Lorenzo Camoni

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Plants and protozoa contain a unique family of calcium-dependent protein kinases (CDPKs) which are defined by the presence of a carboxyl-terminal calmodulin-like regulatory domain. We present biochemical evidence indicating that at least one member of this kinase family can be stimulated by 14-3-3 proteins. Isoform CPK-1 from the model plant Arabidopsis(More)
Although an increasing body of evidence indicates that plant MAP kinases are involved in a number of cellular processes, such as cell cycle regulation and cellular response to abiotic stresses, hormones and pathogen attack, very little is known about their biochemical properties and regulation mechanism. In this paper we report on the identification and(More)
Interaction of 14-3-3 proteins with their targets depends not only on the phosphorylation status of the target but also on that of 14-3-3 (Fu et al., 2000). In this work we demonstrated that the maize 14-3-3 isoform GF14-6 is a substrate of the tyrosine kinase insulin growth factor receptor 1. By means of site-directed mutants of GF14-6, we identified(More)
The H(+)-ATPase is a key enzyme for the establishment and maintenance of plasma membrane potential and energization of secondary active transport in the plant cell. The phytotoxin fusicoccin induces H(+)-ATPase activation by promoting the association of 14-3-3 proteins. It is still unclear whether 14-3-3 proteins can represent natural regulators of the(More)
Although a well ascertained evidence proves that the activity of the plant plasma membrane H(+)-ATPase is regulated by 14-3-3 proteins, information about physiological factors modulating the phosphorylation-dependent association between 14-3-3 proteins and the proton pump is largely incomplete. In this paper we show that the 5'-AMP-mimetic,(More)
Polyamines are abundant polycationic compounds involved in many plant physiological processes such as cell division, dormancy breaking, plant morphogenesis and response to environmental stresses. In this study, we investigated the possible role of these polycations in modulating the association of 14-3-3 proteins with the H(+)-ATPase. In vivo experiments(More)
14-3-3 proteins modulate the plant inward rectifier K+ channel KAT1 heterologously expressed in Xenopus oocytes. Injection of recombinant plant 14-3-3 proteins into oocytes shifted the activation curve of KAT1 by +11 mV and increased the tau(on). KAT1 was also modulated by 14-3-3 proteins of Xenopus oocytes. Titration of the endogenous 14-3-3 proteins by(More)
Modulation of the interaction of regulatory 14-3-3 proteins to their physiological partners through small cell-permeant molecules is a promising strategy to control cellular processes where 14-3-3s are engaged. Here, we show that the fungal phytotoxin fusicoccin (FC), known to stabilize 14-3-3 association to the plant plasma membrane H(+) -ATPase, is able(More)
The structure of the fuscopeptins, bioactive lipodepsipeptides produced in culture by the gramineae pathogen Pseudomonas fuscovaginae, has been determined. The combined use of FAB mass spectroscopy NMR spectroscopy and chemical and enzymatic procedures allowed one to define a peptide moiety corresponding to(More)
The structure of the corpeptins, bioactive lipodepsipeptides produced in culture by Pseudomonas corrugata, the causal agent of tomato pith necrosis, has been determined. The combined use of FAB-mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy and chemical procedures has allowed us to assign the following primary structure to the peptide moiety:(More)