Cytology and Genetics

, Volume 52, Issue 6, pp 428–439 | Cite as

Motif-Based Prediction of Plant Tubulin Phosphorylation Sites Associated with Calcium-Dependent Protein Kinases in Arabidopsis thaliana

  • P. A. KarpovEmail author
  • D. O. NovozhylovEmail author
  • S. V. IsayenkovEmail author
  • Ya. B. BlumeEmail author


New motifs for phosphorylation sites associated with calcium-dependent protein kinases were developed using 494 sites experimentally proved in mammalians. Subsequent motif-based search revealed consensus regions in α-, β-, and γ-tubulin from Arabidopsis thaliana. The analysis of selected candidate sites and comparison of sequences and structures of homological mammalian and plant protein kinases were performed. Bioinformatic analysis reveals Arabidopsis protein kinases CPK20 (At2g38910), CPK21 (AT4G04720), and GRIK2 (At5g60550) as probable contributors of the plant tubulin code.


calcium-dependent protein kinases phosphorylation phosphorylation sites tubulin Arabidopsis thaliana 


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  1. 1.Institute of Food Biotechnology and Genomics, National Academy of Sciences of UkraineKyivUkraine

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