Liu, Q., Zhou, Y., Fettke, J. (2021) Starch granule size and morphology of Arabidopsis thaliana starch-related mutants analyzed during diurnal rhythm and development. Molecules. in press.

Orzechowski, S., Sitnicka, D., Grabowska, A., Compart, J., Fettke, J., Zdunek-Zastocka, E. (2021) Effect of Short-Term Cold Treatment on Carbohydrate Metabolism in Potato Leaves. IJMS. in press.

Liu, Q., Li, X., and Fettke, J. (2021).  Starch granules in Arabidopsis thaliana mesophyll and guard cells show similar morphology but differences in size and number. IJMS. in press.

Merida, A. and Fettke, J. (2021). Starch granule initiation in Arabidopsis thaliana chloroplasts. Plant J. in press.

Compart, J., Li, X., and Fettke, J. (2021). Starch - A complex and undeciphered biopolymer. J. Plant Physiol. in press.

Compart, J. and Fettke, J. (2021). Future Starch Analyses - necessity for higher time and local resolution. Polymer Science. in press.


Brust, H., Orzechowski, S., and Fettke, J. (2020). Starch and glycogen analyses: Methods and techniques. Biomolecules.10(7), 1020;


Qasim, H., Compart, J., Orzechowski, S., Fettke, J., and AL-Rawi, S. (2019). Identify the Specificity of Interaction between the Arabidopsis Starch Synthase 4 and the Plastidial Starch Phosphorylase using a Homologous Protein - Animal Rabbit Muscle Phosphorylase a. in press.

Medini, W., Nejia, F., AL-Rawi, S., Mahto, H., Qasim, H., Ben-Halima, E., Bessrour, M., Chibani, F., Abdelly, C., Fettke, J., and Rabhi, M. (2019). Do carbohydrate metabolism and partitioning contribute to the higher salt tolerance of Hordeum marinum compared to Hordeum vulgare? Acta Physiol. Plant. in press.

Malinova, I., Kössler, S., Orawetz, T., Matthes, U., Orzechowski, S., Koch, A., and Fettke, J. (2019). Identification of two Arabidopsis thaliana plasma membrane transporters able to transport glucose 1-phosphate. Plant Cell Physiol.61(2):381-392.

Staszek, P., Krasuska, U., Otulak-Koziel, K., Fettke, J., and Gniazdowska, A. (2019). Canavanine-induced decrease in nitric oxide synthesis alters activity of antioxidant system but does not impact S-nitrosoglutathione catabolism in tomato roots. Front. Plant Sci 10:1077. doi:10.3389/fpls.2019.01077.


Malinova, I., Qasim, H.M., Brust, H., and Fettke, J. (2018). Parameters of starch granule genesis in chloroplasts of Arabidopsis thaliana. Front. Plant Sci.9:761. doi:10.3389/fpls.2018.00761.  

Götz, K-P., Naher, J., Fettke, J., and Chmielewski, F-M. (2018). Changes of proteins during dormancy and development of sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.). Sci Hortic (Amsterdam) 239: 41-49.

Malinova, I., Mahto, H., Brandt, F., AL-Rawi, S., Qasim, H., Brust, H., Hejazi, M., and Fettke, J. (2018). EARLY STARVATION1 specifically affects the phosphorylation action of starch-related dikinases. Plant J. 95: 126-137.


Malinova, I. and Fettke, J. (2017). Reduced starch granule number per chloroplast in the dpe2/phs1 mutant is dependent on initiation of starch degradation. Plos One 12(11): e0187985.

Malinova, I., Alseekh, S., Feil, R., Fernie, AR., Baumann, O., Schöttler, MA., Lunn, J., and Fettke, J. (2017). Starch synthase 4 and plastidial phosphorylase differentially affect starch granule number and morphology. Plant Physiol. 174: 1-13.

Gietler, M., Nykeil, M., Orzechowski, S., Fettke, J., and Zagdanska, B. (2017). Protein carbonylation linked to wheat seedling tolerance to water deficiency. EnvExpBot. 137: 84-95.


