1. Enderle B, Sheerin DJ, Paik I, Kathare PK, Schwenk P, Klose C, Ulbrich MH, Huq E, and Hiltbrunner A (2017).
    PCH1 and PCHL promote photomorphogenesis in plants by controlling phytochrome B dark reversion.
    Nat Commun 8:2221. [PubMed]

  2. Xu T, Hiltbrunner A (2017).
    PHYTOCHROME INTERACTING FACTORs from Physcomitrella patens are active in Arabidopsis and complement the pif quadruple mutant.
    Plant Signal Behav 12: e1388975. [PubMed]

  3. Angerer V, Schwenk P, Wallner T, Kaever V, Hiltbrunner A, Wilde A (2017).
    The protein Slr1143 is an active diguanylate cyclase in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 and interacts with the photoreceptor Cph2.
    Microbiology 16: 920-930. [PubMed]

  4. Possart A*,#, Xu T*, Paik I, Hanke S, Keim S, Hermann H-M, Wolf L, Hiss M, Becker C, Huq E, Rensing SA, Hiltbrunner A# (2017).
    Characterization of phytochrome interacting factors from the moss Physcomitrella patens illustrates conservation of phytochrome signaling modules in land plants.
    Plant Cell 29: 310-330. [PubMed]
    *equally contributing first authors; #corresponding authors

  5. Sheerin DJ, Hiltbrunner A (2017).
    Molecular mechanisms and ecological function of far-red light signalling.
    Plant, Cell Environ 11: 2509-2529. [PubMed]

  6. Legris M, Klose C, Burgie ES, Costigliolo C, Neme M, Hiltbrunner A, Wigge PA, Schäfer E, Vierstra RD, Casal JJ (2016).
    Phytochrome B integrates light and temperature signals in Arabidopsis.
    Science 354: 897-900. [PubMed]

  7. Rensing SA, Sheerin DJ, Hiltbrunner A (2016).
    Phytochromes: more than meets the eye
    Trends Plant Sci 21: 543-546. [PubMed]

  8. Menon C*, Sheerin DJ*, Hiltbrunner A (2016).
    SPA proteins: SPAnning the gap between visible light and gene expression.
    Planta 244: 297-312. [PubMed]
    *equally contributing first authors

  9. Kirchenbauer D, Viczián A, Ádám É, Hegedűs Z, Klose C, Leppert M, Hiltbrunner A, Kircher S, Schäfer E, Nagy F (2016).
    Characterization of photomorphogenic responses and signaling cascades controlled by phytochrome A expressed in different tissues.
    New Phytol 10: 471-477. [PubMed]

  10. Hajdu A, Ádám É, Sheerin DJ, Dobos O, Bernula P, Hiltbrunner A, Kozma-Bognár L, Nagy F (2015).
    High-level expression and phosphorylation of phytochrome B modulates flowering time in Arabidopsis.
    Plant J 83: 794-805. [PubMed]

  11. Sheerin DJ*, Menon C*, zur Oven-Krockhaus S*, Enderle B, Zhu L, Johnen P, Schleifenbaum F, Stierhof Y-D, Huq E, Hiltbrunner A (2015).
    Light-activated Phytochrome A and B interact with members of the SPA family to promote photomorphogenesis in Arabidopsis by reorganizing the COP1/SPA complex.
    Plant Cell 27: 189-201. [pdf] [PubMed]
    *equally contributing first authors
    see comment by Hofmann NR (2015): In brief: A mechanism for inhibition of COP1 in photomorphogenesis: Direct interactions of phytochromes with SPA proteins. Plant Cell 27:8. [pdf] [PubMed]

  12. Possart A, Fleck C*, Hiltbrunner A* (2014).
    Shedding (far-red) light on phytochrome mechanisms and responses in land plants.
    Plant Sci 217-218: 36-46. [PubMed]
    *corresponding authors

  13. Possart A, Hiltbrunner A (2013).
    An evolutionarily conserved signaling mechanism mediates far-red light responses in land plants.
    Plant Cell 25:102-114. [pdf] [PubMed]
    see comment by Farquharson KL (2013): In brief: High-irradiance response signaling is more ancient than phytochrome A. Plant Cell 25:3. [pdf] [PubMed]

  14. Pfeiffer A, Nagel MK, Popp C, Wust F, Bindics J, Viczian A, Hiltbrunner A, Nagy F, Kunkel T, Schäfer E (2012).
    Interaction with plant transcription factors can mediate nuclear import of phytochrome B.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109: 5892-5897. [PubMed]

  15. Kami C, Hersch M, Trevisan M, Genoud T, Hiltbrunner A, Bergmann S, Fankhauser C (2012).
    Nuclear phytochrome a signaling promotes phototropism in Arabidopsis.
    Plant Cell 24: 566-576. [PubMed]

