Mark A Johnson

Summary

Affiliation: Brown University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Penetration of the stigma and style elicits a novel transcriptome in pollen tubes, pointing to genes critical for growth in a pistil
    Yuan Qin
    Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
    PLoS Genet 5:e1000621. 2009
  2. pmc HAP2(GCS1)-dependent gamete fusion requires a positively charged carboxy-terminal domain
    Julian L Wong
    Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
    PLoS Genet 6:e1000882. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Plant reproduction: teaching a new language of love
    Mark A Johnson
    Brown University, MCB Department, 185 Meeting St, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Curr Biol 22:R528-9. 2012
  4. pmc Expressing the diphtheria toxin A subunit from the HAP2(GCS1) promoter blocks sperm maturation and produces single sperm-like cells capable of fertilization
    Aubrey C Frank
    Department of Molecular Biology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Plant Physiol 151:1390-400. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Functional genomics of pollen tube-pistil interactions in Arabidopsis
    Ravishankar Palanivelu
    School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Biochem Soc Trans 38:593-7. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Speed dating, rejection, and finding the perfect mate: advice from flowering plants
    Kristin M Beale
    Brown University Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, United States
    Curr Opin Plant Biol 16:590-7. 2013
  7. pmc Three MYB transcription factors control pollen tube differentiation required for sperm release
    Alexander R Leydon
    Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Curr Biol 23:1209-14. 2013
  8. pmc Sulfinylated azadecalins act as functional mimics of a pollen germination stimulant in Arabidopsis pistils
    Yuan Qin
    The School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Plant J 68:800-15. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Is HAP2-GCS1 an ancestral gamete fusogen?
    Julian L Wong
    Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, Brown University, 185 Meeting Street, Box G L160, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Trends Cell Biol 20:134-41. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Fertilization: monogamy by mutually assured destruction
    Mark A Johnson
    Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Curr Biol 20:R571-3. 2010

Collaborators

  • Ravishankar Palanivelu
  • Steven Smith
  • Benedikt Kost
  • Arpad Somogyi
  • Alexander R Leydon
  • Kristin M Beale
  • Yuan Qin
  • Julian L Wong
  • Aubrey C Frank
  • Adisorn Chaibang
  • Elizabeth Castner
  • Casie Horgan
  • Karolina Woroniecka
  • Jefferson Chen
  • Clara Levy
  • Robert Simpson
  • Tatsuya Tsukamoto
  • Damayanthi Dunatunga
  • David Gang
  • Jessica Y Franco
  • Yelena Feinstein
  • Ronald J Wysocki
  • Ann Manziello
  • David Mount
  • Bane Vasic
  • Stojan Denic
  • Ritu Pandey

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. pmc Penetration of the stigma and style elicits a novel transcriptome in pollen tubes, pointing to genes critical for growth in a pistil
    Yuan Qin
    Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
    PLoS Genet 5:e1000621. 2009
    ..Our studies form the foundation for functional genomic analysis of the interactions between the pollen tube and the pistil, which is an excellent system for elucidation of novel modes of cell-cell interaction...
  2. pmc HAP2(GCS1)-dependent gamete fusion requires a positively charged carboxy-terminal domain
    Julian L Wong
    Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
    PLoS Genet 6:e1000882. 2010
    ..They suggest that the N-terminus functions by interacting with female gamete-expressed proteins and that the positively charged C-terminus may function through electrostatic interactions with the sperm plasma membrane...
  3. doi request reprint Plant reproduction: teaching a new language of love
    Mark A Johnson
    Brown University, MCB Department, 185 Meeting St, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Curr Biol 22:R528-9. 2012
    ..Species-preferential proteins attract pollen tubes to female gametes in flowering plants. In a new study, Arabidopsis was taught to say "come hither" to maize pollen when it was engineered to express a maize attractant...
  4. pmc Expressing the diphtheria toxin A subunit from the HAP2(GCS1) promoter blocks sperm maturation and produces single sperm-like cells capable of fertilization
    Aubrey C Frank
    Department of Molecular Biology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Plant Physiol 151:1390-400. 2009
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Functional genomics of pollen tube-pistil interactions in Arabidopsis
    Ravishankar Palanivelu
    School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Biochem Soc Trans 38:593-7. 2010
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Speed dating, rejection, and finding the perfect mate: advice from flowering plants
    Kristin M Beale
    Brown University Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, United States
    Curr Opin Plant Biol 16:590-7. 2013
    ..We review progress toward defining the molecules mediating each of these exchanges and describe how small cysteine-rich peptides are a major mode of cellular communication. ..
  7. pmc Three MYB transcription factors control pollen tube differentiation required for sperm release
    Alexander R Leydon
    Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Curr Biol 23:1209-14. 2013
    ..Our data indicate that de novo transcription in the pollen tube nucleus during growth in the pistil leads to pollen tube differentiation required for release of sperm cells...
  8. pmc Sulfinylated azadecalins act as functional mimics of a pollen germination stimulant in Arabidopsis pistils
    Yuan Qin
    The School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Plant J 68:800-15. 2011
    ..Our results show that Arabidopsis pistils promote germination by producing azadecalin-like molecules to ensure rapid fertilization by the appropriate pollen...
  9. doi request reprint Is HAP2-GCS1 an ancestral gamete fusogen?
    Julian L Wong
    Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, Brown University, 185 Meeting Street, Box G L160, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Trends Cell Biol 20:134-41. 2010
    ..We propose that HAP2-GCS1 is a crucial component of an ancient mechanism that mediates the fusion of gamete plasma membranes and could have been a key early innovation in the evolution of sexual reproduction...
  10. doi request reprint Fertilization: monogamy by mutually assured destruction
    Mark A Johnson
    Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Curr Biol 20:R571-3. 2010
    ..The fusion of Chlamydomonas gamete membranes leads to rapid degradation of FUS1 and HAP2, proteins required for gamete fusion. This provides a mechanism to prevent any subsequent fusion events, thereby preventing polygamy...
  11. pmc Gamete fusion is required to block multiple pollen tubes from entering an Arabidopsis ovule
    Kristin M Beale
    Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, 185 Meeting Street, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Curr Biol 22:1090-4. 2012
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  12. doi request reprint Pollen tube development
    Mark A Johnson
    Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Methods Mol Biol 655:155-76. 2010
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  13. pmc Neurons expressing trace amine-associated receptors project to discrete glomeruli and constitute an olfactory subsystem
    Mark A Johnson
    Department of Neuroscience, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:13410-5. 2012
    ..Moreover, the epigenetic signature of OR gene choice is absent from Taar genes. The unique molecular and anatomical features of the TAAR neurons suggest that they constitute a distinct olfactory subsystem...
  14. pmc Reprogramming the epigenome during germline and seed development
    Mark A Johnson
    Brown University, Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Genome Biol 10:232. 2009
    ..Gene silencing by DNA methylation and small RNAs is globally reconfigured during gametogenesis in Arabidopsis, affecting transposon activity, gene regulation and development...
  15. doi request reprint Interactions between pollen tube and pistil control pollen tube identity and sperm release in the Arabidopsis female gametophyte
    Alexander R Leydon
    Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, U S A
    Biochem Soc Trans 42:340-5. 2014
    ..We review recent identification of genes that may control pollen tube-female gametophyte recognition and discuss how these may be involved in blocking interspecific hybridization. ..