Debra Mohnen
Professor - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, Rm
Phone Number:  706-542-4458

Ph.D. Plant Biology , University of Illinois 1985

Recent Publications: 
  • Mohnen, D. (2008) Pectin Structure and Synthesis. Curr. Opin. Plant Biology 11:266-277.
  • Etzler, M.E. and Mohnen, D. (2008) Green Plants. In Essentials of Glycobiology, Second Edition, eds. Varki, A., Cummings, R., Esko, J., Freeze, H., Stanley, P., Bertozzi, C., Hart, G. and Etzler, M. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Chapter 22.
  • Mohnen, D., Bar-Peled, M. and Somerville, C. (2008) Biosynthesis of Plant Cell Walls. In Biomass Recalcitrance, ed. Himmel, M., Blackwell Publishing, Oxford. Chapter 5, pgs. 94-187.
  • Jackson, C.L., Dreaden, T.M., Theobald, L.K., Tran, N.M.; Beal, T.L., Eid, M., Gao, M.Y., Shirley, R.B., Stoffel, M.T., Kumar, M.V. Mohnen, D. 2007 Pectin induces apoptosis in human prostate cancer cells: correlation of apoptotic function with pectin structure. Glycobiology 17:805-819.
  • Persson, S., Caffall, K.H., Freshour, G. Hilley, M.T., Bauer, S., Poindexter, P., Hahn, M., Mohnen, D., Somerville, C. 2007. The Arabidopsis irregular xylem 8 mutant is deficient in glucuronoxylan and homogalacturonan which are essential for secondary cell wall integrity. Plant Cell 19:237-255.