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Mingjia Chen, Mounashree J. Urs, Ismael Sánchez-González, Monilola A. Olayioye, Marco Herde, Claus-Peter Witte (2018): m6A RNA Degradation Products are Catabolized by an Evolutionarily Conserved N6-methyl-AMP Deaminase in Plant and Mammalian Cells., The Plant Cell, in press
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, Volume 217 (1), 233-244.
DOI: 10.1111/nph.14782

Kirchner, T.W., Niehaus, M., Debener, T., Schenk, M.K., Herde, M.  (2017): Efficient generation of mutations mediated by CRISPR/Cas9 in the hairy root transformation system of Brassica carinata, PLOS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0185429

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

Yang, Z.-B., He, C., Ma, Y., Herde, M., Ding, Z.  (2017): Jasmonic acid enhances Al-induced root-growth inhibition, Plant Physiology, Vol. 173, 1420–1433.
DOI: 10.1104/pp.16.01756

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

Matschi, S., Hake, K., Herde, M., Hause, B. and Romeis, T. (2015): The Calcium-Dependent Protein Kinase CPK28 Regulates Development by Inducing Growth Phase-Specific, Spatially Restricted Alterations in Jasmonic Acid Levels Independent of Defense Responses in Arabidopsis, The Plant Cell 27(3), 591-606
DOI: 10.1105/tpc.15.00024​​

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

Herde, M., Howe G.A. (2014): Host plant-specific remodeling of midgut physiology in the generalist insect herbivore Trichoplusia ni, Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 50(1), 58-67
DOI: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2014.03.013

Romeis, T., Herde, M.  (2014): From local to global: CDPKs in systemic defense signaling upon microbial and herbivore attack, Current Opinion in Plant Biology (20), 1-10
DOI: 10.1016/j.pbi.2014.03.002

Aragüez I, Cruz-Rus E, Botella MÁ, Medina-Escobar N, Valpuesta V.  (2013): Proteomic analysis of strawberry achenes reveals active synthesis and recycling of L-ascorbic acid, Journal of Proteomics 27 (83), 160-79
DOI: 10.1016/j.jprot.2013.03.016

Aragüez, I., Osorio, S., Hoffmann, T., Rambla, J.L., Medina-Escobar, N., Granell, A., Botella, M.Á., Schwab, W., Valpuesta, V. (2013): Eugenol production in achenes and receptacles of strawberry fruits is catalyzed by synthases exhibiting distinct kinetics, Plant Physiology 163 (2), 946-958
DOI: 10.1104/pp.113.224352

Chuang, W.-P., Herde, M., Ray, S., Castano-Duque, L., Howe, G.A., Luthe, D.S.  (2013): Caterpillar attack triggers accumulation of the toxic maize protein RIP2, New Phytologist (3), 928-39
DOI: 10.1111/nph.12581

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

Herde, M., Koo, A.J.K., Howe, G.A. (2013): Elicitation of jasmonate-mediated defense responses by mechanical wounding and insect herbivory, Methods in molecular biology (1011), 51-61
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-62703-414-2_5

Merchante, C., Vallarino, J.G., Osorio, S., Aragüez, I., Villarreal, N., Ariza, M.T., Martínez, G.A., Medina-Escobar, N., Civello, M.P., Fernie, A.R., Botella, M.A., Valpuesta, V. (2013): Ethylene is involved in strawberry fruit ripening in an organ-specific manner, Journal of Experimental Botany 64 (14), 4421-39
DOI: 10.1093/jxb/ert257

Nakata, M., Mitsuda, N.,Herde, M., Koo, A.J.K., Moreno, J.E., Suzuki, K., Howe, G.A., Ohme-Takagi, M.  (2013): A bHLH-type transcription factor, ABA-INDUCIBLE BHLH-TYPE TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR/JA-ASSOCIATED MYC2-LIKE1, acts as a repressor to negatively regulate jasmonate signaling in Arabidopsis, The Plant Cell (5), 1641-56
DOI: 10.1105/tpc.113.111112

Schulz, P., Herde, M., Romeis, T.  (2013): Calcium-Dependent Protein Kinases: Hubs in plant stress signaling and development, Plant Physiology 163 (2), 523-530
DOI: 10.1104/pp.113.222539

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

Osorio, S., Bombarely, A., Giavalisco, P., Usadel, B., Stephens, C., Aragüez, I., Medina-Escobar, N., Botella, M.A., Fernie, A.R., Valpuesta, V. (2011): Demethylation of oligogalacturonides by FaPE1 in the fruits of the wild strawberry Fragaria vesca triggers metabolic and transcriptional changes associated with defence and development of the fruit, Journal of Experimental Botany 62(8), 2855-2873
DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erq465

Rietz S, Stamm A, Malonek S, Wagner S, Becker D, Medina-Escobar N, Corina Vlot A, Feys BJ, Niefind K, Parker JE. (2011): Different roles of Enhanced Disease Susceptibility1 (EDS1) bound to and dissociated from Phytoalexin Deficient4 (PAD4) in Arabidopsis immunity, New Phytologist 191(1), 107-19
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03675.x

