Sucrose control of translation mediated by an upstream open reading frame-encoded peptide
2009 (English)In: Plant Physiology, ISSN 0032-0889, E-ISSN 1532-2548, Vol. 150, no 3, 1356-1367 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Regulation of gene expression through translational control is common in many organisms. The Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) transcription factor bZIP11 is translational repressed in response to sucrose (Suc), resulting in Suc-regulated changes in amino acid metabolism. The 5' leader of the bZIP11 mRNA harbors several upstream open reading frames (uORFs), of which the second uORF is well conserved among bZIP11 homologous genes. The uORF2 element encodes a Suc control peptide (SC-peptide) of 28 residues that is sufficient for imposing Suc-induced repression of translation (SIRT) on a heterologous mRNA. Detailed analysis of the SC-peptide suggests that it functions as an attenuator peptide. Results suggest that the SC-peptide inhibits bZIP11 translation in response to high Suc levels by stalling the ribosome on the mRNA. The conserved noncanonical AUG contexts of bZIP11 uORFs allow inefficient translational initiation of the uORF, resulting in translation initiation of the scanning ribosome at the AUG codon of the bZIP11 main ORF. The results presented show that Suc-dependent signaling mediates differential translation of mRNAs containing SC-peptides encoding uORFs.
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ASPB PUBLICATIONS , 2009. Vol. 150, no 3, 1356-1367 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-114421DOI: 10.1104/pp.109.136036ISI: 000268696800021PubMedID: 19403731OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-114421DiVA: diva2:895322
This work was supported by the Centre for BioSystems Genomics and by the Dutch Research Council.2016-01-182016-01-182016-02-26Bibliographically approved