Calcium ions enhance systemin activity and play an integral role in the wound response

@inproceedings{Dombrowski2007CalciumIE,
  title={Calcium ions enhance systemin activity and play an integral role in the wound response},
  author={James E. Dombrowski and Daniel R. Bergey},
  year={2007}
}
The activation of defense genes in response to wounding involves the integration of multiple inputs from various signaling molecules produced in different tissues and cellular compartments. In this report, we demonstrate that calcium and magnesium ions enhance systemin activity and that calcium fluxes are necessary for wound gene activation. During wounding, intracellular contents such as calcium, magnesium and the defense peptide systemin, a potent activator of the wound response, are released… CONTINUE READING