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Identification and Evolution of FYVE Domain-Containing Proteins and Their Expression Patterns in Response to Abiotic Stresses in Rice

Xiao, Shanshan, Shao, Min, Wang, Dong, Li, Wenqi, Liu, Fengquan
Plant molecular biology reporter 2016 v.34 no.6 pp. 1064-1082
Arabidopsis, Oryza sativa, abiotic stress, cell membranes, cytoskeleton, databases, developmental stages, endocytosis, eukaryotic cells, exocytosis, genes, metabolism, phylogeny, plant growth, plant hormones, proteins, rice, signal transduction, stress response, stress tolerance, zinc finger motif
The FYVE domain is a typical zinc finger motif containing four conserved CxxC pairs and has been shown to specifically binds to PtdIns(3)P on the surface of cell membrane. FYVE domain-containing proteins are commonly distributed in eukaryotic cells and have been implicated in diverse functions like signal transduction, membrane trafficking, exocytosis and endocytosis, phosphoinositides (PIs) metabolism, and cytoskeletal regulation. Analysis of the rice genome using comprehensive online databases and research tools resulted in the identification of 19 putative rice FYVE (OsFVYE) proteins. Based on domain architectural and phylogenetic analyses, these OsFYVEs were further classified into six groups. Groups I–V were conserved in Arabidopsis (dicots) and rice (monocot) at both the genetic and protein levels, while group VI was widely present in plants but truncated in Arabidopsis and species of Brassicaceae. Comprehensive and comparative investigation of their expression profiles showed that FYVE genes in plant exhibited a variety of expression patterns during different developmental stages and in response to phytohormones and abiotic stresses. These findings indicated that both OsFYVE and AtFYVE genes may played potential roles in normal plant growth, hormone signal transduction, and abiotic stress tolerance. Results from our study shed light on the potential roles of FYVE proteins in plant growth, development, and stress responses.