Judy Callis
  • Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, College of Biological Sciences, University of California-Davis, USA
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D. (Biology) Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1987

Current position

Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of CA-Davis, CA

Publications (since 2005)

  1. Pauwels, L., Ritter, A., Goossens, J., Durand, A. N., Liu, H., Gu, Y., Geerinck, J., Boter, M., Vanden Bossche, R., De Clercq, R., Van Leene, J., Gevaert, K., De Jaeger, G., Solano, R., Stone, S., Innes, R. W., Callis, J. and Goossens, A. (2015). The RING E3 Ligase KEEP ON GOING Modulates JASMONATE ZIM-DOMAIN12 Stability. Plant Physiol 169(2): 1405-1417.

  2. Gilkerson, J., Kelley, D. R., Tam, R., Estelle, M. and Callis, J. (2015). Lysine Residues Are Not Required for Proteasome-Mediated Proteolysis of the Auxin/Indole Acidic Acid Protein IAA1. Plant Physiol 168(2): 708-720.

  3. Callis, J., Browning, K. and Spremulli, L. (2015). Chapter 10: Protein Synthesis, Assembly, and Degradation. In: Buchanan, B., Gruissem, W. and Jones, R. (eds). Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants, 2nd edition.

  4. Gilkerson, J. and Callis, J. (2014). A genetic screen for mutants defective in IAA1-LUC degradation in Arabidopsis thaliana reveals an important requirement for TOPOISOMERASE6B in auxin physiology. Plant Signal Behav 9(10): e972207.

  5. Callis, J. (2014). The ubiquitination machinery of the ubiquitin system. Arabidopsis Book 12: e0174.

  6. Guerra, D. D., Pratelli, R., Kraft, E., Callis, J. and Pilot, G. (2013). Functional conservation between mammalian MGRN1 and plant LOG2 ubiquitin ligases. FEBS Lett 587(21): 3400-3405.

  7. Shin, L. J., Lo, J. C., Chen, G. H., Callis, J., Fu, H. and Yeh, K. C. (2013). IRT1 degradation factor1, a ring E3 ubiquitin ligase, regulates the degradation of iron-regulated transporter1 in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 25(8): 3039-3051.

  8. Chen, Y. T., Liu, H., Stone, S. and Callis, J. (2013). ABA and the ubiquitin E3 ligase KEEP ON GOING affect proteolysis of the Arabidopsis thaliana transcription factors ABF1 and ABF3. Plant J 75(6): 965-976.

  9. Hotton, S. K., Castro, M. F., Eigenheer, R. A. and Callis, J. (2012). Recovery of DDB1a (damaged DNA binding protein1a) in a screen to identify novel RUB-modified proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol Plant 5(5): 1163-1166.

  10. Gilkerson, J., Perez-Ruiz, J. M., Chory, J. and Callis, J. (2012). The plastid-localized pfkB-type carbohydrate kinases FRUCTOKINASE-LIKE 1 and 2 are essential for growth and development of Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Plant Biol 12: 102.

  11. Guerra, D. D. and Callis, J. (2012). Ubiquitin on the move: the ubiquitin modification system plays diverse roles in the regulation of endoplasmic reticulum- and plasma membrane-localized proteins. Plant Physiol 160(1): 56-64.

  12. Pratelli, R., Guerra, D. D., Yu, S., Wogulis, M., Kraft, E., Frommer, W. B., Callis, J. and Pilot, G. (2012). The ubiquitin E3 ligase LOSS OF GDU2 is required for GLUTAMINE DUMPER1-induced amino acid secretion in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 158(4): 1628-1642.

  13. Berrocal-Lobo, M., Stone, S., Yang, X., Antico, J., Callis, J., Ramonell, K. M. and Somerville, S. (2010). ATL9, a RING zinc finger protein with E3 ubiquitin ligase activity implicated in chitin- and NADPH oxidase-mediated defense responses. PLoS One 5(12): e14426.

  14. Hotton, S. K., Eigenheer, R. A., Castro, M. F., Bostick, M. and Callis, J. (2011). AXR1-ECR1 and AXL1-ECR1 heterodimeric RUB-activating enzymes diverge in function in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Mol Biol 75(4-5): 515-526.

