Recent Publications

Salim V, Jones AD, DellaPenna D. “Camptotheca acuminata 10-hydroxycamptothecin O-methyltransferase: an alkaloid biosynthetic enzyme coopted from flavonoid metabolism.” Plant J. (2018) Apr 22. doi: 10.1111/tpj.13936

Hunter CT, Saunders JW, Magallanes-Lundback M, Christensen SA, Willett D, Stinard PS, Li QB, Lee K, DellaPenna D, Koch KE. “Maize w3 disrupts homogentisate solanesyl transferase (ZmHst) and reveals a plastoquinone-9 independent path for phytoene desaturation and tocopherol accumulation in kernels.” Plant J. (2018) Mar;93(5):799-813. doi: 10.1111/tpj.13821

Diepenbrock CH, Kandianis CB, Lipka AE, Magallanes-Lundback M, Vaillancourt B, Góngora-Castillo E, Wallace JG, Cepela J, Mesberg A, Bradbury PJ, Ilut DC, Mateos-Hernandez M, Hamilton J, Owens BF, Tiede T, Buckler ES, Rocheford T, Buell CR, Gore MA, DellaPenna D. “Novel Loci Underlie Natural Variation in Vitamin E Levels in Maize Grain.” Plant Cell. (2017) Oct;29(10):2374-2392. doi: 10.1105/tpc.17.00475

Zhao D, Hamilton JP, Pham GM, Crisovan E, Wiegert-Rininger K, Vaillancourt B, DellaPenna D, Buell CR. “De novo genome assembly of Camptotheca acuminata, a natural source of the anti-cancer compound camptothecin.” Gigascience. (2017) Sep 1;6(9):1-7. doi: 10.1093/gigascience/gix065

Angelovici R, Batushansky A, Deason N, Gonzalez-Jorge S, Gore MA, Fait A, DellaPenna D. Network-guided GWAS improves identification of genes affecting free amino acids. Plant Physiol. 2016 Nov 21. pii: pp.01287.2016. doi: 10.1104/pp.16.01287

Sadre R, Magallanes-Lundback M, Pradhan S, Salim V, Mesberg A, Jones AD, DellaPenna D. “Metabolite diversity in alkaloid biosynthesis: A multi-lane (diastereomer) highway for camptothecin synthesis in Camptotheca acuminata”. Plant Cell. 2016 Jul 18. pii: tpc.00193.2016. doi: 10.1105/tpc.16.00193

Gonzalez-Jorge S, Mehrshahi P, Magallanes-Lundback M, Lipka AE, Angelovici R, Gore MA, DellaPenna D. “ZEAXANTHIN EPOXIDASE activity potentiates carotenoid degradation in maturing Arabidopsis seed.” Plant Physiol. (2016) May 6. pii:pp.00604.2016. doi: 10.1104/pp.16.00604

Owens BF, Lipka AE, Magallanes-Lundback M, Tiede T, Diepenbrock CH, Kandianis CB, Kim E, Cepela J, Mateos-Hernandez M, Buell CR, Buckler ES, DellaPenna D, Gore MA, Rocheford T. “A foundation for provitamin A biofortification of maize: genome-wide association and genomic prediction models of carotenoid levels.” Genetics. (2014) Dec;198(4):1699-716. doi: 10.1534/genetics.114.169979

Bedewitz MA, Góngora-Castillo E, Uebler JB, Gonzales-Vigil E, Wiegert-Rininger KE, Childs KL, Hamilton JP, Vaillancourt B, Yeo YS, Chappell J, DellaPenna D, Jones AD, Buell CR, Barry CS. “A root-expressed L-phenylalanine:4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate aminotransferase is required for tropane alkaloid biosynthesis in Atropa belladonna.” Plant Cell. (2014) Sep;26(9):3745-62. doi: 10.1105/tpc.114.130534

Mehrshahi P, Johnny C, DellaPenna D. “Redefining the metabolic continuity of chloroplasts and ER.” Trends Plant Sci. (2014) Aug;19(8):501-7. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2014.02.013

Maeda H, Song W, Sage T, Dellapenna D. “Role of callose synthases in transfer cell wall development in tocopherol deficient Arabidopsis mutants.” Front Plant Sci. (2014);5:46. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00046

Gonzalez-Jorge S, Ha SH, Magallanes-Lundback M, Gilliland LU, Zhou A, Lipka AE, Nguyen YN, Angelovici R, Lin H, Cepela J, Little H, Buell CR, Gore MA, Dellapenna D. “Carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase4 is a negative regulator of β-carotene content in Arabidopsis seeds.” Plant Cell. (2013) Dec;25(12):4812-26. doi: 10.1105/tpc.113.119677

Angelovici R, Lipka AE, Deason N, Gonzalez-Jorge S, Lin H, Cepela J, Buell R, Gore MA, Dellapenna D. “Genome-wide analysis of branched-chain amino acid levels in Arabidopsis seeds.” Plant Cell. (2013) Dec;25(12):4827-43. doi: 10.1105/tpc.113.119370

Mehrshahi P, Stefano G, Andaloro JM, Brandizzi F, Froehlich JE, DellaPenna D. “Transorganellar complementation redefines the biochemical continuity of endoplasmic reticulum and chloroplasts.” Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. (2013) Jul 16;110(29):12126-31. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1306331110

Lipka AE, Gore MA, Magallanes-Lundback M, Mesberg A, Lin H, Tiede T, Chen C, Buell CR, Buckler ES, Rocheford T, DellaPenna D. “Genome-wide association study and pathway-level analysis of tocochromanol levels in maize grain.” G3 (Bethesda). (2013) Aug 7;3(8):1287-99. doi: 10.1534/g3.113.006148

Dudareva N, DellaPenna D. “Plant metabolic engineering: future prospects and challenges.” Curr Opin Biotechnol. (2013) Apr;24(2):226-8. doi: 10.1016/j.copbio.2013.02.002

Góngora-Castillo E, Childs KL, Fedewa G, Hamilton JP, Liscombe DK, Magallanes-Lundback M, Mandadi KK, Nims E, Runguphan W, Vaillancourt B, Varbanova-Herde M, Dellapenna D, McKnight TD, O'Connor S, Buell CR. “Development of transcriptomic resources for interrogating the biosynthesis of monoterpene indole alkaloids in medicinal plant species.” PLoS One. (2012);7(12):e52506. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0052506

Yeo YS, Nybo SE, Chittiboyina AG, Weerasooriya AD, Wang YH, Góngora-Castillo E, Vaillancourt B, Buell CR, DellaPenna D, Celiz MD, Jones AD, Wurtele ES, Ransom N, Dudareva N, Shaaban KA, Tibrewal N, Chandra S, Smillie T, Khan IA, Coates RM, Watt DS, Chappell J. “Functional identification of valerena-1,10-diene synthase, a terpene synthase catalyzing a unique chemical cascade in the biosynthesis of biologically active sesquiterpenes in Valeriana officinalis.” J Biol Chem. (2013) Feb 1;288(5):3163-73. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M112.415836

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