Tomato ATP-Binding Cassette Transporter SlABCB4 Is Involved in Auxin Transport in the Developing Fruit
AbstractPlant ATP binding cassette (ABC) transporters are membrane proteins that are important for transporting a wide range of compounds, including secondary metabolites and phytohormones. In Arabidopsis, some members of the ABCB subfamily of ABC transporter, also known as Multi-Drug Resistance proteins (MDRs), have been implicated in auxin transport. However, reports on the roles of the auxin-mediated ABCBs in fleshy fruit development are rare. Here, we present that SlABCB4, a member of the tomato ABCB subfamily, transports auxin in the developing fruit of tomato. Transient expression of SlABCB4-GFP fusion proteins in tobacco cells showed plasma membrane localization. The transport activity of SlABCB4, expressed in Nicotiana benthamiana protoplasts, revealed substrate specificity for indole-3-acetic acid export. Gene expression analysis of SlABCB4 revealed high expression levels at the early stages of fruit development. Therefore, SlABCB4 is considered to facilitate auxin distribution in tomato fruit, which is important for tomato fruit development. View Full-Text
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Ofori, P.A.; Geisler, M.; di Donato, M.; Pengchao, H.; Otagaki, S.; Matsumoto, S.; Shiratake, K. Tomato ATP-Binding Cassette Transporter SlABCB4 Is Involved in Auxin Transport in the Developing Fruit. Plants 2018, 7, 65.
Ofori PA, Geisler M, di Donato M, Pengchao H, Otagaki S, Matsumoto S, Shiratake K. Tomato ATP-Binding Cassette Transporter SlABCB4 Is Involved in Auxin Transport in the Developing Fruit. Plants. 2018; 7(3):65.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ofori, Peter A.; Geisler, Markus; di Donato, Martin; Pengchao, Hao; Otagaki, Shungo; Matsumoto, Shogo; Shiratake, Katsuhiro. 2018. "Tomato ATP-Binding Cassette Transporter SlABCB4 Is Involved in Auxin Transport in the Developing Fruit." Plants 7, no. 3: 65.
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