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  • Nagoya University
  • Division of Biological Science, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University
  • World Premier International Research Center (WPI) Initiative
  • Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM)
  • International Association of Sexual Plant Reproduction Research


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Optical Technology Group

Group Leader・Designated Assistant Professor of Division of Biological Science, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University

NameDaisuke Kurihara


Research Articles


1. Kurihara D.**, Mizuta Y., Sato Y., Higashiyama T. (2015) ClearSee: a rapid optical clearing reagent for whole-plant fluorescence imaging. Development 142: 4168-4179. [PubMed]  [Article] **Corresponding author


2. Gooh K., Ueda M., Aruga K., Park J., Arata H., Higashiyama T., Kurihara D.** (2015) Live-cell imaging and optical manipulation of Arabidopsis early embryogenesis. Dev. Cell 34: 242-251. [PubMed]  [Article] **Corresponding author


3. Maruyama D., Völz R., Takeuchi H., Mori T., Igawa T., Kurihara D., Kawashima T., Ueda M., Ito M., Umeda M., Nishikawa S., Groß-Hardt R., Higashiyama T. (2015) Rapid elimination of the persistent synergid through a cell fusion mechanism. Cell 161: 907-918. [PubMed]  [Article]


4. Susaki D., Takeuchi H., Tsutsui H., Kurihara D., Higashiyama T. (2015) Live imaging and laser disruption reveal the dynamics and cell-cell communication during Torenia fournieri female gametophyte development. Plant Cell Physiol. 56: 1031-1041. [PubMed]  [Article]


5. Mizuta Y., Kurihara D., Higashiyama T. (2015) Two-photon imaging with longer wavelength excitation in intact Arabidopsis tissues. Protoplasma in press [PubMed]  [Article]


6. Sasabe M., Ishibashi N., Haruta T., Minami A., Kurihara D., Higashiyama T., Nishihama R., Ito M., Machida Y. (2015) The carboxyl-terminal tail of the stalk of Arabidopsis NACK1/HINKEL kinesin is required for its localization to the cell plate formation site. J. Plant Res. 128: 327-336. [PubMed]  [Article]


7. Hasegawa J., Higaki T., Hamamura Y., Kurihara D., Kutsuna N., Higashiyama T., Hasezawa S., Matsunaga S. (2014) Increase in invaginated vacuolar membrane structure caused by plant cell expansion by genotoxic stress induced by DNA double-strand breaks. Cytologia 79: 467-474. [Article]  


8. Hamamura Y., Nishimaki M., Takeuchi H., Geitmann A., Kurihara D., Higashiyama T. (2014) Live imaging of calcium spikes during double fertilization in ArabidopsisNat. Commun. 5: 4722. [PubMed]  [Article]


9. Maruyama D., Hamamura Y., Takeuchi H., Susaki D., Nishimaki M., Kurihara D., Kasahara R.D., Higashiyama T. (2013) Independent control by each female gamete prevents the attraction of multiple pollen tubes. Dev. Cell 25: 317-323. [PubMed]  [Article]


10. Luo L., Ando S., Sasabe M., Machida C., Kurihara D., Higashiyama T., Machida Y. (2012) Arabidopsis ASYMMETRIC LEAVES2 protein required for leaf morphogenesis consistently forms speckles during mitosis of tobacco BY-2 cells via signals in its specific sequence. J. Plant Res. 125: 661-668.  [PubMed]  [Article]


11. Adachi, S., Minamisawa, K., Okushima, Y., Inagaki, S., Yoshiyama, K., Kondou, Y., Kaminuma, E., Kawashima, M., Toyoda, T., Matsui, M., Kurihara, D., Matsunaga, S., Umeda, M. (2011) Programmed induction of endoreduplication by DNA double-strand breaks in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 108: 10004-9.   [PubMed]  [Article]


12. Kurihara, D., Matsunaga, S., Omura, T., Higashiyama, T., Fukui, K. (2011) Identification and characterization of plant Haspin kinase as a histone H3 threonine kinase. BMC Plant Biol. 11: 73.   [PubMed]  [Article]


13. Hamamura, Y., Saito, C., Awai, C., Kurihara, D., Miyawaki, A., Nakagawa, T., Kanaoka, M.M., Sasaki, N., Nakano, A., Berger, F., Higashiyama, T. (2011) Live-Cell Imaging Reveals the Dynamics of Two Sperm Cells during Double Fertilization in Arabidopsis thaliana. Curr. Biol.21: 497-502.   [PubMed]  [Article]


