Viktor Kirik

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Selected Publications

Lindeboom JJ, Nakamura M, Saltini M, Hibbel A, Walia A, Ketelaar T, Emons AM, Sedbrook J, Kirik V, Mulder BM., Ehrhardt DW. (2019). CLASP stabilization of plus ends created by severing promotes microtubule creation and reorientation. Journal of Cell Biology 218 (1), 190-205.

Fornero C, Rickerd T, Kirik V. (2019). Papillae formation on Arabidopsis leaf trichomes requires the function of Mediator tail subunits 2, 14, 15a, 16, and 25. Planta249, 1063-1071.

Fornero, C., Suo, B., Zahde, M., Juveland K, Kirik V. (2017). Papillae formation on trichome cell walls requires the function of the Mediator complex subunit Med25. Plant Molecular Biology 95, 389-398.

Galva C, Kirik V, Lindeboom J, Kaloriti D, Rancour D, Hussey P, Bednarek S, Ehrhardt DW, Sedbrook J. (2014). The microtubule plus-end tracking proteins SPR1 and AtEB1b interact to maintain polar cell elongation and directional organ growth. Plant Cell 26, 4409-4425.

Walia A, Nakamura M, Moss D, Kirik V, Hashimoto T, Ehrhardt DW. (2014). GCP-WD mediates g-TuRC recruitment and the geometry of microtubule nucleation in interphase arrays of Arabidopsis. Current Biology24, 2548-2555.

Atkinson S, Kirik A, Kirik V. (2014). Microtubule array reorientation in response to hormones does not involve changes in microtubule nucleation modes at the periclinal cell surface. Journal of Experimental Botany 65 (20): 5867-5875.

Lipka E, Gadeyne A, Stoeckle D, Zimmermann S, De Jaeger G, Ehrhardt DW, Kirik V, Van Damme D, Mueller S. (2014). The Phragmoplast-Orienting Kinesin-12 class proteins translate the positional information of the preprophase band to establish the cortical division zone in Arabidopsis thaliana. The Plant Cell26, 26172632.

Cheong MS, Kirik A, Kim JG, Frame K, Kirik V, Mudgett MB. (2014). AvrBsT acetylates Arabidopsis ACIP1, a protein that associates with microtubules and is required for immunity. PLOS Pathogens 10 (2), e1003952. 

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. Journal of Experimental 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. The 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. The 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 Biology 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. The 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. The Plant Cell18, 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 Molecular Biology 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. The 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 Journal 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 Journal 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.