Experts and Doctors on arabidopsis in Berlin, Germany


Locale: Berlin, Germany
Topic: arabidopsis

Top Publications

  1. Häffner E, Karlovsky P, Diederichsen E. Genetic and environmental control of the Verticillium syndrome in Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Plant Biol. 2010;10:235 pubmed publisher
    ..Developmental and environmental effects on pathogenesis and resistance need to be considered when designing and interpreting experiments in research and breeding. ..
  2. Czarnecki O, Peter E, Grimm B. Methods for analysis of photosynthetic pigments and steady-state levels of intermediates of tetrapyrrole biosynthesis. Methods Mol Biol. 2011;775:357-85 pubmed publisher
    ..Although adjusted for Arabidopsis tetrapyrrole metabolites, the presented methods can also be applied for analysis of cyanobacterial and other plant tetrapyrroles. ..
  3. Juszczak I, Rudnik R, Pietzenuk B, Baier M. Natural genetic variation in the expression regulation of the chloroplast antioxidant system among Arabidopsis thaliana accessions. Physiol Plant. 2012;146:53-70 pubmed publisher
    ..Similar to Kas-1, in which mRNA levels were less than or similar to Col-0 gene, specific support for translation was observed in Ms-0, showing that the ecotypes use different strategies to adjust the antioxidant system. ..
  4. Dortay H, Gruhn N, Pfeifer A, Schwerdtner M, Schmülling T, Heyl A. Toward an interaction map of the two-component signaling pathway of Arabidopsis thaliana. J Proteome Res. 2008;7:3649-60 pubmed publisher
  5. Heyl A, Wulfetange K, Pils B, Nielsen N, Romanov G, Schmülling T. Evolutionary proteomics identifies amino acids essential for ligand-binding of the cytokinin receptor CHASE domain. BMC Evol Biol. 2007;7:62 pubmed
    ..We verified the hypothesis experimentally and identified four amino acids which are to a different degree required for ligand-binding of a plant hormone receptor. ..
  6. Hackenberg D, Wu Y, Voigt A, Adams R, Schramm P, Grimm B. Studies on differential nuclear translocation mechanism and assembly of the three subunits of the Arabidopsis thaliana transcription factor NF-Y. Mol Plant. 2012;5:876-88 pubmed publisher
  7. Steffen R, Kelly A, Huyer J, Dormann P, Renger G. Investigations on the reaction pattern of photosystem II in leaves from Arabidopsis thaliana wild type plants and mutants with genetically modified lipid content. Biochemistry. 2005;44:3134-42 pubmed
    ..A small fraction of DGDG molecules of the total pool is inferred to be specifically bound to PS II as an essential constituent for its functional competence. ..
  8. Ruwe H, Schmitz Linneweber C. Short non-coding RNA fragments accumulating in chloroplasts: footprints of RNA binding proteins?. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012;40:3106-16 pubmed publisher
    ..e. footprints of RNA binding proteins. Our data support this scenario on a transcriptome-wide level and suggest that a large number of sRNAs are in fact remnants of PPR protein targets. ..
  9. Parlitz S, Kunze R, Mueller Roeber B, Balazadeh S. Regulation of photosynthesis and transcription factor expression by leaf shading and re-illumination in Arabidopsis thaliana leaves. J Plant Physiol. 2011;168:1311-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, a larger number of 422 TF genes were down regulated upon shading. In TF gene clusters with different expression patterns certain TF families are over-represented. ..

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  1. Juszczak I, Baier M. The strength of the miR398-Csd2-CCS1 regulon is subject to natural variation in Arabidopsis thaliana. FEBS Lett. 2012;586:3385-90 pubmed publisher
    ..It is concluded that the escape from the miRNA control of copper homeostasis is linked to adaptation of Cvi-0 to its harsh natural habitat. ..
  2. Werner A, Romeis T, Witte C. Ureide catabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana and Escherichia coli. Nat Chem Biol. 2010;6:19-21 pubmed publisher
    ..A similar pathway was found in Escherichia coli, while an alternative metabolic route via ureidoglycine transaminase can be predicted for other organisms. ..
