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  1. Chayut, N., Yuan, H., Ohali, S., Meir, A., Sa'ar, U., Tzuri, G., Zheng, Y., Mazourek, M., Gepstein, S., Zhou, X., Portnoy, V., Lewinsohn, E., Schaffer, A.A., Katzir, N., Fei, Z., Welsch, R., Li, L., Burger, J., Tadmor, Y. (2016) Distinct mechanisms of the ORANGE protein in controlling carotenoid flux.
  2. Samodelov, S.L., Beyer, H.M., Guo, X., Augustin, M., Jia, K.-P., Baz, L., Ebenhöh, O., Beyer, P., Weber, W., Al-Babili, S., Zurbriggen, M.D. (2016) StrioQuant: A genetically encoded biosensor for quantifying strigolactone activity and specificity. Science Advances 2:11, e1601266.
  3. Álvarez, D., Voss, B., Maass, D., Wüst, F., Schaub, P., Beyer, P., Welsch., R. (2016) Carotenogenesis is regulated by 5'UTR-mediated translation of phytoene synthase splice variants. Plant Physiology pp.01262.2016
  4. Bruno, M., Koschmieder, J., Wüst, F., Schaub, P., Fehling-Kaschek, M., Timmer, J., Beyer, P., Al-Babili, S. (2016) Enzymatic study on AtCCD4 and AtCCD7 and their potential to form acyclic regulatory metabolites. Journal of Experimental Botany 67: 5993-6005.
  5. Bruno, M., Al-Babili, S. (2016) On the substrate specificity of the rice strigolactone biosynthesis enzyme DWARF27. Planta 243:1429-1440.
  6. Ruiz-Sola, MÁ., Coman, D., Beck, G., Barja, MV., Colinas, M., Graf, A., Welsch, R., Rütimann, P., Bühlmann, P., Bigler, L., Gruissem, W., Rodríguez-Concepción, M., Vranová, E. (2016) Arabidopsis geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase 11 is a hub isozyme required for the production of most photosynthesis-related isoprenoids. New Phytologist 209: 252-264.

  7. Yuan, H., Owsiany, K., Sheeja, T.E., Zhou, X., Rodriguez, C., Li, Y., Chayut, N., Yang, Y., Welsch, R., Thannhauser, T., Parthasarathy, M., Xu, Q., Deng, X., Fei, Z., Schaffer, A.A., Katzir, N., Burger, J., Tadmor, Y., Li, L.  (2015) A Single Amino Acid Substitution in an ORANGE Protein Promotes Carotenoid Overaccumulation in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 169: 421-431.
  8. Lätari, K., Wüst., F., Hübner, M., Schaub, P., Beisel, K.G., Matsubara, S., Beyer, P., Welsch, R. (2015) Tissue-specific Apocarotenoid Glycosylation Contributes to Carotenoid Homeostasis in Arabidopsis Leaves. Plant Physiology 168: 1550-1562
  9. Gemmecker, S., Schaub, P., Koschmieder, J., Brausemann, A., Drepper, F., Rodriguez-Franco, M., Ghisla, S., Warscheid, B., Einsle, O., and Beyer, P. (2015) Phytoene Desaturase from Oryza sativa: Oligomeric Assembly, Membrane Association and Preliminary 3D-Analysis. PLoS One 10: e0131717
  10. Zhou, X., Welsch, R., Yang, Y., Álvarez, D., Riediger, M., Yuan, H., Fish, T., Liu, J., Thannhauser, T.W., and Li, L. (2015) Arabidopsis OR proteins are the major posttranscriptional regulators of phytoene synthase in controlling carotenoid biosynthesis. PNAS 112: 201420831

