Research Topics

Genomes and Genes

Salome Prat


Country: Spain


  1. Martinez C, Espinosa Ruiz A, de Lucas M, Bernardo García S, Franco Zorrilla J, Prat S. PIF4-induced BR synthesis is critical to diurnal and thermomorphogenic growth. EMBO J. 2018;37: pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings demonstrate a central role of PIF4 in BR synthesis activation, increased BR levels being essential to thermomorphogenic hypocotyl growth. ..
  2. Martinez C, Nieto C, Prat S. Convergent regulation of PIFs and the E3 ligase COP1/SPA1 mediates thermosensory hypocotyl elongation by plant phytochromes. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2018;45:188-203 pubmed publisher
  3. Navarro C, Cruz Oró E, Prat S. Conserved function of FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) homologues as signals for storage organ differentiation. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2015;23:45-53 pubmed publisher
    ..Hence, the recent finding that FT controls branching through direct interaction with the TCP factors holds great promise for the identification of genes acting as FT signal integrators in the stolon. ..
  4. Lasierra P, Prat S. Transient Transactivation Studies in Nicotiana benthamiana Leaves. Methods Mol Biol. 2018;1794:311-322 pubmed publisher
  5. Abelenda J, Cruz Oró E, Franco Zorrilla J, Prat S. Potato StCONSTANS-like1 Suppresses Storage Organ Formation by Directly Activating the FT-like StSP5G Repressor. Curr Biol. 2016;26:872-81 pubmed publisher
    ..Rewiring StCOL1 transcriptional function from direct activation of the StSP6A inducer signal to the control of an FT-like repressor thus mediates the strict SD requirement of Andigena plants for tuberization. ..
  6. Bernardo García S, de Lucas M, Martinez C, Espinosa Ruiz A, Davière J, Prat S. BR-dependent phosphorylation modulates PIF4 transcriptional activity and shapes diurnal hypocotyl growth. Genes Dev. 2014;28:1681-94 pubmed publisher
    ..This regulation plays a prevalent role in timing hypocotyl elongation to late night, before light activation of phytochrome B (PHYB) and accumulation of DELLAs restricts PIF4 transcriptional activity. ..
  7. Nieto C, López Salmerón V, Davière J, Prat S. ELF3-PIF4 interaction regulates plant growth independently of the Evening Complex. Curr Biol. 2015;25:187-93 pubmed publisher
  8. Espinosa Ruiz A, Martinez C, de Lucas M, Fàbregas N, Bosch N, Caño Delgado A, et al. TOPLESS mediates brassinosteroid control of shoot boundaries and root meristem development in Arabidopsis thaliana. Development. 2017;144:1619-1628 pubmed publisher
    ..Together, our data unveil a pivotal role of the co-repressor TPL in the shoot and root meristems, which relies on its interaction with BES1 and regulation of BES1 target gene expression. ..