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Author Qin, Feng ♦ Sakuma, Yoh ♦ Tran, Lam-Son Phan ♦ Maruyama, Kyonoshin ♦ Kidokoro, Satoshi ♦ Fujita, Yasunari ♦ Fujita, Miki ♦ Umezawa, Taishi ♦ Sawano, Yoriko ♦ Miyazono, Ken-Ichi ♦ Tanokura, Masaru ♦ Shinozaki, Kazuo ♦ Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, Kazuko
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher American Society of Plant Biologists
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Chemistry & allied sciences ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Physiology & related subjects ♦ Biochemistry ♦ Genetics and evolution ♦ Natural history of organisms ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Human physiology ♦ Pharmacology and therapeutics ♦ Diseases ♦ Manufacture for specific uses ♦ Precision instruments & other devices
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Eukaryota ♦ Organisms ♦ Enzymes and Coenzymes ♦ Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins ♦ Chemicals and Drugs ♦ Investigative Techniques ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment ♦ Chemical Phenomena ♦ Genetic Phenomena ♦ Biological Phenomena ♦ Biological Sciences
Subject Keyword Discipline Botany ♦ Arabidopsis Proteins ♦ Metabolism ♦ Arabidopsis ♦ Droughts ♦ Transcription Factors ♦ Ubiquitin-protein Ligases ♦ Genetics ♦ Blotting, Northern ♦ Blotting, Western ♦ Gene Expression Profiling ♦ Gene Expression Regulation, Plant ♦ Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis ♦ Plants, Genetically Modified ♦ Protein Binding ♦ Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction ♦ Two-hybrid System Techniques ♦ Journal Article ♦ Research Support, Non-u.s. Gov't
Abstract The DEHYDRATION-RESPONSIVE ELEMENT BINDING PROTEIN2A (DREB2A) transcription factor controls water deficit-inducible gene expression and requires posttranslational modification for its activation. The activation mechanism is not well understood; however, the stability of this protein in the nucleus was recently found to be important for its activation. Here, we report the isolation of Arabidopsis thaliana DREB2A-INTERACTING PROTEIN1 (DRIP1) and DRIP2, C3HC4 RING domain-containing proteins that interact with the DREB2A protein in the nucleus. An in vitro ubiquitination assay showed that they function as E3 ubiquitin ligases and are capable of mediating DREB2A ubiquitination. Overexpression of DRIP1 in Arabidopsis delayed the expression of DREB2A-regulated drought-responsive genes. Drought-inducible gene expression was slightly enhanced in the single T-DNA mutants of drip1-1 and drip2-1. By contrast, significantly enhanced gene expression was revealed in the drip1 drip2 double mutant under dehydration stress. Collectively, these data imply that DRIP1 and DRIP2 function negatively in the response of plants to drought stress. Moreover, overexpression of full-length DREB2A protein was more stable in drip1-1 than in the wild-type background. These results suggest that DRIP1 and DRIP2 act as novel negative regulators in drought-responsive gene expression by targeting DREB2A to 26S proteasome proteolysis.
Description Country affiliation: Japan
Author Affiliation: Qin F ( Biological Resources Division, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8686, Japan.)
ISSN 10404651
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-06-01
Publisher Place United States
e-ISSN 1531298X
Volume Number 20
Issue Number 6

Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus