Publication details for Professor Ari SadanandomBailey, Mark, Srivastava, Anjil, Conti, Lucio, Nelis, Stuart, Zhang, Cunjin, Florance, Hannah, Love, Andrew, Milner, Joel, Napier, Richard, Grant, Murray & Sadanandom, Ari (2016). Stability of small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) proteases OVERLY TOLERANT TO SALT1 and -2 modulates salicylic acid signalling and SUMO1/2 conjugation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Experimental Botany 67(1): 353-363.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 0022-0957 (print), 1460-2431 (electronic)
- DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erv468
- Keywords: Arabidopsis thaliana, Defence, Pathogen, Salicylic acid (SA), Small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO), SUMO protease, SUMOylation.
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Small ubiquitin-like modifier proteases 1 and 2 (SUMO1/2) have been linked to the regulation of salicylic acid (SA)-mediated defence signalling in Arabidopsis thaliana. In order to define the role of the SUMO proteases OVERLY TOLERANT TO SALT1 and -2 (OTS1/2) in defence and to provide insight into SUMO1/2-mediated regulation of SA signalling, we examined the status of SA-mediated defences in ots1/2 mutants. The ots1 ots2 double mutant displayed enhanced resistance to virulent Pseudomonas syringae and higher levels of SA compared with wild-type (WT) plants. Furthermore, ots1 ots2 mutants exhibited upregulated expression of the SA biosynthesis gene ICS1 in addition to enhanced SA-responsive ICS1 expression beyond that of WT. SA stimulated OTS1/2 degradation and promoted accumulation of SUMO1/2 conjugates. These results indicate that OTS1 and -2 act in a feedback loop in SA signalling and that de novo OTS1/2 synthesis works antagonistically to SA-promoted degradation, adjusting the abundance of OTS1/2 to moderate SA signalling. Accumulation of SUMO1/2 conjugates coincides with SA-promoted OTS degradation and may play a positive role in SA-mediated signalling in addition to its repressive roles reported elsewhere.