Horwitz Benjamin, Professor

Phone:  (972)-4-8293976
Fax:  (972)-4-8225153

Building/Auditory:  508

Recent publications:

Trushina, N., M. Levin, P.K. Mukherjee and B.A. Horwitz (2013) PacC and pH-dependent transcriptome of the mycotrophic fungus Trichoderma virens. BMC Genomics 14 online.

Shalaby, S., O. Larkov and B.A. Horwitz. (2012) Structure-activity relationships delineate how the maize pathogen Cochliobolus heterostrophus uses aromatic compounds as signals and metabolites. Molec. Plant-Microbe Interactions 25:931-40.

Shanmugam, V, M. Ronen, O., Larkov, Y. Rachamim, R. Hadar, M.S. Rose, S. Carmeli, B.A. Horwitz and S. Lev. (2010) The fungal pathogen Cochliobolus heterostrophus responds to maize phenolics: novel small molecule signals in a plant-fungal interaction. Cellular Microbiology in press/ePub
Kosti, I., Y. Mandel-Gutfreund, F. Glaser and B.A. Horwitz (2010) Comparative analysis of fungal protein kinases and associated domains. BMC Genomics 11.

Lev, S., Tal, H., Rose, M.S., Horwitz, B.A.(2009) Signaling by the pathogenicity-related MAP kinase of Cochliobolus heterostrophus correlates with its local accumulation rather than phosphorylation. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 22:1093-1103.

Igbaria, A., Lev, S., Rose, M.S., Lee, B.N., Hadar, R., Degani, O., and Horwitz, B.A. (2008) Distinct and combined roles of the MAP kinases of Cochliobolus heterostrophus in virulence and stress responses. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 21: 769-780.
Eliahu, N., Igbaria, A., Rose, M.S., Horwitz, B.A., and Lev, S. (2007) Melanin biosynthesis in the maize pathogen Cochliobolus heterostrophus depends on two mitogen-activated protein kinases, Chk1 and Mps1, and the transcription factor Cmr1. Eukaryot Cell 6: 421-429.
Mukherjee, M., Horwitz, B.A., Sherkhane, P.D., Hadar, R., and Mukherjee, P.K. (2006) A secondary metabolite biosynthesis cluster in Trichoderma virens: evidence from analysis of genes underexpressed in a mutant defective in morphogenesis and antibiotic production. Curr Genet 50: 193-202.
Mukherjee, P.K., Hadar, R., Pardovitz-Kedmi, E., Trushina, N., and Horwitz, B.A. (2006) MRSP1, encoding a novel Trichoderma secreted protein, is negatively regulated by MAPK. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 350: 716-722.
Lev, S., Hadar, R., Amedeo, P., Baker, S.E., Yoder, O.C., and Horwitz, B.A. (2005) Activation of an AP1-like transcription factor of the maize pathogen Cochliobolus heterostrophus in response to oxidative stress and plant signals. Eukaryot Cell 4: 443-454.