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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4859, 2020 09 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32978401

RESUMO

Cell death is intrinsically linked with immunity. Disruption of an immune-activated MAPK cascade, consisting of MEKK1, MKK1/2, and MPK4, triggers cell death and autoimmunity through the nucleotide-binding leucine-rich repeat (NLR) protein SUMM2 and the MAPK kinase kinase MEKK2. In this study, we identify a Catharanthus roseus receptor-like kinase 1-like (CrRLK1L), named LETUM2/MEDOS1 (LET2/MDS1), and the glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored protein LLG1 as regulators of mekk1-mkk1/2-mpk4 cell death. LET2/MDS1 functions additively with LET1, another CrRLK1L, and acts genetically downstream of MEKK2 in regulating SUMM2 activation. LET2/MDS1 complexes with LET1 and promotes LET1 phosphorylation, revealing an intertwined regulation between different CrRLK1Ls. LLG1 interacts with the ectodomain of LET1/2 and mediates LET1/2 transport to the plasma membrane, corroborating its function as a co-receptor of LET1/2 in the mekk1-mkk1/2-mpk4 cell death pathway. Thus, our data suggest that a trimeric complex consisting of two CrRLK1Ls LET1, LET2/MDS1, and a GPI-anchored protein LLG1 that regulates the activation of NLR SUMM2 for initiating cell death and autoimmunity.


Assuntos
Autoimunidade/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Proteínas Ligadas por GPI/metabolismo , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Autoimunidade/fisiologia , Proteínas de Transporte/imunologia , Catharanthus/genética , Catharanthus/metabolismo , Morte Celular/genética , Proteínas Ligadas por GPI/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Glicosilfosfatidilinositóis , MAP Quinase Quinase Quinases/genética , Sistema de Sinalização das MAP Quinases , Quinases de Proteína Quinase Ativadas por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Fosforilação , Proteínas de Plantas/imunologia , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Interferência de RNA , Transcriptoma
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 203: 111019, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32888606

RESUMO

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is one of the most common and harmful air pollutants. High concentrations of SO2 can induce a series of defensive responses in Arabidopsis plants. However, the role of photosynthesis in the plant response to SO2 stress is not clear. Here, we report the photosynthetic responses of Arabidopsis plants to SO2 stress. Exposure to 30 mg/m3 SO2 decreased stomatal conductance (Gs) and transpiration rate (Tr) but increased photosynthetic pigments and net photosynthetic rate (Pn). The contents of carbohydrates and sucrose were not altered. The transcript levels of most genes related to photosystem II (PSII), cytochrome b6/f (Cytb6f), photosystem I (PSI) and carbon fixation were upregulated, revealing one important regulatory circuit for the maintenance of chloroplast homeostasis under SO2 stress. Exposure to SO2 triggered reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, accompanied by increases in superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity and the contents of cysteine (Cys), glutathione (GSH) and non-protein thiol (NPT), which maintained cellular redox homeostasis. Together, our results indicated that chloroplast photosynthesis was involved in the plant response to SO2 stress. The photosynthetic responses were related to photosynthetic pigments, photosynthesis gene expression and redox regulation.


Assuntos
Poluentes Atmosféricos/toxicidade , Arabidopsis/efeitos dos fármacos , Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Fotossíntese/efeitos dos fármacos , Pigmentos Biológicos/metabolismo , Dióxido de Enxofre/toxicidade , Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Cloroplastos/metabolismo , Regulação para Baixo , Fotossíntese/genética , Complexo de Proteína do Fotossistema I/metabolismo , Complexo de Proteína do Fotossistema II/metabolismo , Folhas de Planta/efeitos dos fármacos , Folhas de Planta/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 203: 110999, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32888604

