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2017


Kleinknecht, L., Nickelsen, J., Bohne, A.-V. (2017). Unanticipated T7 RNA polymerase activity using annealed oligonucleotides as transcription template. J. Endocyt. Cell Res. 28 (1) 33-37.

Schiffers, S., Ebert, C., Rahimoff, R., Kosmatchev, O., Steinbacher, J., Bohne, A.-V., Spada, F., Michalakis, S., Nickelsen, J., Müller, M., Carell, T. (2017). Quantitative LC–MS provides no evidence for m6dA or m4dC in the genome of mouse embryonic stem cells and tissues. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, doi: 10.1002/anie.201700424.

2016

Bersanini, L., Allahverdiyeva, Y., Battchikova, N., Heinz, S., Lespinasse, M., Ruohisto, E., Mustila, H., Nickelsen, J., Vass, I., and Aro, E.-M. (2016). Dissecting the photoprotective mechanism encoded by the flv4-2 operon: A distinct contribution of Sll0218 in photosystem II repair. Plant, Cell Environ. DOI: 10.1111/pce.12872.

Heinz, S., Pade, N., Hagemann, M., Nickelsen, J. (2016). CurT contributes to osmotic stress tolerance in Synechocystis independent of compatible solutes. J. Endocyt. Cell Res. 27 (3) 52-55.

Schaffer, M., Engel, B.D., Wehmer, M., Albert, S., Sakata, E., Rast, A., Nickelsen, J., Plitzko, J.M. and Baumeister, W. (2016). Cryo-FIB Sample Preparation for Cryo-ET With the Volta Phase Plate. Microscopy and Microanal., 22, 72–73.

Bohne, A.-V., Nickelsen, J. (2016). Metabolic control of chloroplast gene expression - an emerging theme. Molecular Plant, pii: S1674-2052(16)30162-9.

Heinz, S., Rast, A., Shao, L., Gutu, A., Gügel, I.L., Heyno, E., Labs, M., Rengstl, B., Viola, S., Nowaczyk, M.M., Leister, D., Nickelsen, J. (2016). Thylakoid Membrane Architecture in Synechocystis Depends on CurT, a Homolog of the Granal CURVATURE THYLAKOID1 Proteins. Plant Cell, 28 (9), 2238-2260.

Bohne, A.-V., Teubner, M. Liere, K., Weihe, A., Börner, T. (2016). In vitro promoter recognition by the catalytic subunit of plant phage-type RNA polymerases. Plant Molecular Biology, 92(3):357-69.

Rast, A., Rengstl, B., Heinz, S., Klingl, A. and Nickelsen, J. (2016). The Role of Slr0151, a Tetratricopeptide Repeat Protein from Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, during Photosystem II Assembly and Repair. Front. Plant Sci. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2016.00605

Bohne, A.-V., Schwenkert, S., Grimm, B., Nickelsen, J. (2016). Roles of TPR proteins in biogenesis of the photosynthetic apparatus. In: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology-Kwang, W.J., ed.: Academic Press. 187-227.

Heinz, S., Liauw, P., Nickelsen, J. and Nowaczyk, M. (2016). Analysis of Photosystem II Biogenesis in Cyanobacteria. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1857(3):274-87.

Chávez, M., Schenck, T.L., Hopfner, U., Centeno-Cerdasa, C., Machens, H.G., Somlai-Schweiger, I., Heikenwalder, M., Bono, M., Schwarz, C., Allende, M.L., Nickelsen, J. and Egaña, J.T. (2016). Towards Autotrophic Tissue Engineering: Photosynthetic Gene Therapy for Tissue Regeneration. Biomaterials, 75, 25-36.

2015

Rauch, C., Vries, Jd, Rommel, S., Rose, L.E., Woehle, C., Christa, G., Laetz, E.M., Wägele, H., Tielens, A.G., Nickelsen, J., Schumann, T., Jahns, P. and Gould, S.B. (2015). Why It Is Time to Look Beyond Algal Genes in Photosynthetic Slugs. Genome Biol Evol. 7(9):2602-7.

Wang, F., Johnson, X., Cavaiuolo, M., Bohne, A., Nickelsen, J. and Vallon, O. (2015). Two Chlamydomonas OPR proteins stabilize chloroplast mRNAs encoding small subunits of photosystem II and cytochrome b6f. Plant J. 82(5):861-73.

