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Setsuko Komatsu

Setsuko Komatsu

Over the past five years, ACS journals published nearly 2,000 articles from Japan. ACS Publications would like to extend its sincere gratitude to the ten editors located in Japan, who exemplify research excellence and provide leadership to ACS journals.

Setsuko Komatsu is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Proteome Research. She is the Team Director of the National Institute of Crop Science and a Professor of Plant Proteomics at the University of Tsukuba. Her research focuses on the identification and analysis of proteins for gene discovery and elucidation of functions of useful genome and controlling plant morphogenesis by altering the function based on the elucidation of molecular mechanism for phytohormone signal transduction. Learn more about Professor Komatsu’s research on the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization page.

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ACS Publications Research Highlights from Japan

Though there is no way to showcase all of the important research from our distinguished Japanese authors, the articles listed here represent some highlights of the research published in ACS journals from Japan. This list is compiled based on a selection of ACS Editors’ Choice, ACS Author Choice, most cited, most downloaded, and general interest articles based on our internal data and recommendations. Finally, we thank our Japanese authors for their contributions that helped ACS journals receive more than 2.7 million total citations, and are once again ranked the most-cited and/or impactful scientific journals in 14 scientific categories, including 6 core chemistry categories.

Analytical
“Sizing” Heterogeneous Chemistry in the Conversion of Gaseous Dimethyl Sulfide to Atmospheric Particles
Shinichi Enami, Yosuke Sakamoto, Keiichiro Hara, Kazuo Osada, Michael R. Hoffmann, and Agustín J. Colussi
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b05337

Direct Identification of Human Cellular MicroRNAs by Nanoflow Liquid Chromatography–High-Resolution Tandem Mass Spectrometry and Database Searching
Hiroshi Nakayama, Yoshio Yamauchi, Masato Taoka, and Toshiaki Isobe
DOI: 10.1021/ac504378s

Rice (Oryza sativa japonica) Albumin Suppresses the Elevation of Blood Glucose and Plasma Insulin Levels after Oral Glucose Loading
Shigenobu Ina, Kazumi Ninomiya, Takashi Mogi, Ayumu Hase, Toshiki Ando, Narumi Matsukaze, Jun Ogihara, Makoto Akao, Hitoshi Kumagai, and Hitomi Kumagai
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b00520

Omics Studies of the Murine Intestinal Ecosystem Exposed to Subchronic and Mild Social Defeat Stress
Ayako Aoki-Yoshida, Reiji Aoki, Naoko Moriya, Tatsuhiko Goto, Yoshifumi Kubota, Atsushi Toyoda, Yoshiharu Takayama, and Chise Suzuki
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.6b00262

Nanoscale Thermal Management of Single SnO2 Nanowire: pico-Joule Energy Consumed Molecule Sensor
Gang Meng, Fuwei Zhuge, Kazuki Nagashima, Atsuo Nakao, Masaki Kanai, Yong He, Mickael Boudot, Tsunaki Takahashi, Ken Uchida, and Takeshi Yanagida
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.6b00364
Applied
Nanomedicines Eradicating Cancer Stem-like Cells in Vivo by pH-Triggered Intracellular Cooperative Action of Loaded Drugs
Hiroaki Kinoh, Yutaka Miura, Tsukasa Chida, Xueying Liu, Kazue Mizuno, Shigeto Fukushima, Yosuke Morodomi, Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Horacio Cabral, and Kazunori Kataoka
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b00900

In situ Visualization of Lithium Ion Intercalation into MoS2 Single Crystals using Differential Optical Microscopy with Atomic Layer Resolution
Mukkannan Azhagurajan, Tetsuya Kajita, Takashi Itoh, Youn-Geun Kim, and Kingo Itaya
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b11849

Theranostic Nanoparticles for MRI-Guided Thermochemotherapy: “Tight” Clustering of Magnetic Nanoparticles Boosts Relaxivity and Heat-Generation Power
Koichiro Hayashi, Yoshitaka Sato, Wataru Sakamoto, and Toshinobu Yogo
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.6b00536

