Pre-mRNA alternative splicing as a modulator for heat stress response in plants
KAUST DepartmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Desert Agriculture Initiative
Embargo End Date2023-07-01
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AbstractThe molecular responses of plants to the important abiotic stress, heat stress (HS), have been extensively studied at the transcriptional level. Alternative splicing (AS) is a post-transcriptional regulatory process in which an intron-containing gene can generate more than one mRNA variant. The impact of HS on the premRNA splicing process has been reported in various eukaryotes but seldom discussed in-depth, especially in plants. Here, we review AS regulation in response to HS in different plant species. We discuss potential molecular mechanisms controlling heat-inducible AS regulation in plants and hypothesize that AS regulation participates in heat-priming establishment and HS memory maintenance. We propose that the pre-mRNA splicing variation is an important regulator of plant HS responses (HSRs).
CitationLing, Y., Mahfouz, M. M., & Zhou, S. (2021). Pre-mRNA alternative splicing as a modulator for heat stress response in plants. Trends in Plant Science. doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2021.07.008
SponsorsThis study was funded by the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, China, No. 2021A1515012391, GDOU Innovation & University Improvement Program, No. 230419099 and GDOU Talent Introduction Project, No. R19015.
JournalTrends in Plant Science