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It encodes a protein that shares sequence similarity to COX17, a Cu-chaperone from yeast that might mediate the delivery of Cu to the mitochondria for the assembly of a functional cytochrome oxidase complex (Balandin and Castresana, 2002). Aust. However, our knowledge of the transport processes for heavy metals across plant membranes at the molecular level is still rudimentary in most cases. Environ. [ Links ], Southron JL, Basu U, Taylor GJ (2004) Complementation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae ccc2 mutant by a putative P1B-ATPase from Brassica napus supports a copper-transporting function. Key words: copper homeostasis, copper transporters, detoxification, metalloproteins, toxicity. Plants endure Cu toxicity through various detoxification mechanisms. Its participation in root elongation and pollen development has been also described (Sancenón et al., 2004). Copper, like most micronutrients is more available when the growing medium pH is low, so if copper toxicity is occurring, test the pH of the growing medium. 110:551-557. It has been proposed that CCH by homology to its counterpart in yeast binds Cu(I) and interacts directly with a P-type ATPase Cu transporter (probably RAN1), its physiological partner. Copper Toxicity Copper toxicosis occurs following the ingestion and accumulation of excessive amounts of copper in the liver. [ Links ], Yruela I, Alfonso M, Ortiz de Zarate I, Montoya G, Picorel R (1993) Precise location of the Cu-inhibitory binding site in higher plant and bacterial photosynthetic reaction centers as probed by light-induced absorption changes. 50:698-701. In plants, Cu is an essential cofactor of numerous metalloproteins and is involved in several biochemical and physiological processes. Plant. Since HMA8 (PAA2) shows similarity to PacS transporter from cyanobacteria and has a chloroplast transit sequence it has been suggested that it could be involved in Cu transport through the thylakoid membrane (Pilon et al., unpublished data). [ Links ], Yruela I, Gatzen G, Picorel R, Holzwarth AR (1996a) Cu(II)-inhibitory effect on photosystem II from higher plants. Metallothioneins (MT) are cysteine-rich polypeptides encoded by a family of genes. 9:111-123. No specific transporters involved in Cu uptake from the environment have been characterized to date but there is evidence that Cu is reduced. Chlorophyll fluorescence measurements. 94:174-180. These authors suggested that the reduced chlorophyll content observed in plant leaves grown in the presence of high Cu concentrations made leaves more susceptible to photoinhibition as a consequence of a Cu-induced Fe deficiency. Plant Sci. J. [ Links ], Salt DE, Smith RD, Raskin I (1998) Phytoremediation. New evidence for a copper inhibition effect on PSII photochemistry. The use of genetic and molecular techniques, such as sequence comparison to identify transporters and functional complementation of yeast mutants and plant transformation to regulate gene activities, has been crucial for the progress achieved in this area. [ Links ], Droppa M, Masojidek J, Rózsa Z, Wolak A, Horváth LI, Farkas T, Horváth G (1987) Characteristics of Cu deficiency-induced inhibition of photosynthetic electron transport in spinach chloroplasts. 11: 4732. 104:630-638. Annu. Plants growing in soil that has too much copper may develop … Biochim. Photosynthetica 28:109-117. In particular photosynthetic electron transport is altered under both Cu deficiency and excess Cu conditions. [ Links ], De Vos CHR, Vonk MJ, Voojis R, Schat H (1992) Glutathione depletion due to copper-induced phytochelatin synthesis causes oxidative stress in Silene cucubalus. This strategy has been used effectively in citrus crops, wheremaintaining the soil pH above 6.5 has been recommended for amelioration ofcopper toxicity (Koo et al., 1984). Copper toxicity is a type of metal poisoning caused by an excess of copper in the body. Cu concentrations in cells need to be maintained at low levels since this element is extremely toxic in view of its high redox properties. Nutr. Photochem. 159:315-321. 41:548-555. Moreover, potato plants sprayed with CuSO4 did not respond with a significant change in StCCS expression. The liver is the primary storage location. Academic Press, London. Sequestration may also be in the apoplast, or in specialized cells such as epidermal cells and trichomes. 103:835-843. 29:1181-1196. Under physiological conditions Cu exists as Cu2+ and Cu+. 248:318-328. The present study investigated the toxicity effects of microcystin-LR (0, 5, 50, 500, 1000 μg L -1 ) and copper (0, 50, 500, 1000, 2000 μg L -1 ), both individually and in mixture, on the germination, growth and oxidative response of lettuce. Evidence that Cu impairs the function of the oxidizing side were also reported (Cedeño-Maldonado and Swader, 1972; Vierke and Struckmeier, 1977; Shioi et al., 1978a,b; Bohner et al., 1980; Samuelsson and Öquist, 1980). Acta 1326:1-6. Plant Physiol. [ Links ], Cedeño-Maldonado A, Swader JA (1972) The cupric ion as an inhibitor of photosynthetic electron transport in isolated chloroplasts. [ Links ], Balandin T, Castresana C (2002) AtCOX17, an Arabidopsis homolog of the yeast copper chaperone COX17. [ Links ], Bernal M, Roncel M, Ortega JM, Picorel R, Yruela I (2004) Copper effect on cytochrome b559 of photosystem II under photoinhibitory conditions. [ Links ], Nelson N (1999) Metal ion transporters and homeostasis. 132:708-713. The ratio of copper to molybdenum in the total diet of sheep should be 6-to-1 The interaction of Cu toxicity with photoinhibitory and recovery processes on PSII has been also investigated (Yruela et al., 1996b, Pätsikkä et al., 1998) demonstrating that Cu enhances the adverse effects of light. Mechanisms must exist to satisfy the requirements of cellular metabolism and at the same time protect cells from toxic effects. J. Biol. Biochem. 60:123-150. A different proposal was given by Pätsikkä et al. The critical free Cu concentration in nutrient media (below which Cu deficiency occurs) ranges from 10-14 to 10-16 M. Plants usually find a variable supply of Cu in the soil since typically soil solution concentrations range from 10-6 to 10-9 M, but plants may still need to solubilize and reduce the metal. Metallothioneins and phytochelatins are metal chelating molecules that may also play a role in Cu tolerance (Zhou and Goldsbrough, 1995; Rauser, 1995; Cobbet and Goldsbrough, 2002). [ Links ], Lidon FC, Henriques FS (1991) Limiting step in photosynthesis of rice plants treated with varying copper levels. Plant J. The CCS gene, homolog of the yeast LY7 gene, has been identified in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum; LeCCS) (Zhu et al., 2000), Arabidopsis thaliana (Wintz and Vulpe, 2002), and potato (Solanum tuberosum; StCCS) (Trindade et al., 2003). Copper toxicity also can produce oxidative stress in plants. [ Links ], Králová K, Sersen F, Blahová M (1994) Effects of Cu(II) complexes on photosynthesis in spinach chloroplasts. The ingestion of Cu-laced food crops is the key source of this heavy metal toxicity in humans. Plant. [ Links ], Tabata K, Kashiwagi S, Mori H, Ueguchi C, Mizuno T (1997) Cloning of a cDNA encoding a putative metal-transporting P-type ATPase from Arabidopsis thaliana. J. Biol. Physiol. [ Links ], Baszynski T, Ruszkowska M, Król M, Tukendorf A, Wolinska D (1978) The effect of copper deficiency on the photosynthetic apparatus of higher plants. 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Hence, it is necessary to appraise the biogeochemical behaviour of Cu in soil-plant system with esteem to their quantity and speciation. Biol. [ Links ], Shikanai T, Müller-Moulé P, Munekage Y, Niyogi KK, Pilon M (2003) PPA1, a P-type ATPase of Arabidopsis, functions in copper transport in chloroplasts. (1994) and Sersen et al. 109:871-878. A comprehensive understanding of metal transport in plants will be essential for developing strategies to genetically engineer plants that accumulate specific metals, either for use in phytoremediation or to improve human nutrition (Salt et al., 1998; Pilon-Smits and Pilon, 2002). This role is explained by the fact that ethylene receptors are Cu-dependent proteins (Rodríguez et al., 1999; Hiramaya and Alonso, 2000). How do plants prevent these metals from accumulating to toxic levels? The toxicity of excess soil copper to plants may reduce crop yields. 6:171-180. This process involves specific proteins that must maintain a fine balance between there being enough essential metals available for metabolic functions and at the same time avoiding deficiency or toxicity. Plant Biol. [ Links ], Rauser WE (1995) Phytochelatins and related peptides. J. Res. Low Cu concentrations (Cu per PSII reaction center unit < 250) that cause around 50% inhibition of variable chlorophyll a fluorescence and oxygen evolution activity did not affect the polypeptide composition of PSII. In particular, the interaction of metal chaperones with transporters deserves attention since this may have important implications for sequestration of metals within intracellular stores. Finally, COPT4 represents a third group showing high level expression in roots that lacks Met-residues and motifs essential for Ctr1-mediated high-affinity Cu transport. 35:295-304. Tolerance to high concentrations of metals in species and cultivars that can grow on metal-polluted soil could be achieved by a range of potential mechanisms at the cellular level that might be involved in detoxification. 30:732-735        [ Links ], Yruela I, Montoya G, Alonso PA, Picorel R (1991) Identification of the pheophytin-QA-Fe domain of the reducing side of the photosystem II as the Cu(II)-inhibitory binding site. On the other hand, once inside the root cells, metals are translocated by membrane metal transporters and metal-binding proteins to their final destination. COPPER IN PLANTS: ACQUISITION, TRANSPORT AND INTERACTIONS Inmaculada Yruela Estación Experimental de Aula Dei, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Avda. Most Minnesota soils supply adequate amounts of copper for crop production. Heavy metal ATPases have been classified as type 1B ATPases and, together with the closely related type 1A ATPases (which are thought to be involved in K+ transport), they are considered to constitute a monophyletic group (Palmgren et al., 1998). 51c:179-184. Alonso JM, Hirayama T, Roamn G, Nourizadeh S, Ecker JR (1999) EIN2, a bifunctional transducer of ethylene and stress response in Arabidopsis. Chem. [ Links ], Macnair MR, Tilstone GH, Smith SE (2000) The genetics of metal tolerance and accumulation in higher plants. Plant. Finally, an overview of various techniques involved in the reclamation and restoration of Cu-contaminated soils has been provided. Since Cu moves very little in most soils, the potential for Cu buildup in tomato fields is substantial over … Biochim. FEBS Lett. As a consequence of such modifications, alteration of PSII membrane fluidity was found (Quartacci et al., 2000). 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