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Hydrogen Peroxide Response in Leaves of Poplar (Populus simonii × Populus nigra) Revealed from Physiological and Proteomic Analyses

Alkali Soil Natural Environmental Science Center, Northeast Forestry University, Key Laboratory of Saline-alkali Vegetation Ecology Restoration, Ministry of Education, Harbin 150040, China
Development Centre of Plant Germplasm Resources, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200234, China
Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201602, China
Department of Biology, Genetics Institute, Plant Molecular and Cellular Program, Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
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The authors contributed equally to this work.
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18(10), 2085;
Received: 29 August 2017 / Revised: 25 September 2017 / Accepted: 26 September 2017 / Published: 2 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from the 6th National Plant Protein Research Congress)
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Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is one of the most abundant reactive oxygen species (ROS), which plays dual roles as a toxic byproduct of cell metabolism and a regulatory signal molecule in plant development and stress response. Populus simonii × Populus nigra is an important cultivated forest species with resistance to cold, drought, insect and disease, and also a key model plant for forest genetic engineering. In this study, H2O2 response in P. simonii × P. nigra leaves was investigated using physiological and proteomics approaches. The seedlings of 50-day-old P. simonii × P. nigra under H2O2 stress exhibited stressful phenotypes, such as increase of in vivo H2O2 content, decrease of photosynthetic rate, elevated osmolytes, antioxidant accumulation, as well as increased activities of several ROS scavenging enzymes. Besides, 81 H2O2-responsive proteins were identified in the poplar leaves. The diverse abundant patterns of these proteins highlight the H2O2-responsive pathways in leaves, including 14-3-3 protein and nucleoside diphosphate kinase (NDPK)-mediated signaling, modulation of thylakoid membrane structure, enhancement of various ROS scavenging pathways, decrease of photosynthesis, dynamics of proteins conformation, and changes in carbohydrate and other metabolisms. This study provides valuable information for understanding H2O2-responsive mechanisms in leaves of P. simonii × P. nigra. View Full-Text
Keywords: Populus simonii × Populus nigra; leaves; H2O2 stress; proteomics Populus simonii × Populus nigra; leaves; H2O2 stress; proteomics

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Yu, J.; Jin, X.; Sun, X.; Gao, T.; Chen, X.; She, Y.; Jiang, T.; Chen, S.; Dai, S. Hydrogen Peroxide Response in Leaves of Poplar (Populus simonii × Populus nigra) Revealed from Physiological and Proteomic Analyses. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 2085.

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