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Lee, S., Lan, W., Buchanan, BB, Luan, S. (2009) Protein kinase and phosphatase pair interacts with an ion channel to regulate ABA signaling in plant guard cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 106, 21419-24.

Luan, S. (2008) Paradigms and networks for intracellular calcium signaling in plants. Book Chapter in Annual Plant Reviews, vol 33 “Intracellular Signaling in Plants”. Ed. Z. Yang, Wiley-Blackwell.

Dominguez-Solis JR, He Z, Lima A, Ting J, Buchanan BB, Luan S. (2008) A cyclophilin links redox and light signals to cysteine biosynthesis and stress responses in chloroplasts. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 105(42):16386-91. Epub 2008 Oct 9. Abstract

Li L, Liu K, Hu Y, Li D, Luan S. (2008) Single mutations convert an outward K+ channel into an inward K+ channel. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 105(8):2871-6. Epub 2008 Feb 19. Abstract

Chen X, Lin WH, Wang Y, Luan S, Xue HW. (2008) An inositol polyphosphate 5-phosphatase functions in PHOTOTROPIN1 signaling in Arabidopis by altering cytosolic Ca2+. Plant Cell 20(2):353-66. Epub 2008 Feb 5. Abstract

Le-Gong Li, Lubomir N. Sokolov, Yong-Hua Yang, Dong-Ping Li, Julie Ting, Girdhar K. Pandy, and Sheng Luan (2008) A Mitochondrial Magnesium Transporter Functions in Arabidopsis Pollen Development. Mol Plant 1: 675 - 685.

Girdhar K. Pandey, John J. Grant, Yong Hwa Cheong, Beom-Gi Kim, Le Gong Li, and Sheng Luan (2008) Calcineurin-B-Like Protein CBL9 Interacts with Target Kinase CIPK3 in the Regulation of ABA Response in Seed Germination. Mol Plant 1: 238 - 248.

Li H, He Z, Lu G, Lee SC, Alonso J, Ecker JR, Luan, S. (2007) A WD40 Domain Cyclophilin Interacts with Histone H3 and Functions in Gene Repression and Organogenesis in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 19, 2403-2416.

Pandey GK, Cheong YH, Kim BG, Grant JJ, Li L, Luan, S. (2007) CIPK9: a calcium sensor-interacting protein kinase required for low-potassium tolerance in Arabidopsis. Cell Res. 17, 411-421. Abstract

Fu A, He Z, Cho HS, Lima A, Buchanan BB, Luan S. (2007) A chloroplast cyclophilin functions in the assembly and maintenance of photosystem II in Arabidopsis thaliana. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 104, 15947-15952. Abstract

Cheong YH, Pandey GK, Grant JJ, Batistic O, Li L, Kim BG, Lee SC, Kudla J, Luan S. (2007) Two calcineurin B-like calcium sensors, interacting with protein kinase CIPK23, regulate leaf transpiration and root potassium uptake in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 52, 223-239. Abstract

Lee SC, Lan WZ, Kim BG, Li L, Cheong YH, Pandey GK, Lu G, Buchanan BB, Luan S. (2007) A protein phosphorylation/dephosphorylation network regulates a plant potassium channel. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 104, 15959-15964. Abstract

Liu, K., Li, L., Luan, S. (2006) Intracellular potassium sensing of SKOR, a shaker-type K-channel from Arabidopsis. Plant J. 46, 260-268.

Sokolov, L., Allery, A., Buchanan, B.B., and Luan, S. (2006) A redox-regulated chloroplast protein phosphatase binds to starch diurnally and functions in its accumulation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 103, 9732-9737.

Li, L., Kim, B., Cheong, Y., Pandey, G., and Luan, S. (2006) A calcium signaling pathway regulates a potassium channel for low-potassium response in Arabidopsis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 103:12625-30.

Gopalan G, He Z, Battaile KP, Luan S, Swaminathan K. (2006) Structural comparison of oxidized and reduced FKBP13 from Arabidopsis thaliana. Proteins 65:789-95.

Lima A, Lima S, Wong JH, Phillips RS, Buchanan BB, Luan S. (2006) A redox-active FKBP-type immunophilin functions in accumulation of the photosystem II supercomplex in Arabidopsis thaliana. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 103:12631-6.

D'Angelo C, Weinl S, Batistic O, Pandey GK, Cheong YH, Schultke S, Albrecht V, Ehlert B, Schulz B, Harter K, Luan S, Bock R, Kudla J. (2006) Alternative complex formation of the Ca(2+)-regulated protein kinase CIPK1 controls abscisic acid-dependent and independent stress responses in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 2006 Nov 8; [Epub ahead of print]

Ren ZH, Gao JP, Li LG, Cai XL, Huang W, Chao DY, Zhu MZ, Wang ZY, Luan S*, Lin HX*. (2005) A rice quantitative trait locus for salt tolerance encodes a sodium transporter. Nature Genetics 37, 1141-1146. (News and Views on page 1029-1030, *corresponding author).

