Viktor Kirik

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Selected Publications

Lindeboom JJ, Nakamura M, Hibbel A, Shundyak K, Gutierrez R, Ketelaar T, Emons AM, Mulder BM, Kirik V, Ehrhardt DW. (2013). A mechanism for reorientation of cortical microtubule arrays driven by microtubule severing. Science 342, 1245533.

Suo B, Seifert S, Kirik V. (2013). Arabidopsis GLASSY HAIR genes promote trichome papillae development. Journnal of Experimantal Botany 64, 4981-4991.

Ambrose C, Ruan Y, Gardiner J, Tamblyn LM, Catching A, Kirik V, Marc J, Overall R, Wasteneys GO. (2013). CLASP interacts with sorting nexin 1 to link microtubules and auxin transport via PIN2 recycling in Arabidopsis thaliana. Developmental Cell 24, 649-659.

Kirik A, Ehrhardt DW, Kirik V. (2012). TONNEAU2/FASS regulates the geometry of microtubule nucleation and cortical array organization in interphase Arabidopsis cells. Plant Cell 24(3): 1158-70.

Eisinger WR, Kirik V, Lewis C, Ehrhardt DW, Briggs WR. (2012). Quantitative changes in microtubule distribution correlate with guard cell function in Arabidopsis. Molecular Plant 5(3): 716-25.

Kang YH, Kirik V, Hulskamp M, Nam KH, Hagely K, Lee MM, Schiefelbein J. (2009). The MYB23 gene provides a positive feedback loop for cell fate specification in the Arabidopsis root epidermis. Plant Cell 21, 1080-1094.

Brininstool G, Kasili R, Simmons LA, Kirik V, Hülskamp M, Larkin JC. (2008). Constitutive expressor of pathogenesis-related genes5 affects cell wall biogenesis and trichome development. BMC Plant Biol 8:58.

Kirik V, Herrmann U, Parupalli C, Sedbrook J, Ehrhardt D, Hulskamp M. (2007a). CLASP protein localizes in two discrete patterns on cortical microtubules and is required for cell morphogenesis and cell division in Arabidopsis. Journal of Cell Science, 120, 4416-4425.

Kirik V, Schrader A, Uhrig JF, Hulskamp M. (2007b). MIDGET unravels functions of the Arabidopsis Topoisomerase VI complex in DNA endoreduplication, chromatin condensation, and transcriptional silencing. Plant Cell 19, 3100-3110.

Churchman ML, Brown ML, Kato N, Kirik V, Hülskamp M, Inzé D, De Veylder L, Walker JD, Zheng Z, Oppenheimer DG, Gwin T, Churchman J, Larkin JC. (2006). SIAMESE, a plant-specific cell cycle regulator, controls endoreplication onset in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell 18, 3145-3157.

Kirik V, Lee MM, Wester K, Herrmann U, Zheng Z, Oppenheimer D, Schiefelbein J, Huelskamp M. (2005). Functional diversification of MYB23 and GL1 genes in trichome morphogenesis and initiation. Development 132, 1477-1485.

Kirik V, Simon M , Wester K, Schiefelbein J, Huelskamp M. (2004a). ENHANCER of TRY and CPC 2 (ETC2) acts redundantly during trichome development in Arabidopsis. Plant Mol Biol 55, 389-398.

Kirik V, Simon M , Huelskamp M, Schiefelbein J. (2004b). The ENHANCER OF TRY AND CPC1 (ETC1) Gene Acts Redundantly with TRIPTYCHON and CAPRICE in Trichome and Root Hair Cell Patterning in Arabidopsis. Developmental Biology 268, 506-513.

Mathur J, Mathur N, Kirik V, Kernebeck B, Srinivas BP, Hueskamp M. (2003). Arabidopsis CROOKED encodes for the smallest subunit of the ARP2/3 complex and controls cell shape by region-specific fine F-actin formation. Development 130, 3137-3148.

Kirik V, Mathur J, Grini PE, Klinkhammer I, Adler K, Bechtold N, Herzog M, Bonneville JM, Huelskamp M. (2002a). Functional analysis of the TUBULIN FOLDING COFACTOR C in Arabidopsis thaliana. Current Biology 12(17), 1519-23.

Kirik V, Grini PE, Mathur J, Klinkhammer I, Adler K, Bechtold N, Herzog M, Bonneville JM, Huelskamp M. (2002b). The Arabidopsis TUBULIN FOLDING COFACTOR A gene is involved in the control of the alpha/betatubulin monomer balance. Plant Cell 14(9), 2265-2276.

Folkers U, Kirik V, Schobinger U, Falk S, Krishnakumar S, Pollock MA, Oppenheimer DG, Day I, Reddy AS, Jurgens G, Huelskamp M, Reddy AR. (2002). The cell morphogenesis gene ANGUSTIFOLIA encodes a CtBP/BARSlike protein and is involved in the control of the microtubule cytoskeleton. EMBO J 21(6), 1280-1288.

Schellmann S, Schnittger A, Kirik V, Wada T, Okada K, Beermann A, Thumfahrt J, Jurgens G, Huelskamp M. (2002). TRIPTYCHON and CAPRICE mediate lateral inhibition during trichome and root hair patterning in Arabidopsis. EMBO J 21(19), 5036-5046.

Kirik V, Schnittger A, Radchuk V, Adler K, Huelskamp M, Baumlein H. (2001). Ectopic expression of the Arabidopsis AtMYB23 gene induces differentiation of trichome cells. Developmental Biology 235(2), 366-377.

Research Support

2013 NIH NIGMS R15: Elucidating Conserved Mechanisms of Noncentrosomal Microtubule Array Formation

2013 Faculty Research Award, Illinois State University

2011 ISU Pre-tenure research Initiative Grant

2010 ISU New Faculty research Initiative Grant