Jonathan Gershenzon

Summary

Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Identification and characterization of the BAHD acyltransferase malonyl CoA: anthocyanidin 5-O-glucoside-6''-O-malonyltransferase (At5MAT) in Arabidopsis thaliana
    John C D'Auria
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    FEBS Lett 581:872-8. 2007
  2. pmc Plant volatiles carry both public and private messages
    Jonathan Gershenzon
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:5257-8. 2007
  3. pmc The organ-specific expression of terpene synthase genes contributes to the terpene hydrocarbon composition of chamomile essential oils
    Sandra Irmisch
    Institute of Pharmacy, Martin Luther University, Halle 06120, Germany
    BMC Plant Biol 12:84. 2012
  4. pmc An elm EST database for identifying leaf beetle egg-induced defense genes
    Kerstin Buchel
    Freie Universitat Berlin, Applied Zoology Animal Ecology, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Genomics 13:242. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint The function of terpene natural products in the natural world
    Jonathan Gershenzon
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Nat Chem Biol 3:408-14. 2007
  6. pmc A maize (E)-beta-caryophyllene synthase implicated in indirect defense responses against herbivores is not expressed in most American maize varieties
    Tobias G Köllner
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant Cell 20:482-94. 2008
  7. pmc Floral and insect-induced volatile formation in Arabidopsis lyrata ssp. petraea, a perennial, outcrossing relative of A. thaliana
    Christian Abel
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoell Str 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Planta 230:1-11. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Terpene synthases of oregano (Origanum vulgare L.) and their roles in the pathway and regulation of terpene biosynthesis
    Christoph Crocoll
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant Mol Biol 73:587-603. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Characterization of a BAHD acyltransferase responsible for producing the green leaf volatile (Z)-3-hexen-1-yl acetate in Arabidopsis thaliana
    John C D'Auria
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant J 49:194-207. 2007
  10. pmc Variation of herbivore-induced volatile terpenes among Arabidopsis ecotypes depends on allelic differences and subcellular targeting of two terpene synthases, TPS02 and TPS03
    Mengsu Huang
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant Physiol 153:1293-310. 2010

Detail Information

Publications103 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Identification and characterization of the BAHD acyltransferase malonyl CoA: anthocyanidin 5-O-glucoside-6''-O-malonyltransferase (At5MAT) in Arabidopsis thaliana
    John C D'Auria
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    FEBS Lett 581:872-8. 2007
    ..thaliana anthocyanins. Hence, both in vivo and in vitro results define the activity of the At3g29590-encoded enzyme as an anthocyanin 5-O-glucoside-6''-O-malonyltransferase (At5MAT)...
  2. pmc Plant volatiles carry both public and private messages
    Jonathan Gershenzon
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:5257-8. 2007
  3. pmc The organ-specific expression of terpene synthase genes contributes to the terpene hydrocarbon composition of chamomile essential oils
    Sandra Irmisch
    Institute of Pharmacy, Martin Luther University, Halle 06120, Germany
    BMC Plant Biol 12:84. 2012
    ..Chamomile oil also contains sesquiterpene alcohols and hydrocarbons which are produced by the action of terpene synthases (TPS), the key enzymes in constructing terpene carbon skeletons...
  4. pmc An elm EST database for identifying leaf beetle egg-induced defense genes
    Kerstin Buchel
    Freie Universitat Berlin, Applied Zoology Animal Ecology, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Genomics 13:242. 2012
    ..Little is known about the transcriptional changes that insect eggs trigger in plants and how such indirect defense mechanisms are orchestrated in the context of other biological processes...
  5. ncbi request reprint The function of terpene natural products in the natural world
    Jonathan Gershenzon
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Nat Chem Biol 3:408-14. 2007
    ..New natural roles undoubtedly remain to be discovered for this large class of compounds, given that such a small percentage of terpenes has been investigated so far...
  6. pmc A maize (E)-beta-caryophyllene synthase implicated in indirect defense responses against herbivores is not expressed in most American maize varieties
    Tobias G Köllner
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant Cell 20:482-94. 2008
    ..We argue that the (E)-beta-caryophyllene defense signal was lost during breeding of the North American lines and that its restoration might help to increase the resistance of these lines against agronomically important pests...
  7. pmc Floral and insect-induced volatile formation in Arabidopsis lyrata ssp. petraea, a perennial, outcrossing relative of A. thaliana
    Christian Abel
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoell Str 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Planta 230:1-11. 2009
    ..thaliana AtTPS21. Differential regulation of these genes in flowers and foliage is consistent with the different functions of volatiles in the two Arabidopsis species...
