Metabolism Workshop References

Fri Aug 27 10:30:57 EST 1993

Dear Colleagues,

Each of the speakers at the Arabiflora Metabolism Workshop kindly submitted
a short list of references related to their subjects.  As many participants
have requested copies, we thought we'd post the whole list to the network. 

Thanks once again to the speakers and participants for excellent
presentations and a very stimulating workshop.  If anyone would like
additional copies of this list, please contact Brian at the address/number

Keep metabolizing,

Rob Last    (Rob_Last at   Phone 607-254-1325)
Brian Keith (keith at            Phone 312-702-0898)

AUGUST 19, 1993
1:00 - 5:00 PM


Sinsheimer Labs
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA  95064
Title:  "Arabidopsis Dissimilates L-Arginine and L-Citrulline for Use as

Cheung C.-W., Cohen, N.S., and Raijman, L. (1989). Channeling of urea cycle
intermediates in situ in permeabilized hepatocytes. J. Biol. Chem. 264,
4038-4044. (In mammalian hepatocytes, the four arginine biosynthetic
activities, two mitochodrial and two cytosolic, function as a
supramolecular complex with complete channeling, i.e. no diffusion, of
intermediates. An elegant study.)

Haas, D., Matsumoto, H., Moretti, P., Stalon, V., and Mercenier, A. (1984).
Arginine degradation in Pseudomonas mutants blocked in two arginine
catabolic pathways. Molec. Gen. Genet. 193, 437 444.  (The precedent for a
bacterial analog of the arginine dissimilation pathway here uncovered in

Leaf, G., Gardner,  I.C., and Bond, G. (1958). Observations on the
composition and metabolism of the nitrogen-fixing root nodules of Alnus. J.
Exp. Bot. 9, 320 331. (Demonstration that alder nodules make excess
citrulline and arginine as systemic N source for transport to other
tissues. The implication: other alder tissues must then dissimilate
citrulline and arginine.)

Ludwig,  R.A. (1993). Arabidopsis chloroplasts dissimilate L-arginine and
L-citrulline for use as N-source. Plant Physiology 101, 429-434.  (Work
discussed in this talk.)

Srere, P.A. (1987). Complexes of sequential metabolic enzymes. Ann. Rev.
Biochem. 56, 89-124.  (A trenchant review of metabolic channeling, which
has yet to dent plant biochemistry.)

Department of Horticulture
University of Wisconsin, 1575 Linden Drive
Madison, WI  53706
Title:  "Analysis of the Structure and Expression of Genes Encoding E2s
from Arabidopsis thaliana."

Hershko, A., and Ciechanover, A. (1992). The ubitquitin system for protein
degradation. Annu. Rev. Biochem. 61, 761-807.

Vierstra, R.D. (1993). Protein degradation in plants. Annu. Rev. Plant
Physiol. Plant Mol Biol. 44, 385-410.

Sullivan, M.L. and Vierstra, R.D.  (1989). A ubiquitin carrier protein from
wheat germ is structurally and functionally similar to the yeast DNA repair
enzyme RAD6. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 86, 9861-9865.

Sullivan, M.L. and Vierstra, R.D. (1991). Cloning of a 16-kDa ubiquitin
carrier protein from wheat and Arabidopsis thaliana. J. Biol. Chem. 266,

Cook, W.J., Jeffrey, L., Sullivan, M.L., and Vierstra, R.D. (1992). Three
dimensional structure of a ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme (E2). J. Biol.
Chem. 267, 15116-15121.

Genetics Department, Life Sciences / Room B402A
University of Georgia
Athens, GA  30602
Title:  "Isolation of Purine Biosynthetic Genes of Arabidopsis thaliana." 

Senecoff, J.F., and Meagher, R.B. (1993). Isolating the Arabidopsis
thaliana genes for de novo purine synthesis by suppression of Escherichia
coli mutants.  I.  5'-Phosphoribosyl-5-aminoimidazole synthetase. Plant
Physiol. 102, 387-399.

Atkins, C. (1991). Ammonia assimilation and export of nitrogen from the
legume nodule.  In Biology and Biochemistry of Nitrogen Fixation, M.
Dilworth and A. Glenn, eds (Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Elsevier Science
Publishers BV) pp. 293-319.

