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Mol Gen Genet. 1995 Apr 20;247(2):222-8.

DNA sequence analysis of a cyclophilin gene from maize: developmental expression and regulation by salicylic acid.

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  • 1Institut de Biologie Mol├ęculaire des Plantes, Strasbourg, France.

Abstract

In plants, such as maize, cyclophilin (Cyp) genes are expressed at a basal level in all tissues. Amounts of Cyp mRNA above the basic level are observed in germinating seedlings, in growing tissues/organs such as roots and leaf meristematic tissue of young maize plants, nodes and embryonic female inflorescences of adult plants and also in non-proliferating tissues such as the internodes of adult plants. Salicylic acid (SA) enhances the transcription of maize Cyp genes. The possible involvement of SA in the pathway leading to defense responses induced by abiotic stresses such as mercuric chloride treatment is discussed. A maize Cyp genomic clone isolated using a maize Cyp cDNA probe contains 737 bp of the 5' upstream and the entire coding region. This Cyp gene is not interrupted by intervening sequences. In the 5' upstream region, characteristic transcription signals as well as putative regulatory sequences were identified. Two TATA boxes are found at positions -56 bp and -66 bp with respect to the transcription start site. Two putative heat shock elements were identified in the promoter region; a metal regulatory element and a third heat shock element were localized in the 5' untranslated leader. Several putative polyadenylation signals and (G)T-rich sequence motifs were identified in the 3' untranslated region.

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