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原著論文

T. Sugihara, T. Nagata, B. Mason, M. Koyanagi, A. Terakita: Absorption Characteristics of Vertebrate Non-Visual Opsin, Opn3. PLOS ONE 11(8):e0161215 (2016)


H. Tsukamoto, Y. Kubo, D. L. Farrens, M. Koyanagi, A. Terakita, Y. Furutani: Retinal attachment instability is diversified among mammalian melanopsins. J Biol. Chem. 290. 27176-27187 (2015)

E. Kawano-Yamashita, M. Koyanagi, S. Wada, H. Tsukamoto, T. Nagata and A. Terakita: Activation of Transducin by Bistable Pigment Parapinopsin in the Pineal Organ of Lower Vertebrates. PLOS ONE 10, e0141280 (2015)

M. Koyanagi, S. Wada, E. Kawano-Yamashita, Y. Hara, S. Kuraku, S. Kosaka, K. Kawakami, S. Tamotsu, H. Tsukamoto, Y. Shichida and A. Terakita:Diversification of non-visual photopigment parapinopsin in spectral sensitivity for diverse pineal functions. BMC Biology 13, 73 (2015)

S. Kodama, Y. Kamae, M. Koyanagi, K. Tatewaki, E. Hassaneen, ASM Saifullah, T. Yoshii, A. Terakita and K. Tomioka: Green-sensitive opsin is the photoreceptor for photic entrainment of an insect circadian clock. .Zoological Letter 1, 11 (2015)


L. Sun, E. Kawano-Yamashita, T. Nagata, H, Tsukamoto, Y, Furutani, M, Koyanagi and A, Terakita:Distribution of Mammalian-like melanopsin in cyclostome retinas exhibiting a different extent of visual functions. PLoS One 9, e108209 (2014)

Y. Yamazaki, T. Nagata, A. Terakita, H. Kandori, Y. Shichida and Y. Imamoto: Intramolecular interactions that induces helical rearrangement upon rhodopsin activation: Light-induced structural changes in metarhodopsin IIa probed by cysteine S-H stretching vibrations. J. Biol. Chem. 289, 13792-13800 (2014)

M. Yamazaki, T. Nagata, A. Terakita, H. Kandori, Y. Shichida and Y. Imamoto: Mapping of the local environmental changes in proteins by cysteine scanning. Biophysics 10, 1-7 (2014)


M. Koyanagi, E. Takada, T. Nagata, H. Tsukamoto, A. Terakita: Homologs of vertebrate Opn3 potentially serve as a light-sensor in non-photoreceptive tissue. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110. 4998-5003 (2013)


S. Wada, E. Kawano-Yamashita, M. Koyanagi, A. Terakita: Expression of UV-Sensitive Parapinopsin in the Iguana Parietal Eyes and Its Implication in UV-Sensitivity in Vertebrate Pineal-Related Organs. PLoS One. 7(6):e39003. (2012)

K. Sakai, Y. Imamoto, C.Y. Su, H. Tsukamoto, T. Yamashita, A. Terakita, K.W. Yau, Y. Shichida: Photochemical Nature of Parietopsin. Biochemistry. 6;51(9):1933-1941. (2012)

T. Nagata, M. Koyanagi, H. Tsukamoto, S. Saeki, K. Isono, Y. Shichida, F. Tokunaga, M. Kinoshita, K. Arikawa, A. Terakita: Depth perception from image defocus in a jumping spider. Science. 335: 469-71 (2012)


E. Kawano-Yamashita, M. Koyanagi, Y. Shichida, T. Oishi, S. Tamotsu, A. Terakita.: Beta-arrestin functionally regulates the non-bleaching pigment parapinopsin in lamprey pineal. PLoS ONE 6(1):e16402 (2011)


M. Wakakuwa, A. Terakita, M. Koyanagi, D.G. Stavenga, Y. Shichida, K. Arikawa: Evolution and mechanism of spectral tuning of blue-absorbing visual pigments in butterflies. PLoS ONE 5(11):e15015 (2010)

