Publications by year

  • In 2023:
  • Lenzen B, Rösch F, Legen J, Small I, Schmitz-Linneweber C.
    A role for chloroplast RNA binding protein CP29A in rbcL expression during cold acclimation.
    bioRxiv doi:
  • Muino JM, Qu Y, Ruwe H, Maschmann S, Chen W, Zoschke R, Ohler U, Kaufmann K, Schmitz-Linneweber C.
    MatK impacts Differential Chloroplast Translation of Ribosomal and Photosynthetic genes by limiting spliced tRNA-K(UUU) abundance.
    bioRxiv  doi: 10.1101/2023.10.25.563914
  • Tetzlaff S, Hillebrand A, Drakoulis N, Gluhic Z, Maschmann S, Lyko P, Wicke S, Schmitz-Linneweber C.
    Ribosomal Incorporation of Short RNAs from Mitochondrial Genome Recombination Sites in Toxoplasma gondii.
    bioRxiv doi: 10.1101/2023.09.02.556019
  • Legen J, Lenzen B, Kachariya N, Feltgen S, Gao Y, Mergenthal S, Weber W, Klotzsch E, Zoschke R, Sattler M, Schmitz-Linneweber C.
    The prion-like domain of the chloroplast RNA binding protein CP29A is required for cold-induced phase separation next to nucleoids and supports RNA splicing and translation during cold acclimation.
    BioRxiv doi: /10.1101/2023.09.29.560215
  • Small I, Melonek J, Bohne AV, Nickelsen J, Schmitz-Linneweber C.
    Plant organellar RNA maturation.
    Plant Cell2023, 35: 1727-1751. doi: 10.1093/plcell/koad049
  • Legen J, Duhnen S, Gauert A, Gotz M, Schmitz-Linneweber C.
    A CRR2-Dependent sRNA Sequence Supports Papillomavirus Vaccine Expression in Tobacco Chloroplasts.
    Metabolites 2023, 13 doi: 10.3390/metabo13030315


  • In 2022:
  • Sayed SMA, Alseekh S, Siems K, Fernie AR, Luyten W, Schmitz-Linneweber C, Saul N.
    Identification of a Hydroxygallic Acid Derivative, Zingibroside R1 and a Sterol Lipid as Potential Active Ingredients of Cuscuta chinensis Extract That Has Neuroprotective and Antioxidant Effects in Aged Caenorhabditis elegans.
    Nutrients. 2022 Oct 9;14(19):4199. doi: 10.3390/nu14194199.
  • Saul N, Dhondt I, Kuokkanen M, Perola M, Verschuuren C, Wouters B, von Chrzanowski H, De Vos WH, Temmerman L, Luyten W, Zečić A, Loier T, Schmitz-Linneweber C, Braeckman BP.
    Identification of healthspan-promoting genes in Caenorhabditis elegans based on a human GWAS study.
    Biogerontology. 2022 Aug;23(4):431-452. doi: 10.1007/s10522-022-09969-8. Epub 2022 Jun 24.


  • In 2021:
  • Li M, Ruwe H, Melzer M, Junker A, Hensel G, Tschiersch H, Schwenkert S, Chamas S, Schmitz-Linneweber C, Börner T, Stein N.
    The Arabidopsis AAC Proteins CIL and CIA2 Are Sub-functionalized Paralogs Involved in Chloroplast Development.
    Front Plant Sci. 2021 Jun 7;12:681375. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.681375. eCollection 2021.
  • Dysarz J, Fuellen G, Möller S, Luyten W, Schmitz-Linneweber C, Saul N.
    Genes implicated in Caenorhabditis elegans and human health regulate stress resistance and physical abilities in aged Caenorhabditis elegans.
    Biol Lett. 2021 Jun;17(6):20200916. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2020.0916. Epub 2021 Jun 9.
  • Krantz M, Legen J, Gao Y, Zoschke R, Schmitz-Linneweber C, Klipp E.
    Modeling indicates degradation of mRNA and protein as a potential regulation mechanisms during cold acclimation.
    J Plant Res. 2021 Jul;134(4):873-883. doi: 10.1007/s10265-021-01294-4. Epub 2021 Apr 23.
  • Li M, Hensel G, Melzer M, Junker A, Tschiersch H, Ruwe H, Arend D, Kumlehn J, Börner T, Stein N.