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

Lee, S., Badieyan, S., Bevan, D., Herde, M., Gatz, C., Tholl, D.  (2010): Herbivore-induced and floral homoterpene volatiles are biosynthesized by a single CytP450 enzyme (CYP82G1) in Arabidopsis , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107 (49), 21205-21210
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1009975107

Muñoz, C., Hoffmann, T., Medina Escobar, N., Ludemann, F., Botella, M.A., Valpuesta, V., Schwab, W. (2010): The strawberry fruit Fra a allergen functions in flavonoid biosynthesis, Molecular Plant 3(1), 113-24
DOI: 10.1093/mp/ssp087

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

Herde, M., Gärtner, K., Köllner, T.G., Fode, B., Boland, W., Gershenzon, J., Gatz, C., Tholl, D.  (2008): Identification and regulation of TPS04/GES, an Arabidopsis geranyllinalool synthase catalyzing the first step in the formation of the insect-induced volatile C16-homoterpene TMTT, The Plant Cell 20, 1152-1168
DOI: 10.1105/tpc.106.049478

Osorio, S., Castillejo, C., Quesada, M., Medina-Escobar, N., Brownsey, G., Suau, R., Heredia, A., Botella, M.A., Valpuesta, V. (2008): Partial demethylation of oligogalacturonides by Pectin Methyl Esterase 1 is required for eliciting defence responses in wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca), The Plant Journal 54, 43-55
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2007.03398.x

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

Iannetta, P.P.M., Laarhoven, L.-J., Medina-Escobar, N., James, E.K., McManus, M.T., Davies H.V., Harren, F.J.M. (2006): Ethylene and carbon dioxide production by developing strawberries show a correlative pattern that is indicative of ripening climacteric fruit, Physiologia Plantarum 127, 247–259.

Lopez, A.P., Portales, R.B., López-Ráez, J.A., Medina-Escobar, N., Blanco, J.M., Franco, A.R. (2006): Characterization of a strawberry late-expressed and fruit-specific peptide methionine sulphoxide reductase, Physiologia Plantarum 126, 129–139.

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

Feys, B.J., Wiermer, M., Bhat, R.A., Moisan, L.J., Medina-Escobar, N., Neu, C., Cabral, A., Parker, J.E.  (2005): Arabidopsis SENESCENCE-ASSOCIATED GENE101 Stabilizes and Signals within an ENHANCED DISEASE SUSCEPTIBILITY1 Complex in Plant Innate Immunity, Plant Cell 17, 2601-2613

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

Medina-Escobar, N., Haupt, S., Thow, G., Boevink, P., Chapman, S., Oparka, K.  (2003): High throughput viral expression of cDNA-GFP fusions reveals novel subcellular addresses and identifies unique proteins that interact with plasmodesmata, Plant Cell 15, 1507-1523

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.

Blanco-Portales R, Medina-Escobar N, Lopez-Raez JA, Gonzalez-Reyes JA, Villalba JM, Moyano E, Caballero JL, Munoz-Blanco J.  (2002): Cloning, expression and immunolocalization pattern of a cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase gene from strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa cv. Chandler), J Exp Bot. 53(375), 1723-34.

Brown, J.W., Simpson, C.G., Thow, G., Clark, G.P., Jennings, S.N., Medina-Escobar, N., Haupt, S., Chapman, S.C., Oparka, K.J. (2002): Splicing signals and factors in plant intron removal, Biochem Soc Trans. 30(2), 146-9.

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

Redondo-Nevado J, Moyano E, Medina-Escobar N, Caballero JL, Munoz-Blanco J.  (2001): A fruit-specific and developmentally regulated endopolygalacturonase gene from strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa cv. Chandler), J Exp Bot 52(362), 1941-5

Witte, C.P., Hien Le, Q., Bureau, T., Kumar, A. (2001): Terminal-repeat retrotransposons in miniature (TRIM) are involved in restructuring plant genomes, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A. 98, 13778-13783

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

Medina-Escobar, N., Cardenas, J., Munoz-Blanco, J., Caballero, J.L. (1998): Cloning and molecular characterization of a strawberry fruit ripening-related cDNA corresponding a mRNA for a low-molecular-weight heat-shock protein, Plant Mol Biol. 36(1), 33-42.

Moyano, E., Portero-Robles, I., Medina-Escobar, N., Valpuesta, V., Munoz-Blanco, J., Caballero, J.L.  (1998): A fruit-specific putative dihydroflavonol 4-reductase gene is differentially expressed in strawberry during the ripening process, Plant Physiol. 117(2), 711-6

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

Medina-Escobar N, Cardenas J, Valpuesta V, Munoz-Blanco J, Caballero JL. (1997): Cloning and characterization of cDNAs from genes differentially expressed during the strawberry fruit ripening process by a MAST-PCR-SBDS method, Anal Biochem. 248(2), 288-96.

Medina-Escobar, N., Cardenas, J., Moyano, E., Caballero, J.L., Munoz-Blanco, J. (1997): Cloning, molecular characterization and expression pattern of a strawberry ripening-specific cDNA with sequence homology to pectate lyase from higher plants, Plant Mol Biol. 34(6), 867-77.

Caballero JL, Medina-Escobar N, Cardenas J, Munoz-Blanco J  (1995): An easy non-radiactive procedure to check the quality of the ligation steps during the construction of cDNA libraries, Trends in Genetics 12, 501-502