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Original Articles

  1. Hiromitsu Tabeta, Shunsuke Watanabe, Keita Fukuda, Shizuka Gunji, Mariko Asaoka, Masami Yokota Hirai, Mitsunori Seo, Hirokazu Tsukaya, Ali Ferjani (2021) An auxin signaling network translates low-sugar-state input into compensated cell enlargement in the fugu5 cotyledon. PLoS Genet 17(8): e1009674.
  2. Hiroshi Tojo, Aki Nakamura, Ali Ferjani, Yusuke Kazama, Tomoko Abe, Hidetoshi Iida.
    A Method Enabling Comprehensive Isolation of Arabidopsis Mutants Exhibiting Unusual Root Mechanical Behavior. Front Plant Sci. 2021 Mar 3; 12:646404. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.646404. eCollection 2021.
  3. Asaoka M, Ooe M, Gunji S, Milani P, Runel G, Horiguchi G, Hamant O, Sawa S, Tsukaya H, Ferjani A. Stem integrity in Arabidopsis thaliana requires a load-bearing epidermis. Development. 2021 Feb 26;148(4):dev198028. doi:10.1242/dev.198028.
  4. Fukuda M, Mieda M, Sato R, Kinoshita S, Tomoyama T, Ferjani A, Maeshima M, Segami S. (2020) Lack of Vacuolar H+ -Pyrophosphatase and Cytosolic Pyrophosphatases Causes Fatal Developmental Defects in Arabidopsis thaliana. Front. Plant Sci. 11:655. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.00655
  5. Gunji S, Oda Y, Imamura HT, Tsukaya H, Ferjani A. (2020) Excess pyrophosphate restrains pavement cell morphogenesis and alters organ flatness in Arabidopsis thaliana. Front Plant Sci.11:31. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.00031. eCollection 2020.
  6. Amano R, Nakayama H, Momoi R, Omata E, Gunji S, Takebayashi Y, Kojima M, Ikematsu S, Ikeuchi M, Iwase A, Sakamoto T, Kasahara H, Sakakibara H, Ferjani A, Kimura S. (2020) Molecular basis for natural vegetative propagation via regeneration in North American lake cress, Rorippa aquatica (Brassicaceae). Plant Cell Physiol., 61(2):353-369.
  7. Yu‐Tong Jiang, Ren‐Jie Tang, Yan‐Jie Zhang, Hong‐Wei Xue, Ali Ferjani, Sheng Luan, Wen‐Hui Lin (2020) Two tonoplast proton pumps function in Arabidopsis embryo development. New Phytologist, 225(4):1606-1617.
  8. Gunji S, Amano R, Kaneko S, Ferjani A, Kimura S. (2019) Development of experimental teaching material to learn asexual reproduction by using the high vegetative propagation capacity of Rorippa aquatica leaves. Jpn. J. Biol. Educ. 60(3):137-147.
  9. Asaoka M, Inoue SI, Gunji S, Kinoshita T, Maeshima M, Tsukaya H, Ferjani A. (2019) Excess Pyrophosphate within Guard Cells Delays Stomatal Closure. Plant Cell Physiol., 60(4):875-887.
  10. Yang Y, Tang RJ, Mu B, Ferjani A, Shi J, Zhang H, Zhao F, Lan WZ, Luan S. (2018) Vacuolar Proton Pyrophosphatase Is Required for High Magnesium Tolerance in Arabidopsis. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 19(11). pii: E3617. doi: 10.3390/ijms19113617.
  11. Ferjani A, Kawade K, Asaoka M, Oikawa A, Okada T, Mochizuki A, Maeshima M, Hirai YM, Saito K, Tsukaya H (2018) Pyrophosphate inhibits gluconeogenesis by restricting UDP-glucose formation in vivo. Scientific Reports. 8:14696
  12. Graus D, Konrad KR, Bemm F, Patir Nebioglu MG, Lorey C, Duscha K, Güthoff T, Herrmann J, Ferjani A, Cuin TA, Roelfsema MRG, Schumacher K, Neuhaus HE, Marten I, Hedrich R (2018) High V-PPase activity is beneficial under high salt loads, but detrimental without salinity. New Phytol. 219:1421-1432
  13. Segami S, Tomoyama T, Sakamoto S, Gunji S, Fukuda M, Kinoshita S, Mitsuda N, Ferjani A, Maeshima M (2018) Vacuolar H+-pyrophosphatase and Cytosolic Soluble Pyrophosphatases Cooperatively Regulate Pyrophosphate Levels in Arabidopsis thaliana. The Plant Cell 30:1040-1061
  14. Hanchi M, Thibaud MC, Légeret B, Kuwata K, Pochon N, Beisson F, Cao A, Cuyas L, David P, Doerner P, Ferjani A, Lai F, Li-Beisson Y, Mutterer J, Philibert M, Raghothama KG, Rivasseau C, Secco D, Whelan J, Nussaume L, Javot H (2018) The Phosphate Fast-Responsive Genes PECP1 and PPsPase1 Affect Phosphocholine and Phosphoethanolamine Content. Plant Physiol. 176(4):2943-2962.
    doi: 10.1104/pp.17.01246.
  15. Takahashi K, Morimoto R, Tabeta H, Asaoka M, Ishida M, Maeshima M, Tsukaya H, Ferjani A (2017) Compensated Cell Enlargement in fugu5 is Specifically Triggered by Lowered Sucrose Production from Seed Storage Lipids. Plant Cell Physiol., 58(4):668-678.
  16. Tanaka N, Uno H, Okuda S, Gunji S, Ferjani A, Aoyama T, Maeshima M (2017) SRPP, a Cell Wall Protein is Involved in Development and Protection of Seeds and Root Hairs in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Physiol., 58(4):760-769.
  17. Ferjani A, Maeshima M (2016) Editorial: Multiple facets of H+-pyrophosphatase and related enzymes. Front Plant Sci. 7:1265. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01265.
  18. Wang X, Wang H, Liu S, Ferjani A, Li J, Yan J, Yang X, Qin F (2016) Genetic variation in ZmVPP1 contributes to drought tolerance in maize seedlings. Nat Genet. 48(10):1233-1241. doi: 10.1038/ng.3636.
  19. Fukuda M, Segami S, Tomoyama T, Asaoka M, Nakanishi Y, Gunji S, Ferjani A, Maeshima M (2016) Lack of H+-pyrophosphatase prompts developmental damage in Arabidopsis leaves on ammonia-free culture medium. Front Plant Sci. 7:819. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00819.
  20. Asaoka M, Segami S, Ferjani A, Maeshima M (2016) Contribution of PPi-hydrolyzing function of vacuolar H+-pyrophosphatase in vegetative growth of Arabidopsis: Evidenced by expression of uncoupling mutated enzymes. Front. Plant Sci. 7:415. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00415