Rast, A., Heinz, S., Nickelsen, J. (2015). Biogenesis of thylakoid membranes. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1847(9):821-30.

Jalal, A., Schwarz, C., Schmitz-Linneweber, C., Vallon, O., Nickelsen, J., Bohne, A.-V. (2015). A Small Multifunctional Pentatricopeptide Repeat Protein in the Chloroplast of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Molecular Plant. 8(3):412-26.

2014

Schenck, T.L., Hopfner, U., Chávez, M., Machens, H.G., Somlai-Schweiger I., Giunta, R., , Bohne, A.V., Nickelsen, J., Allende, M.L. and Egaña, J.T. (2014) Photosynthetic Biomaterials: A Pathway Towards Autotrophic Tissue Engineering. Acta Biomaterialia, 15:39-47.

Nickelsen, J., Bohne, A-V. and Westhoff, P. (2014) Chloroplast gene expression – translation. In: Theg, S. and Wollman, F.-A. (eds) Plastid Biology. Adv. Plant Biol. 5, Springer Science+Business media New York, 49-78.

Bohne A (2014). The nucleoid as a site of rRNA processing and ribosome assembly. Front. Plant Sci. 5:257.

Kleinknecht, L., Wang, F., Stübe, S., Philippar, K., Nickelsen, J. and Bohne A-V. (2014). RAP, the Sole Octotricopeptide Repeat Protein in Arabidopsis, Is Required for Chloroplast 16S rRNA Maturation. Plant Cell, 26(2), 777-87.
(2016) CORRECTION: RAP, the sole octotricopeptide repeat protein in Arabidopsis, is required for chloroplast 16S rRNA maturation. Plant Cell, Advance Publication, doi:10.1105/tpc.16.00094

Hopfner, U., Schenck, T.L., Chávez, M., Machens, H.G., Bohne, A.V., Nickelsen, J., Giunta, R. and Egaña J.T. (2014). Development of Photosynthetic Biomaterials for In Vitro Tissue Engineering. Acta Biomaterialia, 10:2712-7.

2013

de Vries, J., Habicht, J., Woehle, C., Changjie, H., Christa, G., Wägele, H., Nickelsen, J., Martin, W.F. and Gould, S.B. (2013) Is ftsH the key to plastid longevity in sacoglossan slugs? Gen. Biol. Evol. 5, 2540-2548.

Nickelsen, J. and Zerges, W. (2013) Thylakoid biogenesis has joined the new era of bacterial cell biology. Front. Plant Sci. 4:458.

Armbruster, U., Rühle, T., Kreller, R., Strotbek, C., Zühlke, J., Tadini, L., Blunder, T., Hertle, A., Qi, Y., Rengstl, B., Nickelsen, J., Frank, W. and Leister, D. (2013) The Photosynthesis Affected Mutant 68 Like Protein Evolved from a Photosystem II Assembly Factor to Mediate Assembly of the Chloroplast NDH Complex in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 25(10), 3926-43.

Nickelsen, J. and Rengstl, B. (2013) Photosystem II assembly: From cyanobacteria to plants. Annu. Rev. Plant Biol. 64, 609-635.

Bohne, A-V., Schwarz, C., Schottkowski, M., Lidschreiber, M., Piotrowski, M., Zerges, W. and Nickelsen, J. (2013) Reciprocal Regulation of Protein Synthesis and Carbon Metabolism for Thylakoid Membrane Biogenesis. PLoS Biol 11(2): e1001482.

Rengstl, B., Knoppová, J., Komenda, J. and Nickelsen, J. (2013) Characterization of a Synechocystis double mutant lacking the photosystem II assembly factors YCF48 and Sll0933. Planta 237, 471-80.

2012

Schwarz, C., Bohne, A-V., Wang, F., Cejudo, FJ. and Nickelsen, J. (2012) An intermolecular disulfide-based light switch for chloroplast psbD gene expression in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant J. 72, 378-89.

Stengel, A., Gügel, I., Hilger, D., Rengstl, B., Jung, H. and Nickelsen, J. (2012) Initial steps in photosystem II assembly and preloading with manganese take place in biogenesis centers in Synechocystis. Plant Cell 24, 660-75.

Nickelsen, J. and Bohne, A.V. (2012) Plastid Transformation in Algae. In: Bock, R. and Knoop, V. (eds) Genomics of Chloroplasts and Mitochondria. Adv. in Photosyn. and Resp. 35, 379-392.

Komenda, J., Knoppova, J., Kopecna, J., Sobotka, J., Halada, P., Yu, J., Nickelsen, J., Boehm, M., and Nixon, P.J. (2012) The Psb27 assembly factor binds to the CP43 complex of Photosystem II in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Plant Physiol. 158, 476-486.

2011

Rengstl, B., Oster, U., Stengel, A. and Nickelsen, J. (2011) An intermediate membrane subfraction in cyanobacteria is involved in an assembly network for photosystem II biogenesis. J. Biol. Chem. 286, 21944-51.

Nickelsen, J., Rengstl, B., Stengel, A., Schottkowski, M., Soll, J., Ankele, E. (2011) Biogenesis of the cyanobacterial thylakoid membrane system – an update. FEMS Microbiol. Lett., 315, 1-5.

2010

Schwarz, C. and Nickelsen, J. (2010) Enrichment of native, high molecular weight ribonucleoprotein complexes from chloroplasts by consecutive gel filtration steps. Endocyt. Cell Res. 20, 89-94.

Armbruster, U., Zühlke, J., Rengstl, B., Kreller, R. Makarenko, E., Rühle, T., Schünemann, D., Jahns, P., Weisshaar, B., Nickelsen, J., Leister, D. (2010) The Arabidopsis thylakoid protein PAM68 is required for efficient D1 biogenesis and photosystem II assembly. Plant Cell, 22, 3439-3460

Dorn, K.V., Willmund, F., Schwarz, C., Henselmann, C., Pohl, T., Hess B., Veyel, D., Usadel, B., Friedrich, T., Nickelsen, J., Schroda, M. (2010) Chloroplast DnaJ-like proteins 3 and 4 (CDJ3/4) from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii contain redox-active Fe-S clusters and interact with stromal HSP70B. Biochem. J. 427, 205-215

Johnson, X., Wostrikoff, K., Finazzi, G., Kuras, R., Schwarz, C., Bujaldon, S., Nickelsen, J., Stern, D.B., Wollman, F.-A. und Vallon, O. (2010) MRL1, a conserved pentatricopeptide repeat protein, is required for stabilization of rbcL mRNA in Chlamydomonas and Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 22, 234-248.

2009

Schottkowski, M., Ratke, J., Oster, U., Nowaczyk, M., Nickelsen, J. (2009) Pitt, a novel tetratricopeptide repeat protein involved in light-dependent chlorophyll synthesis and thylakoid membrane biogenesis in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Mol. Plant 2, 1289-1297

Wobbe, L., Blifernez, O., Schwarz, C., L., Mussgnug, J., Nickelsen, J. und Kruse, O. (2009) Cysteine modification of a specific repressor protein controls the translational status of nucleus-encoded LHCII mRNAs in Chlamydomonas. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci. USA 106, 13290-13295.

Bohne, A.-V., Schwarz, C., Jalal, A., Ossenbühl, F. und Nickelsen, J. (2009) Control of organellar gene expression in Chlamydomonas - future perspectives-. Endocyt. Cell Res. 19, 70-80.

2008

Schottkowski, M., Gkalympoudis, S., Tzekova, N., Stelljes, C., Schuenemann, D., Ankele, E., Nickelsen, J. (2008) Interaction of the periplasmic PratA factor and the PsbA (D1) protein during biogenesis of photosystem II in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. J. Biol. Chem. 284: 1813-1819.

Komenda, J., Nickelsen, J., Eichacker, L.A. and Nixon, P.J. (2008) The cyanobacterial homologue of HCF136/YCF48 is a component of an early photosystem II assembly complex and is important for both the efficient assembly and repair of photosystem II in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. J. Biol. Chem. 283: 22390-22399.

Wobbe, L., Schwarz, C., Nickelsen, J., Kruse, O. (2008) Translational control of photosynthetic gene expression. Physiol. Plant. 133: 507-513.

2007 and earlier

Schwarz, C., Elles, I., Kortmann, J., Piotrowski, M. and Nickelsen, J. (2007) Synthesis of the D2 protein of photosystem II in Chlamydomonas is controlled by a high-molecular-weight complex containing the RNA stabilization factor Nac2 and the translational activator RBP40. Plant Cell 19, 3627-3639.

