JSPP congratulates Prof. Yoshinori Ohsumi for winning the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016
The JSPP member, Prof. Yoshinori Ohsumi, won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016
Prof. Ohsumi has been a member of the JSPP since 1990, and contributing to the Society not only by his research activities, but also as an editor of Plant and Cell Physiology, and a member of the JSPP Awards Committee.
Prof. Ohsumi published many papers investigating autophagy in plants, among which the following two papers appeared in our journal Plant and Cell Physiology. In the 2006 paper, Prof Ohsumi and his colleagues utilized Arabidopsis mutants to demonstrate shared genetic mechanisms between animal and plant autophagy.
Vacuolar Function in the Phosphate Homeostasis of the Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Kanae Shirahama, Yoshiaki Yazaki, Katsuhiro Sakano, Yoh Wada and Yoshinori Ohsumi. Plant Cell Physiol (1996) 37 (8): 1090-1093.
AtATG Genes, Homologs of Yeast Autophagy Genes, are Involved in Constitutive Autophagy in Arabidopsis Root Tip Cells. Yuko Inoue, Takao Suzuki, Masaki Hattori, Kohki Yoshimoto, Yoshinori Ohsumi and Yuji Moriyasu. Plant Cell Physiol (2006) 47 (12): 1641-1652.
We would like to congratulate Prof. Ohsumi and his colleagues for winning the Nobel Prize 2016, and wish them everlasting success in their research on autophagy.