Archives 2003 - 2011

Platform Publications

Dubois A, Remay A, Raymond O, Balzergue S, Chauvet A, Maene M, Pécrix Y, Yang SH, Jeauffre J, Thouroude T, Boltz V, Martin-Magniette ML, Janczarski S, Legeai F, Renou JP, Vergne P, Le Bris M, Foucher F, Bendahmane M.
Genomic approach to study floral development genes in Rosa sp.
PLoS One. 2011;6(12):e28455. Epub 2011 Dec 14. PMID: 22194838.

 

Pont C, Murat F, Confolent C, Balzergue S, Salse J. 2011
RNA-seq in grain unveils fate of neo- and paleopolyploidization events in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.).
Genome Biol. PMID:2213645

 

Tamasloukht B, Wong Quai Lam MS, Martinez Y, Tozo K, Barbier O, Jourda C, Jauneau A, Borderies G, Balzergue S, Renou JP, Huguet S, Martinant JP, Tatout C, Lapierre C, Barrière Y, Goffner D, Pichon M. 2011
Characterization of a cinnamoyl-CoA reductase 1 (CCR1) mutant in maize: effects on lignification, fibre development, and global gene expression
Journal of Experimental Botany WOS:000292838700012

 

Yu Y, Streubel J, Balzergue S, Champion A, Boch J, Koebnik R, Feng J, Verdier V, Szurek B. 2011
Colonization of rice leaf blades by an African strain of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. Oryzae depends on a new TAL effector which induces the rice
Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction WOS:000293878600011

 

Quraishi UM, Murat F, Abrouk M, Pont C, Confolent C, Oury FX, Ward J, Boros D, Gebruers K, Delcour JA, Courtin CM, Bedo Z, Saulnier L, Guillon F, Balzergue S, Shewry PR, Feuillet C, Charmet G, Salse J. 2011
Combined meta-genomics analyses unravel candidate genes for the grain dietary fiber content in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.).
Functional and Integrative Genomics WOS:000289725000007

 

Latrasse D, Germann S, Houba-Hérin N, Dubois E, Bui-Prodhomme D, Hourcade D, Juul-Jensen T, Le Roux C, Majira A, Simoncello N, Granier F, Taconnat L, Renou JP, Gaudin V. 2011
Control of Flowering and Cell Fate by LIF2, an RNA Binding Partner of the Polycomb Complex Component LHP1
Plos One WOS:000286834300094

 

Cheminant S, Wild M, Bouvier F, Pelletier S, Renou JP, Erhardt M, Hayes S, Terry MJ, Genschik P, Achard P. 2011
DELLAs Regulate Chlorophyll and Carotenoid Biosynthesis to Prevent Photooxidative Damage during Seedling Deetiolation in Arabidopsis
Plant Cell WOS:000292079800014

 

Berthet S, Demont-Caulet N, Pollet B, Bidzinski P, Cézard L, Le Bris P, Borrega N, Hervé J, Blondet E, Balzergue S, Lapierre C, Jouanin L. 2011
Disruption of LACCASE4 and 17 Results in Tissue-Specific Alterations to Lignification of Arabidopsis thaliana Stems.
Plant Cell WOS:000289884200025

 

Peltier C, Schmidlin L, Klein E, Taconnat L, Prinsen E, Erhardt M, Heintz D, Weyens G, Lefebvre M, Renou JP, Gilmer D. 2011
Expression of the Beet necrotic yellow vein virus p25 protein induces hormonal changes and a root branching phenotype in Arabidopsis thaliana
Transgenic Research WOS:000290446200002

 

Lozano-Durán R, Rosas-Díaz T, Gusmaroli G, Luna AP, Taconnat L, Deng XW, Bejarano ER. 2011
Geminiviruses Subvert Ubiquitination by Altering CSN-Mediated Derubylation of SCF E3 Ligase Complexes and Inhibit Jasmonate Signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana
Plant Cell WOS:000289884200018

 

Libeau P, Durandet M, Granier F, Marquis C, Berthomé R, Renou JP, Taconnat-Soubirou L, Horlow C. 2011
Gene expression profiling of Arabidopsis meiocytes
Plant Biology WOS:000293564300011

 

Dubois A, Remay A, Raymond O, Balzergue S, Chauvet A, Maene M, Pécrix Y, Yang SH, Jeauffre J, Thouroude T, Boltz V, Martin-Magniette ML, Janczarski S, Legeai F, Renou JP, Vergne P, Le Bris M, Foucher F, Bendahmane M. 2011
Genomic approach to study floral development genes in Rosa sp.
PLOS One PMID:22194838

 

Lingam S, Mohrbacher J, Brumbarova T, Potuschak T, Fink-Straube C, Blondet E, Genschik P, Bauer P. 2011
Interaction between the bHLH transcription factor FIT and ETHYLENE INSENSITIVE3/ETHYLENE INSENSITIVE3-LIKE1 reveals molecular linkage between the regulation of iron acquisition and ethylene signaling in Arabidopsis.
Plant Cell WOS:000292079800012

 

Jay F, Wang Y, Yu A, Taconnat L, Pelletier S, Colot V, Renou JP, Voinnet O. 2011
Misregulation of AUXIN RESPONSE FACTOR 8 Underlies the Developmental Abnormalities Caused by Three Distinct Viral Silencing Suppressors in Arabidopsis
Plos Pathogens WOS:000291014000020

 

Sormani R, Delannoy E, Lageix S, Bitton F, Lanet E, Saez-Vasquez J, Deragon JM, Renou JP, Robaglia C. 2011
Sublethal Cadmium Intoxication In Arabidopsis thaliana Impacts Translation at Multiple Levels
Plant and Cell Physiology WOS:000287254000023

 

Bazin J, Langlade N, Vincourt P, Arribat S, Balzergue S, El-Maarouf-Bouteau H, Bailly C. 2011
Targeted mRNA oxidation regulates sunflower seed dormancy alleviation during dry after-ripening.
Plant Cell WOS:000293224200015

 

Bauer P, Blondet E. 2011
Transcriptome analysis of ein3 eil1 mutants in response to iron deficiency.
Plant Signal Behav

 

Krapp A, Berthomé R, Orsel M, Mercey-Boutet S, Yu A, Castaings L, Elftieh S, Major H, Renou JP, Daniel-Vedele F. 2011
Arabidopsis Roots and Shoots Show Distinct Temporal Adaptation Patterns toward Nitrogen Starvation
Plant Physiology WOS:000296722300024

 

Multilevel regulation and signalling processes associated with adaptation to terminal drought in wild emmer wheat.

Funct Integr Genomics. 2010 Mar 24. PMID: 20333536
Krugman T, Chagué V, Peleg Z, Balzergue S, Just J, Korol AB, Nevo E, Saranga Y, Chalhoub B, Fahima T.

Low water availability is the major environmental factor limiting crop productivity. Transcriptome analysis was used to study terminal drought response in wild emmer wheat, Triticum dicoccoides, genotypes contrasting in their productivity and yield stability under drought stress. A total of 5,892 differentially regulated transcripts were identified between drought and well-watered control and/or between drought resistant (R) and drought susceptible (S) genotypes. Functional enrichment analyses revealed that multilevel regulatory and signalling processes were significantly enriched among the drought-induced transcripts, in particular in the R genotype. Therefore, further analyses were focused on selected 221 uniquely expressed or highly abundant transcripts in the R genotype, as potential candidates for drought resistance genes. Annotation of the 221 genes revealed that 26% of them are involved in multilevel regulation, including: transcriptional regulation, RNA binding, kinase activity and calcium and abscisic acid signalling implicated in stomatal closure. Differential expression patterns were also identified in genes known to be involved in drought adaptation pathways, such as: cell wall adjustment, cuticular wax deposition, lignification, osmoregulation, redox homeostasis, dehydration protection and drought-induced senescence. These results demonstrate the potential of wild emmer wheat as a source for candidate genes for improving drought resistance.


Genome-wide gene expression changes in genetically stable synthetic and natural wheat allohexaploids.

New Phytol. 2010 Jun 25. PMID: 20591055
Chagué V, Just J, Mestiri I, Balzergue S, Tanguy AM, Huneau C, Huteau V, Belcram H, Coriton O, Jahier J, Chalhoub B.

