Anastasios Melis

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Analytical approaches to photobiological hydrogen production in unicellular green algae
    Anja Hemschemeier
    AG Photobiotechnologie, Lehrstuhl für Biochemie der Pflanzen, Fakultät für Biologie und Biotechnologie, Ruhr Universitat Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Photosynth Res 102:523-40. 2009
  2. pmc A novel screening protocol for the isolation of hydrogen producing Chlamydomonas reinhardtii strains
    Thilo Rühle
    Fakultät für Biologie und Biotechnologie, Lehrstuhl für Biochemie der Pflanzen, AG Photobiotechnologie, Ruhr Universitat Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    BMC Plant Biol 8:107. 2008
  3. pmc Sustained photobiological hydrogen gas production upon reversible inactivation of oxygen evolution in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
    A Melis
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, 111 Koshland Hall, Berkeley, California 94720 3102, USA
    Plant Physiol 122:127-36. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Isolation and characterization of a xanthophyll-rich fraction from the thylakoid membrane of Dunaliella salina(green algae)
    Kittisak Yokthongwattana
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, 111 Koshland Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Photochem Photobiol Sci 4:1028-34. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Chloroplast sulfate transport in green algae--genes, proteins and effects
    Anastasios Melis
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Photosynth Res 86:299-307. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Photosynthetic H2 metabolism in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (unicellular green algae)
    Anastasios Melis
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, 111 Koshland Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Planta 226:1075-86. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Hydrogen fuel production by transgenic microalgae
    Anastasios Melis
    University of California, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, 111 Koshland Hall, Berkeley, California 94720 3102, USA
    Adv Exp Med Biol 616:110-21. 2007
  8. pmc Hydrogen production. Green algae as a source of energy
    A Melis
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, 111 Koshland Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Plant Physiol 127:740-8. 2001
  9. pmc Role of the reversible xanthophyll cycle in the photosystem II damage and repair cycle in Dunaliella salina
    EonSeon Jin
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, 111 Koshland Hall, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 3102
    Plant Physiol 132:352-64. 2003
  10. pmc Truncated photosystem chlorophyll antenna size in the green microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii upon deletion of the TLA3-CpSRP43 gene
    Henning Kirst
    Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Plant Physiol 160:2251-60. 2012

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  1. pmc Analytical approaches to photobiological hydrogen production in unicellular green algae
    Anja Hemschemeier
    AG Photobiotechnologie, Lehrstuhl für Biochemie der Pflanzen, Fakultät für Biologie und Biotechnologie, Ruhr Universitat Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Photosynth Res 102:523-40. 2009
    ..Furthermore, methods are discussed by which the interaction of photosynthesis, respiration, cellular metabolism, and H(2) production in Chlamydomonas can be monitored and regulated...
  2. pmc A novel screening protocol for the isolation of hydrogen producing Chlamydomonas reinhardtii strains
    Thilo Rühle
    Fakultät für Biologie und Biotechnologie, Lehrstuhl für Biochemie der Pflanzen, AG Photobiotechnologie, Ruhr Universitat Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    BMC Plant Biol 8:107. 2008
    ..This study aimed at isolating C. reinhardtii transformants which produce hydrogen under normal growth conditions to allow a continuous hydrogen metabolism without the stressful impact of nutrient deprivation...
  3. pmc Sustained photobiological hydrogen gas production upon reversible inactivation of oxygen evolution in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
    A Melis
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, 111 Koshland Hall, Berkeley, California 94720 3102, USA
    Plant Physiol 122:127-36. 2000
    ..The latter catalyzes the reduction of protons to molecular H(2) in the chloroplast stroma...
  4. ncbi request reprint Isolation and characterization of a xanthophyll-rich fraction from the thylakoid membrane of Dunaliella salina(green algae)
    Kittisak Yokthongwattana
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, 111 Koshland Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Photochem Photobiol Sci 4:1028-34. 2005
    ..salina...
  5. ncbi request reprint Chloroplast sulfate transport in green algae--genes, proteins and effects
    Anastasios Melis
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Photosynth Res 86:299-307. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Photosynthetic H2 metabolism in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (unicellular green algae)
    Anastasios Melis
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, 111 Koshland Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Planta 226:1075-86. 2007
    ..The process potentially concerns global warming and the question of energy supply and demand...
