Publications

Qiu, Y., Pasoreck, E.K., Reddy, A.K., Nagatani, A., Ma, W., Chory, J., Chen, M. (2017) Mechanism of early light signaling by the carboxy-terminal output module of Arabidopsis phytochrome B. Nat Commun 8(1):1905. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-02062-6. 

Nevarez P.A., Qiu, Y., Inoue, H., Yoo, C., Benfey, P.N., Schnell, D.J., Chen, M. (2017) Mechanism of dual-targeting of the phytochrome signaling component HEMERA/pTAC12 to plastids and the nucleus. Plant Physiol 173(4):1953-66.

Huang, H., Yoo, C., Bindbeutel, R.K., Goldsworthy, J., Tielking, A., Alvarez, S., Naldrett, M.J., Evans, B., Chen, M., Nusinow, D.A. (2016) PCH1 integrates circadian and light-signaling pathways to control photoperiod-responsive growth in Arabidopsis. eLife 5:e13292.

Qiu, Y.*, Li, M.*, Pasoreck, E.K., Long, L., Shi, Y., Galvão, R.M., Chou, C.L., Wang, H., Sun, A.Y., Zhang, Y.C., Jiang, A., Chen, M. (2015) HEMERA couples the proteolysis and transcriptional activity of Phytochrome-Interacting Factors in Arabidopsis photomorphogenesis. Plant Cell 27:1409-1427. Access the recommendation on F1000Prime

Van Buskirk, E.K., Reddy, A.K., Nagatani, A., Chen, M. (2014) Photobody localization of phytochrome B is tightly correlated with prolonged and light-dependent inhibition of hypocotyl elongation in the dark. Plant Physiol 165(2):595-607.

Feng, C.-M., Qiu, Y., Van Buskirk, E.K., Yang, E.J., Chen, M. (2014) Light-regulated gene repositioning in Arabidopsis. Nat Commun 5:3027 doi: 10.1038/ncomms4027. Access the recommendation on F1000Prime

Galvão, R.M., Li, M., Kothadia, S.M., Haskel, J.D., Decker, P.V., Van Buskirk, E.K., Chen, M. (2012) Photoactivated phytochromes interact with HEMERA and promote its accumulation to establish photomorphogenesis in Arabidopsis. Genes Dev 26:1851-63. Access the recommendation on F1000Prime

Van Buskirk, E.K., Decker, P.V., Chen, M. (2012) Photobodies in light signaling. Plant Physiol 158:52-60.

Chen, M.*, Chory, J.* (2011). Phytochrome signaling mechanisms and the control of plant development. Trends Cell Biol 21(11):664-671. (* Corresponding author)

Chen, M.*, Galvão, R.M., Li, M., Burger, B., Bugea, J., Bolado, J., Chory, J.* (2010). Arabidopsis HEMERA/pTAC12 initiates photomorphogenesis by phytochromes. Cell 141(7):1230-40. (* Corresponding author) Read Duke and Salk news releases.Access the recommendation on F1000Prime

Fankhauser C.*, Chen, M. (2008). Transposing phytochrome into the nucleus. Trends Plant Sci 13(11):596-601. (* Corresponding author)

Chen, M. (2008). Phytochrome nuclear body: an emerging model to study interphase nuclear dynamics and signaling. Curr Opin Plant Biol 11(5):503-8.

Chen, M., Tao, Y., Lim, J., Shaw, A., Chory, J. (2005). Regulation of phytochrome B nuclear localization through light-dependent unmasking of nuclear localization signals. Curr Biol 15(7):637-42.

Chen, M., Chory, J., Fankhauser, C. (2004). Light signal transduction in higher plants. Annu Rev Genet 38:87-117.

Chen, M., Schwab, R., and Chory, J. (2003). Characterization of requirements for localization of phytochrome B to nuclear bodies. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100(24):14493-14498.

Wang, Z.Y., Nakano, T., Gendron, J., He, J., Chen, M., Vafeados, D., Yang, Y., Fujioka, S., Yoshida, S., Asami, T., Chory, J. (2002). Nuclear-localized BZR1 mediates brassinosteroid-induced growth and feedback suppression of brassinosteroid biosynthesis. Dev Cell 2(4):505-513.

The Arabidopsis genome initiative (Chen, M. and Chory, J.). (2000). Analysis of the genome sequence of the flowering plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Nature 408:796-815.

Chen M., Choi, Y., Voytas, D.F., Rodermel, S.R. (2000). Mutations in the Arabidopsis VAR2 locus cause leaf variegation due to the loss of a chloroplast FtsH protease. Plant J 22(4):303-313.

Chen, M., Jensen, M., Rodermel, S.R. (1999). The yellow variegated mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana is plastid autonomous and delayed in chloroplast biogenesis. J Hered 90:207-14.

Martin, B.L., Luo, S., Kintanar, A., Chen, M., and Graves, D. J. (1998). Effect of citrulline for arginine replacement on the structure and turnover of phosphopeptide substrates of protein phosphatase-1. Arch Biochem Biophys 359:179-191.

Chen, M., Chen, L., and Fromm, H.J. (1994). Replacement of glutamic acid 29 with glutamine leads to a loss of cooperativity for AMP with porcine fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase. J Biol Chem 269:5554-58.

Chen, L., Hegde, R., Chen, M., and Fromm, H.J. (1993). Site-specific mutagenesis of the metal binding sites of porcine fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase. Arch Biochem Biophys 307:350-354.

Burton, V.A., Chen, M., Ong, W.C., Ling, T., Fromm, H.J., and Stayton, M.M. (1993). High-level expression of porcine fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase in E. Coli: purification and characterization of the enzyme. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 192:511-517.