Experts and Doctors on plant proteins in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Locale: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Topic: plant proteins

Top Publications

  1. Guerin J, Rossel J, Robert S, Tsuchiya T, Koltunow A. A DEFICIENS homologue is down-regulated during apomictic initiation in ovules of Hieracium. Planta. 2000;210:914-20 pubmed
    ..HPDEF may be down-regulated as a consequence of apomictic initiation and/or its down-regulation may facilitate progression of apomictic events. ..
  2. Orford S, Timmis J. Specific expression of an expansin gene during elongation of cotton fibres. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1998;1398:342-6 pubmed
    ..Northern blot analysis showed that the corresponding transcript is abundant in cotton fibre cells but absent in all other tissues tested, and that the gene is developmentally regulated during fibre elongation...
  3. Delaney S, Orford S, Martin Harris M, Timmis J. The fiber specificity of the cotton FSltp4 gene promoter is regulated by an AT-rich promoter region and the AT-hook transcription factor GhAT1. Plant Cell Physiol. 2007;48:1426-37 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that GhAT1 assists in the specification of fiber cells by repressing FSltp4 in the non-fiber tissues of the cotton plant...
  4. Conn S, Curtin C, B├ęzier A, Franco C, Zhang W. Purification, molecular cloning, and characterization of glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) from pigmented Vitis vinifera L. cell suspension cultures as putative anthocyanin transport proteins. J Exp Bot. 2008;59:3621-34 pubmed publisher
    ..Further investigation of these candidate ligandins may identify a mechanism for manipulating anthocyanin accumulation in planta and in vitro suspension cells. ..
  5. Fitzpatrick K, Reid R. The involvement of aquaglyceroporins in transport of boron in barley roots. Plant Cell Environ. 2009;32:1357-65 pubmed publisher
    ..The physiological role of these HvPIP1 genes in B transport is uncertain since their expression was not responsive to B nutritional status, and they continued to be expressed under toxicity conditions. ..
  6. Smith C, Melino V, Sweetman C, Soole K. Manipulation of alternative oxidase can influence salt tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Physiol Plant. 2009;137:459-72 pubmed publisher
    ..AOX does have an important role in stress adaptation in plants, and these results provide some validation of the hypothesis that AOX can play a critical role in cell re-programming under salinity stress. ..
  7. Dunlevy J, Soole K, Perkins M, Dennis E, Keyzers R, Kalua C, et al. Two O-methyltransferases involved in the biosynthesis of methoxypyrazines: grape-derived aroma compounds important to wine flavour. Plant Mol Biol. 2010;74:77-89 pubmed publisher
    ..The identification of genes responsible for MP production in grapevine will help in understanding the effect of different viticultural and environmental factors on MP accumulation...
  8. Cotsaftis O, Plett D, Shirley N, Tester M, Hrmova M. A two-staged model of Na+ exclusion in rice explained by 3D modeling of HKT transporters and alternative splicing. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e39865 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, allelic variation of leaf blade Na(+) accumulation can be explained by a complex interplay of gene transcription, alternative splicing and protein structure...
  9. Kovalchuk N, Jia W, Eini O, Morran S, Pyvovarenko T, Fletcher S, et al. Optimization of TaDREB3 gene expression in transgenic barley using cold-inducible promoters. Plant Biotechnol J. 2013;11:659-70 pubmed publisher

More Information


  1. Koltunow A, Hidaka T, Robinson S. Polyembryony in Citrus. Accumulation of seed storage proteins in seeds and in embryos cultured in vitro. Plant Physiol. 1996;110:599-609 pubmed
  2. Schachtman D, Kumar R, Schroeder J, Marsh E. Molecular and functional characterization of a novel low-affinity cation transporter (LCT1) in higher plants. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1997;94:11079-84 pubmed
    ..The structure of this higher plant ion transport protein is unique and contains PEST sequences...
  3. Facelli E, Smith S, Facelli J, Christophersen H, Andrew Smith F. Underground friends or enemies: model plants help to unravel direct and indirect effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on plant competition. New Phytol. 2010;185:1050-61 pubmed publisher
    ..Glomus intraradices reduced the efficiency of direct uptake in both WT and rmc. The two-fungus combination showed that interactions between fungi are important in determining outcomes of plant competition. ..
  4. Williams S, Sornaraj P, deCourcy Ireland E, Menz R, Kobe B, Ellis J, et al. An autoactive mutant of the M flax rust resistance protein has a preference for binding ATP, whereas wild-type M protein binds ADP. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2011;24:897-906 pubmed publisher
    ..These data provide direct evidence supporting a model of R protein function in which the "off" R protein binds ADP and activation of R protein defense signaling involves the exchange of ADP for ATP...
  5. Smith C, Barthet M, Melino V, Smith P, Day D, Soole K. Alterations in the mitochondrial alternative NAD(P)H Dehydrogenase NDB4 lead to changes in mitochondrial electron transport chain composition, plant growth and response to oxidative stress. Plant Cell Physiol. 2011;52:1222-37 pubmed publisher
    ..We hypothesize that these differences reflect the enhanced expression of NDB2 and AOX in the ndb4 mutant plants. ..
  6. Costion C, Ford A, Cross H, Crayn D, Harrington M, Lowe A. Plant DNA barcodes can accurately estimate species richness in poorly known floras. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e26841 pubmed publisher
    ..We show that although DNA barcodes fail to discriminate all species of plants, new perspectives and methods on biodiversity value and quantification may overshadow some of these shortcomings by applying barcode data in new ways. ..