Deletion of FtsH11 protease has impact on chloroplast structure and function in Arabidopsis thaliana when grown under continuous light
2016 (English)In: Plant, Cell and Environment, ISSN 0140-7791, E-ISSN 1365-3040Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
The membrane-integrated metallo-protease FtsH11 of Arabidopsis thaliana is proposed to be dual targeted to mitochondria and chloroplasts. A bleached phenotype was observed in ftsh11 grown at long days or continuous light, pointing to disturbances in the chloroplast. Within the chloroplast FtsH11 was found to be located exclusively in the envelope. Two chloroplast-located proteins of unknown function (Tic22-like protein and YGGT-A) showed significantly higher abundance in envelope membranes and intact chloroplasts of ftsH11, and therefore qualify as potential substrates for the FtsH11 protease. No proteomic changes were observed in the mitochondria of 6 weeks old ftsH11 compared to wild type and FtsH11 was not immunodetected in these organelles. The abundance of plastidic proteins, especially of photosynthetic proteins, was altered even during standard growth conditions in total leaves of ftsh11. At continuous light the amount of PSI decreased relative to PSII, accompanied by a drastic change of the chloroplast morphology and a drop of NPQ. FtsH11 is crucial for chloroplast structure and function during growth in prolonged photoperiod.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2016.
Arabidopsis thaliana; chloroplast; envelope; FtsH protease; light acclimation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-124441DOI: 10.1111/pce.12808OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-124441DiVA: diva2:952021