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Researchers at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Target Plant Proteins [Isolation and functional characterization of DNA damage repair...

July 1, 2014



Researchers at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Target Plant Proteins [Isolation and functional characterization of DNA damage repair protein (DRT) from Lepidium latifolium L]

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- New research on Proteins is the subject of a report. According to news reporting from New Delhi, India, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "We have isolated and in silico characterized a cold regulated plastocyanin encoding gene from Lepidium latifolium L designated as LlaDRT."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, "Its cDNA sequence (JN214346) consists of a 504 bp ORF, 48 and 205 bp of 5 ' and 3 ' UTR regions, respectively encoding a protein of 17.07 KDa and pI 4.95. In silico and phylogenetic analysis of LlaDRT suggested that the protein has features of a typical plastocyanin family member and of a nearest relative of the predominant isoform of Arabidopsis (PETE2) plastocyanin."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Validation of stress response of LlaDRT by qPCR under different abiotic stress regulators viz salicylic acid, jasmonic acid, calcium chloride, ethylene and abscisic acid revealed its possible regulation and crosstalk amongst different pathways."

For more information on this research see: Isolation and functional characterization of DNA damage repair protein (DRT) from Lepidium latifolium L. Comptes Rendus Biologies, 2014;337(5):302-310. Comptes Rendus Biologies can be contacted at: Elsevier France-Editions Scientifiques Medicales Elsevier, 23 Rue Linois, 75724 Paris, France. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Comptes Rendus Biologies - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/600306)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting V.B. Sinha, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha Univ, Univ Sch Biotechnol, New Delhi 110078, India. Additional authors for this research include A. Grover, Z. Ahmed and V. Pande (see also Proteins).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, New Delhi, Plastocyanin, Plant Proteins, Metalloproteins

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