Experts and Doctors on arabidopsis proteins in Milano, Lombardy, Italy


Locale: Milano, Lombardy, Italy
Topic: arabidopsis proteins

Top Publications

  1. Romani G, Bonza M, Filippini I, Cerana M, Beffagna N, De Michelis M. Involvement of the plasma membrane Ca2+-ATPase in the short-term response of Arabidopsis thaliana cultured cells to oligogalacturonides. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2004;6:192-200 pubmed
    ..thaliana cells, and of CaM genes. Overall, the reported results demonstrate that the PM Ca (2+)-ATPase is involved in the response of plant cells to OG and is essential in regulation of the oxidative burst. ..
  2. Astegno A, Bonza M, Vallone R, La Verde V, D Onofrio M, Luoni L, et al. Arabidopsis calmodulin-like protein CML36 is a calcium (Ca2+) sensor that interacts with the plasma membrane Ca2+-ATPase isoform ACA8 and stimulates its activity. J Biol Chem. 2017;292:15049-15061 pubmed publisher
    ..Collectively, our results support a role for CML36 as a Ca2+ sensor that binds to and modulates ACA8, uncovering a possible involvement of the CML protein family in the modulation of plant-autoinhibited Ca2+ pumps. ..
  3. Pedrazzini E, Caprera A, Fojadelli I, Stella A, Rocchetti A, Bassin B, et al. The Arabidopsis tonoplast is almost devoid of glycoproteins with complex N-glycans, unlike the rat lysosomal membrane. J Exp Bot. 2016;67:1769-81 pubmed publisher
  4. Favaro R, Pinyopich A, Battaglia R, Kooiker M, Borghi L, Ditta G, et al. MADS-box protein complexes control carpel and ovule development in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2003;15:2603-11 pubmed
    ..Together, these results indicate that the SEP proteins, which are known to form multimeric complexes in the control of flower organ identity, also form complexes to control normal ovule development. ..
  5. Maggio C, Barbante A, Ferro F, Frigerio L, Pedrazzini E. Intracellular sorting of the tail-anchored protein cytochrome b5 in plants: a comparative study using different isoforms from rabbit and Arabidopsis. J Exp Bot. 2007;58:1365-79 pubmed
  6. Suorsa M, Rossi F, Tadini L, Labs M, Colombo M, Jahns P, et al. PGR5-PGRL1-Dependent Cyclic Electron Transport Modulates Linear Electron Transport Rate in Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol Plant. 2016;9:271-288 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, while pgr5 dies at the seedling stage under fluctuating light conditions, Δ5 pgr5 plants are able to survive, which underlines the importance of PGR5 in modulating the intersystem electron transfer. ..
  7. Colombo M, Brambilla V, Marcheselli R, Caporali E, Kater M, Colombo L. A new role for the SHATTERPROOF genes during Arabidopsis gynoecium development. Dev Biol. 2010;337:294-302 pubmed publisher
    ..In quadruple mutant flowers, the inner whorl is composed of unfused carpels which lack almost completely apical and medial tissues, a phenotype similar to the previously reported fil ant and lug ant double mutants. ..
  8. Belgio E, Casazza A, Zucchelli G, Garlaschi F, Jennings R. Band shape heterogeneity of the low-energy chlorophylls of CP29: absence of mixed binding sites and excitonic interactions. Biochemistry. 2010;49:882-92 pubmed publisher
    ..Croce, R., Cugini, D., and Sandona, D. (1999) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 96,10056-10061]. This interpretation, while in principle not being unreasonable, is shown to be incorrect for these two chls. ..
  9. Zanella M, Borghi G, Pirone C, Thalmann M, Pazmino D, Costa A, et al. β-amylase 1 (BAM1) degrades transitory starch to sustain proline biosynthesis during drought stress. J Exp Bot. 2016;67:1819-26 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose the transitory-starch/proline interplay as an interesting trait to be tackled by breeding technologies aimingto improve drought tolerance in relevant crops. ..

