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Production of multiple plant hormones from a single polyprotein precursor
Some animal and yeast hormone genes produce prohormone polypeptides that are proteolytically processed to produce multiple copies of hormones with the same or different functions. In plants, fourExpand
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Plant Respiratory Burst Oxidase Homologs Impinge on Wound Responsiveness and Development in Lycopersicon esculentum Online version contains Web-only data.
Plant respiratory burst oxidase homologs (Rboh) are homologs of the human neutrophil pathogen-related gp91phox. Antisense technology was employed to ascertain the biological function of LycopersiconExpand
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Ultraviolet-B radiation co-opts defense signaling pathways.
  • J. Stratmann
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Trends in plant science
  • 1 November 2003
Plants in the field exposed to ambient solar ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation (280-320 nm) often show an increased resistance to herbivorous insects compared with control plants grown under filtersExpand
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Myelin basic protein kinase activity in tomato leaves is induced systemically by wounding and increases in response to systemin and oligosaccharide elicitors.
  • J. Stratmann, C. Ryan
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 30 September 1997
In response to wounding, a 48-kDa myelin basic protein (MBP) kinase is activated within 2 min, both locally and systemically, in leaves of young tomato plants. The activating signal is able to passExpand
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Tomato Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases LeMPK1, LeMPK2, and LeMPK3 Are Activated during the Cf-4/Avr4-Induced Hypersensitive Response and Have Distinct Phosphorylation Specificities1[C][W]
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) plants with the Cf-4 resistance gene recognize strains of the pathogenic fungus Cladosporium fulvum that secrete the avirulence protein Avr4. Transgenic tomato seedlingsExpand
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Tomato MAPKs LeMPK1, LeMPK2, and LeMPK3 function in the systemin-mediated defense response against herbivorous insects
Systemin is a wound-signaling peptide that mediates defenses of tomato plants against herbivorous insects. Perception of systemin by the membrane-bound receptor SR160 results in activation of MAPKs,Expand
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Convergence of Signaling Pathways Induced by Systemin, Oligosaccharide Elicitors, and Ultraviolet-B Radiation at the Level of Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases in Lycopersicon peruvianum
We tested whether signaling pathways induced by systemin, oligosaccharide elicitors (OEs), and ultraviolet (UV)-B radiation share common components in Lycopersicon peruvianum suspension-culturedExpand
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Long distance run in the wound response--jasmonic acid is pulling ahead.
  • J. Stratmann
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Trends in plant science
  • 1 June 2003
When plants are wounded, a long-distance signal is produced that activates the wound response in unwounded leaves. Recent work by Gregg Howe's group suggests that jasmonic acid is the long-distanceExpand
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Suramin inhibits initiation of defense signaling by systemin, chitosan, and a beta-glucan elicitor in suspension-cultured Lycopersicon peruvianum cells.
Systemin-mediated defense signaling in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) plants is analogous to the cytokine-mediated inflammatory response in animals. Herein, we report that the initiation of defenseExpand
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Systemin and jasmonic acid regulate constitutive and herbivore-induced systemic volatile emissions in tomato, Solanum lycopersicum.
Transgenic tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) plants that overexpress the Prosystemin gene (35S::PS) and plants with a mutation in the JA biosynthetic pathway (def1) are known to exhibit a constitutive orExpand
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