Journal Article

Comprehensive Analysis of Glucan Elicitor-Regulated Gene Expression in Tobacco BY-2 Cells Reveals a Novel MYB Transcription Factor Involved in the Regulation of Phenylpropanoid Metabolism

Tomonori Shinya, Ivan Gális, Tomoko Narisawa, Mami Sasaki, Hiroo Fukuda, Hideaki Matsuoka, Mikako Saito and Ken Matsuoka

in Plant and Cell Physiology

Published on behalf of Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists

Volume 48, issue 10, pages 1404-1413
Published in print October 2007 | ISSN: 0032-0781
Published online October 2007 | e-ISSN: 1471-9053 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pcp/pcm115
Comprehensive Analysis of Glucan Elicitor-Regulated Gene Expression in Tobacco BY-2 Cells Reveals a Novel MYB Transcription Factor Involved in the Regulation of Phenylpropanoid Metabolism

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We previously demonstrated that a β-1,3-, 1,6-oligoglucan (AaGlucan) from the fungus Alternaria alternata 102 shows strong elicitor activity in tobacco BY-2 cells. We have used cDNA microarray analysis to monitor global changes in gene expression in tobacco cells treated with this A. alternata fraction or with laminarin. In total, we identified 265 genes that were induced 1 h after treatment with an AaGlucan-enriched fraction or laminarin. Among them, we characterized in detail a novel tobacco R2R3 MYB-type transcription factor homolog (NtMYBGR1) and two DC1 domain-containing genes (NtDC1A and NtDC1B). Microarray data, together with overexpression and metabolic analyses, indicated that NtMYBGR1, but not the NtDC1 proteins, primarily targets the phenylpropanoid synthesis-related genes PAL and 4CL. These results suggest that NtMYBGR1 specifically regulates defense responses in BY-2 cells by enhancing phenylpropanoid metabolism in response to AaGlucan and laminarin elicitors.

Keywords: BY-2 cells; Gene expression; Glucan elicitor; Microarray; MYB; Phenylpropanoid pathway

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Subjects: Biochemistry ; Molecular and Cell Biology ; Plant Sciences and Forestry

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