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Title : Strigolactones spatially influence lateral root development through the cytokinin signaling network - Jiang_2016_J.Exp.Bot_67_379
Author(s) : Jiang L , Matthys C , Marquez-Garcia B , De Cuyper C , Smet L , De Keyser A , Boyer FD , Beeckman T , Depuydt S , Goormachtig S
Ref : J Exp Bot , 67 :379 , 2016
Abstract : Strigolactones are important rhizosphere signals that act as phytohormones and have multiple functions, including modulation of lateral root (LR) development. Here, we show that treatment with the strigolactone analog GR24 did not affect LR initiation, but negatively influenced LR priming and emergence, the latter especially near the root-shoot junction. The cytokinin module ARABIDOPSIS HISTIDINE KINASE3 (AHK3)/ARABIDOPSIS RESPONSE REGULATOR1 (ARR1)/ARR12 was found to interact with the GR24-dependent reduction in LR development, because mutants in this pathway rendered LR development insensitive to GR24. Additionally, pharmacological analyses, mutant analyses, and gene expression analyses indicated that the affected polar auxin transport stream in mutants of the AHK3/ARR1/ARR12 module could be the underlying cause. Altogether, the data reveal that the GR24 effect on LR development depends on the hormonal landscape that results from the intimate connection with auxins and cytokinins, two main players in LR development.
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PubMedSearch : Jiang_2016_J.Exp.Bot_67_379
PubMedID: 26519957

Title : The Response of the Root Proteome to the Synthetic Strigolactone GR24 in Arabidopsis - Walton_2016_Mol.Cell.Proteomics_15_2744
Author(s) : Walton A , Stes E , Goeminne G , Braem L , Vuylsteke M , Matthys C , De Cuyper C , Staes A , Vandenbussche J , Boyer FD , Vanholme R , Fromentin J , Boerjan W , Gevaert K , Goormachtig S
Ref : Mol Cell Proteomics , 15 :2744 , 2016
Abstract : Strigolactones are plant metabolites that act as phytohormones and rhizosphere signals. Whereas most research on unraveling the action mechanisms of strigolactones is focused on plant shoots, we investigated proteome adaptation during strigolactone signaling in the roots of Arabidopsis thaliana. Through large-scale, time-resolved, and quantitative proteomics, the impact of the strigolactone analog rac-GR24 was elucidated on the root proteome of the wild type and the signaling mutant more axillary growth 2 (max2). Our study revealed a clear MAX2-dependent rac-GR24 response: an increase in abundance of enzymes involved in flavonol biosynthesis, which was reduced in the max2-1 mutant. Mass spectrometry-driven metabolite profiling and thin-layer chromatography experiments demonstrated that these changes in protein expression lead to the accumulation of specific flavonols. Moreover, quantitative RT-PCR revealed that the flavonol-related protein expression profile was caused by rac-GR24-induced changes in transcript levels of the corresponding genes. This induction of flavonol production was shown to be activated by the two pure enantiomers that together make up rac-GR24. Finally, our data provide much needed clues concerning the multiple roles played by MAX2 in the roots and a comprehensive view of the rac-GR24-induced response in the root proteome.
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PubMedSearch : Walton_2016_Mol.Cell.Proteomics_15_2744
PubMedID: 27317401

Title : The Whats, the Wheres and the Hows of strigolactone action in the roots - Matthys_2016_Planta_243_1327
Author(s) : Matthys C , Walton A , Struk S , Stes E , Boyer FD , Gevaert K , Goormachtig S
Ref : Planta , 243 :1327 , 2016
Abstract : Strigolactones control various aspects of plant development, including root architecture. Here, we review how strigolactones act in the root and survey the strigolactone specificity of signaling components that affect root development. Strigolactones are a group of secondary metabolites produced in plants that have been assigned multiple roles, of which the most recent is hormonal activity. Over the last decade, these compounds have been shown to regulate various aspects of plant development, such as shoot branching and leaf senescence, but a growing body of literature suggests that these hormones play an equally important role in the root. In this review, we present all known root phenotypes linked to strigolactones. We examine the expression and presence of the main players in biosynthesis and signaling of these hormones and bring together the available information that allows us to explain how strigolactones act to modulate the root system architecture.
ESTHER : Matthys_2016_Planta_243_1327
PubMedSearch : Matthys_2016_Planta_243_1327
PubMedID: 26895337

Title : A fluorescent alternative to the synthetic strigolactone GR24 - Rasmussen_2013_Mol.Plant_6_100
Author(s) : Rasmussen A , Heugebaert T , Matthys C , Van Deun R , Boyer FD , Goormachtig S , Stevens C , Geelen D
Ref : Mol Plant , 6 :100 , 2013
Abstract : Strigolactones have recently been implicated in both above- and below-ground developmental pathways in higher plants. To facilitate the molecular and chemical properties of strigolactones in vitro and in vivo, we have developed a fluorescent strigolactone molecule, CISA-1, synthesized via a novel method which was robust, high-yielding, and used simple starting materials. We demonstrate that CISA-1 has a broad range of known strigolactone activities and further report on an adventitious rooting assay in Arabidopsis which is a highly sensitive and rapid method for testing biological activity of strigolactone analogs. In this rooting assay and the widely used Orobanche germination assay, CISA-1 showed stronger biological activity than the commonly tested GR24. CISA-1 and GR24 were equally effective at inhibiting branching in Arabidopsis inflorescence stems. In both the branching and adventitious rooting assay, we also demonstrated that CISA-1 activity is dependent on the max strigolactone signaling pathway. In water methanol solutions, CISA-1 was about threefold more stable than GR24, which may contribute to the increased activity observed in the various biological tests.
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PubMedSearch : Rasmussen_2013_Mol.Plant_6_100
PubMedID: 23024210