  11. Frusciante, S; Diretto, G; Bruno, M; Ferrante, P; Pietrella, M; Prado-Cabrero, A; Rubio-Moraga, A; Beyer, P; Gomez-Gomez, L; Al-Babili, S; Giuliano, G (2014) Novel carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase catalyzes the first dedicated step in saffron crocin biosynthesis. PNAS 33, 12246-51
  12. Feilke, K; Yu, Q; Beyer, P; Sétif, P; Krieger-Liszkay, A (2014) In vitro analysis of the plastid terminal oxidase in photosynthetic electron transport. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 10, 1684-1690
  13. Ilg, A; Bruno, M; Beyer, P; Al-Babili, S (2014) Tomato carotenoid cleavage dioxygenases 1A and 1B: Relaxed double bond specificity leads to a plenitude of dialdehydes, mono-apocarotenoids and isoprenoid volatiles. FEBS Open Bio 4, 584-593
  14. Arango, J; Jourdan, M; Geoffriau, E; Beyer, P; Welsch, R (2014) Carotene Hydroxylase Activity Determines the Levels of Both a-Carotene and Total Carotenoids in Orange Carrots. The Plant Cell 26, 2223-2233
  15. Yu, QJ; Feilke, K; Krieger-Liszkay, A; Beyer, P (2014) Functional and molecular characterization of plastid terminal oxidase from rice (Oryza sativa). Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 8, 1284-92
  16. Bruno, M; Hofmann, M; Vermathen, M; Alder, A; Beyer, P; Al-Babili, S (2014) On the substrate- and stereospecificity of the plant carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase 7. FEBS LETTERS 9, 1802-1807
  17. Galzerano, D; Feilke, K; Schaub, P; Beyer, P; Krieger-Liszkay, A (2014) Effect of constitutive expression of bacterial phytoene desaturase CRTI on photosynthetic electron transport in Arabidopsis thaliana. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - bioenergetics 3, 345-353

  18. Rodrigo, MJ; Alquezar, B; Alos, E; Medina, V; Carmona, L; Bruno, M; Al-Babili, S; Zacarias, L (2013) A novel carotenoid cleavage activity involved in the biosynthesis of Citrus fruit-specific apocarotenoid pigments. Journal of Experimental Botany 14, 4461-4478
  19. Trautmann, D; Beyer, P; Al-Babili, S (2013) The ORF slr0091 of Synechocystis sp PCC6803 encodes a high-light induced aldehyde dehydrogenase converting apocarotenals and alkanals. FEBS Journal 15, 3685-3696
  20. Ruyter-Spira, C; Al-Babili, S; van der Krol, S; Bouwmeester, H (2013) The biology of strigolactones. Trends in Plant Science 2, 72-83

  21. Trautmann, D; Voss, B; Wilde, A; Al-Babili, S; Hess, WR (2012) Microevolution in cyanobacteria: re-sequencing a motile substrain of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. DNA Research 6, 435-48
  22. Mlalazi, B; Welsch, R; Namanya, P; Khanna, H; Geijskes, RJ; Harrison, MD; Harding, R; Dale, JL; Bateson, M (2012)  Isolation and functional characterisation of banana phytoene synthase genes as potential cisgenes. PLANTA 5, 1585-1598
  23. Yu, QJ; Beyer, P (2012) Reaction specificities of the epsilon-ionone-forming lycopene cyclase from rice (Oryza sativa) elucidated in vitro. FEBS Letters 19, 3415-3420
  24. Yu, BY; Gruber, MY; Khachatourians, GG; Zhou, R; Epp, DJ; Hegedus, DD; Parkin, IAP; Welsch, R; Hannoufa, A (2012) Arabidopsis cpSRP54 regulates carotenoid accumulation in Arabidopsis and Brassica napus. Journal of Experimental Botany 14, 5189-5202
  25. Schaub, P; Yu, QJ; Gemmecker, S; Poussin-Courmontagne, P; Mailliot, J; McEwen, AG; Ghisla, S; Al-Babili, S; Cavarelli, J; Beyer, P (2012) On the Structure and Function of the Phytoene Desaturase CRTI from Pantoea ananatis, a Membrane-Peripheral and FAD-Dependent Oxidase/Isomerase. PLOS ONE 6, e39550
  26. Alder, A; Jamil, M; Marzorati, M; Bruno, M; Vermathen, M; Bigler, P; Ghisla, S; Bouwmeester, H; Beyer, P; Al-Babili, S (2012) The Path from beta-Carotene to Carlactone, a Strigolactone-Like Plant Hormone. Science 6074, 1348-1351
  27. Li, L; Yang, Y; Xu, Q; Owsiany, K; Welsch, R; Chitchumroonchokchai, C; Lu, S; Van Eck, J; Deng, XX; Failla, M; Thannhauser, TW (2012) The Or Gene Enhances Carotenoid Accumulation and Stability During Post-Harvest Storage of Potato Tubers. Molecular Plant 2, 339-352

