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Osaka City University
Graduate School of Science Biology and Geosciences Course
Job title
Doctor of Engineering
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 1997
Professor, Graduate School of Science Biology and Geosciences Course, Osaka City University


Graduate School, Division of Engineering, Hiroshima University
Faculty of Engineering, Hiroshima University

Published Papers

The fission yeast SPB component Dms1 is required to initiate forespore membrane formation and maintain meiotic SPB components
Touko Niimi, Taro Nakamura
PLOS ONE      2018   [Refereed]
Meiosis-specific localization of the exocytic Rab Ypt2 in fission yeast.
*Imada K, *Nakamura T
Small GTPases   6 1-9   2017   [Refereed]
The exocytic Rabs Ypt3 and Ypt2 regulate the early step of biogenesis of the spore plasma membrane in fission yeast.
Imada K, *Nakamura T
Molecular Biology of the Cell   27 3317-3328   2016   [Refereed]
Molecular coevolution of a sex pheromone and its receptor triggers reproductive isolation in Schizosaccharomyces pombe.
Seike T, Nakamura T, Shimoda C
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA   112 4405-4410   2015   [Refereed]
The fission yeast spore is coated by a proteinaceous surface layer comprising mainly Isp3.
Fukunishi K, Miyakubi K, Hatanaka M, Otsuru N, Hirata A, Shimoda C, *Nakamura T
Molecular Biology of the Cell   25 1545-1548   2014   [Refereed]

Books etc

Autophagy in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe
Mukaiyama H, Nakase M, Nakamura T, Kakinuma Y, *Takegawa K
FEBS Lett   2010   
Control of late meiosis and ascospore formation.
Shimoda, C., and Nakamura, T
Molecular Biology of Schizosaccharomyces pombe   2003   

Research Grants & Projects

Characterization of an arresting-like protein involved in the internalization of syntaxin during meiosis
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2012 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): Nakamura Taro
We conducted live imaging of endocytosis during meiosis by fluorescence microscopy and demonstrated that Mug170 localizes to the specific region on the plasma membrane of zygote. We also observed dynamic behavior of Psy1 during meiosis and determi...
Molecular dissection of meiotic endocytosis
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2009 - 2011    Investigator(s): NAKAMURA Taro
The plasma membrane syntaxin 1 ortholog Psy1 is internalized and changes its localization to the forespore membrane during meiosis. The aim of this study is to address the molecular mechanism of this meiotic endocytosis of Psy1. An arrestin-like p...