Liu K, Li L, Luan S. (2005) An essential function of phosphatidylinositol phosphates in activation of plant shaker-type K+ channels. Plant J. 42, 433-443.

Girdhar K. Pandey, John Grant, Yong-Hwa Cheong, Beom Gi Kim, Legong Li, and Sheng Luan (2005) ABR1, an AP2-Domain Transcription Factor That Functions as a Repressor of ABA Response in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 139, 1185-1193.

Ok SH, Jeong HJ, Bae JM, Shin JS, Luan S, Kim KN. (2005) Novel CIPK1-associated proteins in Arabidopsis contain an evolutionarily conserved C-terminal region that mediates nuclear localization. Plant Physiol. 139, 138-150.

Romano P, Gray J, Horton P, Luan S. (2005) Plant immunophilins: functional versatility beyond protein maturation. (Tanksley Review) New Phytol. 166, 753-69.

Buchanan BB, Luan S. (2005) Redox regulation in the chloroplast thylakoid lumen: a new frontier in photosynthesis research. J Exp Bot. 56, 1439-1447.

Gopalan G, He Z, Balmer Y, Romano P, Gupta R, Heroux A, Buchanan BB, Swaminathan K, Luan S. (2004) Structural analysis uncovers a role for redox in regulating FKBP13, an immunophilin of the chloroplast thylakoid lumen. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 101, 13945-50.

Romano, P., He, Z., and Luan, S. (2004) Introducing immunophilins: from organ transplantation to plant biology. Plant Physiol. 134, 1241-1243.

He, Z. and Luan, S. (2004) Immunophilins and parvulins: superfamily of peptidyl prolyl isomerases in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 134, 1248-1267.

Pandey, G., Cheong, Y., Kim, N., Luan, S. (2004) Calcium sensor calcineurin B-like 9 modulates sensitivityand biosynthesis of ABA in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 16, 1912-1924.

Kim, K., Cheong, Y., Grant, J., Pandey, G., and Luan, S. (2003) CIPK3, a calcium sensor-associated protein kinase that regulates abscisic acid and cold signal transduction in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 15, 411-423.

Luan, S. (2003) Protein phosphatases in plants. Annu. Rev. Plant Biol. 54, 69-90.

Hrabak, E., Chan, C., Gribskov, M., Harper, J.F., Choi, J., Halford, N., Kudla, J., Luan S., et al., and Harmon, A.C. (2003) The Arabidopsis CDPK-SnRK Superfamily of Protein Kinases. Plant Physiol. 132: 666-680. [Abstract | PDF]

Gupta, R., and Luan, S. (2003) Redox regulation of protein tyrosine phosphatases and MAP kinases in higher plants. Plant Physiol. 132, 1149-1152.[Full Text | PDF]

Kim, K., Cheong, Y., Grant, J., Pandey, G., and Luan, S. (2003) CIPK3, a calcium sensor-associated protein kinase that regulates abscisic acid and cold signal transduction in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 15, 411-423. [Abstract | PDF]

Cheong, Y., Kim, K., Pandey, G.K., Gupta, R., Grant, J., and Luan, S. (2003) CBL1, a Calcium Sensor That Differentially Regulates Salt, Drought, and Cold Responses in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 15, 1833-1845. [Abstract | PDF]

Gupta, R., Mould, R., and Luan, S. (2002) A chloroplast FKBP interact and regulates the accumulation of Rieske subunit of cytochrome b/f complex in photosynthetic electron transport. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 99, 15806-15811. [Abstract | PDF]

Gupta, R., Ting, T., Sokolov, L., Johnson, S.J., and Luan, S. (2002) AtPTEN1, a tumor suppressor homologue essential for pollen development in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 14, 2495--2507. [Abstract | PDF]

Gupta, R., He, Z., and Luan, S. (2002) Functional relationship of cytochrome c6 and plastocyanin in Arabidopsis. Nature 417, 567-571. [Abstract | PDF]

Chen W, Provart NJ, Glazebrook J, Katagiri F, Chang H, Eulgem T, Mauch F, Luan S, et al. and Zhu T. (2002). Expression Profile Matrix of Arabidopsis Transcription Factor Genes Suggests Their Putative Functions in Response to Environmental Stresses. Plant Cell 14, 559-574. [Abstract | PDF | Supplemental data]

Cheong, Y., Chang, H.-S., Gupta, R., Wang, X., Zhu, T., and Luan, S. (2002) Transcriptional profiling reveals novel interaction between wounding, pathogen, abiotic stress, and hormonal responses in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 129, 661-677. [Abstract | PDF | Supplemental data]

