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John Gray

Education

Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, 1992

Current position

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Publications (since 2005)

*Shared 1st co-authorship

  1. Reinbothe, S., Gray, J., Rustgi, S., von Wettstein, D. and Reinbothe, C. (2015). Cell growth defect factor 1 is crucial for the plastid import of NADPH:protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase A in Arabidopsis thaliana. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112(18): 5838-5843.
  2. Gray, J.*, Burdo, B.*, Goetting-Minesky, M. P., Wittler, B., Hunt, M., Li, T., Velliquette, D., Thomas, J., Agarwal, T., Key, K., Gentzel, I., Brito, M. d., Mejía-Guerra, M. K., Connolly, L. N., Qaisi, D., Li, W., Casas, M. I., Doseff, A. I. and Grotewold, E. (2015). Protocol for the generation of a transcription factor open reading frame collection (TFome). Bio-protocol 5(15): e1547.
  3. Burdo, B.*, Gray, J.*, Goetting-Minesky, M. P., Wittler, B., Hunt, M., Li, T., Velliquette, D., Thomas, J., Gentzel, I., dos Santos Brito, M., Mejia-Guerra, M. K., Connolly, L. N., Qaisi, D., Li, W., Casas, M. I., Doseff, A. I. and Grotewold, E. (2014). The Maize TFome--development of a transcription factor open reading frame collection for functional genomics. Plant J 80(2): 356-366.
  4. Reinbothe, S., Rossig, C., Gray, J. and Reinbothe, C. (2014). Plastid import of a transit sequence-less precursor protein in Arabidopsis thaliana. Cellular and Molecular Biology.
  5. Rossig, C., Reinbothe, C., Gray, J., Valdes, O., von Wettstein, D. and Reinbothe, S. (2014). New functions of the chloroplast Preprotein and Amino acid Transporter (PRAT) family members in protein import. Plant Signal Behav 9(1): e27693.
  6. Rossig, C., Reinbothe, C., Gray, J., Valdes, O., von Wettstein, D. and Reinbothe, S. (2013). Three proteins mediate import of transit sequence-less precursors into the inner envelope of chloroplasts in Arabidopsis thaliana. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110(49): 19962-19967.
  7. Gray, J., Caparros-Ruiz, D. and Grotewold, E. (2012). Grass phenylpropanoids: regulate before using! Plant Sci 184: 112-120.
  8. Ineson, J., Stayner, C., Hazlett, J., Slobbe, L., Robson, E., Legge, M. and Eccles, M. R. (2012). Somatic reactivation of expression of the silent maternal Mest allele and acquisition of normal reproductive behaviour in a colony of Peg1/Mest mutant mice. J Reprod Dev 58(4): 490-500.
  9. Gray, J. and Grotewold, E. (2011). Transcription Factors, Gene Regulatory Networks, and Agronomic Traits. In: Benkeblia, N. and Edwards, C. A. (eds). Sustainable agriculture and new biotechnologies. Advances in Agroecology. CRC Press: 555.
  10. Fornalé, S., Shi, X.*, Chai, C., Encina, A., Irar, S., Capellades, M., Fuguet, E., Torres, J. L., Rovira, P., Puigdomenech, P., Rigau, J., Grotewold, E., Gray, J.* and Caparrós-Ruiz, D. (2010). ZmMYB31 directly represses maize lignin genes and redirects the phenylpropanoid metabolic flux. Plant J 64(4): 633-644. (*My PhD student Xinhui Shi shared first co-authorship)
  11. Yilmaz, A., Nishiyama, M. Y., Jr., Fuentes, B. G., Souza, G. M., Janies, D., Gray, J. and Grotewold, E. (2009). GRASSIUS: a platform for comparative regulatory genomics across the grasses. Plant Physiol 149(1): 171-180. 
  12. He, J., Gray, J. and Leisner, S. (2010). A Pelargonium ARGONAUTE4 gene shows organ-specific expression and differences in RNA and protein levels. J Plant Physiol 167(4): 319-325.
  13. Yilmaz, A., Nishiyama, M. Y., Jr., Fuentes, B. G., Souza, G. M., Janies, D., Gray, J. and Grotewold, E. (2009). GRASSIUS: a platform for comparative regulatory genomics across the grasses. Plant Physiol 149(1): 171-180.
  14. Grotewold E., and Gray, J. (2009). Maize transcription factors. In: Hake, S. and Bennetzen, J. (eds). The Maize Handbook Volume 2-Domestication, Genetics and Genomics. Springer.
  15. Mishra, S., Heckathorn, S., Frantz, J., Yu, F. and Gray, J. (2009). Effects of boron deficiency on geranium grown under different nonphotoinhibitory light levels. J Amer Soc Hort Sci 134(2): 183 - 193 
  16. Bartsch, S., Monnet, J., Selbach, K., Quigley, F., Gray, J., von Wettstein, D., Reinbothe, S. and Reinbothe, C. (2008). Three thioredoxin targets in the inner envelope membrane of chloroplasts function in protein import and chlorophyll metabolism. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105(12): 4933-4938.
  17. Eccles, M. R. (2008). PAX2 and renal-coloboma syndrome. In: Epstein, C., Erickson, R. and Wynshaw-Boris, A. (eds). Inborn errors of development 2nd edition. Oxford University Press.
  18. Smith, K. A., Komuniecki, R. W., Ghedin, E., Spiro, D. and Gray, J. (2007). Genes encoding putative biogenic amine receptors in the parasitic nematode Brugia malayi. Invert Neurosci 7(4): 227-244.
  19. Wragg, R. T., Hapiak, V., Miller, S. B., Harris, G. P., Gray, J., Komuniecki, P. R. and Komuniecki, R. W. (2007). Tyramine and octopamine independently inhibit serotonin-stimulated aversive behaviors in Caenorhabditis elegans through two novel amine receptors. J Neurosci 27(49): 13402-13412.
  20. Olszewski, M. A., Gray, J. and Vestal, D. J. (2006). In silico genomic analysis of the human and murine guanylate-binding protein (GBP) gene clusters. J Interferon Cytokine Res 26(5): 328-352.
  21. Eccles, M. R. (2004). PAX2 and renal-coloboma syndrome. In: Epstein, C., Erickson, R. and Wynshaw-Boris, A. (eds). Inborn errors of development 1st edition. Oxford University Press.
  22. Eccles, M. R., Stayner, C. K. and Bockett, N. (2003). PAX2 and Renal-Coloboma syndrome. In: Vize, P. D., Woolf, A. S. and Bard, J. B. L. (eds). The kidney, from normal development to congenital abnormalities. Academic Press.
Protocols by John Gray
  1. Protocol for the Generation of a Transcription Factor Open Reading Frame Collection (TFome)