Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2023, Vol. 58 ›› Issue (6): 998-1007.DOI: 10.11983/CBB22255

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Research Progress in Sirtuin Protein Family in Plants

Lufang Su, Ping Wang, Shun Li, Yan Cai, Dandan Guo, Qin Liu, Xiaoyun Liu*()   

  1. School of Life Sciences, Jianghan University, Wuhan 430056, China
  • Received:2022-11-02 Accepted:2023-05-31 Online:2023-11-01 Published:2023-11-27
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Abstract: The sirtuin protein family of plants is a class of enzymes that depend on β-nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (β-NAD+) to catalyze the removal of Nε-acetyl and Nε-acyl (acetyl, crotonyl, butylyl and 2-hydroxy-isobutylyl) from non-histone and histone lysine, respectively, and has the function of regulating the activity of non-histone protein and gene expression. Members of the sirtuin protein family have been shown to play important epigentic regulatory roles in the growth and development of rice (Oryza sativa), soybean (Glycine max) and tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), and in response to salt, cold, heat and pathogen stresses. Here we summarized the recent research advances in the enzyme activity, catalytic substrates, cell localization and function of plant sirtuins, which will serve as a reference for understanding the epigenetic regulation mechanism and studying the new function of sirtuin.

Key words: plant, sirtuins, deacylation, epigenetic regulation, development, stress