Structural analysis of the woodland strawberry COI1-JAZ1 co-receptor for the plant hormone jasmonoyl-isoleucine
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The phytohormone jasmonoyl-isoleucine (JA-Ile) regulates fundamental plant processes. Fragaria vesca, the woodland strawberry, is a model plant for the Rosaceae family, in which the JA-Ile perception is poorly understood at the molecular level. JA-Ile promotes binding of JAZ repressor to COI1 protein in Arabidopsis to activate jasmonate (JA)-dependent responses. The aim of this work was to understand the molecular basis of the interaction between the F. vesca COI1 (FvCOI1) and JAZ1 (FvJAZ1) promoted by JA-Ile using a computational approach. Multiple sequence alignments and phylogenetic analyses of amino acid sequences were performed for FvCOI1, FvJAZ1 and their ortholog sequences. 3D structures for FvCOI1 and FvJAZ1 proteins were built by methods of homology modeling, using AtCOI1-JA-Ile-AtJAZ1 as template and then they were further refined and validated by molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. A molecular docking approach along with MDS analysis were used to gain insights into the interaction between a putative degron-like sequence present in FvJAZ1 with the FvCOI1-JA-Ile complex. FvCOI1 and FvJAZ1 showed high and moderate sequence identity, respectively, with the corresponding ortholog proteins from other plant species including apple, grape, tomato and Arabidopsis. Moreover, the FvJAZ1 has a variant C-terminal IPMQRK sequence instead of the canonical LPIARR degron sequence located in the Jas domain of AtJAZ1. The MD simulation results showed that the FvCOI1-JA-Ile-FvJAZ1 complex was stable, and the IPMQRK peptide of FvJAZ1 directly interacted with FvCOI1 and JA-Ile. The present research provides novel insight into the molecular interactions among key JA-signaling components in the model plant F. vesca, being few examples of characterized JA-Ile receptors at a structural level in plants. © 2018 Elsevier Inc.
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