Long-chain acyl-CoA synthetases (LACSs) activate fatty acids for further metabolism and are encoded by a multi-gene family in Arabidopsis. AtLACS6 possesses a type 2 (PTS2) peroxisomal targeting sequence, whilst AtLACS7 has both a type 1 and type 2 peroxisomal targeting sequence. AtLACS7 was used as bait in a yeast two-hybrid screen. Multiple clones of the PTS1 receptor PEX5 were isolated. Quantitative beta-galactosidase assay indicated that full-length PEX5 interacts with AtLACS7 with higher affinity than the TPR domains alone. The interaction between PEX5 and AtLACS7 was confirmed by co-immunoprecipitation and shown to be specific for the PTS1, therefore the AtLACS7 PTS1 is accessible to bind PEX5 in the full-length AtLACS7 protein. The expression profile of AtLACS6, AtLACS7, AtPEX5, and AtPEX7 revealed that AtLACS6 and 7 have distinct patterns of expression and we speculate that the possession of two targeting signals may be advantageous for the import of AtLACS7 when receptors may be limiting.

AtLACS7 interacts with the TPR domains of the PTS1 receptor PEX5

DE BELLIS, Luigi;
2005

Abstract

Long-chain acyl-CoA synthetases (LACSs) activate fatty acids for further metabolism and are encoded by a multi-gene family in Arabidopsis. AtLACS6 possesses a type 2 (PTS2) peroxisomal targeting sequence, whilst AtLACS7 has both a type 1 and type 2 peroxisomal targeting sequence. AtLACS7 was used as bait in a yeast two-hybrid screen. Multiple clones of the PTS1 receptor PEX5 were isolated. Quantitative beta-galactosidase assay indicated that full-length PEX5 interacts with AtLACS7 with higher affinity than the TPR domains alone. The interaction between PEX5 and AtLACS7 was confirmed by co-immunoprecipitation and shown to be specific for the PTS1, therefore the AtLACS7 PTS1 is accessible to bind PEX5 in the full-length AtLACS7 protein. The expression profile of AtLACS6, AtLACS7, AtPEX5, and AtPEX7 revealed that AtLACS6 and 7 have distinct patterns of expression and we speculate that the possession of two targeting signals may be advantageous for the import of AtLACS7 when receptors may be limiting.
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