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Expression of a barley cystatin gene in maize enhances resistance against phytophagous mites by altering their cysteine-proteases
Año:2010
Áreas de investigación
  • Biología molecular, celular y genética
Datos
Descripción
The aim of this study was to assess the effects of barley cystatins on two phytophagous spider mites, Tetranychus urticae and Brevipalpus chilensis. The determination of proteolytic activity profile in both mite species showed the presence of the cysteine-proteases, putative targets of cystatins, among other enzymatic activities. All barley cystatins, except HvCPI-1 and HvCPI-7, inhibited in vitro mite cathepsin L- and/or cathepsin B-like activities, HvCPI-6 being the strongest inhibitor for both mite species. Transgenic maize plants expressing HvCPI-6 protein were generated and the functional integrity of the cystatin transgene was confirmed by in vitro inhibitory effect observed against T. urticae and B. chilensis protein extracts. Feeding experiments impaired on transgenic lines performed with T. urticae impaired mite development and reproductive performance. Besides, a significant reduction of cathepsin L-like and/or cathepsin B-like activities was observed when the spider mite fed on maize plants expressing HvCPI-6 cystatin. These findings reveal the potential of barley cystatins as acaricide proteins to protect plants against two important mite pests.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
PLANT CELL REPORTS
ISSN
0721-7714
Factor de impacto JCR
2,301
Información de impacto
Volumen
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DOI
10.1007/s00299-010-0948-z
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Participantes
  • Autor: Manuel Martinez Muñoz (UPM)
  • Autor: M. Isabel Diaz Rodriguez (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Interacciones moleculares planta-insecto.
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas, CBGP
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