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Department of Environmental Life Sciences :
Division of Genetic Ecology

Research

Professor Hideyuki Takahashi
Campus Katahira campus
Major field Plant Science, Space Biology
Laboratory Space and Adaptation Biology
Tel +81-022-217-5714
E-mail hideyuki@ige.tohoku.ac.jp
Website http://www.ige.tohoku.ac.jp/tekio/

I am now 60-years old, and am still enjoying hiking, fishing, and skiing on a holiday.

History

I graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture of Yamagata University, completed the master’s degree course at the Graduate School of Agriculture of the same institution, and then obtained a doctorate degree (Dr. of Agriculture) from Tohoku University. After working as a research fellow (postdoctoral fellow) at Wake Forest University (USA), a research associate at the Institute for Agricultural Research of Tohoku University, an assistant professor at the same institution, an assistant professor at the Institute of Genetic Ecology, Tohoku University, a visiting researcher at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (USA), an associate professor and a professor at the Institute of Genetic Ecology, Tohoku University, I became a professor at the Graduate School of Life Sciences of Tohoku University in 2001 and then Dean of that school from April 2011.

Books and Papers

Recent Papers:

  1. Moriwaki T, Miyazawa Y, Fujii N, Takahashi H (2013) GNOM regulates root hydrotropism and phototropism independently of PIN-mediated auxin transport. Plant Science 215-216: 141-149
  2. Iwata S, Miyazawa Y, Fujii N, Takahashi H (2013) MIZ1-regulated hydrotropism functions in the growth and survival of Arabidopsis thaliana under natural conditions. Annals of Botany 112: 103-114
  3. Yamazaki C, Fujii N, Takahashi H (2013) The role of auxin transport and distribution in plant gravimorphogenesis. In Polar Auxin Transport (eds by R. Chen, F. Baluska) Springer pp. 179- 199
  4. Moriwaki T, Miyazawa Y, Kobayashi A, Takahashi H (2013) Molecular mechanisms of hydrotropism in seedling roots of Arabidopsis thaliana (Brassicaceae). American Journal of Botany 100: 25-34
  5. Miyazawa Y, Moriwaki T, Uchida M, Kobayashi A, Fujii N, Takahashi H (2012) Overexpression of MIZU-KUSSEI1 enhances root hydrotropic response by retaining cell viability under hydrostimulated condition in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant and Cell Physiology 53: 1926-1933
  6. Yamazaki T, Miyazawa Y, Kobayashi A, Moriwaki T, Fujii N, Takahashi H (2012) MIZ1, an essential protein for root hydrotropism, is associated with the cytoplasmic face of the endoplasmic reticulum membrane in Arabidopsis root cells. FEBS Letters 586: 398-402
  7. Mohammed SA, Nishio S, Takahashi H, Shiratake K, Ikeda H, Kanahama K, Kanayama Y (2012) Role of vacuolar H+-inorganic pyrophosphatase in tomato fruit development. Journal of Experimental Botany 63: 5613-5621
  8. Moriwaki T, Miyazawa Y, Fujii N, Takahashi H (2012) Light and abscisic acid signaling are integrated by MIZ1 gene expression and regulate hydrotropic response in roots of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant, Cell and Environment 35: 1359-1368
  9. Nakayama M, Kaneko Y, Miyazawa Y, Fujii N, Higashitani N, Wada S, Ishida H, Yoshimoto K, Shirasu K, Yamada K, Nishimura M, Takahashi H (2012) A possible involvement of autophagy in amyloplast degradation in columella cells during hydrotropic response of Arabidopsis roots. Planta 236: 999-1012
  10. Watanabe C, Fujii N, Yanai K, Hotta T, Kim D-H, Kamada M, Sasagawa-Saito Y, Nishimura T, Koshiba T, Miyazawa Y, Kim K-M, Takahashi H (2012) Gravistimulation changes the accumulation pattern of the CsPIN1 auxin efflux facilitator in the endodermis of the transition zone in cucumber seedlings. Plant Physiology 158: 239-251
  11. Moriwaki T, Miyazawa Y, Kobayashi A, Uchida M, Watanabe C, Fujii N, Takahashi H (2011) Hormonal regulation of lateral root development in Arabidopsis modulated by MIZ1 and requirement of GNOM activity for MIZ1 function. 157: 1209-1220
  12. Iwata S, Miyazawa Y, Takahashi H (2012) MIZU-KUSSEI1 plays an essential role in the hydrotropism of lateral roots in Arabidopsis thaliana. Environmental and Experimental Botany 75: 167-172
  13. Miyazawa Y, Yamazaki T, Moriwaki T, Takahashi H (2011) Root tropisms: its mechanism and possible functions in drought avoidance. In Turkan I. (eds.) Advances in Botanical Research: Plant responses to drought and salinity stress: development in a post-genomic era
