Archive Publications



Bohnsack MT, Martin R, Granneman S, Ruprecht M, Schleiff E & Tollervey D (2009) Prp43 bound at different sites on the Pre-rRNA performs distinct functions in ribosome synthesis. Mol Cell 36: 583–592.

Chan-Schaminet KY, Baniwal SK, Bublak D, Nover L & Scharf KD (2009) Specific interaction between tomato HsfA1 and HsfA2 creates hetero-oligomeric superactivator complexes for synergistic activation of heat stress gene expression. J Biol Chem 284: 20848–20857.

Jurić S, Hazler-Pilepić K, Tomasić A, Lepedus H, Jelicić B, Puthiyaveetil S, Bionda T, Vojta L, Allen JF, Schleiff E & Fulgosi H (2009) Tethering of ferredoxin:NADP+ oxidoreductase to thylakoid membranes is mediated by novel chloroplast protein TROL. Plant J 60: 783–794.

Mirus O & Schleiff E (2009) The evolution of tetratricopeptide repeat domain containing receptors involved in protein translocation.Endocytobiosis Cell Research 19: 31–50.

Nicolaisen K, Mariscal V, Bredemeier R, Pernil R, Moslavac S, López-Igual R, Maldener I, Herrero A, Schleiff E & Flores E (2009) The outer membrane of a heterocyst-forming cyanobacterium is a permeability barrier for uptake of metabolites that are exchanged between cells. Mol Microbiol 74: 58–70.

Nicolaisen K, Hahn A & Schleiff E (2009) The cell wall in heterocyst formation by Anabaena sp. PCC 7120. J Basic Microbiol 49: 5–24.

Schleiff E & Tampé R (2009) Membrane proteins take center stage in Frankfurt. Nature Chem Biol 5: 135–139.

Sommer MS & Schleiff E (2009) Molecular interactions within the plant TOC complex. Biol Chem 390: 736–744.

Tripp J, Mishra SK & Scharf KD (2009) Functional dissection of the cytosolic chaperone network in tomato mesophyll protoplasts. Plant Cell & Environm 32: 123–133.

Tripp J, Sommer MS & Schleiff E (2009) Freier Eintritt ins Grüne? Toc als Türsteher der Plastiden. Bioforum 32: 30–31.

Wunder T, Bredemeier R, Ruprecht M & Schleiff E (2009) The Omp85 proteins of Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 and E. coli are functionally distinct. Endocytobiosis Cell Res 19: 20–30


Bionda T, Koenig P, Oreb M, Tews I & Schleiff E (2008) pH sensitivity of the GTPase Toc33 as a regulatory circuit for protein translocation into chloroplasts. Plant Cell Physiol 49: 1917–1921.

Charpentier M, Bredemeier R, Wanner G, Takeda N, Schleiff E & Parniske M (2008) Lotus japonicus CASTOR and POLLUX Are Ion Channels Essential for Perinuclear Calcium Spiking in Legume Root Endosymbiosis. Plant Cell 20: 3467–3479.

Koenig P, Oreb M, Rippe K, Muhle-Goll C, Sinning I, Schleiff E & Tews I (2008) On the significance of Toc-GTPase homodimers. J Biol Chem 283: 23104–23112.

Koenig P, Oreb M, Höfle A, Kaltofen S, Rippe K, Sinning I, Schleiff E & Tews I (2008) The GTPase cycle of the chloroplast import receptors Toc33/Toc34: implications from monomeric and dimeric structures. Structure 16: 585–596.

Mickler M, Schleiff E & Hugel T (2008) From biological towards artificial molecular motors. Chemphyschem 9: 1503–1509.

Mirus O, Strauss S, Nicolaisen K, von Haeseler A & Schleiff E (2009) TonB-dependent transporters and their occurrence in cyanobacteria. BMC Biol 7: 68.

Mirus O, Bionda T, von Haeseler A & Schleiff E (2009) Evolutionarily evolved discriminators in the 3-TPR domain of the Toc64 family involved in protein translocation at the outer membrane of chloroplasts and mitochondria. J Mol Model 15: 971–982.

