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Yasu S Morita PhD

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InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
DepartmentCollege of Natural Sciences
Address240 Thatcher Road
Amherst, MA 01003-9364
Phone413-545-4604
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    1. Rahlwes KC, Puffal J, Morita YS. Purification and Analysis of Mycobacterial Phosphatidylinositol Mannosides, Lipomannan, and Lipoarabinomannan. Methods Mol Biol. 2019; 1954:59-75. PMID: 30864124.
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    2. Rahlwes KC, Sparks IL, Morita YS. Cell Walls and Membranes of Actinobacteria. Subcell Biochem. 2019; 92:417-469. PMID: 31214994.
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    3. Puffal J, Mayfield JA, Moody DB, Morita YS. Demethylmenaquinone Methyl Transferase Is a Membrane Domain-Associated Protein Essential for Menaquinone Homeostasis in Mycobacterium smegmatis. Front Microbiol. 2018; 9:3145. PMID: 30619211.
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    4. García-Heredia A, Pohane AA, Melzer ES, Carr CR, Fiolek TJ, Rundell SR, Chuin Lim H, Wagner JC, Morita YS, Swarts BM, Siegrist MS. Peptidoglycan precursor synthesis along the sidewall of pole-growing mycobacteria. Elife. 2018 Sep 10; 7. PMID: 30198841.
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    5. Puffal J, García-Heredia A, Rahlwes KC, Siegrist MS, Morita YS. Spatial control of cell envelope biosynthesis in mycobacteria. Pathog Dis. 2018 06 01; 76(4). PMID: 29762679.
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    6. Eagen WJ, Baumoel LR, Osman SH, Rahlwes KC, Morita YS. Deletion of PimE mannosyltransferase results in increased copper sensitivity in Mycobacterium smegmatis. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2018 Mar 01; 365(6). PMID: 29390083.
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    7. Wu KJ, Zhang J, Baranowski C, Leung V, Rego EH, Morita YS, Rubin EJ, Boutte CC. Characterization of Conserved and Novel Septal Factors in Mycobacterium smegmatis. J Bacteriol. 2018 03 15; 200(6). PMID: 29311277.
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    8. Hayashi JM, Richardson K, Melzer ES, Sandler SJ, Aldridge BB, Siegrist MS, Morita YS. Stress-Induced Reorganization of the Mycobacterial Membrane Domain. MBio. 2018 Jan 23; 9(1). PMID: 29362232.
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    9. Rahlwes KC, Ha SA, Motooka D, Mayfield JA, Baumoel LR, Strickland JN, Torres-Ocampo AP, Nakamura S, Morita YS. The cell envelope-associated phospholipid-binding protein LmeA is required for mannan polymerization in mycobacteria. J Biol Chem. 2017 10 20; 292(42):17407-17417. PMID: 28855252.
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    10. Toyonaga K, Torigoe S, Motomura Y, Kamichi T, Hayashi JM, Morita YS, Noguchi N, Chuma Y, Kiyohara H, Matsuo K, Tanaka H, Nakagawa Y, Sakuma T, Ohmuraya M, Yamamoto T, Umemura M, Matsuzaki G, Yoshikai Y, Yano I, Miyamoto T, Yamasaki S. C-Type Lectin Receptor DCAR Recognizes Mycobacterial Phosphatidyl-Inositol Mannosides to Promote a Th1 Response during Infection. Immunity. 2016 Dec 20; 45(6):1245-1257. PMID: 27887882.
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    11. Nakayama H, Kurihara H, Morita YS, Kinoshita T, Mauri L, Prinetti A, Sonnino S, Yokoyama N, Ogawa H, Takamori K, Iwabuchi K. Lipoarabinomannan binding to lactosylceramide in lipid rafts is essential for the phagocytosis of mycobacteria by human neutrophils. Sci Signal. 2016 Oct 11; 9(449):ra101. PMID: 27729551.
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    12. Hayashi JM, Luo CY, Mayfield JA, Hsu T, Fukuda T, Walfield AL, Giffen SR, Leszyk JD, Baer CE, Bennion OT, Madduri A, Shaffer SA, Aldridge BB, Sassetti CM, Sandler SJ, Kinoshita T, Moody DB, Morita YS. Spatially distinct and metabolically active membrane domain in mycobacteria. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 May 10; 113(19):5400-5. PMID: 27114527.
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    13. Stokes MJ, Murakami Y, Maeda Y, Kinoshita T, Morita YS. New insights into the functions of PIGF, a protein involved in the ethanolamine phosphate transfer steps of glycosylphosphatidylinositol biosynthesis. Biochem J. 2014 Oct 15; 463(2):249-56. PMID: 25074286.
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    14. Fukuda T, Matsumura T, Ato M, Hamasaki M, Nishiuchi Y, Murakami Y, Maeda Y, Yoshimori T, Matsumoto S, Kobayashi K, Kinoshita T, Morita YS. Critical roles for lipomannan and lipoarabinomannan in cell wall integrity of mycobacteria and pathogenesis of tuberculosis. MBio. 2013; 4(1):e00472-12. PMID: 23422411.
