Plant Molecular Technology Research Group
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【1】Development of efficient targeted DNA methylation technology in plants

  In order to develop energy-saving and cost-effective technology to produce useful substances (e.g. secondary metabolites) by utilizing plant metabolic systems, we are advancing research on efficient targeted DNA methylation technology enabling the transcriptional repression of desired metabolic genes without changing DNA sequence itself in plants. This work was supported by Smart Cell Project from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan. (FY2016-FY2020) Please visit NEDO web site for details.


【2】Development of new controlling agents against potato cyst nematode

  We have been developing novel hydroponic cultivation system using transgenic plants to produce efficiently hatching factor for potato cyst nematode by utilizing plant metabolic systems. This work was supported by Smart Cell Project from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan. (FY2016-FY2020)


【3】Development of novel techniques to produce perilla rich in functional ingredients

  We have been developing novel hydroponic cultivation system under specialized environment to produce efficiently functional ingredients in perilla. This work was supported by Smart Cell Project from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan. (FY2016-FY2020)


【4】Development of platform plants for production of recombinant proteins using genome editing technology

  We have been developing platform plants for mass production of recombinant proteins in plants using CRISPR/Cas9 technology. This work was supported by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) KAKENHI (Grant no. 16K14833). (FY2016-FY2019)

【5】Interferon-α produced by recombinant plant approved as veterinary drug (October 2013)

  We have finished the development of a drug using "canine interferon-expressing strawberries" as a raw material, and have been conducting research for the approval of the drug. This is an example of inexpensive animal drug development using genetically modified plants. This drug is the world's first drug made from the recombinant plant itself (This research is a collaboration with a pharmaceutical company).


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