Chair of Pharmaceutical Biology


Prof. Dr. Nathalie Lackus


Müller, A.T., Nakamura, Y., Reichelt, M., Luck, K., Cosio, E., Lackus, N.D., Gershenzon J., Mithöfer A., Köllner T.G. (2023). The biosynthesis, herbivore induction, and defensive role of phenylacetaldoxime glucoside. Plant Physiology, kiad448, doi: 10.1093/plphys/kiad448

Krause T., Wiesinger P., González-Cabanelas D., Lackus N., Köllner T.G., Klüpfel T., Williams J., Rohwer J., Gershenzon J., Schmidt A. (2023) HDR, the last enzyme in the MEP pathway, differently regulates isoprenoid biosynthesis in two woody plants. Plant Physiology, 192: 767-788.



Gordon, H., Fellenberg, C., Lackus, N.D., Archinuk, F., Sproule, A., Nakamura, Y., Köllner, T.G., Gershenzon, J., Overy, D.P., Constabel, C.P. (2022): CRISPR/Cas9 disruption of UGT71L1 in poplar connects salicinoid and salicylic acid metabolism and alters growth and morphology. The Plant Cell, 34 (8), S. 2925 – 2947. doi: 10.1093/plcell/koac135

Xu, H., Lackus, N.D., Köllner, T.G., Dickschat, J.S. (2022): Isotopic labeling experiments solve the hedycaryol problem. Organic Letters, 24 (2), S. 587 – 591. doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c04021



Lackus, N.D., Schmidt A., Gershenzon J., Köllner T.G. (2021) A peroxisomal β-oxidative pathway contributes to the formation of C6-C1 aromatic volatiles in poplar. Plant Physiology, kiab111, doi: 10.1093/plphys/kiab111.

Lackus, N.D., Morawetz, J., Xu, H., Gershenzon, J., Dickschat, J.S., Köllner, T.G. (2021). The sesquiterpene synthase PtTPS5 produces (1S,5S,7R,10R)-guaia-4(15)-en-11-ol and (1S,7R,10R)-guaia-4-en-11-ol in oomycete-infected poplar roots. Molecules, 26(3): 555. doi:10.3390/molecules26030555.



Cole, C.T., Morrow, C.J., Barker, H.L., Rubert-Nason, K.F., Riehl, J.F.L., Köllner, T.G., Lackus, N.D., Lindroth, R.L. (2020). Growing up aspen: ontogeny and trade-offs shape growth, defence, and reproduction in a foundation species. Annals of Botany, mcaa070. doi:10.1093/aob/mcaa070.

Guo, H., Lackus, N.D., Köllner, T.G., Li, R., Bing, J., Wang, Y., Baldwin, I.T., Xu, S. (2020). Evolution of a novel and adaptive floral scent in wild tobacco. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 37(4), 1090-1099. doi:10.1093/molbev/msz292.

Lackus, N.D., Müller, A., Kröber, T.D.U., Reichelt, M., Schmidt, A., Nakamura, Y., Paetz, C., Luck, K., Lindroth, R.L., Constabel, C.P., Unsicker, S.B., Gershenzon, J., Köllner, T.G. (2020). The occurrence of sulfated salicinoids in poplar and their formation by sulfotransferase 1. Plant Physiology, 183(1), 137-151. doi:10.1104/pp.19.01447.

Spring, O., Schmauder, K., Lackus, N.D., Schreiner, J., Meier, C., Wellhausen, J., Smith, L.V., Frey, M. (2020). Spatial and developmental synthesis of endogenous sesquiterpene lactones supports function in growth regulation of sunflower. Planta, 252, 2 (2020).

Xu, S., Kreitzer, C., McGale, E., Lackus, N.D., Guo, H., Köllner, T.G., Schuman, M.C., Baldwin, I.T., Zhou, W. (2020). Allelic differences of clustered terpene synthases contribute to correlated intraspecific variation of floral and herbivory-induced volatiles in a wild tobacco. New Phytologist, 228(3), 1083-1096. doi:10.1111/nph.16739.



Günther, J., Lackus, N.D., Schmidt, A., Huber, M., Stödtler, H.-J., Reichelt, M., Gershenzon, J., Köllner, T.G. (2019). Separate pathways contribute to the herbivore-induced formation of 2-phenylethanol in poplar. Plant Physiology, 180(2), 767-782. doi:10.1104/pp.19.00059.

Lackner, S., Lackus, N.D., Paetz, C., Köllner, T.G., Unsicker, S.B. (2019). Aboveground phytochemical responses to belowground herbivory in poplar trees and the consequence for leaf herbivore preference. Plant, Cell and Environment, 42(12), 3293-3307. doi:10.1111/pce.13628.

Lackus, N.D., Petersen, N., Nagel, R., Schmidt, A., Irmisch, S., Gershenzon, J., Köllner, T.G. (2019). Identification and characterization of trans-isopentenyl diphosphate synthases involved in herbivory-induced volatile terpene formation in Populus trichocarpa. Molecules, 24(13): 2408. doi:10.3390/molecules24132408.



Günther, J., Irmisch, S., Lackus, N.D., Reichelt, M., Gershenzon, J., Köllner, T.G. (2018). The nitrilase PtNIT1 catabolizes herbivore-induced nitriles in Populus trichocarpa. BMC Plant Biology, 18: 251. doi:10.1186/s12870-018-1478-z.

Lackus, N.D., Lackner, S., Gershenzon, J., Unsicker, S., Köllner, T.G. (2018). The occurrence and formation of monoterpenes in herbivore-damaged poplar roots. Scientific Reports, 8: 17936. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36302-6.



Zhou, W., Kügler, A., McGale, E., Haverkamp, A., Knaden, M., Guo, H., Beran, F., Yon, F., Li, R., Lackus, N., Köllner, T.G., Bing, J., Schuman, M.C., Hansson, B.S., Kessler, D., Baldwin, I.T., Xu, S. (2017). Tissue-specific emission of (E)-α-bergamotene helps resolve the dilemma when pollinators are also herbivores. Current Biology, 27(9), 1336-1341. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.03.017.