Zentrum für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie


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Peer-reviewed Research Papers

Plieth, C.* 2019 "Peroxide-Induced Liberation of Iron from Heme Switches Catalysis during Luminol Reaction and Causes Loss of Light and Heterodyning of Luminescence Kinetics" ACS Omega 4(2):3268-3279; [LINK]   [PDF]

Plieth, C.* 2018 "Redox Modulators Determine Luminol Luminescence Generated by Porphyrin-Coordinated Iron and May Repress 'Suicide Inactivation' " ACS Omega 3(9):12295-12303; [LINK]   [PDF]

Morgan, S.H.; Lindberg, S.; Maity, P.J.; Geilfus, C.-M.; Plieth, C.; Mühling, K.-H.*; "Calcium improves apoplastic–cytosolic ion homeostasis in salt-stressed Vicia faba leaves" functional Plant Biology 44(5): 515-524;[LINK]   [PDF]

Plieth, C.* 2016  "Calcium, Metaphors, and Zeitgeist in Plant Sciences" Plant Physiology 171(3) 1790-1793 DOI: [LINK]   [PDF]

Geilfus, C.-M.*; Mühling, K.-H.; Kaiser, H.; Plieth, C. 2014 "Bacterially produced Pt-GFP as ratiometric dual-excitation sensor for in planta mapping of leaf apoplastic pH in intact Avena sativa and Vicia faba" Plant Methods   doi:10.1186/1746-4811-10-31 [LINK]   [PDF]

Schöler, A.; Zaharieva, I.; Zimmermann, S.; Wiechen, M.; Manke, A.-M.; Kurz, P.*; Plieth, C.; Dau, H. 2014 "Biogenic manganese-calcium oxides on the cell walls of the algae Chara corallina: elemental composition, atomic structure and water-oxidation catalysis" European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry  2014(4): 780-790  DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201300697  [LINK]   [PDF]

Saleh, L.*; Plieth, C. 2013 "A9C-sensitive Cl--accumulation in Arabidopsis thaliana root cells during salt stress is controlled by internal and external calcium"  Plant Signaling & Behavior  eLocation ID: e24259  [LINK]  [PDF]    [suppl]

Masood, S.; Saleh, L.; Witzel, K.; Plieth, C.; Mühling, K.-H.* 2012 "Determination of oxidative stress in wheat leaves as influenced by boron toxicity and NaCl stress" Plant Physiology & Biochemistry 56: 56-61 [LINK]   [PDF]

Plieth, C.* 2012 "Apoplastic calcium executes a shut-down function on plant peroxidases - a hypothesis" Plant Signaling & Behavior 7(6): 678-681 [LINK]    [PDF]

Plieth, C.*; Vollbehr, S. 2012 "Calcium promotes activity and confers heat stability on plant peroxidases" Plant Signaling & Behavior 7(6): 650-660 [LINK]   [PDF]

Saleh, L.; Plieth, C.* 2010 "Total low molecular weight antioxidants as a summary parameter, quantified in biological samples by a chemiluminescent inhibition assay" Nature Protocols 5(10): 1627-1634 [LINK]    [PDF]

Saleh, L.; Plieth, C.* 2010 "A coelenterazine-based luminescence assay to quantify high molecular weight superoxide anion scavenger activities" Nature Protocols 5(10): 1635-1641  [LINK]  [PDF]

Plieth, C.* 2010 "Signal percolation through plants and the shape of the calcium signature" Plant Signaling & Behavior 5(4): 379-385  [LINK]   [PDF]

Nagel-Volkmann, J.*; Plieth, C.; Becker, D.; Lüthen, H.; Dörffling, K. 2009 "Cold-induced cytosolic free calcium ion concentration changes in wheat" Journal of Plant Physiology 166(17): 1955-1960  [LINK]  [PDF]

