Olga N. Kulaeva

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Zeatin-binding protein (67 +/- 2 kDa) was isolated from the cytosol of the first leaf of 10-day-old barley plants. The protein fits to all requirements for a zeatin receptor: (i) it binds [3H]trans-zeatin reversibly and specifically, (ii) it is recognized by anti-idiotype antibodies from antiserum raised against trans-zeatin, (iii) in concert with 10(-8) M(More)
Chloroplasts are among the main targets of cytokinin action in the plant cell. We report here on the activation of transcription by cytokinin as detected by run-on assays with chloroplasts isolated from apical parts of first leaves detached from 9-d-old barley (Hordeum vulgare) seedlings and incubated for 3 h on a 2.2 x 10(-5) m solution of benzyladenine(More)
The highly specific recognition of a natural cytokinin, trans-zeatin, by cytokinin-binding protein (CBP) of 67 kDa from barley leaves was detected with an assay developed on the basis of cytokinin competition in ELISA with anti-idiotype antibodies (raised against antibodies to zeatin) for complex formation with CBP. Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) raised(More)
The effects of a cytokinin (N6-benzyladenine, BA) and light on plastogenesis have been studied in detached Cucurbita cotyledons using the key enzyme of photosynthetic CO2 fixation, ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (RuBPCase), as an example of a coordinated program of plastid and nucleo-cytoplasmic gene expression. Treatment of etiolated(More)
Changes in the concentration of cytokinins were studied following root cooling. Simultaneously, the growth rate of the second leaf was monitored with a highly sensitive growth sensor attached to its tip. Cytokinins were separated by thin layer chromatography and immunoassayed using antibodies to zeatin riboside. The extension rate of the second leaf(More)
The regulatory role of cytokinins and abscisic acid (ABA) during de-etiolation of monocotyledonous plants is not sufficiently studied. The effects of cytokinin—6-benzyladenine (BA) and ABA on leaf greening and chloroplast gene transcription were studied on leaves detached from etiolated barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) seedlings. The influence of both(More)
Plastid biogenesis in etiolated lupine (Lupinus luteus L.) cotyledons is highly sensitive to cytokinins and abscisic acid. In the presence of the synthetic cytokinin N6-benzylaminopurine, greening and plastid biogenesis is substantially promoted as compared to untreated controls, whereas abscisic acid has an inhibitory effect. Faster greening in(More)
Etiolated lupine (Lupinus luteus L.) cotyledons respond in a highly sensitive manner to phytohormones and light. The effects of cytokinin, abscisic acid, gibberellic acid (GA3) and indolylacetic acid (IAA) have been studied at the ultrastructural, steady-state mRNA and protein levels using 15 gene-specific probes for plastid proteins and corresponding(More)
Numerous studies have shown effects of abscisic acid (ABA) on nuclear genes encoding chloroplast-localized proteins. ABA effects on the transcription of chloroplast genes, however, have not been investigated yet thoroughly. This work, therefore, studied the effects of ABA (75 μM) on transcription and steady-state levels of transcripts in chloroplasts of(More)
Cytokinins regulate chloroplast differentiation and functioning, but their targets in plastids are not known. In this connection, the plastid localization of the 70 kDa cytokinin-binding protein (CBP70) was studied immunocytochemically in 4-d-old etiolated maize seedlings (Zea mays L., cv. Elbrus) using monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against CBP70 recognizing(More)