  7. ncbi request reprint Hydrogen fuel production by transgenic microalgae
    Anastasios Melis
    University of California, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, 111 Koshland Hall, Berkeley, California 94720 3102, USA
    Adv Exp Med Biol 616:110-21. 2007
    ....
  8. pmc Hydrogen production. Green algae as a source of energy
    A Melis
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, 111 Koshland Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Plant Physiol 127:740-8. 2001
    ..Thus, processes that are presently conceptual in nature, or at a developmental stage in the laboratory, need to be encouraged, tested for feasibility, and otherwise applied toward commercialization...
  9. pmc Role of the reversible xanthophyll cycle in the photosystem II damage and repair cycle in Dunaliella salina
    EonSeon Jin
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, 111 Koshland Hall, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 3102
    Plant Physiol 132:352-64. 2003
    ..These results suggest a role for Z in the protection of photodamaged and disassembled PSII reaction centers, apparently needed while PSII is in the process of degradation and replacement of the D1/32-kD reaction center protein...
  10. pmc Truncated photosystem chlorophyll antenna size in the green microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii upon deletion of the TLA3-CpSRP43 gene
    Henning Kirst
    Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Plant Physiol 160:2251-60. 2012
    ..The latter exhibit improved solar energy conversion efficiency and photosynthetic productivity under mass culture and bright sunlight conditions...
  11. ncbi request reprint Localization and function of SulP, a nuclear-encoded chloroplast sulfate permease in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
    Hsu Ching Chen
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, 111 Koshland Hall, University of California, CA 94720 3102, Berkeley, USA
    Planta 220:198-210. 2004
    ..reinhardtii is discussed along with its impact on the repair of photosystem-II from a frequently occurring photo-oxidative damage and potential use for the elucidation of the H(2)-evolution-related metabolism in this green alga...
  12. doi request reprint The chloroplast sulfate transport system in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
    Pia Lindberg
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Planta 228:951-61. 2008
    ..reinhardtii, specifically recognized by polyclonal antibodies against SulP and Sabc. These results suggest the presence and function in C. reinhardtii of a Sbp-SulP-SulP2-Sabc chloroplast envelope sulfate transporter holocomplex...
  13. pmc Mechanism of REP27 protein action in the D1 protein turnover and photosystem II repair from photodamage
    David Dewez
    Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 3102, USA
    Plant Physiol 151:88-99. 2009
    ..We conclude that REP27 plays a dual role in the regulation of D1 protein turnover by facilitating cotranslational biosynthesis insertion (C-terminal domain) and activation (TPR motifs) of the nascent D1 during the PSII repair process...
  14. pmc REP27, a tetratricopeptide repeat nuclear-encoded and chloroplast-localized protein, functions in D1/32-kD reaction center protein turnover and photosystem II repair from photodamage
    Sungsoon Park
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, California, 94720 3102, USA
    Plant Physiol 143:1547-60. 2007
    ..Elucidation of the PSII repair mechanism may reveal the occurrence of hitherto unknown regulatory and catalytic reactions for the selective in situ replacement of specific proteins from within multiprotein complexes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Role of SulP, a nuclear-encoded chloroplast sulfate permease, in sulfate transport and H2 evolution in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
    Hsu Ching Chen
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Photosynth Res 84:289-96. 2005
    ..Thus, antisulPstrains might permit a study of the biochemistry of H2 metabolism in this green alga under constitutive anaerobic oxygenic photosynthesis conditions...
  16. ncbi request reprint Biochemical and morphological characterization of sulfur-deprived and H2-producing Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (green alga)
    Liping Zhang
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley 94720 3102, USA
    Planta 214:552-61. 2002
    ..Interplay between oxygenic photosynthesis, mitochondrial respiration, catabolism of endogenous substrate, and electron transport via the hydrogenase pathway is essential for this light-mediated H2-production process...
  17. pmc Probing green algal hydrogen production
    Liping Zhang
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, 111 Koshland Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 357:1499-507; discussion 1507-11. 2002
    ..It is concluded that careful titration of the supply of S nutrients in the green alga medium might permit the development of a continuous H(2)-production process...
  18. pmc Modulation of the light-harvesting chlorophyll antenna size in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii by TLA1 gene over-expression and RNA interference
    Mautusi Mitra
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367:3430-43. 2012
    ..The results provide a mechanistic understanding of the Chl antenna size regulation by the TLA1 gene...
