Indications for post-translational regulation of Vitis vinifera L. arginine decarboxylase

Indications for post-translational regulation of Vitis vinifera L. arginine decarboxylase In order to study arginine decarboxylase regulation, we produced an antiserum against a hybrid of a 615 amino acid residue fragment of grapevine arginine decarboxylase cDNA with maltose-binding protein. The antiserum generated recognized mainly a protein band of ca. 80 kDa in extracts from grapevine tissues. Extracts from leaves and internodes in different developmental stages showed differences in the quantity of the 80 kDa band recognized by the antiserum. However, these differences did not correspond with changes in arginine decarboxylase specific activity. Furthermore, western blot analysis of extracts from cell cultures, where enzyme-specific activity was induced or repressed, did not reveal respective changes in the quantity of the 80 kDa protein band. Digestion of the hybrid by the specific protease factor Xa resulted in a polypeptide of 90 kDa instead of the expected two polypeptides of 43 and 66 kDa. Finally, western blot analysis of shoot extract incubated with factor Xa or the hybrid protein previously digested by factor Xa revealed that factor Xa-digested hybrid protein cleaved the 80 kDa band, resulting in two bands of ca. 38 and 40 kDa, whereas factor Xa alone did not affect it. These results suggest that arginine decarboxylase protein levels and/or activity is post-translationally regulated, as has been shown for other enzymes of polyamine biosynthesis. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Plant Molecular Biology Springer Journals

Indications for post-translational regulation of Vitis vinifera L. arginine decarboxylase

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/indications-for-post-translational-regulation-of-vitis-vinifera-l-jKV3A0pEQj
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 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:1010665520326
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

In order to study arginine decarboxylase regulation, we produced an antiserum against a hybrid of a 615 amino acid residue fragment of grapevine arginine decarboxylase cDNA with maltose-binding protein. The antiserum generated recognized mainly a protein band of ca. 80 kDa in extracts from grapevine tissues. Extracts from leaves and internodes in different developmental stages showed differences in the quantity of the 80 kDa band recognized by the antiserum. However, these differences did not correspond with changes in arginine decarboxylase specific activity. Furthermore, western blot analysis of extracts from cell cultures, where enzyme-specific activity was induced or repressed, did not reveal respective changes in the quantity of the 80 kDa protein band. Digestion of the hybrid by the specific protease factor Xa resulted in a polypeptide of 90 kDa instead of the expected two polypeptides of 43 and 66 kDa. Finally, western blot analysis of shoot extract incubated with factor Xa or the hybrid protein previously digested by factor Xa revealed that factor Xa-digested hybrid protein cleaved the 80 kDa band, resulting in two bands of ca. 38 and 40 kDa, whereas factor Xa alone did not affect it. These results suggest that arginine decarboxylase protein levels and/or activity is post-translationally regulated, as has been shown for other enzymes of polyamine biosynthesis.

Journal

Plant Molecular BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 3, 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 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

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