1) Sakamoto, T. and Murata, N. (2002) Regulation of the desaturation of fatty acids and its role in tolerance to cold and salt stress. Current Opinion in Microbiology 5:206-210.

2) Wada, N., Sakamoto, T. and Matsugo, S. (2013) Multiple roles of photosynthetic and sunscreen pigments in cyanobacteria focusing on the oxidative stress. Metabolites 3:463-483.

3) Wada, N., Sakamoto, T. and Matsugo, S. (2015) Mycosporine-Like Amino Acids and Their Derivatives as Natural Antioxidants. Antioxidants 4:603-646.

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1) Sakamoto, T., Murata, N. and Ohmori, M. (1991) The concentration of cyclic AMP and adenylate cyclase activity in cyanobacteria. Plant Cell Physiol., 32:581-584.

2) Wada, H., Gombos, Z, Sakamoto, T. and Murata, N. (1992) Genetic manipulation of the extent of desaturation of fatty acids in membrane lipids in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis PCC6803. Plant Cell Physiol. 33:535-540.

3) Malakhov, M. P., Wada, H., Los, D. A, Sakamoto, T. and Murata, N. (1993) Structure of a cyanobacterial gene encoding the 50S ribosomal protein L9. Plant Mol. Biol. 21:913-918.

4) Sakamoto, T., Wada, H., Nishida, I., Ohmori, M. and Murata, N. (1994) Identification of conserved domains in the delta-12 desaturases of cyanobacteria. Plant Mol. Biol. 24:643-650.

5) Sakamoto, T., Los, D. A., Higashi, S., Wada, H., Nishida, I., Ohmori, M. and Murata, N. (1994) Cloning of omega-3 desaturase from cyanobacteria and its use in altering the degree of membrane-lipid unsaturation. Plant Mol. Biol. 26:249-263.

6) Sakamoto, T., Wada, H., Nishida, I., Ohmori, M. and Murata, N. (1994) Delta-9 acyl-lipid desaturases of cyanobacteria: Molecular cloning and substrate specificities in terms of fatty acids, sn-positions, and polar head groups. J. Biol. Chem. 269:25576-25580.

7) Sakamoto, T. and Murata, N. (1995) Sequence announcement of EMBL accession #: D13777 Plant Mol. Biol. 29:187.

8) Yashiro, K., Sakamoto, T. and Ohmori, M. (1996) Molecular characterization of an adenylate cyclase gene of the cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis. Plant Mol. Biol. 31:175-181.

9) Sakamoto, T. and Bryant, D. A. (1997) Temperature-regulated mRNA accumulation and stabilization for fatty acid desaturase genes in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. strain PCC 7002. Molec. Microbiol. 23:1281-1292.

10) Sakamoto, T., Higashi, S., Wada, H., Murata, N. and Bryant, D.A. (1997) Low-temperature induced desaturation of fatty acids and expression of desaturase genes in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 152:313-320.

11) Gombos, Z., Kanervo, E., Tsvetkova, N., Sakamoto, T., Aro, E-M. and Murata, N. (1997) Genetic enhancement of the ability to tolerate photoinhibition by introduction of unsaturated bonds into membrane glycerolipids. Plant Physiol. 115:551-559.

12) Kasahara, M., Yashiro, K., Sakamoto, T. and Ohmori, M. (1997) The Spirulina platensis adenylate cyclase gene, cyaC, encodes a novel signal transduction protein. Plant Cell Physiol. 38:828-836.

13) Sakamoto, T. and Bryant D.A. (1998) Growth at low temperature causes nitrogen limitation in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002. Arch. Microbiol. 169:10-19.

14) Sakamoto, T., Shen, G., Higashi, S, Murata, N. and Bryant, D.A. (1998) Alteration of low-temperature susceptibility of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 by genetic manipulation of membrane lipid unsaturation. Arch. Microbiol. 169:20-28.

15) Sakamoto, T. Delgaizo, V.B. and Bryant, D.A. (1998) Growth on urea can trigger death and peroxidation of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. strain PCC 7002. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 64:2361-2366.

16) Sakamoto, T. and Bryant, D.A. (1999) Nitrate transport and not photoinhibition limits growth of the freshwater cyanobacterium Synechococcus species PCC 6301 at low temperature. Plant Physiol. 119:785-794.

17) Sakamoto, T., Inoue-Sakamoto, K. and Bryant, D.A. (1999) A novel nitrate/nitrite permease in the marine cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. strain PCC 7002. J. Bacteriol. 181:7363-7372.

18) Sakamoto, T. and Bryant, D.A. (2001) Requirement of nickel as an essential micronutrient for the utilization of urea in the marine cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002. Microbes and Environments 16:177-184.

19) Nakajima, M., Sakamoto, T. and Wada, K. (2002) The complete purification and characterization of three forms of ferredoxin-NADP+ oxidoreductase from a thermophilic cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus. Plant Cell Physiol. 43:484-493.

20) Sakamoto, T. and Bryant, D.A. (2002) Synergistic effect of high-light and low temperature on cell growth of the delta-12 fatty acid desaturase mutant in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002. Photosynthesis Research 72:231-242.

