Identification of a multigene family encoding putative beta-glucan-binding proteins in Medicago truncatula.

@article{Leclercq2008IdentificationOA,
  title={Identification of a multigene family encoding putative beta-glucan-binding proteins in Medicago truncatula.},
  author={Julie Leclercq and Judith Fliegmann and Verena Tellstr{\"o}m and Andreas Niebel and Julie V. Cullimore and Karsten Niehaus and Helge K{\"u}ster and J{\"u}rgen Ebel and Axel Mith{\"o}fer},
  journal={Journal of plant physiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={165 7},
  pages={766-76}
}
Branched 1,6-1,3-beta-glucans from Phytophthora sojae cell walls represent pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) that have been shown to mediate the activation of plant defence reactions in many legumes. In soybean, a receptor protein complex containing a high affinity beta-glucan-binding protein (GBP) was identified and investigated in detail. In the model legume Medicago truncatula, used for functional genomic studies of various plant-microbe interactions, a high-affinity beta-glucan… CONTINUE READING