Dr. Daniel Giddings Vassão (PhD, Washington State University)

   Department of Biochemistry
   Detox & Mode of Action
 Phone:+49 (0)3641 57 1333Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
 Fax:+49 (0)3641 57 1302Hans-Knöll-Straße 8
  emailD-07745 Jena

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1Chen, J., Ullah, C., Giddings Vassão, D., Reichelt, M., Gershenzon, J., Hammerbacher, A. (2021). Sclerotinia sclerotiorum infection triggers changes in primary and secondary metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana. Phytopathology, 111(3), 559-569. doi:10.1094/PHYTO-04-20-0146-R. [GER609] MPG.PuRE
2Jeschke, V., Zalucki, J. M., Raguschke, B., Gershenzon, J., Heckel, D. G., Zalucki, M. P., Giddings Vassão, D. (2021). So much for glucosinolates: A generalist does survive and develop on Brassicas, but at what cost? Plants, 10(5): 962. doi:10.3390/plants10050962. [GER702] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
3Manivannan, A., Israni, B., Luck, K., Götz, M., Seibel, E., Easson, M. E. A. M., Kirsch, R., Reichelt, M., Stein, B., Winter, S., Gershenzon, J., Giddings Vassão, D. (2021). Identification of a sulfatase that detoxifies glucosinolates in the phloem-feeding insect Bemisia tabaci and prefers indolic glucosinolates. Frontiers in Plant Science, 12: 671286. doi:10.3389/fpls.2021.671286. [GER630] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
4Wang, P., G. Vassão, D., Raguschke, B., Furlong, M. J., Zalucki, M. P. (2021). Balancing nutrients in a toxic environment: the challenge of eating. Insect Science. doi:10.1111/1744-7917.12923. [GER627] MPG.PuRE
5Zalucki, J. M., Heckel, D. G., Wang, P., Kuwar, S., Giddings Vassão, D., Perkins, L., Zalucki, M. P. (2021). A generalist feeding on Brassicaceae: It does not get any better with selection. Plants, 10(5): 954. doi:10.3390/plants10050954. [HEC481] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
1Chen, J., Ullah, C., Reichelt, M., Beran, F., Yang, Z.-L., Gershenzon, J., Hammerbacher, A., G. Vassão, D. (2020). The phytopathogenic fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum detoxifies plant glucosinolate hydrolysis products via an isothiocyanate hydrolase. Nature Communications, 11(1): 3090. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-16921-2. [GER604] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
2Israni, B., Wouters, F. C., Luck, K., Seibel, E., Ahn, S.-J., Paetz, C., Reinert, M., Vogel, H., Erb, M., Heckel, D. G., Gershenzon, J., Giddings Vassão, D. (2020). The fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda utilizes specific UDP-glycosyltransferases to inactivate maize defensive benzoxazinoids. Frontiers in Physiology, 11: 604754. doi:10.3389/fphys.2020.604754. [GER619] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
3Malka, O., Easson, M. E. A. M., Paetz, C., Götz, M., Reichelt, M., Stein, B., Luck, K., Stanišic, A., Juravel, K., Santos-Garcia, D., Mondaca, L. L., Springate, S., Colvin, J., Winter, S., Gershenzon, J., Morin, S., Giddings Vassão, D. (2020). Glucosylation prevents plant defense activation in phloem-feeding insects. Nature Chemical Biology, 16, 1429-1426. doi:10.1038/s41589-020-00658-6. [GER612] MPG.PuRE
4Sun, R., Gols, R., Harvey, J. A., Reichelt, M., Gershenzon, J., Pandit, S. S., Giddings Vassão, D. (2020). Detoxification of plant defensive glucosinolates by an herbivorous caterpillar is beneficial to its endoparasitic wasp. Molecular Ecology, 29(20), 4014-4031. doi:10.1111/mec.15613. [GER608] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
5Sun, R., Jiang, X., Reichelt, M., Gershenzon, J., Giddings Vassão, D. (2020). The selective sequestration of glucosinolates by the cabbage aphid severely impacts a predatory lacewing. Journal of Pest Science. doi:10.1007/s10340-020-01319-2. [GER618] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
