Detergent-resistant plasma membrane proteome in oat and rye: similarities and dissimilarities between two monocotyledonous plants

J Proteome Res. 2012 Mar 2;11(3):1654-65. doi: 10.1021/pr200849v. Epub 2012 Jan 31.


The plasma membrane (PM) is involved in important cellular processes that determine the growth, development, differentiation, and environmental signal responses of plant cells. Some of these dynamic reactions occur in specific domains in the PM. In this study, we performed comparable nano-LC-MS/MS-based large-scale proteomic analysis of detergent-resistant membrane (DRM) fractions prepared from the PM of oat and rye. A number of proteins showed differential accumulation between the PM and DRM, and some proteins were only found in the DRM. Numerous proteins were identified as DRM proteins in oat (219 proteins) and rye (213 proteins), of which about half were identified only in the DRM. The DRM proteins were largely common to those found in dicotyledonous plants (Arabidopsis and tobacco), which suggests common functions associated with the DRM in plants. Combination of semiquantitative proteomic analysis and prediction of post-translational protein modification sites revealed differences in several proteins associated with the DRM in oat and rye. It is concluded that protein distribution in the DRM is unique from that in the PM, partly because of the physicochemical properties of the proteins, and the unique distribution of these proteins may define the functions of the specific domains in the PM in various physiological processes in plant cells.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Avena / enzymology
  • Avena / metabolism*
  • Chemical Fractionation
  • Detergents / chemistry
  • Dextrans / chemistry
  • Membrane Microdomains / enzymology
  • Membrane Microdomains / metabolism*
  • Membrane Proteins / isolation & purification
  • Membrane Proteins / metabolism*
  • Plant Leaves / metabolism
  • Plant Proteins / isolation & purification
  • Plant Proteins / metabolism*
  • Polyethylene Glycols / chemistry
  • Protein Conformation
  • Protein Processing, Post-Translational
  • Proteome / isolation & purification
  • Proteome / metabolism*
  • Secale / enzymology
  • Secale / metabolism*


  • Detergents
  • Dextrans
  • Membrane Proteins
  • Plant Proteins
  • Proteome
  • Polyethylene Glycols