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Publications of Prof. Witte


Chen, M., Witte, C.-P. (2020): A Kinase and a Glycosylase Catabolize Pseudouridine in the Peroxisome to Prevent Toxic Pseudouridine Monophosphate Accumulation, Plant Cell 32, 722-739.
DOI: 10.1105/tpc.19.00639

Niehaus, M., Straube, H., Künzler, P., Rugen, N., Hegermann, J., Giavalisco, P., Eubel, H., Witte, C.-P., Herde, M. (2020): Rapid affinity purification of tagged plant mitochondria (Mito-AP) for metabolome and proteome analyses , Plant Physiology, Vol. 182, pp. 1194–1210.
DOI: 10.1104/pp.19.00736

Witte, C.-P. and Herde, Marco (2020): Nucleotide metabolism in plants, Plant Physiol. 182(1), 63–78.
DOI: 10.1104/pp.19.00955

Baccolini, C., Witte, C.P.  (2019): AMP and GMP Catabolism in Arabidopsis Converge on Xanthosine, which Is Degraded by a Nucleoside Hydrolase Heterocomplex, The Plant Cell 31, 734–751.
DOI: 10.1105/tpc.18.00899

Chen, M. and Witte, C.-P. (2019): Functions and Dynamics of Methylation in Eukaryotic mRNA, , In: Jurga S., Barciszewski J. (eds) The DNA, RNA, and Histone Methylomes. RNA Technologies. Springer, Cham, 333-351.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-14792-1_13

Kang, P.-A., Oh, J., Lee, H., Witte, C.-P., Rhee, S. (2019): Crystal structure and mutational analyses of ribokinase from Arabidopsis thaliana, Journal of Structural Biology 206 (1), 110-118.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsb.2019.02.007

Liu, B., Winkler, F., Herde, M., Witte, C.-P., Großhans, J. (2019): A link between deoxyribonucleotide metabolites and embryonic cell cycle control, Current Biology 29 (7), 1187-1192.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.02.021

Chen, M., Urs, M.J., Sánchez-González, I., Olayioye, M.A., Herde, M., Witte C.-P. (2018): m6A RNA Degradation Products are Catabolized by an Evolutionarily Conserved N6-methyl-AMP Deaminase in Plant and Mammalian Cells, The Plant Cell 30, 1511–1522.
DOI: 10.1105/tpc.18.00236

Schroeder, R.Y., Zhu, A., Eubel, H., Dahncke, K., Witte, C.-P. (2018): The ribokinases of Arabidopsis thaliana and Saccharomyces cerevisiae are required for ribose recycling from nucleotide catabolism which in plants is not essential to survive prolonged dark stress, New Phytologist 217, 233-244.
DOI: 10.1111/nph.14782

Myrach, T., Zhu, A., Witte, C.-P.  (2017): The assembly of the plant urease activation complex and the essential role of the urease accessory protein G (UreG) in delivery of nickel to urease, The Journal of Biological Chemistry 292, 14556-14565.
DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M117.780403

Yilamujiang, A., Zhu, A., Ligabue-Braun, R., Bartram, S., Witte, C.-P., Hedrich, R., Hasabe, M., Schöner, C.R., Schöner, M.G., Kerth, G., Carlini, C.R. & Mithöfer, A. (2017): Coprophagous features in carnivorous Nepenthes plants: a task for ureases, Scientific Reports 7, 11647.
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-11999-z

Chen, M., Herde, M., Witte, C.P. (2016): Of the nine cytidine deaminase like genes in Arabidopsis thaliana eight are pseudogenes and only one is required to maintain pyrimidine homeostasis in vivo, Plant Physiology 171, 799-809.
DOI: 10.1104/pp.15.02031

Hauck, O.K., Scharnberg, J., Medina Escobar, N., Wanner, G., Giavalisco, P., Witte, C.P. (2014): Uric acid accumulation in an Arabidopsis urate oxidase mutant impairs seedling establishment by blocking peroxisome maintenance, The Plant Cell 26, 3090-3100.
DOI: 10.1105/tpc.114.124008

