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Oxygen-dependent proteolysis regulates the stability of angiosperm polycomb repressive complex 2 subunit VERNALIZATION2 (2018)
Journal Article
Gibbs, D. J., Tedds, H. M., Labandera, A., Bailey, M., White, M. D., Hartman, S., …Holdsworth, M. J. (2018). Oxygen-dependent proteolysis regulates the stability of angiosperm polycomb repressive complex 2 subunit VERNALIZATION2. Nature Communications, 9, doi:10.1038/s41467-018-07875-7

The polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) regulates epigenetic gene repression in eukaryotes. Mechanisms controlling its developmental specificity and signal-responsiveness are poorly understood. Here, we identify an oxygen-sensitive N-terminal (N-) d... Read More

The Cys-Arg/N-end rule pathway is a general sensor of abiotic stress in flowering plants (2017)
Journal Article
Vicente, J., Mendiondo, G. M., Movahedi, M., Peirats-Llobet, M., Juan, Y., Shen, Y., …Holdsworth, M. J. (2017). The Cys-Arg/N-end rule pathway is a general sensor of abiotic stress in flowering plants. Current Biology, 27(20), doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.09.006

Abiotic stresses impact negatively on plant growth, profoundly affecting yield and quality of crops. Although much is known about plant responses, very little is understood at the molecular level about the initial sensing of environmental stress. In... Read More