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A new protein phosphatase 2C (FsPP2C1) induced by abscisic acid is specifically expressed in dormant beechnut seeds.
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PMID:  11299374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An abscisic acid (ABA)-induced cDNA fragment encoding a putative protein phosphatase 2C (PP2C) was obtained by means of differential reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction approach. The full-length clone was isolated from a cDNA library constructed using mRNA from ABA-treated beechnut (Fagus sylvatica) seeds. This clone presents all the features of plant type PP2C and exhibits homology to members of this family such as AthPP2CA (61%), ABI1 (48%), or ABI2 (47%), therefore it was named FsPP2C1. The expression of FsPP2C1 is detected in dormant seeds and increases after ABA treatment, when seeds are maintained dormant, but it decreases and tends to disappear when dormancy is being released by stratification or under gibberellic acid treatment. Moreover, drought stress seems to have no effect on FsPP2C1 transcript accumulation. The FsPP2C1 transcript expression is tissue specific and was found to accumulate in ABA-treated seeds rather than in other ABA-treated vegetative tissues examined. These results suggest that the corresponding protein could be related to ABA-induced seed dormancy. By expressing FsPP2C1 in Escherichia coli as a histidine tag fusion protein, we have obtained direct biochemical evidence supporting Mg2+-dependent phosphatase activity of this protein.
O Lorenzo; D Rodríguez; G Nicolás; P L Rodríguez; C Nicolás
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plant physiology     Volume:  125     ISSN:  0032-0889     ISO Abbreviation:  Plant Physiol.     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-12     Completed Date:  2001-08-02     Revised Date:  2010-09-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401224     Medline TA:  Plant Physiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1949-56     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Fisiología Vegetal, Facultad de Biología, Universidad de Salamanca, Plaza de los Doctores de la Reina s/n. 37007-Salamanca, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Abscisic Acid / pharmacology*
Amino Acid Sequence
Cloning, Molecular
Enzyme Induction
Gene Expression Regulation, Enzymologic / drug effects,  physiology
Gene Expression Regulation, Plant / drug effects,  physiology*
Molecular Sequence Data
Phosphoprotein Phosphatases / biosynthesis,  chemistry,  genetics*
Protein Phosphatase 2
RNA, Messenger / genetics
Recombinant Proteins / biosynthesis,  chemistry
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Rosales / enzymology*,  genetics*
Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins*
Seeds / enzymology*
Sequence Alignment
Sequence Homology, Amino Acid
Transcription, Genetic
Reg. No./Substance:
0/RNA, Messenger; 0/Recombinant Proteins; 0/Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins; 21293-29-8/Abscisic Acid; EC protein, S cerevisiae; EC Phosphatases; EC Phosphatase 2; EC phosphatase 2C

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