Characterization of a small GTP-binding protein of the rab 5 family in Mesembryanthemum crystallinum with increased level of expression during early salt stress

Characterization of a small GTP-binding protein of the rab 5 family in Mesembryanthemum... A cDNA encoding a member of the Ypt/Rab family of small GTP-binding proteins was cloned from the facultative CAM plant Mesembryanthemum crystallinum. Mcrab5b includes an open reading frame of 201 amino acids. The deduced amino acid sequence shows 91% similarity to LjRAB5b isolated from Lotus japonicus. The amino acid sequence of McRAB5b provides interesting features suggesting that McRAB5b and its homologue from Lotus japonicus represent a new subclass of Ypt/Rab proteins. The fact that proteins like McRAB5b and LjRAB5b were only found in plants and not in yeast or vertebrates suggests that they have plant-specific functions. The expression of Mcrab5b as investigated by northern blot hybridization and RT-PCR was stimulated under salt stress. After heterologous expression in Escherichia coli an antibody was raised against recombinant McRAB5b protein. Western blot analysis revealed that McRAB5b was bound to membranes. It is present in a monomeric and a dimeric form in vitro and in vivo. In vitro only the monomeric protein exhibits a binding capacity for radiolabelled GTP, while the dimer is unable to do so, indicating that the activity may be regulated by monomer/dimer transition. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Plant Molecular Biology Springer Journals

Characterization of a small GTP-binding protein of the rab 5 family in Mesembryanthemum crystallinum with increased level of expression during early salt stress

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/characterization-of-a-small-gtp-binding-protein-of-the-rab-5-family-in-zwSa858w6N
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Life Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Plant Sciences; Plant Pathology
ISSN
0167-4412
eISSN
1573-5028
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1006449715236
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

A cDNA encoding a member of the Ypt/Rab family of small GTP-binding proteins was cloned from the facultative CAM plant Mesembryanthemum crystallinum. Mcrab5b includes an open reading frame of 201 amino acids. The deduced amino acid sequence shows 91% similarity to LjRAB5b isolated from Lotus japonicus. The amino acid sequence of McRAB5b provides interesting features suggesting that McRAB5b and its homologue from Lotus japonicus represent a new subclass of Ypt/Rab proteins. The fact that proteins like McRAB5b and LjRAB5b were only found in plants and not in yeast or vertebrates suggests that they have plant-specific functions. The expression of Mcrab5b as investigated by northern blot hybridization and RT-PCR was stimulated under salt stress. After heterologous expression in Escherichia coli an antibody was raised against recombinant McRAB5b protein. Western blot analysis revealed that McRAB5b was bound to membranes. It is present in a monomeric and a dimeric form in vitro and in vivo. In vitro only the monomeric protein exhibits a binding capacity for radiolabelled GTP, while the dimer is unable to do so, indicating that the activity may be regulated by monomer/dimer transition.

Journal

Plant Molecular BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 16, 2004

References

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

DeepDyve Freelancer

DeepDyve Pro

Price
FREE
$49/month

$360/year
Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed
Create lists to
organize your research
Export lists, citations
Read DeepDyve articles
Abstract access only
Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles
Print
20 pages/month
PDF Discount
20% off