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  1. Yoshinari A*, Isoda R, Yagi N, Sato Y, Lindeboom JJ, Ehrhardt DW, Frommer WB, and Nakamura M* (2024) Near-infrared imaging of phytochrome-derived autofluorescence in plant nuclei. The Plant Journal, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.16699


  1. Isoda R, Palmai Z, Yoshinari A, Chen L-Q, Tama F, Frommer WB*, and Nakamura M* (2022) SWEET13 transport of sucrose, but not gibberellin, restores male fertility in Arabidopsis sweet13;14. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119 (42) e2207558119. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2207558119
  2. Wu LB, Eom JS, Isoda R, Li C, Char SN, Luo D, Luu VT, Nakamura M, Yang B, and Frommer WB* (2022) OsSWEET11b, a sixth leaf blight susceptibility gene involved in sugar transport-dependent male fertility. bioRxiv doi.org/10.1101/20221.08.21.457078; New Phytologist 234:975-989
  3. Nakamura M*, Yagi N, and Hashimoto T*. (2022) Finding a tight place to cut: how katanin is targeted to cellular severing sites. Quantitative Plant Biology, 3: e8, 1-7


  1. Sadoine M, Ishikawa Y, Kleist TJ, Wudick MM, Nakamura M, Grossmann G, Frommer WB, and Ho CH*. (2021) Designs, applications, and limitations of genetically encoded fluorescent sensors to explore plant biology. Plant Physiol. 187: 485-503 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/plphys/kiab353
  2. Yagi N, Yoshinari A, Iwatate RJ, Isoda R, Frommer WB*, and Nakamura M* (2021) Advances in synthetic fluorescent probe labeling for live cell imaging in plants. Plant and Cell Physiol. 187: 485-503 DOI: 10.1093/pcp/pcab104
  3. Yagi N, Kato T, Matsunaga S, Ehrhardt DW, Nakamura M*, and Hashimoto T*. (2021) An anchoring complex recruits katanin for microtubule severing at the plant cortical nucleation sites. Nature Communications 12: 3687 DOI: doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-24067-y
  4. Yoshinari A, Toda Y, and Takano J* (2021) GNOMdependent endocytosis maintains polar localisation of the borate exporter BOR1 in Arabidopsis. Biology of the Cell, 113 (5) 264-269. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/boc.202000106
  5. Isoda R, Yoshinari A, Ishikawa Y, Sadoine M, Simon R, Frommer WB*, and Nakamura M* (2021) Sensors for the quantification, localization and analysis of the dynamics of plant hormones. Plant J. 105: 542-557 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.15096
  6. Yoshinari A, Moe-Lange J, Kleist TJ, Cartwrighter HN, Quint DA, Ehrhardt DW, Frommer WB, and Nakamura M* (2021) Using genetically encoded fluorescent biosensors for quantitative in vivo imaging. Arabidopsis Protocols 2200:303-322 DOI: 10.1007/978-1-0716-0880-7_14


  1. Nakamura M*, and Hashimoto T*. (2020) Mechanistic insights into plant chiral growth. Symmetry 12:2056 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12122056
  2. Qi X, Yoshinari A, Bai P, Maes M, Zeng SM, and Torii KU* (2020) The manifold actions of signaling peptides on subcellular dynamics of a receptor specify stomatal cell fate. eLife, 9: e58097. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.58097
  3. Iwatate RJ, Yoshinari A, Yagi N, Grzybowski M, Ogasawara H, Kamiya M, Komatsu T, Taki M, Yamaguchi S, Frommer WB* and Nakamura M* (2020) Covalent self-labeling of tagged proteins with chemical fluorescent dyes in BY-2 and Arabidopsis seedlings. Plant Cell 32:3081-3094 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.20.00439
  4. Peng Q, Cai Y, Lai E, Nakamura M, Liao L, Zheng B, Ogutu C, Cherono S, and Han Y*. (2020) The sucrose transporter MdSUT4.1 participated in the regulation of fruit sugar accumulation in apple. BMC Plant Biol. 20:191 DOI: 10.1186/s12870-020-02406-3


  1. Sasaki T, Tsutsumi M, Omoto K, Murata T, Yagi N, Nakamura M, Nemoto T, Hasebe M, and Oda Y* (2019) A novel katanin-tethering machinery accelerates cytokinesis. Curr. Biol. 29: 4060-4070 DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.09.049.
  2. Lindeboom JJ, Nakamura M, Saltini M, Hibbel A, Walia A, Ketelaar T, Emons AMC, Sedbrook JC, Kirik V, Mulder BM, and Ehrhardt DW* (2019) CLASP stabilization of plus ends created by severing promotes microtubule creation and reorientation. J. Cell Biol. 218:190-205. DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201805047 JJ Lindeboom and M Nakamura contributed equally to this paper.
  3. Yoshinari A, Hosokawa T, Amano T, Beier MP, Kunieda T, Shimada T, Hara-Nishimura I, Naito S, and Takano J* (2019) Polar localization of the borate exporter BOR1 requires AP2-dependent endocytosis. Plant Physiology, 179 (4) 1569-1580. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.18.01017

Until 2018 (selection)

  1. Nakamura M, Lindeboom JJ, Saltini M, Mulder BM, and Ehrhardt DW*. (2018) SPR2 protect minus ends to promote severing and reorientation of plant cortical microtubule arrays. J. Cell Biol. 217: 915-927. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.201708130 JJ Lindeboom and M Nakamura contributed equally to this paper
  2. Yoshinari A, and Takano J* (2017) Insights into the mechanisms underlying boron homeostasis in plants. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 1951. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.01951
  3. Wang S, Yoshinari A, Shimada T, Hara-Nishimura I, Mitani-Ueno N, Ma JF, Naito S, and Takano J* (2017) Polar localization of the NIP5; 1 boric acid channel is maintained by endocytosis and facilitates boron transport in Arabidopsis roots. The Plant Cell, 29 (4) 824-842. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.16.00825
  4. Yoshinari A, Fujimoto M, Ueda T, Inada N, Naito S, and Takano J* (2016) DRP1-dependent endocytosis is essential for polar localization and boron-induced degradation of the borate transporter BOR1 in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant & Cell Physiology, 57 (9) 1985-2000. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/pcp/pcw121
  5. Nakamura M* (2015) Microtubule nucleating and severing enzymes for modifying microtubule array organization and cell morphogenesis in response to environmental cues. New Phytologist, 205:1022-1027 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.12932
  6. Walia A. Nakamura M, Moss D, Kirik V, Hashimoto T, and Ehrhardt DW* (2014) GCP-WD mediates g-TuRC recruitment and the geometry of microtubule-dependent microtubule nucleation in Arabidopsis. Curr. Biol. 24:2548-2555 DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.09.013
  7. Lindeboom JJ, Nakamura M, Hibbel A, Shundyak K, Gutierrez R, Ketelaar T, Emons AMC, Mulder BM, Kirik V, and Ehrhardt DW*. (2013) A mechanism for reorientation of cortical microtubule arrays driven by microtubule severing. Science 342: no. 6163 DOI: 10.1126/science.1245533
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