Professor John Christie

  • Professor of Photobiology (Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology)

telephone: 01413302392
email: John.Christie@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Obtaining a BSc Honours degree in Biochemistry at the University of Glasgow first stimulated my interests in receptor proteins and cell signalling. I obtained a PhD in Molecular Biology investigating how UV/blue light regulates the expression of flavonoid biosynthesis genes in plants. I was especially interested in understanding how proteins known as photoreceptors convert photons of light into molecular signals that trigger a multitude of different physiological processes. At this time, little was known about the molecular basis of plant UV/blue light receptors. This fascination led me on an academic career to uncover the molecular identity and photochemical properties of the photoreceptor proteins involved. I completed my postdoc with Winslow Briggs at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Stanford in 2002 and returned to Glasgow to take up a Royal Society University Research Fellowship to continue my research on natural and synthetic photoreceptor systems. I am currently Professor of Photobiology and Deputy Director of the Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology.

Research interests

  • Molecular basis of UV/blue light signalling in plants
  • Engineering novel fluorescent proteins
  • Design of synthetic photoswitches for optogenetic applications

Research interests - further information

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Dr Jan Petersen

Dr Jonathan Schnabel

Dr Maria Papanatsiou

Jaynee Hart

 

 

 

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Links to:
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http://www.photobiology.info/Christie.html

Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Photoreceptor Engineering to Modulate Plant Growth
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2014 - 2017
     
  • Modulation of Phytochrome B Signalling by Phosphorylation
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2013 - 2016
     
  • Regulation of Auxin Fluxes Required For Phototropic Growth
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2013 - 2016
     
  • How does the plant UV-B photoreceptor UVR8 initiate signalling?
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2013 - 2016
     
  • Plant UV-B photoreceptor signalling
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2012 - 2015
     
  • Utility of LOV-based Fluorescent Reporters To Monitor the Real-Time Secretion and Localisation of Bacterial Effector Proteins
    BBSRC
    2011 - 2012
     
  • Quest for the Holy Grail of plant photobiology: a UV-B photoreceptor
    Leverhulme Trust
    2010 - 2014
     
  • Phosphoproteomic approaches to understand photoreceptor kinase function and signalling in plants
    BBSRC
    2008 - 2009
     
  • The UVR8 UV-B-specific signalling pathway
    BBSRC
    2008 - 2011
     
  • LOV [Light-Oxygen-Voltage] domains as novel fluorescent markers
    Gatsby Charitable Foundation
    2007 - 2008
     
  • Characterisation of the phot1-interacting protein AtMRD1 and its role in regulating phototropism
    BBSRC
    2005 - 2008
     
  • Structure-function analyses of the phototropin blue light receptors
    BBSRC
    2002 - 2005
     
  • Biochemical/Molecular characterisation of phototropin signalling in Arabidopsis
    Royal Society
    2002 - 2010
     

Teaching

  • Level 3: Practical classes for Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology 3A and 3B
  • Level 4: Core Skills in Molecular and Cell Biology Option
  • Level 4: Central Approaches to Biochemistry Option
  • Level 4: Biotechnology Option
  • Level 4: Plant Molecular Biology Option
  • Level 4: Coordinator, Biotechnology Option
  • PGT: Deputy coordinator MSc Biotechnology
  • PGT: Biotechnology Applications course, tutorials
  • PGT: Practical class, tutorials in Optogenetics

Additional information

Editorial Board

  • 2012 - ongoing: Plant Physiology - Monitoring Editor
  • 2012 - ongoing: New Phytologist - Editor

Grant Advisory Board

  • 2015 - ongoing: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) - Panel of Experts

Invited International Presentations

  • 2016: Bristol, England, UK - Invited seminar speaker, University of Bristol
  • 2016: Galveston, Texas, USA - Chair of the GRC on Photosensory Receptors and Signal Transduction
  • 2016: Nagoya, Japan - Invited speaker, Nagoya Institute of Technology International Symposium on Frontier Materials
  • 2015: Berlin, Germany - Invited seminar speaker, Freie Universitat Berlin
  • 2015: Brno, Czech Republic - Invited speaker, EMBO Conference: Signalling in plant development
  • 2015: Austin, Texas, USA - Invited speaker, International Symposium of Plant Photobiology
  • 2014: Il Ciocco, Italy - Vice-chair of the GRC on Photosensory Receptors and Signal Transduction
  • 2014: Cordoba, Argentina - Invited speaker and session organiser, 16th International Congress on Photobiology
  • 2013: Manchester, England, UK - Invited seminar speaker, University of Manchester
  • 2013: Gif-sur-Yvette, France - Invited speaker, CNRS
  • 2013: Kyoto, Japan - The 51st Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Japan
  • 2013: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK - Speaker and session organiser/chair, International Symposium of Plant Photobiology

