Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Biology

Date of Award

12-2014

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Dhirendra Kumar

Committee Members

Dhirendra Kumar, Chakraborty Ranjan, Kilaru Aruna

Abstract

Salicylic acid binding protein 2 (SABP2) is known to play a key role in Salicylic acid mediated defense pathway. SBIP-470 is SABP2 interacting protein that might be putatively involved in transfer of lipids. SBIP-470 was cloned without the signal peptide and expressed in E. coli. In vitro lipid binding assay using recombinant SBIP-470 failed to detect lipid binding. In vitro lipid transfer assay showed recombinant SBIP-470 does not transfer phospholipid. Study has shown that SBIP-470 is highly inducible upon infection with viral as well as bacterial pathogens. Induction of SBIP-470 expression upon the TMV infection most likely depends upon the SABP2 while its expression upon non-host bacterial pathogens is most probably inhibited by the SABP2. A study of Arabidopsis knockout mutants (ltp12 mutant and ltp2 mutant) lacking the SBIP-470 homolog genes showed defects in growth phenotype, and they were found susceptible to bacterial pathogens.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

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