The Center for Gene Research
Laboratory of Multicellular Coordination

ProfessorNaoyuki Uchida
Formation, maintenance, and change of multicellular homeostasis in plant body
Assistant ProfessorAsuka Higo
Signals that orchestrate the growth of plant body
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Naoyuki Uchida Professor


  1. Uchida N and Torii KU. (2019) Stem cells within the shoot apical meristem: Identity, arrangement and communication. Cell. Mol. Life Sci. 76, 1067-1080. (review)
  2. Kimura Y, Tasaka M, Torii KU and Uchida N (2018) ERECTA-family genes coordinate stem cell functions between the epidermal and internal layers of the shoot apical meristem. Development, 145, dev156380.
  3. Uchida N, Takahashi K, Iwasaki R, Yamada R, Yoshimura M, Endo TA, Kimura S, Zhang H, Nomoto M, Tada Y, Kinoshita T, Itami K, Hagihara S and Torii KU (2018) Chemical hijacking of auxin signaling with an engineered auxin-TIR1 pair. Nature Chem. Biol., 14, 299-305.
  4. Hirakawa Y, Shinohara H, Welke K, Irle S, Matsubayashi Y, Torii KU and Uchida N (2017) Cryptic bioactivity capacitated by synthetic hybrid plant peptides. Nature Commun., 8, 14318.
  5. Ikematsu S, Tasaka M, Torii KU and Uchida N (2017) ERECTA-family receptor kinase genes redundantly prevent premature progression of secondary growth in the Arabidopsis hypocotyl. New Phytol., 213, 1697-1709.
  6. Hirakawa Y, Torii KU and Uchida N (2017) Mechanisms and strategies shaping plant peptide hormones. Plant Cell Physiol., 8, 1313-1318. (review)
  7. Tameshige T, Ikematsu S, Torii KU and Uchida N (2017) Stem development through vascular tissues: EPFL-ERECTA family signaling that bounces in and out of phloem. J. Exp. Bot., 68, 45-53. (review)
  8. Tameshige T, Okamoto S, Lee JS, Aida M, Tasaka M, Torii KU and Uchida N (2016) A secreted peptide and its receptors shape the auxin response pattern and leaf margin morphogenesis. Curr. Biol., 26, 2478-2485.
  9. Tameshige T, Hirakawa Y, Torii KU and Uchida N (2015) Cell walls as a stage for intercellular communication regulating shoot meristem development. Front. Plant Sci., 6, 324. (review)
  10. Uchida N and Tasaka M (2013) Regulation of plant vascular stem cells by endodermis-derived EPFL-family peptide hormones and phloem-expressed ERECTA-family receptor kinases, J. Exp. Bot., 64, 5335-5343.
  11. Uchida N, Shimada M and Tasaka M (2013) ERECTA-family receptor kinases regulate stem cell homeostasis via buffering its cytokinin responsiveness in the shoot apical meristem. Plant Cell Physiol., 54, 343-351.
  12. Uchida N, Lee JS, Horst RJ, Lai HH, Kajita R, Kakimoto T, Tasaka M and Torii KU (2012) Regulation of inflorescence architecture by intertissue layer ligand-receptor communication between endodermis and phloem. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 109, 6337-6342.