Publications of Bernd Weisshaar

  • [45] D. Bellin, M. Werber, T. Theis, B. Schulz, B. Weisshaar, K. Schneider (2003)
    EST sequencing, annotation and macroarray transcriptome analysis identify preferentially root-expressed genes in sugar beet
    Plant Biology, submitted
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -

  • [44] M. A. Heim, M. Jakoby, M. Werber, C. Martin, B. Weisshaar and P. C. Bailey (2003)
    The Basic Helix-Loop-Helix Transcription Factor Family in Plants: A Genome-wide Study of Protein Structure and Functional Diversity
    Molecular Biology and Evolution: in press
    - Abstract -Additional data - constructs and vectors -

  • [43] R. Herwig, B. Schulz, B. Weisshaar, S. Hennig, M. Steinfath, M. Drungowski, D. Stahl, W. Wruck, A. Menze, J. O'Brien, H. Lehrach and U. Radelof (2002)
    Construction of a "unigene" cDNA clone set by oligonucleotide fingerprinting allows access to 25,000 potential sugar beet genes
    The Plant Journal 32:, 845-857
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -
    - GenBank entries:
      • Beta vulgaris (sugar beet) ESTs BQ582276 to BQ595857

  • [42] bZIP research group: M. Jakoby, W. Droege-Laser, T. Kroj, J. Tiedemann, J. Vicente-Carbajosa, B. Weisshaar, F. Parcy (2002)
    The bZIP family of transcription factors in Arabidopsis thaliana.
    Trends in Plant Science 7: 106-111
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -

  • [41] M. Sagasser, G.-H. Lu, K. Hahlbrock and B. Weisshaar (2002)
    A. thaliana TRANSPARENT TESTA 1 is involved in seed coat development and defines the WIP subfamily of plant zinc finger proteins.
    Genes & Development 16: 138-149
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -
    - GenBank entries:
      • Arabidopsis thaliana TT1/WIP1 At1g34790:
        - accession Columbia: 12kb TT1 locus AF190298
        - accession Landsberg (gene): TT1 genomic DNA AF190300,
        - accession Landsberg (cDNA): TT1 cDNA AF251686,
      • Arabidopsis thaliana WIP2 At3g57670: AtWIP2 cDNA AF254447,
      • Arabidopsis thaliana WIP3 At1g08290: AtWIP3 cDNA AF254448,
      • Arabidopsis thaliana WIP4 At3g20880: AtWIP4 cDNA AJ311811,
      • Arabidopsis thaliana WIP5 At1g51220: AtWIP5 cDNA AJ311810,
      • Arabidopsis thaliana WIP6 At1g13290: AtWIP6 cDNA AJ311809,
      • Glycine max WIP1: GmWIP1 partial cDNA AJ311808,
  • [40] K. Schneider, B. Weisshaar, D.C. Borchardt and F. Salamini (2001)
    SNP frequency and allelic haplotype structure of Beta vulgaris expressed genes.
    Molecular Breeding 8: 63-74
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -

  • [39] R. Stracke, M. Werber, and B. Weisshaar (2001)
    The R2R3-MYB gene family in Arabidopsis thaliana.
    Current Opinion in Plant Biology 4: 447-456
    - Abstract

  • [38] M. Koch, B. Weisshaar, J. Kroymann, B. Haubold and T. Mitchell-Olds (2001)
    Comparative genomics and regulatory evolution: conservation and function of the CHS and APETELA3 promoters.
    Molecular Biology and Evolution 18: 1882-1891
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -

  • [37] H. Jin, E. Cominelli, P. Bailey, A. Parr, F. Mehrtens, J. Jones, C. Tonelli, B. Weisshaar and C. Martin (2000)
    Transcriptional repression by AtMYB4 controls production of UV-protecting sunscreens in Arabidopsis.
    The EMBO Journal 19: 6150-6161
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -

  • [36] C. Schoenbohm, S. Martens, C. Eder, G. Forkmann, and B. Weisshaar (2000)
    Identification of the Arabidopsis thaliana flavonoid 3'-hydroxylase gene and functional expression of the encoded P450 enzyme.
    Biological Chemistry 381: 749-753
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -
    - GenBank entries: AtF3'H cDNA (Col) AF271651, AtF3'H cDNA (Ler) AF271650, Atf3'h-1(tt7) cDNA (Ler) AF271649,

  • [35] M. Sprenger und B. Weisshaar (2000)
    Transactivation properties of parsley proline-rich bZIP transcription factors.
    The Plant Journal 22, 1-8
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -

  • [34] H. Kranz, K. Scholz and B. Weisshaar (2000)
    c-MYB oncogene-like genes encoding three MYB repeats occur in all major plant lineages.
    The Plant Journal 21: 231-235
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -
    - GenBank entries: two entries are given for each MYB3R gene, partial genomic and cDNA sequences, respectively.
      • Arabidopsis thaliana (dicot):
        - - accession Columbia: AtMYB3R-1: AF188677 (gene) and AF176005 (cDNA); AtMYB3R-2: gene F6N23.19 in Bac AF058919; AtMYB98: AF176003
        - - accession Landsberg erecta: AF189212 (gene) and AF189784 (cDNA)
      • Physcomitrella patens (moss) PpMYB3R-1: AF189785 and AF189786
      • Adiantum raddianum (fern) ArMYB3R-1: AF190303 and AF190304; ArMYB3R-2: AF190305 and AF190306; ArMYB3R-3: AF190307, and AF190308
      • Hordeum vulgare (monocot) HvMYB3R-1: AF189787 and AF189788
      • Secale cereale (monocot) ScMYB3R-1: AF190301 and AF190302
      • Marchantia polymorpha (liverwort) MpMYB3R-1: AF190309 and AF190310
      • Lycopodium spec. (lycopsid) LycMYB3R-1:AF190311 and AF190312
      • Psilotum nudum (fern) PnMYB3R-1: AF190317 and AF190318; PnMYB3R-2: AF190319 and AF190320; PnMYB3R-3: AF190321 and AF190322
      • Equisetum spec. (horsetail) EqMYB3R-1: AF190313 and AF190314, EqMYB3R-2: AF190315, and AF190316)

  • [33] R.C. Meissner, H. Jin, E. Cominelli, M. Denekamp, A. Fuertes, R. Greco, H.D. Kranz, S. Penfield, K. Petroni, A. Urzainqui, C. Martin, J. Paz-Ares, S. Smeekens, C. Tonelli, B. Weisshaar, E. Baumann, V. Klimyuk, S. Marillonnet, K. Patel, E. Speulman, A. Tissier, D. Bouchez, J. Jones, A. Pereira, E. Wisman, and M. Bevan (1999)
    Function search in a large transcription factor family in Arabidopsis: assessing the potential of reverse genetics to identify insertion mutants in R2R3-MYB genes.
    The Plant Cell 11: 1827-1840
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -
    - GenBank entries: see the listing of R2R3-MYB genes (click the updated gene list link)

  • [32] N. Focks, M. Sagasser, B. Weisshaar, and C. Benning (1999)
    Characterization of tt15, a novel TRANSPARENT TESTA mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana.
    Planta 208: 352-357
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -

  • [31] H.D. Kranz, M. Denekamp, R. Greco, H.-L. Jin, A. Leyva, R. Meissner, K. Petroni, A. Urzainqui, M. Bevan, C. Martin, S. Smeekens, C. Tonelli, J. Paz-Ares, and B. Weisshaar (1998)
    Towards functional characterisation of the members of the R2R3-MYB gene family from Arabidopsis thaliana.
    The Plant Journal 16: 263-276
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -
    - GenBank entries: see the listing of R2R3-MYB genes (click the updated gene list link)

  • [30] E. Wisman, U. Hartmann, M. Sagasser, E. Baumann, K. Palme, K. Hahlbrock, H. Saedler, and B. Weisshaar (1998)
      Knock-out mutants from an En-1 mutagenized Arabidopsis thaliana population generate phenylpropanoid biosynthesis phenotypes.
      Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 95: 12432-12437
      - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -
      - GenBank entries:
      • AtFLS gene (accession Col) U84258, AtFLS cDNA (accession Col) U84259,
      • AtF3H gene (accession Col) AF064064,
      • AtF3H allele f3h-1 (accession Ler/tt6) AF064065,

  • [29] B. Weisshaar and G.I. Jenkins (1998)
    Phenylpropanoid biosynthesis and its regulation.
    Current Opinion in Plant Biology 1: 251-257
    - Abstract -

  • [28] S. Kircher, S. Ledger, H. Hayashi, B. Weisshaar, E. Schäfer, and H. Frohnmeyer (1998)
    CPRF4a, a novel plant bZIP protein of the CPRF family: comparative analyses of their light-dependent expression, post-translational regulation, nuclear import and heterodimerisation.
    Molecular General Genetics 257: 595-605
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -
    - GenBank entries: PcCPRF4a cDNA Y10809, PcCPRF4b cDNA Y10810

  • [27] U. Hartmann, W.J. Valentine, J.M. Christie, J. Hays, G.I. Jenkins and B. Weisshaar (1998) Identification of UV/blue light-response elements in the Arabidopsis thaliana chalcone synthase promoter using a homologous protoplast transient expression system.
    Plant Molecular Biology 36: 741-754
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -
    GenBank entry: AtCHS gene promoter (Col allele) AF012810