14. Goto, H., Okuda, S., Mizukami, A., Mori, H., Sasaki, N.,Kurihara, D., Higashiyama, T. (2011) Chemical visualization of an attractant peptide, LURE. Plant Cell Physiol. 52: 49-58.   [PubMed]  [Article]


15. Kurihara, D., Matsunaga, S., Uchiyama, S., Fukui, K. (2008) Live cell imaging reveals plant aurora kinase has dual roles during mitosis. Plant Cell Physiol. 49: 1256-1261.   [PubMed]  [Article]


16. Morimoto, A., Matsunaga, S., Kurihara, D., Fukui, K. (2008) Visualization of mitotic HeLa cells by advanced polarized light microscopy. Micron 39: 635-638.   [PubMed]  [Article]


17. Cartagena, J.A., Matsunaga, S., Seki, M., Kurihara, D., Yokoyama, M., Shinozaki, K., Fujimoto, S., Azumi, Y., Uchiyama, S., Fukui, K. (2008) The Arabidopsis SDG4 contributes to the regulation of pollen tube growth by methylation of histone H3 lysines 4 and 36 in mature pollen. Dev. Biol. 315: 355-368.   [PubMed]  [Article]


18. Takata, H., Matsunaga, S., Morimoto, A., Ma, N., Kurihara, D., Ono-Maniwa, R., Nakagawa, M., Azuma, T., Uchiyama, S., Fukui, K. (2007) PHB2 protects sister-chromatid cohesion in mitosis. Curr. Biol. 17: 1356-1361.   [PubMed]  [Article]


19. Watanabe, W., Shimada, T., Matsunaga, S., Kurihara, D., Fukui, K., Arimura, S., Tsutsumi, N., Isobe, K., Itoh, K. (2007) Single-organelle tracking by two-photon conversion. Opt. Exp. 15: 2490-2498.   [PubMed]  [Article]


20. Kurihara, D.*, Kawabe, A.*, Matsunaga, S., Nakagawa, K., Fujimoto, S., Uchiyama, S., Fukui, K. (2007) Characterization of a splicing variant of plant Aurora kinase. Plant Cell Physiol. 48: 369-374. *These authors equally contributed to this work.   [PubMed]  [Article]


21. Kurihara, D., Matsunaga, S., Kawabe, A., Fujimoto, S., Noda, M., Uchiyama, S., Fukui, K. (2006) Aurora kinase is required for chromosome segregation in tobacco BY-2 cells. Plant J. 48: 572-580.   [PubMed]  [Article]


22. Kawabe, A.*, Matsunaga, S.*, Nakagawa, K., Kurihara, D., Yoneda, A., Hasezawa, S., Uchiyama, S., Fukui, K. (2005) Characterization of plant Aurora kinases during mitosis. Plant Mol. Biol. 58: 1-13. *These authors equally contributed to this work.   [PubMed]  [Article]

Reviews, Book

1. Kurihara D., Matsunaga S. (2014). Kinetochore and microtubule dynamics during cell division of tobacco BY-2 cells visualized by live-cell imaging. In Atlas of Plant Cell Structure, Noguchi et al. ed. Springer, 16-17.


Kurihara D., Hamamura Y., Higashiyama T. (2013) Live-cell analysis of plant reproduction: live-cell imaging, optical manipulation, and advanced microscopy technologies. Dev. Growth. Differ. 55: 462-473.   [PubMed]  [Article]


3. Kurihara, D., Matsunaga, S., Uchiyama, S. Fukui, K. (2008) Plant Aurora kinase has dual roles on chromosome alignment and segregation during mitosis. Cytologia 73: 1-2.  [Article]


4. Kurihara, D., Matsunaga, S., Fukui, K. (2006) Chromosome dynamics in Arabidopsis. Plant Genome: Biodiversity and Evolution. Edited by Sharma, A.K. and Sharma, A. Science Publishers, Enfield, New Hampshire, USA. 127-147.


5. Matsunaga, S., Kurihara, D., Kawabe, A., Nakagawa, K., Yoneda, A., Hasezawa, S., Uchiyama, S. Fukui, K. (2005) Dynamics of the plant Aurora kinase AtAUR3 during mitosis and spindle abnormality induced by AtAUR3 overexpression. Cytologia 70: 1-2.  [Article]

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