  19. ncbi request reprint tla1, a DNA insertional transformant of the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii with a truncated light-harvesting chlorophyll antenna size
    Juergen E W Polle
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, 111 Koshland Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Planta 217:49-59. 2003
    ..Results are discussed in terms of the tla1 mutation, its phenotype, and the role played by the Tla1 gene in the regulation of the photosynthetic chlorophyll antenna size in C. reinhardtii...
  20. ncbi request reprint Optical properties of microalgae for enhanced biofuels production
    Mautusi Mitra
    Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Opt Express 16:21807-20. 2008
    ..This objective is achieved by genetically truncating the size of the light-harvesting chlorophyll arrays that serve to absorb sunlight in the photosynthetic apparatus...
  21. pmc Genetic and biochemical analysis of the TLA1 gene in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
    Mautusi Mitra
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, 111 Koshland Hall MC 3102, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Planta 231:729-40. 2010
    ..reinhardtii and the colorless microalga Polytomella parva suggested that TLA1 defines the relationship between nucleus and organelle in microalgae, indirectly affecting the development of the chlorophyll antenna size...
  22. doi request reprint Diffusion-based process for carbon dioxide uptake and isoprene emission in gaseous/aqueous two-phase photobioreactors by photosynthetic microorganisms
    Fiona K Bentley
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, 111 Koshland Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Biotechnol Bioeng 109:100-9. 2012
    ..The diffusion-based process in gaseous/aqueous two-phase photobioreactors has the potential to be applied to other high-value photosynthetically derived volatile molecules, emanating from a variety of photosynthetic microorganisms...
  23. ncbi request reprint SulP, a nuclear gene encoding a putative chloroplast-targeted sulfate permease in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
    Hsu Ching Chen
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Planta 218:98-106. 2003
    ..A comparative structural analysis and phylogenetic origin of chloroplast sulfate permeases in a variety of species is presented...
  24. ncbi request reprint Development of the light-harvesting chlorophyll antenna in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is regulated by the novel Tla1 gene
    Sarada D Tetali
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Planta 225:813-29. 2007
    ..reinhardtii. A blast search with the Tla1 deduced amino acid sequence..
  25. doi request reprint Engineering a platform for photosynthetic isoprene production in cyanobacteria, using Synechocystis as the model organism
    Pia Lindberg
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Metab Eng 12:70-9. 2010
    ..Results showed that oxygenic photosynthesis can be re-directed to generate useful small volatile hydrocarbons, while consuming CO(2), without a prior requirement for the harvesting, dewatering and processing of the respective biomass...
  26. pmc Biosynthesis and distribution of chlorophyll among the photosystems during recovery of the green alga Dunaliella salina from irradiance stress
    Tatsuru Masuda
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Plant Physiol 128:603-14. 2002
    ..The results are discussed in terms of different signal transduction pathways for the regulation of the photosynthetic apparatus organization by irradiance...
  27. ncbi request reprint Involvement of zeaxanthin and of the Cbr protein in the repair of photosystem II from photoinhibition in the green alga Dunaliella salina
    E S Jin
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, 111 Koshland Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3102, USA
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1506:244-59. 2001
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Absence of lutein, violaxanthin and neoxanthin affects the functional chlorophyll antenna size of photosystem-II but not that of photosystem-I in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
    J E Polle
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, 411 Koshland Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3102, USA
    Plant Cell Physiol 42:482-91. 2001
    ..It is concluded that zeaxanthin can successfully replace lutein and violaxanthin in most of the functional light-harvesting antenna of the npq2 lor1 mutant...
  29. pmc Assembly of the light-harvesting chlorophyll antenna in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii requires expression of the TLA2-CpFTSY gene
    Henning Kirst
    Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 3102, USA
    Plant Physiol 158:930-45. 2012
    ..The latter exhibit improved solar energy conversion efficiency and photosynthetic productivity under mass culture and bright sunlight conditions...
  30. ncbi request reprint A mutant of the green alga Dunaliella salina constitutively accumulates zeaxanthin under all growth conditions
    EonSeon Jin
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, 111 Koshland Hall, University of California, Berkeley 94720 3102, USA
    Biotechnol Bioeng 81:115-24. 2003
    ..This mutant is discussed in terms of its commercial value and potential utilization by the algal biotechnology industry for the production of zeaxanthin, a high-value bioproduct...
