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  1. Assessing Tolerance to Heavy-Metal Stress in Arabidopsis thaliana Seedlings

    Remy, Estelle; Duque, Paula
    The deposited book chapter is a post-print version and has been submitted to peer review.

  2. The Arabidopsis SR45 Splicing Factor, a Negative Regulator of Sugar Signaling, Modulates SNF1-Related Protein Kinase 1 Stability

    Carvalho, Raquel F.; Szakonyi, Dóra; Simpson, Craig G.; Barbosa, Inês C.R.; Brown, John W.S.; Baena-González, Elena; Duque, Paula
    The deposited article is a post-print version and has been submitted to peer review.

  3. Alternative Splicing Control of Abiotic Stress Responses

    Laloum, Tom; Martín, Guiomar; Duque, Paula
    The deposited article is a post-print version and has been submitted to peer review.

  4. Beyond cellular detoxification: a plethora of physiological roles for MDR transporter homologs in plants

    Remy, Estelle; Duque, Paula
    Higher plants possess a multitude of Multiple Drug Resistance (MDR) transporter homologs that group into three distinct and ubiquitous families-the ATP-Binding Cassette (ABC) superfamily, the Major Facilitator Superfamily (MFS), and the Multidrug And Toxic compound Extrusion (MATE) family. As in other organisms, such as fungi, mammals, and bacteria, MDR transporters make a primary contribution to cellular detoxification processes in plants, mainly through the extrusion of toxic compounds from the cell or their sequestration in the central vacuole. This review aims at summarizing the currently available information on the in vivo roles of MDR transporters in plant systems. Taken together, these...

  5. Intron retention in the 5'UTR of the novel ZIF2 transporter enhances translation to promote zinc tolerance in arabidopsis

    Remy, Estelle; Cabrito, Tânia R; Batista, Rita A; Hussein, Mohamed A M; Teixeira, Miguel C; Athanasiadis, Alekos; Sá-Correia, Isabel; Duque, Paula
    Root vacuolar sequestration is one of the best-conserved plant strategies to cope with heavy metal toxicity. Here we report that zinc (Zn) tolerance in Arabidopsis requires the action of a novel Major Facilitator Superfamily (MFS) transporter. We show that ZIF2 (Zinc-Induced Facilitator 2) localises primarily at the tonoplast of root cortical cells and is a functional transporter able to mediate Zn efflux when heterologously expressed in yeast. By affecting plant tissue partitioning of the metal ion, loss of ZIF2 function exacerbates plant sensitivity to excess Zn, while its overexpression enhances Zn tolerance. The ZIF2 gene is Zn-induced and an intron...

  6. Pre-mRNA splicing repression triggers abiotic stress signaling in plants

    Ling, Yu; Alshareef, Sahar; Butt, Haroon; Lozano-Juste, Jorge; Li, Lixin; Galal, Aya A.; Moustafa, Ahmed; Momin, Afaque A.; Tashkandi, Manal; Richardson, Dale N.; Fujii, Hiroaki; Arold, Stefan; Rodriguez, Pedro L.; Duque, Paula; Mahfouz, Magdy M.
    This publication hasn't any creative commons license associated.

  7. Abscisic Acid (ABA) Regulation of Arabidopsis SR Protein Gene Expression

    Cruz, Tiago; Carvalho, Raquel; Richardson, Dale; Duque, Paula
    Serine/arginine-rich (SR) proteins are major modulators of alternative splicing, a key generator of proteomic diversity and flexible means of regulating gene expression likely to be crucial in plant environmental responses. Indeed, mounting evidence implicates splicing factors in signal transduction of the abscisic acid (ABA) phytohormone, which plays pivotal roles in the response to various abiotic stresses. Using real-time RT-qPCR, we analyzed total steady-state transcript levels of the 18 SR and two SR-like genes from Arabidopsis thaliana in seedlings treated with ABA and in genetic backgrounds with altered expression of the ABA-biosynthesis ABA2 and the ABA-signaling ABI1 and ABI4 genes. We...

  8. Heterologous expression of the yeast Tpo1p or Pdr5p membrane transporters in Arabidopsis confers plant xenobiotic tolerance

    Remy, Estelle; Niño-González, María; Godinho, Cláudia P.; Cabrito, Tânia R.; Teixeira, Miguel C.; Sá-Correia, Isabel; Duque, Paula
    This deposit is composed by the main article plus the supplementary materials of the publication.

