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Grimm B (2019)  Metabolism, Structure and Function of Plant Tetrapyrroles: Control Mechanisms of Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Analysis of Chlorophyll-Binding Proteins, Volume 91 ISBN: 9780128199824, Serial Volume Editors: Bernhard Grimm. Academic Press, 30th July 2019, 308 pages

Grimm B (2019) Metabolism, Structure and Function of Plant Tetrapyrroles: Introduction, Microbial and Eukaryotic Chlorophyll Synthesis and Catabolism, Volume 90, ISBN: 9780081027523, Serial Volume Editor: Bernhard Grimm, Academic Press, 30th May 2019, 328 pages

Chrysina M, Heyno E, Kutin Y, Reus M, Nilsson H, Nowaczyk MM, DeBeer S, Neese F, Messinger J, Lubitz W, Cox N (2019) Five-coordinate Mn(IV) intermediate in the activation of nature's water splitting cofactor. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 116: 16841-16846

Espinoza-Corral R, Heinz S, Klingl A, Jahns P, Lehmann M, Meurer J, Nickelsen J, Soll J, Schwenkert S (2019) Plastoglobular protein 18 is involved in chloroplast function and thylakoid formation. J Exp Bot 70: 3981-3993

Fan T, Roling L, Meiers A, Brings L, Ortega-Rodes P, Hedtke B, Grimm B (2019) Complementation studies of the Arabidopsis fc1 mutant substantiate essential functions of ferrochelatase 1 during embryogenesis and salt stress. Plant Cell Environ 42: 618-632

Garcia-Cerdan JG, Furst AL, McDonald KL, Schunemann D, Francis MB, Niyogi KK (2019) A thylakoid membrane-bound and redox-active rubredoxin (RBD1) functions in de novo assembly and repair of photosystem II. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 116: 16631-16640

Hristou A, Gerlach I, Stolle DS, Neumann J, Bischoff A, Dunschede B, Nowaczyk MM, Zoschke R, Schunemann D (2019) Ribosome-Associated Chloroplast SRP54 Enables Efficient Cotranslational Membrane Insertion of Key Photosynthetic Proteins. Plant Cell 31: 2734-2750

Rast A, Schaffer M, Albert S, Wan W, Pfeffer S, Beck F, Plitzko JM, Nickelsen J, Engel BD (2019) Biogenic regions of cyanobacterial thylakoids form contact sites with the plasma membrane. Nat Plants 5: 436-446

Schuller JM, Birrell JA, Tanaka H, Konuma T, Wulfhorst H, Cox N, Schuller SK, Thiemann J, Lubitz W, Setif P, Ikegami T, Engel BD, Kurisu G, Nowaczyk MM (2019) Structural adaptations of photosynthetic complex I enable ferredoxin-dependent electron transfer. Science 363: 257-260

Theis J, Gupta TK, Klingler J, Wan W, Albert S, Keller S, Engel BD, Schroda M (2019) VIPP1 rods engulf membranes containing phosphatidylinositol phosphates. Sci Rep 9: 8725

Theis J, Lang J, Spaniol B, Ferte S, Niemeyer J, Sommer FK, Zimmer D, Venn B, Mehr SF, Muhlhaus T, Wollman FA, Schroda M (2019) The Chlamydomonas deg1c mutant accumulates proteins involved in high light acclimation. Plant Physiol

Wietrzynski W, Schaffer M, Tegunov D, Albert S, Kanazawa A, Plitzko JM, Baumeister W, Engel BD (2019) Charting the native architecture of thylakoid membranes with single-molecule precision. bioRxiv 759001


Crozet P, Navarro FJ, Willmund F, Mehrshahi P, Bakowski K, Lauersen KJ, Perez-Perez ME, Auroy P, Gorchs Rovira A, Sauret-Gueto S, Niemeyer J, Spaniol B, Theis J, Trosch R, Westrich LD, Vavitsas K, Baier T, Hubner W, de Carpentier F, Cassarini M, Danon A, Henri J, Marchand CH, de Mia M, Sarkissian K, Baulcombe DC, Peltier G, Crespo JL, Kruse O, Jensen PE, Schroda M, Smith AG, Lemaire SD (2018) Birth of a photosynthetic chassis: a MoClo toolkit enabling synthetic biology in the microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. ACS Synth Biol 7: 2074-2086

