Jose Alonso
  • Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, North Carolina State University, USA
Research focus
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D, Department of Biochemistry, University of Valencia (Spain), 1994

Current position

Professor, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, North Carolina State University, NC
University Faculty Scholar, North Carolina State University, NC

Publications (since 2008)

  1. Merchante, C., Brumos, J., Yun, J., Hu, Q., Spencer, K. R., Enriquez, P., Binder, B. M., Heber, S., Stepanova, A. N. and Alonso, J. M. (2015). Gene-specific translation regulation mediated by the hormone-signaling molecule EIN2. Cell 163(3): 684-697.

  2. Provart, N. J., Alonso, J., Assmann, S. M., Bergmann, D., Brady, S. M., Brkljacic, J., Browse, J., Chapple, C., Colot, V., Cutler, S., Dangl, J., Ehrhardt, D., Friesner, J. D., Frommer, W. B., Grotewold, E., Meyerowitz, E., Nemhauser, J., Nordborg, M., Pikaard, C., Shanklin, J., Somerville, C., Stitt, M., Torii, K. U., Waese, J., Wagner, D. and McCourt, P. (2016). 50 years of Arabidopsis research: highlights and future directions. New Phytol 209(3): 921-944.

  3. Moreno-Risueno, M. A., Sozzani, R., Yardimci, G. G., Petricka, J. J., Vernoux, T., Blilou, I., Alonso, J., Winter, C. M., Ohler, U., Scheres, B. and Benfey, P. N. (2015). Transcriptional control of tissue formation throughout root development. Science 350(6259): 426-430.

  4. Worden, N., Wilkop, T. E., Esteve, V. E., Jeannotte, R., Lathe, R., Vernhettes, S., Weimer, B., Hicks, G., Alonso, J., Labavitch, J., Persson, S., Ehrhardt, D. and Drakakaki, G. (2015). CESA TRAFFICKING INHIBITOR inhibits cellulose deposition and interferes with the trafficking of cellulose synthase complexes and their associated proteins KORRIGAN1 and POM2/CELLULOSE SYNTHASE INTERACTIVE PROTEIN1. Plant Physiol 167(2): 381-393.

  5. Fabregas, N., Formosa-Jordan, P., Confraria, A., Siligato, R., Alonso, J. M., Swarup, R., Bennett, M. J., Mahonen, A. P., Cano-Delgado, A. I. and Ibanes, M. (2015). Auxin influx carriers control vascular patterning and xylem differentiation in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS Genet 11(4): e1005183.

  6. Hu, Q., Merchante, C., Stepanova, A. N., Alonso, J. M. and Heber, S. (2015). A Stacking-Based Approach to Identify Translated Upstream Open Reading Frames in Arabidopsis Thaliana. Bioinformatics Research and Applications. 138-149.

  7. Han, S. W., Alonso, J. M. and Rojas-Pierce, M. (2015). REGULATOR OF BULB BIOGENESIS1 (RBB1) Is Involved in Vacuole Bulb Formation in Arabidopsis. PLoS One 10(4): e0125621.

  8. Catala, R., Lopez-Cobollo, R., Mar Castellano, M., Angosto, T., Alonso, J. M., Ecker, J. R. and Salinas, J. (2014). The Arabidopsis 14-3-3 protein RARE COLD INDUCIBLE 1A links low-temperature response and ethylene biosynthesis to regulate freezing tolerance and cold acclimation. Plant Cell 26(8): 3326-3342.

  9. Band, L. R., Wells, D. M., Fozard, J. A., Ghetiu, T., French, A. P., Pound, M. P., Wilson, M. H., Yu, L., Li, W., Hijazi, H. I., Oh, J., Pearce, S. P., Perez-Amador, M. A., Yun, J., Kramer, E., Alonso, J. M., Godin, C., Vernoux, T., Hodgman, T. C., Pridmore, T. P., Swarup, R., King, J. R. and Bennett, M. J. (2014). Systems analysis of auxin transport in the Arabidopsis root apex. Plant Cell 26(3): 862-875.

  10. Brumos, J., Alonso, J. M. and Stepanova, A. N. (2014). Genetic aspects of auxin biosynthesis and its regulation. Physiol Plant 151(1): 3-12.

  11. Robert, H. S., Grones, P., Stepanova, A. N., Robles, L. M., Lokerse, A. S., Alonso, J. M., Weijers, D. and Friml, J. (2013). Local auxin sources orient the apical-basal axis in Arabidopsis embryos. Curr Biol 23(24): 2506-2512.

  12. Pietra, S., Gustavsson, A., Kiefer, C., Kalmbach, L., Horstedt, P., Ikeda, Y., Stepanova, A. N., Alonso, J. M. and Grebe, M. (2013). Arabidopsis SABRE and CLASP interact to stabilize cell division plane orientation and planar polarity. Nat Commun 4: 2779.

