DFG Research Unit FOR2092



Schöttler, M. A., Thiele, W., Belkius, K., Bergner, S. V., Flügel, C., Wittenberg, G., Agrawal, S., Stegemann, S., Ruf, S. and Bock, R. (2017). The plastid-encoded PsaI subunit stabilizes photosystem I during leaf senescence in tobacco. J. Exp. Bot., in press.


Kudla, J. and Bock, R. (2016). Lighting the way to protein-protein interactions: recommendations on best practices for bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) analyses. Plant Cell, 28, 1002-1008.

Theis, J. and Schroda, M. (2016) Revisiting the photosystem II repair cycle. Plant signaling & behavior. 11: e1218587.

Cormann, K.U., Möller, M., Nowaczyk, M.M. (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.

Bersanini, L., Allahverdiyeva, Y., Battchikova, N., Heinz, S., Lespinasse, M., Ruohisto, E., Mustila, H., Nickelsen, J., Vass, I., and Aro, E.-M. (2016). Dissecting the photoprotective mechanism encoded by the flv4-2 operon: A distinct contribution of Sll0218 in photosystem II repair. Plant Cell Environ. accepted.

Apitz J, Nishimura K, 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.

Heinz, S., Pade, N., Hagemann, M., and 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., Gügel, I.L., Heyno, E., Labs, M., Rengstl, B., Viola, S., Nowaczyk, M.M., 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.

Tadini, L., Pesaresi, P., Kleine, T., Rossi, F., Guljamow, A., Sommer, F., Muhlhaus, T., Schroda, M., Masiero, S., Pribil, M., Rothbart, M., Hedtke, B., Grimm, B., and 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, J.H., Schroda, M., Rappaport, F., Wollman, F.A., and Vallon, O. (2016). PETO Interacts with Other Effectors of Cyclic Electron Flow in Chlamydomonas. Mol Plant. 9: 558-568.

Muranaka, L.S., Rütgers, M., Bujaldon, S., Heublein, A., Geimer, S., Wollman, F.A. and 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. and 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.

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

Grahl S, Reiter B, Gügel IL, Vamvaka E, Gandini C, Jahns P, Soll J, Leister D, Rühle T. (2016). The Arabidopsis Protein CGLD11 Is Required for Chloroplast ATP Synthase Accumulation. Mol Plant. 9: 885-99.

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

Schneider A, Steinberger I, Herdean A, Gandini C, Eisenhut M, Kurz S, Morper A, Hoecker N, Rühle T, Labs M, Flügge 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.

Rühle, T., Leister, D. (2016). Photosystem II Assembly from Scratch. Front Plant Sci. 6: 1234. 

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.

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

Bohne, A., Schwenkert, S., Grimm, B., Nickelsen, J. (2016) Roles of TPR proteins in biogenesis of the photosynthetic apparatus. Int. Rev. Cell. Molec. Biol. 324: 187-227.


Plohnke N, Seidel T, Kahmann U, Rögner 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.

Urbischek M, Nick von Braun S, Brylok T, Gügel IL, Richter A, Koskela M, Grimm B, Mulo P, Bölter 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.

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.

Lohscheider JN, Rojas-Stütz 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.

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

Rast, A., Heinz, S., and Nickelsen, J. (2015). Biogenesis of thylakoid membranes. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1847: 821-830.

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

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

Walter, B., Hristou, A., Nowaczyk, M.M., and 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.

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


Cormann, K.U., Bartsch, M., Rogner, M., and Nowaczyk, M.M. (2014). Localization of the CyanoP binding site on photosystem II by surface plasrnon resonance spectroscopy. Front. Plant Sci. 5.

Rühle T, Razeghi JA, Vamvaka E, Viola S, Gandini C, Kleine T, Schünemann 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.

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

Schneider A, Steinberger I, Strissel H, Kunz HH, Manavski N, Meurer J, Burkhard G, Jarzombski S, Schünemann D, Geimer S, Flügge 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.

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

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