Junichi Katou

Last Updated :2017/11/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter, ., Professor
Web Site
E-mail
junhiroshima-u.ac.jp
Other Contact Details
1-3-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8530, Japan, Japan
TEL : (+81)82-424-7757 FAX : (+81)82-424-7047

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 1988/11/28, 1990/09/30, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Post Docyoral Fellow
  • 1990/10/01, 1995/04/30, Hiroshima University, Department of Fermentation Technology, Assistant Professor
  • 1995/05/01, 2001/03/30, Hiroshima University, Department of Fermentation Technology, Associate Professor
  • 2001/04/01, Hiroshima University, Department of Molecular Biotechnology, Professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • The University of Tokyo, Graduate School, Division of Agricultural Science, Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Japan, 1984/04, 1988/03

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo
  • Master of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo

Educational Activity

  • School of Engineering:Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Process Engineering, Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter:Molecular Biotechnology, Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter:Molecular Biotechnology

In Charge of Primary Major Programs

  • Biotechnology

Research Fields

  • Engineering;Process / Chemical engineering;Biofunction / Bioprocess
  • Agricultural sciences;Agricultural chemistry;Applied microbiology

Research Keywords

  • Molecular microbial ecological engineering
  • Microbe-plant interaction
  • Bacterial chemotaxis
  • Environmental microorganism
  • Bioremediation
  • enviromental pollutants
  • solvent tolerant bacteria
  • biocatalyst

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Society for Biotechnology, Japan, 1991
  • Japan Society for Environmental Biotechnology, 1996
  • Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, 1982
  • Japan Society for Microbial Ecology, 1993
  • American Society for Microbiology

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2017, Liberal Arts Education Program1, First Semester, Introduction to Bioengineering and Biotechnology
  2. 2017, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, BiochemistryIII
  3. 2017, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Fermentation Technology
  4. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Molecular Biotechnology
  5. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Lecture on Advanced Sciences of Matter
  6. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Molecular Biotechnology
  7. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Advanced Study in Molecular Biotechnology I
  8. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Year, Advanced Study in Molecular Biotechnology I
  9. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Advanced Study in Molecular Biotechnology I
  10. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Advanced Study in Molecular Biotechnology I
  11. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Advanced Study in Molecular BiotechnologyII
  12. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Advanced Study in Molecular BiotechnologyII
  13. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Year, Advanced Study in Molecular BiotechnologyII
  14. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Advanced Study in Molecular BiotechnologyII
  15. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Intensive, Advanced Study in Molecular BiotechnologyII
  16. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Advanced Study in Molecular BiotechnologyII
  17. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Advanced Study in Molecular BiotechnologyII