Glue-Free Stacked Luminescent Nanosheets Enable High-Resolution Ratiometric Temperature Mapping in Living Small Animals
Takuya Miyagawa, Toshinori Fujie, Ferdinandus, Tat Thang Vo Doan, Hirotaka Sato, and Shinji Takeoka
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b06075

Genotyping of Toxic Pufferfish Based on Specific PCR-RFLP Products As Determined by Liquid Chromatography/Quadrupole-Orbitrap Hybrid Mass Spectrometry
Hajime Miyaguchi, Tadashi Yamamuro, Hikoto Ohta, Hiroaki Nakahara, and Shinichi Suzuki
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b03703
Biological
Development of Novel Antisense Oligonucleotides for the Functional Regulation of RNA-Induced Silencing Complex (RISC) by Promoting the Release of microRNA from RISC
Jumpei Ariyoshi, Daiki Momokawa, Nao Eimori, Akio Kobori, Akira Murakami, and Asako Yamayoshi
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.5b00501

Discovery of Imidazo[1,2-b]pyridazine Derivatives: Selective and Orally Available Mps1 (TTK) Kinase Inhibitors Exhibiting Remarkable Antiproliferative Activity
Ken-ichi Kusakabe, Nobuyuki Ide, Yataro Daigo, Takeshi Itoh, Takahiko Yamamoto, Hiroshi Hashizume, Kohei Nozu, Hiroshi Yoshida, Genta Tadano, Sachie Tagashira, Kenichi Higashino, Yousuke Okano, Yuji Sato, Makiko Inoue, Motofumi Iguchi, Takayuki Kanazawa, Yukichi Ishioka, Keiji Dohi, Yasuto Kido, Shingo Sakamoto, Shigeru Ando, Masahiro Maeda, Masayo Higaki, Yoshiyasu Baba, and Yusuke Nakamura
DOI: 10.1021/jm501599u

Carbacaprazamycins: Chemically Stable Analogues of the Caprazamycin Nucleoside Antibiotics
Satoshi Ichikawa, Mayumi Yamaguchi, Lee Shang Hsuan, Yuta Kato, and Akira Matsuda
DOI: 10.1021/id5000376

Amilorides Bind to the Quinone Binding Pocket of Bovine Mitochondrial Complex I
Masatoshi Murai, Sonomi Murakami, Takeshi Ito, and Hideto Miyoshi
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.5b00187

Stochasticity in Gene Expression in a Cell-Sized Compartment
Kazuya Nishimura, Saburo Tsuru, Hiroaki Suzuki, and Tetsuya Yomo
DOI: 10.1021/sb500249g
Materials Science & Engineering
Functional Hybrid Porous Coordination Polymers
Maw Lin Foo, Ryotaro Matsuda, and Susumu Kitagawa
DOI: 10.1021/cm402136z

Robust and Versatile Light Absorption at Near-Infrared Wavelengths by Plasmonic Aluminum Nanorods
Olivier Lecarme, Quan Sun, Kosei Ueno, and Hiroaki Misawa
DOI: 10.1021/ph500096q

Asymmetric Supercapacitors Using 3D Nanoporous Carbon and Cobalt Oxide Electrodes Synthesized from a Single Metal–Organic Framework
Rahul R. Salunkhe, Jing Tang, Yuichiro Kamachi, Teruyuki Nakato, Jung Ho Kim, and Yusuke Yamauchi
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b01790

Quality Heterostructures from Two-Dimensional Crystals Unstable in Air by Their Assembly in Inert Atmosphere
Y. Cao, A. Mishchenko, G. L. Yu, E. Khestanova, A. P. Rooney, E. Prestat, A. V. Kretinin, P. Blake, M. B. Shalom, C. Woods, J. Chapman, G. Balakrishnan, I. V. Grigorieva, K. S. Novoselov, B. A. Piot, M. Potemski, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, S. J. Haigh, A. K. Geim, and R. V. Gorbachev
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b00648

Core–Shell Structure, Biodegradation, and Drug Release Behavior of Poly(lactic acid)/Poly(ethylene glycol) Block Copolymer Micelles Tuned by Macromolecular Stereostructure
Chenlei Ma, Pengju Pan, Guorong Shan, Yongzhong Bao, Masahiro Fujita, and Mizuo Maeda
DOI: 10.1021/la503869d

