The Arabidopsis wall-associated receptor kinase, WAK1, is a member of WAK family that links the plasma membrane to the extracellular matrix. A glycine-rich secreted protein, AtGRP-3, was previously shown to regulate WAK1 functions through binding to the extracellular domain of WAK1. In this study, we sought to determine the downstream molecules of the AtGRP-3/WAK1 signaling pathway, by using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis combined with Edman sequencing and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). We report here that a chloroplast protein, oxygen-evolving enhancer protein 2 (OEE2), specifically interacts with the cytoplasmic kinase domain of WAK1 and becomes phosphorylated in an AtGRP-3-dependent manner. The phosphorylation of OEE2 is also induced in Arabidopsis by treatment with avirulent Pseudomonas syringae. Taken together, these results suggest that OEE2 activity is regulated by AtGRP-3/WAK1.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2003 Jun 13|
- Signal transduction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology