Open Access iconOpen Access



Light Promotes Protein Stability of Auxin Response Factor 7

Shucai Wang*

Laboratory of Plant Molecular Genetics & Crop Gene Editing, School of Life Sciences, Linyi University, Linyi, 276000, China

* Corresponding Author: Shucai Wang. Email: email

Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany 2023, 92(4), 1153-1160.


Light is an environmental signaling, whereas Aux/IAA proteins and Auxin Response Factors (ARFs) are regulators of auxin signalling. Aux/IAA proteins are unstable, and their degradation dependents on 26S ubiquitin-proteasome and is promoted by Auxin. Auxin binds directly to a SCF-type ubiquitin-protein ligase, TIR1, facilitates the interaction between Aux/IAA proteins and TIR1, and then the degradation of Aux/IAA proteins. A few studies have reported that some ARFs are also unstable proteins, and their degradation is also mediated by 26S proteasome. In this study, by using of antibodies recognizing endogenous ARF7 proteins, we found that protein stability of ARF7 was affected by light. By expressing MYC tagged ARF activators in protoplasts, we found that degradation of ARF7 was inhibited by 26 proteasome inhibitors. In addition, at least ARF5 and ARF19 were also unstable proteins, and degradation of ARF5 via 26S proteasome was further confirmed by using stable transformed plants overexpressing ARF5 with a GUS tag.


Cite This Article

Wang, S. (2023). Light Promotes Protein Stability of Auxin Response Factor 7. Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, 92(4), 1153–1160.

cc This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
  • 553


  • 384


  • 0


Share Link