Melinka Alonso Butenko

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Visiting address Blindernveien 31 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1066 Blindern 0316 OSLO
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Academic Interests

Peptide ligand- receptor interactions in the model system Arabidopsis thaliana

By using the Arabidopsis mutant inflorescence deficient in abscission (ida) we are trying to decipher the signaling pathway that controls cell separation during floral abscission. IDA encodes a putative peptide ligand that interacts with two receptor-like kinases, HAESA and HAESA-LIKE2, to activate and inhibit members of the KNOX family of transcription factors.

We are currently using genetic screens and biochemical approaches to investigate the role of IDA-LIKE (IDL) and HAESA-LIKE (HSL) genes in other cell separation and developmental events in Arabidopsis.

Teaching

MBV1010 - cell biology and genetics

Appointments

2011: Representative for temporary employees for the board at the Department of Molecular Biosciences.

Cooperation

 

Publications

  • Mazurek, Sylwester; Garroum, Imène; Daraspe, Jean; De Bellis, Damien; Olsson, Vilde; Mucciolo, Antonio; Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Humbel, Bruno M. & Nawrath, Christiane (2017). Connecting the molecular structure of cutin to ultrastructure and physical properties of the cuticle in petals of arabidopsis. Plant Physiology.  ISSN 0032-0889.  173(2), s 1146- 1163 . doi: 10.1104/pp.16.01637
  • Santiago, Julia; Brandt, Benjamin; Wildhagen, Mari; Hohmann, Ulrich; Hothorn, Ludwig A.; Butenko, Melinka Alonso & Hothorn, Michael (2016). Mechanistic insight into a peptide hormone signaling complex mediating floral organ abscission. eLIFE.  ISSN 2050-084X.  5(2016) . doi: 10.7554/eLife.15075
  • Butenko, Melinka Alonso & Simon, Rüdiger (2015). Beyond the meristems: Similarities in the CLAVATA3 and INFLORESCENCE DEFICIENT in ABSCISSION peptide mediated signalling pathways. Journal of Experimental Botany.  ISSN 0022-0957.  66(17), s 5195- 5203 . doi: 10.1093/jxb/erv310
  • Czyzewicz, Nathan; Shi, Chunlin; Vu, Lam Dai; Van De Cotte, Brigitte; Hodgman, Charlie; Butenko, Melinka Alonso & De Smet, Ive (2015). Modulation of Arabidopsis and monocot root architecture by CLAVATA3/EMBRYO SURROUNDING REGION 26 peptide. Journal of Experimental Botany.  ISSN 0022-0957.  66(17), s 5229- 5243 . doi: 10.1093/jxb/erv360
  • Czyzewicz, Nathan; Wildhagen, Mari; Cattaneo, Pietro; Stahl, Yvonne; Pinto, Karine Gustavo; Aalen, Reidunn B.; Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Simon, Rüdiger; Hardtke, Christian S. & De Smet, Ive (2015). Antagonistic peptide technology for functional dissection of CLE peptides revisited. Journal of Experimental Botany.  ISSN 0022-0957.  66(17), s 5367- 5374 . doi: 10.1093/jxb/erv284
  • Estornell, Leandro H.; Wildhagen, Mari; Perez-Amador, Miguel A.; Talon, Manuel; Tadeo, Francisco R. & Butenko, Melinka Alonso (2015). The IDA peptide controls abscission in Arabidopsis and citrus. Frontiers in Plant Science.  ISSN 1664-462X.  6(NOVEMBER) . doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.01003
  • Vie, Ane Kjersti; Najafi, Javad; Liu, Bin; Winge, Per; Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Hornslien, Karina Stensland; Kumpf, Robert; Aalen, Reidunn B.; Bones, Atle M. & Brembu, Tore (2015). The IDA/IDA-LIKE and PIP/PIP-LIKE gene families in Arabidopsis: Phylogenetic relationship, expression patterns, and transcriptional effect of the PIPL3 peptide . Journal of Experimental Botany.  ISSN 0022-0957.  66(17), s 5351- 5365 . doi: 10.1093/jxb/erv285 Full text in Research Archive
  • Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Wildhagen, Mari; Albert, Markus; Jehle, Anna; Kalbacher, Hubert; Aalen, Reidunn B. & Felix, Georg (2014). Tools and strategies to match peptide-ligand receptor pairs. The Plant Cell.  ISSN 1040-4651.  26(5), s 1838- 1847 . doi: 10.1105/tpc.113.120071
  • Aalen, Reidunn B.; Wildhagen, Mari; Stø, Ida Myhrer & Butenko, Melinka Alonso (2013). IDA: a peptide ligand regulating cell separation processes in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany.  ISSN 0022-0957.  64(17), s 5253- 5261 . doi: 10.1093/jxb/ert338
  • Kumpf, Robert; Shi, Chunlin; Larrieu, Antoine; Stø, Ida Myhrer; Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Péret, Benjamin; Riiser, Even; Bennett, Malcolm & Aalen, Reidunn B. (2013). Floral organ abscission peptide IDA and its HAE/HSL2 receptors control cell separation during lateral root emergence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  ISSN 0027-8424.  110(13), s 5235- 5240 . doi: 10.1073/pnas.1210835110
  • Liu, Bin; Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Shi, Chunlin; Bolivar, Jenny; Winge, Per; Stenvik, Grethe-Elisabeth; Vie, Ane Kjersti; Leslie, Michelle; Brembu, Tore; Kristiansen, Wenche; Bones, Atle M.; Patterson, Sara E.; Liljegren, Sarah & Aalen, Reidunn B. (2013). NEVERSHED and INFLORESCENCE DEFICIENT IN ABSCISSION are differentially required for cell expansion and cell separation during floral organ abscission in Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Experimental Botany.  ISSN 0022-0957.  64(17), s 5345- 5357 . doi: 10.1093/jxb/ert232
  • Marshall, Alex; Aalen, Reidunn B.; Audenaert, Dominique; Beeckman, Tom; Broadley, Martin R.; Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Caño-Delgado, Ana I.; de Vries, Sacco; Dresselhaus, Thomas; Felix, Georg; Graham, Neil S.; Foulkes, John; Granier, Christine; Greb, Thomas; Grossniklaus, Ueli; Hammond, John P.; Heidstra, Renze; Hodgman, Charlie; Hothorn, Michael; Inzé, Dirk; Østergaard, Lars; Russinova, Eugenia; Simon, Rüdiger; Skirycz, Aleksandra; Stahl, Yvonne; Zipfel, Cyril & De Smete, Ive (2012). Tackling Drought Stress: RECEPTOR-LIKE KINASES Present New Approaches. The Plant Cell.  ISSN 1040-4651.  24(6), s 2262- 2278 . doi: 10.1105/tpc.112.096677
  • Shi, Chunlin; Stenvik, Grethe-Elisabeth; Vie, Ane Kjersti; Bones, Atle M.; Pautot, V; Proveniers, M; Aalen, Reidunn B. & Butenko, Melinka Alonso (2011). Arabidopsis Class I KNOTTED-Like Homeobox Proteins Act Downstream in the IDA-HAE/HSL2 Floral Abscission Signaling Pathway. The Plant Cell.  ISSN 1040-4651.  23(7), s 2553- 2567 . doi: 10.1105/tpc.111.084608
  • Butenko, M; Vie, Ane Kjersti; Brembu, Tore; Aalen, RB & Bones, Atle M. (2009). Plant peptides in signalling: looking for new partners. Trends in Plant Science.  ISSN 1360-1385.  14(5), s 255- 263 . doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2009.02.002
  • Tengs, Torstein; Zhang, Haibo; Holst-Jensen, Arne; Bohlin, Jon; Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Kristoffersen, Anja Bråthen; Sorteberg, Hilde-Gunn Opsahl & Berdal, Knut Gunnar (2009). Characterization of unknown genetic modifications using high throughput sequencing and computational subtraction . BMC Biotechnology.  ISSN 1472-6750.  9(87) . doi: 10.1186/1472-6750-9-87
  • Mckim, SM; Stenvik, Grethe-Elisabeth; Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Kristiansen, Wenche; Cho, SK; Hepworth, SR; Aalen, Reidunn B. & Haughn, GW (2008). The BLADE-ON-PETIOLE genes are essential for abscission zone formation in Arabidopsis. Development.  ISSN 0950-1991.  135 . doi: 10.1242/dev.012807
  • Stenvik, Grethe-Elisabeth; Butenko, Melinka Alonso & Aalen, Reidunn B. (2008). Identification of a putative receptor-ligand pair controlling cell separation in plants. Article addendum. Plant Signalling & Behavior.  ISSN 1559-2316.  3, s 1109- 1110
  • Stenvik, Grethe-Elisabeth; Tandstad, Nora Martinussen; Guo, Y; Shi, Chunlin; Kristiansen, Wenche; Holmgren, Asbjørn; Clark, SE; Aalen, Reidunn B. & Butenko, Melinka Alonso (2008). The EPIP peptide of INFLORESCENCE DEFICIENT IN ABSCISSION is sufficient to induce abscission in Arabidopsis through the receptor-like kinases HAESA and HAESA-LIKE2. The Plant Cell.  ISSN 1040-4651.  20, s 1805- 1817 . doi: 10.1105/tpc.108.059139
  • Tengs, Torstein; Kristoffersen, Anja Bråthen; Berdal, Knut G.; Thorstensen, Tage; Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Nesvold, Håvard & Holst-Jensen, Arne (2007). Microarray-based method for detection of unknown genetic modifications . BMC Biotechnology.  ISSN 1472-6750.  7 . doi: 10.1186/1472-6750-7-91
  • Aalen, Reidunn B.; Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Stenvik, Grethe-Elisabeth; Tandstad, Nora Martinussen & Patterson, Sara E. (2006). Genetic control of floral abscission, In Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva (ed.),  Floriculture, Ornamental and Plant Biotechnology: Advances and Topical Issues.  Global Science Books Ltd..  ISBN 978-4-903313-00-9.  Vol. 1, Part I, Chapter 12.  s 101 - 108
  • Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Stenvik, Grethe-Elisabeth; Alm, Vibeke; Sæther, Barbro Elisabet; Patterson, Sara E. & Aalen, Reidunn B. (2006). Ethylene dependent and independent pathways controlling floral abscission are revealed to converge using promoter::reporter gene constructs in the ida abscission mutant. Journal of Experimental Botany.  ISSN 0022-0957.  57(14), s 3627- 3637 . doi: 10.1093/jxb/erl130
  • Stenvik, Grethe-Elisabeth; Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Urbanowicz, BR; Rose, JKC & Aalen, Reidunn B. (2006). overexpression of inflorescence deficient in abscission activates cell separation in vestigial abscission zones in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell.  ISSN 1040-4651.  18, s 1467- 1476
  • Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Patterson, Sara E.; Grini, Paul Eivind; Stenvik, Grethe-Elisabeth; Amundsen, Svanstrøm Silja; Mandal, Abul & Aalen, Reidunn (2003). INFLORESCENCE DEFICIENT IN ABSCISSION Controls Floral Organ Abscission in Arabidopsis and Identifies a Novel Family of Putative Ligands in Plants. The Plant Cell.  ISSN 1040-4651.  15, s 2296- 2307
  • Meza, Trine Johansen; Stangeland, Biljana; Mercy, Inderjit Singh; Skårn, Magne; Nymoen, Dag A.; Berg, Anita; Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Håkelien, Anne-Mari; Haslekås, Camilla; Meza-Zepeda, Leonardo A. & Aalen, Reidunn (2002). Analyses of single-copy Arabidopsis T-DNA transformed lines show that the presence of vector backbone sequences, short inverted repeats and DNA methylation is not sufficient or necessary for the induction of transgene silencing. Nucleic Acids Research.  ISSN 0305-1048.  30(20), s 4556- 4566

