Emerging Functions for N-Terminal Protein Acetylation in Plants

Trends Plant Sci. 2015 Oct;20(10):599-601. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2015.08.008. Epub 2015 Aug 26.


N-terminal (Nt-) acetylation is a widespread but poorly understood co-translational protein modification. Two reports now shed light onto the proteome-wide dynamics and protein-specific consequences of Nt-acetylation in relation to plant development, stress-response, and protein stability, identifying this modification as a key regulator of diverse aspects of plant growth and behaviour.

Keywords: N-end rule; N-terminal acetylation; abscisic acid (ABA); drought stress; plant immunity; protein degradation.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis / enzymology*
  • Arabidopsis Proteins / metabolism*
  • N-Terminal Acetyltransferases / metabolism*


  • Arabidopsis Proteins
  • N-Terminal Acetyltransferases