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  1. Bailey M, Srivastava A, Conti L, Nelis S, Zhang C, Florance H, et al. Stability of small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) proteases OVERLY TOLERANT TO SALT1 and -2 modulates salicylic acid signalling and SUMO1/2 conjugation in Arabidopsis thaliana. J Exp Bot. 2016;67:353-63 pubmed publisher
    ..Accumulation of SUMO1/2 conjugates coincides with SA-promoted OTS degradation and may play a positive role in SA-mediated signalling in addition to its repressive roles reported elsewhere. ..
  2. Resentini F, Felipo Benavent A, Colombo L, Blázquez M, Alabadi D, Masiero S. TCP14 and TCP15 mediate the promotion of seed germination by gibberellins in Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol Plant. 2015;8:482-5 pubmed publisher
  3. Landoni M, De Francesco A, Bellatti S, Delledonne M, Ferrarini A, Venturini L, et al. A mutation in the FZL gene of Arabidopsis causing alteration in chloroplast morphology results in a lesion mimic phenotype. J Exp Bot. 2013;64:4313-28 pubmed publisher
  4. Cominelli E, Galbiati M, Albertini A, Fornara F, Conti L, Coupland G, et al. DOF-binding sites additively contribute to guard cell-specificity of AtMYB60 promoter. BMC Plant Biol. 2011;11:162 pubmed publisher
  5. Dorca Fornell C, Gregis V, Grandi V, Coupland G, Colombo L, Kater M. The Arabidopsis SOC1-like genes AGL42, AGL71 and AGL72 promote flowering in the shoot apical and axillary meristems. Plant J. 2011;67:1006-17 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data reveal roles for AGL42, AGL71 and AGL72 in the floral transition, demonstrate their genetic interactions with SOC1 and suggest that their roles differ in the apical and axillary meristems...
  6. Murgia I, Tarantino D, Soave C, Morandini P. Arabidopsis CYP82C4 expression is dependent on Fe availability and circadian rhythm, and correlates with genes involved in the early Fe deficiency response. J Plant Physiol. 2011;168:894-902 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that CYP82C4 is involved in the early Fe deficiency response, possibly through an IDE1-like mediated pathway. ..
  7. Matias Hernandez L, Battaglia R, Galbiati F, Rubes M, Eichenberger C, Grossniklaus U, et al. VERDANDI is a direct target of the MADS domain ovule identity complex and affects embryo sac differentiation in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2010;22:1702-15 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results provide insights into the pathways regulated by the ovule identity factors and the role of the downstream target gene VDD in female gametophyte development. ..
  8. Battaglia R, Brambilla V, Colombo L, Stuitje A, Kater M. Functional analysis of MADS-box genes controlling ovule development in Arabidopsis using the ethanol-inducible alc gene-expression system. Mech Dev. 2006;123:267-76 pubmed
  9. Cominelli E, Tonelli C. A new role for plant R2R3-MYB transcription factors in cell cycle regulation. Cell Res. 2009;19:1231-2 pubmed publisher
  10. Cerana M, Bonza M, Harris R, Sanders D, De Michelis M. Abscisic acid stimulates the expression of two isoforms of plasma membrane Ca2+-ATPase in Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2006;8:572-8 pubmed
    ..ABA also increases the level of AT-ACA8 protein at the PM, suggesting a role for PM Ca (2+)-ATPases in ABA signalling. ..
  11. Bonza M, Fusca T, Homann U, Thiel G, De Michelis M. Intracellular localisation of PPI1 (proton pump interactor, isoform 1), a regulatory protein of the plasma membrane H(+)-ATPase of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2009;11:869-77 pubmed publisher
    ..The results indicate that the bulk of PPI1 is localised at the endoplasmic reticulum, from which it might be recruited to the PM for interaction with the H(+)-ATPase in response to as yet unidentified signals. ..
  12. Gregis V, Sessa A, Dorca Fornell C, Kater M. The Arabidopsis floral meristem identity genes AP1, AGL24 and SVP directly repress class B and C floral homeotic genes. Plant J. 2009;60:626-37 pubmed publisher
  13. Simonini S, Roig Villanova I, Gregis V, Colombo B, Colombo L, Kater M. Basic pentacysteine proteins mediate MADS domain complex binding to the DNA for tissue-specific expression of target genes in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2012;24:4163-72 pubmed publisher
  14. Brambilla V, Battaglia R, Colombo M, Masiero S, Bencivenga S, Kater M, et al. Genetic and molecular interactions between BELL1 and MADS box factors support ovule development in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2007;19:2544-56 pubmed
    ..We propose a model for ovule development that explains how the balance between carpel identity activity and ovule identity activity is established by a MADS box homeodomain protein complex. ..
