ITO Hidetaka

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ITO Hidetaka
Hokkaido University
Faculty of Science, Department of Science Biological Sciences
Job title
Assistant Professor

Published Papers

Dongliang Yu, Ziwei Zuo, Weishan Shao, Xiaoxia Ma, Hidetaka Ito, Huizhong Wang, Yijun Meng
Plant Signal Behav.      Jun 2019   [Refereed]
Dongliang Yu, Ying Wan, Hidetaka Ito, Xiaoxia Ma, Tian Xie, Tingzhang Wang, Chaogang Shao and Yijun Meng
BMC Genomics   20(133)    Feb 2019   [Refereed]
Yu D, Lu J, Shao W, Ma X, Xie T, Ito H, Wang T, Xu M, Wang H, Meng Y
Database      2019   [Refereed]
Dongliang Yu, Min Xu, Hidetaka Ito, Weishan Shao, Xiaoxia Ma, Huizhong Wang, Yijun Meng
Frontiers in Genetics      Nov 2018   [Refereed]
Degradome sequencing (degradome-seq) was widely used for cleavage site mapping on the microRNA (miRNA) targets. Here, the application value of degradome-seq data in tracking the miRNA processing intermediates was reported. By adopting the paramete...
Masuta Y, Kawabe A, Nozawa K, Naito K, Kato A, Ito H
Breeding Science   68 168-176   May 2018   [Refereed]
In plants, several transposable elements are conserved across species. We found a homolog of ONSEN, which is a heat-activated retrotransposon originally isolated from Arabidopsis thaliana, in Vigna. The ONSEN-like elements (VaONS) were detected in...
1(7)    Jun 2017   [Refereed]
Transposable elements (TEs) are highly abundant in plant genomes. Environmental stress is one of the critical stimuli that activate TEs. We analyzed a heat-activated retrotransposon, named ONSEN, in cruciferous vegetables. Multiple copies of ONSEN...
Masuda S, Nozawa K, Matsunaga W, Masuta Y, Kawabe A, Kato A, Ito H
Genes Genet. Syst   91(6)    2017   [Refereed]
Natural accessions are used for studying intraspecies genetic variation in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana in order to address fundamental questions of evolution. Transposable elements are responsible for a wide range of mutations and play si...
Masuta Y, Nozawa K, Takagi H, Yaegashi H, Tanaka K, Ito T, Saito H, Kobayashi H, Matsunaga W, Masuda S, Kato A, Ito H
Plant & Cell Physiology   58(2) 375-384   Dec 2016   [Refereed]
A transposition of a heat-activated retrotransposon named ONSEN required compromise of a small RNA-mediated epigenetic regulation that includes RNA-directed DNA methylation (RdDM) machinery after heat treatment. In the current study, we analyzed t...
Ito H, Kim JM, Matsunaga W, Saze H, Matsui A, Endo TA, Harukawa Y, Takagi H, Yaegashi H, Masuta Y, Masuda S, Ishida J, Tanaka M, Takahashi S, Morosawa T, Toyoda T, Kakutani T, Kato A, Seki M.
Scientific Reports.      Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Transposable elements (TEs), or transposons, play an important role in adaptation. TE insertion can affect host gene function and provides a mechanism for rapid increases in genetic diversity, particularly because many TEs respond to environmental...
Shida T, Fukuda A, Saito T, Ito H, Kato A.
Plant Physiol Bioch.   92 62-70   Jul 2015   [Refereed]
AtRBP1 is an RNA-binding protein containing RNA-recognition motifs in Arabidopsis thaliana, homologues of which are not observed in metazoa. Transgenic plants expressing artificial microRNAs for repressing AtRBP1 expression displayed a stunted pri...
Kato H, Komeda Y, Saito T, Ito H, Kato A.
Genes Genet. Syst.   90(3) 163-174   Jun 2015   [Refereed]
The acaulis2 (acl2) mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana shows a defect in flower stalk elongation. We identified the mutation point of acl2 by map-based cloning. The ACL2 locus is located within an approximately 320-kb region at around 100 map units on...
Wataru Matsunaga, Naohiko Ohama, Noriaki Tanabe, Yukari Masuta, Seiji Masuda, Namiki Mitani-Ueno, Kazuko Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, Jian Feng Ma, Atsushi Kato and Hidetaka Ito
frontiers in PLANT SCIENCE      Feb 2015   [Refereed]
Transposable elements (TEs) are key elements that facilitate genome evolution of the host organism. A number of studies have assessed the functions of TEs, which change gene expression in the host genome. Activation of TEs is controlled by epigene...