Summary *The present study aims to understand regulation of gene expression in synthetic and natural wheat (Triticum aestivum) allohexaploids, that combines the AB genome of Triticum turgidum and the D genome of Aegilops tauschii; and which we have recently characterized as genetically stable. *We conducted a comprehensive genome-wide analysis of gene expression that allowed characterization of the effect of variability of the D genome progenitor, the intergenerational stability as well as the comparison with natural wheat allohexaploid. We used the Affymetrix GeneChip Wheat Genome Array, on which 55 049 transcripts are represented. *Additive expression was shown to represent the majority of expression regulation in the synthetic allohexaploids, where expression for more than c. 93% of transcripts was equal to the mid-parent value measured from a mixture of parental RNA. This leaves c. 2000 (c. 7%) transcripts, in which expression was nonadditive. No global gene expression bias or dominance towards any of the progenitor genomes was observed whereas high intergenerational stability and low effect of the D genome progenitor variability were revealed. *Our study suggests that gene expression regulation in wheat allohexaploids is established early upon allohexaploidization and highly conserved over generations, as demonstrated by the high similarity of expression with natural wheat allohexaploids.


Brain transcriptional stability upon prion protein-encoding gene invalidation in zygotic or adult mouse.

BMC Genomics. 2010 Jul 22;11(1):448. PMID: 20649983
Chadi S, Young R, Le Guillou S, Tilly G, Bitton F, Martin-Magniette ML, Soubigou-Taconnat L, Balzergue S, Vilotte M, Peyre C, Passet B, Beringue V, Renou JP, Le Provost F, Laude H, Vilotte JL.

BACKGROUND: The physiological function of the prion protein remains largely elusive while its key role in prion infection has been expansively documented. To potentially assess this conundrum, we performed a comparative transcriptomic analysis of the brain of wild-type mice with that of transgenic mice invalidated at this locus either at the zygotic or at the adult stages. RESULTS: Only subtle transcriptomic differences resulting from the Prnp knockout could be evidenced, beside Prnp itself, in the analyzed adult brains following microarray analysis of 24 109 mouse genes and QPCR assessment of some of the putatively marginally modulated loci. When performed at the adult stage, neuronal Prnp disruption appeared to sequentially induce a response to an oxidative stress and a remodeling of the nervous system. However, these events involved only a limited number of genes, expression levels of which were only slightly modified and not always confirmed by RT-qPCR. If not, the qPCR obtained data suggested even less pronounced differences. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that the physiological function of PrP is redundant at the adult stage or important for only a small subset of the brain cell population under classical breeding conditions. Following its early reported embryonic developmental regulation, this lack of response could also imply that PrP has a more detrimental role during mouse embryogenesis and that potential transient compensatory mechanisms have to be searched for at the time this locus becomes transcriptionally activated.


Jamet E, Roujol D, San Clemente H, Irshad M, Soubigou-Taconnat L, Renou JP, Pont-Lezica R.

Cell wall biogenesis of Arabidopsis thaliana elongating cells: transcriptomics complements proteomics.

BMC Genomics. 2009 Oct 31;10(1):505. PMID: 19878582

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Plant growth is a complex process involving cell division and elongation. Arabidopsis thaliana hypocotyls undergo a 100-fold length increase mainly by cell elongation. Cell enlargement implicates significant changes in the composition and structure of the cell wall. In order to understand cell wall biogenesis during cell elongation, mRNA profiling was made on half- (active elongation) and fully-grown (after growth arrest) etiolated hypocotyls. RESULTS: Transcriptomic analysis was focused on two sets of genes. The first set of 856 genes named cell wall genes (CWGs) included genes known to be involved in cell wall biogenesis. A significant proportion of them has detectable levels of transcripts (55.5%), suggesting that these processes are important throughout hypocotyl elongation and after growth arrest. Genes encoding proteins involved in substrate generation or in synthesis of polysaccharides, and extracellular proteins were found to have high transcript levels. A second set of 2927 genes labeled secretory pathway genes (SPGs) was studied to search for new genes encoding secreted proteins possibly involved in wall expansion. Based on transcript level, 433 genes were selected. Genes not known to be involved in cell elongation were found to have high levels of transcripts. Encoded proteins were proteases, protease inhibitors, proteins with interacting domains, and proteins involved in lipid metabolism. In addition, 125 of them encoded proteins of unknown function. Finally, comparison with results of a cell wall proteomic study on the same material revealed that 48 out of the 137 identified proteins were products of the genes having high or moderate level of transcripts. About 15% of the genes encoding proteins identified by proteomics showed levels of transcripts below background. CONCLUSIONS: Members of known multigenic families involved in cell wall biogenesis, and new genes that might participate in cell elongation were identified. Significant differences were shown in the expression of such genes in half- and fully-grown hypocotyls. No clear correlation was found between the abundance of transcripts (transcriptomic data) and the presence of the proteins (proteomic data) demonstrating (i) the importance of post-transcriptional events for the regulation of genes during cell elongation and (ii) that transcriptomic and proteomic data are complementary.


Florence Jay (1,*), Jean-Pierre Renou (2), Olivier Voinnet (1) and Lionel Navarro (1)

Biotic Stress-Associated microRNAs: Identification, Detection, Regulation, and Functional Analysis.

Methods Mol Biol. 2010;592:183-202. PMID: 19802597
(1) Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes, CNRS UPR2353 – Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg Cedex, France
(2) UMR Génomique Végétale INRA-CNRS-UEVE, 2 rue G.Crémieux, Evry, France

The methods described herein first highlight the strategies that were used to discover a biotic stress-associated miRNA. This involved (1) the selection of transcripts that were more abundant in transgenic plants expressing viral-derived suppressors of RNA silencing and transcripts that were repressed in wild-type seedlings treated with a biotic stress, (2) a 5' RACE-derived assay to map miRNA target sites, and (3) a bioinformatic analysis to retrieve specific miRNA loci from the Arabidopsis genome. We then describe methods used to monitor (1) the levels of primary miRNA transcripts (pri-miRNAs)/mature miRNAs and (2) the transcriptional activity of miRNAs in response to a biotic stress and bacterial challenge. Furthermore, we present a strategy to identify additional biotic stress-responsive miRNA genes and get insight into their regulation. This involves (1) a microarray approach that allows detection of pri-miRNAs, coupled with (2) a promoter analysis of co-regulated miRNA genes. Finally, we describe strategies that can be used to functionally characterize individual biotic stress-associated miRNAs, or the miRNA pathway, in disease resistance.
Plant MicroRNAs


Ping Hong Meng (1#), Cécile Raynaud (1#*), Guillaume Tcherkez (2), Sophie Blanchet (1), Kamal Massoud (1), Séverine Domenichini (1), Yves Henry (1), Ludivine Soubigou-Taconnat (3), Caroline Lelarge-Trouverie (2), Patrick Saindrenan1, Jean Pierre Renou (3), Catherine Bergounioux (1)

Crosstalks between myo-inositol metabolism, programmed cell death and basal immunity in Arabidopsis.

PLoS One. 2009 Oct 8;4(10):e7364. PMID: 19812700
(1) Institut de Biotechnologie des Plantes, UMR CNRS 8618, Université Paris-Sud XI, bât 630, Plateau de Moulon, Orsay, France
(2) Plateforme Métabolisme Métabolome IFR87, Institut de Biotechnologie des Plantes, Université Paris-Sud XI, bât 630, Plateau du Moulon, Orsay, France
(3) Unité de Recherche en Génomique Végétale, 2, CP5708, Evry, France

Figure 6. The transcriptome of atips1-1 is similar to that of several LMM mutants or plants infected by pathogens. Hierarchical clustering was performed using 150 transcripts across the different SD/LD conditions. Each vertical line displays the expression data for one gene. List of genetic backgrounds or treatment are displayed horizontally. Red and green indicate up- and down-regulation in mutants (A) or treated plants (B) compared to wild-type or untreated plants, respectively. Intensity of the colours is proportional to the absolute value of the fold difference. Images presented here correspond to a representative region of the global image which was too wide to be reproduced integrally. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007364.g006

BACKGROUND: Although it is a crucial cellular process required for both normal development and to face stress conditions, the control of programmed cell death in plants is not fully understood. We previously reported the isolation of ATXR5 and ATXR6, two PCNA-binding proteins that could be involved in the regulation of cell cycle or cell death. A yeast two-hybrid screen using ATXR5 as bait captured AtIPS1, an enzyme which catalyses the committed step of myo-inositol (MI) biosynthesis. atips1 mutants form spontaneous lesions on leaves, raising the possibility that MI metabolism may play a role in the control of PCD in plants. In this work, we have characterised atips1 mutants to gain insight regarding the role of MI in PCD regulation. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: - lesion formation in atips1 mutants depends of light intensity, is due to PCD as evidenced by TUNEL labelling of nuclei, and is regulated by phytohormones such as salicylic acid - MI and galactinol are the only metabolites whose accumulation is significantly reduced in the mutant, and supplementation of the mutant with these compounds is sufficient to prevent PCD - the transcriptome profile of the mutant is extremely similar to that of lesion mimic mutants such as cpr5, or wild-type plants infected with pathogens. CONCLUSION/SIGNIFICANCE: Taken together, our results provide strong evidence for the role of MI or MI derivatives in the regulation of PCD. Interestingly, there are three isoforms of IPS in Arabidopsis, but AtIPS1 is the only one harbouring a nuclear localisation sequence, suggesting that nuclear pools of MI may play a specific role in PCD regulation and opening new research prospects regarding the role of MI in the prevention of tumorigenesis. Nevertheless, the significance of the interaction between AtIPS1 and ATXR5 remains to be established.


