Plant Immune Design Group

Faculty staff

Prof. Dr. Yoji KAWANO
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Lecture: Plant-Pathogen Interactions
Keywords: Rice, Signaling, plant immunity


Latest publications


Wang. P. #, Yao, S. #, Kosami, K., Zhang, Y., Fukao, Y., Zhang, H., She, Y.M., Hanada, K., Liu, R.*, and Kawano, Y. *Identification of endogenous small peptides involved in rice immunity through transcriptomics- and proteomics-based screening. Plant Biotechnology Journal 2019 doi: 10.1111/pbi.13208
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Wang, Q. #, Li, L. #, Ishikawa, K., Kosami, K., Uno, K., Nagawa, S., Tan, L., Du, J., Shimamoto, K., and Kawano, Y. Resistance protein Pit interacts with the GEF OsSPK1 to activate OsRac1 and trigger rice immunity. PNAS 115(49):E11551-E11560
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Xie Y., Zhang Y., Han J., Luo J., Li G., Huang J., Wu H., Tian Q., Zhu Q., Chen Y., Kawano, Y., Liu Y.-G., and Chen L. (2018) The Intronic cis-Element SE1 Recruits trans- acting Repressor Complexes to Repress the Expression of ELONGATED UPPERMOST INTERNODE1 in Rice. Mol. Plant. doi: 10.1016/j.molp.2018.03.001.

Wong, HL.#, Akamatsu, A.#, Wang, Q.#, Higuchi, M., Matsuda, T., Okuda, J., Kosami, K., Inada, N., Kawasaki, T., Nagawa, S., Tan, L., Kawano, Y. (corresponding author), Shimamoto, K. (2018) In vivo monitoring of plant small GTPase activation using a Förster resonance energy transfer biosensor Plant Methods 14:56
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Nagano,M., Ishikawa, T., Fujiwara, M., Fukao, Y., Kawano, Y., Kawai-Yamada, M., and Shimamoto, K. (2016) Plasma membrane microdomains are essential for OsRac1-OsRbohB/H-mediated immunity in rice. Plant Cell 28:1966-83

Akamatsu, A., Shimamoto, K., and Kawano, Y. (2016) Crosstalk of Signaling Mechanisms Involved in Host Defense and Symbiosis against Microorganisms in Rice. Curr Genomic 17:1-17
Selected as a Editors’ choice

Akamatsu, A., Uno, K., Kato, M., Wong, HL., Shimamoto, K., and Kawano, Y. (2015) New insights into the dimerization of small GTPase Rac/ROP guanine nucleotide exchange factors in rice. Plant Signal Behav 10:e1044702

Liu, L., Park, CH., He, F., Nagano, M., Wang, M., Bellizzi, M., Zeng, X., Liu, W., Ning, Y., Kawano, Y., and Wang, GL. (2015) The RhoGAP SPIN6 Associates with SPL11 and OsRac1 and Negatively Regulates Programmed Cell Death and Innate Immunity in Rice. PLoS Pathog 11:e1004629.
Selected in Tenth Anniversary PLOS Pathogens Collection

Kawano, Y. (Corresponding author), Fujiwara, T., Yao, A., Housen, Y., Hayashi, K., and Shimamoto, K. (2014) Palmitoylation-dependent membrane localization of the rice R protein Pit is critical for the activation of the small GTPase OsRac1. J Biol Chem 289:19079-88

Kawano, Y. (Corresponding author), Kawano-Kaneko, T., and Shimamoto, K. (2014) Rho family GTPase-dependent immunity in plants and animals. Front. Plant Sci 5:522

Cesari, S., Kanzaki, H., Fujiwara, T., Bernoux, M., Chalvon, V., Kawano, Y., Shimamoto, K., Dodds, P., Terauchi, R. Kroj, T. (2014) The NB-LRR proteins RGA4 and RGA5 interact functionally and physically to confer disease resistance. EMBO J 33:1941-59

Kosami, K, Ohki, I., Nagano,M., Furuita, K., Sugiki, T., Kawano, Y., Kawasaki,Y., Fujiwara, T., Nakagawa, A., Shimamoto, K., and Kojima, C. (2014) The crystal structure of the plant small GTPase OsRac1 reveals its mode of binding to NADPH oxidase. J Biol Chem 289:28569-78
Selected as a cover photo of JBC

Sakane, H., Horii, Y, Nogami, S., Kawano, Y., Kaneko-Kawano, T., and Shirataki, H. (2014) α-Taxilin forms a complex with sorting nexin 4 and participates in the recycling pathway of transferrin receptor. PLoS One 9: e93509
Kawano, Y., and Shimamoto, K. (2013) Early signaling network in rice PRR- and R-mediated immunity. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 16:496-504

Dang, TT. Shimatani, Z., Kawano, Y. (Corresponding author), Terada, R and Shimamoto, K. (2013) Gene editing a constitutively active OsRac1 by homologous recombination-based gene targeting induces immune responses in rice. Plant Cell Physiol 54:2058-2070

Akamatsu, A., Wong, H., Fujiwara, M., Okuda, J., Nishide, K., Uno, K., Imai, K., Umemura, K., Kawasaki, T., Kawano, Y., and Shimamoto, K. (2013) An OsCEBiP/OsCERK1-OsRacGEF1-OsRac1 module is an essential component of chitin-induced rice immunity. Cell Host Microbe 13: 465-476