Yamada M, Yamagishi Y, Akaoka M, Ito H, Kato A.
Mol Genet Genomics.   289(5) 821-835   Oct 2014   [Refereed]
Retrotransposons are ubiquitous components of plant genomes. They affect genome organization, and can also affect the expression patterns of neighboring genes. Retrotransposons are therefore important elements for changing genomic information. To ...
   May 2014   [Refereed][Invited]
Arabidopsis thaliana serves as a very good model organism to investigate the control of transposable elements (TEs) by genetic and genomic approaches. As TE movements are potentially deleterious to the hosts, hosts silence TEs by epigenetic mechan...
Kato H, Saito T, Ito H, Komeda Y, Kato A.
171(6) 382-388   Mar 2014   [Refereed]
The Arabidopsis genome encodes various proteins with a Toll/interleukin-1 receptor (TIR) domain. Many of these proteins also contain nucleotide-binding site (NBS) and leucine-rich repeat (LRR) domains and function as resistance (R) proteins. Howev...
Ito H, Yoshida T, Tsukahara S, Kawabe A
Gene   518(2) 256-261   Apr 2013   [Refereed]
A Ty1/Copia-like retrotransposon, ONSEN, is activated by heat stress in Arabidopsis thaliana, and its de novo integrations that were observed preferentially within genes implies its regulation of neighboring genes. Here we show that ONSEN related ...
88(1) 3-7   Feb 2013   [Refereed]
RNA interference is now a well-recognized post-transcriptional mechanism for regulation of gene expression in both animals and plants. In this process, microRNAs (miRNAs) direct silencing complexes to complementary RNA sequences, leading to either...
Matsunaga W, Kobayashi A, Kato A, Ito H
Plant & cell physiology   53(5) 824-833   May 2012   [Refereed]
Environmental stress influences genetic and epigenetic regulation in plant genomes. We previously reported that heat stress activated a copia-like retrotransposon named ONSEN. To investigate the heat sensitivity and transgenerational activation of...
Ito H
Development, growth & differentiation   54(1) 100-107   Dec 2011   [Refereed]
Transposons are highly conserved in plants and have created a symbiotic relationship with the host genome. An important factor of the successful communication between transposons and host plants is epigenetic modifications including DNA methylatio...
472(7341) 115-119   Mar 2011   [Refereed]
Eukaryotic genomes consist to a significant extent of retrotransposons that are suppressed by host epigenetic mechanisms, preventing their uncontrolled propagation1, 2. However, it is not clear how this is achieved. Here we show that in Arabidopsi...
Ito H, Miura A, Takashima K, Kakutani T
Molecular genetics and genomics : MGG   277(1) 23-30   Jan 2007   [Refereed]
Despite the conserved roles and conserved protein machineries of centromeres, their nucleotide sequences can be highly diverse even among related species. The diversity reflects rapid evolution, but the underlying mechanism is largely unknown. One...
Yan H, Ito H, Nobuta K, Ouyang S, Jin W, Tian S, Lu C, Venu RC, Wang GL, Green PJ, Wing RA, Buell CR, Meyers BC, Jiang J
The Plant cell   18(9) 2123-2133   Sep 2006   [Refereed]
The centromere is the chromosomal site for assembly of the kinetochore where spindle fibers attach during cell division. In most multicellular eukaryotes, centromeres are composed of long tracts of satellite repeats that are recalcitrant to sequen...
Ito H, Nasuda S, Endo TR
Genome / National Research Council Canada = Genome / Conseil national de recherches Canada   47(4) 747-756   Aug 2004   [Refereed]
A high-density BAC filter of Triticum monococcum was screened for the presence of a centromeric retrotransposon using the integrase region as a probe. Southern hybridization to the BAC digests using total genomic DNA probes of Triticum monococcum,...
420 312-316   2002   [Refereed]
The rice species Oryza sativa is considered to be a model plant because of its small genome size, extensive genetic map, relative ease of transformation and synteny with other cereal crops1, 2, 3, 4. Here we report the essentially complete sequenc...