Mainguet SE, Gakière B, Majira A, Pelletier S, Bringel F, Guérard F, Caboche M, Berthomé R, Renou JP.

Uracil Salvage is Necessary for Early Arabidopsis Development.

Plant J. 2009 Jun 29. PMID: 19563437
- URGV, UMR INRA 1165 - CNRS 8114 - UEVE, 2, rue Gaston Crémieux, CP5708, 91057 Evry cedex, France.

Abstract Uridine nucleotides can be formed by energy-consuming de novo synthesis or by the energy-saving recycling of nucleobases coming from nucleotide catabolism. Uracil phosphoribosyltransferases (UPRTs; EC 2.4.2.9) are involved in the salvage of pyrimidines by catalyzing the formation of UMP from uracil and phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate. To date, UPRTs are described as unessential, energy saving enzymes. In the present work, the six genes annotated as UPRTs in the Arabidopsis genome are examined through phylogenetic and functional complementation approaches, and the available T-DNA insertion mutants are characterized. We show that a single nuclear gene encoding a protein targeted to plastids, UPP, is responsible for almost all UPRT activity in Arabidopsis. The inability to salvage uracil caused a light-dependent dramatic pale-green to albino phenotype, dwarfism, and the inability to produce viable progeny in loss-of-function mutants. Plastid biogenesis and starch accumulation was affected in all analyzed tissues, with the exception of stomata. Therefore we propose that uracil salvage is of major importance for plant development.
Plant Journal


Elis S, Blesbois E, Couty I, Balzergue S, Martin-Magniette ML, Batellier F, Govoroun MS. 2009.

Identification of germinal disk region derived genes potentially involved in hen fertility

Mol Reprod Dev. 2009 May 29.


Krinke O, Flemr M, Vergnolle C, Collin S, Renou JP, Taconnat L, Yu A, Burketova L, Valentova O, Zachowski A, Ruelland E.

Phospholipase D activation is an early component of the salicylic acid signaling pathway in Arabidopsis thaliana cell suspensions.

Plant Physiol. 2009 Mar 20. PMID:19304931
UPMC Univ Paris 06, Unite de Recherche 5;
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Equipe d'Accueil Conventionnee 7180, Laboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire et Moleculaire des Plantes, Ivry-sur-Seine, F-94200 France;
Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Prague, 166 28 Czech Republic;
Unite Mixte de Recherche Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique 1165;
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 8114, Unite de Recherche en Genomique Vegetale, Evry, F-91057 France;
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Experimental Botany, v.v.i., Prague, 160 00 Czech Republic.

Salicylic acid (SA) plays a central role in defense against pathogen attack, as well as in germination, flowering, senescence and the acquisition of thermotolerance. In this report we investigate the involvement of phospholipase D (PLD) in the SA signaling pathway. In presence of exogenous primary alcohols, the production of phosphatidic acid (PA) by PLD is diverted towards the formation of phosphatidylalcohols through a reaction called transphosphatidylation. By in vivo metabolic phospholipid labeling with 33Pi, PLD activity was found to be induced 45 min after addition of SA. We show that incubation of Arabidopsis thaliana cell suspensions with primary alcohols inhibited the induction of two SA-responsive genes, PR1 and WRKY38, in a dose dependent manner. This inhibitory effect was more pronounced when the primary alcohols were more hydrophobic. Secondary or tertiary alcohols had no inhibitory effect. These results provide compelling arguments for PLD activity being upstream of the induction of these genes by SA. A subsequent study of n-butanol effects on the SA responsive transcriptome identified 1327 genes differentially expressed upon SA treatment. Strikingly, the SA-response of 380 of these genes was inhibited by n-butanol but not by tert-butanol. A detailed analysis of the regulation of these genes showed that PLD could act both positively and negatively, either on gene induction or gene repression. The overlap with the previously described Phosphatidylinositol-4-Kinase pathway is discussed.


Besson-Bard A., Gravot A., Richaud P., Auroy P., Gaymard F., Taconnat L., Renou J.P., Pugin A. and Wendehenne D. 2009.

A cadmium induced nitrite oxide production in Arabidopsis thaliana triggers upregulation of genes related to iron uptake and sets up resistance mechanisms through induction of a NAS4 dependant nicotianamide production.

[Nitric Oxide Contributes to Cadmium Toxicity in Arabidopsis by Promoting Cadmium Accumulation in Roots and by Up-Regulating Genes Related to Iron Uptake1,[W]] PMID: 19168643
Plant Physiology 149:1302-1315, 2009 Jan 23. [First published online January 23, 2009; 10.1104/pp.108.133348]
UMR INRA 1088/CNRS 5184/Université de Bourgogne, Plante-Microbe-Environnement, 21065 Dijon cedex, France (A.B.-B., A.P., D.W.); UMR 118 Amélioration des Plantes et Biotechnologies Végétales, INRA/Agrocampus Rennes/Université Rennes 1, 35653 Le Rheu cedex, France (A.G.); Laboratoire de Bioénergétique et Biotechnologie des Bactéries et Microalgues, SBVME, IBEB, DSV, CEA, CNRS, Université Aix Marseille, 13108 Saint Paul lez Durance, France (P.R., P.A.); Laboratoire de Biochimie et Physiologie Moléculaire des Plantes, UMR 5004 Agro-M/CNRS/INRA/UMII, 34060 Montpellier cedex 1, France (C.D., F.G.); and Unité de Recherche en Génomique Végétale, UMR 8114 CNRS/INRA/Université d'Evry-Val d'Essonne, 91057 Evry, France (L.T., J.-P.R.)

Nitric oxide (NO) functions as a cell-signaling molecule in plants. In particular, a role for NO in the regulation of iron homeostasis and in the plant response to toxic metals has been proposed. Here, we investigated the synthesis and the role of NO in plants exposed to cadmium (Cd2+), a nonessential and toxic metal. We demonstrate that Cd2+ induces NO synthesis in roots and leaves of Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) seedlings. This production, which is sensitive to NO synthase inhibitors, does not involve nitrate reductase and AtNOA1 but requires IRT1, encoding a major plasma membrane transporter for iron but also Cd2+. By analyzing the incidence of NO scavenging or inhibition of its synthesis during Cd2+ treatment, we demonstrated that NO contributes to Cd2+-triggered inhibition of root growth. To understand the mechanisms underlying this process, a microarray analysis was performed in order to identify NO-modulated root genes up- and down-regulated during Cd2+ treatment. Forty-three genes were identified encoding proteins related to iron homeostasis, proteolysis, nitrogen assimilation/metabolism, and root growth. These genes include IRT1. Investigation of the metal and ion contents in Cd2+-treated roots in which NO synthesis was impaired indicates that IRT1 up-regulation by NO was consistently correlated to NO's ability to promote Cd2+ accumulation in roots. This analysis also highlights that NO is responsible for Cd2+-induced inhibition of root Ca2+ accumulation. Taken together, our results suggest that NO contributes to Cd2+ toxicity by favoring Cd2+ versus Ca2+ uptake and by initiating a cellular pathway resembling those activated upon iron deprivation.


Minic Z, Jamet E, San-Clemente H, Pelletier S, Renou JP, Rihouey C, Okinyo DP, Proux C, Lerouge P, Jouanin L. 2009.

Transcriptomic analysis of Arabidopsis developing stems: a close-up on cell wall genes.

BMC Plant Biol. Jan 16;9(1):6.


Andrea Pitzschke (a), Armin Djamei (a,b,) Frédérique Bitton (c) and Heribert Hirt (a,c,1)

A Major Role of the MEKK1–MKK1/2–MPK4 Pathway in ROS Signalling

Molecular Plant Advance Access published January 6, 2009 | Molecular Plant • Pages 1–18, 2008
(a) Department of Plant Molecular Biology, Max F. Perutz Laboratories, University of Vienna, Dr.-Bohr-Gasse 9, 1030 Vienna, Austria
(b) Present address: Max-Planck-Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Karl-von-Frisch-Strasse, 35043 Marburg, Germany
(c) URGV Plant Genomics Laboratory, 2 Rue Gaston Cre´ mieux, 91057 Evry, France
(1) To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail hirt@evry.inra.fr

molecular plant

ABSTRACT Over the last few years, it has become evident that reactive oxygen species (ROS) signalling plays an important role in various physiological responses, including pathogen defense and stomatal opening/closure. On the other hand, ROS overproduction is detrimental for proper plant growth and development, indicating that the regulation of an appropriate redox balance is essential for plants. ROS homeostasis in plants involves the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway consisting of the MAPK kinase kinase MEKK1 and the MAPK MPK4. Phenotypic and molecular analysis revealed that the MAPK kinases MKK1 and MKK2 are part of a cascade, regulating ROS and salicylic acid (SA) accumulation. Gene expression analysis shows that of 32 transcription factors reported to be highly responsive to multiple ROS-inducing conditions, 20 are regulated by the MEKK1, predominantly via the MEKK1–MKK1/2–MPK4 pathway. However, MEKK1 also functions on other as yet unknown pathways and part of the MEKK1-dependent MPK4 responses are regulated independently of MKK1 and MKK2. Overall, this analysis emphasizes the central role of this MAPK cascade in oxidative stress signalling, but also indicates the high level of complexity revealed by this signalling network.


