Experts and Doctors on cell wall in California, United States


Locale: California, United States
Topic: cell wall

Top Publications

  1. Kaiser D. Building a multicellular organism. Annu Rev Genet. 2001;35:103-23 pubmed
    ..The independent instances of multicellularity reviewed indicate that advantages in feeding and in dispersion are common. The capacity for signaling between cells accompanies the evolution of multicellularity with cell differentiation. ..
  2. Eigenheer R, Jin Lee Y, Blumwald E, Phinney B, Gelli A. Extracellular glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored mannoproteins and proteases of Cryptococcus neoformans. FEMS Yeast Res. 2007;7:499-510 pubmed
    ..This study suggests that Cry. neoformans has the machinery required to target glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored proteins to the cell wall, and it confirms the extracellular proteolytic ability of Cry. neoformans. ..
  3. Low L, Yang C, Perego M, Osterman A, Liddington R. Role of net charge on catalytic domain and influence of cell wall binding domain on bactericidal activity, specificity, and host range of phage lysins. J Biol Chem. 2011;286:34391-403 pubmed publisher
    ..Our work suggests a number of facile approaches for fine-tuning lysin activity, either to enhance or reduce specificity/host range and/or bactericidal potential, as required. ..
  4. Singh S, Simmons B, Vogel K. Visualization of biomass solubilization and cellulose regeneration during ionic liquid pretreatment of switchgrass. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2009;104:68-75 pubmed publisher
    ..In comparison to untreated biomass, ionic liquid pretreated biomass produces cellulose that is efficiently hydrolyzed with commercial cellulase cocktail with high sugar yields over a relatively short time interval. ..
  5. Xie J, Pierce J, James R, Okano A, Boger D. A redesigned vancomycin engineered for dual D-Ala-D-ala And D-Ala-D-Lac binding exhibits potent antimicrobial activity against vancomycin-resistant bacteria. J Am Chem Soc. 2011;133:13946-9 pubmed publisher
  6. Sun L, Simmons B, Singh S. Understanding tissue specific compositions of bioenergy feedstocks through hyperspectral Raman imaging. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2011;108:286-95 pubmed publisher
    ..The Raman mapping methods developed on corn stover were also validated on E. globulus and clearly highlighted their difference in lignin composition. ..
  7. Lacayo C, Malkin A, Holman H, Chen L, Ding S, Hwang M, et al. Imaging cell wall architecture in single Zinnia elegans tracheary elements. Plant Physiol. 2010;154:121-33 pubmed publisher
  8. Oikawa A, Joshi H, Rennie E, Ebert B, Manisseri C, Heazlewood J, et al. An integrative approach to the identification of Arabidopsis and rice genes involved in xylan and secondary wall development. PLoS ONE. 2010;5:e15481 pubmed publisher
  9. Vogel J, Raab T, Schiff C, Somerville S. PMR6, a pectate lyase-like gene required for powdery mildew susceptibility in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2002;14:2095-106 pubmed
    ..Thus, pmr6 resistance represents a novel form of disease resistance based on the loss of a gene required during a compatible interaction rather than the activation of known host defense pathways. ..

