Apr 28, 2020

Light-induced psbA translation in plants is triggered by photosystem II damage via an assembly-linked autoregulatory circuit

BioRxiv : the Preprint Server for Biology
P. Chotewutmontri, Alice Barkan

Abstract

The D1 reaction center protein of Photosystem II (PSII) is subject to light-induced damage. Degradation of damaged D1 and its replacement by nascent D1 are at the heart of a PSII repair cycle, without which photosynthesis is inhibited. In mature plant chloroplasts, light stimulates the recruitment of ribosomes specifically to psbA mRNA to provide nascent D1 for PSII repair, and also triggers a global increase in translation elongation rate. The light-induced signals that initiate these responses are unclear. We present action spectrum and genetic data indicating that the light-induced recruitment of ribosomes to psbA mRNA is triggered by D1 photodamage, whereas the global stimulation of translation elongation is triggered by photosynthetic electron transport. Furthermore, mutants lacking HCF136, which mediates an early step in D1 assembly, exhibit constitutively high psbA ribosome occupancy in the dark, and differ in this way from mutants lacking PSII for other reasons. These results, together with the recent elucidation of a thylakoid membrane complex that functions in PSII assembly, PSII repair and psbA translation, suggest an autoregulatory mechanism in which the light-induced degradation of D1 relieves repressive interactio...Continue Reading

  • References
  • Citations

References

  • We're still populating references for this paper, please check back later.
  • References
  • Citations

Citations

  • This paper may not have been cited yet.

Mentioned in this Paper

Zone
T-Lymphocyte
Structure of Germinal Center of Lymph Node
Physiological Stress Response
B-Lymphocytes
Clone
Cell Growth
Antigens
Apoptosis
Germ Cells

Related Feeds

BioRxiv & MedRxiv Preprints

BioRxiv and MedRxiv are the preprint servers for biology and health sciences respectively, operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Here are the latest preprint articles (which are not peer-reviewed) from BioRxiv and MedRxiv.

Antibody Repertoire Diversity

Antibody repertoire diversity and its role during natural infection is a prerequisite for molecular and structural elucidation of functionally protective immunity. Discover the latest insights into antibody diversity here.

B cell Tolerance

B cell tolerance is maintained through mechanisms that can reversibly or irreversibly silence autoreactive B lymphocytes. Here is the latest research.

Apoptosis

Apoptosis is a specific process that leads to programmed cell death through the activation of an evolutionary conserved intracellular pathway leading to pathognomic cellular changes distinct from cellular necrosis