Laboratory for Structural Construction, RIKEN PSC

The appearance of higher plant is determined by its cell shapes, which are difficult to change after maturation. Cellular shapes depend on two classes of cellular units, the cell wall and the vacuole. The constituents of these units are synthesized in the endoplasmic reticulum and the Golgi apparatus, and transported through the secretory pathway to their final destinations with modifications during their transit.
Our research is focused on the mechanism of intracellular protein and oligosaccharide transport through the analysis of secretory pathway in higher plants. Biochemistry, cell biology, genomics and genetics of tobacco cells and Arabidopsis are employed in this investigation.

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Outline of this laboratory

RIKEN OFFICIAL HOMEPAGE, Laboratory for Structural Construction

Morphogenesis Research Group, Plant Science Center