RESUMO

Aluminium (Al) is a key element that plays a major role in inhibiting plant growth and productivity under acidic soils. While lipids may be involved in plant tolerance/sensitivity to Al, the role of monogalactosyldiacylglycerol (MGDG) in Al response remains unknown. In this study, Arabidopsis MGDG synthase (AtMGD) mutants (mgd1, mgd2 and mgd3) and wild-type (Col-0) plants were treated with AlCl3; the effect of aluminium on root growth, aluminium distribution, plasma membrane integrity, lipid peroxidation, hydrogen peroxide content and membrane lipid compositions were analysed. Under Al stress, mgd mutants exhibited a more severe root growth inhibition, plasma membrane integrity damage and lipid peroxidation compared to Col-0. Al accumulation in root tips showed no difference between Col-0 and mutants under Al stress. Lipid analysis demonstrated that under Al treatment the MGDG content in all plants and MGDG/DGDG (digalactosyldiacylglycerol) remarkably reduced, especially in mutants impairing the stability and permeability of the plasma membrane. These results indicate that the Arabidopsis mgd mutants are hypersensitive to Al stress due to the reduction in MGDG content, and this is of great significance in the discovery of effective measures for plants to inhibit aluminium toxicity.


Assuntos
Alumínio/toxicidade , Arabidopsis/efeitos dos fármacos , Galactolipídeos/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Alumínio/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Galactolipídeos/genética , Galactosiltransferases/genética , Galactosiltransferases/metabolismo , Peroxidação de Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Lipídeos de Membrana/metabolismo , Mutação , Raízes de Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Raízes de Plantas/genética , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Poluentes do Solo/metabolismo
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Nature ; 585(7824): 256-260, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32848244

RESUMO

Temperature controls plant growth and development, and climate change has already altered the phenology of wild plants and crops1. However, the mechanisms by which plants sense temperature are not well understood. The evening complex is a major signalling hub and a core component of the plant circadian clock2,3. The evening complex acts as a temperature-responsive transcriptional repressor, providing rhythmicity and temperature responsiveness to growth through unknown mechanisms2,4-6. The evening complex consists of EARLY FLOWERING 3 (ELF3)4,7, a large scaffold protein and key component of temperature sensing; ELF4, a small α-helical protein; and LUX ARRYTHMO (LUX), a DNA-binding protein required to recruit the evening complex to transcriptional targets. ELF3 contains a polyglutamine (polyQ) repeat8-10, embedded within a predicted prion domain (PrD). Here we find that the length of the polyQ repeat correlates with thermal responsiveness. We show that ELF3 proteins in plants from hotter climates, with no detectable PrD, are active at high temperatures, and lack thermal responsiveness. The temperature sensitivity of ELF3 is also modulated by the levels of ELF4, indicating that ELF4 can stabilize the function of ELF3. In both Arabidopsis and a heterologous system, ELF3 fused with green fluorescent protein forms speckles within minutes in response to higher temperatures, in a PrD-dependent manner. A purified fragment encompassing the ELF3 PrD reversibly forms liquid droplets in response to increasing temperatures in vitro, indicating that these properties reflect a direct biophysical response conferred by the PrD. The ability of temperature to rapidly shift ELF3 between active and inactive states via phase transition represents a previously unknown thermosensory mechanism.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Arabidopsis/química , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Proteínas Priônicas/química , Temperatura , Fatores de Transcrição/química , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Aclimatação/fisiologia , Arabidopsis/química , Temperatura Alta , Modelos Moleculares , Peptídeos/metabolismo , Transição de Fase , Domínios Proteicos , Proteínas Repressoras/química , Proteínas Repressoras/metabolismo
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 204: 111056, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32763566