Depuydt S, Trenkamp S, Fernie AR, Elftieh S, Renou JP, Vuylsteke M, Holsters M, Vereecke D.

An integrated genomics approach to define niche establishment by Rhodococcus fascians.

Plant Physiol. 2008 Dec 31. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19118125
Department of Plant Systems Biology, Flanders Institute for Biotechnology, 9052 Gent, Belgium;
Department of Molecular Genetics, Ghent University, 9052 Gent, Belgium;
Max-Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, University of Potsdam, 14476 Potsdam-Golm, Germany;
Unite Mixte de Recherche en Genomique Vegetale, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, F-91057, Evry, France.

Rhodococcus fascians is a Gram-positive phytopathogen that induces shooty hyperplasia on its host through the secretion of cytokinins. Global transcriptomics using microarrays combined with profiling of primary metabolites on infected Arabidopsis thaliana plants revealed that this Actinomycete modulated pathways to convert its host into a niche. The transcript data demonstrated that R. fascians leaves a very characteristic mark on Arabidopsis with an outspoken cytokinin response illustrated by the activation of cytokinin perception, signal transduction, and homeostasis. The microarray data further suggested active suppression of an oxidative burst during the R. fascians pathology and comparison with publicly available transcript datasets implied a central role for auxin in the prevention of plant defense activation. Gene ontology categorization of the differentially expressed genes hinted at a significant impact of infection on the primary metabolism of the host, which was confirmed by subsequent metabolite profiling. The much higher levels of sugars and amino acids in infected plants are presumably accessed by the bacteria as carbon and nitrogen sources to support epiphytic and endophytic colonization. Hexoses, accumulating from a significantly increased invertase activity, assumingly inhibited expression of photosynthesis genes and photosynthetic activity in infected leaves. Altogether these changes are indicative of sink development in symptomatic tissues. The metabolomics data furthermore point to the possible occurrence of secondary signaling during the interaction that might contribute to symptom development. The data are placed in the context of regulation of bacterial virulence gene expression, suppression of defense, infection phenotype, and niche establishment.


Bashandy T, Taconnat L, Renou JP, Meyer Y, Reichheld JP.

Accumulation of Flavonoids in an ntra ntrb Mutant Leads to Tolerance to UV-C.

Mol Plant. 2009 Mar;2(2):249-58. Epub 2008 Oct 29. PMID: 19825611
Laboratoire Génome et Développement des Plantes, Université de Perpignan, UMR CNRS 5096, 52 avenue Paul Alduy, 66860 Perpignan, France.

NADPH-dependent thioredoxin reductases (NTRs) are key regulatory enzymes determining the redox state of thioredoxins. There are two genes encoding NTRs (NTRA and NTRB) in the Arabidopsis genome, each encoding a cytosolic and a mitochondrial isoform. A double ntra ntrb mutant has recently been characterized and shows slower plant growth, slightly wrinkled seeds and a remarkable hypersensitivity to buthionine sulfoximine (BSO), a specific inhibitor of glutathione biosynthesis. In this paper, we demonstrate that this mutant also accumulates higher level of flavonoids. Analysis of transcriptome data showed that several genes of the flavonoid pathway are overexpressed in the ntra ntrb mutant. Accumulation of flavonoids is generally considered a hallmark of plant stress. Nevertheless, no elevation of the expression of genes encoding ROS-detoxification enzymes was observed, suggesting that the ntra ntrb plants do not suffer from oxidative disease. Another hypothesis suggests that flavonoids are specifically synthesized in the ntra ntrb mutant in order to rescue the inactivation of NTR. To test this, the ntra ntrb mutant was crossed with transparent testa 4 (tt4) plants with a mutation in the gene encoding the first enzyme in flavonoid biosynthesis. As ntra ntrb plants are more resistant to UV-C treatment than wild-type plants, this higher resistance was abolished in the ntra ntrb tt4 mutant, suggesting that accumulation of flavonoids in the ntra ntrb mutant protects plants against UV-light.


Bouchabke-Coussa O, Quashie ML, Seoane-Redondo J, Fortabat MN, Gery C, Yu A, Linderme D, Trouverie J, Granier F, Teoule E, Durand-Tardif M. 2008

ESKIMO1 is a key gene involved in water economy as well as cold acclimation and salt tolerance.

BMC Plant Biol. Dec 7;8(1):125.


Loizeau K, De Brouwer V, Gambonnet B, Yu A, Renou JP, Van Der Straeten D, Lambert WE, Rebeille F, Ravanel S.

A genome-wide and metabolic analysis determined the adaptive response of Arabidopsis cells to folate depletion induced by methotrexate.

Plant Physiol. 2008 Oct 17. PMID: 18931140
Laboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire Vegetale, UMR5168 CNRS-CEA-INRA-Universite Joseph Fourier Grenoble I, Institut de Recherches en Technologies et Sciences pour le Vivant, CEA-Grenoble, 17 rue des Martyrs, F-38054 Grenoble Cedex 9, France,
Laboratory of Toxicology, Ghent University, Harelbekestraat 72, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium,
UMR INRA1165 CNRS8114 UEVE, Unite de Recherche en Genomique Vegetale, 2 rue Gaston Cremieux, CP5708, F-91057 Evry, France,
Unit Plant Hormone Signaling and Bio-imaging, Department of Molecular Genetics, Ghent University, K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium.

Control of folate homeostasis is essential to sustain the demand for one-carbon (C1) units that are necessary for major biological functions, including nucleotide synthesis and methylation reactions. In this study we analyzed the genome-wide and metabolic adaptive response of Arabidopsis thaliana cells to folate depletion induced by the antifolate methotrexate. Drug treatment induced a response typical to xenobiotic stress and important changes in folate content and composition. This resulted in a reduction of cell division and primary energy metabolism that was likely associated with perturbation of nucleotide homeostasis. Through a modification of serine metabolism, folate depletion also induced O-acetylserine accumulation and mimicked sulfur-deficiency response. The major adaptive response to folate limitation concerned the composition of the folate pool rather than the intracellular level of cofactors. Thus, no significant change in the expression of genes involved in cofactor synthesis, degradation or trafficking was observed. However, changes in the distribution of C1-derivatives pools and increased expression levels for transcripts coding enzymes manipulating C1-moieties in plastids suggested a re-orientation of C1-units towards the synthesis of purine and thymidylate. Also, no genomic or metabolic adaptation was built up to counterbalance the major impairment of the methyl index, which controls the efficiency of methylation reactions in the cell. Together, these data suggested that the metabolic priority of Arabidopsis cells in response to folate limitation was to shuttle the available folate derivatives to the synthesis of nucleotides at the expense of methylation reactions.


Castaings L, Camargo A, Pocholle D, Gaudon V, Texier Y, Boutet-Mercey S, Taconnat L, Renou JP, Daniel-Vedele F, Fernandez E, Meyer C, Krapp A.

The nodule inception-like protein 7 modulates nitrate sensing and metabolism in Arabidopsis.

Plant J. 2008 Sep 26. PMID 18826430
IJPB, Unité de Nutrition Azotée des Plantes, INRA, route de St. Cyr, F-78026 Versailles Cedex, France.

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Abstract Nitrate is an essential nutrient, and it is involved in many adaptive responses of plants, such as localized proliferation of roots, flowering or stomatal movements. How such nitrate specific mechanisms are regulated at the molecular level is poorly understood. Although the Arabidopsis ANR1 transcription factor seems to control the stimulation of lateral root elongation in response to nitrate, no regulators of nitrate assimilation have so far been identified in higher plants. Legume-specific symbiotic nitrogen fixation is under the control of the putative transcription factor, NIN, in Lotus japonicus. Recently the algal homolog NIT2 was found to regulate nitrate assimilation. Here we report that Arabidopsis thaliana NIN Like Protein 7 (NLP7) knockout mutants constitutively display several traits of nitrogen starved plants and that they are tolerant to drought stress. We show that nlp7 mutants are impaired in the transduction of the nitrate signal and that NLP7 expression pattern is consistent with a function of NLP7 in the sensing of N. Translational fusions with the green fluorescent protein (GFP) show a nuclear localization for the NLP7 putative transcription factor. Altogether, we propose NLP7 as an important element of the nitrate signal transduction pathway and as a new regulatory protein specific for N assimilation in non-nodulating plants.


