CURRICULUM VITAE

Katsumi Matsuura
Professor Emeritus
Tokyo Metropolitan University

Contact:
katsumimatsuura@gmail.com
matsuura-katsumi@tmu.ac.jp
matsuura.k.aj@m.titech.ac.jp
+81 90 8172 8839
Haneda 3-2-6, Ohta, Tokyo 144-0043, Japan

Current activities:
Director of the Institute for Early Metabolic Evolution (privately founded institute)
Laboratory user of Erath Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology
Principal of Japanese Language School / AN Language School, Narimasu

Research interests:
Bioenergetics, ecology, and evolution of microorganisms
Electron transfer and energy metabolism of thermophilic microbes
Chemosynthetic and photosynthetic microbial communities at Nakabusa hot springs

Education:
1975 Department of Biology, Tokyo Metropolitan University
1980 Doctoral Course, Department of Biology, Graduate School of Science, Kyushu University

Degree:
Doctor of Science (1980, Kyushu University)

Academic experience:
1980-1982 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania
1982-1984 Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute for Basic Biology
1985-1992 Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Tokyo Metropolitan University
1992-2002 Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Tokyo Metropolitan University
2002-2018 Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University

Awards:
1992: Young Scientist Award, Botanical Society of Japan
2012: Annual Best Paper Award, Microbes and Environments, Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology
2019: Special Award in Education, Botanical Society of Japan

Activities in academic organizations:
1988-1992 Accountant, Botanical Society of Japan
2000-2009 International Scientific Committee member, International Symposium of Prokaryotic Prokaryote
2000-2003 Steering Committee Chair and Accountant, 11th International Symposium of Prokaryotic Prokaryote, Tokyo
2005-2011 Executive Committee member, the International Society for Photosynthesis
2015-2019 Auditor, Botanical Society of Japan

Activities in high-school educational organizations :
2003-2005 Principal of the High School affiliated to Tokyo Metropolitan University
2003-2007 Member of Central Council for Education, Ministry of Education, Japan. Curriculum Subcommittee of High School Science
2004-2005 Chair of Council for the Class Evaluation by Students, Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education
2006-2009 Chair of the revision committee of National Curriculum Standard of High-school Biology
2007-2009 Vice-Chair of Organization Committee and Chair of Scientific Committee, the 20th International Biology Olympiad, Tsukuba
2010-present Evaluation Committee member, Super Science High School program, Ministry of Education, Japan
2015-2016 Member of Central Council for Education, Ministry of Education, Japan. Curriculum Subcommittee of Elementary/Middle/High School Science
2017-2018 Chair of the revision committee of National Curriculum Standard of High-school Biology

Publications:
  1. Matsuura, K. and Nishimura, M. (l977) Sidedness of membrane structures in Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides: Electrochemical titration of the spectrum changes of carotenoid in spheroplasts, spheroplast membrane vesicles and chromatophores. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 459, 483-491
  2. Matsuura, K. and Nishimura, M. (l977) Light- and diffusion-potential-induced shift of carotenoid spectrum in reconstituted vesicles of Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 462, 700-705
  3. Nishimura, M., Yamamoto, Y., Takahama, U., Shimizu, M. and Matsuura, K. (l977) Biological conversion of light energy into electrochemical potential. in Biological Solar Energy Conversion pp. 143-148, Academic Press
  4. Matsuura, K., Nishimura, M. (l978) Diffusion-potential-induced oxidation and reduction of cytochromes in chromatophores from Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides. J. Biochem. 84, 539 546
  5. Matsuura, K., Masamoto, K., Itoh, S. and Nishimura, M. (l979) Effect of surface potential on the intramembrane electrical field measured with carotenoid spectral shift in chromatophores from Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 547, 91-102
  6. Itoh, S., Matsuura, K., Masamoto, K. and Nishimura, M. (l979) Estimation of the surface potential in photosynthetic membranes. in Cation Flux across Biomembranes, pp. 229-242, Academic Press
  7. Matsuura, K., Ishikawa, T. and Nishimura, M. (l980) Correlation of membrane-potential-sensing carotenoid to pigment-protein complex II in Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 590, 339-344
  8. Matsuura, K., Masamoto, K., Itoh, S. and Nishimura, M. (l980) Surface potential on the periplasmic side of the photosynthetic membrane of Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 592, 121-129
  9. Matsuura, K., Takamiya, K., Itoh, S. and Nishimura, M. (l980) Effects of surface potential on the equilibrium and kinetics of redox reactions of membrane components with external reagents in chromatophores from Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides. J. Biochem. 87, 1431-1437
  10. Matsuura, K. and Nishimura, M. (1980) Ionophore-sensitive spectral shift of carotenoid induced by ferricyanide in chromatophores from Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides. Plant Cell Physiol. 21, 481-485
  11. Masamoto, K., Matsuura, K., Itoh, S. and Nishimura, M. (l981) Surface potential dependence of the distribution of charged dye molecules onto photosynthetic membranes. J. Biochem. 89, 397 405
  12. Masamoto, K., Matsuura, K., Itoh, S. and Nishimura, M. (l98l) Membrane-potential- and surface-potential-induced absorbance changes of merocyanine dyes added to chromatophores from Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 638, 108-115
  13. Matsuura, K., Packham, N., Mueller, P. and Dutton, P.L. (l98l) The recognition and redox properties of a component, possibly a quinone, which determines electron transfer rate in ubiquinone-cytochrome c oxidoreductase of mitochondria. FEBS Lett. 131, 17-22
  14. Matsuura, K. and Dutton, P.L. (l98l) Flash activated electron and proton translocation through the ubiquinone-cytochrome c oxidoreductase of mitochondria and photosynthetic bacteria. in Chemiosmotic Proton Circuits in Biological Membrane, pp. 259-270, Addison-Wesley Pub. Co.
  15. Prince, R.C., Matsuura, K., Hurt, E., Hauska, G. and Dutton, P.L. (l982) Reduction of cytochrome b-6 in plastoquinol-plastocyanin oxidoreductase isolated from spinach chloroplasts activated by the reaction center of Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides. J. Biol. Chem. 257, 3379 3381
  16. Matsuura, K., O’Keefe, D.P. and Dutton, P.L. (l983) A reevaluation of the events leading to the electrogenic reaction and proton translocation in the ubiquinol-cytochrome c oxidoreductase of Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 722, 12-22
  17. Matsuura, K., Bowyer, J.R., Ohnishi, T. and Dutton, P.L. (l983) Inhibition of electron transfer by 3-alkyl-2-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinones in the ubiquinol-cytochrome c oxidoreductases of Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides and mammalian mitochondria: Interaction with a ubiquinone binding site and the Rieske iron sulfur cluster. J. Biol. Chem. 258, 1571-1579
  18. Matsuura, K., Packham, N.K., Tiede, D.M., Mueller, P. and Dutton, P.L. (l982) Quionones as prothetic groups in membranous electron transfer systems III. A special ubiquinone functioning in mitochondrial ubiquinol-cytochrome c oxidoreductase. in Function of Quinones in Energy Conserving Systems, pp. 277-283, Academic Press
  19. Robertson, D.E., Prince, R.C., Bowyer, J.R., Matsuura, K., Dutton, P.L. and Ohnishi, T. (1984) Thermodynamic properties of the semiquinone and its binding site in the ubiquinol cytochrome c (c-2) oxidoreductase of respiratory and photosynthetic systems. J. Biol. Chem. 259, l758-l763
  20. Yamamoto, Y., Shinkai, H., Isogai, Y., Matsuura, K. and Nishimura, M. (l984) Isolation of an Mn-carrying 33-kDa protein from an oxygen-evolving photosystem-II preparation by phase partitioning with butanol. FEBS Lett. 175, 429-432
  21. Yamamoto, Y., Tabata, K., Isogai, Y., Nishimura, M., Okayama, S., Matsuura, K. and Itoh, S. (l984) Quantitative analysis of membrane components in a highly active O2 -evolving photosystem II preparation from spinach chloroplasts. Biochim. Bhiphys. Acta 767, 493-500
