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Evidence for a SAL1-PAP Chloroplast Retrograde Pathway That Functions in Drought and High Light Signaling in Arabidopsis

Estavillo, Gonzalo; Crisp, Peter; Pornsiriwong, Wannarat; Wirtz, Markus; Collinge, Derek; Carrie, Chris; Giraud, Estelle; Whelan, James M; David, Pascale; Javot, Helene; Brearley, Charles; Hell, Ruediger; Marin , Elena; Pogson, Barry


Compartmentation of the eukaryotic cell requires a complex set of subcellular messages, including multiple retrograde signals from the chloroplast and mitochondria to the nucleus, to regulate gene expression. Here, we propose that one such signal is a phosphonucleotide (3'-phosphoadenosine 5'-phosphate [PAP]), which accumulates in Arabidopsis thaliana in response to drought and high light (HL) stress and that the enzyme SAL1 regulates its levels by dephosphorylating PAP to AMP. SAL1 accumulates...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: The Plant Cell
DOI: 10.1105/tpc.111.091033


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