  8. doi request reprint Terpene synthases of oregano (Origanum vulgare L.) and their roles in the pathway and regulation of terpene biosynthesis
    Christoph Crocoll
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant Mol Biol 73:587-603. 2010
    ..These results will facilitate metabolic engineering and directed breeding of O. vulgare cultivars with higher quantity of essential oil and improved oil composition...
  9. ncbi request reprint Characterization of a BAHD acyltransferase responsible for producing the green leaf volatile (Z)-3-hexen-1-yl acetate in Arabidopsis thaliana
    John C D'Auria
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant J 49:194-207. 2007
    ....
  10. pmc Variation of herbivore-induced volatile terpenes among Arabidopsis ecotypes depends on allelic differences and subcellular targeting of two terpene synthases, TPS02 and TPS03
    Mengsu Huang
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant Physiol 153:1293-310. 2010
    ..Our studies show that both pseudogenization in the TPS family and subcellular segregation of functional TPS enzymes control the variation and plasticity of induced volatile emissions in wild plant species...
  11. pmc A bifunctional geranyl and geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase is involved in terpene oleoresin formation in Picea abies
    Axel Schmidt
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Department of Biochemistry, Beutenberg Campus, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant Physiol 152:639-55. 2010
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Localization of phenolics in phloem parenchyma cells of Norway spruce (Picea abies)
    Sheng Hong Li
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Beutenberg Campus, Jena, Germany
    Chembiochem 13:2707-13. 2012
    ..Phloem parenchyma cells thus appear to be a principal site of phenolic accumulation in spruce bark...
  13. pmc Metal ions control product specificity of isoprenyl diphosphate synthases in the insect terpenoid pathway
    Sindy Frick
    Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Beutenberg Campus, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:4194-9. 2013
    ..C15 isoprenoids could be accomplished by these ions in vivo. The dependence of product chain length of scIDSs on metal cofactor identity introduces an additional regulation for these branch point enzymes of terpene metabolism...
  14. pmc Induction of isoprenyl diphosphate synthases, plant hormones and defense signalling genes correlates with traumatic resin duct formation in Norway spruce (Picea abies)
    Axel Schmidt
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Beutenberg Campus, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant Mol Biol 77:577-90. 2011
    ..These responses were detected not only at the site of MJ treatment, but also systemically up to 60 cm above the site of treatment on the trunk...
  15. pmc Protonation of a neutral (S)-beta-bisabolene intermediate is involved in (S)-beta-macrocarpene formation by the maize sesquiterpene synthases TPS6 and TPS11
    Tobias G Köllner
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, Jena, Germany
    J Biol Chem 283:20779-88. 2008
    ..The expression in roots was up-regulated by herbivore damage to the leaves, suggesting a long distance signal transduction cascade between leaves and roots...
  16. doi request reprint Nonradioactive assay for detecting isoprenyl diphosphate synthase activity in crude plant extracts using liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry
    Raimund Nagel
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany
    Anal Biochem 422:33-8. 2012
    ..By applying the method to crude protein extracts from various organs of Arabidopsis thaliana, Nicotiana attenuata, Populus trichocarpa, and Picea abies, we could determine their IDS activity in a reproducible fashion...
  17. ncbi request reprint Glucosinolate hydrolysis in Lepidium sativum--identification of the thiocyanate-forming protein
    Meike Burow
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Beutenberg Campus, Hans Knöll Str 8, D 07745, Jena, Germany
    Plant Mol Biol 63:49-61. 2007
    ....
  18. pmc Positive selection driving diversification in plant secondary metabolism
    Markus Benderoth
    Department of Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoell Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:9118-23. 2006
    ..These processes occur repeatedly in the history of the MAM gene family, indicating their fundamental importance for the evolution of plant metabolic diversity both within and among species...
  19. ncbi request reprint Cloning and characterization of two different types of geranyl diphosphate synthases from Norway spruce (Picea abies)
    Axel Schmidt
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Department of Biochemistry, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Phytochemistry 69:49-57. 2008
    ..Hence these proteins may not be involved in monoterpene formation and could conceivably form products in addition to GPP in planta...
  20. ncbi request reprint Cell- and tissue-specific localization and regulation of the epithiospecifier protein in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Meike Burow
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Beutenberg Campus, Hans Knöll Str 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant Mol Biol 64:173-85. 2007
    ..The localization of ESP in the epidermal cell layers of leaves, stems and reproductive organs supports the hypothesis that this protein has a specific function in defense against herbivores and pathogens...
  21. pmc The products of a single maize sesquiterpene synthase form a volatile defense signal that attracts natural enemies of maize herbivores
    Christiane Schnee
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:1129-34. 2006
    ..This dissection of the herbivore-induced volatile blend demonstrates that a single gene such as tps10 can be sufficient to mediate the indirect defense of maize against herbivore attack...
