Enamul Huq


Affiliation: University of Texas
Country: USA


  1. Paik I, Huq E. Plant photoreceptors: multi-functional sensory proteins and their signaling networks. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2019;: pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we summarize how plants co-ordinate multiple photoreceptors and their internal signaling pathways to regulate a myriad of downstream responses at molecular and physiological levels. ..
  2. Shor E, Potavskaya R, Kurtz A, Paik I, Huq E, Green R. PIF-mediated sucrose regulation of the circadian oscillator is light quality and temperature dependent. Genes (Basel). 2018;9: pubmed publisher
  3. Pham V, Xu X, Huq E. Molecular bases for the constitutive photomorphogenic phenotypes in Arabidopsis. Development. 2018;145: pubmed publisher
    ..g. HY5/HFR1) and the HFR1-mediated inhibition of PIF-targeted gene expression in the dark. This article has an associated 'The people behind the papers' interview. ..
  4. Pham V, Kathare P, Huq E. Phytochromes and Phytochrome Interacting Factors. Plant Physiol. 2018;176:1025-1038 pubmed publisher
    ..This review discusses these recent discoveries with a focus on the central phytochrome signaling mechanisms that have a profound impact on plant growth and development in response to light. ..
  5. Zhu L, Xin R, Bu Q, Shen H, Dang J, Huq E. A Negative Feedback Loop between PHYTOCHROME INTERACTING FACTORs and HECATE Proteins Fine-Tunes Photomorphogenesis in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2016;28:855-74 pubmed publisher
    ..HEC2 overexpression also reduces the light-induced degradation of PIF1. Taken together, these data suggest that PIFs and HECs constitute a negative feedback loop to fine-tune photomorphogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. ..
  6. Xu X, Paik I, Zhu L, Bu Q, Huang X, Deng X, et al. PHYTOCHROME INTERACTING FACTOR1 Enhances the E3 Ligase Activity of CONSTITUTIVE PHOTOMORPHOGENIC1 to Synergistically Repress Photomorphogenesis in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2014;26:1992-2006 pubmed
    ..These data uncover a novel function of PIFs as the potential cofactors of COP1 and provide a genetic and biochemical model of how PIFs and COP1-SPA complexes synergistically repress photomorphogenesis in the dark. ..
  7. Mulekar J, Huq E. Arabidopsis casein kinase 2 α4 subunit regulates various developmental pathways in a functionally overlapping manner. Plant Sci. 2015;236:295-303 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, our results suggest a functionally overlapping role for the CK2 α4 subunit in regulating various developmental processes in plants. ..
  8. Sharma N, Xin R, Kim D, Sung S, Lange T, Huq E. NO FLOWERING IN SHORT DAY (NFL) is a bHLH transcription factor that promotes flowering specifically under short-day conditions in Arabidopsis. Development. 2016;143:682-90 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, these data suggest that NFL is a key transcription factor necessary for promotion of flowering under non-inductive SD conditions through the GA signaling pathway. ..
  9. Xu X, Kathare P, Pham V, Bu Q, Nguyen A, Huq E. Reciprocal proteasome-mediated degradation of PIFs and HFR1 underlies photomorphogenic development in Arabidopsis. Development. 2017;144:1831-1840 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, these data uncover a co-degradation mechanism between PIFs and HFR1 that underlies photomorphogenic development in Arabidopsis thaliana. ..

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  1. Xu X, Paik I, Zhu L, Huq E. Illuminating Progress in Phytochrome-Mediated Light Signaling Pathways. Trends Plant Sci. 2015;20:641-50 pubmed publisher
    ..These advances will surely fuel future research on many unanswered questions that have intrigued plant photobiologists for decades. ..
  2. Paik I, Kathare P, Kim J, Huq E. Expanding Roles of PIFs in Signal Integration from Multiple Processes. Mol Plant. 2017;10:1035-1046 pubmed publisher
    ..This review discusses the roles of PIFs as pivotal signal integrators in regulating plant growth and development. ..
  3. Xin R, Zhu L, Salome P, Mancini E, Marshall C, Harmon F, et al. SPF45-related splicing factor for phytochrome signaling promotes photomorphogenesis by regulating pre-mRNA splicing in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017;114:E7018-E7027 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, these data strongly suggest SFPS modulates light-regulated developmental processes by controlling pre-mRNA splicing of light signaling and circadian clock genes. ..