Cloning of Phospholipase D from Grape Berry and Its Expression under Heat Acclimation

  • Wan, Si-Bao (College of Food Science & Nutritional Engineering, China Agricultural University) ;
  • Wang, Wei (College of Food Science & Nutritional Engineering, China Agricultural University) ;
  • Wen, Peng-Fei (College of Food Science & Nutritional Engineering, China Agricultural University) ;
  • Chen, Jian-Ye (College of Food Science & Nutritional Engineering, China Agricultural University) ;
  • Kong, Wei-Fu (College of Food Science & Nutritional Engineering, China Agricultural University) ;
  • Pan, Qiu-Hong (College of Food Science & Nutritional Engineering, China Agricultural University) ;
  • Zhan, Ji-Cheng (College of Food Science & Nutritional Engineering, China Agricultural University) ;
  • Tian, Li (College of Food Science & Nutritional Engineering, China Agricultural University) ;
  • Liu, Hong-Tao (College of Food Science & Nutritional Engineering, China Agricultural University) ;
  • Huang, Wei-Dong (College of Food Science & Nutritional Engineering, China Agricultural University)
  • Published : 2007.07.31


To investigate whether phospholipase D (PLD, EC plays a role in adaptive response of post-harvest fruit to environment, a PLD gene was firstly cloned from grape berry (Vitis Vinifera L. cv. Chardonnay) using RT-PCR and 3'- and 5'-RACE. The deduced amino acid sequence (809 residues) showed 84.7% identity with that of PLD from Ricinus communis. The secondary structures of this protein showed the characteristic C2 domain and two active sites of a phospholipid-metabolizing enzyme. The PLD activity and its expression in response to heat acclimation were then assayed. The results indicated PLD was significantly activated at enzyme activity, as well as accumulation of PLD mRNA and synthesis of new PLD protein during the early of heat acclimation, primary suggesting that the grape berry PLD may be involved in the heat response in post-harvest grape berry. This work offers an important basis for further investigating the mechanism of post-harvest fruit adaptation to environmental stresses.


Cloning;Gene expression;Grape berry;Heat acclimation;Phospholipase D


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