  22. pmc CML42-mediated calcium signaling coordinates responses to Spodoptera herbivory and abiotic stresses in Arabidopsis
    Jyothilakshmi Vadassery
    Departments of Bioorganic Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant Physiol 159:1159-75. 2012
    ..Under drought stress, the level of abscisic acid accumulation was higher in cml42 plants. Thus, CML42 might serve as a Ca²⁺ sensor having multiple functions in insect herbivory defense and abiotic stress responses...
  23. ncbi request reprint Functional identification and differential expression of 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate synthase in induced terpenoid resin formation of Norway spruce (Picea abies)
    Michael A Phillips
    Max Planck Institut für Chemische Okologie, Abteilung Biochemie, Hans Knöll Str 8, Jena, 07745, Germany
    Plant Mol Biol 65:243-57. 2007
    ..polonica. Our results suggest distinct functions of the three DXS genes in primary and defensive terpenoid metabolism in Norway spruce...
  24. doi request reprint Metabolic detoxification of capsaicin by UDP-glycosyltransferase in three Helicoverpa species
    Seung Joon Ahn
    Department of Entomology, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany
    Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 78:104-18. 2011
    ..assulta might have another important mechanism to deal with capsaicin more specifically...
  25. pmc MAM3 catalyzes the formation of all aliphatic glucosinolate chain lengths in Arabidopsis
    Susanne Textor
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant Physiol 144:60-71. 2007
    ..The localization of MAM3 in the chloroplast suggests that this organelle is the site of Met chain elongation...
  26. pmc Biosynthesis of the major tetrahydroxystilbenes in spruce, astringin and isorhapontin, proceeds via resveratrol and is enhanced by fungal infection
    Almuth Hammerbacher
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant Physiol 157:876-90. 2011
    ..Extracts from STS-overexpressing lines significantly inhibited fungal growth in vitro compared with extracts from control lines, suggesting that spruce stilbenes have a role in antifungal defense...
  27. pmc Two Arabidopsis genes (IPMS1 and IPMS2) encode isopropylmalate synthase, the branchpoint step in the biosynthesis of leucine
    Jan Willem de Kraker
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Beutenberg Campus, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant Physiol 143:970-86. 2007
    ..The evolutionary relationship between IPMS and methylthioalkylmalate synthase enzymes is discussed in view of their amino acid sequence identity (60%) and overlap in substrate specificity...
  28. pmc Restoring a maize root signal that attracts insect-killing nematodes to control a major pest
    Jörg Degenhardt
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:13213-8. 2009
    ..This demonstration that plant volatile emissions can be manipulated to enhance the effectiveness of biological control agents opens the way for novel and ecologically sound strategies to fight a variety of insect pests...
  29. ncbi request reprint Cloning and characterization of isoprenyl diphosphate synthases with farnesyl diphosphate and geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase activity from Norway spruce (Picea abies) and their relation to induced oleoresin formation
    Axel Schmidt
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Department of Biochemistry, Hans Knöll Str 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Phytochemistry 68:2649-59. 2007
    ..Of the three genes, only PaIDS 5 displayed a significant increase in transcript level in response to methyl jasmonate spraying, suggesting its involvement in induced oleoresin biosynthesis...
  30. ncbi request reprint Altered glucosinolate hydrolysis in genetically engineered Arabidopsis thaliana and its influence on the larval development of Spodoptera littoralis
    Meike Burow
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Beutenberg Campus, Hans Knöll Str 8, D 07745, Jena, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 32:2333-49. 2006
    ....
  31. pmc Formation of monoterpenes in Antirrhinum majus and Clarkia breweri flowers involves heterodimeric geranyl diphosphate synthases
    Dorothea Tholl
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, D 007745 Jena, Germany
    Plant Cell 16:977-92. 2004
    ..LSU mRNA levels did not, indicating that the levels of GPPS.SSU, but not GPPS.LSU, might play a key role in regulating the formation of GPPS and, thus, monoterpene biosynthesis...
  32. doi request reprint Attractiveness of constitutive and herbivore-induced sesquiterpene blends of maize to the parasitic wasp Cotesia marginiventris (Cresson)
    Anna Fontana
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, 07745, Jena, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 37:582-91. 2011
    ....
  33. pmc The variability of sesquiterpenes emitted from two Zea mays cultivars is controlled by allelic variation of two terpene synthase genes encoding stereoselective multiple product enzymes
    Tobias G Köllner
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant Cell 16:1115-31. 2004
    ..Therefore, the diversity of sesquiterpenes in these two maize cultivars is strongly influenced by single nucleotide changes in the alleles of two terpene synthase genes...
  34. ncbi request reprint Implication of HMGR in homeostasis of sequestered and de novo produced precursors of the iridoid biosynthesis in leaf beetle larvae
    Antje Burse
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoell Str 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 38:76-88. 2008
    ..Furthermore, we demonstrated that HMGR activity is not only diminished in iridoid producers but most likely prevalent within the Chrysomelina subtribe and also within the insecta...
