Complexity of rice Hsp100 gene family: lessons from rice genome sequence data

Batra, Gaurav ; Chauhan, Vineeta Singh ; Singh, Amanjot ; Sarkar, Neelam K. ; Grover, Anil (2007) Complexity of rice Hsp100 gene family: lessons from rice genome sequence data Journal of Biosciences, 32 (3). pp. 611-619. ISSN 0250-5991

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Elucidation of genome sequence provides an excellent platform to understand detailed complexity of the various gene families. Hsp100 is an important family of chaperones in diverse living systems. There are eight putative gene loci encoding for Hsp100 proteins in Arabidopsis genome. In rice, two full-length Hsp100 cDNAs have been isolated and sequenced so far. Analysis of rice genomic sequence by in silico approach showed that two isolated rice Hsp100 cDNAs correspond to Os05g44340 and Os02g32520 genes in the rice genome database. There appears to be three additional proteins (encoded by Os03g31300, Os04g32560 and Os04g33210 gene loci) that are variably homologous to Os05g44340 and Os02g32520 throughout the entire amino acid sequence. The above five rice Hsp100 genes show significant similarities in the signature sequences known to be conserved among Hsp100 proteins. While Os05g44340 encodes cytoplasmic Hsp100 protein, those encoded by the other four genes are predicted to have chloroplast transit peptides.

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Keywords:Chaperone; Gene Family; Hsp100; Oryza sativa
ID Code:15689
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