Steven M Smith

Summary

Affiliation: University of Western Australia
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Q&A: What are strigolactones and why are they important to plants and soil microbes?
    Steven M Smith
    ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley 6009, Western Australia
    BMC Biol 12:19. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Strigolactones: destruction-dependent perception?
    Steven M Smith
    School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Curr Biol 22:R924-7. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Exploring the molecular mechanism of karrikins and strigolactones
    Adrian Scaffidi
    School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Bioorg Med Chem Lett 22:3743-6. 2012
  4. doi request reprint KAI2- and MAX2-mediated responses to karrikins and strigolactones are largely independent of HY5 in Arabidopsis seedlings
    Mark T Waters
    Plant Energy Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Mol Plant 6:63-75. 2013
  5. pmc The structure of the karrikin-insensitive protein (KAI2) in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Rohan Bythell-Douglas
    School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e54758. 2013
  6. pmc Karrikins force a rethink of strigolactone mode of action
    Mark T Waters
    Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA Australia
    Plant Signal Behav 7:969-72. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Karrikin and cyanohydrin smoke signals provide clues to new endogenous plant signaling compounds
    Gavin R Flematti
    School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Western Australia, Crawley 6009, Western Australia, Australia
    Mol Plant 6:29-37. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Carlactone-independent seedling morphogenesis in Arabidopsis
    Adrian Scaffidi
    School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, 6009, WA, Australia
    Plant J 76:1-9. 2013
  9. pmc The Arabidopsis ortholog of rice DWARF27 acts upstream of MAX1 in the control of plant development by strigolactones
    Mark T Waters
    Plant Energy Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Plant Physiol 159:1073-85. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Solar irradiation of the seed germination stimulant karrikinolide produces two novel head-to-head cage dimers
    Adrian Scaffidi
    School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, 6009 WA, Australia
    Org Biomol Chem 10:4069-73. 2012

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Publications16

  1. doi request reprint Q&A: What are strigolactones and why are they important to plants and soil microbes?
    Steven M Smith
    ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley 6009, Western Australia
    BMC Biol 12:19. 2014
    ..It is this third function that led to the original discovery and naming of strigolactones. ..
  2. doi request reprint Strigolactones: destruction-dependent perception?
    Steven M Smith
    School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Curr Biol 22:R924-7. 2012
    ..A new study provides evidence that an α/β-fold protein plays a central multifunctional role in strigolactone metabolism, perception and signalling...
  3. doi request reprint Exploring the molecular mechanism of karrikins and strigolactones
    Adrian Scaffidi
    School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Bioorg Med Chem Lett 22:3743-6. 2012
    ..Through structure-activity studies with karrikins, we now propose an alternative mechanism for karrikin and strigolactone mode of action that involves hydrolysis of the butenolide ring...
  4. doi request reprint KAI2- and MAX2-mediated responses to karrikins and strigolactones are largely independent of HY5 in Arabidopsis seedlings
    Mark T Waters
    Plant Energy Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Mol Plant 6:63-75. 2013
    ..These results suggest that KAI2 and MAX2 define a regulatory pathway that largely operates independently of HY5 to mediate seedling responses to abiotic signals such as smoke and light...
  5. pmc The structure of the karrikin-insensitive protein (KAI2) in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Rohan Bythell-Douglas
    School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e54758. 2013
    ..The structure of KAI2 is consistent with its designation as a serine hydrolase, as well as previous data implicating the protein in karrikin and strigolactone signalling...
  6. pmc Karrikins force a rethink of strigolactone mode of action
    Mark T Waters
    Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA Australia
    Plant Signal Behav 7:969-72. 2012
    ..The inference is that nucleophilic attack on SL and KAR by α/β-hydrolases is required for their bioactivity, but the hydrolysis products are not...
  7. doi request reprint Karrikin and cyanohydrin smoke signals provide clues to new endogenous plant signaling compounds
    Gavin R Flematti
    School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Western Australia, Crawley 6009, Western Australia, Australia
    Mol Plant 6:29-37. 2013
    ..Cyanohydrins occur widely in plants and have a role in defense against other organisms, but an additional role in endogenous cyanide signaling should also now be considered...
  8. doi request reprint Carlactone-independent seedling morphogenesis in Arabidopsis
    Adrian Scaffidi
    School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, 6009, WA, Australia
    Plant J 76:1-9. 2013
    ..While the commonly employed synthetic strigolactone GR24 acts non-specifically through both D14 and KAI2, carlactone is a specific effector of strigolactone signalling that acts through MAX1 and D14. ..
  9. pmc The Arabidopsis ortholog of rice DWARF27 acts upstream of MAX1 in the control of plant development by strigolactones
    Mark T Waters
    Plant Energy Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Plant Physiol 159:1073-85. 2012
    ..By identifying an additional component of the canonical SL biosynthesis pathway in Arabidopsis, we provide a new tool to investigate the regulation of shoot branching and other SL-dependent developmental processes...
  10. doi request reprint Solar irradiation of the seed germination stimulant karrikinolide produces two novel head-to-head cage dimers
    Adrian Scaffidi
    School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, 6009 WA, Australia
    Org Biomol Chem 10:4069-73. 2012
    ..We now report that solar irradiation of karrikinolide yields two novel head-to-head cage photodimers with the formation, stability and bioactivity of both presented herein...
  11. pmc Conservation of two lineages of peroxisomal (Type I) 3-ketoacyl-CoA thiolases in land plants, specialization of the genes in Brassicaceae, and characterization of their expression in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Andrew A G Wiszniewski
    ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    J Exp Bot 63:6093-103. 2012
    ..This implies that an additional function for KAT5 arose between 43 and 115 mybp. We speculate that this KAT5 mutation was recruited for a cytosolic function in secondary metabolism...
  12. doi request reprint The origins and mechanisms of karrikin signalling
    Mark T Waters
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Curr Opin Plant Biol 16:667-73. 2013
    ..The usual function of KAI2 is unclear, but we hypothesise that the similarity between karrikins and the endogenous ligand for KAI2 made adaptation of some plants to karrikins possible. ..
  13. pmc Peroxisomal ATP-binding cassette transporter COMATOSE and the multifunctional protein abnormal INFLORESCENCE MERISTEM are required for the production of benzoylated metabolites in arabidopsis seeds
    John D Bussell
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Plant Physiol 164:48-54. 2014
    ..Thus, BA biosynthesis in Arabidopsis employs the same core set of β-oxidation enzymes as in the synthesis of indole-3-acetic acid from indole-3-butyric acid. ..
  14. doi request reprint Specialisation within the DWARF14 protein family confers distinct responses to karrikins and strigolactones in Arabidopsis
    Mark T Waters
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Energy Biology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Development 139:1285-95. 2012
    ..Our results support the existence of an endogenous, butenolide-based signalling mechanism that is distinct from the strigolactone pathway, providing a molecular basis for the adaptive response of plants to smoke...
  15. pmc Leaves of the Arabidopsis maltose exporter1 mutant exhibit a metabolic profile with features of cold acclimation in the warm
    Sarah J Purdy
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e79412. 2013
    ..We therefore investigated whether the elevated maltose level in mex1-1 in the warm could result in changes in metabolism and physiology typical of WT plants grown in the cold...
  16. doi request reprint Requirement for the plastidial oxidative pentose phosphate pathway for nitrate assimilation in Arabidopsis
    John D Bussell
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology M316, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA, 6009, Australia
    Plant J 75:578-91. 2013
    ..We conclude that expression of specific nitrate assimilation genes in the nucleus of root cells is positively regulated by a signal emanating from OPPP activity in the plastid. ..