21) Tamaru, Y., Takani, Y., Yoshida, T. and Sakamoto, T. (2005) Crucial role of extracellular polysaccharides in desiccation and freezing tolerance in the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc commune. Applied and Environmental Microbiol. 71:7327-7333.

22) Nomura, C.T., Sakamoto, T. and Bryant, D.A. (2006) Roles for heme-copper oxidases in extreme high-light and oxidative stress response in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002. Arch. Microbiol. 185:471-479.

23) Chintalapati, S., Prakash, J. S. S., Gupta, P., Ohtani, S., Suzuki, I., Sakamoto, T., Murata, N. and Shivaji, S. (2006) A novel delta-9 acyl-lipid desaturase, DesC2, from cyanobacteria acts on fatty acids esterified to the sn-2 position of glycerolipids. Biochemical J. 398:207-214.

24) Inoue-Sakamoto, K., Gruber, T.M., Christensen, S.K., Arima, H., Sakamoto, T. and Bryant, D.A. (2007) Group 3 sigma factors in the marine cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. strain PCC 7002 are required for growth at low temperature. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol. 53:89-104.

25) Morsy, F.M., Nakajima, M., Yoshida, T., Fujiwara, T., Sakamoto, T. and Wada, K. (2008) Subcellular localization of ferredoxin-NADP+ oxidoreductase in phycobilisome retaining oxygenic photosynthetic organisms. Photosynth. Res. 95:73-85.

26) Morsy, F.M., Kuzuha, S., Takani, Y. and Sakamoto, T. (2008) Novel thermostable glycosidases in the extracellular matrix of the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc commune. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol. 54:243-252.

27) Sakamoto, T., Inoue-Sakamoto, K., Persson, S. and Bryant, D.A. (2008) Transcription factor NtcB specifically controls the nitrate assimilation genes in the marine cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. strain PCC 7002. Phycol. Res. 56:223-237.

28) Sakamoto, T., Yoshida, T., Arima, H., Hatanaka, Y., Takani, Y. and Tamaru Y. (2009) Accumulation of trehalose in response to desiccation and salt stress in the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc commune. Phycol. Res. 57:66-73.

29) Yoshida, T. and Sakamoto, T. (2009) Water-stress induced trehalose accumulation and control of trehalase in the cyanobacterium Nostoc punctiforme IAM M-15. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol. 55:135-145.

30) Sakamoto, T., Kumihashi, K., Kunita, S., Masaura, T., Inoue-Sakamoto, K. and Yamaguchi, M. (2011) The extracellular-matrix-retaining cyanobacterium Nostoc verrucosum accumulates trehalose, but is sensitive to desiccation. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 77:385-394.

31) Matsui, K., Nazifi, E., Kunita, S., Wada, N., Matsugo, S. and Sakamoto, T. (2011) Novel glycosylated mycosporine-like amino acids with radical scavenging activity from the cyanobacterium Nostoc commune.
J. Photochem. Photobiol. B. 105:81-89.

32) Arima, H., Horiguchi, N., Takaichi, S., Kofuji, R., Ishida, K., Wada, K. and Sakamoto, T. (2012) Molecular genetic and chemotaxonomic characterization of the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc commune and its neighboring species. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 79:35-45.

33) Matsui, K., Nazifi, E., Hirai, Y., Wada, N., Matsugo, S. and Sakamoto, T. (2012) The cyanobacterial UV-absorbing pigment scytonemin displays radical-scavenging activity. J. Gen. App. Microbiol. 58:137-144.

34)  Nazifi, E., Wada, N., Yamaba, M., Asano, T., Nishiuchi, T., Matsugo, S., and Sakamoto, T. (2013) Glycosylated porphyra-334 and palythine-threonine from the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc commune. Mar. Drugs 11:3124-3154.

35) Nazifi, E., Wada, N., Asano, T., Nishiuchi, T., Iwamuro, Y., Chinaka, S., Matsugo, S. and Sakamoto, T. (2015) Characterization of the chemical diversity of glycosylated mycosporine-like amino acids in the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc commune. J. Photochem. Photobiol. B. 142:154-168.

36) Sato, M., Nishiuchi, T, and Sakamoto, T. (2015) Responses to intermittent exposure to green light during the dark period in Arabidopsis thaliana and possible involvement of cryptochrome 2. Plant Biotechnology 32:263-266.

37) Yamaguchi, Y., Sakamoto, T. and Koketsu, M. (2015) Comparison of anti-hyaluronidase activities and sugar compositions of extracts from four edible species of Nostoc (cyanobacteria). Algal Res. 8:137-142.

38) Inoue-Sakamoto, K., Tanji, Y., Yamaba, M., Natsume, T., Masaura, T., Asano, T., Nishiuchi, T. and Sakamoto, T. (2017) Characterization of extracellular matrix components from the desiccation-tolerant cyanobacterium Nostoc commune. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol. in press.

39) Ishihara, K., Watanabe, R., Uchida, H., Suzuki, T., Yamashita, M., Takenaka, H., Nazifi, E., Matsugo, S., Yamaba, M. and Sakamoto, T. (2017) Novel glycosylated mycosporine-like amino acid, 13-O-(-galactosyl)-porphyra-334, from the edible cyanobacterium Nostoc sphaericum- protective activity on human keratinocytes from UV light. J. Photochem. Photobiol. B. 172:102-108.