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2011 to present:
Gothenburg University Publications

Ruiz-Pavón, L., Karlsson, P.M., Carlsson, J., Samyn, D., Persson, B., Persson, B.L., and Spetea, C. Functionally important amino acids in the Arabidopsis thylakoid phosphate transporter: Homology modeling and site-directed mutagenesis. Biochemistry 49, 6430-6439 (2010).

Yin, L. Lundin, B., Bertrand, M., Nurmi, M., Solymosi, K., Kangasjärvi, S., Aro, E.M., Schoefs, B. and Spetea, C. Role of thylakoid ATP/ADP carrier in photoinhibition and photoprotection of photosystem II in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 153, 666-677 (2010).

Spetea C. and Schoefs, B. Photosynthesis and Light Stress in a Model Plant – Role of Chloroplast Transporters. Chapter 14 in: Handbook of Plant and Crop Stress, Third Edition (Pessarakli M. ed.) pp. 361-389 (2010).

Spetea, C. and Schoefs, B. Solute transporters in plant thylakoid membranes – key players during photosynthesis and light stress. Review in Comm. Integr. Biol. 3, 122-129 (2010)

Allahverdiyeva Y, Mamedov F, Holmström M, Nurmi M, Lundin B, Styring S, Spetea C, Aro EM. Comparison of the electron transport properties of the psbo1 and psbo2 mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1787, 1230-1237 (2009).

Spetea, C. and Thuswaldner, S. Update in nucleotide-dependent processes in plant chloroplasts. Book chapter in: Current Knowledge in Plant Cell Compartments (Schoefs, B. ed.), Research Signpost Publisher, Kerala, India, pp.105-149 (2008).

Lundin B, Nurmi M, Rojas-Stuetz M, Aro EM, Adamska I, Spetea C. Towards understanding the functional difference between the two PsbO isoforms in Arabidopsis thaliana-insights from phenotypic analyses of psbo knockout mutants. Photosynth Res. 98, 405-414 (2008).

Pavón LR, Lundh F, Lundin B, Mishra A, Persson BL, Spetea C. Arabidopsis ANTR1 is a thylakoid Na+-dependent phosphate transporter: functional characterization in Escherichia coli. J Biol Chem. 283, 13520-7 (2008).

Thuswaldner, S., Lagerstedt, J.O., Rojas-Stütz, M., Bouhidel, K., Leborgne-Castel, N., Mishra, A., Der, C., Marty, F., Schoefs, B., Adamska, I., Persson, B.L. and Spetea, C. Identification, expression and functional analyses of a thylakoid ATP/ADP carrier from Arabidopsis. J. Biol. Chem 282, 8848-8859 (2007).

Lundin, B., Hansson, M., Schoefs, B., Vener, A.V., and Spetea, C. The Arabidopsis PsbO2 protein regulates dephosphorylation and turnover of photosystem II reaction centre D1 protein. Plant J. 49, 528–539 (2007).

Lundin B., Thuswaldner, S., Shutova, T., Eshaghi, S., Barber, J., Samuelsson, G., Andersson B., and Spetea, C. Subsequent events to GTP binding by the PsbO protein: structural changes, GTP hydrolysis and dissociation from the photosystem II complex. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1767, 500-508 (2007).

Spetea, C., Hundal, T., Lundin, B., Heddad, M., Adamska, I. and Andersson, B., Multiple evidence for nucleotide metabolism in the chloroplast thylakoid lumen. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 101, 1409-1414 (2004). Corresponding author: Spetea C.

Kanervo, E., Spetea, C., Yoshitaka, N., Murata, N., Andersson, B. and Aro, E.-M., Dissecting a cyanobacterial proteolytic system: efficiency in inducing degradation of the D1 protein of photosystem II in cyanobacteria and plants. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1607, 131-140 (2003).

Lindahl, M., Spetea, C., Hundal, T., Oppenheim, A.B., Adam, Z, and Andersson, B., The thylakoid FtsH plays a role in the light-induced turn-over of the photosystem II D1 protein. Plant Cell 12, 419-432 (2000).

Spetea, C., Keren, N., Hundal, T., Doan, J.-M., Ohad, I. and Andersson, B., GTP enhances the degradation of the Photosystem II D1 protein irrespective of its conformational heterogeneity at the QB site. J. Biol. Chem. 275, 7205-7211 (2000).

Spetea, C., Hundal, T., Lohmann, F. and Andersson, B., GTP bound to chloroplast thylakoid membranes is required for light-induced multi-enzyme degradation of the photosystem II D1 protein. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 96, 6547-6552 (1999).

Sass, L., Spetea, C., Maté, Z., Nagy, F. and Vass, I. Repair of UV-B induced damage of photosystem II via de novo synthesis of the D1 and D2 reaction centre subunits in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803., Photosynth. Res. 54, 55-62 (1997).

Spetea, C., Hideg, É. and Vass, I., Low pH accelerates light-induced degradation of the Photosystem II reaction centre D1 protein by enhancing the probability of donor-side mechanism of photoinhibition. Biochim. Biophys. Acta (Bioenergetics) 1318, 275-285 (1997).

Spetea, C., Hideg, É. and Vass, I. The quinone electron acceptors are not the main sensitizers of UV-B induced protein damage in isolated photosystem II reaction centre- and core complexes. Plant Sci. 115, 207-215 (1996).

Vass, I. Sass, L., Spetea, C., Bakou, A., Ghanotakis, D.F. and Petrouleas, V. UV-B induced inhibition of photosystem II electron transport studied by EPR and chlorophyll fluorescence. Impairment of donor and acceptor side components. Biochemistry 35, 8964-8973 (1996).

Hideg, É., Spetea, C. and Vass, I. Superoxide radicals are not the main promoters of acceptor side induced photoinhibitory damage in spinach thylakoids. Photosynth. Res. 46, 399-407 (1995).

Vass, I., Spetea, C., Hideg, É., Barbato, R. and Petrouleas, V. Ultraviolet-B radiation induced damage to the function and structure of photosystem II. Acta Phytopathol. Entomol. 30, 47-49 (1995).

Hideg, É., Spetea, C. and Vass, I. EPR spectroscopy detection of active oxygen and free radicals in thylakoids exposed to photoinhibition. Acta Phytopathol. Entomol. 30, 51-57 (1995).

Friso, G., Vass, I., Spetea, C., Barber, J. and Barbato, R. UV-B induced degradation of the D1 protein in isolated reaction centres of Photosystem II. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1231, 41-46 (1995).

Vass, I., Sanakis, Y., Spetea, C. and Petrouleas, V. Effects of photoinhibition on the QA_Fe2+ complex of Photosystem II studied by EPR and Mössbauer spectroscopy. Biochemistry 34, 4434-4440 (1995).

Friso, G., Spetea, C., Giacometti, G.M., Vass, I. and Barbato, R. Degradation of Photosystem II reaction centre D1 protein induced by UVB radiation in isolated thylakoids. Identification and characterization of C- and N-terminal breakdown products. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1184, 78-84 (1994).

Hideg, É., Spetea, C. and Vass, I. Singlet oxygen and free radical production during acceptor- and donor-side-induced photoinhibition. Studies with spin trapping EPR spectroscopy. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1186, 143-152 (1994).

Hideg, É., Spetea, C. and Vass, I. Singlet oxygen production in thylakoid membranes during photoinhibition as detected by EPR spectroscopy. Photosynth. Res. 39, 191-199 (1994).

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