Gene Symbol: FER1
Description: ferretin 1
Alias: ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA FERRETIN 1, ATFER1, ferretin 1, ferretin 1
Species: thale cress
Products:     FER1

Top Publications

  1. Petit J, Briat J, Lobreaux S. Structure and differential expression of the four members of the Arabidopsis thaliana ferritin gene family. Biochem J. 2001;359:575-82 pubmed
    ..b>AtFer1 and AtFer3 are the two major genes expressed in response to treatment with an iron overload...
  2. Segond D, Dellagi A, Lanquar V, Rigault M, Patrit O, Thomine S, et al. NRAMP genes function in Arabidopsis thaliana resistance to Erwinia chrysanthemi infection. Plant J. 2009;58:195-207 pubmed publisher
    ..double nramp3 nramp4 mutant is associated with the reduced accumulation of reactive oxygen species and ferritin (AtFER1), an iron storage protein known to participate in A. thaliana defense...
  3. Ravet K, Reyt G, Arnaud N, Krouk G, Djouani E, Boucherez J, et al. Iron and ROS control of the DownSTream mRNA decay pathway is essential for plant fitness. EMBO J. 2012;31:175-86 pubmed publisher
    ..pathway involved in plant response to oxidative stress was revealed using the iron-induced Arabidopsis ferritin AtFER1 as a model...
  4. Touraine B, Briat J, Gaymard F. GSH threshold requirement for NO-mediated expression of the Arabidopsis AtFer1 ferritin gene in response to iron. FEBS Lett. 2012;586:880-3 pubmed publisher
    ..of Arabidopsis cultured cells promotes a rapid NO burst within chloroplasts, necessary for up-regulation of the AtFer1 ferritin gene expression...
  5. Bournier M, Tissot N, Mari S, Boucherez J, Lacombe E, Briat J, et al. Arabidopsis ferritin 1 (AtFer1) gene regulation by the phosphate starvation response 1 (AtPHR1) transcription factor reveals a direct molecular link between iron and phosphate homeostasis. J Biol Chem. 2013;288:22670-80 pubmed publisher
    A yeast one-hybrid screening allowed the selection of PHR1 as a factor that interacted with the AtFer1 ferritin gene promoter...
  6. Hong S, Kim S, Guerinot M, McClung C. Reciprocal interaction of the circadian clock with the iron homeostasis network in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 2013;161:893-903 pubmed publisher
  7. Kawamura Y, Uemura M. Mass spectrometric approach for identifying putative plasma membrane proteins of Arabidopsis leaves associated with cold acclimation. Plant J. 2003;36:141-54 pubmed
  8. Reyt G, Boudouf S, Boucherez J, Gaymard F, Briat J. Iron- and ferritin-dependent reactive oxygen species distribution: impact on Arabidopsis root system architecture. Mol Plant. 2015;8:439-53 pubmed publisher
    ..b>AtFer1 and AtFer3 are the two ferritin genes expressed in the meristematic zone, pericycle and endodermis of the ..
  9. Dellagi A, Rigault M, Segond D, Roux C, Kraepiel Y, Cellier F, et al. Siderophore-mediated upregulation of Arabidopsis ferritin expression in response to Erwinia chrysanthemi infection. Plant J. 2005;43:262-72 pubmed
    Ferritins are multimeric iron storage proteins encoded by a four-member gene family in Arabidopsis (AtFer1-4)...

More Information


  1. Ravet K, Touraine B, Boucherez J, Briat J, Gaymard F, Cellier F. Ferritins control interaction between iron homeostasis and oxidative stress in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 2009;57:400-12 pubmed publisher
    ..Seed germination also showed higher sensitivity to pro-oxidant treatments. Arabidopsis ferritins are therefore essential to protect cells against oxidative damage. ..
  2. Gaymard F, Boucherez J, Briat J. Characterization of a ferritin mRNA from Arabidopsis thaliana accumulated in response to iron through an oxidative pathway independent of abscisic acid. Biochem J. 1996;318 ( Pt 1):67-73 pubmed
    A ferritin cDNA, AtFer1, from seedlings of Arabidopsis thaliana has been characterized. The deduced amino acid sequence of the AtFer1 protein indicates that A...
  3. Zhan G, Li R, Hu Z, Liu J, Deng L, Lu S, et al. Cosuppression of RBCS3B in Arabidopsis leads to severe photoinhibition caused by ROS accumulation. Plant Cell Rep. 2014;33:1091-108 pubmed publisher
    ..We found that photoinhibition was due to accumulation of ROS, which accelerated photodamage of PSII and inhibited the repair of PSII in RBCS3B-7. ..