  14. Sasagawa-Saito Y, Kitazawa D, Miyazawa Y, Fujii N, Takahashi H (2010) Differential accumulation of CsARF5 protein during peg formation in cucumber seedlings. Biological Sciences in Space 24: 153-162
  15. Sakata T, Oshino T, Miura S, Tomabechi M, Tsunaga Y, Higashitani N, Miyazawa Y, Takahashi H, Watanabe M, Higashitani A (2010) Auxins reverse plant male sterility caused by high temperatures. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A 107: 8569-8574
  16. Moriwaki T, Miyazawa Y, Takahashi H (2010) Transcriptome analysis of gene expression during the hydrotropic response in Arabidopsis seedlings. Environmental and Experimental Botany 69: 148-157
  17. Nishio S, Moriguchi R, Ikeda H, Takahashi H, Takahashi H, Fujii N, Guilfoyle TJ, Kanahama K, Kanayama Y (2010) Expression analysis of the auxin efflux carrier family in tomato fruit development. Planta 232: 755-764
  18. Hideyuki Takahashi (2010). Studies on the mechanism for auxin-regulated gravimorphogenesis in plants. Regulation of Plant Growth and Development 44: 10-21
  19. Miyazawa Y, Ito Y, Moriwaki T, Kobayashi A, Fujii N, Takahashi H (2009) A molecular mechanism unique to hydrotropism in roots. Plant Science 177: 297-301
  20. Miyazawa Y, Takahashi A, Kobayashi A, Kaneyasu T, Fujii N, Takahashi H (2009) GNOM-mediated vesicular trafficking plays an essential role in hydrotropism of Arabidopsis roots. Plant Physiology 149: 835-840
  21. Takahashi H, Miyazawa Y, Fujii N (2009) Hormonal interactions during root tropic growth: hydrotropism versus gravitropism. Plant Molecular Biology 69: 489-502
  22. Miyazawa Y, Sakashita T, Funayama T, Hamada N, Negishi H, Kobayashi A, Kaneyasu T, Ooba A, Morohashi K, Kakizaki T, Wada S, Kobayashi Y, Fujii N, Takahashi H (2008) Effects of locally targeted heavy-ion and laser microbeam on root hydrotropism in Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Radiation Research 49: 373-379
  23. Kitazawa D, Miyazawa Y, Fujii N, Hoshino A, Iida S, Nitasaka E, Takahashi H (2008) The gravity-regulated growth of axillary bud is mediated by a mechanism different from decapitation-induced release. Plant and Cell Physiology 49: 891-900
  24. Shimizu M, Miyazawa Y, Fujii N, Takahashi H (2008) p-Chlorophenoxyisobutyric acid impairs auxin response for gravity-regulated peg formation in cucumber seedlings. Journal of Plant Research 121: 107-114
  25. Kitazawa D, Miyazawa Y, Fujii N. Nitasaka E, Takahashi H (2008) Characterization of a novel gravitropic mutant of morning glory, weeping2. Advances in Space Research 42: 1050-1059
  26. Kobayashi A, Takahashi A, Kakimoto Y, Miyazawa Y, Fujii N, Higashitani A, Takahashi H (2007) A gene essential for hydrotropism in roots. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of U.S.A. 104: 4724-4729
  27. Saito S, Fujii N, Miyazawa Y, Yamasaki S, Matsuura S, Mizusawa H, Fujita Y, Takahashi H (2007) Correlation between development of female flower buds and expression of the CS-ACS2 gene in cucumber plants. Journal of Experimental Botany 58: 2897-2907
  28. Kaneyasu T, Kobayashi A, Nakayama M, Fujii N, Takahashi H, Miyazawa Y (2007) Auxin response, but not its polar transport, plays a role in hydrotropim of Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Experimental Botany 58: 1143-1150
  29. Fujii N, Saito Y, Miyazawa Y, Takahashi H (2007) Light inhibits gravity-regulated peg formation and asymmetric mRNA accumulation of auxin-inducible CsIAA1 in the cortex of the transition zone in cucumber seedlings. Advances in Space Research 39: 1147-1153
  30. Shimizu M, Suzuki K, Miyazawa Y, Fujii N, Takahashi H (2006) Differential accumulation of the mRNA of the auxin-repressed gene CsGRP1 and the auxin-induced peg formation during gravimorphogenesis of cucumber seedlings. Planta 225: 13-22
  31. Kitazawa D, Hatakeda Y, Kamada M, Fujii N, Miyazawa Y, Hoshino A, Iida S, Fukaki H, Morita MT, Tasaka M, Suge H, Takahashi H (2005). Shoot circumnutation and winding movements require gravisensing cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of U.S.A. 102: 18742-18747
  32. Abiko M, Akibayashi K, Sakata T, Kimura M, Kihara M, Itoh K, Asamizu E, Sato S, Takahashi H, Higashitani A (2005) High-temperature induction of male sterility during barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) anther development is mediated by transcriptional inhibition. Sexual Plant Reproduction 18: 91-100
  33. Saito Y, Yamasaki S, Fujii N, Takahashi H (2005) Possible involvement of CS-ACS1 and ethylene in auxin-induced peg formation of cucumber seedlings. Annals of Botany 95: 413-422
