Takehito Inaba
  • Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Miyazaki, Japan, Japan,
  • Plant science


Ph.D., Nagoya University, Japan, 2002

Current position

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Miyazaki, Japan


  1. Hirosawa, Y., Ito-Inaba, Y. and Inaba, T. (2017). Ubiquitin-Proteasome-Dependent Regulation of Bidirectional Communication between Plastids and the Nucleus. Front Plant Sci 8: 310.
  2. Tokumaru, M., Adachi, F., Toda, M., Ito-Inaba, Y., Yazu, F., Hirosawa, Y., Sakakibara, Y., Suiko, M., Kakizaki, T. and Inaba, T. (2017). Ubiquitin-Proteasome Dependent Regulation of the GOLDEN2-LIKE 1 Transcription Factor in Response to Plastid Signals. Plant Physiol 173(1): 524-535.
  3. Ito-Inaba, Y., Masuko-Suzuki, H., Maekawa, H., Watanabe, M. and Inaba, T. (2016). Characterization of two PEBP genes, SrFT and SrMFT, in thermogenic skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus renifolius). Sci Rep 6: 29440.
  4. Uehara, S., Adachi, F., Ito-Inaba, Y. and Inaba, T. (2016). Specific and Efficient Targeting of Cyanobacterial Bicarbonate Transporters to the Inner Envelope Membrane of Chloroplasts in Arabidopsis. Front Plant Sci 7: 16.
  5. Okawa, K., Inoue, H., Adachi, F., Nakayama, K., Ito-Inaba, Y., Schnell, D. J., Uehara, S. and Inaba, T. (2014). Targeting of a polytopic membrane protein to the inner envelope membrane of chloroplasts in vivo involves multiple transmembrane segments. J Exp Bot 65(18): 5257-5265.
  6. Tada, A., Adachi, F., Kakizaki, T. and Inaba, T. (2014). Production of viable seeds from the seedling lethal mutant ppi2-2 lacking the atToc159 chloroplast protein import receptor using plastic containers, and characterization of the homozygous mutant progeny. Front Plant Sci 5: 243.
  7. Ito-Inaba, Y., Masuko, H., Watanabe, M. and Inaba, T. (2012). Isolation and gene expression analysis of a papain-type cysteine protease in thermogenic skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus renifolius). Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 76(10): 1990-1992.
  8. Ito-Inaba, Y., Hida, Y., Matsumura, H., Masuko, H., Yazu, F., Terauchi, R., Watanabe, M. and Inaba, T. (2012). The gene expression landscape of thermogenic skunk cabbage suggests critical roles for mitochondrial and vacuolar metabolic pathways in the regulation of thermogenesis. Plant Cell Environ 35(3): 554-566.
  9. Kakizaki, T., Yazu, F., Nakayama, K., Ito-Inaba, Y. and Inaba, T. (2012). Plastid signalling under multiple conditions is accompanied by a common defect in RNA editing in plastids. J Exp Bot 63(1): 251-260.
  10. Inaba, T., Yazu, F., Ito-Inaba, Y., Kakizaki, T. and Nakayama, K. (2011). Retrograde signaling pathway from plastid to nucleus. Int Rev Cell Mol Biol 290: 167-204.
  11. Inaba, T. and Ito-Inaba, Y. (2010). Versatile roles of plastids in plant growth and development. Plant Cell Physiol 51(11): 1847-1853.
  12. Rahman, A., Takahashi, M., Shibasaki, K., Wu, S., Inaba, T., Tsurumi, S. and Baskin, T. I. (2010). Gravitropism of Arabidopsis thaliana roots requires the polarization of PIN2 toward the root tip in meristematic cortical cells. Plant Cell 22(6): 1762-1776.
  13. Inaba, T. (2010). Bilateral communication between plastid and the nucleus: plastid protein import and plastid-to-nucleus retrograde signaling. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 74(3): 471-476.
  14. Kakizaki, T. and Inaba, T. (2010). New insights into the retrograde signaling pathway between the plastids and the nucleus. Plant Signal Behav 5(2): 196-199.
  15. Ito-Inaba, Y., Hida, Y. and Inaba, T. (2009). What is critical for plant thermogenesis? Differences in mitochondrial activity and protein expression between thermogenic and non-thermogenic skunk cabbages. Planta 231(1): 121-130.
