YUKICHI FUJIKAWA

Last Updated :2021/04/24

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, Associate Professor or Lecturer
E-mail
fujikawahiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
Biochemical studies on gene expression and function of stress-related enzymes in higher plants

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Hiroshima University
  • Master, Hiroshima University

Educational Activity

  • 【Bachelor Degree Program】School of Applied Biological Science : Department of Applied Biological Science
  • 【Master's Program】Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Food and AgriLife Science
  • 【Doctoral Program】Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Food and AgriLife Science

In Charge of Primary Major Programs

  • Molecular Agro-Life Science Program

Research Fields

  • Agricultural sciences;Agricultural chemistry;Applied biochemistry

Research Keywords

  • antioxidant

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists
  • The Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry (JSBBA)

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2021, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Cell Science
  2. 2021, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Food safety and health science
  3. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory Work in General Chemistry
  4. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Introduction to Physiology
  5. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Genome Science II
  6. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory Work in Molecular Agro-life ScienceII
  7. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Cell Technology
  8. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Plant Molecular Biology
  9. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Bio-Analytical Science
  10. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Reading of Foreign Literature in Molecular Agro-Life Science
  11. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Overseas Exercise of Applied Biological Science I
  12. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory Exercise (2)
  13. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Exercises in Food andAgriLife Science A
  14. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Exercises in Food andAgriLife Science B
  15. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Exercises in Food andAgriLife Science A
  16. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Food andAgriLife Science B
  17. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Food andAgriLife Science
  18. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Applied Molecular Cell Biology I
  19. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Applied Molecular Cell Biology II

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. High levels of expression of multiple enzymes in the Smirnoff-Wheeler pathway are important for high accumulation of ascorbic acid in acerola fruits, BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 83(9), 1713-1716, 20191102
  2. Exogenous proline has favorable effects on growth and browning suppression in rice but not in tobacco, PLANT PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 142, 1-7, 201909
  3. Distribution of three isoforms of antimicrobial peptide, chrysophsin-1,-2 and-3, in the red sea bream, Pagrus (Chrysophrys) major, ANALYTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY, 566, 13-15, 20190201
  4. Effect of mutation of C-terminal and heme binding region of Arabidopsis catalase on the import to peroxisomes, BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 83(2), 322-325, 2019
  5. Amino acid substitutions in CPC-LIKE MYB reveal residues important for protein stability in Arabidopsis roots, PLOS ONE, 13(10), 20181011
  6. Two G-box-like elements essential to high gene expression of SlAKR4B in tomato leaves, BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 82(3), 425-432, 2018
  7. A novel regulatory element responsible for high transcriptional expression of acerola GDP-d-mannose pyrophosphorylase gene, BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 81(6), 1194-1197, 2017
  8. Gene expression and promoter analysis of a novel tomato aldo-keto reductase in response to environmental stresses, Journal of Plant Physiology, 200(1), 35-44, 20160602
  9. Cloning and gene expression analysis of ascorbic acid biosynthesis enzymes in Moringa oleifera, African Journal of Agricultural Research, 10(22), 2274-2285, 20150528
  10. ★, Split luciferase complementation assay to detect regulated protein-protein interactions in rice protoplasts in a large-scale format, RICE, 7, 20140628
  11. Comparative physiological analysis of salinity tolerance in rice, SOIL SCIENCE AND PLANT NUTRITION, 59(6), 896-903, 20131201
  12. Analysis of Ascorbic Acid Biosynthesis Using a Simple Transient Gene Expression System in Tomato Fruit Protoplasts, BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 77(3), 673-675, 20130313
  13. Molecular Cloning and Characterization of L-Galactose-1-phosphate Phosphatase from Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum), BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 76(6), 1155-1162, 20120612
  14. ★, Characterization of Secretory Phospholipase A(2) with Phospholipase A(1) Activity in Tobacco, Nicotiana tabacum (L.), LIPIDS, 47(3), 303-312, 20120312
  15. Ontogeny of gene expression of group IB phospholipase A(2) isoforms in the red sea bream, Pagrus (Chrysophrys) major, COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY A-MOLECULAR & INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, 161(2), 185-192, 20120212
  16. Overexpression of the acerola (Malpighia glabra) monodehydroascorbate reductase gene in transgenic tobacco plants results in increased ascorbate levels and enhanced tolerance to salt stress, SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY, 78, 295-301, 20120112
  17. Mapping quantitative trait loci for egg production traits in an F-2 intercross of Oh-Shamo and White Leghorn chickens, ANIMAL GENETICS, 42(6), 634-641, 20111211
  18. Gene expression of monodehydroascorbate reductase and dehydroascorbate reductase during fruit ripening and in response to environmental stresses in acerola (Malpighia glabra), J. Plant Physiol, 168(6), 619-617, 20110401
  19. Light regulation of ascorbic acid biosynthesis in rice via light responsive cis-elements in genes encoding ascorbic acid biosynthetic enzymes, Bioscicence Biotechnology and Biochemistry, 74(4), 888-891, 20100401
  20. Luminescence detection of SNARE-SNARE interaction in Arabidopsis protoplasts, Plant Molecular Biology, 72(4), 433-444, 20100301
  21. cDNA cloning and expression of a novel group IB phospholipase A(2) in the intestine of the red sea bream, Pagrus (Chrysophrys) major, FISHERIES SCIENCE, 75(2), 453-461, 20090409
  22. Increase in ascorbate content of transgenic tobacco plants overexpressing Acerola (Malpighia glabra) phosphomannomutase gene, J. Plant Physiol., 166(6), 652-660, 20090401
  23. Gene expression of ascorbic acid biosynthesis related enzymes of the Smirnoff-Wheeler pathway in acerola (Malpighia glabra)., Journal of plant physiology, 166, 652-660, 20081229
  24. RNAi-mediated knockdown of the XIP-type endoxylanase inhibitor gene, OsXIP, has no effect on grain development and germination in rice., Plant Cell Physiology, 49(7), 1122-1127, 20080701
  25. Multidimensional fluorescence microscopy of multiple organelles in Arabidopsis seedlings., Plant Methods, 19(4), 1-14, 20080519
  26. ★, Split luciferase complementation assay to study protein-protein interactions in Arabidopsis protoplasts., Plant J., 52(1), 185-195, 20071001
  27. Molecular cloning and effect of c-fos mRNA on pharmacological stimuli in the goldfish brain, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, D1, 253-259, 20060701
  28. ★, Molecular Cloning, Expression and Characterization of Secretory Phospholipase A2 in Tobacco, Lipids, 40(9), 901-908, 20050901
  29. Partial cloning and expression of mRNA coding choline acetyltransferase in the spinal cord of the goldfish, Carassius auratus., Comp. Biochem. Physiol., 141(3), 253-260, 20050401
  30. Recombinant expression and characterization of three group IB phospholipase A2 isoforms in the red sea bream Chrysophrys major., Fisheries Science, 69, 1263-1270, 20030401
  31. Localization of group IB phospholipase A2 isoform in the gills of the red sea bream, Pagrus (Chrysophrys) major., Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 132(3), 671-683, 20020701
  32. Cloning and expression of group IB phospholipase A2 isoforms in the red sea bream, Pagrus major., Lipids, 36(5), 499-506, 20010501
  33. Purification, characterization, and molecular cloning of group I phospholipases A2 from the gills of the red sea bream, Pagrus major., Lipids, 35(12), 1359-1370, 20001201