Herbst J, Girke A, Hajirezaei MR, Hanke G, Grimm B (2018) Potential roles of YCF54 and ferredoxin-NADPH reductase for magnesium protoporphyrin monomethylester cyclase. Plant J 94: 485-496

Hey D, Grimm B (2018) ONE-HELIX PROTEIN2 (OHP2) Is Required for the Stability of OHP1 and Assembly Factor HCF244 and Is Functionally Linked to PSII Biogenesis. Plant Physiol 177: 1453-1472

Hey D, Grimm B (2018) Requirement of ONE-HELIX PROTEIN 1 (OHP1) in early Arabidopsis seedling development and under high light intensity. Plant Signal Behav 13: e1550317

Moreno JC, Martinez-Jaime S, Schwartzmann J, Karcher D, Tillich M, Graf A, Bock R (2018) Temporal Proteomics of Inducible RNAi Lines of Clp Protease Subunits Identifies Putative Protease Substrates. Plant Physiol 176: 1485-1508

Pribil M, Sandoval-Ibanez O, Xu W, Sharma A, Labs M, Liu Q, Galgenmuller C, Schneider T, Wessels M, Matsubara S, Jansson S, Wanner G, Leister D (2018) Fine-Tuning of Photosynthesis Requires CURVATURE THYLAKOID1-Mediated Thylakoid Plasticity. Plant Physiol 176: 2351-2364

Ruhle T, Reiter B, Leister D (2018) Chlorophyll Fluorescence Video Imaging: A Versatile Tool for Identifying Factors Related to Photosynthesis. Front Plant Sci 9: 55

Spat P, Klotz A, Rexroth S, Macek B, Forchhammer K (2018) Chlorosis as a Developmental Program in Cyanobacteria: The Proteomic Fundament for Survival and Awakening. Mol Cell Proteomics 17: 1650-1669

Wang P, Liang FC, Wittmann D, Siegel A, Shan SO, Grimm B (2018) Chloroplast SRP43 acts as a chaperone for glutamyl-tRNA reductase, the rate-limiting enzyme in tetrapyrrole biosynthesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 115: E3588-E3596

Ziehe D, Dunschede B, Schunemann D (2018) Molecular mechanism of SRP-dependent light-harvesting protein transport to the thylakoid membrane in plants. Photosynth Res 138: 303-313


Bersanini L, Allahverdiyeva Y, Battchikova N, Heinz S, Lespinasse M, Ruohisto E, Mustila H, Nickelsen J, Vass I, Aro EM (2017) Dissecting the Photoprotective Mechanism Encoded by the flv4-2 Operon: a Distinct Contribution of Sll0218 in Photosystem II Stabilization. Plant Cell Environ 40: 378-389

Hey D, Rothbart M, Herbst J, Wang P, Muller J, Wittmann D, Gruhl K, Grimm B (2017) LIL3, a Light-Harvesting Complex Protein, Links Terpenoid and Tetrapyrrole Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiol 174: 1037-1050

Moreno JC, Tiller N, Diez M, Karcher D, Tillich M, Schottler MA, Bock R (2017) Generation and characterization of a collection of knock-down lines for the chloroplast Clp protease complex in tobacco. J Exp Bot 68: 2199-2218

Scharff LB, Ehrnthaler M, Janowski M, Childs LH, Hasse C, Gremmels J, Ruf S, Zoschke R, Bock R (2017) Shine-Dalgarno Sequences Play an Essential Role in the Translation of Plastid mRNAs in Tobacco. Plant Cell 29: 3085-3101

Schottler MA, Thiele W, Belkius K, Bergner SV, Flugel C, Wittenberg G, Agrawal S, Stegemann S, Ruf S, Bock R (2017) The plastid-encoded PsaI subunit stabilizes photosystem I during leaf senescence in tobacco. J Exp Bot 68: 1137-1155

Wittenberg G, Jarvi S, Hojka M, Toth SZ, Meyer EH, Aro EM, Schottler MA, Bock R (2017) Identification and characterization of a stable intermediate in photosystem I assembly in tobacco. Plant J 90: 478-490


Apitz J, Nishimura K, Schmied J, Wolf A, Hedtke B, van Wijk KJ, Grimm B (2016) Posttranslational Control of ALA Synthesis Includes GluTR Degradation by Clp Protease and Stabilization by GluTR-Binding Protein. Plant Physiol 170: 2040-2051

