Recent identification of several different types of RNA editing factors in plant organelles suggests complex RNA editosomes within which each factor has a different task. However, the precise protein interactions between the different editing factors are still poorly understood. In this paper, we show that the E+-type pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) protein SLO2, which lacks a C-terminal cytidine deaminase-like DYW domain, interacts in vivo with the DYW-type PPR protein DYW2 and the P-type PPR protein NUWA in mitochondria, and that the latter enhances the interaction of the former ones. These results may reflect a protein scaffold or complex stabilization role of NUWA between E+-type PPR and DYW2 proteins. Interestingly, DYW2 and NUWA also interact in chloroplasts, and DYW2-GFP overexpressing lines show broad editing defects in both organelles, with predominant specificity for sites edited by E+-type PPR proteins. The latter suggests a coordinated regulation of organellar multiple site editing through DYW2, which probably provides the deaminase activity to E+ editosomes.
|Journal||Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- RNA editing