Masamitsu Wada Department of Biology, Kyushu University, Japan
1 protocol
Andrea Puhar MIMS and Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University
52 protocols

Dennis Nürnberg Freie Universität Berlin
48 protocols

Samik Bhattacharya Osnabrueck University
61 protocols

Scott McAdam Purdue University
24 protocols

Sam-Geun Kong
  • Associate professor, Kongju National University
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • chloroplast movement
    light signaling
  • 1 Author merit


D. Sc., Kyoto University

Lab information

Kong Lab


Suetsugu N., Takemiya A., Kong S.-G., Higa T., Komatsu A., Shimazaki K., Kochi T., Wada M. (2016) RPT2/NCH1 subfamily of NPH3-like proteins is essential for the chloroplast accumulation response in land plants. Pro. Natl Acad. Sci. USA. 113 (37): 10424-10429.

Kong S.-G., Okajima K. (2016) Diverse photoreceptors and light responses in plants. J Plant Res 129 (2): 111-114.

Kong S.-G., Wada M. (2016) Molecular basis of chloroplast photorelocation movement. J Plant Res 129 (2): 159-166.

Kijima S., Hirose K., Kong S.-G., Wada M., Uyeda T. (2016) Distinct biochemical properties of Arabidopsis thaliana actin isoforms. Plant & Cell Physiology. 57 (1): 46-56.

*Suetsugu N., *Higa T., *Kong S.-G., and Wada M. (2015) PLASTID MOVMENT IMPAIRED1 and PLASTID MOVMENT IMPAIRED1-RELATED1. Plant Physiology. 169 (2), 1155-1167. *Co-first authors.

Nakasone Y., Kawaguchi Y., Kong S.-G., Wada M., and Terazima M. (2014) Photo-induced oligomerization of Arabidopsis thaliana phototropin 2 LOV1. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 118 (49): 14314-14325.

Kong S.-G. and Wada M. (2014) Recent advances in understanding the molecular mechanism of chloroplast photorelocation movement. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)- Bioenergetics. 1837 (4): 522-530.

Higa T., Suetsugu N., Kong S.-G., and Wada M. (2014) Actin-dependent plastid movement is required for motive force generation in directional nuclear movement in plants. Pro. Natl Acad. Sci. USA. 111 (1): 4327-4331.

*Kong S.-G. and Wada M. (2013) Observation of chloroplast-actin filaments in leaves of Arabidopsis. Bio-protocol. 3 (24):e1008. *Corresponding author.

Cazzaniga S., Dall’Osto L., Kong S.-G., Wada M., and Bassi R (2013) Interaction between avoidance of photon absorption, excess energy dissipation and zeaxanthin synthesis against photoxidative stress in Arabidopsis. Plant Journal. 76 (4): 568-579.

Kong S.-G., Arai Y., Suetsugu, N., Yanagida T., and Wada M. (2013) Rapid severing and motility of chloroplast-actin filaments are required for the chloroplast avoidance response in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 25 (2): 572-590.

*Kong S.-G., *Suetsugu N., Kikuchi S., Nakai M., Nagatani A., and Wada M. (2013) Both phototropin 1 and 2 localize on the chloroplast outer membrane with distinct localization activity. Plant & Cell Physiology. 54 (1): 80-92. *Co-first authors.

*Kong S.-G., Kagawa, T., Wada M., and *Nagatani, A. (2013) A C-terminal membrane association domain of phototropin 2 is necessary for chloroplast movement. Plant & Cell Physiology. 54 (1): 57-68. *Co-corresponding authors.

*Suetsugu, N., *Kong S.-G., Kasahara, M., and Wada M. (2013) Both LOV1 and LOV2 domains of phototropin2 function as the photosensory domain for hypocotyl phototropic response in Arabidopsis thaliana. American Journal of Botany. 100 (1): 60-69. *Co-first authors.

Shikata H., Shibata M., Ushijima T., Nakashima M., Kong S.-G., Matsuoka K., Lin C., and Matsushita T. (2012). The RS domain of the Arabidopsis splicing factor RRC1 is required for phytochrome B signal transduction. Plant Journal. 70 (5): 727-738.

*Oka Y., *Kong S.-G., *Matsushita T. (2011) A non-covalently attached chromophore can mediate phytochrome B signaling in Arabidopsis. Plant & Cell Physiology. 52 (12): 2088-2102. * Co-first authors.