  35. ncbi request reprint Diastereomeric stilbene glucoside dimers from the bark of Norway spruce (Picea abies)
    Sheng Hong Li
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Beutenberg Campus, Hans Knöll Strabe 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Phytochemistry 69:772-82. 2008
    ..Their structures were determined by extensive spectroscopic means including 1D (1H and 13C) and 2D NMR (1H-1H COSY, HSQC, HMBC, ROESY) spectra, and were supported by enzymatic hydrolysis and computational analysis...
  36. ncbi request reprint Methyl jasmonate treatment of mature Norway spruce (Picea abies) trees increases the accumulation of terpenoid resin components and protects against infection by Ceratocystis polonica, a bark beetle-associated fungus
    Gazmend Zeneli
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knöll Str 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Tree Physiol 26:977-88. 2006
    ..The observed chemical and anatomical changes in response to MJ treatment were correlated with increased resistance to C. polonica, suggesting that terpenoid oleoresin may function in defense against this pathogen...
  37. pmc Localization of sesquiterpene formation and emission in maize leaves after herbivore damage
    Tobias G Köllner
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany
    BMC Plant Biol 13:15. 2013
    ..The volatile blend is dominated by sesquiterpenes of which the majority is produced by two herbivore-induced terpene synthases, TPS10 and TPS23. However, little is known about the pattern of volatile emission within maize leaves...
  38. doi request reprint Expression pattern of the glucosinolate side chain biosynthetic genes MAM1 and MAM3 of Arabidopsis thaliana in different organs and developmental stages
    Ivana Radojčić Redovniković
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant Physiol Biochem 53:77-83. 2012
    ..The expression of MAM1 was different than that of MAM3 with MAM3 having relative more expression in seedlings and roots than MAM1...
  39. pmc Does egg deposition by herbivorous pine sawflies affect transcription of sesquiterpene synthases in pine?
    Diana Köpke
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Beutenberg Campus, Hans Knöll Str 8, 07745, Jena, Germany
    Planta 228:427-38. 2008
    ..The ecological significance of the oviposition-induced increase of sesquiterpene synthase transcripts is discussed...
  40. doi request reprint The first step in the biosynthesis of cocaine in Erythroxylum coca: the characterization of arginine and ornithine decarboxylases
    Teresa Docimo
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant Mol Biol 78:599-615. 2012
    ..The levels of both ornithine and arginine themselves showed a similar pattern, so it was not possible to assign a preferential role in cocaine biosynthesis to one of these proteins...
  41. pmc Methyl jasmonate induces traumatic resin ducts, terpenoid resin biosynthesis, and terpenoid accumulation in developing xylem of Norway spruce stems
    Diane Martin
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Carl Zeiss Promenade 10, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant Physiol 129:1003-18. 2002
    ....
  42. pmc From amino acid to glucosinolate biosynthesis: protein sequence changes in the evolution of methylthioalkylmalate synthase in Arabidopsis
    Jan Willem de Kraker
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant Cell 23:38-53. 2011
    ..Hence, combination of the loss of the regulatory domain and a few additional amino acid exchanges can explain the evolution of MAM from IPMS during its recruitment from primary to secondary metabolism...
  43. ncbi request reprint ESP and ESM1 mediate indol-3-acetonitrile production from indol-3-ylmethyl glucosinolate in Arabidopsis
    Meike Burow
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Phytochemistry 69:663-71. 2008
    ....
  44. doi request reprint Species-specific responses of pine sesquiterpene synthases to sawfly oviposition
    Diana Köpke
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Beutenberg Campus, Jena, Germany
    Phytochemistry 71:909-17. 2010
    ..More research on this experimental system is required to determine the role of oviposition-induced sesquiterpenes in attracting egg parasitoids and the role of sesquiterpene synthases in regulating sesquiterpene formation...
  45. doi request reprint Interaction of glucosinolate content of Arabidopsis thaliana mutant lines and feeding and oviposition by generalist and specialist lepidopterans
    Francisco R Badenes-Perez
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Department of Entomology, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Phytochemistry 86:36-43. 2013
    ..xylostella or H. armigera. Oviposition preference by P. xylostella was unaffected as a result of larval plant damage, even in the cases where herbivory resulted in glucosinolate induction...
  46. pmc Do aphid colonies amplify their emission of alarm pheromone?
    Eduardo Hatano
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University, Dornburger Strasse 159, Jena, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 34:1149-52. 2008
    ..No aphid-derived EBF was detected, suggesting that amplification of the alarm signal does not occur. We discuss the disadvantages of alarm signal reinforcement...
