Molecular Docking Analysis of AHL Molecule on Plant Protein ARR10

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 340)


In rhizosphere Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) produce N-acyl-l-homoserine lactones (AHL) as the quorum-sensing (QS) signals. AHLs can act as trans-kingdom signalling molecules between plants and rhizobacteria and that can regulate plant growth and development. The plant-beneficial PGPR Burkholderia phytofirmans PsJN promotes growth in Arabidopsis thaliana by producing 3-oxo-dodecanoyl homoserine lactone (oxo-C14-HSL) from their quorum-sensing (QS) system. In bacteria, QS system functions by binding AHL to the LuxR-family of sensor/regulator proteins through their response regulator receiver domain. It has been hypothesized that by using similar response domain, Arabidopsis response regulator 10 (ARR10) proteins may act as binding site for 3-oxo-dodecanoyl homoserine lactone. ARRs are involved in cytokinin signalling pathways and thus these types of lactones can regulate growth in Arabidopsis. We prove the binding of oxo-C14-HSL with ARR10 by using molecular docking technique and analysing the docking result.


Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria N-acyl-l-homoserine lactones Burkholderia phytofirmans PsJN 3-oxo-C14-Homo serine lactones Response regulator receiver domain Arabidopsis response regulator 10 (ARR10) proteins Molecular docking 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gurudas CollegeKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Government College of Engineering and Leather TechnologyKolkataIndia

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