Koop, H.-U., Herz, S., Golds, T. J. and Nickelsen, J. (2007) The genetic transformation of plastids. In: Cell and Molecular Biology of Plastids, R. Rock (ed)Topics Curr. Genet. 20: 457-510.

Nickelsen, J., Nowaczyk, M. and Klinkert, B. (2006) Assembly factors of the photosynthetic machinery in cyanobacteria. Prog. Bot. 68: 57-79.

Klinkert, B., Elles, I. and Nickelsen, J. (2006) Translation of chloroplast psbD mRNA in Chlamydomonas depends on a structural RNA element blocking the AUG start codon. Nucleic Acids Res. 34: 386-394.

Klinkert, B., Schwarz, C., Pohlmann, S. and Nickelsen, J. (2005) Correlation of mRNA levels and protein accumulation in a psbD promotor mutant of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Molec. Gen. Genom. 274: 637-643.

Mussgnug, J.H., Hamilton, M, Elles, I., Fink, A., Kapazoglou, A., Mullineaux, C.W., Hippler, M., Nickelsen, J., Nixon, P.J. and Kruse, O. (2005) Identification of Nab1, an RNA binding protein involved in fine-tuning the expression of the light-harvesting antenna of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Cell 17:3409-3421.

Pasch, J.C., Nickelsen, J. and Schünemann, D. (2005) The yeast split-ubiquitin system to study chloroplast membrane protein interactions. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 69:440-447.

Balczun, C., Bunse, A., Hahn, D., Bennoun, P., Nickelsen, J. and Kück, U. (2005) Two adjacent genes are required for functional complementation of a chloroplast trans-splicing mutant from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant J. 43: 636-648.

Nickelsen, J. (2005) Chlamydomonas as a genetic model system. Prog. Botany 66: 68-89.

Klinkert, B., Elles, I., Schwarz, C. and Nickelsen, J. (2004) Regulation of psbD and psbA gene expression in chloroplasts of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Endocyt. Cell Res. 15: 430-437.

Herrin, D. and Nickelsen, J. (2004) Chloroplast RNA metabolism. Photosyn. Res. 82: 301-304.

Klinkert, B., Sikorski, M., Ossenbühl, F., Berry, S., Eichacker, L. and Nickelsen, J. (2004) PratA, a periplasmic tetratricopeptide repeat protein involved in biogenesis of photosystem II in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. J. Biol. Chem. 279: 44639-44644.

Nickelsen, J. (2003) Chloroplast RNA binding proteins. Curr. Genet. 43: 392-399.

Nickelsen, J. (2003) Molecular genetics of chloroplast biogenesis. Prog. Botany 64: 53-73.

Ossenbühl, F., Hartmann, K. and Nickelsen, J. (2002) A chloroplast RNA binding protein from stromal thylakoid membranes specifically binds to the 5´ untranslated region of the psbA mRNA. Eur. J. Biochem.269: 3912-3919.

Liere, K., Nickelsen, J. and Link, G. (2001) Chloroplast p54 endoribonuclease. Meth. Enzymol. 342: 420-428.

Wilde, A., Lünser, K., Ossenbühl, F., Nickelsen, J. and Börner, T. (2001) Characterization of the cyanobacterial ycf37: mutation decreases the photosystem I content. Biochem. J. 357: 211-216.

Bunse, A., Nickelsen, J. and Kück, U. (2001) Intron-specific RNA binding proteins in the chloroplast of the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1519: 46-54.

Rochaix, J.-D., Boudreau, E., Nickelsen, J., Lemaire, S., Vaistij, F., and Goldschmidt-Clermont, M. (2000) Analysis of nuclear mutants of Chlamydomonas deficient in the accumulation of specific chloroplast RNAs. J. Phycol. 36: 58-64.

Ossenbühl, F. and Nickelsen, J. (2000) Cis and trans-acting determinants for the translation of the psbD mRNA in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Mol. Cell. Biol. 20: 8134-8142.

Boudreau, E., Nickelsen, J., Lemaire S., Ossenbühl, F. and Rochaix, J.-D. (2000) The Nac2 gene of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii encodes a chloroplast TPR-like protein involved in psbD mRNA stability. EMBO J. 19: 3366-3376.