RESUMO

Strontium (Sr) is an emerging environmental pollutant that has become a major global concern after the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in 2011. Although many studies have demonstrated the harmful effects of Sr on plant growth and development at the physiological level, knowledge regarding how plants sense and respond to Sr stress at the molecular level is limited. Recent studies have suggested that microRNAs (miRNAs) function as key regulators of plant growth and development as well as in the responses of plants to environmental stresses, including salinity, drought, cold, nutrient starvation, and heavy metals. In this study, we examined the global expression profile of miRNAs under Sr stress using small RNA sequencing analysis in Arabidopsis to better understand the molecular basis of plant responses to Sr stress. To identify specific Sr-responsive miRNAs, we performed comparative miRNA expression profiling analysis using control, CaCl2-, and SrCl2-treated seedlings. Compared to the control treatment, the expressions of most miRNAs were considerably decreased in the Sr-treated seedlings. However, under Sr stress, the expressions of primary miRNAs (pri-miRNAs) and their target genes were significantly increased; the protein levels of HYPONASTIC LEAVES 1 (HYL1), one of the core components of the microprocessor complex, were strongly reduced despite the increased HYL1 mRNA expression. In addition, hyl1-2 mutant plants were shown to be more sensitive to Sr stress than wild-type plants. Collectively, our results strongly suggested that Sr stress may be associated with the disruption of miRNA biogenesis by reducing the protein level of HYL1, which is required to maintain proper growth and development for plants. Our findings further indicated that some miRNAs may play important roles in plant responses to Sr stress.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/efeitos dos fármacos , MicroRNAs/biossíntese , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Estrôncio/toxicidade , Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , MicroRNAs/genética , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Folhas de Planta/efeitos dos fármacos , Folhas de Planta/metabolismo , Processamento Pós-Transcricional do RNA
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 202: 110904, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32800239

RESUMO

Cation diffusion facilitators (CDFs) play central roles in metal homeostasis and tolerance in plants, but the specific functions of Camellia sinensis CDF-encoding genes and the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. Previously, transcriptome sequencing results in our lab indicated that the expression of CsMTP8.2 in tea plant shoots was down-regulated exposed to excessive amount of Mn2+ conditions. To elucidate the possible mechanisms involved, we systematically identified 13 C. sinensis CsMTP genes from three subfamilies and characterized their phylogeny, structures, and the features of the encoded proteins. The transcription of CsMTP genes was differentially regulated in C. sinensis shoots and roots in responses to high concentrations of Mn, Zn, Fe, and Al. Differences in the cis-acting regulatory elements in the CsMTP8.1 and CsMTP8.2 promoters suggested the expression of these two genes may be differentially regulated. Transient expression analysis indicated that CsMTP8.2 was localized to the plasma membrane in tobacco and onion epidermal cells. Moreover, when heterologously expressed in yeast, CsMTP8.2 conferred tolerance to Ni and Mn but not to Zn. Additionally, heterologous expression of CsMTP8.2 in Arabidopsis thaliana revealed that CsMTP8.2 positively regulated the response to manganese toxicity by decreasing the accumulation of Mn in plants. However, there was no difference in the accumulation of other metals, including Cu, Fe, and Zn. These results suggest that CsMTP8.2 is a Mn-specific transporter that contributes to the efflux of excess Mn2+ from plant cells.


Assuntos
Camellia sinensis/genética , Manganês/toxicidade , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Manganês/metabolismo , Filogenia , Células Vegetais/metabolismo , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Brotos de Planta/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Chá
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4140, 2020 08 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32811829

RESUMO

Investigating the evolution of complex phenotypes and the underlying molecular bases of their variation is critical to understand how organisms adapt to their environment. Applying classical quantitative genetics on a segregating population derived from a Can-0xCol-0 cross, we identify the MADS-box transcription factor FLOWERING LOCUS M (FLM) as a player of the phenotypic variation in plant growth and color. We show that allelic variation at FLM modulates plant growth strategy along the leaf economics spectrum, a trade-off between resource acquisition and resource conservation, observable across thousands of plant species. Functional differences at FLM rely on a single intronic substitution, disturbing transcript splicing and leading to the accumulation of non-functional FLM transcripts. Associations between this substitution and phenotypic and climatic data across Arabidopsis natural populations, show how noncoding genetic variation at a single gene might be adaptive through pleiotropic effects.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Domínio MADS/genética , Proteínas de Domínio MADS/metabolismo , Processamento de RNA/genética , Alelos , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Evolução Molecular , Pleiotropia Genética , Variação Genética , Íntrons , Fenótipo , Folhas de Planta/genética , Folhas de Planta/fisiologia , Locos de Características Quantitativas/genética , Temperatura
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4082, 2020 08 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32796832

