Latest Publications

Kong J, Wu J, Guan L, Hilbert G, Delrot S, Fan P, Liang Z, Wu B, Matus JT, Gomès E, Dai Z. Metabolite analysis reveals distinct spatio-temporal accumulation of anthocyanins in two teinturier variants of cv. ‘Gamay’ grapevines (Vitis vinifera L.). Planta. 2021 Mar 31;253(4):84. doi: 10.1007/s00425-021-03613-4. PMID: 33788027.

De Ollas C, González-Guzman M, Pitarch Z, Matus JT, Candela H, Rambla J, Granell, A Gómez-Cadenas A, Arbona V. 2021. Identification of ABA-mediated genetic and metabolic responses to soil flooding in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum Mill). Front. Plant Sci. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.613059

Orduña L, Li M, Navarro-Payá D, Zhang C, Ramšak Ž, Gruden K, Höll J, Merz P, Vannozzi A, Cantu D, Bogs J, Wong D. C. J., Huang SC, Matus JT. Orchestration of the stilbene synthase gene family and their regulators by subgroup 2 MYB genes. bioRxiv 2020.12.31.424746; doi:

Llorente B, Torres-Montilla S, Morelli L, Florez I, Matus JT, Ezquerro M, D’Andrea L, Houhou F, Majer E, Picó B, Cebolla J, Troncoso A, Fernie A, Daròs JA, Rodríguez-Concepción M. 2020. Synthetic conversion of leaf chloroplasts into carotenoid-rich plastids reveals mechanistic basis of natural chromoplast development. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2004405117

Leiva-Ampuero A, Agurto M, Matus JT, Hoppe G, Huidobro C, Inostroza-Blancheteau C, Reyes-Díaz M, Stange C, Canessa P, Vega A. Salinity impairs photosynthetic capacity and enhances carotenoid-related gene expression and biosynthesis in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L. cv. Micro-Tom). PeerJ 8:e9742

Romero P, Peris A, Vergara K, Matus JT. 2020 Comprehending and Improving Cannabis Specialized Metabolism in the Systems Biology Era. Plant Science Vol 298. Special Issue: Specialized Metabolism. doi: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2020.110571

Ferreira V, Matus JT, Pinto-Carnide O, Carrasco D , Arroyo-García R, Castro I. 2019. Genetic analysis of a white-to-red berry skin color reversion and its transcriptomic and metabolic consequences in grapevine (Vitis vinifera cv. ‘Moscatel Galego’). BMC Genomics. 20, 952 . doi:10.1186/s12864-019-6237-5

Santibáñez C, Meyer C, Martínez L, Moyano T, Lunn J, Feil R, Dai Z, Carrasco D, Arroyo-García R, Hilbert G, Renaud C, Delrot S, Manke-Nachtigall F, Gutiérrez R, Matus JT, EricGomès E, Arce-Johnson P. 2019. Differences in berry primary and secondary metabolisms identified by transcriptomic and metabolic profiling of two table grape color somatic variants. bioRxiv 861120; doi:

Matus, J. T., Castellarin, S. D., Tornielli, G. B., eds. 2019. Ome-wide Studies of Grapevine Fruit Composition and Responses to Agro-environmental Factors in the Era of Systems Biology. Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA. doi: 10.3389/978-2-88963-211-4

Matus JT, Ruggieri V, Romero F, Moretto M and Wong DCJ. 2019. Status and Prospects of Systems Biology in Grapevine Research. In: The Grape Genome (Compendium of Plant Genomes). Cantu, Walker, eds.

Sunitha S, Loyola R, Alcalde JA, Arce-Johnson P, Matus JT, Rock CD. 2019. The Role of UV-B light on Small RNA Activity During Grapevine Berry Development. G3 (Bethesda). Mar 7;9(3):769-787. doi: 10.1534/g3.118.200805.

Vannozzi A, Wong DCJ, Höll J, Hmmam I, Matus JT, Bogs J, Ziegler T, Dry I, Barcaccia G, Lucchin M. Combinatorial Regulation of Stilbene Synthase Genes by WRKY and MYB Transcription Factors in Grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.). Plant Cell Physiol. 2018 May 1;59(5):1043-1059. doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcy045. PubMed PMID: 29529275.

Sun X, Matus JT, Wong DCJ, Wang Z, Chai F, Zhang L, Fang T, Zhao L, Wang Y, Han Y, Wang Q, Li S, Liang Z, Xin H. The GARP/MYB-related grape transcription factor AQUILO improves cold tolerance and promotes the accumulation of raffinose family oligosaccharides. J Exp Bot. 2018 Mar 24;69(7):1749-1764. doi: 10.1093/jxb/ery020. PubMed PMID: 29385617.

