Endo Motomu

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Endo Motomu
Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Graduate School of Biostudies, Division of Integrated Life Science
Job title
Associate professor
Research funding number
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Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2006
Mar 2008
JSPS, Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC2, PD), Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
Apr 2008
Dec 2008
JSPS, Postdoctral Fellowship for Research Abroad, University of California San Diego
Jan 2009
Mar 2009
Human Frontier Science Program (Long-term fellow), University of California San Diego
Apr 2009
Dec 2014
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University
Dec 2011
Nov 2014
PRESTO researcher, Design and Control of Cellular Functions, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)


Apr 2004
Mar 2007
Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Scicence, Kyoto University
Apr 2002
Mar 2004
Master's Program, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
Apr 1998
Mar 2002
Department of science, Kyoto University

Awards & Honors

Mar 2017
Young Investigator Award, Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists
Feb 2017
Wakashachi Young Scientists' Award, Aichi Prefecture, Aichi Science & Technology Foundation, and Hibi Science Foundation
Nov 2016
Young Investigator Award, Japanese Society of Chronobiology
Jul 2016
Tissue-specific environmental responses in plants, Gottfried Wagener Prize, Life Sciences and Healthcare, German Innovation Award
Apr 2016
The Young Scientists Prize, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan

Published Papers

Endo M, Yoshida M, Sasaki Y, Negishi K, Horikawa K, Daimon Y, Kurotani KI, Notaguchi M, Abe M, Araki T
Plant & cell physiology   59(8) 1621-1629   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
In many plants, timing of flowering is regulated by day length. In Arabidopsis, florigen, FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) protein, is synthesized in leaf phloem companion cells in response to long days and is transported to the shoot apical meristem (SAM) ...
Negishi K, Endo M, Abe M, Araki T
Plant & cell physiology   59(2) 404-413   Feb 2018   [Refereed]
To determine flowering time, plants perceive multiple environmental stimuli and integrate these signals in the regulation of a florigen gene, FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT). It has been known that nutrient availability affects flowering time in both labor...
Inoue K, Araki T, Endo M
Journal of plant research   131(1) 59-66   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
Plants have endogenous biological clocks that allow organisms to anticipate and prepare for daily and seasonal environmental changes and increase their fitness in changing environments. The circadian clock in plants, as in animals and insects, mai...
Uemoto K, Araki T, Endo M
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)   1830 141-148   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
Cell-type-specific transcription factors are key to deducing the distinct functions of specialized cells from gene expression profiles. Mesophyll is a major tissue for photosynthesis, and contributes about 80% of total RNA from leaves. Palisade an...
Inoue K, Araki T, Endo M
Seminars in cell & developmental biology      Sep 2017   [Refereed]
Many organisms rely on circadian clocks to synchronize their biological processes with the 24-h rotation of the earth. In mammals, the circadian clock consists of a central clock in the suprachiasmatic nucleus and peripheral clocks in other tissue...
Endo M, Shimizu H, Araki T
Nature protocols   11(8) 1388-1395   Aug 2016   [Refereed]
To understand physiological phenomena at the tissue level, elucidation of tissue-specific molecular functions in vivo is required. As an example of the current state of affairs, many genes in plants have been reported to have discordant levels of ...
Higo A, Niwa M, Yamato KT, Yamada L, Sawada H, Sakamoto T, Kurata T, Shirakawa M, Endo M, Shigenobu S, Yamaguchi K, Ishizaki K, Nishihama R, Kohchi T, Araki T
Plant & cell physiology   57(2) 325-338   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
In land plants, there are two types of male gametes: one is a non-motile sperm cell which is delivered to the egg cell by a pollen tube, and the other is a motile sperm cell with flagella. The molecular mechanism underlying the sexual reproduction...
Endo M, Araki T, Nagatani A
Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS   73(4) 829-839   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
Plants use various kinds of environmental signals to adjust the timing of the transition from the vegetative to reproductive phase (flowering). Since flowering at the appropriate time is crucial for plant reproductive strategy, several kinds of ph...
Endo M
Current opinion in plant biology   29 44-49   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
Circadian clocks affect a large proportion of differentially expressed genes in many organisms. Tissue-specific hierarchies in circadian networks in mammals have been contentiously debated, whereas little attention has been devoted to the concept ...
Shimizu H, Torii K, Araki T, Endo M
Plant signaling & behavior   11(2) e1143999--   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
Circadian clocks adjust an organism's environmentally relevant physiological responses.. In plants, a decentralized circadian clock system has recently been proposed. Epidermal clock function is crucial for cell elongation; thus, epidermis-specifi...
Shimizu H, Katayama K, Koto T, Torii K, Araki T, Endo M
Nature plants   1(-) 15163--   Nov 2015   [Refereed]
The circadian clock increases organisms' fitness by regulating physiological responses. In mammals, the circadian clock in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) governs daily behavioural rhythms. Similarly, in Arabidopsis, tissue-specific circadian cl...
Kawamoto N, Sasabe M, Endo M, Machida Y & Araki T
Scientific Reports   5(-) 8341--   Feb 2015   [Refereed]
Appropriate timing of flowering is critical for reproductive success and necessarily involves complex genetic regulatory networks. A mobile floral signal, called florigen, is a key molecule in this process, and FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) protein is it...
Kawamoto N, Endo M, Araki T
Plant signaling & behavior   10(12) e1086856--   Oct 2015   [Refereed]
Regulation of flowering time is crucial for reproductive success of plants. FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) protein is a central component of florigen and forms a ternary complex with 14-3-3 and FD, a basic leucine zipper transcription factor, in the shoot...
Shimizu H, Araki T, Endo M
Plant signaling & behavior   10(6) e1010933--   Oct 2015   [Refereed]
Tissue-specific functions of the circadian clock in Arabidopsis have recently been revealed. The vasculature clock shows distinctive gene expression profiles compared to the clock in other tissues under light-dark cycles. However, it has not yet b...
Endo M, Shimizu H, Nohales AM, Araki T & Kay SA
Nature   515(7527) 419-422   Nov 2014   [Refereed]
Many organisms rely on a circadian clock system to adapt to daily and seasonal environmental changes. The mammalian circadian clock consists of a central clock in the suprachiasmatic nucleus that has tightly coupled neurons and synchronizes other ...
Endo Motomu
Seitai no Kagaku   65(5) 434-435   Oct 2014   [Invited]
Circadian clock and photoperiodism in Arabidopsis thaliana and Marchantia polymorpha
Endo M, Kubota A, Kouchi T, Araki T
Regulation of Plant Growth & Development   49(1) 49-58   May 2014   [Invited]