Schubert, K.R. (1990). Products of biological nitrogen fixation in higher
plants:  synthesis, transport, and metabolism. Ann. Rev. Plant Physiol.
Plant Mol. Biol. 37, 539-594.

Chen, Z., Dixon, J.E. and Zalkin, H. (1990). Cloning of a chicken liver
cDNA encoding 5-aminoimidazole ribonucleotide carboxylase and
5-aminoimidazole-4-N-succinocarboxamide ribonucleotide synthetase by
functional complementation of Escherichia coli pur mutants. Proc. Natl.
Acad. Sci. USA 87, 3097-3101.

Minet, M., Dufour, M. and Lacroute, F. (1992). Complementation of
Saccharomyces cerevisiae auxotrophic mutants by Arabidopsis thaliana cDNAs.
Plant J. 2, 417-422.

Department of Biology
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 0W0   
Title:  "Isoleucine-Insensitive Mutants of Arabidopsis."

Frankard, V., Ghislain, M., and Jacobs, M.  (1992).  Two
feedback-insensitive enzymes of the aspartate pathway in Nicotiana
sylvestris. Plant Physiol. 99, 1285-1293

Last, R.L. (1993). The genetics of nitrogen assimilation and amino acid
biosynthesis in plants: Progress and prospects. Int. Rev. Cytol. 143,

McCourt, P. and Somerville, C.R. (1987). The use of mutants for the study
of plant metabolism. The Biochemistry of Plants, Vol. 13, P.K. Stumpf, and
E.E. Conn, eds. (New York, Academic Press). pp. 33-64.

Strauss, A., Fankhouser, H., and King, P.J.  (1985).  Isolation and
ccryopreservation of O-methylthreonine-resistant Rosa cell lines altered in
the feedback sensitivity of L-threonine deaminase. Planta 163, 554-562.

Szamosi, I., Shaner, D.L., and Singh, B.  (1993).  Identification and
characterization of a biodegradative form of threonine dehydratase in
senescing tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) leaf. Plant Physiol. 101,

Boyce Thompson Institute
Tower Road
Ithaca, NY  14853-1801
Title:  "The Tryptophan Pathway: A Paradigm for the Genetics of Amino Acid
Biosynthesis in Plants."

Rose, A.B., Casselman, A.L., and Last, R.L. (1992). A
phosphoribosylanthranilate transferase gene is defective in blue
fluorescent Arabidopsis thaliana tryptophan mutants. Plant Physiol. 100,

Pruitt, K.D., and Last, R.L. (1993). Expression patterns of duplicate
tryptophan synthase b genes in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiol. 102,

Kreps, J.A., and Town, C.D. (1992). Isolation and characterization of a
mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana resistant to a-methyltryptophan. Plant
Physiol. 99, 269-275.

Niyogi, K.K., and Fink, G.R. (1992). Two anthranilate synthase genes in
Arabidopsis: Defense-related regulation of the tryptophan pathway. Plant
Cell 4, 721-733.

Last, R.L. (1993). The genetics of nitrogen assimilation and amino acid
biosynthesis in plants: Progress and prospects. Int. Rev. Cytol. 143,

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Nine Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA  02142
Title:  "A Tryptophan Auxotroph Reveals Two Auxin Biosynthetic Pathways in
Arabidopsis thaliana."

Baldi, B.G., Maher, B.R., Slovin, J.P., and Cohen, J.D. (1991). Stable
isotope labeling, in vivo, of D- and L-tryptophan pools in Lemna gibba and
the low incorporation of label into IAA. Plant Physiology 95, 1203-1208.

Michalczuk, L., Ribnicky, D.M., Cooke, T.J., and Cohen, J.D. (1992).
Regulation of indole-3-acetic acid biosynthetic pathways in carrot cell
cultures. Plant Physiology 100, 1346-1353.

Wright, A.D., Sampson, M.B., Neuffer, M.G., Michalczuk, L., Slovin, J.P.,
and Cohen, J.D. (1991). Indole-3-acetic acid biosynthesis in the mutant
maize orange pericarp, a tryptophan auxotroph. Science 254, 998-1000.

Department of Biology
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA  24061-0406
Title:  "Analysis of Protein-Protein Interactions Between the First Two
Enzymes of Flavonoid Biosynthesis."

Hrazdina, G., and Jensen, R.A. (1992). Spatial organization of enzymes in
plant met

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