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Phosphorylation of p23-1 cochaperone by protein kinase CK2 affects root development in Arabidopsis

Abstract : Root growth is a fundamental process in plants and assures nutrient and water uptake required for efficient photosynthesis and metabolism. Postembryonic development of roots is controlled by the functionality of the meristem. Several hormones and signaling molecules regulate the size of the meristem, and among them, auxins play a major role. Protein kinase CK2, along with the chaperone protein HSP90, has been found to be involved in the regulation of auxin transport. Here, we show that p23-1, a cochaperone of HSP90, is phosphorylated by CK2 in Arabidopsis. We identified Ser201 as the major CK2 target site in p23-1 and demonstrated that phosphorylation of this site is necessary for normal root development. Moreover, we shed light on the nature of CK2 in Arabidopsis, showing that the three catalytic isoforms, CK2 αA, αB and αC, are proteins of approximately 40 kDa. Our results increase knowledge of the connection among HSP90, p23-1 and CK2 in Arabidopsis, suggesting the existence of a possible common root development mechanism controlled by these signaling molecules.
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Stefano D’alessandro, Serena Golin, Sofia Zanin, Laura Cendron, Michela Zottini, et al.. Phosphorylation of p23-1 cochaperone by protein kinase CK2 affects root development in Arabidopsis. Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group, 2019, 9 (1), ⟨10.1038/s41598-019-46327-0⟩. ⟨hal-03303925⟩



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