H. Tsukamoto, A. Terakita, Y. Shichida: A pivot between helices V and VI near the retinal binding site is necessary for activation in rhodopsins. J. Biol. Chem. 285. 7351-7357 (2010)

T. Nagata, M. Koyanagi, H. Tsukamoto, A. Terakita: Identification and characterization of a protostome homologue of peropsin from a jumping spider. J. Comp. Physiol. A 196. 51-59 (2010)


H. Tsukamoto, D.L. Farrens, M. Koyanagi, A. Terakita: The magnitude of the light-induced conformational change in different rhodopsins correlates with their ability to activate G proteins. J. Biol. Chem. 284, 20676-20683 (2009)

T. Morizumi, N. Kimata, A. Terakita, Y. Imamoto, T. Yamashita, Y. Shichida: G protein subtype specificity of rhodopsin intermediates metarhodopsin Ib and metarhodopsin II.. Photochem. Photobiol. 85, 57-62 (2009)


M. Koyanagi, K. Takano, H. Tsukamoto, K. Ohtsu, F. Tokunaga, A. Terakita: Jellyfish vision starts with cAMP signaling mediated by opsin-Gs cascade. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105, 15576-15580 (2008)

T. Horie, D. Sakurai, H. Ohtsuki, A. Terakita, Y. Shichida, J. Usukura, T. Kusakabe, M. Tsuda: Pigmented and nonpigmented ocelli in the brain vesicle of the ascidian larva. J. Comp. Neurol. 509, 88-102 (2008)

M. Koyanagi, T. Nagata, K. Katoh, S. Yamashita, F. Tokunaga: Molecular evolution of arthropod color vision deduced from multiple opsin genes of jumping spiders. J. Mol. Evol. 66, 130-137 (2008)

T. Yamashita, A. Terakita, T. Kai, Y. Shichida: Conformational change of the transmembrane helices II and IV of metabotropic glutamate receptor involved in G protein activation. J. Neurochem. 106, 850-859 (2008)

A. Terakita, H. Tsukamoto, M. Koyanagi, M. Sugahara, T. Yamashita, Y. Shichida: Expression and comparative characterization of Gq-coupled invertebrate visual pigments and melanopsin. J. Neurochem. 105, 883-890 (2008)


M. Torii, D. Kojima, T. Okano, A. Nakamura, A. Terakita, Y. Shichida, A. Wada, Y. Fukada: Two isoforms of chicken melanopsins show blue light sensitivity. FEBS Lett. 581, 5327-5331 (2007)

E. Kawano-Yamashita, A. Terakita, M. Koyanagi, Y. Shichida, T. Oishi, S. Tamotsu: Immunohistochemical characterization of a parapinopsin-containing photoreceptor cell involved in the ultraviolet/green discrimination in the pineal organ of the river lamprey Lethenteron japonicum. J Exp Biol. 210, 3821-3829 (2007)


C.-Y. Su, D.-G. Luo, A. Terakita, Y. Shichida, H.-W. Liao, M. A. Kazmi, T. P. Sakmar and K.-W. Yau: Parietal-eye phototransduction components and their potential evolutionary implications. Science 311, 1617-1621 (2006)

T. Ota, Y. Furutani, A. Terakita, Y. Shichida and H. Kandori: Structural changes in the Schiff base region of squid rhodopsin upon photoisomerization studied by low-temperature FTIR spectroscopy. Biochemistry 45, 2845-2851 (2006)


M. Koyanagi, K. Kubokawa, H. Tsukamoto, Y. Shichida and A. Terakita: Cephalochordate melanopsin: Evolutionary linkage between invertebrate visual cells and vertebrate photosensitive retinal ganglion cells. Curr. Biol. 15, 1065-1069 (2005)