  15. Hsia, M. M. and Callis, J. (2010). BRIZ1 and BRIZ2 proteins form a heteromeric E3 ligase complex required for seed germination and post-germination growth in Arabidopsis thaliana. J Biol Chem 285(47): 37070-37081.

  16. Gilkerson, J., Hu, J., Brown, J., Jones, A., Sun, T. P. and Callis, J. (2009). Isolation and characterization of cul1-7, a recessive allele of CULLIN1 that disrupts SCF function at the C terminus of CUL1 in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics 181(3): 945-963.

  17. Kraft, E., Bostick, M., Jacobsen, S. E. and Callis, J. (2008). ORTH/VIM proteins that regulate DNA methylation are functional ubiquitin E3 ligases. Plant J 56(5): 704-715.

  18. Hotton, S. K. and Callis, J. (2008). Regulation of cullin RING ligases. Annu Rev Plant Biol 59: 467-489.

  19. Salmon, J., Ramos, J. and Callis, J. (2008). Degradation of the auxin response factor ARF1. Plant J 54(1): 118-128.

  20. Dreher, K. and Callis, J. (2007). Ubiquitin, hormones and biotic stress in plants. Ann Bot 99(5): 787-822.

  21. Stone, S. L. and Callis, J. (2007). Ubiquitin ligases mediate growth and development by promoting protein death. Curr Opin Plant Biol 10(6): 624-632.

  22. Scherer, G. F., Zahn, M., Callis, J. and Jones, A. M. (2007). A role for phospholipase A in auxin-regulated gene expression. FEBS Lett 581(22): 4205-4211.

  23. Doelling, J. H., Phillips, A. R., Soyler-Ogretim, G., Wise, J., Chandler, J., Callis, J., Otegui, M. S. and Vierstra, R. D. (2007). The ubiquitin-specific protease subfamily UBP3/UBP4 is essential for pollen development and transmission in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 145(3): 801-813.

  24. Johnson, L. M., Bostick, M., Zhang, X., Kraft, E., Henderson, I., Callis, J. and Jacobsen, S. E. (2007). The SRA methyl-cytosine-binding domain links DNA and histone methylation. Curr Biol 17(4): 379-384.

  25. Stone, S. L., Williams, L. A., Farmer, L. M., Vierstra, R. D. and Callis, J. (2006). KEEP ON GOING, a RING E3 ligase essential for Arabidopsis growth and development, is involved in abscisic acid signaling. Plant Cell 18(12): 3415-3428.

  26. Dreher, K. A., Brown, J., Saw, R. E. and Callis, J. (2006). The Arabidopsis Aux/IAA protein family has diversified in degradation and auxin responsiveness. Plant Cell 18(3): 699-714.

  27. Callis, J. (2005). Plant biology: auxin action. Nature 435(7041): 436-437.

  28. Kraft, E., Stone, S. L., Ma, L., Su, N., Gao, Y., Lau, O. S., Deng, X. W. and Callis, J. (2005). Genome analysis and functional characterization of the E2 and RING-type E3 ligase ubiquitination enzymes of Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 139(4): 1597-1611.

  29. Volkel, P., Le Faou, P. and Angrand, P. O. (2010). Interaction proteomics: characterization of protein complexes using tandem affinity purification-mass spectrometry. Biochem Soc Trans 38(4): 883-887.

  30. Figueroa, P., Gusmaroli, G., Serino, G., Habashi, J., Ma, L., Shen, Y., Feng, S., Bostick, M., Callis, J., Hellmann, H. and Deng, X. W. (2005). Arabidopsis has two redundant Cullin3 proteins that are essential for embryo development and that interact with RBX1 and BTB proteins to form multisubunit E3 ubiquitin ligase complexes in vivo. Plant Cell 17(4): 1180-1195.

  31. Stone, S. L., Hauksdottir, H., Troy, A., Herschleb, J., Kraft, E. and Callis, J. (2005). Functional analysis of the RING-type ubiquitin ligase family of Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 137(1): 13-30.

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