RNDr. Zdeněk Paris, Ph.D.

Job Position: Head of Laboratory - Laboratory of RNA Biology of Protists

Contact details

Phone: +420 387775427
E-mail: parda@paru.cas.cz
Room: PARU II, 1. patro


Iron-sulfur clusters (ISC) are part of the active site of many enzymes and are essential for cell viability. Our study is focused on de novo synthesis of ISC in mitochondrion of Trypanosoma brucei. Additionally, thanks to wonderful collaboration with Juan D Alfonzo (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA) we are also interested in the role of the ISC pathway on tRNA modifications and editing.

Curriculum vitae

Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia

  • Master's thesis: Expression system in Leishmania tarentolae. Defended: May 2006
  • PhD. thesis:  The impact of iron-sulfur assembly on the mitochondrial tRNA import in Trypanosoma brucei. (Supervisor: Julius Lukeš; defended: September 2010.)

Total found: 22 records
Kulkarni S., Rubio M., Hegedüsová E., Ross R.L., Limbach P., Alfonzo J., Paris Z. (2021) Preferential import of queuosine-modified tRNAs into Trypanosoma brucei mitochondrion is critical for organellar protein synthesis Nucleic Acids Research 49 : 8247–8260.
DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkab567
Paris Z. (2021) Nuclear tRNA export in trypanosomes: a journey full of twists and turns guided by tRNA modifications Parasitology 148 : 1219–1222.
DOI: 10.1017/S0031182021000482
Hegedüsová E., Kulkarni S., Burgman B., Alfonzo J., Paris Z. (2019) The general mRNA exporters Mex67 and Mtr2 play distinct roles in nuclear export of tRNAs in Trypanosoma brucei Nucleic Acids Research 47 : 8620–8631.
DOI: 31392978
Kessler A.C., Kulkarni S., Paulines M.J., Rubio M., Limbach P., Paris Z., Alfonzo J. (2018) Retrograde nuclear transport from the cytoplasm is required for tRNATyr maturation in T. brucei RNA Biology 15 : 528–536.
DOI: 10.1080/15476286.2017.1377878
Paris Z., Alfonzo J. (2018) How the intracellular partitioning of tRNA and tRNA modification enzymes affects mitochondrial function. IUBMB Life 70 : 1207–1213.
DOI: 10.1002/iub.1957
Rubio M., Gaston K., McKenney K., Fleming I., Paris Z., Limbach P., Alfonzo J. (2017) Editing and methylation at a single site by functionally interdependent activities Nature 542 : 494-497.
DOI: 10.1038/nature21396
Fleming I., Paris Z., Gaston K., Gaston K., Balakrishnan R., Fredrick K., Rubio M., Alfonzo J. (2016) A tRNA methyltransferase paralog is important for ribosome stability and cell division in Trypanosoma brucei Scientific Reports 6 : 21438.
DOI: 10.1038/srep21438
Lopes R., Silveira G., Eitler R., Vidal R., Kessler A., Hinger S., Paris Z., Alfonzo J., Polycarpo C. (2016) The essential function of the Trypanosoma brucei Trl1 homolog in procyclic cells is maturation of the intron-containing tRNATyr. RNA 22 : 1190-1199.
DOI: 10.1261/rna.056242.116
Zíková A., Hampl V., Paris Z., Týč J., Lukeš J. (2016) Aerobic mitochondria of parasitic protists: diverse genomes and complex functions. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 209 : 46-57.
DOI: 10.1016/j.molbiopara.2016.02.007

Documents to download:
Zikova et al. 2016 MBP (pdf)
Horáková E., Changmai P., Paris Z., Salmon D., Lukeš J. (2015) Simultaneous depletion of Atm and Mdl rebalances cytosolic Fe-S cluster assembly but not heme import into the mitochondrion of Trypanosoma brucei FEBS Journal 282 : 4157-4175.
DOI: 10.1111/febs.13411

Documents to download:
Horkova et al. 2015 FEBS Journal (pdf)
Sample P., Kořený L., Paris Z., Gaston K., Rubio M., Fleming I., Hinger S., Horáková E., Limbach P., Lukeš J., Alfonzo J. (2015) A common tRNA modification at an unusual location: the discovery of wyosine biosynthesis in mitochondria Nucleic Acid Research 43 : 4262-4273.
DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkv286

Documents to download:
Sample_et_al_NAR_2015 (pdf)
Verner Z., Basu S., Benz C., Dixit S., Dobáková E., Faktorová D., Hashimi H., Horáková E., Huang Z., Paris Z., Pena P., Ridlon L., Týč J., Wildridge D., Zíková A., Lukeš J. (2015) The malleable mitochondrion of Trypanosoma brucei Internation Review of Cell and Molecular Biology 315 : 73-151.
DOI: 10.1016/bs.ircmb.2014.11.001

Documents to download:
Verner-IRCMB-2015 (pdf)
Paris Z., Horáková E., Rubio M., Sample P., Fleming I., Armocida S., Lukeš J., Alfonzo J. (2013) The T. brucei TRM5 methyltransferase plays an essential role in mitochondrial protein synthesis and function. RNA 19 : 649-658.

Documents to download:
2013_Paris_RNA_649 (pdf)
Rubio M., Paris Z., Gaston K., Fleming I., Sample P., Trotta C., Alfonzo J. (2013) Unusual Noncanonical Intron Editing Is Important for tRNA Splicing in Trypanosoma brucei Molecular cell 52 : 184-192.
DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2013.08.042
Gnipová A., Panicucci B., Paris Z., Verner Z., Horváth A., Lukeš J., Zíková A. (2012) Disparate phenotypic effects from the knockdown of various Trypanosoma brucei cytochrome c oxidase subunits. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 184 : 90-98.
DOI: 10.1016/j.molbiopara.2012.04.013

Documents to download:
2012_Gnipova_MBP_90 (pdf)
Paris Z., Hashimi H., Lun S., Alfonzo J., Lukeš J. (2011) Futile import of tRNAs and proteins into the mitochondrion of Trypanosoma brucei evansi. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 176 : 116–120.
DOI: 10.1016/j.molbiopara.2010.12.010

Documents to download:
Paris et al. 2011 MBP (pdf)
Paris Z., Changmai P., Rubio M., Zíková A., Stuart K., Alfonzo J., Lukeš J. (2010) The Fe/S Cluster assembly protein Isd11 is essential for tRNA thiolation in Trypanosoma brucei. Journal of Biological Chemistry 285 : 22394–22402.
DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M109.083774

Documents to download:
Paris et al. 2010 JBCh (pdf)
Verner Z., Paris Z., Lukeš J. (2010) Mitochondrial membrane potential-based genome-wide RNAi screen of Trypanosoma brucei. Parasitology Research 106 : 1241–1244.
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-010-1754-9

Documents to download:
Verner et al. 2010 PR (pdf)
Paris Z., Rubio M., Lukeš J., Alfonzo J. (2009) Mitochondrial tRNA import in Trypanosoma brucei is independent of thiolation and the Rieske protein. RNA 15 : 1398-1406.
DOI: 10.1261/rna.1589109

Documents to download:
Paris et al. 2009 RNA (pdf)
Wohlgamuth-Benedum J., Rubio M., Paris Z., Long S., Poliak P., Lukeš J., Alfonzo J. (2009) Thiolation controls cytoplasmic tRNA stability and acts as a negative determinant for tRNA editing in mitochondria. Journal of Biological Chemistry 284 : 23974-23953.
DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M109.029421

Documents to download:
Wolgamuth-Benedum et al. 2009 JBCh (pdf)

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