Plant Molecular Biology in the Laboratory of Genetics, University of Wisconsin, Madison


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Brunkard Lab Publications:

30. Scarpin MR, Busche M, Martinez RE, Harper LC, Reiser L, Szakonyi D, Merchante C, Lan T, Xiong W, Mo B, Tang G, Chen X, Bailey-Serres J, Browning K, Brunkard JO* (2022) An updated nomenclature for plant ribosomal protein genes, The Plant Cell (in press) doi:10.1093/plcell/koac333.

29. Busche M, Hake S, Brunkard JO* (2022) Terminal Ear 1 and Phytochromes B1/B2 regulate maize leaf initiation independently, Genetics (in press) doi:10.1093/genetics/iyac182.

28. Abraham-Juárez MJ, Busche M, Leiboff S, Lunde C, Anderson AA, Christensen SA, Hunter CT, Hake S, Brunkard JO* (2022) Liguleless narrow and narrow odd dwarf act in overlapping pathways to regulate maize development and physiology, Plant Journal 112(4):881-96.

27. Scarpin MR, Simmons CH, Brunkard JO* (2022) Translating across kingdoms: TOR promotes protein synthesis through conserved and divergent pathways in plants.  J Exp Bot erac267, doi:10.1093/jxb/erac267.

26. Brunkard JO*, Chang C, Mayer BJ, Meyer C, Sheen J (2022) ConducTORs of a Signaling Symphony: Metabolic and Hormone Responses Converge on TOR and EIN2 in plants. Faculty Reviews 11:12.

25. Lutt N, Brunkard JO* (2022) Amino Acid Signaling for TOR in Eukaryotes: Sensors, Transducers, and a Sustainable Agricultural fuTORe.  Biomolecules 12(3):387.

24. Horner W, Brunkard JO* (2022) Quantifying plasmodesmatal transport with an improved GFP movement assay.  Plasmodesmata: Meth Mol Biol 2457, 285-98.

23. Lukan T, Županič A, Povalej TM, Brunkard JO, Juteršek M, Baebler Š, Gruden K (2022) Chloroplast redox state changes mark cell-to-cell signaling in the hypersensitive response, New Phytologist 237(2):548-62.

22. Li F, Brunkard JO, Baker B (2022) LncRNA gets into the balancing act, Cell Host Microbe 30(8):1061-3.

21. Busche M, Scarpin MR, Hnasko R, Brunkard JO* (2021) TOR coordinates nucleotide availability with ribosome biogenesis in plants. The Plant Cell 33(5):1615-32, doi:10.1093/plcell/koab043.

20. Horner W, Brunkard JO* (2021) Cytokinins stimulate plasmodesmatal transport in leaves. Front Plant Sci 12:674128, doi:10.3389/fpls.2021.674128.

19. Riegler S, Servi L, Scarpin MR, Godoy Herz MA, Kubaczka MG, Venhuizen P, Meyer C, Brunkard JO, Kalyna M, Barta A, Petrillo E (2021) Light regulates alternative splicing outcomes via the TOR kinase pathway.  Cell Rep 36(10):109676, doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2021.109676.

18. Scarpin MR, Leiboff S, Brunkard JO* (2020) Parallel global profiling of plant TOR dynamics reveals a conserved role for LARP1 in translation.  eLife 9:e58795, doi: 10.7554/eLife.58795.

17. Brunkard JO* (2020) Exaptive evolution of TARGET OF RAPAMYCIN signaling in multicellular eukaryotes. Dev Cell 54(2):142-55, doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2020.06.022.

16. Brunkard JO*, Xu M, Scarpin MR, Chatterjee SC, Runkel AM, Shemyakina EA, Goodman HM, Zambryski PC (2020) TOR dynamically regulates plant cell-cell transport PNAS 117(9):5049-58, doi:10.1073/pnas.1919196117.

15. Brunkard JO*, Zambryski PC (2019) Plasmodesmatal transport is regulated by light and the circadian clock. Plant Physiol 181(4):1459-67, doi:10.1104/pp.19.00460.

14. Anderson AA, St. Aubin B, Abraham-Juárez MJ, Leiboff S, Shen Z, Briggs S, Brunkard JO, Hake S, (2019) The second site modifier, Sympathy for the ligule, encodes a homolog of Arabidopsis ENHANCED DISEASE RESISTANCE4 and rescues the liguleless narrow maize mutant.  The Plant Cell, doi:10.1105/tpc.18.00840.

13. Brunkard JO*, Baker B, (2018) A two-headed monster to avert disaster: HBS1/SKI7 is alternatively spliced to build eukaryotic RNA surveillance complexes.  Frontiers Plant Sci 11 Sep 2018.

12. Brunkard JO*, Burch-Smith TM, (2018) Ties that bind: the integration of plastid signaling pathways in plant cell metabolism. Essays Biochem 62(1):95-107.

11. Brunkard JO, Zambryski PC (2017) Plasmodesmata enable multicellularity: new insights into their evolution, biogenesis, and functions in development and immunity. Curr Opin Plant Biol 35:76-83.

10. Brunkard JO, Runkel AM, Zambryski PC (2016) Visualizing stromule frequency with fluorescence microscopy.  J Vis Exp 117.

9. Brunkard JO, Runkel AM, Zambryski PC (2015) Chloroplasts extend stromules independently and in response to internal redox signals.  PNAS 112(32):10044-9.

8. Brunkard JO, Runkel AM, Zambryski PC (2015) The cytosol must flow: intercellular transport through plasmodesmata. Curr Opin Cell Biol 35:13-20.

7. Brunkard JO, Runkel AM, Zambryski PC (2015) Comment on “A promiscuous intermediate underlies the evolution of LEAFY DNA binding specificity.”  Science 347(6222):621.

6. Brunkard JO, Burch-Smith TM, Runkel AM, Zambryski P (2015) Investigating plasmodesmata genetics with virus-induced gene silencing and an Agrobacterium-mediated GFP movement assay. Meth Mol Biol 1217:185-198.

5. Brunkard JO, Runkel AM, Zambryski P (2014) Cell-cell signalling in plants—cross-talk among chloroplasts, mitochondria and plasmodesmata. The Biochemist 36(5):11-16.

4. Brunkard JO, Runkel AM, Zambryski PC (2013) Plasmodesmata dynamics are coordinated by intracellular signaling pathways.  Curr Opin Plant Biol 16(5):614-20.

3. Li F, Pignatta D, Bendix C, Brunkard JO, Cohn MM, Tung J, Sun H, Kumar P, Baker B (2012) MicroRNA regulation of plant innate immune receptors. PNAS 109(5):1790-5.

2. Stonebloom S, Brunkard JO, Cheung AC, Jiang K, Feldman L, Zambryski PC (2012) Redox states of plastids and mitochondria differentially regulate intercellular transport via plasmodesmata.  Plant Physiology 158(1):190-9.

1. Burch-Smith TM, Brunkard JO, Choi YG, Zambryski PC (2011) Organelle-nucleus cross-talk regulates plant intercellular transport via plasmodesmata. PNAS 108(51):E1451-60.