1Kato, M. J., Massad, T. J., Stanton, M. A., Giddings Vassão, D., Yamaguchi, L. F. (2019). Editorial: The ecology of plant chemistry and how it drives multi-species interactions. Frontiers in Plant Science, 10: 967. doi:10.3389/fpls.2019.00967. [GER569] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
2Kumar, R., Lee, S. G., Augustine, R., Reichelt, M., G. Vassão, D., Palavalli, M. H., Allen, A., Gershenzon, J., Jez, J. M., Bisht, N. C. (2019). Molecular basis of the evolution of methylthioalkylmalate synthase and the diversity of methionine-derived glucosinolates. The Plant Cell, 31(7), 1633-1647. doi:10.1105/tpc.19.00046. [GER551] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
3Sun, R., Jiang, X., Reichelt, M., Gershenzon, J., Pandit, S. S., Giddings Vassão, D. (2019). Tritrophic metabolism of plant chemical defenses and its effects on herbivore and predator performance. eLife, 8: e51029. doi:10.7554/eLife.51029. [GER589] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
1Beran, F., Sporer, T., Paetz, C., Ahn, S.-J., Betzin, F., Kunert, G., Shekhov, A., G. Vassão, D., Bartram, S., Lorenz, S., Reichelt, M. (2018). One pathway is not enough: The cabbage stem flea beetle Psylliodes chrysocephala uses multiple strategies to overcome the glucosinolate-myrosinase defense in its host plants. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9: 1754. doi:10.3389/fpls.2018.01754. [BER004] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
2Eakteiman, G., Moses-Koch, R., Moshitzky, P., Mestre-Rincon, N., G. Vassão, D., Luck, K., Sertchook, R., Malka, O., Morin, S. (2018). Targeting detoxification genes by phloem-mediated RNAi: A new approach for controlling phloem-feeding insect pests. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 100, 10-21. doi:10.1016/j.ibmb.2018.05.008. [GER527] MPG.PuRE
3Giddings Vassão, D., Wielsch, N., de Melo Moreira Gomes, A. M., Gebauer-Jung, S., Hupfer, Y., Svatoš, A., Gershenzon, J. (2018). Plant defensive ß-Glucosidases resist digestion and sustain activity in the gut of a lepidopteran herbivore. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9: 1389. doi:10.3389/fpls.2018.01389. [GER528] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
4Li, R., Cortés Llorca, L., Schuman, M. C., Wang, Y., Wang, L. L., Joo, Y., Wang, M., Giddings Vassão, D., Baldwin, I. T. (2018). ZEITLUPE in the roots of wild tobacco regulates jasmonate-mediated nicotine biosynthesis and resistance to a generalist herbivore. Plant Physiology, 177(2), 833-846. doi:10.1104/pp.18.00315. [ITB575] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
5Macfadyen, S., Paull, C., Boykin, L., Barro, P. D., Maruthi, M., Otim, M., Kalyebi, A., G. Vassão, D., Sseruwagi, P., Tay, W., Delatte, H., Seguni, Z., Colvin, J., Omongo, C. (2018). Cassava whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in East African farming landscapes: a review of the factors determining abundance. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 108(5), 565-582. doi:10.1017/S0007485318000032. [GER526] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
1Jeschke, V., Kearney, E. E., Schramm, K., Kunert, G., Shekhov, A., Gershenzon, J., Giddings Vassão, D. (2017). How glucosinolates affect generalist lepidopteran larvae: growth, development and glucosinolate metabolism. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 1995. doi:10.3389/fpls.2017.01995. [GER500] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
2Zalucki, M. P., Zalucki, J. M., Perkins, L. E., Schramm, K., Giddings Vassão, D., Gershenzon, J., Heckel, D. G. (2017). A generalist herbivore copes with specialized plant defence: the effects of induction and feeding by Helicoverpa armigera. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 43(6), 608-616. doi:10.1007/s10886-017-0855-7. [HEC375] MPG.PuRE
