Molecular cloning and characterization of ARF1 and COPI coat proteins from Medicago truncatula cv. Jemalong

Holger , Densow (2012) Molecular cloning and characterization of ARF1 and COPI coat proteins from Medicago truncatula cv. Jemalong. In: 3rd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, May 31 - June 01 2012, Sarajevo.

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The integrity of the Golgi apparatus in both plant and mammalian cells is dependent upon a coordinated flow of COPII (coatomer protein) coated vesicles in anterograde (forward) and of COPI coated vesicles in retrograde (backward) direction. Although a fair amount of work on vesicular trafficking has been published in Arabidopsis thaliana not much information is available related to the secretory pathway in other higher plants. In the present study we have used Medicago truncatula, a model plant for legume species as for symbiotic and pathogenic interactions, to identify Arf1 and COPI components of the early secretory pathway. Their localisation and interaction with the Golgi apparatus in the root cells has been identified. EST databases of the M. truncatula were screened and putative homologues for all seven coatomer proteins and MtArf1 were identified. SDS-PAGE electrophoresis and immunoblotting studies showed very high expression of Arf1 in nodules and nodulated roots compared to nonnodulated ones. Our results show that MtArf111::GFP, Mtz-COP1::GFP and Mtz COP2::GFP were localized on mobile Golgi structures, streaming along the ER network and were sensitive to brefeldin A, indicating their potential association with Golgi stacks. This study demonstrates an important role of Arf1 and COP1 proteins in early secretory pathway in root cells of M. truncatula. Keywords: Medicago truncatula, Arf1, COPI, Golgi, Vesicular trafficking, Root Nodules

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies > Genetic and Bioengineering Department
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Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2012 10:23
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