Y. Furutani, A. Terakita Y. Shichida and H. Kandori: FTIR Studies of the Photoactivation Processes in Squid Retinochrome. Biochemistry 44, 7988-7997 (2005)

H. Tsukamoto, A. Terakita and Y. Shichida: A rhodopsin exhibiting binding ability to agonist all-trans-retinal. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102, 6303-6308 (2005)

T. Yamashita, T. Kai, A. Terakita and Y. Shichida: A novel constitutively active mutation in the second cytoplasmic loop of metabotropic glutamate receptor. J. Neurochem. 91, 484-492 (2004)

M. Koyanagi, E. Kawano, Y. Kinugawa, T. Oishi, Y. Shichida, S. Tamotsu and A. Terakita: Bistable UV pigment in the lamprey pineal. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101, 6687-6691 (2004)

A. Terakita, M. Koyanagi, H. Tsukamoto, T. Yamashita, T. Miyata and Y. Shichida: Counterion displacement in the molecular evolution of the rhodopsin family. Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. 11, 284-289 (2004)

Y. Nakashima, T. Kusakabe, R. Kusakabe, A. Terakita, Y. Shichida and M. Tsuda: Origin of the vertebrate visual cycle: Genes encoding retinal photoisomerase and two putative visual cycle proteins are expressed in whole brain of a primitive chordate. J. Comp. Neurol. 460, 180-190 (2003)

A. Terakita, T. Yamashita, N. Nimbari, D. Kojima and Y. Shichida: Functional interaction between bovine rhodopsin and G protein transducin.  J. Biol. Chem. 277, 40-46 (2002)

M. Koyanagi, A. Terakita, K. Kubokawa and Y. Shichida: Amphioxus homologs of Go-coupled rhodopsin and peropsin having 11-cis- and all-trans-retinals as their chromophores. FEBS Lett. 531, 525-528 (2002)

T. Nagata, T. Oura, A. Terakita, H. Kandori and Y. Shichida: Isomer-specific interaction of the retinal chromophore with threonine-118 in rhodopsin.  J. Phys. Chem. A 106, 1969-1975 (2002)

A. Nakamura, D. Kojima, T. Okano, H. Imai, A. Terakita, Y. Shichida and Y. Fukada: Regulatory mechanism for the stability of the meta II intermediate of pinopsin.  J. Biochem. (Tokyo) 129, 329-334 (2001)

H. Imai, T. Hirano, H. Kandori, A. Terakita and Y. Shichida: Difference in molecular structure of rod and cone visual pigments studied by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Biochemistry 40, 2879-2886 (2001)

N. Katagiri, A. Terakita, Y. Shichida and Y. Katagiri: Demonstration of a rhodopsin-retinochrome system in the stalk eye of a marine gastropod, Onchidium, by immunohistochemistry.  J. Comp. Neurol. 433, 380-389 (2001)

T. Yamashita, A. Terakita and Y. Shichida: The second cytoplasmic loop of metabotropic glutamate receptor functions at the third loop position of rhodopsin.  J. Biochem. 130, 149-155 (2001)

T. Yamashita, A. Terakita and Y. Shichida: Distinct roles of the second and third cytoplasmic loops of bovine rhodopsin in G-protein activation.  J. Biol. Chem. 275, 34272-34279 (2000)

A. Terakita, T. Yamashita and Y. Shichida: Highly conserved glutamic acid in the extracellular IV-V loop in rhodopsins acts as the counterion in retinochrome, a member of rhodopsin family.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 97, 14263-14267 (2000)



総説等   ▲このページのトップへ
M. Koyanagi, E. Kawano-Yamashita, S. Wada, A Terakita: Vertebrate Bistable Pigment Parapinopsin: Implications for Emergence of Visual Signaling and Neofunctionalization of Non-visual Pigment. Front. Ecol. Evol. 5:23 (2017)

A. Terakita, T. Nagata, T. Sugihara, M. Koyanagi: Optogenetic Potentials of Diverse Animal Opsins. Optogenetics p77-88 (Yawo et al. Eds.) Springer (2015) DOI 10.1007/978-4-431-55516-2_6

小柳光正:動物の最初の視覚系を探る 細胞工学 2015年1月(Vol.34 No.1)「1枚の写真館」

E. Kawano-Yamashita, M. Koyanagi, S. Wada and A. Terakita: The evolution and diversity of pineal and parapineal photopigments. In “Evolution of Visual and Non-visual Pigments” ed. by D. M. Hunt, M. W. Hankins, S. P. Colin and N. J. Marshall, Springer Series in Vision Research, PP 1-21 (2014)

小柳光正細胞内情報伝達分子の時空間的に精密な制御 生体の科学2014年10月号(Vol.65 No.5)「増大特集 生命動態システム科学」

A. Terakita, T. Nagata: Functional properties of opsins and their contribution to light-sensing physiology. Zoological Science 31, 653-659 (2014)

寺北明久:ハエトリグモに学ぶ距離測定のメカニズム 生物模倣技術と新材料・新製品開発への応用 (技術情報協会) pp157-161 (2014)

小柳光正、寺北明久:“非視覚”型光受容タンパク質Opn3とそのGPCR 研究への応用 ファルマシア 50, p893-895 (2014)

M. Koyanagi, A. Terakita: Diversity of animal opsin-based pigments and their optogenetic potential. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1837, 710-716 (2014)

小柳光正、寺北明久:クモに学ぶピンぼけ量にもとづく距離測定システム工業材料(日刊工業新聞社)2013年11月号 p48-52

T. Nagata, K. Arikawa, A. Terakita: Contribution of a visual pigment absorption spectrum to a visual function: depth perception in a jumping spider. Biopysics 9, 85-89 (2013)

永田崇、蟻川謙太郎、寺北明久:ハエトリグモの奥行き知覚はピンぼけ像を利用する 生物物理 53, 109-110 (2013)

小柳光正,寺北明久:「ハエトリグモはピンぼけ像を使って奥行きを知覚する」 生物の科学 遺伝 2013年1月号 67(1) p101-106

A. Terakita, E. Kawano-Yamashita, M. Koyanagi: Evolution and diversity of opsins. WIREs Membr Transp Signal. 1:104–111 (2012).

永田崇、小柳光正、寺北明久:ピンぼけ像を利用したハエトリグモの奥行きの知覚 ライフサイエンス 新着論文レビュー 2012年2月29日

小柳光正、寺北明久:Special Review 「視覚の分子基盤の進化・多様性:動物の多様なロドプシンとシグナル伝達系の比較から何がわかるか」 細胞工学 30 (3) 2011年3月号 p288-294
 詳細はこちらから

T. Nagata, M. Koyanagi, A. Terakita: Molecular Evolution and Functional Diversity of Opsin-Based Photopigments. Photobiological Sciences Online http://www.photobiology.info/ (2010)

H. Tsukamoto, A. Terakita: Diversity and functional properties of bistable pigments. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 9(11):1435-1443 (2010)

シリーズ 動物の多様な生き方 第一巻 「見える光,見えない光:動物と光のかかわり」 (日本比較生理生化学会編、寺北明久・蟻川謙太郎編集、共立出版)(2009) 
詳細はこちらから

M. Koyanagi, A. Terakita: Gq-coupled rhodopsin subfamily composed of invertebrate visual pigment and vertebrate melanopsin. Photochem. Photobiol. 84, 1024-1030 (2008)

寺北明久:メラノプシン:無脊椎動物視物質との進化的関連 時間生物学 14, 21287 (2008)

小柳光正:オプシンファミリーの分子進化と機能多様性 比較生理生化学 25, 50-57 (2008)

寺北明久、七田芳則:視覚の初期過程 “シリーズ21世紀の動物科学9 動物の感覚とリズム”(七田芳則・深田吉孝編、培風館) 6-29 (2007)

