The dsRNA-binding protein DRB4 interacts with the Dicer-like protein DCL4 in vivo and functions in the trans-acting siRNA pathway

The dsRNA-binding protein DRB4 interacts with the Dicer-like protein DCL4 in vivo and functions... Arabidopsis thaliana encodes four Dicer-like (DCL) proteins and five dsRNA-binding (DRB) proteins. We have previously demonstrated that DCL4 specifically interacts with DRB4 in vitro. Here we describe the interaction between DCL4 and DRB4 in vivo. The phenotype of a mutant with a defect in DCL4 (dcl4-2) was similar to that of a mutant with a defect in DRB4 (drb4-1): both mutant plants had elongated and downwardly curled rosette leaves and over-accumulated anthocyanin. In immunoprecipitation experiments with either anti-DCL4 or anti-DRB4 antibody and crude extracts of wild-type Arabidopsis plants, co-immunoprecipitation of DCL4 and DRB4 was detected, indicating that DCL4 interacts with DRB4 in vivo. This interaction was confirmed by immunoprecipitation experiments using extracts from dcl4-2, drb4-1, or transgenic plants expressing the hemagglutinin-tagged version of DCL4 or DRB4. The results of immunoprecipitation experiments also suggest that most DCL4 is associated with DRB4, but that some DRB4 is free or associated with other proteins. Reduced accumulation of the TAS1 and TAS3 trans-acting siRNA (ta-siRNA) and over accumulation of their target mRNAs (At5g18040 and auxin response factors ARF3 and ARF4) were detected in both drb4-1 and dcl4-2 mutants. These results indicate that DRB4, together with DCL4, functions in the ta-siRNA biogenesis. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Plant Molecular Biology Springer Journals

The dsRNA-binding protein DRB4 interacts with the Dicer-like protein DCL4 in vivo and functions in the trans-acting siRNA pathway

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/the-dsrna-binding-protein-drb4-interacts-with-the-dicer-like-protein-QX9Q091jwe
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Subject
Life Sciences; Plant Pathology; Biochemistry, general; Plant Sciences
ISSN
0167-4412
eISSN
1573-5028
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11103-006-9125-8
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Arabidopsis thaliana encodes four Dicer-like (DCL) proteins and five dsRNA-binding (DRB) proteins. We have previously demonstrated that DCL4 specifically interacts with DRB4 in vitro. Here we describe the interaction between DCL4 and DRB4 in vivo. The phenotype of a mutant with a defect in DCL4 (dcl4-2) was similar to that of a mutant with a defect in DRB4 (drb4-1): both mutant plants had elongated and downwardly curled rosette leaves and over-accumulated anthocyanin. In immunoprecipitation experiments with either anti-DCL4 or anti-DRB4 antibody and crude extracts of wild-type Arabidopsis plants, co-immunoprecipitation of DCL4 and DRB4 was detected, indicating that DCL4 interacts with DRB4 in vivo. This interaction was confirmed by immunoprecipitation experiments using extracts from dcl4-2, drb4-1, or transgenic plants expressing the hemagglutinin-tagged version of DCL4 or DRB4. The results of immunoprecipitation experiments also suggest that most DCL4 is associated with DRB4, but that some DRB4 is free or associated with other proteins. Reduced accumulation of the TAS1 and TAS3 trans-acting siRNA (ta-siRNA) and over accumulation of their target mRNAs (At5g18040 and auxin response factors ARF3 and ARF4) were detected in both drb4-1 and dcl4-2 mutants. These results indicate that DRB4, together with DCL4, functions in the ta-siRNA biogenesis.

Journal

Plant Molecular BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Jan 14, 2007

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