Fluorescent reporter proteins for the tonoplast and the vacuolar lumen identify a single vacuolar compartment in Arabidopsis cells
Hunter, Paul R., Craddock, Christian P., Di Benedetto, Sara, Roberts, Lynne M. and Frigerio, Lorenzo. (2007) Fluorescent reporter proteins for the tonoplast and the vacuolar lumen identify a single vacuolar compartment in Arabidopsis cells. Plant Physiology, Vol.145 (No.4). pp. 1371-1382. ISSN 0032-0889Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.107.103945
We generated fusions between three Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) tonoplast intrinsic proteins (TIPs; alpha-, gamma-, and delta-TIP) and yellow fluorescent protein (YFP). We also produced soluble reporters consisting of the monomeric red fluorescent protein (RFP) and either the C-terminal vacuolar sorting signal of phaseolin or the sequence-specific sorting signal of proricin. In transgenic Arabidopsis leaves, mature roots, and root tips, all TIP fusions localized to the tonoplast of the central vacuole and both of the lumenal RFP reporters were found within TIP-delimited vacuoles. In embryos from developing, mature, and germinating seeds, all three TIPs localized to the tonoplast of protein storage vacuoles. To determine the temporal TIP expression patterns and to rule out mistargeting due to overexpression, we generated plants expressing YFP fused to the complete genomic sequences of the three TIP isoforms. In transgenic Arabidopsis, gamma-TIP expression was limited to vegetative tissues, but specifically excluded from root tips, whereas alpha-TIP was exclusively expressed during seed maturation. delta-TIP was expressed in vegetative tissues, but not root tips, at a later stage than delta-TIP. Our findings indicate that, in the Arabidopsis tissues analyzed, two different vacuolar sorting signals target soluble proteins to a single vacuolar location. Moreover, TIP isoform distribution is tissue and development specific, rather than organelle specific.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||S Agriculture > SB Plant culture|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- ) > Biological Sciences ( -2010)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Plant Physiology|
|Publisher:||American Society of Plant Biologists|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 1371-1382|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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