Mitochondrial VDAC and hexokinase together modulate plant programmed cell death

Ashwini Godbole and Ashvini Kumar Dubey and Reddy, P. S. and Udayakumar, M. and Mathew, M. K. (2013) Mitochondrial VDAC and hexokinase together modulate plant programmed cell death. Protoplasma, 250 (4). pp. 875-884.

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The voltage-dependent anion channel (VDAC) and mitochondrially located hexokinase have been implicated both in pathways leading to cell death on the one hand, and immortalization in tumor formation on the other. While both proteins have also been implicated in death processes in plants, their interaction has not been explored. We have examined cell death following heterologous expression of a rice VDAC in the tobacco cell line BY2 and in leaves of tobacco plants and show that it is ameliorated by co-expression of hexokinase. Hexokinase also abrogates death induced by H2O2. We conclude that the ratio of expression of the two proteins and their interaction play a major role in modulating death pathways in plants.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: article, pathology, metabolism, Nicotiana tabacum, genetics, physiology, Plants, cell death, Cell Death, plant, Mitochondria, mitochondrion, enzymology, hexokinase, voltage dependent anion channel, plant cell, Hexokinase, Nicotiana obtusifolia, Plant Cells, Voltage-Dependent Anion Channels
Subjects: B Life Science > Biotechnology
Divisions: Department of > Biotechnology
Depositing User: Arshiya Kousar Library Assistant
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2019 10:30
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2019 10:30

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