Special Issue "Plant Proteomics"
A special issue of Proteomes (ISSN 2227-7382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2014
Prof. Dr. Setsuko Komatsu
National Institute of Crop Science, Kannondai 2-1-18, Tsukuba 305-8518, Japan
Phone: +81 29 838 8693
Fax: +81 29 838 8694
Interests: plant proteomics; plant biotechnology; plant physiology; abiotic stress
Dr. Zahed Hossain
Department of Botany, West Bengal State University, Berunanpukuria, P.O. Malikapur Barasat, North 24 Parganas Kolkata-700 126, West Bengal, India
Phone: +91 33 2524 1975
Fax: +91 33 2524 1977
Interests: plant proteomics; plant stress biology; abiotic stress response; plant antioxidant defence
Proteomics, the high-throughput “omic” technique has validated its role in precise identification and characterization of individual components of plant protein networks. A comprehensive understanding of plant response mechanism is essential to elucidate the key factors affecting plant performance under adverse conditions. Various proteomic approaches that are being exploited extensively for elucidating plant response largely include gel-based and mass spectrometry-based methods that involve both label-based and label-free protein quantification. Despite of limitations in identifying low-abundance and hydrophobic proteins, exceedingly large or small proteins, as well as basic proteins, gel-based method has been accepted as a global tool to unravel the underlying molecular mechanism of stress signal perception and transduction in plant defense responses. Moreover, recent advances in the mass spectrometry-based approaches provide a better opportunity to dissect stress signaling cascades. Nevertheless, complete protein extraction from different plant organs or subcellular organelles is the most challenging facet of plant proteome analysis. Furthermore, protein-protein interactions and post-translational modifications provide deeper insight into protein molecular function. We welcome submissions of original research papers and review articles addressing recent advancements as well as strengths and shortcomings of various proteomic approaches and diverse applications of plant proteomic techniques to get new insights of plant molecular responses to various biotic and abiotic challenges.
Prof. Dr. Setsuko Komatsu
Dr. Zahed Hossain
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- plant proteomics
- methodologies for plant proteomics
- application of plant proteomics
Article: PAPE (Prefractionation-Assisted Phosphoprotein Enrichment): A Novel Approach for Phosphoproteomic Analysis of Green Tissues from Plants
Proteomes 2013, 1(3), 254-274; doi:10.3390/proteomes1030254
Received: 15 October 2013; in revised form: 28 November 2013 / Accepted: 28 November 2013 / Published: 5 December 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1532 KB) | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Type of Paper: Article
Title: Proteomic Analysis of Mechanisms for Disease Resistance Induction in Japanese Birch Plantlet Treated with Salicylic Acid
Authors: Hiromu Suzuki, Yuya Takashima, Futoshi Ishiguri, Kazuya Iizuka, Nobuo Yoshizawa and Shinso Yokota *
Affiliation: Department of Forest Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Utsunomiya University, Japan
Abstract: The present study was carried out to clarify the mechanisms for systemic acquired resistance (SAR) and resistance signaling pathways against the infection with Inonotus obliquus strain IO-U1 in Japanese birch plantlet No.8. Protein changes induced by salicylic acid (SA)-administration were analyzed, and SA-responsive proteins were identified. Total 10 specifically expressed, 5 significantly increased, and 3 significantly decreased protein spots were analyzed by LC/MS/MS and sequence tag method. As the results, 5 specifically expressed, 3 significantly increased, and 3 significantly decreased proteins were identified as follows: malate dehydrogenase, succinate dehydrogenase, phosphoglycerate kinase, diaminopimelate decarboxylase, arginase, chorismate mutase, cyclophilin, aminopeptidase, and unknown function proteins. It is considered that these proteins are involved in SAR establishment mechanisms in Japanese birch plantlet No.8.
Type of Paper: Article
Title: Understanding Proteome Changes during Tomato Fruti Ripening Process under Aluminum Treated and Non-Treated Conditions
Authors: Ikenna Okekeogbu 1, Sasikiran Sangireddy 1, Suping Zhou 1, Kevin Howe 2, Tara Fish 2 and Theodore Thannhauser 2
Affiliations: 1 Department of Agricultural Sciences, College of Agriculture and Human and Natural Sciences, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee 37209, USA
2 Plant and Soil Research Unit, USDA-ARS, Ithaca, NY, USA
Abstract: Tomato ripening involves in changes in the texture, acidity and color of flesh tissues. Concurrently, seeds undergo the process of development and maturity followed by entering dormancy stage. Aluminum ions are highly toxic under acidic pH conditions. This study aims at developing a molecular model regulating tomato ripening and in the presence of higher Al content in the acidic tomato fruits. Tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum cv. Micro-Tom) were grown in hydroponic solutions supplemented with 50 µM Al(SO4)3.18H2O. Fruits at green, orange and red maturity stages were harvested. Proteomes from those fruits were analysed using the iTRAQ proteomics analysis. Protein changes during fruit maturity process and the effect from Al accumulation in fruits during this process were identified.
Type of the Paper: Review
Title: Plant cell wall proteins: a large corpus of data, but what about runaways?
Authors: Cécile Albenne, Hervé Canut, Laurent Hoffmann and Elisabeth Jamet
Affiliation: Laboratoire de recherche en Sciences Végétales (LRSV), UMR 5546 UPS/CNRS, 24 chemin de Borderouge – Auzeville, BP 42617, 31326 CASTANET TOLOSAN, France
Abstract: Plant cell wall proteomics has been a very dynamic field of research for about fifteen years. The first studies have only led to the identification of a few proteins. However, a range of strategies has been proposed to increase the number of identified proteins and to characterize their post-translational modifications. The protocols are still improving to enlarge the coverage of cell wall proteomes, which presently accounts for about one fourth of the expected cell wall proteome in the most studied plant, Arabidopsis thaliana. The availability of genomic sequences of additional plant species has also greatly contributed to the development of this research field by allowing the precise identification of proteins from mass spectrometry data. Today, more than 1500 cell wall proteins (CWPs) have been identified in a variety of plant species and organs. In this review, we will highlight two points. First point is related to methodology and concerns the present limitations of the coverage of cell wall proteomes. Indeed, a step of cell wall purification is often performed before CWP extraction. Because of the variety of cell wall structures and of the diversity of protein/polysaccharide and protein/protein interactions in cell walls, some CWPs can be missing either because they are washed out during the purification of cell walls or because they are covalently linked to cell wall components. Second point is related to data analysis with an overview of the cell wall proteomes of dicots vs those of monocots. A large corpus of data is available particularly in A. thaliana, Brachypodium distachyon and Oryza sativa. CWP contents have some specificities in relation to the major differences in cell wall composition and structure between these plants. A special emphasis will be put on proteins acting on polysaccharides, lectins and oxidoreductases.
Last update: 23 September 2013