Experts and Doctors on plant gene expression regulation in Milano, Lombardy, Italy


Locale: Milano, Lombardy, Italy
Topic: plant gene expression regulation

Top Publications

  1. 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. ..
  2. 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. ..
  3. 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
  4. Vazzola V, Losa A, Soave C, Murgia I. Knockout of frataxin gene causes embryo lethality in Arabidopsis. FEBS Lett. 2007;581:667-72 pubmed
  5. 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. ..
  6. 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. ..
  7. Pilu R, Piazza P, Petroni K, Ronchi A, Martin C, Tonelli C. pl-bol3, a complex allele of the anthocyanin regulatory pl1 locus that arose in a naturally occurring maize population. Plant J. 2003;36:510-21 pubmed
    ..Analysis of the pl-bol3 allele contributes to understanding the generation of diversity associated with multiple-copy genes and the molecular basis of allele-specific gene expression. ..
  8. 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. ..
  9. 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. ..

More Information


  1. 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. ..
  2. 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
  3. 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. ..
  4. 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. ..