Sutton L. Mooney

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The plant hormone auxin is perceived by a family of F box proteins called the TIR1/auxin-signaling F box proteins (AFBs). Phylogenetic studies reveal that these proteins fall into four clades in flowering plants called TIR1, AFB2, AFB4, and AFB6. Genetic studies indicate that members of the TIR1 and AFB2 groups act as positive regulators of auxin signaling.(More)
DNA DAMAGED BINDING PROTEIN 1 (DDB1) is a highly conserved protein of around 125 kDa. It serves as a substrate adaptor subunit to a CUL4-based E3 ubiquitin ligase within the ubiquitin proteasome pathway. However, based on a set of three beta-propellers, the protein is able to mediate various protein–protein interactions, suggesting that it participates in(More)
Vitamin B6 is an intriguing molecule that is involved in a wide range of metabolic, physiological and developmental processes. Based on its water solubility and high reactivity when phosphorylated, it is a suitable co-factor for many biochemical processes. Furthermore the vitamin is a potent antioxidant, rivaling carotenoids or tocopherols in its ability to(More)
In recent years vitamin B6 has become a focus of research describing the compound's critical function in cellular metabolism and stress response. For many years the sole function of vitamin B6 was considered to be that of an enzymatic cofactor. However, recently it became clear that it is also a potent antioxidant that effectively quenches reactive oxygen(More)
Vitamin B6 is one of the most important compounds in living organisms, and its biosynthesis has only recently been understood. Because it is required for more than 100 biochemical reactions, lack of the vitamin is fatal. This is of special importance to mammals and humans, which cannot biosynthesize the vitamin and thus depend on its external uptake. Here(More)
Vitamin B6 is one of the most versatile cofactors in plants and an essential phytonutrient in the human diet that benefits a variety of human health aspects. Although biosynthesis of the vitamin has been well resolved in recent years, the main research is currently based on Arabidopsis thaliana with very little work done on major crop plants. Here we(More)
  • C. S. M. TURNEY, S. HABERLE, +20 authors S. MOONEY
  • 2006
The degree to which Southern Hemisphere climatic changes during the end of the last glacial period and early Holocene (30-8 ka) were influenced or initiated by events occurring in the high latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere is a complex issue. There is conflicting evidence for the degree of hemispheric ‘teleconnection’ and an unresolved debate as to the(More)
The structure of the auxin-binding protein ABP1 demonstrated in detail how auxins bind inside the binding pocket. Since publishing the data for bound 1-NAA, the details for a set of other bound molecules will be shown. Associated with each is a small change in the position of part of the protein, including the C-terminus and these data will be discussed in(More)
(Current Biology 21, 520–525; March 22, 2011) In this article, we reported that the AFB4 protein is a negative regulator of auxin response based on the auxin hypersensitivity of the afb4-2 mutant line. Recently we obtained a second afb4 allele and confirmed that it is an RNA null. This mutant is not auxin hypersensitive, indicating that our conclusion that(More)