  3. Haag S, Schindler M, Berndt L, Brennicke A, Takenaka M, Weber G. Crystal structures of the Arabidopsis thaliana organellar RNA editing factors MORF1 and MORF9. Nucleic Acids Res. 2017;45:4915-4928 pubmed publisher
  4. Bernhardt A, Lechner E, Hano P, Schade V, Dieterle M, Anders M, et al. CUL4 associates with DDB1 and DET1 and its downregulation affects diverse aspects of development in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J. 2006;47:591-603 pubmed
    ..These results therefore assign an important function to CUL4 during plant development and provide strong evidence that CUL4 assembles together with RBX1 and DDB1 proteins to form a functional E3 ligase in Arabidopsis. ..
  5. Schmülling T, Werner T, Riefler M, Krupková E, Bartrina y Manns I. Structure and function of cytokinin oxidase/dehydrogenase genes of maize, rice, Arabidopsis and other species. J Plant Res. 2003;116:241-52 pubmed
    ..The use of CKX genes as a tool in studies of cytokinin biology and biotechnological applications is discussed. ..
  6. Holst K, Schmülling T, Werner T. Enhanced cytokinin degradation in leaf primordia of transgenic Arabidopsis plants reduces leaf size and shoot organ primordia formation. J Plant Physiol. 2011;168:1328-34 pubmed publisher
    ..We therefore hypothesize that the cytokinin content in organ primordia is important for regulating the activity of the shoot meristem in a non-autonomous fashion. ..
  7. Wagner S, Bernhardt A, Leuendorf J, Drewke C, Lytovchenko A, Mujahed N, et al. Analysis of the Arabidopsis rsr4-1/pdx1-3 mutant reveals the critical function of the PDX1 protein family in metabolism, development, and vitamin B6 biosynthesis. Plant Cell. 2006;18:1722-35 pubmed
    ..In summary, our results demonstrate the critical function of the PDX1 protein family for metabolism, whole-plant development, and vitamin B6 biosynthesis in higher plants. ..
  8. Weber H, Bernhardt A, Dieterle M, Hano P, Mutlu A, Estelle M, et al. Arabidopsis AtCUL3a and AtCUL3b form complexes with members of the BTB/POZ-MATH protein family. Plant Physiol. 2005;137:83-93 pubmed
    ..The results presented here provide strong evidence that AtCUL3a and AtCUL3b can assemble in Arabidopsis with BTB/POZ-MATH and AtRBX1 proteins to form functional E3 ligases. ..
  9. Krupková E, Schmülling T. Developmental consequences of the tumorous shoot development1 mutation, a novel allele of the cellulose-synthesizing KORRIGAN1 gene. Plant Mol Biol. 2009;71:641-55 pubmed publisher
    ..Together, the work shows that TSD1/KOR1 is required for maintaining a correct meristematic pattern and organ growth as well as for a normal hormonal response. ..
  10. Zoschke R, Qu Y, Zubo Y, Börner T, Schmitz Linneweber C. Mutation of the pentatricopeptide repeat-SMR protein SVR7 impairs accumulation and translation of chloroplast ATP synthase subunits in Arabidopsis thaliana. J Plant Res. 2013;126:403-14 pubmed publisher
    ..The results provide evidence for a relaxed functional conservation of this PPR-SMR protein in eudicotyledonous and monocotyledonous plants, thus adding to the knowledge about the function and evolution of PPR-SMR proteins. ..
  11. Rentsch D, Hirner B, Schmelzer E, Frommer W. Salt stress-induced proline transporters and salt stress-repressed broad specificity amino acid permeases identified by suppression of a yeast amino acid permease-targeting mutant. Plant Cell. 1996;8:1437-46 pubmed
    ..These results corroborate the general finding that under water stress, amino acid export is impaired whereas proline export is increased. ..
  12. Fan B, Chen X, Budiharjo A, Bleiss W, Vater J, Borriss R. Efficient colonization of plant roots by the plant growth promoting bacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42, engineered to express green fluorescent protein. J Biotechnol. 2011;151:303-11 pubmed publisher
    ..Due to its stable and long-lasting emission of bright fluorescence without antibiotic pressure FB01mut is an excellent tool for studying plant colonization under competitive, environmental conditions...
  13. Leuendorf J, Osorio S, Szewczyk A, Fernie A, Hellmann H. Complex assembly and metabolic profiling of Arabidopsis thaliana plants overexpressing vitamin B? biosynthesis proteins. Mol Plant. 2010;3:890-903 pubmed publisher
    ..3. These findings provide first insights into in planta vitamin B? synthase complex assembly and new information on how the different PDX proteins affect plant metabolism. ..
  14. Dubiella U, Seybold H, Durian G, Komander E, Lassig R, Witte C, et al. Calcium-dependent protein kinase/NADPH oxidase activation circuit is required for rapid defense signal propagation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110:8744-9 pubmed publisher
  15. Focks N, Benning C. wrinkled1: A novel, low-seed-oil mutant of Arabidopsis with a deficiency in the seed-specific regulation of carbohydrate metabolism. Plant Physiol. 1998;118:91-101 pubmed
  16. Kofler M, Motzny K, Freund C. GYF domain proteomics reveals interaction sites in known and novel target proteins. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2005;4:1797-811 pubmed
    ..The binding epitope of the GYF domain from the yeast SMY2 protein was mapped by NMR spectroscopy and led to a structural model that accounts for the different binding properties of SMY2-type GYF domains and the CD2BP2-GYF domain. ..
  17. Tillich M, Hardel S, Kupsch C, Armbruster U, Delannoy E, Gualberto J, et al. Chloroplast ribonucleoprotein CP31A is required for editing and stability of specific chloroplast mRNAs. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:6002-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, the specificity and combinatorial aspects of cpRNP functions uncovered suggest that these chloroplast proteins are functional equivalents of nucleocytosolic hnRNPs. ..
  18. Leuendorf J, Genau A, Szewczyk A, Mooney S, Drewke C, Leistner E, et al. The Pdx1 family is structurally and functionally conserved between Arabidopsis thaliana and Ginkgo biloba. FEBS J. 2008;275:960-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, this study provides a first description of Ginkgo vitamin B6 metabolism, and demonstrates a high degree of conservation between Ginkgo and Arabidopsis. ..
  19. Werner A, Sparkes I, Romeis T, Witte C. Identification, biochemical characterization, and subcellular localization of allantoate amidohydrolases from Arabidopsis and soybean. Plant Physiol. 2008;146:418-30 pubmed
    ..These findings demonstrate that after the generation of allantoin in the peroxisome, plant purine degradation continues in the endoplasmic reticulum. ..
  20. Beick S, Schmitz Linneweber C, Williams Carrier R, Jensen B, Barkan A. The pentatricopeptide repeat protein PPR5 stabilizes a specific tRNA precursor in maize chloroplasts. Mol Cell Biol. 2008;28:5337-47 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings add to the evidence that chloroplast-localized PPR proteins that are embryo essential in Arabidopsis typically function in the biogenesis of the plastid translation machinery. ..
  21. Smirnova J, Fernie A, Spahn C, Steup M. Photometric assay of maltose and maltose-forming enzyme activity by using 4-alpha-glucanotransferase (DPE2) from higher plants. Anal Biochem. 2017;532:72-82 pubmed publisher
    ..These data are presented together with assimilatory starch levels. ..
  22. Bürkle L, Meyer S, Dortay H, Lehrach H, Heyl A. In vitro recombination cloning of entire cDNA libraries in Arabidopsis thaliana and its application to the yeast two-hybrid system. Funct Integr Genomics. 2005;5:175-83 pubmed
    ..The results of the library characterization and of the yeast two-hybrid screens and their implications for large-scale proteomic approaches are discussed. ..
  23. Schmied J, Hedtke B, Grimm B. Overexpression of HEMA1 encoding glutamyl-tRNA reductase. J Plant Physiol. 2011;168:1372-9 pubmed publisher
  24. Krupková E, Immerzeel P, Pauly M, Schmülling T. The TUMOROUS SHOOT DEVELOPMENT2 gene of Arabidopsis encoding a putative methyltransferase is required for cell adhesion and co-ordinated plant development. Plant J. 2007;50:735-50 pubmed
    ..The findings support a function of TSD2 as a methyltransferase, with an essential role in cell adhesion and coordinated plant development. ..
  25. Martin T, Frommer W, Salanoubat M, Willmitzer L. Expression of an Arabidopsis sucrose synthase gene indicates a role in metabolization of sucrose both during phloem loading and in sink organs. Plant J. 1993;4:367-77 pubmed
    ..The expression pattern and regulation of the gene suggest that sucrose synthase is involved in the supply of energy for phloem loading in source tissues, and in metabolization of sucrose in sink tissues after unloading. ..
  26. Kupsch C, Ruwe H, Gusewski S, Tillich M, Small I, Schmitz Linneweber C. Arabidopsis chloroplast RNA binding proteins CP31A and CP29A associate with large transcript pools and confer cold stress tolerance by influencing multiple chloroplast RNA processing steps. Plant Cell. 2012;24:4266-80 pubmed publisher
    ..CP31A associates with the common 3'-terminus of these RNAs and protects them against 3'-exonucleolytic activity. ..
