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dc.contributor.authorFarmer, Lisa M.
Rinaldi, Mauro A.
Young, Pierce G.
Danan, Charles H.
Burkhart, Sarah E.
Bartel, Bonnie
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-21T18:41:41Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-22T06:10:05Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Farmer, Lisa M., Rinaldi, Mauro A., Young, Pierce G., et al.. "Disrupting Autophagy Restores Peroxisome Function to an Arabidopsis lon2 Mutant and Reveals a Role for the LON2 Protease in Peroxisomal Matrix Protein Degradation." The Plant Cell, 25, (2013) American Society of Plant Biologists: 4085-4100. http://dx.doi.org/10.1105/tpc.113.113407.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/75341
dc.description.abstract Peroxisomes house critical metabolic reactions that are essential for seedling development. As seedlings mature, metabolic requirements change, and peroxisomal contents are remodeled. The resident peroxisomal protease LON2 is positioned to degrade obsolete or damaged peroxisomal proteins, but data supporting such a role in plants have remained elusive. Arabidopsis thaliana lon2 mutants display defects in peroxisomal metabolism and matrix protein import but appear to degrade matrix proteins normally. To elucidate LON2 functions, we executed a forward-genetic screen for lon2 suppressors, which revealed multiple mutations in key autophagy genes. Disabling core autophagy-related gene (ATG) products prevents autophagy, a process through which cytosolic constituents, including organelles, can be targeted for vacuolar degradation. We found that atg2, atg3, and atg7 mutations suppressed lon2 defects in auxin metabolism and matrix protein processing and rescued the abnormally large size and small number of lon2 peroxisomes. Moreover, analysis of lon2 atg mutants uncovered an apparent role for LON2 in matrix protein turnover. Our data suggest that LON2 facilitates matrix protein degradation during peroxisome content remodeling, provide evidence for the existence of pexophagy in plants, and indicate that peroxisome destruction via autophagy is enhanced when LON2 is absent.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher American Society of Plant Biologists
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dc.title Disrupting Autophagy Restores Peroxisome Function to an Arabidopsis lon2 Mutant and Reveals a Role for the LON2 Protease in Peroxisomal Matrix Protein Degradation
dc.type Journal article
dc.contributor.funder National Institutes of Health
dc.contributor.funder National Science Foundation
dc.contributor.funder Welch Foundation
dc.citation.journalTitle The Plant Cell
dc.citation.volumeNumber 25
dc.embargo.terms 1 year
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1105/tpc.113.113407
dc.identifier.pmcid PMC3877801
dc.identifier.pmid 24179123
dc.identifier.grantID R01GM079177 (National Institutes of Health)
dc.identifier.grantID MCB-0745122 (National Science Foundation)
dc.identifier.grantID C-1309 (Welch Foundation)
dc.type.publication publisher version
dc.citation.firstpage 4085
dc.citation.lastpage 4100


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