Cytomorphology and motility of organelles

The studies in this field shall improve our understanding for the role of the cytoplasm, its organelles and the cytoskeleton during cell wall formation and tip growth.

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  • Goga M, Ručová D, Kolarčik V, Sabovljević M, Bačkor M, Lang I (2018). Usnic acid, as a biotic factor, changes the ploidy level in mosses. Ecology and Evolution. 2018:1-7 DOI:10.1002/ece3.3908

  • Schreiber-Brynzak, E., Pichler, V., Heffeter, P., Hanson, B.,  Theiner, S.,   Lichtscheidl-Schultz, I.,   Kornauth, C., Bamonti, L., Dhery, V.,   Groza, D.,   Berry, D., Berger, W., Galanski, M., Jakupec, M.A., Keppler, B.K. (2016): Behavior of platinum(IV) complexes in models of tumor hypoxia: cytotoxicity, compound distribution and accumulation. Metallomics, in press.   DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00312A.
  • Schreiber-Brynzak E, Klapproth E, Unger, C, Lichtscheidl-Schultz I, Goeschl S, Schweighofer S, Trondl, R, Dolznig H, Jakupec M Keppler, Bernhard K (2015): Three-dimensional and co-culture models for preclinical evaluation of metal-based anticancer drugs.In: Investigational New Drugs: the journal of new anti-cancer agents, Band 33, Nr. 4, 08.2015, S. 835-847.
  • Lang, I., Samwald, S. & Eggart, B. (2015), 'High-Resolution Imaging at Video Rate with UV Light: Imaging Finest Structures of Cells Using UV Microscopy' Imaging & Microscopy, Bd. 4, S. 47-49.
  • Legin, A. A.Schintlmeister, A.Jakupec, M. A.Galanski, M.Lichtscheidl-Schultz, I.Wagner, M. & Keppler, B. K. (2014): NanoSIMS combined with fluorescence microscopy as a tool for subcellular imaging of isotopically labeled platinum-based anticancer drugsChemical Science: 5, 3135-3143.
  • Lang, I., Sassmann, S., Schmidt, B. & Komis, G. (2014): Plasmolysis: Loss of Turgor and Beyond. Plants. 3, 4, S. 583 – 593. doi:10.3390/plants3040583.
  • Ovecka, M., Lichtscheidl-Schultz, I. & Samaj, J. (2014): Live Microscopy Analysis of Endosomes and Vesicles in Tip-Growing Root Hairs2014. Plant Endosomes: Methods and Protocols: Methods in Molecular Biology. Otegui, M. S. (Hrsg.). New York: Springer Science + Business Media B. V., Band 1209, S. 31-44 Chapter 3
  • Chaturvedi, P., Ischebeck, T., Egelhofer, V., Lichtscheidl, I., Weckwerth, W. (2013) Cell-specific analysis of the tomato pollen proteome from pollen mother cell to mature pollen provides evidence for developmental priming. Journal of Proteome Research 12, 4892-4903.
  • Doma Bhutia T., Valant-Vetschera K., Adlassnig W. & Brecker L. (2012). Flavonoids in selected Primula spp.: bridging micromorphology with chemodiversity. Natural Product Communications 7: 1469 – 1473.
  • Derksen, J., Janssen, G., Wolters-Arts, M., Lichtscheidl-Schultz, I., Adlassnig, W., Ovecka, M., Doris, F., Steer, M. (2011) Wall architecture with high porosity is established at the tip and maintained in growing pollen tubes of Nicotiana tabacum. The Plant Journal 68 (3): 495-506. 
    ISI – IF 6.948, Plant Sciences 6/188
  • Kowol C.R., Trondl R., Arion V.B., Michael A., Jakupec M.A., Lichtscheidl I.K., Keppler B.K. (2010): Fluorescence properties and cellular distribution of the investigational anticancer drug Triapine (3-aminopyridine-2-carboxaldehyde thiosemicarbazone) and its zinc(II) complex. Dalton Trans., 2010, 39: 704–706.
    ISI - IF 4.081, Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry 7/44 (Top 20%)
  • Ovecka M., Berson T., Beck,M., Derksen J., Samaj J., Lichtscheidl I., (2010) Structural sterols are involved in both the initiation and tip growth of root hairs in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell 22: 2999 -3019.
    ISI - IF 9.293, Cell Biology 17/162 (Top 20%), Biochemistry &Molecular Biology 19/283 (Top 10%), Plant Sciences 5/173 (Top 10%)
  • Al-Dubai H, Lichtscheidl I, Strobl M, Pittner G, Pittner F (2010) Immunosorbent assay using gold colloid cluster technology for determination of IgEs in patients’ sera. Nanotechnology, Science and Applications 2010(3): 91-100. 
  • Elsa Kusel-Fetzmann, Marieluise Weidinger (2008): Ultrastructure of five Euglena species positioned in the subdivision Serpentes. Protoplasma 233: 209-222. 
    ISI - IF. 1.493, Cell Biology 129/156, Plant Sciences 134/152
  • Steindl-Kuscher, K., Krugluger, W., Boulton, M.E., Haas, P., Schrattbauer, K., Feichtinger, H., Adlassnig, W., Binder, S. (2009) Activation of the ß-catenin signaling pathway and its impact on RPE cell cycle. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 50 (9): 4471-4476 
  • Fillafer, C., Ratzinger, G., Neumann, J., Guttenberg, Z., Dissauer, S., Lichtscheidl, I.K., Wirth, M., Gabor, F., Schneider, M.F. (2009) An acoustically-driven biochip - impact of flow on the cell-association of targeted drug carriers. Lab on a Chip 9: 2782-2788  
  • Ovecka, M., Lichtscheidl, I., Baluška, F. , Šamaj, J., Volkmann, D. & Hirt, H. (2008) Regulation of root hair tip growth: can mitogen-activated protein kinases be taken into account? In: Y.B. Blume et al. (eds), The Plant Cytoskeleton: a Key Tool for Agro-Biotechnology: 91-128. Springer Sciences + Business Media B.V.
  • Abu-Rous M., Schuster C., Adlassnig W., Lichtscheidl I. (2007): Konfokale Fluoreszenzmikroskopie von Textilien. Melliand Textilberichte 7-8: 565-588 
  • Ovečka M., Lichtscheidl I.K. (2005): Sterol endocytosis and trafficking in plant cells. Plant Cell Monographs, Volume 1, Oct 2005, Pages 117 - 137 
  • Ovečka, M., Lang, I., Baluška, F., Ismail, A., Illéš, P., Lichtscheidl, I., (2005) Endocytosis and Vesicle Trafficking during Tip Growth of Root Hairs. Protoplasma, 226, 39-54
  • Lang, I., Barton, D.A., Overall, R.L., 2004: Membrane-wall attachments in plasmolysed plant cells. Protoplasma 224, 231-243.
  • Geitmann, A., MacConnaughey, M. Lang-Pauluzzi, I., Franklin-Tong, V.E., Emons A.M.C. (2004): The cyto-mechanical properties of Papaver pollen tubes are altered after cells-incompatibility challange. Biophysical Journal 86, 3314-3323.
  • Šamaj J., Ovečka M., Hlavacka A., Lecourieux F., Meskiene I., Lichtscheidl I., Lenart P., Salaj J., Volkmann D., Bvgre L., Baluška F., Hirt H., 2002: Involvement of the mitogen-activated protein kinase SIMK in regulation of root hair tip growth. The EMBO Journal 21, 3296-3306. 
    Best paper IECB
  • Geitmann A., Lang-Pauluzzi I., Franklin-Tong V.E., Emons A.C.E., 2000: The response of the pollen tube actin cytoskeleton to self- incompatibility factor in Papaver rhoeas. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 38, 34. 
  • Lang I.P., Müller S., Lichtscheidl I.K., 2000: Mechanical stress: nuclear migration and reorganization of cytoskeletal elements. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 38, 36. 
  • Ismail A., Lang I.P., Lichtscheidl I.K., 2000: Vesicle trafficking in root hairs. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 38, 171.
  • Lang-Pauluzzi I. (2000): The behavior of the plasma membrane during plasmolysis: a study by UV microscopy. J. Microsc. 198, 188-198.
  • Lang-Pauluzzi I., Gunning B.E.S., 2000: A plasmolytic cycle: the fate of cytoskeletal elements. Protoplasma 212, 174-185.
  • Šamaj J., Samajova O., Peters M., Baluška F., Lichtscheidl I.K., Knox P., Volkmann D., 2000: Immunolocalization of LM2 arabinogalactan-protein epitope associated with endomembranes of plant cells. Protoplasma 212, 186-196.
  • Kartusch R., Lichtscheidl I.K., Weidinger M., 2000: Brefeldin A induces callose formation in plant cells. Protoplasma 212, 250-261.