Dahncke, K., Witte, C.P. (2013): Plant purine nucleoside catabolism employs a guanosine deaminase required for the generation of xanthosine in Arabidopsis, The Plant Cell 25, 4101-4109.
DOI: 10.1105/tpc.113.117184

Dubiella, U., Seybold, H., Durian, G., Komander, E., Lassig, R., Witte, C.P., Schulze, W.X., Romeis, T. (2013): Calcium-dependent protein kinase/NADPH oxidase activation circuit is required for rapid defense signal propagation, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110, 8744-8749.
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1221294110

Werner, A.K., Medina-Escobar, N., Zulawski, M., Sparkes, I.A., Cao, F.Q., Witte, C.P. (2013): The ureide degrading reactions of purine ring catabolism employ one aminohydrolase and three amidohydrolases in Arabidopsis, soybean and rice, Plant Physiology 163, 672-681.
DOI: 10.1104/pp.113.224261

Werner, A.K., Witte, C.P. (2011): The biochemistry of nitrogen mobilization: purine ring catabolism, Trends in Plant Science 16, 381-387.
DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2011.03.012

Witte, C.P. (2011): Urea metabolism in plants, Plant Science 180, 431-438.
DOI: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2010.11.010

Cao, F.Q., Werner, A.K., Dahncke, K., Romeis, T., Liu, L.H., Witte, C.P. (2010): Identification and characterization of proteins involved in rice urea and arginine catabolism, Plant Physiology 154, 98-108.
DOI: 10.1104/pp.110.160929

Werner, A.K., Romeis, T., Witte, C.P. (2010): Ureide catabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana and Escherichia coli , Nature Chemical Biology 6, 19-21.
DOI: 10.1038/nchembio.265

Witte, C.P, Dubiella, U., Seal, A., Zappel, N., Demoulière, R., Romeis, T. (2010): Tobacco calcium-dependent protein kinases are differentially phosphorylated in vivo as part of a kinase cascade that regulates stress response, Journal of Biological Chemistry 285, 9740-9748.
DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M109.052126

Werner, A.K., Sparkes, I.A., Romeis, T., Witte, C.P. (2008): Identification, biochemical characterization, and subcellular localization of allantoate amidohydrolases from Arabidopsis and soybean, Plant Physiology 146, 418-430.
DOI: 10.1104/pp.107.110809

Noël, L.D., Cagna, G., Stuttmann, J., Wirthmüller, L., Betsuyaku, S., Witte, C.P., Colby, T. and Parker, J.E. (2007): Interaction between SGT1 and cytosolic/nuclear HSC70 chaperones regulates Arabidopsis immune responses, Plant Cell 19, 4061-4076.

Böhmer, M., Kurth, J., Witte, C.P., Romeis, T. (2005): Function of plant Calcium-Dependent Protein Kinases in the activation of abiotic and pathogen-related stress responses and its potential application in the generation of stress-resistant plants, Floriculture, Ornamental and Plant Biotechnology: Advances and Topical Issues (1st Edition), J.A. Teixeira da Silva, ed (New Dehli):Regency Publications.

Witte, C.P., Rosso, M.G., Romeis, T. (2005): Identification of three urease accessory proteins that are required for urease activation in Arabidopsis thaliana, Plant Physiology 139, 1155-1162.

Witte, C.P., Tiller, S., Isidore, E., Davies, H.V., Taylor, M.A. (2005): Analysis of two alleles of the urease gene from potato: polymorphisms, expression and extensive alternative splicing of the corresponding mRNA , Journal of Experimental Botany 56, 91-99.