  16. Rausenberger J, Tscheuschler A, Nordmeier W, Wüst F, Timmer J, Schäfer E, Fleck C*, Hiltbrunner A* (2011).
    Photoconversion and nuclear trafficking cycles determine phytochrome A's response profile to far-red light.
    Cell 146: 813-825. [PubMed]
    *corresponding authors
    see summary in german [pdf]; english [pdf]

  17. Infanger S, Bischof S, Hiltbrunner A, Agne B, Baginsky S, Kessler F (2011).
    The chloroplast import receptor Toc90 partially restores the accumulation of Toc159 client proteins in the Arabidopsis thaliana ppi2 mutant.
    Mol Plant 4: 252-263. [PubMed]

  18. Müller R, Fernandez AP, Hiltbrunner A, Schäfer E, Kretsch T (2009).
    The histidine kinase-related domain of Arabidopsis phytochrome A controls the spectral sensitivity and the subcellular distribution of the photoreceptor.
    Plant Physiol 150: 1297-1309. [PubMed]

  19. Pfeiffer A, Kunkel T, Hiltbrunner A, Neuhaus G, Wolf I, Speth V, Adam E, Nagy F, Schäfer E (2009).
    A cell-free system for light-dependent nuclear import of phytochrome.
    Plant J 57: 680-689. [PubMed]

  20. Genoud T, Schweizer F, Tscheuschler A, Debrieux D, Casal JJ, Schäfer E, Hiltbrunner A*, Fankhauser C* (2008).
    FHY1 mediates nuclear import of the light-activated phytochrome A photoreceptor.
    PLoS Genet 4: e1000143. [PubMed]
    *corresponding authors

  21. Trupkin SA, Debrieux D, Hiltbrunner A, Fankhauser C, Casal JJ (2007).
    The serine-rich N-terminal region of Arabidopsis phytochrome A is required for protein stability.
    Plant Mol Biol 63: 669-678. [PubMed]

  22. Hiltbrunner A, Nagy F, Schäfer E (2007).
    In: Whitelam G, Halliday KJ, editors. Light and Plant Development: Blackwell Publishing.

  23. Hiltbrunner A, Tscheuschler A, Viczian A, Kunkel T, Kircher S, Schäfer E (2006).
    FHY1 and FHL act together to mediate nuclear accumulation of the phytochrome A photoreceptor.
    Plant Cell Physiol 47: 1023-1034. [PubMed]

  24. Hiltbrunner A, Viczian A, Bury E, Tscheuschler A, Kircher S, Toth R, Honsberger A, Nagy F, Fankhauser C, Schäfer E (2005).
    Nuclear accumulation of the phytochrome A photoreceptor requires FHY1.
    Curr Biol 15: 2125-2130. [PubMed]

  25. Hiltbrunner A, Grünig K, Alvarez-Huerta M, Infanger S, Bauer J, Kessler F (2004).
    AtToc90, a new GTP-binding component of the Arabidopsis chloroplast protein import machinery.
    Plant Mol Biol 54: 427-440. [PubMed]

  26. Weibel P, Hiltbrunner A, Brand L, Kessler F (2003).
    Dimerization of Toc-GTPases at the chloroplast protein import machinery.
    J Biol Chem 278: 37321-37329. [PubMed]

  27. Bauer J, Hiltbrunner A, Weibel P, Vidi PA, Alvarez-Huerta M, Smith MD, Schnell DJ, Kessler F (2002).
    Essential role of the G-domain in targeting of the protein import receptor atToc159 to the chloroplast outer membrane.
    J Cell Biol 159: 845-854. [PubMed]

  28. Smith MD, Hiltbrunner A, Kessler F, Schnell DJ (2002).
    The targeting of the atToc159 preprotein receptor to the chloroplast outer membrane is mediated by its GTPase domain and is regulated by GTP.
    J Cell Biol 159: 833-843. [PubMed]

  29. Hiltbrunner A*, Bauer J*, Vidi PA, Infanger S, Weibel P, Hohwy M, Kessler F (2001).
    Targeting of an abundant cytosolic form of the protein import receptor at Toc159 to the outer chloroplast membrane.
    J Cell Biol 154: 309-316. [PubMed]
    *equally contributing first authors

  30. Hiltbrunner A, Bauer J, Alvarez-Huerta M, Kessler F (2001).
    Protein translocon at the Arabidopsis outer chloroplast membrane.
    Biochem Cell Biol 79: 629-635. [PubMed]

  31. Bauer J, Hiltbrunner A, Kessler F (2001).
    Molecular biology of chloroplast biogenesis: gene expression, protein import and intraorganellar sorting.
    Cell Mol Life Sci 58: 420-433. [PubMed]

  32. Bauer J*, Chen K*, Hiltbrunner A*, Wehrli E, Eugster M, Schnell DJ, Kessler F (2000).
    The major protein import receptor of plastids is essential for chloroplast biogenesis.
    Nature 403: 203-207. [PubMed]
    *equally contributing first authors