Publications such as books

  1. 2018/03/20, Ascorbic Acid in Plant Growth, Development and Stress Tolerance, Regulation of Ascorbic Acid Biosynthesis in Plants, Acerola (Malpighia glabra), Ascorbic acid biosynthesis, cis-Element, Fruits, Gene expression, Light, Smirnoff-Wheeler pathway, Springer, Cham, 2018, 03, Scholarly Book, Joint work, E, Marina Suekawa, Takayuki Kondo, Yukichi Fujikawa, Muneharu Esaka, 978-3-319-74056-0, 514, 157-176
  2. 2018/03/20, Ascorbic Acid in Plant Growth, Development and Stress Tolerance, Physiological Role of Ascorbic Acid Recycling Enzymes in Plants, Ascorbic acid-glutathione cycle, Ascorbic acid recycling, Dehydroascorbate reductase, Environmental stress, Monodehydroascorbate reductase, Oxidative stress tolerance, Springer, Cham, 2018, 03, Scholarly Book, Joint work, E, Marina Suekawa, Yukichi Fujikawa, Muneharu Esaka, 978-3-319-74056-0, 514, 355-373

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. The analysis of gene expression mechanism and physiological function of aldo-keto reductase in tomato, Suekawa M, Fujikawa Y, Esaka M, Taiwan-Japan Plant Biology 2017, 2017/11/04, Without Invitation, English, The Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists, Taiwan Society of Plant Biologists, Taiwan
  2. Characterization of ascorbic acid biosynthesis in Moringa, Fujikawa, Y., 8th International Congress on Interdisciplinary Investigation, 2012/06/15, With Invitation, English, SantoDomingo, Domincan Republic
  3. Elucidation of high accumulation mechanism of ascorbic acid in Acerola (Malpighia glabra), Yukichi Fujikawa, Marina Suekawa, Muneharu Esaka, The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Botanical Society of Japan, 2018/09/24, With Invitation, English