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Improved methane production from brown algae under high salinity by fed-batch acclimation, BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 187, 275-281, 20150701
  2. Identification of Pseudomonas fluorescens Chemotaxis Sensory Proteins for Malate, Succinate, and Fumarate, and Their Involvement in Root Colonization, MICROBES AND ENVIRONMENTS, 29(4), 413-419, 20141219
  3. Evaluation of marine sediments as microbial sources for methane production from brown algae under high salinity, BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 169, 362-366, 20141001
  4. Enhanced 3-methylcatechol production by Pseudomonas putida TODE1 in a two-phase biotransformation system, JOURNAL OF GENERAL AND APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY, 60(5), 183-190, 20140501
  5. Enhancement of (R)-1,3-butanediol production by engineered Escherichia coli using a bioreactor system with strict regulation of overall oxygen transfer coefficient and pH, BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 78(4), 695-700, 20140401
  6. Degradation of chloroanilines by toluene dioxygenase from Pseudomonas putida T57, JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING, 117(3), 292-297, 20140301
  7. Identification of CtpL as a Chromosomally Encoded Chemoreceptor for 4-Chloroaniline and Catechol in Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1, APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 79(23), 7241-7248, 20131201
  8. Improvement of (R)-1,3-butanediol production by engineered Escherichia coli, JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING, 115(5), 475-480, 20130501
  9. Development of genetic transformation and heterologous expression system in carboxydotrophic thermophilic acetogen Moorella thermoacetica, JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING, 115(4), 347-352, 20130401
  10. Identification of Chemotaxis Sensory Proteins for Amino Acids in Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1 and Their Involvement in Chemotaxis to Tomato Root Exudate and Root Colonization, MICROBES AND ENVIRONMENTS, 27(4), 462-469, 20121207
  11. Construction and application of an Escherichia coli bioreporter for aniline and chloroaniline detection, JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY, 39(12), 1801-1810, 20121201
  12. Isolation and characterization of tetrahydrofuran-degrading Rhodococcus aetherivorans strain M8, PROCESS BIOCHEMISTRY, 47(11), 1665-1669, 20121101
  13. Identification of the Replication Region of a 111-kb Circular Plasmid from Rhodococcus opacus B-4 by lambda Red Recombination-Based Deletion Analysis, BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 76(9), 1758-1764, 20120901
  14. Development of a whole-cell biocatalyst co-expressing P450 monooxygenase and glucose dehydrogenase for synthesis of epoxyhexane, APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 95(2), 357-367, 20120701
  15. Characterization of Acetonitrile-Tolerant Marine Bacterium Exiguobacterium sp SBH81 and Its Tolerance Mechanism, MICROBES AND ENVIRONMENTS, 27(1), 30-35, 20120316
  16. Bioproduction of vanillin using an organic solvent-tolerant Brevibacillus agri 13, APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 93(2), 555-563, 20120101
  17. Identification and characterization of methyl-accepting chmotaxis proteins for trichloroethylene in Pseudomonas putida F1, J. Environmen. Biotechnol., 11(41276), 83-87, 20111201
  18. Development of butanol-tolerant Bacillus subtilis strain GRSW2-B1 as a potential bioproduction host., AMB Express, 1, 10, 20110501
  19. Bacterial phosphate metabolism and its application to phosphorus recovery and industrial bioprocesses, JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING, 109(5), 423-432, 20100501
  20. Effect of cell-surface hydrophobicity on bacterial conversion of water-immiscible chemicals in two-liquid-phase culture systems, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 108(2), 116-120, 20090801
  21. Characterization of an organic-solvent-tolerant Brevibacillus agri strain 13 able to stabilize solvent/water emulsion, FEMS MICROBIOLOGY LETTERS, 297(2), 225-233, 20090801
  22. Effect of cell-surface hydrophobicity on bacterial conversion of water-immiscible chemicals in two-liquid-phase culture systems, JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING, 108(2), 116-120, 20090801
  23. Cloning and characterization of sigA and sigB genes from Rhodococcus opacus B4: involvement of sigB in organic solvent tolerance., Journal of Environmental Biotechnology, 9(1), 43-50, 20090701
  24. Development of unmarked gene modification system in organic solvent-tolerant Rhodococcus opacus strain B4, Journal of Environmental Biotechnology, 9(1), 25-29, 20090701
  25. A Comparison of Various Methods to Predict Bacterial Predilection for Organic Solvents Used as Reaction Media, JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING, 106(4), 357-362, 20081001
  26. Isolation and characterization of Deinococcus geothermalis T27, a slightly thermophilic and organic solvent-tolerant bacterium able to survive in the presence of high concentrations of ethyl acetate, FEMS MICROBIOLOGY LETTERS, 286(2), 227-235, 20080901
