Isolation and characterization of a heat-induced gene, hcit2, encoding a novel 16.5 kDa protein: expression coincides with heat-induced tolerance to chilling stress

Isolation and characterization of a heat-induced gene, hcit2, encoding a novel 16.5 kDa protein:... Heat treatment of tomato fruits induces tolerance to chilling injury. We have previously shown that specific heat-shock proteins (HSPs) are expressed in heated tomato fruits after cold storage. To search for heat-induced genes that are expressed at low temperatures, a cDNA library prepared from pre-heated chilled tomato fruits was differentially screened. A novel cDNA clone, hcit2, encoding a protein of ca. 16.5 kDa, was isolated. The predicted protein contains three putative trans-membrane hydrophobic sequences, suggesting that the protein is membrane-localized. The expression of hcit2 in fruits was induced by high temperature, but not by other stresses such as low temperature, drought or anaerobic conditions, and not during fruit ripening. A high level of hcit2 transcript was found in heated fruits after 2 weeks at 2 °C. High temperatures also induced hcit2 expression in tomato leaves, flowers and stems. The HCIT2 protein may be involved in the acquisition of tolerance to chilling injury. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Plant Molecular Biology Springer Journals

Isolation and characterization of a heat-induced gene, hcit2, encoding a novel 16.5 kDa protein: expression coincides with heat-induced tolerance to chilling stress

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 1998 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:1005998404720
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Abstract

Heat treatment of tomato fruits induces tolerance to chilling injury. We have previously shown that specific heat-shock proteins (HSPs) are expressed in heated tomato fruits after cold storage. To search for heat-induced genes that are expressed at low temperatures, a cDNA library prepared from pre-heated chilled tomato fruits was differentially screened. A novel cDNA clone, hcit2, encoding a protein of ca. 16.5 kDa, was isolated. The predicted protein contains three putative trans-membrane hydrophobic sequences, suggesting that the protein is membrane-localized. The expression of hcit2 in fruits was induced by high temperature, but not by other stresses such as low temperature, drought or anaerobic conditions, and not during fruit ripening. A high level of hcit2 transcript was found in heated fruits after 2 weeks at 2 °C. High temperatures also induced hcit2 expression in tomato leaves, flowers and stems. The HCIT2 protein may be involved in the acquisition of tolerance to chilling injury.

Journal

Plant Molecular BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 6, 2004

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