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Nadav Sorek


Ph.D. in Plant Science, Tel Aviv University, Department of Plant Sciences, 2010

Current position

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley


  1. Sorek N, Yeats T, Szemenyei H, Young H and Somerville C. (2014). The implications of lignocellulosic biomass chemical composition for the production of advanced biofuels. BioScience.
  2. Sorek, N., Henis, Y. and Yalovsky, S. (2011). How prenylation and S-acylation regulate subcellular targeting and function of ROP GTPases. Plant signaling & behavior 6(7): 1026-1029.
  3. Sorek, N., Akerman, A. and Yalovsky, S. (2013). Analysis of Protein Prenylation and S-Acylation Using Gas Chromatography–Coupled Mass Spectrometry. G Protein-Coupled Receptor Signaling in Plants, Springer: 121-134.
  4. Sorek, N., Gutman, O., Bar, E., Abu-Abied, M., Feng, X., Running, M. P., Lewinsohn, E., Ori, N., Sadot, E. and Henis, Y. I. (2011). Differential effects of prenylation and s-acylation on type I and II ROPS membrane interaction and function. Plant physiology 155(2): 706-720.
  5. Sorek, N., Segev, O., Gutman, O., Bar, E., Richter, S., Poraty, L., Hirsch, J. A., Henis, Y. I., Lewinsohn, E., Jurgens, G. and Yalovsky, S. (2010). An S-acylation switch of conserved G domain cysteines is required for polarity signaling by ROP GTPases. Curr Biol 20(10): 914-920.
  6. Sorek, N. and Yalovsky, S. (2010). Analysis of protein S-acylation by gas chromatography-coupled mass spectrometry using purified proteins. Nat Protoc 5(5): 834-840.
  7. Sorek, N. and Yalovsky, S. (2010). Protein–Lipid Modifications and Targeting of ROP/RAC and Heterotrimeric G Proteins. Integrated G Proteins Signaling in Plants, Springer: 71-90.
  8. Sorek, N., Bloch, D. and Yalovsky, S. (2009). Protein lipid modifications in signaling and subcellular targeting. Curr Opin Plant Biol 12(6): 714-720.
  9. Yalovsky, S., Bloch, D., Sorek, N. and Kost, B. (2008). Regulation of membrane trafficking, cytoskeleton dynamics, and cell polarity by ROP/RAC GTPases. Plant Physiol 147(4): 1527-1543.
  10. Batistic, O., Sorek, N., Schultke, S., Yalovsky, S. and Kudla, J. (2008). Dual fatty acyl modification determines the localization and plasma membrane targeting of CBL/CIPK Ca2+ signaling complexes in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 20(5): 1346-1362.
  11. Lavy, M., Bloch, D., Hazak, O., Gutman, I., Poraty, L., Sorek, N., Sternberg, H. and Yalovsky, S. (2007). A Novel ROP/RAC effector links cell polarity, root-meristem maintenance, and vesicle trafficking. Curr Biol 17(11): 947-952.
  12. Sorek, N., Poraty, L., Sternberg, H., Bar, E., Lewinsohn, E. and Yalovsky, S. (2007). Activation status-coupled transient S acylation determines membrane partitioning of a plant Rho-related GTPase. Mol Cell Biol 27(6): 2144-2154.
Protocols by Nadav Sorek
  1. Analysis of in vivo Cellulose Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis Cells by Spinning Disk Confocal Microscopy
  2. Rapid Determination of Cellulose, Neutral Sugars, and Uronic Acids from Plant Cell Walls by One-step Two-step Hydrolysis and HPAEC-PAD