  27. Expression of Rhodococcus opacus alkB Genes in Anhydrous Organic Solvents, JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING, 106(2), 199-203, 20080801
  28. Pseudomonas aeruginosa as a model microorganism for investigation of chemotactic behaviors in ecosystem, JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING, 106(1), 1-7, 20080701
  29. Stabilization of water-in-oil emulsion by Rhodococcus opacus B-4 and its application to biotransformation, APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 78(5), 767-773, 20080401
  30. Performance of mice in discrimination of liquor odors: Behavioral evidence for olfactory attention, CHEMICAL SENSES, 33(3), 283-290, 20080301
  31. Inhibition of quorum sensing in Serratia marcescens AS-1 by synthetic analogs of N-acylhomoserine lactone, APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 73(20), 6339-6344, 20071001
  32. Bioproduction of 3-Methlcatechol from Toluene in a Two-Phase(organic-Aqueous)System by a Genetically Modified solvent-Tolerant Pseudomonas putida Strain T-57, Journal of Environmental Biotechnology, 7(1), 39-44, 20070601
  33. Inhibition of quorum sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa by N-acyl cyclopentylamides, APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 73(10), 3183-3188, 20070501
  34. Ethylene chemotaxis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other Pseudomonas species, MICROBES AND ENVIRONMENTS, 22(2), 186-189, 20070401
  35. Utilization of hydrophobic bacterium Rhodococcus opacus B-4 as whole-cell catalyst in anhydrous organic solvents, APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 74(4), 761-767, 20070301
  36. Identification and chracterization of the chemotactic transducer in Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 for positive chemotaxis to trichloroethylene, The Journal of Bacteriology, 188(18), 6700-6702, 20060901
  37. Identification and characterization of the chemotactic transducer in Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 for positive chemotaxis to trichloroethylene, JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY, 188(18), 6700-6702, 20060901
  38. Isolation and characterization of benzene-tolerant Rhodococcus opacus strains, JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING, 99(4), 378-382, 20050401
  39. Expression of Pseudomonas aeruginosa aer-2, one of two aerotaxis transducer genes, is controlled by RpoS, J. Bacteriol. (in press), 20050401
  40. Expression of Pseudomonas aeruginosa aer-2, one of two aerotaxis transducer genes, is controlled by RpoS, JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY, 187(4), 1533-1535, 20050201
  41. Chemotaxis proteins and transducers fro aerotaxis in Pseudomonas putida, FEMS Microbiol. Lett., 231, 247-252, 20040401
  42. The aerotaxis transducer gene aer, but not aer-2, is transcriptionally regulated by the anaerobic regulator ANR in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, J. Biosci. Bioeng., 97(3), 184-190, 20040301
  43. The aerotaxis transducer gene aer, but not aer-2, is transcriptionally regulated by the anaerobic regulator ANR in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING, 97(3), 184-190, 20040301
  44. Cloning and characterization of extracellular metal protease gene of the algicidal marine bacterium Pseudoalteromonas sp strain A28, BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 66(6), 1366-1369, 20020601
  45. Statistical analysis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm development: Impact of mutations in genes involved in twitching motility, cell-to-cell signaling, and stationary-phase sigma factor expression, APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 68(4), 2008-2017, 20020401
  46. Role of inorganic polyphosphate in promoting ribosomal, protein degradation by the ion protease in E-coli, SCIENCE, 293(5530), 705-708, 20010727
  47. Role of inorganic polyphosphate in promoting ribosomal protein degradation by the Lon protease in E. coli, Science, 293, 705-708, 20010701
  48. Inorganic polyphosphate: a molecular tag to identify ribosomal proteins for degradation by Lon protease in E. coli, Science, 293, 705-708, 20010401
  49. Involvement of an extracellular protease in algicidal activity of the marine bacterium Pseudoalteromonas sp strain A28, APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 66(10), 4334-4339, 20001001
  50. Mutational analysis of the multicopy hao gene coding for hydroxylamine oxidoreductase in Nitrosomonas sp strain ENI-11, BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 64(8), 1754-1757, 20000801
  51. Identification and characterization of two chemotactic transducers for inorganic phosphate in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY, 182(12), 3400-3404, 20000701
  52. Physical map location of the multicopy genes coding for ammonia monooxygenase and hydroxylamine oxidoreductase in the ammonia-oxidizing bacterium Nitrosomonas sp strain ENI-11, JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY, 182(3), 825-828, 20000201
  53. Isolation and characterization of two cryptic plasmids in the ammonia-oxidizing bacterium Nitrosomonas sp. strain ENI-11, JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY, 181, 3375-3381, 19990401
