• Abe M, Kosaka S, Shibuta M, Nagata K, Uemura T, Nakano A, Kaya H (2019) Transient activity of the florigen complex during the floral transition in Arabidopsis thaliana. Development 146: dev171504.

selected as "Research Highlight"




  • Kaya H, Takeda S, Kobayashi M, Kimura S, Iizuka A, Imai A, Hishinuma H, Kawarazaki T, Mori K, Yamamoto Y, Murakami Y, Nakauchi A, Abe M, Kuchitsu K. (2019) Comparative analyses of ROS-producing enzymatic activity of Arabidopsis NADPH oxidases. Plant Journal 98: 291-300.

  • Endo M, Yoshida M, Sasaki Y, Negishi K, Horikawa K, Daimon Y, Kurotani K, Notaguchi M, Abe M, Araki T. (2018) Reevaluation of florigen transport kinetics with separation of function mutations that uncouple flowering initiation and long-distance transport. Plant & Cell Physiology 59: 1621-1629.

selected as "Research Highlight"

featured in Commentary article in the issue by Lee and Imaizumi

  • Negishi K, Endo M, Abe M, Araki T. (2018) SODIUM POTASSIUM ROOT DEFECTIVE1 regulates FLOWERING LOCUS T expression via microRNA156-SQUAMOSA PROMOTER BINDING PROTEIN-LIKE3 pathway in response to potassium conditions. Plant & Cell Physiology 59: 404-413.

selected as "Research Highlight"

  • Shibuta M and Abe M. (2017) FE controls the transcription of downstream flowering regulators through two distinct mechanisms in leaf phloem companion cells. Plant & Cell Physiology 58: 2017-2025.

selected as "Editor's Choice Article"

  • Lin TF, Saiga S, Abe M, Laux T. (2016) OBE3 and WUS interaction in shoot meristem stem cell regulation. PLOS ONE 11: e0155657. 

  • Abe M, Kaya H, Watanabe-Taneda A, Shibuta M, Yamaguchi A, Sakamoto T, Kurata T, Ausin I, Araki T, Alonso-Blanco C. (2015) FE, a phloem-specific Myb-related protein, promotes flowering through transcriptional activation of FLOWERING LOCUS T and FLOWERING LOCUS T INTERACTING PROTEIN 1. Plant Journal 83: 1059-1068.

  • Ogawa E, Yamada Y, Sezaki N, Kosaka S, Kondo H, Kamata N, Abe M, Komeda Y, Takahashi T. (2015) ATML1 and PDF2 play a redundant and essential role in Arabidopsis embryo development. Plant & Cell Physiology 56: 1183-1192. 

  • Kaya H, Iwano M, Takeda S, Kanaoka MM, Kimura S, Abe M, Kuchitsu K. (2015) Apoplastic ROS production upon pollination by RbohH and RbohJ in Arabidopsis. Plant Signaling & Behavior 10: e989050. 

  • Kaya H, Nakajima R, Iwano M, Kanaoka MM, Kimura S, Takeda S, Kawarazaki T, Senzaki E, Hamamura Y, Higashiyama T, Abe M, Kuchitsu K. (2014) Ca2+-activated reactive oxygen species production by Arabidopsis RbohH and RbohJ is essential for proper pollen tube tip growth. Plant Cell 26: 1069-1080. 

  • Kawarazaki T, Kimura S, Iizuka A, Hanamata S, Nibori H, Michikawa M, Imai A, Abe M, Kaya H, Kuchitsu K. (2013) A low temperature-inducible protein AtSRC2 enhances the ROS-producing activity of NADPH oxidase AtRbohF. BBA – Mol. Cell 1833: 2775-2780. 

  • Hiraoka K, Yamaguchi A, Abe M, Araki T. (2013) The Florigen genes FT and TSF modulate lateral shoot outgrowth in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant & Cell Physiology 54: 352-368. 

