Wortmannin Treatment Induces Changes in Arabidopsis Root Proteome and Post-Golgi Compartments
ABSTRACT Wortmannin is a widely used pharmaceutical compound which is employed to define vesicular trafficking routes of particular proteins or cellular compounds. It targets phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase and phosphatidylinositol 4-kinases in a dose-dependent manner leading to the inhibition of protein vacuolar sorting and endocytosis. Combined proteomics and cell biological approaches have been used in this study to explore the effects of wortmannin on Arabidopsis root cells, especially on proteome and endomembrane trafficking. On the subcellular level, wortmannin caused clustering, fusion, and swelling of trans-Golgi network (TGN) vesicles and multivesicular bodies (MVBs) leading to the formation of wortmannin-induced multivesicular compartments. Appearance of wortmannin-induced compartments was associated with depletion of TGN as revealed by electron microscopy. On the proteome level, wortmannin induced massive changes in protein abundance profiles. Wortmannin-sensitive proteins belonged to various functional classes. An inhibition of vacuolar trafficking by wortmannin was related to the downregulation of proteins targeted to the vacuole, as showed for vacuolar proteases. A small GTPase, RabA1d, which regulates vesicular trafficking at TGN, was identified as a new protein negatively affected by wortmannin. In addition, Sec14 was upregulated and PLD1 alpha was downregulated by wortmannin.
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ABSTRACT: Phototropins are UVA/blue-light receptors involved in controlling the light-dependent physiological responses which serve to optimize the photosynthetic activity of plants and promote growth. The phototropin-induced phosphoinositide (PI) metabolism has been shown to be essential for stomatal opening and phototropism. However, the role of PIs in phototropin-induced chloroplast movements remains poorly understood. The aim of this work is to determine which PI species are involved in the control of chloroplast movements in Arabidopsis and the nature of their involvement. We present the effects of the inactivation of phospholipase C (PLC), PI3-kinase (PI3K) and PI4-kinase (PI4K) on chloroplast relocations in Arabidopsis. The inhibition of the phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphospahte [PI(4,5)P2]-PLC pathway, using neomycin and U73122, suppressed the phot2-mediated chloroplast accumulation and avoidance responses, without affecting movement responses controlled by phot1. On the other hand, PI3K and PI4K activities are more restricted to phot1- and phot2-induced weak-light responses. The inactivation of PI3K and PI4K by wortmannin and LY294002 severely affected the weak blue-light-activated accumulation response but had little effect on the strong blue-light-activated avoidance response. The inhibitory effect observed with PI metabolism inhibitors is, at least partly, due to a disturbance in Ca(2+) ((c)) signaling. Using the transgenic aequorin system, we show that the application of these inhibitors suppresses the blue-light-induced transient Ca(2+) ((c)) rise. These results demonstrate the importance of PIs in chloroplast movements, with the PI(4,5)P2-PLC pathway involved in phot2 signaling while PI3K and PI4K are required for the phot1- and phot2-induced accumulation response. Our results suggest that these PIs modulate cytosolic Ca(2+) signaling during movements.PLoS ONE 02/2013; 8(2):e55393. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0055393 · 3.53 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: LY294002 is a synthetic quercetin-like compound which, unlike wortmannin, is an inhibitor of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K). It inhibits endocytosis and vacuolar transport. We report here on the proteome-wide effects of LY294002 on Arabidopsis roots focusing on proteins involved in vesicular trafficking and stress response. At the subcellular level, LY294002 caused swelling and clustering of late endosomes leading to inhibition of vacuolar transport. At the proteome level, this compound caused changes in abundances of proteins categorized to 10 functional classes. Among proteins involved in vesicular trafficking, a small GTPase ARFA1f was more abundant, indicating its possible contribution to the aggregation and fusion of late endosomes triggered by LY294002. Our study provides new information on storage proteins and vacuolar hydrolases in vegetative tissues treated by LY294002. Vacuolar hydrolases were downregulated while storage proteins were more abundant, suggesting that storage proteins were protected from degradation in swollen multivesicular bodies upon LY294002 treatment. Upregulation of 2S albumin was validated by immunoblotting and immunolabelling analyses. Our study also pointed to the control of antioxidant enzyme machinery by PI3K because LY294002 downregulated two isozymes of superoxide dismutase. This most likely occurred via PI3K-mediated downregulation of protein AtDJ1A. Finally, we discuss specificity differences of LY294002 and wortmannin against PI3K which are reflected at the proteome level. Compared to wortmannin, LY294002 showed more narrow and perhaps also more specific effects on proteins as suggested by gene ontology functional annotation.Journal of Proteome Research 08/2013; 12(10). DOI:10.1021/pr400466x · 5.00 Impact Factor