Dual mechanism of activation of plant plasma membrane Ca 2+ -ATPase by acidic phospholipids: Evidence for a phospholipid binding site which overlaps the calmodulin-binding site

Dipartimento di Biologia, Universita di Milano, Istituto di Biofisica del CNR, Sezione di Milano, Milano, Italy.
Molecular Membrane Biology (Impact Factor: 1.69). 11/2008; 25(6-7):539-46. DOI: 10.1080/09687680802508747
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The effect of phospholipids on the activity of isoform ACA8 of Arabidopsis thaliana plasma membrane (PM) Ca2+-ATPase was evaluated in membranes isolated from Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain K616 expressing wild type or mutated ACA8 cDNA. Acidic phospholipids stimulated the basal Ca2+-ATPase activity in the following order of efficiency: phosphatidylinositol 4-monophosphate > phosphatidylserine > phosphatidylcholine approximately = phosphatidylethanolamine approximately = 0. Acidic phospholipids increased V(max-Ca2+) and lowered the value of K(0.5-Ca2+) below the value measured in the presence of calmodulin (CaM). In the presence of CaM acidic phospholipids activated ACA8 by further decreasing its K(0.5-Ca2+) value. Phosphatidylinositol 4-monophosphate and, with lower efficiency, phosphatidylserine bound peptides reproducing ACA8 N-terminus (aa 1-116). Single point mutation of three residues (A56, R59 and Y62) within the sequence A56-T63 lowered the apparent affinity of ACA8 for phosphatidylinositol 4-monophosphate by two to three fold, indicating that this region contains a binding site for acidic phospholipids. However, the N-deleted mutant Delta74-ACA8 was also activated by acidic phospholipids, indicating that acidic phospholipids activate ACA8 through a complex mechanism, involving interaction with different sites. The striking similarity between the response to acidic phospholipids of ACA8 and animal plasma membrane Ca2+-ATPase provides new evidence that type 2B Ca2+-ATPases share common regulatory properties independently of structural differences such as the localization of the terminal regulatory region at the N- or C-terminal end of the protein.

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    • "Phosphorylation and lipids may also affect the activity of plant plasma membrane Ca 2+ pumps. Acidic phospholipids activate a plasma membrane Ca 2+ pump from radish by a mechanism different from CaM stimulation (Bonza et al. 2001), although it appears that the phospholipid-binding site overlaps the CaM-binding site (Meneghelli et al. 2008). ACA8 is phosphorylated in vivo but the physiological impact of phosphorylation is not known (Niittyla et al. 2007). "
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    • "P2B-type ATPases share a number of catalytic and regulatory features [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] and are characterized by an extended cytosolic regulatory domain with auto-inhibitory function. The action of this domain can be suppressed by binding of calmodulin (CaM) or acidic phospholipids setting the enzyme in an activated state characterized by high V max and low K 0.5 for free Ca 2+ [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]. Despite similar activation mechanism, some divergences can be underlined: animal isoforms of PMCAs are highly specific for ATP whereas plant ACAs have the unique ability to use GTP or ITP nearly as well as ATP [4] [14] [15]. "
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    • "This possibility clearly does not apply to the trafficking of CLV1 or CLV2, based on the observation that pol pll1 mutants are fully epistatic to clv mutants, the opposite of what the trafficking model would suggest (Song et al., 2008). Furthermore, PI(4)P itself has been shown to have nontrafficking functions, including activating the Arabidopsis plasma membrane Ca 2+ -ATPase (Meneghelli et al., 2008). "
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