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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology
Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
ISSN: 0717-3458
Vol. 15, No. 1, 2012
Bioline Code: ej12010
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2012

 en Molecular cloning and expression analysis of 12-oxophytodienoate reductase cDNA by wounding in Solanum tuberosum check for this species in other resources
Díaz, Mauricio; Polanco, Victor; Ramírez, Ingrid & Peña-Cortés, Hugo


Jasmonic acid (JA) and 12-oxophytodienoic acid (OPDA) are signal molecules involved in the stress and defense responses in plants. A full-length cDNA clon of OPR3 encoding 12- oxophytodienoate reductase 3, key enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of JA from linolenic acid was obtained from a Solanum tuberosum check for this species in other resources cDNA library. Sequence analysis showed that OPR3 encoded a polypeptide of 400 amino acids with a predicted molecular mass of 43.9 kDa and pI of 7.72. The deduced amino acid sequence of OPR3 showed high similarities to other 12-oxophytodienoate reductases. A peroxisomal signal sequence indicates OPR3 probable location in peroxisome. Levels of OPR3 mRNA accumulated in potato leaves reaching maximum levels within 1 hr of mechanical wounding. Elevated levels of JA were correlated to expression of the OPR3 gene.

12-oxophytodienoate reductase, jasmonic acid, OPDA, Solanum tuberosum, stress, wounding

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