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Plant Growth Regulation

, 57:293 | Cite as

Simultaneous UPLC MS/MS analysis of endogenous jasmonic acid, salicylic acid, and their related compounds

  • Hideyuki Matsuura
  • Arata Aoi
  • Chizuru Satou
  • Mino Nakaya
  • Chikara Masuta
  • Kensuke Nabeta
Original Paper

Abstract

Jasmonic acid (JA) and salicylic acid (SA) are plant hormones involved in plant growth and development. Recent studies demonstrated that presence of a complex interplay between JA and SA signaling pathways to response to pathogenesis attack and biotic stresses. To our best knowledge, no method has existed for simultaneous analyses of JA, SA, and their related compounds. Especially, the glucosides are thought to be the storages or the inactivated compounds, but their contribution should be considered for elucidating the amount of the aglycons. It is also valuable for measuring the endogenous amount of phenylalanine, cinnamic acid, and benzoic acid that are the biosynthetic intermediates of SA due to the existence of isochorismate pathway to synthesize SA. We established this method using deuterium labeled compounds as internal standards. This is the first report of simultaneous analysis of endogenous JA, SA, and their related compounds. Measuring the endogenous JA, SA, and their related compounds that had been accumulated in tobacco plants proved the practicality of the newly developed method. It was demonstrated that accumulation of JA, SA and their related compounds were induced in both case of TMV infection and abiotic stresses.

Keywords

Jasmonic acid Salicylic acid Pathogenesis attack 

Abbreviations

JA

Jasmonic acid

MRM

Multiple reaction monitoring

MS

Mass spectrometry

MS/MS

Tandem mass spectrometry

SA

Salicylic acid

SAG

Salicylic acid glucoside

TA

Tuberonic acid

TAG

Tuberonic acid glucoside

TMV

Tobacco mosaic virus

UPLC

Ultra performance liquid chromatography

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors are grateful to Mr. Kenji Watanabe and Dr. Eri Fukushi for measuring the NMR and mass spectra.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hideyuki Matsuura
    • 1
  • Arata Aoi
    • 1
  • Chizuru Satou
    • 1
  • Mino Nakaya
    • 1
  • Chikara Masuta
    • 2
  • Kensuke Nabeta
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry, Division of Applied Bioscience, Research Faculty of AgricultureHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan
  2. 2.Laboratory of Cell Biology and Manipulation, Division of Applied Bioscience, Research Faculty of AgricultureHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan

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