The Arabidopsis thaliana ortholog of a purported maize cholinesterase gene encodes a GDSL-lipase

The Arabidopsis thaliana ortholog of a purported maize cholinesterase gene encodes a GDSL-lipase Acetylcholinesterase is an enzyme that is intimately associated with regulation of synaptic transmission in the cholinergic nervous system and in neuromuscular junctions of animals. However the presence of cholinesterase activity has been described also in non-metazoan organisms such as slime molds, fungi and plants. More recently, a gene purportedly encoding for acetylcholinesterase was cloned from maize. We have cloned the Arabidopsis thaliana homolog of the Zea mays gene, At3g26430, and studied its biochemical properties. Our results indicate that the protein encoded by the gene exhibited lipase activity with preference to long chain substrates but did not hydrolyze choline esters. The At3g26430 protein belongs to the SGNH clan of serine hydrolases, and more specifically to the GDS(L) lipase family. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Plant Molecular Biology Springer Journals

The Arabidopsis thaliana ortholog of a purported maize cholinesterase gene encodes a GDSL-lipase

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/the-arabidopsis-thaliana-ortholog-of-a-purported-maize-cholinesterase-ZZlxkkpiBt
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Subject
Life Sciences; Plant Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Plant Pathology
ISSN
0167-4412
eISSN
1573-5028
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11103-013-0021-8
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

References

  • GDSL family of serine esterases/lipases
    Akoh, CC; Lee, GC; Liaw, YC; Huang, TH; Shaw, JF
  • Role of a GDSL lipase-like protein as sinapine esterase in Brassicaceae
    Clauss, K; Baumert, A; Nimtz, M; Milkowski, C; Strack, D
  • Floral dip: a simplified method for Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of Arabidopsis thaliana
    Clough, SJ; Bent, AF
  • Tissue distribution of cholinesterases and anticholinesterases in native and transgenic tomato plants
    Fletcher, SP; Geyer, BC; Smith, A; Evron, T; Joshi, L; Soreq, H; Mor, TS
  • Transgenic plants as a source for the bioscavenging enzyme, human butyrylcholinesterase
    Geyer, BC; Kannan, L; Cherni, I; Woods, RR; Soreq, H; Mor, TS

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

$49/month

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.

$588

$360/year

billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial