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Overexpression of the Selective Autophagy Cargo Receptor NBR1 Modifies Plant Response to Sulfur Deficit

Tarnowski, Leszek J and Collados Rodríguez, Milagros and Brzywczy, Jerzy and Cysewski, Dominik and Wawrzyńska, Anna and Sirko, Agnieszka (2020) Overexpression of the Selective Autophagy Cargo Receptor NBR1 Modifies Plant Response to Sulfur Deficit. Cells, 9 (3). p. 669.


Official URL: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/cells


Plants exposed to sulfur deficit elevate the transcription of NBR1 what might reflect an increased demand for NBR1 in such conditions. Therefore, we investigated the role of this selective autophagy cargo receptor in plant response to sulfur deficit (-S). Transcriptome analysis of the wild type and NBR1 overexpressing plants pointed out differences in gene expression in response to -S. Our attention focused particularly on the genes upregulated by -S in roots of both lines because of significant overrepresentation of cytoplasmic ribosomal gene family. Moreover, we noticed overrepresentation of the same family in the set of proteins co-purifying with NBR1 in -S. One of these ribosomal proteins, RPS6 was chosen for verification of its direct interaction with NBR1 and proven to bind outside the NBR1 ubiquitin binding domains. The biological significance of this novel interaction and the postulated role of NBR1 in ribosomes remodeling in response to starvation remain to be further investigated. Interestingly, NBR1 overexpressing seedlings have significantly shorter roots than wild type when grown in nutrient deficient conditions in the presence of TOR kinase inhibitors. This phenotype probably results from excessive autophagy induction by the additive effect of NBR1 overexpression, starvation, and TOR inhibition.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QK Botany
Divisions:Department of Plant Biochemistry
ID Code:1869
Deposited By: Dr AK Wawrzyńska
Deposited On:06 Apr 2020 07:40
Last Modified:06 Apr 2020 07:40

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