Saleh, L.; Plieth, C.* 2009 "Fingerprinting antioxidative activities in plants" Plant Methods 5:2  doi:10.1186/1746-4811-5-2  [LINK]   [PDF]

Schulte, A.; Lorenzen, I.; Böttcher, M.; Plieth, C.* 2006  "A novel fluorescent pH probe for expression in plants"  Plant Methods 2:7 doi:10.1186/1746-4811-2-7  [LINK]  [PDF]

Plieth, C.* 2005 "Calcium: Just another regulator in the machinery of life?" Annals of Botany 96: 1-8  [LINK]     [PDF]

Hoffmann, A.; Hammes, E.; Plieth, C.; Desel, C.; Sattelmacher, B.; Hansen, U.-P.*  2005 "Effect of CO2 supply on formation of reactive oxygen species in Arabidopsis thaliana"  Protoplasma  227(1): 3-9 [PDF] 

Hammes, E.; Hoffmann, A.; Plieth, C.; Hansen, U.-P.*  2005  "Light-induced decrease in DCF fluorescence of wheat leaves in the presence of salicyl hydroxamate"  Protoplasma  227(1): 11-15  [PDF]   

Lorenzen, I., Aberle, T., Plieth, C.*  2004  "Salt stress-induced chloride flux: A study using transgenic Arabidopsis expressing a fluorescent anion probe"  The Plant Journal  38: 539-544 [LINK]    [PDF]

Gao, D.; Trewavas, A.J.; Knight, M.R.; Sattelmacher, B.; Plieth, C.*  2004  "Self-reporting Arabidopsis thaliana expressing pH- and [Ca2+]- indicators unveil ion dynamics in the cytoplasm and in the apoplast under abiotic stress."   Plant Physiology 134(3): 898-908 [LINK]      [PDF]

Plieth, C.*; Trewavas, A.J.  2002  "Reorientation of seedlings in the earth's gravitational field induces cytosolic calcium transients."  Plant Physiology  129(2): 786-796 [LINK]      [PDF]

Plieth, C.* 2001 "Plant calcium signaling and monitoring - pros and cons and recent experimental approaches - a review" Protoplasma 218: 1-23 [PDF] 

Plieth, C.*; Sattelmacher, B.; Knight, M.R.  2000  "Ammonia uptake and cellular alkalization in roots: The involvement of cytoplasmic calcium" Physiologia Plantarum  110: 518-523 [LINK]        [PDF]

Plieth, C.* 1999 "Temperature sensing by plants: Calcium permeable channels as primary sensors - a Model."  Journal of Membrane Biology  172: 121-127 [LINK]     [PDF]

Plieth, C.*; Sattelmacher, B.; Hansen, U.-P.; Knight, M.R.  1999  "Low pH-mediated elevations in cytosolic calcium are inhibited by aluminium: a potential mechanism for aluminium toxicity" The Plant Journal   18(6): 643-650 [LINK]     [PDF]

Plieth, C.*; Hansen, U.-P.; Knight, H.; Knight, M.R.  1999  "Temperature sensing by plants: The primary characteristics of signal perception and calcium response."  The Plant Journal  18(5): 491-497 [LINK]     [PDF]

Plieth, C.*, Sattelmacher, B.; Hansen, U.-P.; Thiel, G.  1998  "The action potential in Chara - Ca2+ release from internal stores"  The Plant Journal  13(2): 167-175 [LINK]     [PDF]

Bauer, C.S.; Plieth, C.; Hansen, U.-P.; Simonis, W.; Schönknecht, G.*  1998  "A steep Ca2+-dependence of a K+ channel in a unicellular green alga"   Journal of Experimental Botany   327(49): 1761-1765 [LINK]     [PDF]

Plieth, C., Hansen, U.-P.*   1998  "Cytoplasmic Ca2+ and H+ buffers in green algae: a reply"  Protoplasma   203: 210-213 [LINK]     [PDF]