Prizes, Awards and Distinctions

  • 2016: Royal Society of Edinburgh - Elected Fellow
  • 2009: International Union of Photobiology, Finsen Lecture Award
  • 2003: American Society for Photobiology, New Investigator of the Year Award

Professional Learned Society

  • 2016 - ongoing: Nagoya Institute of Technology Academic Unit Cooperation Programme - Member
  • 2016 - ongoing: Royal Society of Edinburgh - Fellow
  • 2013 - ongoing: University of Maryland, USA - Member of the graduate faculty
  • 2005 - ongoing: American Society of Plant Biologists - Member

Research Fellowship

  • 2012 - 2012: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science - Fellowship for Research in Japan
  • 2001 - 2011: Royal Society University Research Fellowship

Publications

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Number of items: 50.

2016

Buckley, A. M., Jukes, C., Candlish, D., Irvine, J. J., Spencer, J., Fagan, R. P., Roe, A. J., Christie, J., Fairweather, N. F., and Douce, G. R. (2016) Lighting up Clostridium Difficile: reporting gene expression using fluorescent Lov domains. Scientific Reports, 6, 23463. (doi:10.1038/srep23463) (PMID:26996606) (PMCID:PMC4800718)

Sullivan, S., Hart, J. E., Rasch, P., Walker, C., and Christie, J. (2016) Phytochrome A mediates blue-light enhancement of second-positive phototropism in Arabidopsis. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7, 290. (doi:10.3389/fpls.2016.00290)

Sullivan, S., Petersen, J., Blackwood, L., Papanatsiou, M., and Christie, J. M. (2016) Functional characterisation of Ostreococcus tauri phototropin. New Phytologist, 209(2), pp. 612-623. (doi:10.1111/nph.13640) (PMID:26414490)

Gawthorne, J. A., Audry, L., McQuitty, C., Dean, P., Christie, J. M., Enninga, J., and Roe, A. J. (2016) Visualizing translocation and localization of bacterial type III effector proteins using a genetically encoded reporter system. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 82(9), pp. 2700-2708. (doi:10.1128/AEM.03418-15) (PMID:25576618) (PMCID:PMC4345375)

2015

Buckley, A. M., Petersen, J., Roe, A. J., Douce, G. R., and Christie, J. M. (2015) LOV-based reporters for fluorescence imaging. Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, 27, pp. 39-45. (doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2015.05.011) (PMID:26087123)

Fankhauser, C., and Christie, J. M. (2015) Plant Phototropic Growth. Current Biology, 25(9), R384-R389. (doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.03.020) (PMID:25942556)

Preuten, T., Blackwood, L., Christie, J. M., and Fankhauser, C. (2015) Lipid anchoring of Arabidopsis phototropin 1 to assess the functional significance of receptor internalization: should I stay or should I go? New Phytologist, 206(3), pp. 1038-1050. (doi:10.1111/nph.13299) (PMID:25643813)

Heilmann, M., Christie, J. M., Kennis, J. T.M., Jenkins, G. I., and Mathes, T. (2015) Photoinduced transformation of UVR8 monitored by vibrational and fluorescence spectroscopy. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 14(2), pp. 252-257. (doi:10.1039/c4pp00246f) (PMID:25274012)

Christie, J. M., Blackwood, L., Petersen, J., and Sullivan, S. (2015) Plant flavoprotein photoreceptors. Plant and Cell Physiology, 56(3), pp. 401-413. (doi:10.1093/pcp/pcu196) (PMID:25516569) (PMCID:PMC4357641)

Cosentino, C. et al. (2015) Engineering of a light-gated potassium channel. Science, 348(6235), pp. 707-710. (doi:10.1126/science.aaa2787) (PMID:25954011)

Mathes, T. et al. (2015) Proton-coupled electron transfer constitutes the photoactivation mechanism of the plant photoreceptor UVR8. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137(25), pp. 8113-8120. (doi:10.1021/jacs.5b01177) (PMID:25955727)

Miyamori, T., Nakasone, Y., Hitomi, K., Christie, J. M., Getzoff, E. D., and Terazima, M. (2015) Reaction dynamics of the UV-B photosensor UVR8. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 14(5), pp. 995-1004. (doi:10.1039/c5pp00012b) (PMID:25811405)

2014

Christie, J., and Blatt, M. (2014) Plant physiology sees the light. Plant Physiology, 164(1), p. 12. (doi:10.1104/pp.113.900477)

2013

Zhang, L., Risoul, V., Latifi, A., Christie, J.M., and Zhang, C. (2013) Exploring the size limit of protein diffusion through the periplasm in cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 using the 13 kDa iLOV fluorescent protein. Research in Microbiology, 164(7), pp. 710-717. (doi:10.1016/j.resmic.2013.05.004)

Seago, J., Juleff, N., Moffat, K., Berryman, S., Christie, J. M., Charleston, B., and Jackson, T. (2013) An infectious recombinant foot-and-mouth disease virus expressing a fluorescent marker protein. Journal of General Virology, 94(7), pp. 1517-1527. (doi:10.1099/vir.0.052308-0) (PMID:23559477) (PMCID:PMC3709630)

Christie, J.M., and Murphy, A.S. (2013) Shoot phototropism in higher plants: new light through old concepts. American Journal of Botany, 100(1), pp. 35-46. (doi:10.3732/ajb.1200340)

Takemiya, A., Sugiyama, N., Fujimoto, H., Tsutsumi, T., Yamauchi, S., Hiyama, A., Tada, Y., Christie, J.M., and Shimazaki, K. (2013) Phosphorylation of BLUS1 kinase by phototropins is a primary step in stomatal opening. Nature Communications, 4, p. 2094. (doi:10.1038/ncomms3094)

2012

Cloix, C., Kaiserli, E., Heilmann, M., Baxter, K.J., Brown, B.A., O'Hara, A., Smith, B.O., Christie, J.M., and Jenkins, G.I. (2012) C-terminal region of the UV-B photoreceptor UVR8 initiates signaling through interaction with the COP1 protein. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(40), pp. 16366-16370. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1210898109)

Demarsy, E., Schepens, I., Okajima, K., Hersch, M., Bergmann, S., Christie, J., Shimazaki, K., Tokutomi, S., and Fankhauser, C. (2012) Phytochrome kinase substrate 4 is phosphorylated by the phototropin 1 photoreceptor. EMBO Journal, 31(16), pp. 3457-3467. (doi:10.1038/emboj.2012.186)

Christie, J.M., Hitomi, K., Arvai, A.S., Hartfield, K.A., Mettlen, M., Pratt, A.J., Tainer, J.A., and Getzoff, E.D. (2012) Structural tuning of the fluorescent protein iLOV for improved photostability. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 287(26), pp. 22295-22304. (doi:10.1074/jbc.M111.318881)

Christie, J.M. et al. (2012) Plant UVR8 photoreceptor senses UV-B by tryptophan-mediated disruption of cross-dimer salt bridges. Science, 335(6075), pp. 1492-1496. (doi:10.1126/science.1218091)

Christie, J.M., Gawthorne, J., Young, G., Fraser, N.J., and Roe, A.J. (2012) LOV to BLUF: flavoprotein contributions to the optogenetic toolkit. Molecular Plant, (doi:10.1093/mp/sss020)

Gawthorne, J.A., Reddick, L.E., Akpunarlieva, S.N., Beckham, K.S.H., Christie, J.M., Alto, N.M., Gabrielsen, M., and Roe, A.J. (2012) Express your LOV: an engineered flavoprotein as a reporter for protein expression and purification. PLoS ONE, 7(12), e52962. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052962)

2011

Christie, J.M., Kaiserli, E., and Sullivan, S. (2011) Light sensing at the plasma membrane. In: Murphy, A.S. (ed.) The Plant Plasma Membrane. Series: Plant cell monographs. Springer, pp. 423-426. ISBN 9783642134319

Christie, J.M. et al. (2011) phot1 inhibition of ABCB19 primes lateral auxin fluxes in the shoot apex required for phototropism. PLoS Biology, 9(6), e1001076. (doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001076)

Djouani-Tahri, E.-B., Christie, J.M., Sanchez-Ferandin, S., Sanchez, F., Bouget, F.-Y., and Corellou, F. (2011) A eukaryotic LOV-histidine kinase with circadian clock function in the picoalga Ostreococcus. Plant Journal, 65(4), pp. 578-588. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2010.04444.x)

2010

Sullivan, S., Kaiserli, E., Tseng, T.-S., and Christie, J.M. (2010) Subcellular localization and turnover of Arabidopsis phototropin 1. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 5(2), pp. 184-186. (doi:10.4161/psb.5.2.11082)

2009

Kaiserli, E., Sullivan, S., Jones, M. A., Feeney, K. A., and Christie, J. M. (2009) Domain swapping to assess the mechanistic basis of Arabidopsis phototropin 1 receptor kinase activation and endocytosis by blue light. Plant Cell, 21(10), pp. 3226-3244. (doi:10.1105/tpc.109.067876)

Sullivan, S., Thompson, C. E., Kaiserli, E., and Christie, J. M. (2009) Interaction specificity of Arabidopsis 14-3-3 proteins with phototropin receptor kinases. FEBS Letters, 583(13), pp. 2187-2193. (doi:10.1016/j.febslet.2009.06.011)

Sanz, C., Rodriguez-Romero, J., Idnurm, A., Christie, J.M., Heitman, J., Corrochano, L.M., and Eslava, A.P. (2009) Phycomyces MADB interacts with MADA to form the primary photoreceptor complex for fungal phototropism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(17), pp. 7095-7100. (doi:10.1073/pnas.0900879106)

2008

Chapman, S., Faulkner, C., Kaiserli, E., Garcia-Mata, C., Savenkov, E.I., Roberts, A.G., Oparka, K.J., and Christie, J.M. (2008) The photoreversible fluorescent protein iLOV outperforms GFP as a reporter of plant virus infection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(50), pp. 20038-20043. (doi:10.1073/pnas.0807551105)

Jones, M.A., and Christie, J.M. (2008) Phototropin receptor kinase activation by blue light. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 3(1), pp. 44-46. (doi:10.4161/psb.3.1.4848)

Sullivan, S., Thomson, C. E., Lamont, D. J., Jones, M. A., and Christie, J. M. (2008) In Vivo phosphorylation site mapping and functional characterization of Arabidopsis phototropin 1. Molecular Plant, 1(1), pp. 178-194. (doi:10.1093/mp/ssm017)

2007

Devlin, P.F., Christie, J.M., and Terry, M.J. (2007) Many hands make light work. Journal of Experimental Botany, 58(12), pp. 3071-3077. (doi:10.1093/jxb/erm251)

Christie, J.M., Corchnoy, S.B., Swartz, T.E., Hokenson, M., Han, I.S., Briggs, W.R., and Bogomolni, R.A. (2007) Steric interactions stabilize the signaling state of the LOV2 domain of phototropin 1. Biochemistry, 46(32), pp. 9310-9319. (doi:10.1021/bi700852w)

Christie, J.M. (2007) Phototropin blue-light receptors. Annual Review of Plant Biology, 58, pp. 21-45. (doi:10.1146/annurev.arplant.58.032806.103951)

Jones, M.A., Feeney, K.A., Kelly, S., and Christie, J.M. (2007) Mutational analysis of phototropin 1 provides insights into the mechanism underlying LOV2 signal transmission. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 282, pp. 6405-6414. (doi:10.1074/jbc.M605969200)

Briggs, W.R., Tseng, T.S., Cho, H.Y., Swartz, T.E., Sullivan, S., Bogomolni, R.O., Kaiserli, E., and Christie, J.M. (2007) Phototropins and their LOV domains: Versatile plant blue-light receptors. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 49(1), pp. 4-10. (doi:10.1111/j.1672-9072.2007.00406.x)

Cho, H.-Y., Tseng, T.-S., Kaiserli, E., Sullivan, S., Christie, J.M., and Briggs, W.,R., (2007) Physiological roles of the light, oxygen, or voltage domains of phototropin 1 and phototropin 2 in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology, 143(1), pp. 517-529. (doi:10.1104/pp.106.089839)

Cho, H.-Y., Tseng, T.S., Kaiserli, E., Sullivan, S., Christie, J.M., and Briggs, W.R. (2007) Physiological roles of the light, oxygen, or voltage domains of phototropin 1 and phototropin 2 in Arabidopsis1. Plant Physiology, 143(1), pp. 517-529. (doi:10.1104/pp.106.089839)

