MAP kinases in plant signal transduction

C. Jonak, W. Ligterink, H. Hirt*

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Abstract

Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways are modules involved in the transduction of extracellular signals to intracellular targets in all eukaryotes. Distinct MAPK pathways are regulated by different extracellular stimuli and are implicated in a wide variety of biological processes. In plants there is evidence for MAPKs playing a role in the signaling of abiotic stresses, pathogens and plant hormones. The large number and divergence of plant MAPKs indicates that this ancient mechanism of bioinformatics is extensively used in plants and may provide a new molecular handle on old questions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-213
Number of pages10
JournalCellular and Molecular Life Sciences
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • MAP kinase
  • Phosphorylation
  • Protein kinase
  • Signal transduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Cell Biology

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