Real-Time PCR Investigation of the Dynamic Expression of Three "RNA Processing and Modification" Genes of Phanerochaete chrysosporium Exposed to Lead

Tekın E., İçgen B., Özcengiz G.

BULLETIN OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY, vol.90, pp.27-33, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


The expression of three ribosome binding proteins namely; polyadenylate-binding protein, splicing factor RNPS1 and ATP-dependent RNA helicase of Phanerochaete chrysosporium exposed to lead were analyzed by real-time PCR. The mRNA level of splicing factor RNPS1 showed 2.7 (p < 0.05), 2.6 (p < 0.05) and 4.9-fold (p < 0.001) increase when the cells were exposed to 25, 50 and 100 mu M lead, respectively. 50 and 100 mu M lead exposure resulted in almost 2-fold (p < 0.01and p < 0.05, respectively) increase in the expression of ATP-dependent RNA helicase. Polyadenylate-binding protein mRNA levels did not reveal any significant increase when cells exposed to the concentrations of lead employed. However, the mRNA level of polyadenylate-binding protein and splicing factor RNPS1 within a period of 1 and 2 h temporal exposure to 100 mu M lead showed 2.5 (p < 0.001) and 3.4-fold (p < 0.001) increase, respectively. Expression level of ATP-dependent RNA helicase was not affected from the period of exposure to this metal.