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NCBI Activity: SIZ1

Person: Ayla

Topic: SIZ1 E3 SUMO Ligase

Introduction: The topic of my undergraduate research was overexpressing the E3 SUMO ligase, SIZ1 in turfgrass and rice to improve drought tolerance. The first article by Catala’s lab is the one that was majorly cited in my research project.  Many procedures came from it.  The article about flowering time cited this article, so I included it out of curiosity.


The Arabidopsis E3 SUMO Ligase SIZ1 Regulates Plant Growth and Drought Responses

Rafael Catala, Jian Ouyang,1 Isabel A. Abreu, Yuxin Hu,2 Haksoo Seo,3 Xiuren Zhang, and Nam-Hai Chua4

Plant Cell. 2007 September; 19(9): 2952–2966.

doi: 10.1105/tpc.106.049981.

PMCID: PMC2048692

Flowering time regulation by the SUMO E3 ligase SIZ1
Jing Bo Jin1,2 and Paul M Hasegawacorresponding author1
Plant Signal Behav. 2008 October; 3(10): 891–892.
PMCID: PMC2634407

Background:  If you wanted to learn more about the sumolyation pathway SIZ1 is involved in, I still feel it would be easier just to conduct a Google or Wikipedia search.

Search: I saved the search for “SIZ1 Catala” and have it set up to email me once per mont with updates.

Tips/Tricks: Click many related article/cited by links, even if they don’t look particularly useful.  They could lead you to more interesting things.

If you accidently search for something in PubMed instead of PubMedCentral, you will get the abstract but not a link to the full text, even if you know that the full text version is available on PMC.  It’s annoying.

Pubmed automatically links to the abstracts of  articles cited in the document, again I wish it was easier to quickly access the full-text version with one-click.

I can’t figure out how to make my font smaller for the first citation in this blog.

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