  • Lang I.P., Müller S., Lichtscheidl, I.K. (2000): Mechanical stress: nuclear migration and reorganization of cytoskeletal elements. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 38, 36.
  • Lichtscheidl I.K., Baluška F., 2000: Actin-based motility of endoplasmic reticulum in plant cells. In: Actin: A dynamic framework for multiple plant fundtions. Staiger J., Baluška D., Volkmann D., Barlow P. eds., Kluwer Academic Publis., 165-176.
  • Volkmann D., Baluška F., Lichtscheidl I. (1999): Statoliths motions in gravity perceiving plant cells: Actomyosin counteracts gravity? FASEB J 13, 143-147 
    Best paper IECB
  • DeWin, A.H.N., Pierson, E.S., Timmer, C., Lichtscheidl, I.K., Derksen, J., 1998: Interactive computer-assisted position acquisition procedure designed for the analysis of organelle movement in pollen tips. Cytometry 32, 263-267.
  • Baluška, F., Barlow, P.W., Lichtscheidl, I.K., Volkmann, D., 1998: The plant cell body: a cytoskeletal tool for cellular development and morphogenesis. Protoplasma 202, 1-10.
  • Foissner, I., Lichtscheidl, I.K., Wasteneys, G.O., 1996: Actin- based vesicle dynamics and exocytosis during wound wall formation in Characean internodal cells. Cell Motil. Cytoskel. 35, 35-48.
  • Lichtscheidl, I.K., Hepler, P.K., 1996: Endoplasmic reticulum in the cortex of plant cells. In: "Membranes: Specialised Functions in Plants." M. Smallwood, P. Knox, D. Bowles, eds. BIOS Scientific Publishers Limited, New York.
  • Lichtscheidl, I.K., Foissner, I., 1996: Video microscopy of dynamic plant cell organelles: Principles of the technique and practical application. J. Microsc. 181, 117-128.
  • Derksen, J., Rutten, T., Lichtscheidl, I.K., deWin, A.H.N., Pierson, E.,S., Rongen, D., 1995: Quantitative analysis of the distribution of organelles in tobacco pollen tube: implications for exocytosis and endocytosis. Protoplasma 188, 267-276.
  • Pauluzzi, I., Url, W.G., Lichtscheidl, I.K. (1995): Ultra-violet microscopy. Proc. RMS 31, 155-160.
  • Lichtscheidl, I.K., 1995: An introduction to the video microscopy of plant cells: Principles of modern light microscopical techniques and their application for the study of plant cells. Wiss. Film 47, 11-40.
  • Lichtscheidl, I.K., Lancelle, S.A., Hepler, P.K., 1990: Actin-endoplasmic reticulum in Drosera. Their structural relationship with the plasmalemma, nucleus, and organelles in cells prepared by high pressure freezing. Protoplasma 155, 116-126.
  • Pierson, E., Lichtscheidl, I.K., Derksen, J., 1990: Structure and behaviour of organelles in living pollen tubes of Lilium longiflorum. J. Exp. Botany 41, 1461-1468.
  • Lichtscheidl, I.K., Url, W.G., 1990: Organization and dynamics of cortical endoplasmic reticulum in inner epidermal cells of onion bulb scales. Protoplasma 157, 203-215.
  • Hepler, P.K., Palevitz, B.A., Lancelles, S.A., McCauley, M.M., Lichtscheidl, I.K., 1990: Cortical endoplasmic reticulum in plant cells. J. Cell Sci. 96, 355-373.
  • Pierson, E., Lichtscheidl, I.K., 1989: Structure and behaviour of the endoplasmic reticulum and other organelles in living pollen tubes of Lilium longiflorum. Incompatibility Newsletters 21, 59-61.
  • Lichtscheidl, I.K., Weiss, D.G., 1988: Visualization of submicroscopic structures in the cytoplasm of Allium cepa inner epidermal cells by video-enhanced contrast light microscopy. Eur. J. Cell Biol. 46, 376-382.
  • Lichtscheidl, I.K., Url, W.G., 1987: Investigation of the protoplasm of Allium cepa inner epidermal cells using ultraviolet microscopy. Eur. J. Cell Biol. 43, 93-97.
  • Lichtscheidl-Schultz, I.K., 1985: Effects of UV-C and UV-B on cytomorphology and water permeability of inner epidermal cells of Allium cepa. Physiol. Plant. 63, 269-276.