Thiamin diphosphate (TDP, vitamin B1) is an essential coenzyme present in all organisms. Animals obtain TDP from their diets, but plants synthesize TDP de novo. Dr. Ming-Hsiun Hsieh’s...



 

The secretion of iron deficiency-induced secondary metabolites with iron-mobilizing properties has long been noticed but generally underestimated owing to the minor role played by these...



 

Plant argonautes (AGO) are key players in all small RNA pathways (sRNAs), and are involved in transcriptional and post transcription gene regulations. Several members of the AGO family are tightly...



 

Protein phosphorylation and dephosphorylation is essential to the signaling and regulation of plant stress responses.  Several studies have sought identify the initial phosphorylation events after...



 

Dolichols are a class of isoprenoids that play crucial roles for protein glycosylation because an oligosaccharide is assembled on a lipid carrier, dolichol diphsophate.  Dr. Kazue Kanehara’s group...



 

To identify regulators of pre-mRNA splicing in plants, we developed a forward genetic screen based on an alternatively-spliced GFP reporter gene in Arabidopsis thaliana. In wild-...