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Journal Article (45)

2020
Journal Article
Najafi, J.; Brembu, T.; Vie, A. K.; Viste, R.; Winge, P.; Somssich, I. E.; Bones, A. M.: PAMP-INDUCED SECRETED PEPTIDE 3 modulates immunity in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany 71 (3), pp. 850 - 864 (2020)
2018
Journal Article
Birkenbihl, R.; Kracher, B.; Ross, A.; Kramer, K.; Finkemeier, I.; Somssich, I. E.: Principles and characteristics of the Arabidopsis WRKY regulatory network during early MAMP-triggered immunity. The Plant Journal 96 (3), pp. 487 - 502 (2018)
2017
Journal Article
Birkenbihl, R.; Kracher, B.; Roccaro, M.; Somssich, I. E.: Induced genome-wide binding of three WRKY transcription factors during early MAMP-triggered immunity. The Plant Cell 29, 10.1105/tpc.16.00681, pp. 20 - 38 (2017)
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Birkenbihl, R.; Liu, S.; Somssich, I. E.: Transcriptional events defining plant immune responses. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 38 (SI: 38 Biotic Interactions 2017), pp. 1 - 9 (2017)
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Liu, S.; Ziegler, J.; Zeier, J.; Birkenbihl, R.; Somssich, I. E.: Botrytis cinerea B05.10 promotes disease development in Arabidopsis by suppressing WRKY33-mediated host immunity. Plant, Cell and Environment 40 (10), pp. 2189 - 2206 (2017)
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Mukhtar, M. S.; Liu, X.; Somssich, I. E.: Elucidating the role of WRKY27 in male sterility in Arabidopsis. Plant Signaling & Behavior 12 (9), e1363945 (2017)
2016
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Ross, A.; Somssich, I. E.: A DNA-based real-time PCR assay for robust growth quantification of the bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas syringae on Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Methods 12, 48 (2016)
2015
Journal Article
Liu, S.; Kracher, B.; Ziegler, J.; Birkenbihl, R.; Somssich, I. E.: Negative regulation of ABA signaling by WRKY33 is critical for Arabidopsis immunity towards Botrytis cinerea 2100. eLife 4, p. e07295 - e07295 (2015)
Journal Article
Tsuda, K.; Somssich, I. E.: Transcriptional networks in plant immunity. New Phytologist 206 (3), pp. 932 - 947 (2015)
2014
Journal Article
Pesch, M.; Darta, B.; Birkenbihl, R.; Somssich, I. E.; Huelskamp, M.: Arabidopsis TTG2 Regulates TRY Expression through Enhancement of Activator Complex-Triggered Activation. Plant Cell 26 (10), pp. 4067 - 4083 (2014)
2013
Journal Article
Kundu, N.; Dozier, U.; Deslandes, L.; Somssich, I. E.; Ullah, H.: Arabidopsis scaffold protein RACK1A interacts with diverse environmental stress and photosynthesis related proteins. Plant Signaling & Behavior 8 (5), e24012 (2013)
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Logemann, E.; Birkenbihl, R.; Rawat, V.; Schneeberger, K.; Schmelzer, E.; Somssich, I. E.: Functional dissection of the PROPEP2 and PROPEP3 promoters reveals the importance of WRKY factors in mediating microbe-associated molecular pattern-induced expression. New Phytologist 198 (4), pp. 1165 - 1177 (2013)
Journal Article
Lozano-Duran, R.; Macho, A. P.; Boutrot, F.; Segonzac, C.; Somssich, I. E.; Zipfel, C.: The transcriptional regulator BZR1 mediates trade-off between plant innate immunity and growth. ELIFE 2, e00983 (2013)
Journal Article
Roccaro, M.; Ahmadinejad, N.; Colby, T.; Somssich, I. E.: Identification of functional cis-regulatory elements by sequential enrichment from a randomized synthetic DNA library. BMC Plant Biology 13, 164 (2013)
Journal Article
Schön, M.; Töller, A.; Diezel, C.; Roth, C.; Westphal, L.; Wiermer, M.; Somssich, I. E.: Analyses of wrky18 wrky40 Plants Reveal Critical Roles of SA/EDS1 Signaling and Indole-Glucosinolate Biosynthesis for Golovinomyces orontii Resistance and a Loss-of Resistance Towards Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato AvrRPS4. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 26 (7), pp. 758 - 767 (2013)
2012
Journal Article
Birkenbihl, R.; Diezel, C.; Somssich, I. E.: Arabidopsis WRKY33 Is a Key Transcriptional Regulator of Hormonal and Metabolic Responses toward Botrytis cinerea Infection. Plant Physiology 159 (1), pp. 266 - 285 (2012)
2011
Journal Article
Birkenbihl, R.; Somssich, I. E.: Transcriptional plant responses critical for resistance towards necrotrophic pathogens. Frontiers in Plant Science 2, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2011.00076, p. 76 (2011)
