Effect of Ca2+ and cAMP on protein phosphorylation in mitochondria of maize seedlings

Effect of Ca2+ and cAMP on protein phosphorylation in mitochondria of maize seedlings The effect of common intracellular signals (Ca2+ and cAMP) on the activity of protein phosphorylation in mitochondria was investigated in coleoptiles of maize (Zea mays L.). Treatment of isolated mitochondria with 2 mM CaCl2 brought about an increase in the level of phosphorylation of proteins with mol ws of 74, 60, and 33 kD but considerably reduced phosphorylation of the protein with a mol wt of 51.5 kD. In the presence of Ca2+, phosphorylation of polypeptides with mol wts of 59 and 66 kD was also detected. cAMP considerably reduced phosphorylation of essentially all the investigated proteins in isolated mitochondria, which could be explained by activation of their dephosphorylation. Phosphorylation of mitochondrial proteins involves a polypeptide of about 94 kD showing kinase activity, which may be proper protein kinase or one of the subunits of a compound structure. In maize mitochondria, PP1A phosphatases were found. A hypothesis was advanced that redox-dependent phosphorylation/dephosphorylation of mitochondrial proteins plays an important role in mitochondrial signaling in higher plants. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Plant Physiology Springer Journals

Effect of Ca2+ and cAMP on protein phosphorylation in mitochondria of maize seedlings

Loading next page...
SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
Copyright © 2010 by Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
Life Sciences; Plant Sciences ; Plant Physiology
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