A conserved upstream open reading frame mediates sucrose-induced repression of translation.

  • Anika Wiese, Nico Elzinga, +1 author Sjef Smeekens
  • Published 2004 in The Plant cell
Sugars have been shown to regulate transcription of numerous genes in plants. Sucrose controls translation of the group S basic region leucine zipper (bZIP)-type transcription factor ATB2/AtbZIP11 (Rook et al., 1998a). This control requires the unusually long 5' untranslated region (UTR) of the gene. Point mutations and deletions of the 5'UTR have uncovered… (More)