David B. Collinge

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A family of proteins known as 14-3-3 is currently receiving increased attention by investigators studying a broad range of biological systems, including plants and invertebrates. The outstanding feature of this family is the extraordinarily high sequence conservation observed. Current thinking indicates that these proteins may function as regulators in(More)
Partial amino acid sequences of two proteins, purified from barley leaves reacting hypersensitively to the powdery mildew fungus, showed a high degree of amino acid identity to the PR-1 proteins originally described in tobacco. The proteins, subsequently designated HvPR-1a and HvPR-1b, show apparent pI values of approximately 10.5 and 11, respectively and(More)
ATAF1 is a member of a largely uncharacterized plant-specific gene family encoding NAC transcription factors, and is induced in response to various abiotic and biotic stimuli in Arabidopsis thaliana. Previously, we showed that a mutant allele of ATAF1 compromises penetration resistance in Arabidopsis with respect to the non-host biotrophic pathogen Blumeria(More)
The production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by the consumption of molecular oxygen during host–pathogen interactions is termed the oxidative burst. The most important ROS are singlet oxygen (1O2), the hydroxyperoxyl radical (HO2·), the superoxide anion $$\left( {{\text{O}}_{\text{2}} ^ - } \right)$$ , hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), the hydroxyl radical (OH-)(More)
A cDNA clone of a defence response transcript was isolated from a library prepared from barley leaves expressing papilla resistance towards the powdery mildew fungus, Blumeria (syn. Erysiphe) graminis f.sp. hordei (Bgh). The 904 bp sequence encodes a 229 amino acid polypeptide with a putative signal peptide of 23 amino acids. After cleavage, the protein has(More)
A full length cDNA of a barley leaf messenger, found to increase in amount during infection attempts by the powdery mildew fungus (Erysiphe graminis), is characterized. The messenger encodes a polypeptide of 261 amino acid residues with a calculated mass of 29.2 kDa and a pI of 4.6. Sequence comparisons as well as serological studies demonstrate that the(More)
Accumulating evidence suggests that 14-3-3 proteins are involved in the regulation of plant plasma membrane H(+)-ATPase activity. However, it is not known whether the 14-3-3 protein interacts directly or indirectly with the H(+)-ATPase. In this study, detergent-solubilized plasma membrane H(+)-ATPase isolated from fusicoccin-treated maize shoots was(More)
Oxalate oxidase, and H2O2-generating enzyme, has been characterized from several plants, and is widely used for clinical detection of oxalate. Using a germin-like oxalate oxidase from barley leaves, we have developed and optimized novel methods for measuring oxalate oxidase activity. As oxalate oxidase is SDS-tolerant, its activity can be detected directly(More)