Nicolaisen K, Moslavac S, Samborski A, Valdebenito M, Hantke K, Maldener I, Muro-Pastor AM, Flores E & Schleiff E (2008) Alr0397 is an outer membrane transporter for the siderophore schizokinen in Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7120. J Bacteriol 190: 7500–7507.

Oreb M, Höfle A, Mirus O & Schleiff E (2008) Phosphorylation regulates the assembly of chloroplast import machinery. J Exp Bot 59: 2309–2316.

Siddique M, Gernhard S, von Koskull-Döring P, Vierling E & Scharf KD (2008) The plant sHSP superfamily: Five new members in Arabidopsis thaliana with unexpected properties. Cell Stress Chaperones 13: 183–197.

Schmidt von Braun S & Schleiff E (2008) The chloroplast outer membrane protein CHUP1 interacts with actin and profiling. Planta 227: 1151–1159.

Spork S, Hiss JA, Mandel K, Sommer MS, Kooij TW, Chu T, Schneider G, Maier UG & Przyborski JM (2009). An unusual ERAD-like complex is targeted to the apicoplast of Plasmodium falciparum. Eukaryot Cell 8: 1134–1145.

Vojta A, Fulgosi H & Schleiff E (2008) The Molecular Concept of Protein Translocation across the Outer Membrane of Chloroplasts. Croat Chem Acta 81: 501–509.


Baniwal SK, Chan KY, Scharf KD & Nover L (2007) Role of heat stress transcription factor HsfA5 as specific repressor of HsfA4. J Biol Chem 282: 3605–3613.

Bredemeier R, Schlegel T, Ertel F, Vojta A, Bohnsack MT, von Haeseler A & Schleiff E (2007) Functional and phylogenetic properties of the pore forming β-barrel transporter of the Omp85 family. J Biol Chem 282: 1882–1890.

Löffelhardt W, von Haeseler A, Schleiff E (2007) The b-barrel shaped polypeptide transporter, an old concept for precursor protein transfer across membranes. Symbiosis 44: 33–42.

Kotak S, Larkindale J, Lee U, von Koskull-Döring P, Vierling E & Scharf KD (2007) Complexity of the heat stress response in plants. Curr Opin Plant Biol 10: 310–316.

Moslavac S, Nicolaisen K, Mirus O, Dehni FA, Pernil R, Flores E, Maldener I & Schleiff E (2007) A TolC-like protein is required for heterocyst development in Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7120. J Bacteriol 189: 7887–7895.

Moslavac S, Reisinger V, Berg M, Mirus O, Vosyka O, Ploscher M, Flores E, Eichacker LA, Schleiff E (2007) The proteome of the heterocyst cell wall in Anabaena sp. PCC 7120. Biol Chem 388: 823–829.

Oreb M, Zoryan M, Vojta A, Maier UG, Eichacker LA & Schleiff E (2007) Phospho-mimicry mutant of atToc33 affects early development of Arabidopsis thaliana. FEBS Lett 581: 5945–5951.

Qbadou S, Becker T, Bionda T, Reger K, Ruprecht M, Soll J, Schleiff E, (2007) Toc64 – a preprotein-receptor at the outer membrane with bipartide function. J Mol Biol 367: 1330–1346.

Schlegel T, Mirus O, von Haeseler A & Schleiff E (2007) The tetratricopeptide repeats of receptors involved in protein translocation across membranes. Mol Biol Evol 24: 2763–2774.

Schmidt von Braun S, Sabetti A, Hanic-Joyce PJ, Gu J, Schleiff E & Joyce P (2007) Dual targeting of the tRNA nucleotidyltransferase in plants – not just the signal. J Exp Bot 58: 4083–4093.

Steinhübl S & Schleiff E (2007) Movement of endosymbiotic organelles. Curr Prot Pep Sci 8: 426–438.

von Koskull-Döring P, Scharf KD & Nover L (2007) The diversity of plant heat stress transcription factors. Trends Plant Sci 12: 452-457.

Wunder T, Martin R, Löffelhardt W, Schleiff E & Steiner JM (2007) The invariant phenylalanine of precursor proteins discloses the importance of Omp85 for protein translocation into cyanelles. BMC Evol Biol 7: 236.



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