  28. Medina, HR; Cerda-Olmedo, E; Al-Babili, S (2011) Cleavage oxygenases for the biosynthesis of trisporoids and other apocarotenoids in Phycomyces. Molecular Microbiology 1, 199-208
  29. Diaz-Sanchez, V; Estrada, AF; Trautmann, D; Al-Babili, S; Avalos, J (2011) The gene carD encodes the aldehyde dehydrogenase responsible for neurosporaxanthin biosynthesis in Fusarium fujikuroi. FEBS Journal 17, 3164-3176
  30. Yu, QJ; Ghisla, S; Hirschberg, J; Mann, V; Beyer, P (2011) Plant Carotene Cis-Trans Isomerase CRTISO, a new member of the FAD(RED)-dependent flavoproteins catalyzing non-redox reactions. Journal of Biological Chemistry 10, 8666-8676
  31. Brefort, T; Scherzinger, D; Limon, M; Estrada, AF; Trautmann, D; Mengel, C; Avalos, J; Al-Babili, S (2011) Cleavage of resveratrol in fungi: Characterization of the enzyme Rco1 from Ustilago maydis. Fungal Genetics and Biology 2, 132-143

  32. Beyer, P (2010) Golden Rice and 'Golden' crops for human nutrition. New Biotechnology 5, 478-481
  33. Beyer, P (2010) Golden Rice in a mission. Journal of Biotechnology 150, S63-S64
  34. Scherzinger, D; Scheffer, E; Bar, C; Ernst, H; Al-Babili, S (2010) The Mycobacterium tuberculosis ORF Rv0654 encodes a carotenoid oxygenase mediating central and excentric cleavage of conventional and aromatic carotenoids. FEBS Journal 22, 4662-4673
  35. Welsch, R; Arango, J; Bar, C; Salazar, B; Al-Babili, S; Beltran, J; Chavarriaga, P; Ceballos, H; Tohme, J; Beyer, P (2010) Provitamin A Accumulation in Cassava (Manihot esculenta) Roots Driven by a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism in a Phytoene Synthase Gene. Plant Cell 10, 3348-3356
  36. Diretto, G; Al-Babili, S; Tavazza, R; Scossa, F; Papacchioli, V; Migliore, M; Beyer, P; Giuliano, G (2010) Transcriptional-Metabolic Networks in beta-Carotene-Enriched Potato Tubers: The Long and Winding Road to the Golden Phenotype. Plant Physiology 2, 899-912
  37. Arango, J; Wuest, F; Beyer, P; Welsch, R (2010) Characterization of phytoene synthases from cassava and their involvement in abiotic stress-mediated responses. PLANTA 5, 1251-1262
  38. Ilg, A; Yu, QJ; Schaub, P; Beyer, P; Al-Babili, S (2010) Overexpression of the rice carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase 1 gene in Golden Rice endosperm suggests apocarotenoids as substrates in planta. PLANTA 3, 691-699
  39. Arango, J; Salazar, B; Welsch, R; Sarmiento, F; Beyer, P; Al-Babili, S (2010) Putative storage root specific promoters from cassava and yam: cloning and evaluation in transgenic carrots as a model system. Plant Cell Reports 6, 651-659
  40. Yu, QJ; Schaub, P; Ghisla, S; Al-Babili, S; Krieger-Liszkay, A; Beyer, P (2010) The Lycopene Cyclase CrtY from Pantoea ananatis (Formerly Erwinia uredovora) Catalyzes an FAD(red)-dependent Non-redox Reaction. Journal of Biological Chemistry 16, 12109-12120

  41. Alder, A; Bigler, P; Werck-Reichhart, D; Al-Babili, S (2009) In vitro characterization of Synechocystis CYP120A1 revealed the first nonanimal retinoic acid hydroxylase. FEBS Journal 19, 5416-5431
  42. Estrada, AF; Brefort, T; Mengel, C; Diaz-Sanchez, V; Alder, A; Al-Babili, S; Avalos, J (2009) Ustilago maydis accumulates beta-carotene at levels determined by a retinal-forming carotenoid oxygenase. Fungal Genetics and Biology 10, 803-813
  43. Prado-Cabrero, A; Schaub, P; Diaz-Sanchez, V; Estrada, AF; Al-Babili, S; Avalos, J (2009) Deviation of the neurosporaxanthin pathway towards beta-carotene biosynthesis in Fusarium fujikuroi by a point mutation in the phytoene desaturase gene. FEBS Journal 16, 4582-4597
  44. Maass, D; Arango, J; Wuest, F; Beyer, P; Welsch, R (2009) Carotenoid Crystal Formation in Arabidopsis and Carrot Roots Caused by Increased Phytoene Synthase Protein Levels. PLOS ONE 7, e6373
  45. Ilg, A; Beyer, P; Al-Babili, S (2009) Characterization of the rice carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase 1 reveals a novel route for geranial biosynthesis. FEBS Journal 3, 736-74


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