  21. Katano M, Takahashi K, Hirano T, Kazama Y, Abe T, Tsukaya H, Ferjani A (2016) Suppressor screen and phenotype analyses revealed an emerging role of the Monofunctional peroxisomal enoyl-CoA hydratase 2 in compensated cell enlargement. Front. Plant Sci. 7:132. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00132
  22. Amano R, Nakayama H, Morohoshi Y, Kawakatsu Y, Ferjani A, and Kimura S (2015) A Decrease in Ambient Temperature Induces Post-Mitotic Enlargement of Palisade Cells in North American Lake Cress. PLoS One, 10 (11): e0141247
  23. Ferjani A, Hanai K, Gunji S, Maeda S, Sawa S, Tsukaya H (2015) Balanced cell proliferation and expansion is essential for flowering stem growth control. Plant Signal Behav. 10(3):e992755
  24. Maeda S, Gunji S, Hanai K, Hirano T, Kazama Y, Ohbayashi I, Abe T, Sawa S, Tsukaya H, Ferjani A (2014) The Conflict between Cell Proliferation and Expansion Primarily Affects Stem Organogenesis in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell Physiol. 55:1994-2007
  25. Ferjani A, Ishikawa K, Asaoka M, Ishida M, Horiguchi G, Maeshima M, Tsukaya H (2013b) Class III compensation, represented by KRP2 overexpression, depends on V-ATPase activity in proliferative cells. Plant Signal Behav. 8(11). pii: e27204
  26. Ferjani A, Ishikawa K, Asaoka M, Ishida M, Horiguchi G, Maeshima M, Tsukaya H (2013a)Enhanced Cell Expansion in a KRP2 Overexpressor is Mediated by Increased V-ATPase Activity. Plant Cell Physiol. 54:1989-1998
  27. Hisanaga T, Ferjani A, Horiguchi G, Ishikawa N, Fujikura U, Kubo M, Demura T, Fukuda H, Ishida T, Sugimoto K, Tsukaya H (2013) The ATM-dependent DNA damage response acts as an upstream trigger for compensation in the fas1 mutation during Arabidopsis leaf development. Plant Physiology 162:831-841
  28. Fukao Y, Yoshida M, Kurata R, Kobayashi M, Nakanishi M, Fujiwara M, Nakajima K, Ferjani A (2013) Peptide Separation Methodologies for In-depth Proteomics in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell Physiology 54:808-815
  29. Ferjani A, Segami S, Horiguchi G, Sakata A, Maeshima M and Tsukaya H (2012) Regulation of pyrophosphate levels by H+-PPase is central for proper resumption of early plant development. Plant Signaling & Behavior 7:38-42
  30. K. Hanai, Y. Kazama, T. Hirano, T. Abe, and A. Ferjani (2012) Identification of V-ATPase-independent candidate pathways that control cell expansion in Arabidopsis.
    RIKEN Accelerator Progress Report 45, p. 208
  31. M. Katano, Y. Kazama, T. Abe, and A. Ferjani (2011) Heavy-ion beam-mediated screening to evaluate leaf-size control in fugu5 mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana.
    RIKEN Accelerator Progress Report 44, p. 270
  32. Ferjani A, Segami S, Horiguchi G, Muto Y, Maeshima M, Tsukaya H (2011) Keep an Eye on PPi: The Vacuolar-Type H+-Pyrophosphatase Regulates Postgerminative Development in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell 23:2895-2908
    Introduced as IN BRIEF article by Gregory Bertoni (2011) A Surprising Role for Vacuolar Pyrophosphatase.The Plant Cell 23: 2808 (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1105/tpc.111.230813)
  33. Fukao Y, Ferjani A (2011) V-ATPase dysfunction under excess zinc inhibits Arabidopsis cell expansion. Plant Signaling & Behavior 6:1253-1255
  34. Fukao Y, Ferjani A, Tomioka R, Nagasaki N, Kurata R, Nishimori Y, Fujiwara M, Maeshima M (2011) iTRAQ Analysis Reveals Mechanisms of Growth Defects due to Excess Zinc in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 155:1893-1907
  35. Fukao Y, Ferjani A, Fujiwara M, Nishimori Y, Ohtsu I (2009) Identification of zinc-responsive proteins in the roots of Arabidopsis thaliana using a highly improved method of two-dimensional electrophoresis. Plant Cell Physiology 50:2234-2239
  36. Ferjani A, Horiguchi G, Yano S, Tsukaya H (2007) Analysis of leaf development in fugu mutants of Arabidopsis reveals three compensation modes that modulate cell expansion in determinate organs. Plant Physiology 144:988-999
  37. Horiguchi G, Fujikura U, Ferjani A, Ishikawa N, Tsukaya H (2006) Large-scale histological analysis of leaf mutants using two simple leaf observation methods: identification of novel genetic pathways governing the size and shape of leaves. The Plant Journal 48:638- 644
  38. Suzuki S, Ferjani A, Suzuki I, Murata N (2004) The SphS-SphR two-component system is the exclusive sensor for the induction of gene expression in response to phosphate limitation in Synechocystis. The Journal of Biological Chemistry 279:13234-13240
  39. Ferjani A, Mustardy L, Sulpice R, Marin K, Suzuki I, Hagemann M, Murata N (2003) Glucosylglycerol, a compatible solute, sustains cell division under salt stress. Plant Physiology 131:1628-1637
  40. Mohanty A, Kathuria H, Ferjani A, Sakamoto A, Mohanty P, Murata N, Tyagi AK (2002) Transgenics of an elite indica rice variety Pusa Basmati 1 harbouring the codA gene are highly tolerant to salt stress. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 106:51-57
  41. Ferjani A, Abe S, Ishikawa Y, Henmi T, Yuka Tomokawa, Nishi Y, Tamura N, Yamamoto Y (2001) Characterization of the stromal protease(s) degrading the cross-linked products of the D1 protein generated by photoinhibition of photosystem II. Biochimica Biophysica Acta 1503:385-395
  42. Ishikawa Y, Nakatani E, Henmi T, Ferjani A, Harada Y, Tamura N, Yamamoto Y (1999) Turnover of the aggregates and cross-linked products of the D1 protein generated by acceptor-side photoinhibition of photosystem II. Biochimica Biophysica Acta 1413:147-158

