Overexpression of a zinc-finger protein gene from rice confers tolerance to cold, dehydration, and salt stress in transgenic tobacco.

@article{Mukhopadhyay2004OverexpressionOA,
  title={Overexpression of a zinc-finger protein gene from rice confers tolerance to cold, dehydration, and salt stress in transgenic tobacco.},
  author={Arnab Mukhopadhyay and Shubha Vij and Akhilesh K. Tyagi},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2004},
  volume={101 16},
  pages={6309-14}
}
Stress perception and signal transduction leading to tolerance involve a complex interplay of different gene products. We describe here the isolation and characterization of an intronless gene (OSISAP1) from rice encoding a zinc-finger protein that is induced after different types of stresses, namely cold, desiccation, salt, submergence, and heavy metals as well as injury. The gene is also induced by stress hormone abscisic acid. Overexpression of the gene in transgenic tobacco conferred… CONTINUE READING