  34. Saito Y, Yamasaki S, Fujii N, Hagen G, Guilfoyle T, Takahashi H (2004) Isolation of cucumber CsARF cDNAs and expression of the corresponding mRNAs during gravity-regulated morphogenesis of cucumber seedlings. Journal of Experimental Botany 55: 1315-1323
  35. Tsuda S, Miyamoto N, Takahashi H, Ishihara K, Hirasawa T (2003) Roots of Pisum sativum L. exhibit hydrotropism in response to a water potential gradient in vermiculite. Annals of Botany 92: 767-770
  36. Yamasaki S, Fujii N, Takahashi H (2003) Characterization of ethylene effects on sex determination in cucumber plants. Plant Sexual Reproduction 16: 103-111
  37. Kamada M, Yamasaki S, Fujii N, Higashitani A, Takahashi H (2003) Gravity-induced modification of auxin transport and distribution for peg formation in cucumber seedlings: possible roles for CS-AUX1 and CS-PIN1. Planta 218: 15-26
  38. Hatakeda Y, Kamada M, Goto N, Fukaki H, Tasaka M, Suge H, Takahashi H (2003) Gravitropic response plays an important role in the nutational movements of the shoots of Pharbitis nil and Arabidopsis thaliana. Physiologia Plantarum 118: 464-473
  39. Takahashi N, Yamazaki Y, Kobayashi A, Higashitani A, Takahashi H (2003) Hydrotropism interacts with gravitropism by degrading amyloplasts in seedling roots of Arabidopsis and radish. Plant Physiology 132: 805-810
  40. Chen L, Higashitani A, Suge H, Takeda K, Takahashi H (2003) Spiral growth and cell wall properties of the gibberellin-treated first internodes in the seedlings of a wheat cultivar tolerant to deep-sowing conditions. Physiologia Plantarum 118: 147-155
  41. Yamasaki S, Fujii N, Takahashi H (2003) Photoperiodic regulation of CS-ACS2, CS-ACS4, and CS-ERS gene expression contributes to the femaleness of cucumber flowers through diurnal ethylene production under short-day conditions. Plant, Cell and Environment 26: 537-546
  42. Kitaya Y, Kawai M, Tsuruyama J, Takahashi H, Tani A, Goto E, Saito T, Kiyota M (2003) The effect of gravity on surface temperatures of plant leaves. Plant, Cell and Environment 26: 497-503
  43. Takahashi N, Goto N, Okada K, Takahashi H (2002) Hydrotropism in abscisic acid, wavy, and gravitropic mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana. Planta 216: 203-211
  44. Mizuno H, Kobayashi A, Fujii N, Yamashita M, Takahashi H (2002) Hydrotropic response and expression pattern of auxin-inducible gene, CS-IAA1, in the primary roots of clinorotated cucumber seedlings. Plant and Cell Physiology 43: 793-801
  45. Miyamoto N, Ookawa T, Takahashi H, Hirasawa T (2002) Water uptake and hydraulic properties of elongating cells in hydrotropically bending roots of Pisum sativum L. Plant and Cell Physiology 43: 393-401
  46. Nishizawa T, Chen L, Higashitani A, Takahashi H, Takeda K, Suge H (2002) Responses of the first internodes of Hong Mang Mai wheat to ethylene, gibberellins and potassium. Plant Production Science 5: 93-100
  47. Yamasaki S, Fujii N, Matsuura S, Takahashi H (2001) The M locus and ethylene controlled sex determination in andromonoecious cucumber plants. Plant and Cell Physiology 42: 608-619
  48. Chen L, Nishizawa T, Higashitani A, Suge H, Wakui Y, Takeda K, Takahashi H (2001) A variety of wheat tolerant to deep-seeding conditions: Elongation of the first internode depends on the response to gibberellin and potassium. Plant, Cell and Environment 24: 469-476
  49. Sakata T, Takahashi H, Nishiyama I, Higashitani A (2000) Effects of high temperature on the development of pollen mother cells and microspores in barley Hordeum vulgare L. Journal of Plant Research 113: 395-402
  50. Kamada M, Fujii N, Aizawa S, Kamigaichi S, Mukai C, Shimazu T, Takahashi H(2000) Control of gravimorphogenesis by auxin: accumulation pattern of CS-IAA1 m RNA in cucumber seedlings grown in space and on the ground. Planta 211: 493-501
  51. Yamasaki S, Fujii N, Takahashi H (2000) The ethylene-regulated expression of CS-ETR2 and CS-ERS genes in cucumber plants and their possible involvement with sex expression in flowers. Plant and Cell Physiology 41: 608-616
  52. Fujii N, Kamada M, Yamasaki S, Takahashi H (2000) Differential accumulation of Aux/IAA mRNA during seedling development and gravity response in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). Plant Molecular Biology 42: 731-740
  53. Takahashi H, Kamada M, Yamazaki Y, Fujii N, Higashitani A, Aizawa S, Yoshizaki I, Kamigaichi S, Mukai C, Shimazu T, Fukui K (2000) Morphogenesis in cucumber seedlings is negatively controlled by gravity. Planta 210: 515-518
Affiliation