Conference Activities & Talks

Circadian clocks in Arabidopsis regulates cell-fate determination
Endo Motomu
Sapporo Symposium on Biological Rhythm in 2018   12 Jul 2018   
Chemical screenings of agrichemicals that can regulate flowering through modification of circadian clocks in the vasculature.
小河 香織, 荒木 崇, 遠藤 求
日本時間生物学会 第24回大会   28 Oct 2017   
The control of cell cycle by circadian clock
別城啓太, 清水華子, 荒木崇, 遠藤求
日本時間生物学会 第24回大会   28 Oct 2017   
Cell-type specific circadian clock determines plant cell fate
鳥井 孝太郎, 清水 華子, 荒木 崇, 遠藤 求
日本時間生物学会 第24回大会   28 Oct 2017   
Investigation the mechanism of long-distance clock information sharing
上本 恭平, 荒木 崇, 遠藤 求
日本時間生物学会 第24回大会   28 Oct 2017   
Decentralized circadian clocks process thermal and photoperiodic cues in specific tissues
清水 華子, 片山 可奈, 古藤 知子, 鳥井 孝太郎, 荒木 崇, 遠藤 求
日本時間生物学会 第22回大会   21 Nov 2015   
Tissue-specific regulations of circadian clocks in Arabidopsis [Invited]
Endo Motomu
11th Kyoto University and National Taiwan University Joint-Symposium “Molecular and Cell Biology Symposium”   3 May 2013   


Journal reviewing
Science, Nature Plants, Plant and Cell Physiology, Journal of Plant Research, Genes & Genetic Systems, Plant Science, Gene Expression, Journal of Plant Physiology, Plant, Cell & Environment, Environmental and Experimental Botany.