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  • Thorstensen, Tage; Lie Andersen, Heidi; Hamann, Thorsten & Butenko, Melinka Alonso (2017). Uvitenskapelig motstand mot genredigering av matplanter. Nationen.  ISSN 0805-3782.
  • Herrmann, Ullrich; WILDHAGEN, Mari; Butenko, Melinka Alonso & Aalen, Reidunn B. (2014). Small peptides are involved in cell separation processes in the root..
  • Herrmann, Ullrich; WILDHAGEN, Mari; Stø, Ida Myhrer; Butenko, Melinka Alonso & Aalen, Reidunn B. (2014). Secreted IDA-LIKE peptide ligands and their receptors regulate crucial aspects of root development – root cap sloughing, gravitropism and meristem length.
  • Vie, Ane Kjersti; Najafi, Javad; Liu, Bin; Winge, Per; Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Hornslien, K; Kumpf, Robert; Aalen, Reidunn B.; Bones, Atle M. & Brembu, Tore (2012). Expression of the extended IDA gene family in Arabidopsis thaliana: evidence for post-transcriptional regulation by mRNA decapping.
  • Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Shi, Chunlin & Aalen, Reidunn B. (2010). Class I KNOX proteins involved in floral abscission downstream in the IDA-HAE/HSL2 signaling pathway.
  • Aalen, Reidunn B.; Stenvik, Grethe-Elisabeth; Butenko, Melinka Alonso & Shi, Chunlin (2009). Identification of putative peptide ligands and receptors involved in control of cell-separation processes in plants.
  • Aalen, Reidunn B.; Stenvik, Grethe-Elisabeth; Shi, Chunlin & Butenko, Melinka Alonso (2009). HAE and HSL receptors in cell separation events.
  • Aalen, Reidunn B.; Stenvik, Grethe-Elisabeth; Shi, Chunlin & Butenko, Melinka Alonso (2009). Identification of putative peptide ligands and receptors involved in control of cell-separation processes in plants.
  • Aalen, Reidunn B.; Stenvik, Grethe-Elisabeth; Shi, Chunlin & Butenko, Melinka Alonso (2009). Peptide ligands and receptors involved in control of cell-separation processes in Arabidopsis.
  • Riiser, Even Sannes; Aalen, Reidunn B. & Butenko, Melinka Alonso (2009). Ligand-receptor matchmaking: The IDA-HAE/HSL2 signaling system and the IDL and HSL relatives.
  • Stenvik, Grethe-Elisabeth; Tandstad, Nora Martinussen; Butenko, Melinka Alonso & Aalen, Reidunn B. (2007). INFLORESCENCE DEFICIENT IN ABSCISSION (IDA)AND IDA-LIKE (IDL) PEPTIDES AND THEIR ROLES IN CELL SEPARATION PROCESSES.
  • Stenvik, Grethe-Elisabeth; Tandstad, Nora Martinussen; Holmgren, Asbjørn; Kristiansen, Wenche; Butenko, Melinka Alonso & Aalen, Reidunn B. (2007). INFLORESCENCE DEFICIENT IN ABSCISSION (IDA) AND IDA-LIKE (IDL) PEPTIDES AND THEIR ROLES IN PLANT DEVELOPMENT.
  • Butenko, Melinka Alonso & Aalen, Reidunn B. (2006). A genetic and molecular study of floral organ abscission in Arabidopsis thaliana using the mutant inflorescence deficient in abscission.
  • Thorstensen, Tage; Grini, Paul Eivind; Alm, Vibeke; Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Rosenhave, E. Maryann & Aalen, Reidunn (2004). Identification of new gene families and their function using bioinformatics tools and reverse genetics.
  • Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Patterson, Sara E.; Grini, Paul Eivind; Stenvik, Grethe-Elisabeth; Amundsen, Svanstrøm Silja; Mandal, Abul & Aalen, Reidunn (2003). IDA controls floral organ abscission in Arabidopsis, and identifies a novel family of putative ligands in plants.
  • Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Patterson, Sara E.; Stenvik, Grethe-Elisabeth; Grini, Paul Eivind; Thorstensen, Tage; Mandal, Abul & Aalen, Reidunn (2003). The IDA gene, controlling floral organ abscission in Arabidopsis, identifies a novel family of putative ligands in plants.
  • Mercy, Inderjit Singh; Meza, Trine Johansen; Skårn, Magne; Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Håkelien, Anne-Mari; Halsekås, Camilla; Meza-Zepeda, Leonardo A.; Jakobsen, Kjetill Sigurd & Aalen, Reidunn (2001). ). Molecluar studies of single-copy silencing lines.
  • Thorstensen, Tage; Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Meza, Trine Johansen; Johnsen, Sylvia; Davies, William & Aalen, Reidunn (2001). Characterization of two SET-domain encoding Arabidopsis genes with similarity to Drosophila SUPPRESSOR OF VARIEGATION (3-9).
  • Aalen, Reidunn; Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Stacy, Robin Anne Prentice & Mandal, Abul (2000). Genetic characterization of an Arabidopsis thaliana mutant deficient in floral abscission.
  • Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Mandal, Abul & Aalen, Reidunn (2000). Absence of floral abscission and meristem determinacy in the ethylene-sensitive Arabidopsis thaliana mutant inflorescence deficient in abscission (ida).
  • Butenko, Melinka Alonso; Aalen, Reidunn; Stacy, Robin Anne Prentice & Campillo, Elena del (1999). Differential expression of two distinct classes of Endo-1,4-b-D glucanases (cellulases) genes in Arabidopsis.

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