Genome-wide mining and characterization of MATE transporters in Coriandrum sativum L


Mol Biol Res Commun. 2024;13(3):155-164. doi: 10.22099/mbrc.2024.49840.1954.


Multidrug and Toxic Compound Extrusion (MATE) proteins are responsible for the transport of a wide range of metabolites out of plant cells. This helps to protect the cells from toxins and other harmful compounds. MATE proteins also play a role in plant development, by regulating the transport of hormones and other signalling molecules. They transport a wide variety of substances, including organic acids, plant hormones, flavonoids, alkaloids, terpenes and other secondary metabolites. MATE proteins are thought to play similar roles in Coriander, in addition to stress responses. The MATE genes in the coriander genome have been identified and characterized. Detailed genome homology search and domain identification analysis have identified 91 MATE proteins in the genome assembly of coriander. A phylogenetic analysis of the identified proteins divided them into five major clades. The functions of the transporters in each cluster were predicted based on the clustering pattern of the functionally characterized proteins. The amino acid sequences, exon-intron structures and motif details of all the 91 proteins are identified and described. This is the first work on the MATE transporters in coriander and the results deliver clues for the molecular mechanisms behind the stress responses and secondary metabolite transport in coriander.

PMID:38915458 | PMC:PMC11194028 | DOI:10.22099/mbrc.2024.49840.1954