Journal Article
Jordan, T.; Seeholzer, S.; Schwizer, S.; Toeller, A.; Somssich, I. E.; Keller, B.: The wheat Mla homologue TmMla1 exhibits an evolutionarily conserved function against powdery mildew in both wheat and barley. Plant Journal 65 (4), pp. 610 - 621 (2011)
Journal Article
Maekawa, T.; Cheng, W.; Spiridon, L. N.; Toeller, A.; Lukasik, E.; Saijo, Y.; Liu, P. Y.; Shen, Q. H.; Micluta, M. A.; Somssich, I. E. et al.; Takken, F. L. W.; Petrescu, A. J.; Chai, J. J.; Schulze-Lefert, P.: Coiled-Coil Domain-Dependent Homodimerization of Intracellular Barley Immune Receptors Defines a Minimal Functional Module for Triggering Cell Death. Cell Host & Microbe 9 (3), pp. 187 - 199 (2011)
2010
Journal Article
Pandey, S. P.; Roccaro, M.; Schön, M.; Logemann, E.; Somssich, I. E.: Transcriptional reprogramming regulated by WRKY18 and WRKY40 facilitates powdery mildew infection of Arabidopsis. Plant Journal 64, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2010.04387.x, pp. 912 - 923 (2010)
Journal Article
Rushton, P. J.; Somssich, I. E.; Ringler, P.; Shen, Q. J.: WRKY transcription factors. Trends in Plant Science 15, doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2010.02.006, pp. 247 - 258 (2010)
2009
Journal Article
Pandey, S. P.; Somssich, I. E.: The role of WRKY transcription factors in plant immunity. Plant Physiology 150, 10.1104/pp.109.138990, pp. 1648 - 1655 (2009)
2008
Journal Article
Ciolkowski, I.; Wanke, D.; Birkenbihl, R.; Somssich, I. E.: Studies on DNA-binding selectivity of WRKY transcription factors lend structural clues into WRKY-domain function. Plant Molecular Biology 68, 10.1007/s11103-008-9353-1, pp. 81 - 92 (2008)
Journal Article
Hu, J.; Barlet, X.; Deslandes, L.; Hirsch, J.; Feng, D. X.; Somssich, I. E.; Marco, Y.: Transcriptional responses of Arabidopsis thaliana during wilt disease development caused by the soil-borne phytopathogenic bacterium, Ralstonia solanacearum. PLoS ONE 3, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002589, p. e2589 (2008)
Journal Article
Mukhtar, M. S.; Deslandes, L.; Auriac, M.-C.; Marco, Y.; Somssich, I. E.: The Arabidopsis transcription factor WRKY27 influences wilt disease symptom development caused by Ralstonia solanacearum. Plant Journal 56, 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2008.03651.x, pp. 935 - 947 (2008)
Journal Article
Pajerowska-Mukhtar, K. M.; Mukhtar, M. S.; Guex, N.; Halim, V. A.; Rosahl, S.; Somssich, I. E.; Gebhardt, C.: Natural variation of potato allene oxide synthase 2 causes differential levels of jasmonates and pathogen resistance in Arabidopsis. Planta 228 (2), pp. 293 - 306 (2008)
Journal Article
Uelker, B.; Yong, L.; Rosso, M. G.; Logemann, E.; Somssich, I. E.; Weisshaar, B.: T-DNA–mediated transfer of Agrobacterium tumefaciens chromosomal DNA into plants. Nature biotechnology 26, doi:10.1038/nbt.1491, pp. 1015 - 1017 (2008)
2007
Journal Article
Eulgem, T.; Somssich, I. E.: Networks of WRKY transcription factors in defense signaling. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 10, pp. 366 - 371 (2007)
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Lippok, B.; Birkenbihl, R.; Rivory, G.; Brümmer, J.; Schmelzer, E.; Logemann, E.; Somssich, I.: Expression of AtWRKY33 Encoding a Pathogen- or PAMP-Responsive WRKY Transcription Factor Is Regulated by a Composite DNA Motif Containing W Box Elements. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 20 (4), pp. 420 - 429 (2007)
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Serrano, M.; Robatzek, S.; Torres, M.; Kombrink, E.; Somssich, I. E.; Robinson, M.; Schulze-Lefert, P.: Chemical interference of PAMP-triggered immune responses in Arabidopsis reveals a potential role for FAS II complex-derived lipid signals. Journal of Biological Chemistry 282, pp. 6803 - 6811 (2007)
Journal Article
Shen, Q.-H.; Saijo, Y.; Mauch, S.; Biskup, C.; Bieri, S.; Keller, B.; Seki, H.; Uelker, B.; Somssich, I. E.; Schulze-Lefert, P.: Nuclear Activity of MLA Immune Receptors Links Isolate-Specific and Basal Disease-Resistance Responses. Science 315, 10.1126/science.1136372, pp. 1098 - 1103 (2007)
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Uelker, B.; Mukhtar, M. S.; Somssich, I. E.: The WRKY70 transcription factor of Arabidopsis influences both the plant senescence and defense signaling pathways. Planta 226 (1), pp. 125 - 137 (2007)
