Salinity

  • Maintenance of ion homeostasis (sodium, potassium, chloride) under salinity stress
  • Ionic stress perception and celular response

Research Projects

National

Thematic Network on Sodium and Potassium Transport Systems in Plants (BIO2014-56153-REDT). Coordinator: José M. Pardo. Granting Agency: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, cofinanciado con fondos FEDER. Period: 2014–2016. Participating Research Centers: IRNAS-CSIC, EEZ-CSIC, CEBAS-CSIC, IFQR-CSIC, IBMCP-UPV-CSIC, CBGP-UPM, UMA.

Genetic Control of the Formation of the Apoplastic Barrier at the Endodermis of Plants (BIO-2630). Principal Investigator: José M. Pardo. Granting Agency: Consejería de Economía, Innovación, Ciencia y Empleo; Junta de Andalucía; co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. Period: 2014 – 2017.

RECUPERA 2020, Improving the Salt Tolerance of Rice. Principal Investigator: José M. Pardo. Granting Agency: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. Period: 2014 – 2015.

Mechanism and Regulation of Potassium Homeostasis in Plants (BFU2012-35060). Principal Investigator: José M. Pardo. Granting Agency: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. Period: 2013 –2015.

Signaling Pathways Regulating the Activity of the Sodium Transporter SOS1 (BIO2012-36533). Principal Investigator: Francisco Javier Quintero. Granting Agency: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. Period: 2013 –2015.

Relevant publications

Chaves-Sanjuan A., Sanchez-Barrena M.J. , Gonzalez-Rubio J.M., Moreno M. , Ragel P., Jimenez M., Pardo J.M., Martinez-Ripoll M., Quintero F.J., Albert A. (2014). Structural basis of the regulatory mechanism of the plant CIPK family of protein kinases controlling ion homeostasis and abiotic stress. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 111: E4532-E4541. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1407610111

Andrés Z., Pérez-Hormaeche J., Leidi E.O., Schlücking K., Steinhorst L., McLachlan D., Schumacher K., Hetherington A.M., Kudla J., Cubero B., Pardo J.M. (2014). Control of Vacuolar Dynamics and Regulation of Stomatal Aperture by Tonoplast Potassium Uptake. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 111:E1806-E1814. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1320421111

Coego A, Brizuela E, Castillejo P, Ruíz S, Koncz C, Del Pozo JC, Piñeiro M, Jarillo JA, Paz-Ares J, León J; TRANSPLANTA Consortium. (2014). The TRANSPLANTA collection of Arabidopsis lines: A resource for functional analysis of transcription factors based on their conditional overexpression. Plant Journal, 77: 944-953. (DOI: 10.1111/tpj.12443).

Ji H., Pardo J.M., Batelli G., Van Oosten M.J., Bressan R.A., Li X. (2013). The Salt Overly Sensitive (SOS) pathway: established and emerging roles. Molecular Plant, 6: 261-274 (DOI: 10.1093/mp/sst017).

Kim, W.-Y., Ali, Z., Park, H.J., Park, S.J., Cha, J.-Y., Perez-Hormaeche, J., Quintero, F.J., Shin, G., Kim, M.R., Qiang, Z., Ning, L., Park, H.C., Lee, S.Y., Bressan, R.A., Pardo, J.M., Bohnert, H.J., and Yun, D.-J. (2013). Release of SOS2 kinase from sequestration with GIGANTEA determines salt tolerance in Arabidopsis. Nature Communications 4: 1352 (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2357).

Nuñez-Ramirez R., Sanchez-Barrena M.J., Villalta I., Vega J.F., Pardo J.M., Quintero F.J., Martinez-Salazar J., Albert A. (2012). Structural insights on the plant Salt-Overly-Sensitive 1 (SOS1) Na+/H+ antiporter. Journal of Molecular Biology, 424: 283-294 (DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2012.09.015).

Barragan V., Leidi E.O., Andres Z., Rubio L., De Lucca A., Fernandez J.A., Cubero B., Pardo, J.M. (2012). Ion Exchangers NHX1 and NHX2 Mediate Active Potassium Uptake into Vacuoles to Regulate Cell Turgor and Stomatal Function in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 24, 1127-1142 (DOI: 10.1105/tpc.111.095273).

Quintero F.J., Martinez-Atienza J., Villalta I., Jiang X., Kim W.-Y., Ali Z., Fujii H., Mendoza I., Yun D.J., Zhu J.-K., Pardo J.M. (2011). Activation of the plasma membrane Na/H antiporter Salt-Overly-Sensitive 1 (SOS1) by phosphorylation of an auto-inhibitory C-terminal domain. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 108: 2611-2616. (DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1018921108).

Jiang X., Leidi E.O., Pardo J.M. (2010). How do vacuolar NHX exchangers function in plant salt tolerance?. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 5: 792 – 795 (DOI 10.4161/psb.5.7.11767)

Pardo J.M. (2010). Biotechnology of Water and Salinity Stress Tolerance. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 21: 185-196 (DOI: 10.1016/j.copbio.2010.02.005).

Leidi, E.O., Barragán V., Rubio L. Al-Hamdaoui A., Ruiz M.T., Cubero B., Fernández, J.A., Bressan R.A., Hasegawa P.M., Quintero F.J., Pardo J.M. (2010). The AtNHX1 exchanger mediates potassium compartmentation in vacuoles of transgenic tomato. Plant Journal 61: 495-506 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2009.04073.x).

Brumos J., Talón M., Bouhlal R., Colmenero-Flores J.M. (2010). Cl- homeostasis in includer and excluder citrus rootstocks: transport mechanisms and identification of candidate genes. Plant, Cell and Environment 33: 2012-20127 (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2010.02202.x)

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