Trade-off between growth and immunity: role of brassinosteroids

Lozano-Durán, Rosa and Zipfel, Cyril (2015) Trade-off between growth and immunity: role of brassinosteroids. Trends in Plant Science, 20 (1). pp. 12-19. ISSN 1360-1385

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A balance between growth and immunity exists in plants. Recently, the growth-promoting hormones brassinosteroids (BR) have emerged as crucial regulators of the growth-immunity trade-off, although the molecular mechanisms underlying this role remained unclear. New evidence obtained from the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana points at an indirect crosstalk between BR signaling and immunity, mediated by the transcription factors BZR1 and HBI1, which suppress immunity upon BR perception. The core transcriptional cascade formed by BZR1 and HBI1 seems to act as a regulatory hub on which multiple signaling inputs impinge, ensuring effective fine-tuning of the trade-off between growth and immunity in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: arabidopsis,arabidopsis proteins,brassinosteroids,signal transduction,transcription factors
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: 09 Mar 2016 16:01
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 04:33
DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2014.09.003

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