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Plant Signal Behav. 2012 Oct 1;7(10):1337-45. doi: 10.4161/psb.21415. Epub 2012 Aug 20.

Characterization of stress and methylglyoxal inducible triose phosphate isomerase (OscTPI) from rice.

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Plant Molecular Biology, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

As compared with plant system, triose phosphate isomerase (TPI), a crucial enzyme of glycolysis, has been well studied in animals. In order to characterize TPI in plants, a full-length cDNA encoding OscTPI was cloned from rice and expressed in E. coli. The recombinant OscTPI was purified to homogeneity and it showed Km value of 0.1281 ± 0.025 µM, and the Vmax value of 138.7 ± 16 µmol min (-1) mg (-1) which is comparable to the kinetic values studied in other plants. The OscTPI was found to be exclusively present in the cytoplasm when checked with the various methods. Functional assay showed that OscTPI could complement a TPI mutation in yeast. Real time PCR analysis revealed that OscTPI transcript level was regulated in response to various abiotic stresses. Interestingly, it was highly induced under different concentration of methylglyoxal (MG) stress in a concentration dependent manner. There was also a corresponding increase in the protein and the enzyme activity of OscTPI both in shoot and root tissues under MG stress. Our result shows that increases in MG leads to the increase in TPI which results in decrease of DHAP and consequently decrease in the level of toxic MG.

PMID:
22902706
PMCID:
PMC3493422
DOI:
10.4161/psb.21415
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