  • Imura Y, Kobayashi Y, Yamamoto S, Furutani M, Tasaka M, Abe M, Araki T. (2012) CRYPTIC PRECOCIOUS/MED12 is a novel flowering regulator with multiple target steps in Arabidopsis. Plant & Cell Physiology 53: 287-303.

selected as "Editor's Choice Article" 

  • Saiga S, Möller B, Watanabe-Taneda A, Abe M, Weijers D, Komeda Y. (2012) Control of embryonic meristem initiation in Arabidopsis by PHD-finger protein complexes. Development 139: 1391-1398. 

  • Yamaguchi A and Abe M. (2012) Regulation of reproductive development by non-coding RNA in Arabidopsis: to flower or not to flower. J Plant Res. 125: 693-704. 

  • Yamaguchi N, Yamaguchi A, Abe M, Wagner D, Komeda Y. (2012) LEAFY controls Arabidopsis pedicel length and orientation by affecting adaxial-abaxial cell fate. Plant Journal 69: 844-856. 

  • Notaguchi M, Daimon Y, Abe M, Araki T. (2009) Graft-transmissible action of Arabidopsis FLOWERING LOCUS T protein to promote flowering. Plant Signaling & Behavior 4: 123-125. 

  • Notaguchi M, Daimon Y, Abe M, Araki T. (2009) Adaptation of a seedling micro-grafting technique to the study of long-distance signaling in flowering of Arabidopsis thaliana. J Plant Res. 122: 201-214.


  • Abe M, Notaguchi M, Kimura T, Daimon Y, Kobayashi T, Yamaguchi A, Tomita Y, Dohi K, Mori M, Araki T. (2008) Long-distance, graft-transmissible action of Arabidopsis FLOWERING LOCUS T protein to promote flowering. Plant & Cell Physiology 49: 1645-1658. (M.A. and M.N. contributed equally)

  • Ikeda Y, Kobayashi Y, Yamaguchi A, Abe M, Araki T. (2007) Molecular basis of late-flowering phenotype caused by dominant Epi-alleles of the FWA locus in Arabidopsis. Plant & Cell Physiology 48: 205-220.

  • Nakamura M, Katsumata H, Abe M, Yabe N, Komeda Y, Yamamoto KT, Takahashi T. (2006) Characterization of the class IV homeodomain-leucine zipper gene family in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 141: 1363-1375. 

  • Ono T, Kaya H, Takeda S, Abe M, Ogawa Y, Kato M, Kakutani T, Scheid OM, Araki T, Shibahara K. (2006) Chromatin assembly factor 1 ensures the stable maintenance of silent chromatin states in Arabidopsis. Genes to Cells 11: 153-162. 

  • Abe M, Kobayashi Y, Yamamoto S, Daimon Y, Yamaguchi A, Ikeda Y, Ichinoki H, Notaguchi M, Goto K, Araki T. (2005) FD, a bZIP protein mediating signals from the floral pathway integrator FT at the shoot apex. Science 309: 1052-1056.


featured in Science

featured in Nature Reviews Genetics


  • Yamaguchi A, Kobayashi Y, Goto K, Abe M, Araki T. (2005) TWIN SISTER OF FT (TSF) acts as a floral pathway integrator redundantly with FT. Plant & Cell Physiology 46: 1175-1189.


  • Abe M, Katsumata H, Komeda Y, Takahashi T. (2003) Regulation of shoot epidermal cell differentiation by a pair of homeodomain proteins in Arabidopsis. Development 130: 635-643. 

  • Takahashi T, Matsuhara S, Abe M, Komeda Y. (2002) Disruption of a DNA topoisomerase I gene affects morphogenesis in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 14: 2085-2093. 

  • Abe M, Takahashi T, Komeda Y. (2001) Identification of a cis-regulatory element for L1 layer-specific gene expression, which is targetted by an L1-specific homeodomain protein. Plant Journal 26: 487-494. 

  • Abe M, Takahashi T, Komeda Y. (1999) Cloning and characterization of an L1 layer-specific gene in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant & Cell Physiology 40: 571-580. 


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