Among approximately 480 RING domain-containing E3 Ub ligases in Arabidopsis, three, At3g46620, At5g59550, and At2g39720, have a domain-of-unknown-function (DUF) 1117 motif in their C-terminal regions. At3g46620 and At5g59550 were identified as homologous ABA- and drought-induced RING-DUF1117 genes and were designated AtRDUF1 and AtRDUF2, respectively. Single and double knock-out mutations of AtRDUFs resulted in hyposensitive phenotypes toward ABA in terms of germination rate and stomatal closure and markedly reduced tolerance to drought stress relative to wild-type plants. These results are discussed in the context that AtRDUF1 and AtRDUF2 play combinatorial, but still distinguishable, roles in ABA-mediated dehydration stress responses.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2012 Mar 30|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by Grants from the National Research Foundation ( 2010-0000782 ) and the National Center for GM Crops ( PJ008152 ) of the Next Generation BioGreen 21 Program funded by the Rural Development Administration, Republic of Korea, to W.T.K.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology