Reference list - "interface of basic plant biochemistry and human health"

Tian L, DellaPenna D, Dixon RA. (2007) The pds2 mutation is a lesion in the Arabidopsis homogentisate solanesyltransferase gene involved in plastoquinone biosynthesis. Planta. 26(4):1067-73. Link to publication

Kim, J and DellaPenna D (2006) Defining the primary route for lutein synthesis in plants: The role of Arabidopsis carotenoid β-ring hydroxylase CYP97A3. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 103:3474-9. Link to publication

Tian L, Musetti V, Kim J, Magallanes-Lundback M, DellaPenna D. (2004) The Arabidopsis LUT1 locus encodes a member of the cytochrome P450 family that is required for carotenoid epsilon-ring hydroxylation activity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. USA 101:402-7. Link to publication

Sattler, S. E., E.B. Cahoon, S.J. Coughlan and D. DellaPenna (2003) Characterization of tocopherol cyclases from higher plants and cyanobacteria: Evolutionary implications for tocopherol synthesis and function. Plant Physiology 132: 2184-2195. Link to publication

Cheng, Z., Sattler S., Maeda, H., Sakuragi, Y., Bryant, D. and D. DellaPenna (2003) Highly Divergent Methyltransferases Catalyze a Conserved Reaction in Tocopherol and Plastoquinone Synthesis in Cyanobacteria and Photosynthetic Eukaryotes. The Plant Cell 15: 2343-2356. Link to publication

Tian, L., M. Magallanes-Lundback, V. Musetti,and D. DellaPenna (2003) Functional analysis of beta- and epsilon- ring carotenoid hydroxylases in Arabidopsis thaliana. The Plant Cell 15:1320-32. Link to publication

Collakova, E. and D. DellaPenna. (2001) Isolation and functional analysis of homogentisate phytyltransferase from Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 and Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 127: 1113-24. Link to publication

Shintani, D. and D. DellaPenna (1998) Elevating the Vitamin E content of plants through metabolic engineering. Science 282:2098-2100. Link to publication

Grebenok, B., D. W. Galbraith and D. DellaPenna. (1998) Isolation and Characterization of A. thaliana C-8,7 sterol isomerase: functional and structural similarities to mammalian emopamil binding protein Plant Molecular Biology. 38:807-815.

Norris, S.R. and D. DellaPenna. (1998) Complementation of the Arabidopsis pds1 mutation with the gene encoding p-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase. Plant Physiology 117:1317-1323. Link to publication

Pogson, B., K. McDonald, M. Truong, G. Britton and D. DellaPenna. (1996) Arabidopsis carotenoid mutants demonstrate that lutein is not essential for photosynthesis in higher plants. The Plant Cell 8:1627-1639. Link to publication

Cunningham, F.X. Jr., B. Pogson, Z. Sun, E. Gantt and D. DellaPenna. (1996) Functional analysis of the beta and epsilon lycopene cyclase enzymes of Arabidopsis reveals a mechanism for control of cyclic carotenoid formation. The Plant Cell 8:1613-1626. Link to publication

Norris, S.R., T.R. Barrette and D. DellaPenna. (1995) Genetic dissection of carotenogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana defines plastoquinone as the electron acceptor for phytoene desaturation. The Plant Cell 7:2139-2149. Link to publication