塚本寿夫、
寺北明久、七田芳則:ロドプシン類の分子進化 生体の科学 57, 500-501 (2006)

寺北明久:アゴニストである全トランス型レチナールの結合能を持つロドプシン:光受容蛋白質の多様性とGPCR研究への展開 比較生理生化学 23, 3-9 (2006)

A. Terakita
: The opsins. Genome Biol. 6, 213.1-213.9 (2005)

寺北明久、七田芳則:ロドプシンの分子設計とその多様性 生物物理 45, 302-307 (2005)

寺北明久ロドプシン類の分子進化と多様性 比較生理生化学 21, 22-292004寺北明久、七田芳則:脊椎動物の視覚と視物質の分子進化 生体の科学 55, 211-216 (2004)

A. Terakita: Insight into rhodopsin diversity from viewpoint of counterion.  J Photosci. 9, 33-36 (2002)

岡田哲二、寺北明久、七田芳則:ロドプシンの結晶構造からみるG蛋白質共役受容体の構造・機能連関 蛋白質核酸酵素 47, 1123-11302002)

Y. Shichida, S. Tachibanaki, T. Mizukami, H. Imai, and A. Terakita: Heterogeneity of rhodopsin intermediate state interacting with transducin. Methods Enzymol. 315, 347-363 (2000)

H. Imai, A. Terakita and Y. Shichida: Analysis of amino acid residues in rhodopsin and cone visual pigments that determine their molecular properties.  Methods Enzymol. 315, 293-312 (2000)



国際会議での招待講演   ▲このページのトップへ
M. Koyanagi: Functional properties of diverse animal rhodopsins and their potentials for optical regulation of cell signaling. International Symposium on Biophysics of Rhodopsins, Kyoto, Japan (2017)

M. Koyanagi: Potential of bistable pigments for optical control of cell signaling. 22nd International Congress of Zoology & 87th meeting of Zoological Society of Japan, Okinawa, Japan (2016)

A. Terakita: Parapinopsin-involving light reception in the pineal organs of lower vertebrates. 17th International Conference on Retinal Proteins, Potsdam, Germany (2016)

M. Koyanagi: Optical control of cell signaling using bistable animal opsin-based pigments. 17th International Conference on Retinal Proteins, Potsdam, Germany (2016)

A. Terakita: Pineal photoreception involving bistable pigment parapinopsin in lower vertebrates. XXII Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research, Tokyo, Japan (2016)

A. Terakita: Functional Diversity of Animal Opsins; their contribution to physiological functions and optogenetic potentials. Anesthesiology Research Seminar, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, USA (2016)

A. Terakita: Diverse animal bistable pigments and their optogenetic potential. 2015 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (PACIFICHEM 2015), Honolulu, USA (2015)

A. Terakita: Parapinopsins as pineal photopigments in teleosts. The 7th Asia and Oceania Conference o Photobiology (AOCP2015), Taipei, Taiwan (2015)

A. Terakita: Wavelength discrimination in the pineal photoreception of lower vertebrates. The 9th International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, Krakow, Poland (2015)

A. Terakita: Diverse animal rhodopsins and their optogenetic application. 7th OCARINA International symposium in conjunction with Symposium in honor of Distinguished Professor Michael Nobel, Osaka, Japan (2015)

A. Terakita: Molecular basis of wavelength discrimination in the pineal organs of lower vertebrates. 16th International Conference on Retinal Proteins, Nagahama, Japan (2014)

M. Koyanagi: Molecular properties of diverse and engineered bistable pigments and their optogenetic potential. 16th International Conference on Retinal Proteins, Nagahama, Japan (2014)

M. Koyanagi: Wavelength sensitivity and depth perception mechanism in a jumping spider. International Society for Behavioral Ecology Conference (ISBE2014), New York, USA (2014)

M. Koyanagi: Homologues of vertebrate OPN3 as a potential light-sensor in non-photoreceptive tissue. 6th Asia and Oceania Conference on Photobiology (AOCP), Sydney, Australia (2013)

