Claudia Kohler

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Affiliation: University of Zurich
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi Epigenetics: the flowers that come in from the cold
    Claudia Kohler
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, CH 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 12:R129-31. 2002
  2. ncbi Developmentally regulated expression of a cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channel from Arabidopsis indicates its involvement in programmed cell death
    C Kohler
    Institut fur Botanik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Planta 213:327-32. 2001
  3. ncbi Epigenetic inheritance of expression states in plant development: the role of Polycomb group proteins
    Claudia Kohler
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, CH 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Cell Biol 14:773-9. 2002
  4. pmc The Polycomb-group protein MEDEA regulates seed development by controlling expression of the MADS-box gene PHERES1
    Claudia Kohler
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Genes Dev 17:1540-53. 2003
  5. ncbi The Arabidopsis thaliana MEDEA Polycomb group protein controls expression of PHERES1 by parental imprinting
    Claudia Kohler
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Nat Genet 37:28-30. 2005
  6. pmc Imprinting of the polycomb group gene MEDEA serves as a ploidy sensor in Arabidopsis
    Aleksandra Erilova
    Department of Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS Genet 5:e1000663. 2009
  7. pmc The chromodomain of LIKE HETEROCHROMATIN PROTEIN 1 is essential for H3K27me3 binding and function during Arabidopsis development
    Vivien Exner
    Department of Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 4:e5335. 2009
  8. ncbi Seed development and genomic imprinting in plants
    Claudia Kohler
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Prog Mol Subcell Biol 38:237-62. 2005
  9. pmc High-resolution analysis of parent-of-origin allelic expression in the Arabidopsis Endosperm
    Philip Wolff
    Department of Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS Genet 7:e1002126. 2011
  10. ncbi Antagonizing Polycomb group-mediated gene repression by chromatin remodelers
    Claudia Kohler
    Department of Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Centre, Zurich, Switzerland
    Epigenetics 5:20-3. 2010

