Global sensitivity analysis of OnGuard models identifies key hubs for transport interaction in stomatal dynamics

Vialet-Chabrand, S., Hills, A., Wang, Y., Griffiths, H., Lew, V. L., Lawson, T., Blatt, M. R. and Rogers, S. (2017) Global sensitivity analysis of OnGuard models identifies key hubs for transport interaction in stomatal dynamics. Plant Physiology, 174(2), pp. 680-688. (doi:10.1104/pp.17.00170) (PMID:28432256)

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Abstract

The physical requirement for charge to balance across biological membranes means that transmembrane transport of each ionic species is inter-related, and manipulating solute flux through any one transporter will affect other transporters at the same membrane, often with unforeseen consequences. The OnGuard systems modelling platform has helped to resolve the mechanics of stomatal movements, uncovering previously unexpected behaviors of stomata. To date, however, the manual approach to exploring model parameter space has captured little formal information about the emergent connections between parameters that define the most interesting properties of the system as a whole. Here we introduce global sensitivity analysis to identify interacting parameters affecting a number of outputs commonly accessed in experiments. The analysis highlights synergies between transporters affecting the balance between Ca2+ sequestration and Ca2+ release pathways, notably those associated with internal Ca2+ stores and their turnover. Other, unexpected synergies appear, including with the plasma membrane anion channels and H+-ATPase, and with the tonoplast TPK K+ channel. These emergent synergies, and the core hubs of interaction which they define, identify subsets of transporters associated with [Ca2+]i which represent key targets to enhance plant performance in the future. They also highlight the importance of interactions between the voltage regulation of plasma membrane and tonoplast in coordinating transport between the different cellular compartments.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hills, Mr Adrian and Blatt, Professor Michael and Rogers, Dr Simon and Wang, Dr Yizhou
Authors: Vialet-Chabrand, S., Hills, A., Wang, Y., Griffiths, H., Lew, V. L., Lawson, T., Blatt, M. R., and Rogers, S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology
College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:Plant Physiology
Publisher:American Society of Plant Biologists
ISSN:0032-0889
ISSN (Online):1532-2548
Published Online:21 April 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 American Society of Plant Biologists
First Published:First published in Plant Physiology 174(2):680-688
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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