Conjecture regarding posttranslational modifications to the Arabidopsis type I Proton-pumping pyrophosphatase (AVP1)

Gaston A. Pizzio, Kendal D. Hirschi, Roberto Gaxiola

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Abstract

Agbiotechnology uses genetic engineering to improve the output and value of crops. Altering the expression of the plant Type I Proton-pumping Pyrophosphatase (HC- PPase) has already proven to be a useful tool to enhance crop productivity. Despite the effective use of this gene in translational research, information regarding the intracellular localization and functional plasticity of the pump remain largely enigmatic. Using computer modeling several putative phosphorylation, ubiquitination and sumoylation target sites were identified that may regulate Arabidopsis HC-PPase (AVP1- Arabidopsis Vacuolar Proton-pump 1) subcellular trafficking and activity. These putative regulatory sites will direct future research that specifically addresses the partitioning and transport characteristics of this pump. We posit that fine-tuning HC-PPases activity and cellular distribution will facilitate rationale strategies for further genetic improvements in crop productivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1572
JournalFrontiers in Plant Science
Volume8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 12 2017

Keywords

  • AVP1
  • H-PPase
  • Phosphorylation
  • Structural modelling
  • Sumoylation
  • Ubiquitination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science

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