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Physiol Plant. 2001 Jun;112(2):217-222.

Identification of a putative Solanum tuberosum transcriptional coactivator up-regulated in potato tubers by Fusarium solani f. sp. eumartii infection and wounding.

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Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas-Departamento de Biología, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Funes 3250, CC 1245, 7600 Mar del Plata, Argentina Instituto de Biología Molecular de Barcelona, Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo (CSIC), Jordi Girona 18-24, 08034 Barcelona, España.


Coadaptors or coactivators are a new class of transcription factors capable of interconnecting a regulator DNA-binding protein with a component of the basal transcription machinery allowing transcriptional activation to proceed. We report the identification of a novel Solanum tuberosum ssp. tuberosum putative transcription coactivator, named StMBF1 (Solanum tuberosum multiprotein bridging factor 1). The StMBF1 cDNA was isolated from a Fusarium solani f. sp. eumartii-infected potato tuber cDNA library, using a differential screening approach. StMBF1 is up-regulated during fungal attack as well as on wounding. A Fusarium elicitor source and ethylene precursor and salicylic acid also regulate StMBF1 expression. The precise role of StMBF1 during the plant response against environmental stresses remains to be elucidated.


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