2005

Onodera, A., Kong, S.G., Doi, M., Shimazaki, K.., Christie, J.M., Mochizuki, N., and Nagatani, A. (2005) Phototropin from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is functional in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant and Cell Physiology, 46(2), pp. 367-374. (doi:10.1093/pcp/pci037)

2004

Harper, S.M., Christie, J.M., and Gardner, K.H. (2004) Disruption of the LOV-J alpha helix interaction activates phototropin kinase activity. Biochemistry, 43(51), pp. 16184-16192. (doi:10.1021/bi048092i)

2002

Christie, J.M., Swartz, T.E., Bogomolni, R.A., and Briggs, W.R. (2002) Phototropin LOV domains exhibit distinct roles in regulating photoreceptor function. Plant Journal, 32(2), pp. 205-219. (doi:10.1046/j.1365-313X.2002.01415.x)

Kashara, M. et al. (2002) Photochemical properties of the flavin mononucleotide-binding domains of the phototropins from Arabidopsis, rice, and Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Physiology, 129(2), pp. 762-773. (doi:10.1104/pp.002410)

Briggs, W.R., and Christie, J.M. (2002) Phototropins 1 and 2: versatile plant blue-light receptors. Trends in Plant Science, 7(5), pp. 204-210. (doi:10.1016/S1360-1385(02)02245-8)

2001

Briggs, W.R., Christie, J.M., and Salomon, M. (2001) Phototropins: a new family of flavin-binding blue light receptors in plants. Antioxidants and Redox Signaling, 3(5), pp. 775-788. (doi:10.1089/15230860152664975)

Swartz, T.E., Corchnoy, S.B., Christie, J.M., Lewis, J.W., Szundi, I., Briggs, W.R., and Bogomolni, R.A. (2001) The phocycle of a flavin-binding domain of the blue-light photoreceptor phototropin. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 276(39), pp. 36493-36500. (doi:10.1074/jbc.M103114200)

Sakai, T., Kagawa, T., Kashahara, M., Swartz, T.E., Christie, J.M., Briggs, W.R., Wada, M., and Okada, K. (2001) Arabidopsis nph1 and npl1: Blue light receptors that mediate both phototropism and chloroplast relocation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 98(12), pp. 6969-6974. (doi:10.1073/pnas.101137598)

Briggs, W.R. et al. (2001) The phototropin family of photoreceptors. Plant Cell, 13(5), pp. 993-997. (doi:10.1105/tpc.13.5.993)

Christie, J.M., and Briggs, W.R. (2001) Blue light sensing in higher plants. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 276(15), pp. 11457-11460. (doi:10.1074/jbc.R100004200)

This list was generated on Tue Jun 28 04:43:46 2016 BST.
Number of items: 50.

Articles

Buckley, A. M., Jukes, C., Candlish, D., Irvine, J. J., Spencer, J., Fagan, R. P., Roe, A. J., Christie, J., Fairweather, N. F., and Douce, G. R. (2016) Lighting up Clostridium Difficile: reporting gene expression using fluorescent Lov domains. Scientific Reports, 6, 23463. (doi:10.1038/srep23463) (PMID:26996606) (PMCID:PMC4800718)

Sullivan, S., Hart, J. E., Rasch, P., Walker, C., and Christie, J. (2016) Phytochrome A mediates blue-light enhancement of second-positive phototropism in Arabidopsis. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7, 290. (doi:10.3389/fpls.2016.00290)

Sullivan, S., Petersen, J., Blackwood, L., Papanatsiou, M., and Christie, J. M. (2016) Functional characterisation of Ostreococcus tauri phototropin. New Phytologist, 209(2), pp. 612-623. (doi:10.1111/nph.13640) (PMID:26414490)

Gawthorne, J. A., Audry, L., McQuitty, C., Dean, P., Christie, J. M., Enninga, J., and Roe, A. J. (2016) Visualizing translocation and localization of bacterial type III effector proteins using a genetically encoded reporter system. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 82(9), pp. 2700-2708. (doi:10.1128/AEM.03418-15) (PMID:25576618) (PMCID:PMC4345375)