Gietler, M., Nykeil, M., Orzechowski, S., Fettke, J., and Zagdanska, B. (2016). Proteomic analysis of S-nitrosylated and S-glutathionylated proteins in wheat seedlings with different dehydration tolerances. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 108: 507-518.

Krasuska, U., Ciacka, K., Orzechowski, S., Fettke, J., Bogatek, R., and Gniazdowska, A. (2016). Modification of the endogenous NO level influences apple embryo dormancy by alterations of nitrated and biotinylated protein patterns. Planta. 244: 877-891. 

Mahlow, S., Orzechowski, S., and Fettke, J. (2016). Starch Phosphorylation: Insights and Perspectives. CMLS. 73: 2753-2764.

Orawetz, T., Malinova, I., Orzechowski, S., and Fettke, J. (2016). Reduction of the plastidial phosphorylase in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) reveals impact on storage starch structure during growth at low temperature. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 100: 141-149. 


Fettke, J. and Fernie A. R. (2015). Intracellular and cell-to-apoplast compartmentation of carbohydrate metabolism. Trends in Plant Science 20: 490- 497.


Malinova, I., Kunz, H-H., Alseekh, S., Herbst, K., Fernie, A.R., Gierth, M., and Fettke, J. (2014). Reduction of the cytosolic phosphoglucomutase in Arabidopsis reveals impact on plant growth, seed and root development, and carbohydrate partitioning. PLoS One 9(11): e112468.

Zhang, Y., Sun, F., Fettke, J., Schöttler, MA., Ramsden, L., Fernie, A.R., and Lim B.L. (2014). Heterologous expression of AtPAP2 in transgenic potato influences carbon metabolism and tuber development. FEBS Lett. 588: 3726-31.

Kunz, H-H., Zamani-Nour, S., Haeusler, R.E., Ludewig, K., Schroeder, J.I., Malinova, I., Fettke, J., Flügge, U-I., and Gierth, M. (2014). Loss of Cytosolic Phosphoglucose Isomerase (cPGI) affects carbohydrate metabolism in leaves and is essentail for fertility of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiol. 166: 753-65.

Brust, H., Lehmann, T., D´Hulst, C., and Fettke, J. (2014). Analysis of the functional interaction of Arabidopsis starch synthase and branching enzyme isoforms reveals that the cooperative action of SSI and BEs results in glucans with polymodal chain lenght distribution similar to amylopectin. PLoS One 9(7): e102364.

Hejazi, M.,Mahlow, S., and Fettke, J. (2014). The glucan phosphorylation mediated by  α-glucan, water dikinase (GWD) is also essential in the light phase for a functional transitory starch turn-over. Plant Signal. Behav. 9.pii: e28892.

Schopper, S., Muhlenbock, P., Soerensson, C., Helborg, L., Lenman, M., Widell, S. Fettke, J., and Andreasson, E. (2014). Arabidopsis cytosolic alpha-glycan phosphorylase, PHS2, is important during carbohydrate imbalanced conditions. Plant Biol. 17: 74-80.

Mahlow, S., Hejazi, M., Kuhnert, F., Garz, A., Brust, H., Baumann, O., and Fettke, J. (2014). Phosphorylation of transitory starch by α-glucan, water dikinase during starch turnover affects the surface properties and morphology of starch granules. New Phytol. 203: 495-507.

Malinova, I., Mahlow, S., Alseekh, S., Orawetz, T., Fernie, A.R., Baumann, O., Steup, M., and Fettke, J. (2014). Double knock-out mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana grown under normal conditions reveal that the plastidial phosphorylase isozyme (PHS1) participates in transitory starch metabolism. Plant Physiol. 164: 907-921.


Martins, M.C.M., Hejazi, M., Fettke, J., Steup, M., Feil, R., Krause, U., Arrivault, S., Vosloh, D., Figueroa, C.M., Ivakov, A., Yadav, U.P., Piques, M., Metzner, D., Stitt, M., and Lunn, J.E. (2013). Feedback inhibition of starch degradation in Arabidopsis leaves medaited by trehalose 6-phosphate. Plant Physiol. 163: 1142-1163.