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    15. Nakatani F, Morita YS, Ashida H, Nagamune K, Maeda Y, Kinoshita T. Identification of a second catalytically active trans-sialidase in Trypanosoma brucei. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2011 Nov 18; 415(2):421-5. PMID: 22040733.
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    16. Morita YS, Fukuda T, Sena CB, Yamaryo-Botte Y, McConville MJ, Kinoshita T. Inositol lipid metabolism in mycobacteria: biosynthesis and regulatory mechanisms. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2011 Jun; 1810(6):630-41. PMID: 21477636.
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    17. Morita YS, Yamaryo-Botte Y, Miyanagi K, Callaghan JM, Patterson JH, Crellin PK, Coppel RL, Billman-Jacobe H, Kinoshita T, McConville MJ. Stress-induced synthesis of phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate in mycobacteria. J Biol Chem. 2010 May 28; 285(22):16643-50. PMID: 20364020.
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    18. Sena CB, Fukuda T, Miyanagi K, Matsumoto S, Kobayashi K, Murakami Y, Maeda Y, Kinoshita T, Morita YS. Controlled expression of branch-forming mannosyltransferase is critical for mycobacterial lipoarabinomannan biosynthesis. J Biol Chem. 2010 Apr 30; 285(18):13326-36. PMID: 20215111.
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    19. Ishikawa E, Ishikawa T, Morita YS, Toyonaga K, Yamada H, Takeuchi O, Kinoshita T, Akira S, Yoshikai Y, Yamasaki S. Direct recognition of the mycobacterial glycolipid, trehalose dimycolate, by C-type lectin Mincle. J Exp Med. 2009 Dec 21; 206(13):2879-88. PMID: 20008526.
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    20. Crellin PK, Kovacevic S, Martin KL, Brammananth R, Morita YS, Billman-Jacobe H, McConville MJ, Coppel RL. Mutations in pimE restore lipoarabinomannan synthesis and growth in a Mycobacterium smegmatis lpqW mutant. J Bacteriol. 2008 May; 190(10):3690-9. PMID: 18344361; PMCID: PMC2395014.
    21. Morita YS, Sena CB, Waller RF, Kurokawa K, Sernee MF, Nakatani F, Haites RE, Billman-Jacobe H, McConville MJ, Maeda Y, Kinoshita T. PimE is a polyprenol-phosphate-mannose-dependent mannosyltransferase that transfers the fifth mannose of phosphatidylinositol mannoside in mycobacteria. J Biol Chem. 2006 Sep 1; 281(35):25143-55. PMID: 16803893.
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    22. Hong Y, Nagamune K, Morita YS, Nakatani F, Ashida H, Maeda Y, Kinoshita T. Removal or maintenance of inositol-linked acyl chain in glycosylphosphatidylinositol is critical in trypanosome life cycle. J Biol Chem. 2006 Apr 28; 281(17):11595-602. PMID: 16510441.
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    23. Kovacevic S, Anderson D, Morita YS, Patterson J, Haites R, McMillan BN, Coppel R, McConville MJ, Billman-Jacobe H. Identification of a novel protein with a role in lipoarabinomannan biosynthesis in mycobacteria. J Biol Chem. 2006 Apr 07; 281(14):9011-7. PMID: 16455649.
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    24. Hong Y, Nagamune K, Ohishi K, Morita YS, Ashida H, Maeda Y, Kinoshita T. TbGPI16 is an essential component of GPI transamidase in Trypanosoma brucei. FEBS Lett. 2006 Jan 23; 580(2):603-6. PMID: 16405969.
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    25. Morita YS, Velasquez R, Taig E, Waller RF, Patterson JH, Tull D, Williams SJ, Billman-Jacobe H, McConville MJ. Compartmentalization of lipid biosynthesis in mycobacteria. J Biol Chem. 2005 Jun 03; 280(22):21645-52. PMID: 15805104.
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    26. Haites RE, Morita YS, McConville MJ, Billman-Jacobe H. Function of phosphatidylinositol in mycobacteria. J Biol Chem. 2005 Mar 25; 280(12):10981-7. PMID: 15634688.
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    27. Kang JY, Hong Y, Ashida H, Shishioh N, Murakami Y, Morita YS, Maeda Y, Kinoshita T. PIG-V involved in transferring the second mannose in glycosylphosphatidylinositol. J Biol Chem. 2005 Mar 11; 280(10):9489-97. PMID: 15623507.
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    28. Morita YS, Patterson JH, Billman-Jacobe H, McConville MJ. Biosynthesis of mycobacterial phosphatidylinositol mannosides. Biochem J. 2004 Mar 01; 378(Pt 2):589-97. PMID: 14627436; PMCID: PMC1223975.
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