Phosphoproteomics of Arabidopsis chloroplasts reveals involvement of the STN7 kinase in phosphorylation of nucleoid protein pTAC16
2012 (English)In: FEBS Letters, ISSN 0014-5793, E-ISSN 1873-3468, Vol. 586, no 9, 1265-1271 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Light-regulated protein kinases STN7 and STN8 phosphorylate thylakoid membrane proteins and also affect expression of several chloroplast proteins via yet unknown mechanisms. Comparative phosphoproteomics of acetic acid protein extracts of chloroplasts from Arabidopsis thaliana wild type, stn7, stn8 and stn7stn8 mutants yielded two previously unknown findings: (i) neither STN7 nor STN8 kinase was required for phosphorylation of Ser-48 in Lhcb1.1–1.3 proteins; and (ii) phosphorylation of Thr-451 in pTAC16 protein was STN7-dependent. pTAC16 was found distributed between thylakoids and nucleoid. Its knockout did not affect the nucleoid protein composition and the Thr-451 phosphorylated protein was excluded from the nucleoid. Thr-451 of pTAC16 is conserved in all studied plants and its phosphorylation may regulate membrane-anchoring functions of the nucleoid.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2012. Vol. 586, no 9, 1265-1271 p.
National CategoryNatural Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-76726DOI: 10.1016/j.febslet.2012.03.061ISI: 000303434200003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-76726DiVA: diva2:516431