Enantio-differential approach to identify the target cell for glucosyl jasmonate-type leaf-closing factor, by using fluorescence-labeled probe compounds

Yoko Nakamura, Ryoji Miyatake, Akira Matsubara, Hiromasa Kiyota, Minoru Ueda

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Abstract

Potassium β-d-glucopyranosyl 12-hydroxyjasmonate (1) is a leaf-closing factor of Albizzia plants that induces nyctinastic leaf closure. In this paper, we synthesized probe 3 and its congener 4 by using a pair of enantiomerically pure methyl jasmonate that was prepared by using optical resolution, and carried out fluorescence studies using 3 and 4 to identify the target cell of 1. The probe 3 bound to the motor cells of two Albizzia plants, whereas it could not bind to the motor cells of plants belonging to other genus. On the other hand, probe 4 did not bind to the motor cell at all. These results suggested that a specific receptor for 1 is involved in the motor cell of Albizzia plants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8805-8813
Number of pages9
JournalTetrahedron
Volume62
Issue number37
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 11 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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