Bohne AV, Schwenkert S, Grimm B, Nickelsen J (2016) Roles of Tetratricopeptide Repeat Proteins in Biogenesis of the Photosynthetic Apparatus. Int Rev Cell Mol Biol 324: 187-227

Cormann KU, Moller M, Nowaczyk MM (2016) Critical Assessment of Protein Cross-Linking and Molecular Docking: An Updated Model for the Interaction Between Photosystem II and Psb27. Front Plant Sci 7: 157

Grahl S, Reiter B, Gugel IL, Vamvaka E, Gandini C, Jahns P, Soll J, Leister D, Ruhle T (2016) The Arabidopsis Protein CGLD11 Is Required for Chloroplast ATP Synthase Accumulation. Mol Plant 9: 885-899

Heinz S, Liauw P, Nickelsen J, Nowaczyk M (2016) Analysis of photosystem II biogenesis in cyanobacteria. Biochim Biophys Acta 1857: 274-287

Heinz S, Pade N, Hagemann M, Nickelsen J (2016) CurT contributes to osmotic stress tolerance in Synechocystis independent of compatible solutes. Endocyt. Cell Res. 27: 52-55

Heinz S, Rast A, Shao L, Gutu A, Gugel IL, Heyno E, Labs M, Rengstl B, Viola S, Nowaczyk MM, Leister D, Nickelsen J (2016) Thylakoid Membrane Architecture in Synechocystis Depends on CurT, a Homolog of the Granal CURVATURE THYLAKOID1 Proteins. Plant Cell 28: 2238-2260

Hey D, Ortega-Rodes P, Fan T, Schnurrer F, Brings L, Hedtke B, Grimm B (2016) Transgenic Tobacco Lines Expressing Sense or Antisense FERROCHELATASE 1 RNA Show Modified Ferrochelatase Activity in Roots and Provide Experimental Evidence for Dual Localization of Ferrochelatase 1. Plant Cell Physiol 57: 2576-2585

Jarvi S, Suorsa M, Tadini L, Ivanauskaite A, Rantala S, Allahverdiyeva Y, Leister D, Aro EM (2016) Thylakoid-Bound FtsH Proteins Facilitate Proper Biosynthesis of Photosystem I. Plant Physiol 171: 1333-1343

Kudla J, Bock R (2016) Lighting the Way to Protein-Protein Interactions: Recommendations on Best Practices for Bimolecular Fluorescence Complementation Analyses. Plant Cell 28: 1002-1008

Muranaka LS, Rutgers M, Bujaldon S, Heublein A, Geimer S, Wollman FA, Schroda M (2016) TEF30 interacts with photosystem II monomers and is involved in the repair of photodamaged photosystem II in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Physiol 170: 821-840

Rast A, Rengstl B, Heinz S, Klingl A, Nickelsen J (2016) The Role of Slr0151, a Tetratricopeptide Repeat Protein from Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, during Photosystem II Assembly and Repair. Front Plant Sci 7: 605

Richter AS, Hochheuser C, Fufezan C, Heinze L, Kuhnert F, Grimm B (2016) Phosphorylation of GENOMES UNCOUPLED 4 Alters Stimulation of Mg Chelatase Activity in Angiosperms. Plant Physiol 172: 1578-1595

Schneider A, Steinberger I, Herdean A, Gandini C, Eisenhut M, Kurz S, Morper A, Hoecker N, Ruhle T, Labs M, Flugge UI, Geimer S, Schmidt SB, Husted S, Weber AP, Spetea C, Leister D (2016) The Evolutionarily Conserved Protein PHOTOSYNTHESIS AFFECTED MUTANT71 Is Required for Efficient Manganese Uptake at the Thylakoid Membrane in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 28: 892-910

Tadini L, Pesaresi P, Kleine T, Rossi F, Guljamow A, Sommer F, Mühlhaus T, Schroda M, Masiero S, Pribil M, Rothbart M, Hedtke B, Grimm B, Leister D (2016) GUN1 controls accumulation of the plastid ribosomal protein S1 at the protein level and interacts with proteins involved in plastid protein homeostasis. Plant Physiol 170: 1817-1830