RESUMO

The phytohormone ethylene has numerous effects on plant growth and development. Its immediate precursor, 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC), is a non-proteinogenic amino acid produced by ACC SYNTHASE (ACS). ACC is often used to induce ethylene responses. Here, we demonstrate that ACC exhibits ethylene-independent signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana reproduction. By analyzing an acs octuple mutant with reduced seed set, we find that ACC signaling in ovular sporophytic tissue is involved in pollen tube attraction, and promotes secretion of the pollen tube chemoattractant LURE1.2. ACC activates Ca2+-containing ion currents via GLUTAMATE RECEPTOR-LIKE (GLR) channels in root protoplasts. In COS-7 cells expressing moss PpGLR1, ACC induces the highest cytosolic Ca2+ elevation compared to all twenty proteinogenic amino acids. In ovules, ACC stimulates transient Ca2+ elevation, and Ca2+ influx in octuple mutant ovules rescues LURE1.2 secretion. These findings uncover a novel ACC function and provide insights for unraveling new physiological implications of ACC in plants.


Assuntos
Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Etilenos/metabolismo , Óvulo Vegetal/metabolismo , Tubo Polínico/metabolismo , Aminoácidos Cíclicos/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Cálcio/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intercelular/genética , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intercelular/metabolismo , Liases/metabolismo , Reguladores de Crescimento de Planta/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4214, 2020 08 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32843632

RESUMO

Stomata are epidermal structures that modulate gas exchanges between plants and the atmosphere. The formation of stomata is regulated by multiple developmental and environmental signals, but how these signals are coordinated to control this process remains unclear. Here, we showed that the conserved energy sensor kinase SnRK1 promotes stomatal development under short-day photoperiod or in liquid culture conditions. Mutation of KIN10, the catalytic α-subunit of SnRK1, results in the decreased stomatal index; while overexpression of KIN10 significantly induces stomatal development. KIN10 displays the cell-type-specific subcellular location pattern. The nuclear-localized KIN10 proteins are highly enriched in the stomatal lineage cells to phosphorylate and stabilize SPEECHLESS, a master regulator of stomatal formation, thereby promoting stomatal development. Our work identifies a module links connecting the energy signaling and stomatal development and reveals that multiple regulatory mechanisms are in place for SnRK1 to modulate stomatal development in response to changing environments.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Estômatos de Plantas/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Proteínas de Fluorescência Verde/genética , Proteínas de Fluorescência Verde/metabolismo , Microscopia Confocal , Mutação , Fosforilação , Fotoperíodo , Estômatos de Plantas/citologia , Estômatos de Plantas/metabolismo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Estabilidade Proteica , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/genética , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(33): 20316-20324, 2020 08 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32737163

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Xyloglucan (XyG) is an abundant component of the primary cell walls of most plants. While the structure of XyG has been well studied, much remains to be learned about its biosynthesis. Here we employed reverse genetics to investigate the role of Arabidopsis cellulose synthase like-C (CSLC) proteins in XyG biosynthesis. We found that single mutants containing a T-DNA in each of the five Arabidopsis CSLC genes had normal levels of XyG. However, higher-order cslc mutants had significantly reduced XyG levels, and a mutant with disruptions in all five CSLC genes had no detectable XyG. The higher-order mutants grew with mild tissue-specific phenotypes. Despite the apparent lack of XyG, the cslc quintuple mutant did not display significant alteration of gene expression at the whole-genome level, excluding transcriptional compensation. The quintuple mutant could be complemented by each of the five CSLC genes, supporting the conclusion that each of them encodes a XyG glucan synthase. Phylogenetic analyses indicated that the CSLC genes are widespread in the plant kingdom and evolved from an ancient family. These results establish the role of the CSLC genes in XyG biosynthesis, and the mutants described here provide valuable tools with which to study both the molecular details of XyG biosynthesis and the role of XyG in plant cell wall structure and function.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Parede Celular/metabolismo , Glucanos/biossíntese , Glucosiltransferases/metabolismo , Células Vegetais/metabolismo , Xilanos/biossíntese , Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Regulação Enzimológica da Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Glucosiltransferases/genética , Mutação , Filogenia
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(33): 20325-20333, 2020 08 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32747542

RESUMO

Small nuclear RNAs (snRNAs) are the basal components of the spliceosome and play crucial roles in splicing. Their biogenesis is spatiotemporally regulated. However, related mechanisms are still poorly understood. Defective in snRNA processing (DSP1) is an essential component of the DSP1 complex that catalyzes plant snRNA 3'-end maturation by cotranscriptional endonucleolytic cleavage of the primary snRNA transcripts (presnRNAs). Here, we show that DSP1 is subjected to alternative splicing in pollens and embryos, resulting in two splicing variants, DSP1α and DSP1ß. Unlike DSP1α, DSP1ß is not required for presnRNA 3'-end cleavage. Rather, it competes with DSP1α for the interaction with CPSF73-I, the catalytic subunit of the DSP1 complex, which promotes efficient release of CPSF73-I and the DNA-dependent RNA polymerease II (Pol II) from the 3' end of snRNA loci thereby facilitates snRNA transcription termination, resulting in increased snRNA levels in pollens. Taken together, this study uncovers a mechanism that spatially regulates snRNA accumulation.


Assuntos
Processamento Alternativo/fisiologia , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/fisiologia , RNA Nuclear Pequeno/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Variação Genética , Pólen , Sementes/genética , Sementes/metabolismo
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 205: 111131, 2020 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32827964

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Arsenic (As) is one of the most toxic contaminants to food crops, and as such, decreasing crops uptake and accumulation of As cannot be overemphasized. Here, we characterized a functional wheat NIP2;1 homolog of the As transporter, TaNIP2;1. TaNIP2;1 expression was suppressed by arsenite (As(III)) in wheat. Ectopic expression of TaNIP2;1 in the Δfps1 yeast mutant enhanced yeast sensitivity towards As(III). Conversely, the elevated expression of TaNIP2;1 in Δacr3 mutants decreased yeast sensitivity to arsenate (As(V)), demonstrating that TaNIP2;1 showed both influx and efflux transport activities for As(III) in yeasts. This is further supported by increased As concentration in the yeast cells that overproduce TaNIP2;1 in Δfps1, while As concentration decreased in Δacr3. Furthermore, ectopic expression of TaNIP2;1 in Arabidopsis confirmed that TaNIP2;1 can transport As into plants, as supported by increased sensitivity to and uptake of As(III). No change in plant sensitivity was found to Cu(II), Cd(II), Zn(II) or Ni(II), indicating that transport activity of TaNIP2;1 is specific for As(III). Taken together, our data show that TaNIP2;1 may be involved in As(III) transportation in plants. This finding reveals a functional gene that can be manipulated to reduce As content in wheat.


Assuntos
Aquagliceroporinas/genética , Arabidopsis/efeitos dos fármacos , Arsenitos/toxicidade , Expressão Ectópica do Gene/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Triticum/efeitos dos fármacos , Adaptação Fisiológica/efeitos dos fármacos , Aquagliceroporinas/metabolismo , Aquaporinas/genética , Aquaporinas/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arsenitos/metabolismo , Bioacumulação , Transporte Biológico , Raízes de Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Raízes de Plantas/genética , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/efeitos dos fármacos , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Poluentes do Solo/metabolismo , Triticum/genética , Triticum/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0236129, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32760076

