Guo, L, Mishra, G, Markham, JE, Li, M, Tawfall, A, Welti, R et al.. Connections between sphingosine kinase and phospholipase D in the abscisic acid signaling pathway in Arabidopsis. J Biol Chem 287: 8286-8296

Department of Biology, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri 63121, USA.
Journal of Biological Chemistry (Impact Factor: 4.57). 01/2012; 287(11):8286-96. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M111.274274
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Phosphatidic acid (PA) and phytosphingosine 1-phosphate (phyto-S1P) both are lipid messengers involved in plant response to
abscisic acid (ABA). Our previous data indicate that PA binds to sphingosine kinase (SPHK) and increases its phyto-S1P-producing
activity. To understand the cellular and physiological functions of the PA-SPHK interaction, we isolated Arabidopsis thaliana SPHK mutants sphk1-1 and sphk2-1 and characterized them, together with phospholipase Dα1 knock-out, pldα1, in plant response to ABA. Compared with wild-type (WT) plants, the SPHK mutants and pldα1 all displayed decreased sensitivity to ABA-promoted stomatal closure. Phyto-S1P promoted stomatal closure in sphk1-1 and sphk2-1, but not in pldα1, whereas PA promoted stomatal closure in sphk1-1, sphk2-1, and pldα1. The ABA activation of PLDα1 in leaves and protoplasts was attenuated in the SPHK mutants, and the ABA activation of SPHK was reduced in pldα1. In response to ABA, the accumulation of long-chain base phosphates was decreased in pldα1, whereas PA production was decreased in SPHK mutants, compared with WT. Collectively, these results indicate that SPHK and PLDα1 act together in ABA response and that
SPHK and phyto-S1P act upstream of PLDα1 and PA in mediating the ABA response. PA is involved in the activation of SPHK, and
activation of PLDα1 requires SPHK activity. The data suggest that SPHK/phyto-S1P and PLDα1A are co-dependent in amplification
of response to ABA, mediating stomatal closure in Arabidopsis.

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    • "Strikingly PLDα1 is also a target for LCB-P that stimulate PtdOH synthesis (Guo and Wang, 2012). This apparent simplicity turns to complexity when considering that (i) PtdOH generated by PLDα1 interacts with and further stimulates the LCB kinase SPHK1 (Guo et al., 2012) and (ii) that a ABA-triggered NO production is also required for the activation of Phospholipase Dδ and PtdOH synthesis (Distéfano et al., 2012). In this intricate signaling network, further investigations should now examine the consequences of alterations of NO or SL signaling on each other to clearly establish possible direct NO–SL crosstalks. "
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    • "Secondly, work from the Wang laboratory showed that phyto-S1P does not activate PLDα1 directly in vitro (Guo et al., 2012). S1P and phyto-S1P were found to stimulate an intracellular calcium increase (Ng et al., 2001; Kim et al., 2007), and calcium is a key factor required for PLDα1 activity (see this review by Guo and Wang). "

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