  22. Matsuura, K. and Itoh, S. (l985) Effects of CaCl2 -washing on EPR signals of cytochrome b-559 in photosystem II preparation from spinach chloroplasts. Plant Cell Physiol. 26, 537-542
  23. Matsuura, K. and Itoh, S. (l985) Comparison between electron transfers through plastocyanin in spinach chloroplasts and cytochrome c-2 in Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides. Plant Cell Physiol. 26, 1057-1065
  24. Hata, A., Kirino, Y., Matsuura, K., Itoh, S., Hiyama, T., Konishi, K., Kita, K. and Anraku, Y. (l985) Assignment of ESR signals of Escherichia coli terminal oxidase complexes. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 810, 62-72
  25. Moser, C.C., Giangiacomo, K.M., Matsuura, K., de Vries, S. and Dutton, P.L. (l986) Construction of the photosynthetic reaction center-mitochondrial ubiquinol-cytochrome-c oxidoreductase hybrid system. Methods Enzymol. 126, 293-305
  26. Masamoto, K., Matsuura, K. and Itoh, S. (l986) Electrical potential changes in the surface and the central region of chromatophore membranes of photosynthetic bacteria detected by the absorbance changes of ethidium and carotenoid. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 849, 141-149
  27. Matsuura, K. and Fujita, Y. (l986) Chromatic regulation of cytochrome composition and electron transfer from cytochrome b-6-f complex to photo-system I in Anacystis nidulans (Tx 20). Plant Cell Physiol. 27, 685-691
  28. Matsuura, K. and Shimada, K. (l986) Cytochromes functionally associated to photochemical reaction centers in Rhodopseudomonas palustris and Rhodopseudomonas acidophila. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 852, 9-18
  29. Hata-Tanaka, A., Matsuura, K., Itoh, S. and Anraku, Y. (1987) Electron flow and heme-heme interaction between cytochromes b-558, b-595 and d in a terminal oxidase of Escherichia coli. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 893, 289-295
  30. Fukushima, A., Matsuura, K., Shimada, K. and Satoh, T. (l988) Reaction center-B870 pigment protein complexes with bound cytochromes c-555 and c-551 from Rhodocyclus gelatinosus. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 933, 399-405
  31. Matsuura, K., Fukushima, A., Shimada, K. and Satoh, T. (1988) Direct and indirect electron transfer from cytochromes c and c-2 to the photosynthetic reaction center in pigment-protein complexes isolated from Rhodocyclus gelatinosus. FEBS Lett. 237, 21-25
  32. Matsuura, K., Hori, M. and Satoh, T. (1988) Heterogeneous pools of cytochrome c-2 in photo-denitrifying cells of Rhodobacter sphaeroides forma sp. denitrificans. J. Biochem. 104, 1016-1020
  33. Matsuura, K., Murakami, A. and Fujita, Y. (1988) Changes in light-induced electron transfer through cytochrome b-563 depending on the oxidation-reduction conditions in intact cells of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis PCC6714. Plant Cell Physiol. 29, 1261-1268
  34. Itoh, M., Matsuura, K., Shimada, K. and Satoh, T. (1988) Changes in the content of pigment protein complexes in Rhodobacter sphaeroides forma sp. denitrificans grown under photosynthetic and photo-denitrifying conditions. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 936, 332-338
  35. Inoue, K., Fujii, T., Yokoyama, E., Matsuura, K., Hiyama, T. and Sakurai, H. (1989) The photoinhibition site of photosystem I in isolated chloroplasts under extremely reducing conditions. Plant Cell Physiol. 30, 65-71
  36. Itoh, M., Murakami, S., Matsuura, K. and Satoh, T. (l989) Involvement of cytochrome bc-1 complex and cytochrome c-2 in the electron-transfer pathway for NO reduction in a photodenitrifier,  Rhodobacter sphaeroides f.s. denitrificans. FEBS Lett. 244, 81-84
  37. Itoh, M., Matsuura, K. and Satoh, T. (1989) Involvement of cytochrome bc-1 complex in the electron transfer pathway for N2O reduction in a photodenitrifier, Rhodobacter sphaeroides f.s. denitrificans. FEBS Lett. 251, 104-108
  38. Matsuura, K. and Shimada, K. (1990) Evolutionary relationships between reaction center complexes with and without cytochrome c subunits in purple bacteria. in Current Research in Photosynthesis, pp. 193-196, Kluwer Academic Pub. 
