Inhibition by acrolein of light-induced stomatal opening through inhibition of inward-rectifying potassium channels in Arabidopsis thaliana

Md Moshiul Islam, Wenxiu Ye, Daiki Matsushima, Md Atiqur Rahman Khokon, Shintaro Munemasa, Yoshimasa Nakamura, Yoshiyuki Murata

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Acrolein is a reactive α,β-unsaturated aldehyde derived from lipid peroxides, which are produced in plants under a variety of stress. We investigated effects of acrolein on light-induced stomatal opening using Arabidopsis thaliana . Acrolein inhibited lightinduced stomatal opening in a dose-dependent manner. Acrolein at 100 μM inhibited plasma membrane inward-rectifying potassium (Kin) channels in guard cells. Acrolein at 100 μM inhibited Kin channel KAT1 expressed in a heterologous system using Xenopus leaves oocytes. These results suggest that acrolein inhibits light-induced stomatal opening through inhibition of Kin channels in guard cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-62
Number of pages4
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • Acrolein
  • Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Guard cell
  • Inward-rectifying potassium channel
  • Light-induced stomatal opening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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