1Jeschke, V., Gershenzon, J., Giddings Vassão, D. (2016). A mode of action of glucosinolate-derived isothiocyanates: Detoxification depletes glutathione and cysteine levels with ramifications on protein metabolism in Spodoptera littoralis. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 71, 37-48. doi:10.1016/j.ibmb.2016.02.002. [GER438] MPG.PuRE
2Jeschke, V., Gershenzon, J., Giddings Vassão, D. (2016). Insect detoxification of glucosinolates and their hydrolysis products. In S. Kopriva (Ed.), Advances in Botanical Research: Glucosinolates (pp. 199-245). London, Oxford, Boston, New York und San Diego: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/bs.abr.2016.06.003. [GER455] MPG.PuRE
3Malka, O., Shekhov, A., Reichelt, M., Gershenzon, J., Giddings Vassão, D., Morin, S. (2016). Glucosinolate desulfation by the phloem-feeding insect Bemisia tabaci. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 42(3), 230-235. doi:10.1007/s10886-016-0675-1. [GER443] MPG.PuRE
4Wouters, F. C., Blanchette, B., Gershenzon, J., Giddings Vassão, D. (2016). Plant defense and herbivore counter-defense: benzoxazinoids and insect herbivores. Phytochemistry Reviews, 15(6), 1127-1151. doi:10.1007/s11101-016-9481-1. [GER473] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
5Wouters, F. C., Gershenzon, J., G. Vassão, D. (2016). Benzoxazinoids: Reactivity and modes of action of a versatile class of plant chemical defenses. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, 27(8), 1379-1397. doi:10.5935/0103-5053.20160177. [GER452] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
1Jeschke, V., Gershenzon, J., Giddings Vassão, D. (2015). Metabolism of glucosinolates and their hydrolysis products in insect herbivores. In R. Jetter (Ed.), Recent Advances Phytochemistry: The formation, structure and activity of phytochemicals (pp. 163-194). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-20397-3_7. [GER429] MPG.PuRE
1Falk, K., Kästner, J., Bodenhausen, N., Schramm, K., Paetz, C., G. Vassão, D., Reichelt, M., von Knorre, D., Bergelson, J., Erb, M., Gershenzon, J., Meldau, S. (2014). The role of glucosinolates and the jasmonic acid pathway in resistance of Arabidopsis thaliana against molluskan herbivores. Molecular Ecology, 23(5), 1188-1203. doi:10.1111/mec.12610. [GER357] MPG.PuRE
2Gloss, A. D., G. Vassão, D., Hailey, A. L., Dittrich, A. C. N., Schramm, K., Reichelt, M., Rast, T. J., Weichsel, A., Cravens, M. G., Gershenzon, J., Montfort, W. R., Whiteman, N. K. (2014). Evolution in an ancient detoxification pathway is coupled with a transition to herbivory in the Drosophilidae. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 31(9), 2441-2456. doi:10.1093/molbev/msu201. [GER390] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
3Maag, D., Dalvit, C., Thevenet, D., Köhler, A., Christoff Wouters, F., G. Vassão, D., Gershenzon, J., Wolfender, J.-L., Turlings, T. C., Erb, M., Glauser, G. (2014). 3-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-6-methoxy-2-benzoxazolinone (MBOA-N-Glc) is an insect detoxification product of maize 1,4-benzoxazin-3-ones. Phytochemistry, 102, 97-105. doi:10.1016/j.phytochem.2014.03.018. [GER384] MPG.PuRE
4Wouters, F. C., Reichelt, M., Glauser, G., Bauer, E., Erb, M., Gershenzon, J., G. Vassão, D. (2014). Reglucosylation of the benzoxazinoid DIMBOA with inversion of stereochemical configuration is a detoxification strategy in lepidopteran herbivores. Angewandte Chemie, International Edition in English, 53(42), 11320-11324. doi:10.1002/ange.201406643. [GER394] MPG.PuRE
1Schramm, K., Giddings Vassão, D., Reichelt, M., Gershenzon, J., Wittstock, U. (2012). Metabolism of glucosinolate-derived isothiocyanates to glutathione conjugates in generalist lepidopteran herbivores. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 42(3), 174-182. doi:10.1016/j.ibmb.2011.12.002. [GER316] MPG.PuRE