  39. Matsuura, K., Olson, J.M. (1990) Reversible conversion of aggregated bacteriochlorophyll c to the monomeric form by 1-hexanol in chlorosomes from Chlorobium and Chloroflexus. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1019, 233-238
  40. Takamiya, S., Kita, K., Matsuura, K., Furushima, R. and Oya, H. (1990) Oxidation-reduction potentials of cytochromes in Ascaris muscle mitochondria: High-redox-potential cytochrome b-558 in complex II (succinate-ubiquinone reductase). Biochem. International 21, 1-1080
  41. Hirota, M., Moriyama, T., Shimada, K., Miller, M., Olson, J.M. and Matsuura, K. (1992) High degree of organization of bacteriochlorophyll c in chlorosome-like aggregates spontaneously assembled in aqueous solution. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1099, 271-274
  42. Matsuura, K., Hirota, M., Shimada, K. and Mimuro, M. (1993) Spectral forms and orientation of bacteriochlorophylls c and a in chlorosomes of the green photosynthetic bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus. Photochem. Photobiol. 57, 929-97
  43. Hirota, M., Tsuji, K., Shimada, K. and Matsuura, K. (1992) Composition and organization of chlorosome-like bacteriochlorophyll c-lipid aggregates in aqueous solution. In Research in Photosynthesis (Murata, N. ed.), Vol. I, pp. 81-84, Kluwer Acad. Pub.
  44. Matsuura, K., Hirota, M., Moriyama, T., Shimada, K., Nishimura, Y., Yamazaki, I. and Mimuro, M. (1992) Pigment orientation and energy transfer kinetics in chlorosomes of green photosynthetic bacteria. In Research in Photosynthesis (Murata, N. ed.), Vol. I, pp. 113-116, Kluwer Acad. Pub.
  45. Mimuro, M., Hirota, M. Shimada, K., Nishimura, Y., Yamazaki, I. and Matsuura, K. (1992) Excitation energy transfer processes in green photosynthetic bacteria: Analysis in a three-dimensionally oriented system in the picosecond time range. In Research in Photosynthesis (Murata, N. ed.), Vol. I, pp. 17-24, Kluwer Acad. Pub.
  46. Nagashima, K.V.P., Matsuura, K. and Shimada, K. (1992) Gene structure of the reaction center of Rhodocyclus gelatinosus. In Research in Photosynthesis (Murata, N. ed.), Vol. I, pp. 365 368, Kluwer Acad. Pub.
  47. Sogabe, S., Saeda, M., Uno, A., Ezoe, T., Miki, M., Matsuura, Y., Matsuura, K. and Miki, K. (1992) Crystal structure of cytochrome c-2 from Rhodopseudomonas viridis at 3.0A resolution. In Research in Photosynthesis (Murata, N. ed.), Vol. II, pp. 531-534, Kluwer Acad. Pub.
