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Eugen Urzica

IBBP, Muenster, Germany

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Born: 1975

Interests: Biochemistry, Genetics, Transcriptomics, Photosynthesis, iron metabolism

Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics of Metal Metabolism
Fe-S proteins biogenesis

Selected publications:
• Kropat J,  Gallaher SD,  Urzica EI,  Nakamoto SS,  Strenkert D,  Tottey S,  Mason AZ,  Merchant SS. Copper economy in Chlamydomonas: Prioritized allocation and reallocation of copper to respiration vs. photosynthesis. PNAS, 112 (9), pp. 2644-51, 2015.
• Urzica EI,  Vieler A,  Hong-Hermesdorf A,  Page MD,  Casero D,  Gallaher SD,  Kropat J,  Pellegrini M,  Benning C,  Merchant SS. Remodeling of membrane lipids in iron-starved Chlamydomonas. J Biol Chem. , 288 (42), pp. 30246-58, 2013.
• Hsieh SI, Castruita M, Malasarn D, Urzica E, Erde J, Page MD, Yamasaki H, Casero D, Pellegrini M, Merchant SS, Loo JA. The proteome of copper, iron, zinc, and manganese micronutrient deficiency in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. . Mol Cell Proteomics, 12(1), pp. 65-86, 2013.
• Urzica EI, Casero D, Yamasaki H, Hsieh SI, Adler LN, Karpowicz SJ, Blaby-Haas CE, Clarke SG, Loo JA, Pellegrini M, Merchant SS. . Systems and trans-system level analysis identifies conserved iron deficiency responses in the plant lineage. Plant Cell, 24(10), pp. 3921-48, 2012.
• Page MD, Allen MD, Kropat J, Urzica EI, Karpowicz SJ, Hsieh SI, Loo JA, Merchant SS. Fe sparing and Fe recycling contribute to increased superoxide dismutase capacity in iron-starved Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. . Plant Cell, 24(6), pp. 2649-65, 2012.
• Urzica EI, Adler LN, Page MD, Linster CL, Arbing MA, Casero D, Pellegrini M, Merchant SS, Clarke SG. . Impact of oxidative stress on ascorbate biosynthesis in Chlamydomonas via regulation of the VTC2 gene encoding a GDP-L-galactose phosphorylase. . JBC, 287(17), pp. 14234-45, 2012.
• Urzica E, Pierik AJ, Mühlenhoff U, Lill R. . Crucial role of conserved cysteine residues in the assembly of two iron-sulfur clusters on the CIA protein Nar1. Biochemistry, 48(22), pp. 4946-58, 2009.
• Lill R, Dutkiewicz R, Elsässer HP, Hausmann A, Netz DJ, Pierik AJ, Stehling O, Urzica E, Mühlenhoff U. . Mechanisms of iron-sulfur protein maturation in mitochondria, cytosol and nucleus of eukaryotes. . Biochim Biophys Acta-Molecular Cell Research, 1763(7), pp. 652-67, 2006.
• Wiedemann N, Urzica E, Guiard B, Müller H, Lohaus C, Meyer HE, Ryan MT, Meisinger C, Mühlenhoff U, Lill R, Pfanner N. . Essential role of Isd11 in mitochondrial iron-sulfur cluster synthesis on Isu scaffold proteins. . EMBO J. , 25(1), pp. 184-95, 2006.

Theses and dissertations:
• Eugen Urzica. Biochemical analysis of essential components involved in mitochondrial and cytosolic iron-sulfur protein biogenesis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. 2007.


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