We are studying membrane trafficking, the molecular mechanisms of protein transport and sorting and the roles of membrane traffic in higher-order functions of multicellular organisms, plants in particular.
*Akihiko Nakano (2022). The Golgi apparatus and its next-door neighbors. Frontiers Cell Dev. Biol. 10:884360.
Sofia Rodriguez-Gallardo, Susana Sabido-Bozo, Atsuko Ikeda, Misako Araki, Kouta Okazaki, Miyako Nakano, Auxiliadora Aguilera-Romero, Alejandro Cortes-Gomez, Sergio Lopez, Miho Waga, Akihiko Nakano, Kazuo Kurokawa, Manuel Muñiz, and *Koichi Funato (2022). Quality-controlled lipid-based protein sorting into selective ER exit sites. Cell Rep. 39:110768.
Yutaro Shimizu, Junpei Takagi, Emi Ito, Yoko Ito, Kazuo Ebine, Yamato Komatsu, Yumi Goto, Mayuko Sato, Kiminori Toyooka, Takashi Ueda, Kazuo Kurokawa, *Tomohiro Uemura, and *Akihiko Nakano (2021). Cargo sorting zones on the trans-Golgi network visualized by super-resolution confocal live imaging microscopy in plants. Nat. Commun. 12:1901.