Thermal Conductivity and Elastic Constants of PEDOT:PSS with High Electrical Conductivity
Jun Liu, Xiaojia Wang, Dongyao Li, Nelson E. Coates, Rachel A. Segalman, and David G. Cahill
DOI: 10.1021/ma502099t

Thiazolium Poly(ionic liquid)s: Synthesis and Application as Binder for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Konrad Grygiel, Jung-Soo Lee, Ken Sakaushi, Markus Antonietti, and Jiayin Yuan
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00655
Organic/Inorganic
Efficient Photocatalysts for CO2 Reduction
Go Sahara and Osamu Ishitani
DOI: 10.1021/ic502675a

Direct Conversion of a Si–C(aryl) Bond to Si–Heteroatom Bonds in the Reactions of η3-α-Silabenzyl Molybdenum and Tungsten Complexes with 2-Substituted Pyridines
Yuto Kanno, Takashi Komuro, and Hiromi Tobita
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.5b00335

Total Synthesis of (+)-Vicenin-2
Thanh C. Ho, Haruki Kamimura, Ken Ohmori, and Keisuke Suzuki
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b02203

Synthesis and Shuttling Behavior of [2]Rotaxanes with a Pyrrole Moiety
Yusuke Matsuoka, Yuichiro Mutoh, Isao Azumaya, Shoko Kikkawa, Takeshi Kasama, and Shinichi Saito
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.5b02911

Research and Development of an Efficient Synthesis of a Key Building Block for Anti-AIDS Drugs by Diphenylprolinol-Catalyzed Enantio- and Diastereoselective Direct Cross Aldol Reaction
Yumi Hayashi, Toshiaki Aikawa, Yasuharu Shimasaki, Hiroaki Okamoto, Yosuke Tomioka, Takashi Miki, Masahiro Takeda, and Tetsuya Ikemoto
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.6b00178
Physical
First-Principles Computational Visualization of Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance in Gold Nanoclusters
Kenji Iida, Masashi Noda, Kazuya Ishimura, and Katsuyuki Nobusada
DOI: 10.1021/jp5088042

Chelate Effects in Glyme/Lithium Bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)amide Solvate Ionic Liquids. I. Stability of Solvate Cations and Correlation with Electrolyte Properties
Ce Zhang, Kazuhide Ueno, Azusa Yamazaki, Kazuki Yoshida, Heejoon Moon, Toshihiko Mandai, Yasuhiro Umebayashi, Kaoru Dokko, and Masayoshi Watanabe
DOI: 10.1021/jp501319e

Effects of Surface Blocking Layer of Sb2S3 on Nanocrystalline TiO2 for CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Solar Cells
Seigo Ito, Soichiro Tanaka, Kyohei Manabe, and Hitoshi Nishino
DOI: 10.1021/jp500449z

CH3NH3SnxPb(1–x)I3 Perovskite Solar Cells Covering up to 1060 nm
Yuhei Ogomi, Atsushi Morita, Syota Tsukamoto, Takahiro Saitho, Naotaka Fujikawa, Qing Shen, Taro Toyoda, Kenji Yoshino, Shyam S. Pandey, Tingli Ma, and Shuzi Hayase
DOI: 10.1021/jz5002117

Robust and Versatile Light Absorption at Near-Infrared Wavelengths by Plasmonic Aluminum Nanorods
Olivier Lecarme, Quan Sun, Kosei Ueno, and Hiroaki Misawa
DOI: 10.1021/ph500096q

A Series of NiM (M = Ru, Rh, and Pd) Bimetallic Catalysts for Effective Lignin Hydrogenolysis in Water
Jiaguang Zhang, Jason Teo, Xi Chen, Hiroyuki Asakura, Tsunehiro Tanaka, Kentaro Teramura, and Ning Yan
DOI: 10.1021/cs401199f

Functional Hybrid Porous Coordination Polymers
Maw Lin Foo, Ryotaro Matsuda, and Susumu Kitagawa
DOI: 10.1021/cm402136z