  48. Matsuura, K. and Shimada, K (1993) Electrochromic spectral band shift of carotenoids in the photosynthetic membranes of Rhodospirillum molischianum and Rhodospirillum photometricum. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1140, 293-296
  49. Nagashima, K.V.P., Itoh, S., Shimada, K. and Matsuura, K (1993) Photo-oxidation of reaction center-bound cytochrome c and generation of membrane potential determined by carotenoid band shift in the purple photosynthetic bacterium, Rhodospirillum molischianum. Biochim. Bioophys. Acta 1140, 297-303
  50. Nagashima, K.V.P., Shimada, K. and Matsuura, K. (1993) Phylogenetic analysis of photosynthetic genes of Rhodocyclus gelatinosus: possibilities for horizontal gene transfer in purple bacteria. Photosynthesis Res. 36, 185-191
  51. Nagashima, K.V.P., Matsuura, K., Ohyama, S. and Shimada, K. (1994) Primary structure and transcription of genes encoding B870 and photosynthetic reaction center apoproteins from Rubrivivax gelatinosus. J. Biol. Chem. 269, 2477-2484
  52. Matsuura, K. (1994) Comparative and evolutionary aspects of the photosynthetic electron transfer system of purple bacteria. J. Plant Res. 107, 191-200
  53. Okumura, N., Shimada, K. and Matsuura, K. (1994) Photo-oxidation of membrane-bound and soluble cytochrome c in the green sulfur bacterium Chlorobium tepidum. Photosynthesis Res. 41, 125-134
  54. Mimuro, M., Hirota, M., Nishimura, Y., Moriyama, T., Yamazaki, I., Shimada, K., Matsuura, K. (1994) Molecular organization of bacteriochlorophyll in chlorosomes of the green photosynthetic bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus: Studies of fluorescence depolarization accompanied by energy transfer processes. Photosynthesis Res. 41, 181-191
  55. Mimuro, M., Matsuura, K., Shimada, K., Nishimura, Y., Yamazaki, I., Kobayashi, M., Wang, Z.-Y. and Nozawa, T. (1995) Molecular networks and funneling process of energy transfer in green photosynthetic bacteria. In Photosynthesis: from Light to Biosphere (Mathis, P. ed.), vol. 1, pp. 41-46, Kluwer Acad. Pub.
  56. Yamazaki, T., Nishimura, Y., Yamazaki, I., Hirano, M., Matsuura, K., Shimada, K. and Mimuro, M. (1994) Energy migration in allophycocyanin-B trimer with a linker polypeptide: Analysis by the principal multi-component spectral estimation (PMSE) method. FEBS Lett. 353, 43-47
  57. Hanada, S., Hiraishi, A, Shimada, K. and Matsuura, K. (1995) Isolation of Chloroflexus aurantiacus and related thermophilic phototrophic bacteria from Japanese hot springs using an improved isolation procedure. J. General and Applied Microbiology, 41, 119-130
  58. Takaichi, S., Tsuji, K., Matsuura, K. and Shimada, K. (1995) A monocyclic carotenoid glucoside ester is a major carotenoid in the green filamentous bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus. Plant Cell Physiol. 36, 773-778
  59. Hanada, S., Hiraishi, A., Shimada, K. and Matsuura K. (1995) Chloroflexus aggregans sp. nov., a filamentous phototrophic bacterium which forms dense cell aggregates by active gliding movement. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 45, 676-681
  60. Nitschke, W., Liebl, U., Matsuura, K. and Kramer, D.M. (1995) Membrane-bound c-type cytochromes in Heliobacillus mobilis. In vivo study of the hemes involved in electron donation to the photosynthetic reaction center. Biochemistry 34, 11831-11839
  61. Sato-Watanabe, M., Itoh, S., Mogi, T., Matsuura, K., Miyoshi, H. and Anraku, Y. (1995) Stabilization of a semiquinone radical at the high affinity quinone binding site of the Escherichia coli bo-type ubiquinol oxidase. FEBS Lett. 374, 265-279
  62. Iwasaki, T., Matsuura, K. ad Oshima, T. (1995) Resolution of the aerobic respiratory system of the thermoacidophilic archaeon, Sulfolobus sp. strain 7. I. The archaeal terminal oxidase supercomplex is a functional fusion of respiratory complexes III and IV with no c-type cytochromes. J. Biol. Chem. 270, 30881-30892
  63. Nagashima, K.V.P., Shimada, K. and Matsuura, K. (1996) Shortcut of the photosynthetic electron transfer in a mutant lacking of the reaction center-bound cytochrome subunit by gene disruption in purple bacterium, Rubrivivax gelatinosus. FEBS Lett. 385, 209-213
  64. Mizoguchi, T., Limantara, L., Matsuura, K., Shimada, K. and Koyama, Y. (1996) Aggregation forms of 8-ethyl-12-ethyl farnesyl bacteriochlorophyll c in methanol-chloroform mixtures as revealed by 1H-NMR spectroscopy. J. Mol. Struct. 379, 249-265
  65. Mimuro, M., Matsuura, K., Shimada, K., Nishimura, Y., Yamazaki, I., Kobayashi, M., Wang, Z.-Y. and Nozawa, T. (1995) Molecular networks and funneling process of energy transfer in green photosynthetic bacteria. In Photosynthesis: from Light to Biosphere (Mathis, P. ed.), vol. 1, pp. 41-46, Kluwer Acad. Pub.
