Jasmonic acid-induced NO activates MEK1/2 in regulating the metabolism of ascorbate and glutathione in maize leaves
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This study investigated the relationship between MEK1/2 and nitric oxide (NO) in jasmonic acid (JA)-regulated metabolism of ascorbate and glutathione in maize leaves. The results showed that JA increased the activities of APX, GR, MDHAR, DHAR, GalLDH, and γ-ECS; the contents of AsA and GSH; and the production of NO. Above increases except for γ-ECS activity and NO production were all suppressed by pre-treatments with MEK1/2 inhibitors PD98059 and U0126. Above increases were all suppressed by pre-treatments with nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor l-NAME and NO scavenger cPTIO. The results of western blot showed that JA enhanced the phosphorylation level of MEK1/2. Pre-treatments with l-NAME and cPTIO suppressed JA-induced phosphorylation level of MEK1/2. Our results suggested that JA-induced NO activated MEK1/2 by increasing the phosphorylation level, which, in turn, resulted in the upregulation of ascorbate and glutathione metabolism in maize leaves.
KeywordsMEK1/2 NO Ascorbate Glutathione Maize
This study was financially supported by Project of Supporting Young Backbone Teachers of Colleges and Universities in Henan province (2016GGJS-108).
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