Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Regular Papers
Aspirin and Salicylic Acid Do not Inhibit Methyl Jasmonate-inducible Expression of a Gene for Ornithine Decarboxylase in Tobacco BY-2 Cells
Shunsuke IMANISHIMakiko NAKAKITAKouji YAMASHITAAyami FURUTAKaname UTSUNONobuhiko MURAMOTOHisae KOJIMAKenzo NAKAMURA
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2000 Volume 64 Issue 1 Pages 125-133

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  Similar to the prostanoid-mediated inflammatory response in mammals, jasmonate-mediated wound response in plant leaves is inhibited by salicylic acid (SA) or acetylsalicylate (aspirin). In tobacco BY-2 cells, expression of the gene for ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) involved in putrescine synthesis is rapidly inducible by methyl jasmonate (MeJA). A nuclear gene for ODC isolated from tobacco, gNtODC-1, was an intron-less gene and MeJA induced the expression of a GUS fusion gene with the gNtODC-1 promoter in transformed tobacco cells. Although SA alone did not induce the expression, 0.2 to 20 μM SA increased the MeJA-induced expression of the fusion gene to about two-fold. A similar increase was observed with aspirin but not with 3- or 4-hydroxybenzoic acids. SA at concentrations up to 200 μM did not inhibit the MeJA-induction of mRNAs for the GUS fusion gene and the endogenous gene for ODC.

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