Hanna Janska
  • Department of Biotechnology, University of Wroclaw, Poland
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Wroclaw, 1982

Current position

Professor and Chair in Molecular Biology of the Cell Department, Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland

Publications (since 2002)

  1. Smakowska, E., Czarna, M. and Janska, H. (2014). Mitochondrial ATP-dependent proteases in protection against accumulation of carbonylated proteins. Mitochondrion. (Epub ahead of print)
  2. Janska, H. and Kwasniak, M. (2014). Mitoribosomal regulation of OXPHOS biogenesis in plants. Front Plant Sci 5: 79.
  3. Kwasniak, M., Majewski, P., Skibior, R., Adamowicz, A., Czarna, M., Sliwinska, E. and Janska, H. (2013). Silencing of the nuclear RPS10 gene encoding mitochondrial ribosomal protein alters translation in arabidopsis mitochondria. Plant Cell 25(5): 1855-1867.
  4. Janska, H., Kwasniak, M. and Szczepanowska, J. (2013). Protein quality control in organelles - AAA/FtsH story. Biochim Biophys Acta 1833(2): 381-387.
  5. Kmiec, B., Urantowka, A., Lech, M. and Janska, H. (2012). Two-step processing of AtFtsH4 precursor by mitochondrial processing peptidase in Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol Plant 5(6): 1417-1419.
  6. Kwasniak, M., Pogorzelec, L., Migdal, I., Smakowska, E. and Janska, H. (2012). Proteolytic system of plant mitochondria. Physiol Plant 145(1): 187-195.
  7. Janska, H., Piechota, J. and Kwasniak, M. (2010). ATP-dependent proteases in biogenesis and maintenance of plant mitochondria. Biochim Biophys Acta 1797(6-7): 1071-1075.
  8. Piechota, J., Kolodziejczak, M., Juszczak, I., Sakamoto, W. and Janska, H. (2010). Identification and characterization of high molecular weight complexes formed by matrix AAA proteases and prohibitins in mitochondria of Arabidopsis thaliana. J Biol Chem 285(17): 12512-12521.
  9. Kicia, M., Gola, E. M. and Janska, H. (2010). Mitochondrial protease AtFtsH4 protects ageing Arabidopsis rosettes against oxidative damage under short-day photoperiod. Plant Signal Behav 5(2): 126-128.
  10. Gibala, M., Kicia, M., Sakamoto, W., Gola, E. M., Kubrakiewicz, J., Smakowska, E. and Janska, H. (2009). The lack of mitochondrial AtFtsH4 protease alters Arabidopsis leaf morphology at the late stage of rosette development under short-day photoperiod. Plant J 59(5): 685-699.
  11. Majewski, P., Woloszynska, M. and Janska, H. (2009). Developmentally early and late onset of Rps10 silencing in Arabidopsis thaliana: genetic and environmental regulation. J Exp Bot 60(4): 1163-1178.
  12. Marta, K., Marta, G., Adam, U. and Hanna, J. (2007). The significance of Arabidopsis AAA proteases for activity and assembly/stability of mitochondrial OXPHOS complexes. Physiologia plantarum 129(1): 135-142.
  13. Urantowka, A., Knorpp, C., Olczak, T., Kolodziejczak, M. and Janska, H. (2005). Plant mitochondria contain at least two i-AAA-like complexes. Plant Mol Biol 59(2): 239-252.
  14. Kolodziejczak, M., Kolaczkowska, A., Szczesny, B., Urantowka, A., Knorpp, C., Kieleczawa, J. and Janska, H. (2002). A higher plant mitochondrial homologue of the yeast m-AAA protease. Molecular cloning, localization, and putative function. J Biol Chem 277(46): 43792-43798.
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