  • [26] B. Weisshaar (1998)
    Paper alerts in the field of plant gene regulation.
    Current Opinion in Plant Biology 1: 6-7, 97, 192-193, 280, 371-372, 451;
    COPB 2 (1999): 6, 76, 169, 260, 345, 432;
    COPB 3 (2000): 8, 91, -, 269, 347, 443;
    COPB 4 (2001): 8, 99, 175, 274, 375, 471;
    COPB 5 (2002): 6-7, -, 187, 272-273,

  • [25] M. Feldbrügge, M. Sprenger, K. Hahlbrock and B. Weisshaar (1997)
    PcMYB1, a novel plant protein containing a DNA-binding domain with one MYB repeat, interacts in vivo with a light-regulatory promoter unit.
    The Plant Journal 11: 1079-1093
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -
    GenBank entries: PcMYB1s cDNA U67134

  • [24] M. Feldbrügge, K. Hahlbrock and B. Weisshaar (1996)
    The CPRF1 transcriptional regulator: expression analysis and gene structure.
    Molecular General Genetics 251: 619-627
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -
    GenBank entries: CPRF1 gene U50063

  • [23] I. E. Somssich and B. Weisshaar (1996)
    Expression library screening.
    In: "Plant Gene Isolation", Ed. G. D. Foster und D. Twell; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Leicester (U.K.); 157-176

  • [22] T. Kaiser, K. Emmler, T. Kretsch, B. Weisshaar, E. Schäfer and A. Batschauer (1995)
    Promoter elements of the mustard chs1 gene sufficient for light regulation in transgenic plants.
    Plant Molecular Biology 28: 219-229
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -

  • [21] M. Feldbrügge, M. Sprenger, M. Dinkelbach, K. Yazaki, K. Harter and B. Weisshaar (1994)
    Functional analysis of a light-responsive plant bZIP transcriptional regulator
    The Plant Cell 6: 1607-1621
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -

  • [20] J. Blecken, B. Weisshaar and F. Herzfeld (1994)
    Two distinct cis-acting elements are involved in light-dependent activation of the pea elip promoter
    Molecular General Genetics 245: 371-379
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -

  • [19] P. Kawalleck, I.E. Somssich, M. Feldbrügge, K. Hahlbrock and B. Weisshaar (1993)
    Polyubiquitin gene expression and structural properties of the ubi4-2 gene in Petroselinum crispum
    Plant Molecular Biology 21: 673-684
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -

  • [18] B. Weisshaar, M. Feldbrügge, G.A. Armstrong, K. Yazaki and K. Hahlbrock (1992)
    Elements involved in light regulation of the parsley chs promoter: cis-acting nucleotide sequences and trans-acting factors
    In: "Groupe Polyphenols, the 20th anniversary", JIEP Proceedings Volume 16, Ed. A. Scalbert; Groupe Polyphenols, Paris; 281-289

  • [17] J. Geisel, T. Schleifenbaum, K. Oette and B. Weisshaar (1992)
    Familial defective apoprotein B-100 in 12 subjects and their kindred
    Eur. J. Clin. Chem. Clin. Biochem. 30: 729-736
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -

  • [16] G. A. Armstrong, B. Weisshaar and K. Hahlbrock (1992)
    Homodimeric and heterodimeric leucine zipper proteins and nuclear factors from parsley recognize diverse promoter elements with ACGT cores
    The Plant Cell 4: 525-537
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -

  • [15] J. Geisel, T. Schleifenbaum, B. Weisshaar and K. Oette (1991)
    Rapid diagnosis of familial defective in apolipoprotein B-100
    Eur. J. Clin. Chem. Clin. Biochem. 29: 395-399
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -

  • [14] B. Weisshaar, G. A. Armstrong, A. Block, O. da Costa e Silva and K. Hahlbrock (1991)
    Light-inducible and constitutively expressed DNA-binding proteins recognizing a plant promoter element with functional relevance in light responsiveness
    The EMBO Journal 10, 1777-1786
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -

  • [13] B. Weisshaar, A. Block, G. A. Armstrong, A. Herrmann, P. Schulze-Lefert and K. Hahlbrock (1991) Regulatory elements required for light-mediated expression of the Petroselinum crispum chalcone synthase gene
    In: "Molecular Biology of Plant Development", Symposia of the Society for Experimental Biology 45, Ed. G. I. Jenkins und W. Schuch; The Company of Biologists Limited, Cambridge (U.K.), 191-210
    - Abstract -

  • [12] S. Spiker, B. Weisshaar, O. da Costa e Silva and K. Hahlbrock (1990)
    Sequence of a histone H2A cDNA from parsley
    Nucleic Acid Research 18: 5897

