Marjaana Rantala
  • Post-Doc, University of Turku
Research focus
  • Plant science
Personal information


PhD, University of Turku, 2018

Lab information

Molecular Plant Biology lab

Research focus

photosynthesis, protein biochemistry, thylakoid protein complexes, native-PAGE


Rantala M, Tikkanen M, Aro EM (2017) Proteomic characterization of hierarchical megacomplex formation in Arabidopsis thylakoid membrane. Plant Journal 2017 5:951-962.

Plöchinger M, Torabi S, Rantala M, Tikkanen M, Suorsa M, Jensen PE, Aro EM, and Meurer J (2016) Impact of PsaI on the Stable Association of the LHCII Docking Site of PSI, State Transition, and Dark Reduction of the Plastoquinone Pool in Nicotiana Tabacum. Plant Physiology 172:450-63

Trotta A, Suorsa M, Rantala M, Lundin B, Aro EM (2016) Serine and threonine residues of plant STN7 kinase are differentially phosphorylated upon changing light conditions and specifically influence the activity and stability of the kinase. Plant Journal 87(5):484-94

Rantala M, Lehtimäki N, Aro EM, Suorsa M (2016) Downregulation of TAP38/PPH1 enables LHCII hyperphosphorylation in Arabidopsis mutant lacking LHCII docking site in PSI. FEBS Letters 590:787-94

Suorsa M, Rantala M, Lespinasse M, Trotta A, Grieco M, Vuorio E, Tikkanen M, Järvi S, Aro EM (2015) Light acclimation involves dynamic re-organization of the pigment-protein megacomplexes in non-appressed thylakoid domains Plant J. 84:360-73

Nageswara RM, Suorsa M, Rantala M, Aro EM, Tikkanen M (2015) Plants Actively Avoid State Transitions upon Changes in Light Intensity: Role of Light-Harvesting Complex II Protein Dephosphorylation in High Light. Plant Physiology 168:721-34

Suorsa M, Rantala M, Danielsson R, Järvi S, Paakkarinen V, Schröder WP, Styring S, Mamedov F, Aro EM (2014) Dark-adapted spinach thylakoid protein heterogeneity offers insights into the Photosystem II repair cycle. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1837:1463-71

Tikkanen M, Grieco M, Nurmi M, Rantala M, Suorsa M, Aro EM (2012) Regulation of the photosynthetic apparatus under fluctuating growth light. Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society of London: B Biological Science 367:3486-3493
Suorsa M, Järvi S, Grieco M, Nurmi M, Pietrzykowska M, Rantala M, Kangasjärvi S, Paakkarinen V, Tikkanen M, Jansson S, Aro EM (2012) PROTON GRADIENT REGULATION5 is essential for proper acclimation of Arabidopsis photosystem I to naturally and artificially fluctuating light conditions. Plant Cell 24:2934–2948
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