  31. ncbi request reprint Photosystem II damage and repair cycle in the green alga Dunaliella salina: involvement of a chloroplast-localized HSP70
    K Yokthongwattana
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, 111 Koshland Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3102, USA
    Plant Cell Physiol 42:1389-97. 2001
    ..The role of the HSP70B in the repair of photodamaged PSII centers, e.g. in stabilizing the disassembled PSII-core complex and in facilitating the D1 degradation and replacement process, is discussed...
  32. doi request reprint Heterologous expression of the mevalonic Acid pathway in cyanobacteria enhances endogenous carbon partitioning to isoprene
    Fiona K Bentley
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, 111 Koshland Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Mol Plant 7:71-86. 2014
    ..It constitutes contribution to the genetic engineering toolkit of photosynthetic microorganisms and a paradigm in the pursuit of photosynthetic approaches for the renewable generation of high-impact products. ..
  33. doi request reprint Extracellular terpenoid hydrocarbon extraction and quantitation from the green microalgae Botryococcus braunii var. Showa
    Ela Eroglu
    University of California, Dept of Plant and Microbial Biology, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Bioresour Technol 101:2359-66. 2010
    ..Advances in this work serve as foundation for a cyclic Botryococcus growth, non-toxic extraction of extracellular hydrocarbons, and return of the hydrocarbon-depleted biomass to growth conditions for further product generation...
  34. doi request reprint Carbon partitioning in photosynthesis
    Anastasios Melis
    University of California, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Curr Opin Chem Biol 17:453-6. 2013
    ..Insight from unusual but naturally occurring carbon-partitioning processes can help in the design of blueprints for improved photosynthetic fuels and chemicals production...
  35. doi request reprint Marker-free genetic engineering of the chloroplast in the green microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
    Hsu Ching Chen
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Plant Biotechnol J 11:818-28. 2013
    ..A metabolic pathway for ethanol production is proposed in Chlamydomonas, mediated by the chloroplast-localized CrCpADH1 transgenic enzyme. ..
  36. doi request reprint Inhibition of photosynthesis by a fluoroquinolone antibiotic
    Ludmilla Aristilde
    Molecular Toxicology Group, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, and Division of Ecosystem Sciences, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 44:1444-50. 2010
    ..5 microM in vivo). Our results thus demonstrate that Cipro and related FQ antibiotics may interfere with photosynthetic pathways, in addition to causing morphological deformities in higher plants...
  37. doi request reprint Alternative photosynthetic electron flow to oxygen in marine Synechococcus
    Shaun Bailey
    The Carnegie Institution, Department of Plant Biology, 260 Panama Street, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1777:269-76. 2008
    ..These findings are also discussed in the context of satisfying the energetic requirements of the cell when photosystem I abundance is low...
  38. ncbi request reprint Chlorophyll antenna size adjustments by irradiance in Dunaliella salina involve coordinate regulation of chlorophyll a oxygenase (CAO) and Lhcb gene expression
    Tatsuru Masuda
    Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama 226 8501, Japan
    Plant Mol Biol 51:757-71. 2003
    ..It is proposed that irradiance-dependent adjustments in the chlorophyll antenna size occur by coordinate regulation of CAO and Lhcb gene expression via two distinct signal transduction pathways in photosynthetic organisms...
  39. pmc Hydrogen photoproduction is attenuated by disruption of an isoamylase gene in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
    Matthew C Posewitz
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401, USA
    Plant Cell 16:2151-63. 2004
    ..reinhardtii H(2) photoproduction. Moreover, the results indicate that mere anaerobiosis is not sufficient to maintain hydrogenase gene expression without the underlying physiology, an important aspect of which is starch metabolism...
  40. ncbi request reprint Up-regulation of photoprotection and PSII-repair gene expression by irradiance in the unicellular green alga Dunaliella salina
    Seunghye Park
    Department of Life Science, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea
    Mar Biotechnol (NY) 8:120-8. 2006
    ..Further, the ATP-dependent Clp protease gene was also up-regulated in D. salina cells after 48 h of exposure to high light. The results provide initial insight into the global gene regulation process in response to irradiance...