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Proteome alteration of soybean as a function of pod distortion syndrome

Kamal Payghamzadeh, Mahmood Toorchi*, Zahra Sadat Shobbar

Pod distortion syndrome (PDS) is a particular type of growth in which soybean plants remain green long after pod maturation. The aim of this study was to assess protein profiles of PDS and non-PDS soybeans via proteomics approaches. Therefore, protein expression profiles of PDS and non-PDS soybean cultivars viz. Katul and Gorgan 3 were analyzed by nESI-LC-MS/MS. Comparative analysis of significant proteins via nESI-LC-MS/MS revealed that 5 and 11 proteins in Gorgan 3 had significantly different expression levels in PDS and non-PDS, respectively. Most  of these proteins had already been known to regulate diverse cellular activities e.g. energy production, metabolism, signal transduction, gene transcription and translation as well as protein destination and storage. But, the present findings suggest that the key regulators of PDS in soybean plants may be are 14-3-3 like protein, Nascent Polypeptide-Associated Complex Alpha Subunit, Rubisco large subunit, and oxygen evolving enhancer protein 2 protein.


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