  • [11] J. Geisel, B. Weisshaar and K. Oette (1990)
    Rekombinante Genproben in der Diagnostik der familiären Hypercholesterinämie
    Der Kassenarzt 30 (7): 51-54

  • [10] J. Geisel, B. Weisshaar and K. Oette (1990)
    Diagnosis of Familial Hypercholesterolemia using DNA probes for the Low-density Lipoprotein Receptor gene
    In: "DNA-Polymorphism in Forensic and Medicine"; Biotechforum; Ed. J. Henke, J. Kömpf und A. J. Driesel; Hüthig Buch Verlag, Heidelberg, 31-46

  • [9] R. Jessberger, B. Weisshaar, S. Stabel and W. Doerfler (1989)
    Arrangement and expression of integrated Adenovirus type 12 DNA in the transformed hamster cell line HA12/7: Amplification of Ad 12 and c-myc DNAs and evidence for hybrid viral-cellular transcripts
    Virus Research 13: 113-128
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -

  • [8] W. Doerfler, A. Hoeveler, B. Weisshaar, P. Dobrzanski, D. Knebel, K. D. Langner, S. Achten and U. Müller (1989)
    Promoter inactivation or inhibition by sequence-specific methylation and mechanisms of reactivation
    Cell Biophysics 15: 21-27
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -

  • [7] W. Doerfler, B. Weisshaar, A. Hoeveler, D. Knebel, U. Müller, P. Dobrzanski, U. Lichtenberg, S. Achten and R. Hermann (1988)
    Promoter inhibition by DNA methylation: A reversible signal
    Gene 74: 129-133

  • [6] J. Geisel, B. Weisshaar, K. Oette and W. Doerfler (1988)
    A new Apa LI restriction fragment length polymorphism in the low density lipoprotein receptor gene
    J. Clin. Chem. Clin. Biochem. 26: 429-433
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -

  • [5] B. Weisshaar, K. D. Langner, R. Jüttermann, U. Müller, C. Zock, T. Klimkait and W. Doerfler (1988)
    Reactivation of the methylation-inactivated late E2A promoter of Adenovirus type 2 by E1A (13s) functions
    Journal of Molecular Biology 202: 255-270
    - Abstract - Additional data - constructs and vectors -

  • [4] W. Doerfler, K. D. Langner, D. Knebel, A. Höveler, U. Müller, U. Lichtenberg, B. Weisshaar and D. Renz (1988)
    Eucaryotic gene inactivation by sequence-specific promoter methylation and the release of the transcription block
    In "Architecture of Eucaryotic Genes", Ed. G. Kahl; VCH, Weinheim, New York; 409-418

  • [3] J. Geisel, B. Weisshaar, K. Oette and W. Doerfler (1987)
    Double MspI RFLP in the Human LDL receptor gene
    Nucleic Acid Research 15: 3943

  • [2] D. Knebel, K. D. Langner, A. Höveler, U. Lichtenberg, B. Weisshaar, D. Renz and W. Doerfler (1987)
    Sequence-specific DNA methylation: Promoter inactivation and release of the expression block
    In "Tumor Cell Differenciation", Eds. J. Aarbakke, P. K. Chiang, und H. P. Koeffler; Humana Press, Clifton, New Jersey; 215-221

  • [1] B. Weisshaar, R. Gilles, R. Moka and L. Jaenicke (1984)
    A high frequency mutation starts sexual reproduction in Volvox carteri
    Z. Naturforsch. 39c: 1159-1162

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Short CV

  • now-1996 MPI for Plant Breeding Research, Group leader (Main topics: Flavonoids and transcription factor genomics) & Head of ADIS (MPIZ DNA core facility)
  • 1995-1991 MPI for Plant Breeding Research, Group leader in Biochemistry (Department Head: Prof. Dr. Klaus Hahlbrock)
    • Habilitationsschrift: DNA-bindende Proteine der bZIP-Klasse in Pflanzen. (Universität zu Köln, 1994)
    • Auslandsaufenthalt: University of Glasgow, Botany Department, with Gareth Jenkins (1994)
  • 1991-1989 MPI for Plant Breeding Research, Postdoc in Biochemistry (Main topic: Flavonoid-related gene regulation; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Klaus Hahlbrock)
  • 1988-1984 University of Köln, Dissertation in Genetics (Main topic: Virology; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Walter Doerfler)
    • Dissertation: Inhibition eines viralen Promoters durch sequenz-spezifische Methylierung: Aufhebung des Transkriptionsblockes durch E1A-Transaktivierung. (Universität zu Köln, 1988)
  • 1979-1984 University of Köln, Diploma in Biology (Main topic: Biochemistry; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Lothar Jaenicke)
    • Diplomarbeit: Biochemische Untersuchungen am Sexualinduktor von Volvox carteri. (Universität zu Köln, 1984)