Interplay between HEAT SHOCK PROTEIN 90 and HY5 Controls PhANG expression in response to the GUN5 Plastid Signal
2012 (English)In: Molecular Plant, ISSN 1674-2052, E-ISSN 1752-9867, Vol. 5, no 4, 901-913 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The presence of genes encoding organellar proteins in different cellular compartments necessitates a tight coordination of expression by the different genomes of the eukaryotic cell. This coordination of gene expression is achieved by organelle-to-nucleus or retrograde communication. Stress-induced perturbations of the tetrapyrrole pathway trigger large changes in nuclear gene expression in plants. Recently, we identified HSP90 proteins as ligands of the putative plastid signal Mg-ProtoIX. In order to investigate whether the interaction between HSP90 and Mg-ProtoIX is biologically relevant, we produced transgenic lines with reduced levels of cytosolic HSP90 in wild-type and gun5 backgrounds. Our work reveals that HSP90 proteins respond to the tetrapyrrole-mediated plastid signal to control expression of photosynthesis-associated nuclear genes (PhANG) during the response to oxidative stress. We also show that the hy5 mutant is insensitive to tetrapyrrole accumulation and that Mg-ProtoIX, cytosolic HSP90, and HY5 are all part of the same signaling pathway. These findings suggest that a regulatory complex controlling gene expression that includes HSP90 proteins and a transcription factor that is modified by tetrapyrroles in response to changes in the environment is evolutionarily conserved between yeast and plants.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2012. Vol. 5, no 4, 901-913 p.
abiotic/environmental stress, cell signaling, organelle biogenesis/function
Research subject Physiological Botany
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60509DOI: 10.1093/mp/ssr112ISI: 000306668400014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-60509DiVA: diva2:561188