A novel potato defence-related alcohol:NADP+ oxidoreductase induced in response to Erwinia carotovora

A novel potato defence-related alcohol:NADP+ oxidoreductase induced in response to Erwinia... Identification of Solanum tuberosum genes responsive to culture filtrates (CF) from Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora led to the isolation of a full-length cDNA with high sequence similarity to several alcohol dehydrogenases. Accumulation of transcripts corresponding to this defence-related alcohol dehydrogenase (drd-1) was rapidly induced in CF-treated and wounded plants. The gene was also responsive to molecules involved in defence signalling such as salicylic acid, methyl jasmonate and ethylene. To elucidate the biochemical function of DRD-1, its cDNA was expressed in Escherichia coli. Enzymatic assays revealed that DRD-1 is an alcohol:NADP+ oxidoreductase with preference for various aromatic and aliphatic aldehydes. The enzyme exhibited high activity with several aldehydes including 2-methoxybenzaldehyde, 3-methoxybenzaldehyde, salicylaldehyde, o-vanillin, cinnamaldehyde, hydrocinnamaldehyde, hexanal and octanal. Identification of the reaction product by thin-layer chromatography confirmed the reduction of aldehydes to alcohols. Enzymatic activity measured with 2-methoxy-benzaldehyde as a substrate was increased in salicylic acid- or methyl jasmonate-treated plants. These data suggest that DRD-1 may play an important role in potato defence response to Erwinia carotovora. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Plant Molecular Biology Springer Journals

A novel potato defence-related alcohol:NADP+ oxidoreductase induced in response to Erwinia carotovora

Loading next page...
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright © 2003 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Life Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Plant Sciences; Plant Pathology
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial