3 years ago

Genome-wide analysis of GDSL-type esterases/lipases in Arabidopsis

Jei-Fu Shaw, Chia-Ping Lai, Ming-Tsair Chan, Long-Fang O. Chen, Li-Min Huang


Key message

In this present study, we introduce a fundamental framework and provide information regarding the possible roles of GDSL-type esterase/lipase gene family in Arabidopsis.


GDSL-type esterases/lipases are hydrolytic enzymes with multifunctional properties such as broad substrate specificity, regiospecificity, and stereoselectivity. In this study, we identified 105 GDSL-type esterase/lipase genes in Arabidopsis thaliana by conducting a comprehensive computational analysis. Expression studies indicated that GDSL-type lipase proteins showed varied expression patterns. Phylogenetic tree analysis indicated that AtGELP (Arabidopsis thaliana GDSL-type esterase/lipase protein) gene family was divided into four clades. The phylogenetic analysis, combined with protein motif architectures, and expression profiling were used to predict the roles AtGELP genes. To investigate the physical roles of the AtGELP gene family, we successfully screened 88 AtGELP T-DNA knockout lines for 54 AtGELP genes from 199 putative SALK T-DNA mutants. Transgenic plants of AtGELP genes were used to elucidate the phenotypic characteristics in various developmental stages or stress conditions. Our results suggest that the AtGELP genes have diverse physical functions such as affecting the germination rate and early growth of seedlings subjected to high concentrations of glucose, or being involved in biotic stress responses.

Publisher URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11103-017-0648-y

DOI: 10.1007/s11103-017-0648-y

You might also like
Never Miss Important Research

Researcher is an app designed by academics, for academics. Create a personalised feed in two minutes.
Choose from over 15,000 academics journals covering ten research areas then let Researcher deliver you papers tailored to your interests each day.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.