Career Status:
PUI: Post-Tenure

Research Areas:
Abiotic Interactions, Biochemistry, Development, Education and Outreach, Growth Regulation, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Signals and Responses


Napoli N, Ghelli R, Brunetti P, De Paolis A, Cecchetti V, Tsuge T, Serino G, Matsui M, Mele G, Rinaldi G, Palumbo A, Costantino P, Cardarelli M (2018). A Newly Identified Flower-Specific Splice Variant of ARF8 Regulates Arabidopsis Stamen Elongation and Endothecium Lignification. Plant Cell, 30:620-637

Shu K, Chen Q, Wu Y, Liu R, Zhang H, Wang P, Li Y, Wang S, Tang S, Liu C, Yang W, Cao X, Serino G, Xie Q (2016). ABI4 mediates antagonistic effects of abscisic acid and gibberellins at transcript and protein levels. Plant J 85:348-61

Franciosini A, Moubayidin L, Du K, Matari NH, Boccaccini A, Butera S, Vittorioso P, Sabatini S, Jenik PD, Costantino P, Serino G (2015). The COP9 SIGNALOSOME is required for postembryonic meristem maintenance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol Plant 8:1623-34

Tian M, Lou L, Liu L, Yu F, Zhao Q, Zhang H, Wu Y, Tang S, Xia R, Zhu B, Serino G, Xie Q (2015). The RING finger E3 ligase STRF1 is involved in membrane trafficking and modulates salt stress response in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J. 82:81-92

Santopolo S, Boccaccini A, Lorrai R, Ruta V, Capauto D, Minutello E, Serino G, Costantino P, Vittorioso P (2015). DOF AFFECTING GERMINATION 2 is a positive regulator of light-mediated seed germination and is repressed by DOF AFFECTING GERMINATION 1. BMC Plant Biol. 15:72

Boccaccini A, Santopolo S, Capauto D, Lorrai R, Minutello E, Serino G, Costantino P, Vittorioso P (2014). The DOF protein DAG1 and the DELLA protein GAI cooperate in negatively regulating the AtGA3ox1 gene. Mol. Plant 7: 1486-1489

Licursi V, Salvi C, De Cesare V, Rinaldi T, Mattei B, Fabbri C, Serino G, Bramasole L, Zimbler J, Pick E, Barnes B, Bard M, Negri R (2014). The Cop9 signalosome is involved in the regulation of lipid metabolism and of transition metals uptake in S. cerevisiae. Febs J, 281: 175-190

Franciosini A, Lombardi B, Iafrate S, Pecce V, Mele G, Lupacchini L, Rinaldi G, Kondou Y, Gusmaroli G, Aki S, Tsuge T, Deng XW, Matsui M, Vittorioso P, Costantino P and Serino G (2013). The Arabidopsis COP9 SIGNALOSOME INTERACTING F-BOX KELCH 1 protein forms an SCF ubiquitin ligase and regulates hypocotyl elongation. Mol. Plant 6: 1616-1629

Serino G, Pick E (2013). Duplication and familial promiscuity within the proteasome lid and COP9 signalosome kin complexes. Plant Sci. 203-204: 89-97

Di Giacomo E, Serino G, Frugis G (2013). Emerging role of the ubiquitin proteasome system in the control of shoot apical meristem function. J. Integr. Plant Biol. 55: 7-20

Serino G, Xie Q (2013). The ever expanding role of ubiquitin and SUMO in plant biology. J. Integr. Plant Biol. 55: 5-6

Kotiguda GG, Weinberg D, Dessau M, Salvi C, Serino G, Chamovitz DA, and Hirsch J (2012). The Organization of a CSN5-containing subcomplex of the COP9 Signalosome J. Biol. Chem. 287: 42031- 42041

Wei N*, Serino G*, and Deng XW (2008). The COP9 signalosome: more than a protease. Trends in Biochemical Sciences 33: 592-600 (* co-first authorship)

