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Henrik Aronsson


Henrik Aronsson
Professor , Head of Department
+46 31 786 4802

Postal Address: Box 461, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Carl Skottsbergs gata 22B , 41319 Göteborg

Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences (More Information)
Box 463
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Medicinaregatan 18 , 413 90 Göteborg

About Henrik Aronsson


The three Nobel laureates Rothman, Schekman and Südhof were awarded the Nobel prize 2013 for their important discoveries concerning the vesicle transport system in cells. Like the Nobel laureates, my group studies vesicle transport, but not in the cell cytosol in yeast and mammals but in the chloroplasts of plant cells. Vesicle transport in the cytosol of plants works similarly, but plant cells also have chloroplasts. The chloroplasts contain thylakoids, which is where the critically important photosynthesis occurs. It is hypothesized that some of the building blocks in the form of proteins can be transported there using vesicle transport. Yet the details of this transport system remain largely unknown.

Thus, a well-characterized vesicle (e.g. membrane–encircled structures) transport exists in the cytosol for transport of lipid and protein cargos between different compartments e.g. endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and Golgi. A similar vesicle transport occur in plant chloroplasts but almost nothing is known about which protein components are building up this system and if any cargo protein exist within these vesicles.
However, only considering that the chloroplasts harbor the life giving photosynthetic apparatus it justifies a closer look at protein pathways inside chloroplasts as it also may reveal novel diversification and/or distinct solutions for the same functions as in the cytosolic vesicle transport that otherwise may remain undiscovered.

Indeed, my group has found evidence for several more components that can be part of building up a fully functional vesicle transport system in chloroplast and in addition we have also found evidence for cargo proteins using vesicle transport in chloroplast for thylakoid targeting. Thus, the novelty is not only to define the vesicle transport system per se but also to validate the cargo proteins inside these vesicles. The majority of the putative cargos identified do have photosynthesis related functions. Since chloroplasts are important organelles not only for photosynthesis but also as producer of vaccine, biofuel, therapeutic proteins etc the novel pathway for cargo proteins will be an important contribution.

We will characterize novel components/cargo proteins found involved in chloroplast vesicle transport to understand their importance for e.g. photosynthesis.

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Latest publications

It Is Time for a New Direction in Biotechnology Education Research
Ola Nordqvist, Henrik Aronsson
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, Journal article 2019
Journal article

In silico based screening of WRKY genes for identifying functional genes regulated by WRKY under salt stress
Sameer Hassan, Johanna Lethin, Rasmus Blomberg, Hesam Mousavi, Henrik Aronsson
Computational Biology and Chemistry, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Chloroplast vesicle transport
Emelie Lindquist, Henrik Aronsson
Photosynthesis Research, Review article 2018
Review article

Dynamin-like proteins are potentially involved in membrane dynamics within chloroplasts and cyanobacteria
R. Jilly, N. Z. Khan, Henrik Aronsson, D. Schneider
Frontiers in Plant Science, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Understanding Plastid Vesicle Transport - Could it Provide Benefit for Human Medicine?
N. Z. Khan, Emelie Lindquist, Mohamed Alezzawi, Henrik Aronsson
Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Plastid Molecular Pharming II. Production of Biopharmaceuticals by Plastid Transformation
Sandra Bains, Petter Larsson, Henrik Aronsson
Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Arabidopsis RabF1 (ARA6) is involved in salt stress and dark-induced senescence (DIS)
Congfei Yin, Sazzad Karim, Hongsheng Zhang, Henrik Aronsson
International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Vesicles Are Persistent Features of Different Plastids
Emelie Lindquist, K. Solymosi, Henrik Aronsson
Traffic, Journal article 2016
Journal article

DNA Extraction Protocols for Whole-Genome Sequencing in Marine Organisms
Marina Panova, Henrik Aronsson, R. Andrew Cameron, Peter Dahl, Anna Godhe et al.
Marine Genomics: Methods and Protocols, New York, NY, Springer New York, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

The Arabidopsis thylakoid transporter PHT4;1 influences phosphate availability for ATP synthesis and plant growth
Patrik Milton Karlsson, Andrei Herdean, Lisa Adolfsson, Azeez Beebo, Nziengui Hugues et al.
The Plant Journal, Journal article 2015
Journal article

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Rapid isolation of Arabidopsis chloroplasts and their use for in vitro protein import assays
Henrik Aronsson, Paul Jarvis
Methods in Molecular Biology, Journal article 2011
Journal article

The ultimate green transport system
Henrik Aronsson
Article in Projects, Insight Publishers, Magazine article 2011
Magazine article


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