Benhamed M, Martin-Magniette ML, Taconnat L, Bitton F, Servet C, De Clercq R, De Meyer B, Buysschaert C, Rombauts S, Villarroel R, Aubourg S, Beynon J, Bhalerao RP, Coupland G, Gruissem W, Menke FL, Weisshaar B, Renou JP, Zhou DX, Hilson P.

Genome-scale Arabidopsis promoter array identifies targets of the histone acetyltransferase GCN5.

Plant J. 2008 Jul 4. PMID: 18644002
Institut de Biotechnologie des Plantes, UMR 8618, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Université de Paris Sud 11, 91405 Orsay, France.

We have built a repertoire of approximately 20,000 Arabidopsis thaliana promoter regions, compatible with functional studies that require cloning and with microarray applications. The promoter fragments can be captured as modular entry clones (MultiSite Gateway format) via site-specific recombinational cloning and be transferred into vectors of choice to investigate transcriptional networks. The fragments can also be amplified by PCR and printed on glass arrays. In combination with the immunoprecipitation of protein-DNA complexes (ChIP-chip), these arrays enable the characterization of the binding sites of chromatin-associated proteins or the extent of chromatin modifications at genome scale. The Arabidopsis histone acetyltransferase GCN5 associated with 40% of the tested promoters. At most sites, binding did not depend on the integrity of the GCN5 bromodomain. However, the presence of the bromodomain was necessary for binding to 11% of the promoter regions and correlated with the acetylation of histone H3 lysine 14 in these promoters. Combined analysis of ChIP-chip and transcriptomic data indicated that the binding of GCN5 does not strictly correlate with gene activation. As GCN5 had previously been shown to be required for light-regulated gene expression and growth, we found that GCN5 targets were enriched in the early light-responsive genes. Thus, besides its transcriptional activation function GCN5 might play an important role in priming activation of inducible genes under non-induced conditions.


Patricia Merigout , Maud Lelandais , Frédérique Bitton , Jean-Pierre Renou , Xavier Briand , Christian Meyer , and Francoise Daniel-Vedele

Physiological and transcriptomic aspects of urea uptake and assimilation in Arabidopsis plants.

Plant Physiology Preview, Published on May 28, 2008; 10.1104/pp.108.119339, PMID: 18508958
INRA, IJPB, Unité de Nutrition Azotee des Plantes, F-78000 Versailles, France; INRA, Unité Mixte de Recherche en Génomique Végétale, F-91057 Evry, France; BiotechMarine BP 65, 22260 Pontrieux, France

Urea is the major nitrogen (N) form supplied as fertilizer in agriculture but also an important N metabolite in plants. Urea transport and assimilation were investigated in Arabidopsis. Uptake studies using (15)N-labelled urea demonstrated the capacity of Arabidopsis to absorb urea, and that the urea uptake was regulated by the initial N status of the plants. Urea uptake was stimulated by urea, but was reduced by the presence of ammonium nitrate in the growth medium. N deficiency in plants did not affect urea uptake. Urea exerted a repressive effect on nitrate influx whereas urea enhanced ammonium uptake. The use of [(15)N]urea and [(15)N]ammonium tracers allowed us to show that urea and ammonium assimilation pathways were similar. Finally, urea uptake was less efficient than nitrate uptake, and urea grown-plants presented signs of N starvation. We also report the first analysis of Arabidopsis gene expression profiling in response to urea. Our transcriptomic approach revealed that nitrate and ammonium transporters were transcriptionally regulated by urea, as well as key enzymes of the GS-GOGAT pathway. AtDUR3, a high-affinity urea transporter in Arabidopsis, was strongly up-regulated by urea. Moreover, our transcriptomic data suggest that other genes are also involved in urea influx.
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Marie-Laure Martin-Magniette*¹², Julie Aubert¹, Avner Bar-Hen (4), Samira Elftieh² , Frederic Magniette³, Jean-Pierre Renou² and Jean-Jacques Daudin¹

Normalization for triple-target microarray experiments

BMC Bioinformatics. 2008 Apr 28;9(1):216 PMID: 18442385
¹   UMR AgroParisTech-INRA MIA 518, 75231 Paris Cedex05, France
²   UMR INRA 1165-CNRS 8114-UEVE URGV, 91057 Evry Cedex, France
³   Unit´e MOY300, D´el´egation CNRSˆIle de France Est, 94532 Thiais Cedex, France
(4)   Universite Paris Descartes, MAP 5, PARIS cedex 06, France
*   Corresponding author

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND:
Most microarray studies are made using labelling with one or two dyes which allows the hybridization of one or two samples on the same slide. In such experiments, the most frequently used dyes are Cy3 and Cy5. Recent improvements in the technology (dye-labelling, scanner and, image analysis) allow hybridization up to four samples simultaneously. The two additional dyes are Alexa 488 and Alexa 494. The triple-target or four-target technology is very promising, since it allows us more flexibility in the design of experiments, an increase in the statistical power when comparing gene expressions induced by different conditions and a scaled down number of slides. However, there have been few methods proposed for statistical analysis of such data. Moreover the lowess correction of the global dye effect is available for only two-color experiments, and even if its application can be derived, it does not allow simultaneous correction of the raw data.
RESULTS: We propose a two-step normalization procedure for triple-target experiments. First the dye bleeding is evaluated and corrected if necessary. Then the signal in each channel is normalized using a generalized lowess procedure to correct a global dye bias. The normalization procedure is validated using triple-self experiments and by comparing the results of triple-target and two-color experiments. Although the focus is on triple-target microarrays, the proposed method can be used to normalize p differently labelled targets co-hybridized on a same array, for any value of p greater than 2.
CONCLUSIONS: The proposed normalization procedure is effective: the technical biases are reduced, the number of false positives is under control in the analysis of differentially expressed genes, and the triple-target experiments are more powerful than the corresponding two-color experiments. There is room for improving the microarray experiments by simultaneously hybridizing more than two samples.


Achard P, Jean-Pierre Renou, Berthomé R, Harberd NP, Genschik P.

Plant DELLAs Restrain Growth and Promote Survival of Adversity by Reducing the Levels of Reactive Oxygen Species.

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Curr Biol. 2008 Apr 30 PMID: 18450450
Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes, Conventionné avec l'Université Louis Pasteur, 67084 Strasbourg, France.
Unité de Recherche en Génomique Végétale (URGV), 91057 Evry cedex, France
University of Oxford, Department of Plant Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RB, United Kingdom

Plant growth is adaptively modulated in response to environmental change. The phytohormone gibberellin (GA) promotes growth by stimulating destruction of the nuclear growth-repressing DELLA proteins [1-7], thus providing a mechanism for environmentally responsive growth regulation [8, 9]. Furthermore, DELLAs promote survival of adverse environments [8]. However, the relationship between these survival and growth-regulatory mechanisms was previously unknown. Here, we show that both mechanisms are dependent upon control of the accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). ROS are small molecules generated during development and in response to stress that play diverse roles as eukaryotic intracellular second messengers [10]. We show that Arabidopsis DELLAs cause ROS levels to remain low after either biotic or abiotic stress, thus delaying cell death and promoting tolerance. In essence, stress-induced DELLA accumulation elevates the expression of genes encoding ROS-detoxification enzymes, thus reducing ROS levels. In accord with recent demonstrations that ROS control root cell expansion [11, 12], we also show that DELLAs regulate root-hair growth via a ROS-dependent mechanism. We therefore propose that environmental variability regulates DELLA activity [8] and that DELLAs in turn couple the downstream regulation of plant growth and stress tolerance through modulation of ROS levels.


Chavez Montes RA, Ranocha P, Martinez Y, Minic Z, Jouanin L, Marquis M, Saulnier L, Fulton LM, Cobbett CS, Bitton F, Renou JP, Jauneau A, Goffner D. 2008

Cell wall modifications in Arabidopsis thaliana plants with altered {alpha}-Larabinofuranosidase activity.

Plant Physiol. 2008 Mar 14 PMID: 18344421
UMR 5546 CNRS-UPS "Surfaces Cellulaires et Signalisation chez les Vegetaux", 24 chemin de Borde Rouge, BP 42617 Auzeville, 31326 Castanet-Tolosan, France;
Laboratoire de Biologie Cellulaire, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Route de St-Cyr, 78026 Versailles Cedex, France;
Biopolymeres Interactions Assemblages, Unite de Recherche sur les Polysaccharides leurs Organisations et Interactions, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, BP 71627, 44316 Nantes Cedex 03, France;
Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia;
Unité de Recherche en Génomique Végétale INRA-CNRS, 2 rue Gaston Crémieux, CP 5708, 91057 Evry cedex, France.