  9. The Major Facilitator Superfamily Transporter ZIFL2 Modulates Cesium and Potassium Homeostasis in Arabidopsis

    Remy, E.; Cabrito, T. R.; Batista, R. A.; Teixeira, M. C.; Sa-Correia, I.; Duque, P.
    Potassium (K(+)) is an essential mineral nutrient for plant growth and development, with numerous membrane transporters and channels having been implicated in the maintenance and regulation of its homeostasis. The cation cesium (Cs(+)) is toxic for plants but shares similar chemical properties to the K(+) ion and hence competes with its transport. Here, we report that K(+) and Cs(+) homeostasis in Arabidopsis thaliana also requires the action of ZIFL2 (Zinc-Induced Facilitator-Like 2), a member of the Major Facilitator Superfamily (MFS) of membrane transporters. We show that the Arabidopsis ZIFL2 is a functional transporter able to mediate K(+) and Cs(+) influx...

  10. ZIFL1.1 transporter modulates polar auxin transport by stabilizing membrane abundance of multiple PINs inArabidopsisroot tip

    Remy, Estelle; Baster, Pawel; Friml, Jiří; Duque, Paula
    Cell-to-cell directional flow of the phytohormone auxin is primarily established by polar localization of the PIN auxin transporters, a process tightly regulated at multiple levels by auxin itself. We recently reported that, in the context of strong auxin flows, activity of the vacuolar ZIFL1.1 transporter is required for fine-tuning of polar auxin transport rates in the Arabidopsis root. In particular, ZIFL1.1 function protects plasma-membrane stability of the PIN 2 carrier in epidermal root tip cells under conditions normally triggering PIN 2 degradation. Here, we show that ZIFL1.1 activity at the root tip also promotes PIN 1 plasma-membrane abundance in central...

  11. A Major Facilitator Superfamily Transporter Plays a Dual Role in Polar Auxin Transport and Drought Stress Tolerance in Arabidopsis

    Remy, E.; Cabrito, T. R.; Baster, P.; Batista, R. A.; Teixeira, M. C.; Friml, J.; Sa-Correia, I.; Duque, P.
    Many key aspects of plant development are regulated by the polarized transport of the phytohormone auxin. Cellular auxin efflux, the rate-limiting step in this process, has been shown to rely on the coordinated action of PIN-formed (PIN) and B-type ATP binding cassette (ABCB) carriers. Here, we report that polar auxin transport in the Arabidopsis thaliana root also requires the action of a Major Facilitator Superfamily (MFS) transporter, Zinc-Induced Facilitator-Like 1 (ZIFL1). Sequencing, promoter-reporter, and fluorescent protein fusion experiments indicate that the full-length ZIFL1.1 protein and a truncated splice isoform, ZIFL1.3, localize to the tonoplast of root cells and the plasma...

  12. On the physiological significance of alternative splicing events in higher plants

    Carvalho, Raquel F.; Feijão, Carolina V.; Duque, Paula
    Alternative splicing, which generates multiple transcripts from the same gene and potentially different protein isoforms, is a key posttranscriptional regulatory mechanism for expanding proteomic diversity and functional complexity in higher eukaryotes. The most recent estimates, based on whole transcriptome sequencing, indicate that about 95 % of human and 60 % of Arabidopsis multi-exon genes undergo alternative splicing, suggesting important roles for this mechanism in biological processes. However, while the misregulation of alternative splicing has been associated with many human diseases, its biological relevance in plant systems is just beginning to unfold. We review here the few plant genes for which...

  13. LEAFDATA: a literature-curated database for Arabidopsis leaf development

    Szakonyi, Dóra
    In the post-genomic era, biological databases provide an easy access to a wide variety of scientific data. The vast quantity of literature calls for curated databases where existing knowledge is carefully organized in order to aid novel discoveries. Leaves, the main photosynthetic organs are not only vital for plant growth but also essential for maintaining the global ecosystem by producing oxygen and food. Therefore, studying and understanding leaf formation and growth are key objectives in biology. Arabidopsis thaliana to this date remains the prime experimental model organism in plant science.

  14. LEAFDATA: a literature-curated database for Arabidopsis leaf development

    Szakonyi, Dóra
    In the post-genomic era, biological databases provide an easy access to a wide variety of scientific data. The vast quantity of literature calls for curated databases where existing knowledge is carefully organized in order to aid novel discoveries. Leaves, the main photosynthetic organs are not only vital for plant growth but also essential for maintaining the global ecosystem by producing oxygen and food. Therefore, studying and understanding leaf formation and growth are key objectives in biology. Arabidopsis thaliana to this date remains the prime experimental model organism in plant science.

  15. A role for SR proteins in plant stress responses

    Duque, P.
    Members of the SR (serine/arginine-rich) protein gene family are key players in the regulation of alternative splicing, an important means of generating proteome diversity and regulating gene expression. In plants, marked changes in alternative splicing are induced by a wide variety of abiotic stresses, suggesting a role for this highly versatile gene regulation mechanism in the response to environmental cues. In support of this notion, the expression of plant SR proteins is stress-regulated at multiple levels, with environmental signals controlling their own alternative splicing patterns, phosphorylation status and subcellular distribution. Most importantly, functional links between these RNA-binding proteins and plant...

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