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Publications20

  1. ncbi Epigenetics: the flowers that come in from the cold
    Claudia Kohler
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, CH 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 12:R129-31. 2002
    ..Recent findings shed light on this phenomenon by showing that a gene responsible for keeping this memory encodes a member of the Polycomb group of proteins...
  2. ncbi Developmentally regulated expression of a cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channel from Arabidopsis indicates its involvement in programmed cell death
    C Kohler
    Institut fur Botanik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Planta 213:327-32. 2001
    ..Furthermore, expression of AtCNGC2 was transiently induced during leaf and cell culture senescence. These results indicate a potential function for AtCNGC2 in the initiation of developmentally regulated cell death programs...
  3. ncbi Epigenetic inheritance of expression states in plant development: the role of Polycomb group proteins
    Claudia Kohler
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, CH 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Cell Biol 14:773-9. 2002
    ..This may be related to the absence of PcG proteins thought to be involved in long-term maintenance of PcG repression, suggesting that the mechanisms underlying PcG-mediated repression differ between plants and animals...
  4. pmc The Polycomb-group protein MEDEA regulates seed development by controlling expression of the MADS-box gene PHERES1
    Claudia Kohler
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Genes Dev 17:1540-53. 2003
    ..In summary, our results demonstrate that seed abortion in the medea mutant is largely mediated by deregulated expression of the type I MADS-box gene PHE1...
  5. ncbi The Arabidopsis thaliana MEDEA Polycomb group protein controls expression of PHERES1 by parental imprinting
    Claudia Kohler
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Nat Genet 37:28-30. 2005
    ..Because Polycomb group proteins control parental imprinting in mammals as well, the independent recruitment of similar protein machineries for the imprinting of genes is a notable example of convergent evolution...
  6. pmc Imprinting of the polycomb group gene MEDEA serves as a ploidy sensor in Arabidopsis
    Aleksandra Erilova
    Department of Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS Genet 5:e1000663. 2009
    ..We propose that imprinted expression of PcG genes is an evolutionary conserved mechanism to balance parental genome contributions in embryo nourishing tissues...
  7. pmc The chromodomain of LIKE HETEROCHROMATIN PROTEIN 1 is essential for H3K27me3 binding and function during Arabidopsis development
    Vivien Exner
    Department of Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 4:e5335. 2009
    ..Therefore, binding to H3K27me3 is essential for LHP1 protein function...
  8. ncbi Seed development and genomic imprinting in plants
    Claudia Kohler
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Prog Mol Subcell Biol 38:237-62. 2005
    ..Thus, although imprinting evolved independently in mammals and plants, there are striking similarities at the phenotypic and possibly also mechanistic level...
  9. pmc High-resolution analysis of parent-of-origin allelic expression in the Arabidopsis Endosperm
    Philip Wolff
    Department of Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS Genet 7:e1002126. 2011
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  10. ncbi Antagonizing Polycomb group-mediated gene repression by chromatin remodelers
    Claudia Kohler
    Department of Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Centre, Zurich, Switzerland
    Epigenetics 5:20-3. 2010
    ..Here we will discuss the implications of these findings that point towards an evolutionary conservation of PcG/trxG mediated gene regulation in higher eukaryotes...
  11. pmc Genetic interaction of an origin recognition complex subunit and the Polycomb group gene MEDEA during seed development
    Margaret A Collinge
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant Cell 16:1035-46. 2004
    ..Either alterations in chromatin structure or the release of cell cycle checkpoints by the mea mutation may allow more cell and nuclear divisions to occur in orc2 homozygous seeds...
  12. pmc Intrachromosomal excision of a hybrid Ds element induces large genomic deletions in Arabidopsis
    Damian R Page
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:2969-74. 2004
    ..Our study of Ds transposition in Arabidopsis revealed previously undescribed mechanisms that lead to large genomic deletions flanking Ds elements, which may contribute to genome dynamics and evolution...
  13. pmc CHD3 proteins and polycomb group proteins antagonistically determine cell identity in Arabidopsis
    Ernst Aichinger
    Department of Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Centre, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS Genet 5:e1000605. 2009
    ..Thus, in contrast to mammals, where PcG proteins are required to maintain pluripotency and to prevent cell differentiation, in plants PcG proteins are required to promote cell differentiation by suppressing embryonic development...
  14. pmc Arabidopsis MSI1 is a component of the MEA/FIE Polycomb group complex and required for seed development
    Claudia Kohler
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Centre, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, CH 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
    EMBO J 22:4804-14. 2003
    ..Our results establish that MSI1 has an essential function in the correct initiation and progression of seed development...
  15. doi Bisulphite sequencing of plant genomic DNA
    Ernst Aichinger
    Department of Biology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
    Methods Mol Biol 655:433-43. 2010
    ..Here, a detailed protocol for bisulphite conversion, primer design, and optimization of PCR conditions is given. Specific requirements for plant DNA are discussed...
  16. doi Unreduced gamete formation in plants: mechanisms and prospects
    Lynette Brownfield
    Department of Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Centre, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Exp Bot 62:1659-68. 2011
    ..The potential to use the knowledge gained from Arabidopsis mutants to design tools and develop techniques to engineer unreduced gamete production in important crop species for use in plant breeding is also discussed...
  17. ncbi Epigenetic mechanisms in the endosperm and their consequences for the evolution of flowering plants
    Claudia Kohler
    Department of Biology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1809:438-43. 2011
    ..This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Epigenetic Control...
  18. doi Plant chromatin immunoprecipitation
    Corina B R Villar
    Department of Biology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
    Methods Mol Biol 655:401-11. 2010
    ..Here, we describe a ChIP protocol adapted for material from Arabidopsis, which we routinely apply in our laboratory, and we discuss required controls and methods for data analysis...
  19. ncbi Green chromatin dynamics in Zurich: meeting summary based on the European Workshop on Plant Chromatin 2009 in Zurich, Switzerland
    Claudia Kohler
    Department of Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Centre, Zurich, Switzerland
    Epigenetics 5:80-3. 2010
    ..Some of the highlights of this meeting are summarized in this report...
  20. doi Endosperm-specific chromatin profiling by fluorescence-activated nuclei sorting and ChIP-on-chip
    Isabelle Weinhofer
    Department of Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Centre, Zurich, Switzerland
    Methods Mol Biol 1112:105-15. 2014
    ..The purified fluorescent endosperm nuclei can be further used for chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) followed by hybridization to high-resolution whole-genome tiling microarrays (ChIP-on-chip) or transcriptional profiling. ..