Proteome profile analysis of boron-induced alleviation of aluminum-toxicity in Citrus grandis roots.

Author(s) Yang, L.T.; Liu, J.W.; Wu, Y.M.; Qi, Y.P.; Wang, J.L.; Lai, N.W.; Ye, X.; Chen, L.S.
Journal Ecotoxicol Environ Saf
Date Published 2018 Oct 30
Abstract

Aluminum (Al)-toxicity and boron (B)-deficiency are two major factors limiting crop production in tropical and subtropical areas. Elevating B supply can alleviate the Al-induced inhibition of growth in Citrus grandis. Seedlings of C. grandis were irrigated for 18 weeks with nutrient solutions containing two B levels (2.5 and 20 μM HBO) and two Al levels (0 and 1.2 mM AlCl·6HO). By using 2-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) based MALDI-TOF/TOF-MS method, this study successfully identified and quantified sixty-one differentially abundant proteins in Citrus roots in response to B-Al interactions. The mechanisms underlying the B-induced alleviation of Al-toxicity unveiled by 2-DE technique could be summarized as follows: a) remodeling of cell wall by reducing the synthesis of lignin (sugar ATP Binding Cassette (ABC) transporter ATPase and cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase) and increasing the modification of cell wall (UDP-forming); b) enhancing the abundances of proteasomes and turnover of dysfunctional proteins (proteasome or protease); c) increasing the abundance of stress response proteins, such as alcohol dehydrogenase, S-adenosylmethionine synthetase (SAMS) and glycosyl hydrolase; d) reinforcing cellular biological regulation and signal transduction (calreticulin-1). For the first time, some proteins, such as cell division protein 48 (CDC48), calreticulin and phospholipase, which might be involved in the downstream signaling of Al in Citrus plants, were successfully identified.

DOI 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2018.07.028
ISSN 1090-2414
Citation Yang L-, Liu J-, Wu Y-, Qi Y-, Wang J-, Lai N-, et al. Proteome profile analysis of boron-induced alleviation of aluminum-toxicity in Citrus grandis roots. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2018;162:488-498.