Importance of tyrosine phosphorylation in receptor kinase complexes

Macho, Alberto P., Lozano-Durán, Rosa and Zipfel, Cyril (2015) Importance of tyrosine phosphorylation in receptor kinase complexes. Trends in Plant Science, 20 (5). pp. 269-272. ISSN 1360-1385

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Tyrosine phosphorylation is an important post-translational modification that is known to regulate receptor kinase (RK)-mediated signaling in animals. Plant RKs are annotated as serine/threonine kinases, but recent work has revealed that tyrosine phosphorylation is also crucial for the activation of RK-mediated signaling in plants. These initial observations have paved the way for subsequent detailed studies on the mechanism of activation of plant RKs and the biological relevance of tyrosine phosphorylation for plant growth and immunity. In this Opinion article we review recent reports on the contribution of RK tyrosine phosphorylation in plant growth and immunity; we propose that tyrosine phosphorylation plays a major regulatory role in the initiation and transduction of RK-mediated signaling in plants.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: phosphorylation,plant proteins,protein kinases,protein processing, post-translational,signal transduction,tyrosine
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: 15 Apr 2016 11:00
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 00:53
DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2015.02.005


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