Kozuka T., Kong S.-G., Doi M., Shimazaki K.-I., and Nagatani A. (2011) Tissue-autonomous promotion of palisade cell development by phototropin 2 in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 23 (10): 3684-3695.

Kong S.-G. and Wada M. (2011) New insights into dynamic actin-based chloroplast movements. Molecular Plant. 4 (5): 771-781.

Wada M. and Kong S.-G. (2011) Analysis of chloroplast movement and relocation in Arabidopsis. In Chloroplast Research in Arabidopsis: Methods and Protocols, Volume 1, Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 774. Edited by R.P. Jarvis. Humana, Totowa, NJ. 87-102.

Kodama Y., Suetsugu N., Kong S.-G., and Wada M. (2010) Two interacting coiled-coil proteins, WEB1 and PMI2, maintain the chloroplast photorelocation movement velocity in Arabidopsis. Pro. Natl Acad. Sci. USA. 107 (45): 19591-19596.

Oikawa K., Yamasato A., Kong S.-G., Nakai M., Takahashi F., Kasahara M., Ogura Y., Kagawa T., and Wada M. (2008) Chloroplast outer envelope protein CHUP1 is essential for chloroplast anchorage to the plasma membrane and chloroplast movement. Plant Physiology. 148 (2), 829-842.

Kong S.-G., and Nagatani A. (2008) Where and how does phototropin transduce light signals in the cell? Plant Signaling & Behavior. 3 (4): 275-277.

Kong S.-G., Kinoshita T., Shimazaki K.-I., Mochizuki N., Suzuki T., and Nagatani A. (2007) The C-terminal kinase fragment of Arabidopsis phototropin 2 triggers constitutive phototropin responses. Plant Journal. 51 (5): 862-873.

Kong S.-G., Suzuki T., Tamura K., Mochizuki N., Hara-Nishimura I., and Nagatani A. (2006) Blue light-induced association of phototropin 2 with the Golgi apparatus. Plant Journal. 45 (6): 994-1005.

Onodera A., Kong S.-G., Doi M., Shimazaki K.-I., Christie J., Mochizuki N., and Nagatani A. (2005) Phototropin from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is functional in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant & Cell Physiology. 46 (2): 367-374.

Kong S.-G., Lee D.-S., Kwak S.-N., Kim J.-K., Sohn J.-K., and Kim I.-S. (2004) Characterization of sunlight-grown transgenic rice plants expressing Arabidopsis phytochrome A. Molecular Breeding. 14 (1): 35-46.

Takagi S., Kong S.-G., Mineyuki Y., and Furuya M. (2003) Regulation of actin-dependent cytoplasmic motility by type II phytochrome occurs within seconds in Vallisneria epidermal cells. Plant Cell. 15 (2): 331-345.

Kwak S.-N., Kong S.-G., Hahn T.-R., and Kim I.-S. (2000) A GSK-3/SHAGGY-related protein kinase is involved in phytochrome signal transduction pathway. Journal of Photoscience. 7(3): 123-128.
1 Protocol published
Observation of Chloroplast-actin Filaments in Leaves of Arabidopsis
Authors:  Sam-Geun Kong and Masamitsu Wada , date: 12/20/2013, view: 8930, Q&A: 0
Chloroplast-actin (cp-actin) filaments play a pivotal role in chloroplast photorelocation movement. This protocol describes observation of cp-actin filaments in intact palisade cells of Arabidopsis leaves (Kong et al., 2013). The ...
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Visualization of Actin Organization and Quantification in Fixed Arabidopsis Pollen Grains and Tubes
Authors:  Xiaolu Qu, Qiannan Wang, Haiyan Wang and Shanjin Huang, date: 01/05/2020, view: 2447, Q&A: 0
Although it is widely accepted that actin plays an important role in regulating pollen germination and pollen tube growth, how actin exactly performs functions remains incompletely understood. As the function of actin is dictated by its spatial ...
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Purification of Globular Actin from Rabbit Muscle and Pyrene Fluorescent Assays to Investigate Actin Dynamics in vitro
Authors:  He Sun, Yuanyuan Luo and Yansong Miao, date: 12/05/2018, view: 3624, Q&A: 0
Pyrene Fluorescent Assay is established to monitor the dynamic actin nucleation, elongation, capping and disassembly in vitro. This technique provides an easy handle procedure and straightforward visual data analysis. By coupling actin ...
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