The Japanese Society for Plant Physiologists, Japanese Society for Biological Sciences in Space, The Botanical Society of Japan, Tohoku Botanical Society, The Japanese Society for Chemical Regulation of Plants, The Society of Eco-Engineering, Japanese Society of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Engineers and Scientists, Japanese Society for Root Research, Japanese Society for Horticultural Science, International Working Group on Flowering, Commission on Space Research (COSPAR)

Awards

The Prize of the Japanese Society for Biological Sciences in Space; The Award of the Japanese Society for Chemical Regulation of Plants; The Award for Distinguished Service in Root Research, the Japanese Society for Root Research; The Award for Young Investigator, Takeda Science Foundation; The Award for Young Investigator, Yamada Science Foundation

Lectures

Specialized Lecture on Space Biology, Joint Lecture on Environmental Life Science, Joint Lecture on Ecology, Introduction to Life Science

Recent research

To survive in terrestrial environments, plants, for example, control the direction of root growth, making their root system develop in the soil to acquire water and nutrients and anchor the entire plant body. For this reason, roots exhibit tropisms in response to environmental stimuli such as gravity and moisture gradients. To shed light on the mechanisms of these responses is important for understanding the plant as the primary producer of energy for all life and to establish a sound life-support system for ours. Recently, we have uncovered the molecular mechanisms that determine the growth direction and shape of plants in response to gravity and moisture gradients. To study growth phenomena influenced by gravity, we use the weightlessness environment on the Space Station to conduct experiments that could verify hypotheses obtained by studies on the ground.

Messages

We encourage and welcome students and young scientists to achieve their objectives by joining us and studying in our laboratory.