Investigation of the interaction of DAD1-LIKE LIPASE 3 (DALL3) with Selenium Binding Protein 1 (SBP1) in Arabidopsis thaliana

Plant Sci. 2020 Feb:291:110357. doi: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2019.110357. Epub 2019 Nov 23.


Phospholipase PLA1-Iγ2 or otherwise DAD1-LIKE LIPASE 3 (DALL3) is a member of class I phospholipases and has a role in JA biosynthesis. AtDALL3 was previously identified in a yeast two-hybrid screening as an interacting protein of the Arabidopsis Selenium Binding Protein 1 (SBP1). In this work, we have studied AtDALL3 as an interacting partner of the Arabidopsis Selenium Binding Protein 1 (SBP1). Phylogenetic analysis showed that DALL3 appears in the PLA1-Igamma1, 2 group, paired with PLA1-Igammma1. The highest level of expression of AtDALL3 was observed in 10-day-old roots and in flowers, while constitutive levels were maintained in seedlings, cotyledons, shoots and leaves. In response to abiotic stress, DALL3 was shown to participate in the network of genes regulated by cadmium, selenite and selenate compounds. DALL3 promoter driven GUS assays revealed that the expression patterns defined were overlapping with the patterns reported for AtSBP1 gene, indicating that DALL3 and SBP1 transcripts co-localize. Furthermore, quantitative GUS assays showed that these compounds elicited changes in activity in specific cells files, indicating the differential response of DALL3 promoter. GFP::DALL3 studies by confocal microscopy demonstrated the localization of DALL3 in the plastids of the root apex, the plastids of the central root and the apex of emerging lateral root primordia. Additionally, we confirmed by yeast two hybrid assays the physical interaction of DALL3 with SBP1 and defined a minimal SBP1 fragment that DALL3 binds to. Finally, by employing bimolecular fluorescent complementation we demonstrated the in planta interaction of the two proteins.

Keywords: DALL3; Phospholipase; SBP1; Selenium Binding Protein 1.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Arabidopsis / genetics*
  • Arabidopsis / metabolism
  • Arabidopsis Proteins / chemistry
  • Arabidopsis Proteins / genetics*
  • Arabidopsis Proteins / metabolism
  • Carboxylic Ester Hydrolases / chemistry
  • Carboxylic Ester Hydrolases / genetics*
  • Carboxylic Ester Hydrolases / metabolism
  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Plant
  • Phylogeny
  • Selenium-Binding Proteins / chemistry
  • Selenium-Binding Proteins / genetics*
  • Selenium-Binding Proteins / metabolism
  • Sequence Alignment


  • Arabidopsis Proteins
  • SBP1 protein, Arabidopsis
  • Selenium-Binding Proteins
  • AT2G30550 protein, Arabidopsis
  • Carboxylic Ester Hydrolases