Gusmaroli G, Figueroa P, Serino G, and Deng XW (2007). Role of the MPN subunits in COP9 signalosome assembly and activity, and their regulatory interaction with Cullin3- based E3 ligases. Plant Cell 19: 564-581

Cecchetti V, Altamura MM, Serino G, Pomponi M, Falasca G, Costantino P and Cardarelli M (2007). ROX1, a gene induced by rolB, is involved in procambial cell proliferation and xylem differentiation in tobacco stamen. Plant Journal 49: 27-37

Figueroa P, Gusmaroli G, Serino G, Ma L, Shen Y, Feng S, Bostick M, Callis J, Hellmann H, Estelle M and Deng XW (2005). Arabidopsis has two redundant Cullin3 proteins that are essential for embryo development and that interact with RBX1 and BTB proteins to form multisubunit E3 ubiquitin ligase complexes in vivo. Plant Cell 17: 1180-1195

Serino G, Deng XW (2003). The COP9 signalosome: regulating plant development through the control of proteolysis. Annu. Rev. Plant Biol. 54: 165-182

Serino G, Su H, Peng Z, Tsuge T, Wei N, Gu H, Deng XW (2003). Characterization of the last subunit of the Arabidopsis COP9 signalosome: implications for the overall structure and origin of the complex. Plant Cell 15: 719-731

Schwechheimer C, Serino G, Deng XW (2002). Multiple ubiquitin ligase-mediated processes require COP9 signalosome and AXR1 function. Plant Cell 14: 2553-2563

Peng Z, Serino G and Deng XW (2001). Molecular characterization of subunit 6 of the COP9 signalosome and its role in multifaceted development processes in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 13: 2393-2407

Peng Z, Serino G and Deng XW (2001). A role of Arabidopsis COP9 signalosome in multifaceted developmental processes revealed by the characterization of its subunit 3. Development, 128:4277-88.

Serino G*, Schwechheimer C*, Callis J, Crosby WL, Lyapina S, Deshaies RJ, Gray WM, Estelle M and Deng XW (2001). Interaction of the COP9 signalosome with the E3 ubiquitin ligase SCFTIR1 in mediating auxin-response. Science, 292: 1379-1382 (* co-first authorship)

Lyapina S, Cope G, Shevchenko A, Serino G, Tsuge T, Zhou C, Wolf DA, Wei N and Deshaies RJ (2001). Promotion of NEDD8-CUL1 conjugate cleavage by COP9 signalosome. Science 292: 1382-1385

Peng Z, Staub JM, Serino G, Kwok SF, Kurepa J, Bruce BD, Vierstra R, Wei N and Deng XW (2001). The cellular level of PR500, a protein complex related to the19S Regulatory Particle of the proteasome, is regulated in response to stress in plants. Mol. Biol. Cell 12: 383-392

Serino G, Tsuge, T, Kwok SF, Matsui M, Wei N and Deng XW (1999). Arabidopsis cop8 and fus4 mutations define the same locus that encodes subunit 4 of the COP9 signalosome. Plant Cell 11: 1967-1979

Wei N, Tsuge T, Serino G, Dohmae N, Takio K, Matsui M and Deng XW (1998). The COP9 complex is conserved between plants and mammals and is related to the 26S proteasome regulatory complex. Curr. Biol. 8: 919-922

Bellincampi D, Cardarelli M, Zaghi D, Serino G, Salvi G, Gatz C, Cervone F, Altamura MM, Costantino P and De Lorenzo G. (1996). Oligogalacturonides prevent rhizogenesis in rolB transformed tobacco explants by inhibiting auxin-induced expression of the rolB gene. Plant Cell 8: 477-487

Serino G, Clerot D, Brevet J, Costantino P and Cardarelli M. (1994). Rol genes of Agrobacterium rhizogenes cucumopine strain: sequence, effects, and pattern of expression. Plant Mol Biol 26: 415-422

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