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OHTA Akinori


Title Advisor to the Chancellor, Professor
Belong to Chubu University
Museum of Butterfly
College of International Studies
Dept. of Biological Chemistry
Bioscience and Biotechnology (graduate school)
Graduated The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Agriculture
Degree Ph. D. (The University of Tokyo)
Academic Institutional Membership Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry (President: 2011-2013)
The Japanese Biochemical Society
The Society for Biotrchnology, Japan
Yeast Genetics Society of Japan (President: 2007-2009)
Field of Study Agricultural Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry
Research, Studies Lipid metabolism in yeasts
Curriculum Specialized Literacy for biological information, Microbiology I, Food Microbiology, Basic experiments in food chemistry

Academic Papers, Critique

Transcriptional repression by glycerol of genes involved in the assimilation of n-alkanes and fatty acids in yeast Yarrowia lipolytica. K. Mori, et al. FEMS Yeast Res. 13: 233-240 (2013)

Involvement of Golgi-associated retrograde protein complex in the recycling of the putative Dnf aminophospholipid flippases in yeast. K. Takagi, et al. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 417: 490-494 (2012)

Construction and characterization of a Yarrowia lipolytica mutant lacking genes encoding cytochromes P450 subfamily 52. H. Takai, et al. Fungal Gent. Biol., 49: 58-64 (2012)

Whole-genome sequencing of sake yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae Kyokai no. 7. T. Akao, et al. DNA Res., 18: 423-434 (2011)

An ortholog of farA of Aspergillus nidulans is implicated in the transcriptional activation of genes involved in fatty acid utilization in the yeast. Yarrowia lipolytica. N. Poopanitpan, et al. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 402: 731-735 (2010)

Incorporation and remodeling of phosphatidylethanolamine containing short acyl residues in yeast. L. Deng, et al. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1801:635-645 (2010)

Yas3p, an Opi1-family transcription factor regulates cytochrome P450 expression in response to n-alkanes in Yarrowia lipolytica. K. Hirakawa, et al. J. Biol. Chem., 284: 7126-7137 (2009)

Involvement of LEM3/ROS3 in the uptake of phosphatidylcholine with short acyl chains in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Y. Ono, et al. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 73: 750-752 (2009)

Incorporation and remodeling of extracellular phosphatidylcholine with short acyl residues in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. K. Tanaka, et al. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1781: 391-399 (2009)

Class III chitin synthase, ChsB, of Aspergillus nidulans localizes at the sites of polarized cell wall synthesis and is required for conidia development. K. Fukuda, et al. Eukaryot. cell, 8: 945-956 (2009)

Myosin motor-like domain of the Class VI chitin synthase CsmB is essential to its functions in Aspergillus nidulans. M. Tsuizaki, et al. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 73(5): 1163-1167 (2009)

Manipulation of major membrane lipid synthesis and its effects on sporulation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. L. Deng, et al. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 72: 2362-2368 (2008)

Disruption of SCS2 ortholog in alkane-assimilating yeast Yarrowia lipolytica impairs its growth on n-decane, but does not impair inositol prototrophy. S. Kobayashi, et al. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 72: 2219-2223 (2008)

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