Derek T. A. Lamport
  • School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, UK
Research focus
  • Biochemistry
Personal information


Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 1961

Current position

Visiting Senior Research Fellow, University of Sussex, U.K.


Significant publications of the last twenty years

  1. Lamport, D. T., Charlotte, S. and Peter, V. (2014). Back to the future with the AGP-Ca2+ flux capacitor Annals of Botany. In preparation
  2. Lamport, D. T. and Varnai, P. (2013). Periplasmic arabinogalactan glycoproteins act as a calcium capacitor that regulates plant growth and development. New Phytol 197(1): 58-64.
  3. Lamport, D. T., Kieliszewski, M. J., Chen, Y. and Cannon, M. C. (2011). Role of the extensin superfamily in primary cell wall architecture. Plant Physiol 156(1): 11-19.
  4. Kieliszewski, M.J., Lamport, D.T., Tan, L., Cannon, M.C. (2011). Hydroxyproline-rich glycoproteins: Form and Function. Annual Plant Reviews 41, 321-342. Plant Polysaccharides: Biosynthesis and Bioengineering Pub: Wiley-Blackwell. 540 pages.
  5. Lamport, D. T., Tan, L. and Kieliszewski, M. J. (2011). Structural proteins of the primary cell wall: extraction, purification, and analysis. Methods Mol Biol 715: 209-219.
  6. Tan, L., Varnai, P., Lamport, D. T., Yuan, C., Xu, J., Qiu, F. and Kieliszewski, M. J. (2010). Plant O-hydroxyproline arabinogalactans are composed of repeating trigalactosyl subunits with short bifurcated side chains. J Biol Chem 285(32): 24575-24583.
  7. Cannon, M. C., Terneus, K., Hall, Q., Tan, L., Wang, Y., Wegenhart, B. L., Chen, L., Lamport, D. T., Chen, Y. and Kieliszewski, M. J. (2008). Self-assembly of the plant cell wall requires an extensin scaffold. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105(6): 2226-2231.
  8. Xu, J., Tan, L., Lamport, D. T., Showalter, A. M. and Kieliszewski, M. J. (2008). The O-Hyp glycosylation code in tobacco and Arabidopsis and a proposed role of Hyp-glycans in secretion. Phytochemistry 69(8): 1631-1640.
  9. Tan, L., Xu, J., Lamport, D., Qiu, F., Cottrel, C., Qian, J. and Kieliszewski, M. (2007). The AGP Hyp-arabinogalactan backbone is a folded polysaccharide of reverse-turn hairpins generated by β-(1-6)-linked repeats of β-(1-3) trigalactosyl units. Copenhagen 2007 XIth International Cell Wall Meeting. Abstract. Physiol Plant 130: 68.
  10. Buglass,S., Lamport,D.T., Xu,J., Tan,L., Kieliszewksi,M.J. (2007). Origin of the Land Plants: Is Coleochaete their closest living relative? The writing is on the wall. XIth International Cell Wall Meeting, Abstract 17.
  11. Lamport, D. T., Kieliszewski, M. J. and Showalter, A. M. (2006). Salt stress upregulates periplasmic arabinogalactan proteins: using salt stress to analyse AGP function. New Phytol 169(3): 479-492.
  12. Lamport, D. T. ,and Kieliszewski, M. (2005). Stress upregulates periplasmic arabinogalactan-proteins. Plant Biosystems-An International Journal Dealing with all Aspects of Plant Biology 139(1): 60-64.
  13. Tan, L., Qiu, F., Lamport, D. T. and Kieliszewski, M. J. (2004). Structure of a hydroxyproline (Hyp)-arabinogalactan polysaccharide from repetitive Ala-Hyp expressed in transgenic Nicotiana tabacum. J Biol Chem 279(13): 13156-13165.
  14. Zhao, Z. D., Tan, L., Showalter, A. M., Lamport, D. T. and Kieliszewski, M. J. (2002). Tomato LeAGP-1 arabinogalactan-protein purified from transgenic tobacco corroborates the Hyp contiguity hypothesis. Plant J 31(4): 431-444.
  15. Lamport, D. T. (2001). Life behind cell walls: paradigm lost, paradigm regained. Cell Mol Life Sci 58(10): 1363-1385.
  16. Lamport,D.T.A. (2000) Showman barely blinked at a dose of nerve gas. Nature, 405, 882
  17. Gao, M., Kieliszewski, M. J., Lamport, D. T. and Showalter, A. M. (1999). Isolation, characterization and immunolocalization of a novel, modular tomato arabinogalactan-protein corresponding to the LeAGP-1 gene. Plant J 18(1): 43-55.
  18. Schnabelrauch, L. S., Kieliszewski, M., Upham, B. L., Alizedeh, H. and Lamport, D. T. (1996). Isolation of pl 4.6 extensin peroxidase from tomato cell suspension cultures and identification of Val-Tyr-Lys as putative intermolecular cross-link site. Plant J 9(4): 477-489.
  19. Kieliszewski, M. J. and Lamport, D. T. (1994). Extensin: repetitive motifs, functional sites, post-translational codes, and phylogeny. Plant J 5(2): 157-172.
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