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The SLIM1 transcription factor affects sugar signaling during sulfur deficiency in Arabidopsis

Wawrzyńska, Anna and Piotrowska, Justyna and Apodiakou, Anastasia and Brückner, Frantziska and Hoefgen, Rainer and Sirko, Agnieszka (2022) The SLIM1 transcription factor affects sugar signaling during sulfur deficiency in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimantal Botany, 73 (22). pp. 7362-7379. ISSN 1460-2431


Official URL: https://academic.oup.com/jxb/article/73/22/7362/66...


The homeostasis of major macronutrient metabolism needs to be tightly regulated, especially when the availability of one or more nutrients fluctuates in the environment. Both sulfur metabolism and glucose signaling are important processes throughout plant growth and development, as well as during stress responses. Still, very little is known about how these processes affect each other, although they are positively connected. Here, we showed in Arabidopsis that the crucial transcription factor of sulfur metabolism, SLIM1, is involved in glucose signaling during shortage of sulfur. The germination rate of the slim1_KO mutant was severely affected by high glucose and osmotic stress. The expression of SLIM1-dependent genes in sulfur deficiency appeared to be additionally induced by a high concentration of either mannitol or glucose, but also by sucrose, which is not only the source of glucose but another signaling molecule. Additionally, SLIM1 affects PAP1 expression during sulfur deficiency by directly binding to its promoter. The lack of PAP1 induction in such conditions leads to much lower anthocyanin production. Taken together, our results indicate that SLIM1 is involved in the glucose response by modulating sulfur metabolism and directly controlling PAP1 expression in Arabidopsis during sulfur deficiency stress.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions:Department of Plant Biochemistry
ID Code:2196
Deposited By: Dr AK Wawrzyńska
Deposited On:09 Dec 2022 08:34
Last Modified:09 Dec 2022 08:34

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