Plant Metabolism Laboratory

Prof. Rachel Amir

Gene expression and metabolite profiling analyses of developing pomegranate fruit peel reveal interactions between anthocyanin and punicalagin production.

Harel Beja R, Tian L, Freilich S, Habashi R, Borochov-Neori H, Lahav T, Trainin T, Doron-Faigenboim A, Ophir R, Bar-Ya?akov I, Amir R, Holland D.
Tree Genetics & Genomes 2019 Volume 15 Pages 22

The level of threonine in tobacco seeds is limited by substrate availability, while the level of methionine is limited also by the activity of cystathionine ?-synthase

Matityahu I, Godo I, Hacham Y, Amir R.
Plant Science 2019 Volume 283 Pages 195-205

Primary metabolites, anthocyanins and hydrolizable tannins in the pomegranate fruit

Bar-Ya'akov I, Tian L, Amir R, Holland D.
Frontiers in Plant Science 2019 Volume 17 Pages 620

Revisiting the attempts to fortify methionine contents in plant seeds. Journal of Experimental Botany.

Cohen H, Hacham Y, Amir R.
In Press 2019

Root stem cell niche maintenance and apical meristem activity critically depend on THREONINE SYNTHASE1

Reyes-Hernández BJ, Shishkova S, Amir R, Quintana-Armas AX, Napsucialy-Mendivil S, Cervantes-Gámez RG, Torres-Martínez EG, Montiel J, Wood C, G. Dubrovsky J.
Journal of Experimental Botany 2019 Volume 70 Issue 15 Pages 3835-3849

Establishment of Punica granatum L. peel cell culture to produce bioactive compounds

Rubinovich L, Segev B, Habashi R, Con P, and Amir R.
Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 2019 Volume 138 Pages 131-140

The biodiversity of different traits of pomegranate fruit peels from a broad collection of diverse cultivars.

Amir R, Borochov-Neori H, Tian L, Holland D.
Scientia Horticulturae 2019 Volume 246 Pages 842-848

What can we learn about the traits of aril juice by studying wide collections of diverse pomegranate fruits?

Amir R, Holland D, Tian L
In Pomegranate, cultivation, composition, antioxidant properties, and health benefits. ,2018, Rafat A. Siddiqui, Mohammed Akbar Ed. ,Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Hauppauge, NY., Pages 203-231

Characterization of a UGT84 family glycosyltransferase provides new insights into substrate binding and reactivity of galloylglucose ester-forming UGTs.

Wilson A, Feng X, Ono N, Holland D, Amir R, Tian, L.
Biochemistry 2018 Volume 56 Pages 6389-6400

Constitutive expression of feedback-insensitive cystathionine ?-synthase increases methionine levels in soybean leaves and seeds.

Yu Y, Hou W, Hacham Y, Sun S, Wu C, Matityahu I, Song S, Amir R, Han T.
Journal of Integrative Agriculture 2018 Volume 17 Issue 1 Pages 54?62

The metabolic roles of free amino acids during seed development

Amir R, Galili G, Cohen H.
Plant Science 2018 Issue 275 Pages 11-18

Transgenic tobacco plants having a higher level of methionine are more sensitive to oxidative stress.

Hacham Y, Matityahu I, Amir R.
Physiologia Plantarum 2017 Volume 160 Pages 242-252.

Repression of CYSTATHIONINE ?-SYNTHASE in Arabidopsis seeds recruits the S-methylmethionine cycle.

Cohen H, Hacham Y, Panizel I, Rogachev I, Aharoni A, Amir R.
Plant Physiology 2017 Volume 174 Pages 1322-1333

Constitutive expression of feedback-insensitive cystathionine ?-synthase increases methionine levels in soybean leaves and seeds.

Yu Y, Hou W, Hacham Y, Sun S, Wu C, Matityahu I, Song S, Amir R, Han T.
Journal of Integrative Agriculture 2017 Pages in press

Secondary Effects of Glyphosate Action in Phelipanche aegyptiaca: Inhibition of Solute Transport from the Host Plant to the Parasite.

Shilo T, Rubin B, Plakhine D, Gal S, Amir R, Hacham Y, Wolf S, Eizenberg H.
Frontiers in Plant Science 2017 Volume 8 Pages 255

Elucidating the effects of higher expression level of cystationione ?-synthase on methionine contents in transgenic Arabidopsis, soybean and tobacco seeds.

Cohen H, Hacham Y, Matityahu I, Amir R.
In Sulfur Metabolism in Higher Plants - Fundamental. Environmental and Agricultural Aspects. ,2017, De Kok, L.J., Haneklaus, S.H., Hawkesford, M.J. and Schnug Ed. ,E. Springer The Netherlands, Pages

The effects of herbicides targeting aromatic and branched chain amino acid biosynthesis support the presence of functional pathways in broomrape.

Dor E, Galili S, Snirnov E, Hacham Y, Amir R, Hershenhorn J.
Frontiers in Plant Science 2017 Volume 8 Pages 707

Metabolic investigation of Phelipanche aegyptiaca reveals significant changes during developmental stages and in its different organs

Nativ N, Hacham Y, Hershenhorn J, Dor E, Amir R.
Frontiers in Plant Science 2017 Volume 8 Pages 491

The relative contribution of genes operating in the S-methylmethionine cycle to methionine metabolism in Arabidopsis seeds.

Cohen H, Salmon A, Tietel Z, Hacham Y, Amir R.
Plant Cell Reports 2017 Volume 36 Issue 5 Pages 731-743

Metabolite fingerprinting of Punica granatum L. (pomegranate) polyphenols by means of high-performance liquid chromatograph with diode array and electrospary ionization mass spectrometry detection.

Brighenti V, Groothuis SF, Prencipe FP, Amir R, Benvenuti S, Pellati F.
Journal of Chromatography A 2017 Volume 1480 Pages 20?31

Metabolite profiling of mature Arabidopsis thaliana seeds using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)

Cohen H, Matityahu I, Amir R.
Bio Protocol 2016 Volume 6 Issue 21 Pages 1-9

Differential effects of regular and controlled atmosphere storage on the quality of three cultivars of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.)

Matityahu I, Marciano P, Holland D, Ben-Arie R, Amir R
Postharvest Biology and Technology 2016 Volume 115 Pages 132?141

Primary metabolic profiling of Egyptian broomrape (Phelipanche aegyptiaca) compared to its host tomato roots

Hacham Y, Dor E, Hershenhorn J, Amir R.
Journal of Plant Physiology 2016 Volume 205 Pages 11-19

Dose-dependent effects of higher methionine levels on the transcriptome and metabolome of transgenic Arabidopsis seeds

Cohen H, Amir R.
Plant Cell Reports 2016 Volume 36 Issue 5 Pages 719-730

The anti-proliferative and anti-androgenic activity of different pomegranate accessions.

Orgil O, Spector L, Holland D, Mahajna J, Amir R.
Journal of Functional Foods 2016 Volume 26 Pages 517?528