2006
Journal Article
Journot-Catalino, N.; Somssich, I. E.; Roby, D.; Kroj, T.: The transcription factors WRKY11 and WRKY17 act as negative regulators of basal resistance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell 18 (11), pp. 3289 - 3302 (2006)
Journal Article
Logemann, E.; Birkenbihl, R.; Uelker, B.; Somssich, I. E.: An improved method for preparing Agrobacterium cells that simplifies the Arabidopsis transformation protocol. Plant Methods 2 (16), doi:10.1186/1746-4811-2-16 (2006)
2005
Journal Article
Andreasson, E.; Jenkins, T.; Brodersen, P.; Thorgrimsen, S.; Petersen, N. H. T.; Zhu, S.; Qiu, J.-L.; Micheelsen, P.; Rocher, A.; Petersen, M. et al.; Newman, M.-A.; Nielsen, H. B.; Hirt, H.; Somssich, I. E.; Mattsson, O.; Mundy, J.: The MAP kinase substrate MKS1 is a regulator of plant defense responses. The EMBO Journal 24 (14), pp. 2579 - 2589 (2005)
Journal Article
Berendzen, K.; Searle, I.; Ravenscroft, D.; Koncz, C.; Batschauer, A.; Coupland, G.; Somssich, I. E.; Uelker, B.: A rapid and versatile combined DNA/RNA extraction protocol and its application to the analysis of a novel DNA marker set polymorphic between Arabidopsis thaliana ecotypes Col-0 and Landsberg erecta. Plant Methods 1 (4), doi:10.1186/1746-4811-1-4 (2005)
2004
Journal Article
Turck, F.; Zhou, A.; Somssich, I. E.: Stimulus-dependent, promoter-specific binding of transcription factor WRKY1 to its native promoter and the defense-related gene PcPR1-1 in parsley. Plant Cell 16 (10), pp. 2573 - 2585 (2004)
Journal Article
Ulker, B.; Somssich, I. E.: WRKY transcription factors: from DNA binding towards biological function. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 7 (5), pp. 491 - 498 (2004)
2003
Journal Article
Deslandes, L.; Olivier, J.; Peeters, N.; Feng, D. X.; Khounlotham, M.; Boucher, C.; Somssich, I.; Genin, S.; Marco, Y.: Physical interaction between RRS1-R, a protein conferring resistance to bacterial wilt, and PopP2, a type III effector targeted to the plant nucleus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 100 (13), pp. 8024 - 8029 (2003)
Journal Article
Hahlbrock, K.; Bednarek, P.; Ciolkowski, I.; Hamberger, B.; Heise, A.; Liedgens, H.; Logemann, E.; Nuernberger, T.; Schmelzer, E.; Somssich, I. E. et al.; Tan, J. W.: Non-self recognition, transcriptional reprogramming, and secondary metabolite accumulation during plant/pathogen interactions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 100 (Suppl. Suppl. 2), pp. 14569 - 14576 (2003)
Journal Article
Kalde, M.; Barth, M.; Somssich, I. E.; Lippok, B.: Members of the Arabidopsis WRKY group III transcription factors are part of different plant defense signaling pathways. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 16 (4), pp. 295 - 305 (2003)
Journal Article
Somssich, I. E.: Closing another gap in the plant SAR puzzle. Cell 113 (7), pp. 815 - 816 (2003)
2002
Journal Article
Cormack, R. S.; Eulgem, T.; Rushton, P. J.; Koechner, P.; Hahlbrock, K.; Somssich, I. E.: Leucine zipper-containing WRKY proteins widen the spectrum of immediate early elicitor-induced WRKY transcription factors in parsley. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Gene Structure and Expression 1576 (1-2), pp. 92 - 100 (2002)
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Robatzek, S.; Somssich, I. E.: Targets of AtWRKY6 regulation during plant senescence and pathogen defense. Genes & Development 16 (9), pp. 1139 - 1149 (2002)
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Rushton, P. J.; Reinstädler, A.; Lipka, V.; Lippok, B.; Somssich, I. E.: Synthetic plant promoters containing defined regulatory elements provide novel insights into pathogen- and wound- induced signaling. Plant Cell 14 (4), pp. 749 - 762 (2002)

Book Chapter (2)

2011
Book Chapter
Roccaro, M.; Somssich, I. E.: Chromatin immunoprecipitation to identify global targets of WRKY transcription factor family members involved in plant immunity. In: Plant Immunity - Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology 712), Vol. 712, pp. 45 - 58 (Ed. McDowell, J. M.). Humana Press, New York (2011)
2006
Book Chapter
Somssich, I. E.: Networks of transcriptional regulation underlying plant defense responses towards phytopathogens. In: Regulation of Transcription in Plants, pp. 266 - 284 (Ed. Grasser, K.). Blackwell, Oxford (2006)
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