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Syringomycin Effects on Plasma Membrane Ca+2 Transport

  • J. Y. Takemoto
  • J. L. Giannini
  • T. Vassey
  • D. P. Briskin
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 27)

Abstract

The Phytotoxin syringomycin is produced by the bacterium Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae and is a major virulence factor in plant diseases caused by this organism (DeVay, et al., 1968; Sinden, et al., 1971; Gross and DeVay, 1977). Recent work has shown that syringomycin acts primarily at the plasma membranes of plant and yeast cells (Zhang and Takemoto, 1986; Zhang and Takemoto, 1987; Bidwai, et al., 1987). Among its effects on plasma membrane are hyperpolarization (Zhang and Takemoto, 1986; Zhang and Takemoto, 1987; Reidl and Takemoto, 1987), alterations of proton and potassium fluxes (Zhang and Takemoto, 1987; Reidl and Takemoto, 1987), stimulation of the proton-pump ATPase (Bidwai, et al., 1987), and an increase in the rates of protein phosphorylation (Bidwai and Takemoto, 1987).

Keywords

Tissue Slice Plasma Membrane Vesicle Peach Tree Rapid Efflux Potassium Flux 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Y. Takemoto
    • 1
  • J. L. Giannini
    • 2
  • T. Vassey
    • 2
  • D. P. Briskin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUtah State UniversityLoganUSA
  2. 2.Department of AgronomyUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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