    Mutation of the ALBOSTRIANS Ohnologous Gene HvCMF3 Impairs Chloroplast Development and Thylakoid Architecture in Barley.
    Front Plant Sci. 2021 Oct 1;12:732608. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.732608. eCollection 2021.
  • Sayed SMA, Siems K, Schmitz-Linneweber C, Luyten W, Saul N.
    Enhanced Healthspan in Caenorhabditis elegans Treated With Extracts From the Traditional Chinese Medicine Plants Cuscuta chinensis Lam. and Eucommia ulmoides Oliv.
    Front Pharmacol. 2021 Feb 2;12:604435. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2021.604435. eCollection 2021.
  • Kleine T, Nägele T, Neuhaus HE, Schmitz-Linneweber C, Fernie AR, Geigenberger P, Grimm B, Kaufmann K, Klipp E, Meurer J, Möhlmann T, Mühlhaus T, Naranjo B, Nickelsen J, Richter A, Ruwe H, Schroda M, Schwenkert S, Trentmann O, Willmund F, Zoschke R, Leister D.
    Acclimation in plants – the Green Hub consortium.
    Plant J. 2021 Apr;106(1):23-40. doi: 10.1111/tpj.15144. Epub 2021 Jan 31.
  • Okuzaki A, Rühle T, Leister D, Schmitz-Linneweber C
    The acidic domain of the chlo-roplast RNA-binding protein CP31A supports cold tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana. J Exp Bot 2021, 72: 4904-4914.


  • In 2009:
  • Tillich M, Le Sy V, Schulerowitz K, von Haeseler A, Maier U, and Schmitz-Linneweber C (2009)
    Frequent Losses and a Rare Gain of Chloroplast RNA Editing Sites in Seed Plants
    In: BMC Evol Biol. 9:201.
  • Tillich M, Hardel S, Kupsch C, Armbruster U, Delannoy E, Gualberto J, Lehwark P, Leister D, Small I, and Schmitz-Linneweber C (2009)
    Chloroplast ribonucleoprotein CP31A is required for editing and stability of specific chloroplast mRNAs
    In: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106:6002-6007.
  • Zoschke R, Ostersetzer O, Börner T, and Schmitz-Linneweber C (2009)
    Analysis of the Regulation of MatK Gene Expression
    In: Endocytobiosis and Cell research. 119: 127-135.
  • In 2008:
  • Beick S, Schmitz-Linneweber C, Williams-Carrier R, Jensen B and Barkan A (2008)
    The pentatricopeptide repeat protein PPR5 stabilizes a specific tRNA precursor in maize chloroplasts
    In: Mol Cell Biol. 28:5337-5347.
  • Schmitz-Linneweber C and Small I (2008)
    Pentatricopeptide repeat proteins – a socket set for organelle gene expression
    In: Trends Plant Sci. 13:663-670.
  • Maier U-G, Bozarth A, Funk H, Zauner S, Rensing SA, Schmitz-Linneweber C, Börner T, and Tillich M (2008)
    Complex chloroplast RNA metabolism: just debugging the genetic program?
    In: BMC Biol. 6:36-40.
  • O’Toole N, Hattori M, Andres C, Iida K, Lurin C, Schmitz-Linneweber C, Sugita M, and Small I (2008)
    On the expansion of the pentatricopeptide repeat gene family in plants
    In: Mol Biol Evol. 25:1120-1128.
  • In 2007:
  • Legen J, Wanner G, Herrmann RG, Small I, and Schmitz-Linneweber C. 2007
    Plastid tRNA genes trnC-GCA and trnN-GUU are essentialfor plant cell development
    In: Plant J. 51:751-762.
  • Schmitz-Linneweber C, and Barkan, A (2007)
    RNA splicing and RNA editing in chloroplasts
    In: Plastid Development. Topics in Current Genetics. (R. Bock., ed.) Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. 19, 213-248.
  • In 2006:
  • Schmitz-Linneweber C, Williams-Carrier R, Williams-Voelker PM, Kroeger, TS, Vichas, A, and Barkan A (2006)
    A pentatricopeptide repeat protein facilitates the trans-splicing of the maize chloroplast rps12 pre-mRNA
    In: Plant Cell. 18:2650-2663.
