Analysis of the C-Terminal Region of ƒÁ-Glutamyl Kinase of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 76(3):454-61 (2012).


Shinya Nakamura, Takamasa Suzuki, Makoto Kawamukai, Tsuyoshi Nakagawa. Expression analysis of Arabidopsis thaliana small secreted protein genes. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem 76:434-436 (2012)

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Katsuhiro Tanae, Tomitaka Horiuchi, Yuzy Matsuo, Satoshi Katayama, Makoto Kawamaukai. Histone chaperone Asf1 plays an essential role in maintaining genomic stability in fission yeast. PLoS ONE@7:e30472 (2012)

Mi-Suk Seo, Sakiko Takahashi, Koh-ichi Kadowaki, Makoto Kawamukai, Manabu Takahara, Tadashi Takamizo. Expression of CoQ10-producing ddsA transgene by efficient Agrobacterium-mediated transformaion in Panicum meyerianum. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult 107:325-332(2011)

Two Sec13p Homologs, AtSec13A and AtSec13B, Redundantly Contribute to the Formation of COPII Transport Vesicles in Arabidopsis thaliana. Takeshi HINO, Yuji TANAKA, Makoto KAWAMUKAI, Kohji NISHIMURA, Shoji MANO and Tsuyoshi NAKAGAWA. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem.75:1848-1852 (2011)

Dipali Rani Gupta, Swapan Kumar Paul, Yasuo Oowatari, Yasuhiro Matsuo, Makoto Kawamukai. Multistep regulation of protein kinase A in its localization, phosphorylation and binding with a regulatory subunit in fission yeast. Current Genetics 57:353-365 (2011)

Dipali Rani Gupta, Swapan Kumar Paul, Yasuo Oowatari, Yasuhiro Matsuo, Makoto Kawamukai. Complex formation, phosphorylation, and localization of protein kinase A of Schizosaccharomyces pombe upon glucose starvation. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 75(8) 1456-1465 (2011)

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Tanaka Y, Nakamura S, Kawamukai M, Koizumi N, Nakagawa T.Development of a Series of Gateway Binary Vectors Possessing a Tunicamycin Resistance Gene as a Marker for the Transformation of Arabidopsis thaliana. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 75:804-807 (2011)

Yasuo Oowatari, Heetae Jeong, Katsuhiro Tanae, Tsuyoshi Nakagawa. Makoto Kawamukai. Regulation and role of an RNA-binding protein Msa2 in controlling the sexual differentiation in fission yeast. Current Genetics 57:191-200 (2011).

Yuzy Matsuo, Hayafumi Kishimoto, Katsuhiro Tanae, Kenji Kitamura, Satoshi Katayama, Makoto Kawamukai. Nuclear protein quality is regulated by the ubiquitin-proteasome system through the activity of Ubc4 and San1 in fission yeast. J. Biol. Chem@286:13775-13790 (2011).

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Nobuhiko Mukai, Kazuo Masaki Tsutomu Fujii, Makoto Kawamukai, Haruyuki Iefuji. PAD1 and FDC1 are essential for the decarboxylation of phenylacrylic acids in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J. Biosci. Bioengin. 109:564-569 (2010).


Yuzy Matsuo, Hayafumi Kishimoto, Tomitaka Horiuchi, Katsuhiro Tanae, Makoto Kawamukai. Simple and effective gap-repair cloning using short tracts of flanking homology in fission yeast. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 74:685-689 (2010)

Tie-Zhong Cui, Tomohiro Kaino, Makoto Kawamukai. A subunit of decaprenyl diphosphate synthase stabilizes octaprenyl diphosphate synthase in Escherichia coli by forming a high-molecular weight complex. FEBS Lett 584, 652-656 (2010)

Sakiko Takahashi, Toshikazu Ohtani, Hikaru Satoh, Yasunori Nakamura, Makoto Kawamukai, Koh-Ichi Kadowaki. Development of Coenzyme Q10-enriched rice using sugary and shrunken mutants. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 74, 182-184 (2010)