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Molecular modeling of S-RNases involved in almond self-incompatibility.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22754558     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Gametophytic self-incompatibility (GSI) is a mechanism in flowering plants, to prevent inbreeding and promote outcrossing. GSI is under the control of a specific locus, known as the S-locus, which contains at least two genes, the RNase and the SFB. Active S-RNases in the style are essential for rejection of haploid pollen, when the pollen S-allele matches one of two S-alleles of the diploid pistil. However, the nature of their mutual interactions at genetic and biochemical levels remain unclear. Thus, detailed understanding of the protein structure involved in GSI may help in discovering how the proteins involved in GSI may function and how they fulfill their biological roles. To this end, 3D models of the SC (S(f)) and two SI (S(8) and S(23)) S-RNases of almond were constructed, using comparative modeling tools. The modeled structures consisted of mixed α and β folds, with six helices and six β-strands. However, the self-compatible (S(f)) RNase contained an additional extended loop between the conserved domains RC4 and C5, which may be involved in the manifestation of self-compatibility in almond.
Authors:
Angel Fernández I Martí; Michelle Wirthensohn; José M Alonso; Rafel Socias I Company; Maria Hrmova
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Frontiers in plant science     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1664-462X     ISO Abbreviation:  Front Plant Sci     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-03     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-08-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101568200     Medline TA:  Front Plant Sci     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Unidad de Fruticultura, Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria, Zaragoza, Spain.
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