The ethylene signal mediates induction of GmATG8i in soybean plants under starvationstress

Munehiro Okuda, Myint Phyu Sin Htwe Nang, Kaori Oshima, Yushi Ishibashi, Shao Hui Zheng, Takashi Yuasa, Mari Iwaya-Inoue

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

13 被引用数 (Scopus)


In higher plants, autophagy-related genes (ATGs) appear to play important roles in development, senescence, and starvation responses. Hormone signals underlying starvation-induced gene expression are involved in the expression of ATGs. An effect of starvation stress on the expression of ATGs and ethylene-related genes in young seedlings of soybean (Glycine max [L.] Merr. cv. Fukuyutaka) was analyzed. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) showed that the expression levels of GmATG8i and GmATG4 increase in a starvation medium, but at a null or marginal level in a sucrose/nitrate-rich medium. The expression of GmACC synthase and GmERF are also upregulated in the starvation medium. In addition, immunoblot revealed that ethylene insensitive 3 (Ein3), an ethylene-induced transcription factor are accumulated in seedlings subjected to severe starvation stress. These results indicate that starvation stress stimulates the expression of GmATG8i and ethylene signal-related genes. Since the ethylene signal is involved in senescence and various environmental stresses, it is possible that starvation stress-induced autophagy is partly mediated by the ethylene signaling.

ジャーナルBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
出版ステータス出版済み - 2011

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • バイオテクノロジー
  • 分析化学
  • 生化学
  • 応用微生物学とバイオテクノロジー
  • 分子生物学
  • 有機化学


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