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Thursday, March 07, 2013 15:00 - 16:00
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Hannele Tuominen
UPSC seminar by

Henrik Vibe-Scheller
University of California, Berkeley


'Optimizing plant cell walls for biofuel production'

Place KB3A9, Lilla hörsalen KBC

Henrik Vibe Scheller is an adjunct professor and vice-President of feedstocks division at JBEI (Joint BioEnergy Institute). He investigates the genes and proteins involved in biosynthesis of complex polysaccharides and glycoproteins in the plant cell wall, using arabidopsis and rice as model plants. Besides the fundamental scientific importance of these studies, understanding wall biosynthesis and regulation may allow us to develop crop plants that are more suitable feedstocks for biofuel production. Techniques used in the lab include biochemistry, spectroscopy, molecular genetics, cell biology and bioinformatics.

Publications from 2012-2013:

Bartley LE, Peck ML, Kim SR, Ebert B, Maniseri C, Chiniquy D, Sykes R, Gao L, Rautengarten C, Vega-Sanchez ME, Benke PI, Canlas PE, Cao P, Brewer S, Lin F, Smith WL, Zhang X, Keasling JD, Jentoft RE, Foster SB, Zhou J, Ziebell A, An G, Scheller HV, Ronald PC. Overexpression of a BAHD Acyltransferase, OsAt10, alters rice cell wall hydroxycinnamic acid content and saccharification. Plant Physiol. 2013 Feb 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Arabinosylation of a Yariv Precipitable Cell Wall Polymer Impacts Plant Growth as Exemplified by the Arabidopsis Glycosyltransferase Mutant ray1. Gille S, Sharma V, Baidoo EE, Keasling JD, Scheller HV, Pauly M. Mol Plant. 2013 Feb 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Vega-Sanchez M, Verhertbruggen Y, Scheller HV, Ronald P. Abundance of mixed linkage glucan in mature tissues and secondary cell walls of grasses. Plant Signal Behav. 2013 Jan 8;8(2). doi:pii: e23143. [Epub ahead of print]

Chen X, Vega-Sánchez ME, Bartley L, Verhertbruggen Y, Chiniquy D, Canlas P, Fagerström A, Prak L, Christensen U, Oikawa A, Chen M, Zuo S, Auer M, Willats W G.T., Harholt J, Scheller HV, and Ronald PC. Inactivation of OsIRX10 leads to decreased xylan content in rice stem cell walls and improved biomass saccharification. Mol Plant, in press.

Liwanag AJM, Ebert B, Verhertbruggen Y, Rennie EA, Rautengarten C, Oikawa A, Andersen MCF, Clausen MH, Scheller HV. (2012) Pectin Biosynthesis: GALS1 in Arabidopsis thaliana is a ?-1,4-galactan ?-1,4-galactosyltransferase. Plant Cell, 2012 Dec;24(12):5024-36. doi: 10.1105/tpc.112.106625. Epub 2012 Dec 14.
Petersen PD, Lau J, Ebert B, Yang F, Verhertbruggen Y, Kim JS, Varanasi P, Suttangkakul A, Auer M, Loqué D, Scheller HV. (2012) Engineering of plants with improved properties as biofuels feedstocks by vessel-specific complementation of xylan biosynthesis mutants. Biotechnol Biofuels, 2012 Nov 26;5(1):84. doi: 10.1186/1754-6834-5-84.

Yang F, Mitra P, Zhang L, Prak L, Verhertbruggen Y, Kim JK, Sun L, Zheng K, Tang K, Auer M, Scheller HV and Loqué D. Engineering secondary cell wall deposition in plants. Plant Biotechnol J, Published Online: 12 NOV 2012, DOI: 10.1111/pbi.12016

Rennie EA, Hansen SF, Baidoo EEK, Hadi M, Keasling JD, Scheller HV (2012) Three members of the Arabidopsis glycosyltransferase family 8 are xylan glucuronosyltransferases. Plant Physiol 159, 1408-1417.