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience



Graduate School, Division of Agriculture, Kyoto University
Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University


松永航, 増田ゆかり, 加藤敦之, 伊藤秀臣
日本遺伝学会大会プログラム・予稿集   84th 119   Aug 2012
松永航, 加藤敦之, 伊藤秀臣
日本遺伝学会大会プログラム・予稿集   83rd 99   Aug 2011
日本遺伝学会大会プログラム・予稿集   83rd 65   Aug 2011
伊藤秀臣, BUCHER Etienne, GAUBERT Herve, MIROUZE Marie, VAILLANT Isabelle, PASZKOWSKI Jerzy
日本遺伝学会大会プログラム・予稿集   82nd 109   Sep 2010
伊藤秀臣, 那須田周平, 遠藤隆
日本遺伝学会大会プログラム・予稿集   71st 88   Sep 1999

Books etc

Transgenerational Epigenetics
ITO Hidetaka (Part:Contributor, Plant Models of Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance.)
Elsevier   Jun 2014   ISBN:978-0-12-405944-3

Conference Activities & Talks

The effect of Zebularine for ONSEN activation in Adzuki upon heat stress
Patwira Boonjing,, Yukari Masuta, and Hidetaka Ito
PGRP 2019 Nara   18 Mar 2019   
A novel regulation of transposon expression via DNA methylation
Masataka Yamada, Kosuke Nozawa, Atsushi Kato, Hidetaka Ito
The Japanese society of plant physiologists   13 Mar 2019   The Japanese society of plant physiologists
A novel regulation of transposon via DNA methylation
Masahiro Fukuda, Kosuke Nozawa, Kato Atsushi, Hidetaka Ito
The Japanese society of plant physiologists   13 Mar 2019   The Japanese society of plant physiologists
Functional characterization of ONSEN activated by heat stress in transgenic rice
Patwira Boonjing, Yoshiki Habu, Hiroyuki Tsuji, Yukari Masuta, Atsushi Kato, Hidetaka Ito
19 Sep 2018   
ITO Hidetaka
16 Mar 2017   
ITO Hidetaka
International Symposium on Environmental Stress Adaptation & Memory in Plants   27 Feb 2017   
Kosuke Nozawa, Atsushi Kato, Hidetaka Ito
Cold Spring Harbor Asia conferences   18 Nov 2016   
Analysis and application of heat-activated retrotransposon in Brassicaceae [Invited]
ITO Hidetaka
24 Sep 2016   
A transpositional regulation of a heat-activated retrotransposon in Arabidopsis.
Yui Hayashi, Yukari Masuta, Atsushi Kato, Hidetaka Ito
8 Sep 2016   
ITO Hidetaka
MB2015   2 Dec 2015   BMB
Analysis of transcriptional regulation of heat-activated retrotransposon in ecotypes of Arabidopsis thaliana.
26 Sep 2015   
ITO Hidetaka
The 56th Annual Meeting of The Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists   16 Mar 2015   The Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists
Epigenetic regulation of a stress activated transposon in plant
Hidetaka Ito, Jong-Myong Kim, Wataru Matsunaga, Akihiro Matsui,Tetsuro Toyoda, Takaho A. Endo, Junko Ishida, Taeko Morosawa, and Motoaki Seki
24 Nov 2014   
Genome reconstruction and a heat-induced retrotransposon in Brassica
Hidetaka Ito, Yukari Masuta, Wataru Matsunaga, Seiji Masuda, Atsushi Kato
12 Oct 2013   
Transposon silencing and genome evolution through an siRNA [Invited]
ITO Hidetaka
14 Dec 2012   
A small RNA regulates a heat-activated transposon [Invited]
ITO Hidetaka
Frontiers in Plant RNA Research 2012   17 Oct 2012   
Genomic impact of a stress-induced retrotransposon [Invited]
ITO Hidetaka
63rd FUJIHARA SEMINAR 2012   2 Aug 2012   
The Effects of a Stress-activated Transposon on Arabidopsis Genome [Invited]
ITO Hidetaka
The 8th Okazaki Biology Conference   22 Mar 2012   
A stress-induced activation and epigenetic regulation of a retrotransposon [Invited]
ITO Hidetaka
第53回日本植物生理学会年会シンポジウム   5 Mar 2012   
Transgenerational effects and genomic impacts in environmental stress
ITO Hidetaka
3rd International Conference and Workshop   26 Feb 2012   
An siRNA pathway controls retrotransposition in plants subjected to stress
22nd ICAR   Jun 2011   

Association Memberships


Research Grants & Projects

Japan Science and Technology Agency: Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology
Project Year: Oct 2011 - Mar 2015    Investigator(s): ITO Hidetaka
The Akiyama Life Science Foundation: 研究助成(奨励)
Project Year: Apr 2011 - Mar 2012    Investigator(s): ITO Hidetaka
Mechanism of transposon in plant.
Project Year: 2010