The impact of aluminium on the distribution of cell wall glycoproteins of pea root tip and their Al-binding capacity

Saule Kenjebaeva, Yoko Yamamoto, Hideaki Matsumoto

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    Abstract

    Pea (Pisum sativum L.) roots were exposed to various concentrations of Al and cell wall glycoproteins containing salt-extractable proteins, SDS-extractable proteins, covalently bound proteins (CBPs), and extensins were separately extracted. The changes in their levels and the amount of bound Al to glycoproteins upon Al stress were investigated. The content of CBPs, but not of others, increased significantly with the increase of Al levels. Extensins and the salt-extractable proteins, but not the others, exhibited a marked Al-binding capacity in vivo. The amount of Al bound to extensions in vivo and in vitro was highest among the glycoproteins. The high Al-binding capacity of extensins might be caused by the high content of the hydroxy groups in hydroxyproline of extensins and Al-binding capacity to glycoproteins in the root tips may be involved in the Al-binding response in the apoplast.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)629-636
    Number of pages8
    JournalSoil Science and Plant Nutrition
    Volume47
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    Keywords

    • Al toxicity
    • Al-binding capacity
    • Cell wall glycoproteins
    • Pea root tips

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Soil Science
    • Plant Science

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