Plieth, C., Sattelmacher, B., Hansen, U.-P.*  1998  "Light-induced Ca2+-transients in green Plants II: The effect on the K+-channel as studied by kinetic analysis in Chara corallina"  Planta   207: 52-59 [LINK] [PDF]

Plieth, C., Sattelmacher, B., Hansen, U.-P.*  1998  "Light-induced Ca2+-transients in green Plants I: Methodological aspects of chlorotetracycline usage in algae and higher-plant cells"  Planta   207: 42-51 [LINK] [PDF]

Bauer, C.S.; Plieth, C.; Bethmann, B.; Popescu, O.; Hansen, U.-P.; Sattelmacher, B.; Simonis, W.; Schönknecht, G.*  1998  "Strontium-induced repetitive Calcium spikes in a unicellular green alga" Plant Physiology  117: 545-557 [LINK]       [PDF]

Thiel, G.*, Homann, U., Plieth, C.  1997  "Ion channel activity during the action potential in Chara: a new insight with new techniques" Journal of Experimental Botany  48: 609-622 [LINK]    [PDF]

Plieth, C., Sattelmacher, B., Hansen, U.-P.*   1997  "Cytoplasmic Ca2+-H+-exchange buffers in green algae"  Protoplasma   198: 107-124 [LINK]   [PDF_ALL]

Bauer, C., Plieth, C., Hansen, U.-P., Sattelmacher, B., Simonis, W., Schönknecht, G.*  1997  "Repetitive Ca2+ spikes in an unicellular alga"  FEBS Letters   405: 390-393 [LINK]   [PDF]

Plieth, C., Hansen, U.-P.* 1996  "Methodological aspects of pressure loading of Fura-2 into Characean cells"  Journal of Experimental Botany   47: 1601-1612 [LINK] [PDF] 

Mühling, K.-H.*, Plieth, C., Hansen, U.-P.; Sattelmacher, B.  1995  "Apoplastic pH of intact leaves of Vicia faba as influenced by light"  Journal of Experimental Botany  46:  377-382 [LINK] [PDF]

Plieth, C.*, Tabrizi, H., Hansen, U.-P.  1994  "Relationship between banding and photosynthetic activity in Chara corallina as studied by the spatial different induction curves of chlorophyll fluorescence observed by an image analysis system"  Physiologia Plantarum  91:  205-211 [LINK] [PDF]  

Plieth, C.*, Hansen, U.-P.  1992  "Light dependence of protoplasmic streaming in Nitella flexilis L. as measured by means of laser velocimetry"  Planta  188:  332-339 [LINK] [PDF] 


Books and solicited Articles (Essays, Reports, Book Chapters, Non-peer-reviewed Articles)

Plieth, C.* 2020 " 'Ehre wem Ehre gebührt' - Ist der Dr. h.c. noch zeitgemäß?" Laborjournal 7/8: 46-49 [LINK]    [PDF]

Plieth, C.*, Gao, D., Knight, M.R., Trewavas, A.J.; Sattelmacher, B. 2007 "Self-reporting Arabidopsis thaliana expressing pH- and [Ca2+]- indicators unveil apoplastic ion dynamics" In: Sattelmacher B., Horst W. (Eds.) "The apoplast of higher plants: compartment of storage, transport and reactions." Kluwer Academic Publishers - ISBN 9781402058424 pp. 373-392 [LINK]     [PDF]

Plieth, C.*  2006  "Aequorin as a reporter gene"   Methods in Molecular Biology 323: 307-327 In: Salinas J.; Sanchez-Serrano J.J. (Eds.) "Arabidopsis Protocols" 2nd Edition, Humana Press - ISBN 1-58829-395-5 [LINK]  [PDF]

Schoeler, A., Liebisch, P. Müller, C., Plieth, C., Erko, A., Dau, H.* 2004 "Comparative XAS study of synthetic manganese oxides and biogenic deposits on the cell-wall of the green alga Chara corallina" BESSY Annual Report 2004: 449–451 [LINK]      [PDF]