  54. Cloning and characterization of chemotaxis genes in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bioscience= Biotechnology and Biochemistry, 63(1), 155-161, 19990401
  55. Development of a genetic system for an algal-lytic bacterium, Appl. Environ. Microbiol. =, 64, 2061-2064, 19980401
  56. Isolation and characterization of Enterobacter cloacae mutants which are defective in chemotaxis toward in organic phosphate, Journal of Bacriology, 179(19), 6192, 19970401
  57. Genetic identification of chemotactic transducers for amino acids in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Microbiology, 143, 3223-3229, 19970401
  58. Molecular analysis of the phosphate-specific transport(pst)operon of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Molecular and General Genetics, 250(6), 692-698, 19960401
  59. Chemotactic signal transduction network in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, American Society for Microbiology, 188-194, 19960401
  60. Molecular cloning and characterization of a chemotactic transducer gene in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, J. Bacteriol., 177, 7019-7025, 19950401
  61. Isolation and characterization of chemotaxis mutants and genes of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, J. Bacteriol., 177(4), 948-952, 19950201
  62. Cloning and characterization of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa gene involved in the negative regulation of phosphate taxis, J. Bacteriol., 176(18), 5874-5877, 19940901
  63. Production and release of polyphosphate by a genetically engineered strain of Escherichia coli, Appl. Environ. Microbiol. =, 60(10), 3485-3490, 19940101
  64. Genetic improvement of Escherichia coli for enhanced biological removal of phosphate from wastewater, Appl. Environ. Microbiol. =, 59(11), 3744-3749, 19931101
  65. Bacterial motility as a a potential tool for rapid toxicity assays, Biotechnol. Biotechnique, 7(7), 456-462, 19930701
  66. Cloning, sequence, and characterization of the polyphosphate kinase-encoding gene (ppk) of Klebsiella aerogenes, Gene, 137(2), 237-242, 19930501
  67. Chemotaxis away from thiocyanic and isothiocyanic esters in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, FEMS Microbiol. Lett., 113(1), 63-66, 19930101
  68. Phosphate taxis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, J. Bacteriol., 174(15), 5149-5151, 19920801
  69. Rapid method for analyzing bacterial behavioral responses to chamical stimuli, Appl. Environ. Microbiol. =, 58(7), 2250-2254, 19920701
  70. Purification of the regulatory protein AlgR1 and its binding in the far upstream region of the algD promoter in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 88(5), 1760-1764, 19910301
  71. Environmentally regulated algD promoter is responsible to the cAMP receptor protein in Escherichia coli, Mol. Microbiol., 5(10), 2503-2509, 19910101
  72. AlgR3, a protein resembling eukaryotic histone H1, regulates alginate synthesis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 87(8), 2887-2891, 19900401
  73. Nucleotide sequence of a regulatory region controlling alginate synthesis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Gene, 84(1), 38-31, 19890601
  74. Construction of CoA-dependent 1-butanol synthetic pathway functions under aerobic conditions in Escherichia coli, JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, 204, 25-32, 20150620
  75. Elastin degradation product isodesmosine is a chemoattractant for Pseudomonas aeruginosa, MICROBIOLOGY-SGM, 161, 1496-1503, JUL 2015
  76. Efficient aspartic acid production by a psychrophile-based simple biocatalyst, JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY, 42(10), 1319-1324, OCT 2015
  77. Development of butanol-tolerant Bacillus subtilis strain GRSW2-B1 as a potential bioproduction host, AMB EXPRESS, 1, 2011
  78. Construction of a simple biocatalyst using psychrophilic bacterial cells and its application for efficient 3-hydroxypropionaldehyde production from glycerol, AMB EXPRESS, 3, 2013
  79. Identification of the mcpA and mcpM Genes, Encoding Methyl-Accepting Proteins Involved in Amino Acid and L-Malate Chemotaxis, and Involvement of McpM-Mediated Chemotaxis in Plant Infection by Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum (Formerly Ralstonia solanacearum P, APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 81(21), 7420-7430, NOV 2015
  80. Effect of Salinity on Methanogenic Propionate Degradation by Acclimated Marine Sediment-Derived Culture, APPLIED BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 177(7), 1541-1552, DEC 2015
  81. Semi-continuous methane production from undiluted brown algae using a halophilic marine microbial community, BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 200, 616-623, JAN 2016
  82. Dysgonomonas alginatilytica sp nov., an alginate-degrading bacterium isolated from a microbial consortium, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC AND EVOLUTIONARY MICROBIOLOGY, 65, 3570-3575, OCT 2015
  83. Bacterial community structure and predicted alginate metabolic pathway in an alginate-degrading bacterial consortium, JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING, 121(3), 286-292, 201603

