Mikio Tsuzuki
  • School of Life Sciences, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Japan
Research fields
  • Biochemistry
Personal information


Ph.D in Botany, School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 1980.

Current position

Professor and Chair, School of Life Sciences, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Japan


  1. Hirai, K., Hayashi, T., Hasegawa, Y., Sato, A., Tsuzuki, M. and Sato, N. (2016). Hyperosmosis and its combination with nutrient-limitation are novel environmental stressors for induction of triacylglycerol accumulation in cells of Chlorella kessleri. Sci Rep 6: 25825.

  2. Sato, N., Kobayashi, S., Aoki, M., Umemura, T., Kobayashi, I. and Tsuzuki, M. (2016). Identification of genes for sulfolipid synthesis in primitive red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 470(1): 123-129.

  3. Kobayashi, S., Tsuzuki, M. and Sato, N. (2015). Sulfite-stress induced functional and structural changes in the complexes of photosystems I and II in a cyanobacterium, Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942. Plant Cell Physiol 56(8): 1521-1532.

  4. Sakurai, T., Aoki, M., Ju, X., Ueda, T., Nakamura, Y., Fujiwara, S., Umemura, T., Tsuzuki, M. and Minoda, A. (2016). Profiling of lipid and glycogen accumulations under different growth conditions in the sulfothermophilic red alga Galdieria sulphuraria. Bioresour Technol 200: 861-866.

  5. Yamamoto, N., Kudo, T., Fujiwara, S., Takatsuka, Y., Hirokawa, Y., Tsuzuki, M., Takano, T., Kobayashi, M., Suda, K., Asamizu, E., Yokoyama, K., Shibata, D., Tabata, S. and Yano, K. (2016). Pleurochrysome: A Web Database of Pleurochrysis Transcripts and Orthologs Among Heterogeneous Algae. Plant Cell Physiol 57(1): e6.

  6. Shiratake, T., Sato, A., Minoda, A., Tsuzuki, M. and Sato, N. (2013). Air-drying of cells, the novel conditions for stimulated synthesis of triacylglycerol in a Green Alga, Chlorella kessleri. PLoS One 8(11): e79630.

  7. Mizuno, Y., Sato, A., Watanabe, K., Hirata, A., Takeshita, T., Ota, S., Sato, N., Zachleder, V., Tsuzuki, M. and Kawano, S. (2013). Sequential accumulation of starch and lipid induced by sulfur deficiency in Chlorella and Parachlorella species. Bioresour Technol 129: 150-155.

  8. Miyashita, S., Fujiwara, S., Tsuzuki, M. and Kaise, T. (2013). Cyanobacteria produce arsenosugars. Environ Chem 9: 474-484.

  9. Hirokawa, Y., Matsuzuki, S., Itayama, S., Uchida, T., Fujiwara, S., Oazki, N., Nagasawa, H. and Tsuzuki, M. (2013). Localization and associative strength of acid polysaccharides in coccoliths of Pleurochrysis haptonemofera (Haptophyta) predicted from their extractability from partially decalcified coccoliths. Open U of Marine Science 3: 48-54.

  10. Tabei, Y., Okada, K., Horii, E., Mitsui, M., Nagashima, Y., Sakai, T., Yoshida, T., Kamiya, A., Fujiwara, S. and Tsuzuki, M. (2012). Two regulatory networks mediated by light and glucose involved in glycolytic gene expression in cyanobacteria. Plant Cell Physiol 53(10): 1720-1727.

  11. Murota, C., Matsumoto, H., Fujiwara, S., Hiruta, Y., Miyashita, S., Shimoya, M., Kobayashi, I., Hudock, M. O., Togasaki, R. K., Sato, N. and Tsuzuki, M. (2012). Arsenic tolerance in a Chlamydomonas photosynthetic mutant is due to reduced arsenic uptake even in light conditions. Planta 236(5): 1395-1403.

  12. Aoki, M., Tsuzuki, M. and Sato, N. (2012). Involvement of sulfoquinovosyl diacylglycerol in DNA synthesis in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. BMC Res Notes 5: 98.

  13. Kumata, H., Mori, M., Takahashi, S., Takamiya, S., Tsuzuki, M., Uchida, T. and Fujiwara, K. (2011). Evaluation of hydrogenated resin acids as molecular markers for tire-wear debris in urban environments.  Environ Sci Technol 45(23): 9990-9997.

  14. Suto, Y., Uchida, T., Kumata, H., Tsuzuki, M. and Fujiwara, K. (2011). Chemical sensing of metal ions using a silica-micelle mesophase doubly functionalized by a fluorogenic ionophore and a masking agent. Anal Sci 27(7): 673.

  15. Miyashita, S., Fujiwara, S., Tsuzuki, M. and Kaise, T. (2011). Rapid biotransformation of arsenate into oxo-arsenosugars by a freshwater unicellular green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 75(3): 522-530.

  16. Izumo, A., Fujiwara, S., Sakurai, T., Ball, S. G., Ishii, Y., Ono, H., Yoshida, M., Fujita, N., Nakamura, Y., Buleon, A. and Tsuzuki, M. (2011). Effects of granule-bound starch synthase I-defective mutation on the morphology and structure of pyrenoidal starch in Chlamydomonas. Plant Sci 180(2): 238-245.

  17. Hirabaru, C., Izumo, A., Fujiwara, S., Tadokoro, Y., Shimonaga, T., Konishi, M., Yoshida, M., Fujita, N., Nakamura, Y., Yoshida, M., Kuroiwa, T. and Tsuzuki, M. (2010). The primitive rhodophyte Cyanidioschyzon merolae contains a semiamylopectin-type, but not an amylose-type, alpha-glucan. Plant Cell Physiol 51(5): 682-693.

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