  13. Robles, L., Stepanova, A. and Alonso, J. (2013). Molecular mechanisms of ethylene-auxin interaction. Mol Plant 6(6): 1734-1737.

  14. Merchante, C., Alonso, J. M. and Stepanova, A. N. (2013). Ethylene signaling: simple ligand, complex regulation. Curr Opin Plant Biol 16(5): 554-560.

  15. Kopycki, J., Wieduwild, E., Kohlschmidt, J., Brandt, W., Stepanova, A. N., Alonso, J. M., Pedras, M. S., Abel, S. and Grubb, C. D. (2013). Kinetic analysis of Arabidopsis glucosyltransferase UGT74B1 illustrates a general mechanism by which enzymes can escape product inhibition. Biochem J 450(1): 37-46.

  16. Hill, K., Mathews, D. E., Kim, H. J., Street, I. H., Wildes, S. L., Chiang, Y. H., Mason, M. G., Alonso, J. M., Ecker, J. R., Kieber, J. J. and Schaller, G. E. (2013). Functional characterization of type-B response regulators in the Arabidopsis cytokinin response. Plant Physiol 162(1): 212-224.

  17. Peret, B., Swarup, K., Ferguson, A., Seth, M., Yang, Y., Dhondt, S., James, N., Casimiro, I., Perry, P., Syed, A., Yang, H., Reemmer, J., Venison, E., Howells, C., Perez-Amador, M. A., Yun, J., Alonso, J., Beemster, G. T., Laplaze, L., Murphy, A., Bennett, M. J., Nielsen, E. and Swarup, R. (2012). AUX/LAX genes encode a family of auxin influx transporters that perform distinct functions during Arabidopsis development. Plant Cell 24(7): 2874-2885.

  18. Stepanova, A. N. and Alonso, J. M. (2011). Bypassing transcription: a shortcut in cytokinin-auxin interactions. Dev Cell 21(4): 608-610.

  19. He, W., Brumos, J., Li, H., Ji, Y., Ke, M., Gong, X., Zeng, Q., Li, W., Zhang, X., An, F., Wen, X., Li, P., Chu, J., Sun, X., Yan, C., Yan, N., Xie, D. Y., Raikhel, N., Yang, Z., Stepanova, A. N., Alonso, J. M. and Guo, H. (2011). A small-molecule screen identifies L-kynurenine as a competitive inhibitor of TAA1/TAR activity in ethylene-directed auxin biosynthesis and root growth in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 23(11): 3944-3960.

  20. Stepanova, A. N., Yun, J., Robles, L. M., Novak, O., He, W., Guo, H., Ljung, K. and Alonso, J. M. (2011). The Arabidopsis YUCCA1 flavin monooxygenase functions in the indole-3-pyruvic acid branch of auxin biosynthesis. Plant Cell 23(11): 3961-3973.

  21. Zhou, R., Benavente, L. M., Stepanova, A. N. and Alonso, J. M. (2011). A recombineering-based gene tagging system for Arabidopsis. Plant J 66(4): 712-723.

  22. Stepanova, A. N. and Alonso, J. M. (2009). Ethylene signaling and response: where different regulatory modules meet. Curr Opin Plant Biol 12(5): 548-555.

  23. Tsuchisaka, A., Yu, G., Jin, H., Alonso, J. M., Ecker, J. R., Zhang, X., Gao, S. and Theologis, A. (2009). A combinatorial interplay among the 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate isoforms regulates ethylene biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics 183(3): 979-1003.

  24. Ikeda, Y., Men, S., Fischer, U., Stepanova, A. N., Alonso, J. M., Ljung, K. and Grebe, M. (2009). Local auxin biosynthesis modulates gradient-directed planar polarity in Arabidopsis. Nat Cell Biol 11(6): 731-738.

  25. Stepanova, A. N., Robertson-Hoyt, J., Yun, J., Benavente, L. M., Xie, D. Y., Dolezal, K., Schlereth, A., Jurgens, G. and Alonso, J. M. (2008). TAA1-mediated auxin biosynthesis is essential for hormone crosstalk and plant development. Cell 133(1): 177-191.

  26. Leivar, P., Monte, E., Al-Sady, B., Carle, C., Storer, A., Alonso, J. M., Ecker, J. R. and Quail, P. H. (2008). The Arabidopsis phytochrome-interacting factor PIF7, together with PIF3 and PIF4, regulates responses to prolonged red light by modulating phyB levels. Plant Cell 20(2): 337-352.

  27. Hu, J., Mitchum, M. G., Barnaby, N., Ayele, B. T., Ogawa, M., Nam, E., Lai, W. C., Hanada, A., Alonso, J. M., Ecker, J. R., Swain, S. M., Yamaguchi, S., Kamiya, Y. and Sun, T. P. (2008). Potential sites of bioactive gibberellin production during reproductive growth in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 20(2): 320-336.

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