Although cell wall remodelling is an essential feature of plant growth and development, the underlying molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. This work describes the characterization of Arabidopsis thaliana plants with altered expression of ARAF1, a bifunctional alpha-L-arabinofuranosidase / beta-D-xylosidase (At3g10740) belonging to family 51 glycosyl-hydrolases. ARAF1 was localized in several cell types in the vascular system of roots and stems including xylem vessels and parenchyma cells surrounding the vessels, the cambium, and the phloem. araf1 T-DNA insertional mutants showed no visible phenotype whereas transgenic plants that overexpressed ARAF1 exhibited a delay in inflorescence emergence and altered stem architecture. Although global monosaccharide analysis indicated only slight differences in cell wall composition in both mutant and overexpressing lines, immunolocalisation experiments using anti-arabinan (LM6) and anti-xylan (LM10) antibodies indicated cell type-specific alterations in cell wall structure. In araf1 mutants, an increase in LM6 signal intensity was observed in the phloem, cambium and xylem parenchyma in stems and roots, largely coinciding with ARAF1 expression sites. The ectopic overexpression of ARAF1 resulted in an increase in LM10 labelling in the secondary walls of interfascicular fibers and xylem vessels. The combined ARAF1 gene expression and immunolocalisation studies suggest that arabinan-containing pectins are potential in vivo substrates of ARAF1 in Arabidopsis.
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Elis S., Batellier F., Couty I., Balzergue S., Martin-Magniette M.L., Monget P., Blesbois E. and Govoroun M.S. 2008.

Search for the genes involved in oocyte maturation and early embryo development in the hen.

BMC Genomics. 29;9(1):110


Cossegal M., Chambrier P., Mbelo S., Balzergue S., Martin-Magniette M.L., Moing A., Deborde C., Guyon V., Perez P., Rogowsky P. 2008.

Transcriptional and metabolic adjustments in AGPase deficient bt2 maize kernels.

Plant Physiol. 146(4):1553-70.


Ruffel S., Freixes S., Balzergue S., Tillard P., Jeudy C., Martin-Magniette M.L., van der Merwe M.J., Kakar K., Gouzy J., Fernie A.R., Udvardi M., Salon C., Gojon A., Lepetit M. 2008.

Systemic signaling of the plant N status triggers specific transcriptome responses depending on the N source in Medicago truncatula.

Plant Physiol. 146(4):2020-35.


Fabienne Cartieaux (1), Céline Contesto (1), Adrien Gallou (1), Guilhem Desbrosses (1), Joachim Kopka (2), Ludivine Taconnat (3), Jean-Pierre Renou (3), and Bruno Touraine (1)

Simultaneous Interaction of Arabidopsis thaliana with Bradyrhizobium Sp. Strain ORS278 and Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 Leads to Complex Transcriptome Changes.

Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions 2008 Feb;21(2):244-59. PMID: 18184068
(1) Laboratoire des Symbioses Tropicales et Méditerranéennes (UMR113, Université Montpellier, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Cirad, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Agronomie de Montpellier, INRA
(2) Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Am Muhlenberg 1, 14476 Golm, Germany;
(3) URGV (UMR 8114 CNRS, INRA, Université d'Evry-Val d'Essonne), Evry, France

Induced systemic resistance (ISR) is a process elicited by telluric microbes, referred to as plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), that protect the host plant against pathogen attacks. ISR has been defined from studies using Pseudomonas strains as the biocontrol agent. Here, we show for the first time that a photosynthetic Bradyrhizobium sp. strain, ORS278, also exhibits the ability to promote ISR in Arabidopsis thaliana, indicating that the ISR effect may be a widespread ability. To investigate the molecular bases of this response, we performed a transcriptome analysis designed to reveal the changes in gene expression induced by the PGPR, the pathogen alone, or by both. The results confirm the priming pattern of ISR described previously, meaning that a set of genes, of which the majority was predicted to be influenced by jasmonic acid or ethylene, was induced upon pathogen attack when plants were previously colonized by PGPR. The analysis and interpretation of transcriptome data revealed that 12-oxo-phytodienoic acid, an intermediate of the jasmonic acid biosynthesis pathway, is likely to be an actor in the signaling cascade involved in ISR. In addition, we show that the PGPR counterbalanced the pathogen-induced changes in expression of a series of genes.
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Lin Xu, Zhong Zhao, Aiwu Dong, Ludivine Soubigou-Taconnat, Jean-Pierre Renou, Andre Steinmetz, and Wen-Hui Shen

Di- and tri- but not mono-methylation on histone H3 lysine 36 marks active transcription of genes involved in flowering time regulation and other processes in Arabidopsis thaliana

Mol Cell Biol. 2007 Dec 10 PMID: 18070919
Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes (IBMP), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Université Louis Pasteur de Strasbourg (ULP), Strasbourg, France; Department of Biochemistry, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China; URGV, UMR INRA 1165 - CNRS 8114 – UEVE, France; CRP-Santé, Luxembourg;

Histone lysines can be mono-, di- or tri-methylated, providing an ample magnitude of epigenetic information for transcription regulation. In fungi, SET2 is the sole methyltransferase responsible for mono-, di- and tri-methylation of H3K36. Here we show that in Arabidopsis the degree of H3K36 methylation is regulated by distinct methyltransferases. The SET2-homologs SDG8 and SDG26 each can methylate oligonucleosomes in vitro and both proteins are localized in the nucleus. While the previously reported loss-of-function sdg8 mutants have an early-flowering phenotype, the loss-of-function sdg26 mutants show a late-flowering phenotype. Consistently, several MADS-box flowering repressors are down-regulated by sdg8 but up-regulated by sdg26. The sdg8 but not the sdg26 mutant plants show a dramatically reduced level of both di- and tri-methyl-H3K36 and an increased level of mono-methyl-H3K36. SDG8 is thus specifically required for di- and tri-methylation of H3K36. Our results further establish that H3K36 di- and tri- but not mono-methylation correlates with transcription activation. Finally, we show that SDG8 and VIP4, which encodes a component of the PAF1 complex, act independently and synergistically in transcription regulation. Together our results reveal that the deposition of H3K36 methylation is finely regulated, possibly to cope with the complex regulation of growth and development in higher eukaryotes.


Ramel F (1), Sulmon C (1) Cabello-Hurtado F (1), Taconnat L (2), Martin-Magniette ML (2, 3), Jean-Pierre Renou (2), Elamrani A (1), Couee I (1), Gouesbet G. (1)

Genome-wide interacting effects of sucrose and herbicide-mediated stress in Arabidopsis thaliana: novel insights into atrazine toxicity and sucrose-induced tolerance.

[Transcriptome profiling reveals the apoptotic effects of the herbicide atrazine and large-scale protective effects of sucrose signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana plantlets.]

BMC Genomics. 2007 Dec 5;8(1):450 PMID: 18053238
(1) CNRS, Université de Rennes 1, UMR 6553 ECOBIO, France
(2) UMR INRA 1165-CNRS 8114-UEVE, Unité de Recherche en Génomique Végétale (URGV),Evry, France
(3) UMR AgroParisTech-INRA, Mathématique et Informatique Appliquées 518, Paris, France

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Soluble sugars, which play a central role in plant structure and metabolism, are also involved in the responses to a number of stresses, and act as metabolite signalling molecules that activate specific or hormone-crosstalk transduction pathways. The different roles of exogenous sucrose in the tolerance of Arabidopsis thaliana plantlets to the herbicide atrazine and oxidative stress were studied by a transcriptomic approach using CATMA arrays. RESULTS: Parallel situations of xenobiotic stress and sucrose-induced tolerance in the presence of atrazine, of sucrose, and of sucrose plus atrazine were compared. These approaches revealed that atrazine affected gene expression and therefore seedling physiology at a much larger scale than previously described, with potential impairment of protein translation and of reactive-oxygen-species (ROS) defence mechanisms. Correlatively, sucrose-induced protection against atrazine injury was associated with important modifications of gene expression related to ROS defence mechanisms and repair mechanisms. These protection-related changes of gene expression did not result only from the effects of sucrose itself, but from combined effects of sucrose and atrazine, thus strongly suggesting important interactions of sucrose and xenobiotic signalling or of sucrose and ROS signalling. CONCLUSIONS: These interactions resulted in characteristic differential expression of gene families such as ascorbate peroxidases, glutathione-S-transferases and cytochrome P450s, and in the early induction of an original set of transcription factors. These genes used as molecular markers will eventually be of great importance in the context of xenobiotic tolerance and phytoremediation.