  47. doi request reprint Phylloplane location of glucosinolates in Barbarea spp. (Brassicaceae) and misleading assessment of host suitability by a specialist herbivore
    Francisco Rubén Badenes-Pérez
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Department of Entomology, 07745 Jena, Germany
    New Phytol 189:549-56. 2011
    ..are sufficient to be perceived by ovipositing DBM...
  48. pmc The Arabidopsis thaliana type I Isopentenyl Diphosphate Isomerases are targeted to multiple subcellular compartments and have overlapping functions in isoprenoid biosynthesis
    Michael A Phillips
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant Cell 20:677-96. 2008
    ..Thus, each of the two Arabidopsis IPP isomerases is found in multiple but partially overlapping subcellular locations, and each can compensate for the loss of the other through partial redundancy in the cytosol...
  49. doi request reprint Metabolism of glucosinolate-derived isothiocyanates to glutathione conjugates in generalist lepidopteran herbivores
    Katharina Schramm
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoell Str 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 42:174-82. 2012
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Glycine conjugates in a lepidopteran insect herbivore--the metabolism of benzylglucosinolate in the cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae
    Fredd Vergara
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Beutenberg Campus, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Chembiochem 7:1982-9. 2006
    ..rapae faeces extracts. This is the first description of such conjugates from lepidopteran insects...
  51. pmc Nonuniform distribution of glucosinolates in Arabidopsis thaliana leaves has important consequences for plant defense
    Rohit Shroff
    Mass Spectrometry Research Group and Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:6196-201. 2008
    ..armigera larvae. The preferential allocation of glucosinolates to the periphery may play a key role in the defense of leaves by creating a barrier to the feeding of chewing herbivores that frequently approach leaves from the edge...
  52. doi request reprint Determination of the absolute configuration of the glucosinolate methyl sulfoxide group reveals a stereospecific biosynthesis of the side chain
    Fredd Vergara
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Beutenberg Campus, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Phytochemistry 69:2737-42. 2008
    ..The product of the A. thaliana flavin monooxygenase has these same properties demonstrating that the enzyme is stereospecific and supporting its involvement in glucosinolate side chain formation...
  53. pmc The effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on direct and indirect defense metabolites of Plantago lanceolata L
    Anna Fontana
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, 07745, Jena, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 35:833-43. 2009
    ..lanceolata. However, the large decline in herbivore-induced sesquiterpene emission may have important implications for the indirect defense potential of this species...
  54. pmc Two Herbivore-Induced Cytochrome P450 Enzymes CYP79D6 and CYP79D7 Catalyze the Formation of Volatile Aldoximes Involved in Poplar Defense
    Sandra Irmisch
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant Cell 25:4737-54. 2013
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Two pockets in the active site of maize sesquiterpene synthase TPS4 carry out sequential parts of the reaction scheme resulting in multiple products
    Tobias G Köllner
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Arch Biochem Biophys 448:83-92. 2006
    ..Mutations in pocket II primarily inhibited the formation of bicylic compounds, suggesting that secondary cyclizations of the bisabolyl cation are catalyzed in pocket II...
  56. pmc A common fungal associate of the spruce bark beetle metabolizes the stilbene defenses of Norway spruce
    Almuth Hammerbacher
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant Physiol 162:1324-36. 2013
    ..C. polonica is so well adapted to its host's chemical defenses that it is even able to use host phenolic compounds as its sole carbon source. ..
  57. pmc Real-time analysis of alarm pheromone emission by the pea aphid (acyrthosiphon pisum) under predation
    Ezra G Schwartzberg
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knöll Strabe 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 34:76-81. 2008
    ..No differences between pea aphid life stages were detected for their speed of alarm signal emission in response to lacewing larvae attack. This is the first time that alarm pheromone emission from single aphids has been reported...
  58. ncbi request reprint The sesquiterpene hydrocarbons of maize (Zea mays) form five groups with distinct developmental and organ-specific distributions
    Tobias G Köllner
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Beutenberg Campus, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Phytochemistry 65:1895-902. 2004
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Iridoid biosynthesis in Chrysomelina larvae: Fat body produces early terpenoid precursors
    Antje Burse
    Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knöll Str 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 37:255-65. 2007
    ..We suggest that in P. cochleariae and G. viridula glucosidically bound 8-hydroxygeraniol is produced by the fat body and transferred via the hemolymph into the glandular reservoir for further conversion into iridoids...
  60. pmc Plant community diversity influences allocation to direct chemical defence in Plantago lanceolata
    Anne Mraja
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany
    PLoS ONE 6:e28055. 2011
    ..So far, experimental data of how plant species diversity influences the investment of individual plants in direct chemical defences against herbivores and pathogens is lacking...