  • Tillich M, Poltnigg P, Kushnir S, and Schmitz-Linneweber C. (2006)
    Conservation of plastid RNA editing factors independently of their target sites
    In: EMBO R. 7:308-13
  • In 2005:
  • Schmitz-Linneweber C, Kushnir S, Babiychuk E, Poltnigg P, Herrmann RG, and Maier RM (2005)
    The failure to edit the plastid atpA mRNA is the primary cause of nucleo/plastid incompatibility in Atropa/Nicotiana cybrids
    In: Plant Cell. 17:1815-1828.
  • Tillich M, Funk HT, Schmitz-Linneweber C, Poltnigg P, Sabater B, Martin M, and Maier RM (2005)
    Editing of plastid RNA in Arabidopsis thaliana ecotypes
    In: Plant J. 43:708-715.
  • Schmitz-Linneweber C, Williams-Carrier R, and Barkan A (2005)
    RNA coimmunoprecipitation and microarray analysis shows the PPR protein CRP1 to be associated with the 5′-untranslated regions of mRNAs whose translation it regulates
    In: Plant Cell. 17:2791-27804.
  • In 2004:
  • Funk HT, Poltnigg P, Schmitz-Linneweber C, and Tillich M (2004)
    Transcript polishing in higher plant plastids by RNA editing
    In: Endocytobiosis Cell Res. 15:451-503.
  • Maier, RM and Schmitz-Linneweber C (2004)
    Plastid Genomes.
    In: Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of Plant Organelles. (Danielle, H. Chase, C. eds).
    In: Kluwer, Dordrecht. 115-150.
  • Martín M, Casano LM, Zapata JM, Guéra A, del Campo EM, Schmitz-Linneweber C, Maier RM and Sabater B (2004)
    Role of thylakoid Ndh complex and peroxidase in the protection against photooxidative stress: fluorescence and enzyme activities in wild-type and ndhF deficient tobacco
    In: Phys. Plantarum. 122:443-452.
  • Schmitz-Linneweber C, Herrmann RG and Maier RM. (2004)
    The fluctuation of plastid RNA editing in plant evolution
    In: Endocytobiosis Cell Res. 15:246-255.
  • In 2003:
  • Herrmann RG, Maier RM and Schmitz-Linneweber C (2003)
    Eukaryotic genome evolution: rearrangement and coevolution of compartmentalized genetic information
    In: Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2003 358:87-97.
  • Schmitz-Linneweber C, Tillich M, Poltnigg P and Maier RM (2003)
    A role for plastid RNA editing in reproductive isolation of plant species
    In: Recent Res. Devel. Plant Mol. Biol. 1:323-38.
  • In 2002:
  • Sabater B, Martin M, Schmitz-Linneweber C and Maier RM (2002)
    The Origin and Evolution of Plastid RNA Editing: Clustering of RNA Editing Sites as a Consequence of Transitory Loss of Gene Function?
    Persp Plant Ecol Evol Sys. 5:81-89.
  • Schmitz-Linneweber C, Regel R, Du TG, Hupfer H, Herrmann RG and Maier RM (2002)
    The plastid chromosome of Atropa belladonna and its comparison with that of Nicotiana tabacum: the role of RNA editing in generating divergence in the process of plant speciation
    In: Mol Biol Evol. 19:1602-12.
  • In 2001:
  • Legen J, Schmitz-Linneweber C, Drescher A, Hupfer H, Tillich M, Herrmann RG and Maier RM (2001)
    Decoding of the ndhH operon from spinach: an example for the complexity of plastid gene expression in higher plants
    In: Endocytobiosis and Cell Res. 14:11-20.
  • Tillich M, Schmitz-Linneweber C, Herrmann RG and Maier RM (2001)
    The plastid chromosome of maize (Zea mays): Update of the complete sequence and transcript editing sites
    In: Maize Genet. Corp.; News Letters. 75:42-44
  • Till B, Schmitz-Linneweber C, Williams-Carrier R and Barkan A (2001)
    CRS1 is a novel group II intron splicing factor that was derived from a domain of ancient origin
    In: RNA. 7:1227-38.
  • Schmitz-Linneweber C, Tillich M, Herrmann RG and Maier RM (2001)
    Heterologous, splicingdependent RNA editing in chloroplasts: allotetraploidy provides trans-factors
    In: EMBO J. 20:4874-4883.
  • Schmitz-Linneweber C, Maier RM, Alcaraz J-P, Cottet A, Herrmann RG and Mache R (2001)
    The plastid chromosome of spinach (Spinacia oleracea): complete nucleotide sequence and gene organization
    In: Plant Mol Biol. 45:307-315.