Effects of depletion of glutathione on abscisic acidand methyl jasmonate-induced stomatal closure in arabidopsis thaliana

Nasima Akter, Muhammad Abdus Sobahan, Misugi Uraji, Wenxiu Ye, Mohammad Anowar Hossain, Izumi C. Mori, Yoshimasa Nakamura, Yoshiyuki Murata

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Abstract

Glutathione (GSH) is involved in abscisic acid (ABA)- and methyl jasmonate (MeJA)-induced stomatal closure in Arabidopsis thaliana. In this study, we examined the effects of GSH-decreasing chemicals, p-nitrobenzyl chloride (PNBC), iodomethane (IDM), and ethacrynic acid (EA), on ABA- and MeJA-induced stomatal closure in Arabidopsis. Treatments with PNBC, IDM, and EA decreased GSH contents in guard cells. Depletion of GSH by PNBC and IDM enhanced ABA- and MeJAinduced stomatal closure and inhibition of light-induced stomatal opening by ABA, whereas EA did not enhance either ABA- and MeJA-induced stomatal closure or inhibition of light-induced stomatal opening by ABA. Depletion of GSH did not significantly increase the production of the reactive oxygen species (ROS), cytosolic alkalization, or cytosolic Ca2+ oscillation induced by ABA and MeJA. These results indicate that depletion of GSH enhances ABA- and MeJA-induced stomatal closure without affecting ROS production, cytosolic alkalization, or cytosolic Ca2+ oscillation in guard cells of Arabidopsis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2032-2037
Number of pages6
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume76
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 3 2012

Keywords

  • Abscisic acid
  • Cytosolic alkalization
  • Glutathione
  • Methyl jasmonate
  • Reactive oxygen species

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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