Proteomic Responses to Cold Stress

  • Towseef Mohsin Bhat
  • Sana Choudhary
  • Nirala Ramchiary


One of the most excellent techniques in molecular biology and biochemistry is proteomics used extensively for protein profiling in a variety of plant species facing stress conditions. Alteration in protein expression occurs as a result of cold stress in the form of upregulation of already prevailing protein pool by the formation of novel proteins functionally associated with plants’ antioxidative defense mechanism. Efficient and well-studied protein extraction protocols and modern techniques for identification of novel proteins have been methodized in different plant species at the tissue level, organ level, or whole plant level for proper cognizance of cold stress realization and intracellular stress signal transduction monitoring. The best mechanism to study in depth proteome at the subcellular level could accomplish abundant information details about the mechanism of stress response as it corresponds to the possible connection between protein abundance and stress permissiveness. This book chapter summarizes the overall significant contributions related to cold stress on plants for better understanding of these particular stress tolerance mechanisms at the protein level.


Two-dimensional electrophoresis (2DE) Two-dimensional difference gel electrophoresis (2D-DIGE) Mass spectrometry (MS) MALDI TOF-MS iTRAQ proteomics Posttranslational modifications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Towseef Mohsin Bhat
    • 1
  • Sana Choudhary
    • 2
  • Nirala Ramchiary
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Translational and Evolutionary Genomics, School of Life Sciences Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Genetics Section, Department of BotanyAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia

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