Plant pattern-recognition receptors

Zipfel, Cyril (2014) Plant pattern-recognition receptors. Trends in Immunology, 35 (7). pp. 345-351. ISSN 1471-4906

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Plants are constantly exposed to would-be pathogens in their immediate environment. Yet, despite relying on innate immunity only, plants are resistant to most microbes. They employ pattern-recognition receptors (PRRs) for sensitive and rapid detection of the potential danger caused by microbes and pests. Plant PRRs are either surface-localized receptor kinases (RKs) or receptor-like proteins (RLPs) containing various ligand-binding ectodomains that perceive pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) or damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs). In this review, I summarize our current knowledge of plant PRRs and their ligands, illustrating the multiple molecular strategies employed by plant PRRs to activate innate immune signaling to survive.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: innate immunity,ligands,plants,tertiary protein structure,pattern recognition receptors ,signal transduction
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Plant Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2016 16:00
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 04:33
DOI: 10.1016/

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