RRC ID 6176
Author Perochon A, Dieterle S, Pouzet C, Aldon D, Galaud JP, Ranty B.
Title Interaction of a plant pseudo-response regulator with a calmodulin-like protein.
Journal Biochem Biophys Res Commun
Abstract Calmodulin (CaM) plays a crucial role in the regulation of diverse cellular processes by modulating the activities of numerous target proteins. Plants possess an extended CaM family including numerous CaM-like proteins (CMLs), most of which appear to be unique to plants. We previously demonstrated a role for CML9 in abiotic stress tolerance and seed germination in Arabidopsis thaliana. We report here the isolation of PRR2, a pseudo-response regulator as a CML9 interacting protein by screening an expression library prepared from Arabidopsis seedlings with CML9 as bait in a yeast two-hybrid system. PRR2 is similar to the response regulators of the two-component system, but lacks the invariant residue required for phosphorylation by which response regulators switch their output response, suggesting the existence of alternative regulatory mechanisms. PRR2 was found to bind CML9 and closely related CMLs but not a canonical CaM. Mapping analyses indicate that an almost complete form of PRR2 is required for interaction with CML9, suggesting a recognition mode different from the classical CaM-target peptide complex. PRR2 contains several features that are typical of transcription factors, including a GARP DNA recognition domain, a Pro-rich region and a Golden C-terminal box. PRR2 and CML9 as fusion proteins with fluorescent tags co-localized in the nucleus of plant cells, and their interaction in the nuclear compartment was validated in planta by using a fluorophore-tagged protein interaction assay. These findings suggest that binding of PRR2 to CML9 may be an important mechanism to modulate the physiological role of this transcription factor in plants.
Volume 398(4)
Pages 747-51
Published 2010-8-6
DOI 10.1016/j.bbrc.2010.07.016
PII S0006-291X(10)01318-5
PMID 20627089
MeSH Arabidopsis / genetics Arabidopsis / metabolism* Arabidopsis Proteins / genetics Arabidopsis Proteins / metabolism* Binding Sites Calmodulin / genetics Calmodulin / metabolism* Carrier Proteins / genetics Carrier Proteins / metabolism* Gene Expression Regulation, Plant* Two-Hybrid System Techniques
IF 2.985
Times Cited 23
Arabidopsis / Cultured plant cells, genes pda01448 pda06668