Plieth, C.*  2004  "Ion signalling in plants probed by genetically encoded indicators" Cumulative Script 'State Doctorate' for obtaining The Postdoctoral Lecture Qualification (Habilitation); Zentrum für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie in der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel; pp.1-167 [PDF]  

Plieth, C.* 2003 "Self-reporting transgenic plants shed new light on cellular signal transduction pathways" In: Temps F. (Ed.) "Chemistry in Kiel ('Bunsentagung 2003' Supplement)" VMK-Verlag, Monsheim, Germany pp.99-104 [PDF] 

Plieth, C.*, Sattelmacher B., Trewavas A.J., Hansen, U.-P., Knight M.R.  2001  "Engineering plants expressing calcium and pH indicators in the cytoplasm and the apoplast." in Horst (Ed.) "Plant Nutrition - Food security and sustainability of agro-ecosystems through basic and applied research (Proceedings of XIV International Plant Nutrition Colloquium, Hannover, Germany, 2001) - Plant and Soil Science Series" Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands - ISBN 9781402010569 pp.252-253 [LINK]     [PDF]

Fricker, M.D.*, Parsons, A., Tlalka, M., Blancaflor, E., Gilroy, S., Meyer, A., Plieth, C. 2001 "Fluorescent probes for living plant cells." In: C. Hawes, and B. Satiat-Jeunemaitre (Ed.) "Plant Cell Biology: A Practical Approach" Oxford University Press 2nd Edition, Oxford - ISBN 9780199638666 pp. 35-84.  [PDF] 

Fricker, M.D.*; Plieth, C.; Knight, H.; Blancaflor, E.; Knight, M.R.; White, N.; Gilroy, S.  1998  "Fluorescence and luminescence techniques to probe ion activities in living plant cells"  in: Mason, B. (Ed.)  "Fluorescent and luminescent probes for biological activity"  Academic Press - ISBN 9780124478367 pp.569-596  [PDF] 

Plieth, C.*  1996  "Recording ion concentrations and their transients in green plant cells and tissues using fluorescence ratio imaging microscopy and laser-Doppler velocimetry“  Doctoral Thesis (Dissertation - German text), Institut für Angewandte Physik der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel; pp.1-283  © 1996 Shaker-Verlag Aachen - ISBN 3-8265-1399-1  [PDF]

Plieth, C.*, Moldaenke, C.  1995  "Biomonitoring: Methoden zur kontinuierlichen Gewässerüberwachung - Teil 2: Gewässerbiomonitoring mit Algen und Mikroorganismen" (German text) WasserAbwasserPraxis  Bertelsmann Fachzeitschriften, Gütersloh  4 (2):  22-28.  [PDF]

Plieth, C.*  1995  "Biomonitoring: Methoden zur kontinuierlichen Gewässerüberwachung - Teil 1: Gewässerbiomonitoring mit Fischen, Kleinkrebsen und Muscheln" (German text) WasserAbwasserPraxis  Bertelsmann Fachzeitschriften, Gütersloh  4 (1):  20-24.  [PDF]

Plieth, C.*  1991  "Biosensors - State-of-the-art, Techniques, Applications and Chances for Companies in Schleswig-Holstein"  (German text: "Biosensoren - Studie zum Stand der Technik im Biosonden-/-sensorenbereich und Perspektiven für Schleswig-Holsteinische Firmen") published by Ministerium für Natur, Umwelt und Landesentwicklung (MNUL) des Landes Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel   pp.  1-218.  [PDF]



Plieth, C.*  2004  "Luminescence-Measuring-Chamber" AZ-Nr. 103 18 994.7 - B3 2004.03.11 (Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt, München) Patent owner: Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel  [PDF]    (expired)

Plieth, C.*  2011  "Solid phase biofilm reactor for biomass production of adhesive cells"  (Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt, München) Patent owner: Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel    [LINK]  (withdrawn)