alexa Hexokinase as a sugar sensor in higher plants.
Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Physiology

Author(s): Jang JC, Len P, Zhou L, Sheen J

Abstract Share this page

Abstract The mechanisms by which higher plants recognize and respond to sugars are largely unknown. Here, we present evidence that the first enzyme in the hexose assimilation pathway, hexokinase (HXK), acts as a sensor for plant sugar responses. Transgenic Arabidopsis plants expressing antisense hexokinase (AtHXK) genes are sugar hyposensitive, whereas plants overexpressing AtHXK are sugar hypersensitive. The transgenic plants exhibited a wide spectrum of altered sugar responses in seedling development and in gene activation and repression. Furthermore, overexpressing the yeast sugar sensor YHXK2 caused a dominant negative effect by elevating HXK catalytic activity but reducing sugar sensitivity in transgenic plants. The result suggests that HXK is a dual-function enzyme with a distinct regulatory function not interchangeable between plants and yeast.
This article was published in Plant Cell and referenced in Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Physiology

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

  • 2nd International Conference on Plant Physiology & Pathology
    June 26-28, 2017 Bangkok, Thailand
  • 7th World Summit on Plant Genomics
    July 03-05, 2017 Bangkok, Thailand
  • 3rd Global Summit on Plant Science
    August 07-09, 2017 Rome, Italy
  • 2nd International Conference on Biochemistry
    Sep 21-22, 2017 Macau, Hong Kong

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords