Arabidopsis NAP-related proteins (NRPs) are soluble nuclear proteins immobilized by heat

Ayaydin, Ferhan and Bíró, Judit and Domoki, Mónika and Ferenc, Györgyi and Fehér, Attila (2015) Arabidopsis NAP-related proteins (NRPs) are soluble nuclear proteins immobilized by heat. ACTA PHYSIOLOGIAE PLANTARUM, 37 (2). p. 3. ISSN 0137-5881


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Nucleosome assembly protein-related proteins (NRPs) are multifunctional proteins having histone chaperone and phosphatase inhibitor properties. Although it is believed that these proteins are nuclear and bind the chromatin, they can be detected in the cytoplasmic but not in the nuclear protein fraction by immunoblotting analysis. It is shown here that under normal conditions, NRPs are nuclear but soluble and leak out of the nuclei during their purification. However, under elevated temperatures (above 42 degrees C), NRPs display significantly reduced mobility and are retained in the nuclei during purification probably due to binding other immobile macromolecules in the nucleus. Our observations highlight the necessity to use different techniques in parallel to unambiguously determine the intracellular localization of proteins. As heat adapted (38 degrees C, 2 h followed by 2 h recovery) and heat shocked (45 degrees C, 1 h), Arabidopsis seedlings were found to have phenotypes similar to those observed in the NRP loss-offunction mutants nrp1-1 nrp2-1 (short, branching roots, increased bleomycin sensitivity), it was also investigated whether the immobilization of NRPs by heat results in disturbed NRP functions. The results indicated, however, that heat affected the investigated traits independent on the presence of NRPs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QK Botany / növénytan > QK10 Plant physiology / növényélettan
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2015 10:41
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2015 10:41

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