Juan Carlos Del Pozo

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The plant hormone auxin regulates diverse aspects of plant growth and development. We report that in Arabidopsis, auxin response is dependent on a ubiquitin-ligase (E3) complex called SCFTIR1. The complex consists of proteins related to yeast Skp1p and Cdc53p called ASK and AtCUL1, respectively, as well as the F-box protein TIR1. Mutations in either ASK1 or(More)
Mutations in the AXR1 gene result in a reduction in auxin response and diverse defects in auxin-regulated growth and development. In a previous study, we showed that AXR1 forms a heterodimer with the ECR1 protein. This enzyme activates the ubiquitin-related protein RUB1 in vitro. Furthermore, we showed that the Skp1-Cul1/Cdc53-F-box (SCF) subunit AtCUL1 is(More)
The ubiquitin-like protein RUB1 is conjugated to target proteins by a mechanism similar to that of ubiquitin conjugation. Genetic studies in Arabidopsis thaliana have implicated the RUB-conjugation pathway in auxin response. The first step in the pathway is RUB activation by a bipartite enzyme composed of the AXR1 and ECR1 proteins. Ubiquitin activation is(More)
Selective ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis through the cell cycle controls the availability, and therefore the activity, of several cell proliferation proteins. E2F transcription factors play distinct roles in both proliferating and differentiated cells by regulating gene expression. Here, we report that Arabidopsis AtE2Fc is regulated by a balance between(More)
Studies on the CDC6 protein, which is crucial to the control of DNA replication in yeast and animal cells, are lacking in plants. We have isolated an Arabidopsis cDNA encoding the AtCDC6 protein and studied its possible connection to the occurrence of developmentally regulated endoreplication cycles. The AtCDC6 gene is expressed maximally in early S-phase,(More)
The balance between cell proliferation, cell cycle arrest, and differentiation needed to maintain the organogenetic program depends on the coordination of gene expression, posttranslational modification, and specific proteolysis of cell cycle regulators. The G1/S and G2/M transitions are critical checkpoints controlled, in part, by cyclin-dependent kinases(More)
In animals and fungi, a group of proteins called the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors play a key role in cell cycle regulation. However, comparatively little is known about the role of these proteins in plant cell cycle regulation. To gain insight into the mechanisms by which the plant cell cycle is regulated, we studied the cyclin-dependent kinase(More)
Selective protein degradation by the ubiquitin-proteosome pathway has recently emerged as a powerful regulatory mechanism in a wide variety of cellular processes. Ubiquitin conjugation requires the sequential activity of three enzymes or protein complexes called the ubiquitin-activating enzyme (E1), the ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme (E2), and the(More)
For a long time, reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been considered harmful molecules produced in response to abiotic stress or pathogen attack. Nowadays, it is well accepted that ROS also act as signaling molecules involved in the regulation of physiological processes. In animals, ROS control of cell division and stem cell maintenance is emerging as a hot(More)
Food allergies to hazelnut represent an important health problem in industrialized countries because of their high prevalence and severity. Food allergenicity can be changed by several processing procedures since food proteins may undergo modifications which could alter immunoreactivity. High-hydrostatic pressure (HHP) is an emerging processing technology(More)
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