  15. Colombo M, Masiero S, Vanzulli S, Lardelli P, Kater M, Colombo L. AGL23, a type I MADS-box gene that controls female gametophyte and embryo development in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 2008;54:1037-48 pubmed publisher
    ..Electron microscopy analysis revealed that this phenotype is due to the absence of chloroplasts, strongly suggesting that AGL23 is involved in controlling the biogenesis of organelles during embryo development. ..
  16. Gregis V, Sessa A, Colombo L, Kater M. AGAMOUS-LIKE24 and SHORT VEGETATIVE PHASE determine floral meristem identity in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 2008;56:891-902 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, our results explain how AP1 switches from a floral meristem identity factor to a component that controls floral organ identity. ..
  17. Meneghelli S, Fusca T, Luoni L, De Michelis M. Dual mechanism of activation of plant plasma membrane Ca2+-ATPase by acidic phospholipids: evidence for a phospholipid binding site which overlaps the calmodulin-binding site. Mol Membr Biol. 2008;25:539-46 pubmed publisher
  18. Tarantino D, Casagrande F, Soave C, Murgia I. Knocking out of the mitochondrial AtFer4 ferritin does not alter response of Arabidopsis plants to abiotic stresses. J Plant Physiol. 2010;167:453-60 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that the ATFER4 ferritin role in counteracting the environmental or developmental oxidative conditions in Arabidopsis plants is ancillary to that of the other isoforms, regardless of its mitochondrial localization. ..
  19. Fusca T, Bonza M, Luoni L, Meneghelli S, Marrano C, De Michelis M. Single point mutations in the small cytoplasmic loop of ACA8, a plasma membrane Ca2+-ATPase of Arabidopsis thaliana, generate partially deregulated pumps. J Biol Chem. 2009;284:30881-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The results reported in this study provide the first evidence that the small cytoplasmic loop of a type 2B Ca(2+)-ATPase plays a role in the attainment of the auto-inhibited state. ..
  20. Bonza M, Luoni L. Plant and animal type 2B Ca2+-ATPases: evidence for a common auto-inhibitory mechanism. FEBS Lett. 2010;584:4783-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Results show that the regulatory function of the terminal domain is independent from its position in ACA8 and that the regulatory domain belonging to PMCA4b is able to at least partially auto-inhibit ACA8. ..
  21. Conti L, Nelis S, Zhang C, Woodcock A, Swarup R, Galbiati M, et al. Small Ubiquitin-like Modifier protein SUMO enables plants to control growth independently of the phytohormone gibberellin. Dev Cell. 2014;28:102-10 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that plants have developed a GA-independent mechanism to control growth. ..
  22. Giacometti S, Marrano C, Bonza M, Luoni L, Limonta M, De Michelis M. Phosphorylation of serine residues in the N-terminus modulates the activity of ACA8, a plasma membrane Ca2+-ATPase of Arabidopsis thaliana. J Exp Bot. 2012;63:1215-24 pubmed publisher
    ..The possible physiological implications of the subtle modulation of ACA8 activity by phosphorylation of its N-terminus are discussed. ..
  23. Rossini S, Casazza A, Engelmann E, Havaux M, Jennings R, Soave C. Suppression of both ELIP1 and ELIP2 in Arabidopsis does not affect tolerance to photoinhibition and photooxidative stress. Plant Physiol. 2006;141:1264-73 pubmed
    ..On the basis of these results, we make a number of suggestions concerning the biological function of ELIPs. ..
  24. Cominelli E, Galbiati M, Vavasseur A, Conti L, Sala T, Vuylsteke M, et al. A guard-cell-specific MYB transcription factor regulates stomatal movements and plant drought tolerance. Curr Biol. 2005;15:1196-200 pubmed
    ..Our data indicate that AtMYB60 is a transcriptional modulator of physiological responses in guard cells and open new possibilities to engineering stomatal activity to help plants survive desiccation. ..