Nickelsen, J. and Kück, U. (2000) The unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii - An experimental system to study chloroplast RNA metabolism. Naturwiss. 87: 97-107.

Nickelsen, J. (2000) Mutations at three different nuclear loci of Chlamydomonas suppress a defect in chloroplast psbD mRNA accumulation. Curr. Genet. 37: 136-142.

Nickelsen, J. (1999) The plastid psbA and psbB 5´ untranslated regions from higher plants are unstable in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii chloroplasts. Molec. Gen. Genet. 262, 768-771.

Nickelsen, J., Fleischmann, M., Boudreau, E., Rahire, M. and Rochaix, J.-D. (1999) Identification of cis-acting RNA leader elements required for chloroplast psbD gene expression in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Cell 11, 957-970.

Nickelsen, J., Fleischmann, M., Ossenbühl, F., Tourne, H. and Rochaix, J.-D. (1998) Stabilization and translation of the psbD mRNA in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. In: Wagner, E., Normann, J., Hackstein, J.H.P., Herrmann, R.G., Kowallik, K.V., Schenk, H.E.A. und Seckbach, J., (Ed.) From Symbiosis to Eukaryotism - ENDOCYTOBIOLOGY VII. Geneva University Press, 407-418.

Hahn, D., Nickelsen, J., Hackert A. and Kück, U. (1998) A single nuclear locus is involved in both chloroplast RNA trans-splicing and 3´ end processing. Plant J. 15, 575-581.

Nickelsen, J. (1998) Chloroplast RNA stability. Rochaix, J.-D., Goldschmidt-Clermont, M. und Merchant, S. (Ed.) The Molecular Biology of Chloroplasts and Mitochondria in Chlamydomonas. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 151-163.

Nickelsen, J. (1998) RNA stability in chloroplasts. In: Gelvin, S.B. und Schilperoort, R.A. (Ed.), Plant Molecular Biology Manual 2nd Ed. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, D6, 1-18.

Goldschmidt-Clermont, M., Loroch, V., Nickelsen, J., Vaistij, F.E., Zerges, W. and Rochaix, J.-D. (1997) Nuclear genes required for chloroplast gene expression in Chlamydomonas. In: Tewari, K.K. und Singhal, G.S. (Ed.), Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, 168-174.

Goldschmidt-Clermont, M., Nickelsen, J., Zerges, W. and Rochaix, J.-D. (1996) Nuclear genes involved in chloroplast gene expression in Chlamydomonas. In: Möller, I.M. und Brodelius, P. (Ed.), Plant Membrane Biology. Oxford University Press, New York, 51-58.

Nickelsen, J., Dillewyn, J., Rahire, M. and Rochaix, J.-D. (1994) Determinants for stability of the chloroplast psbD mRNA are located within its short leader region in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. EMBO J. 13, 3182-3191.

Nickelsen, J. and Rochaix, J.-D. (1994) Regulation of the synthesis of D1 and D2 proteins of photosystem II. In: Baker, N.R. und Bowyer, J.R. (Ed.), Photoinhibition of photosynthesis: from molecular mechanisms to the field. BIOS Scientific Pub. Ltd., Oxford, 183-198.

Nickelsen, J. and Link, G. (1993) The 54-kDa RNA binding protein from mustard chloroplasts mediates endonucleolytic transcript 3´ end formation in vitro. Plant J. 3, 537-544.

Nickelsen, J., Tiller, K., Fiebig, C., Eisermann, A. and Link, G. (1992) Transcriptional and posttranscriptional determinants of chloroplast biogenesis. In: Argyroudi-Akoyunoglou, J.H. (Ed.), Regulation in Chloroplast Biogenesis. NATO ASI Series, Plenum Press, New York, 17-22.

Nickelsen, J. and Link, G. (1991) RNA-protein interactions at transcript 3´ ends and evidence for trnK-psbA cotranscription in mustard chloroplasts. Molec. Gen. Genet. 228, 89-96.

Nickelsen, J. and Link, G. (1990) Nucleotide sequence of the mustard chloroplast genes trnH and rps19´. Nucleic Acids Res. 18, 1051.

Nickelsen, J. and Link, G. (1989) Interaction of a 3´ RNA region of the mustard trnK gene with chloroplast proteins. Nucleic Acids Res. 17, 9637-9648.