Ribot C., Hirsch J., Balzergue S., Tharreau D., Nottéghem J.L., Lebrun M.H., Morel J.B. 2007.

Susceptibility of rice to the blast fungus, Magnaporthe grisea.

J Plant Physiol. 165(1):114-24


Sébastien Aubourg,  Martin-Magniette ML, Brunaud V, Taconnat L, Bitton F, Balzergue S, Jullien PE, Ingouff M, Thareau V, Schiex T,  Alain Lecharny,  Jean-Pierre Renou

Analysis of CATMA transcriptome data identifies hundreds of novel functional genes and improves gene models in the Arabidopsis genome.

BMC Genomics. 2007 Nov 2;8(1):401 PMID: 17980019

Figure 7: Expression intensity and expression range of the novel genes

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Since the finishing of the sequencing of the Arabidopsis thaliana genome, the Arabidopsis community and the annotator centers have been working on the improvement of gene annotation at the structural and functional levels. In this context, we have used the large CATMA resource on the Arabidopsis transcriptome to search for genes missed by different annotation processes. Probes on the CATMA microarrays are specific gene sequence tags (GSTs) based on the CDS models predicted by the Eugene software. Among the 24 576 CATMA v2 GSTs, 677 are in regions considered as intergenic by the TAIR annotation. We analyzed the cognate transcriptome data in the CATMA resource and carried out data-mining to characterize novel genes and improve gene models.
RESULTS:
The statistical analysis of the results of more than 500 hybridized samples distributed among 12 organs provides an experimental validation for 465 novel genes. The hybridization evidence was confirmed by RT-PCR approaches for 88% of the 465 novel genes. Comparisons with the current annotation show that these novel genes often encode small proteins, with an average size of 137 aa. Our approach has also led to the improvement of pre-existing gene models through both the extension of 16 CDS and the identification of 13 gene models erroneously constituted of two merged CDS.
CONCLUSIONS:
This work is a noticeable step forward in the improvement of the Arabidopsis genome annotation. We increased the number of Arabidopsis validated genes by 465 novel transcribed genes to which we associated several functional annotations such as expression profiles, sequence conservation in plants, cognate transcripts and protein motifs.


Sclep G, Allemeersch J, Liechti R, De Meyer B, Beynon J, Bhalerao R, Moreau Y, Nietfeld W,  Jean-Pierre Renou,  Reymond P, Kuiper MT, Hilson P.

CATMA, a comprehensive genome-scale resource for silencing and transcript profiling of Arabidopsis genes.

BMC Bioinformatics. 2007 Oct 18;8:400. PMID: 17945016

Figure 1: Overview of the GST classification and design process yielding the CATMAv3 repertoire.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND:
The Complete Arabidopsis Transcript MicroArray (CATMA) initiative combines the efforts of laboratories in eight European countries [1] to deliver gene-specific sequence tags (GSTs) for the Arabidopsis research community. The CATMA initiative offers the power and flexibility to regularly update the GST collection according to evolving knowledge about the gene repertoire. These GST amplicons can easily be reamplified and shared, subsets can be picked at will to print dedicated arrays, and the GSTs can be cloned and used for other functional studies. This ongoing initiative has already produced approximately 24,000 GSTs that have been made publicly available for spotted microarray printing and RNA interference.
RESULTS:
GSTs from the CATMA version 2 repertoire (CATMAv2, created in 2002) were mapped onto the gene models from two independent Arabidopsis nuclear genome annotation efforts, TIGR5 and PSB-EuGene, to consolidate a list of genes that were targeted by previously designed CATMA tags. A total of 9,027 gene models were not tagged by any amplified CATMAv2 GST, and 2,533 amplified GSTs were no longer predicted to tag an updated gene model. To validate the efficacy of GST mapping criteria and design rules, the predicted and experimentally observed hybridization characteristics associated to GST features were correlated in transcript profiling datasets obtained with the CATMAv2 microarray, confirming the reliability of this platform. To complete the CATMA repertoire, all 9,027 gene models for which no GST had yet been designed were processed with an improved version of the Specific Primer and Amplicon Design Software (SPADS). A total of 5,756 novel GSTs were designed and amplified by PCR from genomic DNA. Together with the pre-existing GST collection, this new addition constitutes the CATMAv3 repertoire. It comprises 30,343 unique amplified sequences that tag 24,202 and 23,009 protein-encoding nuclear gene models in the TAIR6 and EuGene genome annotations, respectively. To cover the remaining untagged genes, we identified 543 additional GSTs using less stringent design criteria and designed 990 sequence tags matching multiple members of gene families (Gene Family Tags or GFTs) to cover any remaining untagged genes. These latter 1,533 features constitute the CATMAv4 addition.
CONCLUSIONS:
To update the CATMA GST repertoire, we designed 7,289 additional sequence tags, bringing the total number of tagged TAIR6-annotated Arabidopsis nuclear protein-coding genes to 26,173. This resource is used both for the production of spotted microarrays and the large-scale cloning of hairpin RNA silencing vectors. All information about the resulting updated CATMA repertoire is available through the CATMA database .


Gagnot S, Tamby JP, Martin-Magniette ML, Bitton F, Taconnat L, Balzergue S, Sébastien Aubourg, Alain Lecharny, Jean-Pierre Renou,  Brunaud V.

CATdb: a public access to Arabidopsis transcriptome data from the URGV-CATMA platform.

Figure 1: Results of a query of CATdb for an experiment called Circadian cycle

Nucleic Acids Res. 2007 Oct 16 PMID: 17940091
URGV - UMR INRA 1165-CNRS 8114-UEVE, Laboratoire de Biologie Cellulaire - Institut J.P. Bourgin - INRA Centre de Versailles-Grignon, Versailles, France,
Unité de Mathématiques et Informatique Appliquées (MIA) - UMR 518 AgroParisTech-INRA, Paris
Université Paris-Sud, Institut de Biotechnologie des Plantes (IBP) - UMR CNRS UPS, Orsay, France.

CATdb is a free resource available at http://urgv.evry.inra.fr/CATdb that provides public access to a large collection of transcriptome data for Arabidopsis thaliana produced by a single Complete Arabidopsis Transcriptome Micro Array (CATMA) platform. CATMA probes consist of gene-specific sequence tags (GSTs) of 150-500 bp. The v2 version of CATMA contains 24 576 GST probes representing most of the predicted A. thaliana genes, and 615 probes tiling the chloroplastic and mitochondrial genomes. Data in CATdb are entirely processed with the same standardized protocol, from microarray printing to data analyses. CATdb contains the results of 53 projects including 1724 hybridized samples distributed between 13 different organs, 49 different developmental conditions, 45 mutants and 63 environmental conditions. All the data contained in CATdb can be downloaded from the web site and subsets of data can be sorted out and displayed either by keywords, by experiments, genes or lists of genes up to 100. CATdb gives an easy access to the complete description of experiments with a picture of the experiment design.


Ondrej Krinke, Eric Ruelland, Olga Valentová, Chantal Vergnolle, Jean-Pierre Renou, Ludivine Taconnat, Matyás Flemr, Lenka Burketová, and Alain Zachowski, 2007

Phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase Activation Is an Early Response to Salicylic Acid in Arabidopsis Suspension Cells

Plant Physiol. 2007 Jul;144(3):1347-59. Epub 2007 May 11. PMID: 17496105
Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6 and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Unité Mixte de Recherche 7180, Laboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire et Moléculaire des Plantes, Ivry-sur-Seine, France. ondrej.krinke@vscht.cz

Salicylic acid (SA) has a central role in defence against pathogen attack. Besides, its role in such diverse processes as germination, flowering, senescence and thermotolerance acquisition has been documented. However, little is known about the early signalling events triggered by SA. Using Arabidopsis thaliana suspension cells as a model, it was possible to show by in vivo metabolic phospholipid labelling with 33Pi that SA addition induced a rapid and early (in few minutes) decrease in a pool of phosphatidylinositol (PI). This decrease paralleled with an increase in phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate and phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate. These changes could be inhibited by two different inhibitors of type III PI 4-kinases, phenylarsine oxide and 30 µM wortmannin; no inhibitory effect was seen with 1 µM wortmannin, a concentration inhibiting PI 3-kinases but not PI 4-kinases. We therefore undertook a study of wortmannin effects on SA responsive transcriptome. Using the Complete Arabidopsis Transcriptome MicroArray (CATMA) chip, we could identify 774 genes differentially expressed upon SA treatment. Strikingly, amongst these genes, the response to SA of 112 of them was inhibited by 30 µM wortmannin but not by 1 µM wortmannin.


