Prof. Oded Beja


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Prof. Oded Beja

Faculty:

Biology


Main energy field:

Alternative Fuels and rhodopsin based light energy harvesting


Selected Publications:

Rozenberg, A., Kaczmarczyk, I., Matzov, D., Vierock, J., Nagata, T., Sugiura, M., Katayama, K., Kawasaki, Y., Konno, M., Nagasaki, Y., Toyama, M., Das, I., Pahima, E., Church, J., Adam, S., Borin, V.A., Chazan, A., Augustin, S., Wietek, J., Dine, J., Peleg, Y., Kawanabe, A., Fujiwara, Y., Yizhar, O., Sheves, M., Shapiro, I., Furutani, Y., Kandori, H., Inoue, K., Hegemann, P., Béjà, O., and Shalev-Benami, M. (2022) Rhodopsin-bestrophin fusion proteins from unicellular algae form gigantic pentameric ion channels. Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. 29, 592-603.

Rozenberg, A., Oppermann J., Wietek, J., Fernandez Lahore, R.G., Sandaa, R.-A., Bratbak, G., Hegemann, P., and Béjà, O. (2020) Lateral gene transfer of anion-conducting channelrhodopsins between green algae and giant viruses. Curr. Biol. 30, 4910-4920.

Shihoya, W., Inoue, K., Singh, M., Konno, M., Hososhima, S., Yamashita, K., Ikeda, K., Higuchi, A., Izume, T., Okazaki, S., Hashimoto, M., Mizutori, R., Tomida, S., Yamaguchi, Y., Abe-Yoshizumi, R., Katayama, K., Tsunoda, S.P., Shibata, M., Furutani, Y., Pushkarev, A., Béjà, O., Uchihashi, T., Kandori, H., and Nureki, O. (2019) Crystal structure of heliorhodopsin. Nature 574, 132-136.

Enav, H., Kirzner, S., Lindell, D., Mandel-Gutfreund, Y., and Béjà, O. (2018) Adaptation to sub-optimal hosts is a driver of viral diversification in the ocean. Nature Commun. 9, 4698.

Pushkarev, A., Inoue, K., Larom, S., Flores-Uribe, J., Singh, M., Konno, M., Tomida, S.,  Ito, S., Nakamura, R., Tsunoda, S.P., Philosof, A., Sharon, I., Yutin, N., Koonin, E.V., Kandori K., and Béjà, O. (2018) A distinct abundant group of microbial rhodopsins discovered using functional metagenomics. Nature 558, 595-599.

Roitman, S., Hornung, E., Flores-Uribe, J., Sharon, I., Feussner, I., and Béjà, O. (2018) Cyanophage-encoded lipid-desaturases: oceanic distribution, diversity and function. ISME J. 12, 343-355.

Fridman, S., Flores-Uribe, J., Larom, S., Alalouf, O., Liran, O., Yacoby, I., Salama, F., Bailleul, B., Rappaport, F., Ziv, T., Sharon, I., Cornejo-Castillo, F.M., Philosof, A., Dupont, C.L., Sanchez, P., Acinas, S.G., Rohwer, F., Lindell, D. and Béjà, O. (2017) A myovirus encoding both photosystem-I and II proteins enhances cyclic electron flow in infected Prochlorococcus cells. Nat. Microbiol. 2, 1350-1357.

 


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