Plant respiration

  • Maldonado M, Fan Z, Abe KM, Letts JA. Plant-specific features of respiratory supercomplex I+III2 from Vigna radiata. Nature Plants. 2022 Dec 29. doi: 10.1038/s41477-022-01306-8.
  • Meyer EH, Letts JA, Maldonado M. Structural insights into the assembly and the function of the plant oxidative phosphorylation system. New Phytol. 2022 Aug;235(4):1315-1329. doi: 10.1111/nph.18259.
  • Maldonado M, Abe KM, Letts JA. A Structural Perspective on the RNA Editing of Plant Respiratory Complexes. Int J Mol Sci. 2022 Jan 8;23(2):684. doi: 10.3390/ijms23020684.
  • Maldonado M, Guo F, Letts JA. Atomic structures of respiratory complex III2, complex IV, and supercomplex III2-IV from vascular plants. Elife. 2021 Jan 19;10:e62047. doi: 10.7554/eLife.62047.
    • Commentary in: Braun HP. The two roles of complex III in plants. Elife. 2021 Jan 19;10:e65239. doi: 10.7554/eLife.65239.
  • Maldonado M, Padavannil A, Zhou L, Guo F, Letts JA. Atomic structure of a mitochondrial complex I intermediate from vascular plants. Elife. 2020 Aug 25;9:e56664. doi: 10.7554/eLife.56664.


Respiration in non-photosynthetic eukaryotes

  • Zhou L, Maldonado M, Padavannil A, Guo F, Letts JA. Structures of Tetrahymena‘s respiratory chain reveal the diversity of eukaryotic core metabolism. Science. 2022 May 20;376(6595):831-839. doi: 10.1126/science.abn7747.


Regulation of cell division

  • Firestone AJ, Weinger JS, Maldonado M, Barlan K, Langston LD, O’Donnell M, Gelfand VI, Kapoor TM, Chen JK. Small-molecule inhibitors of the AAA+ ATPase motor cytoplasmic dynein. Nature. 2012 Mar 18;484(7392):125-9. doi: 10.1038/nature10936.
  • Maldonado M, Kapoor TM. Moving right along: how PP1 helps clear the checkpoint. Dev Cell. 2011 Jun 14;20(6):733-4. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2011.05.017.
  • Maldonado M, Kapoor TM. Constitutive Mad1 targeting to kinetochores uncouples checkpoint signalling from chromosome biorientation. Nat Cell Biol. 2011 Apr;13(4):475-82. doi: 10.1038/ncb2223.
  • Foley EA, Maldonado M, Kapoor TM. Formation of stable attachments between kinetochores and microtubules depends on the B56-PP2A phosphatase. Nat Cell Biol. 2011 Aug 28;13(10):1265-71. doi: 10.1038/ncb2327.


Regulation of translation

  • Marnef A, Maldonado M, Bugaut A, Balasubramanian S, Kress M, Weil D, Standart N. Distinct functions of maternal and somatic Pat1 protein paralogs. RNA. 2010 Nov;16(11):2094-107. doi: 10.1261/rna.2295410.



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