Susumu Mochizuki

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Susumu Mochizuki
Kagawa University
Faculty of AgricultureDepartment of Applied Biological Science
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Academic & Professional Experience

Dec 2016
Assistant Professor, International Institute of Rare Sugar Research and Education, Kagawa University
Jun 2014
Nov 2016
Researcher, Kagawa University
Apr 2008
May 2014
Researcher, NIAS
Apr 2001
Mar 2005


Apr 2005
Mar 2008
Hiroshima University

Published Papers

Uji Y, Kashihara K, Kiyama H, Mochizuki S, Akimitsu K, Gomi K
International journal of molecular sciences   20(12)    Jun 2019   [Refereed]
Kashihara K, Onohata T, Okamoto Y, Uji Y, Mochizuki S, Akimitsu K, Gomi K
Journal of plant physiology   232 180-187   Nov 2018   [Refereed]
吉原明秀, 加藤志郎, 望月進, 大谷耕平, 何森健
化学と生物   56(11) 752‐758   Oct 2018
Masaki Kiryu, Miho Hamanaka, Kayo Yoshitomi, Susumu Mochizuki, Kazuya Akimitsu, Kenji Gomi
Journal of General Plant Pathology   1-9   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Plant volatile compounds, including terpenes, are known to be involved in the rice defense system. In the present analysis of a terpene synthase, OsTPS18, in rice, we found that OsTPS18 was localized in the cytoplasm and synthesized the sesquiterp...
Akimitsu Kazuya, Ohara Toshiaki, Shigematsu Yoshio, Ishida Yutaka, Ohtani Kouhei, Izumori Ken, Matsudaira Kazushi, Aki Ayaka, Mochizuki Susumu, Kano Akihito, Yoshihara Akihide, Gomi Kenji, Ichimura Kazuya, Fukumoto Takeshi
Japanese Journal of Pesticide Science   42(1) 99-103   2017
Takeshi Nishimura, Susumu Mochizuki, Naoko Ishii-Minami, Yukiko Fujisawa, Yoshihiro Kawahara, Yuri Yoshida, Kazunori Okada, Sugihiro Ando, Hideo Matsumura, Ryohei Terauchi, Eiichi Minami, Yoko Nishizawa
PLoS Pathogens   12(10) e1005921   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
Magnaporthe oryzae, the fungus causing rice blast disease, should contend with host innate immunity to develop invasive hyphae (IH) within living host cells. However, molecu- lar strategies to establish the biotrophic interactions are largely unkn...
Shoji Sugano, Nagao Hayashi, Yasushi Kawagoe, Susumu Mochizuki, Haruhiko Inoue, Masaki Mori, Yoko Nishizawa, Chang Jie Jiang, Minami Matsui, Hiroshi Takatsuji
Plant Molecular Biology   1-15   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
Membrane trafficking plays pivotal roles in many cellular processes including plant immunity. Here, we report the characterization of OsVAMP714, an intracellular SNARE protein, focusing on its role in resistance to rice blast disease caused by the...
Kazuya Akimitsu, Kouhei Ohtani, Takuya Shimagami, Mai Katsumoto, Chika Igarashi, Sawa Tanaka, Syu Matsuoka, Susumu Mochizuki, Takashi Tsuge, Mikihiro Yamamoto, Motoichiro Kodama, Kazuya Ichimura, Kenji Gomi
Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology      Dec 2015   [Refereed]
Alternaria black rot, Alternaria leaf spot of rough lemon, and Alternaria brown spot of tangerines are three major citrus Alternaria pathogens. Citrus could be considered as a molecular contact point for host-selective toxin (HST)-mediated co-evol...
Yoko Nishizawa, Susumu Mochizuki, Naoki Yokotani, Takeshi Nishimura, Eiichi Minami
Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology      Dec 2015   [Refereed]
Biotrophic pathogens need to contend with host defense mechanisms to develop within living host cells. To understand the biotrophic interactions between rice and Magnaporthe oryzae, the fungus causing rice blast disease, we studied molecular mecha...
Susumu Mochizuki, Eiichi Minami, Yoko Nishizawa
MicrobiologyOpen   4 952-966   Dec 2015   [Refereed]
The rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae grows inside living host cells. Cytological analyses by live-cell imaging have revealed characteristics of the biotrophic invasion, particularly the extrainvasive hyphal membrane (EIHM) originating from the...

Books etc

PSJ Plant-Microbe Interactions Symposium Report Vol. 53
Mochizuki, S., Matsudaira, K., Ohtani, N., Kano, A., Fukumoto, T., Ohtani, K., Ohara, T., Kong, L., Yoshida, H., Yoshihara, A., Ishida, Y., Kamitori, S., Gomi, K., Ichimura, K., Izumori, K. and Akimitsu, K. (Part:Contributor, Functions of rare sugars during plant-microbe interactions and a possibility of their applications for agro-usages.)
the Phytopathological Society of Japan   Aug 2018   

Research Grants & Projects

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(若手研究(B))
Project Year: 2010 - 2011    Investigator(s): Susumu MOCHIZUKI
I improved the live and real-time imaging method using trimmed and sliced leaf-sheath to analyze the structural changes and the intracellular reactions both in a single cell of rice and blast fungus during the early infection process. Using this m...