Experts and Doctors on plastids in United Kingdom


Locale: United Kingdom
Topic: plastids

Top Publications

  1. Ferguson D, Henriquez F, Kirisits M, Muench S, Prigge S, Rice D, et al. Maternal inheritance and stage-specific variation of the apicoplast in Toxoplasma gondii during development in the intermediate and definitive host. Eukaryot Cell. 2005;4:814-26 pubmed
    ..Thus, it is shown that apicoplasts are present and contain ENR in all T. gondii life cycle stages except microgametes, which will result in maternal inheritance of the organelle. ..
  2. Bogsch E, Sargent F, Stanley N, Berks B, Robinson C, Palmer T. An essential component of a novel bacterial protein export system with homologues in plastids and mitochondria. J Biol Chem. 1998;273:18003-6 pubmed
    ..These findings suggest a central role for TatC-type proteins in the translocation of tightly folded proteins across a spectrum of biological membranes. ..
  3. Xu X, Møller S. AtNAP7 is a plastidic SufC-like ATP-binding cassette/ATPase essential for Arabidopsis embryogenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004;101:9143-8 pubmed
  4. Xu X, Adams S, Chua N, Møller S. AtNAP1 represents an atypical SufB protein in Arabidopsis plastids. J Biol Chem. 2005;280:6648-54 pubmed
    ..Our results suggest that AtNAP1 represents an atypical plastidic SufB-like protein important for Fe-S cluster assembly and for regulating iron homeostasis in Arabidopsis. ..
  5. Huang W, Ling Q, Bédard J, Lilley K, Jarvis P. In vivo analyses of the roles of essential Omp85-related proteins in the chloroplast outer envelope membrane. Plant Physiol. 2011;157:147-59 pubmed publisher
  6. Sadanandom A, Poghosyan Z, Fairbairn D, Murphy D. Differential regulation of plastidial and cytosolic isoforms of peptide methionine sulfoxide reductase in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 2000;123:255-64 pubmed
    ..These leaves showed a strong induction of the c-pmsr gene after 2 to 3 weeks of chronic pathogen infection. These data suggest novel roles for PMSR in photosynthetic tissues and in pathogen defense responses in plants. ..
  7. Raux Deery E, Leech H, Nakrieko K, McLean K, Munro A, Heathcote P, et al. Identification and characterization of the terminal enzyme of siroheme biosynthesis from Arabidopsis thaliana: a plastid-located sirohydrochlorin ferrochelatase containing a 2FE-2S center. J Biol Chem. 2005;280:4713-21 pubmed
    ..This is the first Fe-S center to be reported in a higher plant ferrochelatase. The implications of the Fe-S center in an enzyme that is so closely associated with the metabolism of sulfur and iron are discussed. ..
  8. Aldridge C, Møller S. The plastid division protein AtMinD1 is a Ca2+-ATPase stimulated by AtMinE1. J Biol Chem. 2005;280:31673-8 pubmed
    ..We propose that correct intraplastidic AtMinD1 localization is dependent on AtMinE1-stimulated, Ca2+-dependent AtMinD1 ATP hydrolysis, ultimately ensuring precise Z-ring placement and symmetric plastid division. ..
  9. Bernard D, Cheng Y, Zhao Y, Balk J. An allelic mutant series of ATM3 reveals its key role in the biogenesis of cytosolic iron-sulfur proteins in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 2009;151:590-602 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data suggest that Arabidopsis ATM3 may transport (1) at least two distinct compounds or (2) a single compound required for both Fe-S and Moco assembly machineries in the cytosol, but not iron. ..

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  1. Hartmann M, Grob C, Tarran G, Martin A, Burkill P, Scanlan D, et al. Mixotrophic basis of Atlantic oligotrophic ecosystems. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:5756-60 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings change our basic understanding of food web function in the open ocean, because plastidic protists should now be considered as the main bacterivores as well as the main CO(2) fixers in the oligotrophic gyres. ..
  2. Wheeler G, Ishikawa T, Pornsaksit V, Smirnoff N. Evolution of alternative biosynthetic pathways for vitamin C following plastid acquisition in photosynthetic eukaryotes. elife. 2015;4: pubmed publisher
    ..The formation of the alternative biosynthetic pathways in photosynthetic eukaryotes uncoupled ascorbate synthesis from hydrogen peroxide production and likely contributed to the rise of ascorbate as a major photoprotective antioxidant. ..