Journal Article

Alterations in Detergent-Resistant Plasma Membrane Microdomains in <i>Arabidopsis thaliana</i> During Cold Acclimation

Anzu Minami, Masayuki Fujiwara, Akari Furuto, Yoichiro Fukao, Tetsuro Yamashita, Masaharu Kamo, Yukio Kawamura and Matsuo Uemura

in Plant and Cell Physiology

Published on behalf of Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists

Volume 50, issue 2, pages 341-359
Published in print February 2009 | ISSN: 0032-0781
Published online December 2008 | e-ISSN: 1471-9053 | DOI:
Alterations in Detergent-Resistant Plasma Membrane Microdomains in Arabidopsis thaliana During Cold Acclimation

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Microdomains in the plasma membrane (PM) have been proposed to be involved in many important cellular events in plant cells. To understand the role of PM microdomains in plant cold acclimation, we isolated the microdomains as detergent-resistant plasma membrane fractions (DRMs) from Arabidopsis seedlings and compared lipid and protein compositions before and after cold acclimation. The DRM was enriched in sterols and glucocerebrosides, and the proportion of free sterols in the DRM increased after cold acclimation. The protein-to-lipid ratio in the DRM was greater than that in the total PM fraction. The protein amount recovered in DRMs decreased gradually during cold acclimation. Cold acclimation further resulted in quantitative changes in DRM protein profiles. Subsequent mass spectrometry and Western blot analyses revealed that P-type H+-ATPases, aquaporins and endocytosis-related proteins increased and, conversely, tubulins, actins and V-type H+-ATPase subunits decreased in DRMs during cold acclimation. Functional categorization of cold-responsive proteins in DRMs suggests that plant PM microdomains function as platforms of membrane transport, membrane trafficking and cytoskeleton interaction. These comprehensive changes in microdomains may be associated with cold acclimation of Arabidopsis.

Keywords: Arabidopsis; Cold acclimation; Detergent-resistant membrane; 2D-DIGE; Microdomains; Plasma membrane

Journal Article.  10640 words.  Illustrated.

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

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