  66. Nagashima, K.V.P., Shimada, K. and Matsuura, K. (1995) Effects of inactivation of genes coding for the reaction center-bound cytochrome subunit on growth and electron transfer in purple photosynthetic bacterium, Rubrivivax gelatinosus. In Photosynthesis: from Light to Biosphere (Mathis, P. ed.), vol. 2, pp. 599-603, Kluwer Acad. Pub.
  67. Nagashima, K.V.P., Hanada, S., Hiraishi, A., Shimada, K. and Matsuura, K. (1995) Phylogenetic analysis of photosynthetic reaction centers of purple bacteria and green filamentous bacteria. In Photosynthesis: from Light to Biosphere (Mathis, P. ed.), vol. 1, pp. 975-978, Kluwer Acad. Pub.
  68. Takaichi, S., Tsuji, K., Hanada, S., Matsuura, K. and Shimada, K. (1995) A novel carotenoid glucoside ester in green filamentous bacteria. In Photosynthesis: from Light to Biosphere (Mathis, P. ed.), vol. 4, pp. 127-131, Kluwer Acad. Pub.
  69. Tsuji, K., Takaichi, S., Matsuura, K. and Shimada, K. (1995) Specificity of carotenoids in chlorosomes of the green filamentous bacterium, Chloroflexus aurantiacus. In Photosynthesis: from Light to Biosphere (Mathis, P. ed.), vol. 4, pp.99-103, Kluwer Acad. Pub.
  70. Mimuro, M., Noshimura, Y., Yamazaki, I., Kobayashi, M., Wang, Z.Y., Nozawa, T., Shimada, K. and Matsuura, K. (1996) Excitation energy transfer in a green photosynthetic bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus: a specific effect of 1-hexanol on the optical properties of baseplate and energy transfer processes. Photosynthesis Res. 48, 263-270
  71. Mizoguchi, T., Matsuura, K., Shimada, K. and Koyama, Y. (1996) The structure of the aggregate form of bacteriochlorophyll c showing the Qy absorption at 747 nm: a 1H-NMR study. Chem. Phys. Lett. 260, 153-158
  72. Nagashima, K.V.P., Matsuura, K. and Shimada, K. (1996) The nucleotide sequence of the puf operon from the purple photosynthetic bacterium, Rhodospirillum molischianum: Comparative analyses of light-harvesting proteins and the cytochrome subunits associated with the reaction centers. Photosynthesis Res. 50, 61-70
  73. Steensgaard, D.B., Matsuura, K., Cox, R.C., Miller, M. (1996) Kinetics of acid treatment of chlorosomes from Chlorobium tepidum: Evidence for homogeneous spatial distribution of bacteriochlorophyll c homologs. Photochem. Photobiol. 65, 129-134
  74. Hanada, S., Kawase, Y., Hiraishi, A., Takaichi, S., Matsuura, K., Shimada, K. and Nagashima,K.V.P. (1997) Porphyrobacter tepidarius sp. nov., a moderately thermophilic aerobic photosynthetic bacterium isolated from a hot spring. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 47, 408-413
  75. Frigaard, N.-U., Takaichi, S., Hirota, M., Shimada, K. and Matsuura, K. (1997) Quinones in chlorosomes of green sulfur bacteria and their role in the redox-dependent fluorescence studied in chlorosome-like bacteriochlorophyll c aggregates. Arch. Microbiol. 167, 343-349
  76. Osyczka, A., Yoshida, M., Nagashima, K.V.P., Shimada, K. and Matsusura, K. (1997) Electron transfer from high potential iron-sulfur protein and low potential cytochrome c-551 to the primary donor of Rubrivivax gelatinosus reaction center mutationally devoid of the bound cytochrome subunit. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1231, 93-99