Publications such as books

  1. 2015/06, 2014年度生物工学功績賞受賞 細菌走化性の分子生態工学的研究と微生物機能を活用するケミカル生産に関する研究, 生物工学会誌 / 日本生物工学会 編, 加藤 純一
  2. 2008/04, Pseudomonas, 2008, 04, 9783527319145, 402
  3. 2008/10, Propagation of micro-organisms, 2008, 10, 9784805208052, 478
  4. 2004/11, Basic molecular biology for biotechnology , 2004, 11, 4759809686, 199
  5. 1999/02, New current of biotechnology , 1999, 02, 4254171064, 156
  6. 1994/06, Genetic control of chemosensing for inorganic phosphate in ┣DBPseudomonas aeruginosa(/)-┫DB. (共著) , Continental Press, 1994
  7. 1994/06, Phosphate taxis and its regutation in ┣DBPseudomonas aeruginosa(/)-┫DB. (共著) , American Society for Microbiology, 1994

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Bacterial chemotaxis as a strategy for survival in soil ecosystem, Junichi Kato, Shota Oku, Akiko Hida, Mattana Tunchai, Alisa Vangnai, Takahisa Tajima, International Symposium on Marvelous strategy for bacterial survival--Sensing, Response & Evolution--, 2014/10/24, With Invitation, Japan Society for Environmental Biotechnology, Janan Society for Environmental Ecology, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
  2. Involvemnt of chemotaxis in very early stage of plant infection by Ralstonia solanacearum, Junichi Kato, Shota Oku, Akiko Hida, Mattana Tunchai, Takahisa Tajima, The 89th annual meeting of Japanese Society for Bacteriology, 2016/03/25, With Invitation
  3. Bacterial chemotaxis as the earliest stage of ecological interactions:its molecular biologyand engineering, Junichi Kato, Shota Oku, Akiko Hida, Mattana Tunchai, Takahisa Tjima, 2015 KSBB Spring Meeting and International Symposium, 2015/04/16, With Invitation
  4. Chemotaxis in Ralstonia solanacerum and its involvement in plant infection, Junichi Kato, Asian Conference on Biotechnology 2015, 2015/11/18, Without Invitation
  5. Identification and characterization of chemotactic transducers for a non-natural enantiomer of malate in Ralstonia solanacearum., Tunchai M, Hida A, Oku S, Nakashimada Y, Tajima T, Kato J, International Biotechnology Symposium & Exhibition 2016, 2016/10/25, Without Invitation, Melbourne, Australia
  6. Molecular characterization of chemotaxis involved in plant infection in Ralstonia solanacearum, Kato J, Hida A, Oku S, Tunchai M, Vangnai AS, Tajima T, International Biotechnology Symposium & Exhibition 2016, 2016/10/25, Without Invitation, Melbourne, Australia
  7. Molecular characterization of chemotaxis involved in plant infection in Ralstonia solanacearum, Kato J, Vangnai AS, Hida A, Oku S, Tunchai M, Tajima T, The 3rd Sattellite Seminar of Core to Core Program, 2016/11/11, Without Invitation, Can Tho, Vietnam
  8. Novel method to control Ralstonia solanacearum plant infection by disturbing its ability to locate host plants, Kato J, Vangnai AS, Hida A, Tunchai M, Tajima T, The 2nd Joint Seminar Core to Core Program, 2016/11/14, Without Invitation, Chonburi Thailand

Social Activities

History as Committee Members

  1. Editor in chief of Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 2015/06, 2019/05, Society for Biotechnology, Japan