  27. Rentsch D, Laloi M, Rouhara I, Schmelzer E, Delrot S, Frommer W. NTR1 encodes a high affinity oligopeptide transporter in Arabidopsis. FEBS Lett. 1995;370:264-8 pubmed
    ..In siliques NTR1-expression is restricted to the embryo, implicating a role in the nourishment of the developing seed. ..
  28. Geiselhardt S, Yoneya K, Blenn B, Drechsler N, Gershenzon J, Kunze R, et al. Egg laying of cabbage white butterfly (Pieris brassicae) on Arabidopsis thaliana affects subsequent performance of the larvae. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e59661 pubmed publisher
    ..Hence, our study demonstrates that oviposition does increase A. thaliana resistance to feeding by subsequently hatching larvae, but this cannot be attributed simply to changes in glucosinolate content. ..
  29. Uwer U, Willmitzer L, Altmann T. Inactivation of a glycyl-tRNA synthetase leads to an arrest in plant embryo development. Plant Cell. 1998;10:1277-94 pubmed
    ..Thus, the gene identified by the embryo-defective insertion mutation encodes a GlyRS homolog, probably acting within the plastidic compartment. ..
  30. Gollhofer J, Schläwicke C, Jungnick N, Schmidt W, Buckhout T. Members of a small family of nodulin-like genes are regulated under iron deficiency in roots of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2011;49:557-64 pubmed publisher
    ..These results were taken as an indication, that some members of this nodulin-like family were directly involved in Fe homeostasis in plants. ..
  31. Blenn B, Bandoly M, Küffner A, Otte T, Geiselhardt S, Fatouros N, et al. Insect egg deposition induces indirect defense and epicuticular wax changes in Arabidopsis thaliana. J Chem Ecol. 2012;38:882-92 pubmed publisher
    ..The ecological relevance of this finding is discussed with respect to its impact on the behavior of egg parasitoids...
  32. Werner T, Motyka V, Laucou V, Smets R, Van Onckelen H, Schmülling T. Cytokinin-deficient transgenic Arabidopsis plants show multiple developmental alterations indicating opposite functions of cytokinins in the regulation of shoot and root meristem activity. Plant Cell. 2003;15:2532-50 pubmed
  33. Fischer W, Kwart M, Hummel S, Frommer W. Substrate specificity and expression profile of amino acid transporters (AAPs) in Arabidopsis. J Biol Chem. 1995;270:16315-20 pubmed
    ..The specific distribution in the plant and the different substrate specificities of AAP transporters may indicate that tissues differ both qualitatively and quantitatively regarding import or export of amino acids. ..
  34. Hedtke B, Alawady A, Albacete A, Kobayashi K, Melzer M, Roitsch T, et al. Deficiency in riboflavin biosynthesis affects tetrapyrrole biosynthesis in etiolated Arabidopsis tissue. Plant Mol Biol. 2012;78:77-93 pubmed publisher
    ..As result of the mutant analyses, the antagonistic cytokinin and auxin signalling is required for a balanced tetrapyrrole biosynthesis in the dark. ..
  35. Witte C, Rosso M, Romeis T. Identification of three urease accessory proteins that are required for urease activation in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 2005;139:1155-62 pubmed
  36. Essigmann B, Guler S, Narang R, Linke D, Benning C. Phosphate availability affects the thylakoid lipid composition and the expression of SQD1, a gene required for sulfolipid biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1998;95:1950-5 pubmed
    ..thaliana. It is suggested that a certain amount of anionic thylakoid lipid is maintained by substituting sulfolipid for phosphatidylglycerol under reduced phosphate availability. ..
  37. Kasaras A, Kunze R. Expression, localisation and phylogeny of a novel family of plant-specific membrane proteins. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2010;12 Suppl 1:140-52 pubmed publisher
    ..Further investigations are in progress to elucidate functions of the AtDMP proteins. ..
  38. Lee H, Mochizuki N, Masuda T, Buckhout T. Disrupting the bimolecular binding of the haem-binding protein 5 (AtHBP5) to haem oxygenase 1 (HY1) leads to oxidative stress in Arabidopsis. J Exp Bot. 2012;63:5967-78 pubmed publisher
    ..It is proposed that the interaction between the HY1 and AtHBP5 proteins participate in an antioxidant pathway that might be mediated by reaction products of haem catabolism. ..
  39. Werner A, Medina Escobar N, Zulawski M, Sparkes I, Cao F, Witte C. The ureide-degrading reactions of purine ring catabolism employ three amidohydrolases and one aminohydrolase in Arabidopsis, soybean, and rice. Plant Physiol. 2013;163:672-81 pubmed publisher
    ..g. Physcomitrella patens) and algae (e.g. Chlamydomomas reinhardtii). ..
  40. Myrach T, Zhu A, Witte C. The assembly of the plant urease activation complex and the essential role of the urease accessory protein G (UreG) in delivery of nickel to urease. J Biol Chem. 2017;292:14556-14565 pubmed publisher
  41. Brenner W, Schmülling T. Transcript profiling of cytokinin action in Arabidopsis roots and shoots discovers largely similar but also organ-specific responses. BMC Plant Biol. 2012;12:112 pubmed publisher
  42. Rohr F, Ulrichs C, Schreiner M, Zrenner R, Mewis I. Responses of Arabidopsis thaliana plant lines differing in hydroxylation of aliphatic glucosinolate side chains to feeding of a generalist and specialist caterpillar. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2012;55:52-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The accumulation of especially 1-methoxy-indol-3-ylmethyl GS and the induced gene transcripts by the two species point to an insect-mediated activation of the jasmonic acid signaling pathway in the plant lines. ..
  43. Czarnecki O, Hedtke B, Melzer M, Rothbart M, Richter A, Schr ter Y, et al. An Arabidopsis GluTR binding protein mediates spatial separation of 5-aminolevulinic acid synthesis in chloroplasts. Plant Cell. 2011;23:4476-91 pubmed publisher
    ..These results regarding GluTRBP support a model of plant ALA synthesis that is organized in two separate ALA pools in the chloroplast to provide appropriate substrate amounts for balanced synthesis of heme and chlorophyll...
  44. Franz S, Ehlert B, Liese A, Kurth J, Cazalé A, Romeis T. Calcium-dependent protein kinase CPK21 functions in abiotic stress response in Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol Plant. 2011;4:83-96 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data provide evidence for CPK21 contributing in abiotic stress signaling and suggest that the N-terminal EF-hand pair is a calcium-sensing determinant controlling specificity of CPK21 function. ..
  45. Bernhardt A, Mooney S, Hellmann H. Arabidopsis DDB1a and DDB1b are critical for embryo development. Planta. 2010;232:555-66 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, we demonstrated that DDB1a, like DDB1b, is critical for embryo development, and that both proteins have distinct functions in whole plant development. ..
  46. Witte C, Keinath N, Dubiella U, Demoulière R, Seal A, Romeis T. Tobacco calcium-dependent protein kinases are differentially phosphorylated in vivo as part of a kinase cascade that regulates stress response. J Biol Chem. 2010;285:9740-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data indicate that CDPKs are integrated in stress-dependent protein kinase signaling cascades, and regulation of CDPK function in response to in vivo stimulation is dependent on its membrane localization. ..
  47. Richter U, Kuhn K, Okada S, Brennicke A, Weihe A, Börner T. A mitochondrial rRNA dimethyladenosine methyltransferase in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 2010;61:558-69 pubmed publisher
    ..These data provide evidence: (i) for rRNA methylation in Arabidopsis mitochondria; and (ii) that Dim1B is the enzyme catalyzing this process. ..
  48. Mustroph A, Sonnewald U, Biemelt S. Characterisation of the ATP-dependent phosphofructokinase gene family from Arabidopsis thaliana. FEBS Lett. 2007;581:2401-10 pubmed
    ..RT-PCR revealed different tissue-specific expression of the individual forms. Furthermore, analysis of GFP fusion proteins indicated their presence in different sub-cellular compartments. ..
  49. Frommer W, Hummel S, Unseld M, Ninnemann O. Seed and vascular expression of a high-affinity transporter for cationic amino acids in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1995;92:12036-40 pubmed
    ..AAT1 is specifically expressed in major veins of leaves and roots and in various floral tissues--i.e., and developing seeds. ..
  50. Kwart M, Hirner B, Hummel S, Frommer W. Differential expression of two related amino acid transporters with differing substrate specificity in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J. 1993;4:993-1002 pubmed
    ..Furthermore in situ hybridization shows that both genes are expressed in the vascular system of cotyledons in developing seedlings. ..