Buckley, A. M., Petersen, J., Roe, A. J., Douce, G. R., and Christie, J. M. (2015) LOV-based reporters for fluorescence imaging. Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, 27, pp. 39-45. (doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2015.05.011) (PMID:26087123)

Fankhauser, C., and Christie, J. M. (2015) Plant Phototropic Growth. Current Biology, 25(9), R384-R389. (doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.03.020) (PMID:25942556)

Preuten, T., Blackwood, L., Christie, J. M., and Fankhauser, C. (2015) Lipid anchoring of Arabidopsis phototropin 1 to assess the functional significance of receptor internalization: should I stay or should I go? New Phytologist, 206(3), pp. 1038-1050. (doi:10.1111/nph.13299) (PMID:25643813)

Heilmann, M., Christie, J. M., Kennis, J. T.M., Jenkins, G. I., and Mathes, T. (2015) Photoinduced transformation of UVR8 monitored by vibrational and fluorescence spectroscopy. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 14(2), pp. 252-257. (doi:10.1039/c4pp00246f) (PMID:25274012)

Christie, J. M., Blackwood, L., Petersen, J., and Sullivan, S. (2015) Plant flavoprotein photoreceptors. Plant and Cell Physiology, 56(3), pp. 401-413. (doi:10.1093/pcp/pcu196) (PMID:25516569) (PMCID:PMC4357641)

Cosentino, C. et al. (2015) Engineering of a light-gated potassium channel. Science, 348(6235), pp. 707-710. (doi:10.1126/science.aaa2787) (PMID:25954011)

Mathes, T. et al. (2015) Proton-coupled electron transfer constitutes the photoactivation mechanism of the plant photoreceptor UVR8. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137(25), pp. 8113-8120. (doi:10.1021/jacs.5b01177) (PMID:25955727)

Miyamori, T., Nakasone, Y., Hitomi, K., Christie, J. M., Getzoff, E. D., and Terazima, M. (2015) Reaction dynamics of the UV-B photosensor UVR8. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 14(5), pp. 995-1004. (doi:10.1039/c5pp00012b) (PMID:25811405)

Christie, J., and Blatt, M. (2014) Plant physiology sees the light. Plant Physiology, 164(1), p. 12. (doi:10.1104/pp.113.900477)

Zhang, L., Risoul, V., Latifi, A., Christie, J.M., and Zhang, C. (2013) Exploring the size limit of protein diffusion through the periplasm in cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 using the 13 kDa iLOV fluorescent protein. Research in Microbiology, 164(7), pp. 710-717. (doi:10.1016/j.resmic.2013.05.004)

Seago, J., Juleff, N., Moffat, K., Berryman, S., Christie, J. M., Charleston, B., and Jackson, T. (2013) An infectious recombinant foot-and-mouth disease virus expressing a fluorescent marker protein. Journal of General Virology, 94(7), pp. 1517-1527. (doi:10.1099/vir.0.052308-0) (PMID:23559477) (PMCID:PMC3709630)

Christie, J.M., and Murphy, A.S. (2013) Shoot phototropism in higher plants: new light through old concepts. American Journal of Botany, 100(1), pp. 35-46. (doi:10.3732/ajb.1200340)

Takemiya, A., Sugiyama, N., Fujimoto, H., Tsutsumi, T., Yamauchi, S., Hiyama, A., Tada, Y., Christie, J.M., and Shimazaki, K. (2013) Phosphorylation of BLUS1 kinase by phototropins is a primary step in stomatal opening. Nature Communications, 4, p. 2094. (doi:10.1038/ncomms3094)

Cloix, C., Kaiserli, E., Heilmann, M., Baxter, K.J., Brown, B.A., O'Hara, A., Smith, B.O., Christie, J.M., and Jenkins, G.I. (2012) C-terminal region of the UV-B photoreceptor UVR8 initiates signaling through interaction with the COP1 protein. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(40), pp. 16366-16370. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1210898109)

Demarsy, E., Schepens, I., Okajima, K., Hersch, M., Bergmann, S., Christie, J., Shimazaki, K., Tokutomi, S., and Fankhauser, C. (2012) Phytochrome kinase substrate 4 is phosphorylated by the phototropin 1 photoreceptor. EMBO Journal, 31(16), pp. 3457-3467. (doi:10.1038/emboj.2012.186)

