Sally Assmann

Waller Professor of Biology

Sally Assmann

Research Summary

Molecular biology of plant G-proteins and kinases. Phytohormone regulation of signal transduction and RNA processing. Second messenger regulation of ion channels in plant cells.

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Publication Tags

Arabidopsis Abscisic Acid Rna Gtp Binding Proteins Heterotrimeric Gtp Binding Proteins Proteins Guard Cells Genome Nucleotides Protein Cellulose Synthase G Proteins Fluorescence G Protein Coupled Receptors Cellulose Metabolomics Guanosine Triphosphate Transcriptome Genes Potassium Channels Cells Anions Arabidopsis Thaliana Phenotype Guanine

Most Recent Papers

GTP binding by Arabidopsis extra-large G protein 2 is not essential for its functions

Natsumi Maruta, Yuri Trusov, Daisuke Urano, David Chakravorty, Sarah M. Assmann, Alan M. Jones, Jose R. Botella, 2021, Plant Physiology on p. 1240-1253


Timothy E. Gookin, Sarah M. Assmann, 2021, Journal of Embryology and Experimental Morphology

A G protein-coupled receptor-like module regulates cellulose synthase secretion from the endomembrane system in Arabidopsis

Heather E. McFarlane, Daniela Mutwil-Anderwald, Jana Verbančič, Kelsey L. Picard, Timothy E. Gookin, Anja Froehlich, David Chakravorty, Luisa M. Trindade, Jose M. Alonso, Sarah M. Assmann, Staffan Persson, 2021, Developmental Cell on p. 1484-1497.e7

External Cd2+ and protons activate the hyperpolarization-gated K+ channel KAT1 at the voltage sensor

Yunqing Zhou, Sarah M. Assmann, Timothy Jegla, 2021, Journal of General Physiology

Advances and perspectives in the metabolomics of stomatal movement and the disease triangle

Qingyuan Xiang, Aneirin A. Lott, Sarah M. Assmann, Sixue Chen, 2021, Plant Science

A Guard Cell Abscisic Acid (ABA) Network Model That Captures the Stomatal Resting State

Parul Maheshwari, Sarah M. Assmann, Reka Albert, 2020, Frontiers in Physiology

Molecular changes in Mesembryanthemum crystallinum guard cells underlying the C<sub>3</sub> to CAM transition

Wenwen Kong, Mi Jeong Yoo, Dan Zhu, Jerald D. Noble, Theresa M. Kelley, Jing Li, Matias Kirst, Sarah M. Assmann, Sixue Chen, 2020, Plant Molecular Biology on p. 653-667


Liu Min Fan, Wei Zhang, Jin Gui Chen, J. Philip Taylor, Alan M. Jones, Sarah M. Assmann, 2019, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 27160-27161

Probing RNA structure in vivo

David Mitchell, Sarah M. Assmann, Philip C. Bevilacqua, 2019, Current Opinion in Structural Biology on p. 151-158

Nucleotide exchange–dependent and nucleotide exchange–independent functions of plant heterotrimeric GTP-binding proteins

Natsumi Maruta, Yuri Trusov, David Chakravorty, Daisuke Urano, Sarah M. Assmann, Jose R. Botella, 2019, Science's STKE : signal transduction knowledge environment

Most-Cited Papers

In vivo genome-wide profiling of RNA secondary structure reveals novel regulatory features

Yiliang Ding, Yin Tang, Chun Kit Kwok, Yu Zhang, Philip C. Bevilacqua, Sarah M. Assmann, 2014, Nature on p. 696-700

An atypical heterotrimeric G-protein γ‐subunit is involved in guard cell K<sup>+</sup>-channel regulation and morphological development in Arabidopsis thaliana

David Chakravorty, Yuri Trusov, Wei Zhang, Biswa R. Acharya, Michael B. Sheahan, David W. McCurdy, Sarah M. Assmann, José Ramõn Botella, 2011, Plant Journal on p. 840-851

Border control - A membrane-linked interactome of Arabidopsis

Alexander M. Jones, Yuanhu Xuan, Meng Xu, Rui Sheng Wang, Cheng Hsun Ho, Sylvie Lalonde, Chang Hun You, Maria I. Sardi, Saman A. Parsa, Erika Smith-Valle, Tianying Su, Keith A. Frazer, Guillaume Pilot, Réjane Pratelli, Guido Grossmann, Biswa R. Acharya, Heng Cheng Hu, Cawas Engineer, Florent Villiers, Chuanli Ju, Kouji Takeda, Zhao Su, Qunfeng Dong, Sarah M. Assmann, Jin Chen, June M. Kwak, Julian I. Schroeder, Reka Albert, Seung Y. Rhee, Wolf B. Frommer, 2014, Science on p. 711-716

Common and unique elements of the ABA-regulated transcriptome of Arabidopsis guard cells

Rui Sheng Wang, Sona Pandey, Song Li, Timothy E. Gookin, Zhixin Zhao, Réka Albert, Sarah M. Assmann, 2011, BMC Genomics

Genome-Wide Analysis of RNA Secondary Structure

Philip C. Bevilacqua, Laura E. Ritchey, Zhao Su, Sarah M. Assmann, 2016, Annual Review of Genetics on p. 235-266

Open Stomata 1 (OST1) is limiting in abscisic acid responses of Arabidopsis guard cells

Biswa R. Acharya, Byeong Wook Jeon, Wei Zhang, Sarah M. Assmann, 2013, New Phytologist on p. 1049-1063

Flower development under drought stress: Morphological and transcriptomic analyses reveal acute responses and long-term acclimation in Arabidopsis

Zhao Su, Xuan Ma, Huihong Guo, Noor Liyana Sukiran, Bin Guo, Sarah M. Assmann, Hong Ma, 2013, Plant Cell on p. 3785-3807

50 years of Arabidopsis research

Nicholas J. Provart, Jose Alonso, Sarah M. Assmann, Dominique Bergmann, Siobhan M. Brady, Jelena Brkljacic, John Browse, Clint Chapple, Vincent Colot, Sean Cutler, Jeff Dangl, David Ehrhardt, Joanna D. Friesner, Wolf B. Frommer, Erich Grotewold, Elliot Meyerowitz, Jennifer Nemhauser, Magnus Nordborg, Craig Pikaard, John Shanklin, Chris Somerville, Mark Stitt, Keiko U. Torii, Jamie Waese, Doris Wagner, Peter Mccourt, 2016, New Phytologist on p. 921-944

The RNA structurome

Chun Kit Kwok, Yin Tang, Sarah M. Assmann, Philip C. Bevilacqua, 2015, Trends in Biochemical Sciences on p. 221-232

Significant reduction of BiFC non-specific assembly facilitates in planta assessment of heterotrimeric G-protein interactors

Timothy E. Gookin, Sarah M. Assmann, 2014, Plant Journal on p. 553-567