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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) 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-(ƒÀ-galactosyl)-porphyra-334, from the edible cyanobacterium Nostoc sphaericum- protective activity on human keratinocytes from UV light. J. Photochem. Photobiol. B. 172:102-108.

39) Inoue-Sakamoto, K., Tanji, Y., Yamaba, M., Natsume, T., Masaura, T., Asano, T., Nishiuchi, T. and Sakamoto, T. (2018) Characterization of extracellular matrix components from the desiccation-tolerant cyanobacterium Nostoc commune. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol. 64:15-25. doi:10.2323/jgam.2017.03.001

40) Wada, N,, Sakamoto, T, and Matsugo, S. (2018) Liposoluble antioxidative components in Japanese traditional fermented food gAmazakeh made from brown rice. J. Bioprocess Biotech. 7:317. doi:10.4172/2155-9821.1000317

41) Inoue-Sakamoto, K., Nazifi, E., Tsuji, C., Asano, T., Nishiuchi, T., Matsugo, S., Ishihara, K., Kanesaki, Y., Yoshikawa, H. and Sakamoto, T. (2018) Characterization of mycosporine-like amino acids in the cyanobacterium Nostoc verrucosum. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol. in press. doi:10.2323/jgam.2017.12.003

42) Sakamoto, T., Hashimoto, A., Yamaba, M., Wada,N., Yoshida, T., Inoue-Sakamoto, K., Nishiuchi, T. and Matsugo, S. (2018) Four chemotypes of the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc commune characterized by differences in the mycosporine-like amino acids. Phycol. Res. in press.