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PLoS One. 2013 Dec 6;8(12):e82725. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082725. eCollection 2013.

Proteomics analysis of alfalfa response to heat stress.

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College of Animal Science and Technology, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, China.

Abstract

The proteome responses to heat stress have not been well understood. In this study, alfalfa (Medicago sativa L. cv. Huaiyin) seedlings were exposed to 25 °C (control) and 40 °C (heat stress) in growth chambers, and leaves were collected at 24, 48 and 72 h after treatment, respectively. The morphological, physiological and proteomic processes were negatively affected under heat stress. Proteins were extracted and separated by two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (2-DE), and differentially expressed protein spots were identified by mass spectrometry (MS). Totally, 81 differentially expressed proteins were identified successfully by MALDI-TOF/TOF. These proteins were categorized into nine classes: including metabolism, energy, protein synthesis, protein destination/storage, transporters, intracellular traffic, cell structure, signal transduction and disease/defence. Five proteins were further analyzed for mRNA levels. The results of the proteomics analyses provide a better understanding of the molecular basis of heat-stress responses in alfalfa.

PMID:
24324825
PMCID:
PMC3855785
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0082725
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