Harholt J, Sørensen I, Roberts A, Willats W, Scheller HV, Petersen BL, Banks JA, Ulvskov P. (2012). The glycosyltransferase repertoire of the spikemoss Selaginella moellendorffii and a comparative study of the cell wall structure. Plos One 7(5): e35846.

Hansen SF, Harholt J, Oikawa A, Scheller HV. (2012) Plant glycosyltransferases beyond CAZy: A perspective on DUF families. Frontiers Plant Physiol, 3:59

Parsons HT, Christiansen K, Knierim B, Carroll A, Ito J, Batth TS, xSmith-Moritz AM, Morrison S, McInerney P, Hadi MZ, Auer M, Mukhopadhyay A, Christiansen K, Scheller HV, Loque D, Heazlewood JL (2012). Isolation and proteomic characterization of the Arabidopsis Golgi defines functional and novel components involved in plant cell wall biosynthesis. Plant Physiol 159: 12-26

Vega-Sánchez ME, Verhertbruggen Y, Christensen U, Chen X, Sharma V, Varanasi P, Jobling SA, Talbot M, White, RG, Joo M, Singh S, Auer M, Scheller HV, Ronald PC (2012). Loss of Cellulose Synthase-Like F6 function affects mixed-linkage glucan deposition, cell wall mechanical properties and defense responses in vegetative tissues of rice. Plant Physiol 159: 56-69

Harholt J, Jensen JK, Verhertbruggen Y, Søgaard C, Bernard S, Nafisi M, Poulsen CP, Geshi N, Sakuragi Y, Driouich A, Knox JP, Scheller HV (2012). ARAD proteins associated with pectic Arabinan biosynthesis form complexes when transiently overexpressed in planta. Planta. 2012 Jul;236(1):115-28. Epub 2012 Jan 21.

Orfila C, Degan FD, Jørgensen B, Scheller HV, Ray PM, Ulvskov P (2012). Expression of mung bean pectin acetyl esterase in potato tubers: effect on acetylation of cell wall polymers and tuber mechanical properties. Planta. 2012 Jul;236(1):185-96.

Søgaard C, Stenbæk A, Bernard S, Hadi M, Driouich A, Scheller HV, Sakuragi Y (2012) GO-PROMTO illuminates protein membrane topologies of glycan biosynthetic enzymes in the Golgi apparatus of living tissues. PLoS ONE 7: e31324.

Rautengarten C, Ebert B, Ouellet M, Nafisi M, Baidoo EEK, Benke P, Stranne M, Mukhopadhyay A, Keasling JD, Sakuragi Y, Scheller HV (2012). Arabidopsis Deficient in Cutin Ferulate encodes a transferase required for ferulyolation of w-hydroxyfatty acids in cutin polyester. Plant Physiol 158: 654-665.

Chiniquy D, Sharma V, Schultink A, Baidoo EE, Rautengarten C, Cheng K, Carroll A, Ulvskov P, Harholt J, Keasling JD, Pauly M, Scheller HV, and Ronald PC. (2012) XAX1 from glycosyltransferase family 61 mediates xylosyltransfer to rice xylan. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 109: 17117-17122.

Oikawa A, Lund CH, Sakuragi Y, Scheller HV. Golgi-localized enzyme complexes for plant cell wall biosynthesis. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Trends in Plant Science xx (2012) 1–10

Christensen U, Scheller HV (2012) Regulation of (1,3;1,4)-b-d-glucan synthesis in developing endosperm of barley lys mutants. J Cereal Sci 55: 69–76.

Atmodjo MA, Sakuragi Y, Zhu X, Burrell A, Mohanty SS, Atwood JA, Orlando R, Scheller HV, Mohnen D (2011) Galacturonosyltransferase (GAUT)1 and GAUT7 are the core of a plant cell wall pectin biosynthetic homogalacturonan:galacturonosyl-transferase complex. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 108:20225-20230.