Takahashi H, Schmollinger S, Lee JH, Schroda M, Rappaport F, Wollman FA, Vallon O (2016) PETO Interacts with Other Effectors of Cyclic Electron Flow in Chlamydomonas. Mol Plant 9: 558-568

Theis J, Schroda M (2016) Revisiting the photosystem II repair cycle. Plant Signal Behav 11: e1218587

Wang P, Grimm B (2016) Comparative Analysis of Light-Harvesting Antennae and State Transition in chlorina and cpSRP Mutants. Plant Physiol 172: 1519-1531


Liauw P, Kannchen D, Gasper R, Dyczmons-Nowaczyk N, Nowaczyk MM, Hofmann E (2015) Cloning, expression, crystallization and preliminary X-ray studies of a superfolder GFP fusion of cyanobacterial Psb32. Acta Crystallogr F Struct Biol Commun 71: 409-413

Lohscheider JN, Rojas-Stutz MC, Rothbart M, Andersson U, Funck D, Mendgen K, Grimm B, Adamska I (2015) Altered levels of LIL3 isoforms in Arabidopsis lead to disturbed pigment-protein assembly and chlorophyll synthesis, chlorotic phenotype and impaired photosynthetic performance. Plant Cell Environ 38: 2115-2127

Plohnke N, Seidel T, Kahmann U, Rogner M, Schneider D, Rexroth S (2015) The proteome and lipidome of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 cells grown under light-activated heterotrophic conditions. Mol Cell Proteomics 14: 572-584

Rast A, Heinz S, Nickelsen J (2015) Biogenesis of thylakoid membranes. Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta-Bioenergetics 1847: 821-830

Ruhle T, Leister D (2015) Assembly of F1F0-ATP synthases. Biochim Biophys Acta 1847: 849-860

Ruhle T, Leister D (2015) Photosystem II Assembly from Scratch. Front Plant Sci 6: 1234

Trösch R, Mühlhaus T, Schroda M, Willmund F (2015) ATP-dependent molecular chaperones in plastids--More complex than expected. Biochim Biophys Acta 1847: 872-888

Urbischek M, Nick von Braun S, Brylok T, Gugel IL, Richter A, Koskela M, Grimm B, Mulo P, Bolter B, Soll J, Ankele E, Schwenkert S (2015) The extreme Albino3 (Alb3) C terminus is required for Alb3 stability and function in Arabidopsis thaliana. Planta 242: 733-746

Walter B, Hristou A, Nowaczyk MM, Schunemann D (2015) In vitro reconstitution of co-translational D1 insertion reveals a role of the cpSec-Alb3 translocase and Vipp1 in photosystem II biogenesis. Biochem J 468: 315-324

Walter B, Pieta T, Schunemann D (2015) Arabidopsis thaliana mutants lacking cpFtsY or cpSRP54 exhibit different defects in photosystem II repair. Front Plant Sci 6: 250

Wang P, Grimm B (2015) Organization of chlorophyll biosynthesis and insertion of chlorophyll into the chlorophyll-binding proteins in chloroplasts. Photosynth Res 126: 189-202


Cormann KU, Bartsch M, Rogner M, Nowaczyk MM (2014) Localization of the CyanoP binding site on photosystem II by surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy. Front Plant Sci 5: 595

Pribil M, Labs M, Leister D (2014) Structure and dynamics of thylakoids in land plants. J Exp Bot 65: 1955-1972

Rexroth S, Rexroth D, Veit S, Plohnke N, Cormann KU, Nowaczyk MM, Rogner M (2014) Functional characterization of the small regulatory subunit PetP from the cytochrome b6f complex in Thermosynechococcus elongatus. Plant Cell 26: 3435-3448

Ruhle T, Razeghi JA, Vamvaka E, Viola S, Gandini C, Kleine T, Schunemann D, Barbato R, Jahns P, Leister D (2014) The Arabidopsis protein CONSERVED ONLY IN THE GREEN LINEAGE160 promotes the assembly of the membranous part of the chloroplast ATP synthase. Plant Physiol 165: 207-226

Schneider A, Steinberger I, Strissel H, Kunz HH, Manavski N, Meurer J, Burkhard G, Jarzombski S, Schunemann D, Geimer S, Flugge UI, Leister D (2014) The Arabidopsis Tellurite resistance C protein together with ALB3 is involved in photosystem II protein synthesis. Plant J 78: 344-356

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