  16. Kakizaki, T., Matsumura, H., Nakayama, K., Che, F. S., Terauchi, R. and Inaba, T. (2009). Coordination of plastid protein import and nuclear gene expression by plastid-to-nucleus retrograde signaling. Plant Physiol 151(3): 1339-1353.
  17. Ito-Inaba, Y., Sato, M., Masuko, H., Hida, Y., Toyooka, K., Watanabe, M. and Inaba, T. (2009). Developmental changes and organelle biogenesis in the reproductive organs of thermogenic skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus renifolius). J Exp Bot 60(13): 3909-3922.
  18. Ito-Inaba, Y., Hida, Y., Mori, H. and Inaba, T. (2008). Molecular identity of uncoupling proteins in thermogenic skunk cabbage. Plant Cell Physiol 49(12): 1911-1916.
  19. Okawa, K., Nakayama, K., Kakizaki, T., Yamashita, T. and Inaba, T. (2008). Identification and characterization of Cor413im proteins as novel components of the chloroplast inner envelope. Plant Cell Environ 31(10): 1470-1483.
  20. Inaba, T. and Schnell, D. J. (2008). Protein trafficking to plastids: one theme, many variations. Biochem J 413(1): 15-28.
  21. Nakayama, K., Okawa, K., Kakizaki, T. and Inaba, T. (2008). Evaluation of the protective activities of a late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) related protein, Cor15am, during various stresses in vitro. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 72(6): 1642-1645.
  22. Nakayama, K., Okawa, K., Kakizaki, T., Honma, T., Itoh, H. and Inaba, T. (2007). Arabidopsis Cor15am is a chloroplast stromal protein that has cryoprotective activity and forms oligomers. Plant Physiol 144(1): 513-523.
  23. Inaba, T., Alvarez-Huerta, M., Li, M., Bauer, J., Ewers, C., Kessler, F. and Schnell, D. J. (2005). Arabidopsis tic110 is essential for the assembly and function of the protein import machinery of plastids. Plant Cell 17(5): 1482-1496.
  24. Inaba, T., Li, M., Alvarez-Huerta, M., Kessler, F. and Schnell, D. J. (2003). atTic110 functions as a scaffold for coordinating the stromal events of protein import into chloroplasts. J Biol Chem 278(40): 38617-38627.
  25. Inaba, T., Nagano, Y., Nagasaki, T. and Sasaki, Y. (2002). Distinct localization of two closely related Ypt3/Rab11 proteins on the trafficking pathway in higher plants. J Biol Chem 277(11): 9183-9188.
  26. Nagano, Y., Furuhashi, H., Inaba, T. and Sasaki, Y. (2001). A novel class of plant-specific zinc-dependent DNA-binding protein that binds to A/T-rich DNA sequences. Nucleic Acids Res 29(20): 4097-4105.
  27. Nagano, Y., Inaba, T., Furuhashi, H. and Sasaki, Y. (2001). Trihelix DNA-binding protein with specificities for two distinct cis-elements: both important for light down-regulated and dark-inducible gene expression in higher plants. J Biol Chem 276(25): 22238-22243.
  28. Inaba, T., Ogawa, T., Takenaka, C. and Tezuka, T. (2001). Response of enzymes scavenging active oxygen in chloroplasts and chlorophyll fluorescence in alder (Alnus hirsuta) leaves exposed to ozone. Environmental Sciences 8: 351-357.
  29. Inaba, T., Nagano, Y., Reid, J. B. and Sasaki, Y. (2000). DE1, a 12-base pair cis-regulatory element sufficient to confer dark-inducible and light down-regulated expression to a minimal promoter in pea. J Biol Chem 275(26): 19723-19727.
  30. Inaba, T., Nagano, Y., Sakakibara, T. and Sasaki, Y. (1999). Identification of a cis-regulatory element involved in phytochrome down-regulated expression of the pea small GTPase gene pra2. Plant Physiol 120(2): 491-500.
  31. Inaba, T., Ogawa, T., Takenaka, C. and Tezuka, T. (1998). Response of enzymes scavenging active oxygen in alder (Alnus hirsuta) leaves exposed to ozone. Environmental Sciences 6: 29-35.