  77. Nagashima, K.V.P., Hiraishi, A., Shimada, K. and Matsuura, K. (1997) Horizontal transfer of genes coding for the photosynthetic reaction centers of purple bacteria. J. Mol. Evol. 45, 131-136
  78. Nagashima, K.V.P., Matsuura, K., Wakao, N., Hiraishi, A., and Shimada, K. (1997) Nucleotide sequences of genes coding for photosynthetic reaction centers and light-harvesting proteins of Acidiphilium rubrum and related aerobic bacteria. Plant Cell Physiol. 38, 1249-1258
  79. Nagashima, K.V.P., Sakuragi, Y., Shimada, K. and Matsuura, K. (1998) Comparative analysis of the primary structure of the reaction center-bound cytochrome subunit in purple bacteria. Photosynthesis Res. 55, 349-355
  80. Osyczka, A., Nagashima, K.V.P., Sogabe, S., Miki, K., Yoshida, M., Shimada, K. and Matsuura, K. (1998) Interaction site for soluble cytochromes on the tetraheme cytochrome subunit bound to the bacterial photosynthetic reaction center mapped by site-directed mutagenesis. Biochemistry 37, 11732-11744
  81. Hiraishi, A., Nagashima, K.V.P., Matsuura, K., Shimada, K., Takaichi, S., Wakao, N. and Katayama, Y. (1998) Phylogeny and photosynthetic features of Thiobacillus acidophilus and related acidophilic bacteria: Its transfer to the genus Acidiphilium as Acidiphilium acidophilum comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 48, 1389-1398
  82. Frigaard, N.-U., Matsuura, K., Hirota, M., Miller, M. and Cox, R.P. (1998) Studies of the location and function of isoprenoid quinones in chlorosomes from green sulfur bacteria. Photosyn. Res. 58, 81-90
  83. Matsuura, K. (1998) Photosynthetic bacteria in high temperature environment and the evolution of photosynthesis. Microbes and Environments 13, 269-275, in Japanese
  84. Tokita, S., Frigaard, N.-U., Hirota, M., Shimada, K. and Matsuura, K. (1999) Quenching of energy transfer in chlorosomes from Chloroflexus by the addition of synthetic quinones. In Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects (Grab, G. ed.) pp. 157-160, Kluwer, Dordrecht
  85. Sakuragi, Y., Frigaard, N.-U., Steensgaard, D.B., Matsuura, K., Cox, R.P., Miller, M. (1999) Alkali treatment of green bacterial chlorosomes. In Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects (Grab, G. ed.) pp. 161-164, Kluwer, Dordrecht
  86. Yoshida, M., Masuda, S., Nagashima, K.V.P., Shimada, K. and Matsuura, K. (1999) The natural defection of two hemes in the tetraheme cytochrome subunit bound to the photosynthetic reaction center complex in purple bacterium Rhodovulum sulfidophilum. In Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects (Grab, G. ed.) pp. 897-900, Kluwer, Dordrecht
  87. Osyczka, A., Nagashima, K.V.P., Sogabe, S., Miki, K., Yoshida, M., Shimada, K. and Matsuura, K. (1999) Docking site for soluble electron carriers on the tetraheme cytochrome subunit bound to the bacterial photosynthetic reaction center. In Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects (Grab, G. ed.) pp. 901-904, Kluwer, Dordrecht
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