Alexey V. Babakov

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All higher plants possess highly specific binding sites for fusicoccin, a metabolite of the fungus Fusicoccum amygdali Del. These sites are harboured in the plasma membranes and formed by a 14-3-3 protein dimer associated with the C-terminal autoinhibitory domain of H+-ATPase. We considered the fusicoccin binding to plasma membranes to be an indicator of(More)
Two novel antifungal hevein-like peptides, SmAMP1.1a and SmAMP2.2a, were previously isolated from seeds of Stellaria media. It has been established that these peptides accumulate in this weed as a result of proteolysis of two propeptides, pro-SmAMP1 and pro-SmAMP2. The primary structure of these propeptides is unique; in addition to having a signal peptide(More)
Radioimmuno- and radioreceptor assays were developed for quantitating fusicoccin-like substances in plants. FC-like ligands were found in cultured horseradish roots (70-90 pmol/g) and headed cabbage leaves (9-11 pmol/g). Detection of FC-like ligands in sterile root culture further argues in favour of endogenous fusicoccin representing a new type of(More)
BACKGROUND In a previous study we found that in chickweed the expression level of the pro-SmAMP2 gene was comparable or even higher to that of the β-actin gene. This high level of the gene expression has attracted our attention as an opportunity for the identification of novel strong promoters of plant origin, which could find its application in plant(More)
When frozen plasma membranes isolated from maize seedling roots are thawed, a significant portion of GTP-binding activity goes into solution. The GTP-binding protein was purified by ion exchange chromatography on Mono-Q and gel filtration on Superose 6. Its molecular weight was estimated at 61 kDa by gel filtration. The same molecular weight was obtained(More)
Shoots of Thellungiella derived by micropropagation were used to estimate the plants' salt tolerance and ability to regulate Na+ uptake. Two species with differing salt tolerances were studied: Thellungiella salsuginea (halophilla), which is less tolerant, and Thellungiella botschantzevii, which is more tolerant. Although the shoots of neither ecotype(More)
On sugar beet protoplasts that carry two types of fusicoccin-binding sites, a pH downshift in a physiological range (7.0-6.6) markedly enhanced the efficiency of fusicoccin (FC) binding, mainly owing to increased avidity of low-affinity FC-binding sites. This may allow the FC-binding proteins to act as pH-sensitive modulators of cell activity, for instance,(More)
Endogenous fusicoccin (FC) or related substances were sought in horseradish (Armoracia rusticana P.) roots. An actively growing root culture was derived from plants transformed with Agrobacterium rhizogenes. The presence of FC-like substances in ethanolic extracts from roots was established in a radioreceptor binding assay with plasmalemmal FC receptors and(More)
A comparative study was performed to analyze the effect of cold acclimation on improving the resistance of Arabidopsis thaliana, Eutrema salsugineum and Eutrema botschantzevii plants to salt stress. Shoot FW, sodium and potassium accumulation, metabolite content, expression of proton pump genes VAB1, VAB2,VAB3, VP2, HA3 and genes encoding ion transporters(More)
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