Ricaud L, Proux C, Renou JP, Pichon O, Fochesato S, Ortet P, Montane MH. May 2007

ATM-Mediated Transcriptional and Developmental Responses to gamma-rays in Arabidopsis.

Figure 1, Root tip morphology and expression of fluorescent markers of WT seedlings after IR.

PLoS ONE. 2007 May 9;2(5):e430. PMID: 17487278
CEA, DSV, Institut de Biologie Environnementale et de Biotechnologie (iBEB), Service de biologie végétale et de microbiologie environnementales (SBVME), Cadarache, Saint Paul-lez-Durance, France.

ATM (Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated) is an essential checkpoint kinase that signals DNA double-strand breaks in eukaryotes. Its depletion causes meiotic and somatic defects in Arabidopsis and progressive motor impairment accompanied by several cell deficiencies in patients with ataxia telangiectasia (AT). To obtain a comprehensive view of the ATM pathway in plants, we performed a time-course analysis of seedling responses by combining confocal laser scanning microscopy studies of root development and genome-wide expression profiling of wild-type (WT) and homozygous ATM-deficient mutants challenged with a dose of gamma-rays (IR) that is sublethal for WT plants. Early morphologic defects in meristematic stem cells indicated that AtATM, an Arabidopsis homolog of the human ATM gene, is essential for maintaining the quiescent center and controlling the differentiation of initial cells after exposure to IR. Results of several microarray experiments performed with whole seedlings and roots up to 5 h post-IR were compiled in a single table, which was used to import gene information and extract gene sets. Sequence and function homology searches; import of spatio-temporal, cell cycling, and mutant-constitutive expression characteristics; and a simplified functional classification system were used to identify novel genes in all functional classes. The hundreds of radiomodulated genes identified were not a random collection, but belonged to functional pathways such as those of the cell cycle; cell death and repair; DNA replication, repair, and recombination; and transcription; translation; and signaling, indicating the strong cell reprogramming and double-strand break abrogation functions of ATM checkpoints.

Figure 2. CLSM optical longitudinal sections of WT and atm stem cells and QC post-IR.

Accordingly, genes in all functional classes were either down or up-regulated concomitantly with downregulation of chromatin deacetylases or upregulation of acetylases and methylases, respectively. Determining the early transcriptional indicators of prolonged S-G2 phases that coincided with cell proliferation delay, or an anticipated subsequent auxin increase, accelerated cell differentiation or death, was used to link IR-regulated hallmark functions and tissue phenotypes after IR. The transcription burst was almost exclusively AtATM-dependent or weakly AtATR-dependent, and followed two major trends of expression in atm: (i)-loss or severe attenuation and delay, and (ii)-inverse and/or stochastic, as well as specific, enabling one to distinguish IR/ATM pathway constituents. Our data provide a large resource for studies on the interaction between plant checkpoints of the cell cycle, development, hormone response, and DNA repair functions, because IR-induced transcriptional changes partially overlap with the response to environmental stress. Putative connections of ATM to stem cell maintenance pathways after IR are also discussed.


Zhu Y, Dong A, Meyer D, Pichon O, Renou JP, Cao K, Shen WH.

Arabidopsis NRP1 and NRP2 Encode Histone Chaperones and Are Required for Maintaining Postembryonic Root Growth.

Root tip and stem-root junction region, respectively, from a transgenic Arabidopsis plant expressing YFP:NRP1.

Plant Cell. 2006 Nov;18(11):2879-92. Epub 2006 Nov 22. PMID: 17122067
Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes, Laboratoire Propre du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Unité Propre de Recherche 2357, Conventioné avec l'Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France.

NUCLEOSOME ASSEMBLY PROTEIN1 (NAP1) is conserved from yeast to human and was proposed to act as a histone chaperone. While budding yeast contains a single NAP1 gene, multicellular organisms, including plants and animals, contain several NAP1 and NAP1-RELATED PROTEIN (NRP) genes. However, the biological role of these genes has been largely unexamined. Here, we show that, in Arabidopsis thaliana, simultaneous knockout of the two NRP genes, NRP1 and NRP2, impaired postembryonic root growth. In the nrp1-1 nrp2-1 double mutant, arrest of cell cycle progression at G2/M and disordered cellular organization occurred in root tips. The mutant seedlings exhibit perturbed expression of ~100 genes, including some genes involved in root proliferation and patterning. The mutant plants are highly sensitive to genotoxic stress and show increased levels of DNA damage and the release of transcriptional gene silencing. NRP1 and NRP2 are localized in the nucleus and can form homomeric and heteromeric protein complexes. Both proteins specifically bind histones H2A and H2B and associate with chromatin in vivo. We propose that NRP1 and NRP2 act as H2A/H2B chaperones in the maintenance of dynamic chromatin in epigenetic inheritance.


Masclaux-Daubresse C, Purdy S, Lemaitre T, Pourtau N, Taconnat L, Renou JP and Wingler A. 2007.

Genetic variation suggests an interaction between cold acclimation and the metabolic regulation of leaf senescence.

Figure 3. Function of genes affected by Glc independent of the genetic background

Plant Physiol. 2007 Jan;143(1):434-46. Epub 2006 Nov 10. PMID: 17098848
Unité de Nutrition Azotée des Plantes, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Versailles, France.

The extent to which leaf senescence is induced by nitrogen deficiency or by sugar accumulation varies between natural accessions of Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana). Analysis of senescence in plants of the Bay-0 x Shahdara recombinant inbred line (RIL) population revealed a large variation in developmental senescence of the whole leaf rosette, which was in agreement with the extent to which glucose (Glc) induced senescence in the different lines. To determine the regulatory basis of genetic differences in the Glc response, we investigated changes in gene expression using Complete Arabidopsis Transcriptome MicroArray (CATMA) analysis. Genes whose regulation did not depend on the genetic background, as well as genes whose regulation was specific to individual RILs, were identified. In RIL 310, a line that does not show the typical senescence response to Glc, stress response genes, especially those responding to cold stress, were induced by Glc. We therefore tested whether cold acclimation delays senescence by reducing sugar sensitivity. In cold-acclimated plants, leaf senescence was severely delayed and Glc did not induce the typical senescence response. Together, our results suggest that cold acclimation extends rosette longevity by affecting metabolic regulation of senescence, thereby allowing vernalization-dependent plants to survive the winter period. The role of functional chloroplasts and of nitrogen and phosphate availability in this regulation is discussed.


Manavella PA, Arce AL, Dezar CA, Bitton F, Renou JP, Crespi M, Chan RL.

Cross-talk between ethylene and drought signalling pathways is mediated by the sunflower Hahb-4 transcription factor.

[Analysis of transcriptional networks regulated by the sunflower Hahb-4 transcription factor in Arabidopsis revealed a conserved role in ethylene signaling.]

Plant J. 2006 Oct;48(1):125-37. PMID: 16972869
Cátedra de Biología Celular y Molecular, Facultad de Bioquímica y Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, CONICET, Santa Fe, Argentina.

Figure 2. Transgenic plants enter into the senescence program later and are insensitive to ethylene.

Hahb-4 is a member of the Helianthusannuus (sunflower) subfamily I of HD-Zip proteins that is transcriptionally regulated by water availability and abscisic acid. Transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana plants overexpressing this transcription factor (TF) exhibit a characteristic phenotype that includes a strong tolerance to water stress. Here we show that this TF is a new component of ethylene signalling pathways, and that it induces a marked delay in senescence. Plants overexpressing Hahb-4 are less sensitive to external ethylene, enter the senescence pathway later and do not show the typical triple response. Furthermore, transgenic plants expressing this gene under the control of its own inducible promoter showed an inverse correlation between ethylene sensitivity and Hahb-4 levels. Potential targets of Hahb-4 were identified by comparing the transcriptome of Hahb-4-transformed and wild-type plants using microarrays and quantitative rc="httponstitue resrPthi(SA) h two mring reotective eepenl as gsion relateween ethyl biosynt,hways sucACOrraysSAMcrose, enl as gsion relateween ethylene signa,hways sucERF24,202ERF5c="httponstit for sturole he sunflells ind, and ower Hahb-4 transeased leATdb aseorrelatecyte e/ the senseasp>Msc="httponstitue "jy">Hahb-were inducernal ethylated concomitantly tain sevhese geion holtaner intotial tarwere identirose in d a transcriptome anal(HA-ACOiteriaHA-ACOb) acid. defichb-4-tranregulation he sunflasp>Msarkmway rindicate Interactio"jy">Hahved in tic regulatioween-ethysion relNRP) geivo. We propose "jy">Hahb-wees involveantify ned a consepair mechgsion relateween ethicide-mediathe senescpose mark functused td impmentcssificauced toleraned.


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Plant Physiol6 2007 J0ct;430-4834-46. Epu5 20072325-37. PMI37777098848

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