Czemmel S, Höll J, Loyola R, Arce-Johnson P, Alcalde JA, Matus JT, Bogs J. Transcriptome-Wide Identification of Novel UV-B- and Light Modulated Flavonol Pathway Genes Controlled by VviMYBF1. Front Plant Sci. 2017 Jun 22;8:1084. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01084. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 28690624; PubMed Central
PMCID: PMC5479930.

Wong DCJ, Matus JT. Constructing Integrated Networks for Identifying New Secondary Metabolic Pathway Regulators in Grapevine: Recent Applications and Future Opportunities. Front Plant Sci. 2017 Apr 12;8:505. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00505. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 28446914; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5388765.

Matus JT, Cavallini E, Loyola R, Höll J, Finezzo L, Dal Santo S, Vialet S, Commisso M, Roman F, Schubert A, Alcalde JA, Bogs J, Ageorges A, Tornielli GB, Arce-Johnson P. A group of grapevine MYBA transcription factors located in chromosome 14 control anthocyanin synthesis in vegetative organs with different specificities compared with the berry color locus. Plant J. 2017 Jul;91(2):220-236. doi: 10.1111/tpj.13558. Epub 2017 May 17. PubMed PMID: 28370629.

Matus JT. Transcriptomic and Metabolomic Networks in the Grape Berry Illustrate That it Takes More Than Flavonoids to Fight Against Ultraviolet Radiation. Front Plant Sci. 2016 Aug 30;7:1337. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01337. eCollection 2016. Review. PubMed PMID: 27625679; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5003916.

Loyola R, Herrera D, Mas A, Wong DC, Höll J, Cavallini E, Amato A, Azuma A, Ziegler T, Aquea F, Castellarin SD, Bogs J, Tornielli GB, Peña-Neira A, Czemmel S, Alcalde JA, Matus JT, Arce-Johnson P. The photomorphogenic factors UV-B RECEPTOR 1, ELONGATED HYPOCOTYL 5, and HY5 HOMOLOGUE are part of the UV-B signalling pathway in grapevine and mediate flavonol accumulation in response to the environment. J Exp Bot. 2016 Oct;67(18):5429-5445. Epub 2016 Aug 19. PubMed PMID: 27543604; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5049392.

Wong DC, Schlechter R, Vannozzi A, Höll J, Hmmam I, Bogs J, Tornielli GB, Castellarin SD, Matus JT. A systems-oriented analysis of the grapevine R2R3-MYB transcription factor family uncovers new insights into the regulation of stilbene accumulation. DNA Res. 2016 Jul 12. pii: dsw028. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed. PMID: 27407139; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5066171.

Cavallini E, Matus JT, Finezzo L, Zenoni S, Loyola R, Guzzo F, Schlechter R, Ageorges A, Arce-Johnson P, Tornielli GB. The phenylpropanoid pathway is controlled at different branches by a set of R2R3-MYB C2 repressors in grapevine. Plant Physiol. 2015 Apr;167(4):1448-70. doi: 10.1104/pp.114.256172. Epub 2015 Feb 6. PubMed PMID: 25659381; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4378173.

Reunión de Biología Molecular de Plantas(Online, 26-27 November 2020). Luis Orduña, Chen Zhang, Miaomiao Li, Dario Cantu, Carol Huang, José Tomás Matus. DAP-Seq used to unveil MYB cistrome landscapes specifically associated to the regulation of secundary metabolism in grape. Oral presentation.

Reunión de Biología Molecular de Plantas(Online, 26-27 November 2020). Chen Zhang, Luis Orduña, Miaomiao Li, Alessandra Amato, Giovanni Battista Tornielli, Dario Cantu, Shao-shan Carol Huang, José Tomás Matus. Genome-wide binding of VviMYB24 in the grapevine terpene synthase family. Poster.

Symposium on Small Molecules in Plant Research (Valencia, Spain, 10-11 December 2019). Pablo Romero, Arnau Peris, Arnau Cerqueda, Chen Zhang, Zhanwu Dai, Miguel Simon, Victoria Barja, Erich Duchene, Carol Huang, Manuel Rodríguez Concepción, François Barrieu, José Tomás Matus. Deciphering the Interaction of Distinct Secondary Metabolic Pathways: Transcriptional Effects of Anthocyanin Depletion/Emergence on Isoprenoid Metabolism. Poster.