Does a voltage-sensitive outer envelope transport mechanism contribute to the chloroplast iron uptake?

Solti, Ádám and Kovács, Krisztina and Müller, Brigitta and Vázquez, Saúl and Hamar, Éva and Pham, Hong Diep and Tóth, Brigitta and Abadía, Javier and Fodor, Ferenc (2016) Does a voltage-sensitive outer envelope transport mechanism contribute to the chloroplast iron uptake? PLANTA. pp. 1-11. ISSN 0032-0935 (In Press)

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Although iron (Fe) plays a crucial role in chloroplast physiology, only few pieces of information are available on the mechanisms of chloroplast Fe acquisition. Here, the effect of inorganic salts on the Fe uptake of intact chloroplasts was tested, assessing Fe and transition metal uptake using bathophenantroline-based spectrophotometric detection and plasma emission coupled mass spectrometry, respectively. The microenvironment of Fe was studied by Mössbauer spectroscopy. Transition metal cations (Cd2+, Zn2+, Mn2+) enhanced, whereas oxoanions (NO3-, SO42- and BO33-) reduced the chloroplast Fe uptake. The effect was insensitive to diuron (DCMU), an inhibitor of chloroplast inner envelope associated Fe uptake. The inorganic salts affected neither Fe forms in the uptake assay buffer nor those incorporated into the chloroplasts. The significantly lower Zn and Mn uptake compared to that of Fe indicates that different mechanisms/transporters are involved in their acquisition. The enhancing effect of transition metals on chloroplast Fe uptake is likely related to outer envelope-associated processes since divalent metal cations are known to inhibit Fe2+ transport across the inner envelope. Thus, a voltage-dependent step is proposed to play a role in Fe uptake through the chloroplast outer envelope on the basis of the contrasting effects of transition metal cations and oxoaninons.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QK Botany / növénytan > QK10 Plant physiology / növényélettan
Depositing User: Dr. Solti Ádám
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2016 07:55
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2018 00:15

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