Experts and Doctors on plant gene expression regulation in Berlin, Germany


Locale: Berlin, Germany
Topic: plant gene expression regulation

Top Publications

  1. Kuhn C, Grof C. Sucrose transporters of higher plants. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2010;13:288-98 pubmed publisher
    ..Light quality and phytohormones play essential regulatory roles and the sucrose molecule itself functions as a signal. ..
  2. Jenke Kodama H, Muller R, Dittmann E. Evolutionary mechanisms underlying secondary metabolite diversity. Prog Drug Res. 2008;65:119, 121-40 pubmed
    ..In order to understand the evolution towards metabolic diversity we therefore need more thorough investigations of the ecological role of secondary metabolites in the future. ..
  3. 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. ..
  4. 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. ..
  5. Tillich M, Beick S, Schmitz Linneweber C. Chloroplast RNA-binding proteins: repair and regulation of chloroplast transcripts. RNA Biol. 2010;7:172-8 pubmed
    ..By contrast, the chloroplast ribonucleoproteins (cpRNPs), which are strongly modulated by external and internal stimuli, are suggested to be major players in transducing signals to the chloroplast transcript pool. ..
  6. 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. ..
  7. 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. ..
  8. Schmitz Linneweber C, Small I. Pentatricopeptide repeat proteins: a socket set for organelle gene expression. Trends Plant Sci. 2008;13:663-70 pubmed publisher
    ..We use these new data to propose hypotheses for their physiological roles that could explain why PPR proteins are so numerous in terrestrial plants. ..
  9. 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. ..

More Information


  1. Chincinska I, Liesche J, Krügel U, Michalska J, Geigenberger P, Grimm B, et al. Sucrose transporter StSUT4 from potato affects flowering, tuberization, and shade avoidance response. Plant Physiol. 2008;146:515-28 pubmed
  2. 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. ..
  3. 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. ..
  4. Lermontova I, Grimm B. Reduced activity of plastid protoporphyrinogen oxidase causes attenuated photodynamic damage during high-light compared to low-light exposure. Plant J. 2006;48:499-510 pubmed
    ..These reducing conditions stabilize protoporphyrinogen in plastids and allow their redirection into the metabolic pathway. ..
  5. 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. ..
  6. 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
  7. 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. ..
  8. 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. ..
  9. 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. ..
  10. 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. ..