Molecular characterization of a fourth isoform of the catalytic subunit of protein phosphatase 2A from Arabidopsis thaliana

Antonio Casamayor, Encarna Pérez-Callejón, Gemma Pujol, Joaquín Ariño, Albert Ferrer

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Abstract

We have recently reported the existence of multiple isoforms of the catalytic subunit of protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) in Arabidopsis thaliana and the molecular cloning of cDNAs encoding three of these proteins (PP2A-1, PP2A-2, PP2A-3). The reported cDNA encoding PP2A-3 was truncated at the 5′ terminus, lacking a short fragment of the N-terminal coding sequence. We have now isolated a near full-length cDNA encoding the entire PP2A-3 protein (313 residues). The clone includes 188 nucleotides of 5′-untranslated region, where a 44 bp long poly(GA) track is found. We also describe the cloning of a cDNA encoding a fourth isoform of PP2A (PP2A-4). The polypeptide contains 313 residues being 98% identical to PP2A-3 and only 80% identical to both PP2A-1 and PP2A-2. The mRNA for PP2A-4 is 1.4 kb in length and, although predominantly expressed in roots, it is also found in other organs. It is concluded that in A. thaliana the isoforms of PP2A can be grouped in two extremely conserved subfamilies. © 1994 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-528
JournalPlant Molecular Biology
Volume26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1994

Keywords

  • A. thaliana
  • cDNA cloning
  • gene family
  • protein phosphatase 2A

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