Proteomic identification of an hsp70.1 protein induced in Arabidopsis cells following hyperosmotic stress treatments

B. Ndimba, S. Rafudeen, C. Gehring, Z. Meyer, W. Simon, S. Chivasa, A. Slabas*

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Abstract

We demonstrate that treatments with NaCl and the non-ionic osmoticum sorbitol cause acidification in the extracellular medium in Arabidopsis thaliana cell suspension cultures, a typical hyperosmotic stress response in plants. We also show that when administered for 96 hours at equi-osmolar concentrations, sorbitol, unlike NaCl, was not lethal to Arabidopsis cells. A combination of [35S]methionine/cysteine radiolabelling, 2-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ ionization-time of flight (Maldi-Tof) mass spectrometry revealed that the abundance of heat shock protein (hsp) 70.1 increased as a result of both sorbitol and NaCl treatments in Arabidopsis. This novel finding, resulting from the first proteomics analysis of NaCl-and sorbitol-stressed Arabidopsis, is interpreted and discussed in the light of what we know of the osmoprotective role of hsp70.1 in animal and microbial systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-453
Number of pages5
JournalSouth African Journal of Science
Volume101
Issue number9-10
StatePublished - Sep 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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