RESUMO

Salix matsudana, a member of Salicaceae, is an important ornamental tree in China. Because of its capability to tolerate high salt conditions, S. matsudana also plays an important ecological role when grown along Chinese coastal beaches, where the salinity content is high. Here, we aimed to elucidate the mechanism of higher salt tolerance in S. matsudana variety '9901' by identifying the associated genes through RNA sequencing and comparing differential gene expression between the S. matsudana salt-tolerant and salt-sensitive samples treated with 150 mM NaCl. Transcriptomic comparison of the roots of the two samples revealed 2174 and 3159 genes responsive to salt stress in salt-sensitive and salt-tolerant sample, respectively. Real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis of 9 of the responsive genes revealed a strong, positive correlation with RNA sequencing data. The genes were enriched in several pathways, including carbon metabolism pathway, plant-pathogen interaction pathway, and plant hormone signal transduction pathway. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) encoding transcription factors associated with abiotic stress responses and salt stress response network were identified; their expression levels differed between the two samples in response to salt stress. Hub genes were also revealed by weighted gene co-expression network (WGCNA) analysis. For functional analysis of the DEG encoding sedoheptulose-1,7-bisphosphatase (SBPase), the gene was overexpressed in transgenic Arabidopsis, resulting in increased photosynthetic rates, sucrose and starch accumulation, and enhanced salt tolerance. Further functional characterization of other hub DEGs will reveal the molecular mechanism of salt tolerance in S. matsudana and allow the application of S. matsudana in coastal afforestation.


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Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Redes Reguladoras de Genes/fisiologia , Salix/fisiologia , Tolerância ao Sal/genética , Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Fotossíntese/genética , Raízes de Plantas , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , RNA-Seq , Salinidade , Amido/metabolismo , Sacarose/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3914, 2020 08 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32764676

RESUMO

Cell polarity is fundamental to the development of both eukaryotes and prokaryotes, yet the mechanisms behind its formation are not well understood. Here we found that, phytohormone auxin-induced, sterol-dependent nanoclustering of cell surface transmembrane receptor kinase 1 (TMK1) is critical for the formation of polarized domains at the plasma membrane (PM) during the morphogenesis of cotyledon pavement cells (PC) in Arabidopsis. Auxin-induced TMK1 nanoclustering stabilizes flotillin1-associated ordered nanodomains, which in turn promote the nanoclustering of ROP6 GTPase that acts downstream of TMK1 to regulate cortical microtubule organization. In turn, cortical microtubules further stabilize TMK1- and flotillin1-containing nanoclusters at the PM. Hence, we propose a new paradigm for polarity formation: A diffusive signal triggers cell polarization by promoting cell surface receptor-mediated nanoclustering of signaling components and cytoskeleton-mediated positive feedback that reinforces these nanodomains into polarized domains.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/citologia , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Polaridade Celular/fisiologia , Ácidos Indolacéticos/metabolismo , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/química , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Polaridade Celular/genética , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos , Proteínas de Membrana/química , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Modelos Biológicos , Proteínas Monoméricas de Ligação ao GTP/química , Proteínas Monoméricas de Ligação ao GTP/metabolismo , Mutação , Reguladores de Crescimento de Planta/metabolismo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Agregados Proteicos , Estabilidade Proteica , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/química , Transdução de Sinais
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237448, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32790800

RESUMO

We established that Endosidin2 (ES2) affected the trafficking routes of both newly synthesized and endocytic pools of PIN-FORMED2 (PIN2) in Arabidopsis root epidermal cells. PIN2 populations accumulated in separated patches, which gradually merged into large and compact ES2 aggregates (ES2As). FM4-64 endocytic tracer labeled ES2As as well. Both PIN2 pools also appeared in vacuoles. Accelerated endocytosis of PIN2, its aggregation in the cytoplasm, and redirection of PIN2 flows to vacuoles led to a substantial reduction of the abundance of this protein in the plasma membrane. Whereas PIN-FORMED3 and PIN-FORMED4 also aggregated in the cytoplasm, SYT1 was not sensitive to ES2 treatment and did not appear either in the cytoplasmic aggregates or vacuoles. Ultrastructural analysis revealed that ES2 affects the Golgi apparatus so that stacks acquired cup-shape and even circular shape surrounded by several vesicles. Abnormally shaped Golgi stacks, stack remnants, multi-lamellar structures, separated Golgi cisterna rings, tubular structures, and vesicles formed discrete clusters.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Endocitose/efeitos dos fármacos , Limoninas/farmacologia , Proteínas de Membrana Transportadoras/metabolismo , Parede Celular/metabolismo , Citoplasma/metabolismo , Complexo de Golgi/metabolismo , Raízes de Plantas/citologia , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/metabolismo , Transporte Proteico/efeitos dos fármacos , Sinaptotagmina I/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3847, 2020 07 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32737299

RESUMO

Reporter systems are routinely used in plant genetic engineering and functional genomics research. Most such plant reporter systems cause accumulation of foreign proteins. Here, we demonstrate a protein-independent reporter system, 3WJ-4 × Bro, based on a fluorescent RNA aptamer. Via transient expression assays in both Escherichia coli and Nicotiana benthamiana, we show that 3WJ-4 × Bro is suitable for transgene identification and as an mRNA reporter for expression pattern analysis. Following stable transformation in Arabidopsis thaliana, 3WJ-4 × Bro co-segregates and co-expresses with target transcripts and is stably inherited through multiple generations. Further, 3WJ-4 × Bro can be used to visualize virus-mediated RNA delivery in plants. This study demonstrates a protein-independent reporter system that can be used for transgene identification and in vivo dynamic analysis of mRNA.


Assuntos
Aptâmeros de Nucleotídeos/genética , Arabidopsis/genética , Brassica/genética , Engenharia Genética/métodos , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Tabaco/genética , Aptâmeros de Nucleotídeos/química , Aptâmeros de Nucleotídeos/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Compostos de Benzil/química , Brassica/metabolismo , Fluorescência , Corantes Fluorescentes/química , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Genes Reporter , Imidazolinas/química , Folhas de Planta/genética , Folhas de Planta/metabolismo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Tabaco/metabolismo , Transformação Genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4316, 2020 08 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32859932

RESUMO

Plants utilize a UV-B (280 to 315 nm) photoreceptor UVR8 (UV RESISTANCE LOCUS 8) to sense environmental UV levels and regulate gene expression to avoid harmful UV effects. Uniquely, UVR8 uses intrinsic tryptophan for UV-B perception with a homodimer structure containing 26 structural tryptophan residues. However, besides 8 tryptophans at the dimer interface to form two critical pyramid perception centers, the other 18 tryptophans' functional role is unknown. Here, using ultrafast fluorescence spectroscopy, computational methods and extensive mutations, we find that all 18 tryptophans form light-harvesting networks and funnel their excitation energy to the pyramid centers to enhance light-perception efficiency. We determine the timescales of all elementary tryptophan-to-tryptophan energy-transfer steps in picoseconds to nanoseconds, in excellent agreement with quantum computational calculations, and finally reveal a significant leap in light-perception quantum efficiency from 35% to 73%. This photoreceptor is the first system discovered so far, to be best of our knowledge, using natural amino-acid tryptophans to form networks for both light harvesting and light perception.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Arabidopsis/química , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/química , Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/metabolismo , Fotorreceptores de Plantas/química , Fotorreceptores de Plantas/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Arabidopsis/efeitos da radiação , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/genética , Transferência de Energia , Fluorescência , Cinética , Luz , Modelos Moleculares , Mutação , Conformação Proteica , Multimerização Proteica , Triptofano/metabolismo , Raios Ultravioleta
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237998, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32817691

RESUMO

Among the mineral nutrients that are required for plant metabolism, iron (Fe) and sulphur (S) play a central role as both elements are needed for the activity of several proteins involved in essential cellular processes. A combination of physiological, biochemical and molecular approaches was employed to investigate how S availability influences plant response to Fe deficiency, using the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. We first observed that chlorosis symptom induced by Fe deficiency was less pronounced when S availability was scarce. We thus found that S deficiency inhibited the Fe deficiency induced expression of several genes associated with the maintenance of Fe homeostasis. This includes structural genes involved in Fe uptake (i.e. IRT1, FRO2, PDR9, NRAMP1) and transport (i.e. FRD3, NAS4) as well as a subset of their upstream regulators, namely BTS, PYE and the four clade Ib bHLH. Last, we found that the over accumulation of manganese (Mn) in response to Fe shortage was reduced under combined Fe and S deficiencies. These data suggest that S deficiency inhibits the Fe deficiency dependent induction of the Fe uptake machinery. This in turn limits the transport into the root and the plant body of potentially toxic divalent cations such as Mn and Zn, thus limiting the deleterious effect of Fe deprivation.


Assuntos
Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Ferro/deficiência , Enxofre/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Homeostase , Ferro/metabolismo , Transcrição Genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4285, 2020 08 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32855390

RESUMO

Plant hormone cytokinins are perceived by a subfamily of sensor histidine kinases (HKs), which via a two-component phosphorelay cascade activate transcriptional responses in the nucleus. Subcellular localization of the receptors proposed the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane as a principal cytokinin perception site, while study of cytokinin transport pointed to the plasma membrane (PM)-mediated cytokinin signalling. Here, by detailed monitoring of subcellular localizations of the fluorescently labelled natural cytokinin probe and the receptor ARABIDOPSIS HISTIDINE KINASE 4 (CRE1/AHK4) fused to GFP reporter, we show that pools of the ER-located cytokinin receptors can enter the secretory pathway and reach the PM in cells of the root apical meristem, and the cell plate of dividing meristematic cells. Brefeldin A (BFA) experiments revealed vesicular recycling of the receptor and its accumulation in BFA compartments. We provide a revised view on cytokinin signalling and the possibility of multiple sites of perception at PM and ER.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Citocininas/metabolismo , Retículo Endoplasmático/metabolismo , Corantes Fluorescentes/química , Proteínas Quinases/metabolismo , Receptores de Superfície Celular/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/citologia , Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Brefeldina A/farmacologia , Citocininas/química , Corantes Fluorescentes/metabolismo , Proteínas de Fluorescência Verde/genética , Proteínas de Fluorescência Verde/metabolismo , Meristema/citologia , Meristema/metabolismo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Proteínas Quinases/genética , Receptores de Superfície Celular/genética , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão/genética , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
20.
Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4284, 2020 08 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32855409

RESUMO

Cytokinins are mobile multifunctional plant hormones with roles in development and stress resilience. Although their Histidine Kinase receptors are substantially localised to the endoplasmic reticulum, cellular sites of cytokinin perception and importance of spatially heterogeneous cytokinin distribution continue to be debated. Here we show that cytokinin perception by plasma membrane receptors is an effective additional path for cytokinin response. Readout from a Two Component Signalling cytokinin-specific reporter (TCSn::GFP) closely matches intracellular cytokinin content in roots, yet we also find cytokinins in extracellular fluid, potentially enabling action at the cell surface. Cytokinins covalently linked to beads that could not pass the plasma membrane increased expression of both TCSn::GFP and Cytokinin Response Factors. Super-resolution microscopy of GFP-labelled receptors and diminished TCSn::GFP response to immobilised cytokinins in cytokinin receptor mutants, further indicate that receptors can function at the cell surface. We argue that dual intracellular and surface locations may augment flexibility of cytokinin responses.


Assuntos
Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Citocininas/metabolismo , Proteínas Recombinantes/metabolismo , Adenina/análogos & derivados , Adenina/farmacologia , Arabidopsis/citologia , Arabidopsis/efeitos dos fármacos , Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Líquido Extracelular/metabolismo , Proteínas de Fluorescência Verde/genética , Proteínas de Fluorescência Verde/metabolismo , Histidina Quinase/genética , Histidina Quinase/metabolismo , Mutação , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Proteínas Recombinantes/genética , Transdução de Sinais
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