Malinova, I., Steup, M., and Fettke, J. (2013). Carbon transitions from either Calvin cycle or transitory starch to heteroglycans as revealed by 14C-labelling experiments using protoplasts from Arabidopsis. Physiol Plant. 149: 25-44.

Brust, H., Orzechowski, S., Fettke, J., and Steup, M. (2013). Starch synthesizing reactions and paths: in vitro and in vivo studies. J. Appl. Glycosci. 60: 3-20.


Fettke, J., Fernie, A.R., and Steup, M. (2012). Transitory starch and its degradation in higher plant cells. In Essential Reviews in Experimental Biology: Starch: Origins, Structure and Metabolism, Edited by I. J. Tetlow, SEB, London, Vol. 5: 311-374.

Hejazi, M.,Fettke, J., and Steup, M. (2012). Starch phosphorylation and dephosphorylation: The consecutive action of starch-related dikinases and phosphatases. In Essential Reviews in Experimental Biology: Starch: Origins, Structure and Metabolism, Edited by I. J. Tetlow, SEB, London, Vol. 5: 279-310.

Hejazi, M., Steup, M., and Fettke, J. (2012). The plastidial glucan, water dikinase (GWD) catalyses multiple phosphotransfer reactions. FEBS J. 279: 1953-66.

Fettke, J., Leifels, L.,Brust, H., Herbst, K., and Steup, M. (2012). Two carbon fluxes to reserve starch in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) tuber cells are closely interconnected but differently modulated by temperature. J. Exp. Bot. 63: 3011-3029.

Schenk, J., Fettke, J., Lenz, C., Albers, K., Mallwitz, F., Gajovic-Eichelmann, N., Ehrentreich-Förster, E., Kusch, E., and  Sellrie, F. (2012). Secretory Leukocyte Protease Inhibitor (SLPI) might contaminate murine monoclonal antibodies after purification on protein G. Journal of Biotechnolgy 158:34-35.


Steup, M., Fettke, J., and Hejazi, M. (2011). The phosphorylation/Dephosphorylation Cycles in Transitory Starch Metabolism. J. Appl. Glycosci. 58: 162-163.

Malinova, I., Steup, M., and Fettke, J. (2011). Starch-related carbon fluxes in roots and leaves of Arabidopsis thalianaPlant Signal. Behav. 6: 1060-1062.

Dortay, H., Schmöckel, S. M., Fettke, J., and Müller-Röber, B. (2011). Expression of human c-reactive protein in different systems and its purification from Leishmania tarentolaeProtein Expr. Purif. 78: 55-60.

Fettke, J., Malinova, I., Albrecht, T., Hejazi, M., and Steup, M. (2011). Glucose 1-phosphate transport into protoplasts and chloroplasts from leaves of Arabidopsis thalianaPlant Physiol. 155: 1723-1734.

Fettke, J., Nunes-Nesi, A., Fernie, A.R., and Steup, M. (2011). Identification of a novel heteroglycan-interacting protein, HIP 1.3, from Arabidopsis thaliana. J. Plant Physiol. 168: 1415-1425.

Malinova, I., Steup, M, and Fettke, J. (2011). Starch-related cytosolic heteroglycans in roots from Arabidopsis thalianaJ. Plant Physiol. 168: 1406-1414.


Kunz, H-H., Häusler, R., Fettke, J., Herbst, K., Niewiedomski, P., Gierth, M., Bell, K., Steup, M., Flügge, U-I., and Schneider, A. (2010). The role of plastidial glucose6-phosphate/phosphate translocators in vegetative tissues of Arabidopsis thaliana mutants impaired in starch biosynthesis. Plant Biol. 12 Suppl 1: 115-128.

Hejazi, M., Fettke, J.*, Kötting, O., Zeeman, S.C., and Steup, M. (2010). The laforin-like dual-specificity phosphatase SEX4 from Arabidopsis thaliana hydrolyses both C6- and C3-phosphate esters introduced by starch-related dikinases and thereby affects phase transition of α-glucans. Plant Physiol. 152: 711-722.            *corresponding author

Fettke, J., Albrecht, T., Hejazi, M., Mahlow, S., Nakamura, Y., and Steup, M. (2010). Glucose 1-phosphate is efficiently taken up by potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) tuber parenchyma cells and converted to reserve starch granules. New Phytol. 185: 663-675.


Hejazi, M., Fettke, J., Paris, O., and Steup, M. (2009). The two plastidial starch-related dikinases sequentially phosphorylate glucosyl residues at the surface of both the A- and B-allomorph of crystallized maltodextrins but the mode of action differs. Plant Physiol. 150: 962-976.

Fettke, J., Malinova, I., Eckermann, N., and Steup, M. (2009). Cytosolic Heteroglycans in Photoautotrophic and in Heterotrophic Plant Cells. Phytochem. 70: 696-702.

Fettke, J., Hejazi, M., Smirnova, J., Höchel, E., Stage, M., and Steup, M. (2009). Eukaryotic starch degradation: Integration of plastidial and cytosolic pathways. J. Exp. Botany 60: 2907-22.


Fettke, J., Nunes-Nesi, A., Alpers, J., Szkop, M., Fernie, A.R., and Steup, M. (2008). Alterations in cytosolic glucose phosphate metabolism affect structural features and biochemical properties of starch-related heteroglycans. Plant Physiol. 148: 1614-1629.

Hejazi, M., Fettke, J., Haebel, S., Edner, C., Paris, O., Frohberg, C., Steup, M., and Ritte, G. (2008). Glucan, water dikinase phosphorylates crystalline maltodextrins and thereby initiates solubilisation. Plant J. 55: 323-334 (inclusive journal cover).


Fettke, J., Eckermann, N., Kötting, O., Ritte, G., and Steup, M. (2007). Novel starch-related enzymes and carbohydrates. Cell. Mol. Biol. OL883-OL904.


Fettke, J., Chia, T., Eckermann, N., Smith, A. M., and Steup, M. (2006). A transglucosidase necessary for starch degradation and maltose metabolism in leaves at night acts on cytosolic heteroglycans (SHG). Plant J. 46: 668-684.

Fettke, J., Eckermann, N., Tiessen, A., Geigenberger, P., and Steup, M. (2005). Identification, subcellular localization and biochemical characterization of water-soluble heteroglycans (SHG) in leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana L.: distinct SHG reside in the cytosol and in the apoplast. Plant J. 43: 568-586.

Fettke, J., Poeste, S., Eckermann, N., Tiessen, A., Pauly, M., Geigenberger, P., and Steup, M. (2005). Analysis of Cytosolic Heteroglycans from Leaves of Transgenic Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Plants that Under- or Overexpress the Pho 2 Phosphorylase Isozyme. Plant Cell Physiol. 46: 1987-2004.

Fettke J., Eckermann, N., Poeste, S., Pauly, M., and Steup, M. (2004). The glycan substrate of the cytosolic (Pho 2) phosphorylase isozyme from Pisum sativum L.: identification, linkage analysis and subcellular localization. Plant J. 39,: 933-946.

Eckermann, N., Fettke, J., Pauly, M., Bazant, E., and Steup, M. (2004). Starch-metabolism related isozymes in higher plants. In Proceedings of the XIIth International Congress on Genes, Gene Families, and Isozymes, Berlin, July 19-24, 2003 (Schnarrenberger, C. und Wittmann-Liebold, B., eds). Bologna: Medimond S.r.l., pp. 241-246.

Eckermann, N., Fettke, J., and Steup, M. (2002). Identification of Polysaccharide Binding Proteins by Affinity Electrophoresis in Inhomogeneous Polyacrylamide Gels and Subsequent SDS-PAGE/Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Analysis. Anal. Biochem. 304: 180-192.