Involvement of a novel Arabidopsis phospholipase D, AtPLDδ, in dehydration-inducible accumulation of phosphatidic acid in stress signalling

Takeshi Katagiri, Seiji Takahashi, Kazuo Shinozaki

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Abstract

Phospholipid metabolism is involved in plant responses to drought and salinity stress. To investigate the role of phospholipase D (PLD) and its product phosphatidic acid (PtdOH) in stress signalling, we isolated a novel PLD cDNA, designated AtPLDδ, by screening a cDNA library prepared from dehydrated Arabidopsis thaliana. The AtPLDδ protein, of 868 amino acids, has a putative catalytic domain and a C2 domain that is involved in Ca2+/phospholipid binding. The AtPLDδ mRNA accumulated in response to dehydration and high salt stress. Histochemical analysis showed that the AtPLDδ gene is strongly expressed in the vascular tissues of cotyledons and leaves under dehydration stress conditions. Under normal growth conditions, AtPLDδ was expressed in roots, leaves, stems and flowers but not in siliques. We showed that dehydration stimulates the accumulation of PtdOH. The accumulation of PtdOH in response to dehydration was significantly suppressed in AtPLDδ antisense transgenic plants. These results suggest that AtPLDδ may be involved in PtdOH accumulation in the dehydration stress response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-605
Number of pages11
JournalPlant Journal
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Environmental stress
  • Phosphatidic acid
  • Phospholipase D
  • Phospholipid metabolism
  • Signal transduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Plant Science
  • Cell Biology

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