Iannetta, P.P., Medina Escobar, N., Ross, H.A., Souleyre, E.J.F., Hancock, R.D., Witte, C.P., Davies, H.V. (2004): Identification, cloning and expression analysis of strawberry (Fragaria ananassa) mitochondrial citrate synthase and mitochondrial malate dehydrogenase, Physiologia Plantarum 121, 15-26.

Witte, C.P., Noel, L.D., Gielbert, J., Parker, J.E., Romeis, T. (2004): Rapid one-step protein purification from plant material using the eight-amino acid StrepII epitope, Plant Molecular Biology 55, 135-147.

Ataya, F.S., Witte, C.P., Galvan, A., Igeno, M.I., Fernandez, E. (2003): Mcp1 encodes the molybdenum cofactor carrier protein in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and participates in protection, binding, and storage functions of the cofactor, Journal of Biological Chemistry 278, 10885-10890.

Glinski, M., Romeis, T., Witte, C.P., Wienkoop, S., Weckwerth, W. (2003): Stable isotope labeling of phosphopeptides for multiparallel kinase target analysis and identification of phosphorylation sites, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 17, 1579-1584.

Bacanamwo, M., Freyermuth, S.K., Palacios, J.M., Witte, C.P., Polacco, J.C. (2002): Nitrification, denitrification and the N cycle, Finan, T.M., O´Brian, M.R., Layzell, D.B., Vessey, J.K., Newton, W., eds., Nitrogen Fixation: Global Perspectives. CABI Publishing, Hamilton, Ontario, UK, pp 314-318.

Bacanamwo, M., Witte, C.P., Lubbers, M.W., Polacco, J.C. (2002): Activation of the urease of Schizosaccharomyces pombe by the UreF accessory protein from soybean, Molecular Genetics and Genomics 268, 525-534.

Witte, C.P., Tiller, S.A., Taylor, M.A., Davies, H.V. (2002): Leaf urea metabolism in potato. Urease activity profile and patterns of recovery and distribution of N-15 after foliar urea application in wild-type and urease-antisense transgenics , Plant Physiology 128, 1129-1136.

Witte, C.-P., Isidore, E., Tiller, S.A., Davies, H.V., Taylor, M.A.  (2001): Functional characterisation of urease accessory protein G (ureG) from potato , Plant Molecular Biology 45, 169-179.

Witte, C.-P., Medina-Escobar, N. (2001): In-gel detection of urease with nitroblue tetrazolium and quantification of the enzyme from different crop plants using the indophenol reaction , Analytical Biochemistry 290, 102-107.

Witte, C.-P., Tiller, S.A., Taylor, M.A., Davies, H.V. (2001): Addition of nickel to Murashige & Skoog medium in plant tissue culture activates urease and may reduce metabolic stress, Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 68, 103-104.

Witte, C.P., Hien Le, Q., Bureau, T., Kumar, A. (2001): Terminal-repeat retrotransposons in miniature (TRIM) are involved in restructuring plant genomes, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 13778-13783.

Witte, C.-P., Blasco, R., Castillo, F. (1998): Microbial photodegradation of aminoarenes. Metabolism of 2-amino-4-nitrophenol by Rhodobacter capsulatus , Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 69, 192-202.

Witte, C.-P., Igeño, M.I., Mendel, R., Schwarz, G., Fernández, E. (1998): The Chalmydomonas reinhardtii MoCo Carrier Protein is multimeric and stablilizes molybdopterin cofactor in a molybdate charged form , FEBS Letters 431, 205-209.


Claus-Peter Witte (2012): Die Remobilisierung von Stickstoff aus Nukleotiden und Harnstoff in Pflanzen. , Habilitation in Botanik am Fachbereich für Biologie, Chemie und Pharmazie der Freien Universität Berlin


Witte, C.P. (2001): Modifying Nitrogen Use Efficiency: Molecular Manipulation of Urea Metabolism in Leaves of Solanum tuberosum, Promotion an der Universität Dundee in der Abteilung für Biochemie des Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundee, Großbritannien.