  61. pmc The maize gene terpene synthase 1 encodes a sesquiterpene synthase catalyzing the formation of (E)-beta-farnesene, (E)-nerolidol, and (E,E)-farnesol after herbivore damage
    Christiane Schnee
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Winzerlaer Strasse 10, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Plant Physiol 130:2049-60. 2002
    ..In contrast, the increase in the transcript level of the tps1 gene or gene homolog in the maize cv Delprim after herbivory was less pronounced, suggesting that the regulation of terpene synthase expression may vary among maize varieties...
  62. doi request reprint A single amino acid determines the site of deprotonation in the active center of sesquiterpene synthases SbTPS1 and SbTPS2 from Sorghum bicolor
    Stefan Garms
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Phytochemistry 75:6-13. 2012
    ..Docking of the (6R)-bisabol-1-yl cation into structural models of SbTPS1 and SbTPS2 indicated a potential role of initially cleaved pyrophosphate group as a proton acceptor...
  63. doi request reprint The specificity of herbivore-induced plant volatiles in attracting herbivore enemies
    Andrea Clavijo McCormick
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Trends Plant Sci 17:303-10. 2012
    ..Thus, enemies do exploit the detailed information provided by plant volatile mixtures in searching for their prey or hosts, but this varies with the diet breadth of the enemy...
  64. doi request reprint Protective perfumes: the role of vegetative volatiles in plant defense against herbivores
    Sybille B Unsicker
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany
    Curr Opin Plant Biol 12:479-85. 2009
    ..However, plant volatiles are also known to attract enemies of plants. Hence, to determine the true value of these substances in defense, more research is needed especially in natural communities with non-agricultural species...
  65. ncbi request reprint Geographic and evolutionary diversification of glucosinolates among near relatives of Arabidopsis thaliana (Brassicaceae)
    Aaron J Windsor
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Genetics and Evolution, Hans Knoell Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Phytochemistry 66:1321-33. 2005
    ..Further, we observed evidence of gene-flow between sympatric species, parallel evolution, and the existence of genetic constraints on the evolution of glucosinolates within the Brassicaceae...
  66. ncbi request reprint Glucosinolate biosynthesis: demonstration and characterization of the condensing enzyme of the chain elongation cycle in Eruca sativa
    Kimberly L Falk
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Beutenberg Campus, , D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Phytochemistry 65:1073-84. 2004
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Attracting friends to feast on foes: engineering terpene emission to make crop plants more attractive to herbivore enemies
    Jörg Degenhardt
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Beutenberg Campus, Winzerlaer Strasse 10, D 07745, Jena, Germany
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 14:169-76. 2003
    ....
  68. doi request reprint Phenolic glycosides of the Salicaceae and their role as anti-herbivore defenses
    G Andreas Boeckler
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Department of Biochemistry, Hans Knöll Str 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Phytochemistry 72:1497-509. 2011
    ..As background, we first review what is known about their basic chemistry and occurrence in plants...
  69. ncbi request reprint Comparative biochemical characterization of nitrile-forming proteins from plants and insects that alter myrosinase-catalysed hydrolysis of glucosinolates
    Meike Burow
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Department of Biochemistry, Jena, Germany
    FEBS J 273:2432-46. 2006
    ..Furthermore, ESP and NSP differ remarkably in their requirements for metal ion cofactors. We found no indications of the involvement of a free radical mechanism in epithionitrile formation by ESP as suggested in earlier reports...
  70. pmc Constitutive emission of the aphid alarm pheromone, (E)-β-farnesene, from plants does not serve as a direct defense against aphids
    Grit Kunert
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knöll Str, 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
    BMC Ecol 10:23. 2010
    ..Here we tested the costs and benefits of EBF as a defense against the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae, using transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana lines engineered to continuously emit EBF...
  71. ncbi request reprint Microchemical analysis of laser-microdissected stone cells of Norway spruce by cryogenic nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
    Sheng Hong Li
    Department of Biochemistry, and Research Group Biosynthesis NMR, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Beutenberg Campus, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Planta 225:771-9. 2007
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint Where will the wood come from? Plantation forests and the role of biotechnology
    Trevor M Fenning
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Winzerlaer Str 10, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Trends Biotechnol 20:291-6. 2002
    ....
  73. pmc Successful herbivore attack due to metabolic diversion of a plant chemical defense
    Ute Wittstock
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:4859-64. 2004
    ..rapae to feed with impunity on plants containing glucosinolates and myrosinases. This finding sheds light on the ecology and evolution of plant-insect interactions and suggests novel highly selective pest management strategies...
  74. ncbi request reprint Biosynthesis of methionine-derived glucosinolates in Arabidopsis thaliana: recombinant expression and characterization of methylthioalkylmalate synthase, the condensing enzyme of the chain-elongation cycle
    Susanne Textor
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Winzerlaer Strasse 10, Beutenberg Campus, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Planta 218:1026-35. 2004
    ..thaliana. Thus, MAM1 is exclusively an enzyme of secondary metabolism, distinct from primary metabolic enzymes catalyzing similar reactions...
  75. ncbi request reprint The secondary metabolism of Arabidopsis thaliana: growing like a weed
    John C D'Auria
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Curr Opin Plant Biol 8:308-16. 2005
    ..Many A. thaliana secondary metabolites appear to have internal roles within the plant instead of (or in addition to) mediating ecological interactions...
  76. pmc Increased terpenoid accumulation in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) foliage is a general wound response
    Stefan Opitz
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 34:508-22. 2008
    ....
  77. ncbi request reprint The desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria, detoxifies the glucosinolates of Schouwia purpurea by desulfation
    Kimberly L Falk
    Max Planck Institute of Chemical Ecology, Beutenberg Campus, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 33:1542-55. 2007
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint Gene expression of 5-epi-aristolochene synthase and formation of capsidiol in roots of Nicotiana attenuata and N. sylvestris
    Jörg Bohlmann
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Winzlaer Strasse 10, Beutenberg Campus, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Phytochemistry 60:109-16. 2002
    ..It is conceivable that capsidiol contributes not only to an inducible defense against pathogens, but also to a constitutive defense in an organ-specific manner in some species of Nicotiana...
  79. ncbi request reprint Constitutive plant toxins and their role in defense against herbivores and pathogens
    Ute Wittstock
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Department of Biochemistry, Winzerlaer Strasse 10, Beutenberg Campus, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Curr Opin Plant Biol 5:300-7. 2002
    ....
  80. ncbi request reprint Benzoic acid glucosinolate esters and other glucosinolates from Arabidopsis thaliana
    Michael Reichelt
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Beutenberg Campus, Winzerlaer Strasse 10, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Phytochemistry 59:663-71. 2002
    ..Among additional glucosinolates identified were the first non-chain elongated, methionine-derived glucosinolate from A. thaliana and the first compounds that appear to be derived from leucine...
  81. ncbi request reprint Variation of glucosinolate accumulation among different organs and developmental stages of Arabidopsis thaliana
    Paul D Brown
    Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Winzerlaer Strasse 10, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Phytochemistry 62:471-81. 2003
    ..During seed germination and leaf senescence, there were significant declines in glucosinolate concentration. The physiological and ecological significance of these findings is briefly discussed...
  82. ncbi request reprint Gene expression and glucosinolate accumulation in Arabidopsis thaliana in response to generalist and specialist herbivores of different feeding guilds and the role of defense signaling pathways
    Inga Mewis
    Pennsylvania State University, Department of Entomology, Chemical Ecology Laboratory, State College, PA 16802, USA
    Phytochemistry 67:2450-62. 2006
    ..Both glucosinolate content and gene expression data indicate that salicylate and ethylene signaling repress some jasmonate-mediated responses to herbivory...
  83. ncbi request reprint Functional identification of AtTPS03 as (E)-beta-ocimene synthase: a monoterpene synthase catalyzing jasmonate- and wound-induced volatile formation in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Jenny Fäldt
    Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, 237 6174 University Boulevard, Vancouver, V6T 1Z3, B C, Canada
    Planta 216:745-51. 2003
    ..AtTPS03 provides an important gene for probing plant-insect and possibly plant-plant interactions mediated by terpenoid volatiles...
  84. ncbi request reprint European agbiotech crisis?
    Trevor M Fenning
    Nat Biotechnol 21:360. 2003
  85. pmc Biosynthesis and emission of terpenoid volatiles from Arabidopsis flowers
    Feng Chen
    Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Plant Cell 15:481-94. 2003
    ....
  86. pmc Arabidopsis branched-chain aminotransferase 3 functions in both amino acid and glucosinolate biosynthesis
    Tanja Knill
    Institut Molekulare Botanik, Universitat Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    Plant Physiol 146:1028-39. 2008
    ..Our results show the interdependence of amino acid and glucosinolate metabolism and demonstrate that a single enzyme plays a role in both processes...
  87. pmc Branched-chain aminotransferase4 is part of the chain elongation pathway in the biosynthesis of methionine-derived glucosinolates in Arabidopsis
    Joachim Schuster
    Molekulare Botanik, Universitat Ulm, 89069 Ulm, Germany
    Plant Cell 18:2664-79. 2006
    ..This suggests that the two pathways have a common evolutionary origin...
  88. ncbi request reprint Plant volatiles: a lack of function or a lack of knowledge?
    Eran Pichersky
    Trends Plant Sci 11:421; author reply 422-3. 2006
  89. ncbi request reprint A novel sex-specific and inducible monoterpene synthase activity associated with a pine bark beetle, the pine engraver, Ips pini
    Diane Martin
    Biotechnology Laboratory and Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, 6174 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada
    Naturwissenschaften 90:173-9. 2003
    ..This discovery is the first example of a monoterpene synthase in the Metazoa and evokes exciting new questions about the origin, evolution, and occurrence of terpene synthases...
