PAMP Signals in Plant Innate Immunity, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9400774265
  • ISBN-13: 9789400774261
  • DDC: 571.742
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 442 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Plant innate immunity is a potential surveillance system of plants and is the first line of defense against invading pathogens. The immune system is a sleeping system in unstressed healthy plants and is activated on perception of the pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMP; the pathogen's signature) of invading pathogens. The PAMP alarm/danger signals are perceived by plant pattern-recognition receptors (PRRs). The plant immune system uses several second messengers to encode information generated by the PAMPs and deliver the information downstream of PRRs to proteins which decode/interpret signals and initiate defense gene expression. This book describes the most fascinating PAMP-PRR signaling complex and signal transduction systems. It also discusses the highly complex networks of signaling pathways involved in transmission of the signals to induce distinctly different defense-related genes to mount offence against pathogens.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: PAMP Signaling in Plant Innate Immunity.
3: G-Proteins as Molecular Switches in Signal Transduction.
4: Calcium Ion Signaling System: Calcium Signatures and Sensors.
5: Reactive Oxygen Species and Cognate Redox Signaling System in Plant Innate Immunity.
6: Nitric Oxide Signaling System in Plant Innate Immunity.
7: Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Cascades in Plant Innate Immunity.
8: Phospholipids Signaling System in Plant Innate Immunity.
9: Protein Phosphorylation and Dephosphorylation in Plant Immune Signaling Systems.
10: Ubiquitin-Proteasome System-Mediated Protein Degradation in Defense Signaling.