Daniel R. Ripoll

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Plants use light to optimize growth and development. The photoreceptor phytochrome A (phyA) mediates various far-red light-induced responses. We show that Arabidopsis FHY3 and FAR1, which encode two proteins related to Mutator-like transposases, act together to modulate phyA signaling by directly activating the transcription of FHY1 and FHL, whose products(More)
Tetradecameric Clp protease core complexes in non-photosynthetic plastids of roots, flower petals, and in chloroplasts of leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana were purified based on native mass and isoelectric point and identified by mass spectrometry. The stoichiometry between the subunits was determined. The protease complex consisted of one to three copies of(More)
Progressive rod-cone degeneration (prcd) is a late-onset, autosomal recessive photoreceptor degeneration of dogs and a homolog for some forms of human retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Previously, the disease-relevant interval was reduced to a 106-kb region on CFA9, and a common phenotype-specific haplotype was identified in all affected dogs from several(More)
The constituents of seminal fluid are a complex mixture of proteins and other molecules, most of whose functions have yet to be determined and many of which are rapidly evolving. As a step in elucidating the roles of these proteins and exposing potential functional similarities hidden by their rapid evolution, we performed comparative structural modeling on(More)
Arabidopsis chloroplasts have a multi-layered defense against hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) that includes a stromal and thylakoid ascorbate peroxidase (sAPX and tAPX). Single and double null mutants in SAPX and TAPX (sapx and tapx) were each crossed with ascorbate deficient vtc2. The single, double and triple mutants did not show visual light stress phenotypes(More)
The surface molecule InlA interacts with E-cadherin to promote invasion of Listeria monocytogenes into selected host cells. DNA sequencing of inlA for 40 L. monocytogenes isolates revealed 107 synonymous and 45 nonsynonymous substitutions. A frameshift mutation in a homopolymeric tract encoding part of the InlA signal peptide was identified in three lineage(More)
Self-incompatibility in crucifers is effected by allele-specific interactions between the highly polymorphic stigmatic S locus receptor kinase (SRK) and its pollen ligand, the S locus cysteine-rich protein (SCR). Here we show that specificity in SCR function is determined by four contiguous amino acids in one variant, indicating that the minimum sequence(More)
Naturally existing variation in the eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E (eIF4E) homolog encoded at the pvr1 locus in Capsicum results in recessively inherited resistance against several potyviruses. Previously reported data indicate that the physical interaction between Capsicum-eIF4E and the viral genome-linked protein (VPg) is required for the(More)
The highly polymorphic S-locus receptor kinase (SRK) is the stigma determinant of specificity in the self-incompatibility response of the Brassicaceae. SRK spans the plasma membrane of stigma epidermal cells, and it is activated in an allele-specific manner on binding of its extracellular region (eSRK) to its cognate pollen coat-localized S-locus(More)
An approach based exclusively on finding the global minimum of an appropriate potential energy function has been used to predict the unknown structures of five globular proteins with sizes ranging from 89 to 140 amino acid residues. Comparison of the computed lowest-energy structures of two of them (HDEA and MarA) with the crystal structures, released by(More)