Phospholipase A2β mediates light-induced stomatal opening in Arabidopsis

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Phospholipase A2β mediates light-induced stomatal opening in Arabidopsis
J Seo; Hyoung Yool Lee; H Choi; Y Choi; Y Lee; Y W Kim; Stephen Beungtae Ryu; Y Lee
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Journal of Experimental Botany, vol. 59, no. 13, pp. 3587-3594
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Phospholipase A2 (PLA2) catalyses the hydrolysis of phospholipids into lysophospholipids and free fatty acids. Physiological studies have indicated that PLA2 is involved in stomatal movement. However, genetic evidence of a role of PLA2 in guard cell signalling has not yet been reported. To identify PLA2 gene(s) that is (are) involved in light-induced stomatal opening, stomatal movement was examined in Arabidopsis thaliana plants in which the expression of PLA2 isoforms was reduced or knocked-out. Light-induced stomatal opening in PLA2α knockout plants did not differ from wild-type plants. Plants in which PLA 2β was silenced by RNA interference exhibited delayed light-induced stomatal opening, and this phenotype was reversed by exogenous lysophospholipids, which are products of PLA2. Stomatal opening in transgenic plants that over-expressed PLA2β was faster than wild-type plants. The expression of PLA2β was localized to the endoplasmic reticulum of guard cells, and increased in response to light in the mature leaf. Aristolochic acid, which inhibits light-induced stomatal opening, inhibited the activity of purified PLA2β. Collectively, these results provide evidence that PLA2β is involved in light-induced stomatal opening in Arabidopsis.
Guard cellLight signal transductionPhospholipase A2Stomata
Oxford Univ Press
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