M. Koyanagi: Functional diversity of pineal photopigment parapinopsin. 6th Asia and Oceania Conference on Photobiology (AOCP), Sydney, Australia (2013)

A. Terakita: A homologue of vertebrate Opn3 potentially serves as a light-sensor in non-photosensitive tissue with 13-cis retinal. International Symposium Optogenetics 2013, Tokyo Japan (2013)

A. Terakita: Molecular and functional properties of non-visual opsins. 15th International Conference on Retinal Proteins, Ascona, Switzerland (2012)

A. Terakita: Diversity of opsin-based photopigments in non-visual function. The 5th Asia and Oceania Conference on Photobiology, Nara, Japan (2011)

T. Nagata, M. Koyanagi, A. Terakita: Investigation on wavelength sensitivities and distributions of visual pigments in the four-layered retina in jumping spiders. 8th International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, Nagoya, Japan (2011)

M. Koyanagi, A. Terakita: Diversity and evolution of opsin-based pigments in non-visual function. 8th International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, Nagoya, Japan (2011)

A. Terakita: Functional characterization of non-visual bistable pigments. 14th International Conference on Retinal Proteins, Santa Cruz, California (2010)

A. Terakita: Diverged members of rhodopsin family - molecular properties and functions. I – Introduction. 13th Congress of the European Society for Photobiology, Wroclaw, Poland (2009)

M. Koyanagi: Diverged members of rhodopsin family - molecular properties and functions. II - A new member from jellyfis.. 13th Congress of the European Society for Photobiology, Wroclaw, Poland (2009)

A. Terakita: Molecular and functional properties of non-visual bistable pigments. FASEB Summer Research Conferences The Biology and Chemistry of Vision, Snowmass Village, Colorado (2009)

M. Koyanagi: Diversity and evolution of the animal phototransduction cascade. 4th Asia and Oceania Conference on Photobiology, Varanasi, India (2008)

H. Tsukamoto: Comparative Comparative study on conformational changes of vertebrate and invertebrate-type rhodopsins using site-directed fluorescence labeling. 4th Asia and Oceania Conference on Photobiology, Varanasi, India (2008)

A. Terakita: Comparative characterization of bistable pigments in visual and non-visual photoreception. 7th International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, Salvador, Brazil (2007)

A. Terakita: Expression and characterization of diverged bistable pigments in rhodopsin family. 12th International Conference on Retinal Proteins, Awaji, Japan (2006)


A. Terakita: Characterization of melanopsin: Insight into evolutionary linkage between vertebrate circadian and invertebrate visual pigments. 10th Meeting Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, Florida, USA (2006)

A. Terakita: “Counterion displacement and bistable pigment in the vertebrate rhodopsin family” 14th International Congress on Photobiology, Jeju, Korea (2004)

A. Terakita: “Comparative investigation of G protein activation mechanisms between rhodopsin and mGluR” The 1st Pacific-Rim International Conference on Protein Science, Yokohama, Japan (2004)

A. Terakita: “Comparative study on the diversity in rhodopsin family” 10th International Conference on Retinal Protein.  Seattle, USA (2002)

A. Terakita: Insight into diversity in rhodopsin family: Functional and mutational analyses on vertebrate and invertebrate rhodopsins” 1st Asian Conference on Photobiology, Awaji Island, Japan (2002)

A. Terakita: “Distinct roles of the cytoplasmic loops of rhodopsin in G protein activation” 13th International Congress on Photobiology, San Francisco, USA (2000)



研究内容の紹介、報道等   ▲このページのトップへ
対象論文:M. Koyanagi, S. Wada, E. Kawano-Yamashita, Y. Hara, S. Kuraku, S. Kosaka, K. Kawakami, S. Tamotsu, H. Tsukamoto, Y. Shichida and A. Terakita:Diversification of non-visual photopigment parapinopsin in spectral sensitivity for diverse pineal functions. BMC Biology 13, 73 (2015)
産経WEST 2015年9月23日 “睡眠・生活リズムと光の関係…謎を解く双子遺伝子、魚類で解明


対象論文:T. Nagata, M. Koyanagi, H. Tsukamoto, S. Saeki, K. Isono, Y. Shichida, F. Tokunaga, M. Kinoshita, K. Arikawa, A. Terakita: Depth perception from image defocus in a jumping spider. Science. 335: 469-71 (2012)
共同通信 2012年1月27日 “クモ、目のピンぼけで距離つかむ”
朝日新聞 2012年1月27日 “ピンぼけでも捕獲”
読売新聞 2012年1月27日 “ピンぼけ度で距離測定”
日経新聞 2012年1月27日 “ピンぼけ具合で距離測る”
産経新聞 2012年1月27日 “ハエトリグモ ピンぼけ測定”
Science NOW Jan 26, 2012 “3-D Vision for Tiny Eyes”
New Scientist Jan 26, 2012 “How a blurry-eyed spider pounces on target”
ABC Science Jan 27, 2012 “Seeing green helps spiders perfect jump”
Scientific American Jan 26, 2012 “Jumping Spiders Use Blurry Vision to Catch Quick Prey with Precision”
The New York Times Jan 30, 2012 “Jumping Spiders Focus Like a Camera to Hunt”
National Geographic Jan 26, 2012 “Spiders Jump With Deadly Accuracy in Green
Light”
Scitech Profiles Asia-Pacific Mar 7, 2012 “Depth perception: Jumping spiders show
their true colours”


対象論文:M. Koyanagi, K. Takano, H. Tsukamoto, K. Ohtsu, F. Tokunaga, A. Terakita: Jellyfish vision starts with cAMP signaling mediated by opsin-Gs cascade. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105, 15576-15580 (2008)
共同通信 2008年9月16日
  “人間の目はクラゲが起源? 光とらえるしくみそっくり”

・ 朝日新聞 2008年10月6日
  “視覚、クラゲから?”


対象論文:
M. Koyanagi, K. Kubokawa, H. Tsukamoto, Y Shichida and A. Terakita: Cephalochordate melanopsin: Evolutionary linkage between invertebrate visual cells and vertebrate photosensitive retinal ganglion cells. Curr. Biol. 15, 1065-1069 (2005)
毎日新聞 200567日朝刊
  “「体内時計」の秘密無脊椎動物にアリ 視細胞から進化”
京都新聞 200567日朝刊
  “体内時計用光センサー 無脊椎動物の「目」と同起源?” 
日経新聞 200567日朝刊
  “ヒトの体内時計の源流 無脊椎動物の目に?”
産経新聞 200567日朝刊
  “視覚細胞→光センサー細胞 哺乳類体内時計の進化解明”
日刊工業新聞 200567


対象論文:
H. Tsukamoto, A. Terakita and Y. Shichida: A rhodopsin exhibiting binding ability to agonist all-trans-retinal.  Proc Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102, 6303-6308 (2005)
日刊工業新聞 2005426
  “光受容体ロドプシン化学物質にも反応 京大が新タイプ発見”
化学工業新聞 2005428
  “光受容体ロドプシン化学物質も受容 創薬研究、一段加速”
科学新聞 2005513
  “化学物質まで受容するロドプシン発見”


対象論文:
M. Koyanagi, E. Kawano, Y. Kinugawa, T. Oishi, Y. Shichida, S. Tamotsu and A. Terakita: Bistable UV pigment in the lamprey pineal. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101, 6687-6691 (2004).
読売新聞 2004420
   “「第三の目」脳の松果体 光に反応 蛋白質 京大など発見”
Physics Today 57, 25-26 (2004)
   Lampreys Rely on a Molecular Switch to Detect UV Light”
パリティ1月号, 67-69 (2005)
   “紫外光を感じるヤツメウナギの分子スイッチ”


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