Summary of Study ST001062

This data is available at the NIH Common Fund's National Metabolomics Data Repository (NMDR) website, the Metabolomics Workbench,, where it has been assigned Project ID PR000712. The data can be accessed directly via it's Project DOI: 10.21228/M8N965 This work is supported by NIH grant, U2C- DK119886.


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Study IDST001062
Study TitleArabidopsis Nit1 knockout metabolomics
Study SummaryGlutathione (GSH) is a tripeptide that is implicated in various crucial physiological processes including redox buffering and protection against heavy metal toxicity. GSH is abundant in plants, with reported intracellular concentrations typically in the 1-10 millimolar range. Various aminotransferases can inadvertently transaminate the amino group of the γ-glutamyl moiety of GSH to produce deaminated glutathione (dGSH), a metabolite damage product. It was recently reported that an amidase known as Nit1 participates in dGSH breakdown in mammals and yeast. Plants have a hitherto uncharacterized homolog of the Nit1 amidase. We show that recombinant Arabidopsis Nit1 (At4g08790) has efficient amidase activity towards dGSH. Ablating the Arabidopsis Nit1 gene causes a massive accumulation of dGSH and other marked changes to the metabolome. All plant Nit1 sequences examined had predicted plastidial targeting peptides with a potential second start codon whose use would eliminate the targeting peptide. In vitro transcription/translation assays show that both potential translation start codons were used and subcellular localization of GFP fusions confirmed both cytosolic and plastidial localization. Further, we show that Arabidopsis enzymes convert GSH to dGSH at a rate of 2.8 pmol min-1 mg-1 in vitro. Our data demonstrate that plants have a dGSH repair system that is directed to at least two subcellular compartments via the use of alternative translation start sites.
University of California, Davis
Last NameFolz
First NameJacob
Address451 Health Sciences Dr., Davis, CA, 95616
Submit Date2018-09-24
Raw Data AvailableYes
Raw Data File Type(s)raw(Thermo)
Analysis Type DetailLC-MS
Release Date2019-03-06
Release Version1
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Collection ID:CO001100
Collection Summary:For metabolic analysis, samples were immediately frozen in liquid nitrogen, powdered, lyophilized, and stored at -80°C until analysis.
Sample Type:Plant