|Budget Amount *help
¥106,080,000 (Direct Cost: ¥81,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥24,480,000)
Fiscal Year 2011: ¥19,500,000 (Direct Cost: ¥15,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥4,500,000)
Fiscal Year 2010: ¥19,240,000 (Direct Cost: ¥14,800,000、Indirect Cost: ¥4,440,000)
Fiscal Year 2009: ¥20,280,000 (Direct Cost: ¥15,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥4,680,000)
Fiscal Year 2008: ¥20,280,000 (Direct Cost: ¥15,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥4,680,000)
Fiscal Year 2007: ¥26,780,000 (Direct Cost: ¥20,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥6,180,000)
In this study, we aimed at molecular level understanding of the photoreception systems in animals. Particularly we raised three projects: 1) Elucidation of unique gene networks that specify photoreceptor functions between the pineal gland and the retina, 2) Elucidation of the regulatory mechanisms for circadian clock phase, 3) Characterization of light-response properties in photoreceptive cells in the retina. The major outputs from our studies are: 1) Identification of transcription factors that govern the pineal specific gene expression, 2) Identification of multiple proteins regulating the clock phase and elucidation of the underlying mechanisms for the phase-shift, 3) Clarification of a mechanism that provides a difference of photoreceptive properties between retinal rods and cones.