  90. ncbi request reprint DOF transcription factor AtDof1.1 (OBP2) is part of a regulatory network controlling glucosinolate biosynthesis in Arabidopsis
    Aleksandra Skirycz
    Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Cooperative Research Group, Am Muhlenberg 1, D 14476 Golm, Germany
    Plant J 47:10-24. 2006
    ..RNA interference-mediated OBP2 blockade leads to reduced expression of CYP83B1. Collectively, these data provide evidence that OBP2 is part of a regulatory network that regulates glucosinolate biosynthesis in Arabidopsis...
  91. pmc Identification and regulation of TPS04/GES, an Arabidopsis geranyllinalool synthase catalyzing the first step in the formation of the insect-induced volatile C16-homoterpene TMTT
    Marco Herde
    Albrecht von Haller Institute for Plant Sciences, Georg August University Gottingen, D 37073 Gottingen, Germany
    Plant Cell 20:1152-68. 2008
    ..This study paves the ground to address the contribution of TMTT in ecological interactions and to elucidate the signaling network that regulates TMTT synthesis...
  92. ncbi request reprint Elucidation of gene-to-gene and metabolite-to-gene networks in arabidopsis by integration of metabolomics and transcriptomics
    Masami Yokota Hirai
    Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University, Chiba 263 8522, Japan
    J Biol Chem 280:25590-5. 2005
    ..This strategy is applicable not only to plant but also to other organisms for functional elucidation of unknown genes...
  93. ncbi request reprint Expression profiling of metabolic genes in response to methyl jasmonate reveals regulation of genes of primary and secondary sulfur-related pathways in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Ricarda Jost
    Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung IPK, 06466 Gatersleben, Germany
    Photosynth Res 86:491-508. 2005
    ..This interaction is discussed as a new approach to differentiate between supply- and demand-driven regulation of the sulfate assimilation pathway...
  94. pmc Induction of volatile terpene biosynthesis and diurnal emission by methyl jasmonate in foliage of Norway spruce
    Diane M Martin
    Biotechnology Laboratory, University of British Columbia, 6174 University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z3
    Plant Physiol 132:1586-99. 2003
    ..Based on precedents in other species, the induced emission of terpenes from Norway spruce foliage may have ecological and physiological significance...
  95. ncbi request reprint Recruitment of entomopathogenic nematodes by insect-damaged maize roots
    Sergio Rasmann
    University of Neuchatel, Institute of Zoology, Laboratory of Animal Ecology and Entomology, CP 2, CH 2007 Neuchatel, Switzerland
    Nature 434:732-7. 2005
    ..Development of new varieties that release the attractant in adequate amounts should help enhance the efficacy of nematodes as biological control agents against root pests like D. v. virgifera...
  96. ncbi request reprint Two sesquiterpene synthases are responsible for the complex mixture of sesquiterpenes emitted from Arabidopsis flowers
    Dorothea Tholl
    Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Plant J 42:757-71. 2005
    ....
  97. pmc Biochemistry of plant volatiles
    Natalia Dudareva
    Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    Plant Physiol 135:1893-902. 2004
  98. pmc Characterization of a root-specific Arabidopsis terpene synthase responsible for the formation of the volatile monoterpene 1,8-cineole
    Feng Chen
    Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1048, USA
    Plant Physiol 135:1956-66. 2004
    ..These data demonstrate that divergence of organ expression pattern and product specificity are ongoing processes within the Arabidopsis TPS family...
  99. ncbi request reprint The three desulfoglucosinolate sulfotransferase proteins in Arabidopsis have different substrate specificities and are differentially expressed
    Marion Klein
    Institute for Botany, University of Hannover, Germany
    FEBS J 273:122-36. 2006
    ..High (500 microM) and low (50 microM) sulfate concentrations in the medium did not influence the levels of expression...
  100. ncbi request reprint Exogenous application of methyl jasmonate elicits defenses in Norway spruce (Picea abies) and reduces host colonization by the bark beetle Ips typographus
    Nadir Erbilgin
    Division of Insect Biology Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management University of California, 140 Mulford Hall, Berkeley, CA, 94720, USA
    Oecologia 148:426-36. 2006
    ..The increased amount of terpenoid resin present in methyl jasmonate-treated bark could be directly responsible for the observed decrease in I. typographus colonization and reproduction...
  101. ncbi request reprint An Arabidopsis thaliana gene for methylsalicylate biosynthesis, identified by a biochemical genomics approach, has a role in defense
    Feng Chen
    Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Plant J 36:577-88. 2003
    ..Upon thrip damage to leaves, AtBSMT1 promoter activity was induced specifically around the lesions...