Integrative Chemical Proteomics and Cell Biology Methods to Study Endocytosis and Vesicular Trafficking in Arabidopsis
We present a comprehensive approach combining proteomics and cell biology to study vesicular trafficking in plants. Within this approach, we exploit chemical compounds inhibiting particular vesicular trafficking events in plant cells. Treatment of plants with these relatively specific inhibitors results in intracellular accumulation of proteins being transported by vesicles as well as in a change in abundance of regulatory proteins. Such pharmacological inhibition allows for identification of key proteins, and for further detailed functional investigation using cell biological, molecular biological, and biochemical methods used for validation of proteomic results.
Key wordsEndocytosis Vesicular trafficking Proteomics Plants 2-D LC/MSMS 2-D electrophoresis Inhibitors Brefeldin A Wortmannin LY294002
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