Review Articles

  1. Autran D, Bassel G, Chae E, Ezer D4, Ferjani A, Fleck C, Hamant O, Hartmann F, Jiao Y, Johnston I, Kwiatkowska D, Lim BL, Mahönen AP, Morris RJ, Mulder BM, Nakayama N, Sozzani R, Lucia C. Strader LC, Tusscher Kt, Ueda M, Wolf S (2021). What is quantitative plant biology?Quantitative Plant Biology , Volume 2 , 2021 , e10. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/qpb.2021.8
  2. Jiang, YT., Yang, LH., Ferjani, A. Lin WH (2021). Multiple functions of the vacuole in plant growth and fruit quality. Mol Horticulture 1, 4 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s43897-021-00008-7
  3. Ferjani A, Segami S, Horiguchi G, Muto Y, Maeshima M, Tsukaya H (2014b) Roles of the vacuolar H+-PPase in seed storage oil mobilization and plant development. Plant Morphology, 26: 45-51
  4. Ferjani A, Horiguchi G, Tsukaya H (2010) Organ size control in Arabidopsis: Insights from compensation studies. Plant Morphology 22:65-71
  5. Horiguchi G, Ferjani A, Fujikura U, Tsukaya H (2006) Coordination of cell proliferation and cell expansion in the control of leaf size in Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Plant Research 119:37-42

Books & Chapters

  1. Ferjani A, Segami S, Asaoka M, Maeshima M (2014a) Regulation of PPi Levels Through the Vacuolar Membrane H+-pyrophosphatase. U. Lüttge et al. (eds), Progress in Botany, Progress in Botany 75, pp. 145-165. DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-38797-5_5, © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  2. Ferjani A, Yano S, Horiguchi G and Tsukaya H (2008) Control of leaf morphogenesis by long and short distance signaling: differentiation of leaves into sun or shade types and compensated cell enlargement, In: PLANT CELL MONOGRAPHS: Plant Growth Signaling, L. Bögre & G. T. S. Beemster, Eds. (Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg), pp. 47-62
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