Plant Hormones pp 205-220 | Cite as

Hormone Receptor Glycosylation

  • Ulrike Vavra
  • Christiane Veit
  • Richard StrasserEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1497)


Glycosylation is essential for all trees of life. N-glycosylation is one of the most common covalent protein modifications and influences a large variety of cellular processes including protein folding, quality control and protein-receptor interactions. Despite recent progress in understanding of N-glycan biosynthesis, our knowledge of N-glycan function on individual plant proteins is still very limited. In this respect, plant hormone receptors are an interesting group of proteins as several of these proteins are present at distinct sites in the secretory pathway or at the plasma membrane and have numerous potential N-glycosylation sites. Identifying and characterization of N-glycan structures on these proteins is essential to investigate the functional role of this abundant protein modification. Here, a straightforward immunoblot-based approach is presented that enables the analysis of N-glycosylation on endogenous hormone receptors like the brassinosteroid receptor BRI1.

Key words

N-glycosylation Glycoprotein Brassinosteroid receptor Secretory pathway Endoplasmic reticulum Golgi apparatus 



This work was supported by a grant from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): P23906.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrike Vavra
    • 1
  • Christiane Veit
    • 1
  • Richard Strasser
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Applied Genetics and Cell BiologyUniversity of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, BOKUViennaAustria

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