Kyoto Sangyo University, Faculty of Life Sciences
Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry(Motohashi Lab.)
We have been setting our research project on the functional regulation of higher plant chloroplast.
Plants have photosynthetic ability to
convert carbon dioxide into organic compounds, especially sugars, as unique
feature. The photosynthesis in higher plants occurs in chloroplasts which are
comprised of multilayered membranes, and pushes forward carbon dioxide
fixation. Chloroplasts have various regulation mechanisms of photosynthesis
that is an important function for plants. Particularly, we focus on redox
regulation in modulation system of higher plant chloroplast, and have major two
research projects as follows:
1) Functional analysis of stromal thioredoxin family proteins in redox
2) Physiological role and molecular mechanism of reducing equivalent transfer system on thylakoid membranes in chloroplasts.