• Arabidopsis Synaptotagmins 1 and 3 are involved in lipid homeostasis at ER-PM contact sites under cold stress 

      Amorim-Silva, Vitor; Esteban, Alicia; Castillo-Garriga, Araceli; Rosado, Abel; Vanneste, Steffen; [et al.] (2018-07-12)
      As sessile organisms, plants must cope with abiotic stress such as soil salinity, drought, and extreme temperatures. This stress signal can activate a phospholipase C (PLC), which hydrolyses PIP2 to generate IP3 and ...
    • Calling for reinforcements: the role of TTL proteins in the regulación of cell wall biosynthesis 

      Percio, Francisco; Kesten, Christopher; García-Moreno, Álvaro; Amorim-Silva, Vitor; Castillo-Garriga, Araceli; [et al.] (2022-09-14)
      Cellulose is the most abundant organic compound of all biomass on Earth1, with highly relevant roles in plant development and defence. Hence, it is essential to understand the regulation of its biosynthesis to improve the ...
    • Diacylglycerol transport by Arabidopsis Synaptotagmin 1 at ERplasma membrane contact sites under abiotic stress. 

      Ruiz-López, Noemi; Pérez-Sancho, Jessica; Esteban del Valle, Alicia; García-Hernández, Selene; Huércano Rubens, Carolina; [et al.] (2019-11-13)
      Bulk lipid transport between membranes within cells involves vesicles, however membrane contact sites have recently been discovered as mediators of non-vesicular lipid transfer. ER-PM contact sites are conserved structures ...
    • Genetic determinants of Vitamin C content in higher plants 

      Fenech-Torres, Mario; Amorim-Silva, Vitor; Smirnoff, Nicholas; Valpuesta-Fernandez, Victoriano; Botella-Mesa, Miguel Angel (2018-07-18)
      Ascorbic acid (AsA, VitC) is the most abundant water-soluble antioxidant in plants and it plays a plethora of biological roles including resistance to abiotic stress. Hence, including VitC as a trait to improve in breeding ...
    • IDENTIFICATION OF SYT1 INTERACTORS CONNECTS CALCIUM SIGNALING, ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM BENDING, PLASMODESMATA AND MEMBRANE CONTACT SITES 

      Benitez-Fuente, Francisco; Perez-Sancho, Jessica; Huércano Rubens, Carolina; Amorim-Silva, Vitor; Macho, Alberto; [et al.] (2021)
      Synaptotagmin1 (SYT1) is an Arabidopsis thaliana protein essential for tolerance to several abiotic stresses (Schapire et al., 2008; Pérez-Sancho et al., 2015; Ruiz-Lopez et al., 2020). SYT1 forms endoplasmic reticulum-plasma ...
    • NAHG increases transient transformation of arabidopsis leaves by agrobacterium 

      Cana-Quijada, Pepe; Rosas Díaz, Tábata Victoria; Amorim-Silva, Vitor; Botella-Mesa, Miguel Angel; Lozano-Durán, Rosa; [et al.] (2018-07-11)
      Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transient transformation has demonstrated to be an invaluable tool in plant molecular biology studies. However, low efficiency and inconsistency of this method in Arabidopsis has forced ...
    • Overcoming stress: new insights in the regulation of cell wall biosynthesis 

      Sánchez-Rodríguez, Clara; Percio, Francisco; Kesten, Christopher; García-Moreno, Álvaro; Amorim-Silva, Vitor; [et al.] (2022)
      In addition to being crucial in plant development and defence, cellulose is the most abundant organic compound of all biomass on Earth1. Therefore, it is essential to elucidate the regulation of its biosynthesis to improve ...
    • REGULATION OF VITAMIN C BIOSYNTHESIS IN HIGHER PLANTS 

      Fenech Torres, Mario; Amorim-Silva, Vitor; Castillo, Araceli G.; Esteban del Valle, Alicia; Valpuesta-Fernandez, Victoriano; [et al.] (2019-05-15)
      Ascorbate, also known as vitamin C, plays fundamental roles in biotic and abiotic stress resistance in plants. In green tissues, ascorbate is mainly synthesized through the Smirnoff-Wheeler pathway, whose regulation is not ...
    • Regulation of Vitamin C content in higher plants 

      Fenech-Torres, Mario; Amorim-Silva, Vitor; Smirnoff, Nicholas; Botella-Mesa, Miguel Angel (2017-06-23)
      Ascorbic Acid (AsA, vitamin C) has multiple biological roles in plants. Although several pathways for the novo synthesis of AsA have been reported, it is the L-Gal, also known as the Smirnoff-Wheeler (SW), the main pathway ...
    • Role pf TTLs proteins in cellulose biosynthesis 

      García-Moreno, Álvaro; Amorim-Silva, Vitor; Valpuesta-Fernandez, Victoriano; Macho, Alberto; Jaillais, Yvon; [et al.] (2018-07-18)
      Abiotic stress cause detrimental yield losses in crop species. Plants are sessile organisms, so the understanding of the plant cell wall, which is the most important component that constitute the plant biomass of crop ...
    • Scaffold-mediated Assembly of the Brassinosteroid Signaling Components by TTL proteins 

      Amorim-Silva, Vitor; García-Moreno, Álvaro; Lakhssassi, Naoufal; Esteban, Alicia; Rosado, Abel; [et al.] (2017-06-23)
      Brassinosteroids (BRs) is a group of steroidal hormones that play critical roles in multiple aspects of plant growth and development. BR stimulation at the PM receptors initiates a series of phosphorylation events enabling ...
    • ttl mutants are impaired in cellulose biosynthesis under osmotic stress 

      García-Moreno, Álvaro; Amorim-Silva, Vitor; Castillo-Garriga, Araceli; Valpuesta-Fernandez, Victoriano; Macho, Alberto; [et al.] (2018-07-18)
      As sessile organisms, plants require mechanisms to sense and respond to the challenging environment, that encompass both biotic and abiotic factors that results in differential development. In these conditions is essential ...
    • Unraveling the mechanism of TTL genes in cellulose biosynthesis 

      García Moreno, Álvaro; Amorim-Silva, Vitor; Castillo-Garriga, Araceli; Menna, Alexandra; Kesten, Christopher; [et al.] (2019-05-10)
      As sessile organisms, plants require mechanisms to sense and respond to the challenging environment, that encompass both biotic and abiotic factors that results in differential development. In these conditions is essential ...