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FUKUDA Mitsunori
Graduate School of Life Sciences
Department of Integrative Life Sciences
Division of Cellular Network
Laboratory of Membrane Trafficking Mechanisms
Fukuda Initiative Research Unit, RIKEN
Research Fields
  • Cell biology
  • General neuroscience
  • Pathological medical chemistry
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Research Subjects
  • Role of Rab proteins in membrane trafficking(2001-)
  • Structure and function of synaptotagmin-like protein (Slp)(2001-)
  • Role of synaptotagmins in transmitter secretion(1994-)
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small GTPase, membrane traffic, Rab effector, melanin, secretion, Griscelli syndrome, synaptotagmin-like protein, synaptotagmin, exocytosis, endocytosis, calcium sensor, synaptic vesicle, neurotransmitter release
Academic Society Membership
  • Japan Society for Cell Biology
  • Japanese Biochemical Society
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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    Original Papers

    OATL1, a novel autophagosome-resident Rab33B-GAP, regulates autophagosomal maturation..[J. Cell Biol.,192(5),(2011),839-853]Itoh, T., Kanno, E., Uemura, T., Waguri, S. and Fukuda, M.

    Varp is a novel Rab32/38-binding protein that regulates Tyrp1 trafficking in melanocytes..[Mol. Biol. Cell,20(12),(2009),2900-2908]Tamura, K., Ohbayashi, N., Maruta, Y., Kanno, E., Itoh, T. and Fukuda, M.

    Role of Rab27 in synaptic transmission at the squid giant synapse..[Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA,105(41),(2008),16003-16008]Yu, E., Kanno, E., Choi, S., Sugimori, M., Moreira, J. E., Llinás, R. R. and Fukuda, M.

    Rab27A-binding protein Slp2-a is required for peripheral melanosome distribution and elongated cell shape in melanocytes..[Nature Cell Biol.,6(12),(2004),1195-1203]Kuroda, T. S. and Fukuda, M.

    Vesicular reuptake inhibition by a synaptotagmin I C2B domain antibody at the squid giant synapse..[Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA,101(51),(2004),17855-17860]Llinás, R. R., Sugimori, M., Moran, K. A., Moreira, J. E. and Fukuda, M.

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    Honours, Awards and Prizes
    • 第5回 日本分子生物学会三菱化学奨励賞(2007)
    • 花王研究奨励賞(2006)
    • 日本生化学会奨励賞(2004)
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    Activity of External Organization
    • F1000Prime(2014-)
    • Cell Structure and Function(2011-)
    • International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics(2007-)
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