Christie, J.M., Hitomi, K., Arvai, A.S., Hartfield, K.A., Mettlen, M., Pratt, A.J., Tainer, J.A., and Getzoff, E.D. (2012) Structural tuning of the fluorescent protein iLOV for improved photostability. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 287(26), pp. 22295-22304. (doi:10.1074/jbc.M111.318881)

Christie, J.M. et al. (2012) Plant UVR8 photoreceptor senses UV-B by tryptophan-mediated disruption of cross-dimer salt bridges. Science, 335(6075), pp. 1492-1496. (doi:10.1126/science.1218091)

Christie, J.M., Gawthorne, J., Young, G., Fraser, N.J., and Roe, A.J. (2012) LOV to BLUF: flavoprotein contributions to the optogenetic toolkit. Molecular Plant, (doi:10.1093/mp/sss020)

Gawthorne, J.A., Reddick, L.E., Akpunarlieva, S.N., Beckham, K.S.H., Christie, J.M., Alto, N.M., Gabrielsen, M., and Roe, A.J. (2012) Express your LOV: an engineered flavoprotein as a reporter for protein expression and purification. PLoS ONE, 7(12), e52962. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052962)

Christie, J.M. et al. (2011) phot1 inhibition of ABCB19 primes lateral auxin fluxes in the shoot apex required for phototropism. PLoS Biology, 9(6), e1001076. (doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001076)

Djouani-Tahri, E.-B., Christie, J.M., Sanchez-Ferandin, S., Sanchez, F., Bouget, F.-Y., and Corellou, F. (2011) A eukaryotic LOV-histidine kinase with circadian clock function in the picoalga Ostreococcus. Plant Journal, 65(4), pp. 578-588. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2010.04444.x)

Sullivan, S., Kaiserli, E., Tseng, T.-S., and Christie, J.M. (2010) Subcellular localization and turnover of Arabidopsis phototropin 1. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 5(2), pp. 184-186. (doi:10.4161/psb.5.2.11082)

Kaiserli, E., Sullivan, S., Jones, M. A., Feeney, K. A., and Christie, J. M. (2009) Domain swapping to assess the mechanistic basis of Arabidopsis phototropin 1 receptor kinase activation and endocytosis by blue light. Plant Cell, 21(10), pp. 3226-3244. (doi:10.1105/tpc.109.067876)

Sullivan, S., Thompson, C. E., Kaiserli, E., and Christie, J. M. (2009) Interaction specificity of Arabidopsis 14-3-3 proteins with phototropin receptor kinases. FEBS Letters, 583(13), pp. 2187-2193. (doi:10.1016/j.febslet.2009.06.011)

Sanz, C., Rodriguez-Romero, J., Idnurm, A., Christie, J.M., Heitman, J., Corrochano, L.M., and Eslava, A.P. (2009) Phycomyces MADB interacts with MADA to form the primary photoreceptor complex for fungal phototropism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(17), pp. 7095-7100. (doi:10.1073/pnas.0900879106)

Chapman, S., Faulkner, C., Kaiserli, E., Garcia-Mata, C., Savenkov, E.I., Roberts, A.G., Oparka, K.J., and Christie, J.M. (2008) The photoreversible fluorescent protein iLOV outperforms GFP as a reporter of plant virus infection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(50), pp. 20038-20043. (doi:10.1073/pnas.0807551105)

Jones, M.A., and Christie, J.M. (2008) Phototropin receptor kinase activation by blue light. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 3(1), pp. 44-46. (doi:10.4161/psb.3.1.4848)

Sullivan, S., Thomson, C. E., Lamont, D. J., Jones, M. A., and Christie, J. M. (2008) In Vivo phosphorylation site mapping and functional characterization of Arabidopsis phototropin 1. Molecular Plant, 1(1), pp. 178-194. (doi:10.1093/mp/ssm017)

Devlin, P.F., Christie, J.M., and Terry, M.J. (2007) Many hands make light work. Journal of Experimental Botany, 58(12), pp. 3071-3077. (doi:10.1093/jxb/erm251)

Christie, J.M., Corchnoy, S.B., Swartz, T.E., Hokenson, M., Han, I.S., Briggs, W.R., and Bogomolni, R.A. (2007) Steric interactions stabilize the signaling state of the LOV2 domain of phototropin 1. Biochemistry, 46(32), pp. 9310-9319. (doi:10.1021/bi700852w)

Christie, J.M. (2007) Phototropin blue-light receptors. Annual Review of Plant Biology, 58, pp. 21-45. (doi:10.1146/annurev.arplant.58.032806.103951)

Jones, M.A., Feeney, K.A., Kelly, S., and Christie, J.M. (2007) Mutational analysis of phototropin 1 provides insights into the mechanism underlying LOV2 signal transmission. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 282, pp. 6405-6414. (doi:10.1074/jbc.M605969200)

Briggs, W.R., Tseng, T.S., Cho, H.Y., Swartz, T.E., Sullivan, S., Bogomolni, R.O., Kaiserli, E., and Christie, J.M. (2007) Phototropins and their LOV domains: Versatile plant blue-light receptors. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 49(1), pp. 4-10. (doi:10.1111/j.1672-9072.2007.00406.x)

Cho, H.-Y., Tseng, T.-S., Kaiserli, E., Sullivan, S., Christie, J.M., and Briggs, W.,R., (2007) Physiological roles of the light, oxygen, or voltage domains of phototropin 1 and phototropin 2 in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology, 143(1), pp. 517-529. (doi:10.1104/pp.106.089839)

Cho, H.-Y., Tseng, T.S., Kaiserli, E., Sullivan, S., Christie, J.M., and Briggs, W.R. (2007) Physiological roles of the light, oxygen, or voltage domains of phototropin 1 and phototropin 2 in Arabidopsis1. Plant Physiology, 143(1), pp. 517-529. (doi:10.1104/pp.106.089839)

Onodera, A., Kong, S.G., Doi, M., Shimazaki, K.., Christie, J.M., Mochizuki, N., and Nagatani, A. (2005) Phototropin from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is functional in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant and Cell Physiology, 46(2), pp. 367-374. (doi:10.1093/pcp/pci037)

Harper, S.M., Christie, J.M., and Gardner, K.H. (2004) Disruption of the LOV-J alpha helix interaction activates phototropin kinase activity. Biochemistry, 43(51), pp. 16184-16192. (doi:10.1021/bi048092i)

Christie, J.M., Swartz, T.E., Bogomolni, R.A., and Briggs, W.R. (2002) Phototropin LOV domains exhibit distinct roles in regulating photoreceptor function. Plant Journal, 32(2), pp. 205-219. (doi:10.1046/j.1365-313X.2002.01415.x)

Kashara, M. et al. (2002) Photochemical properties of the flavin mononucleotide-binding domains of the phototropins from Arabidopsis, rice, and Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Physiology, 129(2), pp. 762-773. (doi:10.1104/pp.002410)

Briggs, W.R., and Christie, J.M. (2002) Phototropins 1 and 2: versatile plant blue-light receptors. Trends in Plant Science, 7(5), pp. 204-210. (doi:10.1016/S1360-1385(02)02245-8)

Briggs, W.R., Christie, J.M., and Salomon, M. (2001) Phototropins: a new family of flavin-binding blue light receptors in plants. Antioxidants and Redox Signaling, 3(5), pp. 775-788. (doi:10.1089/15230860152664975)

Swartz, T.E., Corchnoy, S.B., Christie, J.M., Lewis, J.W., Szundi, I., Briggs, W.R., and Bogomolni, R.A. (2001) The phocycle of a flavin-binding domain of the blue-light photoreceptor phototropin. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 276(39), pp. 36493-36500. (doi:10.1074/jbc.M103114200)

Sakai, T., Kagawa, T., Kashahara, M., Swartz, T.E., Christie, J.M., Briggs, W.R., Wada, M., and Okada, K. (2001) Arabidopsis nph1 and npl1: Blue light receptors that mediate both phototropism and chloroplast relocation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 98(12), pp. 6969-6974. (doi:10.1073/pnas.101137598)

Briggs, W.R. et al. (2001) The phototropin family of photoreceptors. Plant Cell, 13(5), pp. 993-997. (doi:10.1105/tpc.13.5.993)

Christie, J.M., and Briggs, W.R. (2001) Blue light sensing in higher plants. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 276(15), pp. 11457-11460. (doi:10.1074/jbc.R100004200)

Book Sections

Christie, J.M., Kaiserli, E., and Sullivan, S. (2011) Light sensing at the plasma membrane. In: Murphy, A.S. (ed.) The Plant Plasma Membrane. Series: Plant cell monographs. Springer, pp. 423-426. ISBN 9783642134319

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