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  1. Low L, Yang C, Perego M, Osterman A, Liddington R. Structure and lytic activity of a Bacillus anthracis prophage endolysin. J Biol Chem. 2005;280:35433-9 pubmed publisher
    ..These results may have broad implications for the design of endolysins as therapeutic agents...
  2. Manabe Y, Verhertbruggen Y, Gille S, Harholt J, Chong S, Pawar P, et al. Reduced Wall Acetylation proteins play vital and distinct roles in cell wall O-acetylation in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 2013;163:1107-17 pubmed publisher
  3. Scheller H, Ulvskov P. Hemicelluloses. Annu Rev Plant Biol. 2010;61:263-89 pubmed publisher
    ..In contrast, the biosynthesis of xylans and beta-(1-->3,1-->4)-glucans remains very elusive, and recent studies have led to more questions than answers. ..
  4. Facette M, Shen Z, Björnsdóttir F, Briggs S, Smith L. Parallel proteomic and phosphoproteomic analyses of successive stages of maize leaf development. Plant Cell. 2013;25:2798-812 pubmed publisher
  5. Rhee S, Osborne E, Poindexter P, Somerville C. Microspore separation in the quartet 3 mutants of Arabidopsis is impaired by a defect in a developmentally regulated polygalacturonase required for pollen mother cell wall degradation. Plant Physiol. 2003;133:1170-80 pubmed
    ..Immunohistochemical localization of QRT3 indicated that the protein is secreted from tapetal cells during the early microspore stage. Thus, QRT3 plays a direct role in degrading the pollen mother cell wall during microspore development. ..
  6. Schroeder J, Delhaize E, Frommer W, Guerinot M, Harrison M, Herrera Estrella L, et al. Using membrane transporters to improve crops for sustainable food production. Nature. 2013;497:60-6 pubmed publisher
  7. Tesson B, Hildebrand M. Characterization and localization of insoluble organic matrices associated with diatom cell walls: insight into their roles during cell wall formation. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e61675 pubmed publisher
    ..Additionally we identified a novel glucose polymer and characterized its role during silica structure formation. ..
  8. Sedbrook J, Carroll K, Hung K, Masson P, Somerville C. The Arabidopsis SKU5 gene encodes an extracellular glycosyl phosphatidylinositol-anchored glycoprotein involved in directional root growth. Plant Cell. 2002;14:1635-48 pubmed
    ..Our observations suggest that SKU5 affects two directional growth processes, possibly by participating in cell wall expansion. ..
  9. Welner D, Shin D, Tomaleri G, DeGiovanni A, Tsai A, Tran H, et al. Plant cell wall glycosyltransferases: High-throughput recombinant expression screening and general requirements for these challenging enzymes. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0177591 pubmed publisher
    ..The obtained preparation of Reversibly Glycosylated Polypeptide 1 has the expected arabinopyranose mutase and autoglycosylation activities. ..
  10. Vega Sánchez M, Verhertbruggen Y, Christensen U, Chen X, Sharma V, Varanasi P, et al. Loss of Cellulose synthase-like F6 function affects mixed-linkage glucan deposition, cell wall mechanical properties, and defense responses in vegetative tissues of rice. Plant Physiol. 2012;159:56-69 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, our results underline a weaker role of MLG in cell expansion than previously thought, and highlight a structural role for MLG in nonexpanding, mature stem tissues in rice. ..
  11. Alvira C, Guignabert C, Kim Y, Chen C, Wang L, Duong T, et al. Inhibition of transforming growth factor ? worsens elastin degradation in a murine model of Kawasaki disease. Am J Pathol. 2011;178:1210-20 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, strategies to block TGF-?, used in those with Marfan syndrome, are unlikely to be beneficial and could be detrimental. ..
  12. Pugin J, Heumann I, Tomasz A, Kravchenko V, Akamatsu Y, Nishijima M, et al. CD14 is a pattern recognition receptor. Immunity. 1994;1:509-16 pubmed
    ..This finding defines the molecular basis for innate microbial immunity; implicit in these findings are new possibilities for therapeutics. ..
  13. Gillmor C, Lukowitz W, Brininstool G, Sedbrook J, Hamann T, Poindexter P, et al. Glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored proteins are required for cell wall synthesis and morphogenesis in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2005;17:1128-40 pubmed
  14. Persson S, Caffall K, Freshour G, Hilley M, Bauer S, Poindexter P, et al. The Arabidopsis irregular xylem8 mutant is deficient in glucuronoxylan and homogalacturonan, which are essential for secondary cell wall integrity. Plant Cell. 2007;19:237-55 pubmed
  15. Rautengarten C, Ebert B, Herter T, Petzold C, Ishii T, Mukhopadhyay A, et al. The interconversion of UDP-arabinopyranose and UDP-arabinofuranose is indispensable for plant development in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2011;23:1373-90 pubmed publisher
    ..Concomitant downregulation of RGP1 and RGP2 expression results in plants almost completely deficient in cell wall–derived L-Ara and exhibiting severe developmental defects. ..
  16. Carroll A, Mansoori N, Li S, Lei L, Vernhettes S, Visser R, et al. Complexes with mixed primary and secondary cellulose synthases are functional in Arabidopsis plants. Plant Physiol. 2012;160:726-37 pubmed publisher
    ..These results demonstrate that sufficient parallels exist between the primary and secondary complexes for cross-functionality and open the possibility that mixed complexes of primary and secondary CESAs may occur at particular times...
  17. Yount N, Yeaman M. Peptide antimicrobials: cell wall as a bacterial target. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2013;1277:127-38 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, understanding the relationships between HDPs and cell wall targets may shed light on new peptide antimicrobial agents and strategies to meet the daunting challenge of antibiotic resistance. ..
  18. Tesson B, Hildebrand M. Extensive and intimate association of the cytoskeleton with forming silica in diatoms: control over patterning on the meso- and micro-scale. PLoS ONE. 2010;5:e14300 pubmed publisher
    ..However, we are still unable to explain or reproduce in vitro the complexity of structures formed by diatoms...
  19. Zajonc D, Cantu C, Mattner J, Zhou D, Savage P, Bendelac A, et al. Structure and function of a potent agonist for the semi-invariant natural killer T cell receptor. Nat Immunol. 2005;6:810-8 pubmed
  20. Sawake S, Tajima N, Mortimer J, Lao J, Ishikawa T, Yu X, et al. KONJAC1 and 2 Are Key Factors for GDP-Mannose Generation and Affect l-Ascorbic Acid and Glucomannan Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2015;27:3397-409 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that KJCs are key factors for the generation of GDP-Man and affect AsA level and glucomannan accumulation through the stimulation of VTC1 GMPP activity. ..