Li L, He Z, Pandey GK, Tsuchiya T, and Luan S. (2002) Functional cloning and characterization of a plant efflux carrier for multidrug and heavy metal detoxification. J Biol Chem. 277, 5360-5368.[Abstract | PDF]

Li L, Tutone AF, Drummond RS, Gardner RC, and Luan S. (2001) A novel family of magnesium transport genes in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 13, 2761-2775. [Abstract | PDF]

Liu, K., and Luan, S. (2001) Internal Aluminum Block of Plant Inward K+ Channels. Plant Cell 13, 1453-1465.[PDF]

Kim, K.N., Cheong, Y.H., Gupta, R., and Luan, S. (2000) Interaction Specificity of Arabidopsis Calcineurin B-Like Calcium Sensors and Their Target Kinases. Plant Physiol. 124, 1844-1853.

Liu, K., Fu, H.H., Bei, Q., and Luan, S. (2000) Inward Potassium Channel in Guard Cells As a Target for Polyamine Regulation of Stomatal Movements. Plant Physiol. 124, 1315-1326.

Huang Y, Li H, Gupta R, Morris PC, Luan S, and Kieber JJ. (2000) ATMPK4, an Arabidopsis homolog of mitogen-activated protein kinase, is activated in vitro by AtMEK1 through threonine phosphorylation. Plant Physiol. 122, 1301-1310.

Shi, J., Kim, K.N., Ritz, O., Albrechtb, U., Gupta, R., Harterc, K., Luan, S., and Kudlab, J. (1999) Novel Protein Kinases Associated with Calcineurin B-like Calcium Sensors in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 11, 2393-2406.

Kudla, J., Xu, Q., Harter, K. Gruissem, W. and Luan, S. (1999) Genes for calcineurin B-like proteins in Arabidopsis are differentially regulated by stress signals. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 96, 4718-4723.[a commentary on this article: Trewavas, A. (1999) How plants learn. PNAS 96, 4216-4218.]

Gupta, R., Huang, Y., Kieber, J.J. and Luan, S. (1998) Identification of a dual- specificity protein phosphatase that inactivates MAP kinase in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 16, 581-590.

Liu, K. and Luan, S. (1998) Voltage-dependent K+ channels as targets for osmosensing in guard cells. Plant Cell 10, 1957-1970.

Xu, Q., Liang, S., Kudla, J. and Luan, S. (1998) Molecular characterization of a plant FKBP12 that does not mediate action of FK506 and rapamycin. Plant J. 15, 511-520.

Fu, H. and Luan, S. (1998) AtKUP1: a dual-affinity K+ transporter in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 10, 63-73

Bei, Q. and Luan, S. (1998) Functional expression and characterization of a plant K+ channel gene in a plant cell model. Plant J. 13, 857-865.

Xu, Q., Fu, H., Gupta, R. and Luan, S. (1998) Molecular characterization of a protein tyrosine phosphatase encoded by a stress-responsive gene in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 10, 849-857.

Luan, S., Kudla, J., Gruissem, W., and Schreiber, S.L. (1996) Molecular characterization of a FKBP-type immunophilin from higher plants. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 93, 6964-6969.

Luan, S., and Schreiber, S.L. (1994) pCyP B: a chloroplast-localized, heat shock-responsive cyclophilin from fava bean. Plant Cell 6, 885-892.

Luan, S., Albers, M.W., and Schreiber, S.L. (1994) Light-regulated, tissue-specific immunophilins in a higher plant. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 91, 984-988.

Li, W., Luan, S., Schreiber, S.L. and Assmann, S.M. (1994) Cyclic AMP Stimulates K+ channel Activity in Mesophyll Cells of V. faba. Plant Physiol. 106, 963-970.

Li, W., Luan, S., Schreiber, S.L., and Assmann, S.M. (1994) Evidence for protein phosphatase 1 and 2A regulation of K+ channels in two types of leaf cells. Plant Physiol. 106, 957-961.

Luan, S., Li, W., Rusnak, F., Assmann, S.M. and Schreiber, S.L. (1993) Immunosuppressants implicate protein phosphatase-regulation of K+ channels in guard cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 90, 2202-2206.

Liu, J., Albers, M.W., Wandless, T.J., Luan, S. Alberg, D., Belshaw, P., McIntosh, C., Klee, C.B., Cohen, P. and Schreiber, S.L. (1992) Inhibition of T cell signaling by immunophilin ligand complexes correlates with loss of calcineurin phosphatase activity. Biochemistry 31, 3897-3901.

Luan, S. and Bogorad, L. (1992) A rice gene promoter contains separate cis-acting elements for the expression in dicot and monocot plants. Plant Cell 4, 971-981.

Luan, S. and Bogorad, L. (1989) Nucleotide sequences of two genes encoding the light harvesting chlorophyll a-b binding protein of rice. Nucleic Acids Res. 17, 2357-2358.