Potato cysteine proteinase inhibitor gene family: molecular cloning, characterisation and immunocytochemical localisation studies

Potato cysteine proteinase inhibitor gene family: molecular cloning, characterisation and... Potato cysteine proteinase inhibitors (PCPIs) represent a distinct group of proteins as they show no homology to any other known cysteine proteinase inhibitor superfamilies, but they all belong to the Kunitz-type soybean trypsin inhibitor family. cDNA clones for five PCPIs have been isolated and sequenced. Amino acid substitutions occurring in the limited regions forming loops on the surface of these proteins suggest a further classification of PCPIs into three subgroups. Accumulation of PCPI was observed in vacuoles of stems after treatment with jasmonic acid (JA) using immunocytochemical localisation, implying that these inhibitors are part of a potato defence mechanism against insects and pathogens. Genomic DNA analysis show that PCPIs form a multigene family and suggest that their genes do not possess any introns. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Plant Molecular Biology Springer Journals

Potato cysteine proteinase inhibitor gene family: molecular cloning, characterisation and immunocytochemical localisation studies

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 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:1005853026333
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Abstract

Potato cysteine proteinase inhibitors (PCPIs) represent a distinct group of proteins as they show no homology to any other known cysteine proteinase inhibitor superfamilies, but they all belong to the Kunitz-type soybean trypsin inhibitor family. cDNA clones for five PCPIs have been isolated and sequenced. Amino acid substitutions occurring in the limited regions forming loops on the surface of these proteins suggest a further classification of PCPIs into three subgroups. Accumulation of PCPI was observed in vacuoles of stems after treatment with jasmonic acid (JA) using immunocytochemical localisation, implying that these inhibitors are part of a potato defence mechanism against insects and pathogens. Genomic DNA analysis show that PCPIs form a multigene family and suggest that their genes do not possess any introns.

Journal

Plant Molecular BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Sep 29, 2004

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