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|Superclasses:||Degradation/Utilization/Assimilation → Protein Degradation|
Expected Taxonomic Range: Viridiplantae
Wound-induction in plants results in a cascade of pathways that are triggered as defense response. These protease-controlled pathways are critical for plant development and stress response. The role of the Ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis events in wound and defense response is suggested by the up-regulation of genes encoding a ubiquitin in response to infection [Gu99].
Peptidases such as aminopeptidases, carboxypeptidases, endo and exopeptidases occur in response to wound induction and as a defense response. The turnover of mis-folded or damaged proteins that accumulate as a result of oxidative burst associated with wound response, would require recycling by the action of these peptidases [Gu96].
Lap -A is found only in a few Solanaceae members and has acidic pI. Two alleles are known (LAP-A1 and LAP-A2), both of which are expressed during flower and fruit development. Lap A was shown to accumulate in response to wound induction [NarvaezVasquez08], Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato infection, and Phytophthora parasitica infection [Tu03].
Gu99: Gu YQ, Holzer FM, Walling LL (1999). "Overexpression, purification and biochemical characterization of the wound-induced leucine aminopeptidase of tomato." Eur J Biochem 263(3);726-35. PMID: 10469136
Josch03: Josch C, Klotz LO, Sies H (2003). "Identification of cytosolic leucyl aminopeptidase (EC 188.8.131.52) as the major cysteinylglycine-hydrolysing activity in rat liver." Biol Chem 384(2);213-8. PMID: 12675513
McCulloch94: McCulloch R, Burke ME, Sherratt DJ (1994). "Peptidase activity of Escherichia coli aminopeptidase A is not required for its role in Xer site-specific recombination." Mol Microbiol 12(2);241-51. PMID: 8057849
Strater99: Strater N, Sun L, Kantrowitz ER, Lipscomb WN (1999). "A bicarbonate ion as a general base in the mechanism of peptide hydrolysis by dizinc leucine aminopeptidase." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 96(20);11151-5. PMID: 10500145
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